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News
  • discovered OLPC blocker bug

  • QEMU 0.9.1 Released, With New Features
  • Open Source Tool of the Month: GnuPG!
  • Novell SA gets a new chief
  • New Members, LiMo Foundation
  • SqDef 1.2 Released

Red Hat’s Mugshot

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Web

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I discovered that Red Hat Linux has created a new social networking site call Mugshot. This site is promoted as an “open source” site. I checked the site FAQ to find out that all the software powering Mugshot is, in fact, open source. And indeed it is.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Exploring /bin - Part 1 - Cat through Expr

  • create a clustered virtual service for my Xen guest using system-config-cluster
  • Use OpenNTPD for time synchronization
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • Getting 800×480 on the EeePC
  • Toggle Desktop Effects with Compiz-Switch
  • Filelight - a KDE disk usage tool
  • Fix the Boot and Shut Down Screens on Ubuntu

Pyrolinux 1.0 Gives Off Little Heat

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: It's not every day you see the launch of a brand new Linux distribution, so when I heard that Pyrolinux 1.0 was released over Christmas, I thought I'd take a look. Pyrolinux is based on Linux Mint, which is itself a modified version of Ubuntu, so I suppose the term "new distribution" only loosely applies here.

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

garbledzombie.wordpress: PCLinuxOS is a Mandriva fork that seemingly shot up in distrowatch’s top distros list. I was more than a tad surprised at this, seeing a world where nobody ever mentioned PCLinuxOS as much as say, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or OpenSUSE. Intrigued, I read more about this distro and decided to give it a shot.

Web 2.0 and open source: We've already won

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OSS

Matt Asay: I've spent the last two weeks on the road, meeting with customers and prospects. It has been enlightening, to say the least. One primary theme has emerged: the Web 2.0 revolution is over. The web has already won. Its chief weapon? Open source.

Is Linux the OS of Ubiquitous Computing?

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Linux

gigaom.com: As Christian Einfeldt of Digital Tipping Point recently noted, when Amazon published its Christmas wish lists, Linux devices figured prominently. And it seems like Linux is indeed all around us.

Keep Internet junk at bay with content filters

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Software

linux.com: Each day, I come across someone on the blogosphere complaining about the design of a Web site. Some don't like screaming text, others don't like banners, and still others hate ads. My pet peeves include pop-ups and unwanted JavaScript and cookies. Here are some tools you can use to filter the content a Web site renders to you.

Shop offers Firefoxers a discount

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Moz/FF

the inquirer: AN ONLINE COMPUTER shop is offering customers a five per cent discount if they order using the Firefox browser.

Why Isn't Linux Catching on?

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Linux

cmswire.com: Let’s get right to it: considering the popularity of open source applications and utilities, why hasn’t the open source flagship - the Linux operating system - caught on with mainstream PC users?

Should open source cheer Gates’ swan song?

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blogs.zdnet: Bill Gates’ announcement he will no longer do CES keynotes overshadowed anything else he said, and for good reason. So open source advocates should not be cheering as he exits stage right, to pursue his new career as a philanthropist and humanitarian. Because, all too often, that’s what we do.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 234

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: A glimpse at 43 rue d'Aboukir

  • News: Red Hat replaces CEO, Kubuntu drops LTS badge, PCLinuxOS announces $150 computer, Linux Mint and Elive offer new editions, LinuxQuestions.org votes in Members Choice Awards
  • Released last week: SimplyMEPIS 7.0, GoboLinux 014
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3, Frugalware Linux 0.8 Pre 2
  • New distributions: Damn Small BSD, MIB Live Games, p30x
  • Donations: Zenwalk Linux receives €200.00
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Xbox media centre on a linux PC

  • Turn Your WRT54GL Into a Wireless Gaming Adapter
  • Installing Drupal Themes
  • Deleted file recovery on unix
  • Startup Manager: configuring grub and usplash
  • Installing Ubuntu on an External Hard Drive

Apple, Linux Set to Get Cozy

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OS

thevarguy.com: Apple server fans and open source fanatics are about to engage in a group hug, The VAR Guy has learned. It will soon be easier to run Mac OS X and Linux side-by-side on Apple servers. How will this magic occur?

Caution - 180 Degree Switchback Ahead

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Ubuntu

blog of helios: I am past the honeymoon stage as a Linux User. I've come to accept that I've seen the best it has to offer. I've settled for a future of known habits and predictable but reliable behavior. Until yesterday morning. That's when I first booted into Ultimate Ubuntu.

My Ubuntu Experiment: First Report

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Ubuntu

blogs.sun.com/simons: My father has agreed to try Ubuntu as his home desktop operating environment, replacing Windows XP. And because I promised to document the experience, here is what happened yesterday when I delivered the system.

CES 2008: GP2X Linux-Based Handheld Game Console

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Linux

wired blog: Spotted at Amiga's Pepcom booth, the GP2X handheld, from Korea's Gamepark holdings, made for a whiplash double-take: the best computer of the 1980s emulated on a portable?

PCLinuxOS Day 4 - Extending the System

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PCLOS

ruminations: PCLinuxOS comes with a decent set of basic applications. OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird and Firefox are all there, GIMP for graphics, K3b for burning your cd/dvd’s, Amarok and MPlayer in the multimedia department. Synaptic is the tool to extend the range of applications and graphical environments.

Nifty OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

linux.com: Apparently, the only thing that stopped developers from creating useful OpenOffice.org extensions was the lack of a place to publish them. With the launch of the OpenOffice.org Extension Repository, the number of extensions listed there has shot up, and there are no signs of a slowdown.

Fedora 8.0 review

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: A couple of years back, Red Hat decided to demarcate its Linux offering into two separate entities namely the free as in beer and Free as in freedom Fedora and its paid version but still Free as in freedom offering namely Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The improvements that are made in Fedora, after they go through a period of severe whetting are eventually incorporated into Red Hat enterprise offering or so it seems.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.