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Story Resistance to the Linux Desktop Is Futile – Get Over It Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:23am
Story Chrome 38 Beta: New primitives for the next-generation web Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:19am
Story Switch to Linux part 1 – preparation Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:18am
Story Kids aren't the only ones learning to share Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:51pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:42pm
Story Linux on the desktop isn't dead Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:30pm
Story KDE Mover-Sizer brings handy Linux desktop tricks to the PC Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:26pm
Story 2014 Kernel Internship Report (OPW) Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 9:50pm

Mandriva Corporate Desktop (what about it?)

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MDV

beranger.org: There was a recent discussion on the French Mandriva forum, about a possible free LTS version of Mandriva. Someone mentioned the Corporate Desktop and Corporate Server line — a paying one, à la RHEL and SLED/SLES. The only problem is that Mandriva Corporate Desktop is dead. It was killed using a silencer though.

some howtos & roundups:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Create CD/DVD ISO Images with K3b

  • 15 Minutes to a sweet Ubuntu install which can coexist with Windows
  • Howto: Gentoo Guest OS in VirtualBox
  • Using Screen, Script, Mkfifo And Redirection To Watch Or Log User Sessions
  • Flash not working with Firefox openSUSE 11.0
  • Fix JAVA plugin in Hardy Firefox
  • Howto Starting and Stopping Ubuntu
  • Make Ubuntu Faster and Smoother
  • Apps to View HTML files from Console
  • 4 Apps to Rip DVDs on Linux

Review: Acer Aspire One notebook computer

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Linux
Hardware

computeractive.co.uk: Miniature notebooks, which do all the jobs of full-sized ones but with slightly less power, seem to be the order of the day in 2008. The One looks smart, with a white case and shiny black bezel around the 9in 1,024x600 pixel screen.

SliTaz, a mighty micro Linux distro

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Linux

linux.com: SliTaz is a new micro GNU/Linux live distribution designed to run from RAM (a recommended minimum of 128MB) and installable to a hard drive or USB device. The current version, SliTaz 1.0, weighs in at a light 24.8MB and provides a nice selection of applications that run on a lightweight desktop.

Distro Review: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: Well it's review time again and today's candidate is Linux Mint 5. I say today's candidate but really I should say this months candidate as I ended up spending a lot more time on Mint than I'd planned. I really liked Mint 4 and gave it a rave review last year, so this new version would have to work hard to impress me, after 3 weeks with it on and off how does it stack up? Here goes...

GNU/Linux free software tools to preserve your online privacy, anonymity and security

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Security

Whether you are online or offline, freedom matters. Like good health you never think about it or miss it until it is under threat or actually gone. If you love freedom, you probably love free software and it has given us some terrific tools with which to defend freedom. In this article I will give an overview of some of the available resources (Freenet, Wikileaks and Tor) to protect dissident opinion, facilitate whistle blowing and promote the safe and anonymous development of free software.

Review of Foresight Linux 2.0.2.1

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: “Foresight is a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software” The question is, is this the case? Does it fulfill its goal? As it turns out, the July issue of Linux Format shipped with it a copy of Foresight Linux 2.0. On a whim, I tried that out.

Opera 9.52 snapshot "summer edition"

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Software

opera.com: We are still doing polishing on Kestrel and have some more crashfixes etc for you all to play with. Please look for regressions since 9.50

Another reason to love FOSS - Software Kill Switches

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OSS

raiden.net: One thing I hate above almost anything else is when a vendor tells you what you can and can't do with your software. That drives me bonkers. So what brought on this little bout of ranting and bitterness?

Mandriva 2009 Alpha 2 Brings You a Beautiful KDE 4 Desktop

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MDV

softpedia.com: Mandriva announced last night the second alpha release of Mandriva 2009, which brings KDE4 (default desktop), GNOME 2.23.4, and support for the newest NVIDIA and ATI/AMD video cards. The development cycle of Mandriva 2009 will continue until the final release in early October, 2008. With the 2009 edition.

New Compiz plugins

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Software

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: …some useful some not so, these are the new plugins available in compiz-fusion-plugins-git packages from openSUSE Build Service repository.

Ubuntu Translator Tools

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Software

glatzor.de: In which package can I translate this message/dialog? What is the difference between these two po files? How can I access the translation page of a package in a faster way compared to clicking through the whole website tree or manipulating the url? Where can I get the automatically updated language packs?

Canonical hopes Best Buy Ubuntu will spur Linux adoption

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Linux distributor Canonical is putting a price tag on packaged Ubuntu installation CDs and making them available for purchase on shelves in retail stores. The question, however, is whether the package delivers enough additional value to justify the cost. The answer, according to Canonical, is the ValuSoft startup support.

Is Ubuntu really easier? Is Pepsi really better than Coke?

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Ubuntu

jaysonrowe.wordpress: One thing that does irritate me is bickering between different camps in the Linux community. Each thinks that their distribution is the best, and should be used by every living, breathing and eating human being – ’nuff said. I really feel that this is a dangerous attitude, and I feel that this is an attitude that is going to continue to hurt Linux over all rather than help.

What is so good about Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Whenever I have conversations with people about windows and Linux they always ask me what is so good about Linux. They see something that looks pretty and gives them a wow factor but it is not enough. I can talk about Linux's superior multitasking and hardware support or security against virus's and spyware and I get the gazed donut look in pretty short order.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Plasma Weather Meeting and things to come...

  • Ubuntu Photo Manager Experiment
  • Gentoo Install - Day 3
  • 4 New Feature Proposed for Fedora 10
  • I converted to Ubuntu…
  • Ballmer: We'll look at open source, but we won't touch
  • Just because you are not paranoid doesn't mean they are not reading your Gmail
  • Canadian open source community upset over proposed copyright law
  • Lotus Symphony: Big Blue Got It Right This Time
  • Geek panties.
  • Fermi Scientific Linux. What is it?
  • Can the Average Lawyer Install An Ubuntu Linux Server? (Part II)
  • Home Automation and Media Projects
  • Tree-signing in Gentoo and recent research into Package Manager Security

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to stop printing in Linux

  • Using the 'find' command
  • 5 Tips to Make Working with the Shell Easier
  • Virtualbox vs. VMware Server
  • Howto Install VirtualBox 1.6 in Ubuntu
  • KDE: Right Click, Extract Here
  • Using GNU Screen on a Remote Machine
  • K9Copy - DVD Backup Tool

New research bots underscore AI's embrace of open-source

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OSS

eetimes.com: Though not the first open-source robot, iCub underscores a trend that is poised to increase the productivity of artificial-intelligence (AI) researchers, in the same way the open-source movement has enhanced work in other sectors of design.

SabayonLinux 3.5 - Review

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Linux

planetoss.com: After nearly a year of hard work, Sabayon team has released their new Gentoo based Linux, SabayonLinux 3.5 on 1st July 2008. Sabayon is the most successful project in making Gentoo beginner friendly.

5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

fsf.org/blogs: The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G: * iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must pay a tax to Apple, who becomes the sole authority over what can and can't be on everyone's phones.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
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  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.