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Story Linux Kernel 3.12.4 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:35pm
Story Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition Release Candidate Uses KDE 4.11 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:33pm
Story Fedora 19 vs Korora 19: which is the best distro for you? Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:29pm
Story Early KDE Plasma 2 Images Now Available Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:20pm
Story Sailfish ported to Nokia N9! +miniTutorial Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story Gift Guide 2013: Top Chromebooks for the holidays Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 1:18am
Story Inforce IFC6410: Quad-Core Snapdragon SBC for $150 Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 11:25pm
Story Mozilla Firefox Enables VP9 Video Codec By Default Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Calligra 2.8 Beta Released Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:47pm
Story Embedded Linux dev tools speed up Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 8:22pm

Eee PC Killer?

today's leftovers

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  • How to install a virus in Fedora Linux.

  • Gaming In Linux Part 2 - With Cedega
  • Linux on the laptop - Ubuntu Hardy 64-bit on a Dell M1530 (continued)
  • Firefox 3 - Have you made the switch yet?
  • A Brief Explanation of Why Ubuntu Sucks, Still/Again
  • Ubuntu
  • Tweaking Ubuntu: Release the Geek
  • Researchers spot Mac Trojan in the wild
  • How deep can a bug go?
  • 2.6.26-rc7, "Mainly Drivers And Arch Updates"
  • Sauerbraten CTF Edition Released
  • Drupal Licensing FAQ published

Looking for a nice KDE distribution? Try Mandriva 2008 Spring

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MDV My old laptop Acer Aspire 1705SMi with Pentium 4 3GHz and 1 GB RAM started to show its age. Windows XP did not run on it exceptionally well, so I decided to install Linux on it too.

and a few more howtos:

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  • Linux and Unix Software Security Basics - Part 3

  • du - Shows the disk space a file or directory is using in your disk
  • Beating Sandvine on Linux with iptables
  • Making Sense of Gentoo’s USE Flags
  • Moving a window in GNOME
  • Firefox 3 on Ubuntu

Guiness World Record Certificate in your name - Firefox 3

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linuxhelp.blogspot: On June 17th 2008, Firefox decided to set the Guiness Book of World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours. If you are one of the people who downloaded Firefox on June 17th, then congratulations !!; So go ahead and download your own personalized Guiness Book of World Records Certificate.

HP Mini-Note + SuSE Linux = Eee PC killer?

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SUSE HP's amazing 2133 Mini-Note is let down by a mediocre processor, but could SuSE Linux turn it into the ultimate travelling companion?

Top 10 Best GTK Applications

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and is the most complete image editor on Linux. It supports various file formats and it features many effects. I usually read complains about GIMP regarding the fact that it's not as 'good' as Photoshop. Well,

Building IT Support for Open-Source Model

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OSS Children are taught as early as preschool that sharing is an essential part of learning to get along with others. Yet some people still can't grasp the concept of sharing code or they reject open source because of the monetary value of ideas.

Dual pane Linux file managers: mc and emelfm

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linuxcommando.blogspot: I have been computing all my life without using a dual pane file manager until one day I decided that having one will greatly enhance my qualify of life.

Seagate Freeagent Pro: hardware that comes with proprietary software

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"Getting an external hard drive for my laptop seemed like such a good idea when I first thought about it. Seagate have got a dinky little 750 GB affair, called the Freeagent Pro, with lights that go up and down when it’s having a bit of a think to itself, so I got myself one of those. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that the hard drive came with all sorts of issues related to proprietary software."

The OOXML fight continues: here's one way you can help

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The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute’s decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them.

Drigg is looking for a new co-maintainer!

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Tony Mobily, Editor in Chief of Freesoftware Magazine, is looking for a co-maintainer for Drigg.

ubuntu bloggings

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  • Ubuntu - I remain unconvinced

  • Do You Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Part I – First Impression
  • Ubuntu
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu
  • Skype or Ekiga on Ubuntu 8.04
  • An interview with dmizer

few more howtos:

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  • nVIDIA 8800 on Debian

  • Fixing Fonts in Opera on Ubuntu
  • Repair Ubuntu boot menu
  • Managing Resources in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Set Up a Custom Worksheet with KSysGuard
  • How to enable dual monitors with ATI diplay card in linux

People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth

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SUSE How important is documentation to you and people around you? Certainly it is a lot! Then good news because openSUSE has a team focused on manuals for the SUSE Linux/openSUSE distribution. Today’s we have the opportunity to salute openSUSE Documentation Team member Tanja Roth!

What Happened to PCLinuxOS 2008 and Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We know Linux has enough potential to be a consumer desktop and we also know that Linux has less than 2% of desktop market share. Let's admit the truth. Linux enthusiasts may site a thousand reasons on why Linux does not sit on consumer desktops, or conversely why people are not ready to Linux even after Linux is absolutely ready.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” upgrade notes

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ifireball.wordpress: As experienced computer users know, the fresh-released versions of products are typically not very stable and reliable. It takes a few months (Typically until the x.1 version is release) for the product to really stabilize and become production-ready.

Top M$ insults = Top linux slogans

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anotherbloggerbloke.blogspot: Sometimes, certain situations (like this)really support the fact --> never trust anyone called Gates, who sells you Windows. has some splendid slogans dug from across the world. A few of my favourites:

20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman

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OSS I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman. I hope you will all like this one. Here it goes:

Kate Review: The Powerful KDE Text Editor

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor, and it does a great job for editing any type of text files, like Bash or Perl scripts, or C/C++ sources.

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Leftovers: Software

  • i2pd 2.10 released
    i2pd (I2P Daemon) is a full-featured C++ implementation of I2P client. I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses. I2P client is a software used for building and using anonymous I2P networks. Such networks are commonly used for anonymous peer-to-peer applications (filesharing, cryptocurrencies) and anonymous client-server applications (websites, instant messengers, chat-servers). I2P allows people from all around the world to communicate and share information without restrictions.
  • Pixeluvo Review | Photo Editor for Linux & Windows
    A review of Pixeluvo, a great photo editor available on Linux and Windows. Pixeluvo is not free or open source.
  • Blit, A Retrospective On My Largest Project Ever
    I’ve always been someone who’s liked art and programming. Especially combining the two. One of my favorite genres is pixel art, or sprites as they are also known. I’ve dabbled in making a few other art programs before, but nothing like this. Originally Blit supposed to be only a sprite animation tool that had a modern look and feel, but my ideas for it grew greater (*sigh* feature creep). There are many other sprinting tools out there like GrafX2, Aseprite, (and other 2D animation programs like TVPaint). I’m not saying that it’s wrong that they make their own GUI toolkit, but it feels kind of odd. I really wanted to bring these types of programs out of the days of the Amiga. After doing some initial research, I settled on using Qt.
  • An alert on the upcoming 7.51.0 release
    In two weeks time, on Wednesday November 2nd, we will release curl and libcurl 7.51.0 unless something earth shattering happens.
  • Desktop Gmail Client `WMail` 2.0.0 Stable Released
    WMail is a free, open source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.
  • SpaceView: Ubuntu File System Usage Indicator
  • FunYahoo++: New Yahoo Messenger Plugin For Pidgin / libpurple [PPA]
    Yahoo retired its old Messenger protocol in favor of a new one, breaking compatibility with third-party applications, such as Pidgin, Empathy, and so on. Eion Robb, the SkypeWeb and Hangouts developer, has created a replacement Yahoo prpl plugin, called FunYahoo++, that works with the new Yahoo Messenger protocol. Note that I tested the plugin with Pidgin, but it should work with other instant messaging applications that support libpurple, like BitlBee or Empathy.
  • GCC Lands Loop Splitting Optimization
    The latest GCC 7 development code has an optimization pass now for loop splitting.
  • GCC 7 To End Feature Development Next Month
    Friday's GCC 7 status report indicates the feature freeze is coming up in just a few weeks. Red Hat developer Jakub Jelinek wrote in the latest status report, "Trunk which will eventually become GCC 7 is still in Stage 1 but its end is near and we are planning to transition into Stage 3 starting Nov 13th end of day time zone of your choice. This means it is time to get things you want to have in GCC 7 finalized and reviewed. As usual there may be exceptions to late reviewed features but don't count on that. Likewise target specific features can sneak in during Stage 3 if maintainers ok them."
  • GNU Parallel 20161022 ('Matthew') released [stable]
    GNU Parallel 20161022 ('Matthew') [stable] has been released. It is available for download at: No new functionality was introduced so this is a good candidate for a stable release.
  • GNU Health 3.0.4 patchset released
    GNU Health 3.0.4 patchset has been released !
  • guile-ncurses 2.0 released
    I am pleased to announce the release of guile-ncurses 2.0 guile-ncurses is a library for the creation of text user interfaces in the GNU Guile dialect of the Scheme programming language. It is a wrapper to the ncurses TUI library. It contains some basic text display and keyboard and mouse input functionality, as well as a menu widget and a form widget. It also has lower level terminfo and termios functionality.
  • Unifont 9.0.03 Released
    Unifont 9.0.03 is released. The main changes are the addition of the Pikto and Tonal ConScript Unicode Registry scripts.
  • PATHspider 1.0.0 released!
    In today’s Internet we see an increasing deployment of middleboxes. While middleboxes provide in-network functionality that is necessary to keep networks manageable and economically viable, any packet mangling — whether essential for the needed functionality or accidental as an unwanted side effect — makes it more and more difficult to deploy new protocols or extensions of existing protocols. For the evolution of the protocol stack, it is important to know which network impairments exist and potentially need to be worked around. While classical network measurement tools are often focused on absolute performance values, PATHspider performs A/B testing between two different protocols or different protocol extensions to perform controlled experiments of protocol-dependent connectivity problems as well as differential treatment.
  • The Domain Name System

