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Story KDE Manifesto: There and Back Again srlinuxx 14/07/2013 - 5:26pm
Story Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" XFCE Review: Mint does it again srlinuxx 14/07/2013 - 5:22pm
Story today @ phoronox srlinuxx 14/07/2013 - 5:18pm
Story few leftovers: srlinuxx 14/07/2013 - 4:49am
Story A Beaglebone, a Blender, a Board, and a Swarm. srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:43pm
Story The Linux Setup - Alexandre Filgueira, Antergos srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:35pm
Story Arch Linux Reinventing The Filesystem Structure? srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:33pm
Blog entry Big Thank You to All srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 11:22pm
Story 12 Unexpected Things That Exist Because Of Linux srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 7:09pm
Story The Sounds of Raspberry srlinuxx 13/07/2013 - 7:07pm

More proof that the revolution is under way

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Tonight I met a systems engineer for a European car company who spent 20 minutes talking my ear off about the virtues of Linux, and how much it had changed — for the better — since his college days.

Learning The Linux Lingo

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Linux

makeuseof.com: We here at Make Use Of try to make your switch to Linux as smooth as possible, which includes using simple and common terminology. However there are plenty of terms that are unavoidable or at least impractical to avoid. So here they are.

My 10 Favourite Free/Open Source Applications

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IT is easy, if you are a Microsoft Windows user, to get tied-in to certain applications. But what about Linux and Free/Open Source users? Your own must-have applications will obviously depend on what you use your computers for. My own everyday needs are quite modest.

Thinking about career in Linux? Part 1

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: The other night, a good question popped out of my head — How many of the geek teenagers wish to work on closed source technology today? It’s been pretty ubiquitous for the computer freaks to turn to Linux/OSS. However, before changing gears, it’s necessary to know what’s needed.

New Triangular Tessalations for Compiz

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kdubois.net: In addition to the being able to break the window into hexagonal and rectangular shapes, using my triangular tessellation code found in the extra-animations plugin, Compiz can now break up the window into triangular shapes.

Exaile — versatile audio player for GNOME

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polishlinux.org: Exaile is a wonderful application for listening to music in a GNOME environment, although it could be considered a newcomer to the music player world. I have been using Exaile for quite a while now and I think it is the best application of its kind.

Xfe Review - Wonderful File Manager

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: The first impression Xfe gave me was of a solid, full-featured, powerful and good-looking file manager. I have to admit, I was really impressed by this application, and I've never used it before. But Xfe is a completely new and pleasant experience. Let me tell you what I've found so nice about it...

10 Awesome Linux T-shirts

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linuxhaxor.net: I often find it necessary to express my inner geek side through my t-shirts. Be it in the form of my views about politics, computers, nature or just confusing tees that most people don’t know what they mean. So today I will share with you 10 of my favorite geeky linux inspired t-shirts that I own.

PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, July 2008 (Issue 23) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Part 1, How to change your localization, and Chapter 4 - Kde User Guide.

Opera 9.5 - Now leaner and meaner!

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techtree.com: Slick, fast, feature-rich, excellent security, not only a browser but also email client, rss reader, IRC chat client, newsgroup reader and bittorrent downloader, Os compatibility with various OSes, Linux and Mac OS. Opera is more than just a browser. It's a one-stop-Internet-shop.

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Also: Mandriva Pludge: Following the 2009 Release

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.2 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 5.2, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

today's howtos & leftovers

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HowTos
  • Whoa!! Virtualbox needs kernel maintenance?

  • What New Users Need To Know About Ubuntu
  • Ask Linux.com: IT, Japanese, and crafting bigger and better bash scripts
  • rinetd - Internet TCP redirection server
  • How-To: encrypted partitions over LVM with LUKS
  • Extract and Compress Right Click Menu on KDE4
  • Getting Compiz Fusion on Fedora 9
  • Fedora 9, Skype for Linux 2.0x and the Microphone
  • AOL Voyager 105 Modem and PCLinuxOS 2007
  • PolicyKit Solutions with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing and uninstalling .deb package
  • Drupal Sourceforge 2008 award finalist

  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 07/04, 4th of July Edition
  • From the Middle English Phrase "God Be With Ye"
  • Why is Open Source/Community Developed Better?

People of openSUSE: Bryen Yunashko

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Bryen Yunashko, a openSUSE member, is a recent acquisition to the openSUSE project who is involved in the openSUSE-GNOME and Marketing teams, coordinating the Helping Hands Project as also giving a hand at the accessibility of openSUSE.

Crummy Stats on the Gentoo 2008.0 release

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Gentoo

robbat2.livejournal: Ok, so this isn't a full one week period yet, but I'm going to be out tonight probably, so 8 hours ahead of time is close enough. This is just a quick scrape of the numbers.

More Unix And Linux Humor

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: I'm putting some more funny stuff I've found while crusing the web, regarding our two favourite flavours of OS. Cheers, and enjoy!

Stop this GNOME 3.0 Tabs Stupidity!

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i-nz.net: I really hope this GNOME 3.0 Tabs “mania” is a prank, because it just seems so, sooooo stupid. Really. It’s like flushing down the toilet all of the UI simplicity that GNOME is supposedly aiming for. Here is a mock-up.

Notes from the Field: Mandriva 2009 KDE Alpha 2

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MDV

blogbeebe.blogspot: Mandriva 2009 Alpha 2 hit the wires yesterday for both the KDE and Gnome desktops. As usual I did the download/ISO burn/boot three-step to check out the KDE version. And as usual, in spite of glowing reviews it had enough rough edges to constantly remind me this is an alpha release.

10 Best KDE Applications

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: This article is a continuation of the 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE which I wrote a while ago. In this second part I'll add 10 more applications which I consider to be full-featured and to have a high quality. So, here goes the list...

The Dragon Roars: Myah OS 3.0 KDE Edition Review

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: SOME Linux distributions are fair game for a reviewer's criticism. I am thinking of the mega-distros like Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, Fedora, Debian – the big boys with deep pockets, large teams of developers, or both. But how is a reviewer to approach a distribution born of one person's many long, frustrating, sleepless nights?

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Learn from the Experts at The Linux Foundation’s Europe Events
    The Linux Foundation has released session details for three major conferences coming up this fall: MesosCon Europe, Embedded Linux Conference / OpenIoT Summit Europe, and LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe. MesosCon Europe, which will take place August 31-September 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers for two days of sessions about Mesos and related technologies. This year, the MesosCon program will include workshops to get started with Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.
  • The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
    Firebird distills its identity into the phrase "True universal open-source database" and boasts not only of being "free like free beer" but also, fittingly, of being "free like a bird". The latter permits anyone to build a custom version of the Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available for others to use and build upon.
  • Report: Austria can benefit from Big Data solutions
    Big Data solutions can contribute significantly to Austrian public administrations, a working group concludes in a report published in June. Benefits include improved quality of life, finding optimal business locations, and offering better guidance to citizens. The report by the Big Data working group aims to help public administration when considering Big Data solutions, providing legal, economic and technical context.
  • Report: over half of Spain’s regions now use SaaS
    In 2014, 59% of Spain’s regional governments used Software as a Service, according to the 2015 eGovernment report published on 30 June by PAe, Spain’s eGovernment portal. Next most-used cloud computing service is Infrastructure as a Service (40%), and third is Platform as a Service (20%). The usage of cloud computing is just one of the attributes of and indicators for eGovernment services that are aggregated in the report. The document shows the use of document management systems and support of electronic signatures. The text looks at interoperability, open data portals and eParticipation, lists region’s maturity levels of eGovernment services, from the availability to download forms online to the fully electronic management of applications.
  • Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…
    It’s not FOSS, but I reckon the biggest story in tech this week, ignoring claims of Russia hacking for Trump, is the sale of Yahoo to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Considering that traffic watcher Alexa says the site is the fifth most visited address on the web, that seems like something of a bargain to me. Add to that Yahoo’s prime Silicon Valley real estate and the price seems to be in the “it fell of the truck” category. The sale puts Verizon in control of both America Online and Yahoo, so I suspect we’ll be seeing Verizon trying to compete with Google and Bing for a share of the search advertising market. [...] We’ve also heard from Software Freedom Kosova, which tells us it’s issued this year’s call for speakers, which will be open through September 15. This will be the seventh year for the Kosovo event, which aims to “promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge” — all laudable goals in my estimation. Potential speakers should know “the topic must be related to free software and hardware, open knowledge and culture.” Mike DuPont, the SFK member who made us aware of the event, told FOSS Force, “There might be travel expenses for qualified speakers.” The event will take place October 21-23.
  • Cloud, open source and DevOps: Technology at the GLA
    David Munn, head of IT at the Greater London Authority, explains what technology his organisation has adopted in order to help individuals keep innovating
  • Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
    Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share [...] Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd questions for a physicist to try to answer, but Britain’s referendum decision is a reminder that everything is connected and that if we wish to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, we’d be very foolish to ignore the role that wealth does and doesn’t play in our society.
  • France’s Insee and Drees publish microsimulation model to increase transparency
    Insee (Institut national de la statistique), the French public agency for statistics, and Drees (Direction des études du Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la santé), which is in charge of surveys at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, has published the source code of the microsimulation algorithmic model called Ines.
  • Plant Sciences pushing open-source berry model
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  • The Global Open Data Index to be updated
    Open Knowledge International, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes openness and transparency, has decided to update the survey for its Global Open Data Index. This index measures Open Data publication in 122 countries.
  • This Startup Created the Ultimate Open-Source Prototyping Product
    The world has become a technologically focused place. Unless you’ve set up shop in a cabin in the woods, your life is likely filled with gadgets, wearables, devices, and doodads that control everything from your TV to your laptop. And with all this technology, it’s no wonder tech jobs have become so prevalent in the market. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to learn skills and prototyping projects that will impress even the most critical interviewer. And one startup has built the perfect product to do just that. Created by a group of students from the India Institute of Technology, evive is an open-source prototyping module that can make creating projects easier than ever. It has a power module, plug and play hardware interface, user interface, data acquisition module, shield stack space and more. It’s even IoT ready so it can connect to more devices than you can count. Plus, it works across multiple platforms like LabVIEW, MATLAB, Scratch, Eclipse, ROS, Python, Arduino IDE and many more.
  • Friday's security updates
  • Pwnie Express Open Sources Tools to Lock Down IoT/Android Security
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Sailfish OS 2.0.2

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