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Linux users? Who are these people?

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Linux

junauza.com: People who have been using Windows or Mac all their life maybe curious to know who are the minority (Linux users) and why are they still using this unpopular OS. Well, allow me introduce them to you:

Meet the New Apps of Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • Meet the New Apps Getting Ready for Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
  • 11 Crucial Things an Ubuntu Newbie Should Know
  • Should the Ubuntu Release Cycle be Cut Back

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Shutter screenshot tool updates; Gains new features
  • Uget - A complete Download Manager
  • More Patent 101, and some Patent 201
  • Mozilla Developers Talk Up Firefox as a Key Development Tool
  • Fedora Open Source and Open Heart
  • Lucid power icon glows red when restart needed
  • Culture in computing
  • Command Line Basics: List Hard Drives By UUID
  • Debianpackagemaker - ubuntu package maker
  • Opera Browser, Widgets as standalone Applications [Opera 10.5x]
  • What is There Besides Money?
  • New Windows Phone App Provides Linux and UNIX Access
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 137: A Trip to Hamburg

Full Circle Magazine Issue 35 is out

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Ubuntu

This month, we’ve got a double whammy for you! Not only do we have FCM #35 (with a review of the Motorola Droid/Milestone), but we also have a new episode of the Full Circle podcast coming at you in a few minutes.

Trial – A mobilephobics view of Android

openbytes.wordpress: Mobilephobia, can that be a word? It certainly described my view of mobile phones in the past. This article is in regards to my Andoid and HTC experience which has completely changed my view of mobile phones (and indeed mobile surfing et al).

KDE SC 4.4.1 Review

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KDE

cristalinux.blogspot: When I tried Fedora12 a few months back, it was sporting the latest KDE desktop (I believe 4.3.4). Therefore, knowing how Fedora was with that older version would help in isolating my testing so I could focus on SC4.4.1.

MicroCenter: Searching for Ubuntu Compatible PCs

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Hardware
Ubuntu

doctormo.org: I was helping one of my students find a new laptop that would work well with Ubuntu. The sales staff did kindly let us test Ubuntu Karmic CDs in computers, to see how they worked. I got to see some of the problems in up and coming hardware and what we still have to work on.

Sabayon 5.2 ‘Gnome Edition’ Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: The 5.2 release of the Gentoo based Linux distribution, Sabayon Linux was released yesterday. For those unfamiliar with Sabayon, it is based on a binary distribution of Gentoo Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 116 is out

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SUSE

Issue #116 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Secret Future Ubuntu User Interface Plans Revealed!

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Humor

Mark Shuttleworth recently said that "moving everything to the left opens up the space on the right nicely." But what "innovative options" might he be referring to? To find out, we contacted a member of Ubuntu's design team, Drew A. Gooey-Aubergine, who gave us an exclusive look at what innovative new features Ubuntu users might see on the right-hand side of their windows in future releases.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash: Trim Leading White Space From Input Variables
  • Moving from Keyring on Palm to KeePass on Linux and Android
  • How To Upgrade To openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4
  • fix Desktop Effects can't be enabled for intel integrated graphics in Jaunty
  • Fix Popping Sound From Speakers, Intel Ubuntu 9.10
  • Setup a DLINK WUA-2340 USB Wireless Adapter in Ubuntu
  • Quickly install Nagios on Ubuntu
  • Easily extend Nagios’ functionality
  • Bash Shell Exit Status Tutorial with Practical Examples
  • KVM how to use encrypted images
  • Is this a mount point?
  • How to Share Internet Connections in Ubuntu using bridge-utils
  • Disable unwanted Daemons in Fedora for Faster Bootup & Memory Increments
  • Adding Bombono DVD Repositories
  • Make Nautilus open Sub-Folders in current Window
  • Uninstall .deb Packages
  • I'll Get the MOP....
  • Perl – How to list installed modules
  • Set Up a High Performance Cluster (HPC) Using Lenny

Very rough plans for K3b 2.1

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Software

kamikazow.wordpress: Michał (the lead K3b developer) is busy preparing K3b 2.0 for release. However we have some rough plans how to proceed after that release. I’d like to share them with you.

7 Cool Firefox Add-ons

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Moz/FF

thelinuxbox.org: One of the coolest things about Firefox is its extensibility. Everyone has their collection of favorite Firefox add-ons and I thought I would share mine. Some provide improved organization, some have a certain "WOW!" factor, and others just look pretty.

Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source?

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Microsoft
OSS
  • Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source
  • Microsoft Newly Embracing Open Source Makes Sense

Adobe's "Magic" Is Gimp's Old Plug-In

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GIMP

penguinpetes.com: Suddenly the graphics world is all atwitter about this miraculous new feature they're previewing in Photoslop. They can rest assured - it is possible and it has been around for years, e.g. in the GIMP plugin by Paul Harrison called Resynthesizer.

Sabayon 5.2 GNOME Screenshots

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Linux

beginlinux.com: The Sabayon 5.2 release features Xorg 7.5, GNOME 2.28, KDE 4.4.1, XBMC 9.11 and much more.

Making Sense of Open Source Diversity

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OSS

itworld.com: Open source needs an app store. No, I am not crazy. Well, not about this, anyway.

Time for a Synaptic makeover?

