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Story Red Hat and Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 8:50pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 8:32pm
Story NetworkManager 1.0.6 brings metered connections API and more Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:17pm
Story GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg" Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:13pm
Story Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:10pm
Story Intel invests $60 million in drone venture Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:00pm
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Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 6:34pm
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Using KDE4 – Days 2 & 3

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KDE

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 363

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Taking a Walk on the Zen Side of Life
  • News: Virtualization Comparisons, the Future of OpenSolaris, Squashing Debian Bugs
  • Questions and answers: Fine-grained file permissions

Fedora vs Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: The Linux market is changing, however, opening the way for old and trusted favourites to re-emerge. Among these is Fedora which is increasingly offering a compelling alternative to Ubuntu.

Sabayon Linux 5.3 “Extra Spins” releases

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: Our crew, is happy to announce the immediate availability of XFCE, LXDE and SpinBase/OpenVZ Sabayon 5.3 “Spins” built on top of Sabayon “SpinBase” ISO images.

openSUSE Education 11.3 - still not there yet

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SUSE

zdnet.com/blog: I really wanted to love the latest version of openSUSE’s education-oriented distribution, Li-F-E (Linux For Education).

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Make gnome-terminal profiles work for you
  • Skype on a 64bit Fedora 13 – The solution
  • List openSUSE packages
  • Play Profile Roulette
  • Test Ubuntu Software Center 2.1.5
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e09 - openSUSE 11.3 Review
  • Monty Says: A Definition of an Open Source Company
  • NVIDIA's Oldest Legacy Driver Will Not Gain New Support
  • This damn Linux has more holes than swiss cheese
  • How to configure encrypted LVM on Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Review – Part 2

My first week on KDE, part 1

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KDE

nancib.wordpress: Last month I mentioned that I was looking at switching my desktop environment (DE) from GNOME to KDE and I was considering a move away from Ubuntu completely. About a week ago I installed KDE on my computer and started tweaking things to see how I like it. It’s not too bad, actually.

Firefox is breaking my heart...sort of

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I went to download the beta version of Firefox 4 and had my heart broken by a few disconcerting issues. One of these issues surprises me and the other issue REALLY surprises me…and then there’s another issue that doesn’t really surprise me.

Five distros for “slow” machines

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: One or two of the five distros I mentioned yesterday had been labeled as “lightweight” either by their designers or the community around them, and I was probably pushing that definition just a little bit.

First look at Unity Linux 2010.1 - Mini Review

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Unity Linux had their first release on 09/07/2010 after around 1.5 years of development. The project was created in 2009 after some developers in the PClinuxOS (hereafter abbreviated PCLOS) community were unhappy about being shut out, as they perceived it, after the project leader Texstar had returned.

Peppermint Ice

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Peppermint OS One made quite a splash when I reviewed it. Many people had never heard of it, and there was a lot of curiosity about a web-oriented remaster of Ubuntu. Some time has passed and there’s a related version that has been released. This new distro is called Peppermint Ice. Why is it called Ice?

A week or two with Kongoni GNU/Linux

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Linux
Interviews
Reviews

Kongoni GNU/Linux is a young project that had its first release in 2009. It was originally started by a South African developer which explains the location of the project’s website. He left in February 2010 citing lack of help and time. I got in touch with Robert Gabriel who is working towards the next release for a short interview, and then proceed to review it.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 132 it out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News! In the issue 132 you can read openSUSE 11.3 is here, OBS Development Team Member Job Position, Sirko Kemter: Improve the distribution design, Thorsten Leemhuis: Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 2) – File systems and storage, and IBM developerWorks/Ian Shields: Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems

Autoten – Install utilities & proprietary codecs under Fedora

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Software

gauravlive.com: Autoten is a nifty application which makes installing proprietary codecs & other proprietary stuff a piece of cake on your Fedora system.

Down on the farm(ers market) with Linux

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Colonel Panik, my good friend and constant commenter to this blog, asked me to give you all some insights about what we’re finding at the Felton Farmers Market every Tuesday. So here’s what we’re finding in Felton:

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) Free (x86_64) [ISPConfig 2]

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) Free (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Mandriva 2010.1.

Technology Rivals Lobby to Break Microsoft’s Hold Over European Governments

nytimes.com: A European plan to advise governments on software purchases has set off a lobbying battle this summer between the U.S. software giant Microsoft and its rivals Google, I.B.M., Red Hat and Oracle over a set of guidelines that could redefine the competitive landscape for proprietary and open-source software.

New Peppermint Ice Cloud-focused Linux OS Set to Ship

eweek.com: The team behind the Peppermint cloud-based flavor of Linux is at it again, this time delivering Peppermint Ice – a new version of Peppermint featuring Site Specific Browser (SSB) technology for launching web applications and cloud applications.

Five distros for “fast” machines

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: The motive in part was to seek out a few ultralight systems that might start up nice with the Mebius, although it was clear after a few seconds that some of them weren’t “light” in the way I need “light” to be.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE released

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 LXDE.

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  • Building Bold New Worlds With Virtual Reality
    From rich text to video to podcasts, the Internet era offers an array of new ways for creators to build worlds. Here at Mozilla, we are particularly excited about virtual reality. Imagine moving beyond watching or listening to a story; imagine also feeling that story. Imagine being inside it with your entire mind and body. Now imagine sharing and entering that experience with something as simple as a web URL. That’s the potential before us.
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  • Taskcluster migration update: we're finished!
    Over the past few weeks we've hit a few major milestones in our project to migrate all of Firefox's CI and release automation to taskcluster. Firefox 60 and higher are now 100% on taskcluster!

OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

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