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Story RawTherapee 4.0.12.0 Review – A Powerful Open Source Alternative to Adobe's Lightroom Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:54pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:52pm
Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Graphics Code For Mullins & Beema Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:48pm
Story SystemTap 2.5 release Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:40pm
Story Flush 0.9.12 Review – A Lightweight BitTorrent Client Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:32pm
Story Android signage player supports Apple iBeacon Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:21pm
Story Warsaw to donate PCs to school for Linux labs Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:13pm
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Story Mandriva and Linux Solutions Brazil, sign partnership Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 11:04pm
Story Chromebooks: Not much room for competition Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 10:54pm

Review of Puppy Linux

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Linux

helpforlinux.blogspot: Just out of curiosity I downloaded Puppy Linux and gave it a try. Now both Puppy and Damn Small Linux are petits, however I decided to give Puppy a go because it has few essential things like Java and flash pre-installed. It also comes with proprietary media codecs.

Mark Shuttleworth: Ibex design

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: With Intrepid on track to hit the wires today I thought I’d blog a little on the process we followed in designing the new user switcher, presence manager and session management experience, and lessons learned along the way.

OpenOffice is a worthy alternative

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OOo

newsday.com: The final version of Open-Office.org 3, the open source competitor to Micro-soft Office, came out two weeks ago and looks better than ever.

Opera 9.62 Released

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Software

opera.com: We released 9.62 today, which addresses some security issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Xfce 4.4.3 released

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Software

xfce.org: Just because we're gearing up to release 4.6.0, it doesn't mean we've forgotten the 4.4 branch. A bunch of bug fixes had accumulated since 4.4.2, so we have a new release for you.

Automatic And Up-To-Date Fedora 9 Installations With Kickstart And Novi

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HowTos

Kickstart allows you to do automatic Fedora/RedHat/CentOS installations. This is useful and time-saving if you have to deploy tens or hundreds of similar systems (e.g. workstations). Kickstart reads the installation settings from a Kickstart configuration file.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Novell Turns Linux Desktop Setback Into Victory

  • Microsoft mugs old folks homes Down Under
  • 12 great apps for bridging Windows, Linux and Macs
  • Kubuntu Intrepid and Desktop Notifications
  • XFCE 4.4.3, distros, stuff: angry morning
  • OpenOffice 2.4.2 fixes critical vulnerabilities
  • ApacheCon US 2008 Keynote Speakers Announced
  • Red Hat Video: Spotlight on PackageKit
  • Drupal wins 2008 Best PHP Open Source CMS Award
  • EC to publish open source procurement guidelines
  • Wow! Windows 7 UI preview - Double YAWN…. zzzz
  • Linux Is Less Annoying Than Windows 7
  • Tools for creating TCP/IP packets
  • Linux Outlaws 61 - Bono Jacon, You've Got Mail!
  • Linus' Blog: Penguins on Parade

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

  • Making a Local Copy of openSUSE Repository (Mirror Server)
  • How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD
  • Use BitTorrent to Upgrade to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’
  • Convert .BIN/.CUE files to .ISO/.CDR/.WAV files using bchunk
  • Renaming a Logical Volume (how to rename)
  • The Ubuntu Upgrade Guide
  • More tricks with BashDiff
  • Secrets for controlling VirtualBox from the command line
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions, the Gentoo Way
  • Network traffic & bandwidth monitoring with darkstat on Gentoo
  • How to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu Intrepid
  • How To Fix Virtualbox After Upgrading Ubuntu

Landscape 1.2 Released with More Customizable Features

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Software
Ubuntu

canonical.com: We have just released Landscape 1.2 which is the next version of our management and monitoring software that lets you manage multiple Ubuntu systems as easily as one.

Photos: Ubuntu 'Intrepid Ibix' boldly goes forth

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: Linux developers Canonical have released their latest version of Ubuntu (8.10), Intrepid Ibix, into the wild. This screenshot gallery gives you a look at the new distribution and all the free goodies inside.

Ubuntu 8.10: What’s New?

