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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Google Nexus 5 vs. Apple iPhone 5s Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm
Story KDE Ships February Updates to Applications and Platform Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:20pm
Story Mageia 4.0, hands-on: Another excellent release Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:14am
Story Tux3 Still Has Some Bugs Before Being Mainlined Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:10am
Story Fedora 20 Gnome 13.10 Desktop Review Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:45am
Story Introducing Steam's new Music features Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:34am
Story Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:25am
Story In 2014, Android/Linux Will Be The Big Dog In Client OS Page-views Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:08am
Story Asus mini-PC breaks Chrome OS price barrier Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 8:56am
Story Will Amazon destroy the Apple TV with an Android console? Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:05am

today's leftovers

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News
  • the fantastic four - drupals unofficial core

  • Linux App Finder: Ease the Pain of Switching
  • Novell's New Desktop-to-Server Software Suite
  • Scientific Linux 5.1 BETA: much better than the released StartCom AS-5.0.1
  • Fabrice Facorat: What is broken in Cooker currently?
  • Linux Atomic Battle Tank Game
  • Best Community Linux
  • 'Telecom & education sectors fuelling OSS growth'
  • Removing Windows from a Dual-Boot System
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Experience
  • konqi gets tab undo!
  • Linux Scorched 3D Tank Game
  • YaST should be in every distro
  • New Firefox 2.0.0.11 update on its way

Open Document Format Can Evolve Without Foundation Input

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OSS

eWeek: The recent demise of the OpenDocument Foundation is not expected to have any impact whatsoever on the progress and adoption of the Open Document Format.

The So-Called 'Incompleteness' Theory Of Open Source

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: Sourceforge.net, the premier repository for open-source software, has more than 160,000 projects registered. Many of them will never reach the 1.0 revision marker. But is that really a bad thing?

Excursions With Find, Xargs, and Perl

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HowTos

Geek Pit: It's a common sysadmin task to want to change permissions on all the files and subdirectories under a top-level directory. You could just use the '-R' switch to chmod, but what if your files and directories need different permissions?

In the black: Why Linux makes financial sense

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Linux

iTWire: Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration.

A Look at openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

Linux Online: Just a little over a month and half ago, Novell released their free community-developed version of SUSE Linux, known as openSUSE, version 10.3. I downloaded the DVD image and took my time to evaluate this offering of one of the more well-known Linux distributions.

File permissions in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this article we’re going to cover topics such as the basics of Linux file access rights, useful commands that allow you to manage file permissions, as well as numerical and special access modes.

OLPC Sued Over Keyboard Design

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OLPC
Legal

bostonglobe: A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Natick says the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, of Cambridge, stole his company’s design for a multilingual keyboard.

Distrowar: TinyME vs. Sidux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: A month has already passed since our last distrowar, so we are at the right moment to bring it on again. This time it’s TinyME against Sidux for today's main event. Now, without further ado, let’s get ready to rumble!

the WalMart gOS vs. the community? Nah.

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: I occasionally read, and usually enjoy, the Blog of Helios, and his opinions are usually pretty dead-on, in my eyes. But recently, Helios cried fowl at the Everex gOS GreenPC, the $200 'little' sold-out-at-WalMart. Helios, buddy, really?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A newbies guide to Fdisk

  • How-to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu
  • Upgrading NVIDIA Drivers in Debian Lenny
  • Linux Shell, Bash tutorial
  • Using Mozilla Prism on Linux
  • How to install deb packages
  • Migrating mailman lists
  • Shell Scripting 101

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 1

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SUSE

opensuse news: We are very glad to be able to announce the first ever issue of the openSUSE Weekly News newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to summarise all the finer details occurring in and around the openSUSE Community.

Big news from Zonbu - The Zonbu Notebook!

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Linux
Hardware

arsgeek: I’ve just heard from the Zonbu folks this morning and they let me know that as of today Zonbu is releasing a notebook version of their low power, environmentally friendly desktop.

Hans Reiser Portrayed as 'Stressed' Before Nina Vanished, Jurors Bored

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Reiser

wired.com: A local politician took the witness stand in the Hans Reiser murder trial Wednesday, offering testimony that the defendant was "stressed" and growing deeply frustrated with the divorce courts that had awarded legal custody of their children to his wife.

Is Being 'Gutsy' All It Takes?

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an integrated server stack and wail about the difficulty of figuring out what is needed, how toilsome it is to install all the pieces separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you have found and installed all the separate pieces. Fortunately they're wrong.

Konqueror: doing it all from one interface

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KDE

Free Software Magazine: Buried treasure is the most fun, so let’s get that spade out and start digging for a few Konqueror gems. One of the first, best and simplest things you can do is to get an easy speed boost.

Putting Linux in Perspective

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Linux

Linux Journal: While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC. While what I am writing here may sound like humor, it actually is real. That is, it is about what has happened in the last 20 years.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • gnome is humans; jeff is human; murray is violating the no asshole rule

  • KDE 4 preview
  • New Drupal book: Drupal 5 Themes
  • Mozilla Landscape 2008
  • Asus resolves Eee GPL violation, releases asus_acpi code changes
  • 2nd Linux Foundation Summit In Texas
  • Conspiracy to Suppress KDE, in action
  • Desktop Linux: Look Beyond Wal-Mart
  • Why Linus Isn't "Competing"
  • Dual Booting: ASUS Customised Xandros OS & Ubuntu 7.04/ Feisty Fawn on The ASUS EEE PC 701
  • Ubuntu vs. That Other OS
  • It's the Directory, Stupid

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How can I configure Firefox to use the KDE print system?

  • schroot - chroot for any users
  • OOo: Video Tutorial of Creating a Database and Simple Mail Merge
  • Dangerous Linux Commands
  • ffmpegmenu - transcode videos from your file manager
  • HowTo: Display a Tree of Linux Processes
  • Install Drupal 5.3 on Mandriva 2008 or One
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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
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  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
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