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Story Out in the Open: How to Resurrect a Dead Open Source Project Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:09pm
Story NVIDIA Helping Nouveau With Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:00pm
Story HP Launches Portal to Sell Its Software Online Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:54pm
Story Moto G Goes Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:47pm
Story How to make the brave move from commercial to open source Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:31pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:29pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:25pm
Story GParted 0.17 Supports Online Resizing Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:17pm
Story Open Source, Closed Doors? FOSS and the Racial Divide Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:54pm
Story GCC Support Arrives For The ARM Cortex-A12 Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:48pm

Mandriva 2008

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MDV

Tom Albers's blog: Last week I installed Mandriva Spring edition. This week version 2008 was officially released. Yesterday I updated my system to 2008, but that left my computer in a bad shape. The new kernel paniced while trying to unpack the initrd. Very strange things. In the end I decided to simply download the One cd and see if that one would run.

Linspire promises friendly Linux for new users

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Linux

PCPro: Linspire is seeking to overturn the image of Linux being a difficult proposition for new users by bundling its latest operating system with a whole range of proprietary drivers, codecs and software.

Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption

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Ubuntu

phoronix: If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" it's become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. However, the Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" Ubiquity installer currently lacks LVM and dm-crypt support.

Linux Mint 3.0 - KDE Community Edition

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Linux

raiden's realm: Linux Mint is a distribution that rests in a rather interesting position within the Linux community. While it's a unique and separate distribution in and of itself, it's so much like Ubuntu that it's almost like a clone.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Cinelerra on Ubuntu Studio

  • Converting text files into ODF with odtwriter
  • Howto Forward root’s mail to your inbox
  • Mandriva tutorials for system administrators
  • How To: Stream Music From The iPhone In Ubuntu
  • fstab with uuid

Red Hat: Customers can Deploy Linux With Confidence

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OSS

eWeek: Red Hat is assuring its customers that they can continue to deploy its Linux operating system with confidence and without fear of legal retribution from Microsoft, despite the increasingly vocal threats emanating from Redmond.

Also: Ballmer comments reflect deeper problems

12 Tips for KDE Users

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KDE

itmanagement: Whenever you're dealing with a piece of software as large as a desktop, some features are going to be hard to find. To help new users get up and running, here are twelve tips for getting more out of KDE.

The weather in the news...

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KDE
Ubuntu

spokesmanreview.com/blogs: While I appreciate having the weather bar atop the SR web site, unlike most people reading the news online, I have little use for the link and even less use for Accuweather, but the story only begins there, for my tastes in what I allow on my computer desktop differs a lot from your typical Windows user. That is because, for over five years and change, I have been nearly-exclusively running Linux in the GUI workstation mode, and for over two years using Ubuntu Linux workstation as my operating system of choice.

gentoo-sources-2.6.23 feature changes

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Gentoo

dsd’s weblog: In addition to all the upstream changes, gentoo-sources-2.6.23 (which will be in portage very soon) has some Gentoo-specific feature changes worth noting:

GCC 4.2.2 Released

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Software

kernelTRAP: Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.2.2 saying, "GCC 4.2.2 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.1 relative to previous GCC releases."

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 2: Bulletproof X and Graphical X configuration

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only do you need to configure X, but breakages can happen. Thankfully with Ubuntu 7.10, there comes a few new features to help out with these problems, including better auto detection and configuration, Bulletproof X and graphical X config, for those times when you really to play with something.

Also: Gutsy Release Parties

today's leftovers

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News
  • Alternative Open Source Drivers for ATI Graphics Cards

  • How To: Run A Portable Puppy Linux Install On Any Computer
  • Ballmer: All open source dev should happen on Windows
  • Making Sure Linux Doesn't Get Lost in Translation
  • Using your Webcam with Kopete and Jabber
  • A label printer for Linux
  • How to make Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD's
  • Installing PHP for Lighttpd on Linux
  • My Debian desktop (and: Why some distros work like crap)
  • Becoming an Ubuntu Developer is easy
  • Will Thunderbird fall to earth?
  • Video capture device suits Windows and Linux
  • Tip of the Trade: Hardware Discovery From Outside
  • gPodder - A Full Featured Podcast Client for Linux

Diversity in FOSS - help or hinderance?

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OSS

FOSSwire: One feature of the free software/open source development model that is largely unique and differs from the proprietary model is sheer diversity.

Ubuntu vs. Debian, graphically explained

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Ubuntu

beranger: col·lab·o·rate
1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th

par·a·site
synonyms: PARASITE, SYCOPHANT, TOADY, LEECH, SPONGE

Brainstorming ideas for the GIMP's next interface

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Software

linux.com: The GIMP image editor is preparing for the start of a new development cycle, and you can have your say in the way the next version looks by submitting a mock-up to the GIMP UI Brainstorm blog. User interface designer Peter Sikking spoke with us about the project and how it fits into the larger work of creating the GIMP's UI.

Get down and dirty with Linux

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Linux

pcadvisor: Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

The SUSE impression fades a little

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SUSE

abhay-techzone.blogspot: I was in total awe of SUSE 10.2. I liked its stability, performance, improvements to OpenOffice, YAST2, security, default fonts and above all the default theme and artwork. I was all praises for SUSE in my comparison of SUSE with Ubuntu. A lot has changed since then.

One day without graphics but with Linux

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Linux

linuxscrews: The idea to work one day without graphical applications and use only text utilities like wget isn't new but… Here is the list of essential tools that are invaluable to make "text mode day" real.

Linux 2.6.23 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux

Phoronix: The Linux 2.6.23 kernel has been released today and we have some preliminary benchmarks of the 2.6.23 kernel as we compare it to the past Linux 2.6.22 kernel.

Fedora Developer Interview: Máirín Duffy

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Interviews

Fedoraproject: Over the past few releases, Fedora has gained a reputation amongst the various distributions for having some of the best artwork out there. This time around, responsibility has been handed over entirely to the community Art Team, and they've done themselves proud. Mairin Duffy, Fedora Art team lead, previews of some of the key elements belonging to the infinity theme.

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

today's howtos

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.