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Story In Mobile, GNU and Linux Victories Are Everywhere, So Microsoft Tries to Interject Itself Into Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:40pm
Story Summary of 2013 and New Year's list Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:28am
Story What to expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:25am
Story Belkin shows Linux powered smart slow cooker at CES 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:20am
Story Why Acer's new Android desktops are a game-changer Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:10am
Story Ubuntu 13.10 - The "Marmite" Linux Operating System Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:08am
Story Is Microsoft Grasping at Straws? Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:06am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Performance Stepped Up In 2013 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:00am

Jefferies & Co. Analyst Downgrades Red Hat

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Linux

CNN: A Jefferies & Co. analyst downgraded Red Hat Inc., saying competing technologies are nabbing market share and could hurt profit growth, as the software maker deals with rivalry by making acquisitions.

How To Install Picasa 2.7 on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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HowTos

phorolinux.com: Google has released Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux. This HOWTO shows how you can install Picasa 2.7 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Playing DVDs in Ubuntu Gutsy

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HowTos

limulus.wordpress: The only real problem he had was watching a DVD. When you pop it into the drive in Ubuntu, Totem (the default media player) gives a rather unhelpful error message. OK, so how do we fix this?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 232

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Geubuntu 7.10

  • News: First alpha of openSUSE 11.0, the importance of free distributions, RHCE study guide, ASUS Eee PC
  • Released last week: Astaro Security Gateway 7.1, Berry Linux 0.87
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
  • New additions: Geubuntu, Mythbuntu
  • New distributions: EasyLFS, NuTyX, UbuntuiES
  • Reader comments

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

Get started with Linux

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Linux

itweek.co.uk: Switching on a Linux PC for the first time may be a little disorientating as many options are in different places. Follow our guide and find your feet quickly and easily with the Ubuntu version of Linux.

Multiplying your server, Ubuntu server and virtualization

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HowTos

computerworld.com: One of the hottest new technologies for servers is virtualization, which allows you to install multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. This is ideal especially for servers with a low average load because, instead of configuring a separate physical box for every single instance of an operating system you need, you just run multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. Unfortunately, it’s a jungle out there.

Apricot Open Game

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Starting February 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers will develop a game jointly with the on-line community. The main characters in the game are based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach. At the end of July 2008 the game will be launched.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert (Finally) Enters Start-Up Life With Acquia

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Drupal

blognation.com: After thinking about the future of Drupal and the web in general, Dries concluded that the open-source project is on the right path, that everything should have an API, and that a well-capitalized company is needed to make projects like JBoss, Linux and MySQL palatable to users who might not have otherwise tried the software.

Firefox: Color those tabs!

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Wide-screen monitors are great for productivity, but they have a dark side, too: they tempt you into keeping dozens of Firefox tabs open at the same time. Before you know it, the page titles in a long row of tabs become indistinguishable. But the ChromaTabs extension has a novel solution to the problem: it renders each tab in a different color -- a unique color for each site that remains the same on every visit.

Glipper: Clipboard Management for GNOME

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Software
HowTos

blogs.howtogeek.com: One of the things that has annoyed me most about GNOME as I've played with it lately is the lack of a clipboard manager comparable to Klipper on KDE. However, as I was looking for a package in Synaptic, I managed to come across a program that does the job quite well: Glipper.

Ubuntu, Linux, Users, Bugs

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Ubuntu

Carla Schroder: Here’s an Ubuntu bug that seems to highlight everything that frustrates users who are not coders. It seems straightforward and simple, and yet the response is discouraging. What’s going on here?

ClarkConnect: Turns an Average PC into a Powerful Network Server

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Linux

linuxlove.org: Nowadays, there are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse set of consumers and their number keeps on rising. While many of these distributions introduce themselves as an universal solution to all our Linux needs, others are taking a more specific role, catering to a specific set of users. One such distribution is ClarkConnect.

Sri Lankan school children soon may own “$100 laptop”

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OLPC

lankarates.com: Some of the two million primary school students in Sri Lanka soon may get to own the “$100 laptop” if an ambitious plan to introduce the product into Sri Lanka gets adequate support, officials said.

Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1

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HowTos

sampletheweb.com: I’ve been combing over various guides and instructions online for installing Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PCmahalo, and I ran into a few kinks along the way since I don’t have a USB CD-ROM to install from and opted for a USB flash drive instead.

Pioneer Linux 3.0.2: Pale Xandros imitation

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Linux

techiemoe.com: This Ubuntu-based distribution is put out by a commercial company. They have both a free and retail version, and also (interestingly enough) sell bundles along with the Linux version of Nero burning Rom. I get the impression they're trying to ease the transition of XP users.

