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Story Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:25pm
Story Kubuntu Vivid in Bright Blue Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:13pm
Story Parallels CTO: Linux container security is not the problem Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 10:28pm
Story Good dog: Puppy Linux reaches version 6.0 Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 10:14pm
Story Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8 Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 9:55pm
Story Ubuntu Survey Results Show Unity, Heron’s and Dual-Boots Are Popular Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 9:45pm
Story 12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 9:26pm

What Free Software, Linux and Microsoft Have Taught Us

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: All in all, I think Free Software users know from practical experience how to question and why to question; we also have learned about freedom in a way that most people don't get to--as a practical reality, an experience, not just a slogan.

Linux Needs Open Multimedia on the Web

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Software

linux-mag.com: The state of web multimedia on Linux is pitiful. Proprietary codecs, plug-ins and closed standards are helping to keep Linux a second rate citizen. What Linux needs is not another proprietary framework like Moonlight, but more open standards. Can Google help by making YouTube a Theora-fest?

When the Contribution Model Fails

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OSS

bushweed.blogspot: I'm a big advocate of Open Source software. However Open Source has it's flaws. The contribution model may be one of it's greatest strengths, but is also a big weakness.

Linux vs Windows 7

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Linux
Microsoft

tuxradar.com: It's something of a tradition that we pit the latest version of Windows against our trusty old operating system. This isn't because we want to raise the profile of Windows, or ignite further flamewars on which is better or worse. It's about understanding the market and understanding the competition.

5 Reasons to Get Excited about Linux on the Netbook

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Linux

readwriteweb.com: Late last year, we boldly proclaimed that your next computer might be a Linux PC. Thanks to the ever-growing market for the low-end machines dubbed "netbooks," this seemed like a real possibility at the time. But then...

Google predicts that Ubuntu may be more popular than Linux itself in 2010

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Ubuntu

royal.pingdom.com: This week Google announced a “forecast” feature in Google Insights for Search. Essentially it’s a new function that looks at the search history (popularity) of a term and tries to predict what the future trend for that term will look like.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Minime Review

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Mini-Me is my personal favorite! Why? Because it's the best, the smallest and the most perfect distribution. It gives a bloat-free linux experience.

Red Hat doesn’t have a monopoly on Open Source

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Linux

beranger.org: Jim, you’re simply arrogant (à la Steve Ballmer, just in a different way) when you say: "If you think about it, at Red Hat, we’re defining a whole new business model. Red Hat is the only model that exists that is able to monetize something that’s free."

Health Check: Mono,Too much monkey business?

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Software

h-online.com: At the turn of this decade Miguel de Icaza was the unblemished hero of the free software movement and chief architect and co-creator, with Federica Mena, of the GNOME project, which had come into being as the free software response to KDE. Now de Icaza is regarded with suspicion because of his support for Mono. What happened to bring about this change?

Shadowgrounds Survivor from Igios is now GOLD

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: LGP Announced that Shadowgrounds Survivor from Igios is now GOLD. It has gone to replication and will be available in around 2-3 weeks.

Creating Backups With luckyBackup On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install and use luckyBackup on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. luckyBackup is an application for data back-up and synchronization powered by the rsync tool.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Durian is Coming: Blender's Third Open Movie Project

  • Does Copyright Matter? Or, is the End of Dual-Licensing Near?
  • Canonical Landscape May Target Ubuntu Linux VARs
  • C# is Number 1(0)!
  • IBM's Bob Sutor to Deliver Partner Keynote at 2009 Red Hat Summit
  • Some fun tools in the UNIX ecosystem
  • XO laptops to aid learning in schools
  • Impressions from OpenSourceWorld 2009
  • Next Palm webOS-ready phone, Eos 'Pixie', to arrive Oct. 2010
  • Working with Ogg Theora and the video tag
  • a word of warning for Linux users planning on installing Windows 7
  • Extend Eee PC Battery Life with eee-control
  • Why Are Computer Hardware Vendors Such Control-Freaks?
  • Linux Outlaws 107 - I Find Your Lack of Beard Disturbing
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 15

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Convenient Linux terminal access with Yakuake

  • Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6
  • Installing kde 4.3 on a gentoo machine
  • Best Gnome Performance Tweaks – Notebook Optimization
  • Reverse geocode with bash
  • TiddlyWiki - A notebook, a blog, a wiki, a website - all in one
  • Tutorial: Setting up a Samba File Server
  • Locking down Firefox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Replacing the default screen shot utility on ubuntu with shutter
  • Backspace 'page back' instead of 'page up' in Firefox
  • Code Project: create a media player
  • Fixing image distortion in Iceweasel on Debian
  • gPHPEdit 0.9.91 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Digi Watchport/H USB Serial Humidity/Temperature Sensor in Linux

Linux Newbie, You Have Options

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Linux

daniweb.com: Nothing gets people in the Linux World riled up like comparing distributions, desktops or editors. But for the new Linux user, the whole thing is a bit confusing. What do we tell them?

Boot splash evolution in Mandriva Linux

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MDV

crozat.net: For some time, I've been working on adding Plymouth support for our next Mandriva Linux 2010 release, as graphical boot splash and I thought it could be interested to do a recap of the various solutions we used in our distribution over the years.

Word ban threatens industry? Not mine

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Microsoft

education.zdnet.com: PC World, along with several other sources, reported today on Microsoft’s dire warnings that an injunction imposed on Word sales would threaten an entire industry. Really?

Ubuntu Experts At Atlanta Linux Fest

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Back in 2007, Canonical launched Ubuntu Live — a one-time conference hosted in Portland, Ore. Since that time I’ve been looking for another Ubuntu-centric conference where I can meet key sources from across the Ubuntu ecosystem. Fast forward to September 2009.

New KMyMoney Frees Your Wallet

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Software

kdenews.org: The KMyMoney development team is pleased to announce a major step forward for what has been described as "the BEST personal finance manager for FREE users". KMyMoney 1.0 has been released.

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Leftovers: Software

  • The Atom Editor
    I didn’t set out to write a blog post about a text editor. I was going to write about one of the other awesome projects that the Ops team is doing here at Wombat. Along the way I decided to give Atom a chance again and I’m glad I did. I enjoyed it enough that I thought I would defer my post about automating my “Ops Environment” on a mac (I promise, I’ll do that one soon-ish) in favor of this.
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    ClipGrab is fairly popular application to download video from famous sites of the Internet. It allows you to search video with in application and select to download the video or other way you can copy and paste the video URL to the application to download the video. Since famous video sites are supported by this application, if some site isn't officially supported, you may still be able to download the videos from it.
  • aTunes Enriched Audio Player Now Available For All Current Ubuntu/Linux Mint Versions
    There are wide variety of audio players available for Linux and you may have your favorite one installed on your system. aTunes is not new audio player but its initial release was way back in 2006 and the most recent version was released in June, 2014. In almost two years there is no news on the website or release from developers, well it is open-source released under GPL-V2 license and we don't see any other to carry on the development of this great application. It is written in Java programming language and it's cross-platform available for Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac. It uses Mplayer as its playback engine and supports wide variety of known formats such as: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA and other formats.

QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Kernel explained
  • [Older] [Video] Audio on Linux: The End of a Golden Age?
  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
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