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Story Touchscreen media players run Android KitKat Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 2:31am
Story An Update & Upgrade to Unit 00 Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 1:52am
Story Linux 3.13 Kernel About To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 9:56pm
Story Intel Driver Picks Up More Improvements In Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Rollapp’s Online LibreOffice Nearly Ready for Prime Time – But Not Yet Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Are Chromebooks hurting Apple as well as Microsoft? Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Valve Ships An AMD Preview Driver For SteamOS Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 7:37pm
Story Where's Fedora 21 schedule? Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 7:23pm
Story KDE 4.11.5 Officially Released, Fixes over 65 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Linux 3.14 To Have PRIME Support For NVIDIA Tegra Rianne Schestowitz 08/01/2014 - 6:27pm

reiser trial day 3 headlines

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Reiser
  • Reiser is a 'Killer,' Prosecutor Proclaims; Judge Denies Mistrial

  • Best Show in Town: The Reiser Trial
  • Prosecution wraps up opening in Reiser trial
  • Prosecutor says it's clear Cal man killed wife; body never found

Vista vs. desktop Linux: One year in

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Linux
Microsoft

desktoplinux: After almost a year since Microsoft released Vista to manufacturing, it's time to re-evaluate it and decide if it's finally the equal of the best of the desktop Linuxes.

How to: Configuring conditional window transparency in Compiz

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HowTos

arstechnica: Compiz brings a lot of bling to the Linux desktop, but with such an extensive selection of configurable features, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to take advantage of specific functionality. Several readers have asked me how to use Compiz to make menus and tooltips transparent, so I figured I'd share this trick with the Open Ended audience.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 2

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: Last week we got our backup hardware in order, so today we're going into detail on backing up our data to a locally-attached backup device. We'll learn how to configure which files to backup, and create an easy one-word-command backup.

Distributed Storage Subsystem Feature Complete

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Linux

kernelTRAP: I'm pleased to announce [the] 7'th and final release of the distributed storage subsystem (DST)," Evgeniy Polyakov stated, completing the TODO list on the project's web page.

Also: Squashfs Aiming For Mainline Kernel

From Russia with testimony

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Reiser

sfgate: The 8-year-old son of Hans Reiser will testify in his murder trial. The boy has told investigators that he saw someone carrying "something big" in the middle of the night after his mother, Nina Reiser, was last seen.

VirtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of

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Software

desktoplinux: Quick, name some virtualization programs that run on Linux. Time's up. If you're like most people, you probably named VMware or Xen first. Many of you probably know of one or more of the following: Parallels, QEMU, KVM, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ. However, few of you probably know about VirtualBox.

Designing/Programming a Window Manager

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Software

pcworld blog: Recently I started learning what makes Linux work, meaning the core of the whole system. One of the most complex things to understand was the X Window System. Finally, after hours of research, I now share my findings with you.

openSUSE Guiding Principles take effect

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SUSE

opensuse news: It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works.

Also: Announcing the First openSUSE Board

Fedora 8 officially released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project.

Also: An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released

Microsoft and Novell extend alliance

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SUSE

vnunet: One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to "link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks".

Also: Microsoft-Novell: What a long, strange year it’s been

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • My what a pretty prompt! The colours, they are colourful!

  • Howto Setup a Remote Calendar using WebDAV with Mozilla Sunbird
  • How to Randomize login screen in Ubuntu (GDM)
  • Howto set up a DNS server in Ubuntu
  • Howto bind ssh to selected IP address
  • Basic presentations with LaTeX Beamer

Get even greater control of Firefox tabs

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Moz/FF

tectonic: After a recent update of Firefox I found that the Tabs Open Relevant add-on had ceased to work. Having grown used to this extension to the point of dependency, I was once again swamped with a vast number of confusingly sorted tabs.

Also: FLOSS Usability Sprint V

After all that’s been said about kubuntu

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Ubuntu

jucato.org/blog: I just want to give some sort of closure to my previous blog post about trying to (re)define Kubuntu’s identity and goals. What I really wanted is a stronger brand and identity for Kubuntu, and consequently for KDE too.

Also: Xubuntu Linux, clean install

A peek at Red Hat's Fedora 8 Linux (Screenshots)

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Linux

c|net: Red Hat's Fedora 8 version of Linux is set to debut Thursday, the latest version of a product line geared for enthusiasts, programmers, and Linux users who want to get a taste of what's to come in the supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Also: Fedora 8 (Werewolf) Release Summary
And: Red Hat's Fedora 8 hope: An all-purpose Linux foundation

Desktop Linux Adoption: An Introspection

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Linux

Technocrat: Daily I scan the headlines for more evidence of desktop Linux adoption. With more and more manufacturers offering pre-installed Linux, I have an increasingly sound basis for my hope. Why do I want the market share of desktop Linux to increase?

