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Comprehensive Linux Terminal Performance Comparison

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Martin Ankerl: Linux has an abundance of excellent terminal applications. Interestingly, I could not find any decent comparison of their text display performance. Since I use the command line a lot, I want text output that is as fast as possible.

People Behind KDE: Summer of Code 2007 (3/4)

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People Behind KDE releases the third interview in its series of four interviews with students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - meet Leo Franchi, Juan González Aguilera, Andrew Manson and Marcus Hanwell!

Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

only ubuntu: PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside the kernel and in userspace.

Xubuntu plus Gnome equals … a metapackage

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kmandla.wordpress: I’m going out on a limb saying it, but here’s my brief prediction: Xubuntu’s push toward Gnome applications is going to marginalize the distro.

Nokia N800 As an EBook Reader Using FBReader

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Hardware

Every Flavour Beans: Though N800 is an Internet Tablet, it can serve as a very good ebook reader too, for those casual/semi-serious readers who don’t want to invest in a stand-alone ebook reader. At its screen size and resolution, reading ebooks is extremely pleasing on the eye.

More ISO OOXML news ahead of today's deadline

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Microsoft
OSS

the inquirer: THERE'S MORE news about countries' ISO votes on Microsoft's proposed OOXML document formats ahead of today's deadline for votes to be submitted.

Also: Poland vote$ for Microsoft OOXML

Conky: highly configurable system monitor for X

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DPotD: Conky is one of my favorite applications for all of my Linux distros. It is a light-weight system monitor (according to the project page) that can monitor many different aspects of your computer.

Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop Sound - ALSA work around for Fedora 7

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HowTos

typos: I installed Fedora 7 on my new Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop. It wasn’t big deal getting up wireless on this one with WPA support as well as the graphics. Wow…miracle I thought…! Soon I connected my headset to play some cool music…for my surprise, sound was coming from both the internal speakers and headphones at the same time.

X.Org 7.3 Release Delayed

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phoronix: If you haven't noticed, the release of X.Org 7.3 has been delayed by at least a week. Eric Anholt, the X.Org 7.3 release manager, had pushed the X.Org 7.3 release back by at least a week due to show-stopping bugs.

My experience installing OpenSuse 10.3 beta 2

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SUSE

usalug-org: I've always liked Suse. I first installed Suse 9.1 when I was a Linux Newb. Germ was nice enough to mail that one to me Very Happy . I then installed OpenSuse 10.0 and ran that on my laptop for quite a while. I then got tired of waiting for YaST to load, and moved on to some other distros.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta3: Updates Galore

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has released Beta3 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The kernel in Beta3 is version 2.6.22.5 which contains minor patches from the Kernel Development Team. The ipw3945 driver was updated. The MEPIS System Assistant was repaired.

Hands-on with GamePark's GP2X F-200

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Linux
Gaming

engadget: We're pretty hot for any device that sports some sort of console emulator, so when faced with GamePark Holding's GP2X, which currently boasts of SNES, NES, Genesis, MAME and quite a few other gems, it's a little difficult to rein in the enthusiasm.

Ubuntu Linux + Apache2 + Virtual Hosts + Syslog Server

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ubuntu geek: This tutorial will explain How to install syslog server in ubuntu using apache. Steps Involved in this tutorial:

1) Install Apache2 and change the ports
2) Virtual Hosts: an example
3) Syslog Server with php and Virtual Hosts
4) Only me wants to see the log files (by using a .htacces file)

migration from lovely gentoo to feisty kubuntu

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broddlit.wordpress: A few weeks ago I decided to migrate my Notebook from Gentoo to Kubuntu. Now why would anyone want to do that?

Installing Compiz Fusion -- Total Newb Version

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fusioncast.fsckr: Use this guide for installing with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04). If you have nVIDIA, that's good. nVIDIA has a good proprietary driver for linux. If you have an ATI, this is a little more complicated. Intel cards are well supported generally.

Behind MOTU: Stefan Potyra

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Interviews
Ubuntu

swik.net: After a long hiatus, we are back and today we are talking with Stefan Potyra (sistpoty) who is a long time MOTU and sat on the first Motu Council. My first point of contact with Ubuntu actually happened when initially developing REVU.

What will Fedora be?

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Linux

mmcgrath.livejournal: I popped the question back in July on FAB about Fedora's Target market. Since then I've seen some interesting theories about it. Combined with a bit more thinking and off-line discussions I've come up with my own theory. Part prediction and part wishful thinking, I hope others will agree.

KDE Proves the Value of Iterative Releases

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leenuxnews: I really think the delays and underwhelming betas are a strong indicator of why OSS projects should not try to replicate the long term release cycles of the closed source (Windows) world.

Debugging Samba: Deciphering Access Denied

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searchenterpriselinux: The next time a user comes knocking with an Access Denied error message and blames it on Samba, tell him to slow down. Most of the time, it's not Samba's fault, said Samba release manager Jerry Carter. "Our motto is 'Bug for bug, feature for feature, we are completely compatible with Microsoft Windows,''" he said.

Designing a basic Asterisk VOIP system for SIP clients

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zdnet: Asterisk is becoming an increasingly popular way for organizations to deploy Voice over IP (VoIP) without making a huge investment in proprietary systems. One of the major hurdles to get over when deploying Asterisk is to learn how the different configuration files work together and how to configure the system to answer phones.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.