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Story HP 455 G3 Ubuntu laptop - Linux on a budget Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 11:41am
Story GhostBSD 10.1 BETA2 now available Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:23am
Story Unity 8's 3D Task Switcher for the Ubuntu Desktop Is Evolving Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:18am
Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Enhanced SMS Capabilities with Next Update Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:17am
Story Mangaka Is an Artful Blend of Simplicity and Style Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:14am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Trinity Linux System Call Fuzz Tester Effectively Suspended Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Android Makes Strides in Enterprise Embedded Market Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:14pm
Story FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Now Ready for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Zorin OS 10 RC Screenshot Tour - A Gorgeous New Design for a Different OS Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:02pm

Linux File Systems

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tcs-security-blanket.blogspot: LINUX FILE SYSTEMS are an essential operating system resource. Modern file systems and disk drive technology are robust and reliable — so, most administrators put little effort into planning or worrying about them once the operating system is configured. This makes me both smile and cringe.

Game Console With Linux In Development

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Hardware Heard about the console Pandora? Made by computer geeks who want the ultimate portable gaming console. This hobby project has just begun mass-producing and the dream is becoming real.

RE: 10 Linux commandments

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Humor Enjoy, the 10 Linux commandments, Bible style (old testament):

A console spellchecker and dictionary

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kmandla.wordpress: Two things that I have failed to mention for quite a long time now — in fact, three things — are a dictionary and spellchecker for the console. If you write as much as I do, those two things are important, and not wisely left out. Sad

VC funding for OSS-related vendors up 38% in Q1

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blogs.the451group: We reported last week that VC funding for OSS-related vendors fell 37% in 2009 to $375.4m. We noted at the time that the decline was not actually as steep as I or others had predicted.

Kubuntu’s biggest problem: Network Management

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jjesse.wordpress: While networking isn’t sexy and doesn’t get the press that windows button movement does, it absolutely has to work out of the box.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 349

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This week in Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trying on sidux
  • News: Arch's new release process, Gentoo Wiki, group test of lightweight distributions, EmErgE's live DVD with 15 distributions, North Korea's Red Star Linux
  • Questions and answers: Games for Linux
  • Released last week: DragonFly BSD 2.6.1, Calculate Linux 10.4, MOPSLinux 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 release schedule, Fedora 13 Beta
  • New distributions: Metamorphose Linux, Itis Linux, Netlive, QubesOS
  • Reader comments

This and more in this week's Distrowatch Weekly.

IPFire brings super secure Linux to the masses

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Linux Most folk know if they want a secure gateway between the Internet and their home or business they should use Linux for maximum protection. The new IPFire distribution seeks to take security to the highest level.

Debian Project News - April 12

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Linux Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Most computer users need Linux

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Linux One thing I have noticed on just about all windows installed computers outside of my strict control is that they are full of viruses, spyware and there are more programs installed than they know what to do with.

One big thing Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple

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Ubuntu Ubuntu has earned a reputation as the most user-friendly version of Linux on the planet, but I would argue that the secret of success for Canonical is not really about a great UI or an extensive hardware compatibility list.

[Howto] Language based rewrites with Lighttpd and mod_magnet

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Lighttpd is a web server with a fast growing user base. This howto will demonstrate how redirects can be done based on the language of the user's browser.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Labour trumpets open-source success
  • jobs command: running processes
  • Feature Plans For Xen 4.1 Come About
  • Image Magick Toy - A Dada Album Cover Creator
  • Monocaffe Connections Manager
  • How to insert a file at a specific line and column
  • Installing Linux on a Thecus n8800Pro
  • Creating your for eGroupware
  • GIMP Tutorial: Super Glowy Rainbow Text Effect
  • Do your own awesome vector posters with Inkscape
  • Get Wacom Bamboo Pen Working in Ubuntu
  • Getting iPhone Internet Tethering Working in Linux
  • GNOME Do – a nifty productivity tool for your Linux desktop
  • Making a Tie-Dye Design With Gimp
  • The Linux Action Show! s11e07: The Future of Software Development
  • Going Linux: Apr 10: #098 - Listener Feedback

Netrunner (Albedo) – A look at a brand new distro!

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openbytes.wordpress: Code named Albedo, its an Ubuntu based distro, but before I hear groans about “another product derived from Ubuntu” let me explain some important differences.

Selling Ubuntu to the “Third World”

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Ubuntu Ubuntu adoption for communities in the “Third World” seems like it should be a no-brainer: how could a functional, free operating system not prove wildly popular in developing countries?

Awn & Awn-Extras 0.4.0 are out

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Software It's been over 14 months the Awn and Awn Extras teams had interesting news, but the time has come to introduce our latest and so far greatest release.

Use value and free software

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OSS Remember the good old Marxist dialectics of commodities? When a good becomes a commodity, an exchange value is added to the pure use value that the good was originally created to be, and all hell breaks loose.

Tux Games - Your online store for Linux games

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Web Gaming can sometimes be a make or break affair for most people that would like to give Linux a try. Well if you are such person, then Tux Games should be of interest to you.

How Canonical Can Do Ubuntu Right

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  • How Canonical Can Do Ubuntu Right: It Isn't a Technical Problem
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #188
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (System76 Serp5) Speed Test

Digging a Little Deeper into TurboHercules/IBM

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  • Digging a Little Deeper into TurboHercules/IBM - and Microsoft
  • Microsoft (back) in the Open Source business again
  • Meet on open source software from April 19
  • Key Statements from Marten Mickos’ PARC Forum Talk
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OSS Leftovers

  • What Is Fuchsia, Google’s New Operating System?
    Fuchsia first popped up on the tech world’s radar in mid-2016, when an unannounced open source project from Google appeared on the GitHub repository. According to initial inspection by the technology press, it was designed to be a “universal” operating system, capable of running on everything from low-power smartwatches to powerful desktops. That potentially includes phones, tablets, laptops, car electronics, connected appliances, smarthome hardware, and more.
  • Google created an AI-based, open source music synthesizer
    Move over musicians, AI is here. Google's 'NSynth' neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on.
  • March Add(on)ness: uBlock (1) vs Kimetrack (4)
  • TenFourFox FPR6 SPR1 coming
    Stand by for FPR6 Security Parity Release 1 due to the usual turmoil following Pwn2Own, in which the mighty typically fall and this year Firefox did. We track these advisories and always plan to have a patched build of TenFourFox ready and parallel with Mozilla's official chemspill release; I have already backported the patch and tested it internally.
  • GCC 8 Compiler Offering More Helpful Debug Messages, Usability Improvements
    Red Hat's David Malcom has outlined some of the usability improvements coming with the imminent release of GCC 8.
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time changed: March 16th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
  • Your guide to LibrePlanet 2018, wherever you are, March 24-25
    The free software community encompasses the globe, and we strive to make the LibrePlanet conference reflect that. That's why we livestream the proceedings of the conference, and encourage you to participate remotely by both watching and participating in the discussion via IRC.
  • Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing
    One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech).
  • ONF Launches Stratum Open-Source SDN Project
    The growing adoption of software-defined networking over the past several years has given a boost to makers of networking white boxes. The separation of the network operating system, control plane and network tasks from the underlying proprietary hardware meant that organizations could run that software on white-box switches and servers that are less expensive than those systems from the likes of Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Network virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) have proven to be a particular boon for hyperscale cloud providers like Google and Facebook and telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon, which are pushing increasingly massive amounts of traffic through their growing infrastructures. Being able to use less expensive and easily manageable white boxes from original design manufacturers (ODMs) has helped these organizations keep costs down even as demand rises.

KDE: Discover, Qt Creator, LibAlkimia

  • This week in Discover, part 10
    This week saw many positive changes for Discover, and I feel that it’s really coming into its own. Discover rumbles inexorably along toward the finish line of becoming the most-loved Linux app store!
  • Qt Creator 4.6 RC & Qt 5.11 Beta 2 Released
    The Qt Company has some new software development releases available in time for weekend testing. First up is the Qt Creator 4.6 Release Candidate. Qt Creator 4.6 has been working on better C++17 feature support, Clang-Tidy and Clazy warnings are now integrated into the diagnostic messages for the C++ editor, new filters, and improvements to the model editor.
  • LibAlkimia 7.0.1 with support for MPIR released
    LibAlkimia is a base library that contains support for financial applications based on the Qt C++ framework. One of its main features is the encapsulation of The GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP) and so providing a simple object to be used representing monetary values in the form of rational numbers. All the mathematical details are hidden inside the AlkValue object.
  • Last Weeks Activity in Elisa and Release Schedule
    Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users. We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android). We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.

SwagArch 18.02 - U Got Swag?

SwagArch sounds like an interesting concept. The aesthetic side of things is reasonable, although brown as a color and a dark theme make for a tricky choice. The fonts are pretty good overall. But the visual element is the least of the distro's problems. SwagArch 18.02 didn't deliver the basics, and that's what made Dedoimedo sad. Network support plus the clock issue, horrible package management and broken programs, those are things that must work perfectly. Without them, the system has no value. So you do get multimedia support and a few unique apps, however that cannot balance out all the woes and problems that I encountered. All in all, Swag needs a lot more work. Also, it will have a tough time competing with Manjaro and Antergos, which are already established and fairly robust Arch spins. Lastly, it needs to narrow down its focus. The overall integration of elements is pretty weak. Eclectic, jumbled, not really tested. 2/10 for now. Let's see how it evolves. Read more

How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Dive into the exciting world of Innovative Science to explore and find out about how the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives. Read more