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Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:09pm
Story GNOME Control Center 3.13.4 Gets More HiDPI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:44pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:24pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:16pm
Story FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2014 Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 3:51pm

My solution for Linux adoption

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was reading a thread about Linux game support. The thread was regarding a particular game that had a version for Linux (it wasn’t actually a port), which was quickly pulled from support. Within the thread the tried and true standardization argument came up. It’s a valid argument, and one that most people don’t realize could bit Linux in the hinder at some point.

Fast and Light AntiX 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that antiX MEPIS 8 'Intifada' - a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing, with a little bit of sidux,- is now available at mepis mirrors in the released/antix directories in full and base editions.

Why isn't Linux funny?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Stop me if you've heard this one. How many Windows programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They've declared darkness a standard.

Ubuntu spawns new generations

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: In just the few years since it was released, Ubuntu Linux has inspired tens of new Linux distributions. Here we look at five of the best.

Linux layout for Windows users

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Lets face it, you are probably coming from a windows computer if you are venturing into the world of Linux. This article will help you adjust to the changes in the way the two operating systems layout their directory structure.

Windows Is Proof That People Are Too Stupid To Use Computers

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blog.linuxtoday.com: And too stupid or dishonest to report Microsoft Windows as the defective disaster that it is. If it were any other type of product it would have banned from every country in the world long ago. It is straight out of Bizarro World News.

SLAX Linux - Your pocket operating system - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SLAX is a small, live Linux distro, based on Slackware. It aims to be light, friendly and useful. It's meant to fit onto antique USB thumb drives and run well on old hardware. And it features the sexy KDE desktop.

What does it take to support Opensource and Linux

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Let's walk on the support side of the software world for a moment. There is a lot of talk, postulating and plain old FUD about what support is and should be in the FOSS world. Of course, we can break the topic into separate areas of discussion.

Linux helped me with my Valentine

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toolbox.com/blogs: This is a story of a twelve year old love affair that still has no end in sight. Part of that story involves Linux and how it enabled this blossoming of saccharine emotions.

Using Dia for diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Is Linux development goes on right direction?

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detector-pro.com: Every OS like MacOS, Linux or Windows has GUI. But under the hood, there is different story for all three of them.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A 3D Understanding Of ATI's R600/700 Series

  • Open source desktop adoption flickers in the Philippines
  • Why Linux is a superior operating system
  • Bookworm Gives a Boost to Open-Source ePub E-Book Format
  • Navigation smartphone runs Linux
  • Zypper: Improved bash completion and practical usage
  • The open source value of responsibility
  • British Conservative Shadow Chancellor backs "Open Source"! Again. But don't get Excited
  • The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side...
  • Taming a power-sucking Linux TV
  • Packaging/Distribution differences
  • Geek Hero Comic: Everything is Open Source, Actually
  • Stable kernels 2.6.27.16 and 2.6.28.5
  • Fighting Dell’s customer support service…
  • Open source ERP and SMB
  • Small things in Linux that make me happy
  • Linux celebrates its 1234567890'th breath

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto SetUp Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu

  • Screencasting in Linux!
  • How to add static route through a virtual (alias) interface in RHEL5?
  • Crush images on the command-line with Groovy
  • A few tips for a better EeePC
  • Kill the process locking a file
  • Plot your graphs with command line gnuplot
  • HowTo: Reset the XOrg configuration file in Debian
  • HOWTO: Install THC-Hydra 5.4 in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • Bcfg2 0.9.6 debian package for etch
  • clear cached memory in ubuntu
  • Change screen resolution in Ubuntu Linux

Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market?

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workswithu.com: Sometimes I don’t see eye to eye with the Ubuntu user community. For instance, I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical’s top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me, according to a recent online poll we ran. Here’s why I’m right and 92 percent of WorksWithU’s readers are wrong.

Also: Ubuntu in South African Schools

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

My Computer, A La Carte

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: OS installs have gotten easier over the years, whether it's a Linux distribution, Mac OS X, or Windows. Fewer choices to make and fewer technical decisions that need to be pondered. But today, I found the easiest of them all, Slax 6.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), Apple, Activism and DRM. Lessons to be learned?

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Before I ever typed my first GNU/Linux command in a terminal the Free Software Foundation was fighting the good fight for free software and all the issues surrounding individual freedom and privacy both on and offline. All of us owe it a debt of gratitude for the work is has done and continues to do on behalf of the principles of a free society and free computing.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
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    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
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    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.