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Story Chrome Clamps Down, Bitcoin Vulnerability & More… Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2013 - 11:38am
Story "Good things happen during the weekend" OpenMandriva LX is Coming! Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2013 - 11:31am
Story Updated NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux With Team Fortress 2 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 12:32pm
Story Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 12:26pm
Poll Too Many Distros srlinuxx 2 09/11/2013 - 3:17am
Blog entry Sold! (tentatively) srlinuxx 6 09/11/2013 - 3:13am
Story Slackware Release Announcement [14.1] Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2013 - 2:21am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 4:05pm
Story 5 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 3:53pm
Story Rise of Mobile Gaming srlinuxx 06/11/2013 - 2:43pm

The MacBook Pro Ubuntu Edition

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Ubuntu

techiemoe: Many times on LinuxForums I've come across folks who wanted to run Linux on an Apple computer. Most of the time the first question I ask of them is "If you have an Apple computer, why not just run OS X?" Until this past week, I could not have answered this question.

The art of using manuals

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HowTos

polishlinux: Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. Usually the first and most basic information source about a given program are man pages.

reiser trial day 3 headlines

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Reiser
  • Reiser is a 'Killer,' Prosecutor Proclaims; Judge Denies Mistrial

  • Best Show in Town: The Reiser Trial
  • Prosecution wraps up opening in Reiser trial
  • Prosecutor says it's clear Cal man killed wife; body never found

Vista vs. desktop Linux: One year in

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Linux
Microsoft

desktoplinux: After almost a year since Microsoft released Vista to manufacturing, it's time to re-evaluate it and decide if it's finally the equal of the best of the desktop Linuxes.

How to: Configuring conditional window transparency in Compiz

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HowTos

arstechnica: Compiz brings a lot of bling to the Linux desktop, but with such an extensive selection of configurable features, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to take advantage of specific functionality. Several readers have asked me how to use Compiz to make menus and tooltips transparent, so I figured I'd share this trick with the Open Ended audience.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 2

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: Last week we got our backup hardware in order, so today we're going into detail on backing up our data to a locally-attached backup device. We'll learn how to configure which files to backup, and create an easy one-word-command backup.

Distributed Storage Subsystem Feature Complete

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Linux

kernelTRAP: I'm pleased to announce [the] 7'th and final release of the distributed storage subsystem (DST)," Evgeniy Polyakov stated, completing the TODO list on the project's web page.

Also: Squashfs Aiming For Mainline Kernel

From Russia with testimony

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Reiser

sfgate: The 8-year-old son of Hans Reiser will testify in his murder trial. The boy has told investigators that he saw someone carrying "something big" in the middle of the night after his mother, Nina Reiser, was last seen.

VirtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of

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Software

desktoplinux: Quick, name some virtualization programs that run on Linux. Time's up. If you're like most people, you probably named VMware or Xen first. Many of you probably know of one or more of the following: Parallels, QEMU, KVM, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ. However, few of you probably know about VirtualBox.

Designing/Programming a Window Manager

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Software

pcworld blog: Recently I started learning what makes Linux work, meaning the core of the whole system. One of the most complex things to understand was the X Window System. Finally, after hours of research, I now share my findings with you.

openSUSE Guiding Principles take effect

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SUSE

opensuse news: It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works.

Also: Announcing the First openSUSE Board

Fedora 8 officially released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project.

Also: An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released

Microsoft and Novell extend alliance

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SUSE

vnunet: One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to "link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks".

Also: Microsoft-Novell: What a long, strange year it’s been

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • My what a pretty prompt! The colours, they are colourful!

  • Howto Setup a Remote Calendar using WebDAV with Mozilla Sunbird
  • How to Randomize login screen in Ubuntu (GDM)
  • Howto set up a DNS server in Ubuntu
  • Howto bind ssh to selected IP address
  • Basic presentations with LaTeX Beamer

Get even greater control of Firefox tabs

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Moz/FF

tectonic: After a recent update of Firefox I found that the Tabs Open Relevant add-on had ceased to work. Having grown used to this extension to the point of dependency, I was once again swamped with a vast number of confusingly sorted tabs.

Also: FLOSS Usability Sprint V

After all that’s been said about kubuntu

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Ubuntu

jucato.org/blog: I just want to give some sort of closure to my previous blog post about trying to (re)define Kubuntu’s identity and goals. What I really wanted is a stronger brand and identity for Kubuntu, and consequently for KDE too.

Also: Xubuntu Linux, clean install

A peek at Red Hat's Fedora 8 Linux (Screenshots)

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Linux

c|net: Red Hat's Fedora 8 version of Linux is set to debut Thursday, the latest version of a product line geared for enthusiasts, programmers, and Linux users who want to get a taste of what's to come in the supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Also: Fedora 8 (Werewolf) Release Summary
And: Red Hat's Fedora 8 hope: An all-purpose Linux foundation

Desktop Linux Adoption: An Introspection

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Linux

Technocrat: Daily I scan the headlines for more evidence of desktop Linux adoption. With more and more manufacturers offering pre-installed Linux, I have an increasingly sound basis for my hope. Why do I want the market share of desktop Linux to increase?

Dell To Ship PCs With SLED 10 Linux In China

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SUSE

crn: The slow, toe-in-the-water approach by PC makers to the Linux desktop continued on Wednesday, with Dell and Novell formalizing a deal to ship Dell OptiPlex 330 and 755 desktops preloaded with Novell's SLED 10, to commercial accounts in China.

Red Hat, Amazon deliver Linux on demand

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Linux

pcworld: Red Hat has made its Enterprise Linux OS available on demand by releasing it for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service that hosts business applications. The move is part of Red Hat's so-called "automation" strategy, which aims to deliver a Linux and open-source infrastructure for simplifying how applications run and are managed.

Also: Red Hat's New Vision: Any App, Anywhere, Anytime

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So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017

Graphics in Linux

  • 17 Fresh AMDGPU DC Patches Posted Today
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    Building off the work laid by Timothy Arceri and others for enabling a TGSI (and hardware) shader cache in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as well as R600g TGSI shader cache due ot the common infrastructure work, the Nouveau driver is now leveraging it to enable the TGSI shader cache for Nouveau Gallium3D drivers.