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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Mutual business crowdfunding for LibreOffice results in new features investment Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:14am
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 Review: Refreshing Mandriva based KDE spin Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:12am
Story Development of Nautilus – Popovers, port to GAction and more Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:06am
Story Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 5:51am
Story Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 1:07am
Story 5 Deadly Linux Commands You Should Never Run Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 1:01am
Story Cairo-Dock / GLX-Dock 3.4 is now available Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 12:53am
Story Mesa 10.4 Tentatively Planned For Early December Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 12:43am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 10:00pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 10:00pm

coupla quickies

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Linux

PCLinuxOS and the Parents

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PCLOS

randomrandy.com: My mother and father are still using PCLinuxOS as I'm typing this post. Now I'm going to answer a few questions that I have been asked by friends and other family members.

Sun's OpenSolaris Review

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OS

eweekeurope.co.uk: With the new Crossbow network virtualisation system and VirtualBox supported, OpenSolaris wets appetites for upcoming Solaris features.

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: a Study in Contrasts

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Software

computerworlduk.com: KDE kindly invited me to give a talk at Akademy 2009, part of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit running this week.

PCManFM Review - Yet Another Lightweight GTK File Manager

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Reviews

PCManFM is the default file manager in LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. Its goal is to offer a fast execution speed, providing in the same time enough functionality for a file manager of its class.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The cloud is a lie

  • Cisco, Red Hat in the Cloud: Friends or Enemies?
  • Could Firefox 3.5 Spark a Web Design Boom?
  • First Linux Action Show released using the new HTML5 Video Tag – The RESULTS!
  • Could I Have Lost My PR3 Because of Firefox 3.5?
  • The Florida Linux Show Helps Establish FLAG
  • Ingres: We're Gaining From The MySQL Meltdown
  • there will be no Nokia devices running Android any time soon
  • Nokia Denies Android Reports
  • SSH, the Cluster is working.
  • No mandatory audio and video codecs in HTML 5
  • Firefox Icon History and Creative Brief – The Big Picture
  • A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines
  • DRM: The Programmers View
  • New Features Of PHP 5.3.0
  • Red Hat KVM virtualization announcement expected at VMworld
  • Will AMD's XvBA Beat Out NVIDIA's VDPAU?
  • My Week in Ubuntu: Twitter-fix
  • How to try Google Android on x86 computers with a LiveCD
  • Introducing the new FSF campaigns manager
  • Identifying pointless .la files for plugins
  • This is the house
  • Light and efficient teeny-weeny text editor
  • PostgreSQL speeds up database
  • Linux Outlaws 100 - Outlaws on the Autobahn

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Record Skype Calls in Linux

  • Create your own yum repository
  • Run a program on one CPU core in Linux
  • Disable Boot Splash in Ubuntu
  • Sending Mail Through Gmail with Perl
  • Get Google Gears Up and Running in Firefox 3.5
  • Asynchronous Mirroring in Unix
  • Getting Loopy with Bash: using for loops

From Microsoft: C# and CLI under the Community Promise

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Microsoft

tirania.org: First the big news: Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise patent licensing to both C# and the CLI.

Black Duck Report is Meaningless Without Source Code

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: Black Duck Software recently published some summary statistics about free and open source software license adoption. Any of these conclusions might be reasonable if the 5% figure was meaningful, but Black Duck has given us no reason to believe it is; if anything, their own statements suggest it isn't.

Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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Linux
Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I had the pleasure to talk to Amanda McPherson, one of the minds behind LinuxCon, “LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux”.

Akademy Awards 2009

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KDE

kde.org: The Akademy Awards for 2009 have been announced, celebrating the best of KDE contributors. As always the winners are chosen by the winners from the previous year.

A Review of the Smplayer Media Player for Linux and Windows

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Software

tech-no-media: For me the the best free media player for Windows and Linux is mplayer. It is not only a very fast player, but it also offers a ton of advanced options.

DebConf9 schedule

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Linux

debconf.org/blog: The schedule for the upcoming DebConf9 is available. Most of it should be set already, but of course there still can be small changes until the conference starts, and honestly, until it ends. more here

KDE and Gnome Formulate Common Goals

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Software

linux-magazine.com: When KDE chiefs Adriaan de Groot and Sebastian Kuegler, together with Gnome's Dave Neary and Federico Mena met the press, Kuegler explained the idea for a joint desktop conference was born two years ago and is meant to save developers from having to travel to two conferences.

Attempted Break-In on www.centos.org

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Web

lwn.net: CentOS is reporting that there was a break-in attempt made on the www.centos.org server. Due to an "administrative error", the Xoops content management system was abused to put some content onto the web server.

Open-source Bias Cheered, Booed in Planned EC Rules Review

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OSS

pcworld.com: Industry groups criticized and praised on Monday what they consider is a bias in favor of open-source software in the European Commission's plans to update the rules governing industry standard technologies.

Interim decision in Swiss open source case

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OSS

h-online.com: The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has issued an interim verdict in a legal action brought by a group of open source companies against the Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL) for awarding a software procurement contract to Microsoft without a tendering process.

Brazilian President brings attention to Free Software

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OSS

blog.worldlabel.com: In a symbolic show of support for Free Open Source Software and the OpenDocument Format, Brazilian President Lula da Silva recently attended the Linux-related FISL 10 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he gave an address underscoring the importance of Free Open Source Software.

Pushing ahead with Fedora 12

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The days of summer may be hot, but they’re anything but lazy in Fedora. The Fedora 12 release, as many community members already know, is a somewhat tighter schedule overall.

Software SmackDown: SoftMaker Comes Out on Top?

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Software

consortiuminfo.org: How could anyone expect a less well funded commercial competitor, much less an open source project, to equal Office for features, performance and interoperability with other office suites?

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

today's howtos

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.