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Story First Look at Manjaro Linux with elementary OS' Beautiful Pantheon Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:32am
Story Mouser adds to open source board sales channel Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:25am
Story Canonical Will Keep Linux Kernel 3.19 Alive for Ubuntu 15.04 Until July 2016 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:21am
Story Orca Open Source Screen Reader Receives Major Update for GNOME 3.16.2 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:12am
Story ConnochaetOS 14.1 is released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:08am
Story Linux 3.14.42 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:52am
Story Debian-Based Univention Corporate Server 4.0-2 Brings Docker Integration Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:48am
Story GNOME 3.16.2 released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:59pm

Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

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linuxplanet.com: Window Maker is a fast, lightweight window manager based as closely as possible on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface.

GNOME Do to get more pizazz

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Software
  • GNOME Do to get more pizazz
  • GNOME Developer Kit Slimmed Down
  • Setting up a slide show screen saver in GNOME

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.34 goes into testing

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has released the first RC of Linux 2.6.34 and completed the integration of the next version of the kernel's most important changes. Improvements include graphics drivers for recent Radeon GPUs and for the graphics cores of some Intel processors that are only expected to be released early next year. Another new addition is the LogFS SSD file system.

And thank you for the penguins

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Linux

raiden.net: Of the many thousands of things we have Linus Torvalds to thank for, one of them is the venerable penguin, symbol of all things Linux. But what if Linus had chosen to instead use the Gnu, or a beaver, or a bear, or maybe a demon like Freebsd uses?

PCLinuxOS 2010 mini review

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PCLOS

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: The much awaited PCLinux OS 2010 was released in beta yesterday. Time for another celebration and another install test. PCLinux OS (PCLOS) is all I wanted, a stable KDE distro with the latest KDE 4.4.1 and Firefox 3.6. I spared no time and tried the beta on my Virtualbox setup.

The 10 Most Downloaded Open Source Apps Of All Time

geektrio.net: Everyone loves open source software. After all… its free! Many times I’ve heard the question, “what are the most popular open source applications of all time?” I decided to find out.

Nokia's N900 vs. Other QWERTY Keypads

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Hardware

Since Nokia's Maemo-powered smartphone is a mobile device (albeit a rather large one), I thought it might be interesting to see how it fares against other Nokia qwerty devices for character input.

In other words, it’s time for a smackdown!

System 76 Lemur Review

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Hardware

jonobacon.org: System76 are well known in the Open Source community for shipping Ubuntu on their machines, being active community members and for helping LoCo teams with machines too. I have never owned a System76 box so I thought this was a good opportunity to give it a ride and share some feedback.

Ubuntu Road Test

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Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: Every now and again at work, I am involved in helping end users (sales representatives) with their machines. Sometimes I am amazed at the beating those machines get, it is surprising they even boot after a year in the field.

On benchmarks

kdedevelopers.org: Benchmarks, on their own, mean almost nothing if you don't understand them. Especially if they are seriously flawed, but even if the results are useful numbers, it is still necessary to understand what the numbers actually say.

The Direction Of Intel Graphics With Fedora 13 Alpha

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Linux

phoronix.com: Fedora 13 Alpha was released yesterday with a plethora of new features and updated packages for this Red Hat Linux distribution. Aside from the features like Btrfs system rollback support and PolicyKit One support for Qt/KDE applications to excite end-users, each Fedora release always pulls in the very latest Linux graphics code.

Rebuttal: Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: I am seriously annoyed by the constant disingenuous articles that state GNU/Linux is not ready for the average user’s desktop PC as the primary, or only, operating system. What a dump truck load of manure!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.34 development marches on
  • Open-PC will use KDE
  • For Sale: Linux OS and Other Assorted Assets
  • Best Lucid Feature: edit-patch
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 1
  • Haiku OS Hopes For New 3D Stack
  • Your way is the right way
  • Distros and End Of Life
  • London Government Accused Of Open Source Inaction
  • Ubuntu's new look << more important things to do?
  • Mozilla borrows from WebKit to build fast new JS engine
  • Mozilla lays foundation for web's next 100 years
  • New Ubuntu Design Created on Apple Mac
  • Task Coach - Your friendly task manager
  • For teaching touch typing, it’s clearly Klavaro
  • Yellow Dog Linux licks CUDA
  • DtO: Orphaned process...
  • Linux Basement - Episode 51 - Eating the Tonido

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Larger than 4GB Casper Partition
  • Resuming Broken Downloads with Firefox
  • How To Share Files and Folders Between Windows and Linux
  • Install Avira Antivir on Linux
  • How to Create Space Scenes Quickly and Easily in Gimp
  • Automated Linux Server Backup Tips and Tricks
  • Intro to IO Profiling of Applications

Operating Systems and Market Share Statistics

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Did you know that 55% of statistics are made up on the spot? (or maybe it was 68% I don't recall) If you have ever taken a statistics class you know that data is everything, but it's not just about the data itself.

Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD Installer gets improved look

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD has ditched the boring ‘black on white text’ menu approach and instead delivers up a GUI menu. Whilst we’re still 2 months away from the final installer design, here’s a quick peek at it as it currently exists: -

Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games

  • Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates
  • Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
  • Jonathan Schwartz: What He Couldn't Say (on Patents, OpenOffice, and Bill Gates)

The Linux community is fragmented, or is it?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It has been said many times that if only the Linux community were to band together and start rooting for the same team so to speak, then Linux could easily surpass other proprietary operating systems.

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  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
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  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
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    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
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