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Story Running mission-critical applications on Enterprise Linux servers Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:43am
Story Open Washing, Kali Story, and Fedora RC4 Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:37am
Story Linux Container Adoption Set to Grow Rapidly Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:34am
Story Configurable Menu: Install the best menu for Linux Mint 17/17.1 Cinnamon Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 11:16am
Story Airline Tycoon Deluxe Gets a Linux Release 16 Years After the Windows Version Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 10:59am
Story Meet Devuan, the Debian fork born from a bitter systemd revolt Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2014 - 10:41am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 11:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 11:43pm
Story First Stable Opera 26 for Linux Is Out, Features Best Possible HiDPI Support Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 11:30pm

today's leftovers

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  • KDE 4.2 (trunk) Now Rocking On My Thinkpad T61

  • Google's Picasa for Linux catches up to Windows
  • Gentoo and Xorg 7.4
  • True GNU: NVIDIA vs ATI
  • Top 10 open source s/w support issues
  • Enhance your DNS and DHCP services with dnsmasq
  • good alternatives for DNS in Linux other than BIND
  • How my own stupidity killed my Sansa Clip
  • Having or not having Firefox 3.0.3
  • Microsoft taints open source CodePlex well
  • So, what am I doing with OpenSolaris?
  • Where’s My Wireless, Linux?
  • The lines between Open Source and Microsoft are starting to blur
  • CIOs look to open source to do "more for less" in tough economy
  • Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy
  • The Cool Thing Is, They’re Free To Do It
  • A nice .screenrc
  • How not to get sued by open source coders
  • Penguin Blood Ninja Fiasco - Unix And Linux Humor In A Game

5 Things I Wish Linux Had

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Linux I'm a fairly prominent member of the Linux Community as a writer, contributor, and longtime evangelist for the cause and there are a few things I'd like the Community-at-Large to consider on my behalf. These are five things that I wish Linux had. Consider this as my wish list for the 2009 development calendar.

Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI

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Linux Netbooks were supposed to be this great inroad for Linux development, but it turns out that the XP side of the netbook business is doing a lot better in the area of customer satisfaction.

other linux stuff

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  • First Look at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Beta

  • Gentoo Proud
  • Linux Evolution Before Our Eyes
  • Latin America booms for Red Hat
  • On Fedora Remix

opensuse stuff

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  • Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2 Now Available

  • Status of the e1000e issue
  • Just a normal day in Geekland 1/2
  • Bandwidth Monitoring NG (bwm-ng)

Differences between paid and volunteer FOSS contributors

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OSS There's a lot of debate these days about the impact of the increasing number of paid developers in FOSS communities that started as volunteer efforts and still have significant numbers of volunteers.

Open Source You Can Use: October Edition

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Software In this edition: Chrome vs. Flock, a new release candidate, leaving behind free-as-in-beer, and a tiny open source gem.

Pidgin instant messaging client: a video tour

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Software Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim, is a popular Instant Messaging (IM) client for Linux. It works with 16 different IM services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and Google, and can handle simultaneous connections to as many of them as you like. This 10-minute video is a brief introduction to Pidgin.

KDE 4.1.2 "Codename" Finally Out

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Two days later than initially planned, "Codename" (or more traditionally KDE 4.1.2) was released just a few minutes ago. 4.1.2 is another one of those monthly bug fix and translation updates. No new features are allowed into the 4.x/ branches, so no new features went into KDE 4.1.2, but some nice bug fixes instead.

Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source

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OSS An appeals court has erased most of the doubt around Open Source licensing, permanently, in a decision that was extremely favorable toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux. The man who prompted that decision could be described as the worst enemy a Free Software project could have. This is the story of how our community was able to benefit from that enemy.

Review: PC-BSD 7

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BSD Recently the PC-BSD team released their latest stable version (PC-BSD 7) code-named Fibonacci Edition. Some of major changes from the previous version include a newer kernel, an experimental ZFS module, and a KDE 4 for desktop environment. Being a Linux junkie, I thought of this as a perfect opportunity to venture into the BSD arena.

Linux on laptops

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  • Is Toshiba ACPI Permanently Broken?

  • Ubuntu on HP mini note
  • Our second Linux laptop has a real keyboard

First Look: Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ Beta Delivers

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Ubuntu The first beta for the next major version of Ubuntu Linux is now available for download and testing. While it isn’t finished yet, the beta version of “Intrepid Ibex,” as this release is known, promises a number of important improvements.

Is twhirl the "most awesomest" Twitter desktop client for Linux?

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Software The first thing that I did after I got a Twitter account was look for a desktop client for Linux. Unfortunately, I only found a few, and most them are still under development and their features are anemic.

Marble: 'Googe Earth Lite' Comes Free With KDE 4

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVERYONE seems to love using Google Earth. It is such a thrill to use, allowing you to zoom across oceans and continents at the click of a mouse button, or to look at your own home from the heavens.

some howtos:

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  • How to install GIMP 2.6 on Linux

  • Adding search to your Web site with Xapian and Omega
  • OOo: Sorting mixed 5- and 9-digit zip codes
  • How to Convert flv (flash video) to dvd iso in Ubuntu
  • How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Sharing Files with a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router
  • Bash Weather Script - World Update

FSF: wrong priorities

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OSS That's here: FSF Campaigns: High Priority Free Software Projects. And I don't see any vision at all, but mostly politics.

AspireOne: a review

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Hardware On Sunday, I purchased an Acer Aspire One - a 120Gb Linux machine in 'Sapphire Blue'. Ever since some of my friends started using Asus Eee machines, I'd been thinking about buying a 'netbook.'

Vendors rush to fix critical TCP/IP bug

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Security (IDG): Internet infrastructure vendors are rushing to develop patches for a set of TCP/IP security flaws, which could help hackers knock servers offline with very little effort. Robert Lee and Jack Louis, have said that they can knock Windows, Linux, embedded systems and even firewalls offline.

7 Days of M1530: First Impressions

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Ubuntu It’s been four days now since I got my Dell XPS M1530 pre-installed with Ubuntu. I am ready to give some first impressions. Here is what I have noticed so far:

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OSS Leftovers

  • What Is Fuchsia, Google’s New Operating System?
    Fuchsia first popped up on the tech world’s radar in mid-2016, when an unannounced open source project from Google appeared on the GitHub repository. According to initial inspection by the technology press, it was designed to be a “universal” operating system, capable of running on everything from low-power smartwatches to powerful desktops. That potentially includes phones, tablets, laptops, car electronics, connected appliances, smarthome hardware, and more.
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    Move over musicians, AI is here. Google's 'NSynth' neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on.
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  • GCC 8 Compiler Offering More Helpful Debug Messages, Usability Improvements
    Red Hat's David Malcom has outlined some of the usability improvements coming with the imminent release of GCC 8.
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  • ONF Launches Stratum Open-Source SDN Project
    The growing adoption of software-defined networking over the past several years has given a boost to makers of networking white boxes. The separation of the network operating system, control plane and network tasks from the underlying proprietary hardware meant that organizations could run that software on white-box switches and servers that are less expensive than those systems from the likes of Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Network virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) have proven to be a particular boon for hyperscale cloud providers like Google and Facebook and telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon, which are pushing increasingly massive amounts of traffic through their growing infrastructures. Being able to use less expensive and easily manageable white boxes from original design manufacturers (ODMs) has helped these organizations keep costs down even as demand rises.

KDE: Discover, Qt Creator, LibAlkimia

  • This week in Discover, part 10
    This week saw many positive changes for Discover, and I feel that it’s really coming into its own. Discover rumbles inexorably along toward the finish line of becoming the most-loved Linux app store!
  • Qt Creator 4.6 RC & Qt 5.11 Beta 2 Released
    The Qt Company has some new software development releases available in time for weekend testing. First up is the Qt Creator 4.6 Release Candidate. Qt Creator 4.6 has been working on better C++17 feature support, Clang-Tidy and Clazy warnings are now integrated into the diagnostic messages for the C++ editor, new filters, and improvements to the model editor.
  • LibAlkimia 7.0.1 with support for MPIR released
    LibAlkimia is a base library that contains support for financial applications based on the Qt C++ framework. One of its main features is the encapsulation of The GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP) and so providing a simple object to be used representing monetary values in the form of rational numbers. All the mathematical details are hidden inside the AlkValue object.
  • Last Weeks Activity in Elisa and Release Schedule
    Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users. We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android). We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.

SwagArch 18.02 - U Got Swag?

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