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Story Turin to Be First Italian City to Adopt Ubuntu, Unshackle from the “Tyranny of Proprietary Software” Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:24pm
Story Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:14pm
Story On Navigating Laws and Licenses with Open Source Projects Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:06pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:02pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Mozilla Firefox On Wayland Is Progressing Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:59pm
Story Raspberry Pi add-on board controls entire buildings Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:52pm
Story GNU Linux-libre 3.16-gnu is now available Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:38pm
Story The Wacom Input Driver Gets Enhanced With Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2014 - 5:23pm

On Configuring The Linux Kernel For Debugging

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Linux
HowTos

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: In this blog let’s look at something simple, yet apparently, not used nearly enough. Let’s look at configuring the Linux kernel with various options for debugging.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Battle of OS: Linux vs Windows

  • Configure Your System With Ubuntu Tweak
  • The next update viewer
  • Sysadmins. Do your job!
  • Red Hat Linux joins Cisco for Unified Computing push
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 63
  • KDEtwitter
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 1 Episode 4
  • The return of Annvix
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/17
  • HP Mini 1000 Netbook Review
  • I hate Windows
  • Apache's Ongoing Licensing Bout with Sun
  • DISA to open source administrative software
  • Ubuntu 8.10 on the AA1 - follow-up review
  • SFLS - Episode 0x09: Karen F. Copenhaver
  • Special Source 6 Released
  • Newspapers Going Online-Only Should Look at FOSS Content Management
  • Linux Vs. ... Google, Sort Of
  • DirectX 10 coming to Linux through WINE and CrossOver
  • Imagine booting up, logging on before your hair turns gray
  • Knoppix 6.0 on Netbooks Redux
  • No recession woes for open source
  • Comux 001100
  • Why Is the Ubuntu-based Dell Mini 9 Unfinished?
  • PCLinuxOS 2009 Screenshots

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Software Tip: Using Unetbootin

  • Change file extension revisited
  • Apt-get Update GPG Key Errors and Fix
  • Linux Printing Tips
  • PLAIN Smtpd Auth with Postfix (faster than light)
  • The fastest way to disable PC speaker
  • Access the X Window Clipboard from Command Line with xclip
  • The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2009.1
  • Quick Fix for the ‘Size Mismatch’ When Updating Ubuntu Linux
  • HowTo get a small sample dataset from a mysql database
  • Avoid Gentoo emerge steal all your CPU cycles
  • Setting Up Gmail With Evolution In Ubuntu

Google Chrome on Linux progressing

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Ubuntu users (or users of a Ubuntu-based distro) who have been waiting patiently for the chance to play with Google Chrome, there's now a dead simple way for you to do it.

Some KDE stuff i would like to have fixed..

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KDE

blusrcu.ba: Well there are some stuff that i would like to have fixed in near future in KDE 4.x. Let’s start right away.

Vote early, vote often: "We're Linux" voting begins

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux Foundation “We’re Linux” contest is entering its final stages. This weekend, the submission phase wrapped up and now it’s time for the larger community to do what it does best: Submit the work to as many eyeballs as possible to find the best entries.

Fun Learning Games For Kids 2-10 on Ubuntu

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Software

codepad.classhelper.org: Teachers are always on the lookout for educational software that can actually hold a child’s attention. Instead of cutting the kids loose on the Xbox, why not give GCompris a try?

Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal

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Software

makeuseof.com: So you spend most of your time on the terminal? Just entered a few commands? Feeling bored? How about some command line games? Yep, there are some oldies but goldies you can delve into for a little recreation on the terminal.

Discouraging Software Patent Lawsuits

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Linux

press.redhat.com: Recently we’ve seen some surprising comments about Red Hat’s stand on software patents and, in particular, about one of its patent applications related to the AMQP specification. It looks like clarification is called for.

Linux For The Masses: A Universal Package Manager

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Software

daniweb.com: A little while ago, a friend of mine tapped me on the shoulder--virtually speaking--and asked me why there isn't an easier way to install software on a Linux computer.

Ubuntu is Linux: Really?

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Ubuntu

dgoodmaniii.wordpress: I happened upon a post over at Penguin Pete’s entitled Ubuntu is Not Linux: Pass it On!, and found myself nodding the entire time. Ubuntu is not Linux.

Stallman: Free software Is Not About Saving Money

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: Companies turning to open source in the recession should know that free software is about much more, according to the GNU founder.

5 Technologies that will shape the future of Linux

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Sci/Tech

handlewithlinux.com: I like to contemplate the technology of the future and there are some things I think will be very important in the future of Linux. Following a small list of 5 technologies that will in my opinion shape the future of linux.

Smallest full-featured Linux PC ever?

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: CompuLab is readying a full-featured Ubuntu Linux PC that draws six Watts and costs $245-to-$400. Measuring 4 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches, the Fit-PC2 would be dwarfed by a stack of three CD jewel-cases.

GNOME 2.26

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Software

techpark6.com: GNOME 2.26 is set for release for March 18th and if you’re wondering exactly what the developers have cooked up for their latest bi-annual release, well you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Open Source Gaming Projects To Revive

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Software

freegamer.blogspot: The great thing about open source is a project can never become extinct - there is always a chance of it being brought back to life either by the original authors who re-find their motivation, by new contributors who see the potential, or a mixture of both.

Open Enterprise Interview: Mike Olson, Cloudera

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Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday, I wrote about the launch of the open source company Cloudera. Olson explains the background to the company, and to Hadoop, the software it is based on: what it does, and why business might want to use it; he talks about his company's services and business model, and why he thinks cloud computing is neither a threat nor an opportunity for open source.

Where Ubuntu Fits Between Apple, Microsoft

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The past 48 hours have been filled with drama for me. My MacBook Pro died on March 15, forcing me to scramble all of my blogging and business efforts over to a System76’s Pangolin Performance laptop running Ubuntu.

Introduction to the xmonad Tiling Window Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: What good is having a large display if you’re constantly rearranging windows to fit them on the screen? I got tired of try to fit a web browser with other smaller windows and decided to try xmonad, a tiling window manager that could do this for me.

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more