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Story First impressions: Canonical Orange Box and Juju (Gallery) Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Freshen up your KDE’s Plasma desktop using Evolvere icons Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Artikulate port to GStreamer-1.x is ready to merge Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 5:09pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 3:49pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 3:48pm
Story 25 great Linux games available dirt cheap during Steam's Summer Sale Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 2:10pm
Story Has Samsung beaten Canonical at its own game? Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:52am
Story Why I Built OwnCloud and Made It Open Source Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:47am
Story Whatever Happened to These Red-Hot Linux Distros? Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:45am

Linux vs. Windows Metrics -- Nothing Is Quite What It Seems To Be

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OS

Caitlyn Martin: 10 days ago the Linux Loop blog had a post titled “Linux Eee PC Far Faster Than Windows Version”. The author compared the times of three tasks: boot up, loading Firefox, and shutting down. That’s hardly a comprehensive set of tests. I’m going to try and sift through the morass and say what I think the numbers really mean and what they don’t mean.

Mandriva Linux - Great For Newbies

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MDV

itnerd.wordpress: Let’s say that you want to dump Windows, but you don’t want to go to Mac? That leaves Linux as your only option. But you’re scared about moving to Linux as you’re not sure that it’s right for you. No problem, there’s a Linux for you and It’s called Mandriva Linux One. I tried this out a week ago and it is nothing short of amazing!

Also: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Xfce edition released

few ubuntu articles

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Review

  • Ubuntu Mobile On My Desktop!
  • Ubuntu: A Future Social OS?
  • Wubi: Peaceful Coexistence between Vista and Ubuntu “Hardy Heron”
  • Ubuntu: Christians, Muslims and Computers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring Linux Terminal to Work as a Transparent Wallpaper

  • GRUB vs. the Inodes: Who Needs a Bootable System, Anyway?
  • RPMs - The HOWTO Short Story
  • Understanding XML in 10 seconds or less
  • Howto: Install GRUB on a Floppy
  • How-to Install Cairo-Dock
  • KDE4: Getting GTK apps to look just right
  • How To Install Elisa Media Center
  • Resize Windows XP Partition with VMWare

OLPC's Open Source Rift Deepens

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OLPC

ostatic.com: The situation at One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), the organization behind the "$100 laptop," looks like it's going from bad to worse. At the center of the conflict appears to be the issue of how deep the laptop's open source roots should be.

Things you miss with GNU/Linux

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently I’ve noticed an increases in the number of people I know who are migrating from Windows to GNU/Linux. Either my tireless advocacy is grinding them down, word is starting to spread. Perhaps they’ve actually seen Vista in action and decided to jump ship now. Either way there are some things they are going to miss when they make the leap.

GPL: man gets feet in mouth

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OSS

itwire.com: The fact that the General Public Licence, better known as the GPL, is oft misunderstood, even by those who could be expected to know better, came home to me with a vengeance yesterday. What led to this conclusion was an article called "Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up?"

Migrating to ext4

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News

Ext4 is the latest in a long line of Linux® file systems, and it's likely to be as important and popular as its predecessors. As a Linux system administrator, you should be aware of the advantages, disadvantages, and basic steps for migrating to ext4. This article explains when to adopt ext4, how to adapt traditional file system maintenance tool usage to ext4, and how to get the most out of the file system.

Adobe Opens Up Flash Specifications

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Software

phoronix.com: Adobe has this morning announced the Open Screen Project. The Open Screen Project is actually open and is designed to push consistent rich Internet experiences across a plethora of devices and varying screens.

Unix beardies sue BSI over OOXML

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OSS
Legal

theinquirer.net: A BAND OF BRITISH British Unix beardies has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard. The UK Unix User Group has demanded a judicial review.

some ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu & Vista: Searching for a perfect shared file system

  • Solving Some Minor Problems in Ubuntu
  • ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu upgrades and fundamental problems
  • Ubuntu Just Got A LOT better for me
  • Disable the System Beep in Ubuntu
  • Absolute First Impression of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Restricted NVIDIA Driver in Kubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Medibuntu: non-free-codecs for hardy
  • Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, Third Edition

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 20

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SUSE

opensuse.org: newsIssue #20 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue:
openSUSE Google Summer of Code projects announced, KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live, and First look at SUSE on the HP Mini-Note.

