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Story The Road to 3.10 – The Kernel Column srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:22am
Story Interesting facts about Debian Linux srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:20am
Story Who's Afraid of Linux Malware? srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:43pm
Story The last days of Unix srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:41pm
Story opensuse GSoC 2013 – Half Way Through srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 4:36pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 521 srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:53pm
Story 10 Most Popular Open Source Software Ever srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:08am
Story Gone Home Review srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:05am
Story Linux reaches out to hobbyist developers srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:03am

Should Open Source Fear Microsoft Patents?

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OSS

internetnews.com: So Microsoft is waving the patent stick. Again. Is there any substance to his latest claims about open source and Microsoft's patents? Somehow, that part got lost in the hyped-up coverage of his latest threats.

Novell lays off AppArmor programmers

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SUSE

c|net: Two years after acquiring the company that developed the AppArmor security software for Linux, Novell has laid off team members behind the project, CNET News.com has learned.

visual refresh and linux (and you?)

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Moz/FF

steelgryphon.com: Alex seems to have stirred up some debate regarding visual refresh on Linux. I wanted to talk a little about why its not as big of a priority right now, and longer-term thinking I’ve been doing about Linux.

Howto: Two Way Sync Between Kontact and GCal

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HowTos

Terminally Incoherent: Ever wondered how to sync up your Kontact Calendar with your Google Calendar? Me too! But I figured it out. Below you can find step by step instructions on how to set it up.

Zero to Z-Shell: Learn what all the fuss is about with Z-Shell

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HowTos

Red Hat Magazine: By and large, most Red Hat Linux systems will have Bash as the default shell. Bash is a darn great shell, but this article is about another equally great shell, called Z-Shell, that has most of the attributes of Bash, but in some cases goes the extra mile to give you the flexibility to customize your shell more than Bash allows.

openSUSE 10.3: why did Novell ever bother?

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SUSE

iTWire: Linux users don't accept criticism of their chosen distribution easily - that's probably why a number of reactions to my last piece about openSUSE tended to be somewhat short of making a point.

Also: More openSUSE 10.3 Numbers

Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 does not mean pre-installed UBuntu on the server

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Ubuntu

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com blog: As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, it seems, a few news outlets out there this week are starting to beat the “Ubuntu pre-installed on the server” drum again as the 7.10 release of that operating system draws near (it’s October 18, fyi).

Consultant: Microsoft responds to Open Source leadership

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Microsoft

LinuxWorld: By opening its .Net Framework libraries Microsoft is again responding to the leadership of the Open Source community, according to industry consultants and developers, but remaining on the back foot.

Also: Apparently the "Many Eyes" Need Glasses

Upgrading to openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

linux.com: OpenSUSE 10.3 was released last week, and I quickly downloaded the new version to update my two openSUSE boxes. Here's a chronicle of the updates and some problems that surfaced during the process.

An In Depth Look at Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

tombuntu: The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release will include Compiz Fusion by default. “Desktop effects by default in Gutsy - how Compiz Fusion enhances Ubuntu’s desktop of version 7.10” explains how Compiz is integrated, the default configurations, what happens when Compiz fails, why Compiz by default is good, and why this might be the right time for it. If you are wondering what Compiz by default means for you, this is what you want to read.

Booting Fedora 8 Test 3 vs openSUSE 10.3

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Linux

harald-hoyer.de: Every month the discussion about faster booting of Fedora appears on the mailing lists. Here is a comparison of Fedora to openSUSE with some suggestions and improvements.

15 Lesser Known Open Source Applications

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Software

itmanagement: Sure, some open source projects get all the glory, like, say, Audacity or Gallery. Everyone knows about them and they’ve been downloaded 17 gazillion times. But what about the unsung heroes? Here are 15 who deserve a bit more attention. Give ‘em some love, huh?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clean up your grub menu and the kernels you do not use

  • htop: new generation Linux processes viewer
  • k3b and permissions
  • Installing Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu

100 Great reasons to use Linux

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Linux

raviratlami1.blogspot: Well, in fact, there may be more. But, here I am giving you the list of top 100 Linux distributions – they are tailor made for your different requirement.

Ubuntu Open Week is a-coming

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Ubuntu

jono bacon: With the up-and-coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon coming, I am pleased to announce another Ubuntu Open Week, this time taking place the week following the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon launch - Mon 22nd Oct - Sat 27th Oct on #ubuntu-classroom on Freedode. The sessions take place from 15.00 UTC to 21.00UTC

Red Hat Linux in professional portal push

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Linux
Web

daniweb: Red Hat has opened a dedicated online resource for its partners around the globe, giving them access to the product, program, pricing and training information on both Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location which is localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.

Xubuntu, Kubuntu 7.10 RC Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: A week from today marks the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon along with all of the other official Ubuntu derivatives. However, coming out of Canonical camp today is the release candidate for Gutsy Gibbon. Today we have some screenshots of the latest builds of Xubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10.

Export your block devices with AoE

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HowTos

Debian Administration: Imagine you have a machine with all of his disk full and another with unused Gigabits, and you don't want to move the data from one to other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain is this article.

OpenSUSE 10.3: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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HowTos

E@zyVG: And once again I being bombarded with e-mails asking me to help them install ATI drivers under the latest openSUSE 10.3. Make sure that you do follow and understand the how-to and go through it completely.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others.

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Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more