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Story elementary OS Changes Its Codename from Isis to Freya Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 8:02pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 7:14pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 7:13pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 7:12pm
Story Performance benchmarks: KVM vs. Xen Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 6:23pm
Story Pulling Mageia 4.1 out of the hat Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:58pm
Story Democracy and Software Freedom Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:36pm
Story Raspberry Pi DRM+Gallium3D Driver Makes Great Progress In One Week Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:26pm
Story Status of Fedora 21 Supplemental Wallpaper Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Staying free – should GCC allow non-free plug ins? Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:12pm

more OpenSolaris stuff

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OS
  • OpenSolaris 2008.5 Screenshots

  • New Open Source Solaris Pits Sun Against Linux
  • OpenSolaris: What Ubuntu wants to be when it grows up
  • OpenSolaris opens for business
  • Open Source Embrace Gives Sun New Fans

CoreAVC for Linux project coming back to Google

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The project provides patches enabling open source media players to use CoreAVC software under Linux. The DMCA removal request and the project reinstatement was been sent to Google.

Upgrading to Mythdora 5.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Today I decided to upgrade my Mythdora to the latest verison, 5.0. I downloaded the CD media and booted into the install. I had to do a text install to be able to watch it on my TV. Then I just needed to yum install the kmod-nvidia drivers.

Ubuntu 8.04 is Well Worth the Look

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Ubuntu

techgage.com: The latest Ubuntu release came out just two weeks ago, but that's old news by now. I have never been much of an Ubuntu fan, and the fact is, I disliked it... a lot. I still stand by the fact that I believe the distro was severely over hyped with the earlier versions, but the latest launch, "Hardy Heron" changes my thoughts quite a bit.

OpenSolaris 2008.5

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: OpenSolaris 2008.5 is available as an ISO download (and here as a torrent). It's shipping with the Gnome 2.20.2 desktop, so it will behave quite comfortably for those who are familiar with Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, and other recent distributions from the last six months. I've booted the live CD on europa, and so far everything Just Works.

People Behind KDE: Jeremy Paul Whiting

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KDE

behindkde.org: In a new series of People Behind KDE interviews, we visit the United States of America to meet a KDE developer with an affinity for education, accessibility, and Asian culture, a person who works on getting you Hot New Stuff - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jeremy Paul Whiting.

Indexing Offline CD-ROM Archives

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HowTos

Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU commandline tools.

Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo: Good for Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: After several months of discussion and speculation, the Microsoft-Yahoo buyout deal is apparently off. Yahoo is saying that they have come out of this fight stronger and more focused than before. Does this mean that we will see a change in Yahoo's commitment to open source?

KDE Software Installer - alternative package management for Kubuntu/Debian

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Software

fosswire.com: Adept is the graphical package management program included with Kubuntu. While Adept does the job for most software management tasks, it isn’t exactly the quickest application when it comes to starting up.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sharing Files Between Windows and Linux

  • Search command line history
  • Python: Tips For Writing Daemons
  • Install 3D Transitions for OpenOffice 2.4
  • HowTo: Install FFMpeg on Fedora Linux
  • OOo: How to Embed Images
  • Use runit to supervise Linux services
  • Installing an all-in-one printer device in Debian
  • Creating Seamless Virtual Machine with Virtualbox 1.6
  • Korn -- an extended shell
  • Of bash, history and you

Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: In this roundup I've looked at seven Linux distributions, all mainly aimed at desktop users. Some ought to be household names; some are less widely sung but still worth looking at. We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature.

Should Linux Standardize on a Single Distro?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: When I demonstrate software for Linux Journal, I tend to use Ubuntu as my operating system. The reason is simply because Ubuntu is extremely popular, but it begs the question, should the Linux community standardize on a single distribution? Let's look at some of the pros and cons:

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04, newbie material?

  • Ubuntu for My Boss
  • How to Suspend to RAM in Ubuntu on the Compaq Evo N610c
  • Ubuntu 8.04 ... the best Ubuntu ever? I doubt it.
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser with GNOME Desktop Manager
  • Teaching the heron to fly
  • Full Exclusive Mark Shuttleworth Video Interview Now Available

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 251

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Slackware Linux 12.1

  • News: Features and fixes for Intrepid Ibex, updates on openSUSE 11.0, interview with
  • OpenBSD developers, début for OpenSolaris desktop, first alpha of PC-BSD 7.0

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.3, Slackware Linux 12.1, Puppy Linux 4.00
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Ubuntu 8.10
  • Donations: GSPCA (Linux webcam support) - €250.00
  • New distributions: Hrat GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

openSUSE 11 beta 2

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SUSE

I'm posting this from my Gateway M685 running the openSUSE 11 beta 2 Live CD and Firefox 3 beta 5. It is, simply put, very good. The version I booted and tested was the KDE 4 desktop (KDE 4.0.3 release 17). I can't do much more than a cursory report as I did not install it. I'll touch on what caught my eye.

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV

beranger.org: You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Linux is ready, but consumers are not

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: Alongside Red Hat and Novell's recent pulling away from the consumer Linux space, some are not confident the operating system (OS) will be ready for the mainstream market anytime soon.

The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to Enable Automatic Login in Ubutnu

  • Restricted Accounts And Vi(m) Tricks in Linux And Unix
  • Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron
  • An update on the war against Microsoft’s war against Linux
  • Rants (and tests), tests (and rants), readings (and rants)...
  • Puppy Linux 4.00 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.04, My Awesome Desktop
  • Xubuntu 8.04 stellar on low-power machines
  • Asus Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid
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XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure Thunderbird to send patch friendly
  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more