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Programming Jokes

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Humor

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Two bytes meet. The first byte asks, “Are you ill?”
The second byte replies, “No, just feeling a bit off.”

Command-Line Alternatives in Ubuntu Linux

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Software

mssaleh.wordpress: All operating systems started with a command line environment, but all have ended up with nice and intuitive graphical interfaces. They differ, however, in how they’ve treated their old foe. Windows, on one hand, has reduced the CLI to be the last resort in a rescue mission. On the other hand, Linux has preserved the full functionality of the CLI, or, more precisely, maintained the CLI as the primary working environment.

Also: 10 CLI Tools for Linux

Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 Code Complete

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Thanks to all the hard work of the Mozilla community as of 9:15 AM PDT today we are code complete for Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). In about an hour new nightly builds will be available.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Despite being a openSUSE member and a platinum member of the PackMan team packaging several widely-used applications he also helps the Build Service team with osc code contributions.

A full Hardy Heron Review

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Ubuntu

canadaeast.com: Hardy Heron is a fast, exceptionally stable operating system. It is a significant step up from Windows XP and better than Vista when it comes to efficiently using resources, and frankly, ease of use.

A Look at PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

tips-tricks-online.blogspot: Recently, I tried PCLinuxOS via the "live CD" route. I downloaded the .ISO image of the CDROM and then used Nero to burn the image onto a CDR.

Puppy Linux 4.0: Has it Learned New Tricks?

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Linux

junauza.com: Puppy Linux 4.0 has been unleashed recently. It is a major distribution release version of this well-known mini-distro that is why I took some time to check it out. I have used Puppy Linux 3.01 before, and I have said that it was more than just a cute-named distro. So what are the improvements of this latest edition over its predecessor? Has it really learned new tricks?

Top Ten Apps I Install Immediately After the Ubuntu Linux Setup

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Software

internetling.com: I got lots of emails from people asking me what are my favourite apps to install after I get a new Linux box up and running, so here they are:download

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Debian menu system - How to create menus for TWM, OpenBox, FluxBox, etc

  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with Ubuntu Tweak
  • How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup a Seperate Wallpaper per Workspace in Ubuntu Hardy Heron w/Compiz Fuzion
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • Customizing Ubuntu, the final touch
  • Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes
  • Finding the Number of Characters In A Variable Regardless Of Your Linux Or Unix Shell
  • static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
  • Sending mail in python

The Best General Purpose Linux Distributions

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Linux

fourforces.wordpress: A distribution (also called distro) is a member of the Linux family of computer operating systems. They are built around the Linux kernel and consist of a large variety of software. Here’s a list of some of the best general purpose and most popular open and free distributions:

A Linux ThinkPad

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Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).

Compiz Simple-ccsm enhancements

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: On openSUSE 11.0 users will not have to fiddle with any commandline, hack scripts or xorg.conf to enable Compiz. Thanks to Rodrigo’s work, simple-ccsm now has a switch to easily enable/disable Compiz.

Microsoft tries to limit Linux on cheap laptops

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Microsoft

idg.no: Microsoft is launching a program to promote the use of its Windows OS in ultra low-cost PCs. Microsoft plans to offer PC makers steep discounts on Windows XP Home Edition to encourage them to use that OS instead of Linux on ultra low-cost PCs (ULPCs).

Multi-protocol wireless mesh gateway runs Debian

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Zaragoza, Spain-based Libelium announced an x86-based multi-protocol mesh router with a Debian GNU/Linux-based OS and a user-extensible browser-based open source management interface.

Tweeting in Linux part II: Twitux v. Twhirl

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We're always on the lookout for good desktop Twitter clients. Because while the microblogging service is kind of useful as a web-based tool for sharing your thoughts, desktop clients make Twitter feel more like an instant messaging platform that allows you to communicate with hundreds, even thousands of people at once.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The State of Oracle Linux

  • Linux Product Insider: Trolltech's Qt 4.4
  • Open Source Doesn't Need Billionaires
  • All OSS Developers Are Equal, But Some OSS Developers Are More Equal Than Others
  • Recent distro mini review
  • The Emperor’s new code
  • How does OpenSolaris fare for Ed Tech?
  • Sick of JavaOne? - You will be
  • Microsoft tax evasion: Get gNewSense
  • WINE 1.0 Release Candidate Is Out
  • Microsoft's Suse Linux franchise

An honest look at Xen and a future with KVM

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Software

blog.codemonkey.ws: I think we can finally admit that we, the Linux community, made a very big mistake with Xen. Xen should have never been included in a Linux distribution. There, I’ve said it. We’ve all been thinking it, have whispered it in closed rooms, and have done our bests to avoid it.

Book Review: Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Mainstream Linux distributions such as the ever-popular Ubuntu have the potential to contain thousands or tens of thousands of packages and have a wealth of supporting services activated on computer boot ups. Mark G. Sobell’s book A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux, published by Prentice Hall, describes the details of maintaining these complex structures on your own machine.

C++ GUI Programming with Qt4 - Book Review

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Reviews

linuxhelp.blogspot: Qt is a cross platform application development framework which is widely used for the development of GUI and non-GUI programs. Some of the most visible products which have been developed using Qt are KDE, Opera web browser, Google Earth, Skype and Photoshop Elements.

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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

  • A different approach to kernel configuration
    The kernel's configuration system can be challenging to deal with; Linus Torvalds recently called it "one of the worst parts of the whole project". Thus, anything that might help users with the process of configuring a kernel build would be welcome. A talk by Junghwan Kang at the 2017 Open-Source Summit demonstrated an interesting approach, even if it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Kang is working on a Debian-based, cloud-oriented distribution; he wanted to tweak the kernel configuration to minimize the size of the kernel and, especially, to reduce its attack surface by removing features that were not needed. The problem is that the kernel is huge, and there are a lot of features that are controlled by configuration options. There are over 300 feature groups and over 20,000 configuration options in current kernels. Many of these options have complicated dependencies between them, adding to the challenge of configuring them properly.
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Beautify Your KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Environment with Freshly Ported Adapta Theme

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Roughing it, with Linux

I have been traveling for about two weeks now, spending 10 days camping in Iceland and now a few days on the ferry to get back. For this trip I brought along my Samsung N150 Plus (a very old netbook), loaded with openSUSE Linux 42.3. Read more

Red Hat: Ansible Tower, Patent Promise, and Shares Declining

  • Red Hat’s automation solution spreading among APAC enterprises
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