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Story Wayland & Weston 1.5 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:59pm
Story SliTaz 5.0 RC2 Is a Minimalistic OS Built from Scratch Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:51pm
Story Stable Channel Update: Chrome 35 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:23pm
Story Qt Creator 3.1.1 Lands Alongside Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:49pm
Story TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Would You Give Linux a Whirl? Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:22pm
Story OPW Intern Develops QR Code for Linux Kernel Oops Messages Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:11pm
Story NVIDIA Pushes Down The 331.79 Linux Driver With Bug-Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:38pm
Story Linux Kernel 2.6.32.62 LTS Released After One-Year Hiatus Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:34pm
Story Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:30pm

some howtos:

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  • Using find with mtime

  • slurm - Realtime network interface monitor
  • Howto Change Default Cursor Theme in Debian
  • Couple of Ubuntu/Linux Tips
  • Quickzi: Find out when a user account expires

Casual viewing: Mandriva 2008 Spring RC1, Fedora 8

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I was not going to bother with Mandriva after that posting because it had failed twice in succession to boot on my machines, especially europa. I forgot about that utterance and downloaded Mandriave 2008 Spring RC1 KDE One, and booted it on europa. I can say that it not only booted and ran, but the overall quality ranges from good to excellent.

Summer of Code: is it all about the money?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: In the past two years we had quite a few applications from students that were already full-fledged Gentoo developers. I sincerely would like that this year we put as a rule that Gentoo developers cannot participate in Summer of Code as students for Gentoo.

Sneak Peak at Soon Arriving SiDUX 2008

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linuxlove.org: So many distributions, so many available choices.. Why such endless variety? Wasn’t Linux supposed to make things easier for the former / future ex Windows user? How can this scenario be good in any way?

Three different menu-applets for your gnome-desktop

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tuxtoday.wordpress: Which menu-applet is the best? I cannot possibly give an answer to this that will apply to everyones taste, but what I can do is give an overall review of the three contestants and tell you what I feel is the good, and bad, things about them.

Six things to do after you install Ubuntu

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davestechsupport.com: So you went to Ubuntu.com, downloaded the latest Ubuntu Live CD ISO file from their website and burned it to a CD. You booted from that CD, waited for the desktop to appear, and double clicked on the Install icon. 40 minutes later, your hard drive is partitioned and ready to boot Ubuntu for the first time. Congratulations! But now what?!

HowTo Integrate Firefox and Thunderbird in KDE

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linuxlove.org: Whenever you click a http:// or mailto: link in KDE, by default, Konqueror and KMail will open. I’m not saying these are bad apps, just that if you have Firefox and Thunderbird installed, why wouldn’t you want to use them fully?

A Comparison Of AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels

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phoronix.com: It was a year ago that AMD had replaced its aging FireGL Control Panel inside its Linux driver with the AMDCCCLE. The nvidia-settings utility on the other hand, has been around for a few years and has not seen a major rewrite.

Openbox, xcompmgr, transset & Conky

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crunchbang.org: I had some spare time yesterday and I decided to spend it playing with compositing under Openbox. I'm not normally too fussed about having eye-candy on the desktop; however, a few people have mentioned 3D effects, in IRC and on the forums, so I thought I'd have a go at configuring xcompmgr on one of my systems.

A lot of GNU/Linux-users don’t care about freedom

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tuxtoday.wordpress: Brainstorm is the place to go to give your thoughts and ideas on what Ubuntu should be. However, apart from the nice ideas being proposed, there is a trend that really worries me.

If Ever Linux Rules....

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pctonic.blogspot: Can you think of any changes that will take place if Linux dethrones Windows and Microsoft goes broke? Well, I just thought it over and these ideas came to my mind.

Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8

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This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content.

icebuntu 2.2 and screenshot

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kmandla.wordpress: Keep an eye on IceBuntu (and its dedicated forums here), because it’s steadily improving. This isn’t a one-time, just-for-fun, let’s-see-if-we-can-roll-our-own distro effort.

