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Story Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Reprogramming Government: A Conversation With Mikey Dickerson Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:41pm
Story Alienware: Steam Machine owners will "sacrifice content" for the sake of Linux Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:29pm

A look at Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

greenhughes.com: I can't help noticing the number of Asus EEE PCs around now, it is strange to think that twelve months ago these weren't really about and there was still discussion of when will be the "year of the Linux desktop". And now Canonical has been working with a couple of them to produce the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

Stop the press: Watch the news with Linux!

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Linux

useopensource.blogspot: I don't know which stars aligned to cause this, but every single news website that I tested with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS now has a correctly working video feed! I wasn't expecting this.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #96

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 96 for the weeks June 15th - June 21st, 2008, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: how to run a Bug Jam, French Live CD derivative, new core developers, Jalapa (Nicaragua) government migrates to Ubuntu, Pennsylvania LoCo featured on local radio, and Ubuntu in the Debian Packages Tracking System.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing Your Linux Or Unix System - Part 4a

  • Howto Install Gimpshop in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Bash Functions
  • Resolving OpenSUSE 11.0 Sound Issue With Some Audigy Cards
  • Crazy Ubuntu and getting Openbox running
  • OpenVPN on Fedora 9
  • KDE Tip - Switching NumLock On at the KDE Login Screen
  • openSUSE 11.0 Get rid of pulse audio

The Ubuntu Project: Is Linux Right For Word Workers?

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Ubuntu

copywriterunderground.com: My six year-old HP laptop has never failed me. But lately, it has been making me wait. Was I screwed? Time to shell out for another laptop?

Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS versus Micrsoft Vista SP1 Business edition

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OS

terkeurst.org: In the past I have tried a number of Linux distributions. All those reviews ended with the feeling; “nice for a geek but I don’t think the rest of world wants to go back to the commandline and non consistent GUI’s”.

Firefox 3.0 first impressions, part 1: the great, the good

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: Download Day came and went, boasting an impressive 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Today, they’ve almost doubled that number in a little over a half a week later. Now that users have field tested the new product, we’d like to take a look at some of great and not-so-great features and capabilities of the new Firefox.

Also: part 2: the ok, the bad, the ugly

openSUSE 11

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SUSE

allajunaki.wordpress: So after being not too happy with fedora 9 ( Dont know why, but fedora 9 just doesnt cut it, I have been a fedora user since FC6), I was looking for an alternative OS. Somehow Ubuntu didnt quite interest me.

Pardus 2008 RC2

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Linux

distro-review.com: Pardus is a release that I didn't discover by myself; more it was thrust in front of me by a community of passionate users. Whenever I was looking for 'the most usable' distro someone would always recommend Pardus - so I gave it a go.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Bug Status

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: This week-end, I installed KDE 4.0.83 also known as 4.1 beta 2. Here's a quick round-up of issues I reported:

Why I Use Gentoo?

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Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I have been asked this question many times. And of course the assumption is that I am some sort of a masochist who enjoys wasting time on compiling packages. However, that is not entirely true. There are some other reasons.

openSUSE - Searching for Programs and Packages

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I had some writing to do and this provided a good opportunity to actually spend a few hours on OpenSUSE 11.0. When trying to work with OpenSUSE the way I am used to work I quickly needed to install some new programs.

CPU frequency scaling in Linux

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HowTos

idebian.wordpress: The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs. This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux.

Explaining Linux lingo to non-Linux users

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Linux

ubuntucat.wordpress: The other day, I was trying to explain to my wife why I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Eee PC in place of Xandros. She is not tech-stupid. She’s quite tech-savvy actually. She just isn’t that Linux-savvy. I found myself spewing out a whole bunch of words I knew she wouldn’t understand.

NVIDIA GeForce 8 Kernel Mode-Setting

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this week we shared that work on Nouveau Companion has been halted until at least the end of August and the project has been in a state of disarray. Some readers have expressed concern whether Nouveau will be able to continue full-speed ahead, but today there is some good news coming out of this reverse-engineered NVIDIA camp.

Review: Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: With a lot of fuss and a new downloads record, Firefox was launched just the other days, filling the headlines of all the news websites throughout the Internet. The interface itself didn't change much, except for a small change here and one there.

Google spice brings out open source aroma

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OSS

itwire.com: It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all measures a successful happening.

Choosing a Linux distro

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Here I list many distros which have gained a lot ground of late and can be truly called desktop OS. Some information are also appended along with them so that you can make a nice decision.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emacs Quick Introduction

  • Firefox 3 and Color Management
  • Firefox Shortcut Keys
  • Running Binary nVidia Drivers under Xen Host
  • Gestikk - mouse gesture recognition in Ubuntu
  • What is GRUB or a bootloader?
  • Starting out with the Eee PC

some drupal stuff

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Drupal
  • Drupal’s Creator Envisions Web Publishing’s Plug-and-Play Future

  • Acquia commercializing Drupal open-source publishing platform
  • Drupal, SEO, and you
  • Drupal Tips
  • Forrester brings Drupal in the boardroom
  • WordPress and Drupal Compared—The Pro's and Cons of Each CMS
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  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.

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