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Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-25 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.7 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:00pm
Story Calculate Linux 13.19 released Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 1:56pm
Story antiX 14.2 MX Linux Distribution Brings LibreOffice 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:07am
Story Where KDE is going - Part 2 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:01am
Story Samsung announces Galaxy S5 mini, retains S5 gimmicks Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:34am
Story Will Bitcoin’s regulatory future resemble Linux? Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:21am
Story Quick Look: Peppermint Five Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:14am
Story Gluon Project Update Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:45am
Story 3 open source tools to make your presentations pop Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:40am
Story Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:32am

Writer's Tools extension for OpenOffice.org

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OOo

linuxbeacon.com: Writer’s Tools is a set of utilities designed to help OpenOffice.org users perform a wide range of tasks. Using Writer’s Tools, you can back up documents, look up and translate words and phrases, manage text snippets, and keep tabs on document statistics.

Thunar File Browser: Tips, Tricks and Scripts

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: If you are looking for a minimalist system with low processor and memory overheads to revive an old “underpowered” machine or make the latest PC look even faster, you have to start thinking about alternatives. One of them is Thunar.

In response to “Firefox may already be dead”

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Moz/FF

darrenyates.com.au: The author has two basic argument to support his cause that Chrome is better - 1) it’s faster and 2) there’s enough rumbling on the web in some quarters that Firefox is not longer the open-source darling. Really?

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) - My Thoughts So Far

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Ubuntu

blog.joeb454.com: As I’m sure plenty of you are aware, Ubuntu 9.04 is due to be released in little over a month’s time. Testing is in full swing.

Oracle: We're Not Forking Red Hat Linux

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Linux

earthweb.com: For the last two and a half years, Oracle has been selling its own supported version of Linux based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But the company claims it's not a fork.

KDE4 you let me down

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KDE

ossrocks.blogspot: I have been using KDE since version 1 came out and have always liked it over Gnome. Until recently, I would not even consider switching to or installing Gnome on my desktop. My choice of distributions always depended on a strong support of KDE: Mandriva, Xandros, PCLinuxOS, SuSE, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • openSUSE Build Service 1.5 now supports distribution builds

  • Ubuntu and me
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.03.20
  • Open source math programs and languages
  • Linux.com: It Takes a Village
  • Ubuntu Developers Aren't Scary
  • Mandriva's Per Øyvind Interviewed
  • FOSS Debates, Part 3: Mission Control
  • Open Source Licenses: EUPL got OSI Approval, but Still Doesn’t Show Up
  • Europe gets its own GPL
  • Shopping on Penguins
  • good old gentoo.. all gone
  • What Ubuntu Server *could* be
  • If open source is future proof the test has begun
  • A Blog That I Love: Command Line Kung Fu
  • Is Oracle Forking Red Hat Linux?
  • Software-properties-kde, jockey-kde enhancements for Jaunty
  • Ballmer: GNU/Linux Will Win on Netbooks
  • Video: The seeds of open source
  • OLPC: A Project That Labor Could Turn Around for the Better
  • IBM Plus Sun Equals What?
  • Teaching Kids About Computers With Tux Paint
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Excitement

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • eWEEK Labs Shows You How to Install Apps on Ubuntu Linux

  • Directory to iso image
  • Stop Telling sudo Your Password
  • Wubi: Install Ubuntu in Windows Partition - A Complete Guide
  • Using Debian GNU/Linux on the Lenovo IdeaPad S9e netbook

some more tomtom stuffstuff

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Legal
  • "They Started It!" -- TomTom Countersues Microsoft
  • TomTom sues Microsoft on patent infringement
  • TomTom chooses a moderate limited hang out route
  • Strike/Counterstrike: TomTom Sues Microsoft
  • TomTom fights back, but not over Linux

Exploring the Stars with KStars Planetarium Software

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Software

classhelper.org: For Linux users, KStars is a fantastic celestial navigation aid that offers tons of custom features. Designed to be easy for beginners, yet powerful enough to satisfy serious astronomy fans, this desktop planetarium package really delivers.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A Taste of an Old Friend

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PCLOS

sloppyganger.blogspot: My goal was to check on what was new in this distro but not necessarily to fully replace my installation of Ubuntu 8.10. After about 10 minutes in 2009.1, I could not double click the "Install" icon on the desktop fast enough.

