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Story Spotify Update Brings Linux Users New Features First srlinuxx 04/01/2013 - 7:48pm
Story More fun with Windows 8 UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and Ubuntu srlinuxx 04/01/2013 - 7:46pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 04/01/2013 - 6:26am
Story Rumors Running Wild About Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product srlinuxx 7 04/01/2013 - 1:15am
Story 2012: Top Ten FOSS Legal Developments srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 11:49pm
Story Great Expectations for Linux in 2013 srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 11:47pm
Story Getting Started With Scribus srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:52pm
Story Linux Mint 14 MATE srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:50pm
Story It's Official: OpenMandriva Association Incorporated srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 10:48pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 8:06pm

OOXML in the news

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting)

  • OOXML gains ground even as US remains apathetic on new document formats
  • Retired Ecma chief expects Open XML's approval by March
  • More Irregularities in the OOXML ISO Process Surface
  • Microsoft Bought Sweden's ISO Vote on OOXML?
  • Microsoft bashed in OOXML shens (and comparing loos)
  • OOXML in Norway: The haywire process
  • One more proof of Microsoft’s ugly face?
  • U.S. Will Likely Vote Yes on OOXML

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Why my Linux server ext3 filesystem go read-only?

  • Linux Tip: How to Tell if Your Processor Supports VT
  • Command line tip - determine a file’s type with file
  • Tip of the Trade: cURL
  • use gprof to check your codes for performance issues
  • Howto: Completely Transparent Shell on your Ubuntu desktop with Compiz Fusion
  • Documentation Coverage Testing With dcov

X.Org 7.3 Preview

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Software

Phoronix: Scheduled for release tomorrow is X.Org 7.3. Among the new features for X.Org 7.3 include the Xorg server 1.4, an application for adjusting a display's backlight, updated display drivers, and support for font catalog directories. In this article today, we will briefly go over some of the changes found in X.Org 7.3 and we will follow up with some benchmarks in early September.

id's "Tech 5": a Linux no-go?

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Id-Software's next graphics-engine "Tech 5" could possibly have no Linux support. This would go hand in hand with no Linux version of Rage - the new id-software game based on "Tech 5".

Touring the KDE 4 Beta

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KDE

itmanagement: Few major pieces of free software are more eagerly awaited than KDE 4. With changes to everything from the core libraries and window manager to the look, feel and function of the desktop, by any standard, KDE 4 is an extreme makeover of the popular desktop environment.

Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law

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Microsoft
OSS

Matt Asay: Microsoft may wish that it were above the law, but the Free Software Foundation has issued a press release calling Microsoft to repentance for its efforts to deny GPLv3's hold on it.

Using Firefox More Efficiently - Top 9 Functional/Usability Extensions

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Moz/FF

techpersona: Firefox is becoming increasingly popular. One reason may be simple spite against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. For me, the reason is Firefox’s extensibility. Its interface and functions can be customized. I have 13 extensions–the functional add-ons. I want to suggest for you.

Microsoft beats back Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

bloggingstocks.com: The theory goes that Linux, the open-source operating system, will replace Windows as the preferred software to run servers. Over time, the cost advantage of software created by a community of developers would overwhelm the pricey Microsoft product. So much for theory.

German universities migrate to Linux

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Linux

ComputerWeekly: Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.

Adventures in Ubuntu: Downloading & Installing Software

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HowTos

lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: Installing stuff with Ubuntu is a very different experience. Ubuntu comes with stacks of applications ready to use, but there is likely to be other stuff you want to run.

The Four Freedoms Applied to Hardware

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Hardware

linuxdevcenter: The Free Software Foundation has defined Four Freedoms related to software. These freedoms apply to users of software, not necessarily developers. In the view of the FSF, these freedoms are ethical in nature, so much so that they argue that software which violates these freedoms is unethical.

Ubuntu: Enlightenment 17

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Software

geek00l.blogspot: I have been toying with enlightenment DR17, just like fluxbox there's no so called "stable release" and it is still in pre-alpha stage, if you know about enlightenment, DR17 is completely rewrite.

Avant Window Navigator

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Software

FOSSwire: There are many different Dock-like launchers available for Linux these days, some of them better than others. One such program is Avant Window Navigator. It bills itself as a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen tracking open windows.

Three MythTV Linux distros compared

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Linux

linux.com: My Series 1 TiVo is getting old, so I am planning an escape route based on MythTV, a free software system that turns an old computer into a personal video recorder. This week I tested three MythTV-specific Linux distributions: KnoppMyth, MythDora, and MythBuntu.

what's new with compiz fusion

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress.com: We’ve made some exciting progress this week in bugs, features and the website. Just to get this out of the way, it is now safe to upgrade Compiz Fusion.

GPLv3 Myth #4: GPLv3 undercuts the Microsoft/Novell deal

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OSS

zdnet blogs: In part 4 of a 5 part series on the new version of the most commonly used free/open source license, today we take a look at one of the reasons it took so long to create–the Microsoft/Novell patent deal.

People of openSUSE: Andreas Jaeger

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.news: Today we present the interview with Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform/openSUSE and also the very first person who came up with the idea to launch the project ‘People of openSUSE’.

The invisible desktop

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: IF you go by what the mainstream press reports, you’d think there were only two computer desktop operating systems in the world—Windows and Mac. This notion would be most unfortunate because it might keep you or your company from exploring Linux.

today's leftover links

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News
  • AWN Manager and Themes

  • How hypervisors can defeat GPLv3's "anti-tivoization"
  • Linux and real-time Java power German traffic lights
  • Ekiga: The “Duh” VOIP/SIP Software
  • XGI driver 1.5.0 release
  • Linux: Sanitizing block_device_operations
  • Judge sides with RIAA: file sharing apps lead to direct infringement
  • TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S.

Two open source email virus scanners for Linux

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Software

linux.com: If Linux is hardly affected by viruses, why do system administrators use anti-virus software on their Linux email servers? Because an anti-virus scanner on a mail server can serve as another level of defense for Microsoft Windows desktop users. Linux provides several server-based anti-virus applications.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

Hardware With Linux

  • Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale
    The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren’t expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 will be more of a “slow burn,” than last year’s Raspberry Pi 3, its creator Eben Upton predicted. That’s because it’s designed not for school and home use but for industrial applications. To make use of it, buyers will first need to design a product with a slot on the circuit board to accommodate it and that, he said, will take time.
  • ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Dirt Cheap, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here
    ZeroPhone is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. It runs on Linux and you can make one for yourself using parts worth $50. One can use it to make calls and SMS, run apps, and pentesting. Soon, phone’s crowdfunding is also expected to go live.
  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux
    This shouldn't be a big surprise though given the Intel X99 chipset is now rather mature and in the past I've successfully tested the MSI X99A WORKSTATION and X99S SLI PLUS motherboards on Linux. The X99A RAIDER is lower cost than these other MSI X99 motherboards I've tested, which led me in its direction, and then sticking with MSI due to the success with these other boards and MSI being a supporter of Phoronix and encouraging our Linux hardware testing compared to some other vendors.
  • First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market
    Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm fabrication, Intel Gen 9 Graphics, and other features, to enable the CAPA500 to support both 7th and 6th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs as long as they use an LGA1151 socket. Advantech’s Kaby Lake based AIMB-205 Mini-ITX board supports the same socket. The CAPA500 ships with an Intel H110 chipset, and a Q170 is optional.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
  • APK, images and other stuff.
    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
  • Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Gets a Beta Release, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
    After landing on the official download channels a few days ago, the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Edition operating system got today, January 16, 2017, an official announcement. The KDE Edition is the last in the new Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" stable series to be published, and it was delayed a little bit because Clement Lefebvre and his team wanted it to ship with latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment from the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository.
  • Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 — Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu In One ISO
    Linux AIO is a multiboot ISO carrying different flavors of a single Linux distribution and eases you from the pain of keeping different bootable USBs. The latest Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It features various Ubuntu flavors including Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu.

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more