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Story Qt HiDPI Support Is On Hold For A Few Months Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Story BrickPi Bookreader 2 interview Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:20pm
Story Preview: Fedora 20 Updated vs. Fedora 21 Rawhide Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Satellite 6 Adds More Control For Red Hat Linux Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Steam Linux Usage Was Up Slightly In June Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:46pm
Story KDE’s Krita gets 100% funding through Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 6:19pm
Story HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-25 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.7 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:00pm
Story Calculate Linux 13.19 released Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 1:56pm
Story antiX 14.2 MX Linux Distribution Brings LibreOffice 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:07am

Linux's '09 Outlook: Everywhere, Even On Windows Machines

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Linux

informationweek.com: It sounded like a wild hook for a story, to put it mildly: In 2009, it is said, Linux will ship on more PCs than Windows. So I sat down with Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation to explain his reasoning behind such a statement.

Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman Says Don't Call It 'Open Source'

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OSS

informationweek.com: GNU guru Richard Stallman sent me an e-mail the other day complaining that we erred by saying that the Free Software Foundation, of which he's president, promotes open source software. "We have never supported the idea of 'open source' because that idea denies the importance of users' freedom," he writes.

Linux Mint 6: More unique, still minty.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is a spin-off of Ubuntu with some different visual polish and the inclusion of *gasp* useful multimedia codecs. I've been impressed by it in the past, so as you can imagine this release had a lot to live up to.

10 things for non-coders to do with free software over Christmas

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Some of us will find some kind of alleged spare time on our hands over the next few weeks. Certainly, there’s often some kind of break from “work” over the festive season.

Letter to Mandriva Community

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We are pleased to announce you the launch, by January ‘09, of a world wide Mandriva Community Steering Committee whose main targets will be to:

Where has my disk space gone?

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Software

linux.com: If Parkinson's Law for computers holds true, then no matter how much disk space you have, it will get used up. If you're already feeling a pinch, consider using a disk space analyzer tool to see what's eating your space.

Linux games - Lots of great choices

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to present a whole variety of Linux games, across a range of genres. I'm going to review several titles in detail, complete with screenshots and grades.

Review: Parted Magic 3.3

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things I've found that new users tend to have trouble with is disk partitioning. Even some professional computer repairman have issues with it. That's why I was glad the day I stumbled onto Gparted. But that had its issues. That's where Parted Magic is so nice.

OpenSolaris 2008.11 tested

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OS

heise-online.co.uk: With its new version 2008.11, OpenSolaris makes further progress in terms of user friendliness, but also in terms of integrating the special Solaris features into a modern desktop environment.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 7

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: It's not just the audio drivers which have seen important changes during the second half of the development phase for 2.6.28 – there have also been significant developments relating to the various architectures supported by Linux, and in virtualisation technologies and memory management.

Windows crushing Linux in netbook market: Acer

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Linux

itwire.com: Contrary to some recent reports, senior managers at Acer and other leading vendors have confirmed that Microsoft Windows XP now dominates the emerging sub-notebook market with more than 90% of new sales.

KDE 4.2 Beta 2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Canaria", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 2), the second testing release of the new KDE 4.2 desktop.

Easy in Linux, almost impossible in windows

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: What really gets me excited about Linux is its ability to recover from disasters. When, in an emergency, a program or service has to be moved from one machine to another in the shortest time possible I would bet on Linux every time.

The Great Linux/Grandmother Experiment

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Linux

mumbojumbodaily.com: My Grandmother, who is 86 and nearly blind, kept telling me about how her computer was giving her all sorts of trouble. She has an older Dell Dimension that was running Windows XP.

Review: Zattoo Player - Free TV On Your PC

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: HERE'S a free-to-view, TV-via-the-web service you might like to check out over the Christmas break - and the good news is it works with Windows, Mac AND Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2008 in Review, Surveying the OS Landscape

  • Dear Ubuntu Installer: For the Sake of Usability, Could You Have the Colors Make More Sense?
  • A refactoring journey: the YaST control center
  • Larry Wall on the Zen of Perl 6
  • Linux Devices - Christmas Edition
  • about:mozilla Dec 16
  • My Lenovo Desktop - First Impressions
  • openSUSE 10.2 has reached End of Life
  • Updated X.Org, X Server Packages Hit Ubuntu 9.04
  • Abandoning Gentoo
  • Will Cisco settle or battle?
  • Hey Apple, What About iLinux?
  • Wine In Ubuntu: Implementation Is Key
  • Best Way to Download openSUSE
  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.1: The Latest GNOME Desktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MySQL Bin Files Eating Lots of Disk Space

  • Tracking build status with Pulse
  • How to virtualize XP on Ubuntu
  • Outfoxing Firefox - how to pimp your browser
  • Recovering deleted file using Foremost
  • Command line stop watch
  • Making Color Corrections with GIMP
  • Download to CD
  • Adding Newsletters to a Web Site Using Drupal 6
  • How to Run Ubuntu Safely
  • Add MAC Style Launch Buttons To Your Ubuntu Desktop With AWN
  • How to make your video or music player play on another sound card in Fedora (and Ubuntu)
  • Programming Multimedia Keyboards
  • Who wants to be a Wizard?
  • HOWTO : Avoid to drop to busybox in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Get Flash Working in Flock Browser in Ubuntu
  • Reboot or Shutdown Ubuntu Safely When Your System Freezes

Comments on Phoronix Benchmarking openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

Andreas Jaeger: Phoronix has run some tests comparing the openSUSE 11.1 release candidate (RC1), Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 and Mandriva 2009.0 on Intel Atom. We have looked at the results and they are not good for openSUSE 11.1. I’ve talked with a few engineers and want to present below our first analysis.

2009: Year Of The Linux Revolution

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Linux

fastcompany.com: As our software becomes more Web-centric and our devices cheaper, Linux is becoming the operating system on everyone’s lips for 2009. Sorry, Microsoft. If this week’s news is any indication, you’ve been served.

Firefox 3.0.5 and 2.0.0.19 security updates now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.5 and Firefox 2.0.0.19 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads.

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  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.