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Story Ubuntu 13 challenges Windows 8 srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 5:17pm
Story What's new in Linux 3.10 srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 3:47pm
Story Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 3:46pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 514 srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 1:04pm
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Story Linux on Power srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 12:39am
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Story Knoppix 7.2 Review srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 12:35am
Story Linux Is On The Move Globally srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:30pm
Story The social side of LibreOffice srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:28pm

Taking the Open Road: University Libraries Explore Options

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linux insider: University libraries are natural users of open source software, which offers a good fit with open access to information and collaborative working. Open source solutions are beginning to encroach on learning and library operations, more often than not without the say-so of the librarians.

Linux on the new Toshiba Portege R500

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frederic99.blogspot: As I have just said I use Linux on my R500. Why Linux over Vista? How does Linux fare on the R500? Quite well I must say.

Puppy Linux . . . Wow!

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Linux Okay, I've spent several days wrestling with Damn Small Linux. It's a very cool distribution, but unfortunately, I could not get the wireless card in my laptop to work with it. So, I went back through my list of live CD distros and found . . . Puppy Linux.

Ubuntu, fresh from the start

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Linux I introduced an Ubuntu distro to my friend, stating that he try it out, seeing that it is by far, the most popular distro among the rest. The installation went fine, then we browsed the internet, and some pages are seemingly missing some, since it needed plugins for it to display the page correctly. There has to be a better alternative.

few howtos

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  • Linux/Fedora 7 and ATI Graphics Card

  • Dealing with hard drives in Ubuntu
  • Howto: Installing SPF plugin for Postfix in Ubuntu Gutsy in 4 simple steps

today's extra links and whatnots

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  • Ubuntu Howto: Install Ruby and Ruby on Rails

  • Analogy: Ubuntu is to WordPress as openSUSE is to Movable Type
  • Itanium Linux creds lined up for Gelato ICE
  • The Horsemen Assemble
  • ActiveState opens part of Komodo IDE
  • DistroWatch Top 5*
  • IT practical tests on ‘open’ platform
  • Firefox Locks Out Adblock Plugin Users
  • Open source shouldn't just be a marketing exercise
  • Getting Open Source help for schools
  • No other operating system has ever been this shaky.
  • Linux Yesterday And Linux Tomorrow, But Never Linux Today
  • Slackware: There's something totally sane about it
  • Slackware: Secure all the way back to 8.1
  • Settingup an FTP Server on Ubuntu with ProFTPD
  • Tweaking Ubuntu Ultimate

PC-BSD Day 3: Angels 1 - Demons 3

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ruminations: Between BSD and Linux there are plenty of similarities and differences from a technological, judicial and moral viewpoint. No doubt the various crowds could go head to head over those differences (which they actually do from time to time), but there is one area where BSD beats Linux hands down consistently. Its mascotte.

ugly little laptop: Some other, abortive, efforts

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Linux Ubuntu seemed to have the best luck on the ugly little laptop, which is what I wanted from the start. I did try a few other distros, but got only mediocre results. I know, most of these problems are probably circumventable (is that a word?), but there’s an entire buffet line of Linux distro options, and I see no need to spend too much time hovering over one small point of any single distro.

File management in Linux

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polishlinux: Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

The Solution Before the Solution

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Linux Today: A friend of mine is deep in negotiations with a major computer publisher to see if they would be interested in a book about open source solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Thus far, the negotiations are not going as well as my friend would like. Part of this is the inherent conservatism found in every publisher on the planet.

Linux: Introducing Reviewed-by Tags

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kernelTRAP: "Some people seem to be using 'Acked-by' to mean, 'seems good to me', without necessarily doing a full review of the patch, and instead of trying to change the meaning of 'Acked-by', [the plan is] to have a new sign off which is a bit more explicitly about what it means," Theodore Tso explained in a recent thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

Some Howtos & Such

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  • Getting Started with the Trolltech Greenphone SDK

  • Prevent X.Org from Starting in Ubuntu
  • 6 important points on migration from Windows to Linux
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks
  • Debugging Inkscape with gdb
  • Graveman on Linux - burn baby burn burn
  • View process hierarcy from the command line - pstree

IceWM and Ubuntu 7.04 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress: Slowly, slowly, things start to get better. This time I built up a stripped Ubuntu command-line installation, then added xorg, IceWM and a few GTK2 applications, to keep me in business.

AMD Partners With Novell to Optimize ATI Open Source Graphics Driver

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Linux Electrons (PR): AMD has said that the company plans to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.

Mindbridge switches to Linux, saves "bunches of money

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OSS Mindbridge didn't start out as an open source company -- far from it. "We had a predominantly Microsoft-oriented shop. Having deployed [Linux servers] to our customers, we turned around and said, we can do the same thing internally and save bunches of money."

3.2 billion people voted NO against OOXML

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OSS Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes... More Here

Firefox passes 400 million downloads

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c|net: Firefox just passed the 400 million download mark, according to the Spread Firefox site for promoting the open-source, extendable Web browser.

Did open source win the BBC iPlayer fight?

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Dana Blankenhorn: To hear UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tell it, open source advocates have won their fight to force open the BBC iPlayer to other platforms. Yeah. Open source wins. Right? Not necessarily.

Also: Eudora open source e-mail client beta makes debut

KDE 4.0 Release Schedule Revised

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KDE The KDE Release Team has revised the release schedule for KDE 4.0. The first visible bits of KDE 4.0 will be the KDE Development Platform release on October, 30. The final and long awaited release of the KDE Desktop 4.0 is planned for December, 11th 2007, well in time to be a Christmas present for everyone who has been longing for KDE 4.0.

Also: KMediaFactory for KDE4

10 ways Linux can breath life into your old PCs

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Linux Yesterday, I was trying to figure out what to do with a spare Athlon XP 1600+ box that I have. I wrote down some of my ideas and threw in some others I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking for ways to reuse that old PC, just peruse this list.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE