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Getting a good grip on Claws - a review for daily use

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nuxified.org: In 2009 I had written about my experience with Claws Mail. After almost a year with Claws and a few minor releases, I thought it useful to share my experiences after a longer period of time.

Google’s strategy unveiled: a little bit of everything you do

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Google

itwriting.com/blog: Schmidt’s blind spot is that he does not really see privacy as an issue. He mentions it from time to time; but he is clear that he regards the trade-off, that we give our personal data to Google in return for these cool services.

Guayadeque Music Player: Light, Unique, Awesome?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: It may have a name like an exotic fruit but Guayadeque music player is a surprisingly powerful new addition to the Linux music player scene. Light on resources and heavy on features.

Stop Fighting Linux and Learn Your Distro

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Linux

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Is Linux frustrating for you? Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out why package updates broke or undid changes you've made? You're not alone, but we have good news: it doesn't have to be that way.

You can’t have it your way

kmandla.wordpress: I have some advice for you, if you’re thinking about spearheading an open source project: Define your goal at the outset, and never ever allow the public to determine which way your project goes.

Linux Training Week: Ease of Use

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Linux

zath.co.uk: For most consumers, the number one factor when buying a computer is for it to ‘just work’ without them having to play around with various settings or install drivers for various hardware components.

Lucas Rocha Resigns from GNOME Board

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: So, considering my priorities now, I feel that I would be more useful to the Board by stepping down and letting another person with a lot of energy to take my position.

Is RHEL5 the New XP of Linux World?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: If you blamed Redmond for late release of Vista (almost 6 years after XP) then think again, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is the new XP of Linux World. And the same user-reaction is building towards it.

Firefox 3.5.8 And 3.0.18 Downloads Today

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: Mozilla has announced plans to update the Firefox 3.0.x and Firefox 3.5.x branch today earlier this week. The updates are currently distributed to the official mirror server network to be prepared for the increased traffic after the official release announcement.

OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04!
  • Lucid Software Centre Adds 'Featured' Gallery, PPA View
  • Elementary Theme Getting New Metacity
  • Bad Karma with the Koala -Take 2
  • Prey for Ubuntu
  • What's the best laptop to run Ubuntu Linux?

Shuttleworth, Rodriguez Keynote at PyCon 2010

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OSS

Mark Shuttleworth and Antonio Rodriguez keynote at PyCon 2010, the world's largest conference of the Python programming community.

KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize

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Linux

I've gotten quite a few responses to my quickie look at KDE 4.4 under Mandriva written for this week's Distrowatch Weekly. One of which came from Aaron J. Seigo himself. I thought I might share some of what he said since several people expressed similar concerns on the topic here in comments. I also found one really super-duper neato new feature in Akegator in 4.4 that deserves a mention.

SAM Linux - In the twilight zone

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SAM, an acronym that stands for Surface to Air missile. SAM, Linux. SAM Linux is a distribution based on PCLinuxOS, a small if rather popular distribution that caters to new users by offering a rich, exciting desktop, with everything working out of the box. That is PCLinuxOS. So what can SAM Linux do?

Personalizing KDE 4.4

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: Sticking with our KDE theme this week, it’s time to learn how to make KDE 4.4 yours. You’ve downloaded it, you’ve used it, and now you want to personalize it. In this article I am going to show you how.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support.

Linux Installation Choices

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linux.com: One of the advantages of an open source environment like Linux is the myriad number of personalities involved in its development, future, and feature-inventory. When the available choices do not meet the needs of one person, he/she can create an alternative methodology, test it, and then offer it to the community for their use or not. Installation choices for Linux is no different:

Measuring FAIL: A Scorecard for Evaluating Open Source Projects

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ostatic.com/blog: Ever wonder whether a given FLOSS project is going to succeed or flounder? Need a little help reading the tea leaves? Now you can follow along at home with a handy scorecard that looks at everything from source control to project communication.

Is Novell working on a KVM hypervisor?

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SUSE

infoworld.com: In spite of currently having a very small user base, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is getting quite a bit of attention lately from the press and the virtualization market.

CentOS, I had to try it

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distrocheck.wordpress: I’ve been busy making some websites and paid 5 dollars for some L.A.M.P hosting, but after being very frustrated by the server not functioning properly I decided I would get up my own server. I was deciding between FreeBSD, CentOS or ArchLinux.

OpenSource Operating Systems

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OS

elevenislouder.blogspot: I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven't been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also know about Darwin and BSD. Still some know about OpenSolaris. Which ever ones you know or don't here's a chance to get the scoop.

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today's leftovers

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    A major factor driving the decision to return to Windows appears to be changes in the political make-up of the council since the LiMux project began in 2003. Today the CSU political party, which has a long track record of opposition to LiMux, is also part of the ruling coalition in Munich. It was this coalition of CSU and SPD politicians that put forward the proposals to switch back to Windows 10 earlier this year.
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  • Kodi Linux distro LibreELEC gets final Krypton update
    LibreELEC is a fantastic open source Linux-based operating system designed to run Kodi. It is particularly well suited for devices like Raspberry Pi. If you want to build your own Kodi box, it's ideal. Today, the LibreELEC team releases a new build that it expects will be the last from the current branch -- going forward the focus will be firmly on LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0 development.
  • Slackware Plasma5 updates for November
    I have uploaded my November ’17 set of Plasma 5 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current. KDE 5_17.11 contains: KDE Frameworks 5.40.0, Plasma 5.11.3 and Applications 17.08.3. All based on Qt 5.9.2 for Slackware-current and Qt 5.7.1 for Slackware 14.2. For Slackware -current there’s again a choice of ‘latest‘ and ‘testing‘ where the ‘testing’ repository contains 17 recompiled packages that provide a Wayland compositor stack. This means you have a working Plasma5 Wayland session if you use ‘testing‘ as opposed to ‘latest‘. The ‘testing‘ repository is for… testing. Do not use those packages on a production environment unless you are familiar with Slackware, debugging graphical sessions and know your way around slackpkg/slackpkg+.
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    As computing at the edge grows, so does the need to connect a flurry of IoT devices directly into a device that can do advanced analytics and processing. The whole journey from prototype to production is often bumpy, having to switch from a tangle of wires and development boards to production hardware: portability issues, lack of performance and so on. To help address this, Canonical is working with Intel, Arduino, AAEON and SEEED to deliver the UP² Grove IoT development kit. In short, it has the simplicity of development of Ubuntu Server, the connectivity options of Arduino, the community support of these 2 ecosystems and a clear path to production with support for the board and the software stack.
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    The highlight of this week was the release of LXD 2.20 which introduces a number of exciting new features. LXD 2.20 should now be available everywhere through both native packages and snap. We also started the process of deprecating the various LXD PPAs, see below for details.

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