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Virtualization: Ubuntu server + KDE/Xfce - Part I

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Ubuntu

jon-reagan.blogspot: The Ubuntu server CD is great for virtualization: it's fast, and it also allows for personalization. I decided to use Ubuntu 7.04 as the host system, since VMware Server is included in the repositories.

Mepis Updates KDE and the kernel

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Linux

mepis.org: For MEPIS 7.0, KDE has been updated to version 3.5.8 and the kernel has been updated to 2.6.22-10. The nvidia driver has been updated to 100.14.19.

Linux: The Little Operating System That Really Can

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Linux

lockergnome blogs: I began what I like to think of as my “Linux Adventure”, in February of 2006 on a short, much-frazzled shoestring. Recently, through the generosity of a friend, I was able to acquire several identical 600 MHz Celeron systems. What follows is my own, purely subjective, personal opinion of several distributions I’ve tried in the last two weeks.

My PCLinuxOS “WOW” moment

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PCLOS

mckooiker.byethost5: Last week I changed computer and since my “new” computer (Pentium4, 3.2GHz processor, 512Mb RAM) came with a bigger hard-disk I have more space to try new software and operating systems. The first distribution I installed was PCLinuxOS, and after one week of trying I will make a preliminary judgment today.

Also: PCLinuxOS Bounces Back on Distrowatch

long and short of it

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Review

  • A second look at Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu / Kubuntu Linux 7.10 Review - Fantastic!
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron

coupla howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to switch between different Java (JVM) in Ubuntu and Debian GNU Linu

  • Getting MX900 working on Ubuntu

Revival of the N-Word

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Humor

tech.blorge: I don't really know anyone who likes to referred to in a derogatory way but the N-word seems to evoke the most emotion of all the derogatory and defamatory words that one's imagination can conjure.

The Past 12 Linux Kernels Benchmarked

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Linux

Phoronix: We have finished our largest (and most time consuming) Linux performance comparison to date. We have taken the last 12 major kernel releases, from Linux 2.6.12 to Linux 2.6.23, built them from source and set out on a benchmarking escapade. This testing also includes the Linux 2.6.24-rc1 kernel. From these benchmarks you can see how the Linux kernel performance has matured over the past two and a half years.

An interview with Artificial Intelligence

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Interviews

kmandla.wordpress: Ubuntu is three years old this month, and some of its earliest users are still part of the community. Artificial Intelligence — forum member No. 19, as he points out — began as a beta tester for the first release, but is probably best known for his aesthetic tastes … tastes that manifest themselves as amazing, beautiful and artistic desktops.

Bluetooth in Ubuntu, the CLI way

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HowTos

omnigia.com: I recently received a Nokia 6300 as a birthday present. The most convenient (and cheapest) way to network the phone and laptop is via Bluetooth. Not knowing a thing about Bluetooth, I set out on a quest to learn more about this protocol — more specifically, how to use it in Ubuntu.

Distributed Storage Subsystem Headed For -mm

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Andrew Morton responded favorably to Evgeniy Polyakov's most recent release of his distributed storage subsystem, "I went back and re-read last month's discussion and I'm not seeing any reason why we shouldn't start thinking about merging this."

Also: Documenting Security Module Intent

T61, Suspend, and You

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HowTos

movingparts.net: The T61 is a heck of a nice little machine. Fast, smooth, quiet, and the works. However, there are a few things that have proven to be not so nice: most notably that which is absolutely necessary in a laptop: suspend and resume.

Boiling Water : Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

grumpy bunny: One of the basic problems facing Linux conversions these days is the person who says something to the effect of "I've used Windows Xp for the past 4 years and I've never had any problem with it."

Do you Ubuntu? I do!

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Ubuntu

varna.wordpress: It is precisely when I have a lot of work to do, that I find other things to do. Last week was one of those times. I’ve always wanted to use a Linux distro without getting rid of a prior working version of Windows XP. I have now succeeded.

cowsay: a configurable talking and thinking cow

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Software

DPotD: Cowsay is a useless but very fun text filter written in Perl. If you send some text into cowsay, you get an ASCII cow saying your text.

Ubuntu Linux - So Close to the Masses but Massively Far

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Ubuntu

mikehmayer.com: Ubuntu Linux is one of the best open source solutions that the world has ever seen. It is a free and powerful operating system that includes, by default, most of the tools that people need on a daily basis to get work done on a computer. What tools it lacks have free and open source alternatives that, in many of cases, can do equivalent or better work.

Cairo-Dock

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: Another cool dock, cairo-dock. I used it when it first came out and it has made a ton of progress. So here is a little video to show it off.

A Letter to GNOME Foundation

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: It appears that the Gnome Foundation is participating in ECMA TC 451 regarding resolving comments and contradictions for DIS 29500. Given the technical shortcomings in the specification and the disregard for process that the backers of DIS 29500 have displayed during the process, Gnome’s participation in this activity is to the detriment of interoperability among office suits.

Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress.com: I’m prejudiced. I admit it in the first sentence. Ubuntu was the origin of my Linux history, and I’m still partial to it. I approach Fluxbuntu with a mix of hope and over-familiarity, and that might shine through because I really, really like it.

My Favorite (Open-Source) Things: MPlayer

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Software

Serdar Yegulalp: Since this blog does get filed under the category Open Source, I thought I'd take time out here and there to talk about some of my favorite open-source applications, not just Linux (or OSes in general). I'll start with an app that has breathed unexpected new life into some of my DVDs: MPlayer.

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Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.

Leftovers: Gaming