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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:22pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:22pm
Story Antergos 2015.04.12 Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:20pm
Story 3 best practices for bootstrapping an open source business Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:45am
Story Samsung NX1 Review – In a class of its own Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:49am
Story The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:39am
Story IBM Offers Deep Discounts On Power-Linux Down Under Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:13am
Story Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:08am
Story Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 9:11pm

Health Check: FreeBSD - "The unknown giant"

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BSD

h-online.com: FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and Apple's OS X, and has powered some of the more successful sites on the Web, including Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the rise of Google was the busiest site on the internet.

Hands-on: new single-window mode makes GIMP less gimpy

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GIMP

arstechnica.com: The venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is undergoing a significant transformation. The next major release, version 2.8, will introduce an improved user interface with an optional single-window mode. Although this update is still under heavy development, users can get an early look.

Free Programs to Create a PDF Document in Linux

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Software

linux.bihlman.com: Since the invention of PDF format in 1993 PDF documents have become extremely popular tool for exchanging information across the Web. Even now PDF beats more recent DJVU and various e-book formats in terms of popularity.

Sun CEO Schwartz resigns on Twitter

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Software

computerworlduk.com: Jonathan Schwartz announced his resignation as CEO of Sun Microsystems in a message sent via Twitter early Thursday.

Get the best virus scanner for Linux

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Software

tuxradar.com: Pretty much every Linux user thinks they're immune to viruses, but they're wrong. Just recently, malware was found hidden inside an innocuous-looking Gnome theme from a reputable site.

TimeVault simplifies data backup for Ubuntu users

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Linux

Backing up data can be difficult, especially when you only want to copy files that changed since the last backup. It can be even more troublesome when you have to remember to start the process manually,or you have to delete old backups to make room for new ones. Because of these difficulties, some people decide not to back up data at all, and feel the pain when they accidentally delete the wrong file or their system crashes. TimeVault is a backup utility for Ubuntu that addresses these problems.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On OpenSUSE 11.2

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 11.2. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Software: 3 Major Projects That Haven’t Happened Yet
  • The extremes of Linux market share
  • Benjamin Mako Hill: A rebel with many open source causes
  • some thoughts on php and oop
  • Police want backdoor to Web users' private data
  • Thank heaven for Apple's (upward) pricing pressure
  • Getting Re-acquainted with KDE
  • XMMS music player
  • Docky Gets Spacing In Panel Mode
  • Moonlight 3.0 Preview 1
  • No, really: The initrd is too big
  • Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon
  • The New Face of Open Source: Facebook
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3's final update released
  • CodePlex Foundation Picks Paula Hunter as Executive Director
  • Today, Delayed GPU Switching Comes To Linux
  • Library Explores Ways to Release Open Source Software
  • Linux Newbie : Why grep almost never yields something productive

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ten more essential Python tips
  • 7 Powerful Awk Operators Examples
  • Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part V
  • Determine The Current Runlevel In Linux
  • Running IPv6 in practice
  • Optimise Your Laptop's Battery Life With Linux
  • Configuring a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • dd to create an image of a drive
  • Debian / Ubuntu Record Boot Messages
  • Astyle - Source code indenter, formatter, and beautifier
  • Using GNU Screen to save running sessions on remote logins
  • fdupes: Delete Duplicate Files
  • Managing sound in Ubuntu 9.10
  • How to install an offline dictionary in Ubuntu
  • Fixing the default shell in Ubuntu / Linux Mint
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation

The 10 Most Popular Linux Distributions

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Linux

geektrio.net: I love the site DistroWatch! They post all the major Linux distributions and keep track of the current versions. They also keep a daily count of the 10 most popular distributions. I used their data to compile this list. Linux newbies and Linux experts alike will find this list useful. These are 10 solid Linux distributions…

The Greatest KDE Distro Ever: An Early Look at openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: This week the first milestone release of openSUSE was made available. Together with the KDE 4.4 release candidate and excellent integration of GTK applications such as Firefox, openSUSE simply provides the greatest KDE experience available to date. Here’s why.

n900, thoughts

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Hardware

aseigo.blogspot: I received an N900 a couple days ago and was quite excite to unpack it. It came with the usual dizzying array of wires for power, audio, etc. The instruction manual was short but useful. The box was a nice charcoal gray. Yadda yadda yadda. I wanted to see the thing in action!

Berkus's Ten Ways to Destroy Community and Bacon's Art of Community

stephesblog.blogs.com: This was a great week for reviewing "community building" resources in my world. I discovered Josh Berkus's recent Java One presentation, "Ten Ways to Destroy Your Community", and I received my reviewer's copy of Jono Bacon's "The Art of Community".

Linux upgrades the easy way

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I've been re-assembling my office-all 28 computers of it. I decided to update an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop to Ubuntu 9.10 and an openSUSE server from openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2. No, I'm not crazy.

Scientific Linux - It blinded me with science!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Scientific Linux is a distribution based on RedHat, designed to work out of the box and make the job of assistants and PhDs that much easier. As such, it comes with a few extras that you do not normally see in stock RedHat, without losing the heavy anchor of adamant stability that RedHat brings.

Throughput Performance with a Disk-Based Journal

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Linux
Hardware

linux-mag.com: Turning from Metadata performance to throughput performance, we examines the impact of journal size on ext4 when the journal is disk-based. Dig into the numbers and see what you can do to improve throughput performance.

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 2

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 2 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at two more master sections. Namely, Personal and Network & Connectivity. So sit back and enjoy.

Two Nifty Features in digiKam 1.1.0

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Hot on the heels of digiKam 1.0, Gilles Caulier announced the 1.1.0 release of the popular open source photo management application. While the main focus in version 1.0 was on squashing bugs, the new release of digiKam does sport a couple of new nifty features and improvements.

The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

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Linux

linux.com: There are various approaches to answering this question. The broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if you're just looking for a place to start. The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution for everyone.

Yahoo Search + Ubuntu = Yahoo Messenger for Linux?

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Software
Ubuntu

itlure.com: Rather than bashing the hell out of Canonical for its evil, evil attempt to make more money (SHOCKING, I know!), and given my foolish optimism that Mother Nature threw up on me, I prefer to look at the full half of this whole shenanigan (this word is AWESOME btw) glass thing.

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