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KDE 4.1 Live CD

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KDE
SUSE

lazytechguy.com: I just bought a new laptop and KDE guys decide to pamper me by releasing the greatest desktop manager in form of KDE 4.1. To add cherry to the cake OpenSUSE guys made a Live CD and gave me the opportunity to fiddle with it.

Ace in the hole

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Linux
Hardware

chinwong.com: IT’S difficult to write about the Aspire One from Acer without gushing. Out of the box, this mini-notebook is the perfect traveling companion for anyone who simply needs to surf the Web, send e-mail and perform typical office tasks such as typing up documents, working on spreadsheets or giving a presentation.

Visualizing Open Source Development

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Software

technocrat.net: An open source project called Code_Swarm has come up with an animated process video outlining the various ways open source projects get started and are refined.

7 Uses of GParted Live

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: I’ve been using GNU Parted to slice and dice my disk in preference to the fdisk for almost as long as I’ve been using Linux. We all fill up our hard-drives from time to time, but thanks to Gnome GParted, rearranging disk partitions isn’t as terrifying as it used to be.

The Chicken Crossing The Road

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: NT Chicken: Will cross the road in June. No, August. September for sure. OS/2 Chicken: It crossed the road in style years ago, but it was so quiet that nobody noticed.

GNOME Layout

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Software

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve often wondered why more of the popular Linux distro’s don’t adopt what most new user’s to Linux would feel as “normal” as a default layout. I wonder how many “newbie” Linux users HATE the two panels taking up screen-space, yet have no clue that it can be consolidated into one.

Why is there no real FOSS social network?

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Software

seanrtilley.blogspot: I have had a thought. Upon looking upon a identi.ca today, I had a thought. While we have a VERY nice alternative to Twitter, what about a full-on alternative to Myspace?

The revenge of the Linux munchkins

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Linux

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: We have known about the Microsoft muchkins all our lives. Those are people who are paid to scan the Internet for unfavorable articles and use the comment facilities to do what Microsoft does best: spread FUD. As far as I know there is no such equivalent in the Linux world. It just seems like that.

more odds & ends

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News
  • Bug your distro to package OpenJPEG

  • Google bans the Mozilla Public License
  • How to convert an img file to an iso
  • Gentoo Install Notes for a Fujitsu LifeBook A6110
  • Leaking information about Boston Summit 2008

KDE 4.1 Mania (Overview on Kubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse)

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KDE

linux-guider.blogspot: KDE 4 is the current series of releases of the K Desktop Environment. The first version (4.0.0) of this series was released on 11 January 2008. KDE 4.1 was released on July 29, 2008. KDE 4.1 includes a shared emoticon theming system which is used in PIM and Kopete, and DXS.

KDE 4.1: Good, bad, or beautiful?

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KDE

celettu.wordpress: The last week, I’ve been struggling with KDE 4.1. I really want to like it. Actually, I do like it. It’s stable, it’s fast, and it’s gorgeous. I love the Oxygen look, the plasmoids, the KWin desktop effects…it all looks great.

gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE

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Software
HowTos

susegeek.com: gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Managing packages using apt on Ubuntu

  • Enable NumLock in KDE 4.1
  • Getting Ruby Plasmoids up and running in KDE 4.1 (on Kubuntu)
  • NIC bonding with Ubuntu

some bloggings

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Linux
  • A Quick Look at Xubuntu Xtreme

  • Linux Mint one year later
  • GNU/Linux
  • My Week in Ubuntu: KDE 4.1
  • Sabayon 3.5

some shorts & stuff

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Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 49 - Summer of Crap

  • More fun than it looks: Compiz + MPX
  • Theme Fix in Ubuntu 8.10
  • More Weekend Unix and Linux Levity
  • Ask Linux.com: Quotas, Java, and Linux in the car

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ext3, ReiserFS & XFS in Windows thanks to coLinux

  • Installing Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi
  • xorg-x11 keycodes for a Logitech 350 Keyboard
  • Virtualize your operating system with qemu
  • Reorder your Boot Menu with KGRUBEditor

Updates of resolution od Foxconn bug

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Software

ubuntuforums.org: Yesterday evening I sent one debug version BIOS about this issue to Ryan, ask him to help us verify again. This morning Ryan replied me his testing result. Almost bugs are fixed by this BIOS.

10 icons sets to customize your GNU/Linux desktop

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Software

catswhocode.com: Some days ago, I wrote a post about 30 gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu desktop. In order to make one more step in Linux desktop customization, here is a list of 10 very cool icons sets for your Linux desktop.

Open the Windows; the Stench is Unbearable

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OSS

advice.cio.com: Heard the joke about the three engineers riding in a car that starts sputtering along the highway? The electrical engineer suggests they check the ignition. The mechanical engineer suggests they check the transmission. The computer engineer suggests they pull over, turn the car off and start it up again.

20 Most Nimble and Simple X Window Managers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the best ways to speed up your Linux desktop is to utilize an ultra-lightweight window manager. To all speed-conscious techies, minimalist lovers, and to those who are still hoping to revive their ageing computer hardware, let me introduce you to the 20 most nimble and simple X window managers for Linux.

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  • Why Blockchain Matters
    If your familiarity with Bitcoin and Blockchain is limited to having heard about the trial of Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht, you can be forgiven -- but your knowledge is out of date. Today, Bitcoin and especially Blockchain are moving into the mainstream, with governments and financial institutions launching experiments and prototypes to understand how they can take advantage of the unique characteristics of the technology.
  • Our Third Podcast, with Cybik, is Out Now
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  • GSoC: final race and multi-disc implementation
    It’s been a while since I wrote a post here. A lot has happened since then. Now Gnome-games fully supports PlayStation games, with snapshoting capabilities. The next thing I’m working on is multi-disc support, specially for PlayStation titles. So far, there’s a working propotity although a lot needs to be re-engineered and polished. This last part of the project has involved working both in UI, persistance and logic layers.
  • This Week in GTK+ – 11
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 22 commits, with 6199 lines added and 1763 lines removed.
  • [Solus] Replacement of Release Schedule
    In the not so distant past, Solus followed a static point release model. Our most current release at this time is 1.2, with a 1.2.1 planned to drop in the near future. However, we also recently announced our move to a rolling release model. As such, these two schools of thought are in contradiction of one another.
  • First release of official ArchStrike ISO files! [Ed: last week]
  • July ’16 security fixes for Java 8
    On the heels of Oracle’s July 2016 security updates for Java 8, the icedtea folks have released version 3.1.0 of their build framework so that I could create packages for OpenJDK 8u101_b13 or “Java 8 Update 101 Build 13” (and the JRE too of course).
  • Pipelight update
    I decided to do an update of my “pipelight” package. I had not looked at it for a long time, basically because I do not use it anymore, but after I upgraded my “wine” package someone asked if I could please write up what could be done for wine-pipelight. As you know, pipelight is a Linux plugin wrapper for Mozilla-compatible browsers which lets you install and use Windows plugins on Linux. This configuration enables you to access online services which would otherwise be unavailable to you on a Linux platform. The pipelight plugin wrapper uses wine to load the Windows software.
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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Student survey data shows Open Source training uptake amongst women and young people remains extreme
    Future Cert, the UK and Ireland representative for the LPI (Linux Professional Institute), is calling for more awareness of Open Source software training amongst the under 21s and especially women, which the industry is so desperately in need of. New figures from a recent Future Cert student survey reveals that the number of women and young people taking LPI Certification in Open Source computing remains extremely low. Of those questioned, 98% were male, and just 2% were female, taking an LPI exam. This figure is significantly less than an already low figure of around 15% to 17% of women in IT careers in general. It raises the question, what does the industry need to do to make an Open Source career attractive to women?
  • Quality in open source: testing CRIU
    Checkpoint/Restore In Userspace, or CRIU, is a software tool for Linux that allows freezing a running application (or part of it) and checkpointing it to disk as a collection of files. The files can then be used to restore and run the application from the point where it was frozen. The distinctive feature of the CRIU project is that it is mainly implemented in user space. Back in 2012, when Andrew Morton accepted the first checkpoint/restore (C/R) patches to the Linux kernel, the idea to implement saving and restoring of running processes in user space seemed kind of crazy. Yet, four years later, not only is CRIU working, it has also attracted more and more attention. Before CRIU, there had been other attempts to implement checkpoint/restore in Linux (DMTCP, BLCR, OpenVZ, CKPT, and others), but none were merged into the mainline. Meanwhile CRIU survived, which attests to its viability. Some time ago, I implemented support for the Test Anything Protocol format into the CRIU test runner; creating that patch allowed me to better understand the nature of the CRIU testing process. Now I want to share this knowledge with LWN readers. [...] The CRIU tests are quite easy to use and available for everyone. Moreover, the CRIU team has a continuous-integration system that consists of Patchwork and Jenkins, which run the required test configurations per-patch and per-commit. Patchwork also allows the team to track the status of patch sets to make the maintainer's work easier. The developers from the team always keep an eye on regressions. If a commit breaks a tree, the patches in question will not be accepted.
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