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Story Razer teases Android TV-based microconsole Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 4:15pm
Story Raspberry Pi NOOBS 1.3.8: Get it, try it, and have fun Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 4:12pm
Story MIT scientists create 36-core chip speed demon Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 3:33pm
Story What's Next For Fedora? Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 3:31pm
Story With Android L, Google makes pitch for enterprise users Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:50am
Story New Features Coming For Qt 5.4 Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:45am
Story Why Raspberry Pi is still the white knight of education Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 10:21am
Story Where KDE is going - Part 1 Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:49am
Story Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0r1 Is an Interesting Debian and GNOME 3.10 Mix Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:12am
Story The big takeaway from Google I/O: Linux everywhere Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 9:07am

Mark Shuttleworth Strikes the Right Tone On Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some people are scratching their heads over recent Windows 7-related comments attributed to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. I think Shuttleworth was stating that healthy competition drives IT innovation. And an innovative, motivated Microsoft is good for Linux.

Keith Tokash and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ccieflyer.com: I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express.

The next challenge for Linux

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Linux

paulspontifications.blogspot: I was in the local branch of "Currys" and they had some little netbooks, and taped next to each one was a little note saying something to the effect of "This runs Linux, so it won't run Windows software". It was a local version of a wider story about Linux:

Open Source's Moment is Now

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OSS

daniweb.com: There are number of factors coming together that lead me to believe that open source's moment is right now, today, this year.

Gnome vs KDE in Ubuntu - 2009

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Software

ubuntuswitch.blogspot: Ubuntu uses as default Gnome and Kubuntu uses KDE. If we are to keep the facts straight we need to also take into consideration the versions. Ubuntu OS taken into consideration is 8.10 called (Intrepid Ibex). Ubuntu 8.10 uses Gnome 2.24 and Kubuntu 8.10 uses KDE 4.1.

Intel Graphics Regressions In Ubuntu 9.04?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: A month ago we compared Intel's graphics performance between Ubuntu 8.10 and the latest Ubuntu 9.04 daily snapshot at the time. With those tests we found Intel's performance had degraded significantly.

Linux Distro Review - Dreamlinux 3.5 RC4

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: Dreamlinux is the only distro I know that has Broadcom B43, Madwifi, athkk, ath9k, Intel wireless drivers out of the box. Other Debian and Ubuntu based distros require you to download to install restricted drivers.

Five Applications for Netbook Bliss

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Software

linux-magazine.com: Want to beef up the software bundle that comes with your Linux-based Netbook? Here are five nifty applications and tools that are worth a closer look.

Postfix Virtual Hosting With OpenLDAP And Dovecot On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This how to will allow you to configure a Postfix mail server with virtual hosting. Virtual hosting means that you can add as many maildomains as you want and subsequentially as many mailboxes for these domains as you want.

Review: Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Based on Ubuntu 8.10, you might pass Linux Mint off as being yet another Ubuntu spin-off, though Mint has been around now for while (first release was on the 27th of August, 2006) and it's still a popular distribution, sitting in the number 3 spot on the Distrowatch page hit ranks.

A Final Word on Kubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

sharplinux.blogspot: I wanted to report on my experiences with KDE 4.1 and Kubuntu 8.10. I succumbed to the temptation to upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04 (which uses the KDE 3.5.9 version) to Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.1.

Three Little Utilities That Make a Big Difference

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Software

linuxloop.com: One of the things that I love about being a Linux user is that there are tons of incredibly useful little tools. These are three of the “killer apps” I use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linuxcutioner

  • iftop - display bandwidth usage on an interface by host
  • Must-have Geeky Exercise Machines
  • Make Your Evolution Mail Client Sound Like You’ve Got Mail
  • Little Linux Puzzle
  • National Word Processors?
  • Simple plotting with gnuplot
  • From Windows to Unix: a mental journey
  • Linux Keyboard Shortcuts: Safe Way to Exit During System Freezes
  • 13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor
  • SVN: Load dump in
  • FLOSS Weekly 53: FOG
  • Using mencoder to convert Videos in Linux
  • wmii - Simple Window Manager
  • Using Gmail with mutt, the minimal way (IMAP update)
  • The Ubuntu Linux, Possibly Humorous, Religious Marathon Continues

New to Ubuntu? Here are some tips for you!

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ubuntu.imoka.net: When they hear about Linux, most of the people are running away because they heard that horror story which says that installing software in Linux is a nightmare. This is not true!

Minimal word processors

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Software

blogs.gentoo: I've just discovered two very interesting minimal word processors. They're designed by writers, for writers.

PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express - Oh boy

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Hardware

linuxtidbits.wordpress: Lately I bought an old pc to use as a server and needed a network card for it. I didn’t think it be such a hassle but because of multiple PCI specs finding a card wasn’t easy. Theres been alot of confusion about pci cards and what card to get for your computer.

Top 10 Linux Games (FPS)

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Gaming

macgruber.org: Being an avid Linux user I hear lots of people complain that there are no good games for our operating system, so I have put together a top 10 list of the best FPS games in the spirit of proving them wrong.

Open Season for Linux Contests

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: Contests, at their best, can highlight creative thinking and originality. In the Linux community, there seems to be an serious overabundance of both. Four different contests -

Now, you too can shave Bdale's beard

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OSS

itwire.com: One of the happenings at the 10th Australian national Linux conference that attracted the most attention was the shaving of Bdale Garbee's beard by Linus Torvalds. One clever game developer has come up with a game where you can shave Bdale's beard.

