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Story 5 more killer features Windows 9 should steal from Linux Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 12:19pm
Story French ministries prove free software is viable Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 12:13pm
Story SOSCON Booms with 1,000+ Open Source Software Developers Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 9:53am
Story Bitcoin for FOSS Projects Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:53am
Story Ozon OS "Hydrogen" Alpha Available For Testing Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:09am
Story A Linux love story with real love and romance Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:07am
Story What’s in a job title? Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:04am
Story Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:59am
Story Samsung to accelerate the pace of Tizen based Business from Next Year Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:57am

oh no, Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

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Obits

latimes.com: Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died today. She was 62.

SASSA cuts costs and improves service delivery in rural areas with Novell and Userful Multiplier

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Linux
News
Software
SUSE

Low-cost, energy-efficient Userful Multiplier desktops running on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop have transformed the way SASSA officials capture and process social grant applications in rural South Africa.

Meiga: One of The Best Linux File Sharing Programs

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Software

makeuseof.com: Sharing files on a network generally requires some amount of configuration, know-how and time. Things get even geekier when you have different machines running different operating systems.

Kernel Log: Main development phase of Linux 2.6.31 completed

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Linux

h-online.com: Just over two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.30, Linus Torvalds has released 2.6.31-rc1, the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.31. As usual, "rc1" completes the merge window during which the kernel hackers incorporate the majority of new features into the respective new version's main development branch.

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

  • Microsoft to cut prices on Windows 7
  • More on the Windows 7 upgrade program
  • no Windows 7 E upgrade for Europe?
  • A browser-free Windows 7
  • Windows 7 for Netbooks priced
  • Microsoft and FOSS: uneasy bedfellows

Five Desktop Linuxes Systems

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Linux

sherman-on-security.blogspot: One of the pleasures of Linux is that you can try out different distributions to see which one works best for you. Some worthwhile distributions, however, don't get as much attention as they deserve. So, here's my list of five great distributions that you might want to try.

What Took You So Long?

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: In my last blog post an anonymous reader asked a friendly question in the comments area, "What took you so long? PCLinuxOS isn't exactly a well kept secret..."

First Look: Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Though only four months passed since the previous release, Ultimate Edition 2.2 was a highly anticipated upgrade by fans all over the world, especially for the fact that it would almost certainly use the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) base.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Debian Lenny) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Debian Lenny as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem.

The UNIX versus NT Organization

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OS

linuxfud.wordpress: While going through some old notes, I was reminded that there once existed a website dedicated to explaining the differences between Unix and Windows NT.

Software Installation on Linux: Flawed, Not Broken

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Tony Mobily published an article in Free Software Magazine discussing software installation, specifically end-user software installation, on Linux, which he calls broken. I agree that the system is flawed, but it is not broken.

So what is stopping YOU from using Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: When it comes down to the nitty gritties there are many reasons why you should use Linux and very few reasons why not. You can postulate all you like. You can um this and er that but when you look at actual fact and not FUD then Linux does look equal.

What is really holding Linux back?

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Face it, no matter how user friendly, stable and well performing the operating system becomes, the majority of basic PC users will never get a chance to touch it because they will never install it.

Should You Care About Linux?

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Linux

netguido.com: Linux: It’s fast, it’s free, but is it time to load into your PC? Maybe not quite yet. Recent revisions of the software make it easier to overcome the biggest hurdle for the non-techie users — installation — but it is still an operation that will take lots of time and may just be beyond the skills of the average user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Quick Look at Two Opensource File Encryption Software

  • A Bunch Of New Stuff From Boxee
  • Should device manufacturers make their firmware open source?
  • Distro upgrading today
  • Ars reviews the Palm Pre, part 2: the webOS experience
  • The Digital Open Calls on Kids to Enter FOSS Contest
  • Intel develops simpler alternative to ACPI for Linux
  • Suspend to disk - does it still make sense?
  • HP announces a new business netbook
  • Changes in FSFE: Time to pass on the torch
  • Win a Gratis OSCON Pass from LQ
  • Amazon mp3 store: Linux kudos
  • chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
  • openSUSE at LinuxTag Pictures: Day One
  • The dangers of taking credit for open-source software
  • Firefox in Context
  • Ingres: An Open Source Rival to Oracle
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 77
  • Method found for installing homemade apps on Pre
  • Puppet is an Open Source Poppet
  • SCO's lifesaver 'profited from Iraq war'
  • The Open Source Open Source Conference
  • ArtistX Linux 0.7 – An Ubuntu Alternative
  • Amarok context view: Flickr applet and minor changes
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 11

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Give users specific access with sudo

  • Installing Mandriva Linux with PXE
  • Bridge wireless cards
  • ubuntu as a media center with Moovida
  • Keep a Backup of Installed Packages
  • Howto: Installing Gnoetry 0.2 On Any Platform
  • Speed up Gentoo’s emerge
  • Install Crashplan backup tool in Linux
  • Create local SVN repository in ubuntu
  • abby GUI & addons utilities for Clive/CClive
  • Using Arp On Your Network
  • DoD CAC Cards and Gentoo Linux

Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.

KDE 4.3 branched, trunk is now 4.4

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: The release team has just done something a bit different from past release cycles to test out some modifications to our usual work flow: with the release of the first release candidate, 4.3 has been immediately branched off of the mainline trunk, and trunk is now 4.4.

David Versus Two Goliaths

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OS

adventuresincomputing.wordpress: Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

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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
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE