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Story Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" goes beta Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 7:14pm
Story 13-Way AMD GPU Open-Source Linux Driver Comparison On The Source Engine Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 7:12pm
Story Pear OS 8: Linux-based software for tablets, desktops (inspired by iOS) Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 6:24pm
Story You Can Trick Steam for Linux to Think It's Running in SteamOS Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 6:15pm
Story Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 6:11pm
Story Download The Android 4.4 KitKat Quick Start Guide for Free Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 5:33pm
Story Quake Live won't support Linux Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 5:29pm
Story Building Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 11:21am
Story How Hard Is It to Switch to Linux? Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 9:45am

Use open source to build your own top-class online presence for nothing, part one

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HowTos

iTWire: Ok, not really nothing: it’ll cost you $9.99 for a domain name. But once you’ve got that, here’s how to build a dynamic and high-class online presence with free web hosting and the powerful open source blogging and content management system WordPress.

some shorts

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OSS
  • openSUSE 10.3 Installation

  • Ubuntu 7.10 - a computer for every room!
  • OpenDocument Foundation is no more
  • ubuntu-ized
  • Ubuntu Gutsy fried my laptop!
  • Ubuntu Desktop

Creating Custom Distributions Based on openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel and Stephan Kulow about KIWI, openSUSE’s operating system imaging solution. They talk about how you can create a customized distro.

RPM Fusion for Fedora

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Software

liquidat: RPM Fusion for FedoraI realized that I missed an interesting development in the Fedora community: the rise of RPM Fusion, a merge of Livna, Freshrpms and Dribble.

$200 Everex gPC desktop proves to be popular

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: That $200 Everex gPC that Walmart has been advertising has proven to be quite the hit in its online store, currently being out of stock but can still be picked up at select brick and mortar locations.

Compiz, Beryl, eyecandy vs. productivity. My approach to quantify interfaces

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Software

paulsdigitalworld.blogspot: Now Compiz, Beryl is all over the place and there are massive discussions about it. But I have a few doubts about it. First of all, how do we benchmark an interface, especially its efficiency. I would like to propose a few speculations.

Linux Is No Vista Killer

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Microsoft

microsoft-watch.com: My Linux-Watch colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols asks if Vista has "caught up with desktop Linux yet?" Yeah, I spit out my coffee, too.

It's Linux that has the catching up to do.

Cmdr Taco: At 10-Years Old, Slashdot Continues To Play A Role

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Web

informationweek.com/blog: It's been ten years since Slashdot emerged from Rob Malda's personal Chips & Dip site. Also known by his Slashdot signature, Cmdr Taco, Malda had an interest in developments outside the computer department at the college and started posting newsy items to his personal site on early pieces of open source code, such as Linux, little known at the time.

Inkscape and Gimp: Tracing a Cartoon Figure

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HowTos

penguin pete: This isn't really an Earth-shattering technique, but I've lucked out with it enough times to warrant a tutorial. It actually fits with the popular art-school methods for drawing a figure on paper, especially for drawing superhero-type figures.

PclinuxOS, radically simple: Plug ‘n Play

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PCLOS

byethost5.com/blog: A few weeks ago I installed PCLinuxOS for the first time and was impressed by the ease of stabilizing my internet connection and the speed of installation. Since that first day PCLinuxOS managed to surprise me several other times.

Also: PCLinuxOS — Linux for the masses

KDE4 or Bust! — Building KDE4

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HowTos

nosrednaekim.wordpress: With the release of a (somewhat) stable KDE4 Beta4, I have decided to switch from KDE3.5.8 to KDE4. I decided to compile from source following the excellent instructions on the Techbase.

Is Freespire Really Free?

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: A while back the good folks behind Freespire, the free version of Linspire, sent me a CD with version 2.0 for me to review. I knew going in that Freespire was “free as in free beer." For those of us who are not free software purists Freespire does have one compelling feature.

Save the output of a command in a logfile

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HowTos

nixcraft: You can use logsave command to save the output of a command in a logfile. General syntax is as follows: logsave /path/to/logfile command-name argument(s)

dd: The Great Destroyer and Creator

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Software

the distrogue: Buried deep in the Linux man pages is a command called dd. You know how short commands like cat, ps, grep, rm or mv are really powerful? dd owns all of them. It copies data between block files- image files or device files.

An interview with Tomosaur

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: People converge on Ubuntu (and the forums) from many different directions. Some are artists, some are technically-minded, and some are both. Tomosaur is a coder and musician who is usually found in the programming venues but, as you can see, has many other facets to his personality.

Howto make partition changes visible to the kernel without reboot

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HowTos

debianadmin.com: Many system administrators may be in the habit of re-booting their systems to make partition changes visible to the kernel. With Linux, this is not usually necessary. The partprobe command, from the parted package, informs the kernel about changes to partitions.

Mandriva 2008 Powerpack

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MDV

ReviewLinux.Com: Mandriva 2008 Powerpack is a commercial Linux product built by Mandriva. They provide the Linux Community with a free version but today I will take a look at Powerpack. Mandriva 2008 Powerpack is easy to install and configure and I hope you enjoy this quick look at this excellent Linux OS.

Desktop OS- Vista vs. Linux

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OS

zerias.blogspot: A couple months back several vendors initiated a Vista to Xp crossgrade. Basically, if a customer ordered a computer and it came with Vista installed, the customer could get an Xp license instead. Novell claimed several months back in a video ad that Desktop Linux users accounted for upwards of 30,000,000 different people.

Intuit slow on Quicken and Quickbooks for Linux

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Software

itwire: Linux desktop users looking for good financial software to run natively can forget about Quicken and Quickbooks. One glance at Intuit's website should be enough to convince even devout users a port to Linux desktops is a long way off and a Linux version of Quicken is not even on the radar. So what are the alternatives?

Debfoster: Remove a package and its dependencies

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Software

DPotD: Debfoster exists to tell you which packages are installed on your machine merely as dependencies for other packages. It then gives you the option of removing the package and its dependencies. Debfoster is most useful to keep your system very lean.

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  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.