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Story Operating System U Fails To Live Up To Its Goals Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 8:18am
Story Calculate Intro, OpenMandriva Review, and Mageia Delay Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 6:05am
Story Early Morning Linux Voodoo at Denny’s Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2014 - 6:01am
Story Leftovers: Proprietary Software and Command Line Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:41pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story 12 Open Source CRM Options Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:32pm
Story Oracle MySQL Gets New Features: The Storage Wars Continue Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Google posts Android Auto design guidelines Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Web Software vs. Native Linux Software Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:17pm

Intel Celeron Dual-Core Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While nearly all of Intel's attention is focused on their newer LGA-1366 platform with the high-end Core i7 processors and then the forthcoming Core i5 series, there are still plenty of viable processors left for the LGA-775 motherboards. As we have never published performance results for a dual-core Celeron on Linux, we have decided to get those numbers out there today for those that are interested.

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places

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KDE

arstechnica.com: A new Plasma-based custom KDE desktop shell is designed to deliver a better user experience on netbooks and other devices with small screens. Ars takes a look at the prototype to see how it compares to the conventional KDE desktop environment.

Google Touts Open Source Growth

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OSS

earthweb.com: Google isn't only crawling your Web site, it's looking at your source code as well. That was the introduction for Chris DiBona, the open source programs manager at Google, one of several keynote speakers here at OSCON 2009 today.

Fastpatx – A Quick and Simple Web Browser

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Software

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: I recently stumbled across Fastpatx web browser, which is written in PyQT and contains around 50 lines of code. It is very simple and has a very plain and uncrowded interface.

Microsoft responds to GPL violations

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The Microsoft Linux GPLv2 contribution saga unfolds

  • Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
  • Microsoft and Vyatta rebutt reports of GPL violation
  • Microsoft wants to be part of Unique Identity project: Bill Gates

Book Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

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Misc

The creator of the C++ programming language brings us a new textbook in programming principles that could well become a classic tome. Read the review at Freesoftware Magazine.

Foresight Linux - Tough love

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Foresight Linux advertises itself as a modern operating system, featuring intuitive user interface and a wide range of innovative applications intended to make the desktop experience instantly pleasurable. One of the way Foresight Linux achieves this is by blending free and proprietary software.

Measuring Ubuntu’s Market Share

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Over the last few years, various figures have been put forth as measures of Ubuntu’s desktop market share, with some sources contradicting themselves and most sources contradicting the other ones. Below, we take a look.

The Germans Love Laptop Linux. So Why Don't We?

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Linux
Hardware

bmighty.com/blog: In Germany, two of the top 10 best-selling laptops currently run Linux. What do these folks know that we don't?

Red Hat educates profs

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Linux

newsobserver.com: This week a fourth-floor meeting room at the company's Centennial Campus headquarters in Raleigh is the site of a boot camp for faculty from a half-dozen universities, including N.C. Central and Elon.

SUSE Studio: The Do-it-Yourself Linux

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SUSE

techgage.com: Linux is well known for being very customizable, but with SUSE Studio, things are taken to an entirely new level. Imagine taking a base template, building on top of it with your personal software choices, and then building it as a bootable ISO.

today's leftovers:

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News
  1. 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

  2. GPLv3 hits 50 percent adoption
  3. Amazon apologizes, FSF says free the ebook
  4. Microsoft aims to be a Linux kernel contributor: What's in it for them?
  5. id Software will no longer support linux
  6. Ubuntu for Netbooks
  7. DD-WRT security fix
  8. Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux
  9. MSFT, Red Hat Disagree over Patents
  10. Firefox add-on in Karmic redirects Google searches to Ubuntu Start Page
  11. Microsoft Gives Red Hat a Taste of the Real IP World
  12. blogging with gnome-blog
  13. OSCON: Building Belonging (in communities)
  14. News Limited phases out Solaris
  15. Producing Podcasts with FOSS Slides
  16. How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu
  17. Wallpaper a Day - Day 5
  18. Wallpaper a Day - Day 6
  19. Karmic Alpha 3 released
  20. Okay, Linux Gamers Are REALLY Excited!
  21. What Ubuntu has done to improve energy efficiency
  22. Google is not going to have its way.
  23. Microsoft Profit down 17% on Ubuntu, Google, Apple threats
  24. Volume control in Karmic is UP/DOWN
  25. Windows is Dead, Long Live FOSS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find python dependencies

  • Nautilus Chrome Uses Too Much Real Estate?
  • A Detailed Guide To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0
  • Create a Twitter Info Server with Bash
  • Change Firefox awesome bar search engine
  • wvdial conf settings for Tata Indicom CDMA 1x USB Modem
  • How To Find Your IP Address On Ubuntu Linux
  • My KDE 4.x Desktop Activities Tutorial
  • How to get non-free codecs workin on Moblin
  • Howto install VLC media player 1.0.0 in Ubuntu
  • How to set up your own Linux media server
  • Tutorial: Fix Invalid Dictionary Entries in Firefox
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Local Computer
  • Where is The Clear Cache Button In Firefox 3.5x?
  • Customizing XFCE
  • How To Customize Your Linux Desktop With GnomeART-NG

semantic desktop

blogs.gnome.org/otte: It gained traction when people realized that a lot of places on the desktop refer to the same things, but they all do it incompatibly. What’s a sematic desktop anyway?

Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: One of the nice things about Linux is that anybody can create a Linux distribution and sometimes the better distros come from the most unlikely of places.

Five Open Source Apps to Manage Your Collections

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Comic books, DVDs, old vinyl albums, Star Wars figurines -- collecting things is fun. What's not fun, though, is keeping track of it all. Here are five open source collection management apps to help you organize your stuff.

The KDE 4 Journey

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KDE

hnaik.blogspot: I still remember how eagerly I had waited for the KDE 4 release. I also remember how disappointed I was when it actually came out in January 2008. With that release, KDE lost one of its foremost advocates - Linus Torvalds, to its rival GNOME.

Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way, not because they have to.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE