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Put your old machine to good use

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Linux

USA Today: But you can also keep those old boxes and make good use of them yourself. You can install Linux, for example.

1 Month On: Mandriva 2007 Spring - Laptop

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MDV

Planet Cyprix: For the last month (and a bit) I’ve been running Mandriva 2007.1 Spring PowerPack on my Toshiba Satellite 2410. To avoid people having to skip to the conclusion, I’m sticking with Mandriva Linux Spring on my laptop permanently!

How To Edit Grub Boot Parameters

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HowTos

grumpymole: If changing kernel boot parameters sound scary, it isn't. None of the boot parameters that I have come across are destructive in any way. The worst result could be that your machine hangs until you restart it.

The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job.

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Google

I, Cringely: Google is an amazing entrepreneurial petri dish. Yet at the same time, it is doomed to disappoint nearly every entrepreneurial type who works there. This is key: Google is sowing the seeds of its own eventual destruction. It can't help doing so.

Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

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Ubuntu

DeveloperSide.NET Blog: Having just posted my thoughts on the Dell/Linux sham, it hit me… This must be the sound of Ubuntu’s death rattle.

Is Dell listening to the right people?

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Linux

iTWire: The next chapter in Dell's Ubuntu charade has been written with the release of two PCs and one laptop loaded with the Linux distribution. At this point it's necessary to ask: is Dell listening to the wrong people?

Also: Restricting Dell Ubuntu to US a huge mistake
And: Dell Ubuntu PCs Are Best Friend Linux Ever Had
&: So when can we get our hands on Ubuntu Dells? And do we want to?

VA Software drops software, becomes Sourceforge Inc.

LinuxWorld: One of the survivors of the early days of Linux has changed its name and folded its software division in favor of doing business entirely on the Web.

Open source key to anti-terrorism efforts

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OSS

Matt Asay: Sounds like the Defense community is quickly learning that open source breeds more security, not less. “Open sourcing” was the buzzword at this week’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System conference, titled Leveraging Technology to Enable the Warfighter, held in Chicago.

Meet Dell's Ubuntu PCs

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Ubuntu

Desktop Linux: Long expected, Dell finally officially released its first line of consumer PCs with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04, on May 24. Here's a closer look at exactly what's what in Dell's initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops.

Semaphores in Linux

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HowTos

linux devcenter: Multithreaded applications are part and parcel of day-to-day commercial application. It would be difficult to imagine any full fledged application running commercially that is not multithreaded. Applications must use the multithreaded approach to improve on the performance of the application or systems. However, most beautiful things in life do not come without a price.

Microsoft's New Open-Source War

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Microsoft

eWeek: There was one aspect of this whole circus that struck me immediately upon seeing the news. And that was that this whole effort of FUD on the part of Microsoft is a clear sign that they have given up.

Puppy more feisty than Xubuntu

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CLICK: My task today was a simple one: Pull four Quicktime videos from an SD card and burn them on a CD. I booted Xubuntu Feisty, and after a few minutes found xfburn, but it crashed upon launch. So I rebooted into Puppy 2.14 from the live CD.

Games Built From Scratch in Under 48 Hours

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OLPC

Digital Trends: The One Laptop per Child project is hosting Game Jam, an event where developers and others will come together to build free open-source games on a very, very tight deadline.

EFF defends Novell partnership

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SUSE

ZDNet: EFF executive director Shari Steele defended the move by hinting that it was better to have Novell on side. "To have a company like Novell stand up and say it's willing to commit to changing the system is a very welcome thing," she said.

Also: Can Novell get its good name back?

Five days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva

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MDV

Linux.com: Some say the Classmate PC is Intel's answer to (or competition with) the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) effort. It's to be officially released and shipped en masse to schools in Africa and South and Central America by the end of June. Recently my children and I borrowed a Classmate PC loaded with a custom version of Mandriva Linux. Most of us had fun.

Open-Source Software and Its Role in Space Exploration

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OSS

CIO: A software developer from JPL explains the reasons that NASA has embraced free and open source software in its application development process. Because, in a Mars launch, the term "mission critical" has a literal meaning.

Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: If you have been using a USB scanner and upgrade from Edgy to Feisty, you may find that your scanner no longer works.

The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

Howtoforge: This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

10 Ways to Power up Your Firefox Search

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Moz/FF

webworkerdaily: If you want to be a master web worker, you’ve got to know how to find what you want online. Make your browser search better by learning its native capabilities, customizing it for your needs, and installing extensions tailored to how you work.

In Photos: Linux penguin to race in the Indy 500

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Linux

CNET: Penguins, start your engines. If you watch the Indianapolis 500 on TV this Sunday, look closely at the blue car No. 77 and you might see a penguin running over 250 mph.

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  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
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  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.