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Story SPDX v2 simplifies open source license dependency tracking Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 4:54pm
Story With Android-powered Trek HD, AT&T launches its first branded tablet Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 4:20pm
Story Share your software, says NASA guru Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.19 Reached End of Life, Users Must Move to Linux Kernel 4.0 Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 5:06am
Story GTK+ 3.16.3 Updated for GNOME 3.16.2 with Lots of Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:54am
Story Six Ways Open Source Benefits Your Business Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:47am
Story Linux 3.18.13 Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:38am
Story Do you wear Linux? New research moves us closer towards wearable computers Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:33am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Ubuntu Finally Looks To Go With Persistent Network Interface Names Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:29pm

Is Microsoft Afraid to Say the “L”-word?

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: It seems that, having lost its position as monarch of the world of computing, Microsoft has decided to become the industry jester.

16 things that could be improved in Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: In this post I’m going to list 16 things that I think could be improved in Lucid.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In my last article I looked at performance loopers for Linux. This week I begin a 2-part review of similar applications called arpeggiators.

Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

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linuxplanet.com: Window Maker is a fast, lightweight window manager based as closely as possible on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface.

GNOME Do to get more pizazz

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Software
  • GNOME Do to get more pizazz
  • GNOME Developer Kit Slimmed Down
  • Setting up a slide show screen saver in GNOME

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.34 goes into testing

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has released the first RC of Linux 2.6.34 and completed the integration of the next version of the kernel's most important changes. Improvements include graphics drivers for recent Radeon GPUs and for the graphics cores of some Intel processors that are only expected to be released early next year. Another new addition is the LogFS SSD file system.

And thank you for the penguins

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Linux

raiden.net: Of the many thousands of things we have Linus Torvalds to thank for, one of them is the venerable penguin, symbol of all things Linux. But what if Linus had chosen to instead use the Gnu, or a beaver, or a bear, or maybe a demon like Freebsd uses?

PCLinuxOS 2010 mini review

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PCLOS

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: The much awaited PCLinux OS 2010 was released in beta yesterday. Time for another celebration and another install test. PCLinux OS (PCLOS) is all I wanted, a stable KDE distro with the latest KDE 4.4.1 and Firefox 3.6. I spared no time and tried the beta on my Virtualbox setup.

The 10 Most Downloaded Open Source Apps Of All Time

geektrio.net: Everyone loves open source software. After all… its free! Many times I’ve heard the question, “what are the most popular open source applications of all time?” I decided to find out.

Nokia's N900 vs. Other QWERTY Keypads

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Hardware

Since Nokia's Maemo-powered smartphone is a mobile device (albeit a rather large one), I thought it might be interesting to see how it fares against other Nokia qwerty devices for character input.

In other words, it’s time for a smackdown!

System 76 Lemur Review

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Hardware

jonobacon.org: System76 are well known in the Open Source community for shipping Ubuntu on their machines, being active community members and for helping LoCo teams with machines too. I have never owned a System76 box so I thought this was a good opportunity to give it a ride and share some feedback.

Ubuntu Road Test

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Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: Every now and again at work, I am involved in helping end users (sales representatives) with their machines. Sometimes I am amazed at the beating those machines get, it is surprising they even boot after a year in the field.

On benchmarks

kdedevelopers.org: Benchmarks, on their own, mean almost nothing if you don't understand them. Especially if they are seriously flawed, but even if the results are useful numbers, it is still necessary to understand what the numbers actually say.

The Direction Of Intel Graphics With Fedora 13 Alpha

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phoronix.com: Fedora 13 Alpha was released yesterday with a plethora of new features and updated packages for this Red Hat Linux distribution. Aside from the features like Btrfs system rollback support and PolicyKit One support for Qt/KDE applications to excite end-users, each Fedora release always pulls in the very latest Linux graphics code.

Rebuttal: Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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blog.eracc.com: I am seriously annoyed by the constant disingenuous articles that state GNU/Linux is not ready for the average user’s desktop PC as the primary, or only, operating system. What a dump truck load of manure!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.34 development marches on
  • Open-PC will use KDE
  • For Sale: Linux OS and Other Assorted Assets
  • Best Lucid Feature: edit-patch
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 1
  • Haiku OS Hopes For New 3D Stack
  • Your way is the right way
  • Distros and End Of Life
  • London Government Accused Of Open Source Inaction
  • Ubuntu's new look << more important things to do?
  • Mozilla borrows from WebKit to build fast new JS engine
  • Mozilla lays foundation for web's next 100 years
  • New Ubuntu Design Created on Apple Mac
  • Task Coach - Your friendly task manager
  • For teaching touch typing, it’s clearly Klavaro
  • Yellow Dog Linux licks CUDA
  • DtO: Orphaned process...
  • Linux Basement - Episode 51 - Eating the Tonido

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Larger than 4GB Casper Partition
  • Resuming Broken Downloads with Firefox
  • How To Share Files and Folders Between Windows and Linux
  • Install Avira Antivir on Linux
  • How to Create Space Scenes Quickly and Easily in Gimp
  • Automated Linux Server Backup Tips and Tricks
  • Intro to IO Profiling of Applications

Operating Systems and Market Share Statistics

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Did you know that 55% of statistics are made up on the spot? (or maybe it was 68% I don't recall) If you have ever taken a statistics class you know that data is everything, but it's not just about the data itself.

Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD Installer gets improved look

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD has ditched the boring ‘black on white text’ menu approach and instead delivers up a GUI menu. Whilst we’re still 2 months away from the final installer design, here’s a quick peek at it as it currently exists: -

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Kubuntu 17.10 review - Hello darkness my old friend

This must be one of the worst Kubuntu releases I've tried in a long time. Part of the fault lies with the parent distro, and the heartless switch to Gnome, which just shows that the passion to making Ubuntu an important desktop player is gone. This is just inertia and apathy. Still, there's so much wrong with Kubuntu on its own that I feel like a total fool for investing my time in this effort. And it also proves that there is only one good release for every three, showing that distro teams are overstretched roughly by 300%. The whole fast-release bullshit is just the modern-era agile-crap nonsense. It helps no one. Shitty products serve no purpose. Being fast for the sake of it is like running head first into an industrial blender to have your outstretched arms finely chopped by spinning blades. Kubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark makes me sad. Makes me angry. Zesty was one of the finest distros ever created. This is one of the worst. That makes no sense. How can it be? Where's the modicum of care and diligence to ensure this kind of stuff does not happen? Application crashes, kernel crashes, media bugs, weird artifacts. Horrible. My suggestion is not to upgrade for now. And even then, the foundation of your sanity is shaken. Come the upgrade, you do not know what will happen. You're hostage to arbitrary code decisions. There's no peace and stability in the Linux desktop. You will always have to dread the update process, not knowing what will break next. That is the essence of amateurism. And I'm right there, advocating Plasma and Kubuntu like the biggest of fools in this universe. Anyway, for the sake of public sacrifice, I'll also check 17.10 in-vivo upgrades on other machines, but my expectations are low. Aardvark gets 4/10. Don't bother for now, give it six months for the bugs to be fixed before a new release erases the slate and the cycle of depression starts again. Read more Also: First Look At Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Beta