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Story SymphonyOS Review, Debian's Desktop, and Fedora 21 Alpha Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:12am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:58pm
Story Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP? Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:50pm
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Story Salix Fluxbox 14.1 Is a Lightweight Modular Distro Based on Slackware Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:32pm
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Are Microsoft's Promises For Ever?

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  • Are Microsoft's Promises For Ever?

  • Mono promise is nice, Microsoft. What about Linux?
  • What is all this FOSS about Mono?
  • Will Mono benefit from Microsoft's C# patent promise?
  • Microsoft makes a loaded promise for C# and .NET
  • I still believe this is a victory for Microsoft!

Organise your music with Picard

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tuxradar.com: Organising your digital music collection can be a Herculean effort. Yet when you have several gigabytes of tracks to sift through, your only chance of finding what you want to hear is if your music files are properly tagged.

Mandriva Linux One 2009 (KDE)

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MDV

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Mandriva Linux Free is the version without any proprietary software or drivers. It’s for those who are truly committed to “free” software at its most…well…free.

Rumours of critical vulnerability in OpenSSH in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Security

h-online.com: A posting on the Web Hosting Talk forum is feeding speculation about a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSH server in CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Palm Pre Dances Nicely with Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Summer releases of the latest smart phones from Apple, Blackberry, Google and Palm have excited geeks all over the world. The big question on the mind of Linux users has to be "Can I sync my Linux machine and my cool new phone?" We decided to find the answers specifically for the new Palm Pre.

Koala will be 'a definitive shift' for Ubuntu Linux

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Interviews
Ubuntu

techradar.com: You may, by now, have heard of a little distribution called Ubuntu, unless you happen to have been in space for the past five years. For now all you need to know is that Ubuntu is a popular offshoot of Debian, and the man behind it, Mark Shuttleworth, is considered to be a veritable Linux titan.

SUSE 11 takes off faster than 10

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell kicked out its SUSE Linux 11 release at the end of March, so it's now time to ask how it's doing. The answer: better than SUSE Linux 10.

Install VLC 1.0.0 Final In Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora

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Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on. For Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora installation instructions, read on.

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 1.0 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu 9.04 (and Kubuntu) comes with VLC 0.9.9 included in the repositories. However, VLC 1.0.0 was released today and it ships with several new features and many improvements. To install the latest release of VLC (currently 1.0.0) in either Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu distributions, just follow the steps below:

Becta signs 'improved' Microsoft deal

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computerworlduk.com: Becta, the schools IT agency, has signed a new licence with Microsoft that it said offers better value for money and does not hinder open source adoption.

RIPLinuX and TestDisk Made My Day - Recovery was Possible

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: The day before yesterday something fateful happened. I laid my hands on my brother's refurbished notebook to install PCLinuxOS 2009.2 MiniMe, and by mistake deleted all the partitions.

VideoLAN releases VLC 1.0.0: Your media will never be the same

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news.cnet.com: VideoLAN's VLC media player, arguably the world's best media player, hit version 0.9.9 in early April. Three months and more than 78 million downloads later, VideoLAN has announced VLC 1.0.0, or "Goldeneye."

Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

New features of Gwenview in KDE 4.3

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agateau.wordpress: I have been lagging quite a bit as far as blogging about Gwenview is concerned. In this post I present the most important new features introduced in the KDE 4.3 version of Gwenview which I haven’t blogged about yet.

Will Microsoft promise split the open source movement

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: When we last left “As the .Net Turns,” Richard Stallman was promising that Microsoft would never, ever marry his open source daughter. Now Microsoft has raised the tension in the room by giving that daughter a ring.

Final days: Tectonic to close

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Web

tectonic.co.za: This is my final post on Tectonic. After more than nine years I have decided that it is time to close the site and move on to new projects.

5 Bash Tips, Part II

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HowTos

This article is a continuation to my other Bash-related post, 6 Bash Productivity Tips. Since that article gathered many useful comments and I bumped over several more over the net, here are 5 more tips and tricks.

Using iSCSI On Ubuntu 9.04 (Initiator And Target)

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Ubuntu 9.04. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling.

coupla quickies

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Linux

PCLinuxOS and the Parents

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PCLOS

randomrandy.com: My mother and father are still using PCLinuxOS as I'm typing this post. Now I'm going to answer a few questions that I have been asked by friends and other family members.

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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