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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:24pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:23pm
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:16pm
Story FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2014 Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 3:51pm
Story Interview with Nathan Willis, GUADEC Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 10:28am
Story Nginx Plus r4 Improves Web Server Security Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 10:21am
Story An Interview with Karen Sandler Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:54am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 is Now Using Kernel 3.16 RC3 As Default Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:43am
Story OnePlus AOSP stock ROM for those who don’t want CyanogenMod Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:40am

YaST and Compiz during Installation

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SUSE
Humor

Normally compiz (more precisely the cube module) shows each desktop on the surface of a cuboid. Since we don’t have several desktops during installation we decided to show the “wizard” steps on the cuboid.

Red Hat ponders going proprietary

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Linux
Humor

infoworld.com: In a surprise announcement, Red Hat is looking into a move away from open source and making its flavor of Linux a proprietary OS. The shift, if undertaken, would be a tricky one that would delve into thorny legal issues of ownership within the open source community.

Microsoft hiring Linux/OSS dev & advocates

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Microsoft
Humor
  • We Interrupt This Blog...

  • A career change for me.
  • Goodluck Fabio and Welcome Daniel
  • Microsoft Open Sources Windows

yesterday's odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux bugs: Whaddaya want for nothin’?

  • Which SQL is MySQL?
  • Do Open Source Companies *Really* Support Free Software?
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 65
  • Full system encryption for Linux (yes, even the kernel)
  • Web content filtering with DansGuardian
  • Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome
  • Find Files with the find Command
  • Exploring filters and pipes
  • 275 Open Source Policy Initiatives (and growing)...
  • The SFLC Show - Episode 0x0A: A Guide to GPL Compliance
  • How to Convert .cue and .bin files into an .iso file
  • Install Bind on Gentoo
  • FreeBSD 7.1 + Linux Runtime Binaries
  • Edit file on Remote host
  • MySQL and the freedom to fork
  • Taking Control of Your Documents
  • Testing the Fedora 11 Installation Guide
  • 1295 Infected Hosts, 103 Countries, And They Still Can't Say "Windows Malware"

Australia introduces licences for internet users

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Web
Humor

itwire.com: Internet users in Australia will have to take out licences from the next financial year else they will not be allowed to use the web, official sources told iTWire today.

7 Free Mind Mapping Softwares

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Software

cooltuxapps.com: With mind mapping software, you can take notes, capture ideas, project planning and so on. Here are 7 free mind mapping softwares.

HP Mini 2140: A Nice Netbook With SUSE

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Hardware
SUSE

linuxplanet.com: A year ago, HP jumped into the netbook market. Well, stepped in. Well, put a toe in. But now HP has gotten around to getting specific: The 10.1-inch-screened Mini 2140 is the company's first netbook aimed specifically at mobile professionals.

Ballmer apologises for Windows

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Microsoft
Humor

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today apologised for the shocking state of his company's key product.

Why silence is better than 10 reasons

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KDE

randomguy3.wordpress: This is a deconstruction of 10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE, which is pretty obviously a piece of flame-bait. I’m in the mood for dissecting arguments.

Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The following article presents a status report on the development of five of the most active notation software projects for Linux. Most of them are works in progress, but all are well along on their development track and in varying states of usability.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape

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Software
Web

linuxhaxor.net: Inkscape is a great open source alternative for commercial vector editor like Illustrator the same way Gimp is an alternative for Photoshop and Blender is for Maya. I have come across some amazing tutorials that have helped me greatly. I hope these tutorials will help you.

Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes

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Ubuntu
  • Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes, Icons & Walls to give your desktop a Fresh Look

  • Shopping delivered to Great Grandma, by Ubuntu Linux
  • Learn to package apps for Ubuntu
  • Wah? Your Dell Inspiron Mini9 is an Ubuntu Server?
  • Just what is Jaunty Jackalope?
  • Ubuntu Requests Reviewers to Handle Flood of Brainstorm Ideas

Multiplatform OpenOffice.org 3.0 Benchmark

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OOo

oooninja.com: It's time for an OpenOffice.org benchmark rematch. Go-oo has been proudly boasting it is "Better, Faster, Freer," but last time when we tested OpenOffice.org 2.4, Go-oo came in fourth place out of four.

To PulseAudio or Not To PulseAudio . . .

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Software

tycheent.wordpress: The Developers and MOTUs for Ubuntu have seen fit to add PulseAudio to the audio stack. And I do mean add it to the stack. It sits on top of Alsa and attempts to manage the way people use their audio. And yes, it sits on top of Alsa, not replaces it.

Fedora 11 beta released

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Linux

Solutions for tracing UNIX applications

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HowTos

This tutorial is for UNIX system developers and administrators who are looking for the best ways to troubleshoot applications problems running on their systems.

How-To: Create an Open as Root Service Menu in Dolphin and Konqueror (KDE4)

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KDE

Not so long ago I put up a tutorial which included three useful tips for Konqueror 3.5.9 (KDE3), and one of them was how to create an Open as Root service menu for directories. In this how-to I will show how to accomplish the same thing in KDE4 this time, for both Dolphin and Konqueror.

Linux, It Does a Body Good: Approachable Promotion Efforts

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Remember the IBM "Peace, Love, Linux" campaign? I remember seeing Tux's smiling face on taxi cab billboards (and spray painted on sidewalks) all over Boston. I can't discount that the ad's approach and playfulness wasn't some sort of subliminal influence.

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New GNU/Linux Releases: TheSSS, Arkas OS, Black Lab, and Parrot

  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
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Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.