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Story Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle Rianne Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 4:21am
Story Systemd is Back, Microsoft Hearts Linux, and Qubes OS Rianne Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 4:16am
Story Dual-screen Android PoS device supports EMV Rianne Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 2:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:30pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:28pm
Story The First Vivid-Based Ubuntu Touch Image Has Been Released Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:22pm
Story Security-Minded Qubes OS Will Satisfy Your Yen for Xen Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 10:02pm
Story Sad News! ;-) Roy Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 9:44pm
Story Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google Rianne Schestowitz 31/10/2014 - 9:11pm

some shorts

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Linux

Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software

opera.com: Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Editing "bluring" your images with GIMP to create bokeh effect

  • Obtaining Ubuntu Installer
  • A way to combine PDF files in UNIX and Linux
  • How To Setup a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Improve OpenOffice.org Performance
  • Broken PyGTK in Gentoo
  • Smack, crack, hack and track any network with Linux

Review: Fedora 10 Beta (Gnome)

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Fedora, for those that didn't know, was born out of Red Hat Linux as a way to continue a free community based distribution and keep Red Hat Enterprise for those with deep pockets and data centres.

Intel's GEM Coming In Linux 2.6.28 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: Intel's Graphics Execution Manager is a kernel memory manager for graphics processors and has since overtaken TTM in what will become the de facto standard for GPU memory management.

OpenOffice.org in the City of Katowice, Poland

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Interviews
OOo

polishlinux.org: We have begun this series of articles focusing on Free Software deployments in Polish government departments with the article OpenOffice.org in Łeba. Today we are introducing yet another example of a well-done implementation of OpenOffice.org, in Town Council of Katowice.

Changing operating systems requires a change in mindset

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Linux

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to do things the "GNU/Linux way".

Census Reveals the Top 20 Open Source Packages

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Software

ostatic.com: The other day we reported findings from the Open Source Census. The census has also made available a list of the top 20 open source packages found in its scans of thousands of computers. Here are the packages that made the top 20 list.

Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: HP's Voodoo Envy 133, first announced in June, has struggled a bit off the blocks, with manufacturing problems. Like the MacBook Air before it, this laptop is about looks first, function second. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.

I hate Linux!!!

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Linux

chxta.blogspot: Over the years I have built up a repertoire of skills that have seen me become the main man when it comes to system clean ups. Yes sir. I can secure them as tight as all the gold in Fort Knox. Then I met Linux...

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Might Think - Part 1

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: Slackware and Ubuntu share a common line of thinking. They both aim to be simple. However, they have different approaches to simplicity and different target audiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 (trunk) Now Rocking On My Thinkpad T61

  • Google's Picasa for Linux catches up to Windows
  • Gentoo and Xorg 7.4
  • True GNU: NVIDIA vs ATI
  • Top 10 open source s/w support issues
  • Enhance your DNS and DHCP services with dnsmasq
  • good alternatives for DNS in Linux other than BIND
  • How my own stupidity killed my Sansa Clip
  • Having or not having Firefox 3.0.3
  • Microsoft taints open source CodePlex well
  • So, what am I doing with OpenSolaris?
  • Where’s My Wireless, Linux?
  • The lines between Open Source and Microsoft are starting to blur
  • CIOs look to open source to do "more for less" in tough economy
  • Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy
  • The Cool Thing Is, They’re Free To Do It
  • A nice .screenrc
  • How not to get sued by open source coders
  • Penguin Blood Ninja Fiasco - Unix And Linux Humor In A Game

5 Things I Wish Linux Had

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I'm a fairly prominent member of the Linux Community as a writer, contributor, and longtime evangelist for the cause and there are a few things I'd like the Community-at-Large to consider on my behalf. These are five things that I wish Linux had. Consider this as my wish list for the 2009 development calendar.

Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI

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Linux

gizmodo.com: Netbooks were supposed to be this great inroad for Linux development, but it turns out that the XP side of the netbook business is doing a lot better in the area of customer satisfaction.

other linux stuff

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Linux
  • First Look at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Beta

  • Gentoo Proud
  • Linux Evolution Before Our Eyes
  • Latin America booms for Red Hat
  • On Fedora Remix

opensuse stuff

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SUSE
  • Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2 Now Available

  • Status of the e1000e issue
  • Just a normal day in Geekland 1/2
  • Bandwidth Monitoring NG (bwm-ng)

Differences between paid and volunteer FOSS contributors

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OSS

fossbazaar.org: There's a lot of debate these days about the impact of the increasing number of paid developers in FOSS communities that started as volunteer efforts and still have significant numbers of volunteers.

Open Source You Can Use: October Edition

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Software

informationweek.com/blog: In this edition: Chrome vs. Flock, a new OpenOffice.org release candidate, leaving behind free-as-in-beer, and a tiny open source gem.

Pidgin instant messaging client: a video tour

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Software

linux.com: Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim, is a popular Instant Messaging (IM) client for Linux. It works with 16 different IM services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and Google, and can handle simultaneous connections to as many of them as you like. This 10-minute video is a brief introduction to Pidgin.

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of that said, there is another KDE-focused Linux distro that I highly recommend. Called "KaOS," it is rolling release, meaning you can alway be confident that your computer is running modern packages. Today, KaOS gets its first updated ISO for 2018, and you should definitely use it to upgrade your install media. Why? Because version 2018.01 has fixes for Spectre and Meltdown thanks to Linux kernel 4.14.14 with both AMD and Intel ucode. Read more

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KDE: Linux and Qt in Automotive, KDE Discover, Plasma5 18.01 in Slackware

  • Linux and Qt in Automotive? Let’s meet up!
    For anyone around the Gothenburg area on Feb 1st, you are most welcome to the Automotive MeetUp held at the Pelagicore and Luxoft offices. There will be talks about Qt/QML, our embedded Linux platform PELUX and some ramblings about open source in automotive by yours truly ;-)
  • What about AppImage?
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  • What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more
    When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made me spend a lot of time just reading books and enjoying a proper back-lit E-ink screen. What I read? The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams, A Shadow all of Light by Fred Chappell, Persepolis Rising and several of the short stories (Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, The Churn and Strange Dogs) by James SA Corey and finally Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. All very much worth your time.

GNU/Linux: Live Patching, Gravity of Kubernetes, Welcome to 2018

  • How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization
    The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor is widely deployed by enterprises and cloud providers alike, which benefit from the continuous innovation that the project delivers. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix, details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping move the project forward.
  • The Gravity of Kubernetes
    Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. With Kubernetes, distributed systems tools can have network effects. Every time someone builds a new tool for Kubernetes, it makes all the other tools better. And it further cements Kubernetes as the standard.
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