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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:51pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:45pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:44pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:43pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:42pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:39pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:35pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Cloudera, Hadoop, Hortonworks, Apache Spark, and OpenShift Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Leftovers: Sharing Culture Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2015 - 11:28pm

Linux Mint 10 Review

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Linux Linux Mint 10, codenamed "Julia", is almost here. I have downloaded the release candidate that went live a few days back and put it to the test.

Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice

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  • Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice
  • Java Is Under Siege. Will Oracle Let It Burn?
  • and the Unnecessary Ultimatum

Hackers Use Open Source Too

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  • Hackers Use Open Source Too
  • Open-Source Software in the Enterprise
  • GPL compliance workshop on December 2nd in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Fluendo Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
  • Marketing an open source business
  • Open Source Think Tank Paris: Summary

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 ("Maverick Meerkat") Netbook Edition
  • Install and use Ubuntu Unity before it’s released
  • Is Unity the Right Interface for Desktop Ubuntu?
  • Unity and the Community
  • General Disillusionment with Ubuntu
  • A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04
  • The United Colours of Ubuntu
  • UDS Narwhal – Tuesday
  • UDS-N Day 1
  • Meet Ian Booth
  • This is it!

50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've Never Heard Of

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OSS For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few.

Rosegarden - An open source MIDI / audio multi-tracker

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Software Rosegarden is a tool for making and understanding music, a general-purpose MIDI and audio sequencer, score editor, and music composition and editing environment that is released under the GPL, and runs exclusively under GNU / Linux.

10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04

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  • 10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Smackdown: Unity vs GNOME
  • More Ubuntu tweaks

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers:

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  • Red Hat CEO: Growth demands more space
  • Of Distros and Donnybrooks
  • Linux Outlaws 171 - Mindcrack
  • Jolicloud branded netbook on its way
  • Nouveau Gets Zaphod Mode Support
  • KDEMU with Mark Kretschmann
  • Arcontech introduces Linux version of CityVision
  • Makers, Users and Buyers of Open Source Software
  • New: 3.3.0 Release Candidate 2
  • More Council members resign
  • Links: Parting Words, Public Statements
  • Be Open To Open Source
  • Open letter to Ray Kurzweil
  • License compliance is not a problem for open source users
  • Gemalto Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Android

some howtos:

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  • show date and time in your history command
  • Make apt-get 26x faster with apt-fast
  • Moving from Microsoft Office to
  • Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux
  • Introduction to PostgreSQL 9
  • Nanoshot - Simple screeshot taking program
  • Easy Record streaming audio in Ubuntu using OutRec
  • “no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx
  • BZ is Eazy! bzip2, bzgrep, bzcmp, bzdiff, bzcat, bzless, bzmore examples
  • As Easy As Openfiler

0 A.D. - Linux RTS Gaming History in the making!

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Gaming Relive historic battles, ride with the powerful conquerors of ancient lore, built and control powerful civilisations, turn the tide of history, transport yourself to a bygone era, literally become a god!

KSnapshot gains free-region capture

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KDE From time to time I need to take a screenshot of some application or a part of my desktop. The obvious solution in KDE is KSnapshot, which is perfect if you want a rectangularly-shaped picture. No more!

8 Awesome Free Open-Source Games You Can Enjoy On Windows, Mac and Linux

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Gaming We don’t only bring you great free applications and tools here at MakeUseOf. We also understand that you like your downtime too, and what better way to waste some time than with some free open source games?

Holy Crap! You Can Use XvMC With ATI Gallium3D

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Software This support hasn't yet perfected, but the first few frames of the video playback may be buggy and on some tries the initialization will fail, but based upon the speed König is going, this is amazing progress.

Unity: what does this mean for GNOME?

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Ubuntu At this stage, most people will have heard the news: Ubuntu 11.04 will ship with Unity as the default desktop shell. This raises a few questions: what does this mean for GNOME, and the adoption of GNOME Shell? Will this further affect the relationship between Canonical developers and others?

A tour of the redesigned

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  • A tour of the redesigned
  • The commercialization of a volunteer-driven Open Source project

Fedora 14 preview

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  • Fedora 14 preview
  • Fedora 15: Lovelock, Pushcart, Sturgis, Asturias?