PHP programming on Ubuntu 7.10

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samiux.wordpress: We can do PHP programming by any text editor, such as vi and nano. However, a Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is good for debugging. However, we should install some server programs and do some configuration before using it.

coupla shorts

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Software
  • My Favourite Apps on PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008

  • Hotwire - Command Line vs. GUI: the Best of Both Worlds

KDE 4 Stuff

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KDE
  • Aaron J. Seigo: kickoff improvements

  • Aaron J. Seigo: Plasma Packages
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th February 2008

Linux Gazette March 2008 (#148) Online

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Some highlights include Logical Volume Creation and Expansion, Taking control of system logs -- How to install Logger, Camera review: Kodak V1253/Ubuntu Linux, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger.

today's leftovers

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News
  • HowTo Install VMware Workstation on Arch Linux from AUR

  • QGRUBEditor grows up and becomes KGRUBEditor
  • Speed Up and Improve Web Surfing With an Ubuntu Squid Server
  • Brainstorm Off to a Fast Start, Will it keep up the pace?
  • an interview with futurepilot
  • Running your own server is easy, fun but involved

Microsoft's worst emails of all time

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blogs.cnet.com: The Seattle Post Intelligencer has collected and ranked the all-time worst (read: most incriminating) Microsoft emails of all time, and a dandy list it is, too. Perhaps my favorite of the bunch is Jim Allchin's 2004 blast against Windows...and in favor of the Mac:

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

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phoronix: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

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Microsoft EEE

  • Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it [Ed: Microsoft pulling an EEE on GNU/Linux matters. Sure it does... while suing GNU/Linux with software patents Microsoft says it "loves Linux".]
  • Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel
    In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and Canonical vows to offer the same level of support as the rest of its Ubuntu kernels until the operating system reaches end of life.

Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
    When we built the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK), one of our goals was to provide snap packages for the various Kubernetes clients and services: kubectl, kube-apiserver, kubelet, etc. While we mainly built the snaps for use in CDK, they are freely available to use for other purposes as well. Let’s have a quick look at how to install and configure the Kubernetes snaps directly.
  • Kubernetes is Transforming Operations in the Enterprise
    At many organizations, managing containerized applications at scale is the order of the day (or soon will be). And few open source projects are having the impact in this arena that Kubernetes is. Above all, Kubernetes is ushering in “operations transformation” and helping organizations make the transition to cloud-native computing, says Craig McLuckie co-founder and CEO of Heptio and a co-founder of Kubernetes at Google, in a recent free webinar, ‘Getting to Know Kubernetes.’ Kubernetes was created at Google, which donated the open source project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
    I hope this description of levels in systems administration has been helpful as you plan your own career. When it comes to gaining experience, nothing quite beats making your own mistakes and having to recover from them yourself. At the same time, it sure is a lot easier to invite battle-hardened senior sysadmins to beers and learn from their war stories. I hope this series in Sysadmin 101 fundamentals has been helpful for those of you new to the sysadmin trenches, and also I hope it helps save you from having to learn from your own mistakes as you move forward in your career.

Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

  • PostgreSQL 10 RC1 Released
    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the first release candidate of version 10 is available for download. As a release candidate, 10 RC 1 should be identical to the final release of the new version. It contains fixes for all known issues found during testing, so users should test and report any issues that they find.
  • PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives
    PostgreSQL 10 has been queuing up improvements to declarative partitioning, logical replication support, an improved parallel query system, SCRAM authentication, performance speed-ups, hash indexes are now WAL, extended statistics, new integrity checking tools, smart connection handling, and many other promising improvements. Our earlier performance tests of Postgre 10 during its beta phase showed some speed-ups over PostgreSQL 9.
  • Pivotal Greenplum Analytic Database Adds Multicloud Support
    Pivotal’s latest release of its Greenplum analytic database includes multicloud support and, for the first time, is based entirely on open source code. In 2015, the company open sourced the core of Pivotal Greenplum as the Greenplum Database project. “This is the first commercially available release that we are shipping with the open source project truly at its core,” said Elisabeth Hendrickson, VP of data research and development at Pivotal.

Graphics: NVIDIA Progress, VC4/VC5, Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa

  • NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support
    One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch. The NVIDIA 384 Linux series is the current latest series for their proprietary driver. Coming out today is the 384.90 update that is primarily comprised of bug fixes but also includes Quadro P5200 support.
  • NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support
    Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support. Alex Goins of the NVIDIA Linux team presented on their HDR ambitions for the Linux desktop and the work they are still doing for prepping the X.Org stack for dealing with these next-generation computer displays. This is a project they have also been looking at for more than one year: NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready.
  • The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5
    ric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics.
  • Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year
    Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack.