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Linux jargon buster

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Linux Linux is growing in popularity but unless you're up to speed with its jargon the open source operating system could make no sense. We offer a short, plain-English guide to some of the key concepts used by Linux users.

KOffice 2.2 released

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Software More than six months after the release of KOffice 2.1, the KOffice developers have announced the release of version 2.2 of their open source office suite.

Speed Dreams 1.4.0 Released

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Gaming The open source motorsport sim Speed Dreams has reached version 1.4.0. Changes include 3 new car sets, 3 new tracks, and AI opponents.

The Goddard Program

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The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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Linux For the past six months we have been monitoring the performance of the very latest Linux kernel code on a daily basis across multiple systems. We have spotted a few regressions -- both positive and negative -- on occasion using our automated daily testing of the Linux kernel, but nothing like what we have encountered the past few days:

4 Ways To Make Linux Compatible With Even More Software

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Software Perhaps the best part of using Linux is the massive amount of free software you have access to. Yet for some this isn’t enough. Happily, it’s not all you have access to.

Novell revenues drop as board seeks sale

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  • Novell revenues drop as board seeks sale
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Review – GNOME Desktop Environment
  • openSUSE 11.3 Almost Without 3G Support
  • Installing software in OpenSuSE with YaST

Ubuntu 10.04 brings Linux closer to the mainstream

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Ubuntu No Windows viruses. Free. Any questions? Of course. Start with this one: How can an operating system with those virtues, the open-source Linux, remain confined to a tiny minority of desktop and laptop computers at home?

today's leftovers:

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  • Radeon "R600g" Gallium3D Driver Merged To Master
  • Running Gentoo Linux on HP Pavilion dm1-1110ev – Result: Success
  • Key WebOS developer jumps ship to Team Android
  • The quiet Ubuntu Netbook revolution
  • Apple files for WebKit browser trademark
  • Five Reasons Willow Garage is Going to Succeed
  • TuxRadar Podcast s2e9: Google Gaggle
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #355 May 26
  • View3ds, viewer for 3D Studio files and V4L Loopback Device
  • Open source pays off for TimeTrex
  • Does Linux Do Enough for Programmers?
  • One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
  • Sabayon 5.3 Progress, Get Involved with Testing, Bumps
  • PCLinuxOS

some howtos:

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  • Remove Repositories In Ubuntu
  • Hassle-free Backup with Déjà Dup
  • Detailed tutorial about AppArmor for ubuntu users
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2
  • A Collection of Silly Little Perl Snippets
  • generate and update ODF spreadsheets without OpenOffice
  • The command line PostScript swiss knife: a2ps
  • How to Install Sun Java on Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to mount samba share on Linux client
  • Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13
  • Dependency-based & Event-based init daemons and launchd
  • The top 10 tricks of Perl one-liners

What is "open source"?

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  • What is "open source"? (And why should you care?)
  • What Should be Expected of FLOSS Contributors?
  • Welcome to the world of open source software
  • Why Open Source Makes Sense: Scientifically Proven
  • Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative
  • A Thriving FOSS Community on the North
  • An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

KDE 4.5 beta brings window tiling, new notifications

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KDE The developers behind the KDE desktop environment have released the first beta of version 4.5. Although the major focus during this development cycle is stability, the release also brings some nice new features and user interface improvements.

Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video

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  • Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video
  • VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
  • WebM - The New Open Source Codec on the Block

Impressions of the latest MeeGo release

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Linux So, I have been spending some time playing around with various netbook operating systems lately, trying to find that perfect one. I have a Dell Mini 10v netbook without bluetooth and with the stock battery. Now on to MeeGo!

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

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Software Today we’ll compare three of the better known launchers for Linux – Launchy, GNOME Do, and Kupfer. While they all have roughly the same function, each has a different take on how it should be done, and the configuration capabilities vary greatly from one to the next. Here, you’ll see what makes each one unique.

Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

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The Global Menu for Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 has just been uploaded to a PPA. The new "global menu" is called "Application Menu" and it can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx already (both in GNOME and KDE). Here's how.

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MeeGo Netbook Performance: It's Beating Ubuntu & Co

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Linux The last time we ran a performance comparison of different Linux distributions on netbooks was in late November, but now we have a new set of Linux distributions out there, so we have carried out a new comparison. In particular, we are looking closely at how the MeeGo distribution --

Just released Qimo 2.0

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Linux It has been a little over a year since I put Qimo 1.0 together using little more than a Wiki page and long sessions of trial and error. Now, using a few more resources and a little better planning, I’ve been able to release version 2.0.

YaST: Yet Another Setup Tool

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Software Continuing with our look into OpenSuSE, we examine YaST. One of the best things going for OpenSuSE (and SuSE as well) is their take on the tried and true “control panal” YaST. YaST is, quite literally, a one-stop-shop for configuring Linux.

Crebs: The ULTIMATE Wallpaper Slideshow application

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Software A few days ago we blogged about a simple wallpaper slideshow generator called, somewhat un-surprisingly, ‘wallpaper slideshow’. Well… forget that.

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Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

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  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
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Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]