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Story Telco sector OPNFV project champions open network services Rianne Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 9:35pm
Story User reviews: Applications provided by Jolla Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 9:00pm
Story A Look At BCache vs. LVM Cache For HDD+SSD Linux Systems Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 8:05pm
Story 101 Open Source Tools for Developers Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 7:54pm
Story 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition FINAL released. Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 7:50pm
Story Manjaro KDE 0.9.0-pre5 edition released Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 7:48pm
Story Pinguy OS 14.04.2 Point Release Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 7:36pm
Story GNOME’s Mutter Can Now Scale Window Decorations on HiDPI Displays Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 5:58pm
Story Setting Up The Raspberry PI 2 Roy Schestowitz 22/03/2015 - 5:55pm

Fun Brain Games and Geek Toys

linuxtoday.com: My favorite card game is Krypto. Eons ago when I was a youngun, you could buy this game from Edmund Scientifics, and can still find it on Amazon and other online nooks and crannies.

Home automation gateway runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: The Fifthplay FG4000 Gateway and Home Monitor builds on Wind River Linux to offer a customizable platform for developing home automation applications.

Introducing your Child to Linux

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Linux

thesmartbean.com: The Linux operating system offers an excellent learning opportunity for children, whether for educational software and games, programming, or general computer skills. Charles Profitt, a K-12 systems administrator, shares with SmartBean the nuts and bolts of introducing kids to Linux.

GNU Four Freedoms Translated for Users

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OSS

thelinuxlink.net: I was reading an article about Freesoftware adoption and it noted that the freedoms afforded by the GNU Gpl were written largely for developers not end users. So I figured I would take a shot at positing the four freedoms to general users.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Romantic, Old-School Open Source Notions Abound
  • Open Source Will Change Enterprises, Says BT Guru
  • When to give up control of an open source core
  • Free Software Award Season
  • GPLv2 Ambiguities Linger On
  • Windows (L)users Are People, Too
  • So Ubuntu is gunning for the enterprise?
  • Closed Ubuntu Design Suggests Mark
  • Linux in Education: Athens Schools
  • Oracle and Novell Linux: Caught between a Red Hat and a CentOS
  • Will Linux be the dominant OS for consumer electronics?
  • LiMo Fights Back
  • AutoFsck For Ubuntu
  • OOo: 9 Years of Magic
  • GNOME 3.0 Determines Boston Summit
  • Parsix 3.0 “Kev” Released and Reviewed
  • Updated openSUSE countdown image
  • More AMD Radeon 5770 Linux Benchmarks
  • A new release of F11 for the XO-1 has hit the interweb
  • The Helix Player is an open source media player for Linux
  • Ten useful open source tools for web developers
  • Portland State University using Drupal
  • Palm Pre GSM model source code available
  • OpenOffice Renaissance Provides Usage Click Charts for Impress
  • 10 years in Debian now
  • The Most Popular Open Source CMS
  • Couturier Merges PDF Files on GNOME Desktop
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.10.16
  • Linux Outlaws 116 - Hardly a Stampede

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Automatically login to Ubuntu? Step By Step
  • Linux Tuning The VM (memory) Subsystem
  • Centos 5 Multimedia Howto
  • Spam filtering with Kmail
  • How to add sessions to KDM and GDM
  • Debian Chinese How-To
  • How to merge PDF documents in Linux

Epic Games Changes Story, Unsure About UT3 Linux Future

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Next month will mark the two-year anniversary of the Unreal Tournament 3 release, but to this day the UT3 Linux client still has not been released. Up to this point we have been told by Ryan Gordon (the one porting over the game and engine to Linux) that it is still being worked on. Well, today we've been told a different story.

Some Things I Like about KDE 4

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Linux

I've been complaining all over the place about how much KDE 4 sucks. Then after my post earlier I remembered something I've even said to other folks about stuff before myself, "Well, go ask for your money back!" Towards that end, I thought I'd share some of the things I think are kinda cool about KDE 4.

Java: The Good Parts

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Software

kev009.com: When Java first started gaining popularity, it was loudly hyped as the end all language. It was expected that Java would take the “rich client” by storm, and applets would be the go to solution for enhancing web pages. What happened was a bit different.

Conky is a good example of a simple Linux tool

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Software

computoredge.com: Linux (and indeed Unix) has long held the philosophy of "one tool for each job, and one job for each tool." This can lead to quite a paradox for newcomers to Linux: Why are there so many tools that do similar things?

comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3"

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KDE
Software

aseigo.blogspot: There is small trend currently to write a blog entry or article comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3". Now, I'm not involved in the least with the GNOME 3 efforts (no big surprise there, I'm sure) so I can't and won't comment on what they are doing now or in the future (they can do so themselves quite well), but there are two interesting points I keep seeing raised that I really do want to address ...

Kahel OS Linux

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Kahel OS is a remastered version of Arch Linux. Arch Linux has a bit of a reputation as not being particularly friendly to average desktop users. Kahel OS is an effort to change that perception and make it easier for people to use Arch Linux.

Tasks and To-Dos with Glista 0.4

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Software

itlure.com: If the memory of humans could be measured in removable media and the best would be a BluRay disc, mine would be somewhere around a floppy. Needless to say, I use my phone's reminder function a lot, especially for important stuff with set deadlines. For other "things-to-do-sometime-in-the-future" I want to use a Task manager application that is as simple as possible.

more mandriva re-introduction

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MDV

Novell pushes SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3

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SUSE
  • Novell's openSUSE 11.2 Nears Completion
  • Novell pushes SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3
  • KDE 4.3.2 in openSUSE 11.2?
  • Speeding up openSUSE Build Service

What is it About Linux?

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Why do we love Linux so much? What is it that draws so many of us into the tinkering, experimenting, and everything else?

Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun for Your Computer

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Even if you're not dressing up in costume this Halloween, you can still get in the spirit of the holiday. Trick out your computer with some creepy skins and plugins or treat yourself to a few ghoulish movies and desktop themes.

5 reasons why Google Chrome OS may not make it

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OS

ghabuntu.com: I have identified 5 bottlenecks that Google would have tackle otherwise Chrome OS may not make any meaningful impact on the OS market.

Thoughts: Puppy Linux 4.3 on Older Laptop

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Linux

reviewlinux.com: I have used Linux for many years. I use it on extremely fast machines and on some really slow ones. I am always encouraged when I test out a new release and find that it works on my older and much slower equipment. Puppy Linux 4.3 is just that. A stable Linux distribution that has all the tools to get that older machine running.

Hulu Desktop for Linux beta a big resource hog

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Software

arstechnica.com: Hulu Desktop is now available for Linux. Ars puts it to the test on Ubuntu 9.04. Although it's extremely resource intensive, it's reasonably acceptable for a beta.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.