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Story Building Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 11:21am
Story How Hard Is It to Switch to Linux? Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 9:45am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 8:52am
Story Leftovers: Android Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 8:48am
Story Leftovers: Programming Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 8:46am
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 8:43am
Story Theme, Ads, Format, Scope, Etc. Roy Schestowitz 6 13/11/2013 - 8:40am
Story Linux 3.13 To Support EFI On ARM Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 9:32pm
Story How did the Outreach Program for Women work out for the Linux kernel this year? Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 7:45pm

Latest OpenSUSE a mixed bag for educators

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zdnet: It took a while, but I finally downloaded the full DVD image for Novell’s OpenSUSE 10.3. A single-CD install is also available, but I wanted to have the full library of additional software available to me, as well as all of the non-open source software not included on the CD, so I braved hours of file sharing, all in the name of ZDNet blogs.

The chicken or the egg: Ubuntu on ftp.gnome.org

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beranger: A few minutes ago, I went to ftp://ftp.gnome.org/. The first thing I noticed was that releases is a symlink to mirror/ubuntu-releases/. Is Ubuntu that important to consume GNOME's bandwidth?

Gentoo Tutorial part 2: Adding goodies to the system.

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futurepages.net: This is the second part of the Gentoo Tutorials. In the first section “Minimal Gentoo Installation” we have built a fresh Gentoo system using the minimal install disk and downloading the stages/ports and building the kernel. This left us with a bare Gentoo OS. In this second Gentoo Tutorial we are going to customize and add different software to the system.

MPlayer 1.0rc2 released

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mplayerhq: It's been a while, but we are still around and have decided that it's time to funnel our steady stream of daily changes into a release again.

How to upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty Fawn to Gutsy Gibbon

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blog.mypapit.net: The new release of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is just around the corner! With all these new features and latest softwares from repositories, I think it makes no sense not to upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon unless if you don’t have a fast internet connection or way too crazy to upgrade.

Also: Howto Auto mount a drive in DOSBOX

Get down with OpenBSD rock

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BSD

tectonic: Continuing their quirky habit of releasing a song for each new release the OpenBSD team has released the official 4.2 song. OpenBSD leader Theo de Raadt describes it as "mid-era Rush song".

Why SUSE Why ?

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techzone: SUSE 10.3 was released and I had to try it. All geared up, I started downloading the torrent of the KDE version. I think this the the worst install experience I had in last one year. I was spoiled by the likes of PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Granular and Mint Linux.

A Day in OpenSuSE 10.3

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jon-reagan.blogspot: After hearing OpenSuSE 10.3 had been released and had a CD available, I decided to give it a quick test drive.

Why do i always revert back to Ubuntu ?

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Zero Effect: Every time I try a new distro I find my self reverting back to Ubuntu soon after I install it. The first one was back when Mandriva 2007 spring was released. The second time was just yesterday after installing openSUSE 10.3 gnome cd.

Ten Ways to Make More Humane Open Source Software

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humanized.com: A lot of bandwidth has been wasted arguing over the lack of usability in open-source software/free software (henceforth “OSS”). The debate continues at this moment on blogs, forums, and Slashdot comment threads. Meanwhile, as these arguments swirl, I’ve been quietly relying on OSS to get my work done.

KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release tagging this Monday?

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/home/liquidat: The KDE 4.0 Beta 3 release was shifted again - the tagging will be this Monday. If everything works out we will see KDE 4.0 Beta 3 this week.

Advantages of open source: Revisited

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Tristan Rhodes: I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

Installing MonoDevelop from Source on Ubuntu

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how-to-geek: After reading a post from my friend Daniel about the new release of MonoDevelop, I decided to try and install it… which is when I realized that the installation from source is so painful I'd better figure it out and share it with everybody else.

Measuring Kernel Marker Overhead

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kernelTRAP: "It looks to be about 2.1% increase in time to do the make/mount/unmount operations with the marker patches in place and no blktrace operations," Alan Brunelle summarized some benchmarks testing the overhead of the kernel markers patches.

Also: Colored printk Output

Dual Boot Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows XP

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blog.platinumsolutions.com: Ubuntu works great with my Dell D820 Laptop and had no problems with my sound card, video driver, and power management. I was definitely a happy camper so I thought I'd share how to create a dual boot environment with Ubuntu + XP.

0.1 + 0.1 = Awn 0.2

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njpatel.blogspot.com: Well there you have it, Awn 0.2 has been released! With over six months since the last release, you'd think we were working on something as complicated as Gnome, but I think there are enough new features to show where the time has gone Wink.

OpenSUSE 10.3: first look

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ariya.blogspot: I know I should be doing something "useful", but the fresh-from-oven OpenSUSE 10.3 is just too good to skip. Thus, I decided to waste a weekend to try it. In short: it's very solid and attractive, without doubt the best OpenSUSE release so far.

ROX-Filer: A Lightweight File Manager that Simply Rocks

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polishlinux: ROX is one of the genuinely interesting file managers available for the major platforms - GNU/Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows (under Cygwin). As can be inferred from the manager’s website, ROX-Filer is a project aimed to move the best features of RISC OS onto Linux and Unix platforms. Its small footprint and configurability are its unquestionable hallmarks.

Why did GNUstep never really take off?

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Pain and Glory: “GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development." Anyone who has used NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP or Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. So one would think that GNUstep would be quite popular.

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