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Story Everyone's your partner in open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 8:31am
Story Docker comes to openSUSE Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story The Connected Car, Part 1: The Future Starts Now - Will Linux Drive It? Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:57am
Story Is open source the key to innovation? Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:51am
Story Samba Patched, LibreOffice 4.2.6, and Best Browsers Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2014 - 6:39am
Story Rugged DAQ system runs real-time Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 10:05pm
Story GNU C Library Exploits Closed in All Ubuntu Supported OSes Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:15pm
Story AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:10pm
Story What does Docker provide if not virtualization? Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 8:01pm
Story DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 05/08/2014 - 4:10pm

Finding rootfs during boot

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Linux

4 tips to avoid or fix Linux system cannot mount rootfs errors at boot time

Using iSCSI On Debian Lenny (Initiator And Target)

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Debian Lenny. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Caustic Graphics Will Provide Linux Support

  • Did Microsoft make Firefox?
  • Exherbo Over Twice as Stable as Gentoo?
  • Update on openSUSE Infrastructure Services (download.opensuse.org)
  • Towards an agreed taxonomy for open source business strategies
  • Linux in 30 Days
  • Channel 4 fails to open archives to Mac, Linux fans
  • Linux Outlaws 81 - Double-Enders
  • Instant Pictoguide to Knoppix 6.0
  • Open source is not charity
  • Linpus QuickOS puts Linux into fifth gear
  • Kodak Announces Select Document Scanners With Support For LINUX
  • The Frugal Laptop
  • Crossover Games Considering DX10
  • So you want to sell open source
  • Repository Adding Via Apt-URL - An Overlooked Feature of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Preventing Abuse of Free Software
  • Book Review: Using Drupal
  • The Periodic Table of Typefaces
  • Mozilla looks to turbocharge Firefox's new-tab skills

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get Android’s fonts on Ubuntu

  • 10 Most important linux networking commands
  • Run Levels in a Nutshell
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks
  • Tutorial: Adjusting volume in Mencoder
  • Civilization IV on Linux with Wine 1.1.16
  • Installing Sun Java SE 6, Apache Maven 2 and Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu
  • How to install VMware Workstation 6.5.1 in Gentoo
  • Installing Torbutton on Mandriva 2009.1
  • Watch the National Debt from the Command Line
  • HowTo install iotop on Debian Etch
  • Exim4 SMTP Auth for the Real World
  • Twitting from the Linux Command Line
  • Modify your application to use XDG folders
  • Kick all users except you
  • Create Screencasts with recordMyDesktop
  • Spring forward file fixing

Interview With Agostino Russo - Wubi - Ubuntu

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Agostino about The history of Wubi, Providing a bridge for Windows users to try Linux easily, Integrating Wubi into the Linux community and specifically Ubuntu, and more.

Two in race for Debian project leader

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Linux

itwire.com: It's that time of the year again - the Debian GNU/Linux project is in election mode with the process for electing a leader for 2009-10 having begun.

Group test: note takers

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Software

tuxradar.com: Paper - don't you just hate it? We live in the 'information age', and yet the much promised era of the paperless office still seems decades away. But there has to be a more elegant solution...

Toshiba Bringing Netbook To U.S. Market

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Linux
Hardware

crn.com: Toshiba plans to enter the increasingly crowded U.S. netbook market later this year, Channelweb.com has learned.

andLinux - Run Linux natively inside Windows

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: This is a most wicked idea: to be able to run Linux applications on top of your Windows desktop, without bothering with partitioning, dual-boot configurations and other stuff normally involved in running multiple operating systems!

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Final Officially Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the final public ISO release of PCLinuxOS 2009.1. This release features kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, Ktorrent, Frostwire, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more.

Linux: Save The Earth, Save A Buck?

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Linux

bmighty.com: Some IT users "go green" to save the planet. Others do it to save money. Either way, Linux has a lot to offer any green-minded small business.

Why I Love Linux and FOSS

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OSS

linuxtoday.com/blog: FOSS is all about giving power and control to individuals. It embraces all of the important freedoms-- the freedom to create, share, invent, collaborate, learn, and change, all without penalties or artificial barriers.

Critical Mass

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Linux

danlynch.org: Dvorak has never had much love for Linux and he’s been very derogatory in the past. He seems to love the latest Ubuntu. The two words that really stuck out to me in the article though were “critical mass”.

After two years, a new PCLinuxOS ships

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.com: Two years after its last major release, the interesting PCLinuxOS project has quietly posted a major new release.

First encounters of the SimplyMepis kind

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Linux

ldjackson.net: It’s funny that my first encounter with SimplyMepis came as sort of an accident. I have been reading Preacherpen’s articles about Mepis and had actually downloaded the new SimplyMepis 8. Since I already had the CD of Mepis 8, I decided to see what it would do on the old laptop.

Google and the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: My compadre, David Coursey, doubts that Google will actually be partnering with any hardware vendor to deliver Google Android to users as a desktop Linux. Actually, David, I'm sticking with that prediction.

European open-source policy paper reflects Microsoft influence

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It's fascinating to see governments around the world embrace open source as a way to boost local economies and improve sovereignty. It's even better when the policy process itself is laid bare, allowing outsiders to see the partisan meddling that goes into a publicly articulated policy.

Possible data loss in Ext4

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Software

h-online.com: A bug report posted in the bug tracker for the next version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) describes a massive data loss problem when using Ext4, the future standard file system for Linux.

An Interview With The Developers Of FFmpeg

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Software
Interviews

phoronix.com: Earlier this week the FFmpeg project reached version 0.5, which was quite significant considering no new FFmpeg release was made available in years. This release contained a plethora of new encoders and decoders, support for VDPAU, a variety of bug-fixes, and many other improvements. What is next for FFmpeg?

Massive updates in slackware-current

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Slack

slackbook.org/blog: Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.