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Story What The End-days Of Wintel Looks Like Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:34pm
Story Ubuntu GNOME Devs Encouraged by Ubuntu Team to Add Latest GNOME in Future Versions Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:24pm
Story Spanish anti tax fraud unit renews Linux contract Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:19pm
Story Building a Linux lab and its great potential in education Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:14pm
Story LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:08pm
Story Black Lab Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Is a Bizarrely Attractive Xfce Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:04pm
Story Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:18am
Story OpenMandriva 2014.1 review Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:31am
Story AMD Is Working On A New VA-API State Tracker For Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:09am
Story Linux 3.17-rc7 - yes, another rc Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:00am

Who Are The Real Zealots? - Part 2

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: The community around GNU, Linux, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general frequently gets called "zealots." But let's look at another angle.

The wrong reasons to use Linux

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Everybody has a list of reasons to use Linux. Aside from the misinformation spewed forth by Redmond, I believe there are “wrong” reasons to use Linux.

sidux 2009.02, waiting for antiX M8.2

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: There was some sad news on the sidux front, because there were unfortunate conflicts within the development ranks that caused quite a stir, and I was accidentally involved in some of it.

Firefox 3.0.12 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from firefox.com.

Do Linux Benchmarks Have A Leg To Stand On?

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Linux

bmighty.com: A recent set of Linux distro benchmarks appears to show some surprising results. Yet it also shows the dangers of relying too heavily upon such benchmarks to make real-world technology decisions.

Gentoo Celebrates 10 Years: 2009/10/04

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Gentoo is turning 10 years old. For the last ten years, Gentoo has been committed to bringing the cutting edge source based distro to users that need more flexibility than binary packages can give them. With a vibrant community and over 300 developers, much has been accomplished since the beginning, Gentoo remains true to its origin.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ssh is terrifically easy

  • Asus 1008HA with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha2
  • about:mozilla 7/21
  • Pardus 2009
  • Open Source Watershed
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 7
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 8
  • Samsung NC20 - A Brief Encounter
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 4: Running Web apps
  • Open source mainframe software: Two perspectives
  • Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers
  • Launchpad is now open source
  • Task
  • Akademy 2009 Technical Papers Published
  • OpenOffice Renaissance prototyping phase drawing to close
  • Should we all switch to BSD?
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x12: OSCON

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux command for “What’s up on this here box?”

  • Unpacking recent ace archives in Ubuntu
  • Make Claws Mail aware when you need top or bottom posting
  • Professional Video Editing in Linux with Kdenlive
  • Tail More Than One File at a Time
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 2: dhcpd
  • Update Default GDM Theme on Ubuntu
  • Command Line Packet Sniff Existing Running Process in Linux
  • Greasemonkey for beginners

Fedora 11, Meet The RPM Fusion Website

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: SO, there I was, having installed Fedora 11 on a dusty old Compaq Presario - 700MHz AMD Duron processor, 10GB HDD! - and things had gone relatively smoothly, if glacially slowly.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 80

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #80 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Ross Turk on the SourceForge Community Awards

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Interviews
OSS

tuxradar.com: OSCON 2009 is in full swing, which means you can't walk more than 10 feet without tripping over a well-known geek. We’ve just spoken to Ross Turk, Director of Community at SourceForge, ahead of the Community Choice Awards on Thursday night. Here’s what he had to say.

Microsoft and Linux: A Checkered Past

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Linux
Microsoft

networkworld.com: Microsoft has had a checkered past with both Linux and its open source GPL licensing structure, so the move was a jaw dropper. Here is a look at some of the milestones since Microsoft internal memos leaked in 1998 that attacked the open source Linux operating system as it began to pick up steam as an alternative to Windows.

Vietnamese netbook runs on bilingual Linux distro

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Vietnamese Linux technology firm Hacao has released a netbook, along with a new bilingual (English/Vietnamese) release of its Hacao Linux 2009 CE distro. The Hacao Netbook is based on an Intel Atom-based MSI Wind.

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: The next version of Ubuntu, the most popular distribution for those who do switch, is launching exactly one week after Windows 7 hits the shelves. Codenamed Karmic Koala, we're loving the alpha version already, but here are some things that Windows does that Ubuntu should.

Linux's Thickening Waist Line

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Microsoft's operating systems have exploded in size during the past 20 years or so as their functionality increased to include thousands of features that weren't considered necessary in DOS. How come Linux (or UNIX for that matter) doesn't suffer from feature creep in the same way? Or does it?

I Like My File Systems Chunky: UnionsFS and ChunkFS

linux-mag.com: Diving deeper into UnionFS: walking through how to create and manage large file systems using the principles of ChunkFS and UnionFS.

Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

  • Is Microsoft's GPL2 support really a big deal?
  • How Microsoft made open source selfish
  • Microsoft Foresees More Open Source Contributions
  • Microsoft code cannot taint Linux

Ubuntu App Store: Open for Business?

workswithu.com: An emerging app store could help Ubuntu and Debian push deeper into the consumer and corporate markets. But here’s the twist: The emerging app store, which offers Ubuntu Linux and Debian applications, wasn’t built by Canonical. Still in beta, the store is called apperi.

Adobe goes corporate open source against Ogg Theora

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: It may have been upstaged by Microsoft but Adobe’s strategy with its Open Source Media Framework looks very similar.

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more