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A Linux Home Entertainment Center

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Linux
Hardware
Software

linuxjournal.com: I decided to cut the apron strings with my television provider over a year ago. I get all of my content off the internet now. I thought I'd share my system specs with you and tell you a little bit about how I've got it configured.

Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Debian and Ubuntu are distributions that lend themselves naturally to comparison. Not only is Ubuntu a continuing fork of Debian, but many of its developers also work on Debian. So what are the differences between these Siamese twins?

Profiting from open source -- 8 business models

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OSS

infoworld.com: So you want to make a small fortune in open source software? It's simple, the joke goes: Just start with a large fortune. The open source revolution began at least two decades ago, but businesses and programmers are still struggling to understand the best way to share wonderful code and pay the mortgage.

KDE SC 4.5 RC1- The (well) hidden features

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KDE

everydaylht.com: This is the third in a series of posts about the pre-releases of KDE SC 4.5. This one is about the first release candidate.

Review: Puppy Linux Lucid w/ Screenshots

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Linux

g33q.co.za: Puppy Linux. One of the most iconic Linux distros out there. I have played around with them for what seems like ages, and have found reasons to both love and hate them over the years. As of recently Puppy has been built from Ubuntu, and I take a look at the newest release…

The 11 Most Useful Linux Commands in the World Ever

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Linux

gnuru.org: Almost every Linux website seems to have a list of the "best command line commands". Sometimes they get them wrong. Here is a list of useful commands that I came up with by looking at my 'history' file.

Things I can do before Windows Boots

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Linux
Microsoft

thelinuxblog.com: I guess I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to use Linux at work. The kicker is, I need Windows to do part of my work so I have two machines. After a recent power outage, I needed to boot both machines this morning. So, I thought I’d document what I did before Windows booted.

Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues

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Legal
  • Here's Bilski: It's Affirmed, But . . .No Decision on Software Patentability
  • First thoughts on Bilski
  • Software Freedom Law Center Responds to Landmark Supreme Court Patent Decision
  • US Supreme Court rejects Bilski patent but nothing else
  • Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 360

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Karanbir Singh, CentOS project
  • News: Mandriva and OpenSolaris updates, localising Linux Mint, NetBSD testing strategies
  • Questions and answers: TRIM on solid state drives (SSD)
  • Released last week: Peppermint OS One-06172010, wattOS R2, MoLinux 6.0

Red Hat, Inc. Q1 2011 Earnings Call Transcript

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Linux

123jump.com: Revenues rose 20% to $209.1 million & net income rose 30.3% to $24.1 million or 12 cents a share. Operating cash flow of $61 million was in line with Q1 last year.

Peppermint, a web-centric Linux OS

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Interviews

theinquirer.net: CREATING A WEB-CENTRIC LINUX DISTRIBUTION that's not just another Ubuntu-based operating system (OS) has vexed Kendall Weaver since working as a maintainer on Linux Mint Fluxbox and LXDE 8.

The Best Browser: Summer 2010 Edition

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Software

pcmag.com: With the Chrome-Opera JavaScript speed war, HTML5 video support coming in IE9, and an improved Safari from Apple, can Firefox keep our Editors' Choice?

Has Oracle been a disaster for Sun's open source?

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OSS

h-online.com: As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open source code fare in those circumstances?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A New Development Release Of GTK+ 3.0
  • Eeebuntu is now Aurora
  • cdm: Manage desktops from the console
  • Why have you switched to GNU/Linux?
  • Compiz Switch
  • fun with benchmarks
  • iso-localize: Produce official ISOs in your language
  • Audio Recording in Linux: An Introduction [PART 2]
  • ActiveLearning Launches Linux Training in the Philippines
  • make your own custom livecd with novo
  • Linux Outlaws 156 - Blame the Uwe Seeler

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • RGBA support in Ubuntu
  • USB stick encryption using Linux
  • Password protect files and folders in Linux
  • Restore Broken Package DB on Sabayon
  • How to change your GRUB loader view using BURG
  • Installing R project for statistics in Fedora

A Look At The Latest Firefox 4.0 Design

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla Firefox developers are working on several different branches of the web browser at the same time. The latest public version, Firefox 3.6.6 just released today, and Firefox 3.7 which will be renamed to Firefox 4.0 later this year.

