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Story GNOME Foundation board candidate questions Red Hat's 'dominance' Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 1:53pm
Story Google's Nexus devices get stealth Android update Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 1:51pm
Story WebOS is back in one million living rooms Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 1:19pm
Story 10 Things We Want From A Perfect Android Smartwatch Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:58am
Story Tegra K1, Samsung Multi-Platform, Other ARM'ing For Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux.conf.au Broke, Another Bug, and Mint 17 Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:53am
Story Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea? Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:26am
Story Configurable IoT gateway runs Linux on Intel Quark Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:11am
Story First ideas for a better GNOME browser Rianne Schestowitz 2 03/06/2014 - 12:16am
Story Linux 3.16 Supports ARM Suspend/Resume With ARM Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 10:48pm

Proprietary Firmware and the Pursuit of a Free Kernel

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Linux

earthweb.com: Knowing when a GNU/Linux distribution is free used to be simple. If all its software had licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative, then a distribution was free. Otherwise, it wasn't. However, the release of the GNewSense distribution a few years ago has complicated the situation.

Plymouth To Replace USplash In Ubuntu?

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Software

phoronix.com: We've talked about Plymouth now a number of times at Phoronix, which is Red Hat's RHGB replacement starting with Fedora 10 and uses newer Linux technologies like kernel mode-setting to drive this graphical boot screen. Now it looks like Plymouth may make its way into Ubuntu.

Open Letter to Mr.Hervé Yahi, Mandriva CEO

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MDV

rodgerdean.org/blog: Mandriva under a change of a new CEO have now put corporate interest above the life source of the distribution; its own community and leadership in the attempt to save a dollar. This will be the ulitmate downfall of the distro if these changes continue to happen.

What Does Open Source Taste Like?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: For those of you familiar with twitter, the "microblogging" social-networking tool, you know that it can be a fun way to gather data from a large group of people. If you have a substantial enough group of followers, inevitably, a few are paying attention most of the time, and you will get a handful of interesting responses to almost any question.

Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: With Fedora 10 finally entering the world earlier this week, we have performed benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10. In our testing we used both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of each distribution and then ran a series of automated tests through the Phoronix Test Suite.

Vector Linux 6 Beta And The Sticky Gui

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: But one of the things - possibly the only thing - which may have held this distribution back from a regular top 10 spot on the Distrowatch rankings might be its lack of a GUI (Graphical User Interface) installer. Until now.

The history of PC hardware, in pictures

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Hardware

royal.pingdom.com: We all use personal computers and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today.

Java and Linux - an open marriage in search of success

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: In 2004 Eric Raymond wrote an open letter to Sun Microsystems' then chief executive officer Scott McNealy demanding Sun open up their core Java intellectual property and allow anyone do whatever they damn well please with it.

LOL With Funny Linux Man Pages

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Software

junauza.com: Are you feeling a little down lately? Why not open a Linux terminal and read some man pages. Well, not those man pages that can sometimes make our head spin. I'm talking about the funny man pages that will make you laugh out loud.

openDesktop.org provides super-portal to free software sites

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Web

linux.com: When users want the latest in free and open source software (FOSS), they are likely to think first of sites like freshmeat, or perhaps Softpedia or GnomeFiles. However, as the FOSS community has divided into specialized communities, sites for new releases have proliferated, to the point where it is difficult to keep track of them all. Since 2007, openDesktop.org has provided a portal for many of these specialized sites.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Installing Drupal on Ubuntu in a few easy steps

  • Interview with openSUSE Board member Bryen Yunashko
  • Acer Aspire One and Linux
  • SproutCore on Intrepid Ibex
  • An early glimpse of Ubuntu 9.04
  • MySQL 5.1 is ready
  • Increase downloading Speed with Prozilla Download Accelerator for Linux
  • Upgrading Nvidia 96xx from Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10
  • Speeding up a slow NVidia 8400 card in opensuse linux
  • Setting up your Ubuntu Server for Merb
  • Extract and Create RAR Files in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Packages Get Bazaar-ed

10 Of The Best Linux Desktop Screenshots

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: One of the best thing that I love about Linux desktop is its flexibility and the ability to tweak and customize every single part of it to your liking. For those who are put off by the default ugly desktop (especially the brown desktop of Ubuntu) and have absolutely no idea how to decorate your desktop, here are 10 of the best desktop customization screenshots that could inject some inspiration to your creativity.

Vladivostok Gives Free GNU/Linux Netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I've written before about the increasing uptake of, and innovation around, free software in Russia. Here's another fascinating experiment, involving the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services, which is giving students netbooks running the Mandriva distro.

Glendix: Bringing the Beauty of Plan 9 to Linux

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Linux

osnews.com: Linux distributions come and go by the dozens almost every day, and most of them live and die an unknown, irrelevant life. Sometimes, a new distribution is started that brings something new to the table. One such "distribution" is Glendix.

Compiling a Linux Kernel : What can go wrong

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Linux

blog.abhishekonline: I wanted to post some screen shots of a kernel compilation, but they have to wait. I did not learn computer science in college or school, it all comes to me due to experimentation, doing mistakes, correcting them and learning from Google. So this post is written from the point of view of a newbie.

Linux, a habbit or a cult?

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: It's no secret that i'm a Linux user. Most of my blog traffic is to Linux related pages. But what makes someone prefer Linux over Windows or Mac? I've debated this with colleagues on many occasions, and there is no clear answer, but there are many outcomes of these debates.

Bring Back the Excitement to Linux Desktop Effects

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Software

junauza.com: There's no doubt that some people have become a Linux user after seeing a video of Compiz Fusion in action on YouTube or wherever. During the first few days or weeks, sure they will enjoy the experience of having an extraordinary desktop that they can show off to their Vista-using friends. However,

The Perfect Server - Fedora 10

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 10 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5/Ruby/Python, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

MEPIS 8: An Early Look At Beta 5

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: I recently stumbled upon MEPIS Linux (pronounced ‘meh-pis’ — similar to “memphis”), and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to pick up and use. I’ve decided to share my experiences with the latest beta of the upcoming MEPIS 8.

Holiday Special: Dell Ubuntu Linux Netbooks At $299

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Hardware
Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Attention Ubuntu Linux shoppers: Dell in newspapers today advertised Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks running Ubuntu for the bargain basement starting price of $299. Even The VAR Guy is opening his wallet and buying one.

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  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
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  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
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Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.