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Story LibreOffice: My birthday wish list Roy Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 2:10pm
Story Android for All: Broadcom Gives Developers Keys to the VideoCore Kingdom Roy Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 1:53pm
Story Steam Hardware Survey Changes, Now Split Per-Platform Roy Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 1:02pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 12:08pm
Story March 2014 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine Released Roy Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 12:00pm
Story GLX_MESA_query_renderer Support Comes To All Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 8:40am
Story Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Rules! Rianne Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 8:29am
Story Tiny ARM/FPGA Zynq COM does Debian Rianne Schestowitz 01/03/2014 - 7:53am
Story Tor developing anonymous instant messenger Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2014 - 10:51pm
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Krazy Kubuntu Annoyance

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: I'm running Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) on one of my main workstations. As with its sibling Ubuntu, it's an endlessly-entertaining blend of really nice stuff and really irritating stuff. Both often require manual tweakage to get them to work correctly, and even then you may be foiled by a Helpful Daemon.

Measuring Ubuntu's Boot Performance

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year leading up to the release of Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" and Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" we had published several articles looking at various aspects of this desktop Linux distribution. In this article, we are looking at Ubuntu's boot performance for the past five releases through the use of Bootchart for measuring its boot time, disk throughput, and the running processes.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Legal Guide on Free Software

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a legal guide which acts as an in-depth introduction to the legal issues surrounding FOSS.

Fedora + Eee PC = Eeedora

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: I am a fan of affordable technology. I like relatively cheap gadgets, and I like open source. When I heard about Asus’ Eee PC, I took it with a certain grain of salt. I thought that maybe it was just another company trying to take a piece of the pie from the One Laptop Per Child initiative.

' Linux Next ' Begins To Take Shape

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Linux

blog.internetnews: Make no mistake about, the Linux 2.6.x kernel is a *large* undertaking that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Apparently it's also getting harder to maintain as well in terms ensuring that regressions don't occur and that new code is fully tested. That's where the new 'Linux Next' effort comes in.

Also: Tracking Upcoming Stable Merges

Firefox 3.0 Beta Testing

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Moz/FF

davelargo.blogspot: I have loaded Firefox 3.0 (Beta 3) on our production server for testing. I also am testing the newer version of Flash that was released in December. Here are the issues that I am seeing.

Also: Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 in Ubuntu with One Command

Tiny Zenwalk 5.0 packs a big punch

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Linux

linux.com: Zenwalk, a Slackware-based slim-and-zippy distribution, released a major update last month. The release announcement listed some noticeable enhancements and promised the best support for Wi-Fi you can expect in any Linux distro. Excuse me for being skeptic, but one doesn't expect midget distros to be the best in any field. How well can a single-CD 469MB distro hold up against every other multi-GB DVD distro available today?

XFCE and Usability: Fedora vs. Xubuntu

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Linux
Software

beranger.org: I don't consider XFCE as the best desktop environment, however it's still lighter than GNOME. Now that Fedora has an XFCE spin, it reminded me that special touch Xubuntu is still having... despite its Canonical ascendancy.

icebuntu alpha 2 screenshot

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: There’s been an update to the fledgling IceBuntu derivative of Ubuntu, with a new theme and a few other minor adjustments. This one seems to be called “alpha 2,” if I read the ISO title correctly. I tried it out this afternoon and took a screenshot.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mldonkey and conky

  • fast installation of apc php optimizer/cache on Debian / Ubuntu
  • Connect from Linux machine to VPN with proprietary Windows Client
  • Format of /etc/fstab file in Linux
  • Getting Java working on Ubuntu 8.04 Development Branch

When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever had that sick realization that you made a mistake immediately after emptying your Trash or deleting a file with Shift-Del, then Magic Rescue may be the cure you're looking for.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Beta 2 Orchis released

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MDV

The second beta, codenamed Orchis, for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is now available. This pre-release brings recognition of other installed distributions during installation, NTFS-3G (with write support) by default for all NTFS partitions, significant improvements to the Mandriva graphical software management tool and more.

Sabayon Linux: KDE 4.0.1, 3.5 Loop2, Entropy, eeePC

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Linux

planet.sabayonlinux: there are a lot of things I need to tell you. 1) KDE 4.0.1 is hitting our Entropy repository (yay!), 2) 3.5 Loop2, yeah, and 3) Entropy: what I can say, it’s getting better and better.

A Child's Experience With the OLPC XO

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OLPC

blue-gnu.biz: I finally managed to get a child in front of the XO PC from the One Laptop Per Child project. I thought I would share my observations from watching her interact with this interesting tool.

