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Story Ubuntu is NOT a Community Project srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 7:33pm
Story One Week With GNOME 3 Classic: Day One srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 7:30pm
Story 10 Linux Distributions and Their Targeted Users srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 7:28pm
Story Slackpkg Update Fixes Long Standing Annoyance srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 7:27pm
Story Reinventing Simple srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 5:10pm
Story Selecting a distribution is a personal decision srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 5:09pm
Story Review: SolydXK 2013.04.06 srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 5:06pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 6:20am
Story GNOME 3.10 to Bring New Features srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 4:12am
Story Woe is Linux. Woe is Me. srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 4:10am

Hrat GNU/Linux - First Armenian Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Operation System (OS) Linux is not well known in Armenia. Often it is used for internet providers and organizations as server. Linux as desktop for workstations is not far in use here in Armenia.

ubuntu howtos, reviews, and stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - How to Setup the World Clock Applet?
  • Warning: Hardy Heron May Cause Linux Addiction
  • Hardy Heron: Best Distro Ever?
  • How-to: Get Audacity working after a Hardy upgrade
  • Putting Ubuntu 8.04 through the ultimate usability test
  • Extended Display on the MacBook (with xorg.conf) : Ubuntu 8.04
  • Stream media from ubuntu to your ps3
  • If my kid doesn’t like Linux now…
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective
  • Ubuntu Open Week is here!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 250

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at ASUS Eee PC 900

  • News: Ubuntu release day, Debian Weekly News, openSUSE beta testing, Fedora feature list, OpenSolaris release candidate, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Steve McIntyre, BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04, Damn Small Linux 4.3
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.3, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: ForLex, eAR OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

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Security

maketecheasier.com: When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux.

Debian: We're not looking for commercial fortune

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Linux
Interviews

zdnet.co.uk: The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.

Quick look at Fedora

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Linux

laserjock.wordpress: Lately I’ve been messing around with Fedora. I’ve been using and developing Ubuntu for over 2 years and I decided to take a little break and try something different. Fedora 8 was really pretty nice. I was very pleasantly surprised to find in Fedora 8 a quick and responsive OS.

Get rid of your Linux bloat. Part 2.

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: So in part one we disabled unwanted or unneeded programs from starting up when we turn on our computer. However those programs are still installed and taking up space. This space could be better used for other things. Important things like music, movies, recipes or maybe even some work related stuff.

Opera gears up for new browser performance with latest beta

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Software

itwire.com: Browser company Opera is preparing its star of the browser stage for its latest performance: Opera 9.5 Beta 2. Is Opera’s latest beta... better?

Red Hat's (and Sun's) missed SUSE opportunity

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Linux

Matt Asay: I posted a (substantiated) rumor last week about Red Hat getting first dibs on buying SUSE and ultimately passing on it. As it turns out, all sorts of people have come out of the woodwork to give me more information on Red Hat's near-miss on acquiring SUSE.

Sun woos Linux distros with bundle deals

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Linux

regdeveloper.co.uk: Sun Microsystems is in talks with two more Linux projects to ensure its open source software and tools are delivered straight into the hands of developers.

and even more ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 update without any issues

  • Upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installed Xubuntu 8.04
  • Thank You Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu - Even my 8 year old can use it (And he does)

Enter the Terminal:

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Software

lankan.wordpress: Since the last article I have completely migrated to linux as being my everyday os. I run a standard PCLOS package on a Toshiba A100. When I had learned how to use Linux comfortably I realized that I was playing around in the terminal window more and more. Below are a list of terminal based programs.

AJAX World - Who Will Win the Next Battle for the Desktop?

sys-con.com: The computer desktop today is what the television was to people in the 1980s. It’s the single most important channel for consumer entertainment and information. The computer desktop – as was the case with newspapers before there was radio and radio before there was television – has become the high ground from which empires are built.

OpenOffice.org and ODF adoption in Malaysia - thumbs up!

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OOo

bytebot.net/blog: In an interesting twist (interesting for Microsoft and their OOXML apologists), about a month ago, MAMPU, decided that they were going to go OpenOffice.org and go ODF, and dump Microsoft Office by year-end 2008. Now, you can hold them to their word.

Microsoft arguments against Linux are bollocks

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft PR threw down the gauntlet; “see how Windows Server 2008 stacks up versus Linux,” they say. There’s a “Get the Facts” URL being promoted with claims of direct comparisons between the two operating systems. Anyone reading the headlines alone could be fooled into thinking there’s substance to be found.

Linux up to speed on mobile devices

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

All the rage in Europe: Firefox marketshare climbs higher

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: European web metrics company Xiti has published browser marketshare statistics for March. The data collected by Xiti indicates that the open source Firefox web browser has climbed to almost 29 percent marketshare in Europe, where it is still steadily increasing in popularity. This is no small accomplishment.

more ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Presenting At Ubuntu OpenWeek - Ubuntu on the EeePC

  • Lets start Intrepid right…
  • Hardy Heron and Stuff…..
  • Xubuntu 8.04 and beyond
  • 2 downsides to the Ubuntu upgrade to Hardy Heron
  • How to Fix the Ubuntu Clipboard Problem
  • Make or break with Ubuntu

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Microdia (0c45:624f) webcam on Linux

  • Setting up Beryl on Debian Etch
  • CD/DVD install with no CD/DVD
  • Gallium3D: Introduction

some shorts

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Linux
  • Amarok Getting a facelift?

