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Story CHROMIXIUM 1.0 – FINAL STABLE VERSION IS OUT NOW! Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:51am
Story Fedora-Based Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Linux Distro Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:45am
Story Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 Will Be Named Stretch Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:41am
Story Linux 4.1-rc1 Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:31am
Story Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:24am
Story Q4OS 1.2 final Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:22am
Story Debian 8 Jessie Is an LTS Release, Supported for the Next 5 Years Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:20am
Story Mageia 5 RC is Out: A Quick Test Drive Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:15am
Story Debian 9.0 (Stretch) Already Planned, First Point Release for Debian 8.0 in a Month Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 1:38am
Story Stellarium Is the Best Free Astronomic Observatory on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 7:17pm

What is User-friendly, Really?

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Linux
Software

linuxtoday.com: User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?

Slackware 13 Revisit

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Slack

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: In my Slackware 13 review mfillpot gave some suggestions to improve the Slackware experience and I thought I would give them a shot.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 107 is out

Issue #107 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Sony's First Linux Phone

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Hardware

katonda.com: Linux is gaining popularity in the mobile phone industry, thanks to Android. Sony Ericsson has also joined the Gnu-Linux club and announced the launch of their first Android-powered phone -- The Xperia X10.

Stuff That Works With Linux #4

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Hardware

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Given that the majority of my digital files include nothing more than MP3s and family photographs, I'm fairly relaxed about how I secure the digital data I carry around with me. But if you're used to carrying sensitive material, whether personal or professional, then I have just the device for you - the iStorage DiskGenie.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux for Children: Kid-Friendly Linux Distributions
  • Camp KDE Day Three Technical Talks Summaries
  • Fedora’s social IRC room
  • Debian 4.0 security support ends soon
  • Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris and OpenSolaris arrives (Wine included)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 abides by the host Browser’s “Private Browsing” mode
  • New release of Flickr Addict for the Palm Pre
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 16: Applications
  • Updated GNOME for openSUSE 11.2, and why it's good
  • Lancelot forked
  • Monitor your servers with SysUsage
  • Start-up offering 'Microsoft-free' virtual desktops gets $4 million in funding
  • Linux, the law and the economy
  • Will Clinton Free The World From Software Dictatorship?
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 132: Cinelerra in Japan!
  • FLOSS Weekly 105: MongoDB
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.01.22

Buying a Linux Laptop ...

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Linux

It started with the hints of death of my Dell XPS 1330, a pattern I found discussed in a few forums online … the pattern is, first the adapter no longer is recognized as serving the appropriate wattage. (Which powers the laptop, but at a lower CPU rate and will not charge the battery. Bought a replacement adapter, and it worked for nearly a week, when it, too, failed with the dreaded message upon boot up. The next pattern is overheating, then motherboard failure. So, I began my quest for a replacement.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • shred - Securely delete files in Linux
  • How to Periodically remove temporary files in Linux
  • Get to know Linux: File compression
  • Ten essential Python tips for beginners
  • .bashrc vs. .bash_profile
  • How to Run Opera Mini browser on your Computer
  • Backup and restore FreeBSD using Fixit CD
  • Command Line Basics: Count Files
  • Shell Script Execution Guidelines for Newbies
  • How To Add Shutdown / Reboot Functionality to Fluxbox Window Manager for X
  • YouTube Videos With Linux: Part 3
  • GnuPG-encrypted password store
  • Converting a .avi video to a .dv video
  • findr: a GNU/Unix 'find' helper
  • Use Tucan Manager to download files from various file hosting sites

Linux Needs to Master Hardware to Beat Windows

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Linux

tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis joining us for a discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

How Red Hat Routed the Recession

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Linux
OSS

gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.

Ubuntu books span Koala and Lynx distros

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Sams Publishing has published a 2010 version of its book Ubuntu Unleashed for Karmic Koala and Lucid Lynx releases. The publisher also launched an Ubuntu Linux Starter Kit combination book and boxed distribution, and has updated A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming.

Q&A With Red Hat Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields

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Linux
Interviews

linuxinsider.com: Last month, more than 200 Fedora Project developers and contributors gathered in Toronto for FUDCon, the Fedora Users and Developers Conference. Paul Frields, Red Hat's Fedora Project Leader, talks about FUDCon, what lies ahead for the next generation of FOSS, and how to address some of the lingering problems of Linux communities.

What’s Coming In Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

ctevisions.com: Now that Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out and stable I thought I would look into what is on the horizon for the next release of Ubuntu.

Sun CEO Issues Memo in Wake of Oracle Acquisition Greenlight

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Software
OSS

gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.

Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions

How-To: Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

Firefox 3.6 was released yesterday, after over six months since the last major release, version 3.5. Firefox 3.6 ships with versions for over 70 languages, support for Personas, an add-on allowing you to change the appearance of the tab bar and choose from thousands of themes, improvements to the open video support (like the fullscreen mode), improved JavaScript performance and start-up time, support for the new DOM and HTML5 specs.

ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: A month after NVIDIA launched the GeForce GT 220 graphics card they rolled out the GeForce GT 240, to further fill the performance void between the GT216-based GT 220 and the GeForce GTS 250 that had been around since March. We finally have our hands on a GeForce GT 240 graphics card from the folks over at ECS Elitegroup to see how this GT215 graphics card performs under Linux.

Kernel Log: Long-term maintenance for 2.6.32, util-linux-ng extended

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.32 is to be maintained for 2 to 3 years within the stable series – the maintenance of 2.6.27, however, will probably soon be discontinued or at least downscaled considerably. The util-linux-ng tool collection now contains three additional programs:

openSUSE Brings New Li-F-E To Schools

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: It's a safe bet that the majority of K through 12 students in this country have access to a computer either at home or school. With education budget trends resembling a ski slope (downhill) it only makes sense to look to open source for help.

Internet 2009 in numbers

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there?

Introducing Ubuntu Electronics Remix 9.10

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: We are proud to present today a new Ubuntu-based (or Remix) Linux distribution, this time for electronics. Called Ubuntu Electronics Remix, or UER for short. The goals of the Ubuntu Electronics Remix operating system are to make Ubuntu easy to use for electronics.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.