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Story Best Linux apps for managing your media srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 4:52pm
Story Linux Video Editing Apps: The Simple, the Slick and the Stumbly srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 4:51pm
Story Google Code to stop checking SourceForge names srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 4:48pm
Story The best netbook OS: XP, Windows 7 or Ubuntu? srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 4:46pm
Story do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs without vision suck”? srlinuxx 2 17/11/2010 - 10:33am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 6:13am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 5:38am
Story Fedora Welcomes in New Management srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 5:22am
Story Fear of Forking srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 2:45am
Story OpenSSL Issues Fix srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 2:43am

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Linux Kernel Compilation

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HowTos

From time to time you may need to install the Linux (the kernel) manually, this may be to get some new feature you want, or just to see what it's like.

Opera Ver 9.0 - A trailblazer in the web browsing arena

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Reviews

I have always been fascinated by the web browser called Opera that is developed by a Norwegian firm going by the same name. The current version of this web browser is ver 9.0 which they tout as the fastest web browser in the world. Once I started using the latest version of Opera, I discovered a number of useful features which made my browsing experience that much richer.

A great operating system is about details

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OS

A couple of weeks ago I found time to install Dapper Drake, the latest Ubuntu Linux release. In the same week my wife bought a brand new MacBook. The inevitable comparison got me thinking about what makes an otherwise good operating system great. Is it better than Ubuntu?

Microsoft flip-flops on ODF support

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Microsoft had decided to sponsor an open source project that aims to bring support for the Open Document Format file format to its Office productivity suite. Microsoft however is still dragging its feet, charged Simon Phipps.

A MythTV myth

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Software

Much as I like Linux and open-source software, it pains me to see someone making a big deal about it when it really doesn't deserve that much fanfare.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi

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Hardware
Reviews

Introduced back on May 23, 2006 was AMD's Socket AM2. While these processors really did not bring too much to the table other then a DDR2-800 memory controller several motherboard vendors began offering up their new AM2 supportive products. In front of us today is the M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi motherboard, benchmarked on FC5.

GIMP 2.3.10 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.10 is a development snapshot leading up to GIMP 2.4. The source code can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Changes include:
- the Align tool now also aligns to guides
- allow use CSS color notation in Script-Fu
- more work on the new selection tools
- new GTK+ Print API

Linux Magazines Roundup

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Linux

While there are a lot of IT magazines throughout the world, almost all of them are only dedicated to Windows, when they're not targeting MacOS. It's not easy to find a Linux one... Here's the most prominent ones available in print.

Linux-2.6.18 Brings Significant Changes

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.18 kernel, "the merge window for 2.6.18 is closed, and -rc1 is out there". He noted that the changes are extensive, "the changes are too big for the mailing list, even just the shortlog."

Sun's open-source odyssey

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Speaking with CNET News.com, Green said Sun will open-source Java "pretty quickly," and he described how the company aims to compete under the Darwinian rules of the software industry.

Virtualization and the Impact of Open Source

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Software

What has caused the effective price of virtualization to head toward zero -- and how? Let’s look at virtualization, something that has tremendous potential with a clear payoff: reduced costs for IT organizations.

REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux

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REAL Software, Inc. announced today that REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux is available now. In addition to the over 100 features and fixes that have been added, REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Linux has been specifically tested and optimized for use with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.

Ubuntu and Debian

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu caused a lot of friction with and for Debian. In discussions with its founder, Mark Shuttleworth, and other Ubuntu developers during (and before) Debconf6, I was able to spell out the main criticisms from the Debian perspectives of the way Canonical/Ubuntu is handling things.

Ubuntu Makes Opera 9 available for easy download and installation

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Ubuntu

After the launch of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Canonical is pleased to announce the availability of Opera 9 for Ubuntu. With just a few clicks of the mouse, all Ubuntu users can download and install the latest version of the Opera browser.

Book review: Python How to Program

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Python How to Program is a textbook for a basic course in programming based on the increasingly popular programming language, Python. This book is truly a textbook, right down to the duotone red and black printing, which takes me back to my school days.

Microsoft to offer open source document format

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Microsoft

Microsoft on Thursday bowed to pressure from governments to offer new free open source software that will allow its Office suite of programmes to handle documents in rival formats.

Fedora considering default font switch

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Linux

The Fedora Project is thinking about switching to the DejaVu font family as the default font in Fedora Core. DejaVu is a derivative of the popular Bitstream Vera family, which has not seen any updates since 2003.

Installing Ubuntu (Linux.com training videos)

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Ubuntu

In our first set of Linux.com training videos we showed you how to download Ubuntu GNU/Linux and run it from a CD without installing it. Today, in two short videos, we install Ubuntu on our hard drive.

Open-Xchange Publishes First in a Series of Position Papers

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc. today posted the first in a series of position papers intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and collaborative solutions in specific.

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OpenStack Roundup

  • OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare
    Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.
  • A Look Into IBM's OpenStack Meritocracy
    Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology, discusses how Big Blue has earned its place in the OpenStack community.
  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV
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Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Following the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS last week, I was running another fresh performance comparison of various Linux distributions on my powerful Xeon E3-1270 v5 Skylake system. I made it a few Linux distributions in before the motherboard faced an untimely death. Not sure of the cause yet, but the motherboard is kaput and thus the testing was ended prematurely. Read more

GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing

Yes we skip 10.2 for 10.3 since was FreeBSD 10.3 was coming we thought we should wait for 10.3. This is the first ALPHA development release for testing and debugging for GhostBSD 10.3, only as MATE been released yet which is available on SourceForge and for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?
    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.
  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04
    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features
  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete. Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.
  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review
    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway. I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review. As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.