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State of the KDE Union

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KDE

blog.paultags.com: I love KDE. I have used KDE since 3.1 on Mandrake 9.1. Then KDE4 came around. The 4.0 RC was buggy, feature incomplete and hard to use. I felt alienated and switched to Debian and GNOME. KDE is a second class citizen in the world of debian based distros.

Distro Hoppin`: Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux

itlure.com: Conclusions should end an article, not begin one, but I have to say this from the start: Pardus 2009 is one of the most impressively well-done Linux distributions that I've put my hands on for a loooong time.

Also: Getting Started with Pardus Linux

Chromium in Linux is advancing nicely

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve installed “chromium-snapshot” from Arch’s AUR yesterday (means user contributed, unofficial packages), and I must say it’s come a long way.

Skrooge: Personal finance management +1

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Software

omat.nl: I ran out of money last month quite early (in NL you usually get paid once a month) and I did not understand why. Since Skrooge got imported last month in KDE SVN, I wondered if that could help me determine why.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • New vulnerability discovered for Firefox 3.5.1

  • How to easily configure Mandriva Software Manager to use wget
  • KDE Wallpaper a Day - Day 10
  • Internet kills off Teletext news and information service
  • New brushes for your GIMP
  • Creating a Package for Debian
  • logcheck: brilliantly simple log monitoring
  • Cubuntu - Command Line Ubuntu Part One
  • Review: Firefox 3.5 Makes Browsing Better
  • Is Google's Chrome OS a Threat to Free Software?

Top 3 Linux Burning Applications

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: 1. K3b
Not many can argue against this one. K3b is the most popular burning application for Linux, and although it uses KDE3 libraries, many GNOME users prefer it too over native GTK burners.

Video Goes Open Source on Wikipedia

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Software
Web

readwriteweb.com: In a Beet.tv interview posted yesterday, Wikimedia deputy director Erik Moller gave a few clues as to the Foundation's train of thought when it comes to video editing and distribution.

Split decision: Goggles Music Manager

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I don’t usually notice music managers, mostly because I resent applications that “manage” things for me. On the other hand, I’m constantly on the lookout for applications that run light and fast.

Ubuntu 9.04 Snaps Desktop Visaster

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I finally had my fill of Visaster on my office desktop. I got permission from the IT department to go back to doing my own IT admin work.

Mepis 8.0 Linux MiniReview

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Linux

techexposures.com: Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. It is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Perl modules

  • How to query Yahoo search engine and get results from Perl script
  • Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - Kdump
  • How-To: Make a Screencast with recordMyDesktop
  • How to check Ubuntu version number
  • Linux Disable and Remove X Windows (X.org)

Adventures in Karmic

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: I rebooted my laptop today, to effect the latest updates to Karmic. After the reboot, new problems so far include:

15 Email Applications for Linux

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Software

blog.repasik.com: Email clients are becoming less and less of a frequently used program. But for some, email applications are still their first choice, one main advantage is the multiple use of accounts at the same time. Here is a list of email applications for Linux that shows many of the email clients available.

Ubuntu 9.04 – A very buggy affair

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Ubuntu

adifire.wordpress: Just a few months ago, I decided that I would install a linux operating system in my notebook, though being a Windows fan. So I decided that I can directly jump to the latest version of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope, version 9.04.

What does the future hold for MySQL?

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Software
Interviews

ddj.com: Michael "Monty" Widenius was the creator of the MySQL database, and founder of Monty Program Ab. He recently spoke with Dr. Dobb's Jonathan Erickson.

Decibel Audio Player 1.0 - Simplistic Music Player for GNOME

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Reviews

In the past I reviewed Minirok, which is a minimalist music player for KDE with a simple interface. Well, Decibel surely is its counterpart in GNOME. The version I'm going to talk about is 1.00 running in Ubuntu 9.04 with GNOME 2.26.

Gnome-Art NextGen - Icons, Themes, Wallpapers, Splash Screens and Grub One Click Install

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Linux

Gnome-Art Next Generation is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click. It is in an early stage and under development but it looks very promising already.

some leftovers:

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News
  • 5 Awesome Mozilla Labs Projects for Firefox 3.5

  • 10 Concerns We Have About Google Chrome OS
  • Banshee and F-Spot to depend on Moonlight
  • Red Hat added to S&P 500
  • The good and the bad of netbooks
  • EasyIngres Seeks To Attract MySQL Developers
  • Microsoft Patent Aggression Continues against Free Software
  • Opera 10 Beta 2: A Solution For Older Computers
  • openSuse Network Manager vs Wicd
  • Migrating to Linux, Part 1: Sharing a Room With Windows
  • Promises Plated in Chrome
  • Ultimate Mobile OS Showdown:
  • Linux Camping: Day 2 - Starting a fire and burning things
  • The Intellectual Property Rights Imperative of Single-Vendor Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto install Line6-GuitarPort in ubuntu

  • Tech Tip: Using Ghostscript to Convert and Combine Files
  • HOWTO : Sockso 1.1.8 (Music Server) on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Removing the dreaded 'Read More' Link in Drupal
  • How to uninstall Linux
  • Simulate Eddington’s Experiment in Kstars
  • Using git behind a proxy
  • Kerberos fun Pt 2
  • Monitoring Linux and Windows hosts with SNMP and Cacti
  • Anonymous SSH sessions with TOR
  • Howto Optimize Firefox and Benchmarking
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  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
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  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.