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Blog entry Spring in Tux Machines Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 8:45pm
Story M$’s Client Division Sinks Slowly Into The West Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 8:40pm
Story Kubuntu 15.04: the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:58pm
Story Xubuntu 15.04 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Linux Kernel 3.19 - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:53pm
Story Webconverger 28 Is a Great Linux OS for Internet Cafes and Kiosks Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Linux 4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:17pm
Story No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Benchmarks of Linux RAID Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:12pm
Story QtWebEngine Poses Problems For Debian, Distribution Vendors Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2015 - 7:04pm
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Puppy Linux – Puppy Arcade 5 Super Fast Game Emulator

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Linux
Gaming

techexposures.com:Scott Jarvis sent us info on his just released Puppy Arcade 5, a Puppy Linux flavor with a retro video game emulation based on TurboPup Xtreme (arguably the fastest Puppy derivative).

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Get your beat on with the Hydrogen drum machine
  • Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started
  • How to Add a Custom New Service under xinetd
  • 3 Ways to Quickly Find the Tab You Need (FireFox)
  • Tuning the Linux Kernel’s Completely Fair Scheduler
  • openSUSE – Get the HTTP Proxy setting in Shell
  • xdg-open — opens a file or URL in the user’s preferred application
  • Qt Programming Tip
  • Install Banshee Latest Version in Ubuntu Karmic
  • How to Edit Videos With Avidemux
  • whohas
  • Why Desktop Linux (Still) Sucks to be at Linux Fest Northwest
  • Gource: Open Source visualization of Open Source
  • Open Xange 2010, Released
  • Gentoo LOL

Best of Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

Discover Cool Wallpapers for your desktop . Whether it be fedora , Ubuntu , gos , centos ,kubuntu , gentoo ,damn vulnerable Linux or anything else , you can find respective wallpapers here . Linux Wallpapers

New Apt-Fast Version, Now With Full Apt-Get Syntax Replacement

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Ubuntu

Apt-Fast is a script which uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file, and one can use it instead of "apt-get" on Debian based Linux distributions to get an amazing download speed improvement. Yes, it's not an actual Internet connection speed improvement, just some tweaks which make packages download faster with Axel. [Full story]

Will Ubuntu Take Windows 7 In Speed War?

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Ubuntu

crn.com: The Ubuntu development community spent much of the last year losing a lot of momentum, as Microsoft gave birth to its Windows 7 operating system and its latest releases of the Linux OS failed to overly impress. It was bound to happen. Ubuntu folks are already in full stride toward the next desktop release.

Konqueror kicking ass again

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KDE
Software

der-dakon.net/blog: Recently I found a site with HTTP Content-Disposition header tests and their results. First that was only tested with Konqueror 3.5.8 from an ancient Knoppix CD, which the author quickly updated after I pointed him to the openSUSE 11.2 KDE Live CD.

Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu

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Linux
  • Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 15: Fixing Bugs

Trying Mint – I likes what I sees

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Linux
  • Trying Mint – I likes what I sees
  • Upgrading Mint x64 edition, version 7 to version 8

20 (More) Awesome GIMP Brush Sets

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GIMP

junauza.com: Since the collection of awesome GIMP brushes that I showcased a few months ago was quite popular, I decided to put together another wonderful list of brush sets that I'm going to share once again to all of you.

OpenGL vs DirectX - Benchmark Comparison

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine is a cross-platform real-time 3D engine, I stumbled across awhile back on some message boards I am a part of. Since it is cross platform it offers the benchmark rendering in both OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as such I was curious as to which offered better performance.

5 Linux music players you did not know about

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Software

ghabuntu.com: Below are 5 music players for the Linux platform (Ubuntu being my base) you probably did not know about.

Fedora 13 Gains Features, Progresses

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Linux

phoronix.com: Before Fedora 12 was even released there were already feature plans for Fedora 13 and since that point new features have continued to be added to their feature plans.

From Linux VM on Windows to Windows VM on Linux

desiibond.blogspot: For more than a decade, I had been a big fan of Microsoft Software. Once in a while, when a new distro Linux comes out, I used to try it for a day or two and forget about it. But for the past month, there is a linux distro running on my home PC and there is no windows on the same.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 106 is out

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SUSE

Issue #106 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

"Geeks rule!" Yes - but what that means depends

blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy: The striking thing about the exercise was that an easy majority have moved the database for this to MySQL on Linux with holdouts on Solaris (mostly also MySQL), HP-UX, and various Microsoft configurations - but the unexpected thing was that none of the Unix people had any difficulty either understanding it or doing it.

The difference between Linux and windows settings

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Linux
Microsoft

locutus.us: Linux and windows have very different ways of storing their installed program settings. Before windows 95 came along they used to be very similar.

Ubuntu 9.10 at 120Mhz, 80Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: After tinkering with the Thinkpad 560e for a while and learning some of the eccentricities of it, I swapped the 64Mb memory stick. With a total of 80Mb to work with, the playing field changes instantaneously.

Why aren’t Linux phones using SyncML?

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Hardware

There’s one thing about the Nokia N900’s Debian-based Maemo OS that I find bewildering and infuriating at the same time. It’s the lack of full support for SyncML — and in its place, Microsoft Exchange.

Microsoft bots perform denial of service on Perl Testers

h-online.com: The Perl CPAN Testers have been suffering issues accessing their sites, databases and mirrors. According to a posting on the CPAN Testers' blog, the CPAN Testers' server has been being aggressively scanned by "20-30 bots every few seconds" in what they call "a dedicated denial of service attack."

Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2 brings Pitivi, panel changes

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit.

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  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.

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