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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 12 i686 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 12 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Open-source culture at heart of Oracle deal

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mydigitalfc.com: In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world for free and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

Top 2 iPod management tools for Ubuntu.

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ghabuntu.com: If you have an Apple iPod and running Ubuntu on your computer, the following 2 applications that are readily available in the Ubuntu Software Center should be of interest to you.

Lucid Lynx Visual Timeline

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Perhaps you already noticed in my last post "Lucid Lynx - This Is The Plan" that I've created a Lucid Lynx timeline. I was inspired by Andreas Nilssons graphical representation of the GNOME Release Process and wanted to create something similar for Ubuntu.

Netbooks: The Disruptive Dual-OS Future

gigaom.com: In the computer operating system game, you don’t have to dominate to succeed — just ask Apple. With that in mind, emerging open source-based netbook software platforms could have surprisingly bright futures as secondary OSes, including Google’s.

Remix Linux: how to customise your install

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techradar.com: Mainstream Linux distro developers have to make decisions that affect thousands of potential users. Should they include or remove a particular package? Should they apply a patch that may break compatibility with older machines?

Linux Mint 8 Helena Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress: Besides its outstanding mint green graphical setup, the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint includes Mint specific tools such as MintInstall, MintBackup, MintUpdate and others. Linux Mint 8 was just released yesterday and it includes some great new features worth looking into.

Taking the Ubuntu gospel to the Anime nation

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itwire.com: Often Linux evangelists focus on those who already have a technical bent through initiatives such as software freedom day. The Ubuntu community in Massachusetts decided its time to reach out to a new crowd.

Distro Review: OpenSUSE 11.2

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danlynch.org/blog: Novell can be a controversial company in some parts of the FOSS community, but whatever your personal view you can’t deny they’re also contributing to progress in many ways. They employ a lot of important Linux kernel developers for one example.

Must have Linux books for Christmas

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foogazi.com: The gift giving season is right around the corner and if you have any geeky relatives or friends, then this list of Linux books to buy for Christmas is a good reference. Click each image to find out more.

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04LTS – Landmark release?

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openbytes.wordpress: My last article saw details of GIMP being removed from the default packaging of 10.04LTS and whilst its not yet decided what its replacement will be, Im sure there will be a whole host of reasons put forward why it should be a Mono one[1]. That aside, what we do understand is that 10.04 will be is a long term support version.

Interview With Frictional Games – Amnesia

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linux-hardcore.com: Frictional Games the developers of the horror Penumbra series recently revealed the title of their next project – Amnesia : The Dark Descent which I wrote about earlier. For this special event I interviewed the developers about their next title.

Choosing a Graphics Card for Linux Gaming

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online-tech-tips.com: Gaming in Linux has picked up since the advancement of WINE and Cedega that emulates Windows in Linux. Still hardware is a deciding factor if you want to play games in Linux.

today's leftovers:

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  • Finally Some Good Use For The Firefox Home Button
  • It’s better because it’s open source?
  • Now Playing: 'DejaVu Sans' Font
  • Top 10 Cross-Platform Apps that Run on Windows, OS X, and Linux
  • 10 Linux Commands for Fun
  • Device automounting in KDE 4.4
  • KDE Community and Apliki Cooperate on Understandable Icons
  • Make Mistakes
  • Mollom: A solution to comment spam
  • NL: Procurement's preference for open source fails to attract vendors
  • Does Chrome OS mean anything for schools?

some howtos:

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  • Moving a MySQL Database To Another Server
  • Running Flash Builder 4 on linux
  • Recover lost root password
  • How To Create A Custom Splash Image For Grub 2 [Linux]
  • molly-guard – protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots
  • Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud
  • How does Ubuntu’s screenshot tool Take Screenshot actually work?
  • Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 1 - 3

Plymouth Gets Tighter Integration With GDM, X

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phoronix.com: While Plymouth already does a great job at mode-setting to the display's native resolution and then showing the selected Plymouth plug-in and then to switch over to GNOME's GDM quite smoothly as the X.Org Server starts up, this process is getting even smoother now.

