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Story Operating System U Fails To Live Up To Its Goals Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 8:18am
Story Calculate Intro, OpenMandriva Review, and Mageia Delay Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 6:05am
Story Early Morning Linux Voodoo at Denny’s Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 6:01am
Story Leftovers: Proprietary Software and Command Line Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:41pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story 12 Open Source CRM Options Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:32pm
Story Oracle MySQL Gets New Features: The Storage Wars Continue Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Google posts Android Auto design guidelines Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Web Software vs. Native Linux Software Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:17pm

FastMailMerge rationalizes OpenOffice.org Merge functions

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OOo

linux.com: Mail merge, the production of multiple documents that differ only in minor details, remains a difficult task in OpenOffice.org Writer. Few use the function regularly, and when they do, the mail merge wizard seems to cause as much confusion as it resolves. FastMailMerge is not only simplicity itself, but a welcome relief that easily lives up to its name.

more odds & ends

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News
  • Linux I use

  • Howto setup a Xen user domain using debootstrap
  • How to get the process start date and time
  • Novell’s Javier Colado: Making His Move
  • Attention Microsoft: I’m A PC (Running Ubuntu Linux)
  • Famous Quotations Script

odds & ends & stuff

  • Photoprint, Gutenprint’s best friend

  • VoIP From Home to Business Telecommunications with Debian
  • Compiling C/C++ Code in Ubuntu and Available IDEs
  • How To Find Files by Content Under UNIX
  • VirtualBox Wireless Bridging with DHCP
  • Ohloh and the popularity of programming languages
  • How to change the start-here icon (Start Menu Icon) in Ubuntu
  • How to install Subsonic Ubuntu Hardy
  • MPlayer channel redirecting
  • Using ffmpeg on Ubuntu to convert DV videos for video sharing websites
  • Alien Arena 2008 v7.20 media release
  • Linux 2.6.27-rc7
  • Medion Akoya Mini (MSI Wind) 10-week Review

Why I love Debian

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Linux

euneeblic.livejournal: Ubuntu and Linux Mint are great for new users, but I'm not a new user. I'm not trying to be snobby, and I don't think I'm better than anyone else; I just have different needs than most people. I don't want polish. I want to see and work with the guts of my operating system.

The sweet features of Fedora - Smolt

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Software

spreadfedora.org: It would be very beautiful and comfortable if there were some GNU/Linux distribution that keep track of used hardware of the users or just could provide information how the particular hardware would perform. I know such a distribution - Fedora.

Arch Of The Penguins

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: THERE are those Linux distributions which will install in a coffee break, with little intervention required from the user. And there are those which demand plentiful reading beforehand, a thorough knowledge of one's hardware and a calm, clear mind.

X3 Reunion Still Actively In Development

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in July we shared that X3: Reunion, one of the latest PC game titles being ported to Linux by Linux Game Publishing, was still in development. This game continues on where X2: The Threat had left off.

PCBSD 7.0 Review

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BSD

gnuman.com: PCBSD is one of the first distributions that has taken a different path when it released its user friendly distribution by choosing to base itself on FreeBSD instead of Linux.

Top 10 reasons why Steve Ballmer should be certified insane

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Microsoft
Humor

itwire.com: Steve Ballmer is many things: Microsoft CEO, 43rd richest person on the planet, monkey dancing video star. Wikipedia says that he has "been known to be very passionate in expressing his enthusiasm." We have 10 reasons to suggest (tongue in cheek) he should be in a rubber room eating soft fruit...

Review: Xubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

headshotgamer.com: Xubuntu is an official Ubuntu project and is released along side Ubuntu and Kubuntu. It first appeared as part of the 6.06 release fest which happened mid 2006 and has given older PC's a new lease on life by providing a leaner window manager.

Interview with Walter Bender of Sugar Labs

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Interviews

groklaw.net: Sean Daly and I had the opportunity to interview by email Walter Bender, formerly president of software and content with OLPC and now the founder of Sugar Labs. Sugar Labs is the name of the nonprofit organization being established to support the development of the educational Sugar software, which was originally created for the One Laptop Per Child project.

