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Story The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:08am
Story Let's Use Linux and Android SDK for Better Android App Development Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 6:59am
Story Randa Meetings Interview Four: Myriam Schweingruber Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Power Monitoring Results Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Linux Advocates in the Wild Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:04pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:02pm
Story VolksPC wants to crowdfund an Android/Debian Linux PC Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 8:49pm

Some great howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian: using chroot ubuntu

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • How about some WINE with your Linux?
  • HowTo: Using SCP
  • Install VMware Tools In Ubuntu
  • Enabling Media Keys
  • Using apt in an RPM world
  • Quickly surveying free disk space on UNIX and Linux
  • Mandriva 2008 - How to configure Broadcom BCM94311MCG
  • Mandriva Linux Upgrades from Repositories Using urpmi

Lojban and Hacking

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Misc

I had recently discovered the Lojban language while I was surfing the net. The characteristics of this language greatly appealed to me as a debater and so, I decided to heavily invest my effort into studying this language. Consequently, I came across two free software tools that could aid my study of Lojban: KVocTrain and Mnemosyne. These are two excellent programs that definitely have a place my studies.

8 Useful Collections of Open Source Apps

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Software

ostatic.com: Datamation has a good collection of 75 Popular Open Source Desktop Downloads posted. The products in the list are categorized, and include business applications, operating systems, collaboration tools, and more.

GNOME Do and The Network Backed Plugin Architecture

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Software

redmonk.com: So I like GNOME Do. That’s not exactly a secret. Nor am I the only one. While it’s obviously - and admittedly - highly derivative of the OS X Quicksilver application, it’s a nice piece of work. One that continues to evolve.

Clashes over goals force top LinuxChix to quit

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Linux

thestandard.com: Mary Gardiner, the Australia-based coordinator of international group LinuxChix has resigned due to a major mismatch in goals. LinuxChix is an international open source group for women who are interested in Linux and anyone who wishes to support women in computing.

Firefox 3.0 boosts Mozilla's market share

computerworld.com: Firefox's share ended the week at 19.17%, said Vince Vizzaccaro, the Web metrics firm's executive vice president of marketing. That's up 0.76% from the 18.41% it posted for May.

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Web browser
And: Opinion: Firefox 3 add-ons: Must-have tools

NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB with Ubuntu

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We've been meaning to deliver benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX under Linux for some time. Finally we are delivering these benchmarks of the GeForce 9800GTX with Ubuntu Linux and using the most recent NVIDIA driver release.

Inside Users and Accounts

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HowTos

pcmag.com: Like Windows, Linux allows multiple user accounts on the same installation. Each account limits its user in specific ways—folder and hardware access, settings control, and so on.

Firefox 3 Hits 17.3 Million Downloads

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Since launch last week in excess of 17.3 million downloads of Firefox 3 have taken place. The browser saw 8 million downloads within the first 24-hours of its release.

Also: My Experiences with Firefox 3.0 on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X

New media center OS is pleasing to the eye and ear

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Linux

linux.com: Acoustic Reality is a Danish company that sells speakers, amplifiers, storage devices, cables, and other products to build top-shelf home entertainment centers. It recently released eAR OS Free Edition, a free media center system built on top of Ubuntu that features a free version of its Acoustic Reality software technology.

Can Linux find one good way to install software?

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Linux

practical-tech.com: I’m not sure when the fights over how to install programs started in Linux, but it was probably not longer after there were three Linux users on the planet. Things haven’t gotten any better.

Security Features of Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

linuxsecurity.com: Lets take a look at the security features of the newly released Firefox 3.0. Since it's release on Tuesday I have been testing it out to see how the new security enhancements work and help in increase user browsing security.

Linux Server Tournament, part 2

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Linux

Our nominees are BEL Server Basic (KDE), UServer 8.04 LTS, OpenSuse 11 and CentOS 5.

Situationally, we talked about what we felt were the 'keypoint' strengths' of each distro and what role we would fit them into the LAN as.

This is a small LAN, one of the purposes of using Linux as a server for our intents is to provide small/medium sized businesses an option that makes the most out of available resources. Which often means using equipment at hand or easily (low cost) gotten.

We learn by doing

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Many articles try to tackle how best to learn Linux. We thought we'd take a stab at answering this. There are "phases" in learning Linux and the approaches to learning change over the course of a persons time spent using Linux.

Bill Gates, in other people's words

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: "Is it the tradition here to give Bill the finger whenever you go through these doors?" — Free software movement leader Richard Stallman, to a student outside Stanford University's Bill Gates Building.

OpenSuSE 11: Channeling Vista

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SUSE
  • OpenSuSE 11: Channeling Vista

  • OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction
  • Opensuse 11 Released and First Impressions

  • openSUSE 11.0
  • openSUSE 11 installation this weekend

htop as an alternative top

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Software

screenage.de/blog: “top” is one of those programs, that are used quite often but actually nobody talks about. It just does its job: showing statistics about memory, cache and cpu consumption, listing processes and so on. It’s the ncurses based “htop” and we’ll have a closer look at it now.

Use the source

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OSS

thebatt.com: On too many occasions I've found myself staring dumbfounded at my computer screen, wondering "what's going on in there?" Despite the steadily raising computer savvy in today's high tech populace, many software companies still believe it best to not burden our pretty little heads with what exactly they're doing on our machines. The Open Source paradigm seeks to do away with the black box mentality.

Ubuntu Team Readies For 8.04.1

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With Ubuntu 8.04.1 scheduled to be released on July 3 the Ubuntu development team is putting the final touches to the popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 8.04.1 not a new release of Ubuntu but an updated CD image so that users trying Ubuntu 8.04 for the first time only have to download the CD image and not all the updates.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 258

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: From Fedora 9 to openSUSE 11.0

  • News: Mandriva 2009 release plans, extended support for RHEL 4/5, Debian on ASUS Eee PC, Ubuntu Netbook Remix review
  • Released last week: openSUSE 11.0, Kurumin NG 8.06
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008, Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 1
    Site news: Annual package database update

  • New distributions: BoliviaOS
  • Reader comments

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

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Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.

Ubuntu: Mir running on Fedora and Ubuntu 17.10 Guidance

  • Mir running on Fedora
    Last week we released Mir 0.28 and this week we settled down to tidy up a few bugs fixes and feature requests that didn’t make the release. I’ve started collecting these for a Mir 0.28.1 release to come in the next few weeks. The most interesting of these comes from conversations at the Ubuntu Rally: there were several requests from community members around getting Mir working (or even building!) on other distributions.
  • Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora
    Lead Mir developer Alan Griffiths has spent the time getting the Mir display server running on Fedora. This is part of a broader feature request of getting Mir running on more Linux distributions than just Ubuntu. The changes to get Mir running on at least Fedora should be merged for the upcoming Mir 0.28.1 point release. Mir 0.28.1 will also incorporate other bug fixes.
  • How To Remove the Unity Desktop from Ubuntu 17.10
  • 9 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10
  • How To Install Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Purism Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Campaign Set To End At Around $2 Million

Tomorrow marks the end of the crowdfunding campaign for Purism's Librem 5 smartphone campaign. The campaign is looking like it will close at around two million dollars with the current tally as of this morning being at $1,962,517 in funds raised for this effort to build an original GNU/Linux smartphone stack with either GNOME Shell or KDE Plasma Mobile comprising the UI/UX elements. Read more

Games: The Coma: Recut, Mushroom Wars 2 and Team Fortress 2