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KDE 4.5 2nd Beta: The End of an Era

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earthweb.com: The last two years have seen the KDE desktop not only rewritten from scratch, but adding innovation after innovation. Sooner or later, the moment had to come when its breakneck pace of development slowed -- and, judging from the second beta, that moment is the upcoming 4.5 release.

8 Live and USB Distros For All Occasions

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: If you're new to the Linux or open source community, you might not have heard of live disc or USB distributions yet. They let you run a operating system on PCs without installing anything on the hard drive. It loads directly from the CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive. Here we'll review several.

You Want Linux to Run What?

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Linux

daniweb.com: Someone left a comment on one of my posts similar to, "Linux won't be popular on the Desktop until it runs Windows applications." To which I silently responded, "Huh? and, "You've got to be kidding me."

“The Cloud”, Tablets, Desktop PCs and Control

  • “The Cloud”, Tablets, Desktop PCs and Control
  • Confessions of a cloud skeptic

Netbook Linux -- for hairdressers? Part 1 of an ongoing series...

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Humor

This isn’t a knock against all hair stylists, per se — but mine is not only a Linux n00b, but also a bit shaky on computer and Internet fundamentals. However, unlike some of my other friends she freely owns up to her ignorance and wants to learn. Thus she is the perfect subject for a netbook Linux usability test…

More here...

The Reg guide to Linux, part 1: Picking a distro

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: One of the common complaints about Linux is that there are too many different editions (or “distributions”) to choose from, and only a hardcore nerd can tell them apart.

OpenOffice at the crossroads

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OOo

h-online.com: OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and open source software, released under free software licenses and achieving downloads in the hundreds of millions. But there have long been murmurings of discontent among developers resulting in complaints of "non-responsiveness and lack of leadership" on the project.

Review – Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

g33q.co.za: Ubuntu Netbook Remix, or UNR, sports the same purple theme that the Gnome Ubuntu release has. There is only a toolbar at the top, and then the Netbook Interface.

New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

When a developer creates a new application, he must start writing it very early in the Ubuntu development stages to be able to get his application in the official Ubuntu repositories. But Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat wants to change that.

Mutter Can Cause A Gaming/OpenGL Performance Hit Too

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Software

phoronix.com: Last month we looked at the cost of running Compiz. Today we are seeing if and how using Mutter, the window manager for the GNOME 3.0 desktop that uses Clutter-based compositing, will affect the performance of several different open-source games.

Dell in talks with Google over Chrome OS

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OS

reuters.com: Dell Inc is in talks with Google Inc over the use of the Chrome operating system on its laptops, a top company executive said on Monday.

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

computerweekly.com/blogs: It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the same way as an application - or "app" as it is increasingly becoming known. Of course Microsoft is a software company. What does Microsoft think of open source?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 359

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: An introduction to Peppermint OS
  • News: Open letter to Mandriva, openSUSE strategy proposal, Debian release update, anti-vuvuzela filters and plugins
  • Questions and answers: Slackware-based live CDs

Preview: OpenSUSE 11.3 Release Candidate 1

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SUSE

cristalinux.blogspot: Just a few days ago the OpenSUSE developers released the first release candidate of the soon to be available OpenSUSE 11.3. We are still about a month from that final release, so I decided to check it out.

The FSF is needed now - more than ever

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OSS

itwire.com: When would one expect an organisation like the Free Software Foundation to be really relevant to the world of computing at large - when there is a limited threat to freedom in computing or when the threat is increasing exponentially?

Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy

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OS

theregister.co.uk: Sometimes, Google's search engine does a better job of telling us about IT vendors than the vendors' own public relations and marketing machines. So it is with the next commercial and development iterations of Oracle's Solaris Unix operating system.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #198
  • Zarafa: And how Linux can finally Conquer the world
  • Linux Tag in Berlin
  • Ubuntu 10.10 sound menu starts to stir to life
  • Qt on Rails v0.1 released. But is it doomed?
  • How to broadcast your desktop on UStream, justin.tv, etc
  • twin, vwm and my imagination

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up a network printer in Fedora 13
  • The why and how of RPATH
  • Open Images in a Linux Console using fbi, a console based Image Viewer
  • Manage Tabs in Opera Like a Pro
  • Strip All Unwanted MP3 ID3 Tags
  • Reverting to Alsa Sound System in Ubuntu
  • Restore Grub 2.0 after Windows 7 Install
  • How to disable Ping response in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Hockney style Photograph in GIMP

This Mac devotee is moving to Linux

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Linux

salon.com: Seeking real freedom of choice in a technology ecosystem where vendors are exerting more and more control

Disk Space: The Final Frontier

linux-mag.com: Disk space is always at a premium but how do you handle it when you have a disk or filesystem that’s full? After today, you’ll know how to boldly go into that dark realm.

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Canonical Ubuntu 2017 milestones, a year in the rulebook

So has Canonical been breaking rules with Ubuntu is 2017, or has it in been writing its own rulebook? Back in April we saw an AWS-tuned kernel of Ubuntu launched, the move to cloud is unstoppable, clearly. We also saw Ubuntu version 17.04 released, with Unity 7 as the default desktop environment. This release included optimisations for environments with low powered graphics hardware. Read more Also: Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

The npm Bug

  • ​Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager
    Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it. As one user reported, "This destroyed 3 production servers after a single deploy!" So, what happened here? According to the npm GitHub bug report, "By running sudo npm under a non-root user (root users do not have the same effect), filesystem permissions are being heavily modified. For example, if I run sudo npm --help or sudo npm update -g, both commands cause my filesystem to change ownership of directories such as /etc, /usr, /boot, and other directories needed for running the system. It appears that the ownership is recursively changed to the user currently running npm."
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    A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. —the buggy npm update.