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Story Yorba’s Promising Calendar “California” and Email Client “Geary” Bring More Style to GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 3:09am
Story Spyware Driver Notification in Ubuntu Shows Just How Vulnerable Windows Really Is Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 3:01am
Story User survey: Ubuntu is the top OpenStack OS Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 12:40am
Story Elive 2.2.2 Beta Is a Linux Distro with a Fresh E17 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:41pm
Story locale changes in plasma next Rianne Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:16pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 8:10pm
Story 6-Way Desktop Comparison On Linux Mint 17 Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:57pm
Story The desktop and the developer Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:35pm
Story Tux3 Gets Harshly Criticized Over Code Quality Roy Schestowitz 19/05/2014 - 7:12pm

My solution for Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was reading a thread about Linux game support. The thread was regarding a particular game that had a version for Linux (it wasn’t actually a port), which was quickly pulled from support. Within the thread the tried and true standardization argument came up. It’s a valid argument, and one that most people don’t realize could bit Linux in the hinder at some point.

Fast and Light AntiX 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that antiX MEPIS 8 'Intifada' - a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing, with a little bit of sidux,- is now available at mepis mirrors in the released/antix directories in full and base editions.

Why isn't Linux funny?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Stop me if you've heard this one. How many Windows programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They've declared darkness a standard.

Ubuntu spawns new generations

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: In just the few years since it was released, Ubuntu Linux has inspired tens of new Linux distributions. Here we look at five of the best.

Linux layout for Windows users

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Lets face it, you are probably coming from a windows computer if you are venturing into the world of Linux. This article will help you adjust to the changes in the way the two operating systems layout their directory structure.

Windows Is Proof That People Are Too Stupid To Use Computers

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Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday.com: And too stupid or dishonest to report Microsoft Windows as the defective disaster that it is. If it were any other type of product it would have banned from every country in the world long ago. It is straight out of Bizarro World News.

SLAX Linux - Your pocket operating system - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SLAX is a small, live Linux distro, based on Slackware. It aims to be light, friendly and useful. It's meant to fit onto antique USB thumb drives and run well on old hardware. And it features the sexy KDE desktop.

What does it take to support Opensource and Linux

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Let's walk on the support side of the software world for a moment. There is a lot of talk, postulating and plain old FUD about what support is and should be in the FOSS world. Of course, we can break the topic into separate areas of discussion.

Linux helped me with my Valentine

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toolbox.com/blogs: This is a story of a twelve year old love affair that still has no end in sight. Part of that story involves Linux and how it enabled this blossoming of saccharine emotions.

Using Dia for diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Is Linux development goes on right direction?

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detector-pro.com: Every OS like MacOS, Linux or Windows has GUI. But under the hood, there is different story for all three of them.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A 3D Understanding Of ATI's R600/700 Series

  • Open source desktop adoption flickers in the Philippines
  • Why Linux is a superior operating system
  • Bookworm Gives a Boost to Open-Source ePub E-Book Format
  • Navigation smartphone runs Linux
  • Zypper: Improved bash completion and practical usage
  • The open source value of responsibility
  • British Conservative Shadow Chancellor backs "Open Source"! Again. But don't get Excited
  • The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side...
  • Taming a power-sucking Linux TV
  • Packaging/Distribution differences
  • Geek Hero Comic: Everything is Open Source, Actually
  • Stable kernels 2.6.27.16 and 2.6.28.5
  • Fighting Dell’s customer support service…
  • Open source ERP and SMB
  • Small things in Linux that make me happy
  • Linux celebrates its 1234567890'th breath

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto SetUp Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu

  • Screencasting in Linux!
  • How to add static route through a virtual (alias) interface in RHEL5?
  • Crush images on the command-line with Groovy
  • A few tips for a better EeePC
  • Kill the process locking a file
  • Plot your graphs with command line gnuplot
  • HowTo: Reset the XOrg configuration file in Debian
  • HOWTO: Install THC-Hydra 5.4 in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • Bcfg2 0.9.6 debian package for etch
  • clear cached memory in ubuntu
  • Change screen resolution in Ubuntu Linux

Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market?

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workswithu.com: Sometimes I don’t see eye to eye with the Ubuntu user community. For instance, I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical’s top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me, according to a recent online poll we ran. Here’s why I’m right and 92 percent of WorksWithU’s readers are wrong.

Also: Ubuntu in South African Schools

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

My Computer, A La Carte

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: OS installs have gotten easier over the years, whether it's a Linux distribution, Mac OS X, or Windows. Fewer choices to make and fewer technical decisions that need to be pondered. But today, I found the easiest of them all, Slax 6.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), Apple, Activism and DRM. Lessons to be learned?

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Linux

Before I ever typed my first GNU/Linux command in a terminal the Free Software Foundation was fighting the good fight for free software and all the issues surrounding individual freedom and privacy both on and offline. All of us owe it a debt of gratitude for the work is has done and continues to do on behalf of the principles of a free society and free computing.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen 2.4.0.6 Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version 2.4.0.6., firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

today's howtos

Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

  • Linux Foundation’s Blockchain Collective Hyperledger Hits 100 Members
    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
  • The Blockchain Milestone You May Have Missed
  • Sasken becomes member of Automotive Grade Linux
    Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has announced its membership with Automotive Grade Linux as its bronze member. This will enable Sasken to provide solutions to customers on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Sasken will provide product development and system integration services for automotive customers spanning in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), instrument cluster, heads-up display and telematics.