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Story 5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail adriantry 27/04/2009 - 10:27am
Story Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone adriantry 12/05/2009 - 10:03am
Forum topic Dialup dilemma afs 05/06/2008 - 5:40pm
Blog entry Distribution Release: EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21 akramshaikh 08/10/2008 - 7:55am
Blog entry 25 Cool & Beautiful Linux Wallpapers akramshaikh 31/08/2009 - 6:50pm
Blog entry Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Finally Released! akramshaikh 29/04/2010 - 7:18pm
Story Top 10 Addictive games on Linux alieneyes 06/03/2010 - 5:07pm
Blog entry “Can’t locate module” Error in Linux and Data Loss allen 06/10/2008 - 4:52am
Blog entry “No such file or directory” Error in Linux allen 15/10/2008 - 4:47am
Blog entry ‘attempt to access beyond end of device’ Linux Error allen 27/03/2009 - 6:45am

Leftovers: Screenshots

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Android Leftovers

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Leveraging the power of academia in your open source project

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OSS

When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

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Tails 1.3.1 Is an Emergency Release to Patch Critical Security Issues in Tor Browser

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Security
Debian

Tails, the amnesic incognito Live Linux operating system that helps anyone to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has reached today, March 23, version 1.3.1, a release that includes updated Tor and Tor Browser components.

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Ten years of Kubuntu

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KDE

Kubuntu will turn ten years old this April. Kubuntu is a Linux distribution that has tried to remain true to the community that makes and uses it while working with the commercial sponsors and users who give it direction and help it succeed. Over the years, its technical, social, and commercial successes have been as fun as the challenges.

Fresh out of university in Scotland a decade ago, I'd learned about software development from leading a KDE project: the Umbrello UML Modeller. Now I've had the pleasure of being involved in the Kubuntu community for the lifespan of the project. Ubuntu celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. The Kubuntu story, creating a flavor of Ubuntu with KDE software, began six months later.

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Neptune 4.3 available

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Android
GNU

The Linux distribution Neptune 4.3 has been made available for download.

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Apparently, Ubuntu Doesn’t Need Blu-ray Burning Support

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Ubuntu

To be honest, I was not aware of the fact that the Ubuntu Linux computer operating system does not have built-in support for burning/recording Blu-ray discs until user Federico reported the issue on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list a couple of weeks ago, simply because I have never owned this technology.

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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.0 RC5 with Several Updated Drivers

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Linux

Today, March 23, Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing the fifth Release Candidate (RC) version of Linux kernel 4.0, one of the most highly anticipated Linux technologies of 2015. Therefore, we’re announcing that Linux kernel 4.0 RC5 is now available for download and testing (see download link at the end of the article).

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Final 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition Is Now Available for Download with MakeMKV

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OS

Zbigniew Konojacki, the developer of the independent 4MLinux computer operating system built from scratch, was proud to announce earlier today, March 22, the immediate availability for download of the final versions of 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition, 4MLinux Core, and 4MLinux distributions.

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Red Hat unveils enterprise mobility strategy

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Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc. has announced its vision to help organizations succeed in the mobile-first economy. The strategy includes Red Hat’s portfolio of enterprise-grade open source technologies – including mobile capabilities from the recent acquisition of FeedHenry – to overcome their mobility challenges.

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Google Makes Open Source Tablet To Help Doctors Fight Ebola

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Android
Google

He contacted a colleague Ivan Gayton who also works for MSF, to see what could be done. Ivan Gayton decided to contact Google, who had assisted him before during a cholera epidemic, to see if they could help. Google.org, which is Google’s charitable organization, sprung into action by tapping its Crisis response team. This response team gathered resources and personnel together from around the world and brought them to London to work on the project. The result was an Android tablet that ran on top of open-source software and constructed out of a polycarbonate material. The polycarbonate material allows the tablet to be dipped in chlorine and sanitized so that it can leave the facility. This table is used to take information and send it wirelessly to servers located at the scene. These servers are run by a generator for power, as some of the places that MSF responds to do not have electrical power.

