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Story High-End NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:02pm
Story Is Adobe Flash critical to the future of Linux? Roy Schestowitz 2 26/05/2014 - 6:01pm
Story Salix MATE 14.1 RC1 Is a Distro for Users Who Can't Let Go of GNOME 2 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:57pm
Story DragonFly 3.8, coming soon Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Linux for Lettuce Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:48pm
Story RhinoLINUX Lite Xfce Edition 7.0 Is Based on Xubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:46pm
Story Enlightenment: EFL and Elementary 1.10 release plan Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:42pm
Story TRY FIRA SANS, A FREE FONT FAMILY COMMISSIONED BY MOZILLA Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:35pm
Story LightDM 1.11.2 Released for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Swiss open source resource site now bilingual Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 5:21pm

5 Reasons to Love Fedora 9

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Linux

jonrob.wordpress: The final release of Fedora 9 has been delayed by two weeks, so I thought I’d take this chance to look at what you can expect from Fedora 9 and why you should be excited!

The AFNOR Affair: Interview with Frédéric Couchet of APRIL on OOXML in France

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Interviews

groklaw.net: Founded in 1996, APRIL is the main French advocacy association devoted to promote and protect Free/Libre Software. APRIL, made up of over 2000 members -- individuals, companies, and organizations -- is a pioneer of Free Software in France. Since 1996, it has been a major player in the field of Free Software.

Software Review - PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

dwilson333.wordpress: So, being a “Windows” guy as I’ve been called I have been trying to expand my knowledge base into Linux and Macintosh. The people at Linux Magazine included a Distribution called PCLinuxOS 2007 and it proclaims itself “Radically Simple”. For my first Linux review here, I am going to test that claim!

Ah, non-destructive Linux fun

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Ubuntu

wttf.blogspot: Being the tech geek that I am, I find myself constantly driving Denita nuts by tinkering with the computers at home. One of my favorite things to do is mess around with is other O/Ses. Unfortunately, Vista does not play well. I ran across a video that took me to the Wubi website.

The Norway Vote - What really happened

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OSS

topicmaps.wordpress: The process which led to Norway’s Yes vote on OOXML was so surrealistic that it deserves to be recorded for posterity. Here’s my version of the story. It is not impartial. I was the Chairman of the Norwegian mirror committee for SC34 (K185) and I was present throughout the whole process and have more first-hand knowledge of what went on than anyone.

puppy linux

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Linux

robertsaunders.wordpress: I bought a second hand computer for my children. It was very, very cheap. I intend to install Edubuntu but I’m going to wait a few days for the new release to come out. In the meantime I’m using Puppy Linux on it and I’m very impressed with it.

Another XO review

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OLPC

thelinuxsociety.org.uk: The OLPC arrived home while my daughter was out and just before her 4th birthday. On seeing it she immediately identified it as a laptop, for children (as hers).

Portrait: Luis Villa, from Bugzilla to bar association

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Interviews
OSS

linux.com: In 10 years, Luis Villa has seen his career expand side by side with free and open source software (FOSS). Starting as bugmaster at Ximian, he has been a mid-level manager at Novell, the coordinator of testing with the GNOME project, and a frequent member of the GNOME Foundation Board. More recently, Villa has been a student at Harvard Law School.

today's leftovers

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News
  • X Developers To Meet At The Zoo

  • Open source testing tools target varied tasks
  • No SUSE or RedHat consumer Linux OK for Ed Tech
  • Linux on the Desktop: Is the Market Too Tough?
  • Is Hardy Heron AMD64 a Second Class Citizen?
  • Jealousy? Novell, Red Hat, and the Linux Desktop
  • Schools fear being frozen out
  • Gifts of Open Source
  • The Linux community has to grow up as well
  • Turn Firefox Into an IM Control Center
  • Creative Tries Again At Linux Drivers
  • Programming languages and "lock-in"
  • Geeky computer part art
  • Top 5 Linux Commercials
  • htop to the rescue
  • XDC 2008: Radeon, RandR 1.3, & More
  • What MySQL Can Learn from PostgreSQL

Real-time Linux for US Navy weapons systems gets an upgrade

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Linux

betanews.com: Yesterday, a supplier of Linux for driving time critical applications -- such as intercepting ballistic missiles -- released RedHawk Linux 5.1, its latest "real-time" operating system distribution.

