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My Asus Eee PC’s Linux Journey

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Linux

workswithu.com: This previous Christmas, I asked for and was given a brand new Eee PC (701). When I opened it, the comments around the room came quickly, “That’s a computer?” and “It’s so small” and “What a neat toy.” Well, that Toy has been on quite a Linux journey in recent months.

Why should your office use Linux?

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: For some people they don’t really think about what OS is installed in their computers. However, if you’re one of the decision makers of the company, you will think about this problem carefully. There are actually many reasons why you should use Linux in your office and I could list some of them.

Battle of the Minis (The Rematch): DSL vs. Puppy

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Linux

junauza.com: On your left is the challenger, weighing in at exactly 48.5MB, armed with the latest weapon version, please welcome the totally upgraded DSL 4.2. On your right is the defending champion, now leaner than ever and weighing in at exactly 87.1MB, put your paws together for the newly trained Puppy Linux 4.0.

Impact of the Debian OpenSSL vulnerability

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Linux

LWN.net: CentOS looks at the impact of the Debian SSL vulnerability for CentOS users. "This vulnerability can affect CentOS machines through the use of keys that were generated with the OpenSSL package from Debian."

In honour of Ubuntu LTS - 8.04

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Ubuntu

gnufied.org: Newest version of operating system for human beings is out. Kicking ass and users. Yes users, you heard it right. I am not very happy with this release. In fact, I regret that I upgraded to this version. Why?

Fedora 9 Post Install Problems

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Linux

blog.bobpeers: Well I have to say the my Fedora 9 install didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped. It seems that Fedora 9 is a bit rough around the edges so here’s a run down of my issues so far:

Announcing SugarLabs

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OLPC

sugarlabs.org: Sugar Labs Foundation is being established to further extend Sugar, the highly acclaimed open source “learn learning” software platform that was originally developed for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO laptop.

Five Classic Linux Tips!

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HowTos

extremetech.com: Our forum moderator is on vacation this week, but that doesn't stop him from digging up five classic Linux tips.

Ubuntu's Pipe Dream: True Free Software Syncronicity

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Ubuntu

dev-loki.blogspot: I can't imagine Mark Shuttleworth could be that clueless about the reality of software development and how the whole ecosystem around a distribution actually works. He isn't. Can't be. So what agenda is he having/endorsing when he pushes that idea so loudly?

OpenOffice 3.0 beta : Can it finally replace Microsoft Office?

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OOo

computerworld.com: If you think that you always get what you pay for, the just-released beta of OpenOffice 3.0 should convince you otherwise. This free, open-source software suite provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, database, drawing tools, and math equation editor.

Geeky Humor Continues…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Today we’re kicking back for some laughs and taking a look at a handful of funny jokes from around the web that most of you will enjoy. It’s been a while since we’ve compiled a bunch of jokes, so let the geeky humor continue!

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

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  • openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

  • People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller
  • Redesign of YaST Expert Partitioner
  • OpenSuse joins Google Summer of Code

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

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maketecheasier.com: For those who are a crazy fan of the Mac OSX dock, you can now install Avant Window Navigator to achieve the similar dock-like effect in Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

SliTaz has got a GTK+ package manager

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Linux

beranger.org: Tazpkg has been updated to 2.1, the package [manager] provides now a graphical user interface, so you can install, remove, search or upgrade packages in a few clicks.

Removing the Big Kernel Lock

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "As some of the latency junkies on lkml already know, commit 8e3e076 in v2.6.26-rc2 removed the preemptible BKL feature and made the Big Kernel Lock a spinlock and thus turned it into non-preemptible code again. This commit returned the BKL code to the 2.6.7 state of affairs in essence."

Gentoo Foundation reinstated, Gentoo Council goes out with a fizzle

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Gentoo

kloeri.livejournal: The Gentoo Foundation was filed and approved a few days ago, but unfortunately the Council has invalidated itself by the poor attendance yesterday.

