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Story Bodhi Linux 3.0 Rianne Schestowitz 08/03/2015 - 11:50pm
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 08/03/2015 - 11:41pm
Story Google hires engineers to run Android OS on virtual reality gear – report Rianne Schestowitz 08/03/2015 - 11:27pm
Story GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor Rianne Schestowitz 08/03/2015 - 11:20pm
Story A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Rianne Schestowitz 08/03/2015 - 11:17pm
Story Jolla’s Sailfish OS Spotted Running on the OnePlus One Rianne Schestowitz 07/03/2015 - 4:32am
Story 10 best uses for open source software in the business world Rianne Schestowitz 07/03/2015 - 4:14am
Story The Year of the Linux Smart Phone Rianne Schestowitz 07/03/2015 - 3:32am
Story Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor Rianne Schestowitz 07/03/2015 - 12:12am
Story Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency Rianne Schestowitz 07/03/2015 - 12:07am

today's leftovers

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  • Don't Forsake These Java Apps, Linux Users

  • Converting Fedora CVS to Git
  • OpenOffice installs insecure version of Java
  • More Efficient Factory Development
  • Microsoft patent deal covers Linux printers
  • The open-source mandates are coming
  • Clonezilla, IN DEPTH
  • Accented Characters with KDE
  • Gentoo: Informative output for unresolved blockers
  • Foresight Linux and KDE 4.2
  • Ubuntu Vs. Fedora Artwork

The Little Sister Experiment

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Linux

kdubois.net: So my little sister bought a shiny new Thinkpad SL400, preinstalled with Windows Vista. She was complaining about it being slow, and the wifi being flaky. She knows I use Linux, and asked me to install it on her computer to give it a try.

Fedora Classroom: Sessions this Weekend

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Linux

sexysexypenguins.com: It’s time again for the Fedora Classroom!! If you aren’t familiar with the Fedora Classroom IRC sessions, we hold them about once a month in #fedora-classroom in irc.freenode.net.

Finding Slackware Packages Easily

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Slack

linux.blogs2k: Most of Debian and/or it’s derivatives uses apt-get to find the packages they wanted to install on their system. This is working as Debian has a very large repositories which contains lots of packages. The same goes with some other big distribution like Mandriva and OpenSUSE. What about Slackware?

Picking Linux software made easy

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: In a recent story, my fellow scribe Preston Gralla wrote, "If Linux has an Achilles heel, from the point of view of a Windows user, it's installing new software." Now, he's seen the error of his ways about that, but he also noted that, "I was rewarded with a long list of recommended updates -- and what they were, or were used for, is anyone's guess.

Why Debian release schedules don't matter

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Linux

itwire.com: We all love it when things run on time. There are certain things which need to happen when the clock strikes the hour - buses and trains need to arrive, a cron job on your server needs to spark some script or the other to life, your kids need to be at school.

Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows

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OS

davidhilton.wordpress: My standpoint on Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows: strengths of various operating systems, with Linux being the standard of comparison.

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4?

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zdnet.com.au: Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney's streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration.

"Car OS" links Linux with telematics systems

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: OpenSynergy is readying a Linux-based "car operating system" and an Intel Atom-based evaluation board for automobile infotainment systems. The COQOS platform aims to let Linux-based infotainment applications and AUTOSAR-compliant telematics modules share the same system-on-chip processor.

Best Linux Distro for Mac

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junauza.com: I've been using Xubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” on my Macbook Pro Penryn (Early 2008 model) for several months now. However, these past days, I've been considering replacing Xubuntu with a distro that hopefully has a much better hardware support.

Compiz 0.8.0 To Be Released In About A Week

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phoronix.com: With a new day comes new announcements from the Compiz development community. Kristian Lyngstol has today shared the release plans for Compiz 0.8.0.

GNOME can rescue Ubuntu in netbook market

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blogs.zdnet.com: Ubuntu has a problem. Its user interface is tired, and Windows 7 is coming. How would you improve the desktop Linux interface?

