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Learning with TuxMath

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The original TuxMath game is a kind of pastiche of the old “Missile Commander” arcade game — fireballs descend from the sky, menacing your igloos (in TuxMath, the buildings on the ground are igloos with tux penguins in them).

Blazing fast Firefox 4 beta 7 impresses

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Moz/FF
  • Blazing fast Firefox 4 beta 7 impresses
  • Your guide to Firefox 4 and its shiny new features
  • Why can't I access Gmail in Firefox?
  • Firefox 4 Beta 7: Moving Toward Completion
  • Opera Snapshot: A bunch of extension and fresh UNIX fixes
  • RockMelt: 5 reasons to love it and one big reason not to

Red Hat EL 6: Why to Upgrade - Why to Hold Off

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Linux

ostatic.com: So, what’s in the new RHEL 6 that would tempt existing users to upgrade before the end of the existing lifecycle? The answer is features.

Jolibook netbook announced

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Hardware
  • Jolibook netbook announced by Jolicloud
  • Cloud OS crowd readies own-brand netbook

openSUSE Announces Third Development Milestone Evaluating systemd

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Delayed by a week due to a critical bug that prevented testing, the openSUSE project today announces openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 3 (M3), the third of six milestone releases of what will become openSUSE 11.4.

Evaluating desktop Linux systems mini review

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Linux

brianmasinick.blogspot: In this mini review, I am doing a survey of a variety of distributions in various categories, sharing my observations, and making a few recommendations of the distributions that fit a few categories best in my opinion.

The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel With EXT4 & Btrfs

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Linux

phoronix.com: Now that the Linux 2.6.37 kernel merge window is closed and this next major release is in the middle of its development cycle, we have new benchmarks to publish looking at the file-system performance of Btrfs and EXT4 compared to earlier releases.

Why I love Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

freakaboutlinux.wordpress: I love the sheer amount of choice I have when using Ubuntu, I can choose from many web browsers, heaps of music and media players, I can choose to use the Terminal over a GUI when I want.

Tale Of One Blogger’s Frustrations With Linux

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Linux

zath.co.uk: Ah, Linux. The operating system that all love to hate has taken big strides into the home of the average consumer in the past few years. Despite these advancements, however, there are still some major hoops that users must jump through to reach the same levels of productivity as one comes to expect from a mainstream operating system.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Adventures in Kubuntu: Day three
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 4
  • MythTV 0.24 Brings A New OSD, HD Audio, Blu-ray
  • Burster, Web Browser Plugin for Playing Games, by Blender Project
  • Two New Tools in Snort
  • General Open Source NLE Round-Up
  • Getting my new Sandisk Sansa Fuze to work with gPodder
  • There Are Ever More Ways to Browse With No Name
  • What If You Threw a Proprietary Software Party and Nobody Came?
  • Security Scanner for Debian and Ubuntu - Buck security
  • Open source organisation needed for new IP laws
  • Is Linux really free software?
  • Zik - Audio player based on gstreamer
  • Red Hat's Fedora 14 Boasts Updated Development Tools, etc
  • openSUSE at Latinoware
  • Why should I ever bother filing another bug?
  • From stability comes stagnation
  • Help Improve Ubuntu on ‘Bug Day' Tomorrow
  • Q&A: Dr Alan Bowyer and open source 3D printing
  • the_source Episode 12 "Mini" Released
  • FLOSS Weekly 141: Membase

10 things you can do when the drive on your Linux box is full

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Linux
HowTos

techrepublic.com: Larger hard drives should mean the end of disk space worries, but our appetite for bigger files has kept pace with all that increased capacity. Here are some effective ways to keep your Linux box from busting at the seams.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Structure of a Command
  • Creating an Ubuntu Live USB from CD
  • Finetune digiKam by Tweaking Its Settings
  • Manually set GDM Background and GTK Theme
  • Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card
  • Data Replication Using rsync
  • Ubuntu Linux – Short command list
  • Help Add missing screenshots to the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Start programs at specific times with this handy app
  • How to Create PDF Files from Web page in Ubuntu with Html2Pdf
  • Can’t Play Full-screen YouTube Video In Ubuntu 10.10? Try This!
  • Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget
  • TARPIT iptables target

Kno, a Linux-based Tablet Computer/Digital Textbook for Students

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: The Kno is a Linux-based tablet PC that can function as an electronic textbook, eBook reader, notebook, and web browser among others. It will be available in two form factors:

Firefox 4 gets much, much faster

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: One of the major components essential for the future of Firefox just landed in the beta build of the browser, and it gives the open-source browser the page-rendering speed boost that it had been lacking.

Red Hat's Matthew Szulik Honored

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Linux

localtechwire.com: The honors have come in droves to Matthew Szulik for more than a decade. Perhaps the most precious came Wednesday night as the North Carolina Technology Association presented him with its Outstanding Achievement award.

