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KNewStuff with Goya

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jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

Amarok Review

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50webs.org: Since Amarok 2 is on its way with all the fuss around it and the currently stable 1.4.9.1 version will probably be the last in the 1.x series, I decided to make a review of the last stable Amarok.

gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • XUbuntu - Day 1

  • Live upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy
  • Ubuntu hits mainstream Italian television
  • How Ubuntu saved me a Bomb of money!
  • Victory: Skype withdraws appeals case, judgement from lower court accepted
  • The Bilski oral arguments - Groklaw member webster attended
  • OLPC Australia: XO targeting education and definitely NO Windows
  • OLPC: First Week at the two Test Schools
  • Linux Tip: Tighten Up Security And Disable SSH Login For Root Account
  • Book review: The power of group sharing
  • a beginners linux distro
  • Asus Eee PC And NX
  • NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based w/ Suse Linux
  • The Curse of Open Source License Proliferation
  • Few Words on LaTex Fonts
  • VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
  • Linux in Under 5 Minutes
  • How Fresh is the CPAN?
  • Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

Declaration of Lindependence

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OSS

lin08.wordpress: When in the course of digital events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the proprietary bonds which have connected them with their computer operating systems and other proprietary software.

What Can We Learn from the MySQL Saga?

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Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems appropriate that Sweden, the original home of MySQL, should be part of the ancient Norse territories, for the MySQL open/closed code story is threatening to turn into a saga as long and as complex as Njal's.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Discover user guides and manuals within your linux system

  • Configuring Folding@home for Linux
  • Synchronize your databases with SqlSync
  • hideous gtk themes in kde4 sessions
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers Under Linux
  • How To Find Out If ISP Is Throttling BitTorrent Traffic
  • How to prevent Linux man pages from clearing after you quit reading
  • How To select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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OS

techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

ArchLinux User

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8ez.com/drsmall/blog: As of Monday, May 4th, 2008, I completely wiped my perfectly healthy Ubuntu installation, where there was no problems, no errors, I had all the software I wanted, everything worked, the system looked beautiful, and overwrote it all with ArchLinux. That was a huge step of fear, uncertainty and doubt…

Linux: A Search Engine’s View

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hehe2.net: In May’s issue of Linux Journal, their segment “LJ Index” featured some tidbits or trends about which countries are actually Googling “Linux.” It is always interesting where Linux is gaining public interest, which countries are falling behind.

OOo stuff

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OOo
  • Review: OpenOffice.org Beta Fails the Office 2007 Test

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta shrugs off X11
  • Having different layout and page numbering within a document
  • Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice.org, Now Home to Attractive Release Notes

Mandriva One it is

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Linux

jmcg.livejournal: I replaced the Mepis 6 partition with Mandriva One. The laptop is a dual boot with Win XP which I need to retain because of the accounting application I use for my small business. The problem was that the new naming scheme for hard drives has made a mess of what used to be a simple procedure.

Review: openSUSE 11 Beta 2

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SUSE

ostoolbox.blogspot: openSUSE 11 is currently in beta still, and will be officially released in June. I downloaded and installed it using the KDE 4 LiveCD, but was rather disappointed with what I saw.

Also: Review: openSUSE 11 Beta2

CNR supports Linux Mint, adds Weatherbug

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desktoplinux.com: Linspire has upgraded its CNR.com (Click'N'Run) download site for Linux software to support the Ubuntu-based, consumer-friendly Linux Mint distribution. CNR.com will also add a Linux version of Weatherbug's weather service, which offers live, local weather information and severe weather alerts.

Also: Pinheads and Patriots

Ubuntu 8.04: Upgrade or clean install?

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Which path should you follow? Should you take advantage of Ubuntu's package manager and use it to upgrade your system to the latest 8.04 Hardy Heron release, or should you download a CD or DVD ISO image and do a clean install?

Free software takes on Microsoft Office

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reuters.com: Ninety percent of the users don't need all the functionality that Office provides. More demanding users who don't want to pay may look to Symphony and its cousin, OpenOffice, a package developed by a nonprofit group that includes a database program and drawing software.

Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

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blogs.zdnet.com: Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent covenants that threaten the GPL.

Fedora rescuecd vs. Debian netinst

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Linux
Software

vsingleton.blogspot: Other than a few obtuse references to some of the features of the Fedora 8 rescuecd, I could not easily figure out how to install Fedora 8 (fc8) in a similar fashion to Debian's netinst installer.

Linux + UMPC = Smokin' Hot

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Hardware

junauza.com: Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) are so hot right now that major PC manufacturers are competing to create the lightest, fastest and sexiest-looking portable machines imaginable. Most of these emerging sub-notebooks are pre-installed with Linux, and I wasn't surprised.

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Kernel Space/Linux

Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.