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Story A video history of Android Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 9:10pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 1:01pm
Story Diary of a new Arch user: One weird trick to make Arch easier. Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:43am
Story YotaPhone 2 hands-on: This dual-screen phone is downright exciting but staggeringly expensive Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 11:02am
Story So What Do We Learn From the Nokia N1 Tablet on Android? Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 10:48am
Story GNU Ghostscript 9.14.0 released Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 9:58am
Story 5 Tempting Firefox Features That May Make You Ditch Chrome Forever Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 2:47am
Story Huawei and Red Hat to Deliver Carrier-Grade, OpenStack-based Cloud Solutions Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2014 - 2:31am

gOS 3 - the most beautiful Linux

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amumtaz.wordpress: A few months ago Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, called upon open source developers to surpass Apple and their wonderful MacOS-X based user experience. Well, gOS release 3 could be close to doing just that.

Atmosphir Game Review

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Gaming Atmosphir is a third person, 3D, platform/adventure game that not only allows you to explore through diverse levels and challenges, but also gives you the tools to design your own levels and upload them for others to play.

Linux turns 17

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Linux Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT, was the subject of Linus Benedict Torvalds post to comp.os.minix on October 5, 1991 -- seventeen years ago today. Linus didn't know what he was unleashing.

Testing Some Distributions

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ll be the first to admit it - when it comes to Linux, I am a habitual “Distro-hopper”. I don’t like being a distro-hopper, and I haven’t always been a distro-hopper.

Ultima Linux 8.4: Ultimate headache

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Linux After a long time I have a headache after installing and trying to set up a linux distro. Although there are some positive reviews of this version of Ultima, I wonder if they really installed it or just ran it live.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly: World Domination Is Overrated

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Moz/FF Mozilla rose from the ashes of Netscape with only one goal: Provide an alternative to Microsoft, which dominated the Web browser market and still does. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, CEO John Lilly discusses Mozilla's corporate philosophy and whether Google's Chrome is a threat.

logstalgia: pong-like apache log viewer

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Software Logstalgia (inspired by glTail) is a website traffic visualization tool that replays or streams Apache access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an unrelenting army of requesting hosts. It is rendered using OpenGL, so you’ll need a 3D accelerated video card to run logstalgia.

Ubuntu Tweak Guide

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu can literally be as easy as typing in some very basic information, and clicking next a few times. There is, however always some room for tweaking.

Google releases Linux repositories

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Google Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Think - Part 2 & 3

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opensfreedom.blogspot: So where does Slackware fall in those regards we talked about with Ubuntu last? That is, on package installation and repositories.

Fix your music library: song names, album art, automatically

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blogs.howtogeek: With every new version of media players, we get new beautiful album art views, recommendations and all kinds of sorting by genre, year, composer. These are all based on correct information stored in the songs 'tags'.

The BeBook eBook Reader is a great device

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Linux My eBook reader for the past year or more has been my trusty Palm IIIxe which was given a new lease on life thanks to great eBook reading software like Plucker and Weasel Reader. However, There are obvious down-sides and I decided that it was time to look around for a dedicated eBook reader.

Free, Professional Music Production: A Linux Introduction

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Software When I’m not designing websites with Kompozer or writing articles like this on’s word processor, I love playing and listening to music. While the numerous Linux distros tailored to multimedia have their own arrangements and unique quirks, they’ve got a few common threads in the software they use.

odds & ends

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  • Support Amarok This Roktober '08

  • Camp KDE 2009: Jamaican me crazy
  • Camp KDE 2009: Call For Presentations
  • My Story With Linux - Part 1
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Video - Using Guest Session
  • Open-source software and Linux at HP
  • Create High Quality Flash Videos in Ubuntu
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/03

some shorts

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Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

some howtos:

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  • Editing "bluring" your images with GIMP to create bokeh effect

  • Obtaining Ubuntu Installer
  • A way to combine PDF files in UNIX and Linux
  • How To Setup a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Improve Performance
  • Broken PyGTK in Gentoo
  • Smack, crack, hack and track any network with Linux

Review: Fedora 10 Beta (Gnome)

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Linux Fedora, for those that didn't know, was born out of Red Hat Linux as a way to continue a free community based distribution and keep Red Hat Enterprise for those with deep pockets and data centres.

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Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

  • Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Tech Is Now Open Source
    The tech behind the portrait mode on Google Pixel 2  has been made open source by the company. For those who not familiar with it, one of the main draw to the algorithm in the Pixel 2’s camera app is excellent subject isolation without needing additional apparatus such as specialized lens or second camera.
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  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]