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Story It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says srlinuxx 05/04/2013 - 12:37am
Story Sorting Out the Linux Desktop Mess srlinuxx 04/04/2013 - 11:21pm
Story Humble Weekly Sale surprises with AAA Titles srlinuxx 04/04/2013 - 4:52pm
Story What Is Our Goal Here? srlinuxx 04/04/2013 - 4:46pm
Story MATE 1.6 supports systemd login srlinuxx 04/04/2013 - 4:42pm
Story Chakra: A Simple, Strong Energy Center for Your Desktop srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:23pm
Story New major release of Linux Video Disk Recorder srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:22pm
Story Analysts unleash the bears on Red Hat srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:20pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Linux schisms are a blessing in disguise srlinuxx 03/04/2013 - 1:53am

Howto: Download packages and dependencies for offline installation

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Motho ke motho ka botho: From my perspective, offline installation is the weakest spot in the Linux superstructure. I understand the shared libraries concept, and I think it’s a marvelous thing, but it doesn’t erase the fact that if you’re not in a position for at least intermittent Internet access, it’s a dealbreaker.

Now It's Spain and OOXML - More Standards Highjinks?

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Groklaw: It seems there may have been more games played by Microsoft in the OOXML saga, or at the very least some confusion spread, and this time our story comes from Spain, where the government of Andalusia has now sent an official letter of protest to the president of the technical committee deciding whether or not to accept OOXML as an ISO standard.

Dell Wants Better ATI Linux Drivers

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phoronix: Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211N support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers.

Note on OpenOffice Writer Styles

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HowTos Tips: I was talking to my friend Simon the other day about styles and how that's something that can help people be more efficient. List styles contain only list attributes, no text or paragraph formatting attributes.

HP Scores 5,000 Seat Ubuntu Linux Deal

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techiqmag: No, HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-install Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs. But the computing giant has scored a deal to provide up to 5,000 Ubuntu PCs to a major university, The VAR Guy hears.

Linux: Unified x86 Architecture

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kernelTRAP: Thomas Gleixner described an effort to create a unified x86 architecture tree, "the core idea behind our project is simple to describe: we introduce a new arch/x86/ and include/asm-x86/ file hierarchy that includes all the existing 32-bit and 64-bit x86 code and allows the building of either a 32-bit (i386) kernel or a 64-bit (x86_64) kernel."

Did You know? AIM for linux....

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Linux Movement: Did you know That AIM has had a version for Linux users? When most people switch from Windows to linux they have to stop using AIM and switch to some thing like Pidgin, or Kopete. Well I got some interesting new for all you windows converts, AIM does create a version for Linux I dare say anymore?

Ubuntu Live 2007 Day 2

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Various: On the second day of the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly was a keynote by Intel's Doug Fisher, Matt Zimmerman, and Tim O'Reilly among others. Also taking place were sessions on such topics as CloneZilla, Ubuntu on laptops, Dell Linux systems, and over two dozen other sessions.

Nonprofit may launch $350 laptop by Christmas

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Reuters: A nonprofit group that designs low-cost computers for poor children may start selling $350 laptops on the commercial market by Christmas, an executive said on Monday.

Linux: DRBD, The Distributed Replicated Block Service

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kernelTRAP: Lars Ellenberg started an effort to get DRBD, the Distributed Replicated Block Service merged into the Linux kernel. When asked for clarification as to what it was, Lars explained, "think of it as RAID1 over TCP."

Portland Popular With Open Source Aficionados

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OPB: Portland is hosting 2500 software developers this week at the annual 'Open Source Convention.' The Open Source Convention is not your normal convention. There's not a suit in sight and instead of motivational speakers, attendees sit in large darkened rooms, combing through computer code.

Does Open Source Matter?

Fudmeister Enderle: I think that the reality is that for 99 percent of the people who buy and use products, it doesn’t. If you can’t read code, why would you care if you can? There is this central message of “freedom,” but it doesn’t really apply to a freedom that the average person identifies with. For instance, you are free to flap your arms and fly to the moon too, but if you can’t do it, so what?

A Presidential Address

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Aaron Seigo: As you may already know, at this year's aKademy the term came up for our past KDE e.V. president, Eva. I personally thought hard about whether or not to take on the position for days prior to going to Glasgow. In the end, it was decided amongst all the board members that I would do so. I'd like to write a little bit about some of the goals that the KDE e.V. board of directors has for the next year.

GPLv3 report: 21% increase, but some notable exceptions

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Matt Asay: We're now at 199 projects that have adopted GPLv3, which represents a 21% increase over last week. Clearly, GPLv3 has legs. Significantly, Snort made the move this past week. This is a major coup for GPLv3.

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.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

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Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE