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Story Mathematics that you can touch Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story I will never again talk about the benefits of Free Software Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:47am
Story Redefining the Public Library Using Open Source Ideas Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:34am
Story Launching the project 'i18nWidgets for Android' Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:28am
Story Maddog's New Strategy, Linux Gaming Gloom, and ChromeOS Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:17am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 10:30pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed? Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 9:38pm

Moblin Linux - Test drive the future

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Thinking globally, I decided to test Moblin, a Linux optimized for the next generation of mobile devices. Alongside Windows Embedded, Google Android and iPhone, Moblin is a strong candidate for low-power machines that are going to flood the market in the coming years.

Ubuntu Needs To Monitor Consistancy - Not Appearance

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: I would love to see Ubuntu evolve into something more visually attractive, but I hardly see this as a focus at this point. What I see as critical, is continued work in making sure each release avoids regressions like the plague.

5 things you need to know about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: Here are 5 important things that you need to know while you start installing and using on your system. You will need to note them if you are a Window user trying to install Ubuntu.

Inkscape: one essential vector graphics application

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Inkscape is my vector graphics application of choice. It can do a wide variety of vector drawing tasks with relatively little effort. It uses the now-standard SVG vector format as its native format, and it has become very extensible through a simple “stream-based”, language-agnostic scripting system.

When did you first use Linux?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: At the recent Linux Foundation Summit in San Francisco, several people were asked when they started with Linux, which lead me to the same question. First, though, I watched the Linux Foundation's video of their answers. Boy, do I feel old now.

Mainstream Linux gets more netbook-friendly

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MDV

apcmag.com: Eager to add Penguin-power to your pint-sized portable? New releases of Mandriva and KDE Desktop are being optimised for a better netbook experience.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Aaron Seigo: easily amused

  • Do Patents Encourage or Hinder Innovation?
  • Can Google build open source communities
  • Nokia prepping tablets, netbook, touchscreen phones?
  • Using Photoshop Brushes in GIMP
  • first release of Mandriva Seed
  • Microsoft ready for an open-source skoolin'
  • I’m So Frustrated with Gentoo Linux
  • Why open-source library software is a trend
  • Open source and the shrinking waterhole
  • GUI toolkit supports Linux
  • Downloadable gOS Theme for your Ubuntu
  • Snooping the Internet With Netcraft
  • Review: Open-Source Office Suites Compared (a rerun)
  • Gtk+ 3 Roadmap Draft
  • Should 32-bit Be Retired?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fast Fluxbox Compositing

  • Handle Compressed and Uncompressed Files Uniformly
  • Installing Xfce Themes
  • Clean a string for a filename
  • Save the Last Flash Movie You Watched
  • Use SSH Tunneling to surf net invisibly
  • Simulating / Emulating a MPI Cluster or Supercomputer under Ubuntu
  • Formatting a Thumb/Flash Drive in Linux CLI
  • scp + find -Search files in a remote server
  • Csharp and VIM
  • Opensuse 11 on VirtualBox
  • Hide Gnome Apps in KDE and Vice Versa
  • Shell script used time
  • How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu
  • Mplayer with DVDs
  • Beginner's Guide to Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

my next computer

OpenOffice.org 3.1 delayed to the end of April

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OOo

h-online.com: Only a few days after the release of Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of OpenOffice 3.1.0, the developers have discovered new bugs that they need to eliminate before the final release.

Opera 9.64 Web Browser

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Software

pcmech.com: After trying out Safari 4 beta and not being overly impressed with it, I went ahead and downloaded the latest version of the Opera web browser, version 9.64.

Linux Powered Crunchpad Gets a Facelift

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Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Forget about the next iphone or Kindle, this is the gadget I have been waiting for which hopefully will turn out to be more than a (working) prototype.

Equilibrium in free software testing

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OSS

mdzlog.alcor.net: When a bug is filed in a free software project’s bug tracker, a social exchange takes place. Based on the belief that this exchange is of mutual benefit, the people involved form certain expectations of each other.

IDC: Linux spending set to boom by 21 percent in 2009

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cnet.com: Most vendors are already preparing for a tough Christmas. Those selling Linux-based solutions, however, can expect to spread plenty of holiday cheer, according to a new report from IDC.

I’m guilty of getting XP netbooks, but I run Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: Back when I looked for and found, despite difficulty, the perfect Linux netbook for my wife, we were thrilled to open a box that was the first pre-installed Linux machine we ever purchased.

Making The Most Of Open Source Forensics Tools

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Software

darkreading.com: Network forensic solutions products come in many different shapes, sizes, and price ranges, but it the end, they all have the same goal -- recording activity on the network.

Preview of Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

polishlinux.org: It is that time of the year again, along with the beginning of the spring, yet another release of Ubuntu 9.04 codenamed Jaunty Jackalope is coming shortly to a server near you. I decided to have a quick look and downloaded Kubuntu.

Portable Linux future using LLVM

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trendcaller.com: Imagine a single Linux distribution that adapts to whatever hardware you run it on. When run on an Atom netbook, all the software shapes and optimizes to the feature set and processor. Want to run it as a VM on a new Nehalem-based server? No problem.

Combining Debian and FreeBSD; Pushing the Envelope of FOSS

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Linux

linux-mag.com: The Debian project made a splash on Sunday with the announcement that two new “architectures” had been added to the Debian FTP archive. So what exactly does that mean?

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

osugisakae.com: I switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu a month or two ago and while it was generally OK, there were several things I didn’t like. End result, I switched yesterday to PCLinuxOS.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
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  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.