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Story Samsung merges camera and mobile divisions in a bid to differentiate its smartphones Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 5:28pm
Story Epiphany 3.10.3 Brings Greater Web Compatibility Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 5:17pm
Story The latest on GNOME Software from Fedora Rawhide Rianne Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 4:59pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta 1 Looks Great, Performance Is Great Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 8:16am
Story The first "Steam Machine" has been revealed Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 8:01am
Story Mandriva moving closer to release Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 7:57am
Story Qt 5.2 Released | The Best Qt Yet Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 7:54am
Story Canonical Is Forking The GNOME Control Center Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 1:30am
Story Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:49pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:42pm

Microsoft extends open source killing plan to Russia

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Dana Blankenhorn: Microsoft has extended its cheap software for education plan, aimed at strangling open source in its crib, to Russia. CNews, a Russian IT publication, reports Microsoft is working with Intel and a Russian charity on a plan to double the number of PCs in Russian schools.

Why try another Linux distro?

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iTWire: I've been a full-fledged Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon user for more than a week now, I'm completely off Microsoft Windows and I couldn't be happier. For some reason, however, I keep getting emails and posts urging me to try other supposedly superior Linux distributions for newbies - PCLinuxOS and SimplyMEPIS, among others. Intrigued, I have decided to check this out for myself. Is Ubuntu the best or merely the best backed distro?

Debian FTP-master downtime & a new mailing list

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Debian Administration: Users of Debian's unstable branch, sid, will have noticed that their systems haven't been updated over the previous few days. This is because one of the core Debian machines is unavailable.

EA gives Sim City to OLPC project

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OLPC

gameinfowire.com: Electronic Arts Inc. announced the company will donate the original SimCity — the blockbuster 1989 game credited with giving rise to the city-building game genre — to each computer in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative.

Linux, the BBC and Your Rights

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yalb: Imagine a world where you were told how to think, feel, and act. You were told what to buy...told what not to buy. We’re not as far off as you may imagine.

Also: Becky Hogge, Open Rights Group, on the BBC, iPlayer and DRM, interviewed

fedora stuff

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  • Fedora 8 freshly installed : report, review, problems, discussion, solution

  • Installing Fedora 8 Werewolf
  • Video: Fedora 8 highlights

Linux Mint 3.1 is not especially refreshing

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Linux

linux.com: Linux Mint is a derivative distribution of Ubuntu. Its purpose, according to its Web site, "is to produce an elegant, up-to-date, and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution." Unfortunately, it falls short in at least one of those areas, and suffers from several other disappointing shortcomings

How to Install Source Files in Ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: For all those who are beginners in any linux(ubuntu) find hard to find the package files of their distro and end up in finding an source package(which is either in tar.gz or .gz). lets now see how would you be installing source files in ubuntu.

Also: A fallback installation routine?

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

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You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you have logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.

Microsoft and "Interoperability"...LOL! That's a good one!

Don't you get the feeling that Microsoft isn't all that serious about interoperability to begin with, and everything they do has a catch behind it all?

today's leftovers

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News
  • APT loves to leave orphans... and Everybody just loves the orphans!

  • Burning a live Linux CD using Windows
  • Red Hat’s big day
  • KDE 4.0 beta 4 released, extensive end user testing to begin
  • Krita: Live Filter Previews
  • plasma update: xrandr, multiple panels
  • Firefox 3 Tab Switcher
  • AppArmor's Security Goals
  • Time Machine for linux
  • US Navy acquisitions site uses open source CMS
  • Linux - A Free Alternative To Windows
  • Ubuntu killed my laptop!
  • Novell Names New Channel Chief
  • Ubuntu 7.10 vs Windows XP : The Story of the Hotel Printer

Ubuntu 7.10 - Not the Linux I Knew and Loved

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Ubuntu

nitevilla.net: I have been a big supporter of Ubuntu over the last few years and I have been using Ubuntu for many, many releases. I noticed beginning with the last release of Ubuntu that the distro was becoming a bit heavy. In my opinion this eye candy stuff is quickly destroying what was so great about Ubuntu.

Another Day Another Distro - Part 8 - SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very soon.

No more Kororaa

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Linux

kororaa.org: Although most people have probably already assumed this due to lack of activity, I would like to formally mention that I do not intend to make another Kororaa release. I will soon take down the forums, wiki and eventually this web page.

Mandriva…Not just for Classmates

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MDV

zdnet: As I’ve been poking around with Mandriva Linux for the last week or so, I’ve been impressed with it’s apparent ease of use, quick installs, and out-of-the-box feature set.

The MacBook Pro Ubuntu Edition

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techiemoe: Many times on LinuxForums I've come across folks who wanted to run Linux on an Apple computer. Most of the time the first question I ask of them is "If you have an Apple computer, why not just run OS X?" Until this past week, I could not have answered this question.

The art of using manuals

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polishlinux: Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. Usually the first and most basic information source about a given program are man pages.

reiser trial day 3 headlines

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Reiser
  • Reiser is a 'Killer,' Prosecutor Proclaims; Judge Denies Mistrial

  • Best Show in Town: The Reiser Trial
  • Prosecution wraps up opening in Reiser trial
  • Prosecutor says it's clear Cal man killed wife; body never found

Vista vs. desktop Linux: One year in

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Linux
Microsoft

desktoplinux: After almost a year since Microsoft released Vista to manufacturing, it's time to re-evaluate it and decide if it's finally the equal of the best of the desktop Linuxes.

How to: Configuring conditional window transparency in Compiz

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HowTos

arstechnica: Compiz brings a lot of bling to the Linux desktop, but with such an extensive selection of configurable features, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to take advantage of specific functionality. Several readers have asked me how to use Compiz to make menus and tooltips transparent, so I figured I'd share this trick with the Open Ended audience.

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today's leftovers

  • Mesa's Shader Cache Will Now Occupy Less Disk Space
    Mesa previously had a hard-coded limit to not take up more than 10% of your HDD/SSD storage, but now that limit has been halved. In a change to Mesa 17.2-dev Git and primed for back-porting to Mesa 17.1, Timothy Arceri has lowered the cache size limit to 5% of the disk space. He noted in the commit, "Modern disks are extremely large and are only going to get bigger. Usage has shown frequent Mesa upgrades can result in the cache growing very fast i.e. wasting a lot of disk space unnecessarily. 5% seems like a more reasonable default."
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems
  • Epiphany 3.25.1 Released, Ported To Meson
    Epiphany 3.25.1 has been released as the latest update for GNOME's Web Browser in what will be part of GNOME 3.26 this September. Epiphany 3.25.1 has continued the trend by other GNOME components in porting to the Meson build system. With Epiphany 3.25.1, Meson is present and its Autotools build system has been removed.
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively.
  • 3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04
    April showers bring May flowers, and fresh versions of Ubuntu too. Canonical’s latest official Ubuntu release—17.04—arrived this month after news of the death of Unity 8 and the return to the GNOME desktop in 2018. For now, Ubuntu is still shipping with its Unity desktop. I wrote earlier that most users who need stability and support over new features will probably want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04, which was released last April, until Ubuntu 18.04 arrives a year from now. However, there are a few small things in Ubuntu 17.04 that will appeal to users who are keen to get all the newest updates.
  • Linux Security and Isolation APIs course in Munich (17-19 July 2017)
    I've scheduled the first public instance of my "Linux Security and Isolation APIs" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 17-19 July 2017. (I've already run the course a few times very successfully in non-public settings.) This three-day course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.