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Software

indlovu.wordpress: Synaptic is great. I much prefer it to the Ubuntu Software Center, but then maybe I’m just a geek? With all the new innovations such as add-apt, there is some work to be done to keep its cool.

5 Websites With Strange & Unusual Facts

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Web

makeuseof.com: According to InterestingFacts, “the world’s tallest man ever recorded in the history of mankind, Robert Wadlow, was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918, and was 6 feet tall by the time he was even eight years old. Who collects all of these strange and unusual facts, and how do we know if it is true or not?

Another Linux Lawsuit Storm Brewing?

daniweb.com: Now that Microsoft's big operating systems, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, are on store shelves, is it time again for them to pick up the legal sledgehammer and go after Linux? I think the evidence for it is mounting.

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Software: MapSCII, Notelab, Pageclip, Wine

  • MapSCII – The World Map In Your Terminal
    I just stumbled upon an interesting utility. The World map in the Terminal! Yes, It is so cool. Say hello to MapSCII, a Braille and ASCII world map renderer for your xterm-compatible terminals. It supports GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. I thought it is a just another project hosted on GitHub. But I was wrong! It is really impressive what they did there. We can use our mouse pointer to drag and zoom in and out a location anywhere in the world map.
  • Notelab – A Digital Note Taking App for Linux
    This post is on an app that brings the power of digital note-taking to PC users across the platform spectrum. If note-taking with a stylus then you would like this one, and in fact, I couldn’t have given Notelab (an open source Java-based application,) a better introduction. The team of creatives has done a good job already.
  • Pageclip – A Server for Your HTML Forms
    Data collection is important to statisticians who need to analyze the data and deduce useful information; developers who need to get feedback from users on how enjoyable their products are to use; teachers who need to carry out census of students and whatever complaints they have, etc. The list goes on. Seeing how convenient it can be to use services that are cloud-based wouldn’t it be nice if you could collect form data in the cloud as easily as creating a new HTML document? Well, Pageclip has come to the rescue.
  • Wine 3.0 Release Lets You Run Windows Applications on Linux More Effectively
    The Wine team has announced the release of Wine 3.0. This comes after one year of development and comes with 6000 individual changes with a number of improvements and new features. ‘This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements’. The free and open source compatibility layer, Wine lets you run Windows applications on Linux and macOS. The Wine 3.0 release has as major highlights Direct3D 10 and 11 changes, Direct3D command stream, graphics driver for Android and improved support for DirectWrite and Direct2D.

today's howtos

GNOME: Themes, GTK and More

  • 5 of the Best Linux Dark Themes that Are Easy on the Eyes
    There are several reasons people opt for dark themes on their computers. Some find them easy on the eye while others prefer them because of their medical condition. Programmers, especially, like dark themes because they reduce glare on the eyes. If you are a Linux user and a dark theme lover, you are in luck. Here are five of the best dark themes for Linux. Check them out!
  • GNOME Rolls Out The GTK Text Input Protocol For Wayland
    GNOME developers have been working on a new Wayland protocol, the "gtk_text_input" protocol, which now is implemented in their Mutter compositor. Separate from the zwp_text_input protocol, the gtk_text_input protocol is designed for representing text input and input methods associated with a seat and enter/leave events. This GNOME-catered protocol for Mutter is outlined via this commit with their protocol specification living in-tree to Mutter given its GNOME focus.
  • Wine, Mozilla, GNOME and DragonFly BSD
    While GNOME is moving to remove desktop icon support in version 3.28, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will continue to ship with an older version of Nautilus (3.26) in an effort to keep this age-old practice alive, at least for its upcoming LTS release. In more GNOME-related news, version 3.28 of the Photos application will include a number of enhancements to its photo-editing arsenal, such as shadows and highlight editing, the ability to alter crop orientation, added support for zoom gestures and more. For a complete list, visit the project's roadmap.

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Satellite: Patch Management Overview and Analysis
    We review Red Hat Satellite, a patch management solution for enterprise Linux systems.
  • Analysts Expect Red Hat Inc (RHT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $761.96 Million
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Shares Move -0.17%
  • A Modularity rethink for Fedora
    We have covered the Fedora Modularity initiative a time or two over the years but, just as the modular "product" started rolling out, Fedora went back to the drawing board. There were a number of fundamental problems with Modularity as it was to be delivered in the Fedora 27 server edition, so a classic version of the distribution was released instead. But Modularity is far from dead; there is a new plan afoot to deliver it for Fedora 28, which is due in May. The problem that Modularity seeks to solve is that different users of the distribution have differing needs for stability versus tracking the bleeding edge. The pain is most often felt in the fast-moving web development world, where frameworks and applications move far more quickly than Fedora as a whole can—even if it could, moving that quickly would be problematic for other types of users. So Modularity was meant to be a way for Fedora users to pick and choose which "modules" (a cohesive set of packages supporting a particular version of, say, Node.js, Django, a web server, or a database management system) are included in their tailored instance of Fedora. The Tumbleweed snapshots feature of the openSUSE rolling distribution is targeted at solving much the same problem. Modularity would also facilitate installing multiple different versions of modules so that different applications could each use the versions of the web framework, database, and web server that the application supports. It is, in some ways, an attempt to give users the best of both worlds: the stability of a Fedora release with the availability of modules of older and newer packages, some of which would be supported beyond the typical 13-month lifecycle of a Fedora release. The trick is in how to get there.