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Story UK government seeks comments on procurement reforms Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 6:14pm
Story Linux 3.18 Should Let Radeon GPUs Clock Higher For OC'ed Cards Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 6:04pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella KDE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 5:49pm
Story Open Source email solution ownCloud Mail is coming! Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 5:41pm
Story Nuage Networks Adds SDN Support to Oracle OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 5:26pm
Story LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 5:06pm
Forum topic Forum funny? raymondillo14 2 26/09/2014 - 12:22pm
Story A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers Roy Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 11:05am
Blog entry Windows-Shocked Roy Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 10:26am
Story APIcon UK: Open Source Fuels the API Economy Roy Schestowitz 26/09/2014 - 10:18am

28 Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config.

Using Linux for Photography, where we stand

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Software

jcornuz.wordpress: I feel like it is time for a little rant indepth analysis summary of where we stand. I mean of where Linux stands as far as photography is concerned.

Isn't Linux just UNIX under a different name?

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Linux

itwire.com: What's the big deal about Linux? Isn't it at heart just a PC-based version of UNIX – the ‘70’s hit operating system which has outlived the predictions of its demise throughout the ‘90’s? If you’ve come from a Solaris or HP/UX or AIX background isn’t a PC-based UNIX a bit, well, passé?

5 Great Alternative Linux Music Players

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Software

makeuseof.com: Amarok, Rhythmbox and Banshee are a few of the popular music players in Linux. They are great in features and have received plenty of good reviews. But what is unknown to many is that there are a lot of other music players for Linux which are also great in features, but are hidden in some corners of the world.

Also: 8 Free, Open Source Tools for Video Playback and Encoding

Linux popularity across the globe

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Linux

pingdom.com: The Linux landscape is constantly changing and has a strong community of both developers and users. But where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL Drizzle Project

  • Red Hat: The money's in JBoss, not the desktop
  • How the Internet All Began…
  • Open source and the ‘fear factor’ mentality
  • Opera patches 7 bugs but keeps one secret
  • openSUSE to add SELinux Basic Enablement in 11.1
  • A starring role for open source in Government
  • SLE 11 Beta Testing - Apply If Interested…
  • Help your favorite "public interest" free software project win $10,000
  • Atlanta Linux Fest 2008
  • Pidgin IM Client 2.5.0 Released
  • Shadowgrounds Linux Game Update
  • Linux gains backup utility
  • Dragon Multimedia Player For Linux
  • Open Source: Why BusinessWeek is Wrong And Compiere Is Right
  • Ubuntu: Old Hat?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • SMILE - Slideshow video creator for Linux in openSUSE 11.0

  • How SUSE Loads the Kernel
  • Furius ISO Mount - Mount and Unmount ISO images
  • Ubuntu security repository structure
  • Replace Those Cute Kittens On Your Desktop With Auto Updating Wallpaper
  • Exclude Packages from being Installed and Upgraded in Debian/Ubuntu
  • Packages and Binaries: Where is it?
  • openSUSE Build service : layering, linking, patching and aggregating
  • Scheduling jobs based on filesystem activity with incron
  • Regular Linux desktops on the XO
  • HP Pavilion dv2940se Guide
  • Ubuntu on the Thinkpad X300: impressions and installation tips

Is Ubuntu Really the Most User Friendly Distribution?

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Ubuntu

itmanagement.earthweb: For several years, Ubuntu has been synonymous with user-friendliness. A Web search quickly unearths dozens of articles that suggest that Ubuntu is the distribution you should give non-technical people to introduce them to GNU/Linux. It even won a "Most User-Friendly Linux Distribution" award, which you might think confirms its status.

FSF Spring 2008 bulletin available online

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OSS

fsf.org: Our bulletin from Spring 2008 is now available online. Highlights include: GNU is 25 by Matt Lee, The Wikipedia Naming Controversy by Josh Gay, and End Software Patents by Peter Brown.

SUSE Linux GRUB Versus LILO

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Software

computingtech.blogspot: You may not realize it unless you are dual booting multiple operating systems, but after your BIOS starts firing up the fan, the microprocessor chip, and the power supply, a boot manager, or bootloader, takes over the process until the kernel starts up.

Windows 7 will be warmed over Vista

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Vista has been, to be kind, a flop. For several months now, Microsoft has been hinting that the next version of Windows, Windows 7, will be the answer. I'm beginning to wonder, though, if Windows 7 will be little more than Vista rehashed.

Open Source applications: Recorder

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Software

celettu.wordpress: There’s no good GTK burning application. Well, at least for me there isn’t. I don’t know what it is, but neither Brasero, nor Gnomebaker or Nautilus CD Burning work well with my Philips CD burner. Enter: Recorder.

15+ Ways to Make Your Linux Box Hip to Web 2.0

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Linux

mashable.com: The market of applications managing various Internet-related tasks is divided generally into three parts: Windows-based, Mac OS X-compatible, and Linux-friendly. Some function across all platforms, or perhaps the most mainstream and consumer-centric of the two. We’re going to do Tux a solid today and see what’s up in the land of “Net apps” to save you from having to search the open source galaxy yourself.

