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Story KDE Telepathy Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Tails 1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:55pm
Story Tiny i.MX286 SBC runs Debian on less than a Watt Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 6:06pm
Story World's First Open Source Laptop Gets Wideband Software-Defined Radio Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:54pm
Story New X.Org Being Added To Rawhide For Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Intel Cherryview PCI IDs Get Added To Mesa DRM Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:47pm
Story Linus Torvalds Named Recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:38pm
Story Albania youth ministry supports open source meeting Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Brian Warner: Tizen Has Good Bones Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:20pm
Story LibreOffice 4.1.6 Final Released on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 2:55pm

The 5 Best Xfce - based Linux Distributions

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Linux

internetling.com: I’ve been talking a lot about window managers and desktop environments. Nowadays most major distros simply go for KDE or GNOME, but it is not very common to see a distro use XFCE. This is a very sleek and useful little desktop environment, which provides great GTK compatibility and increases speed.

Debian (Etch) Linux

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Linux

symsysit.com: Debian is one of the mainstream and most popular distributions out there. It’s main target market is corporate desktops and Servers and it does very well in both fields. There are rumours out there, which do not do it justice, such as “Debian is very hard to install”, it isn’t at all.

Stable kernel 2.6.27.2

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Linux

lwn.net: The 2.6.27.2 stable kernel update is out; it contains about a dozen fixes for important problems. Meanwhile, the review process for 2.6.27.3 has already begun; that kernel can be expected sometime on or after October 22.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Customizing PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime

  • bashrun on opensuse
  • How to Backup Evolution
  • Mastering IPTables, Part 2
  • How To Install Free42 in Ubuntu
  • Advanced Tips For The ps Command
  • Commands you should never run

PCLinuxOS N1PTT-TR3 RELEASED!

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PCLOS

The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. Due to some very personal issues, Texstar has taken a temporary leave of absence, but not to worry folks, he'll be back very soon.

No Linspire Love Lost

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Linux

practical-tech.com: When Michael Robertson sold Linspire to Xandros, I doubt many people saw a lawsuit coming his way from former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony.

Looking at Perl

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Software

mr-oss.com: This article will be taking an introductory look at one of the most flexible programming languages known by almost any Linux/Unix system. Perl (Practical Extraction & Reporting Language) is an extremely powerful programming language that can be used for just about anything and runs on just about every operating system.

Professional-Level Photography With Linux

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Software

linuxtoday.com: Photography aficionados can be just as fussy and impossible-to-please as audio geeks. Only the most expensive, elite gear is good enough, and even then there are endless debates over which is the elitest.

The 1980s Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Think bad hair and worse fashion. Think IBM Compatible Personal Computers. Think British. Yes, the eighties are back as Apricot Computers is reborn with the launch of, you guessed it, a Netbook.

Songbird 0.7.0 Review - Audio Player for Linux

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: 'Songbird promises to be the Firefox of media players'. Although not (yet) as popular in the audio players world as Firefox is in the one of web browsers, Songbird looks and offers an interface which integrates both powerful browsing features and music collection management.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 42

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #42 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Power Outage of most openSUSE servers, Retiring from the openSUSE Board, and Status openSUSE distribution.

The Sine Qua Non of the Free Desktop

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Software

oreilly.com: GNOME hacker Christian Schaller posed the question What do the free [desktops] need to grow in market share?. The comments are instructive.

10 features Ubuntu should implement

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Ubuntu

kumailht.com: Ubuntu is a great Linux distro and has achieved a lot in very less time. Here are a few ideas that Ubuntu could implement. Most of these are GUI changes that are very simple but exciting.

New version of Alien Arena 2008 released

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Gaming

PR: COR Entertainment announces the latest release of it's freeware, open sourced FPS shooter, Alien Arena 2008!

Running Google Chrome Under Wine 1.1.6 in Debian and Ubuntu

Google Chrome is an open-source web browser from Google, currently available only for the Windows platform. It aims to have a minimal and easy to use interface. Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine, which was developed from KHTML, and it is used in various browsers like Konqueror on KDE4 or Safari (on Mac OS X).

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today's leftovers

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News
  • Kernel Log: Ext4 completes development phase as interim step to btrfs

  • Michael Robertson Continues Shell Game with Linspire's Missing Cash
  • Proprietary services vs. open-source services
  • History of Ubuntu, from Warthog to Ibex
  • Microsoft dances with open source businesses
  • Open source licence violations manual published
  • PCLinuxOS - Why would you want to try it out?
  • Lubi - Linux based Ubuntu Installer
  • Setting mouse gestures with EasyStroke and Gestikk
  • Ubuntu 8.10 and Evolution 2.24
  • Reminder: 7.04 Reaches End-Of-Life Sunday, 19 Oct 2008
  • Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 -- The Best Is Yet To Come
  • Linux Foundation to boost user ties following summit
  • Jets 'n' Guns Enters Beta On Linux
  • People of openSUSE: Henne Vogelsang
  • The Untapped Open Source Online Gaming Opportunity
  • FOSSBazaar Tackles Open Source's Legal Obstacles

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Four top tips for installing software on to Linux PCs

  • Connect to a wireless network with the command line
  • Command Line Bookmarks
  • Fun with Commands-I
  • Short Tip: GNU Screen with proper scroll, session management support
  • How to use samba on the command line
  • Sabayon - Sipie for Sirius Radio
  • Howto: Burn Audio Cd's From mp3 in ubuntu
  • Building ffmpeg on Ubuntu Linux
  • Suspend on Dell D820 openSUSE 11.1 (Beta 2) Nvidia Driver
  • Automatically process new files with fsniper

Mandriva One 2009 - Kaptivating KDE

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MDV

pbs01.wordpress: It has been a couple of days since the Mandriva team released Mandriva Linux 2009 in KDE and GNOME flavours. I decided to try Mandriva and see for myself how it has improved over Mandriva Linux 2008.1.

Switch to Ubuntu Linux not Apple Mac OS

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Ubuntu

prosenjit23.wordpress: For the past few years Apple has seen an increase in its laptop business due majorly to the dismal failure of Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. Umpteen number of reports have been published telling people why they should consider switching to the Mac OS, but not a single one has surfaced that spells out the merits of switching over to a variety of Linux.

Novell: Free SLES while the fire is hot

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: I fought to get SuSE Linux Professional released into Open Source when the idea wasn’t even a twinkle in Novell’s eye. What I really want is something the lines of an openSLES — in other words, a free version of SLES with free security and bugfix updates, with the support lifecycle to back it up.

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today's leftovers

  • GoboLinux 016
    GoboLinux is available for 64-bit x86 computers exclusively. The ISO I downloaded for GoboLinux 016 was 958MB in size. Booting from the installation media brings up a text-based menu system where we are asked to select our preferred language from a list of six European languages. We are then asked to select our keyboard's layout from another list. At this point, the system drops us to a command prompt where we are logged in as the root user. The default shell is zsh. A welcome message lets us know we can run the startx command to launch a desktop environment or run the Installer command to begin installing the distribution.
  • Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime
    The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup.
  • It’s ‘Best Linux Distro’ Time Again
    It’s time to start the process of choosing the FOSS Force Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Desktop Linux Distro for 2016. This is the third outing for our annual poll, which began in a March, 2015 contest that was won by Ubuntu, which bested runner-up Linux Mint by only 11 votes. Last year we moved the voting up to January, in a contest which saw Arch Linux as the overall winner, with elementary OS in second place. Just like last year, this year’s polling will be a two round process. The first round, which began early Friday afternoon when the poll quietly went up on our front page, is a qualifying round. In this round, we’re offering a field of 19 of the top 20 distros on Distrowatch’s famous “Page Hit Ranking” list. Those whose favorite distro isn’t on the list shouldn’t worry — your distro’s not out of the game yet. Below the poll there’s a place to write-in any distro that’s not in the poll to be tallied for possible inclusion in the second and final round of polling to follow.
  • Tracktion NAMM 2017 Preview [Ed: Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu]
  • Snapdragon 410E SBC offers long lifecycle support at $85
    The Linux/Android-ready Inforce 6309L is a cheaper version of the DragonBoard 410c-like Inforce 6309. It sacrifices GbE and LVDS, but has 10-year support. Inforce Computing has released a more affordable and slightly less feature rich version of its commercial-oriented, circa-2015 Inforce 6309 SBC. Like the Inforce 6309, the new Inforce 6309L has the same 85 x 54mm footprint and much the same feature set as Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed, community-backed DragonBoard 410c SBC. It also offers the same Linux and Android BSPs used by the DragonBoard 410c, one of the first SBCs to adopt Linaro’s 96Boards form-factor.
  • It’s time to spring-clean your IT contracts
    The start of a new year is a time for review and planning, in business, as well as in our personal lives. It’s likely that you will be focused on finalising your company’s objectives and strategy for the year ahead. But it’s also important to consider whether the tools and processes that you have in place remain fit for purpose – and that includes your contract templates and contractual risk and compliance processes. When it comes to the law, “the only thing that is constant is change”. Without fail, each year brings the introduction of new legislation, case law and regulatory guidance that may have an impact on your contracts – whether it’s the terms of use or privacy policy for your website or app, or the contract terms that you use when supplying or purchasing technology services. Therefore, it’s important to carry out a regular review of your contract terms (and any existing contracts) to make sure that they remain compliant with law and are future-proofed as much as possible in terms of new legal and regulatory developments that you know are around the corner.
  • Chinese investors buy owner of PCWorld, IDC
    International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine, several other tech journals and the IDC market research organisation, has been bought by two Chinese investors. China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital (no affiliate of IDG) have paid between US$500 million and US$1 billion for IDG sans its high-performance computing research businesses. The two Chinese entities had made separate bids but were told by investment banker Goldman Sachs to join hands. The sale of IDG has been cleared by the US Committee on Foreign Investment and should be completed by end of the first quarter this year. China Oceanwide Holdings Group, founded by chairman Zhiqiang Lu, is active in financial services, real estate, technology, and media among others.

OpenStack News

  • So you want to create a new official OpenStack project...
    OpenStack development is organized around a mission, a governance model and a set of principles. Project teams apply for inclusion, and the Technical Committee (TC), elected by all OpenStack contributors, judges whether that team work helps with the OpenStack mission and follows the OpenStack development principles. If it does, the team is considered part of the OpenStack development community, and its work is considered an official OpenStack project. The main effect of being official is that it places the team work under the oversight of the Technical Committee. In exchange, recent contributors to that team are considered Active Technical Contributors (ATCs), which means they can participate in the vote to elect the Technical Committee.
  • Why you should hire upstream
  • The OpenStack Interoperability Challenge Update: Phase Two Progress
    In 2016 the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge was originally announced by IBM GM Don Rippert at the OpenStack Austin Summit. This effort was the first initiative to use the deployment and execution of enterprise workloads using automated deployment tools as the means of proving interoperability across OpenStack cloud environments. The first phase of the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge culminated with a Barcelona Summit Keynote demo comprised of 16 vendors all running the same enterprise workload and automation tools to illustrate that OpenStack enables workload portability across public and private OpenStack clouds. Here is a short trip down memory lane:
  • OpenStack’s Stewardship Working Group and what it can do for you
    Stewardship is defined as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. OpenStack Foundation community members formed a Stewardship Working Group to ensure that “people at the bottom and the boundaries of the organization choice over how to serve a customer, a citizen, a community.”
  • Tips for instance configuration, creating a new project, and more OpenStack news

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