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A linux defeat

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Linux

paul murphy: Once upon a time, neither long ago nor far way, repeated server crashes caused a client’s IT management to replace about 40 x86 Linux servers with nice reliable Windows products. Why?

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

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OOo

linux.com: I spent a couple of days testing OOo Calc and Microsoft Excel features for formatting, list-making, formulas, and formula tools. Since the range of user expertise in spreadsheets tends to be much wider than in slide shows or even word processors, I considered the programs largely from the perspective of an average user who might require a spreadsheet for home or business use.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

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HowTos

polishlinux: Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • GoboLinux: An Interview with Lucas Villa

  • Gutsy Automatic Codec detection!
  • Five Amarok Tips and Tricks
  • Mandrivan's Distro Review Progress
  • Filter your Home Internet Traffic via Squid - Proxy Server
  • Mozilla and Mobile
  • 3 types of C++ programmers
  • OpenSuse 10.3 Review
  • Nautilus vs. Dolphin vs. Konqueror
  • Connect to VMware Server Console Over SSH
  • bc: an arbitrary precision numeric processing language
  • An Absolute Review
  • Does Linux kernel 2.6.23 break VMware Server?
  • Xubuntu vs Puppy
  • Whats New and Changed in NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 100.14.19

Measuring Process Scheduler Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "As far as my testsystem goes, v2.6.23 beats v2.6.22.9 in sysbench," explained Ingo Molnar in response to a posting showing the opposite results. As you can see it in the graph, v2.6.23 schedules much more consistently too."

Linux Not Ready for the Desktop? Really?

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Linux

pcworld blogs: I was somewhat amused to read Michael Gartenberg's comments that Linux is still not ready for the desktop. Please don't tell that to any of the people who last year logged in 40,000 times to the 28 Linux computers at our small town library and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Will Ubuntu Servers from Major Vendors Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

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Ubuntu

lawtech.wordpress: As I mentioned in a previous post, I do not believe Linux is ready yet for the desktop in the solo or small firm, no matter how much I may want to see that happen. The one exception I made was with servers.

Comments on 'Security without firewalls'

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Security

Geek Pit: Debian Administration has an article up about the usefulness of firewalls. Are they really necessary? If you consider a firewall as just a non-stateful, layer-3 packet filter, then I would agree they are not very useful. However,

Desktop dreaming

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Software

TuxDeluxe: Since increasing numbers of Windows users have deserted their roots and infiltrated the citadel, Linux users have changed their expectations. We need an intuitive interface and a multitude of choices - Gnome or KDE, which do you prefer?

Why Ubuntu Linux Tops Debian

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Ubuntu

matt hartley: For those of you who have used it, you'll know that Debian is a solid distribution of Linux. Like Fedora or OpenSuSe, it was developed with all users in mind. Unfortunately, what many of the geekier users to this day fail to wrap their minds around is that this "Windows thinking" they complain about is more or less about ease of use, versus "choice." And I believe that this is why Ubuntu is, more than other Debian distributions, out-performing Debian proper.

Also: Ubuntu: We Are Not Corporate
And: Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)

WordPress makes a stand for open source morality

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Matt Mullenweg, the 23-year-old who is the founding developer of the open source blogging software WordPress, woke up in March to find that disaster had struck.

Also: Legal firms wake up to open source
And: Hackers eye open source coding tools

Ubuntu's "Gutsy Gibbon 7.10" release Oct 18 with a full 3D GUI

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Ubuntu

tgdaily: Ubuntu is quickly becoming one of the most popular Linux distributions. Its current release is version 7.04, entitled Feisty Fawn. The next version will be 7.10, dubbed Gutsy Gibbon.

The step-by-step guide to installing ATI/NVIDIA, Xgl/AIGLX, and Compiz Fusion

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HowTos

fsm: Compiz Fusion has little or no documentation. The little that exists is meant for hardcore geeks who are expected to know what obscure and unintuitive commands like “git” are. Therefore, this guide was created as a sort of all-in-one guide for all users of the major Ubuntu distributions and the major video cards.

Shuttleworth on Ballmer

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OSS

linux-watch: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsoft's intellectual property and patents. Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong.

OS Horse Race: Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux

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OS

itmanagement.earthweb: The competition for market share between the leading desktop OSes, Windows, Mac and Linux, has seen no major revolution this year. But based on data from Net Applications, there have been subtle changes that suggest major shifts in the years ahead.

Public Service Announcement: NOKEY errors with 2008

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MDV

adamw: This is for anyone getting NOKEY errors trying to install packages from the online repositories for Mandriva Linux 2008.

Linux kernel 2.6.23 released with a wee bit of controversy

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Linux

zdnet blogs: Another update of the Linux kernel slipped out this week with a new process scheduler, virtualization options and a wee bit of controversy to boot. Linux 2.6.23, which was released October 9, incorporates a new process scheduler called the Completely Fair Scheduler.

Mandriva 2008

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MDV

Tom Albers's blog: Last week I installed Mandriva Spring edition. This week version 2008 was officially released. Yesterday I updated my system to 2008, but that left my computer in a bad shape. The new kernel paniced while trying to unpack the initrd. Very strange things. In the end I decided to simply download the One cd and see if that one would run.

Linspire promises friendly Linux for new users

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Linux

PCPro: Linspire is seeking to overturn the image of Linux being a difficult proposition for new users by bundling its latest operating system with a whole range of proprietary drivers, codecs and software.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE