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Story Ubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 7:26pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 475 srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:40pm
Story Is Red Hat looking to a model of the past? srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:39pm
Story On to better booting srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:37pm
Story Mozilla Firefox Completes 10 Successful Years srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:36pm
Story New openSUSE Chairman Speaks About Future Goals srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:34pm
Story Linux Mint Debian update pack 5 shows maturity srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 5:33pm
Blog entry How To Edit Grub Menu or Software On Ubuntu / Linux / Fedora Grub Customizer keralakidu 24/09/2012 - 6:11am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/09/2012 - 2:42am
Story SolusOS 1.2 Eveline Review srlinuxx 23/09/2012 - 7:46pm

The More Dell Lies, the More Ubuntu Community Embraces Dell

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Ubuntu

devside.net/blog: Having priced similar Dell Ubuntu and Vista systems in the past, at a real difference of a whooping 10 dollars, I was curious to check in again and see if Dell has implemented anything the user-base of IdeaStorm have asked for.

Linux: SAM

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Linux

dailykos: It's a very nice alternative to PCLinuxOS, and offers one of (if not) the best out of the box experiences; SAM Linux is packed with all the proprietary software and media codecs, graphics intensive window eye-candy all in a single 700M liveCD that doubles as an installer CD, in and of itself a very impressive achievement.

Path cleared to open source wireless drivers and firmware

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Software

The Jem Report: The Software Freedom Law Center recently issued a detailed statement analyzing a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding wireless devices.

Kicking Around Open Source, Part 1: Blog Hot Spots

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Web

Linux Insider: "Blogs allow more expansive discussions," noted Michael Goulde, senior analyst with Forrester Research, adding that the give and take of a blog and its associated comment area can make for the sophisticated collaboration necessary among open source developers. However, "they also allow more ego to show through," he said.

Desktops and Windows Managers - Part 2 - XFCE

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Software

Raiden's Realm: In the world of desktop environments, two projects reign supreme. KDE and Gnome. One gives you everything AND the kitchen sink, the other gives you most everything, but certainly NOT the kitchen sink. we're going to focus on other desktop environments and window managers that are out there. The first is XFCE.

Second open Linux phone on sale

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Sci/Tech

ZDNet: Another fully open source-based phone went on sale on Monday, offering developers the chance to build their own mobile Linux applications.

Simple Summer Tips for Easier Use of OpenOffice.org Writer

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Tips: Here's the summer vacation reading equivalent of some everyday OpenOffice.org tips. Some new, some not. It's just how I use the program, things that make it easier.

Linux Tips for Newbie – Intro

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Linux

techpersona: I thought that I would write a few things down so the new user can get some insight on what it takes to be a Linux user. These are just a few thoughts and experiences that I have run into when talking to other people and using Linux.

GPLv3 attracts 116 projects in first week

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OSS

vnunet: The third version of the General Public Licence (GPLv3) has been adopted by 116 open source projects in its first week of operation, according to an overview compiled by software risk management firm Palamida.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 210

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Elive 1.0

  • News: Elive and Fedora interviews, Kubuntu and KDE 4, Mandriva's semantic desktop, Gentoo 2007.0 review
  • Released last week: Slackware Linux 12.0, Damn Small Linux 3.4
  • Upcoming releases: Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
  • Feedback: "Shame on you, DistroWatch!"
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Keeping Ubuntu Tidy

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HowTos

sheehantu: Installing and removing programs can clutter up your system. Sometimes certain dependency packages aren’t needed after a program has been uninstalled - so trash it. I have a few handy tricks up my sleeve so you can reclaim some of your disk space back:

FLOSS community in Second Life

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Web

Mark Shuttleworth: Catharina Bethlehem wrote to tell me about her work on the Ubuntu community in Second Life.

GoodBye Windows, Hello! Linux

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Ubuntu

The WorkShop: Well , I finally did it . Over the last weekend I moved to Ubuntu 7.0 feisty fawn Amd64 edition , and boy it sure does rock . I’ve used other distributions like Fedora core and Suse before , but for the first time I feel that I can get rid of my windows installation for good.

Ubuntu Receives Readers' Choice Award for 'Best Linux Distribution'

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Ubuntu

Press Release: Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for the "Best Linux Distribution," voted on by members of the open source community.