Early adventures with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

callum-macdonald.com: I’ve been thinking about switching from Fedora to Ubuntu. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version a few weeks ago. Today I took the plunge and booted it up.

today's leftovers

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News
  • yum vs. ZYpp speed / memory usage

  • Open source largest software industry: Alfresco CEO
  • Building a glossier front end for MythTV
  • Linux wins big in financial trading
  • What open source teaches publishers
  • Declare victory and go home
  • $7 Soc runs Linux
  • Linspire CNR adds Transgaming's Windows game emulator
  • Picasa Downlaod Album in Linux
  • Why Wireless is a Mess in Linux?
  • Video: Fedora Project leader on Fedora 9
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on Acer Aspire 3680-2622 Laptop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Iptables: How to save and restore rules at boot & shutdown

  • Welcome to the Linux Command Line Interface Desktop
  • Getting started with awk
  • Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins
  • Ubuntu Tip of The Week: Configuring Static IP Addressing
  • The /etc/default/rcS file
  • wget - Resume downloads, limit the speed and much
  • How To Replace ScreenCapture with KSnapshot

Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

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OLPC
  • Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

  • One Laptop - hello Windows, goodbye Linux
  • It’s finally official: XP is coming to the XO
  • Windows XP on the XO Laptop - Microsoft Buys Out OLPC
  • Microsoft Press Release
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Games: Nowhere Prophet, Ebony Spire: Heresy, The First Tree, Daggerfall, Talos Principle

  • Nowhere Prophet, a single-player tactical roguelike with card-based battles has Linux support
    Nowhere Prophet [Official Site, itch.io], a single-player tactical roguelike with card-based battles is currently going through 'First Access' (itch's version of Early Access) and it has Linux support.
  • Ebony Spire: Heresy, a first-person turn-based dungeon crawler will release next month
    For fans of the classic first-person dungeon crawlers, Ebony Spire: Heresy [Steam] looks like it might scratch the itch. One interesting thing to note, is that Linux is the primary platform for the development of the game. It's really great to hear about more games actually developed on Linux! Even better, is that the source code for the game is under the MIT license. You can find the source on GitHub. The source is currently a little outdated, but the developer has told me that it will be updated when the Beta becomes available.
  • The First Tree, a short and powerful exploration game is now available on Linux
    The developer of The First Tree [itch.io, Steam, Official Site] email in to let everyone know that their beautiful 3rd-person exploration game is now on Linux 'due to a ton of requests'. Linux support arrived as part of a major patch, which improves gamepad support, adds an option to invert the Y-axis and Camera Sensitivity options are in too. On top of that, a bunch of bugs were also squashed.
  • The open source recreation of Daggerfall hits an important milestone
    Another classic game is getting closer to being fully playable natively on Linux. The project to recreate The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall in the Unity engine has hit an important milestone and now the the main quest is completely playable. Daggerfall is the second entry in Bethesda’s long-running Elder Scrolls series of role-playing games and was originally released way back in 1996. It was an ambitious game, with thousands upon thousands of locations to explore in an virtual game area the size of a small real-world nation. It’s a game that I personally lost a lot of time to way back in the day and I’m happy to see that a project that allows me to play it natively on Linux is coming along swimmingly.
  • The Talos Principle VR Launches With Linux Support
    Croteam has just released The Talos Principle VR, the virtual reality edition of their award-winning The Talos Principle puzzle game. SteamOS/Linux with the HTC Vive is supported alongside Windows. This VR-enhanced version of The Talos Principle is retailing for $39.99 USD.

Android Leftovers

Review: Google Pixel 2

If I had to pick the moment I most appreciated the Google Pixel 2, it would be when our airboat driver-slash-tour guide put a hot dog and a piece of raw chicken in his pocket, dove into the New Orleans swamp, and began playing with a giant gator named Who Dat. I’m no social media whiz, but I knew there was Instagram gold unfolding in front of me. So I pulled out my Pixel 2 XL, the larger of Google’s two new models, double-clicked on the power button to open the camera, and started snapping. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Arrives Late January 2018, First Bug Hunting Session Starts Soon

Now that the LibreOffice Conference 2017 event is over, it's time for The Document Foundation to start the bug hunting sessions, and the first one was set for the end of the week, October 20, 2017, for the first Alpha release of the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite. Read more