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Cover Art & Lyrics Widget for your desktop

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Software
HowTos

d0od.blogspot: Display album art (and lyrics!) for your playing tracks right on your desktop! Installation is simple, and I'll guide you through making a launcher for it too!

The Bittersweet Facts about OLPC and Sugar

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OLPC

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently, I had to fact-check some older articles I wrote about One Laptop Per Child in order to bring them up to date. This meant digging through the controversy in 2008, and what I found was some pretty appalling human behavior.

Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

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Ubuntu
  • Full Circle magazine - issue 24 released to an unsuspecting public

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review - Desktop Emphasis on the Jaunty Jackalope
  • Jaunty Boots 32% Faster on the MSI Wind
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review
  • Ubuntu is for spinners
  • Kudos to Ubuntu for a great upgrade experience
  • Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: No matter which operating system you want to have installed on your machine, there's one thing they all have in common: partitions. Being able to control the partitions is one of the most basic, most important aspects of mastering your operating system.

File Systems, Disk Defragmentation and more

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Recently I have been reading articles about the new Btrfs and its benchmarks for the Linux kernel. I have also been reading other articles relating to file system maintenance.

5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

  • A Kid’s review of Ubuntu
  • Multimedia Support in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Upgrade Not A Pleasant Experience
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Making Sense of Resources
  • List of Repositories for Ubuntu 9.04
  • Creative Zen X-Fi and Ubuntu Linux - Solution

Distributions: From Ubuntu to Mandriva and Fedora

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Linux

h-online.com: This spring sees a burst of activity for Linux distributions. In addition to Ubuntu and Mandriva, FreeBSD and OpenBSD also put final touches on their new releases

Several powerful console music players for Linux

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Reviews

These players are among the top audio players for console available on Linux. Although several use only a command-line interface, several come with a nice, ncurses-based interface which makes music management easier and pleasant.

A question about Linux

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Every once in a while I get email like this one: "I’m interested to get your opinion on Linux and how it compares to UNIX and other UNIX-like operating systems."

Time is ripe for Microsoft to buy Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

itwire.com: This week was a historic one for Microsoft with the firm reporting its biggest drop in both quarterly profits and revenue in its 23-year history as a public entity.

KDE Brainstorm Monthly Digest - issue 1

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KDE

dennogumi.org: Hello, and welcome to the first “issue” of the KDE Brainstorm monthly digest. There are quite a number of ideas being posted on the KDE Brainstorm, and it would be nice to know how the initiative is faring.

Five Minutes of Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Five Minutes of Kubuntu 9.04

  • Artwork Inconsistencies in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Bugs Aside - Ubuntu 9.04 Is Pretty Slick

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GCC 4.4 improves open source compiler with Graphite

  • Why Gentoo?
  • Gnome Daemon Settings doesn’t load at session Boot (Gnome 2.24) Mandriva
  • Questions About How Oracle Will Handle Sun's Open Source Commitments
  • Using open source software
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review
  • Ubuntu 9.04 not so jaunty
  • Installing Linux with UNetBootin
  • How to install Easy Peasy in Acer Aspire One
  • Tutorial: A web kiosk embedded system
  • Benchmarked: Firefox 3.5 beta 4
  • Again, We Have Another New NVIDIA Driver
  • “DSL” means “doesn’t support Linux” if you’re AT&T
  • Linux Server Admin Tips
  • Great Linux Scripting Hacks From LinuxPlanet
  • Microsoft stuck at top of open source incline
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released
  • Get your software into Linux the easy way
  • Time Your Linux Boot Speed With Bootchart
  • How to format and mount a USB hard drive in Linux
  • Fork Well: It Could Be The Last, Best Hope for Community

Non-Linux FOSS

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: If you're a Linux fan, there's a bit of a tendency to think that Linux and open source are two ways of saying the same thing. However, plenty of FOSS projects exist that don't have anything to do with Linux.

Ubuntu 9.04: 32-bit vs 64-bit benchmarks

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: Most Linux users run a 32-bit distro, and many of them run a 32-bit distro on a 64-bit computer. The question is, why? We put 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 head-to-head with its 64-bit counterpart to see what difference it really makes, and whether old compatibility worries are justified.

We Put the "No" In Innovation!