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Ubuntu

fosswire.com: Another six months, another Ubuntu release. This time around the table we have the Intrepid Ibex; 8.10. Not quite a ground-breaking release, but rather the framework for one. Why do I say that? Because there isn’t much new immediately visible to the user. Let’s take a look.

Opera 9.62: To be released soon, try it now

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Software

kyleabaker.com: It looks like Opera is about to do a follow-up release of 9.62 to fix a zero-day flaw that made it into 9.61. The International install file is dated 10/29/2008 02:47:00 PM on the ftp server.

Linux to Ship on More Desktops than Windows

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: For those that decry the constant prediction of the “year of the Linux desktop” I am happy to say that next year Linux may actually ship on more desktops than Windows or the Mac. That is right, I said next year. What is driving this? Two words: fast boot.

Ubuntu Linux 8.10's five best features

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: I've been running Ubuntu 8.10, aka "Intrepid Ibex," on a Gateway GT5622 and on a Lenovo R61 ThinkPad. On these PCs, Ubuntu 8.10 ran without any hiccups, so I could focus on the features.

distro shorts

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Linux
  • The road to Sabayon 4

  • Release Parties for OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Red Hat releases beta of Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Fedora moves the X server
  • Patches for NetBSD

ALSA 1.0.18 Final Now Available, Lots of Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: It's been almost two months since ALSA 1.0.18 RC3 was released and about four months since ALSA 1.0.17 made it out the door, but today the final version of ALSA 1.0.18 is now available.

Ubuntu Open Week Mon 3 Nov - Fri 7 Nov 2008

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: We are really pleased to announce Ubuntu Open Week! Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community.

some ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Day 2 of Me and Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu…Please Don’t Release on Time!
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex experience.
  • Acer Aspire One, Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows XP ULCPC edition
  • Kubuntu Intrepid - Teenager Ready

OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out

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Software

raccoonfink.com: OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out and it features a ton of changes since the last stable release. Here's what I put in the release notes as an introduction to the 1.6.0 release:

Mozilla plans for Firefox 2.0's final days

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. is considering just two more security updates for Firefox 2.0 before it retires the browser at the end of this year.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

Hardware With Linux

  • Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale
    The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren’t expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 will be more of a “slow burn,” than last year’s Raspberry Pi 3, its creator Eben Upton predicted. That’s because it’s designed not for school and home use but for industrial applications. To make use of it, buyers will first need to design a product with a slot on the circuit board to accommodate it and that, he said, will take time.
  • ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Dirt Cheap, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here
    ZeroPhone is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. It runs on Linux and you can make one for yourself using parts worth $50. One can use it to make calls and SMS, run apps, and pentesting. Soon, phone’s crowdfunding is also expected to go live.
  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux
    This shouldn't be a big surprise though given the Intel X99 chipset is now rather mature and in the past I've successfully tested the MSI X99A WORKSTATION and X99S SLI PLUS motherboards on Linux. The X99A RAIDER is lower cost than these other MSI X99 motherboards I've tested, which led me in its direction, and then sticking with MSI due to the success with these other boards and MSI being a supporter of Phoronix and encouraging our Linux hardware testing compared to some other vendors.
  • First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market
    Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm fabrication, Intel Gen 9 Graphics, and other features, to enable the CAPA500 to support both 7th and 6th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs as long as they use an LGA1151 socket. Advantech’s Kaby Lake based AIMB-205 Mini-ITX board supports the same socket. The CAPA500 ships with an Intel H110 chipset, and a Q170 is optional.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
  • APK, images and other stuff.
    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
  • Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Gets a Beta Release, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
    After landing on the official download channels a few days ago, the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Edition operating system got today, January 16, 2017, an official announcement. The KDE Edition is the last in the new Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" stable series to be published, and it was delayed a little bit because Clement Lefebvre and his team wanted it to ship with latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment from the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository.
  • Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 — Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu In One ISO
    Linux AIO is a multiboot ISO carrying different flavors of a single Linux distribution and eases you from the pain of keeping different bootable USBs. The latest Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It features various Ubuntu flavors including Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu.

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more