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Story Plasma Worskpaces 2 On Wayland srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 10:26pm
Story Euro Truck Simulator 2 for Linux Coming srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 10:20pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 10:16pm
Story Ubuntu 13.04 arrives, Ubuntu 13.10 named srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 10:08pm
Story Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We've Learned from Linus Torvalds srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 7:39pm
Story Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux for the average Joe or Jane srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 7:38pm
Story The future of KDE: Wayland, Qt 5, uniform Plasma shell srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 12:13pm
Story $80 PC-on-a-stick runs Linux-based XBMC srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 12:11pm
Story Have Linux Distros Gotten Too Tubby? srlinuxx 25/04/2013 - 12:09pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/04/2013 - 5:25pm

How Linux can make me have a painful day

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Linux

nvalcarcel.aureal.com.pe: Today at work (where i can’t use linux) i was asked to do a really easy and repetitive task: Take screenshots from an e-learning course and paste it with the content text on a text document. It sounds easy (not fun, just easy), well it wasn’t for several reasons:

30+ Must-Have Updated Firefox 3 Extensions

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: We’ve put together a list of 30+ must-have Firefox 3 extensions that we know you’ll enjoy, whether you’ve upgraded to Firefox 3 and are looking for something new to add to your browser, or have yet to make the upgrade and are looking for a reason.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 1: no public release

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MDV

mandrivaclub.com: Those of you who saw the recent announcement of the Mandriva Linux 2009 release schedule may be wondering about the status of Alpha 1, which was scheduled for public release on June 25th. Due to some major problems we have decided not to make a public release of Alpha 1.

Military-grade USB key supports Linux desktops

desktoplinux: IronKey Inc. has announced that its line of encrypted USB storage keys is now available for all major Linux operating systems (OSes). IronKey devices come in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models, offer military-grade hardware encryption, and do not require driver installation, says the company.

Linux at 20 percent market share? What crack were they smoking?

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Linux

Matt Asay: I'm very grateful to Digg user BrokeBody for reminding me of just how intoxicated we were with the Linux desktop back in 2003. 20 percent market share by 2008. The money quote? "We didn't see Linux on the desktop as a major market, but we were wrong."

PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Last week we learned a bit about the chaotic jumble that is audio on Linux, and about the new PulseAudio sound server that just may create bit of order, and perhaps some more user-friendliness. Application support for PulseAudio is not quite complete. Today is going to be Fix *buntu Day.

Fun with openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: Not a single post I make about Ubuntu goes by without at least one of you making some comment about my distro of choice and suggesting that I try some other distro. Well, never let it be said that I don’t listen to you - so this week I decided to take openSUSE 11.0 for a spin.

The Best Way To Learn Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: Dan Craciun posted a nice article on his blog titled What is the best way to learn linux? that got me thinking just what some of the best ways to learn Linux are. Dan and I agree that reading documentation is one of the best ways to learn Linux in general.

Also: What is the best way to learn Linux?

Firefox and Thunderbird phone home daily

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Several of you have emailed me to let me know of a Firefox and Thunderbird feature that you might not be aware of - both applications phone home on a daily basis.

OpenSUSE 11: nice kid, bad custodians

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SUSE

itwire.com: Sometime back, I had a couple of encounters with OpenSUSE, the so-called community distribution which was started by Novell in 2005. Neither of them was exactly salutary. With version 11, there is somewhat better news. Or maybe I should I say mixed news.

Pushing the Glacier

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OSS

wearenixed.blogspot: Free and Open Source Software is a wonderful thing. I know that I am saving money, time, and hard disk space by not using the commercial alternatives. For the rest of my college career, I no longer need to pay for expensive software. I am not the only one who has come to this realization. But how can it be spread?

How Can We Harness the Firefox Effect?

linuxjournal.com: Three things are striking about the recent launch of Firefox 3. But the question has to be: what now? How can we harness that amazing spirit, to make the Firefox Effect permanent, not just a media event that comes around once every few years?

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have had time to complete testing of the Radeon HD 4850, today we are sharing the first Linux results from this brand-new ATI graphics processor. Before you think the Windows and Linux performance is equal for the Radeon HD 4800 series, this isn't the case, at least not yet.

IT leaders urged to contribute code to open-source projects

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open source is no longer a novelty, even within the largest corporations. Today, 53% of businesses use open-source software, according to a recent CIO.com survey. However, not enough of those businesses are contributing code back to the open-source community.

Don't forget the text editor

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Software

linux.com: Text editors are important for many tasks, from editing configuration files, nudging cron jobs, and manipulating XML files to quickly pushing out a README. Luckily, there are a number of interesting editors available. Here's a brief introduction to nine intriguing choices.

Also: Intro to HTML editors

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Validating an IP Address in a Bash Script

  • How to use Wget to download a file needs password for downloading
  • How To Install and Configure Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu
  • Printing with openSUSE 11 (and HOW-TO install MS fonts)
  • How to save time and traffic upgrading with apt-proxy
  • Some usability tricks and tips

A beginner’s guide to Korn shell scripting

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News

The AIX operating system and other UNIX-like operating systems need a way to communicate with the kernel. This is done through the use of a shell. The Korn shell is the default shell used with AIX. Discover how to automate many tasks and save a great deal of time by writing your own Korn shells scripts.

Improvements in KDE’s Folderview

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: Folderview is an awesome plasmoid which makes it possible to show the content of a folder on a screen. It also is the first step to say good bye to the traditional way of storing links and folder on the desktop itself - the idea is to now store the data on the desktop but to show the data from some place directly on the desktop as if they would be there.

few bloggings

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SUSE
Ubuntu
  • openSUSE 11, a quick look

  • A Quick Appraisal: Xfce in OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Here are the 8 Reasons 'why i love Ubuntu'?

Ten fantastic keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice.org

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up. Here is my list of the ten, lesser-known, OpenOffice.org Writer keyboard shortcuts that will help you improve your productivity.

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  • Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 Is Now Available in the Arch Linux and Solus Repos
    Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016. However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn't work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.
  • Questions loom about the future of open source at VA
    The CIO for the Department of Veterans' Affairs sought to reassure stakeholders that the agency was committed to open source in the future, but with Congress pressuring the agency to give up the homegrown health record system VistA, the open source community is a bit perplexed.
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    Over five lakh polytechnic students from 500 colleges across Tamil Nadu would begin training on open source software from Friday, learning more about the nitty-gritties of ‘free’ software under a programme run by the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay along with the Tamil Nadu government.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
    Open source is still gaining momentum in the industry worldwide. Despite naysayers, open-source software and hardware are making believers out of a broad array of users. In the case of Bombay Stock Exchange, LTD (BSE), the transition has been cost efficient, as well as has improved order processing power. By switching from proprietary hardware to open source, Kersi Tavadia, CIO of BSE, reported going from being able to process 10 million orders a day to 400 million. Even with the increase, the new open-source hardware is only using 10 percent capacity.
  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
  • How one company is using open source to double its customers’ mobile business
    Most retailers today stay a step or two behind when it comes to modern technology, especially on the mobile side. Sawyer Effect, LLC, a consultant for J.Crew Group, Inc., has been using Red Hat, Inc.’s open-source product Ansible, an IT automation engine, to get its customer’s mobile business up to speed and greatly improve its business.
  • Can Capital One change banking with open source, mobile apps, and NoSQL?
    Oron Gill Haus of Capital One came to MongoDB World to present on Hygieia, an open source DevOps dashboard built on MongoDB. Behind that dashboard lies an ambition to change the customer banking experience – no small feat. Prior to his keynote, Haus shared his team’s story with me.
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  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later.