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Give Me 3 Synths

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In my next three articles I'll profile three native Linux software synthesizers (a.k.a. softsynths). I'll introduce their basic synthesis architectures and program operations, then I'll guide my readers briefly through the process of creating a new sound for each synth profiled. Our voyage begins with Nick Dowell's Analogue Modeling SYNTHesizer, better known as amSynth.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Power Management on Linux, Part 2

  • Copying Damaged Disks (CD and DVD) in PCLinuxOS
  • Create MySQL User Accounts from the Command Line
  • Listen audio player: webradio, lyrics, podcast and last.fm all at once
  • Fun With Rsync - Part I
  • How to Install Fonts in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Broadcast your music with Icecast
  • Tips & Tricks: Getting the Mplayer Mozilla Plugin Working
  • 10 common mistakes to avoid when you’re installing Linux software

Newsflash: Grannies Need Linux

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linuxjournal.com: Chances are, Granny's computer hardware is fine. Since Linux will run on anything from a toaster oven to a space station -- unless there's actual physical damage, the upgrade to Linux should cost nothing but some of your time. Here's a quick list of suggestions to make life easier on you both:

Reiser a Victim of 'One of the Great Screw Jobs,' Lawyer Says

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blog.wired.com: Linux programmer Hans Reiser is the victim of police "shading" and "one of the great screw jobs" perpetrated by his wife, who the open source developer is accused of killing, his attorney, William DuBois, told jurors during his second day of closing arguments here.

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Also Offers Ubuntu, XP, And Vista

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com/blog: A Miami-based system integrator that's selling an unauthorized Mac clone also is offering the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop as an option on the system, as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Win the desktop, and you will win the server

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Tristan Rhodes: Red Hat has recently announced that they have "No plans for a traditional consumer desktop". Let me explain why I think Red Hat needs to change their business strategy.

Customizing Your Ubuntu Experience

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foogazi.com: After a Ubuntu install one of the first things that users want to do is customize the look to their liking. Lynucs.org has a great collection of screen shots to provide some inspiration for this process. This article is meant to get you going in the right direction as far as customizing the look and feel of Ubuntu.

Sweeping Changes in New Linux Kernel

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internetnews.com: The kernel at the center of the burgeoning Linux universe has just received its broadest series of changes in its history. The new 2.6.25 kernel's extensive list of enhancements continues Linux's forward momentum, as it enjoys escalating success both in terms of developers and in customer spending.

New Inkscape 0.46 is good news

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linux.com: Version 0.46 of the open source vector graphics editor Inkscape is out, showcasing new tools, new effects, new filters, and a host of interface and speed improvements.

Open-source Flash rival "Gnashes" out

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linuxdevices.com: A non-profit open source project with high-profile backers has released beta code for an open source Flash media player, with a media server in the wings. Open Media Now's Gnash player runs standalone or as a plugin, and may run better than Flash on constrained devices.

New Debian leader aims for better communication

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itwire.com: In many ways the Debian GNU/Linux project is unique among all the distributions that dot the Linux landscape. Apart from putting out a high-grade distribution, it has served as the base for a number of others - Ubuntu and Knoppix, to name just two - which have had a big impact on the growth of the Linux ecosystem.

Microsoft Vista vs. Linux desktops: An IT pro sounds off

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OS

blogs.techtarget.com: The thought of moving to Microsoft Vista has put many Windows users into a panic, writes Ubuntu Linux user and IT pro Fred Marsico. In trade mags and blogs, have read about the Vista-versus-Linux issue, and it’s now my turn to say something.

Top 5 Potential YouTube Killers

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Web

junauza.com: YouTube is without doubt the most popular video sharing website on the planet with daily page views of around 100,000,000. At the moment, there are plenty of video sharing sites that are striving to take YouTube down.

Did Sun just make mySQL closed source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Sun’s happy talk at its mySQL shindig this week masked a grimmer reality. In the future cool new features of mySQL (like online backup) will, when written by Sun, first go only to paying customers.

Alternative web servers compared: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus

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royal.pingdom.com: In this article we present four popular alternative web servers: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus. The first two are free and open source while the other two are commercial, closed-source alternatives. What they all have in common is that they focus on high performance.

Compiz Fusion Community News for April 17, 2008

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smspillaz.wordpress: Highlights for this entry are The new and wonderful Cube Cylinder deformation, More and More improvements to Freely Transformable Windows with a good roadmap ahead of us, The beginnings of a Compiz Fusion Live CD and the springy and fun Dodge Window plugin.

Things I Can’t Do In Ubuntu…yet

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Although I’ve been using Ubuntu every day, reading websites and magazines, and even listening to podcasts, there are a few things that have eluded me. I’ve resolved to work on at least one a little bit every day, and hope I make a breakthrough.

Shuttleworth starts countdown to Ubuntu 8.04 release

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linux.com: The next red-letter day for Ubuntu fans will be April 24, when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) arrives. Mark Shuttleworth, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, guarantees that the next version of the popular Linux distribution will make it on time, with something for enterprise, desktop, and Internet users.

Red Hat says no to Linux consumer desktop

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computerworlduk.com (idg): Red Hat has no plans to create a traditional desktop product for the consumer market, but will continue to place its bets on a desktop for commercial markets.

Confessions of a Linux newbie

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cnet.com: This year my one-and-only New Year's resolution was to begin the transition to open-source software in general and Linux in particular. I thought I was just setting out to learn a new operating system. In fact, I was entering an entirely new world of computing.

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    en Moore, the creator of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS computer operating system and Lumina desktop environment, released the TrueOS 17.12 update, which introduces multiple enhancements. Synced with the FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT and FreeBSD ports tree software repositories as of December 4 and November 30, 2017, respectively, TrueOS 17.12 is an incremental update to the operating system adding improvements to the OpenRC-based boot process, removable-device management, LibreSSL and SysAdm API integrations, as well as Bhyve support for TrueOS Server Install. "We have also been working quite a bit on the server offering of TrueOS, and are pleased to provide new text-based server images with support for Virtualization systems such as bhyve," said Ken Moore in the release announcement. "This allows for simple server deployments which also take advantage of the TrueOS improvements to FreeBSD."
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