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Two cool KDE Plasmoids

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KDE

ghacks.net: It’s time to head off to that wonderful land of KDE where the desktop only gets better and better with each release. Let’s take a look a some Plasmoids that are sure to make your desktop a bit better.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Put Your Unused XO Laptop to Good Use in a Boston School
  • Can't Linux and Android Just Get Along?
  • Top 10 best practices for enterprise open source adopters
  • OpenOffice - The Image Writer
  • Colorize Code in OpenOffice.org Writer Documents with COOoder
  • The best Web browser:
  • Drupal 6.18, 6.19 and 5.23 released
  • Oracle unveils Sparc and Solaris 5-year plan
  • Forrester: Open-source BI Has Pros and Cons
  • LinuxCon: Where's Linux Headed?
  • Global Knowledge Named Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year
  • FLOSS Weekly 130: VirtualBox
  • Monty's MariaDB extends the open source database
  • Linux Foundation Makes Enterprise Open Source Boring
  • New Shutter Release add support for UbuntuOne
  • Jump: a bookmarking system for the bash shell
  • Tuesday Afternoon Linux at the Farmers' Market

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Avoiding the Oops
  • KDE 4.5 final available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Mounting Remote shares with SSHFS
  • Basic Rendering in OpenGL
  • Sabayon Kernel Upgrade Refresher
  • Convert ext2/3 to ext4
  • Tips to get a Mac-like Experience in Ubuntu
  • Modify Images in Linux - Mogrify
  • Problems installing software in openSUSE?, Simple solution!
  • Add "Open in Terminal" to GNOME Right-click menu
  • Linksys WUSB600N v1 on Slackware 13.1
  • UNIX ar Examples
  • Play Beautiful game Frogatto in ubuntu
  • Scanning X-Ray Films Using the XSane Software
  • Install and Run Opera Mini and Mobile on Ubuntu
  • play Zaz game (space balls) in Ubuntu

Could this be Muinshee 2.0?

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Software

omgsuse.com: Muinshee is a basic interface for playing and queueing songs similar to the Muine music player that long-time GNOME users may remember.

Quake2 engine day ;)

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: Believe it or not Quake2 is alive and kicking... and its engine is featuring some of the very best open-source games!

5 bizarre Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

theweek.com: Web surfers are discovering new ways to customize their internet experience — by downloading "add-ons" to the popular Firefox browser that censor bad language, blot out inappropriate (or unwanted) images, and provide other curious services.

Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding

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Software

phoronix.com: Adobe rolled out a security update to their Flash Player yesterday and for Mac OS X users this update also integrates Gala. This is coming after Adobe introduced H.264 GPU decoding in their Windows Flash Player 10.1 release, but they continue to shaft Linux users with video support.

Users and Developers in FOSS

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OSS

librescope.com: The often made claim that “there are no dis­tinc­tions between devel­op­ers and users” is at worst a lie and at best mis­in­for­ma­tion.

Linux pros weigh open source compliance program

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OSS

techtarget.com: The Linux community is generally behind a new open source licensing compliance program proposed by the Linux Foundation, but some weren’t sure about the execution of the program itself.

ON TEST: Ubuntu Netbook Edition

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Ubuntu

apcmag.com: Yesterday we looked at Jolicloud as an option for netbook owners keen on using the net's cloud computing potential. Today, we look at the big name in Linux: Ubuntu.

Installing A Web, Email, MySQL DB Cluster (Mirror) On Debian 5 With ISPConfig 3

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HowTos

This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered web, email, database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 5 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel. GlusterFS will be used to mirror the data between the servers and ISPConfig for mirroring the configuration files. I will use a setup of two servers here for demonstration purposes but the setup can scale to a higher number of servers with only minor modifications in the GlusterFS configuration files.

AWN Ekes Out a Win in the Battle of the Dock Apps

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Software

linuxinsider.com: GNOME Do and Docky aren't the only options Linux users have. While AWN has its faults and frustrations, it narrowly beats out GNOME Do on style points.

OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?

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OOo

earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.

Firefox 4 Beta 3 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The Mozilla community is proud to announce that Firefox 4 Beta 3 is now available for download on Mac, Windows or Linux.

Death of the Desktop Take II

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Linux

montanalinux.org: I wrote a rather long response to a posting I saw on Fedora Planet entitled, "Death of the Year of the Linux Desktop". I'm sharing it here as well. The desktop is dead? Some disagree. The free hand of the market happens to be attached to a twisted arm.

Linux light - Absolute Linux 13.1

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Linux

ll-things-linux.blogspot: Welcome to Part 2 of my loose series of reviews on light distros based on good old Slackware. I am going to take a look at the exciting blend that Absolute Linux is offering in its present incarnation, version 13.1.2.

Vector Linux 6.0 “SOHO” Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: Vector Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. Today the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Edition of Vector Linux 6.0 was released, this version is targeted at modern computers in an office environment.

The Power of the UNIX Command-Line

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Linux

Discover the essential UNIX utilities that deliver the entire world to your command line

GNOME Shell is Evolving Quite Beautifully

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Software

techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is a new completely revamped user interface for GNOME. GNOME Shell brings a new window manager called Mutter which is a combination of Metacity and Clutter. This reportedly makes Compiz unnecessary(and incompatible too).

5 More Linux Games

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Gaming
  • 5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played
  • The Chzo Mythos For GNU/Linux Released
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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more