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Flip, flow, float and fly

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CyberOrg: Here are some exciting new developments that has happened in compiz-fusion world.

Game over for OpenDocument?

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LinuxWorld: Is it game over for OpenDocument? Probably. We've been expecting Massachusetts ITD to publicly revise its open formats mandate to include Office Open XML (OOXML) ever since Louis Gutierrez resigned as CIO in early October 2006. That was as clear a signal that ODF had failed in Massachusetts as needed by anyone in the know.

Arch Linux Installation Guide

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Raiden's Realm: This is going to be my attempt at a newbies installation guide for Arch Linux. This will be a "take you by the hand and lead you through it step by step" approach. Unlike most lead you by the hand guides that tell you to do this, and do that, I intend to also tell you WHY you are doing what you're doing.

The unforking of KDE's KHTML and Webkit

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arstechnica: There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing. The code was good and branches were born as a result, the best known being Webkit. Now, after years of split, KHTML and Webkit are coming together once again.

All you wanted to know about Linux certification but were afraid to ask

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iTWire: In IT, certification is a big deal. Try as professional societies like the ACM and ACS might, there’s no universal qualification – like the accountant’s CPA – that states you are recognised as competent and capable. This is where vendor certifications fill a gap.

New tools in Ubuntu land: build service, eBox and TimeVault

/home/liquidat: Ubuntu announced that they will feature their own build service soon. Also, the next Ubuntu version is supposed to have a default installed server management web interface, eBox. In the meantime, development is underway to create a user friendly snapshot manager: TimeVault.

Linux for Writers

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Serdar Yegulalp: Mitch Wagner’s post about writer’s tools for the Mac got me thinking about whether or not similar things exist for Linux.

The Future of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo But the real big question on my mind, as the proprietor of a new start-up IT company, will Gentoo Linux have a future or will another fork of Gentoo, such as Sabayon Linux assume to role to provide support for a possible Gentoo-based Enterprise Server?

Linux Tip for Newbies - Surviving the Internet with Linux

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techpersona: As Linux becomes more and more popular, people are finding out that many of their favorite web applications do not work as they once did because of the change in OS (Operating System). In today’s article we will go over some ideas or suggestions for some alternate programs that can be used on the Internet.

US government snoops used Vista to spy on me

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the inquirer: A BLOKE, SUSPICIOUS of what his newly-installed Vista was up to, fired up some port-sniffing software. The result, he said, was "foundation shaking."

Howto Change CPU Frequency Scaling in Ubuntu

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ubuntugeek: The CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor provides a convenient way to monitor the CPU Frequency Scaling for each CPU. Unfortunately, CPU frequency scaling can currently only be monitored on Linux machines that have support in the kernel.

Disable ProFTP on CentOS

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the howto geek: I realize this is probably only relevant to about 3 of the readers, but I'm posting this so I don't forget how to do it myself! In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 212

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Welcome to this week's Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Mini-Reviews: Sabayon BE 1.0 and Puppy Linux 2.17

  • News: Gentoo Foundation, Debian tidbits, openSUSE News & Coolo, Linus
  • Interview, and Too Many Distros?

  • Released last week: Absolute Linux 12.0, Puppy Linux 2.17, and openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Frugalware Linux 0.7pre2, Fedora 8 Test1
  • Reader comments

More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

An ingenious version tracking solution for

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HowTos While allows you to save multiple versions of a document, that feature has a few drawbacks that limit its usefulness. A compromise solution uses to maintain an RSS feed of document changes.

Cross-platform UI with Qt4 and Ruby - Mac/Linux HOWTO

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HowTos Today I’ve spent the day working on figuring out how to make UIs using Ruby and Qt4. If you haven’t heard of it, Qt4 is an awesome UI framework written in C++. Since C++ is way too much work, some great KDE devs wrote a bindings generator for Qt4 called qt4-qtruby.

The Sorry State of Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) in Linux

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OSWeekly: Have you looked at the HCL (Hardware Compatibly List) for your preferred Linux distribution lately? Do you see it? Exactly, it's a mess.

Fifteen years of ThinkPad highs and lows

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ZDNet: It is 15 years this July since the first product to bear the name "ThinkPad" graced the shelves, in the form of the 2521 ThinkPad, a tablet design sporting a 20MHz 386SX processor and a 20MB solid-state hard drive. Since that launch, this most enduring of tech brands has gone through a lot; some of it good, some of it not so good. Here's a potted history.

Ubuntu team announces next LTS release

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tectonic: Ubuntu will release its next long term support (LTS) edition of the popular Linux distribution in April 2008. This is according to Mark Shuttleworth who was speaking at the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon yesterday.

Firefox 3: Preview of the User Interface

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Moz/FF Firefox 3 will include some significant changes. Here is a quick recap of design work that's been going on in the Mozilla community over the past few weeks for Firefox 3.

Dual-booting Kubuntu and Windows

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freesoftware mag: We have come to a cross-roads in the computer world today. There are two big factors that stop most people from loading GNU/Linux onto their computer. The first is that they think they need to be a geek to install it. Also, people think that you can’t run Windows if you have GNU/Linux. However, it is actually possible to run Windows and GNU/Linux on the same computer.

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  • Device Tailored Compositors with Qt Wayland at CLAAS E-Systems
    Have you heard about software in cars that run on embedded devices? Do you think that creating such software might be challenging? Well, welcome to a complete new world of complexity, welcome to the world of agriculture machines! For many years, automatic steering (on fields), terminals to control the complex mechanical operations of a self-driving 16 ton combine harvester on a soft ground, and self-optimization systems to optimize any tiny bit of your harvester, are key demands from customers. I, myself, am working at CLAAS E-Systems, the electronics and software department within the CLAAS group. Our group is well known for being among the leading manufacturers for combine harvesters, tractors and forage harvesters.
  • Qt Wayland Is Next Appearing On Tractors & Farm Equipment
    With Qt 5.8's Qt Wayland Compositor Framework taking shape, more developers are beginning to tailor a Qt Wayland compositor to their use-cases. One of those is a company specializing in farm equipment like combine harvesters, tractors, and harvesters. As a guest post on the official Qt blog, developer Andreas Cord-Landwehr of CLAAS E-Systems talked up Qt Wayland for their purposes in the highly-regulated agriculture industry.
  • KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes
    The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1. KDevelop 5.1 is now the most advanced stable version of the application, which is written entirely in Qt and designed to be used on various GNU/Linux distributions that usually ship with the KDE Plasma desktop environment, but also on the latest releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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GNOME News: GNOME 3.24 Everywhere

  • GNOME 3.24 released
    The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.24, "Portland".
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New
    Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better!
  • GNOME 3.24 Linux desktop environment is here
    My absolute favorite desktop environment for Linux is GNOME. Quite frankly, if the DE went away tomorrow, I might have to rethink my use of Linux entirely. Yeah, I am that passionate about it. Environment aside, the GNOME experience also includes a collection of applications, creating a coherent user experience.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released
    GNOME 3.24, the latest version of GNOME 3, is now available. Introducing an updated platform and applications, the release includes a number of major new features and enhancements, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. 3.24 represents another step forward for GNOME, and has much to offer both users and developers.