7 Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Know About

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Everyone is writing "Foo Best" lists all full of good Linux apps, so here are my own 7 Best Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Have Been Introduced To Yet.

Fashion robot runs real-time Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has demonstrated a Linux-based humanoid robot that will perform in a fashion show next week. The HRP-4C runs the robotics-focused hard real-time ART-Linux distro, which was released this week for Linux 2.6xx under GPL.

Knowledge Is Terrifying

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: There is a strange disconnect in the thought that the CLI is dangerous and the GUI is safe. I think that as a general rule GUIs are more dangerous because they let users click randomly and make things happen without having any real knowledge.

The Zen of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Community would likely say so.

Comparison of File Systems And Speeding Up Applications

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Software

amitshah.net: How should one allocate disk space for a file for later writing? ftruncate() (or lseek() followed by write()) create sparse files, not what is needed. A traditional way is to write zeroes to the file till it reaches the desired file size. Doing things this way has a few drawbacks:

Free Online Book On Blender: Solid 3D Rendering/Animation Lessons

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: One of the great things about open source platforms and applications is that skilled authors often put free books online as guides.

Firefox inches towards 50%, Safari holds steady

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: These are the kind of stats that should make the Mozilla folks very happy. According to W3Schools data, Firefox climbed to 46.4% in February, while the various versions of IE dropped by 1.2% to 43.6%.

"man pages" and why to use them - and in text format too

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Software

linux-hardcore.com: This is for you new to Linux users out there who are still not sure about things and are a bit panicky with the "CLI", "Command Line Interface." Go slow, ask questions, and above all, when in doubt: check the "man pages"

Hands-on: GNOME 2.26 brings incremental improvements

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Software

arstechnica.com: GNOME 2.26, the latest version of the open source desktop environment for Linux, has been released. Ars pranced through the garden with the new GNOME release and found that it delivers some nice incremental improvements.

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Leftovers: BSD

  • BSD Mag: Understanding Unikernels by Russell Pavlicek
    The number of tasks which lend themselves to being unikernels is larger than you might think. In 2015, Martin Lucina announced the successful creation of a “RAMP” stack. A variant of the common “LAMP” stack (Linux. Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python), the “RAMP” stack employs NGINX, MySQL, and PHP each built on Rumprun. Rumprun is an instance of a Rump kernel, which is a unikernel system based on the modular operating system functions found in the NetBSD project. So even this very common solution stack can be successfully converted into unikernels.
  • Summary of the preliminary LLDB support project
    Operating systems can be called monitors as they handle system calls from userland processes. A similar task is performed by debuggers as they implement monitors for traced applications and interpret various events that occurred in tracees and are messaged usually with signals to their tracers. During this month I have started a new Process Plugin within LLDB to incept NativeProcessNetBSD - copied from NativeProcessLinux - implementing basic functionality and handling all the needed events in the MonitorCallback() function. To achieve these tasks, I had to add a bunch of new ptrace(2) interfaces in the kernel to cover all that is required by LLDB monitors. The current Process Plugin for NetBSD is capable to start a process, catch all the needed events correctly and if applicable resume or step the process.
  • NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support
    NetBSD developers have been implementing the relevant interfaces needed for the LLVM debugger to effectively monitor and work on the operating system. As part of that they have also improved some of their own documentation, provided new ptrace interfaces, and more. Those interested in LLDB and/or NetBSD can learn more about this debugging work via this NetBSD.org blog post.

Firefox 51 Released With FLAC Audio Support, WebGL 2.0 By Default

Firefox 51.0 just hit Mozilla's FTP servers for those wanting the latest version of this open-source web-browser. Firefox 51 isn't a big feature release for end-users but notably does have support for FLAC audio, at long last! Great to see the web browsers finally shipping support out-of-the-box for this open-source audio codec. Read more

Intel Core i3 7100 Kabylake Linux Benchmarks

Last week I began delivering Linux Kabylake benchmarks with the Core i5 7600K while this week I finally am set to receive the Core i7 7700K. But for those curious how Kabylake is looking on the low-end, I picked up a Core i3 7100 as currently the cheapest Kabylake desktop processor. Here are some initial Linux benchmarks of this Core i3 processor on Ubuntu Linux. Read more