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Story Red Hat's Stubbornness Will Keep OpenShift Alive Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:50pm
Story Inside Linux Lite - An interview with Jerry Bezencon Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:03pm
Story What’s New In Python 3.4 Roy Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 5:00pm
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Story Overview of Kate Editor in KDE 4.12.3 Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Story App folder configuration Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 11:54am
Story Popcorn Time Is Back Rianne Schestowitz 17/03/2014 - 8:41am

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive in GUI

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Software

polishlinux.org: A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Dreambook Eee PC Competitor Enters the Ring

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Hardware

gizmodo.com: With a 7-inch display (800 x 480), a 1GHz Via C7-M processor, maximum 1GB RAM, either a 2GB, 4GB or 8GB flash storage or a 40GB HDD, the Pioneer Computers Dreambook Light IL1 sounds like a worthy competitor to the Eee PC crown.

Screaming In Digital: XO Laptop Meets Heavy Metal

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Wayan thought I should field test the XO laptop I won on OLPC News in the pit of the upcoming Don Dokken/Queensryche concert. After all, fellow Queensryche fans were the reason I had his XO - they stuffed the contest ballot that won the XO.

What the Linux desktop gives that Mac OS X and Windows don't

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Linux

Matt Asay: Lest someone accuse me of disliking the Linux desktop (which, by the way, I do Smile, I thought this post was interesting, as it details things that Linux can do but Windows and Mac OS X can't.

The OS should be invisible to the user - Is Torvalds right?

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Linux

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Note that Torvalds said “o/s” and not “kernel.” Given Torvalds’ credentials, I find it hard to believe that he made a mistake here. Since he made this remark is response to a question about the press that Windows and Mac OS gets, it’s fair to assume that he’s talking about distros here.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux for Absolute Beginers : Resizing NTFS partiton

  • BIND DNS SPF Config
  • Ubuntu 7.10 and Nvidia nForce 630i
  • Enable File Sharing In Ubuntu Using Samba
  • hddtemp wrapper for Nagios
  • How to Improve/Enhance HTML Rendering in Firefox
  • Fix for Python ValueError
  • Moving Wordpress installation from Windows Server 2003 to Linux
  • How to find broken links and backup files under Linux
  • Improved composite performance (without compiz)

GNU and FSF News for February 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Did the Free Software Foundation meet their 2007 pledge drive goal? Will DefectiveByDesign try to stamp out DRM at the Boston Public Library? Does Stallman like the OLPC Project enough to replace his thinkpad with an XO? Will the SAMBA team finally get to see Microsoft's top-secret networking protocols? Where's RMS this month? Is the micro vs monolithic kernel debate back again? The answers to these and other mind-boggling questions that are on everyone's mind can be found in this month's GNU and FSF news summary.

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff: Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you can look up places. But wait! There's more.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Sending love with OSS for Valentine's Day

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Software

linux.com: What can a Linux geek do for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Create a gift using open source software, of course.

Linux experiment is going my way

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Linux

thedailystar.com: Well, it's the middle of winter, I don't ski any more, and even the dogs are yawning with boredom. Maybe it's time to experiment on my wife ... I've been wanting to confirm a theory that I've held for a while now, that the Linux operating system has progressed enough to be usable by "regular" computer users.

Disk Manager by Default, will on Alpha 5

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Software
Ubuntu

andregondim.eti.br: There have been complaints that Ubuntu lacks a disk configuration utility, which forces newbies to manually edit fstab if they want to use a drive that was not present when they installed the system. Manually editing the file is difficult and frustrating to them, and not an ideal way to handle the issue on the long run.

some system suggestions

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Between 150 and 400Mhz, I usually suggest Arch (provided it’s an i686), and a GTK1 or straight X desktop. There are a couple of reasons for that. Between 400Mhz and about 800Mhz, it’s worth it to me to compile.

John Lilly, Mozilla CEO video interview on GigaOM

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The GigaOM Show had Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, John Lilly as its guest for Episode 28. John talks about the CEO transition, Firefox 3, Mozilla income, growth, the IPO theory and Thunderbird.

Keynote streamed live today

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Linux

jono bacon: Late breaking news - it turns out that my keynote at SCALE today will be streamed live over the Internet. It kicks off at 9.55am Los Angeles time on the 9th Feb 2008. That is today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Son of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
  • People of openSUSE: Jake Rogers
  • an interview with vorian
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire -- 2-8-2008 (video)
  • Customize your Titlebar
  • Meet the KDevelop Crowd
  • A life without Windows is nice.
  • Where Are My Command Binaries
  • Averatec users - watch out for Ubuntu Hardy alpha 5
  • Are Open Source and Capitalism Worlds Apart?
  • Live From SoCal Linux Expo: More Substance Than Style
  • How not to write Python code
  • Pay it Forward Works for Linux Too
  • The Distro Journey Has Begun: OpenSuSE 10.3

Debugging With kmemcheck

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "With a lot of help from Ingo Molnar and Pekka Enberg over the last couple of weeks, we've been able to produce a new version of kmemcheck!" announced Vegard Nossum, adding, "the current version of the patch boots on real hardware, but we've seen freezes on some machines, so it's not perfect yet."

KDE Commit-Digest for 3rd February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Custom legend entries and the beginnings of the Mercator map projection (and evidence of exciting other things to come) in Marble. Support for multiple online dictionaries and the start of a vocabulary Plasma applet in Parley.

Hans Reiser Subject of New Play

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Reiser

Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

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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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