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Story DAQ SBC runs Linux on Zynq, offers FMC expansion Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 2:18am
Story Is Google spinning a merged Chrome/Android OS for laptops? Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 2:14am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 1:46am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 12:57am
Story Linux 4.4 Getting Persistent Reservation API For Block Devices Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 12:47am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 12:35am
Story CoreOS Debuts Tectonic, a Commercial Kubernetes Distro Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 12:08am
Story Koozali SME Server 8.2 Release Notes Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 11:43pm
Story SteamOS Is Now Ready for Launch with Updates to Linux Kernel 4.1 and New Drivers Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 11:29pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 11:07pm

Linux Geeks and Tablet Temptation

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Hardware

linuxinsider.com: "Why anyone would want to spend the prices they want for a halfway decent tablet is beyond me," opined Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. "If I am gonna have to buy a keyboard for the thing anyway, why not just buy a netbook?"

10 Websites With Fun Tests To Gauge Your IQ

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Web

makeuseof.com: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a term that’s related to the wattage of your brain; in short intelligence and reasoning skills measured across a few standardized tests. To rub our egos the right way, you might take a few serious approved tests and arrive at your IQ.

lca2011 is Going Ahead!

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Linux

the lca2011 team: Some great news - the lca2011 team and Linux Australia have made a joint decision that lca2011 will go ahead!

Saying goodbye to my System76 notebooks

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Hardware
Ubuntu

zdnet.com: System76 gives me some hope for Linux on the desktop. Their well-tuned systems come with Ubuntu pre-installed at prices that make them very realistic for schools.

Also: System76 add 2 more laptops to their Ubuntu-based line-up

MoonOS 4 Neake

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: It’s been quite a while since I last looked at MoonOS. The last review covered version 3.0, this time around it’s MoonOS 4.0. MoonOS is another Ubuntu-based derivative, so if Ubuntu appeals to you then MoonOS 4 might be right up your alley.

5 reasons why I'm sticking with Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • 5 reasons why I'm sticking with Firefox
  • Attention Turns To Open-Source Drivers & Firefox
  • First Look: Firefox 4 Beta 9
  • Reduce the Firefox 4 menu button to an icon in Linux
  • New Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta: A “huge pile of awesome”

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 388

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Introducing Zorin OS 4
  • News: The Arch way, Debian installer RC, SimplyMEPIS boot problems, Ubuntu Unity 2D, Mint on Banshee, OpenIndiana release proposal, PC-BSD 2011 plans
  • Statistics: OSDisc.com sales in 2009 and 2010
  • Questions and answers: Creating a swap file
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6, DEFT Linux 6, PelicanHPC 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2011, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6
  • New distributions: KeeP-OS, Parsidora, Porteus, Sn0w L1nuX
  • Reader comments

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

Google Clears Up Confusion in Web Video Brouhaha

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Software

ostatic.com: One way to look at the impact that Google's open source Chrome browser is having is to consider the ripple effect that the company created with its recent blog post on web video standards and browsing.

Also: Google's WebM v H.264: who wins and loses in the video codec wars?
And: Is Google Playing You?

4 Beautiful Ubuntu Unity UI Mockups/Ideas

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: When you look back at the history of Ubuntu through the years, you will see that, Ubuntu Unity is *the* most significant change ever happened to Ubuntu. Now, here are some innovative user created Ubuntu Unity UI mockups/ideas you might find interesting.

Also: 2D Unity Not on the Natty Plan Says Canonical

Xfce 4.8 released

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Software

xfce.org: Today, after almost two years of work, we have the special pleasure of announcing the much awaited release of Xfce 4.8, the new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.6.

Lane Fox promises sub-£100 PCs

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: Martha Lane Fox is promising £98 computers to tempt the last remaining digital refuseniks in UK to get online.

Opera Has No Plans To Go Open Source: Interview

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Software
Interviews

muktware.com: Opera is one of those companies which is leading innovation in the Web Browser segment. Despite being one of the strongest proponents of Open Standards on the Web, Opera's own development model is proprietary. We approached Shwetank Dixit, Web Evangelist, Opera to understand.

New features in Amarok 2.4

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Software

h-online.com: Following a beta last month, the Amarok development team has released version 2.4 of the open source music player for the KDE desktop, code named "Slipstream". According to the developers, the project's first release of 2011 is a major update that brings significant performance, usability and stability improvements.

Broadcom Wireless Networking Adapters and Linux

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Hardware

zdnet.co.uk: There has been quite a bit of discussion and celebration in the Linux community recently because Broadcom released an open-source driver for their wireless networking adapters. This is, undoubtedly, a good thing and it will yield significant long-term benefits for Linux users. But as the owner of several Broadcom-equipped systems I find the current situation to be a bit of a minefield, so I'm going to write down a few notes about what I had experienced so far.