How to keep track of fast-changing Linux OS

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Linux

electronicsweekly.com: Change is inevitable, and how we deal with it defines us. In the Linux world change happens fast, probably faster than any other kernel in history. The Penguin is Evolving. How should we deal with this high-speed development?

today's leftovers

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News
  • StartUp Manager - change settings in Grub, Grub2 and Usplash

  • Q&A: New Red Hat CEO on JBoss, open source and the future
  • GLExcess Running On Ubuntu
  • Open-source software: It's the free coffee cup of today
  • Linux Tip No. 16 IP Address Aliasing - Permanent
  • Obsidian signs deal to offer Ubuntu training
  • Ubuntu: How To Delete Your Files (Or Wipe Your Hard Drive) Beyond Recovery
  • Ubuntu configuration
  • Using the ’service’ command on Ubuntu (and other handy tools)
  • CEO says Sangoma cards made Asterisk great
  • MySQL skip duplicate replication errors
  • Debian Mail Server Setup with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail
  • Kernel space: Ticket spinlocks
  • Flavors of Linux, the Gentoo distro
  • Linux Experiments
  • Linux for Writers
  • Ubuntu: Last.fm client

Novell buys open source firm SiteScape

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SUSE

bizjournals.com: Novell Inc. reports it has purchased Maynard-based developer of open-source team collaboration software SiteScape Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment

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Software

arstechnica.com: Ken VanDine of rPath and Foresight Linux gave a presentation about the GNOME desktop environment at the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend. He demonstrated an assortment of new features that have been developed for the upcoming GNOME 2.22 release.

Torvalds pleased that DRM music is dying

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Misc

zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds, coordinator of the Linux kernel, is pleased that music publishers have started selling more DRM-free music -- last year he said the technology was a lot of "hot air".

Eight Distros a Week: gNewSense 1.1

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Of all the distros providing true digital freedom, gNewSense stands out as probably the best performing and most stable distro available. To those for whom complete free-as-in-freedom programs with the distro is of vital importance, gNewSense provides suitable alternatives.

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  • Linux 4.12-rc3
    Hey, things continue to look good, and rc3 isn't even very big. I'm hoping there's not another shoe about to drop, but so far this really feels like a nice calm release cycle, despite the size of the merge window. Knock wood. Anyway, rc3 has a little bit of everything. The biggest single change is actually just a documentation update (the intel pstate docs were converted to rst format), so the diffstat actually looks a bit odd with a wuarter just being documentation. There's also some tooling updates (perf and some bpf selftest). But if you ignore those two pieces, it looks pretty normal: two thirds of it being drivers (gpu, nvme, scsi, tty, block), with the remainder being about half networking and haf "misc" (core kernel, header files, XFS, arch updates). Go forth and test, Linus
  • Linux 4.12-rc3 Kernel Released
    Linus Torvalds has announced the third weekly test candidate for the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel debut. Linus commented of Linux 4.12-rc3 that it isn't a very big release over the prior RCs and so far it's a "nice calm release cycle." The biggest change this past week was actually documentation updates.
  • Linus Torvalds Announced the Third Release Candidate of the Linux 4.12 Kernel
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  • Hyperledger Sawtooth Graduates to Active Status
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  • Stronger Together: How Cloud Foundry Supports Other Communities
    The open source Cloud Foundry application development platform was publicly announced over six years ago, and along the way, we have connected with other projects, adopting technologies from other open source communities as they matured. For example, before Docker was a company or even a project, the Cloud Foundry platform was using Linux containers to isolate deployed applications from one another. Our container implementation wasn’t built in a general purpose way like Docker’s; it wasn’t designed to solve all of the potential use cases for a container runtime. It was designed specifically to support the stateless web applications that Cloud Foundry was initially intended to support, and to do that in a secure, multitenant fashion.

Reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment, cool KDE tweaks, and GNOME integration for Qt based application

  • 11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux
    Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops.
  • Which Linux desktop environment do you prefer?
  • 7 cool KDE tweaks that will change your life
  • Gnome integration for Qt based applications in Flatpak
    Following blog post from Patrick Griffis about new themes support in Flatpak, we started working on supporting this new feature too. Currently wherever you start a Qt application, it would always look like a KDE application or something would be missing, like icons so you would end up with bad experience and mixed feelings. This is going to change now as we now support Gnome in form of icons, widget style and Qt platform theme and with this, when you run a Qt application in Gnome, it will look definitely better and more natively than before. We packaged regular adwaita icons which are used by default in Gnome as extension of freedesktop runtime. For widget style we use adwaita-qt style, which is a Qt style attempting to look like Gtk’s adwaita and the most important part putting this all together is QGnomePlatform, a Qt platform theme which reads your Gnome configuration and applies it to running Qt applications. QGnomePlatform also enforces Qt apps to use adwaita icons and adwaita-qt style by default so that’s another reason why it is important. Both adwaita-qt and QGnomePlatform projects are by the way authored by Martin Bříza, a collegue of mine from Red Hat so if you meet him in person somewhere buy him a beer for that he cares about Qt integration in Gnome :). Now coming to a question how to install this and make it work. Basically all you need to do is install following extensions and you shold be done: