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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Is (Almost) All Things to All Companies

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 does a good job of bringing together an organization's equipment and code to meet a variety of needs.

Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse under Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Logitech MX1100 is a cordless laser mouse that is designed to not only be wireless but also provide extremely comfort. Will this Logitech cordless laser mouse work under Linux though?

How Apt: Apt-urls Arrive

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Software
Ubuntu

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As of this morning, apt-urls are enabled on the Ubuntu Wiki. What does this mean? It means that we can now insert clickable links on the wiki that can prompt users to install software from the Ubuntu repositories.

Windows 7 - could have been called Vista SE

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Microsoft

izanbardprince.wordpress: Occasionally I go nuts and decide to see if the people at Microsoft have aped anything good from OS X or Linux, or gotten it right if they did. With all the hubbub about Windows 7, I decided to give it a try, and I was less than amused.

Living Without Windows: An Introduction to Linux

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Linux

raiden.net: Let me introduce you to Linux. A free Operating System that can replace Windows for a very good fee. FREE. Yes you heard me...FREE, NADA, ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH! What is the catch? Well you may have to give up a few things like native gaming but even that is a minor point.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • "The Opportunity for Linux in a New Economy"

  • Linux Kernel Development Gets An Early Bug-Fix Stage
  • Linux Folks Gather for Major Conference
  • 10 Music making Apps for Linux
  • UK lags in open source in the enterprise
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Versus Gentoo
  • GNU/Linux mainstream: The Simpsons Test
  • 36 Hours of Pain!
  • Samba 4 beta offers platform choice to data centers
  • Another Reason Why FAT32 / VFAT Needs to Die
  • Funny Unix and Linux Quotes
  • Linux Mint: Ubuntu plus stuff you probably want
  • MLB.com looks great on desktop Linux
  • My Boss starts the conversion to Linux
  • Linux and the Drummer
  • Intel committed to mobile Linux, despite core dump

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • File Synchronization with Unison over SSH

  • Enable Plymouth on Fedora 10
  • Copy MySQL Tables between hosts
  • ntop in openSUSE to probe & monitor Network Traffic
  • Linux + Compiz - The beauty of Linux
  • Writing simple python setup commands
  • Tutorial: Build Your Own Linux Distro
  • Building a Linux Firewall Part 1: Why?
  • Linux Firewall Part 2: Determine Your Network Setup
  • Commandline 101: Copying Files with rsync
  • How to Set Up a Linux Media Centre?
  • How to setup abit AirPace PCI-e WiFi card without ndiswrapper in Ubuntu
  • How to upgrade packages or install them from AUR
  • How to install Gnome Global Menu on Ubuntu - easy way
  • 3D Chuck. The Gimp script way.

Ubuntu upgrades: do a clean installation or use Update Manager?

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: Part of some recent “fooling” brought on by the investigation of what turned out to be a duff DVD writer was a fresh installation of Ubuntu 8.10 on my main home PC. It might have brought on a certain amount of upheaval but it was nowhere near as severe as that following the same sort of thing with a Windows system.

KDE 4 updates

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KDE

Red Hat Launches Teiid Open-Source Data Integration Project

eweek.com: Red Hat announces the official launch of the Teiid data virtualization system project in the JBoss.org Community.

Linux TV adverts FAIL

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Linux

community.zdnet: Oh dear. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when the Linux Foundation announced a contest to produce a TV advert for Linux they meant well. It's just a shame the results don't end up doing Linux any favours. At all.

LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) - a FL Studio like FOSS program

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Software

lmpeiris.wordpress: What I have here today is a fruity – loops ( the commercial music editor for song tracks) like song/melody editor for Linux, with the full swing! Can you believe it? This is the best use of Qt 4 (GUI library) I have yet seen.

The best games of 2001

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: We descended back down into the dark cellars below the Linux Format head offices to dig out more gems from the archive. This time we've surfaced with another group test: the best Linux games of the time, which is both fun (we all had fun playing these back in the day) and depressing (Linux games have sadly not moved on that much!) at the same time.

