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Why Business Doesn't "get" Desktop Linux

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Linux

linux-blog.org: As for Linux and a business like this...getting them to see the savings isn’t hard. They know if they didn’t have to buy antivirus for over 6 thousand desktops they’d save tons of money. They know that if they didn’t have to license the same number of office installs that they’d save an enormous amount of cash. This isn’t the problem.

9 Improvements Needed in GNOME

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Software

earthweb.com: Although I regularly use KDE, Xfce, and other desktops for GNU/Linux, I keep returning to GNOME. Despite being in development for a decade, GNOME still lacks one or two utilities that I consider essential. Here are the improvements that I would most like to see in GNOME:

Linux Tidbits

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HowTos

linuxtidbits.wordpress: Regular commands I use every day in Linux plus a few eclectic ones. Basically geared to the new user.

Freespire 2.0.3

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Linux

distro-review.com: The single most annoying thing about Freespire is that I've only just stumbled upon it's greatness. If someone dresses up the menus and the folder icons then this has the potential to be the best release in the world - and I genuinely believe that.

Playing RM And RMVB Video Files On Linux

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HowTos

I have a large collection of short videos, which are from various sources - friends, YouTube, or BitTorrent. Most of these are in the RM (Real Media) format, which was originally meant for streaming online video or audio.

One week of KDE

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KDE

Frederik Himpe: Last week, I swtiched back from GNOME to KDE for one week. I used KDE 3.5.9, not 4.0.2 because I think that one will very probably not be mature enough for my needs.

5 Tips to Improve your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

cheesemedia.net: Here are 5 funkalicious tips to improve your Linux desktop. Whether it be speed, or just look and feel, here are some of my favourites.

OpenOffice 3.0 promises to bash Office

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OOo

techworld.com: Microsoft’s Office suite could have plausible challenger on the desktop for the first time since Lotus gave up trying to take on Redmond a decade ago.

Install OpenWRT, Chillispot, FreeRadius Based Managed Hotspot(s) Including PayPal Payment Gateway

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HowTos

If you have ever tried to implement one of the hotspot HowTos on this and other sites, it might have dawned on you that this is not an easy feat to accomplish. Amazingly most solutions also leave out the most important part – how to get paid by the punters using the hotspot.

Re-enabling Compiz with Radeon Mobility in Hardy Beta

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Ubuntu

Not being a man of patience, I figured with the final release of Gnome 2.22 included in the latest Hardy Beta, now would be a good time to jump on the Hardy band-wagon. Unfortunately I did run into one major issue, Compiz completely stopped working after the upgrade.

today's leftovers and stuff

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News
  • Ubuntu and Fonts

  • Ubuntu Hardy - Liberation Fonts now Fully Hinted?
  • Opensuse 11.0 Alpha 3
  • Troubleshooting Defunct (Zombie) Processes on Linux
  • Linux Directory Structure Overview
  • Quickzi: How To Change MySQL Root Password
  • New packages in Ubuntu 8.10 (Hardy Heron) that I'm excited about
  • Make Conky Transparent and movable
  • New Life for an Old Laptop - an Update part 2
  • Two console word processors
  • Howto: Install Safari on Ubuntu with Flash!

Mozilla: what do you fear?

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Moz/FF
  • Question to Mozilla CEO: what do you fear?

  • Miro 1.2 update is out with the latest Mozilla 1.9
  • Firefox + Gmail = GTD

No consensus over OOXML in Poland, yet

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OSS

polishlinux.org: Last Thursday PKN (Polish Normalization Committee) had a meeting on which it was supposed to come up with the decision concerning Polish recommendation for ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (OOXML) proposed standard. The common stance has not been acheived.

First look at Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta

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Ubuntu

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” has just entered the beta phase of development - and that means another 650+MB download and some good hands-on time with my favorite Linux distro!

Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

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Hardware

engadget.com: OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front, but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi, includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client on Linux.

Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 2)

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: This article pursues the analysis of DistroWatch.com's logs I started one week ago. Last time, the data were prepared so that we could investigate the evolution, in time and space, of the popularity of GNU/Linux distributions. Pre-processing the logs in a different manner allows to focus on other interesting questions.

Mythbuntu 8.04 Brings MythTV Improvements To Fruition

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last November we had looked at Mythbuntu 7.10 and found it to be an excellent MythTV distribution. Today we are taking an early look at this spring refresh using the recently released beta.

What Gael Did Next - Ulteo Online Desktop

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Linux

lostaddress.org: Gael Duval is the creator of Mandrake Linux. He left Mandriva in March 2006 and went on to start a new project called Ulteo. So what’s it all about?

Operating systems are not cars

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: Every once in a while I come across the argument being made that OS choice is like car choice. It's usually in a forum involving Linux, where one poster will lead off that there's too much choice and the follow-up will read something like "But how will we ever choose what car to buy and drive with all this choice.. it's too much.."

pretty cool Plasma stuff

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Plasma themes rock Wink Now you can have a much more consistent look throughout KDE 4. Here are a few screenshots showing how KDE 4 trunk can look these days.

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today's leftovers

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    For today’s system administrators, the future holds tremendous promise. In this ebook, we have covered many technical skills that can be big differentiators for sysadmins looking to advance their careers. But, increasingly, open source skillsets can also open new doors. A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Today, that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market. Participating in open source projects -- through developing code, submitting a bug report, or contributing to documentation -- is an important way to demonstrate open source skills to hiring managers.
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    With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository. The code landed includes the work done this summer by Ewald Hew for Google Summer of Code (GSoC 17) adding support for Type 1 fonts to the Adobe CFF engine. Type 1 is an older, less maintained font format.
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  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.