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Story New Intel Broadwell Backends Land In Mesa Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 12:39am
Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Is A Must-Have For AMD RadeonSI Users Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 12:20am
Story Unleashing the Best Open Source Social Networking Software Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2014 - 12:16am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Implement the Bleeding Edge GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 Boot Loader Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 5:02pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 4:11pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 4:08pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 4:08pm
Story Alternative Gnome Shell Theme Examples Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 2:16pm
Story Blame FUD for Microsoft’s Dominance in Schools Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 12:39pm
Story Firefox OS gains Foxconn dev tablet Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 12:35pm

PCLinuxOS Rediscovered

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PCLOS

rutsum.blogspot: Now that I'm back on PCLinuxOS, I feel a lot more comfortable with my PC, and my productivity (if I do something productive, that is) has increased 10 folds, as compared to Windows XP, and just about a billion times if compared to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

linux.conf.au: Taking FOSS to the masses

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OSS

iTWire: Jacinta Richardson is one woman who admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference - Open Day.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use Apt-mirror to Create Your Own Ubuntu Mirror

  • Lynis - Security and system auditing tool
  • Change the Console Codepage in Ubuntu
  • Routing with Ubuntu
  • AWN installation in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
  • Setup Hamachi on Fedora 8
  • How to Share a single keyboard, mouse, and clipboard between Windows and UNIX machines
  • HOWTO set up NUT 2.2.0 on Gentoo Linux for Tripp Lite OMNI1000LCD USB UPS

Szulik's Departure from Red Hat

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Linux

weblog.infoworld: It's old news now that longtime Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is resigning the CEO position and has appointed the former COO from Delta Airlines Jim Whitehurst. However, I've long suspected that Szulik wanted out.

Ubuntu Needs to Respond Faster

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Ubuntu

justuber.com: Anyone who has installed an Ubuntu desktop system recently, can’t have failed to realise that Flash is broken, and it’s broken quite badly.

NVIDIA driver 169.07 with fan bug

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Software

linux-gamers.net: In many forums linux users complain about an odd and nagging bug in the actual NVIDIA gpu driver: While 169.04 BETA worked fine, after installing 169.07 the fan of the graphics board stays at max speed (and max noise) all the time.

INQUIRER guide to free operating systems

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Linux

the inquirer: XP IS GETTING a bit long in the tooth, Vista is a pig and you don't want to buy a Mac and join the Jobs Cult. So, you're thinking of having a look at Linux, but are bamboozled by the hundreds of flavours and don't want to spend a weekend discussing it with disturbingly intense bearded men in socks and sandals. So here is the Inquirer's guide to Linux: quick, clear, opinionated and unfair.

Linux for muggles

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Linux

afifplc.blogspot: My first experience with Linux was 8 years ago, a few years after my Dad bought me my first ever computer. The first Linux OS that I tried was RedHat Linux. Back then I didn't know much about computers. So after a few tries I gave up and decided to stick to Windows until now.

Thoughts on the Kubuntu 8.04 - No longer an LTS

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Ubuntu

jjesse.wordpress: There has been a lot of discussion in regards to what exactly going on with the next version of Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron. I am a little disappointed to find out the 8.04 will not be a long term release for Kubuntu due to the nature of KDE4 being released.

KDE 3 vs. KDE 4 Performance Revisited

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: I wrote about the performance of KDE 4 some time ago, and I'd like to revisit it. Now it's possible to have it clean and fast, and I did indeed see an increase in performance when trying it.

Spice up Joomla! with productivity-enhancing extensions

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Software

linux.com: Joomla!, a popular content management system (CMS) for Web portals, is easy to install and maintain, and has thousands of components, modules, and Mambots for almost every thinkable function a Web site could possibly need. Here are a few extensions that I find indispensable.

Opera is Cool Again

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Software

movingparts.net: Okay, well, I mean, it’s always been cool. I’ve been using it for a few days instead of Firefox and it’s nice to see some of the new things in the Opera camp since I had last used it.

Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: A Few weeks back Adobe released the new version of their popular Flash Player( Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9,0,115,0) on the Linux platform. To install Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10 type in the following command in the terminal window:

Linux: no longer a winner?

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Linux

paul murphy: I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by “winning.” In other words, asking whether Linux will still be a winner in ten years leads first to the question of what we mean by “winner” and then to an answer about where Linux is going.

some howtos, shorts, and stuff

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News
  • Make Broadcom Wifi Work With Ndiswrapper on openSUSE 10.3

  • Picasa 3.0 on the way
  • GTK dialog boxes from shell scripts
  • Reduce Firefox 3 location bar autocomplete menu
  • Basilisk Games Announces the availability of Eschalon: Book I for Linux
  • Nokia N810 Internet Tablet overview and demo
  • Four Years of Gentoo

Review: Zenwalk 4.8 - Does Easier Mean Easy?

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I've been running Zenwalk 4.8 almost a week now and it did give some me more time to get a feel for it. I'd been told it was Slackware without the hassle, I'd even been told it was good for new users. Could this be true? Here's how I got on in my week with Zenwalk...

Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

topicalmatt.com: Problem is, Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon comes with an unstable version of Firefox 3, in the form of a “firefox-granparadiso” package, and it’s only Alpha 8, which doesn’t have the features and stability of the past few releases. There’s a simple way to upgrade this package, keeping all links, etc. intact.

Should Compiz be in Xubuntu by default?

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: It will sound snide, but I realize that the reason it was so funny to me is that people still think Xubuntu is intended for older hardware. The fact that it’s even discussed should be a clue to the contrary.

No OLPC Laptop for Me For Christmas

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OLPC

blogs.pcworld: I've received word from the OLPC folks that shipment of the XO $100 $200 laptop I'm entitled because I paid for one for a child in a developing nation has been delayed.

Dell's Ubuntu Laptops

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Ubuntu

apparentlymart.livejournal: I've just recieved my Dell Inspiron 6400 with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost everything worked flawlessly out of the box, but there were two oddities:

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
    He made it clear he is not advocating for this view, just a thought experiment. I had, well, a few thoughts on this. I tend to think of open source projects in three broad buckets. Firstly, we have the overall workflow in which the community works together to build things. This is your code review processes, issue management, translations workflow, event strategy, governance, and other pieces. Secondly, there are the individual contributions. This is how we assess what we want to build, what quality looks like, how we build modularity, and other elements. Thirdly, there is identity which covers the identity of the project and the individuals who contribute to it. Solomon taps into this third component.
  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming