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Story New Android-x86 Release Peppered With Problems Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:43am
Story Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370 Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:37am
Story Real pics of Samsung's clamshell Android with 16 MP camera emerge, flippin' awesome Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2015 - 9:07am
Story OpenBSD Is Getting Its Own Native Hypervisor Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 8:14pm
Story The Death of Ubuntu's Software Center Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 8:07pm
Story Exclusive Interview: Michael Miller of SUSE Talks About Transition and Contributing to Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 7:57pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 7:20pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 7:18pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 7:11pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2015 - 7:10pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • dual-boot Jolicloud and Windows on your Netbook
  • Install Gloobus Preview In Ubuntu
  • Getting Started with the Linux Kernel
  • FreeBSD Get CPU & Memory Information
  • Selecting the Right Ubuntu Version
  • Zip compression on the linux shell
  • Sky Over Baikonur Backdrop with Gimp
  • APT-FAST, Faster than APT-GET
  • 3 Apps for Monitoring Performance
  • Mount a Remote Folder in Ubuntu

Is Ubuntu Commercially Driven?

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: I was reading the comments on the interesting Mint blog about Mint testing a Debian derivative so they can take advantage of rolling releases and get away from Ubuntu’s instability. Some of the comments allude to a different sentiment:

Cool User File Systems: ArchiveMount

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Have you ever wanted to look inside a tar.gz file but without expanding it? Have you ever wanted to just dump files in a .tar.gz file without having to organize it and periodically tar and gzip this data?

PC-BSD 8.1 "Hubble Edition" released

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BSD

h-online.com: The PC-BSD development team have announced the release of version 8.1, the "Hubble Edition", of their open source operating system.

Banshee 1.7.3 brings the Amazon Store to Linux

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Software

banshee.fm: Banshee 1.7.3 is part of the active-development 1.7 series, leading up to a 1.8 maintenance series release in the fall. It contains many new features and a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

Drupal looks beyond open source zealots

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Drupal

theregister.co.uk: Every few years, Drupal violates done of the industry's most sacred rules: don't break your APIs.

Linux Desktop: Command Line vs. User Interface

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Linux

earthweb.com: In the Linux desktop world, the graphical user interface is here to stay. Old Unix hands may grumble, but the fact remains that, without all the efforts poured into GNOME, KDE, Xfce and others, Linux would not be as successful as it is today.

2 Photo Managers That Tie Features Into Neat Little Bundles

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Software

linuxinsider.com: When I first eyeballed the apps digiKam and Shotwell, I saw the former as being far more intricate and professional-looking. But first looks can be deceiving. Shotwell's features and advantages are initially less obvious.

4 Reasons Every Windows User Should Have An Ubuntu Live CD

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Think Ubuntu is useless? Think again. Ubuntu can be an extremely effective tool for repairing and working on computers, even if you consider yourself a Windows purist.

OS Review: Haiku Alpha 2

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OS

lunduke.com: A little less than a year ago we reviewed Haiku Release 1 Alpha 1 and it was pretty damned impressive. With one glaring problem: No WiFi. Nearly a year later, we finally get our grubby little hands on Alpha 2…

How useful is anti-virus in Linux?

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Linux

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: In almost three years of using Linux, I've never come across any Linux malware. I have come across tales of Linux malware. Do these stories suggest that using anti-virus software is necessary or advantageous?

Lifehacker's List of the Best Linux Downloads

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Software

lifehacker.com: We love Linux, and want to make it easier for others to do so, too. This first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Linux includes our favorite apps that get things done and make your desktop great.

10 best Linux distros for 2010

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Linux

techradar.com: Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository. These three attributes are unique to each Linux distribution. But at the same time, each Linux distribution is at liberty to take and mix whatever it wants from any other.

Lubuntu 10.04 Review

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Ubuntu

raiden.net: One of the defining characteristics of Linux is its open nature. As one of the most popular modern distributions, Ubuntu has seen its share of modifications, respins, and derivatives. One of the latest Ubuntu offspring is Lubuntu, which mixes the basic distribution with the LXDE desktop environment and Openbox window manager.

Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

onlysoftwareblog.com: The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

China and the Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop

computerworlduk.com: It's an old joke by now that this year will be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop – just like last year, and the year before that. But now there's a new twist:

Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit

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Software

tomshardware.com: Last week we showed Opera 10.60 to be the world's fastest Web browser. That was in the Windows world. But where do Chrome, Firefox, and Opera stand in Linux? Today we find out.

PC Linux OS : Radically Simple

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PCLOS

mohamedmalik.com: Over the last few years have used many Linux distros. However very recently a friend of mine told me that PC Linux Os is a very good distribution and that I should try it. I must say that it ranks number one in my list of favourite Linux distributions

Why I'm jolly impressed with Jolicloud 1.0

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I've spent the last few days using, rather than cursing at, my netbook.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Orifli - Simple Desktop Flickr image uploader
  • Ubuntu 10.04 sudoers file complications
  • Master file renaming tasks with KRename
  • A simple declaration about "Open Core"
  • 50 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
  • NASA drops Ubuntu's Koala food for (real) open source
  • FOSS dev launches petition against software patents
  • Blackboard - No Linux for Online Education
  • Blizzard: new role at mozilla – director of web platform
  • Ubuntu Developer Week 2010: End Notes
  • Linux Genealogy Live CD
  • Firefox 4.0 (Nightly) Gets A New Download Dialog
  • Distro’s and 2011 as the year of Linux – Opensuse 11.3 showing the way
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available
  • FreeBSD Core Team 2010 Elected
  • Latest FreeBSD Funded Projects
  • CapStone Slaps a Sell on Red Hat, ets $24 Price Target
  • NASA and Rackspace part the clouds with open source project
  • Autotools Mythbuster: autoscan? autof---up
  • Fresh Mono Baked
  • Ubuntu Customization Kit 2.2.1 is out
  • SFLS Episode 0x2C: Eben on Software Liability
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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.