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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/04/2013 - 8:24am
Story Brutal Legend for Linux appears in Steam srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:45pm
Story Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:41pm
Story 10 Best Ubuntu 13.04 Features srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:38pm
Story Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8 srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:35pm
Story Forming a software foundation? Think again srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:08pm
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Story Fedora Got Leading Edge Game srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 3:44am

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Linux on the Desktop

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Ubuntu

log.prashanthellina.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu Feisty and waiting to get Gutsy when the release comes out. However my curiosity got the better of me and I could not resist upgrading from the beta repositories. The first thing I noticed after upgrade was the amount of polish and attention to detail.

using curl to access ftp servers

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HowTos

linux by example: The title doesn’t sound interesting if you have no idea what is curl. Why we need to use curl to access ftp server, if we can access ftp with tools like ftp in console or gFTP?

An Agnostic Objectively Reviews Ubuntu Christian Edition 3.3

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Ubuntu

fsckin.com: I’ve been wanting to review Ubuntu Christian Edition (CE) 3.3 with intentions of giving it a good review. After all, it is Ubuntu, with a little Praise Jesus on the side. I enjoy using Ubuntu, and if someone can put some Jesus in an operating system and I like it, surely it’s an operating system that is worth using.

Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

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HowTos

linuxscrew.com: If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them.

RandR 1.3 and other future X.Org development

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Software

liquidat: A month ago the X Developer Summit took place. Now notes about most of the talks are available and show where X development heads to. Among the information are a feature list for RandR 1.3, for the Intel driver and for X.Org 7.4/7.5.

Extending Nautilus: rotating JPG images

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Software
HowTos

freesoftware mag: I recently went looking for a way to rotate JPG images from within Nautilus, and found a nice way to do this and more. It’s not difficult to customize the right-click popup menu in Nautilus to perform custom actions on files. Here are some instructions and scripts to get you started.

Some openSUSE 10.3 stuff

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SUSE
  • Some openSUSE 10.3 Hints

  • OpenSUSE 10.3 And Ralink RT2×00 Based Wireless Cards
  • 1-click to install NVIDIA/ATI binary blobs
  • Novell Pumps Up Sound, Graphics in New OpenSuse 10.3
  • openSUSE 10.3: First Look

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Compiler Optimization Bugs and World Domination

  • Checkpatch and Checkfiles
  • Smack Updates
  • USB Simply MEPIS install
  • Continued Impressions of Kubuntu 7.10 beta
  • Slashdot: Building success from personal preferences and community conscience
  • Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
  • Linux-based airline seat-back entertainment system is a winner
  • Earth- or Mars-like body likely forming in HD 113766 star system
  • Vista redux: the Linux edition
  • How to add a user to the sudoers list
  • openSUSE 10.3 on PS3 and Other PowerPC Hardware

Quake Wars Linux Update

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Gaming

ve3d.ign.com: There's been a ton of interest from the Linux Community, so I wanted to give you all a status update on development.

5 Ways to Customize your Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu

onderstekop.nl: Changing your wallpaper now and again may keep your mind fresh, but did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to change more? But what exactly? And how? This article was written to give you some perceptions into further personalization of your overall Ubuntu appearance.

David Bienvenu leaving Mozilla. Thunderbird in trouble?

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: David Bienvenu, the other only full time Thunderbird developer has also announced he will be leaving the Mozilla Corporation next Friday.

Ubuntu - Archive frozen for Gutsy release

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Ubuntu

lunapark: Ubuntu’s Gutsy Gibbon is coming along splendidly and today Gutsy has hit one more milestone until its release (Oct. 18th). The Ubuntu developers has announced a complete freeze of their archive and from now on only uploads “fixing specfic, release-releavent bugs” will be accepted.

Radeon Driver coverage at Phoronix

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Software
  • Open-Source Radeon R700 Graphics?

  • Avivo Driver Supports Radeon HD 2300
  • Open-Source RadeonHD Cursor Fixes
  • ATI Radeon 6.7.195 Driver Release

Ubuntu pride--on the basketball court

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OS

c|net: The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association and the Linux community now have more in common than you might have thought. Via The Boston Herald, Linux fans may want to throw their support to Gang Green because of the team's new rallying cry, "ubuntu."

Open Source Phishing: A Call To Arms

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Software
Security

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently consumer auction giant eBay announced that nearly 1,200 registered eBay users information was stolen via phishing attacks. That’s not shocking. What’s shocking is that it’s very likely the phishers were using rootkitted Linux boxes.

If I Were in Charge of...

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Linux

Linux Today: I was taking a walk with my wife the other day, talking about all the kooky-nuttiness that is the Linux and Open Source world sometimes. I think I was harping on a certain company in Washington State and their recent "attempts" to "open source" some of their code.

I have just been blown away by Linux....Again!!!!

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Here I was happily fiddling around with my Kubuntu installation and at a critical time when the initrd image was being regenerated our fabled standard of stable electricity supply decided to cut out. Not surprising as it does that every time a mosquito sneezes.

What is Compiz?

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Software

linuxmini.blogspot: Compiz is a window manager, that means it takes care of all the basic needs to interact with the windows on your desktop - like moving, minimizing and resizing.

de Icaza: .NET source code release a non-event for open source world

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Microsoft

zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s release of .NET classes under its shared source license will not benefit the Mono project or any other open source project, maintains Miguel de Icaza, Novell’s vice president of engineering.

Is TransGaming dumping Linux in favor of Apple?

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Software

jem report: Almost two weeks ago, Blizzard Entertainment pushed through a required World of Warcraft patch that made the game unplayable for many Linux users, reducing frame rates to unacceptable levels, causing distorted sound, and making the OpenGL graphics engine more difficult to switch to. Considering TransGaming's history of rapidly addressing WoW patch issues, this is unusual behavior. Couple that with total silence from the company and you have a genuine mystery on your hands. What's going on at TransGaming?

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    This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux Format, the number one magazine to boost your knowledge on Linux, open source developments, distro releases and much more. Subscribe to the print or digital version of Linux Format here. SSH has been the staple remote access tool for the sysadmins since its advent. The cryptographic network protocol is synonymous with remote network services over an unsecured network. Admins use SSH to mount remote directories, backup remote servers, spring-clean remote databases, and even forward X11 connections. The popularity of single-board computers, such as the Raspberry Pi, has introduced SSH into the parlance of the everyday desktop users as well.
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    Double Commander is a powerful open source & cross platform file manager, inspired from total commander file manager but includes new ideas and features. It brings dual pane side by side experience to enhance the use of GUI for the user. The main window of the application is separated by two panels side by side that allow you to view the content of two different location or same and browse through folders with ease. For each file, image or folder, details such as name, extension, size, date and attributes are displayed in the list.
  • SoftMaker Office 2016 – Your alternative to LibreOffice?
    Depending on how you look at it, the world of office suites for Linux is either very rich or very poor. As the rather obscure idiom says: the tailor (hence the cliche suit reference) always goes naked. But in essence, you’re either using LibreOffice – used to be OpenOffice – or maybe something else. Probably nothing. However, there are quite a few office products for Linux: Kingsoft Office, SoftMaker Office, Calligra, standalone Abiword, some others, each offering a slightly different aesthetic and functional approach. We talked about this in the office suite competition article back in 2013, and a lot has changed since. LibreOffice finally became suitable for use side by side with Microsoft Office, as far as decent document conversion and fidelity go, and every one of these products has seen a large number of major and minor number increments. In the original piece, SoftMaker Office was kind of a dud, and it’s time to give it a full review. Let us.
  • Reports: PS4 is selling twice as well as Xbox One, overall [Ed: Xbox continues to be a loser]
    Microsoft stopped providing concrete sales data for its Xbox line years ago, making it hard to get a read on just how well the Xbox One is doing in the market compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Recent numbers released by analysts this week, though, suggest that Sony continues to dominate this generation of the console wars, with the PS4 now selling twice as many units worldwide as the Xbox One since both systems launched in late 2013. The first set of numbers comes from a new SuperData report on the Nintendo Switch, which offhandedly mentions an installed base of 26 million Xbox One units and 55 million PS4 units. That report is backed up by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who recently tweeted a chart putting estimated Xbox One sales somewhere near the middle of the 25 million to 30 million range.
  • PPSSPP (PSP) Emulator 1.3.0 Version Released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs). PPSSPP is an open source project, licensed under the GPL. PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution, it is cross-platform application. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.

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