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Story RaspArch Offers an Easy Way to Run Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 4:52am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 10:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 10:35pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 10:34pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 10:33pm
Story The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 10:11pm
Story Elementary OS 0.4, Dubbed Loki, Will Come With Impressive Features Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 9:57pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 9:38pm
Story GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Session Rianne Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet – what to expect Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 9:21pm

Evaluating Ubuntu Backup Solutions — the FOSS Way

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workswithu.com: I don’t keep regular backups. If the hard drive in my laptop was to fail I’d have a serious problem. I would be faced with the very real risk of losing weeks, maybe even months worth of work. What I need is a backup solution.

8 Power Docks For Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: To have or not to have a dock in Linux is really dependent on individual preferences. While popular Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Fedora do not come with a dock by default, there are plenty around.

Amarok 2: a story of disappointment

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Software

rudd-o.com: Amarok 2 is regrettably worse than unusable (it actually causes data loss) for people coming from Amarok 1. Worst part is, Fedora ships it as "stable" software since its tenth release.

12 Popular Audio Players for Linux - An Overview

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Next is an overview of the best audio players available in Linux. I will only review the GUI players, leaving tools like mp3blaster, mpg123 or ogg123 for some other time. To begin with...

First look: Fedora 11 beta shows promise

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Fedora project has announced the availability of the Fedora 11 beta release. Fedora 11 includes several compelling new features such as support for kernel modesetting, Ext4 by default, and faster boot time.

Also: Hero Factory: The Fedora

PR Wars: Apple vs Microsoft...Does Linux need to even bother?

"I'm a Mac" ... "I'm a PC" ... "We're Linux" ... Why???

If Microsoft bought Novell, it wouldn't come as a surprise

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SUSE

itwire.com: The idea that Microsoft would buy Novell isn't exactly that far-fetched. Events on April 1 have proved this.

Slitaz Linux - Tiny but fierce

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: When someone asks you to name a small Linux distro, under 100MB, names like Puppy and Damn Small Linux come to mind. Now, the featherweight category has another candidate, a 25MB fighter called Slitaz.

Review: Moon OS 2.0

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Linux

raiden.net: MoonOS is one of those elegant distros, where it focuses a lot on eyecandy and looking good. And it definitely has a lot of good things to look at. Sorta like something that comes by and catches your eye in a way that nothing else can.

GNOME 3.0 needs a big, visible change

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Software

zdnet.com.au: After first being discussed at the GUADEC conference back in July last year, the GNOME project is moving forward on its plans for GNOME 3.0, with a new user interface planned.

5 Best BSD Distributions

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BSD

junauza.com: As some of you may know, Linux is not the only Unix-like operating system available. For my own reference and for those who are also interested to try BSD, I've listed five BSD distros that are considered by many as the best:

VLC 0.9.9: The best media player just got better

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news.cnet.com: If you've ever struggled to play a file you downloaded from the hinterlands of the Web, you clearly didn't try opening it with VideoLan's VLC media player, a free, hugely popular, and open-source media player.

The Hungarian Government considering open source software for educational institutions

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Linux

The Hungarian government will issue a tender within days for 12 billion forints, which is the same amount they can spend on Microsoft products, to acquire open source software. Read More Here

today's leftovers:

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News
  • AMD Radeon HD 4890 On Linux

  • How Linux killed SGI (and is poised to kill Sun)
  • Save The ScreenSavers!
  • Ubunchu! The Ubuntu Manga is now in English
  • KDE 4.2.2 and Konqueror
  • Browser standards in an open source world
  • The UTF-8 security challenge
  • 25 Cool and Geeky BSD Wallpapers
  • Five years with Ubuntu
  • Australian State Blows Opportunity to Bring Linux to Education
  • Libre.fm - Building An Open Last.fm
  • Linux Outlaws 84 - Ext4 Brains
  • Linux chief calls for FAT-free Microsoft diet
  • Linux basics: Finding the right applications
  • Downloading and first impression of Ubuntu-Linux
  • The year of the netbook

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO remotely install debian over gentoo without physical access

  • Commandline 101: Ping and Traceroute
  • Hotplug a CPU
  • Printing in black and white on Linux
  • OOo: queries: multiplying two fields together, and summing
  • vimdiff - Edit two or Three versions of a file with Vim and show differences
  • Tiny bash scripts: check Internet connection availability
  • Use a Different Color for the Root Shell Prompt

5 Best Applications to Rip and Transcode DVDs in Linux

This is an overview of 5 most popular applications for ripping DVDs in Linux: dvd::rip, K9Copy, AcidRip, thoggen and HandBrake.

Faces behind Linux — Part #1

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: What/who you imagine when you hear the names “Ubuntu”, “Debian”, “Slackware”, etc? Is this tux, penguin, disribution logo? Have you ever wondered who is behind certain Linux distribution?

Shuttleworth: Windows 7 Is an Opportunity for Linux

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Ubuntu

internetnews.com: Microsoft might be betting big on Windows 7, the next version of its flagship operating system, but to Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, the upcoming release is really an opportunity for Linux to shine.

!Rant: Desktop Effects? Hell, yeah!

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trolltech.com/blogs: Last year I wrote a rather strong blog when I was frustrated, titled Desktop Effects? Never more. I officially apologise for my words and retract all I said. I have been running desktop effects for months now, without a hitch.

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KDE/Qt: Qt Contributor Summit 2018, Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt, FreeBSD, and Konsole

  • Qt Contributor Summit 2018
    One bit especially interesting is the graphics stack. Back in Qt 5.0, Qt took the liberty of limiting the graphics stack to OpenGL, but the world has changed since: On Windows the only proper stack is Direct3D 12, Apple introduced Metal and recently deprecated OpenGL and Vulkan is coming rather strong. It looks like embracing these systems transparently will be one of the most exciting tasks to achieve. From a KDE & Plasma perspective I don’t think this is scary, OpenGL is here to stay on Linux. We will get a Framework based on a more flexible base and we can continue pushing Plasma, Wayland, Plasma Mobile with confidence that the world won’t be crumbling. And with a bit of luck, if we want some parts to use Vulkan, we’ll have it properly abstracted already.
  • Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt
    These days, using the cloud for predictive maintenance, analytics or feature updates is a de facto standard in the automation space. Basically, any newly designed product has some server communication at its core. However, the majority of solutions in the field were designed and productized when communication technology was not at today’s level. Still, attempts are being made to attach connectivity to such solutions. The mission statement is to “cloudify” an existing solution, which uses some internal protocol or infrastructure.
  • KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018
    It’s been a while since I wrote about KDE on FreeBSD, what with Calamares and third-party software happening as well. We’re better at keeping the IRC topic up-to-date than a lot of other sources of information (e.g. the FreeBSD quarterly reports, or the f.k.o website, which I’ll just dash off and update after writing this).
  • Konsole’s search tool
    Following my konsole’s experiments from the past week I came here to show something that I’m working on with the VDG, This is the current Konsole’s Search Bar. [...] I started to fix all of those bugs and discovered that most of them happened because we had *one* search bar that was shared between every terminal view, and whenever a terminal was activated we would reposition, reparent, repaint, disconnect, reconnect the search bar. Easiest solution: Each Terminal has it’s own search bar. Setuped only once. The one bug I did not fix was the Opening / Closing one as the searchbar is inside of a layout and layouts would reposition things anyway. All of the above bugs got squashed by just moving it to TerminalDisplay, and the code got also much cleaner as there’s no need to manual intervention in many cases. On the review Kurt – the Konsole maintainer – asked me if I could try to make the Search prettier and as an overlay on top of the Terminal so it would not reposition things when being displayed.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Until now, The Document Foundation only recommended the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite to bleeding-edge users while urging enterprises and mainstream users to use the well-tested LibreOffice LibreOffice 5.4 series, which reached end of life on June 11, 2018, with the last point release, LibreOffice 5.4.7. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems. LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Read more Direct: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.5