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Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: A general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

ioquake3 Goes Gold

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Gaming

ARM/Linux netbooks attract carrier support

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: AT&T is putting its weight behind netbooks using ARM processors, calling them the "next big step." The carrier has also begun selling four different subsidized netbooks in Atlanta and Philadelphia, with plans to roll them out nationwide.

Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: You may love Linux or hate it, but when a distribution is complete, there's very little hesitation by commercial operators when it comes to getting the completed operating system out there.

Free Desks and Chairs, Anyone?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: A salesperson walks into your office today and tells you that you have to buy a new, pre-built, expensive desk for every one of your employees. You have to buy a new desk today and replace it every three to five years. You see, you don't really own the desk; you're simply purchasing a license to use the desk.

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Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port
    Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V. There is a in-progress Debian GNU/Linux port to RISC-V along with a repository with packages built for RISC-V. RISC-V for the uninitiated is a promising, open-source ISA for CPUs. So far there isn't any widely-available RISC-V hardware, but there are embedded systems in the works while software emulators are available.
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  • [Video] Ubuntu 17.04 KDE
  • deepin 15.4 Released, With Download Link & Mirrors
    deepin 15.4 GNU/Linux operating system has been released at April 19th 2017. I list here one official download link and two faster mirrors from Sourceforge. I listed here the Mega and Google mirrors as well but remember they don't provide direct download. The 15.4 provided only as 64 bit, the 32 bit version has already dropped (except by commercial support). I hope this short list helps you.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Overlayfs snapshots
    At the 2017 Vault storage conference, Amir Goldstein gave a talk about using overlayfs in a novel way to create snapshots for the underlying filesystem. His company, CTERA Networks, has used the NEXT3 ext3-based filesystem with snapshots, but customers want to be able to use larger filesystems than those supported by ext3. Thus he turned to overlayfs as a way to add snapshots for XFS and other local filesystems. NEXT3 has a number of shortcomings that he wanted to address with overlayfs snapshots. Though it only had a few requirements, which were reasonably well supported, NEXT3 never got upstream. It was ported to ext4, but his employer stuck with the original ext3-based system, so the ext4 version was never really pushed for upstream inclusion.
  • Five days and counting
    It is five days left until foss-north 2017, so it is high time to get your ticket! Please notice that tickets can be bought all the way until the night of the 25th (Tuesday), but catering is only included is you get your ticket on the 24th (Monday), so help a poor organizer and get your tickets as soon as possible!
  • OpenStack Radium? Maybe…but it could be Formidable
    OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.
  • Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU
    Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.” The project had been a part of GNU from May 14 through September 15 of last year, at which time Ms. Rowe very publicly removed the project from GNU while making allegations of misdeeds by both GNU and the Free Software Foundation. Earlier this month, Rowe admitted that she had been dealing with personal issues at the time and had overreacted. The project also indicated that it had reorganized and that Rowe was no longer in full control.
  • Understanding the complexity of copyleft defense

    The fundamental mechanism defending software freedom is copyleft, embodied in GPL. GPL, however, functions only through upholding it--via GPL enforcement. For some, enforcement has been a regular activity for 30 years, but most projects don't enforce: they live with regular violations. Today, even under the Community Principles of GPL Enforcement, GPL enforcement is regularly criticized and questioned. The complex landscape is now impenetrable for developers who wish their code to remain forever free. This talk provides basic history and background information on the topic.

  • After Bill Gates Backs Open Access, Steve Ballmer Discovers The Joys Of Open Data
    A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has had a similar epiphany about openness. Back in 2001, Ballmer famously called GNU/Linux "a cancer". Although he later softened his views on software somewhat, that was largely because he optimistically claimed that the threat to Microsoft from free software was "in the rearview mirror". Not really: today, the Linux-based Android has almost two orders of magnitude more market share than Windows Phone.
  • New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program
    GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate. "We're opening the program up to all developers, even those who don't have paid GitHub accounts," the company announced in a blog post. "That means you can join the program no matter which stage of development you're in,"
  • MuleSoft Joins the OpenAPI Initiative: The End of the API Spec Wars
    Yesterday, MuleSoft, the creators of RAML, announced that they have joined the Open API Initiative. Created by SmartBear Software and based on the wildly popular Swagger Specification, the OpenAPI Initiative is a Linux Foundation project with over 20 members, including Adobe, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.