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Story Frugalware 2.0 (Rigel) released Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:39am
Story How to Hire Open Source Talent: Focus on the Community, Says Linux Foundation Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:34am
Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Is Now Available for Download, Chromebook Image Included Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:21am
Story wayland 1.7.0 Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 2:04am
Story Is Linux A Labour Of Love? Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:50am
Story The Usability of GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 1:01am
Story The Dangers of Boutique Linux Distros Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 12:54am
Story Spelling in Malawi Roy Schestowitz 17/02/2015 - 12:51am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/02/2015 - 8:39pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/02/2015 - 8:38pm

New Plasma themes, new Qt, new Lancelot

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: First I would like to point out that there are two new Plasma themes on kde-look. Well, at least two *my* new themes. Apart from fixing bugs related to the Qt 4.5, there are some new cool things in Lancelot and its theming mechanism.

10 Firefox themes that don't suck

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: I've gotten several comments since I started writing for DownloadSquad from readers that want to know what Firefox theme I'm running in my screenshots. Since I had some spare time on my hands, I decided it was time to put together a selection of my favorites to share.

Weekend Success - Ubuntu 8.10 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet: Well, after considerable struggle, it has been a successful weekend. I've been trying since the first day that I got my HP 2133 Mini-Note to get Ubuntu 8.10 installed on it. I decided to bite the bullet and use the text based alternate installer.

Five network tricks for Linux on S/390 systems

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Linux

Linux brings the power of Open Source Unix tools to the S/390 mainframe. All the current versions of standard Unix services may run in a Linux partition gaining the advantages of mainframe hardware.

GNU is Not Unix, but it is 25

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In the earliest days of computers, just about everything could be considered free software. Along the way, software developers change their attitudes and move away from openness toward the proprietary. It was this shift in the hacker culture, as he called it, that eventually led Richard Stallman to strike out on his own in 1983.

How can it all fit?

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Sixteen megabytes is a pitful amount of memory, and I sometimes have to remind myself of that. And yet these Awesome-based console-application systems are regularly using up less than half of the 12Mb htop says I have left to use. How does it all fit in under 16Mb?

Blueman - An Awesome Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu

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Software

bigbrovar.wordpress: Bluetooth support has always been shaky in gnome. The default bluetooth manager is often very basic and unintuitive. "You cant always have it all” that was my attitude to the whole bluetooth problem till i found out about Blueman.

localepurge: Automagically remove unnecessary locale data

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Software

debaday.debian.net: localepurge allows you to remove unnecessary locale data you have on your system and prevents installing unneeded locales when installing new packages.

Steps toward improving Gentoo

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Gentoo

dberkholz.wordpress: Having the right people in the right places pursuing the right goals is key to Gentoo’s success. Keeping in mind the Pareto principle (20% of the effort produces 80% of the results), I’ve come up with some ideas.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

There's a bug in virt-install and virt-manager on Ubuntu 8.10 that does not let you run Windows XP as a guest under KVM. During the Windows installation, the guest needs to be rebooted, and then you get the following error, and Windows XP refuses to boot: "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

PCLOS 2009 On the Wing

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Reviews

As I write here I’m downloading the beta 3 of PCLinuxOS 2009, which will be my first go at the Ripper gang’s newest version since 2007. Based on that experience, my expectations are high. I guess that’s what happens when you produce quality stuff, Texstar: people start anticipating better and better.

some odds & ends

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News
  • Die Windows! Die!

  • More Valentine's ASCII Art For Linux And Unix
  • The command-line phrasebook
  • Linux Screencast!
  • Linux Firefox Tips
  • FLOSS Weekly 56: Étoilé

Top 5 Netbook Linux Distributions

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Linux

internetling.com: Have you already jumped onto the netbook bandwagon? Some of the advantages of running Linux on a sub-notebook are a smaller memory footprint, better security and tons of free applications right out of the box. So here are some Linux distributions I recommend.

Air and KDE 4.3

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KDE

pinheiro-kde.blogspot: Air was the wallpaper we introduced in KDE 4.2, but that just the beginning of something larger than that, air is supposed to be something different than what oxygen is, something that tries to appeal to a different user base that does not find oxygen sexy.

Group test: download managers

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Software

tuxradar.com: Download managers exist for two reasons. Firstly, they help organise your downloads, moving them to a single, central location on your desktop. Secondly, they help to improve download performance. But with so many around, which to choose?

Who Pays For Open Source Software?

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OSS

lunduke.com: There are many fantastic Open Source projects out there. But just how do they get the funding they need to continue and expand development?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Opera 10: Remove ‘Click to activate’ on flash in Linux

  • How to deny root ssh login
  • Simple bash script to monitor your webserver remotely on different ports
  • Howto Round Robin DNS on a Linux server
  • Installing Webcams In Ubuntu: The Easy Way
  • How to measure and read disk activity
  • Command Line Image Editing with ImageMagick
  • How to enable last.fm audioscrobbler for xmms2
  • More about customization on Konsole
  • Adding times to the history
  • How to get a screenshot in linux using command line tools: xwininfo, convert.
  • Migrating to Linux: Tip 1: Do DHCP and DNS first

10 reasons why Linux will triumph over Windows

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Windows 7 may be generating some positive buzz, but Jack Wallen remains skeptical. In fact, he says it’s only a matter of time before Linux takes its rightful spot at the top of the OS heap.

Art and Linux family trees

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Linux

ianmurdock.com: I discussed an idea I had had: That I commission a “Linux family tree” piece, done in the same pencil drawing with much embedded humor. If there would be any interest in having a copy of this Linux family tree, please email.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more