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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 7:40pm
Story SlimPort Nano-Console Brings Android to Big Screens Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 7:33pm
Story VW shows Android Auto in car system at CES 2015 Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 7:28pm
Story CES 2015: LG announces G Flex 2 with improved specs and user experience Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 7:26pm
Story Do You Work in the Data Center? Here Are Three Open Source Projects You Need to Know About Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 5:54pm
Story LibreCalc, The 3D Printed Linux Calculator Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 5:52pm
Story FreeBSD Finishes Switching Over To GNOME 3.x Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 12:25pm
Story Nope. Munich Never Happened. – Deny, Deny, and Deny Some More Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 12:21pm
Story KDE Frameworks 5.1 & Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 12:08pm
Story [KDE] Curses! … I mean, Cursors! Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 12:04pm

Just because it's pretty, doesn't mean it's easier.

toolbox.com/blogs: What normally happens is that there is some blurb on what the problem is, then a single line which can be typed or pasted into a console session to implement that tip or solution. Then they make some inane statement about how this could be done easier with some graphical based program.

A Day of Discovery

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linuxlock.blogspot: The BrainChild of Linux Against Poverty is Lynn Bender, a local network and database guru. Linux Against Poverty began as a simple idea. His purpose? Give kids who would normally never have a computer in the home an even shot at their future.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 314

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: Slax 6.1.1 "Core"

  • News: CentOS developers plead with founder, Debian adopts time-based freeze process and publishes "Squeeze" planned feature list, Novell releases SUSE Studio 1.0
  • Released last week: NetBSD 5.0.1, Tiny Core Linux 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5, Frugalware Linux 1.1 RC1
  • Donations: LiVES receives US$300, Osmo receives €200
  • New additions: CAELinux
  • New distributions: ArchOne, LiveAndroid, Mesk Linux, Nexradix, Omega
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Pardus 2009 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating system. The latest release, Pardus 2009, was made available for download a few weeks ago.

Open Source An Alternative CAD Source?

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mcadcafe.com: I just returned from attending the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2009 in San Jose, CA. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but by the time I left I was very impressed by what has been accomplished.

GCstar 1.5.0beta1 – Manage your collection

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openbytes.wordpress: Lets face it, the days of shelves bowing under the weight of DVD cases & CD’s is coming to an end. Whilst GCstar won’t put all your CD’s into their correct boxes, nor will it put them in an alphabetical order on your shelves, what it will do is allow you to document your entire collection on a database.

today's leftovers:

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  • SSDs and filesystems

  • Manage your Active Directory from Linux with adtool
  • Setting Local Time on a Linux Server
  • Mepis Update
  • Chemistry Graphics Hassle on Ubuntu
  • Geek & Poke: In The Age Of FLOSS And Web 2.0 - Part 1
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-4)
  • Linux Update does not own my machine
  • Arch /dev layout cleanup
  • No More openSUSE
  • Net Applications: Apple just lost half its ‘market share’
  • The Linux Action Show: Season 10 Episode 10

Ubuntu Newsletter & Magazine

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At the expense of GNU/Linux

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idreamoflinux.com: Gillian was assigned to research GNU/Linux and found out that it would meet all the needs her department required and could be easily used instead of Microsoft Windows. They used it as a leverage to get the Microsoft representative to get them a much better deal.

Sound on Linux Anti-FUD: Calm, Certainty and Confidence

colin.guthr.ie: Over the years I’ve listened to several opinions expressing doubt over the Linux sound stack. There are lots of ill informed comments out there concerning various things sound related, both positive and negative, but more often than not commentators miss out very important aspects of a modern, multi-user, desktop sound stack.

Roll your own Linux distribution with SUSE Studio

blogs.computerworld.com: People have always been able to build their own Linux distributions. That's one reason why there are over a hundred Linux distributions today. But, building them easily to do a particular job and with major vendor support.... well, that's not so easy.

CentOS: Getting Their S#!t Together is a Top Priority

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blogs.zdnet.com: So everything is being resolved, CentOS is getting its act together, and we can all go about our business. Nothing to see here, move along. Move along. Right? Wrong.

Linux? There Are Simply Too Many Versions!

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blog.eracc.com: I have once again run across a “too many versions!” comment on another site. In this one a person going by the moniker “matt_chsi” states there are too many versions of Linux and that is why adoption of Linux is so poor.

An Explanation of the Economic of Open Source

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climbing-the-hill.blogspot: When I was in University, not long after discovering a thing called "Linux" and all the wonderful free software that came with it, I fell in love with Open Source. The ethics of openness and meritocracy really appealed to me.

KMyMoney getting ready for the 1.0

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soliverez.com.ar: We are in the final steps toward releasing KMyMoney 1.0. It has been over 2 years since the last stable release and over that time the development team has been busy building a lot of features, while maintaining and even improving stability and performance.

