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Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:40am
Story Moka Icon Theme Ported to Plasma! Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:36am
Story Among Other New Apps, The New GNOME Books Will Be Part Of The GNOME 3.14 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:31am
Story It’s Official. Fedora 21, Using GNOME 3.14 Will Run On Wayland As The Default Display Server Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:26am
Story KDE Network Manager: Details sorted Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 3:19am
Story Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 2:52am
Story DosBox 0.1.4 – For ChromeOS! Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 2:42am
Story Ubuntu AIO DVD Has All Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Flavors on One Disk Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:39am
Story AV Linux Dazzles Both Eyes and Ears Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:34am
Story Chromebooks to go offline as Intel moves inside Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 12:54am

Why games are NOT the key to Linux adoption

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have a number of concerns about a recent article about games [as] the key top Linux adoption. It nearly screams for scrutiny, as a it presents opinions and broad stereotypes as fact, contradicts itself and makes conclusions that have the capacity to hurt, not help the community.

Review: Fedora 10

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Fedora 10 Beta and I liked what I saw, though was a bit jaded by the difficulties in setting up proprietary drivers. Much time has passed and Fedora 10 (final) was released on the 25th of November, 2008 – more than enough time for polish to be added and a hundred or so updates to fix the more obvious bugs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 286

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Arch Linux in review

  • News: openSUSE calls for build contributors, Fedora focuses on artwork, Debian runs on Android, Singapore Airlines switches to Red Hat, Ubuntu on restricted software, mini distros, Gentopia
  • Released last week: ALT Linux 4.1.1 "Desktop", CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02, FreeNAS 0.69
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2 RC2
  • New additions: PureOS
  • New distribution: Amahi, Galinux, Icadyptes, SOAD Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

An Open Office Test Drive

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OOo

jdeeth.blogspot: For the next couple of Linux Monday posts, I'll be testing out my legacy Microsoft Office files in Open Office, Linux world's main alternative. This is, by necessity, a one-way test.

The status of Sugar, post-OLPC

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Linux

morgancollett.wordpress: The recent layoffs of almost the entire OLPC software development team have been widely circulated, but not the implications for Sugar. Here’s where the Sugar project stands:

TechCrunch's prototype CrunchPad runs Ubuntu

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Hardware

heise-online.co.uk: TechCrunch have shown a working prototype of the CrunchPad running Ubuntu Linux. Last July, Michael Arrington grew tired of waiting for a $200 web tablet and announced that he had decided to work on making such a device a reality.

LCA2009: Microsoft man encounters Linux storm

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Linux

itwire.com: If Lawrence Crumpton had any inkling about the kind of storm he would face while giving a talk at the Australian national Linux conference in Hobart today, one doubts he would have come along.

Why Companies Really Turn to Open Source Software

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: I am a big fan of the open source culture. But this BusinessWeek article and similar articles are so full of misleading points that they put open source in a no-win situation.

Nathive Image Editor 0.813 released

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Software

nathive.org: Nathive 0.813 in out, this release has many internal improvements and the support has been increased to 8 languages.

some odds & ends

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News
  • Encode/decode 3GPP AMR files

  • Stupid Perl Tricks
  • Extracting Different File Types
  • Join all avi files in one
  • How-To: Virtual emails accounts with Postfix and Dovecot
  • Using “at” command to schedule jobs in Linux
  • How to restrict features of the KDE desktop for users on OpenSuse 11.x
  • thinkpad_handler ACPI Script for Lenovo T61 hotkeys
  • Using the builtin GPS in a Thinkpad X200 under Linux
  • Mandriva 2009.0 Sucks (To say nothing of Fedora 10.0)
  • Countdown Banner selection for KDE 4.2
  • LCA2009: Getting FOSS developers and companies to play nicely
  • Kdenlive - Free opensource video editor in openSUSE
  • You Got Your WindowMaker In My Peanut Butter
  • Enterprise Linux? Not so fast.
  • And now openSUSE
  • Gentoo Newsletter - An Alternative Solution

Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

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Software

techworld.com.au: Enterprise networks now have an alternative choice to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) servers, with the open source Samba project aiming for feature parity with the forthcoming release of version 4.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: It's OK to Say 'I'm Sorry'

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, has learned the tough lessons of management. Just six months after taking the COO job at Delta Air Lines, he had to guide the company through bankruptcy and earned a reputation as a turnaround expert.

'Lost in Space' robot actor Bob May dies

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Obits

nydailynews.com (AP): Actor Bob May, best known for playing the robot on TV's "Lost in Space," has died. He was 69.

Ubuntu vs Mandriva and paradigm shift

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Linux

irrisorie.thetorturegarden: I’m primarily a Linux user, but the main reason I ended up with Ubuntu on the desktop was primarily due to wireless support. However it occurred to me that the more popular a distribution gets the more popular still it’s bound to become.

My sweet desktop environment - KDE 4.2 RC

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KDE

blog.solnic.eu: About a month ago I installed Gentoo Linux on my MacBook Pro and I just want to show you some screenshots of a just released KDE 4.2 RC that is totally amazing…

Also: KDE 4.2 Beta on openSUSE 11.1

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #125

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #125 for the week of January 11th- January 17th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Jaunty Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Developer Week, and Fridge Mockups.

The Evolution of Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a situation where a KVM was the cause of Xorg not being able to read the correct modes from my monitor. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but in the process I discovered something about the most recent Xorg that is both exciting and disturbing at the same time.

My first year with Linux

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Linux

ldjackson.net: As of December 25, 2008 it has been a year since I first installed a Linux distro on my home computer. With the help of my brother, I installed Debian based sidux and I have to say, I have been very pleased with the results. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts about my first full year of using Linux.

Linux Broadcasts

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Linux

rktoday.blogspot: As a big proponent of the GNU/Linux operating system, I thought I would recommend a few broadcasts you can listen to on the Internet that deal with this great alternative to Microsoft Windows.

Linux Development, is it ready for mainstream?

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: There are tens ( hundreds? ) of thousands of developers dedicating free time to writing fantastic software for Linux, and there is no doubt in my mind that the popularity of the Linux desktop is rapidly increasing. But what is the state of Linux for the average modern developer?

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Fedora 25 Review: A Stable Release, But Slightly Slow to Boot (on rotational disks)

If you have a rotational disk, then Fedora 25 will be a little slow to boot and there is nothing you or I can do to fix it. But if you have an SSD, then you shall have no issues here. Other than that, I’m quite pleased with this release actually. Sure the responsiveness sucked the first time on, but as mentioned, it can be fixed, permanently. And the stability is also excellent. While I’m not a huge fan of the GNOMEShell (I think it’s stupid!), the ‘Classic’ session is also available, nonetheless. If you fancy giving it a go, then get it from here, but first make sure to read the release notes. Read more

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For years, one of the overlooked areas for the Linux desktop was access to “effective” parental controls. Back in 2003, I remember the now defunct Linspire (then known as Lindows) offered a proprietary option called SurfSafe. Surprisingly, at least back then, the product worked very well in providing accurate content filtering capabilities; something that was not,in fact, available and easy-to-use at that time. Years later, an open-source alternative was released to the greater Linux community known as GNOME Nanny. Fantastic in terms of usage control, its web content web filter was laughably terrible. As expected, crowd-sourcing a filtering list isn’t a great solution. And like SurfSafe, the project is now defunct. Read more

Chapeau 24 Cancellara - Same same but different

Fedora plus Moka icons plus some extra software, mainly coming from proprietary sources. I guess that's the best way to describe Chapeau. But then, what separates one distro from another if not a collection of decorations, as software is essentially the same, apart from a very small number of standalone distributions trying to develop their own identity with their own desktop environments and app stack, re: elementary or Solus + Budgie? Except they struggle, too. Chapeau 24 is a nice effort to make Fedora friendlier, but then it does not achieve the needed result without pain. The biggest issues included a botched smartphone support. Samba woes and the horrible bootloader bug. Other than that, it behaved more or less the same way as the parent distro. Then again, why bother if you can pimp up Fedora without any loss of functionality? I do like Chapeau Cancellara, but I cannot ignore the fact Fedora does the same with fewer problems. All in all, it's a welcome effort, but it needs more polish. It does not quite capture the heart the way Fuduntu did. And with some issues looming high above the distro, the grade can only be about 6/10. Most importantly, the bootloader setup must be flawless, and there's not excuse for small app errors that we've seen. We know it can do more. Anyhow, if you're not keen on any self-service round Fedora, this could be a good test bed for your games. A moderately worthy if somewhat risky and flawed experience. Read more