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Story PCLinuxOS 2013.12 KDE, MATE and LXDE released Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:51pm
Story File-Systems Appear To Slowdown On Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:45pm
Story Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 12:54pm
Story Metro Last Light Comes To Linux, And It Largely Survives The Transition Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:25am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Set to Include Docker Container Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:23am
Story Qt For Tizen Keeps Pushing Ahead Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:18am
Story CyanogenMod rolls out encrypted text messaging by default Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:10am
Story New Goodies Coming in LibreOffice 4.2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:59am
Story KDevelop 4.6 Improves Its UI, GDB Support, PHP Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:52am

Compiz Fusion : Unmatched 3D Environment in Linux

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blog.ashfame: Think Aqua interface in Mac OSX and 3D Flip in Windows Vista was the best looking Operating system? Ever thought that the 3D effects on hacker’s desktop shown in movies are not for real? No need to think again, just read on because the freedom and flexibility Compiz Fusion provides is beyond imagination.

Bringing Open Source Best Practices into Corporations Using a Software Forge

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riehle.org: A software forge is a tools platform for collaborative software development, similar to integrated CASE environments. In this paper, we discuss our experiences with using a software forge to bring open source best practices into corporations.

Four Useful FUSE Implementations

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fosswire.com: FUSE is a project that makes it easy for developers to build filesystems and virtual filesystems, by allowing their code to run in userspace, rather than at the kernel level. In this post, I’m going to round up four useful implementations of FUSE.

I'm running Gnome

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KDE

blog.flameeyes.eu: I dislike the way KDE 4 is being developed, with a focus on eyecandy rather than on features. This is easily shown by the Oxygen style; not only it is taking up a amount of screen real estate for widgets that remind me of Keramik, but it’s also tremendously slow. But this is just one of the issues I have with KDE recently. There are some policies I really, really, dislike in KDE.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Commands used to Admin the server

  • Use apt url instead of using a terminal
  • How Install Microsoft Office in Ubuntu with Wine
  • Enable and Disable "root" on Ubuntu Linux
  • Guide to faster Ubuntu
  • NoMachine NX fails on Fedora 9 — here’s the solution
  • Nautilus File Selection

Leaving the mockup phase

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KDE
Software

nienhueser.de: Found some time this weekend to continue working on the contacts plasmoid and some basic functionality is now there. Kudos to the plasma team for the great API. The data engine now supports querying kopete, but is designed to support other contact backends in the future.

A first look at Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: I must admit that my curiosity got the better of me when screenshots of Ubuntu’s 8.10, otherwise known as Intrepid ibex, started to make their appearance. It is only at alpha2 stage so it’s definitely a no-no for production systems. However, it does run surprisingly smoothly even at this stage.

Unboxing the FreeRunner

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Hardware

kdubois.net: Last Tuesday, my Openmoko Freerunner showed up in the mail. I don’t really want to make rash comments about the software yet, as it will take a me a bit to acclimate to the state of the openmoko project. I do feel that its very safe to say that this phone is not ready to hit prime time just yet.

Enterprise open source gaining traction: survey

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computerworld.co.nz: At its symposium in Lisbon last month, Forrester talked to application development and enterprise architecture professionals from European firms that are actively using open source.

Simplis GNU/Linux: A new face in GNU/Linux Town

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: We see many new Linux distributions released on regular basis. Some are based upon already existing major Linux distributions while others are independent projects. But not all will attract your attention until there is something really unique about them.

Baine is on Ubuntu

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hyelbaine.blogspot: To the very few readers of this blog, I'm proud to present you my first blog post on a desktop or PC that is not from Microsoft Windows. Yes after much thought and deliberation, I've decided to give Linux a shot.

Do open source applications take security seriously?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Not according to the folks at Fortify, who today are issuing a blistering report claiming open source projects and companies don’t take security seriously at all.

Ubuntu advantages

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jldugger.livejournal: There are some advantages to running Ubuntu I can think of, but not among those is "never search the internet for drivers again". There is a perception that this is special to Ubuntu or Linux. Oh, and also that it's true.

5 Easy Backup Solutions for Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Be it Noobs or a geeks - computers are indispensable for either of the clans. The amount of data which resides in the form nibbles and bits is enormous. Backing up your data is of prime importance from work/business point of view.

Ubuntu VS Other Linux Distributions

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computingtech.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. There are common directories and utilities between the two, and functionality is fundamentally the same. So what makes Ubuntu different from other Linux distributions?

Linux at Lowes

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helpmerick.com: I'm in the middle of a pretty major house refurbishing right now and am making frequent trips to the hardware stores and elsewhere. Today, while asking a Lowes rep a question, I glanced at one of the computer screens and saw Firefox for Lowes on the title bar.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Fedora 9

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Fedora 9 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

today's left overs

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  • LSD Man Page. More Linux/Unix Humor

  • HP's ultra-portable Mini-Note
  • Cognos taps Novell SUSE Linux for mainframe debut
  • How to use Network Configuration Tool
  • KDE4: Installing and configuring Network Manager
  • MY KDE dream
  • Dell begins rolling out Ubuntu 8.04, adds media codecs
  • Software Freedom Day 2008
  • How to install GiMP 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 8.4
  • Ubuntu Kaipidi Thozhargal - Across Tamil Nadu

A (very) brief visit with OpenSuse 11.0

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SUSE

kmandla.wordpress: I threatened to abandon my Arch Linux installation the other day, and that happened of course — Crux is recompiling as I type. In between those two I installed OpenSuse just for a lark, and because I don’t think I ever worked with it before.

This is not a GTK+ 3.0 blog post

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flors.wordpress: I have been trying to follow the intense debate tagged GTK+ 3.0 and actually covering a lot more, from the longest post to the shortest. If I was into film criticism I would say that the story is evolving from decadentism to apocalypticism, with elements of final time, esoterism, conspiracy, dualism and reincarnation. It’s confusing… but solvable.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Unable To Boot Lenovo Yoga 900 & 900; Is Microsoft At Fault?
    The popular device developer Lenovo has verified the claims that Lenovo Yoga 900 and 900s unable to boot Linux OS but only Microsoft Windows 10. The new Lenovo convertible laptop, Lenovo Yoga 900 and 900s, would reject and decline any attempt to install Linux operating system, making users turn their heads to Microsoft as the suspect for this issue. [...] This issue about the OS started when an identity of BaronHK posted on Reddit about installing Linux on the latest Lenovo Yoga book in which BaronHK encountered being blocked by a locked solid state drive (SSD) which Linux cannot define itself, and come up to link the issue to Microsoft.
  • How Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Performance Compares To Some Other Linux Distros
    The final Ubuntu 16.10 Beta for "Yakkety Yak" was released this week and we found its performance doesn't differ much from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with the exception of the newer graphics stack) while here are some results comparing it to other modern Linux distributions. Tested for this quick, one-page-article comparison were Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2, Clear Linux 10660, Fedora 24, openSUSE Tumbleweed 20160927, and the Arch-based Antergos 16.9-Rolling release.
  • Qt 3D WIP branches
  • New Qt 3D Functionality Is Being Worked On
    Sean Harmer of KDAB is organizing work around some upcoming "major Qt 3D features" for the open-source toolkit. It's not known if the next round of Qt 3D features will be ready for the Qt 5.9 tool-kit release, but KDAB is looking to have these new branches for feature work with continuous integration coverage.
  • Cross-compiling WebKit2GTK+ for ARM
    Of course, I know for a fact that many people use local recipes to cross-compile WebKit2GTK+ for ARM (or simply build in the target machine, which usually takes a looong time), but those are usually ad-hoc things and hard to reproduce environments locally (or at least hard for me) and, even worse, often bound to downstream projects, so I thought it would be nice to try to have something tested with upstream WebKit2GTK+ and publish it on trac.webkit.org,
  • Should we drop Vala?
    Is it Vala development a waste of time? Is Vala suitable for long term support libraries?
  • SUSECON 2016: Where Technology Reigns Supreme [Ed: “Article Sponsor: SUSE”]
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/39
  • Free software activities in September 2016

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Linux Kernel 4.7.6 Is Out with MIPS and OCFS2 Improvements, Updated Drivers
    Today, September 30, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the latest stable Linux 4.7 kernel series. Linux kernel 4.7.6 comes only five days after the release of the previous maintenance version, Linux kernel 4.7.5, and, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the last update, it changes a total of 76 files, with 539 insertions and 455 deletions. In summary, it updates multiple drivers, adds improvements to various filesystems and hardware architectures, and improves the networking stack.
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.23 LTS Has ARM and MIPS Improvements, Updated Filesystems, More
    Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.6, Greg Kroah-Hartman proudly informed the community about the general availability of the Linux 4.4.23 LTS kernel. The Linux 4.4 kernel is a long-term supported branch, the latest and most advanced one, used in many stable and reliable GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Alpine Linux 3.4. Therefore, it is imperative for it to receive regular updates that bring fixes to the most important issues, as well as other general improvements.
  • From NFS to LizardFS
    If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that we started our data servers out using NFS on ext4 mirrored over DRBD, hit some load problems, switched to btrfs, hit load problems again, tried a hacky workaround, ran into problems, dropped DRBD for glusterfs, had a major disaster, switched back to NFS on ext4 mirrored over DRBD, hit more load problems, and finally dropped DRBD for ZFS.
  • IBM's Ginni Rometty Tells Bankers Not To Rest On Their Digital Laurels
  • BUS1, The Successor To KDBUS, Formally Unveiled -- Aiming For Mainline Linux Kernel
    BUS1 has been in development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism building off the failed KDBUS project. An "RFC" will soon be sent out to Linux kernel developers about BUS1 and the subject will be discussed at next month's Kernel Summit. David Herrmann, one of the BUS1 developers, presented at this week's systemd.conf conference about the new capability-based IPC for Linux. He talked about how BUS1 is superior to KDBUS, how BUS1 is similar to Android's Binder, Chrome's Mojo, Solaris' Doors, and other common IPC implementations.
  • A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant
    In addition to the BUS1 presentation, also exciting from the systemd.conf 2016 conference is a thorough walkthrough of a new wireless daemon for Linux being developed by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center. Intel has been developing a new wireless daemon for Linux to potentially replace wpa_supplicant. This new daemon isn't yet public but the code repositories for it will be opened up in the next few weeks. This new daemon has improvements around persistency, WiFi management, reduced abstractions for different operating systems and legacy interfaces, and changes to operation. This daemon is designed to be very lightweight and work well for embedded Linux use-cases especially, including IoT applications.