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Packaging standards, again

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Software

happyassassin.net: I don’t understand why this debate won’t go away and die already, because it’s fundamentally silly, as anyone who’s actually bothered doing any packaging knows. Why don’t we have a common packaging format? Because we don’t have a common distribution.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mozilla marks June for Firefox 3.5 release candidate

  • openSUSE Weekly News - openSUSE Community Week special edition
  • Konsole Fonts
  • Telethon Taps Open Source to Save on Costs
  • Vincent Danen: My first 90 days at Red Hat
  • Linux development service cracks DaVinci code
  • The Linux VGA Arbiter Has Been Revived
  • R.I.P. Fravia
  • #! CrunchBang Linux Review
  • Testing out Arch Linux
  • Take-Two sues over death of Duke Nukem Forever
  • Fedora Art Team becomes Fedora Design Team
  • Activists push city endorsements of open source
  • Landscape 1.3 released for Ubuntu management
  • KDE 4.3 Beta 1 - looking pretty
  • Ten key web-based Linux tools
  • SimplyMEPIS 8.0 on Toshiba Satellite
  • The EU Parliament still sticks with Microsoft. Here’s why.
  • Elug and SA Linux join forces
  • Ubuntu One; what's in a name?
  • Red Hat 'inevitably' a target -- stock jumps 8%

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using the Bash complete Command

  • Count the Number of Files in a Directory in Linux
  • openSUSE NetworkManager and keyring
  • Lock screen on lid close
  • Command Line Basics: Navigating the File System
  • Browsing a FTP server in Nautilus
  • How to Use the Second Network Port on Your Computer
  • Create your own version of Fedora with Revisor
  • Creating Our First Module using Drupal 6 (Part1)
  • vnstat on openSUSE

Windows 7: 7 Reasons Not to Get too Excited

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Microsoft

linuxpromagazine.com: It’s official: Windows 7 will be on the shelves just in time for the Christmas season. From an Open Source perspective, this is nothing ground-breaking: It’s just the same old Windows.

USB display technology heading for Linux

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Linux users should soon be able to use USB-connected monitors that incorporate DisplayLink's chips. DisplayLink has released Linux versions of its USB monitor source code under LGPL, and has partnered with Novell and the Linux Driver Project to develop drivers for desktops and mobile devices.

Open Source You Can Use, May 2009 Edition

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Software

informationweek.com/blog: Sound, video, distros and programming all figure into this month's roundup of open source goodies.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Storage improvements

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Linux

h-online.com: The next kernel version is to provide all that's necessary to convert, for example, a RAID 5 into a RAID 6 and vice versa. There are changes to the block layer designed to speed up the system, and new and improved drivers will offer better SAS support.

Linux Distros That Don’t Suck

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Linux

tech.nocr.at: I have had many people email me about the best distro out there. The only answer I have for them is “depends on what you want to do”.

When Will it Really Be the Year of Linux?

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: It already is. It already has been. It will continue for the forseeable future.

Indamixx Linux Netbook Aims to Be Your Open Source Recording Studio

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Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: As noted on the Musician's Friend site, Linux fans with musical abilities may want to take note of the new $499 Indamixx Netbook MKII. It runs a Linux multimedia operating system called Transmission 3.0 that has a set of applications for editing, mixing, and recording music.

Intel, Nokia team on Linux-based phone OS

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Linux

electronista.com: Intel and Nokia have been discovered as teaming on a new, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones. Labeled as the oFono project, the effort is separate from both companies' usual Linux projects.

Look out IE, Firefox, Chrome is getting much better

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I love Google Chrome. It's faster than fast and I really like the clean, but still helpful, interface.

Fedora considering mailing list moderation

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Linux

lwn.net: It seems that some folks in the Fedora community are getting tired of the tone of the discussion on the project's mailing lists. Thus this proposal from the Fedora board:

Ubuntu 9.04 is as slick as Windows 7 and Mac OS X

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Ubuntu

webdotdev.com: Just like Microsoft has taken the blowtorch to Vista to produce the lightning- quick Windows 7 ... Ubuntu has picked up its own game

Linux Poem Contest–Write and Win $5

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Linux

2indya.com: If you are a Linux enthusiast and love to use open-source, this should excite you. I am a published poet and want to blend this two issues together. I intend to give $5 for the best poem written for Linux.

Security - It's Not Just For Geeks

raiden.net: Ars Technica has an excellent series of articles about user security and why it's important for you to take security seriously, and why it's not just one of those "silly little things" that you leave for the geeks to worry about.

Is an IBM purchase of Red Hat inevitable?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite a bevy of questions—looming competition from Oracle, takeover rumors and a weak economy—Red Hat appears to be humming along.

New Firefox Icon: Iteration 1

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: This is a draft icon rendering for Firefox 3.5, subsequent iterations will be posted every 24 hours or so.

Ubuntu 9.10 Off To A Great Performance Start

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 9.10 was made available yesterday and while it does net yet integrate Plymouth or any other new features, it has picked up a few new packages. Most prominently, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 features the Linux 2.6.30 kernel and GCC 4.4.

aTunes: Amazing Cross-Platform Audio Player and Manager

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Linux

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more