Dell To Ship PCs With SLED 10 Linux In China

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SUSE

crn: The slow, toe-in-the-water approach by PC makers to the Linux desktop continued on Wednesday, with Dell and Novell formalizing a deal to ship Dell OptiPlex 330 and 755 desktops preloaded with Novell's SLED 10, to commercial accounts in China.

Red Hat, Amazon deliver Linux on demand

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Linux

pcworld: Red Hat has made its Enterprise Linux OS available on demand by releasing it for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service that hosts business applications. The move is part of Red Hat's so-called "automation" strategy, which aims to deliver a Linux and open-source infrastructure for simplifying how applications run and are managed.

Also: Red Hat's New Vision: Any App, Anywhere, Anytime

kde4: Recent build impressions

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: I built KDE 4 overnight on my new Mandriva system, and while most of the pain was just in getting all the various -devel packages installed that I required for building, it seems that once those dependencies have been taken care of, everything went swimmingly.

Updating your system the Smart way

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Software

linux.com: All Linux distributions have things in common, but many differ in software installation and updating. Gentoo Linux is based on Portage, SUSE uses YaST, Red Hat and Fedora opt for yum, Linspire prefers CNR.... Oh, and don't forget the different package options: RPM, Debian, source, and more esoteric options. Smart Package Manager works with all major distributions, replacing native tools and installing different types of packages.

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Linux 4.12 RC3, Linux Foundation Project Updates

  • Linux 4.12-rc3
    Hey, things continue to look good, and rc3 isn't even very big. I'm hoping there's not another shoe about to drop, but so far this really feels like a nice calm release cycle, despite the size of the merge window. Knock wood. Anyway, rc3 has a little bit of everything. The biggest single change is actually just a documentation update (the intel pstate docs were converted to rst format), so the diffstat actually looks a bit odd with a wuarter just being documentation. There's also some tooling updates (perf and some bpf selftest). But if you ignore those two pieces, it looks pretty normal: two thirds of it being drivers (gpu, nvme, scsi, tty, block), with the remainder being about half networking and haf "misc" (core kernel, header files, XFS, arch updates). Go forth and test, Linus
  • Linux 4.12-rc3 Kernel Released
    Linus Torvalds has announced the third weekly test candidate for the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel debut. Linus commented of Linux 4.12-rc3 that it isn't a very big release over the prior RCs and so far it's a "nice calm release cycle." The biggest change this past week was actually documentation updates.
  • Linus Torvalds Announced the Third Release Candidate of the Linux 4.12 Kernel
    Even if it's Memorial weekend, Linus Torvalds is on the job announcing the release and immediate availability of the third RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel series.
  • Hyperledger Sawtooth Graduates to Active Status
    We’re happy to share that Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) has granted the Hyperledger Sawtooth maintainer’s request to advance the project’s status from Incubation to Active. Hyperledger Iroha also graduated today.
  • Stronger Together: How Cloud Foundry Supports Other Communities
    The open source Cloud Foundry application development platform was publicly announced over six years ago, and along the way, we have connected with other projects, adopting technologies from other open source communities as they matured. For example, before Docker was a company or even a project, the Cloud Foundry platform was using Linux containers to isolate deployed applications from one another. Our container implementation wasn’t built in a general purpose way like Docker’s; it wasn’t designed to solve all of the potential use cases for a container runtime. It was designed specifically to support the stateless web applications that Cloud Foundry was initially intended to support, and to do that in a secure, multitenant fashion.

Reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment, cool KDE tweaks, and GNOME integration for Qt based application

  • 11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux
    Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops.
  • Which Linux desktop environment do you prefer?
  • 7 cool KDE tweaks that will change your life
  • Gnome integration for Qt based applications in Flatpak
    Following blog post from Patrick Griffis about new themes support in Flatpak, we started working on supporting this new feature too. Currently wherever you start a Qt application, it would always look like a KDE application or something would be missing, like icons so you would end up with bad experience and mixed feelings. This is going to change now as we now support Gnome in form of icons, widget style and Qt platform theme and with this, when you run a Qt application in Gnome, it will look definitely better and more natively than before. We packaged regular adwaita icons which are used by default in Gnome as extension of freedesktop runtime. For widget style we use adwaita-qt style, which is a Qt style attempting to look like Gtk’s adwaita and the most important part putting this all together is QGnomePlatform, a Qt platform theme which reads your Gnome configuration and applies it to running Qt applications. QGnomePlatform also enforces Qt apps to use adwaita icons and adwaita-qt style by default so that’s another reason why it is important. Both adwaita-qt and QGnomePlatform projects are by the way authored by Martin Bříza, a collegue of mine from Red Hat so if you meet him in person somewhere buy him a beer for that he cares about Qt integration in Gnome :). Now coming to a question how to install this and make it work. Basically all you need to do is install following extensions and you shold be done: