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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:54pm
Story AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:45pm
Story The future of analytics lies in open source technology Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:37pm
Story Oculus Makes Rift DK1 Open Source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:35pm
Story InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Story New features to be seen in upcoming GNOME 3.14 Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:24pm
Story RELEASE: NETRUNNER ROLLING 2014.09 Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:22pm
Story Happy Software Freedom Day! Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Story With Open-Source Software, You Don't Have to Start From Scratch Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 6:24pm

The Open Source Public Relations Engine

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Has Open Source lost its mojo? Has it become so common place that there are no real innovations to talk about? Or is it simply the summer lull?

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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Software

customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Useful Add-Ons for Firefox 3.5

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Reviews

A while ago I put up this article, reviewing 5 so-called 'essential' add-ons for Firefox. To continue in the same manner in this second part, here are 5 add-ons updated for Firefox 3.5 which can prove useful. Maybe not the most popular, but they definitely deserve a try.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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Software

gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

Qt for beginners

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Howtos

I made some tutorials how to use the Qt Creator and how to begin with Qt. Also a example how to convert binary numbers into decimal and back.

Release Candidate for KDE 4.3.0 Out

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KDE

kde.org: Today, three days before the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit starts, the KDE team released KDE 4.3.0 RC1. RC1 is an early candidate for what will become KDE 4.3.0 at the end of this month.

6 Burning Applications for Linux

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Software

blog.repasik.com: There are not many burning tools in the Linux world compared to the Windows world, but what is most important that all burning tools for Linux are free of charge, open-source and work very well. Here are 6.

Debian - Mono is not in our default installation

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: In response to the open letter written by free software guru Richard Stallman about the Mono problem, Alexander Schmehl, Debian developer and spokesperson for the GNU/Linux distribution has pointed out that Debian has no plans to include the controversial programming environment in the default GNOME installation.

Three’s Company: Oracle, Ubuntu and OpenOffice

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: CNet’s Matt Asay beat The VAR Guy to the punch — writing a blog about potential Oracle-Ubuntu Linux synergies. Still, the potential Oracle-Ubuntu partnership gets a little sexier when you throw OpenOffice into the mix. Not even Jack, Janet and Chrissy looked this good together in their prime. Here’s why.

Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

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Moz/FF
  • Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

  • All about Firefox 3.5, available now
  • Firefox 3.5: Stumbling out of the gate
  • FireFox 3.5, Add-ons and Backwards Compatibility
  • Firefox 3.5 screenshots
  • Firefox 3.5: a first look
  • Howto Fix Firefox 3.5's Font Hinting Problem on Ubuntu
  • Howto : Upgrade from Firefox3.x to 3.5 in Linux

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X Server 1.6.2 RC2 Brings More Bug Fixes

  • Ubuntu says yes to Mono, SFLC says no
  • A gallery of geeky galleries
  • Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords
  • Ubuntu heads to the clouds
  • Hidden cost of running Windows
  • JAG
  • Big Thanks To The SELinux Team
  • Former rPath, Red Hat exec to lead software firm’s Raleigh headquarters
  • Omatek Unveils World’s Smallest Desktop PC
  • let's play a game!
  • The XO Laptop Two Years Later: Part 1 - The Vision
  • iFolder Packages Available for 11.1
  • Acquia Search available commercially
  • Myka's Linux-based BitTorrent box great home theater PC for lazy people
  • Drupal 6 Top 25 Modules
  • Mandriva and Arkeia Software Deliver Seamless Backup for Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 98 - It's Business Time

The Ubuntu 1-click dist-upgrade (well, almost)

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Linux

I was curious to try Ubuntu's offer of a "one-click upgrade" from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 on my HP Pavilion zd7000 laptop. I was impressed with how easy it was.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Beginner's Guide to Free Software Programming Languages

  • Send Mail Through Gmail with Python
  • Get to know Linux: ps command
  • Reading Lots of Text with More and Less
  • Tech Tip: Recovering Deleted Files With lsof
  • How to Display Network Interfaces in Linux
  • How to put a drawing into a Writer document
  • Bash to Basics: Read User Input
  • Upgrade Drupal CMS 5.12 to Drupal CMS 6.12
  • Quickly testing Google Chrome binary on openSUSE
  • Speed Up Ubuntu Firefox

10th Anniversary of Gentoo

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Gentoo

funtoo.org: NeddySeagoon and I have been trying to figure out the official 10th anniverary date of Gentoo, and here are the dates I've figured out so far:

IBM offers open source machine learning compiler

infoworld.com: IBM is announcing on Tuesday availability of an open source machine learning compiler, which the company said intelligently optimizes applications, thus meaning shorter development times and bigger performance gains.

Do I need to type commands to use Linux?

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: There are a lot of misconceptions about Linux among the people I know who have actually heard of (and not everyone has). Most of them don’t know much about Linux, and what they do know is anywhere from five to 12 years out of date.

Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores Brutalize IE 8, Almost Tie Chrome

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5: Life In The Fast Lane
  • PCMag Radio: Firefox 3.5—The Best Browser
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 2: Bookmarks
  • Firefox 3.5 is a Solid Upgrade

Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF
  • Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

  • Firefox 3.5 - A Really Impressive Release
  • Google development kit could mean Firefox on Android
  • Firefox 3.5 is fast, but still behind Chrome and Safari
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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
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    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
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