Fedora 11 alpha - and a new community liaison

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Linux

lwn.net: The Fedora Project has announced the Fedora 11 alpha release, complete with the requisite doggerel poetry. Fedora has also brought in Adam Williamson as a community liaison.

update on tuxmachines issues

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I wanted to update folks on our issues of downtime and hosting, as well as personally thank those who have contributed funds to help offset the cost of hosting.

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part III: matchit.vim

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HowTos

catonmat.net/blog: This is the third post in the article series “Vim Plugins You Should Know About“. This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “matchit.vim“.

Damn Small Linux - An Amazingly Small Linux

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xenstreet.com: An amazing Linux distribution. Just 50MB and you are in business. I got a taste of the wonderful Damn Small Linux (DSL) today as I installed it onto my 1GB flash drive.

One month of living with an Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: In January this year I posted of installing Fedora 10 Linux on an Acer Aspire One Netbook computer. I’ve been living with this combination for a month and thought I would share a few longer term impressions.

Sabayon Linux 4 - Something for Everyone

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lwn.net: Sabayon Linux began life as a binary shortcut to a fully working Gentoo system. Today Sabayon is a beautiful, functional, and stable Linux desktop distribution.

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Server/OSS: Data Storage, OpenStack, Nextcloud, Puppet

  • Open Source Storage: 64 Applications for Data Storage
    As data storage needs continue to grow and many organizations move toward software-defined infrastructure, more enterprises are using open source software to meet some of their storage needs. Projects like Hadoop, Ceph, Gluster and others have become very common at large enterprises. Home users and small businesses can also benefit from open source storage software. These applications can make it possible to set up your own NAS or SAN device using industry-standard hardware without paying the high prices vendors charge for dedicated storage appliances. Open source software also offers users the option to set up a cloud storage solution where they have control over security and privacy, and it can also offer affordable options for backup and recovery.
  • OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure
    The OpenStack Summit got underway on May 21, with a strong emphasis on the broader open-source cloud community beyond just the OpenStack cloud platform itself. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced that it was making its open-source Zuul continuous development, continuous integration (CI/CD) technology a new top level standalone project. Zuul has been the underlying DevOps CI/CD system that has been used for the past six years, to develop and test the OpenStack cloud platform.
  • OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project
    The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous delivery and integration tool as a discrete project. Zuul is therefore Foundation’s second project other than OpenStack itself. The first was Kata Containers. Making Zuul a standalone effort therefore advance’s the Foundation’s ambition to become a bit like the Linux and Apache Foundations, by nurturing multiple open source projects.
  • OpenStack spins out its Zuul open source CI/CD platform
    There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and, in 2012, that meant developing Zuul, an open-source continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform. Now, with the release of Zuul v3, the team decided to decouple Zuul from OpenStack and run it as an independent project. It’s not quite leaving the OpenStack ecosystem, though, as it will still be hosted by the OpenStack Foundation.
  • Nextcloud 13: How to Get Started and Why You Should
    In its simplest form, the Nextcloud server is "just" a personal, free software alternative to services like Dropbox or iCloud. You can set it up so your files are always accessible via the internet, from wherever you are, and share them with your friends. However, Nextcloud can do so much more. In this article, I first describe what the Nextcloud server is and how to install and set it up on GNU/Linux systems. Then I explain how to configure the optional Nextcloud features, which may be the first steps toward making Nextcloud the shell of a complete replacement for many proprietary platforms existing today, such as Dropbox, Facebook and Skype.
  • Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration
    Puppet the company bills Puppet the automation tool as the de facto standard for automating the delivery and ongoing operation of hybrid infrastructure. That was certainly true at one time: Puppet not only goes back to 2005, but also currently claims 40,000 organizations worldwide as users, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. While Puppet is still a very strong product and has increased its speed and capabilities over the years, its competitors, in particular Chef, have narrowed the gap. As you might expect from the doyenne of the IT automation space, Puppet has a very large collection of modules, and covers the gamut from CI/CD to cloud-native infrastructure, though much of that functionality is provided through additional products. While Puppet is primarily a model-based system with agents, it supports push operations with Puppet Tasks. Puppet Enterprise is even available as a service on Amazon.

today's howtos

Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.