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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 7:41pm
Story UbuTricks 14.10.22 Released with Support for 50 Apps Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 4:09pm
Story Interview with Rose Morgan Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 4:03pm
Story The Top Contributors To Mir Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 3:56pm
Story Q&A: Jackie Yeaney at Red Hat Decodes Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 3:17pm
Story Coming Attractions: Makulu, openSuSE and Fedora releases on the way Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 3:14pm
Story NSA recommends several Samsung smartphones Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 11:56am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Linux 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 11:00am
Story U.S. government releases open source gamification software Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 10:05am

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Word-of-mouth is Linux’s best bet for success

  • What is with the all Linux users?
  • Things I Miss in Linux
  • Big LOL at a Linux old-timer
  • Why Linux funding will skyrocket
  • Linux: It’s Not About Winning
  • Recording Sound in Kubuntu 8.10 (running KDE 4.1)
  • Dell Mini 9 Netbook Unboxing
  • The commonwealth fights back against OOXML?
  • My First Linux Encounter or How to Switch to Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Writing a Shell Script

  • Basic Linux commands for Beginner’s
  • Making the most of the acer aspire one
  • playing m4a song files in Amarok
  • Speed up Amarok with Large Music Collections
  • DynDNS plus SSH
  • Installing Gentoo from a LiveCD or Desktop using LVM
  • Removing annoying “The media contains digital photos”
  • Dual boot linux and mac osx leopard kalyway 10.5.2

Fedora 9 Review (also Gnome in Fedora 9 Part 2)

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Once KDE 4.1 was finally out and most of the complaints had stopped, I took the plunge. I am actually very happy with Fedora 9. I think most of the reviews you may have read criticizing Fedora 9 focused on the initial version.

Unigine Tropics Sets Linux OpenGL Precedence

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Software

phoronix.com: Unigine Tropics is set around a tropical environment (hence its name) and it runs through various scenes of an island during both the day and night. Some of its technical features though include a dynamic sky with light scattering, live water with a surf zone and caustics, special materials for vegetation, HDR rendering, parallel split shadow map for the sun, depth of field, and real-time ambient occlusion.

The Difference Between Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux

debiantoday.com: Since Ubuntu showed up on the scene many people have asked what the differences between the Debian based distribution and Debian GNU/Linux actually are. Ubuntu as most of you know is very much like Debian in many ways from the package system to the user community Debian and Ubuntu have done a great job coinciding.

Introducing the darkest power of PowerDevil

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KDE

drfav.wordpress: Some of you might know what PowerDevil is, some might not; well, for you who fear this is yet another attempt of threatening your lives, PowerDevil is a power manager for KDE4, and it won’t kill you.

The Problem with Windows

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: The world’s most popular operating system is Windows, which is made by the Microsoft Corporation. Linux has no links with Windows at all. Microsoft doesn’t contribute anything to Linux and, in fact, is rather hostile toward it, because it threatens Microsoft’s market dominance. This means that installing Linux can give you an entirely Microsoft-free PC.

C-DAC inks MoU with ELCOT to deploy BOSS Linux

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Linux

topnews.in: The scope of this strategic alliance between C-DAC and ELCOT is to install BOSS Linux across the state in all Government departments for their productivity application and e-Governance applications, large scale promotional activities in the areas of Open source Software, e-Governance, setting up of BOSS Linux support centre within ELCOT campus.

The Linux naming strategy

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Linux

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: I had always wondered why ppl keep wierd names for the linux distros and it turns out tht they are not indeed wierd and i googled for the naming strategy of fedora and Ubuntu and here are the results…

some odds & ends

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News
  • Making feh work for you

  • whowatch - Monitor who is doing what on your system
  • Ask Linux.com: document wrangling, lighter distros, and Boot Loops II
  • Enhanced Debugging With Gallium3D
  • Crowdsourcing: Many Are Smarter Than One

Chinese Penguin Love: The Lenovo and Linux Story

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Linux

itwire.com: Speaking from China, Tux the penguin says "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" as the media continues to report that Lenovo is slaying the kernel mascot with the relish of a Canadians near a seal pup. iTWire digs a little deeper to reveal just WTF is really happening with Lenovo and Linux...

Why I Can't Wait for PCLinuxOS 2008

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PCLOS

junauza.com: Though PCLOS is not my most favorite Linux distro, I honestly consider it as one of the best. I have used the May 2007 stable release version and I was really impressed with almost all of its features. For now, I'll act like a fanboy and write a short list of expectations for the upcoming PCLinuxOS 2008(?).

(K)(X)Ubuntu Alternatives

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Linux

molom.wordpress: I’ll admit it, I really dislike Ubuntu and its official variants (Kubuntu & Xubuntu). The reason why is because many believe that its the only proper user-friendly distribution available. Well… There are more and better alternatives to Ubuntu.

