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today's leftovers:

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  • Why I returned my iPad
  • Making mountains out of molehills (DMB)
  • My View of Fedora 15
  • How is booting into runlevel 1 different from single user boots?
  • Approaching the desktop summit
  • Extending our Reach: Many Layers of User Sovereignty
  • And we are back: Mono 2.10.3
  • Red Hat Certifies 400 Virtualization Professionals
  • X.Org Server 1.11 RC2 Is Released
  • In Search Of... A Few Good Developers
  • RapidDisk, A New Linux RAM Disk Kernel Module
  • Android Is the Least Open of the Open Source Platforms
  • An Open Source Gorilla In The Mists
  • $199 Asus X101 targets Linux tablet alternative
  • Linux Outlaws 221 - My Internal DNS
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 90 Interview with Jane Trembath
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 414
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 15

today's leftovers:

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  • KVM Virtualization: Ready for the Desktop?
  • Windows is Dying… and so are Macintosh and Linux
  • openSUSE ambassadors keep rocking…
  • Linux Australia sorts out finances, keeps membership free
  • IE User Stupidy Study a Hoax
  • Red Hat completes 10 years of Linux Kernel Leadership
  • 5 great uses for your old Windows computer
  • Unity Facebook App Adds Muti-photo Uploads and Easier Installation
  • Free Software for Little People: Interview
  • Ubuntu IVI Remix receives GENIVI Alliance Complaince Approval
  • New game titles in the Ubuntu Software Center
  • BSD Magazine August Issue Ready
  • FLOSS Weekly 176: Colin Percival
  • Linux Basement - Episode 70 - Google+ or Minus

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux users pay 3x that of Windows users for Humble Indie Bundle 3
  • OpenClonk and Humble Indie Bundle updates
  • Eugeni Dodonov Takes Job at Intel
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 226
  • Improvements in KOrganizer 4.7
  • iTALC - Sourceforge POTM for August
  • OpenBox 3.5.0 Window Manager Released
  • Aseigo: wetabirific
  • In Defense of Internet Anonymity -- Again
  • Three Real-Time Animation Methods
  • State of Drupal 2011 survey
  • Doomsday Testin
  • KDE 4.7 – You didn’t think you would get off that easily, would you?
  • Link-Dead, New 2D Multiplayer Action Game Coming to Linux
  • Canonical Sees Seven Opportunities for Ubuntu Partners

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux Netbook Review: ZaReason Teo Pro Netbook
  • Interview with a 0 A.D. Developer
  • Interview with Em
  • GNOME Visual Identity manual
  • Dual-boot woes
  • Pics from OSCon
  • Are you ready for RWX³ ?
  • New features for the Mollom module for Drupal
  • Samsung Has Agreed To Stop Sales Of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia
  • Tablet for toddlers runs Android 2.3
  • Phonon VLC 0.4.1 – The Rise of Legacy Media
  • Linux gets a bit of good news on the Netflix front
  • Google Music Manager now Plays to Ubuntu’s tunes
  • Netatalk returns to open source
  • Photo Opportunity -- Linus and Other Hackers Don Penguin Suits 20th Anniversary
  • Debconf
  • Minetest

today's hodgepodge:

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  • Choice is good
  • PCLinuxOS, the REAL deal
  • Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings
  • Open source opening doors to IT
  • Linux Day
  • 10 Free Music Albums: From Folk To Thrash
  • Use SSH for more secure browsing in public networks
  • Ask Ars: how do I use the find command in a pipeline?
  • GamePack 11.04- 156 games in 5 DVD`s for Ubuntu11.04 and LinuxMint11
  • KDE 4.7.0 Video Review
  • Upgraded to KDE 4.7
  • Full Circle Podcast Episode 22: Mad Max Meets Ben Hur
  • Plasma Desktop: Instant apps
  • Smart Folders in KDE Workspace
  • Enable Outgoing Keyserver port with iptables firewall

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Tablet smackdown: Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. iPad 2
  • Netflix Instant is coming to the entire Linux Community
  • -feliminate-dwarf2-dups FAIL
  • Linux Outlaws 220 - You Better Not Give Him Real Scissors
  • Gallium3D XvMC For Nouveau Working, Again
  • Backing up your Mac OS Lion machine to a Fedora server
  • Hurd mentality
  • KDE development environment in Gentoo
  • What should start from /etc/rcS.d/ in Debian? - almost nothing
  • Firefox, Focus Last Selected Tab Add-On
  • Add a line to a specific position in a file using Linux sed
  • Google is no more the number one in search engines world?
  • HOWTO : Yet Another Update script for Back|Track 5

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  • Heroes of Newerth goes free to play!
  • GNOME Split - File splitter for GNOME desktop
  • Managing Your Dead Tree Library
  • Not a Tug o'War, but Convergence (Mandriva ROSA Desktop)
  • The Importance of Keeping Notes (Revisited)
  • CH: Proprietary competitors delay unwrapping of open source DMS
  • Yes, I broke my computer with PCLinuxOS
  • LibreOffice Conference 2011
  • Asus Unveils 2 New Linux-Powered Netbooks
  • OLPC: Great intentions crippled by flawed philosophy and approach
  • Fedora package social networking
  • New beowulf cluster at EDF based on Debian 6.0 Squeeze
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 164: High Pass Sharpening

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  • Project Zomboid working on Linux
  • Unigine Engine Support For OS X Becomes Official
  • GUI tool checking system and hardware info in Ubuntu
  • On conquering fears and future contributions…
  • Canonical: 3 Signs of Progress for Ubuntu Linux Partners
  • Taking a look at Diaspora – Too little, too late?
  • Why Closed Source Software is More Secure
  • Drupal 7.7 released
  • Defining the Next Chapter of Novell: Focus and Commitment
  • A plea for sanity in software versioning
  • Bandwidth caps are rate hikes
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 413

today's leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu Linux gets serious about business partners
  • Opera: Network latency improvements, Microdata and QRESYNC
  • Turn your grandma into an IT ninja
  • Subdownloader: An easy way to download subtitles
  • Magicicada - A GTK+ frontend for Ubuntu One file sync
  • AMD Catalyst 11.7 Driver For Linux Brings...
  • I want to show GNOME/GTK+ icons on buttons
  • CPU Freq Scaling Indicator fixed on Ubuntu 11.10
  • Bitcoin Developer Denied Entry to US by Confused Customs Agents
  • Yogboxin’ yer Crafts
  • Finding CPU flags using gcc (Gentoo)
  • OilRush Update
  • Running KWin with OpenGL ES 2.0
  • aseigo: on a cloudy wednesday
  • Puglia region council to approve open source and standards law
  • Help Choose A New Name For Linux Twitter App ‘Schizobird’

Old King of Computers now on Ubuntu

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If you have been using computers for a while now say around 40 years or more then you must have probably started you first lessons in computing on the Commodore 64 computer. Many modern day children and engineers won’t probably know what the Commodore 64 is. It is nothing but the old Keyboard computer which you might have now seen in old movies or preferably in museums or old government offices.

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  • An alert on the upcoming 7.51.0 release
    In two weeks time, on Wednesday November 2nd, we will release curl and libcurl 7.51.0 unless something earth shattering happens.
  • Desktop Gmail Client `WMail` 2.0.0 Stable Released
    WMail is a free, open source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.
  • SpaceView: Ubuntu File System Usage Indicator
  • FunYahoo++: New Yahoo Messenger Plugin For Pidgin / libpurple [PPA]
    Yahoo retired its old Messenger protocol in favor of a new one, breaking compatibility with third-party applications, such as Pidgin, Empathy, and so on. Eion Robb, the SkypeWeb and Hangouts developer, has created a replacement Yahoo prpl plugin, called FunYahoo++, that works with the new Yahoo Messenger protocol. Note that I tested the plugin with Pidgin, but it should work with other instant messaging applications that support libpurple, like BitlBee or Empathy.
  • GCC Lands Loop Splitting Optimization
    The latest GCC 7 development code has an optimization pass now for loop splitting.
  • GCC 7 To End Feature Development Next Month
    Friday's GCC 7 status report indicates the feature freeze is coming up in just a few weeks. Red Hat developer Jakub Jelinek wrote in the latest status report, "Trunk which will eventually become GCC 7 is still in Stage 1 but its end is near and we are planning to transition into Stage 3 starting Nov 13th end of day time zone of your choice. This means it is time to get things you want to have in GCC 7 finalized and reviewed. As usual there may be exceptions to late reviewed features but don't count on that. Likewise target specific features can sneak in during Stage 3 if maintainers ok them."
  • GNU Parallel 20161022 ('Matthew') released [stable]
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  • GNU Health 3.0.4 patchset released
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  • guile-ncurses 2.0 released
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  • Unifont 9.0.03 Released
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  • PATHspider 1.0.0 released!
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  • The Domain Name System

today's howtos

Leftovers: KDE

  • Happy 20th birthday, KDE!
    KDE turned twenty recently, which seems significant in a world that seems to change so fast. Yet somehow we stay relevant, and excited to continue to build a better future. Lydia asked recently on the KDE-Community list what we were most proud of.
  • SETI – Week of Information Technology
  • KDevelop for Windows available on Chocolatey now
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  • colord-kde 0.5.0 released!
    Last official stable release was done more than 3 years ago, it was based on Qt/KDE 4 tech, after that a few fixes got in what would be 0.4.0 but as I needed to change my priorities it was never released. Thanks to Lukáš Tinkl it was ported to KF5, on his port he increased the version number to 0.5.0, still without a proper release distros rely on a git checkout.
  • Call for attendees Lakademy 2017
    As many of you know, since 2012 we organize the Lakademy, a sort of Latin American Akademy. The event brings together KDE Latin American contributors in hacking sessions to work on their projects, promo meetings to think KDE dissemination strategies in the region and other activities.
  • Plasma 5 Desktop on FreeBSD Branding
    The FreeBSD packages of KDE software — the KDE 4 desktop, and soon KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 Desktop and KDE Applications — have traditionally been shipped pretty much as delivered from the upstream source. We compile, we package, and there is very little customization we do as a “distro”. The KDE 4 packages came with a default wallpaper that was a smidgen different from the one shipped with several Linux distro’s. I think Ivan Cukic did that artwork originally. For Plasma 5 Desktop, we also wanted to do a tiny bit of branding — just the default wallpaper for new users, mind.
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