OpenBSD’s De Raadt sings Stallman blues

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BSD

tectonic.co.za: The OpenBSD team traditionally makes available a new song with each new release of its software. The songs, though often of dubious lyrical quality, typically embody the current thinking of the development team, in particular that of team leader Theo de Raadt.

Getting started with Linux virtualization

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HowTos

linux.com: With all the Linux distributions available, trying out more than one can be tempting. By installing a virtual environment, you can run several operating systems on your machine, keeping them completely isolated from each other in their own sandboxes. Here's a look at how get started with three popular virtualization environments: VMware, VirtualBox, and QEMU.

easys GNU/Linux 4.1 (Codename: The Landing) released

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Slack

The Slackware Linux based Distribution easys GNU/Linux has been released in version 4.1. This release is a milestone in the development of the easys distribution.

For the first time the new installation and the administration framework for Linux - ALICE (Advanced Linux Installation and Cofiguration Environment) - is introduced to the public. It has been created in close co-operation with the DARKSTAR and the easys developer team. Due to ALICE now novices and advanced users are able to perform an easy grafical installation of a Slackware Linux system, only a few steps are to be taken.

Linux a pleasant surprise

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Linux

intelligencer.ca: I had the opportunity recently to test Linux, the freeware operating system, as a standalone, bootable CD. The version I tried was SimplyMEPIS 7.0, a configuration of the Linux OS and many popular open source programs, with a good graphic user interface (GUI).

Joomla! and the latest trends in the open source revolution

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Australia's Andrew Eddie and Brad Baker, two of the core team members of Joomla!, the free open-source Internet content management system (CMS) that in three years has grown into a global development community with more than three million downloads in a year, will be guest speakers at a special event in Sydney on May 19, 2008.

PackageKit Critique

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Software

laserjock.wordpress: If you haven’t heard, PackageKit is an exciting and upcoming project who’s goal is to create a user friendly package handling abstraction layer that is independent of distro and package format. Basically, the Grand Unified Package GUI for those more physics-minded. Sounds good like a good idea.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 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.

Dillo the lean browser

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Using browsers which are Web 2.0 enabled whenever you just what to Google something is like calling out the Fire Brigade when you have just burned the toast. Definitive overkill. If you are just surfing for information, then you want the little browser on the low fat, low body-mass index, skinny latte diet with a low carbon footprint.

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today's leftovers

  • Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source
    For today’s system administrators, the future holds tremendous promise. In this ebook, we have covered many technical skills that can be big differentiators for sysadmins looking to advance their careers. But, increasingly, open source skillsets can also open new doors. A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Today, that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market. Participating in open source projects -- through developing code, submitting a bug report, or contributing to documentation -- is an important way to demonstrate open source skills to hiring managers.
  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
    With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository. The code landed includes the work done this summer by Ewald Hew for Google Summer of Code (GSoC 17) adding support for Type 1 fonts to the Adobe CFF engine. Type 1 is an older, less maintained font format.
  • Are You Fond Of HDR Photography? Try Luminance HDR Application In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    Luminance HDR is an graphical user interface that is used for manipulation and creation of High Dynamic Range(HDR) images. It is based on Qt5 toolkit, it is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and released under the GNU GPL license. It provides a complete workflow for High Dynamic Range(HDR) as well as Low Dynamic Range (LDR) file formats. Prerequisite of HDR photography are several narrow-range digital images with different exposures. Luminance HDR combines these images and calculates a high-contrast image. In order to view this image on a regular computer monitor, Luminance HDR can convert it into a displayable LDR image format using a variety of methods, such as tone mapping.
  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.