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Enough is Enough. Higher Education...? Wake Up

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linuxlock.blogspot: It has been gratifying to see the number of businesses and personal computers moving to Open Source software and the Linux Operating System. However...

Top Sites That Every BitTorrent User Should Know About

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Web The last few years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of BitTorrent users and the content that is available via BitTorrent. The number of sites indexing and searching BitTorrent files have kept pace with this growth.

Evolution gets a D-Bus API for mail metadata

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Software Philip Van Hoof, the developer behind the lightweight Tinymail e-mail framework, has written a plugin for GNOME's Evolution e-mail client that exposes the application's functionality through D-Bus.

Some Linux Apps I Discovered Recently

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Software I’ve been spending a lot more time on Linux as it’s been very helpful for my work: I put all kinds of test servers and tools there that I use during my java/.NET work. Because of this, I’ve been looking to improve my list of useful Linux applications, and I’ve found a few that I’ve liked well enough.

DesktopLinux Reader Survey!

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OSS Please participate in's annual desktop Linux market survey! By answering a few quick questions, you will help us build a composite profile of our readership.

A look at Mozilla Snowl

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aronzak.wordpress: Mozilla Snowl is a new experimental Firefox addon that acts as a more advanced feed reader. It can display RSS feeds and also Twitter messages.

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 3: Kernel controlled graphics modes

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Linux With the release of 2.6.29-rc1 last weekend, Linus Torvalds concluded the first phase, called the merge window, of the development cycle. This phase allows for incorporating the substantial changes intended for the next kernel version into the source code management system of the Linux kernel.

Why Open Source Will Succeed on the Desktop…Without Linux.

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I have been a consumer of Open Source software for a very long time. Here lately, I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with (not only) Ubuntu, but with Linux in general.

Review: OpenSUSE 11.1

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SUSE OpenSUSE (in various forms) has been around for quite some time and has been quite popular with developers and business users. It currently holds Distrowatch's number 2 spot on the page hit ranking and has a thriving community of users. OpenSUSE 11.1 is packing some good stuff.

Some things that I’d miss on moving from Linux to Windows

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Linux The latest buzz surrounding Windows 7 has caused one observer to suggest that it’s about to blast Linux from the desktop. My experiences might be positive but there are still things that I like about Linux that make me reluctant to consider switching back. Here are a few in no particular order:

today's leftovers

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 Screenshot Tour

  • All That Matters for Now is Out-of-the-Box Experience
  • Ubuntu Rage
  • Google portable device runs Debian Linux
  • Mandriva Cooker (2009 Spring) boot times
  • Why Open Source is Eclipsing Everything Else
  • The Value of (Good) Documentation
  • Special Source 5: Interview with Jono Bacon
  • Open Solaris is Afghanistan
  • Spinning Unix and Linux Blog Content
  • Putting Linux Muscle in Your Pocket: Resources for USB Thumb Drives
  • Opportunities for open source M&A in 2009
  • (All this is) Gentoo for me
  • When Windows beats Linux: a cautionary tale

some howtos:

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  • How to Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu

  • How to install ATI fglrx driver in debian
  • Remote access using NX and OpenSuse 11.1
  • Linux: Convert a PDF File To an Image
  • turning off the fancy schmancy notifications in the KDE 4 panel
  • Creating a backup for entropy.
  • Encrypt Your Files In Linux With eCryptfs
  • Ubuntu, PAM, and MD5 logins
  • Launchy… for Linux
  • Unmounting the unresponsive CD/DVD drive
  • HowTo: A Beginners Guide to Setting up Conky
  • Howto create an mdadm raid 1 device with a missing drive
  • Passwordless SSH
  • Reduce Boot Menu Delay In Ubuntu
  • Use pushd and popd for faster CLI navigation
  • How to tweak Nautilus to display size of files under their name
  • Learning LaTeX
  • dd: the ultimate disk cloning tool
  • How To Remove Ubuntu’s Password Keyring
  • Convert seconds to Hours, Minutes and Seconds
  • Clock skew detected
  • Panoramic photos in Ubuntu
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Clear the Package Cache

SCaLE 7x announces speakers and keynotes

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SCaLE 7x has announced the conference line up for their February 20-22, 2009 event in Los Angeles. The keynote speakers will include, Joe 'Zonker' Borckmeier and Bradley Kuhn.

Warrantless Intrusion: yet another reason for Using GNU/Linux

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Linux All manner of campaigns have been tried to persuade Windows users to make the switch to GNU/Linux and every year is heralded as the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop. Whether these things come to pass or not only time will tell, but the latest electronic assault on the integrity of computers which emanates from the British Government might just tilt the balance in favour of free and open software.

Linux, windows and netbooks

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OS We all know that netbooks have become hugely popular. So popular in fact that microsoft has been stirred to try and stick its fingers into the pie. So far this has been as successful as the ugly step sister trying to fit into Cinderella's glass slipper.

Linux- Where to Begin?

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Linux You are probably reading this with questions about Linux, whether you are a frustrated with Microsoft Operating Systems, just curious about the advantages and disadvantages of Linux, or don't even know how to use a computer!

Is cash king of open source?

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OSS There is an assumption throughout the financial press that since we’re down, cash is king. The extent to which this applies to open source, however, is something which deserves to be questioned.

Open source and the lone developer

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OSS It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the world use it. Why might they do this?

Interview With Paul Cooper - GNOME Mobile

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Interviews In this interview we talk with Paul. In specific, we talk about: Getting started with the GNOME project, Devices targeted by GNOME Mobile, and the Differences between GNOME and GNOME Mobile.

Xfce 4.6 Beta 3 (Tuco-Tuco) released

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Software I am pleased to announce the release of Xfce 4.6 BETA-3. Just like with the previous BETA, this release comes with a lot of bugfixes but is not expected to be 100% stable.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: