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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 5:14pm
Story UbuTricks 14.11.17 Released with Support for 6 New Apps, 20 Updated Apps Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 5:07pm
Story Linux extremists owe Debian systemd maintainer an apology Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 5:04pm
Story Can India break the pattern and do open source right? Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 4:58pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0 released... Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Release Notes for Grml 2014.11 Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 4:23pm
Story A GUI for Your CLI? Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 10:27am
Story An Unofficial Lubuntu 14.10 Image Using LXQt Has Been Released Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 10:21am
Story How to Build Awesome Android Apps Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 10:17am
Story PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE Now Available Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 10:14am

coupla shorts

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Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up 2 IP address on "One" NIC (Redhat/Fedora)

  • Speeding up SpamAssassin rule processing on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Ctrl+Alt+Delete (CAD) Key Sequence
  • Project management over the Web with Collabtive
  • Differences between Packet and Statefull Firewalls
  • Linux Package Manager Cheatsheet
  • KDE4: Resolving the "call to lnusertemp failed" issue
  • This isn’t your grandpappy’s dd command

How often do we need GNU/Linux releases?

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Linux

itwire.com: Of what use is an operating system if all it does is to make you look forward to the next release - simply because umpteen bugs have been introduced by all the new features in the current version?

HP 2133 Mini-Note broken by own updates

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Hardware
SUSE

venturecake.com: We’ve recently been casting our eye over HP’s 2133 Mini-Note. We thought we’d check out reports on how Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop performs on the beast. Generally quite well, it seems - with one exception.

Interview with Linux guru Vincent Danen

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Linux
Interviews

blogs.techrepublic.com: In this Inside TechRepublic podcast, Sonja Thompson talks to Vincent Danen, one of TechRepublic’s Linux gurus and long-time newsletter tip contributors.

Broadcom Switches to the Light Side: The Start of a New Era?

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Hardware
OSS

workswithu.com: As anyone familiar with the Linux wireless scene before 2006 knows, Broadcom, which manufacturers the wireless chipsets found in many laptops, was for a long time synonymous with everything evil about closed-source software. That’s changing. Here’s how.

5 GIMP Tricks Everyone Should Know

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GIMP
HowTos

helpforlinux.blogspot: Having used both GIMP and Adobe Photoshop I must say I personally believe GIMP is much better for common folks like you and me. I decided to make this tutorial for those who still haven't discovered the magic of GIMP and don't know how to use GIMP productively.

Is the end near for independent open source?

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Linux

Matt Asay: I worry for Red Hat. As I wrote the other day, if Red Hat's stock continues to tumble it becomes ripe for an Oracle acquisition. Losing Red Hat as an independent open-source vendor would effectively call an end to open source as a standalone software strategy.

Linux Rooted in Fiction: ParanoidLinux

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ostatic.com: If the fact that this Linux distribution (now in an "alpha-alpha stage") is based on a work of science fiction isn't unsettling, consider two key peripheral issues.

Is Microsoft trying to take control of ODF?

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Microsoft

heise-online.co.uk: After a recent meeting of the SC 34 committee, the ISO/IEC group responsible for OOXML, Groklaw are reporting that they believe Microsoft are trying to take control of the Open Document Format (ODF), the uncontroversial open document format standard.

Intel Provides Temporary e1000e Fix

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last night Intel folks posted a patch protecting the card (marking the memory read only, and disabling the possibility to set it read/write until next reboot). That means that it's now much safer to use e1000e with this patch applied than disabling it.

Sbopkg provides seamless package repository integration for Slackware

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Software

linux.com: No Linux distribution can bundle every package that users might want, so most distros host software repositories from which users can download and install additional applications. Sbopkg is a new ncurses-based utility that helps users build packages from SlackBuilds.org and seamlessly integrates the repository with the operating system.

Build better blogs with Linux

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HowTos

itwire.com: Chances are you have some sort of web site. Linux has a rich history of text processing which can be used to turbo-boost your blogs. In fact, blogging goes to Linux like a hand to a glove.

Linux Gazette Issue October 2008 (#155) Available

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Linux

The October issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Away Mission: Google I/O and Better Software Practices, HugeTLB - Large Page Support in the Linux Kernel, and Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.0 Gadgets

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.0 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Learning about Linux - the easy way

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Linux

frrl.wordpress: Linux is seen as an alternative to Windows. So if you are one of those who does not want to be “assimilated into the collective” of Microsoft then maybe Linux is for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Vs. Unix: The Sins Of The Father?

  • Adobe “Answers” More Linux Questions
  • Gentoo not cutting edge anymore
  • Bash Parameter Expansion
  • Ubuntu misses the memo on Stallman's cloud computing rant
  • OpenGoo delivers the best of CRM and project management
  • Software Freedom Day Report
  • FSF reboots its High Priority list with a grant and call for input
  • Converting .bin/.cue to .iso
  • Norwegians leave their Standards Body in protest
  • Push and pull network filesystems with ccgfs
  • Going Virtual with VirtualBox
  • parallel programming?
  • Gentoo is Doing the Job—Time to Format XP!
  • Typical browser users?

Review: Antix 7.5

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: It’s time once again for a Linux distro review. This month, Antix 7.5 was included on the LXF DVD. It’s another light distro, so I will use the same metrics I used in the Lightweight Linux Throwdown. Antix is based upon Mepis which is, in turn, based upon Debian.

GIMP 2.6 released, one step closer to taking on Photoshop

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GIMP

arstechnica.com: A new release of the venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is now available for download. Version 2.6 offers a variety of new features, user interface improvements, and is also the first release to include support for the Generic Graphics Library (GEGL), a powerful, graph-based image editing framework.

Confession: I switched to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

gdickinson.co.uk: I’ve been a Red Hat Linux user for years. As soon as my chosen hardware arrived–a Dell Optiplex 755–I popped in the Fedora 9 DVD, and installed the OS. It happened that at the time, one of my colleagues’ laptops needed to boot to a usable OS. Rather than create a Fedora 9 boot disk, he went with Ubuntu, and reported ATI drivers which worked out-of-the-box.

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