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Story GCW-ZERO, the open source gaming console Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 9:03am
Story IBM will be bringing KVM Linux virtualization to Power in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 8:36am
Story A Summer Spent on OpenPrinting with the Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 07/12/2013 - 8:33am
Story Linux users laugh at Microsoft's commitment to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 9:13pm
Story Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:56pm
Story Netrunner 13.12 RC available for testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Linux Kernel News Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 1:18pm
Story UK citizen sues Microsoft over Prism private data leak to NSA Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 11:51am

Kubuntu no longer "just working"; Mandriva to the rescue.

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MDV
Ubuntu

troy-at-kde.livejournal: Now yesterday I decided that in order to get some of the KDE 4 build deps up to date, I would go through the Feisty->Gutsy update using the official instructions posted on their website (which I conveniently found via the /topic in #kubuntu). The actual upgrade process seemed to go smoothly, and it removed some old packages and programs that I never used anyway. All is well until I reboot.

Also: Kubuntu Gutsy

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu

  • Quick tutorial - installing Flash Player on Fedora 7
  • Beginners guide to database administration tools
  • Customize Your Places Directories
  • Define disk quotas to keep users from hogging drive space
  • a simple tutorial for network scanning software nmap
  • Google Docs Extension for OpenOffice
  • 13 Not-So-Easy Steps to Install Linux on iPod
  • Configuring ndiswrapper in SLED
  • Using OpenBSD 4.2
  • Adding shortcuts to the right click menu in Ubuntu

Mysterious Delay At The Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

ktvu.com: Without an explanation, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered a 24-hour delay Monday in the long-waited trial of Han Reiser for the murder of his estranged wife, Nina.

DesktopBSD Day 5 - Extending the System

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BSD

ruminations: I have been using open source software for quite some time, so I have a list of programs I want to have on my system. lso lazy. Or -as a colleague once explained- extremely efficient. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy on installing the software. The more set-and-forget, the more I like it.

Novell Open Audio: YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install

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SUSE

opensuse news: As part of their openSUSE series over the next coming weeks, Novell Open Audio is taking a look at the YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install in openSUSE 10.3.

Also: Free openSUSE 10.3 Boxes Shipped

Phoenix rises from BIOS ashes with Linux-based Virtualization

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Linux

computerworld: With the BIOS business in a long-term decline, Phoenix is aiming for a rebirth as a vendor of technology that, instead of enabling Windows, starts to compete with it.

Software Engineer's Murder Trial Begins

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Reiser

nbc11.com: Convicting a defendant of charges that he murdered a person whose body hasn't been found is a challenging but not overwhelming task, prosecutor Paul Hora said as he prepared to deliver his opening statements in the trial of Hans Reiser Monday.

Manage your music tags with EasyTag and Picard

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HowTos

linux.com: When you listen to digital music, your software or hardware player usually shows information about the current song, which it gets from MP3 tags or Ogg Vorbis comments. Most ripping software supports acquiring this metadata from the CDDB or FreeDB services based on a CD's disc ID. But you can also can fill in and edit metadata with tools such as EasyTag and Picard.

Are Linux users really a feral bunch?

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Linux

iTWire: It is not uncommon for those who write about Linux or other FOSS software to be inundated with feedback from users. At times that feedback is a bit unbalanced, a trifle raw and, occasionally, plain silly.

Where's my Gphone?

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Google

googleblog.blogspot: Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing -- the Open Handset Alliance and Android -- is more significant and ambitious than a single phone.

Why Linux is better than windows for virus outbreaks.

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: The age old "discussions" that float around the internet in regards to Linux and windows security are contentious ones. It all seems to boil down to Linux people saying that Linux is more secure and windows people saying that it is not. In this case the windows guys are right, with exceptions.

Now it’s Open Document Format’s turn for the FUDmeisters.

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OSS

hackfud.net: The Open Document Foundation has nothing to do with the Open Document Format. Really, they should change their name. For one thing, it’s confusing and diluting the acronym for the Open Document Format. Another thing is, they, appear to be very, very confused about what they are doing.

Who’s on first? Wireless network security with Linux

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HowTos

iTWire: Network monitoring and intrusion detection are integral parts of network security. This becomes even more important when introducing wireless access, because now there’s an openly available entry point into your network. Here’s how to build monitoring in from the onset along with some great open-source tools.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 2

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our Linux Media Player Roundup. Today we'll be covering a few more Linux Media Players and showing you each of them, and what makes them special.

1-Click Compiz Fusion onOpenSuse 10.3

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HowTos

abhay-techzone.blogspot: I have a three years old desktop with AMD 2400+ CPU, 640 MB RAM on a Via KM400 motherboard. I love my desktop as it helps me in experimenting with the latest and the greatest software and distribution releases. Currently I have OpenSUSE 10.3 on it. Its a fairly old computer so I could not try the latest eye candy on it, I am referring to compiz-fusion.

Playing With Themes in Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

geekybits.blogspot: In July I wrote a post which has been quite popular called: Turning Ubuntu's Brown Eyes Blue. This post was about changing themes in Ubuntu, getting away from the orange and brown colours and using mostly blue. Things have changed quite a bit since July and changing themes in the new Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is a little bit different, therefore I thought I would offer some fresh advice.

My distro is redder than yours, so ner!

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Linux

What is needed here is a celebrity distro match, battle to the death. And in the blue corner, weighing in at 70lbs, wearing knobbly knees and a tank top, master of the inane, lord or pointlessness, it's Faaaaaaaanboy! And in the orangy corner, weighing in at 71.123984775lbs, taking into account a floating point error, compiled 1 second faster, the spark of the unholy distro...'buntu basher masher.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 227

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Ubuntu Studio 7.10

  • News: Indiana controversies, Mandriva vs Microsoft, OpenBSD 4.2 interview, Debian
  • KDE4 live CD, Fedora 8 and PulseAudio, end of Trustix

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.2, openSUSE 10.3 "Live"
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 8
  • Donations: NimbleX receives €300
  • New additions: Indiana
  • New distributions: Arktur, gOS
  • Reader comments

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

Connect Firefox to TiddlyWiki with TiddlySnip

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Moz/FF

linux.com: If you're using TiddlyWiki as your note-taking tool, you ought to give TiddlySnip a try. The idea behind this Firefox extension is simple: it allows you to add the currently viewed Web page or selected text snippet to your TiddlyWiki as a new tiddler. But TiddlySnip adds a few clever twists to this basic idea, which turn the Firefox/TiddlyWiki combo into a powerful and extremely useful tool.

Also: Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux

Bye bye Gentoo

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Gentoo

roys web: I never thought I would write this, but it's true. I've retired from Gentoo. It's been a fun ride, This is not a snap decision, I have been thinking about it in the back of my mind for a few weeks now. Why am I leaving?

Also: That guy is such an *asshat* (and so are you).

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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