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Story The Linux Setup - Meg Ford, GNOME Developer srlinuxx 15/04/2013 - 1:06am
Story Best Download Managers For Linux srlinuxx 15/04/2013 - 1:05am
Story Reviewing OpenPandora - Chapter one srlinuxx 15/04/2013 - 1:03am
Story Meet UDOO - the Super Pi srlinuxx 15/04/2013 - 1:01am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/04/2013 - 3:00am
Story Trisquel 6.0 LTS srlinuxx 13/04/2013 - 12:57am
Story Ubuntu 13.04 Sneak Peek srlinuxx 13/04/2013 - 12:55am
Story Fuduntu 2013.2 review srlinuxx 13/04/2013 - 12:53am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 12/04/2013 - 7:36pm
Story GNOME or KDE? The Old Question Is New Today srlinuxx 2 12/04/2013 - 5:29am

Lightweight Browser Rundown

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Software

terminally-incoherent: We all know that browsers are kinda like religion - everyone has one that they like, and thinks all the other ones are crap. And I have to say that Firefox, Flock, Opera, Safari and the others are all great pieces of software, but not on low end hardware. So here are some browsers perfect for your old decrepit little computer.

Testing the Gnash Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10

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Software

tombuntu: Gnash is an open source player for Adobe’s Flash format. It can be used as an alternative to Adobe’s proprietary player. The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release includes automatic installation of either Adobe Flash or Gnash. I decided to put this feature to the test in Ubuntu 7.10 Beta.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • How to open files as root via a right click

  • How To Boot Mandriva on a USB Disk
  • Sha-1 Checksum
  • Access Google Calendar From Linux / UNIX / Mac OS X Command Line Interface
  • Backing up and restoring your DSL configuration
  • Howto Install Freecom Musicpal in Ubuntu Feisty
  • How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Guests
  • Howto Fix RSSOwl Internal Browser

Linux Gazette October 2007 (#143) Online

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Linux

October 2007 (#143) issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready for perusal. Highlights this month include Discussion of Open Source Licensing Issues, Linux Console Scrollback, and Introducing Python Pickling.

PCLinuxOS magazine - Issue No. 14 October 2007 Ready

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PCLOS

This month's PCLOS Mag is ready. Despite an eventful month: changing of the guard, other staff changes, and home website change, this month's PCLOS mag is online at its new home. Highlights this month include: How to repair a broken Xorg.conf, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Tips for a Cooler Laptop.

GPLv3 adoption rates: Do they matter?

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Since its release this June, GPLv3 certainly seems to have taken on the role of baby Damien within the open source licensing world. Sure, it's cute and cuddly at first glance, but behind its deep blue eyes lurk pure and unhinged evil ... at least if you believe the recent Evans Data survey. Then again, Palamida's posted conversion rates seem to indicate that the Evans Data results may be a bit too pessimistic. So who do we believe?

Five Things for Linux Distributions to Do Better

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Linux

information week blogs: There are many things that Linux does well. There are many things that still need work. But they’re not always the obvious things, either.

Top 1 app to install on Linux

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Software

beranger: I am sick of the articles of the kind "Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu"... ...so I only have my own Top 1:

Another low-cost Linux laptop gets a price hike

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Linux
OLPC

c|net: Another low-cost Linux-based laptop that you'll soon be able to buy is the Eee PC from Asus. Pricing for this machine, originally expected to start at $199, is now rumored to begin at $260 when the machine goes on sale later this month, with high-end models coming in around $400.

Also: Will low-cost OLPC or Eee PCs bring changes to the notebook industry ecosystem?
And: Cheap laptops still MIA

PC-BSD Day 26: Gaming under PC-BSD

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BSD
Gaming

ruminations: The next two days I will focus a bit more on the gaming experience under PC-BSD. My main focus is: (1) Will the PBIs run under this latest release of PC-BSD? and (2) Are the games running with a decent speed?

ShipIt prepares to start shipping Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) CDs

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Ubuntu

techwhack.com: If you are an Ubuntu fan you would have tried out their ShipIt service which delivers the Ubuntu CDs for free at your door step. The service is currently down as they are preparing to start the shipment of the upcoming release of Ubuntu which would be Ubuntu 7.10.

Also: Ubuntu Unleashed (2nd Edition)
And: An interview with aysiu

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

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OOo

linux.com: How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison.

