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Is Oracle Getting Ready To Kill Unbreakable Linux?

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oreilly.com: People outside of IT seldom think of Oracle as a Linux company, probably because it isn't. Oracle has always been considered a database and application company. So now that Oracle owns their own operating system in the free and clear, what benefits do they gain from maintaining Unbreakable Linux? The answer is probably: "Not much".

10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Mobile Linux users have a variety of options when it comes to wireless connectivity tools. Jack Wallen outlines some of the best choices to help you find one that will work for you.

Four Open Source Mind Mapping Apps to Keep You Focused

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Software

ostatic.com: Mind mapping tools are among the unsung heroes of project management. They're often overlooked or underused because some people mistakenly believe the learning curve is too steep or the features are unnecessary.

PCLinuxOS Phoenix Test Run

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PCLOS

synergenerator.blogspot: Still looking for a more complete workstation for my laptop. I think GNOME and KDE might still be a little sluggish with only 512MB RAM. I have tried PCLinuxOS in the past and found it quite user-friendly so I thought I would give it a go with one of it's derivatives: Phoenix (PCLOS Xfce).

Microsoft's next operating system may start from BSD

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Microsoft

advogato.org: Barelfish. Have anybody heard such a beast? Not somewhere behind the steel walls - in the academic silence of ETH university Microsoft is building the next generation of its operating system.

Distributions: From Ubuntu to openSUSE and Pardus

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Linux

h-online.com: Recent early development releases of the popular distributions provide a preview of what's to come, while some lesser known distributions reach new milestones. A new version of the KDE desktop is due by the end of the month.

Android Live CD: Not Quite There Yet

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OS

igneousquill.net: Yesterday I learned that a live CD version of Android was available for download. I've been curious about this OS and have tried out several Linux live CDs of other distros, so I thought I'd give this one a look.

News Of Solaris's Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

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OS

informationweek.com: Sun's got a long, hard road ahead of it as a new sibling in the Oracle family, but I'm not inclined to believe the recent doomsaying that Solaris, or OpenSolaris, is about to be kicked out of the house. If that happens, it won't be for years yet, if at all.

some odds & ends

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News
  • MontaVista Embedded Linux achieves 1 second boot

  • Lawyers shine light on real cloud concerns
  • Ubuntu 9.04's Java certified compatible
  • Ubuntu on Pilot Light: wattOS Beta 3
  • PC makers don't seem crazy about Chrome
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 1: named

New FireFox burns the competition

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Moz/FF
  • Tech Review: New FireFox burns the competition

  • First Zero Day Exploit for Firefox 3.5
  • Slow Firefox 3.5 start up time
  • about:mozilla 7/14
  • Firefox plugin woes

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Unleash The Power of the Find Command

  • Downgrading A Ubuntu Package
  • Regular expressions, by example
  • Turn Ordinary Webcam into a Security Spy Camera on Ubuntu Linux
  • 6 Bash Productivity Tips
  • Breaking PostgreSQL Upgrading Ubuntu
  • HOWTO: Resolving XOrg’s X server startup error messages in Debian
  • Howto Add a User to Sudoers List On Ubuntu

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tuxradar.com: In Episode 12 of our podcast, Mike sang the Free Software song. If you want the chance to win a free subscription to Linux Format magazine read on...

I Fear Microsoft Geeks Bearing Gifts...

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Microsoft

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Look, those nice people at Microsoft Research are saving science from its data deluge-> Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench allows scientists to easily work with large volumes of data. Basically Project Trident is more Project Trojan Horse.

Monomania affecting Ubuntu users far and wide?

theopensourcerer.com: Last night in bed I was reading some more of a novel (Not Novell) called “The suspicions of Mr Whicher“. About 1/2 way through the book I discovered something amazing. A reference to a psychological condition called: Monomania How on earth could a 19th century detective know about the trojan horse for our most [ahem] loved convicted monopolist?

High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Debian Lenny. The load balancer sits between the user and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content.

Open source software law review goes live

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Web

computerworld.com.au: A new legal journal covering analysis and commentary of free and open source software (FOSS) issues has launched today.

GNOME-Colors: Consistence and Elegance For GNOME Desktops

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Software

linuxologist.com: Lets face it, the default GNOME desktop isn’t the easiest desktop on the eye. While Ubuntu’s desert brown is actually an eye sore, other distros like Mint and Fedora have done better jobs in theming their desktops. Enter GNOME-Colors

Linux Mint 7 Review

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Linux

brighthub.com: Linux Mint 7 is the latest incarnation of the Ubuntu based distribution. Read on to find out why it might just displace Windows as my primary OS.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click

  • Quick thoughts on the (possible) demise of OpenSolaris
  • Red Hat ups its support for system integrators
  • Publishers Are Switching to Drupal, Cost Savings Reported
  • Thoughts on the Google Chrome OS
  • Backlash: feminism considered harmful
  • LPC: Kernel/Userspace/User Interfaces Microconference
  • Seven complaints about Linux and why Windows users make them
  • Fedora having update problems
  • 2008-2009 Annual Report on China's Open-Source Software Market
  • Office 2010 Looks Like More Bloat to Me
  • The mess that libass is
  • MontaVista Toasts 10 Years in the Embedded Linux Business
  • 0 A.D. development moves to open source
  • Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 – The Nepomuk Perspective
  • BBC Teams with Tim Berners-Lee on "Open Source" Documentary

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • DirectX in VirtualBox 3.0.0 - Pure joy is here

  • Set Bandwidth Limit in Debian
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 1
  • Iceweasel 3.5 on Debian Lenny
  • Be a Sudoer
  • How to make PulseAudio run once at boot for all your users
  • Five ways to help secure Apache on Linux
  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice
  • Change the color of your Linux prompt
  • Globe Tattoo On Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
  • How to get virtual surround sound on your headphones
  • nvidia, kernel 2.6.31 and gentoo
  • Getting System Information (OpenSuSe) - phpSysInfo
  • suspend to disk with encrypted root file system on lvm
  • MySQL Performance from the Start
  • Quick Log File Processing with Perl
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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.
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    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