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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 8:23pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 6:46pm
Story ZRAM Finally Promoted Out Of Staging In Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 5:31pm
Story Firefox’s on fire with 500M users and 50M Android downloads for 2013 Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 4:47pm
Story Fedora 20 Released With New, Newer, and Newest Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 4:07pm
Story SteamOS GNOME Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 4:04pm
Story Black Lab Linux 4.1.9 KDE released Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:49am
Story Google's robotics program has legs, but where is it going? Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:42am
Story Android 4.3 flavors Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:36am
Story How And Why I Switched to Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 19/12/2013 - 11:33am

FOSS folk who make us proud

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OSS

iTWire: Five days ago, three members of the free and open source software community finally heaved a sigh of relief and wiped the sweat from their brows after winning a battle they had waged for years.

Are linux distribution names should be locked?

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I just read a post by Lucas Nussbaum, where he complains about the fact, that there are some Ubuntu deviations, which have different names. I find this irrational.

Making animated banners with GIMP….

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Ok, this time I’ll show you how to make one of these bad boys, an animated banner logo. The first one is actually a bit trickier as it involves a lot more layers than the other one, but I’ll explain that later.

My Ubuntu Experiment

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Ubuntu

blogs.sun.com: My 71 year-old father has agreed to try Ubuntu on his home PC. He has used Windows for years, but after his XP system became so infected with viruses and other malware that I needed to wipe his system, he's willing to try Linux. I've promised I'll reload XP if this experiment fails.

Zonbu Notebook review

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Hardware

crunchgear.com: So you’re ready to try Linux but you don’t have a DVD burner or the ability to download large files. What’s a body to do? Well, you can try the Zonbu notebook, a fairly inexpensive Everex laptop with 1.5GHz VIA C7-M and 512MB and 60GB of hard drive space and running Zonbu OS, a Gentoo Linux variant with a full set of open source productivity and gaming apps.

NVIDIA 2007 Year In Review

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Software

phoronix: In 2005 we started our annual AYiR (A Year in Review) articles for looking at the progress of the proprietary ATI and NVIDIA Linux display drivers over time (NVIDIA 2005, NVIDIA 2006). Now in our third year of doing this, it's time to see how NVIDIA's binary driver has panned out over the past year.

PCLinuxOS Rediscovered

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PCLOS

rutsum.blogspot: Now that I'm back on PCLinuxOS, I feel a lot more comfortable with my PC, and my productivity (if I do something productive, that is) has increased 10 folds, as compared to Windows XP, and just about a billion times if compared to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

linux.conf.au: Taking FOSS to the masses

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OSS

iTWire: Jacinta Richardson is one woman who admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference - Open Day.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use Apt-mirror to Create Your Own Ubuntu Mirror

  • Lynis - Security and system auditing tool
  • Change the Console Codepage in Ubuntu
  • Routing with Ubuntu
  • AWN installation in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
  • Setup Hamachi on Fedora 8
  • How to Share a single keyboard, mouse, and clipboard between Windows and UNIX machines
  • HOWTO set up NUT 2.2.0 on Gentoo Linux for Tripp Lite OMNI1000LCD USB UPS

Szulik's Departure from Red Hat

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Linux

weblog.infoworld: It's old news now that longtime Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is resigning the CEO position and has appointed the former COO from Delta Airlines Jim Whitehurst. However, I've long suspected that Szulik wanted out.

Ubuntu Needs to Respond Faster

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Ubuntu

justuber.com: Anyone who has installed an Ubuntu desktop system recently, can’t have failed to realise that Flash is broken, and it’s broken quite badly.

NVIDIA driver 169.07 with fan bug

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Software

linux-gamers.net: In many forums linux users complain about an odd and nagging bug in the actual NVIDIA gpu driver: While 169.04 BETA worked fine, after installing 169.07 the fan of the graphics board stays at max speed (and max noise) all the time.

INQUIRER guide to free operating systems

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Linux

the inquirer: XP IS GETTING a bit long in the tooth, Vista is a pig and you don't want to buy a Mac and join the Jobs Cult. So, you're thinking of having a look at Linux, but are bamboozled by the hundreds of flavours and don't want to spend a weekend discussing it with disturbingly intense bearded men in socks and sandals. So here is the Inquirer's guide to Linux: quick, clear, opinionated and unfair.

Linux for muggles

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Linux

afifplc.blogspot: My first experience with Linux was 8 years ago, a few years after my Dad bought me my first ever computer. The first Linux OS that I tried was RedHat Linux. Back then I didn't know much about computers. So after a few tries I gave up and decided to stick to Windows until now.

Thoughts on the Kubuntu 8.04 - No longer an LTS

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Ubuntu

jjesse.wordpress: There has been a lot of discussion in regards to what exactly going on with the next version of Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron. I am a little disappointed to find out the 8.04 will not be a long term release for Kubuntu due to the nature of KDE4 being released.

KDE 3 vs. KDE 4 Performance Revisited

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: I wrote about the performance of KDE 4 some time ago, and I'd like to revisit it. Now it's possible to have it clean and fast, and I did indeed see an increase in performance when trying it.

Spice up Joomla! with productivity-enhancing extensions

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Software

linux.com: Joomla!, a popular content management system (CMS) for Web portals, is easy to install and maintain, and has thousands of components, modules, and Mambots for almost every thinkable function a Web site could possibly need. Here are a few extensions that I find indispensable.

Opera is Cool Again

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Software

movingparts.net: Okay, well, I mean, it’s always been cool. I’ve been using it for a few days instead of Firefox and it’s nice to see some of the new things in the Opera camp since I had last used it.

Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: A Few weeks back Adobe released the new version of their popular Flash Player( Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9,0,115,0) on the Linux platform. To install Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10 type in the following command in the terminal window:

Linux: no longer a winner?

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Linux

paul murphy: I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by “winning.” In other words, asking whether Linux will still be a winner in ten years leads first to the question of what we mean by “winner” and then to an answer about where Linux is going.

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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
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