Reviewed: Chakra 0.3 beta 3

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: There are many “unknown” linux derivatives nowadays, most of which are not original creations, but rather are unofficial customizations. Chakra GNU/Linux is one of these. But...

PCLinuxOS Releases a Slew of Quarterly Updates

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: A few times a year PCLinuxOS developers release Quarterly Updates for new users or machines. Recently it was that time again when several varieties of PCLOS saw new releases.

Google's Inevitable Ruin Begins

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Google

pcmag.com: Google imagine search and page preview mode are omens to the beginning of the end, trust me.

Reasons Why I Love My Desktop

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: Reasons Why I Love My Desktop
  • Adam Williamson: Keep All Your Data

LibreOffice

I'll switch right away
37% (213 votes)
I'll probably switch
26% (150 votes)
I'd like to test it
23% (133 votes)
I'll look at screenshots
8% (48 votes)
I ain't interested at all
5% (28 votes)
Total votes: 572
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today's leftovers

  • Heptio Debuts Gimbal Kubernetes Load Balancer Project
    Kubernetes startup Heptio has added another project to its roster of open-source efforts that provide expanded capabilities for container orchestration users.
  • Heptio Launches Kubernetes Load Balancing Application
  • The Role of Site Reliability Engineering in Microservices
    You can always spot the hot jobs in technology: they’re the ones that didn’t exist 10 years ago. While Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) did definitely exist a decade ago, they were mostly inside Google and a handful of other Valley innovators. Today, however, the SRE role exists everywhere, from Uber to Goldman Sachs, everyone is now in the business of keeping their sites online and stable. While SREs are hotshots in the industry, their role in a microservices environment is not just a natural fit that goes hand-in-hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Instead, while SREs and microservices evolved in parallel inside the world’s software companies, the former actually makes life far more difficult for the latter.
  • Lying with statistics, distributions, and popularity contests on Cooking With Linux (without a net)
    It's Tuesday and that means it's time for Cooking With Linux (without a net), sponsored and supported by Linux Journal. Today, I'm courting controversy by discussing numbers, OS popularity, and how to pick the right Linux distribution if you want to be where are the beautiful people hang out. And yes, I'll do it all live, without a net, and with a high probability of falling flat on my face.
  • Voyage open sources its approach to autonomous vehicle safety
    In an effort to improve autonomous vehicle safety, Voyage is open sourcing its Open Autonomous Safety (OAS) library that contains the company’s internal safety procedures, materials, and test code that is intended to supplement the existing safety programs at autonomous vehicle startups. Voyage is the self-driving business from the educational organization Udacity.
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to KubeCon Europe
    The cloud native community is gathering in Copenhagen next week for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe! Here’s your guide to the talks and events you won’t want to miss. Meet the Red Hat and CoreOS team members all week long, May 1-4 at booth D-E01.
  • Event - "GNU Health Con 2018" (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
    GNU Health is this year holding the III International GNU Health Conference, GNU Health Con 2018. This conference will gather the community of activists and developers who have been working on the project during the past 10 years.
  • ONNX: the Open Neural Network Exchange Format
    The good news is that the battleground is Free and Open. None of the big players are pushing closed-source solutions. Whether it is Keras and Tensorflow backed by Google, MXNet by Apache endorsed by Amazon, or Caffe2 or PyTorch supported by Facebook, all solutions are open-source software. Unfortunately, while these projects are open, they are not interoperable. Each framework constitutes a complete stack that until recently could not interface in any way with any other framework. A new industry-backed standard, the Open Neural Network Exchange format, could change that.
  • L.A. Lawmakers Looking To Take Legal Action Against Google For Not Solving Long-Running City Traffic Problems
    The city's government believes the traffic/mapping app has made Los Angeles' congestion worse. That the very body tasked with finding solutions to this omnipresent L.A. problem is looking to hold a private third party company responsible for its own shortcomings isn't surprising. If a third-party app can't create better traffic flow, what chance do city planners have? But beyond the buck-passing on congestion, the city may have a point about Waze making driving around Los Angeles a bit more hazardous. For several months, it's been noted that Waze has been sending drivers careening down the steepest grade in the city -- Baxter Street. Drivers seeking routes around Glendale Ave. traffic choke points have been routed to a street with a 32% grade, increasing the number of accidents located there and generally resulting in barely-controlled mayhem. When any sort of precipitation falls from the sky, the city goes insane. Drivers bypassing Glendale are now hurtling down a steep, water-covered hill, compounding the problem.
  • Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps killed
    Microsoft’s given users of its collaboration apps on Windows Phone under a month’s warning of their demise. A support note from late last week advises that “Windows phone apps for Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer are retiring on May 20, 2018.” “Retiring” means all three will vanish from the Microsoft store on May 20, with differing results.
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