NLnet Gives KOffice a New Logo and Sponsors ODF development

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Dutch NLnet foundation aims to financially support organisations and people that contribute to an open information society. Some time ago they decided to help KOffice in two exciting ways: a new logo and to improve the ODF support in KWord 2.0.

Businessweek picks Dries Buytaert as a 2008 top innovator

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Drupal

drupal.org: The business world is certainly starting to notice Drupal, as evidenced by this article in Businessweek naming Dries as a top 30-and-under innovator for 2008.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management (libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new installer, installable live CDs and much more.

Linux is at the heart of today's innovation

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Linux

lexlocilinux.blogspot: I recently consulted with a company regarding various matters, one of which was IT. I advised them that they could substantially cut their IT costs by using Linux. I expected the usual resistance, but instead was greeted with a smile and an emphatic "Absolutely!".

New OOXML Scandal - A Leaked Email Surfaces in France

groklaw.net: Le Monde Informatique and LeMagIT are reporting on a leaked email from Marc Meyer of the French government agency, DGME, which urges that OOXML be quickly added to the official list of formats that can be used by government entities, a document titled RGI, and then the finalized v1.0 of RGI be quickly published, in effect locking in OOXML, before the appeals process is completed.

Firefox 3 Beta Review: A Disappointment

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Moz/FF

osweekly.com: Undoubtedly, there have been marked improvements made in the security and stability of the application. But to be honest, I was right about one prediction - a total lack of offering anything compelling over the previous release.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easily Install Non-Native Packages in Ubuntu With Alien

  • How to upgrade Fedora 7 and 8 to Fedora 9
  • Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo
  • Starting a program at boot
  • Setting up Gentoo 2007 using LVM-2 on Raid
  • Tip: Fix your Gnome themes with Gnome Color Chooser
  • Join Two Text Files with Common Columnar Field via Terminal
  • How To Install Enlightenment (E17) in Fedora
  • Creating Custom Linux Commands
  • adding 256 color support to urxvt on gentoo
  • Gentoo Software Fast Search

Zonbu Linux Notebook Review: Part II

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: In the last article, we talked about the new Zonbu notebook, what it features and a few of its benefits and drawbacks. However, we were far from done with our analysis, and with that, here’s part II of our Zonbu review that presents our verdict on the low cost Linux notebook.

Forgetful penguins love Tasque

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you forget stuff? Do you wonder where the heck you put the keys when they're in your right hand? We're willing to bet you can still benefit from Tasque, even if you just need reminders about the things normal people put on their to-do lists.

Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron CDs to be Available Through Shipit

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icons and Themes: Vamox , Ashes, and DamaDamas

  • Vamox Icons Offers Three Color Variants for Linux Desktop
    Vamox icons were designed as a university thesis project by Emiliano Luciani and Darío Badagnani in 2008. The objective was to design a interface of a distro that the university could use for learning about design thin free software, From start these icons were developed for Ubuntu. Now these icons has three variants blue, orange and red, which are compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. We have added these icons to our PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other related distributions, If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download icons and install it in one of these "~/.icons" or "/usr/share/icons/" location. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Ashes Is A Light Theme For Your Linux Desktop
    Ashes theme is based on Adapta and Flat-Plat theme but it includes the mixture of blue and pink color scheme with gray search entity. Usually derived themes always try to make better and enhanced version by the person who forked it, to make desktop much perfect and elegant, same thing goes for this theme, it looks and feels great on almost every desktop. Mainly it is designed to work in Unity and Gnome desktop but it can also work in other desktops such as Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. For the Gnome desktop creator have added the dark title-bar/header-bar support, so you can enable Global-Dark-Theme using Gnome-Tweak-Tool, if you prefer dark title-bars. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download theme from here and install it "~/.themes" or "/usr/share/themes/" location. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator and since this theme is in active development hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • DamaDamas Icons Looks Great And At The Same Time Give Windows Flavor
    If you have been searching for Windows icons for your Linux desktop then you are at the right place. The DamaDamas icons are from Pisi GNU/Linux and available for every Linux distribution, these icons give Windows look and feel to your desktop. There isn't much information available for these icons but the icons are SVG format and there are almost 4000+ icons packed in very fairly sized archive. We have added these icons to our PPA and these icons are compatible with almost every desktop environment such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, KDE Plasma and so on. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2, Solus 3, OpenMandriva Lx 3.02, and More

KDE: QtWebEngine on FreeBSD, KDE PIM, Akademy 2017, Craft, Accessibility, Comics Manager for Krita, Progress on Kube

  • QtWebEngine on FreeBSD
    Tobias and Raphael pushed the button today to push QtWebEngine into FreeBSD ports. This has been a monumental effort, because the codebase is just .. ugh. Not meant for third-party consumption, let’s say. There are 76 patches needed to get it to compile at all. Lots of annoying changes to make, like explaining that pkg-config is not a Linux-only technology. Nor is NSS, or Mesa, while #include is, in fact, Linux-only. Lots of patches can be shared with the Chromium browser, but it’s a terrible time-sink nonetheless.
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  • KDE PIM in Randa 2017
    Randa Meetings is an annual meeting of KDE developers in a small village in Swiss Alps. The Randa Meetings is the most productive event I ever attended (since there’s nothing much else to do but hack from morning until night and eat Mario’s chocolate :-)) and it’s very focused – this year main topic is making KDE more accessible. Several KDE PIM developers will be present as well – and while we will certainly want to hear other’s input regarding accessibility of Kontact, our main goal in Randa will be to port away from KDateTime (the KDE4 way of handling date and time in software) to QDateTime (the Qt way of handling date and time). This does not sound very interesting, but it’s a very important step for us, as afterward, we will finally be free of all legacy KDE4 code. It is no simple task, but we are confident we can finish the port during the hackfest. If everything goes smoothly, we might even have time for some more cool improvements and fixes in Kontact ;-)
  • Services Collaborating Openly at Akademy 2017
    At the recently concluded Akademy 2017 in the incredibly hot but lovely Almería, yours truly went and did something a little silly: Submitted both a talk (which got accepted) and hosted a BoF, both about Open Collaboration Services, and the software stack which KDE builds to support that API in the software we produce. The whole thing was amazing. A great deal of work, very tiring, but all 'round amazing. I even managed to find time to hack a little bit on Calligra Gemini, which was really nice. This blog entry collects the results from the presentation and the BoF. I realise this is quite long, but i hope that you stick with it. In the BoF rundown, i have highlighted the specific results, so hopefully you'll be able to skim-and-detail-read your specific interest areas ;)
  • Akademy 2017 - A wonderful experience
    Akademy 2017 was such a great experience, that I would love to share with you all in this post.
  • Akademy 2017 - Recap
    Last month I had opportunity to visit the Almería, Spain for Akademy 2017. Akademy 2017 is KDE’s annual world summit. Akademy makes it possible to meet the felow KDE contributors, some of whom you only know with their IRC nicknames (Yes, I am not old enough to know every contributors yet :p). Here is few things I did at the Akademy 2017.
  • My Adventures on Crafting part III – Craft Atelier
    Once upon a time, I start o use Craft, an amazing tool inside KDE that does almost all the hard work to compile KDE Applications on Windows and MacOS. Thanks to the great work of Hannah since last year Randa Meetings, Craft is becoming a great tool. Using all the power of Python, I started to be able to work on the deploy of AtCore for Windows.
  • Why YOU care about accessibility, and can help!
    Accessibility (a11y for short) seems like a niche area of concern for many people. I was thinking about this recently on a hot morning in Spain, walking to the bus station with my wheeled luggage. The sidewalks are thoughtfully cut out for wheelchairs -- and those with luggage! and the kids riding skateboards, and...... the rest of us.
  • Writing a comics manager for Krita
    Those who know me, or at the least know my history with Krita is that one of the prime things I personally want to use Krita for is making comics. So back in the day one of the things I did was make a big forum post discussing the different parts of making a comic and how different software solves it. One of the things about making a comic is that is a project. Meaning, it is big and unwieldy, with multiple files and multiple disciplines. You need to be able to write, to draw, to ink, to color. And you need to be able to do this consistently.
  • Progress on Kube
    We’ve been mostly focusing on ironing out UX problems all over the place. It turns out, when writing desktop applications using QtQuick you’ll be ending up with a lot of details to figure out for yourself.