Jargon Jam - Linux

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Someone asked me “should I install Ubuntu or Linux?”, I replied “Ubuntu is Linux” but this didn’t help a lot. There’s a lot of terminology we take for granted. It can put people off and I want to demystify some of it if I can.

Stellarium – Planetarium for the Masses

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Software

xenstreet.com: Some softwares are just too fun to be let go off and this weekend I discovered Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that shows a “realistic sky in 3D”.

KDE 4.3 - early preview

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KDE

polishlinux.org: Finally the day has come, when the curiosity about the KDE4.3 development branch took the better of me.

My Favorite Puppy 4.2 Addition

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: As I looked at the recent release of the 100 MB Puppy Linux I realized Puppy 4.2 includes a few feature that are extremely useful for me.

The Future Of UT3 On Linux Appears Uncertain

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Linux gamers have been waiting years for has been Unreal Tournament 3. Prior to the game launching, a Linux client was confirmed and that famed developer/porter Ryan Gordon was porting the UT3 engine.

SUSE Linux Desktop Moves Ahead

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SUSE
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today's leftovers

  • GoboLinux 016
    GoboLinux is available for 64-bit x86 computers exclusively. The ISO I downloaded for GoboLinux 016 was 958MB in size. Booting from the installation media brings up a text-based menu system where we are asked to select our preferred language from a list of six European languages. We are then asked to select our keyboard's layout from another list. At this point, the system drops us to a command prompt where we are logged in as the root user. The default shell is zsh. A welcome message lets us know we can run the startx command to launch a desktop environment or run the Installer command to begin installing the distribution.
  • Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime
    The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup.
  • It’s ‘Best Linux Distro’ Time Again
    It’s time to start the process of choosing the FOSS Force Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Desktop Linux Distro for 2016. This is the third outing for our annual poll, which began in a March, 2015 contest that was won by Ubuntu, which bested runner-up Linux Mint by only 11 votes. Last year we moved the voting up to January, in a contest which saw Arch Linux as the overall winner, with elementary OS in second place. Just like last year, this year’s polling will be a two round process. The first round, which began early Friday afternoon when the poll quietly went up on our front page, is a qualifying round. In this round, we’re offering a field of 19 of the top 20 distros on Distrowatch’s famous “Page Hit Ranking” list. Those whose favorite distro isn’t on the list shouldn’t worry — your distro’s not out of the game yet. Below the poll there’s a place to write-in any distro that’s not in the poll to be tallied for possible inclusion in the second and final round of polling to follow.
  • Tracktion NAMM 2017 Preview [Ed: Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu]
  • Snapdragon 410E SBC offers long lifecycle support at $85
    The Linux/Android-ready Inforce 6309L is a cheaper version of the DragonBoard 410c-like Inforce 6309. It sacrifices GbE and LVDS, but has 10-year support. Inforce Computing has released a more affordable and slightly less feature rich version of its commercial-oriented, circa-2015 Inforce 6309 SBC. Like the Inforce 6309, the new Inforce 6309L has the same 85 x 54mm footprint and much the same feature set as Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed, community-backed DragonBoard 410c SBC. It also offers the same Linux and Android BSPs used by the DragonBoard 410c, one of the first SBCs to adopt Linaro’s 96Boards form-factor.
  • It’s time to spring-clean your IT contracts
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  • Chinese investors buy owner of PCWorld, IDC
    International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine, several other tech journals and the IDC market research organisation, has been bought by two Chinese investors. China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital (no affiliate of IDG) have paid between US$500 million and US$1 billion for IDG sans its high-performance computing research businesses. The two Chinese entities had made separate bids but were told by investment banker Goldman Sachs to join hands. The sale of IDG has been cleared by the US Committee on Foreign Investment and should be completed by end of the first quarter this year. China Oceanwide Holdings Group, founded by chairman Zhiqiang Lu, is active in financial services, real estate, technology, and media among others.