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Story Manual override: Raspberry Pi beginners' books srlinuxx 18/04/2013 - 7:40pm

Sabayon Linux 3.5 RC-2

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Linux

wolf911.us: As predicted, rc-2 came out for core-beta team and I have assembled the iso files. If there is no problems, the final will finally be released.

The heart of open source is trust

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source has definitely reached the third level of fame. You know, level one is “What’s open source?” Level two is “Get me open source!” Level three is put open source on everything.

GPLv3, one year later

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OSS

linux.com: Figures on adoption of the GPL family vary somewhat, depending on whom you talk to. According to Doug Levin, president and CEO of Black Duck Software, a company that tracks open source code, 2,476 projects are now using the third version of the GPL, 358 are using the LGPL, and 72 the AGPL.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Suspend to RAM” in OpenSUSE 11 for HP

  • Gnome and Nautilus Keyboard Shortcut Keys
  • Speed up ubuntu boot speed
  • Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard
  • How to: install Linux on your PlayStation 3
  • Trick: Backup and Restore MBR

Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester

  • Firefox 3: Top ten extensions
  • Firefox 3: Top five themes

Linux Got Game: Urban Terror 4.1 Review

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Gaming

junauza.com: I had the time to play yet another exciting game on my Linux box. It’s a free first person shooter called Urban Terror. The game is a total modification of the immensely popular Quake III Arena.

some shorts:

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Linux
  • 5 Reasons Ubuntu is superior to all other Linux distributions

  • OpenSuse 11
  • Shame Ubuntu shame

few howtos:

  • SUSE 11.0 handmade multimedia

  • Creating DVD subtitles using Linux tools
  • Is w32codecs Freezing Your Ubuntu?
  • How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive
  • HOW-TO fix “Timeout on Server” in openSUSE 11

KDE 4.1 beta 2 shows solid improvements

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers of the open source KDE desktop environment announced the availability of the second KDE 4.1 beta release this week. This version has many improvements to usability and overall robustness compared to the previous beta. I tested KDE 4.1 beta 2 with a LiveCD build of openSUSE 11.

Showing package dependencies

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: In order to give an answer about “Why this package will be installed and who needs it?” I have added a new Dialog in the QT single package selector. Select one item (pattern, package) in the single selection frame and the result will be shown with this dialog.

Synchronize directories with Komparator and KDiff3

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Software

linux.com: If you work some of the time on your laptop and some of the time on your desktop box, making sure that your work is updated on both machines is a must. Many tools can help you accomplish this, from command-line tools such as scp and rsync to generic graphical applications like Konqueror or Krusader, to more specific tools like Unison. Komparator and KDiff3, a couple of KDE applications with interesting features, may offer better ways of syncing your work.

Linux and Open Source Marketing: Achieving Success the Hard Way

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Linux

raiden.net: Over the past couple of weeks I've been involved in a college class on how to write a research report. It's certainly not the easiest class, but it's been informative. Being a geek myself, I chose for my research topic, the ever volatile subject of "The best ways to market Linux."

The Meaning of Open Source (to the U.S. Govt.)

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OSS

oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog: I read about the U.S. government’s USAsearch.gov site using the Vivisimo engine for search federal, state, and local government sites in the U.S. This is the same engine used by the Clusty search site. The first phrase that came to mind to search for was Open Source.

Linux Distros - My Upgrade Mandate — Mandriva Challenge

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MDV

easylinuxguide.com/blog: In my last blog article I talked about how much progress the major distros have made lately in terms of creating much smoother and more usable interfaces for the general new Linux user. One major downfall remained. This article is about Mandriva.

Ubuntu’s role in bug management for the whole free software stack

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Software

markshuttleworth.com: A distribution occupies a very specific niche in the free software ecosystem. Among other things, we need to accept some responsibility for ALL the software defects (”bugs”) that users actually experience across the entire stack. Most users don’t install their apps from upstream source tarballs, they install them from the packages provided by their distribution.

Linux Carputer Guide 101

fsckin.com: Building a carputer the most difficult, expensive and rewarding do-it-yourself (DIY) projects I have ever completed. On the surface, the idea is simple, just take a computer put it in the car. In reality, it is several times more difficult than installing a car alarm.

Why Linux Developers Are Wasting Their Time

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: HOW many Linux users do you know who, once they have installed a new distribution, are so happy with its default appearance that they leave it alone? Once I have a distribution I am happy with, in terms of its performance and stability, I always spend an hour or two getting it to look exactly how I want.

Mozilla pitches Firefox 3.1 alpha for July release

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Moz/FF

idg.no: Just a week after Mozilla Corp. shipped Firefox 3.0, the open-source developer has proposed ship dates for the next version that, if approved, would produce an alpha release next month and a final no later than early 2009.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mobile Linux has real trouble ahead

  • Ubuntu; fix Openoffice frequently crash
  • Open source tour of Europe: Germany
  • Automatically unlock LUKS encrypted drives with a keyfile
  • gnome-screenshot seems hopeless - I’m giving up & going to ksnapshot
  • 10 IRC client for Linux
  • Time for open source to build a Code Recycling Center
  • xf86-video-ati 6.9.0 Released
  • 2.6.26-rc8, "A Pretty Small Set Of Changes"
  • Mozilla Developer News June 26
  • Radeon HD 4870 Open-Source Support
  • Linux Outlaws 44 - Welcome to KDE 5 (openSUSE 11 Special)

Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out. This month, we’re proud to introduce a new column, Command and Conquer. We’ll be taking a look at the command line and hopefully how to make it a little less scary for you.

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