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Story Ubuntu: Wily Werewolf Beta 1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:21pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 3:00pm
Story 5 open source alternatives to Trello Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:58pm
Story 4MParted 13.1 Beta Is a Cool Small OS Based on GParted Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:39pm
Story Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops - Video Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:40pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:33pm

Lightspark Flash Player Continues Marching Forward

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Software It was just earlier this month that we were talking about Lightspark. This morning the 0.4.4 release has even made it out the door.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Gone Gold

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Gaming We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent has gone gold. We are extremely pleased with our creation and cannot wait to unleash our bundle of madness on the 8th of September.

Michael Tiemann Opens Up

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OSS Michael Tiemann is the brain behind Cygnus, the first company to offer support to Linux and other assorted Free Software programs.

OpenOffice saves a company budget

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OOo This past week I was troubleshooting an issue a client had. This issue had been haunting the client for some time and no one could figure out what was going on.

NVIDIA 256.52 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

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Software Just shy of a month ago was when NVIDIA last released a proprietary Linux driver, at which point they also released a second driver that was their OpenGL 4.1 preview driver. This Saturday though NVIDIA has provided a new driver release.

The joke that is Maverick’s default wallpaper

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  • The joke that is Maverick’s default wallpaper
  • Making a Statement without Saying Anything

fullcircle issue 40 & new logo

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Ubuntu It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at issue 40! We’ve got a lot of great stuff for you in this issue, including a spiffy new logo redesign by Thorsten Wilms. You might also notice a slight font change-that’s the new (official) Ubuntu font.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Install Ubuntu from a Linux partition
  • Ofris - Deep Freeze Like Application
  • Fix low screen resolution at Ubuntu 10.04 start up
  • The Chzo Mythos Gets An Update
  • Booting iso images with GRUB 2
  • Psensor - A Graphical Temperature Monitor
  • Software Freedom Law Center opens branch in India
  • Live Penguins
  • mount Linux LVM volume partitions
  • A few notes for Arch Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 165 - Hairy Fridays

What I want from Fedora

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Linux Fedora is one of these interesting efforts in community organization that somehow results in a finished product. There are many good things about Fedora, but there are also some bad things that need work.

Spicebird – An Email Client That Integrates A Calendar, Chat & iGoogle

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Software We have reviewed a number of free email clients before. You have tasks, calendar, email and social networking (via plugins) all built in into one interface and they all gel together. Evolution does that for Linux, but Thunderbird falls short of the much needed integration. This is where SpiceBird comes in.

Some Windows apps make GRUB 2 unbootable

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Software If you find that running Windows makes a GRUB 2-based system unbootable (Debian bug, Ubuntu bug), then I'd like to hear from you. This is a bug in which some proprietary Windows-based software overwrites particular sectors in the gap between the master boot record and the first partition.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 138 is out

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We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 138!

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

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KDE You’ve probably seen the advertisements for Windows 7 and the tiling windows feature. KDE refines the same feature and ads it into 4.4.

My life with Ben, episode 1

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I've been using (and abusing) my Ben Nanonote daily now for several weeks, simply to find out whether this little machine is just a little gadget or really a useful device. In the meanwhile, I found out several things:

Canonical's X Gesture Extension Being Re-Evaulated

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Earlier this month Canonical introduced its own multi-touch framework for Ubuntu that is set to premiere with Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it's called UTouch and is joined by their own gesture/touch language. The X.Org Gesture Extension is already being re-evaluated and may in fact not be needed.

Hands On With The VIA ARTiGO A1100

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elevenislouder.blogspot: If you have not yet noticed, I am a nerd. With that cleared up, I could not help but purchase an ARTiGO. I have been testing different operating systems on it, and I think I can confidently declare a winner.

Using Disk Compression With Btrfs To Enhance Performance

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Software Earlier this month we delivered benchmarks comparing the ZFS, EXT4, and Btrfs file-systems from both solid-state drives and hard drives. In this article we have our Btrfs test results when the zlib compression mount option was enabled for looking at the SSD compression performance.

The New Ubuntu 10.10 Software Center

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Software Center is something we all overlooked for long. A lot of Ubuntu users are new comers and Software Center means a lot to them. Ubuntu is gradually waking up to this fact and have finally started focusing on bringing a lot of polish and usability to Software Center.

10 Best Hacker Movies of all Time

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Movies As a certified geek, it is always pleasing to see movies that involve computer hacking or hackers in action. Although most of these films don't always represent the real deal, some of them have what it takes to excite, amuse, and inspire.

On Zareason

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  • On Zareason
  • My ZaReason Laptop
  • ZaReason Terra HD
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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: