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Story Review: Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Cinnamon + MATE srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:43pm
Story GNOME 3, Windows 95 Disconnected srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:41pm
Story Dell’s Linux Laptop Confusing US Buyers srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:40pm
Story The Linux Kernel: Introduction srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:37pm
Story Ubuntu/Unity on 32bit srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:34pm
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:42am
Story Photoshop versus GIMP: the Empire Strikes Back srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 1:26am
Story 10 Years of Fedora srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 11:23pm
Story Symantec claims Linux exploit ported to Android srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 9:29pm
Story The move from Linux to FreeBSD srlinuxx 12/06/2013 - 9:26pm

Ubuntu Linux Games - Top Picks

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Gaming

thepemberton.com: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu (as I have) or any other Linux distribution, you may consider the following free (and in most cases open-source) games, as they’ve been favorites of mine for some time now.

Matt Zimmerman on Ubuntu Mobile

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Interviews

ossblog.it: Ubuntu Mobile is one of the most promising flavour for Canonical distro. So we intervieweved Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu’s CTO and chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board, to better know which are the main features of this Ubuntu derivative and what we have to expect.

Promise SATA300 TX4 SATA 2.0

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: We don't review many disk controllers or hard drives at Phoronix but we decided to take a quick look at the Promise Technology SATA300 TX4 PCI controller card. In this review of the Promise SATA300 TX4 we tested it with Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn using an nForce 430 chipset.

A list of new features expected in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

All about Linux: Ubuntu is on a roll to create the best Linux distribution targeted at the lay person ever. And a number of user friendly features are expected to be included in the yet to be released Gutsy Gibbon.

Linux works just fine, thank you very much!

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Linux

blogbeebe: In the last posting I made a few snide comments about Vista's documented network (un)performance while Vista was playing back something as simple as an MP3. I found a moment this evening to set up an extremely simple experiment where I streamed a movie and played an MP3 at the same time on europa.

A weekend with fluxbox.

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Fluxbox

ITtoolbox Blogs: Over the weekend I got into a mood to try out another window manager besides my beloved KDE. Warning! There may be some prejudice here Smile I thought that if I could find a good WM to run on my aging flaky computer I might be able to squeak by until I get a new motherboard.

Backing Up Your Linux

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HowTos

techgage: Although I don't like to admit it, I have screwed up many times since I first began using computers. But, no longer. I made it a goal to keep perfect backups of my data so that I don't suffer such a fate again. Today's article will be focusing on backing up your files in Linux.

KDE 4: first hints of the kicker replacement

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Current KDE svn already comes along with the first bits of the future task and system bar. While the current version is not functional yet it shows that we can soon expect news about that topic.

Calculate with Qalculate on Linux

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Software

how-to geek: The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you've got Qalculate.

Compiz Fusion Tray Icon

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Software

tom-buntu: An excellent feature of Beryl was the tray icon that allowed users to easily switch window managers and decorators. A similar icon for Compiz Fusion is now available.

The Danger of Tutorials

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HowTos

Inside Open Source: So we’ve all probably blindly followed the directions of one tutorial or another at some point in time. Whether it was for some programming technique or to get a mail server up and running. How you ever stopped to think about how damaging the tutorial could be if it contained wrong information?

Tips and Tricks

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HowTos

This is a collection of tips&tricks written by Gary Richmond and Andrew Min. In this article:

  • How to get the best out of the history command in GNU/Linux

  • How to close down GNU/Linux safely after a system freeze with the SysRq key
  • How to find .debs (even if you think they don't exist)
  • How to kill processes

Open XML stumbles in India

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OSS

computerworld: A technical committee in India unanimously rejected Microsoft's Office Open XML file format as a standard, ahead of a vote on Sept. 2, but the rejection may be temporary should Microsoft meet some of the objections to Open XML raised by committee members.

Also: US organization edging to Microsoft's Open XML support

Create custom portable Ubuntu package repositories with APTonCD

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Software

arstechnica: I recently discovered APTonCD, a utility that makes it easy to store Ubuntu packages on a CD or DVD so that they can be installed again later without having to download the packages again.

Ten things the world can learn from open source

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Matt Asay: We tend to think of open source as a software-development phenomenon, and so it is. But the ideas behind open source are starting to be felt beyond the software world. With this in mind, I put together a list of ten principles that I've gleaned from my open source experience.

War and Peace, Linux Style

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Linux

eWeek: There'll be peace in the valley for me, someday," sang the dulcet-toned Drudge, Elvis-like. The Kitty wasn't hung over from the recent Elvis week in Memphis but instead was contemplating the aftermath of SCO's major court defeat in its ongoing Linux IP battles.

Is Comcast Lying About BitTorrent Throttling?

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Web

dslreports.com: Comcast was recently caught on message forums engaging in BitTorrent throttling through the Sandvine application. But Comcast flat out denies the allegations.

Flashy 32bit diehards

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Software

Taupter's nest: Some days ago Mr. Mike Melanson of Adobe Flash's Linux port fame posted in Penguin.SWF blog about the news of H.264 coded support in Flash. Nice. But what about a nice, clear and objective answer about the availability of a 64bit version of the Flash plugin?

openSUSE 10.3 Beta (1 &) 2 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Another developmental release of the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy changes. I didn't test Beta 1 as it seemed to be released too soon after Alpha 7, so I had to test Beta 2. I did download the approximate 550 MB delta file for it though, so I was ready for the 515 MB delta for Beta 2.

QEMU: Virtualization the easy way

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HowTos

the debian user: If you run a modern Linux distribution, chances are that you already have all the necessary tools to run other distributions or even proprietary operating systems as well, all at the same time. You don’t have to be a kernel hacker to do this - just follow some simple steps explained here to get going.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

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 Twitch.tv 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.