Smokin' Guns - Cowboy First-person shooter Game for Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Initially developed as Western Quake 3, Smokin' Guns is the game for you if you ever feel nostalgic of the Old West. Smokin' Guns, an open source, cross platform first-person shooter is intended to be a semi-realistic simulation of the "Old West's" great atmosphere.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 99 is out

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Issue #99 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Attention all Gentoo stable users

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blogs.gentoo.org: Tomáš (scarabeus) and I decided it was time to do another round of stabilizations.

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” released

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linuxmint.com: The team is proud to announce the stable release of Linux Mint 8 Helena. The 8th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular Linux Mint 8 comes with support for OEM installs and a brand new Upload Manager.

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today's leftovers

  • Windows 10 switchover will cost Linux champion Munich €50m
    A major factor driving the decision to return to Windows appears to be changes in the political make-up of the council since the LiMux project began in 2003. Today the CSU political party, which has a long track record of opposition to LiMux, is also part of the ruling coalition in Munich. It was this coalition of CSU and SPD politicians that put forward the proposals to switch back to Windows 10 earlier this year.
  • Introducing BuildKit
    BuildKit is a new project under the Moby umbrella for building and packaging software using containers. It’s a new codebase meant to replace the internals of the current build features in the Moby Engine.
  • Containers and Kubernetes: What's next?
    If you want a basic idea of where containers are headed in the near future, follow the money. There’s a lot of it: 451 Research projects that the overall market for containers will hit roughly $2.7 billion in 2020, a 3.5-fold increase from the $762 million spent on container-related technology in 2016. There’s an obvious fundamental factor behind such big numbers: Rapidly increasing containerization. The parallel trend: As container adoption grows, so will container orchestration adoption.
  • The Linux Foundation Announces 2018 Events Schedule
  • Top 10 Moments in 2017 Linux Foundation Events
  • Marek Posts Gallium3D HUD Multi-Context Support
    Marek Olšák's latest project has been adding support for multi-context applications to the Gallium3D Heads-Up Display (HUD).
  • Updates from last 3 weeks or so...
    I took part in Codechef's November Challenge (which stretched from 3rd till 13th of Nov.) intermittently solving some of the tough problems (not necessarily quickly) to keep a track of my progress and increase my comfort in solving problems in a long contest setting.
  • Kodi Linux distro LibreELEC gets final Krypton update
    LibreELEC is a fantastic open source Linux-based operating system designed to run Kodi. It is particularly well suited for devices like Raspberry Pi. If you want to build your own Kodi box, it's ideal. Today, the LibreELEC team releases a new build that it expects will be the last from the current branch -- going forward the focus will be firmly on LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0 development.
  • Slackware Plasma5 updates for November
    I have uploaded my November ’17 set of Plasma 5 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current. KDE 5_17.11 contains: KDE Frameworks 5.40.0, Plasma 5.11.3 and Applications 17.08.3. All based on Qt 5.9.2 for Slackware-current and Qt 5.7.1 for Slackware 14.2. For Slackware -current there’s again a choice of ‘latest‘ and ‘testing‘ where the ‘testing’ repository contains 17 recompiled packages that provide a Wayland compositor stack. This means you have a working Plasma5 Wayland session if you use ‘testing‘ as opposed to ‘latest‘. The ‘testing‘ repository is for… testing. Do not use those packages on a production environment unless you are familiar with Slackware, debugging graphical sessions and know your way around slackpkg/slackpkg+.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Analysts Remain Upbeat Despite 0.26% Gain
  • Introducing the UP² Grove IoT development kit with Ubuntu
    As computing at the edge grows, so does the need to connect a flurry of IoT devices directly into a device that can do advanced analytics and processing. The whole journey from prototype to production is often bumpy, having to switch from a tangle of wires and development boards to production hardware: portability issues, lack of performance and so on. To help address this, Canonical is working with Intel, Arduino, AAEON and SEEED to deliver the UP² Grove IoT development kit. In short, it has the simplicity of development of Ubuntu Server, the connectivity options of Arduino, the community support of these 2 ecosystems and a clear path to production with support for the board and the software stack.
  • LXD Weekly Status #24: LXD 2.20
    The highlight of this week was the release of LXD 2.20 which introduces a number of exciting new features. LXD 2.20 should now be available everywhere through both native packages and snap. We also started the process of deprecating the various LXD PPAs, see below for details.

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