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Story A community distribution of OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:11pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE review Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 10:59am
Story 9 Hidden Features in KDE Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 10:55am
Story GNOME 3.16.1 Arrives on April 15, Arch Linux Users Can Now Update to GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:33am
Story Introducing Chromixium, an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Distro that Looks Like Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 3:41am
Story Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 3:37am
Story Cinnamon 2.4.8 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:25am
Story GNOME 3.16.1 newstable tarballs due Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:21am
Story Three New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Patched in Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:15am
Story Git Success Stories and Tips from Tor Chief Architect Nick Mathewson Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:06am

Making the Switch to Arch Linux

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Linux

whatisgon.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu for years, as well as trying several other distros. While I still use Ubuntu on several machines, including my laptop and media center, I haven’t really been a fan of some of the changes they have been rolling out and feel it has gotten a little too bloated for my liking. So, I decided it was time to try something new.

Single Window GIMP Coming 27th December 2010

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GIMP

omgubuntu.co.uk: We've discussed the singlewindow GIMP before - even telling you how to install it! Now GIMP developer Martin Nordholt has revealed that the 'target' release date for version 2.8 (AKA 'Single Window GIMP) is December the 27th 2010.

ÜberStudent - Ubuntu version for Students and Researchers

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: Like Ubuntu, ÜberStudent is a complete operating system with programs for everyday computing tasks, but comes with an additional core of expertly configured programs, and many user-friendly extras, designed to increase your academic success.

today's this and that...

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News
HowTos
  • New 3D Animation Software For Linux Released
  • Banshee and Android Rock Together . . . Or Why Ubuntu Should Drop Rhythmbox
  • Printing in Ubuntu
  • Configure XMMS media player to scrobb tracks on Last.fm
  • Writing great scripts with Python
  • PathScale To Port Nouveau To OpenSolaris
  • A question asked - why I use Linux
  • Install and use xchat to take Ubuntu classes
  • How to Install any Linux on a USB
  • How Linux Differs from Windows
  • Replacing a Dead Router with a Linux System
  • Anatomy of a developer sprint
  • GIMP: Multi-column dock windows and 2.8 schedule
  • Control versus community
  • Alarm Clock – An Excellent Alarm Reminder & Scheduler Application
  • A Windows XP-ish Debian at 120Mhz
  • Minitube 0.9 Released (Desktop, Flashless YouTube player)
  • How to benchmark a C++ code
  • Telling it like it is, the Allison way
  • Nouveau driver with KMS support on Hardened Gentoo

How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with Debian Lenny as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running Debian Lenny). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers. USB-over-IP can be useful for virtual machines, for example, that don't have access to the host system's hardware - USB-over-IP allows virtual machines to use remote USB devices.

New flavours of Ubuntu being developed in Ireland

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Interviews
Ubuntu

lczajkowski.com: Recently I popped down to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition here in Dublin. Walking through the exhibition, I stumbled upon Zorin OS, which caught my eye. So I stopped and asked Kyrill and Artyom Zorin the developers behind it all a few questions.

Open source game engines for Linux

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Software

sutor.com: My recent post about Linux and video games has gotten quite a few hits, so while I was on a three hour flight today I thought it would useful to later put together a list of free and open source game engines that you and others could use to build said games.

gwenview: user friendly

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Software

aseigo.blogspot: Carla Schroder wrote an editorial piece this week on Linux Today (a website I enjoy and frequent daily via their RSS feeds) entitled Editor's Note: What is User-friendly, Really?. I like tools that fit my hand when I use them.

The GNU/Linux “Chicken Little” Syndrome

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: You know the type. The technical reporter that tries to do something on GNU/Linux, cannot figure it out and thus states to the planet the equivalent of Chicken Little saying, “The sky is falling!”, regarding GNU/Linux. We see them over and over coming back to the same point, “Until ‘Linux’ solves [insert the technical reporter's failure to do something here], it won’t be ready for prime time.” What a crock of compost.

Five *nix Myths Busted

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Linux

daniweb.com: I love mythology and there's nothing like hearing a technology myth to make my day complete. Here are the five myths related to *nix systems that I hear most often when dealing with technical and non-technical people alike. You'd be surprised as to how often even the most technical people spout these myths to each other.

What is User-friendly, Really?

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Linux
Software

linuxtoday.com: User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?

Slackware 13 Revisit

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Slack

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: In my Slackware 13 review mfillpot gave some suggestions to improve the Slackware experience and I thought I would give them a shot.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 107 is out

Issue #107 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Sony's First Linux Phone

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Hardware

katonda.com: Linux is gaining popularity in the mobile phone industry, thanks to Android. Sony Ericsson has also joined the Gnu-Linux club and announced the launch of their first Android-powered phone -- The Xperia X10.

Stuff That Works With Linux #4

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Hardware

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Given that the majority of my digital files include nothing more than MP3s and family photographs, I'm fairly relaxed about how I secure the digital data I carry around with me. But if you're used to carrying sensitive material, whether personal or professional, then I have just the device for you - the iStorage DiskGenie.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux for Children: Kid-Friendly Linux Distributions
  • Camp KDE Day Three Technical Talks Summaries
  • Fedora’s social IRC room
  • Debian 4.0 security support ends soon
  • Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris and OpenSolaris arrives (Wine included)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 abides by the host Browser’s “Private Browsing” mode
  • New release of Flickr Addict for the Palm Pre
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 16: Applications
  • Updated GNOME for openSUSE 11.2, and why it's good
  • Lancelot forked
  • Monitor your servers with SysUsage
  • Start-up offering 'Microsoft-free' virtual desktops gets $4 million in funding
  • Linux, the law and the economy
  • Will Clinton Free The World From Software Dictatorship?
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 132: Cinelerra in Japan!
  • FLOSS Weekly 105: MongoDB
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.01.22

Buying a Linux Laptop ...

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Linux

It started with the hints of death of my Dell XPS 1330, a pattern I found discussed in a few forums online … the pattern is, first the adapter no longer is recognized as serving the appropriate wattage. (Which powers the laptop, but at a lower CPU rate and will not charge the battery. Bought a replacement adapter, and it worked for nearly a week, when it, too, failed with the dreaded message upon boot up. The next pattern is overheating, then motherboard failure. So, I began my quest for a replacement.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • shred - Securely delete files in Linux
  • How to Periodically remove temporary files in Linux
  • Get to know Linux: File compression
  • Ten essential Python tips for beginners
  • .bashrc vs. .bash_profile
  • How to Run Opera Mini browser on your Computer
  • Backup and restore FreeBSD using Fixit CD
  • Command Line Basics: Count Files
  • Shell Script Execution Guidelines for Newbies
  • How To Add Shutdown / Reboot Functionality to Fluxbox Window Manager for X
  • YouTube Videos With Linux: Part 3
  • GnuPG-encrypted password store
  • Converting a .avi video to a .dv video
  • findr: a GNU/Unix 'find' helper
  • Use Tucan Manager to download files from various file hosting sites

Linux Needs to Master Hardware to Beat Windows

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Linux

tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis joining us for a discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

How Red Hat Routed the Recession

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Linux
OSS

gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.

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    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
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    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
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