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A short rant on Ubuntu and dpkg: fsck you, dpkg

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rudd-o.com: A long long time ago, in a gal… in an older computer, I had Fedora. RPM — the packaging system in Fedora — was amazing in several aspects. Fast-forward to my contemporary Kubuntu system.

Ubuntu — Beyond the Hype

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Ubuntu

mandrake.tips.4.free.fr: Since a few years, Ubuntu has been grabbing headlines in the mainstream press. We've seen and read the hype. But whether it's functional, usable, yes even pleasant to use, that's the thing.

PCLinuxOS Magazine January 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2008 (Issue 17) is available to download. Some highlights include Common Information Commands, How to repair kdeinit problems, and It's Magic!

Linux security: 2007 in review

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Linux

techtarget.com: New Linux tools and updates kept IT security hacks at bay in 2007. That said, new problems -- such as security risks in virtual machines -- cropped up last year. Here's my round-up of the big Linux security events, software releases and controversies that cropped up in 2007.

talking bluntly of KDE 3.5 and 4.0

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that i see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself

The History of Linux

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: Linux is a very well known operating system for the computer. This operating system lies on the Unix family and it can be said that LINUX is graphical user interface or GUI version of the Unix.

On the record with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's new CEO

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Linux
Interviews

Matt Asay: I wasn't very nice to Jim Whitehurst when I heard the news that he had been named the new CEO of Red Hat. What could a Delta Air Lines COO have to teach about open source? Plenty, it turns out.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Stop Wine From Beating Your Windows Apps With The Ugly Stick

  • How To: Editing HD Video in Linux
  • Using and Understanding the Unix Date Command
  • Sorting Photos
  • Graphical disk usage with Baobab
  • HowTo install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Nmap for Beginners - Network & Port Scanning made easy

Songbird Top 40 Project Wants to Integrate Your Favorite Firefox Add-ons

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Software

wired blog: Our favorite almost-there media player, Songbird, has reached another milestone with version 0.4 and a new push to port your favorite Firefox extensions over to Songbird.

WoW Trial: Day 1

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Gaming

terminally-incoherent: This is the first real post in the in my immersive WoW review. I know that there are countless reviews of this game out there, but this one is mine.

When Enlightenment met Ubuntu

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Linux

linux.com: Many Linux distributions try to be visually appealing. Some use Beryl-Compiz for cool 3-D effects on resource-laden boxes, while others turn to desktops like Enligtenment for a little bit of gloss at the expense of functionality. Geubuntu is a new distro that combines the best of those two worlds, equipping Enlightenment with bits from GNOME and Xfce on top of Ubuntu.

PCLinuxOS Day 3 - Exploring the Desktop

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm: I have used the GNOME desktop for most of the time in the last year and a half, but the series about PC-BSD and DesktopBSD did a lot to build up appreciation for the KDE desktop. PCLinuxOS is running the KDE 3.5.8 desktop (after updates) and let’s see how it is organized and what applications are delivered by default.

Evaluating prospects for Linux growth in 2008

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Vast legions of open-source software enthusiasts and industry analysts eagerly proclaim every twelve months that the elusive Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us. Although these prophecies have obviously yet to be fulfilled, the open-source OS is rapidly gaining immense traction in the mobile and embedded space.

OLPC: Won't miss Intel's 'half-hearted' laptop effort

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OLPC

computerworld.com: Intel's resignation from the One Laptop Per Child Project's board of directors will have "no impact" on the group's operations, since the chip maker contributed little to the project since joining last year, OLPC President Walter Bender said in an interview.

Also: Is OLPC in trouble?

A handful of desktop utilities for snipping multiple clips

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Software

linux.com: You might imagine that a utility as simple as a multiple clipboard would have become standard on the GNU/Linux desktop. Although at least six multiple clipboards are available, choosing which to use is a matter of trade-offs that depends partly on your desktop environment and partly on which features you want.

Ubuntu chief among top ten to watch in 2008

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: Mark Shuttleworth, founder and head of Canonical, the company backing Ubuntu Linux, has been named among the top ten people to watch in 2008 by online publication TechWeb.

Ubuntu Linux: Built-in apps get an "A", wireless support an "F"

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: It didn't take long after installing Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 7.10 version of Linux for me to decide I liked what I saw. A quick tour of the Applications, Places, and System menus indicated that converting from Windows to Linux would be relatively seemless. The only fly in the ointment was my inability to get any of three wireless adapters to work with the OS.

HOW TO: Mandriva 2008 on HP dv6000

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HowTos

forum.mandriva.com: I had a somewhat difficult time getting Mandriva 2008 to work on my HP dv6113us, and given the lack of posts regarding this particular laptop series (despite its popularity), I figured I'd document what steps I took to get a FULLY FUNCTIONING Mandriva install.

12 Essential Firefox Add-ons For Power Browsing

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:

Installing Linux Mint - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: If you are a beginner Linux user looking for a simple, friendly distribution, you might want to look at Linux Mint. In this article, I'll demonstrate the classic GUI installation, but also a few things more. It should not be boring.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.