Ubuntu Unity Sucks

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  • Ubuntu Unity Sucks
  • There's Little Love For Ubuntu's Unity Desktop
  • Ubuntu getting a new icon theme
  • Video: UDS Natty 11.04 - Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote

Compiz Brings New Eye Candy to You and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu A mere four months since the 0.9.0 release, which was the first release in quite a while, Compiz developers brought out version 0.9.2. This release brought a few new features and lots of stability and performance fixes.

Brandon Lozza New Fedora Ambassador

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Linux I’ve been approved as a Fedora Ambassador for the North America region. I’d like to thank my mentor Larry Cafiero and the people in the #fedora-ambassadors irc channel on Freenode. I wanted to discuss some of Fedora 14 key differentiating features from previous releases.

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Graphics: X.Org Foundation Board of Directors and Vulkan

  • Six Candidates Are Vying For This Year's X.Org Foundation Board
    There are six candidates running for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors with four seats being open this election. Those six candidates for this year's X.Org elections include Eric Anholt (Broadcom), Robert Foss (Collabora), Bryce Harrington (Samsung), Keith Packard (HP), Laurent Pinchart (Ideas on Board), and Harry Wentland (AMD).
  • Vulkan 1.1.71 Released As The First Update To Vulkan 1.1
    The first point release to the Vulkan 1.1 release from earlier this month is now available. Vulkan 1.1 promoted a lot of functionality to core while also officially adding sub-groups and protected content support. This Vulkan 1.1.71 point release adds a new extension and fixes. This first point release to Vulkan 1.1 is officially version 1.1.71. This is because when Vulkan 1.1 was created, Khronos decided not to reset the patch number... Vulkan 1.1 was technically 1.1.70 and not 1.1.0. So now with this first update it's bumped to Vulkan 1.1.71.
  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Updated With Improvements For Sub-Groups & Multi-View
    The AMD developers working on their official cross-platform "AMDVLK" Vulkan driver have updated their open-source code-base for Linux users. On Friday the AMD developers pushed to the open-source repository their latest work, their first update since introducing Vulkan 1.1 support back on launch day earlier this month.

Programming: Google Opens Maps APIs, Survey, Firefox Addons and GCC

  • China's open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news
  • Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground
    Google this week announced that it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far more realistic settings in augmented reality games. With access to real-time map updates and rich location data, developers will have many choices of settings for their games. The APIs will provide devs with what Google has described as a "living model of the world" to use as a foundation for game worlds. Developers will have access to more than 100 million 3D buildings, roads, landmarks and parks from more than 200 countries around the globe.
  • Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey
    Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey. [...] At the other end of the spectrum is Visual Basic 6, which has been voted most dreaded programming language. Visual Basic 6 is also linked to lower pay, with Stack Overflow saying that devs using it are “paid less even given years of experience”.
  • [Firefox] March Add(on)ness: Momentum (2) vs Grammarly (3)
  • Intel SGX Enclave Support Added To GCC
    The latest feature addition to the GCC compiler this week is support for Intel's new "ENCLV". ENCLV is a new intrinsic that is part of the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). The Enclave happens to be a trusted execution environment embedded into a process with isolated memory regions of Enclaves are protected areas of execution and the ENCLV instruction is needed to put application code into that special mode.

BSD: HAMMER2, Split, and ZFS

  • HAMMER2 Gets Many Fixes On The Latest DragonFlyBSD Git
    The HAMMER2 file-system has been available with install-time support since DragonFlyBSD 5.0 while the latest Git code continues to revise this next-generation FS for DragonFly. Landing overnight in DragonFlyBSD were several HAMMER and HAMMER2 improvements.
  • [Older] Exploring permutations and a mystery with BSD and GNU split filenames

    In summary, gsplit's default file naming behavior is to add a letter to the prefix and suffix of a filename whenever it reaches 26^r - 26 files (with r being the current length of the suffix), so you don't need to worry about running out of filenames (just disk space, haha).  

  • Turbocharging ZFS Data Recovery

    Besides being able to display the new debug information, zdb has another new feature that brings its capabilities on par with the kernel: the ability to set global libzpool variables.