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Story Divisive Community, the Ubuntu Desktop, and is Idealism Dead? Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:42am
Story Send videos from Firefox for Android straight to your TV Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story For Ada Lovelace Day, highlighting FSF sysadmin Lisa Maginnis Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:16am
Story Firefox 33 gets released with Openh264 Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:25pm
Story GOG Linux Update: We've reached the 100-title mark Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:17pm
Story The Linux Setup - Eric Hameleers, Slackware Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 10:12pm
Story Unity 8 Desktop Still Planned In Time For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:13pm
Story The Divisive Linux Community Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:04pm
Story Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 8:04pm

Just Released: Amarok 2.0 Beta 2

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softpedia.com: The Amarok team has proudly announced a few hours ago the second beta release of the upcoming Amarok 2.0 music player. The much-anticipated release brings lots of improvements, new features and numerous bug fixes.

commandline interface here to stay!

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I do my best to contain my emotions when I run across something on the forums that irritates me. What has gotten my goat lately (aside from the random nitpicking over default themes), is the constant attempts to earmark command line use as some sort of detriment to Linux altogether.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Examining the Compilation Process. Part 1

  • How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu
  • Short Tip: Managing system services on the command line
  • Wireless headphones on a budget
  • openSUSE 11.0 on eMac G4
  • HowTo Remaster a LiveCD or LiveDVD using SLAX
  • Clean up your filesystems with fslint
  • Error: Could not find kernel image: Linux

Sneak Peak at Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 (beta)

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Recently I got an opportunity to try out the latest beta of Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0. After taking it for a test drive, here are my thoughts.

some interviews

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Interviews
  • The spread of Open Source (Santhosh D'Souza, Sun Microsystems India)

  • Interview: Gentoo's Berkholz and Gaffney Look Ahead
  • The man who wears the Red Hat (Jim Whitehurst)

Poll indicates a turning away from Linux

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Linux

eetimes.eu: About one third of the respondents to an EE Times Europe poll are planning to use Linux as an embedded operating system in their next project. This compares with about 50 percent when the same question was asked one year ago.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 273

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Overviews: Linux Mint and CentOS

  • News: Barry Kauler retires from Puppy Linux, more OpenSolaris features
  • Released last week: Ultima Linux 8.4, NetSecL 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009, NetBSD 4.0.1
  • Site news: DistroWatch on Voice of America
  • Donations: Miro receives US$300
  • New additions: BlankOn
  • New distributions: Incogninto LiveCD, Privatix Live-System
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Nathive image editor .810 alpha released

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nathive.org: Finally packages and portable versions of Nathive 0.810 alpha are ready to download. I hope you enjoy testing and coments me your impressions.

First look: latest Fedora and Ubuntu betas really shine

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the increasingly popular Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions announced the availability of new beta releases last week. These betas, which offer users an opportunity to get an early look at the functionality that will be included in the next major versions, are already highly polished and showcase the growing maturity of the desktop Linux software ecosystem.

My Linux Story

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Reading Lisa's and Don's stories remind me of my Linux roots. Many of their thoughts and experiences reflect my own and got me to reminiscing. My path was a bit more convulted and sometimes I chuckle, but I'm here now and I'm staying.

What Using Linux Means to Me

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I was a techno-dinosaur, resisting the call of the computer with all my might. Finally on January 1, 2004 I took the plunge, bought a computer with Microsoft XP. Since then, Don has become interested in building computers and installing Linux distros on them.

Why I Choose Linux

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I never liked Windows. Maybe that's why Linux captured my interest and imagination from the first time I heard about it but I was reluctant to just jump in and give it a try because it was difficult to imagine how anything free could truly be any good. Things started to change when somebody gave us a Ubuntu live CD.

Linux Distro Hating Week, Oct. 6-12

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beranger.org: Observed by Planète Béranger, as a protest against the low quality of the distributions built around the Linux kernel. All of the mainstream GNU/Linux distributions fail to provide with acceptable quality, usability, trustworthiness and proper support, being it paid or not. For the current week, Planète Béranger will ignore whatever is related to any known Linux distro.

Watch TV with Linux

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HowTos

itwire.com: In our modern, and busy, world the separation between home computers and home entertainment systems is fast fading. Linux makes it a cinch to build your own PVR, allowing you to watch, pause and record live TV broadcasts.

OpenOffice.org Breaks Records Everywhere

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OOo

Glyn Moody: All around the world, it seems, people just can't get enough of this amazing free office suite, which is now turning in serious market shares in some countries.

Gaming on Linux – What are your options

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: I'm a gamer and I'm a Linux user. Yes, this puts me in a very small group of people in the world. The mass majority of gamers are either consolers (Wii, PS2/3, Xbox 360) or Windows gamers. They do often ask “What games can you play on Linux? Isn't it just a command prompt?”. You can game on Linux and you have quite a few options.

few more

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #111

  • Red Hat simplifies platform for Linux supercomputing
  • A Journey with Ubuntu: Conclusion so far.
  • KDE4 status in Gentoo
  • The wallpapers that should made their ways to Intrepid Ibex
  • Get a catalog of files in your removable media

odds & ends

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News
  • Telepathy support in Qt Extended - soon in main Qt?

  • Hands on with Mandriva 2009
  • Xubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour
  • Encoding Regular Emails Into SPAM - Net Humor
  • Favorite FireFox 3 Plugins
  • Linux Outlaws 58 - Light Horse Harry

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing the Adobe Flash plugin on Ubuntu 8.04

  • FreeBSD: Pktanon Installation
  • Installing Sun Java SE 6, Maven 2 and Tomcat 5.5 on Fedora GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Multiple Terminals
  • openSUSE: Installing FreeNX
  • Install and Play Red Alert 2 on Ubuntu
  • Rebuilding a Laptop Battery

Gentoo : First thoughts after the switch

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Gentoo

sakana.fr/blog: I’ve recently switched to the Gentoo Linux distribution (mostly to experiment with this Linux distro) and I don’t regret it so far. This post is about my first impressions about Gentoo.

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KDE and GNOME: Kubuntu, Krita, GNOME Development

  • Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Switch to Breeze-Dark Plasma Theme by Default, Test Now
    The latest daily build live ISO images that landed earlier today for Kubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) apparently uses the Breeze-Dark Plasma theme for the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment by default. However, we've been told that it's currently an experiment to get the pulse of the community. "Users running [Kubuntu] 18.04 development version who have not deliberately opted to use Breeze/Breeze-Light in their System Settings will also see the change after upgrading packages," said the devs. "Users can easily revert back to the Breeze/Breeze-Light Plasma themes by changing this in System Settings."
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  • Grow your skills with GNOME
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    It's been four months since the release of GIMP 2.9.6 and while GIMP 2.9 developments are sadly not too frequent, the next GIMP 2.9.8 release is preparing a host of changes. Of excitement to those trying to use GIMP in a Wayland-based Linux desktop environment, GIMP's color picker has just picked up support for working on KDE/Wayland as well as some other Color Picker improvements to help GNOME/Wayland too. GIMP's Screenshot plugin also now has support for taking screenshots on KDE/Wayland either as a full-screen or individual windows. Granted, GIMP won't be all nice and dandy on Wayland itself until seeing the long-awaited GTK3 (or straight to GTK4) port.

Red Hat and Fedora

OSS Leftovers

  • How Open Source Databases Unlock Faster Computing
  • The art of the usability interview
    During a usability test, it's important to understand what the tester is thinking. What were they looking for when they couldn't find a button or menu item? During the usability test, I recommend that you try to observe, take notes, capture as much data as you can about what the tester is doing. Only after the tester is finished with a scenario or set of scenarios should you ask questions.
  • This open-source interview approach will help you avoid unconscious bias
    The lack of diversity in tech has been front and center this past year. Large tech companies have publicly vowed to fix the problem. But how? One answer is recognizing, acknowledging, and eliminating unconscious bias from the hiring process.
  • Microsoft Goes All In With Kubernetes
  • OpenBSD Now Officially Supports 64-bit ARM
    OpenBSD has graduated its 64-bit ARM (ARM64) architecture to being officially supported. As outlined in the OpenBSD Journal with a change made this week by lead OpenBSD developer Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD's ARM64 support is now considered officially supported.
  • LLVM Clang 6.0 Now Defaults To C++14
    Up to now LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has defaulted to using C++98/GNU++98 as its default C++ standard, but fortunately that's no more. Clang's default C++ dialect is now GNU++14 version of C++14 rather than GNU++98 (C++98). The older versions of the C++ standard remain available and can be set via the -std= argument, just as those previously could have specified C++11 / C++14 / C++17, but now in cases where not specified, GNU++14/C++14 is the default.
  • Tor Browser 7.0.11 is released
    Tor Browser 7.0.11 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page [1] and also from our distribution directory [2].

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