Linux VS Windows usability

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OS

ITtoolbox blogs: In my previous article of Why Linux STILL runs faster than Windows a reader left a comment asking about processes, command line interaction and system setup between Linux and Windows. I think what he is really wanting is a comparison of usability between Linux and Windows.

OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 1

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Software

FOSSwire: The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it’s easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite.

Mail Notification helps unclutter the desktop

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Software

linux.com: As its name implies, Mail Notification is a utility for keeping track of incoming mail and reading it in a popup window without activating your mail reader or moving other open applications. Simple to configure and easy to use, it is especially useful for watching multiple mailboxes.

Why I love Linux

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Linux

apcmag: So -- here I was installing yet another Linux distro for review and I foolishly let GRUB install to the boot sector of one of the RAID drives (/dev/sdb, instead of /dev/sda where it should have gone).

Defending Linux

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Linux

computerworld.com: In his May 7 letter [“Tech Flops Are in the Eye of the Beholder”], Robert Gardner suggested that you include Linux in your list of technology flops. He may be a card-carrying Linux hater, and I may be a card-carrying Linux lover, but he should get his facts straight.

A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

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Linux

ars technica: Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one powered by a specialized version of Mandriva 2007, with customizations aimed at school-aged children.

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Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Ubuntu Releases

It's time to update your Ubuntu Linux operating system if you have a Nvidia graphics card running the Nvidia Legacy 340 or 304 binary X.Org drivers provided on the official software repositories. Read more

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
    The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October. One of the best attended was “Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years” by Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe. After summarizing the growing security threats in embedded Linux, Lübbe laid out a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional. “We need to move to newer, more stable kernels and do continuous maintenance to fix critical vulnerabilities,” said Lübbe. “We need to do the upstreaming and automate processes, and put in place a sustainable workflow. We don’t have any more excuses for leaving systems in the field with outdated software.”
  • CompuLab Has Upgraded Their Small Form Factor "IPC" Line To Kabylake
    HARDWARE -- Our friends and Linux-friendly PC vendor, CompuLab, have announced a new "IPC" line-up of their small form factor computers now with Intel Kabylake processors. In the past on Phoronix we tested CompuLab's Intense-PC (IPC) and then the IPC2 with Haswell processors, among other innovative PCs from CompuLab. Now they are rolling out the IPC3 with Intel's latest Kabylake processors.
  • Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake
    Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 x 40mm IPC3 (Intense PC 3), which is available in up to industrial temperature ranges, follows two generations of similarly sized IPC2 mini-PCs. There’s the still available, 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC2 from 2014 and the apparently discontinued 5th Gen “Broadwell” equipped IPC2 from 2015.
  • Compulab IPC3 is a tiny, fanless PC with Intel Kaby Lake CPU
    Compulab is an Israeli company that makes small, fanless computers for home or commercial use. The company’s latest mini PC aimed at enterprise/industrial usage is called the IPC3, and it has a die-cast aluminum case with built-in heat sinks for passive cooling and measures about 7.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.6″.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
    The problem here, for me, is that they later did a revamp of the title called Carmageddon: Max Damage. This was to fix some problems, boost sales again and port it to consoles. Carmageddon: Max Damage also never made it to Linux. Fun fact, they actually released a trailer where they just run over a ton of penguins, make from that what you will: Not saying this was trolling the entire Linux gaming community, but it sure felt like it after their previous trolling attempts directed at our official Twitter account.
  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
    Today Valve announced the availability of a new stable update of the Steam Client for all supported platforms, including the company's SteamOS operating system for Steam Machines, as well as GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Bringing all the new features during the Beta stages of development, the new Steam Client update improves the interaction between the Steam runtime and your GNU/Linux distribution's libraries. This is a huge and long-anticipated milestone for the Steam Client, which, unfortunately, did not work out-of-the-box on all Linux-based operating systems.

Robolinux 8.7.1 Linux OS Is Out and It's Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie"

The developers of the Robolinux GNU/Linux distribution have announced today, January 18, 2017, the release and immediate availability of a new stable update based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series. Still offering a free installer, the Robolinux 8.7.1 "Raptor" edition is now available for download with the usual Cinnamon, MATE 3D, Xfce 3D, and LXDE flavors. It's based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7.1 "Jessie" operating system, which means that it ships with its newest Linux 3.16 kernel and over 170 bug fixes and security patches. The GRUB bootloader and login screens have been refreshed too. Read more