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Story Top 4 open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 12:50pm
Story Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 10:05am
Story Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 9:22am
Story Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 8:04am
Story Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 7:58am
Story Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov arrested for protesting Ukraine invasion Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 5:39am
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Story Linux @ About.com Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 12:29am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 9:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 9:21pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 3, Part 4

  • Howto: build and install the intl PECL extension for PHP5 in Debian
  • How to change the default timeout before default OS boots in grub
  • Using Adobe Flash and other 32-bit applications on 64-bit Linux
  • Guake Drop-Down Terminal for GNOME
  • How to install the Web 2.0 i686 Flock Web Browser on 64-bit Gentoo Linux…
  • Installing Fonts Using Synaptic In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

HP reveals plans for a second ‘low-cost’ mini-note

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: One day after Toshiba revealed the company is working on its first mini-note, HP has announced plans for its second mini-note. In addition to its premium ‘business class’ Mini-note, HP is working on a new ‘economy’ model for budget-minded buyers.

10 ways to make Linux boot faster

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it’s often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let’s take a look.

Linux 2.6.25.12 released

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Linux

lwn.net: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.25.12 kernel. It contains loads of bugfixes, all over the map. Any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series should upgrade to this version.

The Four Consideration in Choosing Linux

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Linux

warungdigital.com: The advantage that can be picked from Linux usage is not only some money that we can save but also features. In deciding which Linux we want to choose there are four consideration that we can use:

Folder View becomes smarter

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KDE

ereslibre.es: After some hacking I have got a nice requested feature for the folder view containment. Mime type filter support. I took some screenshots so you can have a look yourself.

The two essential Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Now, a lot of people publish lists of 'best' extensions. It's quick and easy to make these lists. One difference between my list and some of those "99 Must Have, Best Firefox Extensions!" is that is the real list of the extensions that I use every day.

Also: What fires Firefox

What’s Required for Linux to Overtake Apple Mac OS X?

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Linux

workswithu.com: As this site has noted, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth at OSCON called for Linux distributions to leapfrog the quality of Apple’s Mac OS X user experience. So, what will be needed? Here are some thoughts.

Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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OS

pingdom.com: We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Linux Mint Elyssa Vs Ubuntu Hardy!

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Linux
Ubuntu

geekadda.com: The reason i am writing this review is that few days back i had some problem with my ubuntu desktop (resizing disk issues) when i thought of giving Linux Mint a go since the new version Elyssa was released. I am a relatively new linux user about 6 months old. So i put forward my perception. Feel free to reply what you all think.

30 Gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu experience

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Software

catswhocode.com/blog: To be honest, I never really liked Human, Ubuntu’s default theme, and seems that many other people don’t. Happilly, on GNU/Linux systems it is easy to customize everything. Here’s a list of 30 Gnome themes.

Ottawa Linux Symposium 10, Day 1

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Linux

linux.com: The tenth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Canada's capital, just a few blocks from the country's parliament building, in a conference centre in the midst of being torn down. The symposium started with the traditional State of the Kernel address, this year by Matthew Wilcox.

Dell UK launches systems with preinstalled Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

heise-online.co.uk: Dell is now selling selected systems with Ubuntu 8.0.4, Hardy Heron, pre-installed in the United Kingdom . Ubuntu has been an option some Dell systems in the past, but only in the United States.

The Mess That is Linux Volume Management

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Linux

lxer.com: The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linx Volume Management, or LVM in short, however, it can almost only be used from the command line. Also, it doesn't integrate software RAID - except for striping. I was quite optimistic when I started using volume management some four years ago, but not anymore. Let me explain why I'm disappointed.

Easter Eggs For both the Command Line and GUI

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This week, in celebration of summer and the holiday week in United States, we decided to take a minibreak from the serious and bring you some Linux Easter Egg fun.

Flock Gloss Edition makes a fashion statement

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Software

mozillalinks.org: The Flock guys have just released a fashion oriented edition of its namesake Firefox-based browser labeled Flock Gloss Edition.

Is Microsoft Irrelevant?

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Microsoft

eweek.com: At OSCON, a top software architect questions Microsoft’s relevance as Linux and open source march on into the enterprise and the overall computing landscape.

Review: Think small with Linutop 2

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

Introduction to Linux: Desktop Environments

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Software

techwarelabs.com: I've discussed what GNU/Linux is (commonly referred to as Linux), what it represents, why people use it and why more should. I've even touched on the subject that you can do almost anything in Linux that you may have taken for granted as being a purely Windows (or Apple) related functionality. For those who took my advice and played around with a Live CD, it must be like being lost in a foreign nation. Where's the Start button? Where's Windows Manager?

DTrace and the Linux bunker mentality

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: DTrace is an open source Sun product that made its debut with Solaris 10 but has since been ported to MacOS X and various other BSD derivatives. Only Linux is left without significant corporate or community support for a DTrace port. Instead the Linux kernel group has been working on a thing called SystemTap.

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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

  • Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo
    A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.
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Programming/Development: 'DevOps', NumPy, Google SLING

  • 5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018
    This week, DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit has doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year.
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    The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible.
  • Google SLING: An Open Source Natural Language Parser
    Google Research has just released an open source project that might be of interest if you are into natural language processing. SLING is a combination of recurrent neural networks and frame based parsing. Natural language parsing is an important topic. You can get meaning from structure and parsing is how you get structure. It is important in processing both text and voice. If you have any hope that Siri, Cortana or Alexa are going to get any better then you need to have better natural language understanding - not just the slot and filler systems currently in use.