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August 2011

Sabayon 6 Roundup - Fluxbox and XBMC

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Having looked at the two main editions of Gnome x86 and KDE x64 I've come to the conclusion, that the best way to use Sabayon 6 on the desktop is... to log into Fluxbox.

Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?

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MDV
  • Mandriva 2011: Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?
  • Mandriva 2011.0 First Look (video)
  • Mandriva Linux 2011 - First Look (video)

Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

makeuseof.com: “Windows is better, you Mac people are morons” or ”Mac OS X is the single greatest operating system in history, and you’re stupid for thinking otherwise” or ”shut up, all of you, and install Linux. Now“.

Unity? Thanks, but no

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Ubuntu
  • Unity? Thanks, but no
  • Bisigi Themes Add Ubuntu 11.04 Support
  • How do I benefit from Ubuntu Pre-Install?

Open source: Driving change in the software industry

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OSS

zdnet.com: Open source software isn't free, but it usually is cheaper and more adaptable than proprietary software.

It's Most Certainly Not The End of the OS

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OS

elevenislouder.blogspot: In a recent article over at MyBroadband, Alastair Otter says that the end of the OS is nigh. I couldn't disagree more.

The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.4.3

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LibO

documentfoundation.org: he Document Foundation (TDF) maintains the speedy pace of LibreOffice development with the announcement of version 3.4.3, intended for enterprise deployments.

Fixing old computers with Linux

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Many computers end up at the curb on garbage day and there has been only one thing wrong with them, they were running Windows. Often it is a case of the computer getting slower and slower over time.

Firefox 6.0.1 and 3.6.21 updates available

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 6.0.1 and 3.6.21 desktop security updates now available
  • Thunderbird 6.0.1 and 3.1.13 security updates now available

Linux at 20 years: a progression from promising to pervasive

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Linux

computerweekly.com: As Linux celebrates its twentieth anniversary this week, Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE, has discussed the contribution that the maverick open source operating system has made to the global technology ecosystem.

More in Tux Machines

Stable Kernels: 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

  • Linux 5.7.14
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.7.14 kernel. All users of the 5.7 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.7.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.7.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 5.4.57
  • Linux 4.19.138
  • Linux 4.14.193

Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

More than 418 updates, tweaks, and other improvements have been made to the uniquely styled desktop environment and distro since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April. And as with the Ubuntu 20.04 point release Ubuntu Kylin’s refreshed installer image comes with all of those enhancements wrapped up, ready to go, out of the box — no lengthy post-install upgrades required. Read more

Open source is more than code: Developing Red Hat Satellite documentation upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users. The Foreman and Katello projects are the upstreams of Red Hat Satellite. The discussions and contributions that take place in the vibrant upstream community help shape the Red Hat Satellite code base. Red Hat’s open source and community strategy has made Red Hat Satellite a robust and flexible product that can manage complex management workflows. Read more

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Scrcpy v1.15 picks up the ability to forward ctrl and shift keys to your handset. Why is that useful? Because it means you can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts on your device in apps that support them, e.g., ctrl + t to open a new browser tab in a browser. This nifty addition is also able to pass ctrl + c and ctrl + v to Termux, if you use it. It also supports text selection easier using shift + → and similar. With the ctrl key now in use for shortcuts Scrcpy now uses the left alt or left super key as its shortcut modifier. Don’t like this? It can be changed. Read more