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Story Solus Is Getting User Repositories Rianne Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 8:42pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:18pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:16pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:14pm
Story Linux Devices Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:10pm
Story Leftovers: BSD Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 4:08pm
Story Reasons Why You Might Not Like Lightweight Linux Distributions As A Newbie Mohd Sohail 11/10/2015 - 10:14am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 8:56am
Story The 8 Best Windows Linux And Other Operating System Clones Roy Schestowitz 11/10/2015 - 8:09am

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 8 – Puppy 5.10

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Linux

g33q.co.za: Far be it for me to give too much away too early, but the title of today’s entry has the WOW attached for a reason. I reviewed Puppy about a month ago, and thoroughly blasted it. That was Puppy 5.01.

MPEG LA extends fee free use of H.264

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Software

h-online.com: MPEG LA, the organisation responsible for administering the H.264 patent pool, has announced that the patent holders will now continue waving licensing fees (royalties) for use of the codec in free web streaming services, extending the previous royalty free cut off point to the end of life of the licence.

Review of Qimo: Linux for Kids

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: We’ve talked about Linux software for kids a few times here at MakeTechEasier, but so far we’ve never actually sat down to take a closer look at whole distributions intended for children. Today we’ll take a look at what Qimo has to offer, and submit it to the ultimate test: a real live toddler.

My Favorite 10 xkcd Comics Part-2

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Humor

techdrivein.com: As I have said before, I started searching for top 10 xkcd comics initially but ended up with nearly 20 of them. So here is the part-2 of my favorite 10 xkcd comics. Between, don't miss top 10 xkcd comics part-1.

Stupid tar Tricks

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HowTos

linuxjournal.com: One of the most common programs on Linux systems for packaging files is the venerable tar. tar is short for tape archive, and originally, it would archive your files to a tape device. Now, you're more likely to use a file to make your archive.

Hands-on: Firefox 4 beta 4 brings Tab Candy and Sync

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Moz/FF
  • Hands-on: Firefox 4 beta 4 brings Tab Candy and Sync
  • Panorama in Firefox 4, your new eye-candy tab canvas

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE SC 4.5.1 will be tagged on 26 Aug
  • DebConf 10: Last day and retrospective
  • The future of open source licensing
  • Me-OS 1.1.0 Released
  • Allison Randal appointed Technical Architect of Ubuntu
  • Use Puppy Linux 5.0 for secure on-the-go browsing
  • Ubuntu Multi-Touch Videos: Evince And Inkscape
  • Nautilus revamped Places side-bar
  • Linux distro focuses on audio recording
  • publicly thanking dwdiff
  • openSUSE: Revising the Board Election Rules

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Checking Responses with ckrange
  • use custom keyboard shortcuts for a better workflow
  • Is packaging new software hard?
  • 15 (More) Awesome Conky Configurations
  • Packet Analyzer: 15 TCPDUMP Command Examples
  • Make Incremental Backups With Rsync
  • Set up an LDAP server on Fedora
  • Your own local repository for Mandriva
  • Fix Brasero copy and burn error
  • Fix Analog Devices AD1986A Speakers not working in Ubuntu

My Linux Computer is Acting Weird

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: A few days ago, thanks to one student, I realized that something funny was happening with my Linux netbook.

Dell Vostro V13 review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Lightweight notebooks usually have lightweight specs, but as John Brandon discovers, the Dell Vostro V13 is an exception to the rule…

Linux Mint 9 Xfce Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com/blogs: Most people that come into contact with Linux Mint tend to agree that it’s an excellent distributuion for beginners. In my opinion this is accomplished by the visual appeal and mint-specific tools you won’t find anywhere else.

The Debian apocalypse

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Linux

poisonbit.wordpress: I’ve been Debian user since many years ago. Debian is not Debian any more. Debian is canonical and canonical is Debian.

Trying out the Charka Project

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Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: The Charka Project starts with Arch Linux as a base but, instead of forcing you to build your own distro piece of piece, Charka comes more or less pre-packaged.

Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

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Software

phoronix.com: In this article we are looking at the OpenGL performance of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, and 10.6.4 with this graphics update installed.

Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels

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Linux

h-online.com: While the new kernel versions mainly correct minor bugs, X.org's next generation X Server offers a range of improvements. Various code segments released by AMD developers allow the X.org open source drivers for Radeon GPUs to utilise the 2D and 3D acceleration features available with Radeon series 5000 graphics cards.

Google adds phone calling to Gmail

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Google

washingtonpost.com: Google's Gmail isn't just a mailbox -- it now doubles as a phone. Users of Google's Web e-mail service can now call any phone in the U.S. or Canada for free from within their browser.

Thoughts on Sabayon Gnome 5.3

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: After having a horrible experience with certain distribution (maybe the version number didn’t help much) I was desperate to install anything else, so it was either Ubuntu or Sabayon 5.3 Gnome.

Spotlight on Linux: Parsix 3.6 (RC)

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Parsix GNU/Linux is a great little distro hailing from the exotic lands of Persia. It features a lovely customized GNOME desktop and lots of handy applications. It reminds folks of Ubuntu in many ways and is often described as a nice alternative to Ubuntu

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha: Slouching Toward Ubuntu GNOME

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, is still two months from its final release. However, if the first alpha and the forecasts about it are an accurate indication, the release is already taking on a character all its own.

2 Task Manager Apps You Can Live Without

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Both gToDo and Tasque task manager apps feature to-the-point, simple interfaces for helping you keep track of your busy to-do lists.

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Graphics: Wayland, RadeonSI, NVIDIA and More

  • Session suspension and restoration protocol
  • A Session Suspension & Restoration Protocol Proposed For Wayland
    KDE Wayland developer Roman Gilg who started contributing to Wayland via last year's Google Summer of Code is proposing a new Wayland protocol for dealing with desktop session suspension and restoration. This protocol extension would allow for more efficient support for client session suspension and restoration such as when you are logging out of your desktop session and want the windows restored at next log-in or if you are suspending your system. While Roman Gilg is working on this protocol with his KDE hat on, he has been talking with Sway and GNOME developers too for ensuring this protocol could work out for their needs.
  • RadeonSI Lands OpenGL 3.3 Compatibility Profile Support
    Thanks to work done over the past few months by AMD's Marek Olšák on improving Mesa's OpenGL compatibility profile support and then today carried over the final mile by Valve's Timothy Arceri, Mesa 18.2 now exposes OpenGL 3.3 under the compatibility context. Hitting Git tonight is the enabling of the OpenGL 3.3 compatibility profile for RadeonSI.
  • NVIDIA Releases DALI Library & nvJPEG GPU-Accelerated Library For JPEG Decode
    For coinciding with the start of the Computer Vision and Patern Recognition conference starting this week in Utah, NVIDIA has a slew of new software announcements. First up NVIDIA has announced the open-source DALI library for GPU-accelerated data augmentation and image loading that is optimized for data pipelines of deep learning frameworks like ResNET-50, TensorFlow, and PyTorch.
  • NVIDIA & Valve Line Up Among The Sponsors For X.Org's XDC 2018
    - The initial list of sponsors have been announced for the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2018) where Wayland, Mesa, and the X.Org Server tend to dominate the discussions for improving the open-source/Linux desktop. This year's XDC conference is being hosted in A Coruña, Spain and taking place in September. The call for presentations is currently open for X.Org/mesa developers wishing to participate.
  • Intel Broxton To Support GVT-g With Linux 4.19
    Intel developers working on the GVT-g graphics virtualization technology have published their latest batch of Linux kernel driver changes.

Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

  • Fedora Atomic Workstation To Be Renamed Fedora Silverblue
    - Back in early May was the announcement of the Silverblue project as an evolution of Fedora Atomic Workstation and trying to get this atomic OS into shape by Fedora 30. Beginning with Fedora 29, the plan is to officially rename Fedora Atomic Workstation to Fedora Silverblue. Silverblue isn't just a placeholder name, but they are moving ahead with the re-branding initiative around it. The latest Fedora 29 change proposal is to officially change the name of "Fedora Atomic Workstation" to "Fedora Silverblue".
  • Fedora 29 Will Cater i686 Package Builds For x86_64, Hide GRUB On Boot
    The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved on Friday more of the proposed features for this fall's release of Fedora 29, including two of the more controversial proposals.
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II Coming to Linux, Red Hat Announces GPL Cooperation Commitment, Linspire 8.0 Alpha 1 Released and More
    Starting today, Red Hat announced that "all new Red Hat-initiated open source projects that opt to use GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1 will be expected to supplement the license with the cure commitment language of GPLv3". The announcement notes that this development is the latest in "an ongoing initiative within the open source community to promote predictability and stability in enforcement of GPL-family licenses".
  • Red Hat Launches Process Automation Manager 7, Brackets Editor Releases Version 1.13, Qt Announces New Patch Release and More
    Red Hat today launched Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7, which is "a comprehensive, cloud-native platform for developing business automation services and process-centric applications across hybrid cloud environments". This new release expands some key capabilities including cloud native application development, dynamic case management and low-code user experience. You can learn more and get started here.
  • A summer reading list for open organization enthusiasts
    The books on this year's open organization reading list crystallize so much of what makes "open" work: Honesty, authenticity, trust, and the courage to question those status quo arrangements that prevent us from achieving our potential by working powerfully together.

Server Domination by GNU/Linux

  • Security and Performance Help Mainframes Stand the Test of Time
    As of last year, the Linux operating system was running 90 percent of public cloud workloads; has 62 percent of the embedded market share and runs all of the supercomputers in the TOP500 list, according to The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project’s 2018 State of the Open Mainframe Survey report. Despite a perceived bias that mainframes are behemoths that are costly to run and unreliable, the findings also revealed that more than nine in 10 respondents have an overall positive attitude about mainframe computing. The project conducted the survey to better understand use of mainframes in general. “If you have this amazing technology, with literally the fastest commercial CPUs on the planet, what are some of the barriers?” said John Mertic, director of program management for the foundation and Open Mainframe Project. “The driver was, there wasn’t any hard data around trends on the mainframe.”
  • HPE announces world's largest ARM-based supercomputer
    The race to exascale speed is getting a little more interesting with the introduction of HPE's Astra -- what will be the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer. HPE is building Astra for Sandia National Laboratories and the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA will use the supercomputer to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for things like national security, energy, science and health care.

HHVM 3.27 Released