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Raspberry Pi 2: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 v Raspbian

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Linux
Ubuntu

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and its ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, users are offered a number of ways of running Ubuntu. I took a look at an Ubuntu 14.10 / Linaro 15.01 developer image and was impressed. The boot up time to a desktop of 11 seconds is spectacular in itself. If you like being at the cutting edge, you may be interested in trying an image of Vivid Vervet, the code name for Ubuntu 15.04. This is a development release, as Ubuntu 15.04 is not scheduled for release until next month. It offers a number of interesting features and improvements. For example, it uses systemd, a suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed as a central management and configuration platform.

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The Demise of Open Source Hosting Providers Codehaus and Google Code

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Development
OSS

At the turn of the millenium, a new breed of open-source hosting platforms was created to provide free hosting for open-source projects. The inaugral hosting service was SourceForge, created by VA Linux as a means to host open-source projects in 1999, to support their VA Linux product created in 1993. The repository provided a location for developers to host code (with CVS), have an issue tracking system, mailing lists and hosting for download purposes. By the end of 2001, over 30,000 projects were hosted on SourceForge. By 2006 the number of projects had grown to 100k, and adding Google Ads provided a means of income to support the hosting site. 2006 also saw Subversion being added to the platform.

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Telco sector OPNFV project champions open network services

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OSS

This group is a community-led industry-supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

TechTarget defines NFV as an initiative to virtualise the network services that are (or were previously) being carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware -- NFV is part of the wider industry shift towards network and application virtualisation.

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User reviews: Applications provided by Jolla

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Linux

After about 150 reviews including opinions on apps were posted, we have the first quite reliable information on how we evaluate the apps provided by Jolla.

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A Look At BCache vs. LVM Cache For HDD+SSD Linux Systems

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

For those thinking about potentially running a Linux system with a combination of SSD and HDD so that the solid-state drive would be able to act as a performance cache for commonly used data, BCache and LVM-cache/dmcache are two of the commonly used solutions.

For those interested in LVM Cache or BCache, Fedora developer Vratislav Podzimek has written a lengthy blog post comparing these two hybrid caching solutions for Linux -- including setup procedures and steps for Fedora users.

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101 Open Source Tools for Developers

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These days, nearly every developer is familiar with the benefits of open source code and coding tools. Open source repositories like GitHub and SourceForge provide invaluable resources for those searching for assistance in creating their own applications.

In addition, many of the most popular development tools are available under open source licenses. The last few years have seen an explosion of new tools, particularly in categories like mobile development and JavaScript frameworks. This month we're updating our previous list of open source development tools and highlighting 101 of the very best open source bugtrackers, programming languages, version control systems, frameworks, IDEs, text editors and other tools.

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4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition FINAL released.

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GNU
Linux

The status of the 4MLinux 11.1 series has been changed to STABLE. The FLTK toolkit has been added to run TigerVNC and other software. Wine and FileZilla are now available as downloadable extensions (even in the basic version of 4MLinux). The MakeMKV package has been included in the drivers section of the 4MLinux LiveCD. After installing this package, it is possible to play (and rip) all kinds of DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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Manjaro KDE 0.9.0-pre5 edition released

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GNU
Linux

After one week of development we are proud to present to you another preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This time we ship Plasma 5.2.1, KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 (which fixes issues we had in VirtualBox and VMware) and latest KDE Apps 14.12.3!

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Read more: Manjaro Linux KDE 0.9.0 Pre5 Out Now, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.2.1 and KDE Frameworks 5.8.0

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 Point Release

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GNU
Linux

Apart from bug fixes and updating packages not a lot has changed from 14.04 Papercuts. So if you are running 14.04 Papercuts and have kept it updated there is no need to install the point release.

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