Software Freedom Day 2008: Updated

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OSS

itwire.com: Software Freedom Day 2008 will be with us next Saturday the 20th of September. More than 500 teams in over 120 countries are holding events to mark the occasion.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Poll: Firefox is browser of choice

  • Closing the gates on windows
  • 2.6.27-rc6, "Things Are Calming Down"
  • Cracking the open-source community code for drive-by developers
  • Test drive OpenOffice 3 RC 1
  • Linux and Unix Humour - Wisdom For The Ages
  • Open source patents: Four companies offer green tech to public domain
  • HP's fast fashion, Linux wins and losses: The week in laptops
  • Drivers? Don’t talk to me about drivers
  • Status of Ubuntu Romanian Localization Team
  • boycottmandriva.com might soon have a market
  • Stocking Your New Computer With Top Open Source Apps
  • Linux Made Easy now on sale
  • Bash Shell PS1: 10 Examples to Make Your Linux Prompt Sexy
  • Control your Desktop with Mouse Gestures
  • How to change hotclick dictionary/encyclopedia site in Opera

Pardus -- ready for the major league

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Pardus has been around for quite a while, but never got much attention, perhaps because its developers focus on giving people from Turkey a distribution in their native language. But Pardus is a multi-language distribution, so it can be used by many people without a Turkish background. Time to take a good look at this distro that might suprise you!

It Is A War

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: GNU is 25 years old this year, and every Linux user on the planet should take a few minutes to eat a piece of birthday cake and give thanks. Because it's more than just software. Glyn Moody addressed one aspect of this in "The Real Reason to Celebrate GNU's Birthday":

Shuttleworth’s Apollo Challenge to the Linux Community

linux-foundation.org/blogs: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, recently wrote a post detailing a challenge he recently issued to the Linux and free software community: build a Linux-based UI and computing experience on par with Apple’s within two years. This is the free software community’s version of JFK’s Space Challenge that resulted in the Apollo program.

What They're Using: Michael Anti and His Eee PC

linuxjournal.com: Michael Anti is an engineer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Huaxia Times, 21st Century World Herald, Washington Post, Southern Metropolis Daily and Far and Wide Journal. He has been a researcher, a columnist, a reporter, a war correspondent in Baghdad (in 2003) and more—and achieved notoriety in 2005 when Microsoft deleted his blog.

IP camera designs run Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: TI is offering Linux camera application source code and free codecs with two new IP camera reference designs based on its RISC/DSP SoCs. The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) model handles widely variable lighting, while a Video Content Analytics (VCA) model targets video analytics processing applications.

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Mozilla Leftovers

  • Making WebAssembly even faster: Firefox’s new streaming and tiering compiler
    People call WebAssembly a game changer because it makes it possible to run code on the web faster. Some of these speedups are already present, and some are yet to come. One of these speedups is streaming compilation, where the browser compiles the code while the code is still being downloaded. Up until now, this was just a potential future speedup. But with the release of Firefox 58 next week, it becomes a reality. Firefox 58 also includes a new 2-tiered compiler. The new baseline compiler compiles code 10–15 times faster than the optimizing compiler.
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  • Giving and receiving help at Mozilla
    This is going to sound corny, but helping people really is one of my favorite things at Mozilla, even with projects I have mostly moved on from. As someone who primarily works on internal tools, I love hearing about bugs in the software I maintain or questions on how to use it best. Given this, you might think that getting in touch with me via irc or slack is the fastest and best way to get your issue addressed. We certainly have a culture of using these instant-messaging applications at Mozilla for everything and anything. Unfortunately, I have found that being “always on” to respond to everything hasn’t been positive for either my productivity or mental health. My personal situation aside, getting pinged on irc while I’m out of the office often results in stuff getting lost — the person who asked me the question is often gone by the time I return and am able to answer.
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    Our newest Friend of Add-ons is Trishul Goel! Trishul first became involved with Mozilla five years when he was introduced to the Firefox OS smartphone. As a JavaScript developer with an interest in Mozilla’s mission, he looked for opportunities to get involved and began contributing to SUMO, L10n, and the Firefox OS Marketplace, where he contributed code and developed and reviewed apps. After Firefox OS was discontinued as a commercial product, Trishul became interested in contributing to Mozilla’s add-ons projects. After landing his first code contributions to addons.mozilla.org (AMO), he set about learning how to develop extensions for Firefox using WebExtensions APIs. Soon, he began sharing his knowledge by leading and mentoring workshops for extension developers as part of Mozilla’s “Build Your Own Extension” Activate campaign.

24-Way NVIDIA/AMD GPU Benchmarks With X-Plane 11

With the next update to X-Plane 11 introducing VR support, I have renewed interest in this realistic, cross-platform flight simulator. It's been a few years since we last delivered any benchmarks with X-Plane, but for your viewing please today is an assortment of 24 graphics cards both old and new, low-end to high-end from NVIDIA and AMD in looking at how this flight simulator is running on Ubuntu Linux. Read more

Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Ends with $2 Million

Librem 5 was successfully crowdfunded about two weeks ago when it surpassed its goal of $1.5 million, but the campaign continued to run, and now it appears to have gathered half million dollars more, ending with $2 million, which we believe is more than enough to build world's first truly free mobile device. Powered by PureOS, Purism's own GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system, but focused on offering users a privacy-focused and more secure desktop solution, Librem 5 will be using KDE's Plasma Mobile and GNOME's GNOME Shell user interfaces, along with powerful open source software. Read more

Linux Kernel: Linux 4.14.14, Linux 4.9.77, Linux 4.4.112 and Linux 3.18.92

also: Linux Kernels 4.14.14, 4.9.77, 4.4.112, and 3.18.92 Released with Security Fixes