today's howtos

Leftovers: KDE

  • Happy 20th birthday, KDE!
    KDE turned twenty recently, which seems significant in a world that seems to change so fast. Yet somehow we stay relevant, and excited to continue to build a better future. Lydia asked recently on the KDE-Community list what we were most proud of.
  • SETI – Week of Information Technology
  • KDevelop for Windows available on Chocolatey now
    Which is already great in itself! But now it's also possible to install it via the super popular Windows package manager for Windows, Chocolatey.
  • colord-kde 0.5.0 released!
    Last official stable release was done more than 3 years ago, it was based on Qt/KDE 4 tech, after that a few fixes got in what would be 0.4.0 but as I needed to change my priorities it was never released. Thanks to Lukáš Tinkl it was ported to KF5, on his port he increased the version number to 0.5.0, still without a proper release distros rely on a git checkout.
  • Call for attendees Lakademy 2017
    As many of you know, since 2012 we organize the Lakademy, a sort of Latin American Akademy. The event brings together KDE Latin American contributors in hacking sessions to work on their projects, promo meetings to think KDE dissemination strategies in the region and other activities.
  • Plasma 5 Desktop on FreeBSD Branding
    The FreeBSD packages of KDE software — the KDE 4 desktop, and soon KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 Desktop and KDE Applications — have traditionally been shipped pretty much as delivered from the upstream source. We compile, we package, and there is very little customization we do as a “distro”. The KDE 4 packages came with a default wallpaper that was a smidgen different from the one shipped with several Linux distro’s. I think Ivan Cukic did that artwork originally. For Plasma 5 Desktop, we also wanted to do a tiny bit of branding — just the default wallpaper for new users, mind.
  • A bit on Tooling
    So on the weekend I also worked on updating Qt 5.6.1 to Qt 5.6.2 on FreeBSD, which involves using new and scary tools as well. Power tools, they can be really useful, or they can take off a finger if you’re not careful. In this case it was Phabricator, which is also used in KDE — but not everywhere in KDE. For FreeBSD, the tool is used to review updates to ports (the packaging instructions), so I did an update of Qt from 5.6.1 to 5.6.2 and we handled the review through FreeBSD’s Phab. The ports infrastructure is stored in SVN, so the review is relatively straightforward: update the ports-tree checkout, apply your changes, use arc to create or update a review request. I was amazed by how painless it was — somehow I’d been frightened. Using the tool once, properly, makes a big difference in self-confidence.
  • Krita 3.1 second beta.
    The Krita 3.1 beta come with a full features and fixes. The linux version to download your krita-3.0.91-x86_64.appimage.
  • Second Beta for Krita 3.1 Available
    We’re still fixing bugs like madmen… And working on some cool new features as well, but that’s for a later release. In any case, here is the second Krita 3.1 beta! Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Originally, we had planned to use 3.0.2 as the version for this release, but there is so much news in it that it merits a bigger version bump.


  • Consequences of the HACK CAMP 2016 FEDORA + GNOME
    I used to do install parties in order to promote the use of FEDORA and GNOME project since five years ago. As you can see more details in the Release Party FEDORA 17 for Fedora, and Linux Camp 2012, GNOME PERU 2013, GNOME PERU 2014...
  • GNOME Shell Making It Easy To Launch Apps/Games For Optimus / Dual GPU Systems
    With the GNOME 3.24 desktop that's currently in development the latest GNOME Shell code has support for easily letting the user launch an app on a dedicated GPU when applicable for handling NVIDIA Optimus use-cases of having integrated and discrete GPU laptops. When a dual-GPU system is detected, a menu item will be added to opt for "Launch using Dedicated Graphics Card", per this commit. The GNOME Shell change for supporting discrete GPUs was made and when the user opts to launch on the dedicated GPU, the DRI_PRIME=1 environment variable will automatically be set for that new program/game.