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Story ownCloud @ Chemnitzer Linuxtage 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Story Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 9:53am
Story Ubuntu Gnome gets LTS status Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 8:50am
Story Enlightenment Foundation Libraries Application Round Up Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 8:38am
Story Java 8 Officially Released, Modularity Still a Concern Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 8:34am
Story MEP Tarand: "EU should switch to ODF standard" Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 8:30am
Story Your U.S. government uses open source software, and loves it Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 8:21am
Story Linux Bugs but Proprietary the Threat Says Shuttleworth Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 6:55am
Story Cumulus Lands Another SDN Supporter for its Linux Offering Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 10:52pm
Story Hands-on: My new laptop and two more Linux flavours Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2014 - 10:25pm

Interview with Nokia's Olli Toivanen

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Interviews

weblog.infoworld.com: I managed to score an email interview with Olli Toivainen, Nokia's director of product management and one of the key guys behind the N Series of Linux-based Internet Tablets.

What to Use in Linux: Open Or Closed Software?

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OSS

osweekly.com: This is a question that has struck a lot of new Linux users. Should they use closed source software when the open source alternatives are lacking? Today, I will talk about some of the applications I use and the advantages that each of them present.

Open source on campus: The Stanford Open Source Lab

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OSS

redhatmagazine.com: Over the last few months, open source has gained momentum at Stanford University in the form of the Stanford Open Source Lab. Inspired by groups like the Free Software Foundation, Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab, Drupal, Openflows Community Technology Lab, and MIT’s Open Course Ware, a few people at Stanford decided to band together and dedicate their time and energies to the development of free/open/libre learning and knowledge resources.

A Look Back at 10 Years of OSI

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Interviews
OSS

onlamp.com: During February 1998, Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens founded OSI, the Open Source Initiative, with the goal of promoting Open Source culture, especially in the business world. After 10 years of activity, the foundation has reached many unbelieveable goals, and it has a great future ahead. To celebrate the moment, Federico Biancuzzi interviewed the two founders, Bruce Perens and Eric Raymond.

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe - Dual Review

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PCLOS

candyfoss.com: One of the things Carl and I toyed with when discussing CandyFOSS is doing dual-reviews — where we both review the distribution at the same time. Today we’re taking a look at PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe, the latest and greatest from the PCLinuxOS guys, just minimalised so you only get what you need and you add what you want on top of it.

This new job really makes me think... Windows vs Linux

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OS

androodle.blogspot: I use linux at school and at my job at MSUM and it works wonderfully, but I think it's still lacking the desktop features it really requires to be a fully functional OS for the consumer market.

Why I use GNU/Linux

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Linux

silentcoder.co.za: With this post I wish to answer the apparent belief that GNU/linux doesn’t “work”. I want to highlight the practical advantages it offers to me as an end-user (I may be a developer, but I also use my computer - and so does everybody else) - advantages which I have come to consider crucial.

First look: Haiku poetically resurrects BeOS

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OS

arstechnica.com: At the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend, Google engineer and open-source software developer Bruno de Albuquerque gave a presentation about Haiku, a project devoted to creating an open-source clone of BeOS.

Fedora 8: Live CD Reviewed

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Linux

osweekly.com: Earlier this week, I took a close look at the latest release of Fedora. Overall, Fedora 8 is a really solid distro. But there were specific areas that a lot of other reviews completely missed. In this piece, we will examine these more intimately to get a better understanding of Red Hat's new release.

Laptops For Less: 25 Notebooks Under $600

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Hardware

informationweek.com: With portables supposedly outselling desktop PCs last year, obviously someone considers them an intriguing proposition. To be honest, once you realize that you can take it with you -- good or bad as that might be to your personal life -- it's easy to understand the attraction. Our handy guide to the best and latest low-cost notebook computers.

The little laptop that could -- do just about anything the big boys can

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Linux
Hardware

canada.com: I've never been terribly cutting edge when it comes to my own personal electronics. But the little laptop computer I bought recently turned heads at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Linux Got Game: Alien Arena 2007 Review

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Alien Arena 2007 is a free/open-source first-person shooter game based on source code released by id Software. The game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena is primarily an online multiplayer action game, although single player campaigns are also available against bots.

SAM Linux Desktop shows promise

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Linux

linux.com: SAM Linux Desktop, an Xfce-fronted distribution based on PCLinuxOS, aims to be a complete and modern desktop operating system. Though it has problems that need to be worked out before it will match the competition, it offers an easy install, a 3-D desktop environment, and a flurry of programs to suit your needs.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full featured collaboration-suite with many features.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Downloading Photos to Ubuntu

  • Billard GL
  • Virtualizing Embedded Linux
  • Finally, E17 has come to the masses
  • Torvalds: Stick to C for kernel coding
  • Torvalds: Contibutors' boss is not my concern
  • two more to freedom
  • Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott
  • Nice Open Source Fonts
  • Vista a review and comparison with Ubuntu
  • GNOME 2.22 Beta 2 Coming This Week
  • 'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75
  • Command Line Equivalents - mpc and bc
  • Tips and tricks: What is the 2038 bug? Is my system affected? How do I fix this issue?
  • Python scripts vs Bash scripts in Linux
  • Make the Linux kernel recognise a SCSI device
  • SCaLE 6X: Interview with KDE's Celeste Lyn Paul
  • SCALE 6x trip report
  • Fetch, Nepomuk, fetch!
  • Sauce The Game Video Review of Open Arena

Thunderbird security woes

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux.com: When Firefox 2.12 came out on Feb. 7, it brought with it fixes for three critical security holes and seven that were not quite so serious. According to the security advisories, many of these problems were also fixed in the Thunderbird 2.12 e-mail client. Unfortunately, there is no Thunderbird 2.12.

Can we please stop fighting FUD with FUD?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It has long been the case that proprietary software companies, particularly Microsoft, regularly engage in FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics against their opponents. Recently I’ve noticed a surge in the amount of FUD going the other way—from the FOSS community towards Microsoft and other proprietary software companies. Why do we feel it is necessary to fight FUD with FUD?

The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6

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Software
Interviews

itjungle.com: The community behind the PHP scripting language that controls much of the Web application infrastructure out there on the Internet and on corporate networks has been evolving for a number of years. Andi Gutmans, one of the founders of Zend and its chief technology officer, explained that is going on in the PHP community in a recent interview.

Eight Distros a Week: Debian 4.0

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Talking about this particular review with a trusted friend who far out-geeks me (but I’m working on it), he made the following comparison. “Isn’t reviewing Debian kind of like reviewing your mother?”

Also: Eight Distros a Week: AntiX ‘Spartacus’ / ‘Lysistrata’
And: Eight Distros a Week: Fedora 7 / Fedora 8

GNOME Annoys Users by Mangling Linux Copy & Paste

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Software

linuxtnt.wordpress: One annoying misfeature of Gnome is the way that they have tried to foul up X Windows cut and paste. For some reason Gnome added another cut and paste feature which copies the clunky one on Microsoft Windows.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
  • Are You a Distro Hopper?
    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old? When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.
  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing
    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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