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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 9:27am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 7:54am
Story Kubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - Not meant to be Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 3:35am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 3:11am
Story Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 2:52am
Story 4MRecover 18.0 Data Recovery Live CD Now in Beta, Adds PhotoRec and TestDisk 7.0 Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 2:44am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 2:15am
Story Phoronix on Linux 4.7 Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 2:11am
Story Linux and FOSS Events Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 12:47am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2016 - 12:29am

A first run-in with emacs

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have to admit that I had never used emacs — never even installed it really — until yesterday, hoping that the longlines mode would serve as a plausible replacement for nano’s complete and utter refusal to wrap text on the screen without inserting hard line breaks.

What Does Interoperability Mean?

redmonk.com/sogrady: It might seem strange that interoperability - as unsexy a feature as there ever was - would suddenly become the apple of the marketing departments eye, not least because consumers are increasingly gravitating towards products for which a degree of interoperability is assumed.

Debian 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Stable, but inconvenient

  • Server Migration From Ubuntu 8.04 To Debian 5.0

'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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Software

kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

Fun and games with the GPL

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OSS

pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Blender is not only the best free and open source choice but also rivals all commercial 3d applications out there. Blender is the only free 3d application compared against the heavyweight industry favorites like 3d max (which costs around $5000+) and the only second application to support all three major operating system.

An open source to a brighter future?

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OSS

timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian 5.0 With LXDE: It's Your Grandad On Skates!

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Flexible and (Almost) Free

Linux 46% Market Share, Windows 43.5% Market Share

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OS

blog.eracc.com: After a study of operating system usage of thousands of people I have discovered that Linux has a 46% market share. Linux now surpasses Windows which is shown to have a 43.5% market share. Overall GNU/Linux distributions have taken the lead from Microsoft based on this study. Honest.

Also: how many linux users are there

A Review of Damn Small Linux 4.4.10

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For the first time this week I finally had the pleasure of taking Damn Small Linux (hereafter, DSL) for a test drive. One of the companies that I work for required an easy, lightweight and quick solution to salvage an older project.

KDE 4.2 brings the MySQL server to the desktop

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KDE

bytebot.net/blog: If you’re using Fedora 10, and are a KDE desktop user, you’ll notice that your latest KDE 4.2 update, requires having a local MySQL server installed.

Commercial Linux Distro Support Shootout

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Money can't buy you love; nor can it buy you happiness. But it just might bring you peace of mind. The Big 3 commercial Linux vendors; Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are ready to serve you through support subscription services for your Linux infrastructure.

Why the gOS Could Now Hurt Microsoft

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Linux

crn.com: Good OS, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company that launched in 2007, could turn out to be bad news for Microsoft.

Goo Blimey, It's "Awesome"

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Gaming

reddevil62-techhead: MY nine-year-old son bellowed: "This is awesome.. world class!" I was hooting with laughter. The source of this merriment? A game.

The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) [ISPConfig 2]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Open source traits lead to secure applications

  • Linux Tool Resurrects Deleted Images
  • Is Firefox really that bad?
  • Linux basics: Picking a distribution
  • World of Goo for Linux
  • Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Opens Up
  • The statist approach to open source
  • New KWin effect: Sheet
  • Novell: Five Goals for Feb. 26 Earnings Announcement
  • Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools
  • WiFi-centric dual-mode Linux phone rev'd
  • New installation DVDs for Fedora
  • 6 Resources for the Powerful Drupal Content Management System
  • The boot-up showdown
  • Five reasons why the economic slowdown is good news for open source
  • Freescale promises $200 netbook
  • Linux Haters Make a Few Valid Points
  • Simplicity-money combo spells MySQL success
  • Linux Basement Episode 36 - Interview With Brandon
  • Linux Void Episode 21 - Super Nova

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Per-Process Namespaces

  • Duplicate your Ubuntu Installation....
  • Fast access to frequently used directories
  • How Linux Shuts Down
  • bash completion: /dev/fd/62: No such file or directory
  • Adding Custom Shortcuts to Gnome
  • How to resolve the ‘/bin/rm: Argument list too long’ error
  • Extract the MP3 Audio Portion of a Video

Novell MD on getting along with Microsoft

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Interviews
SUSE

news.zdnet.co.uk: The company signed a deal with Microsoft in 2006 to collaborate over sales and to license patents Microsoft claims to hold over Linux. ZDNet UK caught up with McCarry to discuss the relationship with Microsoft and Novell's strategy for working with the technology company.

5 types of company open source relationships

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OSS

stormyscorner.com: First off, there is no ideal company/community relationship. There are lots of different types of relationships between companies and the communities they work with (or don't work with) - and no one way is perfect for everyone.

Microsoft's biggest threat: Linux

community.zdnet: I get to hear about the biggest threat to Microsoft's hegemony and market dominance quite a bit. It often goes something like this: "Linux isn't Microsoft's biggest threat, Google is."

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