Compiz 0.6.0 Sees The Daylight

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Software

softpedia: A new Compiz release was created by Danny Baumann, Compiz's main developer. Its release was announced yesterday and the new version is 0.6.0.

Torvalds dubs security people insane

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Linux

the inquirer: UBER geek Linus Torvalds is on track to win this year's Dr Spinola cudmugeon of the year award after dubbing people who disagreed with him as "wanking around".

Also: Other Kernel Headlines

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE

opensuse news: With this last article the Sneak Peeks series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that haven’t been properly covered.

Also: OpenSUSE 10.3: Important URLs For Newbies

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

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Linux
PCLOS
Ubuntu
HowTos

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Dolphin File Manager howto

  • October Foxkeh wallpaper
  • Awn Weather Applet

Using FileZilla on Linux

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, the open source FileZilla FTP client became available for Mac OS X and Linux. Using the wxWidgets cross-platform user interface, FileZilla now can be used with a consistent look-and-feel on multiple operating systems.

I’ll take PCLinuxOS Please

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PCLOS

ejabs.com/blog: Well ladies & gentlemen…it has been nearly 6 months since I installed & began working with PCLinuxOS, and I must say I am nothing but impressed. I still maintain my positive stance on the emerging Linux OS. I have never held a more absolute position toward any other Linux Desktop OS.

On the Fridge: KDE Invasion in the Canary Islands

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Ubuntu

dot.kde.org: Ubuntu's Fridge is reporting that Kubuntu is taking the Canary Islands. KDE is being installed on all of the school computers in the Canary Islands by the way of mEDUXa and in their universities with Bardinux, both derivatives of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux operating system.

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Docker 1.13, Containers, and DevOps

  • Introducing Docker 1.13
    Today we’re releasing Docker 1.13 with lots of new features, improvements and fixes to help Docker users with New Year’s resolutions to build more and better container apps. Docker 1.13 builds on and improves Docker swarm mode introduced in Docker 1.12 and has lots of other fixes. Read on for Docker 1.13 highlights.
  • Docker 1.13 Officially Released, Docker for AWS and Azure Ready for Production
    Docker announced today the general availability of Docker 1.13, the third major update of the open-source application container engine for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Docker 1.13 has been in development for the past couple of months, during which it received no less than seven RC (Release Candidate) versions that implemented numerous improvements for the new Swarm Mode introduced in Docker 1.12, a few security features, as well as a new Remote API (version 1.25) and Client.
  • Distributed Fabric: A New Architecture for Container-Based Applications
    There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the application development world around container technology. Containers bring a new level of agility and speed to app development, giving developers the ability to break large monolithic apps into small, manageable microservices that can talk to one another, be more easily tested and deployed, and operate more efficiently as a full application. However, containers also demand a new architecture for the application services managing these microservices and apps, particularly in regards to service discovery — locating and consuming the services of those microservices.
  • DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond
    Finally, one of the biggest trends for 2017 will not be just a focus on engaging and implementing some of these DevOps best practices into your enterprise, but a sweeping adoption of the DevOps/agile culture. This is because one of the most important – if not the absolute most key –tenets to a successful DevOps organization is culture. The enterprises that most espouse the shared responsibility, the empowered autonomous teams, the can-do attitudes, and the continuous learning environment in which DevOps thrives will see the biggest benefits.

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Optimizing Linux for Slow Computers
    It’s interesting, to consider what constitutes a power user of an operating system. For most people in the wider world a power user is someone who knows their way around Windows and Microsoft Office a lot, and can help them get their print jobs to come out right. For those of us in our community, and in particular Linux users though it’s a more difficult thing to nail down. If you’re a LibreOffice power user like your Windows counterpart, you’ve only really scratched the surface. Even if you’ve made your Raspberry Pi do all sorts of tricks in Python from the command line, or spent a career shepherding websites onto virtual Linux machines loaded with Apache and MySQL, are you then a power user compared to the person who knows their way around the system at the lower level and has an understanding of the kernel? Probably not. It’s like climbing a mountain with false summits, there are so many layers to power usership. So while some of you readers will be au fait with your OS at its very lowest level, most of us will be somewhere intermediate. We’ll know our way around our OS in terms of the things we do with it, and while those things might be quite advanced we’ll rely on our distribution packager to take care of the vast majority of the hard work.
  • Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years
    In this presentation, kernel hacker Jan Lübbe will explain why apparently reasonable approaches to long-term maintenance fail and how to establish a sustainable workflow instead.
  • Linux 4.9 Is the Next Long-Term Supported Kernel Branch, Says Greg Kroah-Hartman
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman confirmed today, January 19, 2017, in a short message, on his Google+ page, that the Linux 4.9 branch is now marked as "longterm," or as some of you know as LTS (Long-Term Support). The story behind Linux kernel 4.9 becoming the next long-term supported series dates from way before it's launch last month, on December 11, when Linus Torvalds officially announced the new branch. It all started back on August 12, 2016, when Greg Kroah-Hartman dropped a quick Google+ post to say "4.9 == next LTS kernel."
  • Maintainers Don't Scale
    First let’s look at how the kernel community works, and how a change gets merged into Linus Torvalds’ repository. Changes are submitted as patches to mailing list, then get some review and eventually get applied by a maintainer to that maintainer’s git tree. Each maintainer then sends pull request, often directly to Linus. With a few big subsystems (networking, graphics and ARM-SoC are the major ones) there’s a second or third level of sub-maintainers in. 80% of the patches get merged this way, only 20% are committed by a maintainer directly. Most maintainers are just that, a single person, and often responsible for a bunch of different areas in the kernel with corresponding different git branches and repositories. To my knowledge there are only three subsystems that have embraced group maintainership models of different kinds: TIP (x86 and core kernel), ARM-SoC and the graphics subsystem (DRM).

Graphics in Linux

  • RADV Vulkan Driver Has Geometry Shader Support For Testing
    David Airlie has published a set of 31 patches for testing that provide initial support for geometry shaders within the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver. While RadeonSI has long supported geometry shaders, it's been a bigger work item bringing it to this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver within Mesa. The patches are enough for Vulkan geometry shaders to get working on RADV, but Airlie explains that the support isn't gold: "This is a first pass at geometry shader support on radv, all the code should be here in reviewable pieces, it seems to mostly pass CTS tests but triggers some llvm 3.9 bugs around kill, and there might still be a GPU hang in here, but this should still be a good place to start reviewing."
  • libinput 1.6.0
    This release fixes the slow touchpad acceleration on touchpads with less than 1000dpi, a missing call to normalized the deltas was the source of the issue.
  • Libinput 1.6 Released With New Touchpad Acceleration
    Libinput 1.6.0 was announced a short time ago on wayland-devel.
  • Mesa 17 Gets a First Release Candidate, Final Planned for Early February 2017
    Collabora's Emil Velikov announced today, January 19, 2017, the availability of the first of many Release Candidate (RC) development versions of the upcoming and highly anticipated Mesa 17.0.0 3D Graphics Library. Mesa 17 is shaping up to be a huge milestone that should dramatically improve the performance of the bundled open-source graphics drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, Nvidia graphics cards on a Linux-based operating system. Just the other day it enabled OpenGL 4.5 support for Intel Haswell GPUs, which is already a big achievement.

Android Leftovers

  • Donald Trump has surrendered his Android phone
    Donald Trump has given up his beloved Android phone ahead of today’s inauguration, the Associated Press reports, though it is unclear what type of device he will use in the White House. According to The New York Times, Trump is now using a more secure, encrypted handset that was approved by the Secret Service. He also has a different phone number, the Times reports, citing people close to the president-elect. Trump doesn’t use email, but he does use his Android phone to tweet. He’s also been very accessible throughout the presidential campaign and transition, taking calls from reporters, politicians, and world leaders. Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister of Australia, called Trump to congratulate him on his electoral victory after getting his cellphone number from professional golfer Greg Norman.
  • Best affordable Android smartphones you can buy [January 2017]
    There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen some great launches this summer and we’re only expecting more over the coming months, but for now, let’s go over the best affordable Android smartphones you can go pick up today…
  • A list of every Samsung phone getting Android 7.0 Nougat this year
  • WatchMaker to support Gear S2 & Gear S3, 1000s of watchfaces incoming
    WatchMaker, a popular Android and Android Wear watchface platform, has some good news for our readers. They are currently in the process of expanding their supported platforms and will be targeting Tizen and its latest wearable smartwatches, the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3.