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Story DHS report makes recommendations for greater open source software use in government Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 5:04am
Story Calculate Linux Provides Consistency by Design Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 3:36am
Story Promote Windows Users to Admins with the Debian-Based Rescatux 0.32 Beta 2 Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:56am
Story Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:48am
Story Build It! Must-Have Open Source Development Tools Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:31am
Story Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:26am
Story Bits from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:17am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 1:06am
Story On the Security of Containers Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:57am
Story Red Hat offers OpenStack training and exams in Paris Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 12:45am

KDE 4.3: Stable, Fast, but Still Not Perfect

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itnewstoday.com: It’s hard to believe that six months has passed since the release of KDE 4.2. Now the latest issue of the popular desktop has arrived in version 4.3. While a great release by itself, there are some remaining issues that remain that keep it from absolute perfection.

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala: What to expect

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Scheduled for release in October, Ubuntu 9.10 is perhaps the most important release to date for the community-driven Linux project.

Will Geolocation Find a Home on Linux Desktops?

earthweb.com: This year, a new dimension is appearing on the Linux desktop. It's geolocation: the capability to detect and record where you and other people are, and to use the information to enhance the desktop.

KDE 4.3.0 Caizen Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announces the immediate availability of "Caizen", (a.k.a KDE 4.3), bringing many improvements to the user experience and development platform.

Why I Use Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

daveshields.wordpress: I mentioned in a recent post to the Mid-Hudson Valley Linux User Group mail list that I used Ubuntu. A fellow member replied by mentioning that they favored Fedora and asked why I used Ubuntu. Here is my reply:

Ten Productivity-Boosting OpenOffice.org Extensions

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OOo

ostatic.com/blog: OpenOffice is a terrific suite of office applications in its own right, but it's out of this world when paired with extensions that add extra functionality. There are plenty of extensions to choose from, but let's take a look at a few that will really make your productivity soar.

Cheese: The Un-Cheesy Webcam Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Having tried Photo Booth on Mac OS X, I once wished to have that cool application on my Linux box. Then came Cheese, the GNOME application that is quite similar to that of Photo Booth.

Progress on the KDE netbook ui

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KDE

notmart.org: A while since last blog, so it seems nice to give some updates on the progress on the Plasma netbook shell, since in the past weeks i did some visual changes.

Telco Planning Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that Telco Planning has joined the organization. Telco Planning provides consulting services to network operators.

GNOME Integration with Online Services

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Software

blogs.gnome.org/lucasr: So, one thing that came to my mind was that we need some space to aggregate development efforts aiming to integrate online social services in GNOME.

Is Security The Secret Of Firefox's Success?

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Moz/FF

eweekeurope.co.uk: It's Firefox's reputation for superior security, rapid patching of security holes and its multitude of browser extentions that has allowed it to win converts among corporate and personal Web users

Five Best Linux HTPC Motherboards

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Hardware

linuxtech.net: Are you planning to build a Linux HTPC front-end or a stand-alone Linux HTPC, but are you unsure which motherboards would be best suited? Well look no further.

Good Things on the Horizon - But Use Caution!

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: We're getting far enough along in the development cycles of several of the major Linux distributions that you can just about see the releases coming over the horizon. I've been trying out several of them, and they look very good already.

Open source "touch book" shipping worldwide

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Hardware

apcmag.com: A new open source netbook has separate tablet and keyboard sections and is shipping for $US399 globally.

Installing "Sugar on a stick" (Strawberry Release) On A USB Stick

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HowTos

Sugar is the desktop environment that is used for the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) netbooks. It can also be installed on normal computers and even run off of a USB stick (which should have at least 1GB of size).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Sam Ramji: Why Microsoft contributed to open source

  • Reader Polls: Google Is Both Ubuntu Rival, Friend
  • SUSE's Amazing Software Vending Machine
  • Pulling Some Pranks
  • ReiserFS Without Big Kernel Lock
  • Google Apps Campaign: How Not to Influence IT Experts
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-5)
  • Syncfusion Raises Funds for One Laptop per Child
  • Compiz Running With Mesa On R600/700 GPUs
  • Red Hat's POSSE introduces academics to FOSS
  • openSUSE Source Services 0.0.1, no more writing SPEC files?
  • Scientists get a million Linux kernels to run at once
  • Cisco Systems: Falling for Red Hat?
  • Ubuntu 9.04 – First Impressions
  • Is server virtualization boosting Linux adoption?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Adding a widescreen monitor in Linux
  • Perform Files/Folders Comparision With Meld In Ubuntu Linux
  • Searching and replacing special characters in OOo
  • Create a Local Ubuntu Repository using Apt-Mirror and Apt-Cacher
  • HOWTO: Resolving more udev issues on Debian
  • How to re-enable backspace as back key in Firefox 3.5
  • Bash, in Color
  • A week of bash scripts – Crush
  • Tutorial: Install and Use of Cairo dock
  • Gnu Screen display number of updates for Arch linux

How To Survive LinuxCon

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: I’ve put together my top “can’t miss” sessions, events and features of LinuxCon. Follow this, and be sure sure to hydrate, and you should be able to survive:

Open Invention Network starts buying patents

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OSS

h-online.com: The Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced that it was starting a new programme to acquire patents from "entrepreneurial inventors".

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

Software: Monitoring Tools, VSXu, and FSearch

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.