Mandriva 2010 Spring ISOs coming

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MDV

Anne NICOLAS has announced on the Cooker mailing list that 2010 Spring isos should be available July 5, but will confirm Monday, June 28.

First RC for KDE SC 4.5 Ready to Go

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KDE

In the month since the second beta the KDE community has fixed hundreds of bugs. Development of features has been frozen for a while now and the Software Compilation is at the point where it needs a good testing to shake out the last issues.

Linux Games: Chromium B.S.U.

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Gaming

ghacks.net: It’s been a long time since I offered up a nice Linux game for the Ghacks audience. So I thought, today I will introduce them to one of my favorite Linux time killers Chromium B.S.U.

Is Fedora Going Through More Or Less Power?

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Linux

phoronix.com: Along the same theme of yesterday's article entitled Is PowerTop Still Useful For Extending Your Battery Life? today here are some results showing the power consumption of the past three Fedora releases (11, 12, and 13) from a notebook computer.

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Doxyqml 0.4.0

After almost two years, here comes a new version of Doxyqml, the QML filter for Doxygen. This new version adds a new command-line option: --namespace to wrap the generated C++ in a namespace, and makes the parser more robust. Nothing ground-breaking, but some nice changes nevertheless. What's interesting with this project is that I don't use it these days, but it still receives contributions from time to time. This puts me in the unusual position (for me) where most of my contributions to the project are reviewing code, cleaning things, a bit of infrastructure (I just added code coverage checks: 88%, not too bad) and release management. Surprisingly, I like doing this, I am happy to see this little tool remains useful enough that others keep it alive. Read more

Plasma 5.12.5, Applications 18.04.1 and Frameworks 5.46.0 by KDE now available in Chakra

On your next system upgrade you will receive all the latest versions of KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks, in addition to several other package updates. For more details and the full changelogs on KDE’s software releases, you can read the official announcements: Plasma 5.12.5 Applications 18.04.1 Frameworks 5.46.0 Other noteworthy package updates include wine 3.8, skypeforlinux 8.20.0.9 and pypy 6.0.0. Read more

SMTube review - Your train to Youtube

It's a no brainer. On the desktop, you go online, and you open a tab and you load Youtube, and then you play clips. But then, on mobile devices, you have dedicated applications, which usually offer a somewhat more efficient media experience. So, on the desktop, it's the browser way or the ... SMTube way? SMTube is a cross-platform Youtube player, which allows you to search and play videos from the popular media platform, with some additional search tweaks and filters, and extra download options, all this from the desktop, without having to keep a browser tab open. It's a convenient tool to use, and with the recent rewrite, it actually works, and it works fairly well. I decided to test to see what gives. [...] SMTube looks like a nice tool. It is not strictly necessary or needed, but it does allow you to have Youtube open and playing, even if you're not currently using your browser, i.e. you can use it like any other media player. This is nice, plus you get a clean and intuitive interface, decent search and filter options, and it's easy to change settings and configure additional players. You also have the option to download clips. I don't know where SMTube stands when it comes to Google, Youtube, but ordinary users will surely appreciate the extra flexibility they get with a media player rather than just a browser tab. Of course, you're not signed in, you don't get recommendations, comments or playlists, and such, so I guess there are benefits to going directly to Youtube. But if you're only after what Youtube can play without any socializing, SMTube is an excellent choice. It's had a rough ride, it never quite fully worked for me in my various distro reviews, but this new version is stable, robust and works well. At the very least, it's worth testing. Choo choo. Read more