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Story It's optional for now, but Linux Mint expects to switch to systemd next year Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 7:32pm
Story Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 7:28pm
Story From Windows XP to Linux: Adding to the List Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 7:20pm
Story New to Linux? 5 Apps You Didn’t Know You Were Missing Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 4:09pm
Story 10 Linux Dream Jobs - What's Yours? Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 3:49pm
Story Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 1:55pm
Story Windows Users Are Top Downloaders of elementary OS "Freya" Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:21pm
Story Gaming Community Asks for Open Source GOG Galaxy Client Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:18pm
Story 3 big lessons I learned from running an open source company Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:14pm
Story VENOM, don’t get bitten. Rianne Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 12:09pm

Download every SI 2010 swimsuit photo with a Perl script

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downloadsquad.com: Don't you just love random tips? Justin, a Download Squad reader, just pointed out a rather neat Perl script that downloads every Sports Illustrated 2010 swimsuit photo.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 4)

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Linux

h-online.com: Several changes to the X86 and KVM code are to speed up the kernel's own hypervisor. The kernel developers once again revised and considerably extended the still emerging tracing infrastructure.

Delta Informatique Deploys Mandriva for banking system

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MDV

mandriva.com (PR): Mandriva, with its Mandriva Linux 2009 solution, allowed Delta Informatique to migrate to a reliable and secure environment optimising work time and limiting maintenance and compatability problems.

Simply Mepis 8.5 beta4 review

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Linux

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: Despite being a self-confessed distro-hopper, I have dwelled for a long time with Sidux. As a hardcore KDE fan, the obvious choice was to test Simply Mepis 8.5 beta 4.

Winter Olympics on Linux

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Software

tirania.org/blog: The amazing Moonlight Team lead by Chris Toshok just released Preview 2 of Moonlight 3 just in time for the Winter Olympics' broadcast.

Parsix 3.0r2 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Parsix is a Linux distribution based on Kanotix and Debian. It is purely a desktop-focused distribution. The last major release was Parsix 3.0r0 (aka Kev). This review is of Parsix 3.0r2, the second update release of Kev.

My (Updated) Experiences with Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

itnewstoday.com: Ubuntu 9.10 was reviewed right here on this site. At the time, I found that the temporary theme wasn’t the greatest thing that I’ve ever seen, though it was a worthy upgrade to anyone using 9.04. However, since then my experiences with it have changed my view considerably.

Review: Crunchbang Linux 9.04.01

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Linux

raiden.net: Crunchbang Linux is built on the base provided by Ubuntu 9.04, but replaces Gnome with the lightweight and flexible Openbox environment and a different selection of default applications and utilities.

A Glimpse of KDE 4.4 Netbook Interface

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KDE

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The KDE 4.4 Software Compilation was released at the beginning of this week. It will take a little time for this to filter down into the popular Linux distributions, of course, but I have been waiting anxiously to see how the KDE Netbook desktop develops.

NTFS Disk Recovery

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
HowTos

Mary, the daughter of a friend is in college: her Windows XP laptop constantly reboots and, we suspect, has a bad hard drive. The system will boot a live CD (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Desktop), and data on the hard drive can be read. During boot, the live CD identifies disk errors and tries unsuccessfully to repair them.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • You don’t need Kopete Facebook plugin anymore
  • Fedora Rawhide Quickly Switching To Fedora 14
  • GNOME is better than KDE?
  • Firefogg: Transcoding videos to open web standards with Mozilla Firefox
  • Homosapien Metacity Customizer
  • GNOME accessibility - the future
  • One window to rule them all: window tabbing in KDE 4.4
  • Google boots music blogs, claiming copyright fouls
  • Asustek Wants to Become Another Apple with Open-Source Platforms
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #340
  • FLOSS Weekly 108: Henrique Bastos

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Save and Restore MBR in Linux
  • VirtualBox/Linux Mint 8: Changing Screen Resolution
  • Using Facebook XMPP chat on Ubuntu
  • Decorate Grub 2 boot loader using BURG
  • Linux Mint 8 Enabling DVD Playback
  • Upgrade your Kernel the easy way in Ubuntu | LinuxMint
  • Another ten essential Python tips
  • Quick and Dirty with OpenOffice Base
  • Dependency Problem Installing sun-java6-plugin
  • Taking Command of the Terminal with GNU Screen
  • Kubuntu Karmic, KDE 4.4 and Nepomuk
  • Cedega Install: KDE4
  • Drawing a straight line in GIMP
  • Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu
  • Cinecutie - New Video editor and composer
  • Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux With Wine-doors
  • Install KDE4.4 in openSUSE 11.2

Screenshot Tour of KDE 4.4

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KDE

techie-buzz.com: Earlier, the KDE team had announced the availability of version 4.4 of the popular desktop environment, KDE. I’d been running the RC2 version of KDE 4.4 since it was made available. And today I’ve upgraded to the release version. Here are some screenshots:

The five most popular corporate open-source programs

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blogs.computerworld: We all know that lots of companies use open-source software. Trying to get a handle on what open-source programs they use can be a little harder. That's why OpenLogic, an open-source software support company's recent report on both their growth and what programs businesses are asking for help with is interesting.

Ubuntu Yahoo Search Page

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Yahoo Search Start Page
  • Yahoo struggles to gain search respect
  • Yahoo executives address "misconception" about search

Still more console chat and messenger apps

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Software

kmandla.wordpress.com: It seems like every time I scrounge the Internet looking for console applications, I trip over two or three chat clients or an instant messenger or two. They breed like rabbits.

Open Source Routers Are Worth Considering

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Hardware

law.com: When you buy a computer today, you choose between the consumer-friendly platforms of Windows or Mac. Alternatives such as Linux are completely ignored. While open source operating systems may not be prevalent in the consumer computer market, the concept has successfully spread to other nooks and crannies of technology.

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today's leftover

  • DXVK Is Making Some Steadfast Progress In Running Direct3D 11 Over Vulkan
    Last month on Phoronix I featured the DXVK project that's working to implement Direct3D 11 over Vulkan (not to be confused with VK9 as the separate effort to get D3D9 over Vulkan). This project is making a surprising amount of progress in its early stages.
  • How to Search PDF Files from the Terminal with pdfgrep
  • Librsvg moves to Gitlab
    Librsvg now lives in GNOME's Gitlab instance. You can access it here. Gitlab allows workflows similar to Github: you can create an account there, fork the librsvg repository, file bug reports, create merge requests... Hopefully this will make it nicer for contributors.
  • Debsources now in sources.debian.org
    Debsources is a web application for publishing, browsing and searching an unpacked Debian source mirror on the Web. With Debsources, all the source code of every Debian release is available in https://sources.debian.org, both via an HTML user interface and a JSON API. This service was first offered in 2013 with the sources.debian.net instance, which was kindly hosted by IRILL, and is now becoming official under sources.debian.org, hosted on the Debian infrastructure.
  • Which one is for you? Compare Gear S3, Gear Sport or Gear Fit2 Pro
  • Ubucon Europe 2018 Ubuntu Conference Announced for 27-29 April in Xixón, Spain
    The organizers of the Ubucon Europe conference for Ubuntu Linux users, contributors and developers announced the official dates next year's Ubucon Europe 2018 event. Don't pack your bags just yet for the next Ubuntu conference, but at least you should mark your calendars for April 27, 28, and 29 of 2018, when the Ubucon Europe 2018 conference will take place. Where? The event will be held in Spain this time, in the city of Xixón, at the municipal facilities of Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. "Ubucon Europe 2018 will be held this year in Xixón, Spain on 27, 28 and 29 April 2018 in the Spanish city of Xixón at the municipal facilities of the Antiguo Instituto. For further information please write to ubuconeurope2018 AT gmail.com," wrote the organizers in a tweet earlier this morning.
  • #13: (Much) Faster Package (Re-)Installation via Binaries
  • RVowpalWabbit 0.0.10

Ataribox and Chromebooks

  • Ataribox preorders and crowdfunding campaign open on December 14
    Atari will start taking preorders for its Ataribox game console starting December 14. The New York company will also start its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo at that time. In an email blast, Atari said, “We at Atari are thrilled to introduce you to our first new gaming hardware in over 20 years. Welcome to Ataribox. Preorders will officially open on December 14, 2017. Our community is the absolute backbone of Atari, and we’d like to offer our earliest supporters a chance to grab Ataribox at an exclusive discount. Keep an eye on that inbox for your chance to order yours.”
  • Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops
    It's no secret that I'm not a Windows fan. I'm beginning to wonder if Microsoft isn't either. Hear me out. On Nov. 27, Chromebook users discovered that Office 365 would run on some of their laptops. To be exact, we now know you can download and run Office 365 on Samsung Chromebook Pro, Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook 15, and the Acer C771.