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KDE4 you let me down

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KDE

ossrocks.blogspot: I have been using KDE since version 1 came out and have always liked it over Gnome. Until recently, I would not even consider switching to or installing Gnome on my desktop. My choice of distributions always depended on a strong support of KDE: Mandriva, Xandros, PCLinuxOS, SuSE, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • openSUSE Build Service 1.5 now supports distribution builds

  • Ubuntu and me
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.03.20
  • Open source math programs and languages
  • Linux.com: It Takes a Village
  • Ubuntu Developers Aren't Scary
  • Mandriva's Per Øyvind Interviewed
  • FOSS Debates, Part 3: Mission Control
  • Open Source Licenses: EUPL got OSI Approval, but Still Doesn’t Show Up
  • Europe gets its own GPL
  • Shopping on Penguins
  • good old gentoo.. all gone
  • What Ubuntu Server *could* be
  • If open source is future proof the test has begun
  • A Blog That I Love: Command Line Kung Fu
  • Is Oracle Forking Red Hat Linux?
  • Software-properties-kde, jockey-kde enhancements for Jaunty
  • Ballmer: GNU/Linux Will Win on Netbooks
  • Video: The seeds of open source
  • OLPC: A Project That Labor Could Turn Around for the Better
  • IBM Plus Sun Equals What?
  • Teaching Kids About Computers With Tux Paint
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Excitement

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • eWEEK Labs Shows You How to Install Apps on Ubuntu Linux

  • Directory to iso image
  • Stop Telling sudo Your Password
  • Wubi: Install Ubuntu in Windows Partition - A Complete Guide
  • Using Debian GNU/Linux on the Lenovo IdeaPad S9e netbook

some more tomtom stuffstuff

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Legal
  • "They Started It!" -- TomTom Countersues Microsoft
  • TomTom sues Microsoft on patent infringement
  • TomTom chooses a moderate limited hang out route
  • Strike/Counterstrike: TomTom Sues Microsoft
  • TomTom fights back, but not over Linux

Exploring the Stars with KStars Planetarium Software

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Software

classhelper.org: For Linux users, KStars is a fantastic celestial navigation aid that offers tons of custom features. Designed to be easy for beginners, yet powerful enough to satisfy serious astronomy fans, this desktop planetarium package really delivers.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A Taste of an Old Friend

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PCLOS

sloppyganger.blogspot: My goal was to check on what was new in this distro but not necessarily to fully replace my installation of Ubuntu 8.10. After about 10 minutes in 2009.1, I could not double click the "Install" icon on the desktop fast enough.

7 Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Know About

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Everyone is writing "Foo Best" lists all full of good Linux apps, so here are my own 7 Best Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Have Been Introduced To Yet.

Fashion robot runs real-time Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has demonstrated a Linux-based humanoid robot that will perform in a fashion show next week. The HRP-4C runs the robotics-focused hard real-time ART-Linux distro, which was released this week for Linux 2.6xx under GPL.

Knowledge Is Terrifying

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: There is a strange disconnect in the thought that the CLI is dangerous and the GUI is safe. I think that as a general rule GUIs are more dangerous because they let users click randomly and make things happen without having any real knowledge.

The Zen of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Community would likely say so.

Comparison of File Systems And Speeding Up Applications

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Software

amitshah.net: How should one allocate disk space for a file for later writing? ftruncate() (or lseek() followed by write()) create sparse files, not what is needed. A traditional way is to write zeroes to the file till it reaches the desired file size. Doing things this way has a few drawbacks:

Free Online Book On Blender: Solid 3D Rendering/Animation Lessons

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: One of the great things about open source platforms and applications is that skilled authors often put free books online as guides.

Firefox inches towards 50%, Safari holds steady

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: These are the kind of stats that should make the Mozilla folks very happy. According to W3Schools data, Firefox climbed to 46.4% in February, while the various versions of IE dropped by 1.2% to 43.6%.

"man pages" and why to use them - and in text format too

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Software

linux-hardcore.com: This is for you new to Linux users out there who are still not sure about things and are a bit panicky with the "CLI", "Command Line Interface." Go slow, ask questions, and above all, when in doubt: check the "man pages"

Hands-on: GNOME 2.26 brings incremental improvements

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Software

arstechnica.com: GNOME 2.26, the latest version of the open source desktop environment for Linux, has been released. Ars pranced through the garden with the new GNOME release and found that it delivers some nice incremental improvements.

Mind mapping application for Linux

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: Xmind is an Eclipse based application, which can run on any platform. So, yeah, not just Linux, but - stumbling on their website - I was pretty much surprised to find out that a .deb download option has been care taken of.

GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features

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Software

blogs.computerworld.com: I started running GNOME 2.26 on the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha a few days ago, and I've been pleasantly surprised. While the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 6 is still very much a work in progress, GNOME 2.26 manages to run like a charm on it.

KDE Brainstorm: Get Your Ideas Into KDE

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KDE

kde.org: In an effort to bridge the gap between users and developers, the KDE Community Forums have launched a new initiative to coordinate feature requests. A new "Brainstorm" section has been created.

100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: The beauty of using Firefox is the control that it extends to users, and there are almost limitless ways that it can be tweaked. Here are our 100 favourite tips, tweaks and add-ons to get the most from your favourite browser.

Will Microsoft Abandon Windows to Compete with Linux?

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Microsoft

daniweb.com/blogs: As much as Microsoft loves to grinch about Linux, they've made significant changes over the years to compete with it--and will abandon it altogether to maintain their competitive edge. Windows 7 will be the last Windows product.

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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