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Story Do you wear Linux? New research moves us closer towards wearable computers Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:33am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Ubuntu Finally Looks To Go With Persistent Network Interface Names Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:29pm
Story The Benefits of Enterprise Linux for Small Business Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:26pm
Story NoobsLab Offers Amazing Mac OS X Transformation Pack Tutorial for Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:13pm
Story OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 10:26pm
Story Why doesn't the FSF release GPG-signed copies of its licenses? Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 10:25pm
Story User Suggests There Might be Spyware in Ubuntu, Instructs Others to Compile the OS Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 9:22pm
Story DNF 1.0 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.7 Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 9:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 7:24pm

DockbarX: Experimental Dockbar for Linux

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DockbarX is a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some "experimental" features compared to Docbark (it is not a fork of Dockbar, but a branch of DockBar holding new "experimental" features).

Fedora 11: Raise thy Mighty... Finger?

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Interviews

jaboutboul.blogspot: Authentication is an aspect of computing which many take for granted. What's all the fuss? In the following Q&A session with Bastien Nocera, long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Performance

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phoronix.com: The 2009.06 release introduced better codec support, SPARC support, improved hardware support, numerous enhancements to the Image Packaging System, and plenty of other changes. Today though we are here with some benchmarks.

NILFS: A File System to Make SSDs Scream

linux-mag.com: The 2.6.30 kernel is chock full of next-gen file systems. One such example is NILFS, a new log-structured file system that dramatically improves write performance.

Review: PC/OS 2009v2a

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raiden.net: PC/OS is an interesting distro in that it comes in three forms: Open Desktop, Open Workstation, and Open Server. I think the general idea here is to create three different version of the distro that are designed to meet the needs of the three core groups of users.

Green Computing with Proxmox VE 1.2 and 3ware

samiux.wordpress: Proxmox VE 1.2 is running Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM-85) and OpenVZ on Debian 5.0. It is a 64-bit system and works with virtualization capable CPU.

Community ideas proposal for Mandriva 2010.0

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Some days ago, Anne Nicolas announced on Cooker ML the availability of a dedicated site to allow the community to propose ideas and wanted features for the next Mandriva release.

KDE 4.2.4 a.k.a. CornRow Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Release Machine seems unstoppable these days! Today brings you KDE 4.2.4, the monthly update to the 4.2 series of KDE. KDE 4.2.4 is the recommended update for all those using KDE 4.2, or rather anything in the KDE 4 series.

CPU Diversification: Ubuntu’s Gain, Microsoft’s Loss

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workswithu.com: The drive to create faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient CPUs has led to a diversification of processor architectures recently, with the venerable x86 facing competition it hasn’t seen in years. If this trend continues, it will assure Ubuntu and other Linux distributions a substantial advantage over Microsoft.

Even OpenSUSE recognises drawbacks of Mono

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itwire.com: Mention Mono in a story and you are certain to draw two kinds of readers - the followers, those who have drunk the kool-aid ladled out by Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, and the detractors, who realise that it could cause them patent headaches a few years hence.

Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

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  • Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

  • Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite
  • Opera releases first test version of new browser
  • Opera 10 debuts with 'Turbo' boost

today's leftovers:

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  • Computex 2009: Ubuntu Moblin Remix Announced

  • Banshee by default, C'mon not all of us have 4 GB of memory!
  • GiftWrap, a User Friendly Package Maker for Ubuntu
  • Linux Picks Up Where Windows FAIL!
  • Red Hat's Fedora 11 to offer interop with Microsoft Exchange
  • Xandros - the Linux company that isn't
  • Open source automotive group gains members
  • NVIDIA Releases Official 180.60 Driver Update
  • Why you should use Gentoo on your servers
  • Comux 010111
  • New Firefox Icon: Iterations 11 to 14
  • Invasion of the Android Snatchers
  • Extending the free software paradigm to DIY Biology
  • The fight over Open Source ‘leeches’
  • Leeches? Give me a break!
  • Why Open Source isn't Tiddly for BT
  • Sorry Linux but the chicken came first
  • Practical Exercise Tips For Busy Linux Geeks
  • Linux Gazette June 2009 (#163)

Qt vs. GTK: VLC and KMPlayer

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I find Qt applications in general to be inferior. This is the third in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

Review: SimplyMepis 8.0

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ericsbinaryworld.com: SimplyMepis is a Debian-based distro developed by Warren Woodford who believed that Mandrake Linux was too hard for new users. He believes users should be able to listen to MP3s, use Adobe Flash, and so on. So let’s load her up into VirtualBox and see how it goes.

An acquaintance with Arch Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Simple does not mean ‘newbie friendly’, instead it means that the system is structured in such a way that a user can easily configure it to his liking by changing simple configuration files and installing just what he needs.

What is linux.com trying to achieve?

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itwire.com: What exactly does the Linux Foundation hope to achieve by running a parallel site, linux.com? Is it a bid to shape the debate around GNU/Linux, something which companies are increasingly trying to do for their own products?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 74

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Issue #74 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program, openSUSE Education, and Gnome 2.26.2 for openSUSE 11.1.

Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Linux vendors line up behind Moblin
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • Android port to MIPS completed

Let Catfish search for your files

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ghacks.net: If you need to do any searching for files on a Linux system you know your choices for reliable searching are Beagle, locate, and find. Outside of that the results will vary. That is where Catfish comes in.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

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Zapcc Liberated, HMM and GPL

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Software: elementary OS Software, Unified Modeling Language (UML), PulseAudio 12.0 and Zstd

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    Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, modeling language designed to provide a standard way for visualizing, specifying, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of distributed object systems. It’s the industry standard modeling language for software engineering. The aim of UML is to give software engineers, agile and small development teams, and system architects useful tools for analysis, design, and implementation of software-based systems. It also provides modeling business and similar processes. The language helps to visualize your object-oriented design and communicate with others. It offers limited use for other programming paradigms.
  • PulseAudio 12.0 release notes
    When playing videos, it's important that the audio latency is known so that the video can be synchronized accurately. PulseAudio doesn't get good latency information from the kernel with A2DP playback, which has caused A/V sync problems for many people when watching videos. Now PulseAudio makes the audio buffer in the kernel much smaller, which reduces the problem a lot.
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    PulseAudio 12.0 was quietly released yesterday as the newest version of this open-source, cross-platform sound server.
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KDE: CMake 3.12 With FreeBSD, Krita 4.1 Beta, C++/Qt

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Red Hat: Kubernetes, 'Cloud', and GlusterFS 4.1.0 Release

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