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Story Fedora Day Four: Performance srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 7:03pm
Story Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 6:58pm
Story RHEL 7 is shipping GNOME Shell in Classic Mode srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:04pm
Story Great Little Radio Player Tunes In Simplicity srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:01pm
Story Serious Sam 3: BFE - Blood by the pound srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:00pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 4:12pm
Story Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 5:36am
Story Final Term srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 3:58am
Story Garry's Mod and Painkiller are coming to Linux srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 3:00am
Story KDE Working in Wayland srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 2:53am

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

Download of the day: Linux Weather wallpaper

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Software

nixcraft: The Weather Report tool downloads weather information from the U.S National Weather Service (NWS) servers. Now there is a new tool called Weather wallpaper.

Open Source Headlines

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OSS
  • The open source decision: a question of "what works"

  • Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise
  • Last days of a unique opportunity to vote Open Source into eGovernment
  • Open source court ruling impacts debated
  • Is open source the stock flavor of the month?
  • The Collision of Open Source and SaaS at AJAXWorld
  • Open source CRM software: Top five buzzwords

Mandriva Benelux is launched

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MDV

Mandriva PR: Mandriva Benelux NV (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) was launched on August 16th 2007 as the sole Benelux partner for Mandriva S.A, offering Mandriva Linux operating systems. Our target areas are corporate applications and solutions to individuals, educational institutions, public and private organizations, ISVs and OEMs all over the Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg region.

Wade Olson Interviewed About KDE 4

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Gartner Webdev has published an interview with KDE's very own marketing renegade Wade Olson. Wade talks about KDE 4, what makes it special and what KDE's role in the software market is. He sheds some light on the user's point of view and discusses his vision about the way the computer and software industry is moving.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 in my laptop

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Ubuntu

Arun's Blog: I installed Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 in my Acer Travelmate laptop few weeks back. The combination of ATI and Ubuntu really sucks. The Live CD GUI was always scrambled. I then downloaded the alternate CD.

Evolution beta is a powerful personal data mining tool

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Software

linux.com: Roelof Temmingh has written a cool new application which provides individuals with the ability to do data mining of publicly available information. It's a cross-platform Java application called Evolution, currently in its second beta, and available as a free download.

Upgrade Ubuntu with apt-get for a smoother transition

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HowTos

techrepublic: I recently discovered a few servers still running on Ubuntu 5.10 ‘Breezy Badger,’ which officially had its support withdrawn in April of this year. Now, it’s certainly not a good idea to have any server running without security updates available on tap. While it would be easier to take the approach of “if it’s not broken don’t fix it,” the risk of being compromised by a known and patched security flaw is unacceptable — time to upgrade!

Ubuntu Xorg maintainer demonstrates bulletproof X

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Software

arstechnica: Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.

Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML

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Linux

On September 2, the comment and voting period will close on ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats (OOXML). The Linux Foundation (LF) has received questions from outside its membership regarding its position on adoption of OOXML in its current form as a global standard, and on the adoption process itself.

What is this depmod program thingy?

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OS
Linux

In our exploration of the Linux file system we come across an interestingly named file called "depmod". Normally it resides in your sbin folder. Thinking about this file you wonder if it is a link to Depeche Mode.

BibleTime v1.6 - The Bible goes Open Source

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Software

Raiden's Realm: The Bible is a book that has transcended time, languages, persecution, fire, prohibition, disbelief and denial. It is a book that has changed lives and challenged evil. And it's open sourced - with BibleTime.

Linux: Hasta la Vista, Microsoft!

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Linux

The Independent: It's faster than Windows, it fights viruses – and it's free. Should you take Windows off your creaking old machine and give it a new lease of life, courtesy of Linux? Our table of comparisons will help you decide.

Introducing the Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007).

13 Great Open Source Games

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Software

FOSSwire: We’ve all heard it. “[Insert open-source OS] has no good games.” You know they are wrong. But what do you do? You use a top-ten list. Or in our case, top thirteen.

Also: burgerspace: a free clone of the classic arcade game Burgertime

X.Org 7.3 & NVIDIA Binary Drivers

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Software

phoronix: X.Org 7.3 is being released today and for NVIDIA users, there will be a compatibility issue with the ABI for X.Org 7.3.

YaST Independence From YCP

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SUSE

opensuse news: The openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 release brought down another major obstacle in developing YaST: the famous YCP language is not strictly needed for the YaST development anymore. A developer can use Perl, and to lesser extent, Python or Ruby.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Menu File Browser Applet brings easy file access to the GNOME panel

  • FSF links up with environmental groups
  • Seeking a little Linux? Try Blackbox
  • The Ubuntu Name Game
  • KDE OpenGL library?
  • Turn Off GNOME Panel Tooltips with Compiz Fusion
  • Public Schools, Open Source Software and Linux
  • NXClient on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Robert Love backs up my very simple performance experiment
  • The End of a Gutsy Experiment
  • Introduction to Snort intrusion detection and prevention
  • Linux Desktop Testing Project 0.9.0 Released

KDE 4.0: revolution or hype?

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KDE

computerworld: The next-generation of the KDE open source project, version 4.0, has been touted as the beginning of a new era in desktop computing, but only two months from the first release some users are wondering if it's just all hype.

Installing PCLinuxOS - what a breeze

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PCLOS

PreshBlog: I’m setting up a PC for my future father-in-law right now. I’m avoiding installing Windows as I hate dealing with it. So, I needed a Linux distro that’s clean and simple that he should be able to just get on with. My friend Tony recommended PCLinuxOS.

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  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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