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FVWM for fun & productivity

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Software

oneandoneis2.org: So I'm now spending eight hours a day on a dual-head Linux box. It's got the latest Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I managed to put up with the interface for maybe a week. Then came the final straw and I had to scrap it.

Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

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Software

linuxinsider.com: There are a lot of CD/DVD burners for Linux out there, but Brasero stands out as a straightforward, easy-to-use, burner that has some nice extra features but won't make you relearn a lot of complex commands if you only use it occasionally.

Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

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MDV
Ubuntu
Humor

lockergnome.com: On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

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OS

defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.

One week slip of Fedora 13 release

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: The F13 final readiness meeting, also known as the "go/no-go" meeting, was held this evening. As the meeting notes indicate, there are bugs remaining on the blocker list.

Made in Ubuntu – May 2010

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: Welcome to this month’s artwork gallery showcasing some of the best artwork that has been made in Ubuntu and posted to our Ubuntu Made gallery.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux differences aside, a big legal victory
  • Why Perl isn't Going Away
  • Does Open Source Indemnification Matter?
  • Linux users need a Microsoft Office license to use Office Web Apps
  • A Detailed Look At The ATI Linux Power Management
  • MeeGo Using Btrfs As Default File-System
  • Brotherly advice about open source licensing for startups
  • Linux: King of the Hill
  • The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest – Zaragoza
  • Who Says Desktop Linux Is Doomed?
  • What's all the fuss about Peppermint OS?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is Great But ...
  • Alien Arena 2010
  • Firefox 4 release plan: the need for speed
  • Getting menubars out of application windows…
  • Warp Speed – 2D Multiplayer Shooter
  • X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild
  • SFLS: Episode 0x27: Talking about Software Freedom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp
  • How to Install a Script for Amarok
  • MyISAM Or InnoDB MySQL engine?
  • The Perfect KDE4 Setup
  • Quick Tips for Nautilus
  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin
  • Python 3.1: Strings and Quotes
  • Introduction to SMART
  • Share directories in Elive

Bordeaux 2.0.4 - Hands on Review

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Competition is an important part of all markets. Don't get me wrong, I think Crossover is fantastic software, but with Cedega pretty much being dead where is the choice in commercial Wine software? Lesser known than the two previously mentioned is Bordeaux.

6 Useful Widgets For Amarok Music Player

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Linux has no shortage of music players, and even KDE has at least two: JuK and Amarok. Amarok is my music player of choice. Once I started exploring the latest version, I noticed that Amarok has several extraordinary widgets.

Fedora 13 set for release in May

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 set for release in May
  • Fedora 14 Release Schedule and Codename
  • 2010 Fedora Scholarship Recipient Named

John Lilly to leave Mozilla

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Moz/FF

john.jubjubs.net: I just announced internally that after 5 years at Mozilla, and a couple as the CEO, I’ve decided to leave later this year to join Greylock Partners as a venture partner.

Too many Ubuntus?

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Ubuntu
  • Too many Ubuntus?
  • What is missing from Ubuntu?: Manageability
  • Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 4
  • Adventures with 64 bit Ubuntu

Top Antivirus For Linux

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Software

blogote.com: To help you select the best one for your system and to ensure complete protection, we bring you some of the top antivirus programs available for Linux.

World's first $99 laptop

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Hardware
  • Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android
  • Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook
  • 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100
  • Grace Digital Audio Has A Slick, Pandora-Centric Linux Radio

OpenOffice.org We Have a Problem

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OOo

blog.eracc.com: I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.

Lugaru goes open-source

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Gaming

wolfire.com: In the spirit of the Humble Indie Bundle, we have decided to release the source code to Lugaru! Our community has already made some great mods by editing the levels and graphics, but source code access will allow for much deeper modifications.

Also: Humble Indie Bundle goes Open Source

Proprietary Vendors Don’t Help Disabled, Says FSF

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: The open source FSF group has recruited a former proprietary software exec to make the GNU Project's work more accessible

Ultra-minimal Linux Desktops Roundup

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Software

linuxplanet.com: To finish off my window managers series, here's a quick roundup of some seriously ultra-minimal window managers.

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GNOME: WebKit, Fleet Commander, Introducing deviced

  • On Compiling WebKit (now twice as fast!)
    Are you tired of waiting for ages to build large C++ projects like WebKit? Slow headers are generally the problem. Your C++ source code file #includes a few headers, all those headers #include more, and those headers #include more, and more, and more, and since it’s C++ a bunch of these headers contain lots of complex templates to slow down things even more. Not fun.
  • Fleet Commander is looking for a GSoC student to help us take over the world
    Fleet Commander has seen quite a lot of progress recently, of which I should blog about soon. For those unaware, Fleet Commander is an effort to make GNOME great for IT administrators in large deployments, allowing them to deploy desktop and application configuration profiles across hundreds of machines with ease through a web administration UI based on Cockpit. It is mostly implemented in Python.
  • Introducing deviced
    Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been heads down working on a new tool along with Patrick Griffis. The purpose of this tool is to make it easier to integrate IDEs and other tooling with GNU-based gadgets like phones, tablets, infotainment, and IoT devices. Years ago I was working on a GNOME-based home router with davidz which sadly we never finished. One thing that was obvious to me in that moment of time was that I’m not doing another large scale project until I had better tooling. That is Builder’s genesis, and device integration is what will make it truly useful to myself and others who love playing with GNU-friendly gadgets.

KDE: Usability & Productivity, AtCore , Krita

  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 6
  • AtCore takes to the pi
    The Raspberry Pi3 is a small single board computer that costs around $35 (USD). It comes with a network port, wifi , bt , 4 usb ports , gpio pins , camera port , a display out, hdmi, a TRRS for analog A/V out. 1GB of ran and 4 ~1GHz armv8 cores Inside small SOC. Its storage is a microSd card they are a low cost and low power device. The Touchscreen kit is an 800×480 display that hooks to the Gpio for touch and dsi port for video. To hold our hardware is the standard touch screen enclosure that often comes with the screen if you buy it in a kit.
  • Look, new presets! Another Krita 4 development build!
    We’ve been focusing like crazy on the Krita 4 release. We managed to close some 150 bugs in the past month, and Krita 4 is getting stable enough for many people to use day in, day out. There’s still more to be done, of course! So we’ll continue fixing issues and applying polish for at least another four weeks. One of the things we’re doing as well is redesigning the set of default brush presets and brush tips that come with Krita. Brush tips are the little images one can paint with, and brush presets are the brushes you can select in the brush palette or brush popup. The combination of a tip, some settings and a smart bit of coding! Our old set was fine, but it was based on David Revoy‘s earliest Krita brush bundles, and for Krita 4 we are revamping the entire set. We’ve added many new options to the brushes since then! So, many artists are working together to create a good-looking, useful and interesting brushes for Krita 4.

Software: GIMP, Spyder, SMPlayer

  • Five free photo and video editing tools that could save burning a hole in your pocket and take your creativity to the next level
    GIMP stands for the Gnu Image Manipulation Program and is the first word that people usually think about when it comes to free image editors. It’s a raster graphics editor, available on multiple platforms on PC. It has a similar interface to Photoshop: you have your tools on one side, there’s an option for your tool window and then you have your layers window on another side. Perhaps one of the most useful features of GIMP is the option of plugins. There is a wide database for them and there’s a plugin for almost any task you might need to carry out. GIMP is extremely extensive, and it’s the choice of the FOSS community, thanks to the fact that it’s also open source. However, there are also some disadvantages. For example, GIMP has no direct RAW support yet (you have to install a plugin to enable it, which means a split workflow). It also has quite a bit of a learning curve as compared to Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • Introducing Spyder, the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment
    If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things to consider is the spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder is short for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment. Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.
  • SMPlayer 18.2.2 Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA
    SMPlayer is a free media player created for Linux and Windows, it was released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).

Funding: Ethereum and Outreachy

  • How Will a $100 Mln Grant Help Ethereum Scale?
    On Feb. 16, six large-scale Blockchain projects OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker and Raiden, that have completed successful multi-million dollar initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year, along with Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain have created the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), to fund projects and businesses within the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • Outreachy Is Now Accepting Applications For Their Summer 2018 Internships
    This week Google announced the participating organizations for GSoC 2018 for students wishing to get involved with open-source/Linux development. Also happening this week is the application period opened for those wishing to participate in the summer 2018 paid internship program.