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Story Albania Considers Free/Libre Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:47am
Story Samsung Galaxy K Zoom packs 20.7 MP camera, 10x optical zoom Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:39am
Story Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM now available on Infibeam Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:26am
Story Linus Wins Award, Tails 1.0, and Ubuntu Warning Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Get to know the Aio-one project Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:37pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Story KDE Telepathy Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Tails 1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:55pm

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert Balances Community And Company Interest

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Drupal

huliq.com: In the year 2000, Dries Buytaert created Drupal. Buytaert (now 29) just finished his doctoral thesis and has founded the start-up Acquia. The new company wants to become Drupal's best friend, with the help of an all-star team and US$7 million collected from venture capitalists. Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent sat down with Dries.

Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of)

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: What is it about Ubuntu that has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from Obama's playbook, "Change."

SAM Linux 2008 'Claws' rc1: A Brief Visual Tour

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: FIRST I went “Wow!”, followed soon after by an “Eugh!” The “Wow!” came about as a result of watching SAM Linux 2008 'Claws rc1' launching as a live CD on my test machine. But then came the “Eugh!”, as a result of me realising how ghastly the default wallpaper is in SAM Linux.

OOXML vs. ODF: What’s happening this week

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Microsoft
OSS

Mary Jo Foley: From February 25 to 29 in Geneva, the next step in the seemingly never-ending show-down over whether Microsoft’s Office Open XML document format should be granted ISO standard status is taking place. Here’s a summary of what will/won’t — or perhaps I should say should/shouldn’t — happen this week for those following along at home.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX command line efficiency - and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Parsix: Persian distro makes GNOME look good

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Linux

linux.com: Last month the Parsix Linux distribution made its 1.0 release after almost a year of development. Parsix is a GNOME-based distro based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux with elements from Kanotix. It makes an attractive alternative to Ubuntu.

Torvalds gives props to Microsoft for sharing

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Linux

news.com: Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project that's among the best-known open-source threats to Windows, has words of praise for Microsoft's announcement last week that it would share some previously hard-to-get technology with open-source programmers.

The Shadow Tales of Microsoft

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Microsoft

raiden.net: If there's one thing to be said for Microsoft, it's a shrewd player. They've done in just a few years what takes some companies decades to do. They've cornered the desktop OS market. All of this success has caused some of their detractors to call them dishonest, unethical, and in some cases just downright evil.

Linpus Lite 9.4

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Linux

techiemoe.com: It's rare these days for me to start up a Linux distribution and be surprised. Most major distributions all look fairly similar, use either KDE or Gnome (or XFce with a theme that resembles one of those), and offer essentially the same set of applications. Linpus, a Chinese distribution that I'd never heard of until a random post about it on a tech blog, is definitely different.

5 Free Linux Backup Solutions

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Software

foogazi.com: If you’ve ever lost data due to a system crash, you know how crucial backing up important files can be. Here are 5 Linux Backup Solutions you should check out. I recommend you implement at least one of these Linux Backup Solutions before it’s too late.

Linux ThinkPad T61 Review

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Linux

notebookreview.com: Operating system selection has almost always locked consumers into the Microsoft Windows operating systems, but recently many manufacturers have started to offer Linux alternatives. Lenovo has started to offer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on some Thinkpad models.

Ubuntu: Bridging the technology gap

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk: In our second interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, we discuss issues of interoperability and the learning curve associated with switching to Linux.

Coming out party with Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recent headlines have made me feel like it’s 1999 and Linux has just peaked its head through the veil of mainstream computing. Everyone is all wide-eyed about the little operating system that could. But this time there’s a different feeling surrounding the coming out party. This time it’s serious. This time Linux is the Belle of the ball.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 241

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: UNIX cut and paste

  • News: FreeBSD reaches 7, Ubuntu introduces Intrepid Ibex, Gentoo conducts developer survey; gNewSense "frees" software packages, PCLinuxOS announces security board, interview round-up
  • Released last week: GoblinX 2.6, CentOS 5.1 Live CD
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.1 RC1
  • New addition: Ultimate Edition
  • New distributions: Inquisitor, Zebuntu
  • Reader comments

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

Dawn of the Linux dead

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Linux

itwire.com: Over the last week we’ve been covering how the Linux multitasking scheduler works. Today it’s time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all – zombies and zombie children, and a reaper.

Office Suite Goes Online…

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maketecheasier.com: The advantage of using online office suite is not only the prices (it’s free), but also the ease of sharing and collaborating with others. In addition, there’s no software to download and install, not to mention any operating system compatibility issue.

Firefox feed extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Few features are as essential to modern Web browsing as feeds. Certainly feeds are more efficient than resolutely clicking dozens or hundreds of bookmarks one after another. To satisfy the need to feed, developers have written dozens of Firefox add-ons to help you view both classic feed formats and sites that lack a feed.

Bug me not

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Linux

exploringfreedom.org: Software always has bugs, and free software is no exception to this. Apparently, none of the people who write free software bug trackers ever actually use them to report a bug, or if they do, they have a very high tolerance for pain and annoyance.

