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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 151 is out

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Arch Linux review

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Linux

intosimple.blogspot: Arch linux is a rolling release distribution that provides bleeding edge software. That is all to it. Now, with bleeding edge software, there are always stability issues.

Best Linux backup software: 8 tools on test

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Software

techradar.com: Have you been burned before and lost important data? Or do you lose sleep because of the fear of one day joining the ranks of those who have? Fear not, worried and jaded souls – there's a range of Linux backup tools that can help.

7 KDE Apps to Get After Installing Kubuntu 10.10

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tuxarena.blogspot: Yakuake - Quake-like terminal application - This is a great replacement console for the default Konsole which ships with KDE and implicitly with Kubuntu. The great thing about Yakuake is that is uses a Quake-style show/hide function, which can be accessed by default using the F12 keyboard shortcut. Press F12 to show the terminal, do you work, then hide it again when you don't need it anymore.

It's not the same hearing a thunder and seeing lightning!

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Last week, the Dean called for a Faculty meeting in which the only topic was, to the dismay of those who claim Linux is dead, Free Software!

Why More Companies Don't Contribute To X.Org

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Software

phoronix.com: Being brought up from the discussion surrounding the RadeonHD driver being vandalized, which wound up just being a prank by two X.Org developers to torment one of the former RadeonHD developers, was a discussion why more companies don't contribute back to X.Org.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • RHEL 6.0 Server Evaluation - thoughts and screenshots
  • “Seasons after Fall” created in Blender slated for 2011 release
  • New Rubrique in the openSUSE Weekly News
  • Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 Coming December 2
  • University of Warwick to spend £1.3m on Linux supercomputer
  • Amarok and my Stats Fail
  • M$ Needs GNU/Linux
  • Red Hat Breaking Out?
  • Demo Of Wayland Display Server In Ubuntu
  • Atom Zombie Smasher coming to Linux
  • Tanberg rips off an open source project
  • The kde-www war: part 1
  • Gnome Activity Journal becomes Draggable
  • PeaZip 3.5 is released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to customize Linux Mint 10
  • [SOLVED] User not authorized to run the X server
  • Drupal Web Services: Twitter and Drupal
  • Ubuntu: Install Firefox 4 beta 7 with font rendering fixes
  • Install Experimental Compiz Plugins On Ubuntu
  • Gufw – Firewalls have never been easier
  • Mimms – A mms (e.g. mms://) stream downloader in Ubuntu
  • New Linux User's Guide to Managing Your Files
  • How to assign range of IP addresses in Linux?
  • [HOWTO] Change Debian Testing to Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

KDE 4.6 Beta 1 – a first look

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KDE

everydaylht.com: The first beta release of KDE SC 4.6 was released yesterday. OpenSUSE had packages up almost immediately, so being curious as to what’s new, I’ve downloaded and upgraded to the new release. These are my impressions thus far.

What's Coming in Mandriva 2011

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MDV

ostatic.com: After the wonderful news that Mandriva would be continuing as usual despite financial difficulties and an exodus of developers comes the technical specifications and other tidbits for Mandriva 2011.

DoudouLinux: A Fun Linux Distro For Kids

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: Linux is really a versatile piece of software. You can use it as your daily working OS, a server that runs most of the website in the world, as a multimedia center or even as a way to promote your religion. A more creative use of Linux is to turn it into an educational piece of software for kids.

US Government Seizes 77 Domains

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Web

maximumpc.com: The US government today has seized 77 domains for various types of copyright infringement, TorrentFreak reports. Many of the site were selling blatant knock-offs of popular clothing lines.

Linux Mint: Good for Low-Requirement and Paranoid Users

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Two days ago, I helped a friend perform a Linux Mint installation on her computer. All in all, the installation and configuration process took about half an hour, and she seems quite happy with it so far.

Goggles Music Manager - Overview and Installation

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Goggles Music Manager (or GMM for short) is a music player written using the FOX toolkit, with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, ASF and Musepack. FOX is a fast toolkit for creating graphical interfaces.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 Boasts 3D, GPU, Java Enhancements

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: On Wednesday, Mozilla released Firefox 4 Beta 7, with significant JavaScript improvements, more support for accelerated graphics, and even 3D support.

A Bushel of Great Open Source Apps for Writers

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ostatic.com: Even though open soure applications have rapidly extended themselves toward fulfilling exotic purposes, many of us stil spend a great deal of time in one of the old-school applications: the word processor. The good news is that in both the open source arena and the world of freeware, there are many writerly tools that can help you.

Microsoft and Attachmate were not Novell's destiny

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell, a collection of mostly legacy software businesses, has announced that it will be devoured by another collection of legacy software businesses, Attachmate.

Jolicloud Jolibook review

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Hardware

engadget.com: The Jolicloud Jolibook. Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product.

Three ways for Ubuntu to help developers

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: There are three primary ways in which Ubuntu can help developers do their work. They are all related, but distinct, and so we should consider them individually:

News about the Mageia association

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blog.mageia.org: Here it is! The association has now been officially created as you can see on the “Journal Officiel”. (You can now send us postcards and gifts! Smile )

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Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.

Phones: Purism, "Jolla Users", De-Googling Android Phones

  • Last Call for Librem 5 Dev Kit: order yours before June 1st 2018
    Purism has finalized the specifications for the Librem 5 development kit and will be placing all the component parts order and fabrication run the first week of June 2018. If you want to have early access to the hardware that will serve as the platform for the Librem 5 phone, you must place your dev kit order before June 1st, 2018. The price for the development kit is now $399, up from the early-bird pricing that was in effect during the campaign and until today. The dev kit is a small batch, “limited edition” product. After this batch, we are not planning for a second run (as the production of the phone itself will replace the dev kit in 2019).
  • Top 3 mobile phones
    When purchasing a new mobile phone, there are hundreds of models to choose from and, there are dozens of “excellent” or top-rated brands to consider. Therefore, it can be difficult to know what you are getting. Buying the phone upfront, on contract or buying a smartphone on finance are all options that need to be considered too. If you are ready to invest in a new smartphone consider these three models. Galaxy S9 Plus. This phone by Samsung is sleek, elegant, has a vibrant screen, resolution and excellent fingerprint scanner. The curved edges give it a distinct look and style. It is the Plus model, so has a huge touchscreen which is extremely intuitive. Quality speakers, outdoor body/casing and internal functionality make it a top-choice for a new smartphone.
  • De-Googling my phone, reloaded
    In this area the situation is now much happier than my first post indicated. As promised I used trainline.eu for booking some tickets (both for Deutsche Bahn and also on Thalys), and indeed this does a fine job. Same price, European rebate cards like BahnCard 50 are supported, and being able to book with a lot of European train services with just one provider is really neat. However, I’m missing a lot of DB navigator’s great features: realtime information and alternatives, seat selection, car position indicator, regional tariffs, or things like “Länderticket”. Fortunately it turns out that DB Navigator works just great with a trick: Disable the “Karte anzeigen” option in the menu, and it will immediately stop complaining about missing Play Services after each action. Also, logging in with your DB account never finishes, but after terminating and restarting the app you are logged in and everything works fine. That might be a “regular” bug or just a side effect without Play Services.