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Story Yet Another Linux Distro Trying To Cater Towards Gamers Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 9:36pm
Story Munich Library Now Offers Free Ubuntu 12.04 CDs for People with Windows Systems Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 8:19pm
Story Free Office Suites that Cut The Mustard Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 8:15pm
Story LibreOffice For Android Should Be Ready For Usage Starting With February 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:30pm
Story Linux workshop in Udupi Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:12pm
Story Akademy 2014 Day 1 Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:07pm
Story 4MLinux 10.0 Rescue Edition BETA released. Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:58pm
Story 9-Way File-System Comparison With A SSD On The Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Steam On Linux Competes To Stay Above 1% Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:46pm
Story SYSTEMD IN GNOME 3.14 AND BEYOND Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:29pm

Community ideas proposal for Mandriva 2010.0

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Some days ago, Anne Nicolas announced on Cooker ML the availability of a dedicated site to allow the community to propose ideas and wanted features for the next Mandriva release.

KDE 4.2.4 a.k.a. CornRow Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Release Machine seems unstoppable these days! Today brings you KDE 4.2.4, the monthly update to the 4.2 series of KDE. KDE 4.2.4 is the recommended update for all those using KDE 4.2, or rather anything in the KDE 4 series.

CPU Diversification: Ubuntu’s Gain, Microsoft’s Loss

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The drive to create faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient CPUs has led to a diversification of processor architectures recently, with the venerable x86 facing competition it hasn’t seen in years. If this trend continues, it will assure Ubuntu and other Linux distributions a substantial advantage over Microsoft.

Even OpenSUSE recognises drawbacks of Mono

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Software

itwire.com: Mention Mono in a story and you are certain to draw two kinds of readers - the followers, those who have drunk the kool-aid ladled out by Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, and the detractors, who realise that it could cause them patent headaches a few years hence.

Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

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Software
  • Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

  • Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite
  • Opera releases first test version of new browser
  • Opera 10 debuts with 'Turbo' boost

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Computex 2009: Ubuntu Moblin Remix Announced

  • Banshee by default, C'mon not all of us have 4 GB of memory!
  • GiftWrap, a User Friendly Package Maker for Ubuntu
  • Linux Picks Up Where Windows FAIL!
  • Red Hat's Fedora 11 to offer interop with Microsoft Exchange
  • Xandros - the Linux company that isn't
  • Open source automotive group gains members
  • NVIDIA Releases Official 180.60 Driver Update
  • Why you should use Gentoo on your servers
  • Comux 010111
  • New Firefox Icon: Iterations 11 to 14
  • Invasion of the Android Snatchers
  • Extending the free software paradigm to DIY Biology
  • The fight over Open Source ‘leeches’
  • Leeches? Give me a break!
  • Why Open Source isn't Tiddly for BT
  • Sorry Linux but the chicken came first
  • Practical Exercise Tips For Busy Linux Geeks
  • Linux Gazette June 2009 (#163)

Qt vs. GTK: VLC and KMPlayer

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I find Qt applications in general to be inferior. This is the third in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

Review: SimplyMepis 8.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: SimplyMepis is a Debian-based distro developed by Warren Woodford who believed that Mandrake Linux was too hard for new users. He believes users should be able to listen to MP3s, use Adobe Flash, and so on. So let’s load her up into VirtualBox and see how it goes.

An acquaintance with Arch Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: Simple does not mean ‘newbie friendly’, instead it means that the system is structured in such a way that a user can easily configure it to his liking by changing simple configuration files and installing just what he needs.

What is linux.com trying to achieve?

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Web

itwire.com: What exactly does the Linux Foundation hope to achieve by running a parallel site, linux.com? Is it a bid to shape the debate around GNU/Linux, something which companies are increasingly trying to do for their own products?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 74

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SUSE

Issue #74 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program, openSUSE Education, and Gnome 2.26.2 for openSUSE 11.1.

Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Linux vendors line up behind Moblin
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • Android port to MIPS completed

Let Catfish search for your files

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Software

ghacks.net: If you need to do any searching for files on a Linux system you know your choices for reliable searching are Beagle, locate, and find. Outside of that the results will vary. That is where Catfish comes in.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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Linux

cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

Should Linux and Android Fuse?

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Linux

Android is Linux but it's not. With Google behind it and a ton of new devices coming out, it's got momentum. Will it succeed where all other desktop Linux has failed and become the standard open source OS?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox and the X Windowing System

  • PHP Sessions in Memcached
  • No sound issue SB Audigy in Ubuntu 9.04
  • gitosis on fedora
  • Using ps to Monitor Processes
  • How to install and use winFF a graphical user interface for ffmpeg
  • List only the files that have been updated today

Anatomy of a Linux hypervisor

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Linux

This article begins with a quick introduction to virtualization and hypervisors and Linux-based hypervisors KVM and Lguest

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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