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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.

Desktop Linux and Subnotebooks/Netbooks

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Desktop Linux has made inroads even to subnotebooks/netbooks. And all the leading desktop distros such as Ubuntu, Suse, PCLinuxOS, Fedora, Xandros, Mandriva and many others have rolled out their distro versions to fit these low-cost devices. The good news is that PCLinuxOS has also forayed into this area with its EePCLinuxOS.

Also: Netbooks and Mini-Laptops Buyer's Guide

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of that said, there is another KDE-focused Linux distro that I highly recommend. Called "KaOS," it is rolling release, meaning you can alway be confident that your computer is running modern packages. Today, KaOS gets its first updated ISO for 2018, and you should definitely use it to upgrade your install media. Why? Because version 2018.01 has fixes for Spectre and Meltdown thanks to Linux kernel 4.14.14 with both AMD and Intel ucode. Read more

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KDE: Linux and Qt in Automotive, KDE Discover, Plasma5 18.01 in Slackware

  • Linux and Qt in Automotive? Let’s meet up!
    For anyone around the Gothenburg area on Feb 1st, you are most welcome to the Automotive MeetUp held at the Pelagicore and Luxoft offices. There will be talks about Qt/QML, our embedded Linux platform PELUX and some ramblings about open source in automotive by yours truly ;-)
  • What about AppImage?
    I see a lot of people asking about state of AppImage support in Discover. It’s non-existent, because AppImage does not require centralized software management interfaces like Discover and GNOME Software (or a command-line package manager). AppImage bundles are totally self-contained, and come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and can be managed on the filesystem using your file manager This should sound awfully familiar to former Mac users (like myself), because Mac App bundles are totally self-contained, come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and are managed using the Finder file manager.
  • What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more
    When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made me spend a lot of time just reading books and enjoying a proper back-lit E-ink screen. What I read? The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams, A Shadow all of Light by Fred Chappell, Persepolis Rising and several of the short stories (Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, The Churn and Strange Dogs) by James SA Corey and finally Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. All very much worth your time.

GNU/Linux: Live Patching, Gravity of Kubernetes, Welcome to 2018

  • How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization
    The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor is widely deployed by enterprises and cloud providers alike, which benefit from the continuous innovation that the project delivers. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix, details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping move the project forward.
  • The Gravity of Kubernetes
    Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. With Kubernetes, distributed systems tools can have network effects. Every time someone builds a new tool for Kubernetes, it makes all the other tools better. And it further cements Kubernetes as the standard.
  • Welcome to 2018
    The image of the technology industry as a whole suffered in 2017, and that process is likely to continue this year as well. That should lead to an increased level of introspection that will certainly affect the free-software community. Many of us got into free software to, among other things, make the world a better place. It is not at all clear that all of our activities are doing that, or what we should do to change that situation. Expect a lively conversation on how our projects should be run and what they should be trying to achieve. Some of that introspection will certainly carry into projects related to machine learning and similar topics. There will be more interesting AI-related free software in 2018, but it may not all be beneficial. How well will the world be served, for example, by a highly capable, free facial-recognition system and associated global database? Our community will be no more effective than anybody else at limiting progress of potentially freedom-reducing technologies, but we should try harder to ensure that our technologies promote and support freedom to the greatest extent possible. Our 2017 predictions missed the fact that an increasing number of security problems are being found at the hardware level. We'll not make the same mistake in 2018. Much of what we think of as "hardware" has a great deal of software built into it — highly proprietary software that runs at the highest privilege levels and which is not subject to third-party review. Of course that software has bugs and security issues of its own; it couldn't really be any other way. We will see more of those issues in 2018, and many of them are likely to prove difficult to fix.