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Story What's New in GNOME 3.7.1 srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 8:23pm
Story 20 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 12.10 srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 8:22pm
Story Windows 8: The desktop review srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 8:19pm
Story some more leftovers: srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 4:03pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 5:48am
Story Gentoo Recruitment: How do we perform? srlinuxx 26/10/2012 - 5:41am
Story Raspberry Pi primed for new OS after drivers are fully open sourced srlinuxx 25/10/2012 - 5:06pm
Story Dear Microsoft, Thanks for Windows 8! Love Linux srlinuxx 25/10/2012 - 5:04pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 25/10/2012 - 5:02pm
Story Why did the U.S. government sell out against Open Source? srlinuxx 24/10/2012 - 8:09pm

Linux Desktop Adoption: Hitting a Brick Wall?

matt hartley: Despite fantastic advances with Desktop Linux as a collective whole, there still seems to be some hurdles that this Windows alternative has yet to overcome. In this piece, I’ll examine these from my own perspective, that of a full time Linux user.

First version released

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liquidat: Recently the first version of’s RPM tool was released. While it is only a minor version ( this release is a milestones because it is a coordinated release between the participating distributions.

Marketing Ubuntu - Why we Need More Double Glazing Salesmen

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justuber: Recently I’ve been involving myself with the task of marketing Ubuntu, which lead me wonder why it is that Ubuntu isn’t marketed very well in the first place.

Also: Ubuntu theme Tropic

German Court convicted Skype of violating the GPL

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/home/liquidat: German district court Munich has convicted Skype of violating the GPL. One of the VoIP telephones sold by Skype run Linux, but the GPL text was not handed out together with the phone, although the GPL requires that.

Google Desktop Search - Redefining search for Linux

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All about Linux: Till around two years back, searching for documents on ones computer was limited to finding the files based on certain criteria. And this was the case with all operating systems. But in the past two years search for the desktop has gone through a remarkable metamorphosis and has transformed into an efficient tool to find exactly what one is looking for.

eyeOS: A genuine Web OS

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OS Portable applications can come in handy when you are on the move, but there are situations when using them is not an option. But why bother with portable applications at all when you can have your very own Web-based operating system bundled with a few essential applications? That's the promise of eyeOS -- an impressive and surprisingly useful open source Web-based OS.

Ubuntu lives in a closed system

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iTWire: Ten days into July, Canonical, the company which is best known for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, released the source code for one component of Launchpad - a system that serves as a single repository for revision control.

Insider Info on the First Fully Open-Source Cell Phone

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PCWorld: The Neo 1973, the first phone to use the open-source, Linux-based OpenMoko mobile operating system, has techies abuzz in anticipation of its October consumer release. We got in touch with OpenMoko to ask some techie questions about the "hacker's iPhone." Here are answers from Sean Moss-Pultz, acting president.

Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl on a CentOS 5.0 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Reiser

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insidebayarea: A judge today denied a defense motion to dismiss charges that Oakland computer science engineer Hans Reiser murdered his wife, rejecting a defense attorney's argument that Reiser didn't have the opportunity to commit the crime.

Howto: Download packages and dependencies for offline installation

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Motho ke motho ka botho: From my perspective, offline installation is the weakest spot in the Linux superstructure. I understand the shared libraries concept, and I think it’s a marvelous thing, but it doesn’t erase the fact that if you’re not in a position for at least intermittent Internet access, it’s a dealbreaker.

Now It's Spain and OOXML - More Standards Highjinks?

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Groklaw: It seems there may have been more games played by Microsoft in the OOXML saga, or at the very least some confusion spread, and this time our story comes from Spain, where the government of Andalusia has now sent an official letter of protest to the president of the technical committee deciding whether or not to accept OOXML as an ISO standard.

Dell Wants Better ATI Linux Drivers

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phoronix: Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211N support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers.

Note on OpenOffice Writer Styles

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HowTos Tips: I was talking to my friend Simon the other day about styles and how that's something that can help people be more efficient. List styles contain only list attributes, no text or paragraph formatting attributes.

HP Scores 5,000 Seat Ubuntu Linux Deal

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techiqmag: No, HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-install Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs. But the computing giant has scored a deal to provide up to 5,000 Ubuntu PCs to a major university, The VAR Guy hears.

Linux: Unified x86 Architecture

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kernelTRAP: Thomas Gleixner described an effort to create a unified x86 architecture tree, "the core idea behind our project is simple to describe: we introduce a new arch/x86/ and include/asm-x86/ file hierarchy that includes all the existing 32-bit and 64-bit x86 code and allows the building of either a 32-bit (i386) kernel or a 64-bit (x86_64) kernel."

Did You know? AIM for linux....

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Linux Movement: Did you know That AIM has had a version for Linux users? When most people switch from Windows to linux they have to stop using AIM and switch to some thing like Pidgin, or Kopete. Well I got some interesting new for all you windows converts, AIM does create a version for Linux I dare say anymore?

Ubuntu Live 2007 Day 2

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Various: On the second day of the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly was a keynote by Intel's Doug Fisher, Matt Zimmerman, and Tim O'Reilly among others. Also taking place were sessions on such topics as CloneZilla, Ubuntu on laptops, Dell Linux systems, and over two dozen other sessions.

Nonprofit may launch $350 laptop by Christmas

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Reuters: A nonprofit group that designs low-cost computers for poor children may start selling $350 laptops on the commercial market by Christmas, an executive said on Monday.

Linux: DRBD, The Distributed Replicated Block Service

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kernelTRAP: Lars Ellenberg started an effort to get DRBD, the Distributed Replicated Block Service merged into the Linux kernel. When asked for clarification as to what it was, Lars explained, "think of it as RAID1 over TCP."

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today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
  • This Week in Spring: Reactor 3.0, Open Source CD, and All Kinds of Cloud

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.