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Story RAW Sharpening and Noise Reduction With Raw Therapee on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:01pm
Story The New Features Of Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Don’t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Spice Fire One now in India: A look at alternate mobile OSes beyond Android, iOS, WP8 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Start Talking About the GNU/Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 5:57pm
Story Choose your side on the Linux divide Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Linux Skills Gap: Where to Look for Linux Systems Management? Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:42pm
Story Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 12:11pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:58am

Opera and Open Source, Insight Into The ‘Turbo’ Technology

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tuxgeek.me: In this article we get to discuss Opera’s role as an innovator in the browser market as well as find out if Opera will release its code under the GPL and some technical bits about the ‘Turbo’ technology.

Also: New snapshot with automated crash reporting

Five good reasons to switch to Linux

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ghacks.net: One of the most oft-asked questions I get is “Why should I switch to Linux?” It comes to me either via inbox or sound waves attacking my aural system every day. So I thought I would bring these answer to the outstanding readers here at gHacks to inspire conversation on the topic.

I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid

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Ubuntu
  • I Drank The Ubuntu Kool-Aid And It Didn’t Taste Good

  • 10 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark
  • ATI Users - Beware of Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Top 5 Apps Not Installed With Ubuntu
  • 5 Features of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition
  • Ubuntu 9.04 on the test bench
  • Limited Edition Jaunty Jackalope T-shirts
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope overview and screenshots
  • Is Ubuntu Bigger than Debian now?
  • Has Ubuntu Quietly Caught Up To Windows?

  • Jaunty Jackelop: best Ubuntu yet
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Installs and upgrades reportedly great so far

The argument for free fonts

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Bring up free fonts around typeface designers, and you’ll probably get an earful about the relative quality of free and open source designs against the professionally designed fonts.

First taste: Sugar on a Stick learning platform

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Sugar Labs has announced the first beta release of Sugar on a Stick, a self-contained Sugar environment that is distributed as a live USB image.

Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Acer's Nvidia Ion-based micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems.

My Linux Personal Lexicon

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In the spirit of Douglas Adams' The Meaning of Liff, this is the little list of words I've come up with to describe aspects of Linux life.

Available Now: New Fedora 10 Re-Spins

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Linux

softpedia.com: The Fedora Unity Project recently announced the immediate availability of a new set of Re-Spins for the Fedora 10 Linux distribution.

The year of the fall of the Windows desktop

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: This is the type of nonsense people try to drum up readers for an article with. Just to get folks riled up. "The Year of..." is ridiculous in general. It's also very relative.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4

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Software

linux-mag.com: Looking for a mature, open source database that’s not owned by Oracle? Whether you’re already a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to take a look PostgreSQL.

Ubuntu a true rival for Win7

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu a true rival for Win7, Mac OS X

  • Using The Nouveau Driver In Ubuntu 9.04
  • How To: Fix Stuttering Sound in 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Four Simple Features That Set Ubuntu Apart
  • A Good News - Bad News Week For Ubuntu Server
  • 8 Features of Ubuntu Remix for Netbooks
  • Announcing the Ubuntu Gaming Team

Review: MOC, text-based audio player

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Reviews

Based on ncurses, MOC (music on console) is a popular, text-based audio player which can play various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA and WAV. The release I'm going to talk about in this article is 2.5.0-alpha3, as it comes with Debian Lenny.

Ubuntu Jaunty Doesn't Show When Updates Are Available Fix

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope doesn't show the update icon in the system tray when there are updates available. This is because the update system was changed in Ubuntu Jaunty: [...] Full Story

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Intel Graphic Drivers - How to Enable Desktop Effects (Compiz)

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Ubuntu

In the new Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Intel graphic (video) drivers 965 (x3000 or x3100) are blacklisted so you cannot run Compiz thus your desktop effects cannot be enabled. There is a way to enable desktop effects.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux cache poisoning attacks easier than on Windows?

  • Palm Pre spotted in the wild
  • iPC Leopard
  • Does Linux, Mac OS Need Defragmentation Software?
  • Dropbox rpm for Mandriva 2009 and 2009.1
  • GP2X Wiz open source hand held to get app store
  • Open-source uptake on the rise, according to Forrester
  • Reaping the Benefits of Open Source
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Takes A Swipe At Microsoft
  • Will OpenOffice survive the Oracle-Sun takeover?
  • Cloud computing is 'security nightmare,' says Cisco CEO
  • Some interesting firsts for cloud OS
  • Drupal mentioned in Forbes

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manually Adding Screensavers To gnome-screensaver

  • Commandline 101: su and sudo
  • Find the longest line in a file
  • Make Google Earth Use Your GTK Theme!
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 7
  • Cipher benchmark for dm-crypt / LUKS

Red Hat Announces Open Source Cloud Computing Forum

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Linux

(PR): Red Hat, Inc. today announced a call for presentations for its Open Source Cloud Computing Forum, a virtual event scheduled to take place July 22, 2009.

A Dream Distro, looking from a noob’s perspective

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Some friend of you asks you to try out Linux. How would you feel? To feel the same you need to first unmount the geekism in you and walk a mile in the shoes of a newbie.

Take the Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research Survey

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This research aims at finding the needs, and practices of users of Gnome 2.x. Analyzing that data will give the Gnome Usability Team very precious information that will shape up the form of Gnome 3.0.

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Leftovers: Software

  • What's New in Deepin File Manager 1.4
    Deepin File Manager (DFM) reached version 1.4 at March 2017. Its a bugfix version, but very interesting as it brings many new features. The most noticeable changes are Settings dialog, new disk-space display, new "Format" option on disk storage, and new copying dialog. It's smoother now by having drop shadow on file/folder icons. DFM is much more beautiful and usable in this 1.4 version. Anyway, you can upgrade DFM to 1.4 on deepin OS, or in another distro (Manjaro DDE or Ubuntu).
  • Rock On: Deepin Music is Now Available as a Snap App on Ubuntu
    Deepin envy is a condition afflicting Linux users who like the look of Deepin Linux’s apps, but don’t want to switch entire distro to use then. And there’s finally a cure: Snaps. Snap apps allow applications to bundle in all of their dependencies, which makes it easy for apps that typically rely on a certain set of libraries to run on distributions where those libraries are not normally available (or are, but only through additional repos and installing all sorts of junk that conflicts with your current system).
  • Nord: Modern Design Color Theme Palette for Your Terminal
    Nord is a minimal flat design theme pattern created to enhance your work experience by improving focus and readability for code syntax highlighting and UI. It has 4 main colors namely Polar Night, Snow Storm, Frost, and Aurora, which are further partitioned into a total of 16 dimmed pastel. It has been used to style so many things including iTerm, Hyper Terminal, and Intelli J IDE, among others.
  • PeaZip 6.4 Open-Source Archiver Brings Support for P7ZIP 16.02, Tabbed Browsing
    The development team behind the open-source and multi-platform PeaZip archiver manager utility announced the release of PeaZip 6.4.0, an important update that brings new features and lots of improvements. PeaZip 6.4.0 comes one and a half months after the release of the version 6.3.1, and updates the backend to use p7zip 16.02 on 64-bit GNU/Linux platforms, as well as pea 0.61 for all supported operating systems. Under the hood, there are a bunch of fixes, performance improvements, and code cleanup.
  • GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes
    The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series. GnuCash 2.6.16 comes four months after the release of version 2.6.15, which means that it's also the first to launch in 2017. It also means that a lot of issues reported by users since then have been addressed, including the display of small reports on HiDPI screens, wrong menu entry in the "Tip of the Day" dialog, and much more.
  • Notepadqq – Source Code Editor for Linux
    Notepadqq is a free, an open source code editor and Notepad replacement, that supports several languages (100 languages supported) and helps developers to work more efficiently.
  • Fman is a Powerful Dual Pane File Manager
    If you’re looking for a dual-pane file manager available for Linux (or macOS or Windows) look no further than Fman. Fman is pitched as “modern file manager for power users”. It has a clean design, runs quickly, and its functionality can be extended through plugins.

Leftovers: OSS

  • Blockchain Startups Venture Beyond Bitcoin
    Bitcoin is the most widely-known example of blockchain-based technology, but many of today's startups are looking past the cryptocurrency and towards other, more business-friendly implementations. European blockchain startup incubator Outlier Ventures and Frost & Sullivan have mapped out the blockchain startup landscape, identifying several key areas of activity. It outlines possible paths to success following a busy year for blockchain investments.
  • Another Sandy Bridge Era Motherboard Now Supported By Coreboot
    The Sapphire Pure Platinum H61 is the latest motherboard to be supported by mainline Coreboot for replacing the board's proprietary BIOS.
  • OSI Welcomes the Journal of Open Source Software as Affiliate Member
    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), a global non-profit organization formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software and communities, announced that the Journal Of Open Source Software (JOSS), a peer-reviewed journal for open source research software packages, is now an OSI affiliate member.
  • Open source project uses Docker for serverless computing
    Serverless computing has fast become a staple presence on major clouds, from Amazon to Azure. It’s also inspiring open source projects designed to make the concept of functions as a service useful to individual developers. The latest of these projects, called simply Functions as a Service (FaaS) by developer and Linux User contributor Alex Ellis, uses Docker and its native Swarm cluster management technology to package any process as a function available through a web API.
  • PyCharm 2017.1, MicroStrategy 2017.1, Next.js 2.0, and Ubuntu 17.04 final beta released — SD Times news digest: March 27, 2017
  • Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free
    The SaaS-based tool, which features capabilities like role-based access control, semantic versioning, and package discovery, now can be used on public code on the NPM registry, NPM Inc. said on Wednesday. Developers can transition between solo projects, public group projects, and commercial projects, and users with private registries can use Orgs to combine code from public and private packages into a single project.
  • Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js
    The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.
  • Mudlet, the open source MUD client has a new major stable build available
    I don't know how many of you play MUDs, but Mudlet, an open source cross-platform MUD client has hit version 3.0.

today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more