Thunderbird Awn Plugin

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Moz/FF

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: I just started to use thunderbird with my gmail account. I have liked it so much, I am using it now all the time, and not using my online version of gmail.

today's leftovers

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  • Quick Tip: Replace Pidgin Tray Icons with Some Nicer Ones

  • Get Notified by SMS When Someone Contacts you on Pidgin
  • Why I stopped using ad blockers
  • OpenGL Programming on Linux - Installing the software
  • Recovering Macintosh User
  • In Ubuntu Any User Can Change Root’s Password
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icons and Themes: Vamox , Ashes, and DamaDamas

  • Vamox Icons Offers Three Color Variants for Linux Desktop
    Vamox icons were designed as a university thesis project by Emiliano Luciani and Darío Badagnani in 2008. The objective was to design a interface of a distro that the university could use for learning about design thin free software, From start these icons were developed for Ubuntu. Now these icons has three variants blue, orange and red, which are compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. We have added these icons to our PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other related distributions, If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download icons and install it in one of these "~/.icons" or "/usr/share/icons/" location. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Ashes Is A Light Theme For Your Linux Desktop
    Ashes theme is based on Adapta and Flat-Plat theme but it includes the mixture of blue and pink color scheme with gray search entity. Usually derived themes always try to make better and enhanced version by the person who forked it, to make desktop much perfect and elegant, same thing goes for this theme, it looks and feels great on almost every desktop. Mainly it is designed to work in Unity and Gnome desktop but it can also work in other desktops such as Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. For the Gnome desktop creator have added the dark title-bar/header-bar support, so you can enable Global-Dark-Theme using Gnome-Tweak-Tool, if you prefer dark title-bars. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download theme from here and install it "~/.themes" or "/usr/share/themes/" location. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator and since this theme is in active development hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • DamaDamas Icons Looks Great And At The Same Time Give Windows Flavor
    If you have been searching for Windows icons for your Linux desktop then you are at the right place. The DamaDamas icons are from Pisi GNU/Linux and available for every Linux distribution, these icons give Windows look and feel to your desktop. There isn't much information available for these icons but the icons are SVG format and there are almost 4000+ icons packed in very fairly sized archive. We have added these icons to our PPA and these icons are compatible with almost every desktop environment such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, KDE Plasma and so on. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2, Solus 3, OpenMandriva Lx 3.02, and More

KDE: QtWebEngine on FreeBSD, KDE PIM, Akademy 2017, Craft, Accessibility, Comics Manager for Krita, Progress on Kube

  • QtWebEngine on FreeBSD
    Tobias and Raphael pushed the button today to push QtWebEngine into FreeBSD ports. This has been a monumental effort, because the codebase is just .. ugh. Not meant for third-party consumption, let’s say. There are 76 patches needed to get it to compile at all. Lots of annoying changes to make, like explaining that pkg-config is not a Linux-only technology. Nor is NSS, or Mesa, while #include is, in fact, Linux-only. Lots of patches can be shared with the Chromium browser, but it’s a terrible time-sink nonetheless.
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  • KDE PIM in Randa 2017
    Randa Meetings is an annual meeting of KDE developers in a small village in Swiss Alps. The Randa Meetings is the most productive event I ever attended (since there’s nothing much else to do but hack from morning until night and eat Mario’s chocolate :-)) and it’s very focused – this year main topic is making KDE more accessible. Several KDE PIM developers will be present as well – and while we will certainly want to hear other’s input regarding accessibility of Kontact, our main goal in Randa will be to port away from KDateTime (the KDE4 way of handling date and time in software) to QDateTime (the Qt way of handling date and time). This does not sound very interesting, but it’s a very important step for us, as afterward, we will finally be free of all legacy KDE4 code. It is no simple task, but we are confident we can finish the port during the hackfest. If everything goes smoothly, we might even have time for some more cool improvements and fixes in Kontact ;-)
  • Services Collaborating Openly at Akademy 2017
    At the recently concluded Akademy 2017 in the incredibly hot but lovely Almería, yours truly went and did something a little silly: Submitted both a talk (which got accepted) and hosted a BoF, both about Open Collaboration Services, and the software stack which KDE builds to support that API in the software we produce. The whole thing was amazing. A great deal of work, very tiring, but all 'round amazing. I even managed to find time to hack a little bit on Calligra Gemini, which was really nice. This blog entry collects the results from the presentation and the BoF. I realise this is quite long, but i hope that you stick with it. In the BoF rundown, i have highlighted the specific results, so hopefully you'll be able to skim-and-detail-read your specific interest areas ;)
  • Akademy 2017 - A wonderful experience
    Akademy 2017 was such a great experience, that I would love to share with you all in this post.
  • Akademy 2017 - Recap
    Last month I had opportunity to visit the Almería, Spain for Akademy 2017. Akademy 2017 is KDE’s annual world summit. Akademy makes it possible to meet the felow KDE contributors, some of whom you only know with their IRC nicknames (Yes, I am not old enough to know every contributors yet :p). Here is few things I did at the Akademy 2017.
  • My Adventures on Crafting part III – Craft Atelier
    Once upon a time, I start o use Craft, an amazing tool inside KDE that does almost all the hard work to compile KDE Applications on Windows and MacOS. Thanks to the great work of Hannah since last year Randa Meetings, Craft is becoming a great tool. Using all the power of Python, I started to be able to work on the deploy of AtCore for Windows.
  • Why YOU care about accessibility, and can help!
    Accessibility (a11y for short) seems like a niche area of concern for many people. I was thinking about this recently on a hot morning in Spain, walking to the bus station with my wheeled luggage. The sidewalks are thoughtfully cut out for wheelchairs -- and those with luggage! and the kids riding skateboards, and...... the rest of us.
  • Writing a comics manager for Krita
    Those who know me, or at the least know my history with Krita is that one of the prime things I personally want to use Krita for is making comics. So back in the day one of the things I did was make a big forum post discussing the different parts of making a comic and how different software solves it. One of the things about making a comic is that is a project. Meaning, it is big and unwieldy, with multiple files and multiple disciplines. You need to be able to write, to draw, to ink, to color. And you need to be able to do this consistently.
  • Progress on Kube
    We’ve been mostly focusing on ironing out UX problems all over the place. It turns out, when writing desktop applications using QtQuick you’ll be ending up with a lot of details to figure out for yourself.