WebKit vs. Firefox: choice is a victory for integrators

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Software

arstechnica.com: Earlier this week, we looked at a collaborative project by Nokia and Mozilla which aims to port Firefox to the Qt development toolkit. Nokia's decision to fund Firefox development despite already having a strong investment in WebKit raises some intriguing questions.

Linux: Low end capable does not mean inferior

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things that Microsoft has been silently beating Linux over the head with for the past couple of years is that, since Linux works so well on older, and lower end PC's, it is an inferior, obsolete, and outdated OS. I find FUD like this to be a bit annoying, as the inverse is true of Windows.

New Debian GNU/Linux Update

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: A new Debian GNU/Linux Update was released a few weeks ago - well, actually one and a half new updates, to be precise. I just got around to giving it a try, and I'm pleased and impressed.

10 Most Beautiful Plasma Themes for KDE 4 Desktop

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KDE

junauza.com: The latest series of the K Desktop Environment now utilizes Plasma, a new desktop and panel user interface tool. If you want to further enhance the look of your KDE 4 desktop, I have here a list of some of the most beautiful Plasma themes available

Return of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

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Gaming

penguinpetes.com: Summer's going too fast, man. The kids are almost back in school, already, which makes this the perfect time for the grown-ups to huddle back to their simulated DOS directory and play at some goofy, childish fun. So once again, we crank up DOSBox and grab random stuff off the abandonware buffet. Sometimes for nostalgia, sometimes for thrills, and most of the time just for the endorphin rush from the masochism.

new nvidia beta driver: kde4 flies, but has stability issues

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Last night Nvidia released a new beta version of their binary driver. This one has some new features, where especially a couple of RENDER pathes are now hardware accelerated. I've installed the driver on my desktop machine on a rather clean OpenSuse 11 and a 7600GS and tweaked it.

Being open about "open" (source)

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’m not sure why it bothers me: I use the word “Free” when I’m talking about “Free Software”, and “Open” when I mean “Open source”. I’m very particular about my words, that way. But that’s just me. I don’t expect another religion to follow the rules of my own, or vice-versa.

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today's leftovers

  • Schaller On Linux In 2018: Rust Rules, Apple Declines, Linux Graphics Compete
    Christian Schaller who has long been involved in GNOME/Fedora development while serving as a senior software engineering manager at Red Hat and formerly with Collabora has some bold predictions about 2018 for open-source software.
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    Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Wednesday, December 22 at 16:00 UTC. That link allows you to convert the time to your timezone.
  • Cura, the nice 3D print slicer, is now in Debian Unstable
    After several months of working and waiting, I am happy to report that the nice and user friendly 3D printer slicer software Cura just entered Debian Unstable. It consist of five packages, cura, cura-engine, libarcus, fdm-materials, libsavitar and uranium. The last two, uranium and cura, entered Unstable yesterday. This should make it easier for Debian users to print on at least the Ultimaker class of 3D printers. My nearest 3D printer is an Ultimaker 2+, so it will make life easier for at least me. :)
  • #PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 5
    Today we have celebrated another session for the #PeruRumboGSoC2018 program at CCPP UNI. It was one of the longest sessions we have experienced.
  • Mozilla releases tools and data for speech recognition
    Voice computing has long been a staple of science fiction, but it has only relatively recently made its way into fairly common mainstream use. Gadgets like mobile phones and "smart" home assistant devices (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home) have brought voice-based user interfaces to the masses. The voice processing for those gadgets relies on various proprietary services "in the cloud", which generally leaves the free-software world out in the cold. There have been FOSS speech-recognition efforts over the years, but Mozilla's recent announcement of the release of its voice-recognition code and voice data set should help further the goal of FOSS voice interfaces. There are two parts to the release, DeepSpeech, which is a speech-to-text (STT) engine and model, and Common Voice, which is a set of voice data that can be used to train voice-recognition systems. While DeepSpeech is available for those who simply want to do some kind of STT task, Common Voice is meant for those who want to create their own voice-recognition system—potentially one that does even better (or better for certain types of applications) than DeepSpeech.
  • FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Focuses on Faster Boot, Bhyve and LibreSSL Support
    en Moore, the creator of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS computer operating system and Lumina desktop environment, released the TrueOS 17.12 update, which introduces multiple enhancements. Synced with the FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT and FreeBSD ports tree software repositories as of December 4 and November 30, 2017, respectively, TrueOS 17.12 is an incremental update to the operating system adding improvements to the OpenRC-based boot process, removable-device management, LibreSSL and SysAdm API integrations, as well as Bhyve support for TrueOS Server Install. "We have also been working quite a bit on the server offering of TrueOS, and are pleased to provide new text-based server images with support for Virtualization systems such as bhyve," said Ken Moore in the release announcement. "This allows for simple server deployments which also take advantage of the TrueOS improvements to FreeBSD."
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    ...Tax-Calculator, an open-source tax-modeling program.

Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access
    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.
  • Best First Person Shooter Games Online For Android
    With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free first person shooter games online for Android.

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