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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:25pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:22pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:22pm
Story Steam Machines (Debian-powered) Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:17pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:14pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 3:13pm
Story Galicia invites nominations for open source award Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 10:12am
Story Replace SourceForge with these Better Alternatives Roy Schestowitz 07/06/2015 - 8:31am
Story Gorgeous Ubuntu-Based Mangaka Linux for Anime and Manga Fans Enters Beta Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2015 - 8:43pm
Story Linux Mint window customization options outshine Windows Rianne Schestowitz 06/06/2015 - 7:43pm

Interview with Pardus Linux

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Interviews I recently did an interview on Python with the Pardus Linux magazine. Pardus are great supporters and users of Python. A while ago they chose Python as their standard language for custom package and configuration management tools.

Android and the Linux kernel community

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Linux As the Android kernel code is now gone from the Linux kernel, as of the 2.6.33 kernel release, I'm starting to get a lot of questions about what happened, and what to do next with regards to Android. So here's my opinion on the whole matter...

Bullet Candy Perfect Game released For Linux - For $1!

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Gaming Bullet Candy Perfect is a fun shoot-em-up game, with sharp, super smooth 3D graphics and a cool techno soundtrack. The game is all about honing your skills to perfection as you attempt the perfect run!

Modify and extend the powerful Vim Scripting editor

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Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features.

Quick and easy Linux security

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HowTos You’ve just set up your Linux desktop. Naturally you want it to be as secure as possible. You’ve heard the rumors that, out of the box, Linux has outstanding security. Is it true? Do you really want to take a chance with that? Most likely not. But what can you do?

Top 8 MySQL Management Tools

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Software A large percentage of small to medium sized websites depend on Mysql server to support their db infrastructure. Working with it is as easy is saying it and for some reason there are numerous web and non-web administration software written specifically to manage a Mysql server.

Open Source, but don’t spread a word!

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wobo46.wordpress: There’s a major event coming up: the 2010 Fosdem. I read that Mandriva will have a stand in the exhibition. I inserted my name as participant in the Mandriva community wiki page and waited for further information.

Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent

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Mac For a new version of Microsoft's operating system that just began shipping to consumers just a few months ago, Microsoft Windows 7 is doing quite well, according to new figures release by Web analytics firm Net Applications.

Open source route frees the mind

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Ubuntu One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next

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Interviews MySQL founder Monty Widenius, who left Sun Microsystems early last year, remained very vocal throughout the long machinations leading up to Oracle's acquisition of Sun, even mounting a letter writing campaign. With the Sun acquisition going forward, we reached out to Monty for an interview.

Also: The Great Oracle Experiment

Proselytizing - one month later, clearly I’m going to have to do better…

A month ago today I officially kicked off this humble blog with a plug for Jonathan Zittrain's excellent book, The Future of The Internet And How To Stop It. Here's a quick and informal survey of some stuff that's happened since then:

FreeBSD 8.0 installation walk-through

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HowTos Vincent Danen walks you through the initial installation of FreeBSD 8.0. The text-based installer can be a challenge, but the OS is solid.

Miguel de Icaza speaks

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Interviews When Microsoft first created the .NET programming environment, along with C#, it made a point of offering the standard behind the language and environment to the public. Miguel de Icaza would say it was a smart move, because he’s the fellow who decided to implement those specifications in Linux…

Ubuntu Has Another Special ATI Catalyst Driver?

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  • Ubuntu Has Another Special ATI Catalyst Driver?
  • A Day Later, Hybrid Graphics On Linux Does More
  • Open-Source ATI Evergreen Support Arrives

The Good and Bad of Ubuntu Tweak

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Ubuntu I’ve long heard good things about Ubuntu Tweak, but never used it myself. With the recent appearance of its 0.5 release, however, I decided to give it a go.

Linux Adaptation - The Backdoor Method

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linuxlock.blogspot: Confrontation is rarely the best path to communication. Fact is...confrontation is by my understanding, a one-sided communication with the expectation of a singular response. Not exactly the best conduit for dialog. But there are exceptions.

Linux Mint 8 Helena Review

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Today I testdrived Linux Mint 8 Helena, an Ubuntu-based distribution led by Clem Lefebvre and his team. This Mint edition is based off Ubuntu 9.10.

Five More Essential Ubuntu Features

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Ubuntu A few weeks ago, I wrote about five features that make Ubuntu so much more enjoyable to use than certain less-Free operating systems. So here’s a second list of five things Ubuntu does that I couldn’t live without.

FSF files new objection to amended Google Book Search settlement

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OSS The Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed another objection in court to the proposed amended Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection notes that proposed amendments which discuss works under free licenses unfairly burden their authors with ensuring license compliance, and urges the court to reject the proposed settlement.

Linux made me feel dumb.

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Linux It's true. Linux made me feel dumb. It is not a nice feeling to feel dumb yet I did. Me, the great Locutus who prides himself on his technical wizardry and knowledge of all things involving electrons, had to resort to calling a help desk to solve a problem.

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Qt 5.11 Alpha Released

Qt 5.11 Alpha is released today. As usual the official Alpha is a source code delivery only, but later we will offer development snapshots of Qt 5.11 regularly via the online installer. Please check Qt 5.11 New Features wiki to see what new is coming with Qt 5.11 release. Please note that the feature list is still in progress and not to be considered final before the first Beta release. Read more Also: Qt 5.11 Alpha Released With Many Toolkit Additions

Android Leftovers

Huawei P Smart review

With a decent 18:9 screen, the P Smart is a fine Android phone that should appeal to anyone looking for a cheap contract phone. However, the fact it’s so similar to the Honor 9 Lite (which costs £100 less when bought SIM-free) makes it hard to recommend, especially as the Honor has a couple of extra features – dual SIM and a second front camera – which the Huawei lacks. Read more