Picasa 2.7 beta for Linux

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Software

arun's blog: Google has released Picasa 2.7 beta for Linux. Important among the new features is the option to upload photos to web. I wanted this feature in Linux since the time it was available in Windows.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Short Tip: Use bluetooth mobile phone as a mouse/pointer

  • Easy TrueCrypt Handling Trough EasyCrypt
  • Xubuntu + Compiz = Pretty pretty Xubuntu
  • How to Enable or Disable Login Messages
  • Update BIOS of Dell laptop with Ubuntu
  • Video - installing Mplayer and the binary codecs

Do you Ubuntu?

mopedia.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu for over a year now, I used to have vista on my machine but ever since I tried ubuntu out of sheer curiosity I've never looked back. In my opinion it's the most user friendly Linux distro available.

How to make Ubuntu to start faster

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Ubuntu

its-about-amoena.blogspot: My Ubuntu used to start really slowly, even more slowly than my former XP. So I thought that there has to be a way to make it faster. After a little research I learned that it was not even hard to do. I gave it a try and now this machine starts a lot faster. Whoa! Totally worth it.

Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 3000 Debian GNU Linux computers

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Linux
Hardware

times.debian.net: The Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying more 3000 Debian GNU / Linux computers , with four multimedia terminals and compatible printers for installing at 3000 rural schools, with 36 months contractual support. This next bidding adds up to the previous 90000 Debian GNU / Linux computers, network and printers.

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Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

When Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical (the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution), announced his company would not only be abandoning their custom desktop environment (Unity), but also halting development on their phone/tablet operating system, many questions were left unanswered. One of those questions: What happens to the existing phones and tablets running Ubuntu Touch that have already been sold? Read more

today's leftovers

  • OpenRA C&C Reimplementation Gets New Stable Release, Here Is What's New
    Oliver Brakmann from the OpenRA project, an open-source and cross-platform initiative to offer a reimplementation of the popular Command & Conquer games, announced the availability of a new stable release.
  • Pisi-Linux-2.0-Beta-KDE5
  • Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued
    arkOS, the Arch-based Linux distribution focused on "securely self-hosting your online life" with aims to make it easy to deploy servers for web-based services, is being discontinued. ArkOS since 2012 had been working to make it trivial to deploy your own Linux web server, your own personal cloud (ownCloud), and making it easy for other services to be deployed while being done so securely and easily. You probably haven't heard of arkOS making the news in a while and sadly now it's making news again, but only because it's being discontinued by its lead developer.
  • SUSE Hack Week 15
    Back in February the fifteenth SUSE Hack Week took place. As always this was a week of free hacking, to learn, to innovate, to collaborate, and to have a lot of fun. I didn't have the full time, so I worked on a couple of small things and a few projects I maintain. I did want to summarize that, so here you go.
  • How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage On Android | Adoptable Storage On Android
  • Anbox - Android in a Box
  • Your CEO’s Obliviousness about Open Source is Endangering Your Business [Ed: Jeff Luszcz says nothing about the risk of proprietary components with back doors etc. and instead 'pulls a Black Duck']
    But what caused these issues? Itis what happens when an open source component is integrated into a commercial software product and violates its open source license, or when it contains a vulnerability that was previously unknown. As technology evolves, open source security and compliance risk are reaching a critical apex that if not addressed, will threaten the entire software supply chain.
  • Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech [Ed: Azure is a patent trap with back doors]
    Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last
    It's hard to turn around these days without bumping into a Kubernetes distribution. For example, Mirantis recently buffed its OpenStack distribution to use Kubernetes as an internal component and for container management. Major Linux server distributions include it now. For Kubernetes adopters, it's all good news. It means the most remarkable development in the container world since, well, containers themselves is enjoying strong uptake and acceptance.
  • Cockpit – An Easy Way to Administer Multiple Remote Linux Servers via a Web Browser
    Cockpit is a free and open source web-based system management tool where users can easily monitor and manage multiple remote Linux srvers. It is very thin and light weight utility & directly interacts with the operating system from a real Linux session and doesn’t require any difficult configuration so just install it, it is ready for use.
  • Some Useful Indicators: Ayatana, Clipboard-Autoedit, Diskstat, Files, Bulletin and Udisks
    Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.
  • SRT Video Transport Protocol Open-Sourced
    In aiming to enhance online video streaming, the SRT video protocol has been open-sourced and an alliance forming around that for low-latency video. SRT is short for Secure Reliable Transport and is a low-latency video transport protocol developed by Haivision. The SRT protocol is being opened under the LGPL license.

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