Review: Granular 1.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IS it OK to be superficial sometimes? The reason I ask is that I was drawn to Granular 1.0, a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS.

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Leftovers: Software

Linux and FOSS Events

  • Debian SunCamp 2017 Is Taking Place May 18-21 in the Province of Girona, Spain
    It looks like last year's Debian SunCamp event for Debian developers was a total success and Martín Ferrari is back with a new proposal that should take place later this spring during four days full of hacking, socializing, and fun. That's right, we're talking about Debian SunCamp 2017, an event any Debian developer, contributor, or user can attend to meet his or hers Debian buddies, hack together on new projects or improve existing ones by sharing their knowledge, plan upcoming features and discuss ideas for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Pieter Hintjens In Memoriam
    Pieter Hintjens was a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He was an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He designed AMQP in 2004, and founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007. He was the author of the O'Reilly ZeroMQ book, "Culture and Empire", "The Psychopath Code", "Social Architecture", and "Confessions of a Necromancer". He was the president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), and fought the software patent directive and the standardisation of the Microsoft OOXML Office format. He also organized the Internet of Things (IOT) Devroom here at FOSDEM for the last 3 years. In April 2016 he was diagnosed with terminal metastasis of a previous cancer.
  • foss-gbg on Wednesday
    The topics are Yocto Linux on FPGA-based hardware, risk and license management in open source projects and a product release by the local start-up Zifra (an encryptable SD-card). More information and free tickets are available at the foss-gbg site.

Leftovers: OSS

  • When Open Source Meets the Enterprise
    Open source solutions have long been an option for the enterprise, but lately it seems they are becoming more of a necessity for advanced data operations than merely a luxury for IT techs who like to play with code. While it’s true that open platforms tend to provide a broader feature set compared to their proprietary brethren, due to their larger and more diverse development communities, this often comes at the cost of increased operational complexity. At a time when most enterprises are looking to shed their responsibilities for infrastructure and architecture to focus instead on core money-making services, open source requires a fairly high level of in-house technical skill. But as data environments become more distributed and reliant upon increasingly complex compilations of third-party systems, open source can provide at least a base layer of commonality for resources that support a given distribution.
  • EngineerBetter CTO: the logical truth about software 'packaging'
    Technologies such as Docker have blended these responsibilities, causing developers to need to care about what operating system and native libraries are available to their applications – after years of the industry striving for more abstraction and increased decoupling!
  • What will we do when everything is automated?
    Just translate the term "productivity of American factories" into the word "automation" and you get the picture. Other workers are not taking jobs away from the gainfully employed, machines are. This is not a new trend. It's been going on since before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Industry creates machines that do the work of humans faster, cheaper, with more accuracy and with less failure. That's the nature of industry—nothing new here. However, what is new is the rate by which the displacement of human beings from the workforce in happening.
  • Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first
    The open source software promises hard-to-come-by cloud standards and no vendor lock-in, says Forrester's Lauren Nelson. But there's more to consider -- including containers.
  • Set the Agenda at OpenStack Summit Boston
    The next OpenStack Summit is just three months away now, and as is their custom, the organizers have once again invited you–the OpenStack Community–to vote on which presentations will and will not be featured at the event.
  • What’s new in the world of OpenStack Ambassadors
    Ambassadors act as liaisons between multiple User Groups, the Foundation and the community in their regions. Launched in 2013, the OpenStack Ambassador program aims to create a framework of community leaders to sustainably expand the reach of OpenStack around the world.
  • Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

Proprietary Traps and Openwashing

  • Integrate ONLYOFFICE Online Editors with ownCloud [Ed: Proprietary software latches onto FOSS]
    ONLYOFFICE editors and ownCloud is the match made in heaven, wrote once one of our users. Inspired by this idea, we developed an integration app for you to use our online editors in ownCloud web interface.
  • Microsoft India projects itself as open source champion, says AI is the next step [Ed: Microsoft bribes to sabotage FOSS and blackmails it with patents; calls itself "open source"]
  • Open Source WSO2 IoT Server Advances Integration and Analytic Capabilities
    WSO2 has announced a new, fully-open-source WSO2 Internet of Things Server edition that "lowers the barriers to delivering enterprise-grad IoT and mobile solutions."
  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says
    SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday in a case pitting SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store. "If any SAP systems are being indirectly triggered, even if incidentally, and from anywhere in the world, then there are uncategorized and unpriced costs stacking up in the background," warned Robin Fry, a director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services, who has been following the case.
  • “Active Hours” in Windows 10 emphasizes how you are not in control of your own devices
    No edition of Windows 10, except Professional and Enterprise, is expected to function for more than 12 hours of the day. Microsoft most generously lets you set a block of 12 hours where you’re in control of the system, and will reserve the remaining 12 hours for it’s own purposes. How come we’re all fine with this? Windows 10 introduced the concept of “Active Hours”, a period of up to 12 hours when you expect to use the device, meant to reflect your work hours. The settings for changing the device’s active hours is hidden away among Windows Update settings, and it poorly fits with today’s lifestyles. Say you use your PC in the afternoon and into the late evening during the work week, but use it from morning to early afternoon in the weekends. You can’t fit all those hours nor accommodate home office hours in a period of just 12 hours. We’re always connected, and expect our devices to always be there for us when we need them.
  • Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable DRM
    The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the Settings page.