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Story KDE kicks off wallpaper contest for the next Plasma Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:50am
Story Huawei launches ultra-slim Ascend P7 Android phone Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:44am
Story Death of net neutrality: Is Mozilla barking up the wrong tree? Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:39am
Story GoboLinux 015 Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:30am
Story Secure Ubuntu Privacy Remix 12.04r1 (Protected Pangolin) Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:23am
Story Debian 7.5 “Wheezy” Live CD Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Does Linux need more distributions and desktop environments? Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Touch Images Based on Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:34pm
Story phpMyAdmin 4.2.0 Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:26pm
Story SteamOS Update 105 Lands New AMD Linux Driver Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 8:05pm

Yahoo's Openness Asset

linuxjournal.com: What if Yahoo's main value isn't its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft?

Chyrp: A lightweight tool for simple blogging

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linux.com: High-end open source blogging applications may have all the features you can think of, but you may not need all that. For simple blogs, a lightweight alternative like Chyrp is worth a closer look.

GNU/something

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OS

polishlinux.org: Let me ask you a basic question: Which operating system do you use? What are the possible answers? Windows, Linux, Solaris or Mac OS X of course. But let us try to think different for a moment. Maybe it is possible, that this answer would be it is Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris.

CMake: simple, effective and efficient

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Software

rg03.wordpress: Writing programs that support multiple platforms is sometimes complicated. The bigger the program is, the closer to the system it is and the more libraries it uses, the more complicated it is to keep it multiplatform. When someone realized typing the compiler commands by hand everytime they wanted to rebuild a project was tiresome at best, they had to do something.

There's more to Linux than Ubuntu

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I've told a million times by now, that I am a Linux person. I like the operating system, the tools, the applications, the works. I like the process. I like the community. I like the people. And all these positive feelings are not distribution-specific. I read more and more stories about Linux in general where term "Linux" is quite replaced by Ubuntu.

First Look at GoblinX 2.6 Mini

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Linux

linuxlove.org: GoblinX is a Live CD distribution based on Slackware and its primary goal is to provide a functional and easy to use desktop, yet beautiful and pleasant to use by users with any level of Linux knowledge alike.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Delayed 2 Days

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial was delayed for two days Monday. Prosecutor Paul Hora is unable to attend the proceedings here in Alameda County Superior Court until Wednesday. His wife had a baby boy Saturday.

Linux Gazette - February 2008 (#147)

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Linux

February's edition of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics include A dummies introduction to GNU Screen, Booting Linux in Less Than 40 Seconds, and Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008.

IBM responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "technically inferior"

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is leading a fight against truly open standards.

New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04 Deferred

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: The completely new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 has been deferred to the following release. The original plan was to have a fresh theme for every long-term-support release, starting with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Now it has been decided to put off the redesign until Ubuntu 8.10.

Damn Small Linux - Not

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: Last week we took a look at Puppy Linux, a small Linux distro optimized for installation on a flash drive. There are (many) others, of course. Enter Damn Small Linux - Not.

Firefox 3.0 beta 3 code nears completion

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla 'froze' the code for Firefox 3.0 beta 3 last week, with final testing of the beta scheduled to start today. However a fourth beta would be required.

Also: Q&A: Mozilla security chief outlines plan to protect Firefox users

DLS Interview: openSUSE's new Community Manager, Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

downloadsquad.com: Today, Novell announced that Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is taking the reins as openSUSE's Community Manager. Those familiar with the open source world might recognize Joe from his work with various Linux and free software publications. We recently got the chance to talk with Joe about Linux, Novell, and the direction openSUSE (and open source) is headed.

Three photo mosaic apps compared

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Software

linux.com: Photo mosaics are recreations of one large image composed of tiny tiles of other smaller images. We compared three easy-to-use Linux-based utilities for generating photo mosaics -- Pixelize, Metapixel, and Imosaic -- on speed, quality, and other factors.

Viewing all the gory details of an RPM

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HowTos

suseblog.com: For the RPM-based distributions, the package manager tries to take care of resolving dependencies for you. Some of them do a great job at this. At some point, however, you’ll likely have to work directly with an RPM package on the command-line.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 4

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: In this installment of my series on the Top 10 Linux FUD patterns, I address two patterns that have more to do with software packages that run on the Linux platform than with the Linux OS itself. Linux FUD Pattern #3: With Linux, you cannot access old files or share new files with others Linux FUD Pattern #4: There are no good software titles for Linux

Open source IT pros earn more – survey

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: IT professionals working with free software can expect to earn far more than their country's average salary, following news that in Australia open source salaries are particularly high.

openSUSE Welcomes Zonker - The New Community Manager

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: I’d like to give a warm welcome to Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier who joins the openSUSE project as “openSUSE community manager”.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox in Seamless Mode

  • Ubuntu: Close a Non-Responding App with xkill
  • VMware going amuck…
  • OpenSSH Change a Passphrase With ssh-keygen command
  • Easily build a Debian xen kernel package without PAE
  • How to learn linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 238

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Solaris on the desktop

  • News: Debian "Lenny" plans, Slackware on KDE 4, Linux Magazine and Mandriva Powerpack, NetBSD interview
  • Released last week: X/OS Linux 5.1, UHU-Linux 2.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • Donations: VLC receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Everest Linux
  • New distributions: Maryan Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Linux 4.14-rc2

I'm back to my usual Sunday release schedule, and rc2 is out there in all the normal places. This was a fairly usual rc2, with a very quiet beginning of the week, and then most changes came in on Friday afternoon and Saturday (with the last few ones showing up Sunday morning). Normally I tend to dislike how that pushes most of my work into the weekend, but this time I took advantage of it, spending the quiet part of last week diving instead. Anyway, the only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems, and so rc2 ends up with most of that security pull having been merged in independent pieces instead. Read more Also: Linux 4.14-rc2 Kernel Released

Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture. The decision means that v17.0.3 ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Manjaro Linux. September and October will be our deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.” Read more

Korora 26 'Bloat' Fedora-based Linux distro available for download -- now 64-bit only

Fedora is my favorite Linux distribution, but I don't always use it. Sometimes I opt for an operating system that is based on it depending on my needs at the moment. Called "Korora," it adds tweaks, repositories, codecs, and packages that aren't found in the normal Fedora operating system. As a result, Korora deviates from Red Hat's strict FOSS focus -- one of the most endearing things about Fedora. While you can add all of these things to Fedora manually, Korora can save you time by doing the work for you. Read more

BackSlash Linux Olaf

While using BackSlash, I had two serious concerns. The first was with desktop performance. The Plasma-based desktop was not as responsive as I'm used to, in either test environment. Often times disabling effects or file indexing will improve the situation, but the desktop still lagged a bit for me. My other issue was the program crashes I experienced. The Discover software manager crashed on me several times, WPS crashed on start-up the first time on both machines, I lost the settings panel once along with my changes in progress. These problems make me think BackSlash's design may be appealing to newcomers, but I have concerns with the environment's stability. Down the road, once the developers have a chance to iron out some issues and polish the interface, I think BackSlash might do well targeting former macOS users, much the same way Zorin OS tries to appeal to former Windows users. But first, I think the distribution needs to stabilize a bit and squash lingering stability bugs. Read more