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REVIEW: Peppermint & Considering the cloud?

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openbytes.wordpress: Part Ubuntu, part cloud, all Distro! Can users be tempted into breaking the ice, with a partial cloud desktop?

8 of the best photo managers for Linux

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Software The advent of digital has meant that people generally take as many pictures of the same thing as they can, resulting in a glut of similar images. Good software can help sift the keepers from the ones that belong in the trash, by displaying quality thumbnails and keeping track of sources.

Washing the windows myths. Service and support.

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Microsoft One of the biggest fear factors that companies have with their computing systems is that things can go bang. This prompts the who you gunna call question from higher ups.

Mozilla Unleashes a Rather Disappointing Firefox 3.6.4 RC

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Moz/FF Version 3.6.4b6 is officially described as the RC preceding the final released and integrates out of process plug-ins as well as OpenGL 2 hardware acceleration for full screen videos, but

A look at how Ubuntu appears to beginners

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  • A look at Ubuntu--and at how Linux can appear to beginners
  • Lubuntu 10.04 - Distro Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows

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  • MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows on Your Netbook
  • The 5-minute guide to MeeGo

some odds & ends:

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  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (II): SMART Status Reports
  • Lenovo kills Skylight OS in favor of Android
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Enters Beta; Final Coming In July
  • Zuckerberg Donated to Open Source Facebook Competitor
  • Penguin Computer Spreads Its Wings
  • Pic of the kde e.v. board, may 2010
  • iotop for better disk monitoring
  • Jon maddog Hall: Small and Fast Wins

some howtos:

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  • Installing applications from the command line in OpenSuSE
  • How to remove / stop Software / mdadm Raid array on Linux
  • 2 Computers via 1 Keyboard & Mouse
  • GRUB - How to install GRUB using grub-install
  • Install Latest OpenShot Video Editor in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Tip: fix Waiting for sound system to respond problem
  • Example of SSH tunneling
  • make OpenDocument slideshows out of plain text files
  • Fixing HP printer plugin problem in Linux Mint 9 / Ubuntu 10.04
  • Viewing doc, xls and ppt files in Vim
  • Move Gnome Menu/Task Bar to Bottom in Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE
  • LXDE (For Ubuntu and Fedora)
  • Customize Linux easily With Airulus
  • Linux WD EARS Advanced Hard Drive Format

openSUSE Weekly News #125 is out

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  • openSUSE Weekly News #125 is out
  • Weekly Review of PostgreSQL
  • Weekly Kernel Review

Shogo Linux Tablet, a Potential iPad Killer

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Linux There is a new tablet PC in town that runs Linux, and its name is Shogo. Made by realease, a Hong Kong-based platform provider, this device features a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen and will be available in two models:

Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released

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  • Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released
  • New openSUSE KDE 4.5 Beta 1 snapshot available
  • Fedora 13 Xfce Spin…get it while it’s hot!

Dennis Hopper, creator of hit 'Easy Rider,' dies

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Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in "Rebel Without a Cause," an improbable smash with "Easy Rider" and a classic character role in "Blue Velvet," has died. He was 74.

Firefox 64-bit builds coming for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

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Moz/FF It seems Mozilla is getting ready to finally provide 64-bit versions as part of its core set of Firefox releases.

trinity and the challenges of continuing kde 3

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KDE This morning, while having my usual Cafe Latte (albeit this time in Berlin instead of at home sweet home in Nijmegen), I read about the Trinity project, which is an effort to revive KDE 3.

today's leftovers:

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  • PowerMizer Is Not Likely The Problem In 256.xx Issue
  • CentOS Goes Commercial
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.05.28
  • Adobe + Linux == Balls
  • Bolzano facing protests over licence deal forced by vendor lock-in
  • Openness, transparency, and community: The future of commenting on the web
  • Administrations in Spain and Portugal heckled over licence violations
  • Novell auction could be patent troll bonanza
  • 3.2.1 RC 2 available
  • Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3.1 RC1
  • FLOSS Weekly 121: Freenode
  • Red Hat: Fedora project has no plans to support Xen again
  • What Makes Android Tick
  • Asa Dotzler celebrates 10 years @ Mozilla
  • Open Your World recap
  • fbterm: Birth of the cool for the console
  • Google's WebM license could undermine the meaning of 'open source'

some howtos:

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  • Hacking OOo for dummies
  • Variable Interpolation
  • Disk encryption on Fedora 13
  • Performance tuning Linux Kernel with swappiness parameter
  • Disable SELinux on Fedora 13 Goddard
  • Changing an Ubuntu UID and GID to 501 for Mac OS X Filesystem Access
  • udevinfo on ubuntu 10.4 “lucid”

But First, Write No Code Something I see often in person and online are programmers constantly implementing common solutions, reinventing wheels, or embracing NIH.

New In KDE Partition Manager

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  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (I): Mount Management
  • Panel icon sizes in KDE SC 4.5
  • Lancelot and KMail in 4.5

full circle magazine Issue 37 available

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Full Circle issue #37 is out with a review of Lubuntu, more programming in Python, talk about streaming media, and more.

Firefox 3.6.4 release candidate available for testing

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Moz/FF The release candidate build of Firefox 3.6.4 is now available for download and public testing. This version fixes issues found in the previous beta of Firefox 3.6.4.

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OSS Leftovers

  • What Is Fuchsia, Google’s New Operating System?
    Fuchsia first popped up on the tech world’s radar in mid-2016, when an unannounced open source project from Google appeared on the GitHub repository. According to initial inspection by the technology press, it was designed to be a “universal” operating system, capable of running on everything from low-power smartwatches to powerful desktops. That potentially includes phones, tablets, laptops, car electronics, connected appliances, smarthome hardware, and more.
  • Google created an AI-based, open source music synthesizer
    Move over musicians, AI is here. Google's 'NSynth' neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on.
  • March Add(on)ness: uBlock (1) vs Kimetrack (4)
  • TenFourFox FPR6 SPR1 coming
    Stand by for FPR6 Security Parity Release 1 due to the usual turmoil following Pwn2Own, in which the mighty typically fall and this year Firefox did. We track these advisories and always plan to have a patched build of TenFourFox ready and parallel with Mozilla's official chemspill release; I have already backported the patch and tested it internally.
  • GCC 8 Compiler Offering More Helpful Debug Messages, Usability Improvements
    Red Hat's David Malcom has outlined some of the usability improvements coming with the imminent release of GCC 8.
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time changed: March 16th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
  • Your guide to LibrePlanet 2018, wherever you are, March 24-25
    The free software community encompasses the globe, and we strive to make the LibrePlanet conference reflect that. That's why we livestream the proceedings of the conference, and encourage you to participate remotely by both watching and participating in the discussion via IRC.
  • Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing
    One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech).
  • ONF Launches Stratum Open-Source SDN Project
    The growing adoption of software-defined networking over the past several years has given a boost to makers of networking white boxes. The separation of the network operating system, control plane and network tasks from the underlying proprietary hardware meant that organizations could run that software on white-box switches and servers that are less expensive than those systems from the likes of Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Network virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) have proven to be a particular boon for hyperscale cloud providers like Google and Facebook and telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon, which are pushing increasingly massive amounts of traffic through their growing infrastructures. Being able to use less expensive and easily manageable white boxes from original design manufacturers (ODMs) has helped these organizations keep costs down even as demand rises.

KDE: Discover, Qt Creator, LibAlkimia

  • This week in Discover, part 10
    This week saw many positive changes for Discover, and I feel that it’s really coming into its own. Discover rumbles inexorably along toward the finish line of becoming the most-loved Linux app store!
  • Qt Creator 4.6 RC & Qt 5.11 Beta 2 Released
    The Qt Company has some new software development releases available in time for weekend testing. First up is the Qt Creator 4.6 Release Candidate. Qt Creator 4.6 has been working on better C++17 feature support, Clang-Tidy and Clazy warnings are now integrated into the diagnostic messages for the C++ editor, new filters, and improvements to the model editor.
  • LibAlkimia 7.0.1 with support for MPIR released
    LibAlkimia is a base library that contains support for financial applications based on the Qt C++ framework. One of its main features is the encapsulation of The GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP) and so providing a simple object to be used representing monetary values in the form of rational numbers. All the mathematical details are hidden inside the AlkValue object.
  • Last Weeks Activity in Elisa and Release Schedule
    Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users. We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android). We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.

SwagArch 18.02 - U Got Swag?

SwagArch sounds like an interesting concept. The aesthetic side of things is reasonable, although brown as a color and a dark theme make for a tricky choice. The fonts are pretty good overall. But the visual element is the least of the distro's problems. SwagArch 18.02 didn't deliver the basics, and that's what made Dedoimedo sad. Network support plus the clock issue, horrible package management and broken programs, those are things that must work perfectly. Without them, the system has no value. So you do get multimedia support and a few unique apps, however that cannot balance out all the woes and problems that I encountered. All in all, Swag needs a lot more work. Also, it will have a tough time competing with Manjaro and Antergos, which are already established and fairly robust Arch spins. Lastly, it needs to narrow down its focus. The overall integration of elements is pretty weak. Eclectic, jumbled, not really tested. 2/10 for now. Let's see how it evolves. Read more

How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Dive into the exciting world of Innovative Science to explore and find out about how the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives. Read more