Benchmark: Apache2 vs. Lighttpd (Static HTML Files)

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HowTos

This benchmark shows how Apache2 (version 2.2.3) and lighttpd (version 1.4.13) perform compared to each other when delivering a static HTML file (about 50KB in size).

Prominent public figures in Open Source world

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OSS

lazytechguy.com: Open source has taken the world by storm. Numerous open source applications are being used by satisfied users. The most prominent and widely used open source products are Firefox, Linux Distributions,Sugar CRM, GIMP, Wordpress, emacs etc. As OS software is influencing the lives of so many people, lets take a look at the commonly known people of OS.

Linux: the girlfriend test

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Linux

techradar.com: The world has changed in the last 10 years. Humans finally have hover cars, unlimited energy and a cure for cancer. Well, not exactly, but Linux is almost ready for the mainstream desktop. Which is just as exciting. Sort of.

The Decline Of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

forwardcamegrendel.org: I recently began charting the freefall of the Gentoo Linux distribution. The project peaked in 2003 but has been in steady decline since Daniel Robbins got up from the captains chair. The release history on distrowatch gives a good 30-thousand foot view.

few odds & ends

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News
  • Linux Void: Episode 7 - Open Source Robot Army

  • The "Baby" Man Page - Humor
  • OSI Open Source Definition
  • Wine 1.1.5 Released
  • Vimperator
  • More Gutbusting RFC's - Humor

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Throw Your Cube into an Aquarium

  • Ubuntu’s Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW)
  • Synaptics Touchpad and X configuration on Gentoo
  • Recovering Ubuntu or Fedora Linux after installing windows
  • Pimp your Blackberry with the Ubuntu Theme!
  • Workbench on Linux
  • Enabling NFS in Ubuntu

Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop - Stable now

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Due to my busy schedule of the previous week, it actually took me roughly a week to finally get my Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop and configured. This is the first time in over two years that I actually got a fully functional Gentoo system. I even got 3D direct rendering working with nvidia and xorg.

FlameRobin: A GUI to Administer Firebird/Interbase SQL servers

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Software

debaday.debian.net: FlameRobin is a X-platform GUI application that makes the life of Firebird/Interbase admins easier. It’s a very light-weight solution, but being lightweight doesn’t mean to be poor in features.

Interesting new developments in Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: Although I don't use Ubuntu anymore, I still try to keep up with the news on it, and I'v tested the upcoming Intrepid a couple of times recently. There have been some interesting developmetns which I'd like to let you know about.

Also: Test driving the new Ubuntu 8.10

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Servers and Red Hat

Distribution Releases

  • OpenMandriva Is Going To Do Away With 32-bit Support
    Following in the steps of Ubuntu 17.10 dropping 32-bit desktop images and other Linux distributions also lessening their focus on 32-bit support, OpenMandriva has issued its final i586 release. OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 was released on Tuesday with boot speed improvements, updates to Linux/systemd/Mesa, KDE Plasma 5.10.5, LLVM Clang 5.0, and other package upgrades. This is also going to be their last planned release in the OpenMandriva Lx 3 series.
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  • LXLE 16.04.3 "Eclectica" Linux Distro Is Out Now Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
    The developers of the Ubuntu-based LXLE GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release of LXLE 16.04.3, the latest update to the Eclectica series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Incorporating all the updates and core components of Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, the LXLE 16.04.3 release is here to further integrate various of the components of the MATE and LXQt desktop environments, as well as some from the Linux Mint operating system. On top of that, the application menu received improvements to its layout and how items are organization, the system theme was tweaked for consistency, LXhotkey replaces the Obkey Openbox key editor, and Pithos has been removed because it required a user account.
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    Netgate's Jim Pingle announced the availability of the second maintenance and stabilization update to the latest 2.4 series of pfSense, world's most trusted open-source firewall. pfSense 2.4.2 is a security and bugfix release that updates the OpenSSL packages to version 1.0.2m to fix two recently disclosed vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3736 and CVE-2017-3735), addresses three potential XSS vectors, fixes the VLAN priority handling, and addresses issues with PPP interfaces that have VLAN parents.

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