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Story Apple's poisonous Touch silently kills the GNOMEs of Linux Forest srlinuxx 04/11/2012 - 9:53pm
Blog entry The 3 Wise Smartphones this christmas fieldyweb 04/11/2012 - 2:33pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/11/2012 - 5:08pm
Story LibreOffice: A Continuing Tale of FOSS Success srlinuxx 03/11/2012 - 3:00am
Story Pear Linux 6 Review srlinuxx 03/11/2012 - 2:59am
Story Linus Trying KDE Again, Calls it Whimsical srlinuxx 03/11/2012 - 2:51am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/11/2012 - 6:58pm
Story Choosing a Desktop: Mate vs Xfce srlinuxx 02/11/2012 - 2:35am
Story Chakra 2012.09 - Chakra Chakra Chameleon srlinuxx 02/11/2012 - 2:33am
Story LibreOffice Pushes Back, Releases 3.6.3 srlinuxx 02/11/2012 - 2:31am

HOWTO: The Nokia E61i as a modem via Bluetooth in Ubuntu on 3

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Colin Charles: It seems that for $29/month, I’m not getting my meagre 200MB quota on the 3 network, but can now get 1GB! Wanting to not fuss with a laptop card or USB modem (because they only support Windows and OS X), I decided that its time to setup a connection via my mobile phone.

India Says It Can Make A Laptop For $10

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huliq.com: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an amazing project that aims to give every child in the world a laptop with a cost of just $100 a laptop. As we said this is an amazing project, but researchers in India are saying that they can make a laptop for $10.

Working With The GRUB Menu

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens.

Review – Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO Edition

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Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Vector Linux SOHO edition is the big brother to Vector Linux Standard Edition and is designed to be run on more modern and powerful hardware than its little brother. For those needing a version that packs more features, more tools, and more OS, the SOHO edition provides exactly that.

access delays through ssh

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linux by examples: have discovered access delays every time I want to login to another remote machine through ssh. It took few seconds delay before it prompts me for password. It is so irritating! And very funny, it doesn’t happens on other windows ssh client.

Why don’t Linux distros make legal codecs easier to find?

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Software

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn’t get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.

Open Source - An Unstoppable Giant

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OSS

Nandu Pradhan: Presently, surfing the internet portal, checking bank balance online, booking railway tickets, searching jobs, logging in to a matrimonial site, or paying insurance premiums is often done by the application of open source Linux operating system.

Spam filtering with qpsmtpd

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Debian Administration: There are many methods used to fight spam which are tied to particular mailserver implementations. This means that unless you're using that specific software you cannot take advantage of them. A simple means to adding additional anti-spam checks to your mailserver is to place it behind an SMTP-proxy. One common proxy is the extremely flexible qpsmtpd server.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 213

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Paradise

  • News: Debian release update, OpenBSD Foundation, Fedora statistics, Red Hat's Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Live
  • Released last week: SabayonLinux 3.4, 64 Studio 2.0, SME Server 7.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Fedora 8 Test1
  • DistroWatch news: site and distribution updates
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Wide world of desktops

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PCAuthority: Some time ago I looked at GNOME and KDE, discussing their origins and differences, and I got a lot of great feedback. In particular, many readers mentioned that they’d love to see some coverage of some of the less-known alternative desktops available.

Compiz Fusion Community News For July 30, 2007 : Widgets and Cubecaps.

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Its another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News, where I, SmSpillaz tell you how this absolutely amazing project is going. Lets get started!

Get more out of the ls command

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HowTos

Vincent Danen: The ls command is a well-known and often used command-line program that is used to list directory contents by name; in fact, it could be argued that it is the most used Linux command-line program.

Quickies:

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Hands on: Ubuntu Linux – Kubuntu and Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

PCWorld: In April the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Feisty Fawn, was released. In this article, we are turning our attention to Kubuntu.

The Coming Software Patent Apocalypse

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Misc

coding horror: Every practicing programmer should read the Wikipedia article on software patents, if you haven't already. Many software companies are of the opinion that copyrights and trade secrets provide adequate protection against unauthorized copying of their innovations. However, the cost of developing a suitable portfolio of patents may be out of reach of many small software companies. If this sounds like a classic Mutually Assured Destruction arms race, that's because it is.

Back up and restore your Firefox environment with FEBE

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linux.com: The Firefox browser stores not only a user's bookmarks, history, saved forms, and usernames and passwords, but frequently also several extensions and themes. When you're switching computers or distro-hopping, replicating the browser environment can be tricky and time-consuming. But with the Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE), you can back up and restore everything Firefox can hold, and then some.

Microsoft not so 'open' after all?

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computerworld: The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules.

A nice Free Software experience

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OSS

Chris Ball: Meike asks us for our nice experiences with Free Software developers. Here's one of mine. I needed to find a new RSS reader. I also have a pretty busy RSS feed list, and thought it'd be nice to merge my daily RSS read with my daily commute.

Blender 3D Video Course

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Software

penguinway: I stumbled upon this video course offered by Professor Neal Hirsig at Tufts University. His DR-21 3D Design course is an introduction to the world of computer generated 3-D modeling and animation using Blender.

An Ubuntu Server 7.04 Installation in VMware

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Scott Beatty: This article describes one of many ways to do a basic installation of Ubuntu Server 7.04 as a VMware guest on a Windows XP host. It also gives some tips on how to perform some useful additional tasks, and it gives some links for further information.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

Hardware With Linux

  • Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale
    The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren’t expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 will be more of a “slow burn,” than last year’s Raspberry Pi 3, its creator Eben Upton predicted. That’s because it’s designed not for school and home use but for industrial applications. To make use of it, buyers will first need to design a product with a slot on the circuit board to accommodate it and that, he said, will take time.
  • ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Dirt Cheap, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here
    ZeroPhone is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. It runs on Linux and you can make one for yourself using parts worth $50. One can use it to make calls and SMS, run apps, and pentesting. Soon, phone’s crowdfunding is also expected to go live.
  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux
    This shouldn't be a big surprise though given the Intel X99 chipset is now rather mature and in the past I've successfully tested the MSI X99A WORKSTATION and X99S SLI PLUS motherboards on Linux. The X99A RAIDER is lower cost than these other MSI X99 motherboards I've tested, which led me in its direction, and then sticking with MSI due to the success with these other boards and MSI being a supporter of Phoronix and encouraging our Linux hardware testing compared to some other vendors.
  • First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market
    Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm fabrication, Intel Gen 9 Graphics, and other features, to enable the CAPA500 to support both 7th and 6th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs as long as they use an LGA1151 socket. Advantech’s Kaby Lake based AIMB-205 Mini-ITX board supports the same socket. The CAPA500 ships with an Intel H110 chipset, and a Q170 is optional.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
  • APK, images and other stuff.
    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
  • Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Gets a Beta Release, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
    After landing on the official download channels a few days ago, the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Edition operating system got today, January 16, 2017, an official announcement. The KDE Edition is the last in the new Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" stable series to be published, and it was delayed a little bit because Clement Lefebvre and his team wanted it to ship with latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment from the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository.
  • Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 — Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu In One ISO
    Linux AIO is a multiboot ISO carrying different flavors of a single Linux distribution and eases you from the pain of keeping different bootable USBs. The latest Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It features various Ubuntu flavors including Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu.

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more