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Story 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
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Story Emacs 24.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Discourse Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:11pm
Story EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:10pm
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Story Rejuvenate your Fedora desktop with Moka Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 8:57pm
Story Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 8:50pm
Story LIBINPUT INTEGRATION IN KWIN/WAYLAND Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 8:31pm

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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Software

customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Useful Add-Ons for Firefox 3.5

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Reviews

A while ago I put up this article, reviewing 5 so-called 'essential' add-ons for Firefox. To continue in the same manner in this second part, here are 5 add-ons updated for Firefox 3.5 which can prove useful. Maybe not the most popular, but they definitely deserve a try.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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Software

gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

Qt for beginners

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Howtos

I made some tutorials how to use the Qt Creator and how to begin with Qt. Also a example how to convert binary numbers into decimal and back.

Release Candidate for KDE 4.3.0 Out

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KDE

kde.org: Today, three days before the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit starts, the KDE team released KDE 4.3.0 RC1. RC1 is an early candidate for what will become KDE 4.3.0 at the end of this month.

6 Burning Applications for Linux

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Software

blog.repasik.com: There are not many burning tools in the Linux world compared to the Windows world, but what is most important that all burning tools for Linux are free of charge, open-source and work very well. Here are 6.

Debian - Mono is not in our default installation

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: In response to the open letter written by free software guru Richard Stallman about the Mono problem, Alexander Schmehl, Debian developer and spokesperson for the GNU/Linux distribution has pointed out that Debian has no plans to include the controversial programming environment in the default GNOME installation.

Three’s Company: Oracle, Ubuntu and OpenOffice

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: CNet’s Matt Asay beat The VAR Guy to the punch — writing a blog about potential Oracle-Ubuntu Linux synergies. Still, the potential Oracle-Ubuntu partnership gets a little sexier when you throw OpenOffice into the mix. Not even Jack, Janet and Chrissy looked this good together in their prime. Here’s why.

Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

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Moz/FF
  • Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

  • All about Firefox 3.5, available now
  • Firefox 3.5: Stumbling out of the gate
  • FireFox 3.5, Add-ons and Backwards Compatibility
  • Firefox 3.5 screenshots
  • Firefox 3.5: a first look
  • Howto Fix Firefox 3.5's Font Hinting Problem on Ubuntu
  • Howto : Upgrade from Firefox3.x to 3.5 in Linux

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X Server 1.6.2 RC2 Brings More Bug Fixes

  • Ubuntu says yes to Mono, SFLC says no
  • A gallery of geeky galleries
  • Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords
  • Ubuntu heads to the clouds
  • Hidden cost of running Windows
  • JAG
  • Big Thanks To The SELinux Team
  • Former rPath, Red Hat exec to lead software firm’s Raleigh headquarters
  • Omatek Unveils World’s Smallest Desktop PC
  • let's play a game!
  • The XO Laptop Two Years Later: Part 1 - The Vision
  • iFolder Packages Available for 11.1
  • Acquia Search available commercially
  • Myka's Linux-based BitTorrent box great home theater PC for lazy people
  • Drupal 6 Top 25 Modules
  • Mandriva and Arkeia Software Deliver Seamless Backup for Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 98 - It's Business Time

The Ubuntu 1-click dist-upgrade (well, almost)

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Linux

I was curious to try Ubuntu's offer of a "one-click upgrade" from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 on my HP Pavilion zd7000 laptop. I was impressed with how easy it was.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Beginner's Guide to Free Software Programming Languages

  • Send Mail Through Gmail with Python
  • Get to know Linux: ps command
  • Reading Lots of Text with More and Less
  • Tech Tip: Recovering Deleted Files With lsof
  • How to Display Network Interfaces in Linux
  • How to put a drawing into a Writer document
  • Bash to Basics: Read User Input
  • Upgrade Drupal CMS 5.12 to Drupal CMS 6.12
  • Quickly testing Google Chrome binary on openSUSE
  • Speed Up Ubuntu Firefox

10th Anniversary of Gentoo

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Gentoo

funtoo.org: NeddySeagoon and I have been trying to figure out the official 10th anniverary date of Gentoo, and here are the dates I've figured out so far:

IBM offers open source machine learning compiler

infoworld.com: IBM is announcing on Tuesday availability of an open source machine learning compiler, which the company said intelligently optimizes applications, thus meaning shorter development times and bigger performance gains.

Do I need to type commands to use Linux?

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: There are a lot of misconceptions about Linux among the people I know who have actually heard of (and not everyone has). Most of them don’t know much about Linux, and what they do know is anywhere from five to 12 years out of date.

Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores Brutalize IE 8, Almost Tie Chrome

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5: Life In The Fast Lane
  • PCMag Radio: Firefox 3.5—The Best Browser
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 2: Bookmarks
  • Firefox 3.5 is a Solid Upgrade

Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF
  • Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

  • Firefox 3.5 - A Really Impressive Release
  • Google development kit could mean Firefox on Android
  • Firefox 3.5 is fast, but still behind Chrome and Safari

Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

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Linux
  • Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

  • Red Hat seeks to certify the cloud (Q&A)
  • Red Hat goes to the movies
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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

today's howtos

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.