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Story Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 5:21am
Story Hackable drone controller runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 4:52am
Story Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:59am
Story UbuTricks 14.11.03 Released with Support for 5 More Apps, Cinnamon PPA Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:56am
Story Nexus 9 Review: A Powerful Tablet…for Android Die-Hards Only Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:44am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 9:28pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 9:27pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 9:26pm
Story How to Find the Best Linux Distribution for a Specific Task Roy Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Red Hat releases Cloud Infrastructure version 5, expands Wipro partnership Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 8:26pm

Guide to porting from Solaris to Linux on POWER

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Linux

Six steps to accelerate Solaris to Linux on POWER porting tasks

My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 2)

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Welcome to part two of my Arch Linux experiment, where I am attempting to determine if Arch is a viable replacement for Kubuntu on my machine. Previously, I bombed out big time and here the saga continues.

DesktopBSD 1.7

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BSD

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Although the official name of this blog is Desktop Linux Reviews, we will occasionally be looking at non-Linux operating systems too. Such is the case with DesktopBSD 1.7 which is a version of the FreeBSD operating system.

Now, Microsoft Indoctrinates Best Buy against Macs

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Microsoft
Mac

maximumpc.com: A couple of days after an anonymous forum poster exposed Microsoft’s surreptitious anti-Linux training material for Best Buy employees, it has now become apparent that Redmond is providing them with anti-Mac training material as well.

Also:

  • Is Microsoft stalling on its GPL Linux drivers?
  • Microsoft software licensing: A nightmare
  • Cowboys Stadium: Windows did not shut down succesfully
  • Sara Ford – the Microsoft open source leader who gives and gives

Open Letter to Linux Geeks

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Linux

Dear Linux Geeks:

You drive me crazy.

KDE4 - Hype & Reality

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KDE

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: It feels good to see KDE 4.3 mature. Again it feels good to see some of the major but conservative Linux distributions turning up to KDE 4.

Gnome Shell – Your Next Desktop Environment

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Software

maketecheasier.com: There’s been some grumbling among the Gnome community about if and when Gnome would have a major overhaul. Well with Gnome 3 we’ll have it in the form of Gnome Shell. It pretty much replaces the panel and window manager in a normal Gnome installation with a fully composited environment with some great new functionality.

Red Hat Funds Open Source Lab in New Gates Center

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OSS

campustechnology.com: In an ironic turn, Carnegie Mellon University will be housing a new open source computer lab funded by Red Hat in a new computer center funded by a $20 million lead gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ubuntu: One Year Later

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Ubuntu

tannerhelland.com: Hard to believe, but it’s been almost a year since my first Ubuntu-themed article appeared on this site. Last October I made the decision to try Ubuntu 8.04. A year later, Ubuntu is still my primary operating system.

Microsoft Launches Open Source Foundation?

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Microsoft

eweek.com: Just days after being accused of attempting to unleash potentially harmful Linux-related patents to find their way into the hands of patent trolls, Microsoft is now slated to announce its founding of a new foundation to support open source software.

Install Pidgin SVN + Plus! In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Today, a new Launchpad PPA repository was launched which allows Ubuntu users to install Pidgin SVN with support for colored nicknames and several plug-ins.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.8 Server i386 [ISPConfig 2]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.8 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The 2.6.31 kernel is out
  • App Updates: ViewNior Gets Cropping Tool
  • Episode 118: Looking in the Crystal Ball at GIMP 2.8
  • GNU grep is slow on UTF-8
  • 5 Ways to Pimp Your FireFox Address Bar
  • Drupal's new trademark policy
  • My 7 Favorite Features Of Opera 10
  • The truth about Windows users
  • The new Asus e-reader looks a lot like the OLPC XO 2.0
  • Ubuntu's Koala food arrives on shelves
  • Developers Land Funding for Songbird Open-Source Music Player
  • Clarification on Foresight and Fedora
  • Installing Software: Tux VS. Bill Gates
  • Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud Strategy
  • Osama Khalid is the first GNU Generation member of the month
  • Test Drive of Spri Linux Beta
  • One Laptop Per Child - The Dream is Over
  • Dell renews Ubuntu Linux desktop line up
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 to 5.4 risk report
  • Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 30st – Sep 05th)
  • Linux Outlaws 110 - The Chinless Hero

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Hack Karmic's GDM Login Screen

  • No more printers / cups not running
  • Automatically Take a Screenshot and Make it Public using Dropbox
  • Debian Boot Messages
  • Virtual Interfaces: When One IP Isn't Enough
  • php tail
  • Launch OpenOffice.org Faster
  • How do I set up a network printer or print server?
  • How To: GNOME GMail Notifier
  • How to remove a deb package manually
  • Import SSH Key without Verification
  • Change the Default Editor
  • Building Linux Audio Applications 101: A User's Guide, Part 2
  • How can I make X start on a different tty?
  • Install Internet Explorer on Linux with IEs4Linux

Five Features We Want to See in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

lifehacker.com: Ubuntu isn't the only Linux operating system, but it's where the dream of a usable, completely free desktop is closest to reality. If every Ubuntu developer were assembled at one place, here are five things we'd ask them to accomplish.

Lubuntu: Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Some complain that there is simply too much choice in the free software world and far too many Linux distributions. Well, now there’s another called Lubuntu. A derivative of Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop, it’s super light and very fast. Finally, there’s an Ubuntu perfectly suited to those older, low end machines!

Linux and OSS through car lover eyes

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OSS

raiden.net: This is an allegory on Linux and Open Source Software as seen through the eyes of a “gearhead” (aka car lover) and explained as such. If you're into cars, you'll love this little tale.

Staging tree status for the .32 kernel merge

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Linux

kroah.com: Here's a summary of the state of the drivers/staging/ tree, basically what will be coming in the 2.6.32 merge, and what the status of the different drivers are so far.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma
    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime. Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
  • NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding for Linux Servers
  • Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux
    I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.
  • Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig
    I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig. I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.

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GNOME News

  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop. In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like. The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.