FOSS and Education: iTalc and Moodle

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everyjoe.com: If you’re running a training center, whether it concerns distance education or not, you need tools to help you manage your classes and facilitate discussions.

Also: Advocating Linux in the Classroom

Replacing Firefox

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blog.lynxworks.eu: I am a heavy web user. Everything from webmail to banking, if I can do it on-line I will. For years I have used Firefox. Sadly on smaller platforms, its starting to appear in need of a regular appearance at the gym.

Why can't I just play DVDs in Linux?

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itwire.com: One deterrent to switching operating systems is the inability to perform tasks with a minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, for Linux, doing something as natural as playing a movie on DVD doesn’t just work out-of-the-box.

Boot On BTRFS With Debian

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This tutorial will explain you how to boot from a BTRFS filesystem with kernel 2.6.31-RC4 and BTRFS 0.19. BTRFS is a new filesystem with some really interesting features like online defragmenting and snapshots. BTRFS is an experimental filesystem, use at your own risk. The kernel used is also experimental.

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LibreOffice Help From FSF, Mike Saunders

  • New FSF membership benefit: LibreOffice certification
    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that the opportunity to apply for LibreOffice certification for migrations and trainings is now available to FSF Associate Members. LibreOffice is a free software project of The Document Foundation (TDF), a non-profit based in Germany. An office suite, LibreOffice encompasses word processing, and programs for the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, databases, diagrams and drawings, and mathematical formulae. It uses the ISO standard OpenDocument file format (ODF).
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Debian/Ubuntu: Q4OS, Ubuntu Dock and LXD Weekly Status Update

  • There's Now a Windows 10 Installer for the Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distribution
    The Q4OS development team is pleased to inform us today about the immediate availability for download of a Windows installer for their Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution, Q4OS, allowing users to create a dual-boot environment on their PCs. For those not familiar to Q4OS, it's an open-source and free Linux distro based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), which resembles the look and feel of the old-school KDE 3.5 desktop environment. Created with an emphasis on Windows users who want to migrate to a free, open-source, and more secure operating system, Q4OS now lets them install the distribution alongside Microsoft Windows in an easy manner, without having to do any modifications to your personal computer or install any other apps.
  • Ubuntu Dock Now Has Dynamic Transparency
    Ubuntu devs have listened to our gripe on the jarring contrast between GNOME 3.26's transparent top bar and the Ubuntu Dock.
  • Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works
    Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche continues his development on the look and feel of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and today he announced that Ubuntu Dock is getting adaptive transparency. Canonical confirmed that Ubuntu 17.10 would come with the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default, though the default session has suffered numerous modifications compared to the vanilla one to make things easier for those using the Unity interface on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Most probably, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users won't upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10, but we're sure Ubuntu 17.04 users will because it'll reach end of life in about four months from the moment of writing, sometime in January 2018. Therefore, Canonical wants to make their Unity to GNOME transition as painless as possible.
  • LXD: Weekly Status #15
    This week has been pretty quiet as far as upstream changes since half the team was attending the Open Source Summity, the Linux Plumbers Conference and the Linux Security Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Events: KDE/Randa 2017 and Linux Foundation

  • KMyMoney’s Łukasz Wojniłowicz in Randa
    Please read the following guest post from Łukasz who joined me last week in Randa to work on KMyMoney.
  • Randa 2017 – Databases are back to KMyMoney
    On the morning of Day 5 we chased and fixed a problem that was introduced a long time ago but never caused any trouble. The code goes back into the KDE3 version of KMyMoney and was caused by some changes inside Qt5. The fix prevents a crash when saving a transaction which opens an additional dialog to gather more information (e.g. price information). With the help of other devs here in Randa, we were able to drill down the problem and update the code to work on KF5/Qt5 keeping the existing functionality.
  • Randa 2017 – Days 3 and 4
    On Day 3, we started out at 7:02 as usual with the team responsible for breakfast meeting in the kitchen. KMyMoney wise, we worked some more on keyboard navigation and porting to KF5. The dialog to open a database and the logic around it have been rewritten/fixed, so that it is now possible to collect the information from the user and proceed with opening. The database I have on file for testing does not open though due to another problem which I still need to investigate.
  • Watch the Keynote Videos from Open Source Summit in Los Angeles
    If you weren’t able to attend Open Source Summit North America 2017 in Los Angeles, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up the following keynote presentations so you can hear from the experts about the growing impact of open source software.
  • uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging
    Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging. Schmidt explained more in his presentation at Xen Summit in Budapest in July. Most developers think that unikernels are hard to create and debug. This is not entirely true: Unikernels are a single linked binary that come with a shared address space, which mean you can use gdb. That said, developers do lack tools, such as effective profilers, that would help create and maintain unikernels.