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Story few headlines: srlinuxx 26/09/2013 - 9:50pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 26/09/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu? srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 9:26pm
Story GNOME 3.10 is Here srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 9:23pm
Story few headlines: srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 6:36pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 3:06pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/09/2013 - 2:56pm
Story more odds & ends: srlinuxx 24/09/2013 - 2:43am
Story Red Hat: Big bucks, big Linux srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:46pm
Story Valve promises three announcements this week srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:40pm

Why desktop Linux really hasn’t (yet) succeeded

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Linux

zdnet blogs: The most important reason you don’t see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren’t generally compelling.

GPLv3 shunned, survey says

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Just 6 percent of developers working with open-source software have adopted the new GNU General Public License version 3, an Evans Data survey has found.

Negative Press about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

LoCo About Ubuntu!: There really has been some good reviews of Ubuntu, as well as editorials, but in the past week or so there seems to have been a mini-explosion of anti-Ubuntu articles. They seem to be coming from two groups of people.

IBM's Symphony Hitting Wrong Notes, Reviewers Say

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Software

pcworld.com: Early user reviews of IBM's new Lotus Symphony office software suite are unlikely to be music to IBM's ears. "Overall, I don't see this as an Office killer," blogged a tester.

some howtos, shorts, and leftovers

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News
  • Howto: SSH without a password

  • Obscure Linux Commands: Cheating At Word Games
  • Key Authentication for SSH with GUI Configuration in Fedora and Ubuntu
  • Six Keys to the Success of Desktop Linux
  • Pamela Jones gets gong
  • steveno: Debian
  • steveno: Wolvix
  • openSUSE 10.3 almost ready
  • OpenSuse 10.3 is a dissapointment
  • Qtparted - a graphical partition editor

Will Linux Ever be a Popular Desktop Product?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux, although it’s highly touted as a more secure and reliable operating system, simply won’t work in my environment. I suppose I could consider Linux for my servers, but not for my desktops. In fact, I’ve seen it reported that Linux is running on eight of the ten most reliable Web Hosting Servers. But for desktop systems, Linux is almost nowhere to be seen.

Ubuntu Gutsy’s new default wallpaper

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Ubuntu

lunapark: Over the weekend Ubuntu released the likely default wallpaper for their next release Gutsy 7.10 (coming in October). Although it’s only a wallpaper, it does help to mold the first impressions.

Get into KDE Hacking

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: A couple of blog entries back a reader left this comment: About kde hacking though, I'm in the first year of a computer science program that I don't think is going to touch on anything kde related, Where should I start if I wanted to get into kde hacking? Pick up the qt 4 manual, or something else?

Why I Haven't Reviewed Puppy Linux

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: Every time I write a review I get comments and e-mails asking me to review Puppy Linux. Puppy has lots of people who really seem to love and zealously support the distro. I invariably download a copy (most recently 2.17) and try and run it. I invariably give up on it very quickly.

Generic Filesystem Caching Facility

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The attached patch adds a generic intermediary (FS-Cache) by which filesystems may call on local caching capabilities, and by which local caching backends may make caches available," explained David Howells describing his "generic filesystem caching facility" patch.

PC-BSD 1.4 Released

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BSD

pcbsd.org: The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! Some highlights include Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, and Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2.

LugRadio Returns With Season 5

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Linux

jonobacon: Today the LugRadio team are proud to announce opening of Season 5 with the very first episode entitled All Things Happen In Fives. This is not just any old season though, we have two new presenters, Adam Sweet and Chris Procter, a brand new website, some new promotional photography and we are also going to be doing more live shows with Season 5.

Marcel Marceau, Renowned Mime, Dies at 84

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Obits

nytimes: Marcel Marceau, the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France. He was 84.

Looking for Algae--the Next Voyage

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Misc

Jon maddog Hall: Algae is very important to our lives. It is estimated that 73% to 87% of the net global production of oxygen is produced by algae. It is at the bottom of the food chain. How does this fit in with computing?

PRISM Coalition lobbies against open access

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Misc

linux.com: Forces are mashaling to oppose the open access movement, the open source-inspired movement to make academic research publicly available online. The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently announced the creation of the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM), an apparent lobby group organized to resist efforts to compel academic publishers to make publicly funded research generally available.

A free market for free software

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OS

ZDNet: It is one thing to recognise a problem, quite another to fix it. Although the Globalisation Institute is quite correct in saying that Microsoft's effective monopoly of the desktop is unfair to competitors and holds back the market, its proposed solution is no solution at all.

Microsoft's in the hen house

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Microsoft

raiden's realm: One of the biggest things that bothers me about Linux today is how it continues to fail at gaining any decent ground against Microsoft. By now, Linux should be kicking in Microsoft's door, stormtrooper style. But instead, the only jack boots I see around here are those worn by Microsoft.

howtos and stuff

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HowTos
  • hping: Your Linux Network Traffic Generator

  • Tips and tricks: How can I use webalizer to process the logs of multiple virtual hosts?
  • Gmail Manager extension lets you manage multiple accounts
  • Group text editing with Gobby
  • Vamp the Linux LAMP with PHP
  • Installing OpenOffice.org 2.3 on Fedora, Red Hat and Centos Linux
  • Getting things done with mutt
  • How to shutdown and reboot without sudo
  • OOo: Sorting by months or days of the week, in date order instead of alphabetical order

E-tailer cuts licensing costs with Linux server

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Linux

computerweekly: An online retailer has saved more than £56,000 in software licensing costs after moving its IT platform from Microsoft Windows to Linux. "Under a Linux environment our server software licensing costs are a tenth of what it was costing us under Microsoft," said Angus Gow, programme director at Iwantoneofthose.com.

digiKam splashscreens contest : and the winners are...

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Software

digikam.org: This weekend, the team have voted to choose the splashscreens used with next release. You can seen the pictures with links below:

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

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