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Story Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:30pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Wayland and Weston 1.6 alpha snapshot (1.5.91) Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Operating System U Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:32pm
Story Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:29pm
Story GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:14pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Gazette March 2009 (#160)

  • Safari loses, Firefox gains market share
  • Debian Project Leader Elections 2009 nominations
  • Ubuntu now offering mainline kernel builds
  • Oracle's Unbreakable Linux not denting Red Hat
  • Apache FtpServer 1.0.0 released
  • Flock Ditching Firefox, Moving To Google Chrome
  • A ClamAV - Must Antivirus for Linux Systems
  • Givin some Kiosktool lovin' and how you can give some too
  • Summary of the Fedora 11 - 20 Seconds Boot Feature - Test Day
  • Ubuntu is a joke
  • Linux Install Fest a big hit
  • Funny And Fun Wallpapers: Linux And Unix Humor On A Monday
  • Interview With Liz Danico - User Experience
  • Windowmaker takes the back seat … again
  • openSUSE Trademark Guidelines Released
  • Top 10 Data Recovery Software: Windows, Linux and Mac
  • The Linux Nuclear Option
  • compiz fusion on puppy linux 3.00
  • Using Gentoo Linux in K-12 School’s Computer Lab

open source headlines

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OSS
  • Hedging against recession with free and open source software

  • What do we know about open source pricing?
  • Opening up Open Sources
  • Open Source Projects Surge On Mobile Devices
  • Government lags the pace of open source
  • Palm leads on open source development, iPhone gaining

netbook stuff

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Hardware
  • Pixel Density on Netbooks Compared to Other Screens

  • Xandros Launches Presto, an Instant-On Mini Linux for Laptops
  • Xandros instant-on platform: Who needs it?
  • Netbook with Detachable Screen and Half-Day Battery Life
  • Touch Book: Linux based touch screen device announced
  • First 5 minutes impressions Asus Eee Pc 901 and Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing sound volumes in Openbox

  • Finding information on your hardware openSUSE
  • Set up RPM Fusion with Fedora to shore up multimedia support
  • Mounting NTFS in OpenSUSE
  • Debian Lenny PXE Installation on Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950 servers
  • Automatically Logout SSH Sessions After Period of Inactivity
  • Simple Code To Implement C's stat() function On Linux And Unix
  • Read Popular Magazines for Free Using Firefox
  • How To Fix Pidgin Yahoo Error " Could not establish a connection

Linux works out of the box

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Linux

dmytry.blogspot: One of good things said about OS X is that OS X works out of the box. But it doesn't work out of the box on any hardware - it works out of the box *on mac hardware*. I believe same can be just as well said about Linux.

Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

Knoppix - Linux 6.0 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: The process of getting hold of Knoppix Linux isn't quite as hand-holding as you might expect from your average Ubuntu distribution, but it's certainly got a few tricks of its own up its sleeve.

Simplify the Use of Sudo

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Software
HowTos

sys-con.com: Being in the security business, I am constantly surprised by how many companies continue to rely on security practices that they know to be poor.

5 Minutes of Knoppix 6.0.1

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Linux

benhay.blogspot: Outrageously good. The livecd boots faster than most hdd installs. System booted, installed to hdd, and rebooted to hard drive install in less time than the Fedora livecd required just to get to a login prompt.

DreamLinux 3.5 Desktop Edition

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: DreamLinux Desktop 3.5 Edition was released on March 1st, 2009. The distro has experienced some significant changes recently and it really seemed to do it for me in the past so i thought I’d give it a try and see what it could offer me.

6 cool BASH tricks

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Software

dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to show you a number of simple, yet highly useful tricks that will make your scripting life easier. True, this article may appeal to the more geeky segment of my readers, but there's no reason to stop reading.

How Acquia makes Drupal more valuable

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Drupal

blogs.zdnet.com: The better a project’s commercial arm the faster that project can progress. Drupal offers a great example.

linux needs more porn

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Linux

thegsblog.com: Yes, I went there, and by ‘Linux’ I mean generic software that runs on the platform. This week is the annual Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, and there’s at least a billion users out there who think the computer is at best a porn delivery device.

Boxee

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Software

aplawrence.com: Maybe it's because I'm just coming off having the flu. Maybe it's because at heart I'm an anti-social misanthropist. Whatever - Boxee leaves me underwhelmed.

Open Source versus Microsoft: The next battlefield

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OSS

reviews.cnet.com: The competition between Microsoft and Open Source software reaches into the automotive space with the announcement of a new alliance amongst automakers and technology providers called Genivi.

RadeonHD Driver Takes A Blow In Novell Layoffs

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Software
SUSE

phoronix.com: Due to the tough economic conditions around the world, Novell last month began slashing some of their workforce. As a major blow to the development of the open-source ATI graphics stack, one of the key RadeonHD driver developers has been lost.

Dia: A useful, though flawed, solution for simple diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Dia is specifically billed as a “diagram editor”, which is of course where the name comes from. In principle, you can create vector graphics “from scratch” in Dia, but the interface favors using the built-in symbols and simply connecting.

Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

SSD’s, Journaling, and noatime/relatime

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Linux

thunk.org/tytso/blog: On occasion, you will see the advice that the ext3 file system is not suitable for Solid State Disks (SSD’s) due to the extra writes caused by journaling — and so Linux users using SSD’s should use ext2 instead. However, is this folk wisdom actually true?

Before Google became Google: The original setup

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Google

royal.pingdom.com: Since it launched in 1998, Google has become one of the true giants of the Internet. These days, Google has data centers all around the world and hundreds of thousands of servers. Back in early 1998, the entire search engine and website ran on homemade Lego disk box.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.