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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:57pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:55pm
Story DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:03pm
Story VMware fires Photon torpedo – a homegrown Linux for microservices Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 10:45pm
Story Get the Tizen Operating System on your Raspberry PI 2 Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 9:52pm
Story 4MRescueKit 12.0 Beta Is a Distro with a Collection of Tools Essential to PC Maintenance Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 9:42pm
Story Canonical Is Now Using Phased Updates for Ubuntu Touch Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 8:25pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Solving the Free Software Liability Conundrum Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:48am
Story Open source patent protection extended to popular software Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:40am

Review: openSolaris 2008.11

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: At work they were asking us to get familiar with openSolaris for a potential future project. I’d played with it a few years ago, so I decided to check out the latest version I had. On of my LXF discs had openSolaris 2008.11 and I figured that while I was checking it out I’d review it as well.

“Folder view” Screenlet – Linux alternative to “Fences”

duncsweb.com: Most of you probably know “Fences”, a program that organizes your cluttered desktop by letting you create and put boxes called “Fences” on your desktop and then you can create multiple fences and put your icons in them. I was a little disappointed when i couldn’t find any Linux alternative to Fences BUT, this problem has been solved because of a screenlet called “Folder view.”

Mystery Marvell EBOX is tiny, runs Ubuntu, 1080p video

liliputing.com: As I was wandering past Marvell’s exhibit at CES this weekend, I spotted an incredibly tiny PC called the EBOX connected to a big screen LCD.

A netbook users review of Linux Mint 8

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fewt.com: Thursday evening I broke my install on my Eee PC 1000HE in such a way that I needed to recover the data from my /home partition and reinstall the OS. I thought that since I'm waiting for EB4 I may as well just install another distribution and play.

The FreeType License

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OSS

blogs.fsfe.org: The FreeType library is released under a dual license: you can choose either the FTL (FreeType License) or the GPL, version 2. That means that a software stack that uses FreeType has to be license-compatible with one or the other (or both).

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS On Ubuntu

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 9.10) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

15 Cool and Funny Linux T-shirts

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junauza.com: Since I'm planning to buy several Linux-inspired clothes, I was searching the web for places or sites that offer printed t-shirts that look cool and have a bit of sense of humor. Here are some of the coolest and funniest.

Few exciting things in KDE sc 4.4 RC1

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KDE

tm-travolta.net: KDE 4.4 was released yesterday. To celebrate incoming KDE SC 4.4 release, I will mention few things I find exciting or interesting in it.

Linux at Bett 2010

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: You'll have to look hard for Open Source software at Bett 2010, but it's there all right and may even win a BETT award!

Linux is Terminally ill

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Are you a programmer? do you use Linux often and find it fun?.. is the rest of you family and friends all programmers? your Pizza delivery guy? or that lassie at your local supermarket chain who can't work the till properly? ? does she know about repositories or how to install Linux apps from other distros?

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Silicon - auto image mounter for KDE 4
  • directhex-grub-themes 00000001 release announcement
  • Think Geek: Customer Service Experience
  • New Indicator Applet & Messaging Menu for Ubuntu 10.04
  • git bisect, ccache, cowbuilder
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 2
  • OpenShot 1.0 Has Arrived
  • Acire: Delivering A World Of Python Snippets
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 105 is out!
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.01.08

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use Orca to monitor system performance
  • download mms streaming videos in Ubuntu
  • Encryption, Decryption & Signing Easily With Seahorse
  • Ubuntu Karmic change CPU Frequency as user
  • Understanding Partition / Filesystem Mount Options (fstab file)
  • Correct tag errors in your music collection with Easy Tag
  • Show the Restore, Maximize, Minimize buttons in Ubuntu Remix
  • Get Facebook albums with python
  • Quickly open Folders/Special Locations in Ubuntu Desktop
  • Howto: User Windows 7 desktop themes in Linux
  • Linux and Your iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Elite Commander skin for Midnight Commander
  • How to get different Plasmoids in different workspace in KDE SC 4

Searching and Filtering Photos in digiKam — Part 2

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides the quick search and filtering tools at the bottom of the main window, digiKam offers more advanced search features accessible via the left sidebar. Here, you’ll find a variety of search options.

A few cool plugins for The GIMP (and how to add them)

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GIMP

ghacks.net: One of the many nicer aspects of the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Project) is that, like Photoshop, you can extend it’s usability by adding plug-ins and scripts.

Google becoming "giant monopoly" - German minister

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Google

reuters.com: Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said.

Does Ubuntu Make Linux Look Bad?

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Ubuntu

robinzrants.wordpress: On one of the computer forums I visit, someone has suggested that Ubuntu Linux “makes Linux look bad.”

openSUSE 11.2… the day after.

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SUSE

linux.eregion.de: So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street. Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:

Kernel Sandbox

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kdubois.net: Kernel coding is a bit of a pain, if you compare it to userspace coding. You loose a lot of nice things in userspace, like segfaults (think you can’t live with them? try living without them Wink ), and a bad kernel build can easily stop a system cold. These stupid little annoyances can really stop beginners from getting involved!

e-Book Collection Management on Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: Having trouble sorting out hundreds of e-Books? If the collection is too big, its really not friendlier to find a book by file name. We need something like Book Shelf to keep them in order, that is what e-Book Collection Managers are, but they are a lot flexible than our real life Book Shelves.

The Backflip: Motorola's Innovative Android Phone

junauza.com: Motorola just launched its third Android-powered smartphone with a name that describes its unique characteristic. --The Backflip.

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