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Story I'm considering not to renew your contract, Windows srlinuxx 23/04/2011 - 5:17pm
Story IBM Expands Open Source srlinuxx 15/08/2006 - 6:47am
Story Is making your product free and open source crazy talk? Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2014 - 4:29pm
Story KDE 4.0 to be Released in January srlinuxx 2 02/12/2007 - 12:26am
Story KDE Commit-Digest for 5th August 2007 srlinuxx 06/08/2007 - 6:11pm
Story KDE Games Taking Shape for KDE 4.0 srlinuxx 05/05/2007 - 4:17pm
Story KDE to be Present at LUGRadio Live 2007 srlinuxx 24/05/2007 - 2:28pm
Story Keys to turn your open source project into a business Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2014 - 1:03pm
Story Linux computer program brings a smile where it's least expected Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 9:35am
Story Linux is a time killer srlinuxx 10/08/2010 - 8:25pm

Hands-On: New KaOS Linux Release

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I wrote about KaOS Linux some time ago, when the 2014.06 release came out. I had it installed on a couple of my laptops, and I have been using it occasionally since then. It is a rolling release distribution, so if you already have it installed, you don't need to get these new ISO images and install them, you just have to make sure that you are current with all the latest patches and updates.

If you don't have KaOS installed yet, or you want to make a fresh installation for whatever reason, you can get the new ISO image from their download page. On that page, in addition to the link to the ISO image you will find links to instructions on creating DVD and USB installation media. I like this better than having to go search for another document, search the forums or whatever. The ISO is a hybrid image, so my procedure was the same as always - just dd it to a stick - but having the detailed instructions handy is a good thing.

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Linux still owns supercomputing

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Linux
Server

Once more the best of the best supercomputer experts came together to decide which are the fastest of the fast computers. Number one with a bullet continues to be Tianhe-2, aka Milky Way-2, a Chinese supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology. Its operating system? Linux of course.

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Linux Outlaws Ride Into the Sunset

Now, Lynch and Scherschel — Dan and Fab to their relatives, friends, and a wide listener base — are at the crossroads. Recently, with the episodes well into the 360s in number, they decided to finish out the year with Linux Outlaws and ride off into the sunset.

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Introducing 300,000 People to Linux

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We’ve focused a lot of attention in recent years on making Linux learning materials more accessible to more people. This year, for example, together with our partner edX, we were able to offer our Intro to Linux course for free to nearly 300,000 people from all over the world. While the United States ranks first in the number of students taking Intro to Linux, it only represents about 30 percent of all class participants. The top geographies include the U.S., India, United Kingdom, Brazil and Spain. Linux attracted more people with this one course than the number of people who attended all seven games of the recent World Series combined.

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GNU Guix 0.8 released

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GNU

We are pleased to announce the next alpha release of GNU Guix, version 0.8.

The release comes both with a source tarball, which allows you to install it on top a running GNU/Linux system, and a USB installation image to install the standalone operating system.

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Screenshots

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UbuTricks 14.11.17 Released with Support for 6 New Apps, 20 Updated Apps

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Ubuntu

This new version adds support for six new applications and 20 apps with updated versions. The new applications are Exaile, Yarock, GNOME Commander (Trusty), SimpleAudioPlayer, Kid3 and Fotoxx (DEB).

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Linux extremists owe Debian systemd maintainer an apology

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Debian

I’ve been aware of the systemd nastiness for quite a while, but I must admit that I was shocked to read about his resignation this morning. He has apparently been a long-time Debian developer and for him to be forced to this resignation by vicious attacks is really just beyond the pale. Fortunately, he is not leaving Debian altogether but is simply resigning as a systemd maintainer.

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Can India break the pattern and do open source right?

The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, I see this as a long overdue move that will hopefully boost the faltering free and open source software communities in India.

On the face of it, this initiative should not be written off as yet another bureaucratic exercise into nothingness, because the program seems to be headed by an able administrator, RS Sharma, who was a part of the massive Universal ID (UID) project executed by the government of India. That project has issued bio-metric based IDs to around 700 million Indians. Mr. Sharma and has also managed to build an impressive and tasteful attendance application based on the UID infrastructure.

From my experience in the free and open source software industry, I think if public money could be used to either build a public or private asset, it should be used to create public assets.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0 released...

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KDE

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0. This release includes bugs fixes and switch as optional some dependencies as libkipi, libkface, libkgeomap dedicated respectively to support Kipi plugins, Face management, and Geo-location maps. By this way we will be able to port digiKam to KF5/Qt5 step by step.

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Release Notes for Grml 2014.11

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Linux

This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (AKA jessie). As usual it also incorporates up2date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release.

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A GUI for Your CLI?

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For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application.

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An Unofficial Lubuntu 14.10 Image Using LXQt Has Been Released

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Ubuntu

As you may know, the LXDE developers have started porting their desktop environment to Qt, under the name of LXQt. It uses PCManFM-Qt, a version of PCManFM, re-written in Qt, as the default file manager and Openbox as window manager and has support for Wayland, a new display server developed by Red Hat.

Recently, a Lubuntu image using LXQt as default has been released, to allow the users to test the new desktop environment.

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How to Build Awesome Android Apps

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Android
Development

Over the years, Android has grown from a simple mobile operating system to a highly profitable ecosystem. Among the people to benefit from this growth are Google, gadget manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, Motorola), and millions of app developers from around the world. With multiple ways to monetize applications, Android has been responsible for turning many small-time developers into the "rich geeks" who have made quite a following for themselves in the pop culture.

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PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE Now Available

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BSD

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 10.1 release!

A very special thank you goes out to all the contributors for this release, your help and feedback was greatly appreciated!

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Licence fine forces town to drop move to alternative office tools

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OOo

The Dutch city of Arnhem has, for now, given up searching for alternatives for its office productivity tools, after settling a claim with a dominant software vendor for unlicensed use of its office software. To compensate for not having adequately licensed the software used by the town’s civil servant’s who were working from home, Arnhem has paid 600,000 euro for new licences. These allow the use of the ubiquitous proprietary office software for the next three years, says the city’s CIO, Simon Does.

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4 ways Docker is remaking Linux

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Linux
Server

When containers first appeared in Linux, the natural assumption was that it would be yet another of many technologies that Linux has assimilated.

But then came Docker, a novel use of containers to make apps portable and self-contained. It's set Linux vendors scrambling, both to to rethink the way containers are implemented in Linux and to see how Linux can be reworked around Docker's application-centric model.

Here's how four major enterprise Linux distributions are readying themselves for a Docker-ized future.

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