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Story Peculiar Games Being Ported To Linux srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 2:59am
Story RIP, Aaron Swartz srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 2:52am
Story Fedora 18 finally to be released with game-changing features srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 11:35pm
Story Best Movie Collection Managers For Linux srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 10:44pm
Story How Forking Perl 5 Could Work srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 10:41pm
Story How to Overcome Common Ubuntu Hassles srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 10:30pm
Story Fedora 17 Xfce Spin Review - eXtremely eXcellent srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 10:28pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 490 srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 7:38pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 7:36pm
Story The 10 oldest, significant open-source programs srlinuxx 14/01/2013 - 6:40am

openSUSE 11.0: Qt Package Manager Improvements

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kdedevelopers.org: Just want to point out four improvements of the YaST Qt package selector in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 that were missing too long, much requested (at least by me) and now added:

Interview with C.S. Lee, creator of HeX

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Interviews

securitydistro.com: As the SecurityDistro team adds live security distributions to our list, we like to take things one step further and get to know the developers behind the distribution. This gives us insight into what they see coming in the months ahead and a little information on themselves.

Torrent Applications On Ubuntu

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Software

dhruvasagar.com: I have now mostly moved to Ubuntu, today I will elaborate and discuss a bit on my experience of the transition from Windows to Ubuntu and I’ll be targeting Torrent Applications specifically.

Ubuntu in Vermist

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Ubuntu

n00.be: In today’s episode of spot the operating system we present to you the Belgian movie Vermist where police detectives apparently use Ubuntu as their operating system of choice.

Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

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MDV
HowTos

This document describes how to enable and configure Compiz Fusion on a Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME desktop with an NVIDIA graphics card.

A Word in Your Ear

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: A little while back I gave Peter Murray-Rust a hard time for daring to suggest that OOXML might be acceptable for archiving purposes. There are two issues here.

What to expect from Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With the release of Ubuntu Hardy Heron now behind us, most eyes are turned to October when Intrepid Ibex, or Ubuntu Linux 8.10, will make its debut. While Hardy Heron was designed to be stable enough to be a long-term support release, Intrepid Ibex promises to be packed with more exciting features, something that Ubuntu fans always enjoy.

Book Review: Perl by Example, 4th Edition

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Perl is an amazingly powerful and succinct language. Although not the most fashionable, Perl is consistent and supported on a vast range of platforms. Perl by Example written by Ellie Quigley and published by Prentice Hall is a comprehensive, example based, and thorough book.

Hidden Linux : Other worlds

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Ubuntu

blogs.pcworld: If you've installed Ubuntu (or Kubuntu or Xubuntu or Edubuntu or Gobuntu) and are wondering what those other desktops are like, there's an easy way to find out. No, I don't mean download, burn and boot the respective CDs. I mean just add 'em to your current configuration.

kteatime - Small tray utility which reminds you of steeping tea

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Software

debian.net: For some people coffee seems to be the only liquid they drink in front of their workstation. But for those who enjoy a cup of tea once in a while, kteatime may be a neat little helper.

Ubuntu (Hardy) tutorial: embed terminal into your desktop

Because this tutorial doesn’t work in Hardy due to the new version of Compiz, here’s what you must do to embed a terminal into your desktop if you use Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

few leftovers

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News
  • An interview with Wybiral

  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.3 released
  • Mandriva /Backports Roundup: May 10
  • 'Ol Blue Eyes and Gimp
  • Wifi with Gentoo Linux on Acer TravelMate 7510

Top 11-20 Ubuntu applications

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Ubuntu

12. Audacious - Music player based on XMMS that looks like Winamp.

14. gtk - RecordMyDesktop - Records your desktop and saves it, so you can post it to youtube or whatever.

17. Yakuake - Terminal window that drops down, Quake-style, when you press a key.

19. Conky - Desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the desktop of your Ubuntu.

Eeepc 900 Worth it?

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Linux
Hardware

neverendinginternet.wordpress: I have been following the Eee Pc 900 recently, and thought it was a great deal. The problem with the Eee PC 900 is that it is supposed to go on sale for $540 - $560 in the US. I can get a much more legit laptop from Dell for about the same price. Here is a comparison.

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Adventures in Linux

  • Hardy Heron is Hardy
  • Crystal Ball Sunday #2: OpenSolaris vs. Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Running Windows in Ubuntu Linux
  • Palm and Ubuntu
  • Heron? I Hardy Heron.
  • Installing Debian Testing on a Lenovo X61s Thinkpad

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compiz-Check and EnvyNG Configuration Tips : Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto: Restart Ubuntu Linux safely when it is frozen or locked up!
  • Tip: Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
  • What to do if your Ubuntu updates and software downloads are slow
  • Installing OpenFire on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing AlienBBC and MPlayer on Debian x86_64

Programming Jokes

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Humor

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Two bytes meet. The first byte asks, “Are you ill?”
The second byte replies, “No, just feeling a bit off.”

Command-Line Alternatives in Ubuntu Linux

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Software

mssaleh.wordpress: All operating systems started with a command line environment, but all have ended up with nice and intuitive graphical interfaces. They differ, however, in how they’ve treated their old foe. Windows, on one hand, has reduced the CLI to be the last resort in a rescue mission. On the other hand, Linux has preserved the full functionality of the CLI, or, more precisely, maintained the CLI as the primary working environment.

Also: 10 CLI Tools for Linux

Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 Code Complete

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Thanks to all the hard work of the Mozilla community as of 9:15 AM PDT today we are code complete for Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). In about an hour new nightly builds will be available.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Google and GitHub are Opening a New Window on Open Source
    Where can you find millions of open source code repositories? That would be on GitHub, of course, and with all those code repositories, one would think that analyzing them would lead to some interesting conclusions about open source in general, correct? That's the thinking behind a new offering from GitHub in partnership with Google. The two have produced a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that anyone can get data-driven insights based on more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. The move brings new data analytics capabilities to BigQuery.
  • Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Clooney
    Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.
  • My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project
    Marc Andreessen, creator of the Netscape web browser, famously said "software is eating the world." I’d like to posit that it’s actually open source software that’s eating the world, and I have a couple of data points to back me up. First, a conclusion from the 2015 Future of Open Source survey: “Seventy-eight percent of respondents said their companies run part or all of its operations on OSS and 66 percent said their company creates software for customers built on open source. This statistic has nearly doubled since 2010.”
  • Tip: Try these open-source investigative journalism tools
    The Investigative Reporters and Editors conference took place in mid-June in New Orleans, and one of the sessions at the event looked at open-source tools for investigations. This 'Steal my tool' session highlighted a number of useful open-source investigative platforms, which Sam Berkhead, engagement editor at IJNet, listed in this article published after the conference.
  • DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big
    The company’s website says, “DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine that is intended to be your starting place when searching the Internet. Use it to get way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy, which we believe adds up to a much better overall search experience.” [...] Proprietor Gabriel Weinberg says his once-personal project (founded in 2008) isn’t making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently, and he says they’re doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn’t hurt their budget.
  • Understanding open source licenses
    Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative’s license review process. There has been an increase release of open source software from the day of Linux. Today most popular frame works like bootstrap and software such as Atom IDE used by developers are open source. We often never worry about using open source code but do you know what the license under which the frame you’re using was released means?
  • Build your own open source solar panels
    Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source. The SunZilla system is designed to replace diesel and gasoline-powered generators for portable and emergency power: camping, events, mobile phone charging station, provide power to refugee camps, or keep the lights on during a power outage. Two people can set it up in a few minutes. It is modular and plug-and-play. Leonie Gildein is one of the five SunZilla engineers, and kindly answered some questions about the project.
  • Lessons From The Downfall Of A $150M Crowdfunded Experiment In Decentralized Governance
    Hype around blockchain has risen to an all-time high. A technology once perceived to be the realm of crypto-anarchists and drug dealers has gained increasing popular recognition for its revolutionary potential, drawing billions in venture-capital investment by the world's leading financial institutions and technology companies. Regulators, rather than treating blockchain platforms (such as Bitcoin or Ethereum) and other "distributed ledgers" merely as tools of illicit dark markets, are beginning to look at frameworks to regulate and incorporate this important technology into traditional commerce.
  • Openfunds launches global standard for fund data interchange
    The standard is published on the openfunds website and can be used by anyone free of charge.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Pitivi 0.96 — Cogito Ergo Proxy
  • Pitivi 0.96 Released With Proxy Editing Support
    In addition to proxy editing, Pitivi 0.96 also has timeline changes, transformation box, setting changes, user interface improvements, the start of allowing custom keyboard shortcuts, and support for Flatpak packages.
  • Calamares 2.3 Universal Linux OS Installer Released with Full-Disk Encryption
    Today, June 30, 2016, the Calamares team was proud to announce the final release and immediate availability for download of the Calamares 2.3 distribution-independent system installer. Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including, but not limited to, KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it's now one of the most advanced system installers.
  • etcd3: A new etcd
    Over the past few months, CoreOS has been diligently finalizing the etcd3 API beta, testing the system and working with users to make etcd even better. Today etcd v3.0.0, the distributed key value store developed by CoreOS, is available. In practice, etcd3 is already integrated into a large-scale distributed system, Kubernetes, and we have implemented distributed coordination primitives including distributed locks, elections, and software transactional memory, to ensure the etcd3 API is flexible enough to support a variety of applications. Today we’re proud to announce that etcd3 is ready for general use.
  • Zend Framework 3 Released!
    After 17 months of effort, hundreds of releases, tens of thousands of commits by hundreds of contributors, and millions of installs, we're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 3.
  • ANNOUNCE: virt-viewer 4.0 release
  • Virt-Manager's Virrt-Viewer 4.0 Released