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Story Linux Kernel 3.15.3 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:31pm
Story Linux World Domination Complete: Why It's Foolish To Bet Against Open Source Communities Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:22pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Nextiva Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:18pm
Story KDE’s Vivaldi tablet, Improv project are dead! Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:04pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:49pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:49pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:47pm
Story Why You Shouldn’t Have To Buy The $630 Super-Secure Blackphone In Order To Protect Your Privacy Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:02pm
Story THE NEW 501(C)(3) AND THE FUTURE OF FREE SOFTWARE IN THE UNITED STATES Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 6:22am
Story Why XFCE is the Best Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:30am

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

Coupla Early Ubuntu 8.04 Reviews

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04: Hardy Heron Review

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Jaded Janus
  • Official Ubuntu Tour
  • Downloads
  • Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A First Look

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Stuff I have learned about displays

  • K Module, a.k.a. the KDE Pages
  • Novell strips SLES down to its undies
  • Ubuntu propagandist creates cool Vista dissing sticker
  • OpenSUSE 11.0: Who gets top billing? GNOME or KDE?
  • Time and talent are the open source speed limits
  • A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Did Open Source Doom the OLPC?
  • SE Radio Interview on Open Source Business Models
  • Project Diaspora Open Sourced and Finished. Space MMORPG
  • Web 2.0 Conference: Lots of News for Open Sourcers
  • How big can Ubuntu get?

Microsoft’s eco system: cracks in the reliability

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liquidat.wordpress: The microsoft eco system is often mentioned to be long term reliable and therefore be a good option for companies with long term plans or needs. However, recently some parts of Microsoft’s eco system fall apart and became incompatible, which is not what you expect from a reliable system.

30 Similarities Between MS Excel and OOo Calc

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: This is another article in my series that shows the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office. Using a new product requires some re-learning. But you rarely have to learn an entirely new set of skills. This article is to emphasize the similarities.

Sun Solaris 10 5/08

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phoronix.com: While all of the Solaris excitement at Phoronix as of late has been around Solaris Express Developer 1/08 and the forthcoming release of OpenSolaris 2008.05, today Sun Microsystems has announced the immediate release of Solaris 10 5/08.

Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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aseigo.blogspot: Mauricio broke the news today in his blog about what can only be described as a massive deployment of free software. In summary: KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software platform in the primary school education system in Brazil.

Linux vs. GNU/Linux: The Aftermath

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jonreagan.wordpress: Today, I wrote a post about why I call Linux “Linux” and not “GNU/Linux.” That post attracted quite a number of views, and a good number of comments as well.

some howtos:

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  • Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

  • KDE 4 on Slackware 12.0
  • Ubuntu Linux Install and Configure Ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
  • How to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu
  • More advanced wget usage
  • Getting data into and out of an OpenOffice.org Base database
  • Installing and tracking software updates with toast
  • GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Getting help with the Linux Command Line

And the Most Reliable OS of All Is ...

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serverwatch.com: If you were to be asked, out of all the server operating systems on the market, which platform had the highest reliability (in terms of downtime), what would your guess be?

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th April 2008

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dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Complete source rewrite, with many improvements, in KInfoCenter. Important work on the "Quick Launch", "Folder View", and "RSSNOW" Plasma applets. Initial work towards future support for a list of timezones tooltip for the digital-clock Plasmoid.

Red Hat Prepping Managed Services Strategy

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mspmentor.net: The convergence of open source with managed services and software as a service (SaaS) continues. The latest example: Red Hat, arguably the world’s best-known open source company, has created two staff positions to serve hosting partners. Plus, Red Hat is evaluating a strategy to work more closely with managed service providers, MSPmentor has learned. Here’s the scoop.

Reiser Jury Deliberating; Readers Predicting 'Not Guilty'

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blog.wired: Jurors weighing Linux programmer Hans Reiser's murder case were deliberating for the first full day here Wednesday. Panelists have just broken for lunch and are headed for a nearby Mexican restaurant.

Xubuntu Hardy Heron is Ready for Takeoff

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junauza.com: “So far, so good.” That is all I can say when I tested Xubuntu 8.04 RC last night on my Macbook Pro. My first impression with Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” was rather respectable because first and foremost, the installation was trouble-free and it was smooth sailing all the way.

Arch, an Awesome Distro for Power Users

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kdubois.net: Gentoo broke. I loved how Gentoo did not treat me like an idiot, and allowed me full control over my system. When my last `emerge world` command failed after 4 hours of working and had the happy effect of breaking libexpat.so.0, I decided that I was done with Gentoo. I decided to install Arch.

WebKit GTK+ port passes Acid3 on Linux

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arstechnica.com: The GTK+ port of WebKit is the first open source HTML render to fully pass the Acid3 test on the Linux platform. WebKit, which is Apple's increasingly popular fork of KDE's KHTML rendering engine, is used by Apple's Safari web browser and the iPhone.

Foresight 20/20 Recap: Re-organizing the wiki

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silwenae.org/blog: One of Sunday’s sessions / hackfests, was a discussion on how to re-organize the wiki. As many wiki’s become over time, the Foresight wiki has many pages which are now out of date, especially due to the transition to Foresight 2.0.

What the Flock - the Social Browser Revolution

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makeuseof.com: At first, Flock appealed to me in a purely superficial way. As you may have noticed, I’m a sucker for style, good design and pretty textures, and Flock certainly unites all of these features.

For Me, It’s Linux, Not GNU/Linux

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jonreagan.wordpress: I do not call Linux “GNU/Linux.” I am not only referring to the kernel, but the entire system, programs and all. Why? Many other people call it “GNU/Linux.” Here’s why I call Linux just Linux.

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LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HiDPI Displays

The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment. Read more Also: LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

GNOME 3.27.1 RELEASED

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today's leftovers

  • Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux
    Ordinarily, I would not notice or even recommend a brief article in a magazine but this is Popular Science, the Bible of DIY types especially the young and restless who might actually take the plunge into FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). It’s a general magazine with a million subscribers.
  • Chromium 62 ready for download
    chromium_iconEarlier this week, Google released a security update for its chrome/chromium browser. The new version 62.0.3202.62 plugs the holes of 35 more or less serious issues, several of them have a CVE rating. When the topic of Chromium 62 came up in the comments section of a previous post, I mentioned that I was unable to compile it on Slackware 14.2. Errors like “error: static assertion failed: Bound argument |i| of type |Arg| cannot be converted and bound as |Storage|” yield some results when looked up on the Internet, and they indicate that Slackware’s own gcc-5.3.0 package is too old to compile chromium 62.
  • Playing with the pine64
     

    So I went for OpenBSD because I know the stuff and who to har^Wkindly ask for help. Spoiler alert, it's boring because it just works.

  • PrismTech Moves Market-Leading Proven DDS Solution to Open Source as Eclipse Cyclone
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana
    It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it’s practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian gallerist, writer, and historian, never quits what she has started. She’s discussing her work on the "Cultural Encyclopaedia", an attempt to “facilitate the re/ordering of knowledge, narratives, and representations from and about the African continent” through an online resource that includes an A-to-Z index and vertices of clickable images for entries. Eventually, a 54-volume book series—one for each country on the continent—will be published with selections from the encyclopedia's long, long list. Oforiatta Ayim is working with a small team of editors, and, starting with her native country, she has taken on the task of documenting all significant cultural touchstones in the thousands of years of African history. Plus, it will be open source to prevent it from having a top-down logic. “I’m a little bit crazy to take it on,” she says. “But if I’m not going to do it, who is going to be as crazy as me?”
  • The Only Person I’ll Pair Program with is my Cat
     

    I could argue (to varying degrees of success) that pair programming isn’t productive. Productivity of a practice is an easy thing to attack because, in our capitalist dystopia, it’s the end-all-be-all metric. But I hate pair programming, and it’s not just because I don’t feel productive. It’s a lot more than that.

  • Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide
     

    Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology.

  • Google will pay out bounties for bad Android app flaws
     

    "Google Play is working with the independent bug bounty platform, HackerOne, and the developers of popular Android apps to implement the Google Play Security Reward Program. Developers of popular Android apps are invited to opt-in to the program, which will incentivize security research in a bug bounty model," says HackerOne.

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