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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 8:04pm
Story The Wine development release 1.7.49 is now available Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 6:59pm
Story Why Linux enthusiasts are arguing over Purism's sleek, idealistic Librem laptops Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 6:53pm
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Story KDE's Breeze Icons Get Expanded For Plasma 5.4 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 3:43pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 3:36pm
Story Ubuntu's Deb-Based Software Center Fails As An App Store Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:59pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" KDE Released with KDE 4.14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:48pm
Story A Couple of Mockups for Plasma Mobile Look Better than the Original Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:45pm
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Why did I choose to use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Currently I prefer to use Ubuntu, after I felt the ability to provide Ubuntu Graphical on my laptop, especially Ubuntu 10.04. There are a few that made me feel at home using and choosing Ubuntu Linux operating system, which are as follows:

Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open

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OSS The term "open core" essentially means that the heart of a software project is built on, and remains, open source but added features may not be (particularly a commercial version intended for enterprise use).VC-funded software startups love this model.

User Space File Systems Having file systems in the kernel has its pros and cons. Being able to write file systems in user-space also has some pros and cons, but FUSE (File System in Userspace) allows you to create some pretty amazing results.

openSUSE Linux seeks own direction, more autonomy from Novell

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SUSE The developers behind openSUSE are drafting a new "community statement" as part of a broader effort to define a technical strategy for their project. The purpose of the community statement is to describe the kind of collaborative environment that the project wants to create as it refines its technical focus.

Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

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Moz/FF Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash.

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

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Software Xnoise is basically an music player but it can also play videos too and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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Software The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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Moz/FF The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

Fedora 14 design proposals

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The Fedora design team is looking for submissions for the 'release theme' for Fedora 14 - essentially the desktop background and related images that derive from it - and feedback on existing submissions, which you can find on the wiki page. You can send your feedback to the design mailing list. Martin Sourada has a blog post up, as does Luya Tshimbalanga. Here's your chance to get involved and make sure Fedora 14 looks sharp!

Mandriva Saved By New Investors

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MDV After weeks of concern about the "catastrophic state of it's finances" and an indefiniete delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors.

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off

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  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off
  • Summit 2010, here I come.
  • Red Hat CEO: Cloud Can’t Exist Without Open Source
  • Small Business: How Red Hat Will Attack Microsoft Stronghold
  • Amdocs Selects Red Hat
  • Red Hat Named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek 50
  • Red Hat Hires Novell Veteran for Virtualization Push
  • Red Hat Focuses on Partnerships With Q1 Earnings Ahead

Open Season : Maverick

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Ubuntu It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! It’s that time of the year again, time to start hunting down those nasty trivial Papercut bugs.

Text editing with Nano made easy

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tuxradar.comNano supports syntax highlighting. Nano supports text justification. And yet, Nano is so much easier than Emacs or Vim. Discover the hidden power of this versatile command line text editor - you may never want to go back to the GUI again!

Canonical Assimilated by the OIN Borg

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Ubuntu Today, June 22, 2010, The Open Invention Network (OIN) announced that Canonical, the company that owns and produces the Ubuntu Linux distribution, joins its ranks as the first Associate Member.

hal’s day of reckoning

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kmandla.wordpress: I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

Linux just works? Not for everyone!

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Linux You read about it everywhere on forums, mailing lists and in just about every Linux verses windows flame war. Linux just works is claimed. Then there is the counter claim that Linux didn't do this or that had no drivers. So what is the story here? Does Linux just work or not?

The Unbuntu SEO Experiment

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Linux Since Ubuntu is without doubt the most popular Linux distribution at the moment, a lot of people are making search queries about it using keywords like ubuntu forums, install ubuntu, ubuntu howto, etc. However, there are also plenty of people who are making mistakes while searching for Ubuntu.

Introducing Your KDE Software Labels

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KDE A while ago, the KDE promo team organized a competition to choose a design for labels that producers of software within our community can use to show that they are part of KDE. Today we are happy to announce the winning designs:

VLC version drops support for spyware

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Software OPEN SOURCE media player Videolan has been forced to drop Shoutcast support in its latest version.

today's leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu on TV: The IT Crowd
  • Cute Knight Kingdom For GNU/Linux Released
  • Linux Odyssey 2010 - Logging Software
  • Meet Steve Kowalik
  • Enabling --as-needed, whose task is it?
  • Augmented reality in openSUSE 11.2
  • Boston's Summer of (FOSS) Love
  • Isadora KDE Development Report
  • GRUB 2 boot problems
  • Linux Action Show! s12e06 - Nokia N900 Review
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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: