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Story Can Linux speed in-car systems? Software may reduce development time, costs Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 4:32am
Story SAILFISH OS HARDWARE ADAPTATION DEV KIT RELEASE 1.0 Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 2:27am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:49pm
Story GTK+ 3.13.4 Features a Much Improved Adwaita Theme Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:13pm
Story Standardized open source products are the key to unlocking the lock-in trap Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Wine 1.7.22 Arrives with Lots of Fixes for Games Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:09pm
Story The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Top 5 Linux Gaming Emulators Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 7:50pm
Story My way to develop with git in KDE repos Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 7:39pm

Pardus 2008 : A testdrive

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Linux

wamukota.blogspot: A few weeks ago I was asked to testdrive Pardus - a distro of Turkish origin. It was released on june 27 and here is my report on this distro.

The 'killer' linux ....Ships AHOY!

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Everyone uses the "car" analogy. Expecting Linux to someday ZOOM ahead of the pack and leave the likes of MS and Apple in the dust on the track. This mental approach doesn't always do it for people and they get discouraged because of the mindset like that they walked in with.

The popular emergence of apt-git?

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Software

jldugger.livejournal: It's no secret that Canonical is a large proponent of Bazaar (bzr) and would like to use Ubuntu as a guinea pig for large scale deployments. At UDS Prague, James Westby gave an interview about using "distributed version control systems" (DVCS) for coordinating development. The interviewer is a bit confused about how the Ubuntu flavors interact, so I think an explanation of DVCS and Ubuntu development is in order.

Why Ubuntu's LTS releases are inferior to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

utoronto.ca/blog: It's time to update my view of Ubuntu with my most recent set of feelings. Well, with why I feel my most recent set of feelings, which is that Ubuntu LTS is significantly inferior to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Free as in Beer

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OSS

sharplinux.blogspot: As I mentioned in my last Independence Day post, most free software is free in the monetary sense of the word. One of Richard Stallman's memorable and concise ways of making the "free" distinction is to say "think free speech, not free beer." The problem with the term "free software" seems to be that many users can't think past the "free-as-in-beer" quality.

Two great time-saving tips for Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

techspot.com/blog: Firefox is by far the most used alternative browser. I believe that comes in part thanks to its flexibility for customization and the myriad of useful add-ons you can get for it. My following tips, however, lay on the side of about:config tweaks.

How I got over the hurdles to migrate from XP to Kubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

agileskills2.org/blog: I find that Kubuntu needs a few critical tweaks before it is useable by end users, in particular, in the CJK market. Such tweaks are not very well documented and take quite some serious research efforts, even for an experienced Linux/Ubuntu server administrator.

List of FTP Clients Available for Linux

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Software

debianadmin.com: FTP is a file transfer protocol for exchanging files over any TCP/IP based network to manipulate files on another computer on that network. There are many existing FTP client and server programs.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11 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.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sabayon Linux - 3rd Party Software [Howto]

  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Alpha 1 Screenshots
  • Ask Linux.com: Specialty distros, startup scripts, and a whole new forum
  • Intel Driver Gets XvMC Improvements
  • List of Linux magazines
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 Periodic KDE Freeze
  • Ubuntu Hardy gets Sweeter with Sugar!
  • Ubuntu
  • OLPC donates 5,000 laptops to Ethiopian schools
  • Gentoo on the iBook G4
  • recording GNU/Linux games with glc
  • NETGEAR Launches Open Source WGR614L Wireless-G Router
  • file: classify unknown files on the console
  • Listen Last.fm music in linux with Last.fm player or Vagalume

KDE: It’s time for a fork

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KDE

practical-tech.com: OK, I’ve now tried KDE 4.1. I’d been assured that it would be better than KDE 4.0x. It is. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I still find KDE 4.1 to be inferior to KDE 3.5x. KDE’s developers believe that KDE 4.1 “can fully replace KDE 3 for end users.” I don’t see it.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron is Unstable

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Ubuntu

opencomputing.blogspot: I've been running Hardy now for quite a while, and I've come to the conclusion that it isn't stable. I will probably be downgrading to Gutsy very soon, however much I dislike the idea of doing so. To me, downgrading doesn't feel like I'm being part of the solution, but rather that I'm just bypassing the problem.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ndiswrapper in Slackware

  • The ‘end task’ procedure for Linux
  • How-To: Set up a LAN gateway with DHCP, Dynamic DNS and iptables on Debian Etch
  • How I Put Everex in Kiosk Mode
  • LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment for Ubuntu
  • Howto Setup a DLINK WUA-2340 USB Wireless Adapter in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Smart on openSUSE 11.0
  • Howto install Ruby Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu or Debian
  • Fast Perl HTML POD Creation On Linux and Unix

Linux Mint 5

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Linux

odysseus.wordpress: My Linux evolution went from Linspire to Mepis to PCLinuxOS to Ubuntu. I stayed with PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu for the longest. However, I have always read good things about another distribution called Linux Mint. So, I downloaded the latest iso and tried it out to see how it all worked.

Open-Source Reshaping the Software Industry

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Moz/FF

epochtimes.com: People in the industry foresee a time in which for many people, the only thing they'll need on a computer is a browser. The browser is just extraordinarily strategic.

People of openSUSE: Jan-Simon Möller

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Weekly News writer and openSUSE member Jan-Simon Möller accepted ‘People of openSUSE’ interview request and shared with us some information about himself. Jan is also the maintainer of the hamradio repository on the Build Service.

The state of WoW on Linux

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Gaming

wowinsider.com: During the dev panel a few minutes ago, Tom Chilton told us something interesting about playing World of Warcraft on the Linux platform -- Blizzard has actually had it working.

Battle Royale: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. openSUSE 11

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SUSE
Ubuntu

junauza.com: All things are set for today’s epic battle. Two major release versions of two major Linux distributions will take the stage for what could be the fight of the year. Dubbed as the Battle Royale, it’s Ubuntu 8.04 vs. openSUSE 11 for our mega main event.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Upgrading openSUSE 10.3 –> 11.0 in a running system

  • Gentoo Linux on the IBM Thinkpad T43
  • Running PHP Applications on Linux
  • Finding Ubuntu Resources
  • Howto Setup Lexmark Z611 printer in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Mandriva fast install of kde and gnome
  • KDE 4.1 on Hardy in a few minutes
  • Linux Commands I Hardly Knew
  • Install Xubuntu Desktop alongside Ubuntu
  • Essential Emacs tips

Let’s Take a Break (easter egg hunt)

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Software

fosswire.com: We’re human. We need time off. Instead of showing you how to actually do something useful today, I’m going to show you some great distractions.

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