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Story A week with Fedora: Day 1 - Installation srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 9:48pm
Story The state of FOSS Desktop Environments and Window Managers srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 9:45pm
Story Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Linux Desktop srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 9:43pm
Story Mandriva 2013...What it might look like srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 7:41pm
Story Review: Semplice 4 "Atom Heart Mother" srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 7:40pm
Story Meet Puppy Linux srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 7:38pm
Story Best Linux distros for 2013 srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 6:16pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 4:41pm
Story GNOME Shell 3.9.2 Is Ready srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 5:02am
Story YaST Gets Rewritten - in Ruby srlinuxx 06/06/2013 - 3:03am

Software installation woes on Linux

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HowTos

brajeshwar.com: Installing software on Linux is not only easier than most of us think, but it also has some special features which help software’s to be updated automatically!

3 Ways to Try Out Linux, For a Windows User

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: With each iteration of windows OS Microsoft has made it less friendlier for linux to be installed along with windows. Linux is all about choices, and I believe the users should have the choice to switch back and forth into whatever OS they want to.

Microsoft Now Sponsor of Open Source Census

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.

Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

  • Google to Nix Browser Sync Firefox Extension
  • Firefox extensions to bring back the dead
  • Polishing the Firefox 3.0 Download Pledge
  • Firefox 3 Tip: How To Select Multiple Areas Of Text
  • Firefox dumps privacy button
  • Microsoft Abandons Internet Explorer 8 Development for Firefox 3

today's leftovers

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News
  • Six Ways to Get Kids Involved with Technology

  • I got an Asus EEE 701
  • nepomuk folderviews
  • Short Review: Epiphany Browser 2.22.1.1
  • Top 10 Command Line Applications for Linux
  • Ubuntu’s Clock
  • Easter egg in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
  • OS Success
  • Fedora 9 Installed
  • Mac lookalike Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron)
  • Ubuntu information on the Debian Package Tracking System

Windows, Linux, thoughts

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.freeside.fr: Almost 5 years have passed since I erased my Microsoft Windows partitions to switch to Mandriva Linux. However, I try to keep myself informed of what happens in the Windows world, just to be able to help relatives when they're in trouble. Yesterday, I had a Windows box to cure. Here's what I was painfully reminded:

The People Behind Mesa 3D

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Software

phoronix.com: Following our article looking at the state of X.Org (along with announcing the release of X Server 1.4.1), we proceeded to share the contributors behind the X Server. What we hadn't looked at in that analysis was the people and companies behind the work on Mesa 3D, or the OpenGL component used by X. In this article, however, we have these statistics to share.

The Groklaw effect hits Becta

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Quite a long time ago (maybe in 2000), people started talking about the Slashdot effect. Being Slashdotted meant (and still means) that a truckload of computers online suddenly decide to access your site. The results on your servers used to be disastrous. I think I ought to attempt something brave: I would like to coin a new word: the Groklaw effect.

Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?

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OSS

arstechnica.com: The relationship of mutual benefit that exists between mobile device makers and the open source development community on which they increasingly depend presents a unique paradox. Specifically, advancing the development of free software sometimes necessitates compromises that limit software freedom, particularly when it comes to providing open-source support for technologies like DRM.

Notes on the Future of GNOME: Problems and Questions

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Software

blogs.gnome.org/lucasr: Ok, now that I’ve already made my point about our great achievements, it’s time to talk about the big questions. People have different expectations and perspectives about GNOME and hence they define the “decadence” and, consequently, the possible solutions, in different ways.

and a few more:

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HowTos
  • LightScribe - Simple Labeler Install in Ubuntu

  • How to SSH to your iphone or ipod in Ubuntu
  • CHKCONFIG on Ubuntu
  • Disable Caps Lock in Linux
  • installing linux open suse on compaq presario v3000
  • How to websnarf 1.04 for Linux Ubuntu Debian
  • Building KPhotoAlbum from SVN

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Install Flock Browser v1.2 on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto Re-install Grub after windows wipes it out
  • Howto Improve NVidia Laptop Graphics Performance in Ubuntu
  • How-To: Make a Simple Amarok Now Playing Script for XChat in Perl

Banshee: beyond the first looks

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve seen a lot of articles lately about the release of Banshee 1.0, the Gnome music player “written in C# on the Mono platform using GNOME technologies.” I do get curious however when people claim that Banshee will replace Rhythmbox as the default Gnome media player on their system. I’ve used Rhythmbox. It’s pretty good. I was curious what Banshee had to offer.

Crystal Ball Sunday #5: Operating System Interoperability

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OS

daniweb.com/blog: Yes, it's Sunday again and you know what that means--Crystal Ball Sunday and new predictions for Linux and Open Source for the coming months. This week I probe application and operating system interoperability.

Top 4 Browsers for Linux Reviewed

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Software

cooltechzone.com: We all know what each offers, but which one best fits different type of users? In this article, I hope to better answer that particular question. And of course, all platforms will be considered, not just Linux.

Also: The Big Three Review: Firefox, Opera and Konqueror

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Every field has its own key individuals who donated much of their time to the ideas they believed in. Their work affects large chunks of the world’s population, and bring amazing changes to the way we see and experience the world. The free software world has its own heroes.

Firefox 3 inflames the browser wars, but why should we care?

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Moz/FF

hydrapinion.com: To me, web browsers are like operating systems – the sooner we don’t have to care about them the better. The day they just sit in the background and let us do what we need to do, quickly and efficiently, will be a happy day indeed.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #95

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 95 for the weeks June 8th - June 14th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Intrepid Alpha 1 delayed, more info about Global Bug Jam, future Brainstorm plans, Server Team Intrepid blueprints, new Ubuntu Members, future of Gobuntu, Kubuntu Tutorial Days, Mark Suttleworth’s response to accusations of proprietary codecs in Ubuntu, open source in UK schools, and much, much more!

Installing An Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS DNS Server With BIND

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers DNS services using BIND. This article is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version as well.

How Companies Can Make Linux A Success

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Linux

madpenguin.org: Realizing that "What if" articles tend to bring out the best and worst in people, I thought it was worth exploring this mindset again, just for kicks. In this piece, I want to explore what if the power players in the corporate Linux world actually bothered to make their interests in Linux an all or nothing type of game.

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

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