Do you Ubuntu - or do you do 'poo poo' Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

computerweekly.com: The Ubuntu "server team" and Canonical are in inquisitive lot, they want to ask the community just exactly how it is using the Ubuntu Server Edition -- and in what kinds of organisations, scenarios, environments and/or deployments -- hence the Ubuntu Server Edition was born and is now in its third year.

How Fast Is Firefox 4?

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Mozilla has the finish line for Firefox 4 in sight: Beta 9 was just released and the first builds of Beta 10 have been posted to the company’s FTP server. There are just over 100 blocking bugs left. The first article of this series focuses on JavaScript performance.

some odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • Installing Arch Linux – The Base
  • How to Identify a Good Perl Programmer
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 12th December 2010
  • Control Your Network Traffic with Wondershaper in Ubuntu / Debian
  • Graphic corruption woes with mesa 7.10
  • Confining user applications
  • Will The Free Software Desktop Ever Make It?
  • seminar to public about new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • What *is* OOP?
  • Linux armageddon Linux Mint vs Slackware
  • Reliable and unreliable detection of bundled libraries
  • Amahi Home Server – Setting Up File Duplications & Exploring the App Store
  • Using notify-send as a Conky replacement

omg! Ubuntu! Desktop! Stuff!

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Software
  • This Minimal ‘conky Orange’ theme would look great on any desktop
  • The weather indicator project revives; what might have been
  • How to Change Sidebar colour in Nautilus-Elementary
  • LibreOffice Ribbon UI mock-up

Quick look at Firefox 4

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Moz/FF
  • Quick look at Firefox 4 for Qt4
  • Firefox 4 Essentials: What You Need To Know Before Making The Switch

Canonical's Landscape should be cheaper

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Ubuntu

thepcspy.com: Landscape is a tool allowing system administrators to manage and monitor. I’m not here to go over its many features other than to say it’ll save time if you have more than a couple of machines because it lets you see and apply package upgrades.

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Server/OSS: Data Storage, OpenStack, Nextcloud, Puppet

  • Open Source Storage: 64 Applications for Data Storage
    As data storage needs continue to grow and many organizations move toward software-defined infrastructure, more enterprises are using open source software to meet some of their storage needs. Projects like Hadoop, Ceph, Gluster and others have become very common at large enterprises. Home users and small businesses can also benefit from open source storage software. These applications can make it possible to set up your own NAS or SAN device using industry-standard hardware without paying the high prices vendors charge for dedicated storage appliances. Open source software also offers users the option to set up a cloud storage solution where they have control over security and privacy, and it can also offer affordable options for backup and recovery.
  • OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure
    The OpenStack Summit got underway on May 21, with a strong emphasis on the broader open-source cloud community beyond just the OpenStack cloud platform itself. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced that it was making its open-source Zuul continuous development, continuous integration (CI/CD) technology a new top level standalone project. Zuul has been the underlying DevOps CI/CD system that has been used for the past six years, to develop and test the OpenStack cloud platform.
  • OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project
    The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous delivery and integration tool as a discrete project. Zuul is therefore Foundation’s second project other than OpenStack itself. The first was Kata Containers. Making Zuul a standalone effort therefore advance’s the Foundation’s ambition to become a bit like the Linux and Apache Foundations, by nurturing multiple open source projects.
  • OpenStack spins out its Zuul open source CI/CD platform
    There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and, in 2012, that meant developing Zuul, an open-source continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform. Now, with the release of Zuul v3, the team decided to decouple Zuul from OpenStack and run it as an independent project. It’s not quite leaving the OpenStack ecosystem, though, as it will still be hosted by the OpenStack Foundation.
  • Nextcloud 13: How to Get Started and Why You Should
    In its simplest form, the Nextcloud server is "just" a personal, free software alternative to services like Dropbox or iCloud. You can set it up so your files are always accessible via the internet, from wherever you are, and share them with your friends. However, Nextcloud can do so much more. In this article, I first describe what the Nextcloud server is and how to install and set it up on GNU/Linux systems. Then I explain how to configure the optional Nextcloud features, which may be the first steps toward making Nextcloud the shell of a complete replacement for many proprietary platforms existing today, such as Dropbox, Facebook and Skype.
  • Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration
    Puppet the company bills Puppet the automation tool as the de facto standard for automating the delivery and ongoing operation of hybrid infrastructure. That was certainly true at one time: Puppet not only goes back to 2005, but also currently claims 40,000 organizations worldwide as users, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. While Puppet is still a very strong product and has increased its speed and capabilities over the years, its competitors, in particular Chef, have narrowed the gap. As you might expect from the doyenne of the IT automation space, Puppet has a very large collection of modules, and covers the gamut from CI/CD to cloud-native infrastructure, though much of that functionality is provided through additional products. While Puppet is primarily a model-based system with agents, it supports push operations with Puppet Tasks. Puppet Enterprise is even available as a service on Amazon.

today's howtos

Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.