  • PcLinuxOs Virtualisation
  • Propitiatory NVIDIA Driver Fails To Install On Linux 2.6.25 Kernels
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Leftovers: Software

  • A Quick Hands-On With Chatty, A Desktop Twitch Chat Client
    Chatty is a desktop Twitch Chat client for Windows, macOS and Linux written in Ja
  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.8 Adds Support for Linux Mint 18, Fedora 24
    The open-source HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) project has been updated on August 29, 2016, to version 3.16.8, a maintenance update that adds support for new printers and GNU/Linux operating systems. According to the release notes, HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.8 adds support for new all-in-one HP printers, including HP OfficeJet Pro 6970, HP OfficeJet Pro 6960, HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile, HP DeskJet 3700, as well as HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700. Also new in the HPLIP 3.16.8 update is support for the recently released Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, and the upcoming KDE editions, the Fedora 24 Linux operating system, as well as the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" distribution. So if you're using any of these OSes, you can now update to the latest HPLIP release.
  • MPlayer-Based MPV 0.20.0 Video Player Released with New Options and Commands
    The popular, open-source, and cross-platform MPV video player software received a new update, version 0.20.0, which comes only two weeks after the previous 0.19.0 maintenance release. MPV 0.20.0 is not a major update, and, according to the release notes, it only implements a couple of new options and commands, such as "--video-unscaled=downscale-big" for changing the aspect ratio. Additionally, the MPlayer-based video playback application also gets the "--image-display-duration" option for controlling the duration of image display, and a new "dcomposition" flag for controlling DirectComposition.
  • FFmpeg 3.1.3 "Laplace" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Now Available for Linux
    The major FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has received recently its third maintenance update, version 3.1.3, which brings updated components. FFmpeg 3.1 was announced two months ago, at the end of June, and it introduced a multitude of new features to make the popular multimedia backend even more reliable and handy to game and application developers. Dubbed Laplace, FFmpeg 3.1 is currently the most advanced FFmpeg release, cut from Git master on June 26, 2016.
  • GNU Scientific Library 2.2 released
    Version 2.2 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is now available. GSL provides a large collection of routines for numerical computing in C. This release contains new linear algebra routines (Pivoted and Modified Cholesky, Complete Orthogonal Decomposition, matrix condition number estimation) as well as a completely rewritten nonlinear least squares module, including support for Levenberg-Marquardt, dogleg, double-dogleg, and Steihaug-Toint methods. The full NEWS file entry is appended below.

today's howtos

Leftovers: OSS

  • Report: If DOD Doesn't Embrace Open Source, It'll 'Be Left Behind'
    Unless the Defense Department and its military components levy increased importance on software development, they risk losing military technical superiority, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security. In the report, the Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan think tank argues the Pentagon, which for years has relied heavily on proprietary software systems, “must actively embrace open source software” and buck the status quo. Currently, DOD uses open source software “infrequently and on an ad hoc basis,” unlike tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook that wouldn’t exist without open source software.
  • The Honey Trap of Copy/Pasting Open Source Code
    I couldn’t agree more with Bill Sourour’s article ‘Copy.Paste.Code?’ which says that copying and pasting code snippets from sources like Google and StackOverflow is fine as long as you understand how they work. However, the same logic can’t be applied to open source code. When I started open source coding at the tender age of fourteen, I was none the wiser to the pitfalls of copy/pasting open source code. I took it for granted that if a particular snippet performed my desired function, I could just insert it into my code, revelling in the fact that I'd just gotten one step closer to getting my software up and running. Yet, since then, through much trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to use open source code effectively.
  • Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter
    The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t be found anywhere else. Pledging to support any crowdfunding campaign is a gamble, but it’s an exciting gamble; just browsing Kickstarter is pretty exciting, in fact, especially in the technological categories. Inventive individuals and startups offer new twists on machines like 3D printers and CNC machines – often for much less cost than others on the market.
  • Open Standards and Open Source
    Much has changed in the telecommunications industry in the years since Standards Development Organization (SDOs) such as 3GPP, ITU and OMA were formed. In the early days of telecom and the Internet, as fundamental technology was being invented, it was imperative for the growth of the new markets that standards were established prior to large-scale deployment of technology and related services. The process for development of these standards followed a traditional "waterfall" approach, which helped to harmonize (sometimes competing) pre-standard technical solutions to market needs.

Leftovers: BSD

  • The Voicemail Scammers Never Got Past Our OpenBSD Greylisting
    We usually don't see much of the scammy spam and malware. But that one time we went looking for them, we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages. During August 23rd to August 24th 2016, a spam campaign was executed with what appears to have been a ransomware payload. I had not noticed anything particularly unusual about the bsdly.net and friends setup that morning, but then Xavier Mertens' post at isc.sans.edu Voice Message Notifications Deliver Ransomware caught my attention in the tweetstream, and I decided to have a look.
  • Why FreeBSD Doesn't Aim For OpenMP Support Out-Of-The-Box