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Story ​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 2:27pm
Story Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 2:24pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:45pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:44pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:43pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:43pm
Story Shuttleworth: Linux 4.0 coming to Canonical Ubuntu in October Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:45am
Story The makerspace is the next open source frontier Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:34am
Story Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:18am
Story TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:13am

Saffire on Linux, KDE on Windows, No Gimp in Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com: I like to leave a clean desk for a holiday, so I'm going to clear up a few loose ends: further adventures of using the excellent Focusrite Saffire Pro on Linux, KDE on Windows is cool, and when did having to learn anything become a criminal offense?

Linux based OS Ubuntu 9 10 Video

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Ubuntu

eWeek.com: Ubuntu 9.10 is the latest iteration of the popular Linux-based operating system from Canonical Ltd. Version 9.10, which is also known as the Karmic Koala, stands out for its built-in encryption support and new Software Center.

Getting to the Heart of the Linux Kernel

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: If you ever wondered how the Linux kernel is put together, here's an excellent description (complete with historical context) from Greg Kroah-Hartman, who knows it from the inside:

10 Things I Hate About Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com: It's hard for me to admit it but there are things, ten things to be exact, that I really hate about Linux.

Blender 2.5 Alpha Brings Major Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: For those interested in 3D modeling and graphics, you will want to check out the first alpha release of Blender 2.5. Blender 2.5 is bringing major changes to this free software 3D graphics application.

The Incredible Guide to NEW Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: There are a lot of people still stuck with Windows because it’s the ‘easier alternative’. Linux is both cheaper and more versatile than Microsoft’s operating system, but the learning curve has frightened off many people.

KOffice 2.1 released, ups Microsoft Office compatibility

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Software

computerworld.com.au: KOffice, a cross-platform open source office suite, has reached version 2.1 with the import and export of Microsoft Office on the list of big improvements.

Spatial Desktop: One Script, Ultimate Minimalist Desktop

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Spatial Desktop is a theming script that transforms your GNOME desktop into a minimal and uncluttered space.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 4) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: The forthcoming Linux version 2.6.32 comes with numerous new and improved drivers – for instance for the Hauppauge HVR 2200 and 2250, for some ThinkPad notebooks by IBM/Lenovo, and for the MSI Wind's fingerprint reader.

Red Hat increases stock-ownership rules for executives

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Raleigh software company Red Hat will soon require its top executives to own more of its shares, creating added financial incentive for them to help the stock rise.

Giving Thanks For FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: The fourth Thursday of November of every year is Thanksgiving. It is a day to think back, remember, and give thanks for all the wonderful things we have in America. But have you really thought about what you're thankful for in the FOSS world?

The proprietary sins of an average GNU/Linux user

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Software

mygnulinux.com: New distros seem to pop-up every day in the GNU/Linux world. The majority of them try to be as FREE as possible, however when attempting to install a distribution on a new PC of a common next door user, you will probably find (I sure did) that you can’t avoid falling into these two proprietary sins:

The Cost Of ATI Kernel Mode-Setting On Fedora 12

phoronix.com: While the Intel stack may be improved in Constantine, the ATI support has taken a hit, as users were quick to point out in response to last week's article. In particular, when using the ATI kernel mode-setting driver in Fedora 12 (which is the default for pre-R600 hardware), there is a large performance discrepancy.

Inkscape 0.47 Released With a Batch of Cool Improvements

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: After a long wait, the community around Inkscape, an open source vector graphics editor, are excited about a great new release with loads of improvements and tweaks.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Eclipse 4 goes a mile further
  • Book Review: The book of Inkscape: The definitive guide to the free graphic editor by Dmitry Kirsanov
  • Telepathy, Empathy and Mission Control 5 in GNOME 2.28
  • Telepathy Overview
  • Where is Google Chrome leading us?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty and external displays
  • Open source has not reached apex
  • As Boxee Grows, It Should Remember Two Things
  • Your new software vendor? Domino's Pizza
  • Reorganizing the One Laptop Per Child Dream Team
  • Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check
  • SFLC - Episode 0x1B: Jeremy Allison of Samba
  • Solved! OpenOffice.og Spell Checker
  • State-of-the-art "First ELSE" Linux-based touchphone unveiled
  • 20,000 Ubuntu laptops for teachers in Nicaragua
  • What's New in the Opera 10.10 Browser?
  • Hands on with Intel Moblin
  • Matthew Tippet, ex-AMD Linux guru joins Palm
  • Ubuntu To Stop Supporting LPIA Architecture

some howtos:

  • Create Your Own GNOME Background Slideshow
  • How to Setup Open-Source UltraVPN in Ubuntu
  • How to change gnome keyring password
  • Verify Your Downloaded ISO Images Before Burning Them
  • Use MP3 Diags in Linux to repair your MP3 collection
  • Linux in 5 Easy Steps
  • Modifying raster shape colors with the RGB and Brightness tools in OOo
  • Tweak GNOME gconf-editor from the command line
  • WinFF – GUI for the command line video converter FFMPEG
  • Connect to Informix using PHP5 on Lenny x86_64
  • Burg- Advanced menu for Grub2

9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time

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Web

makeuseof.com: When you’re having one of those days, we all need to be cheered up. Below is a compilation of hilarious websites you can visit for a good dose of humour.

Microsoft: ”Do it our way, or not at all”?

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Microsoft

openbytes.wordpress: It is being reported on the net that Datel Design has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in San-Francisco federal court against Microsoft. The reason behind this move? Because its alleged that a recent update caused 3rd party memory packs (namely Datels) to become incompatible.

Open source revolution in the public sector

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: He wanted to know, in the light of the Government's well-publicised new found enthusiasm for open source software, whether I thought they would all be using open source software in ten year's time and if so when and how would it all happen?

Repositioning the KDE Brand

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE has changed over the past 13 years. In the process, KDE's identity has shifted from being simply a desktop environment to representing a global community that creates a remarkably rich body of free software targeted for use by people everywhere.

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Programming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More

  • CSR devices now supported in fwupd
    The BlueCore CSR chips are used everywhere. If you have a “wireless” speaker or headphones that uses Bluetooth there is a high probability that it’s using a CSR chip inside. This makes the addition of CSR support into fwupd a big deal to access a lot of vendors. It’s a lot easier to say “just upload firmware” rather than “you have to write code” so I think it’s useful to have done this work.
  • Skylake Server Scheduler Model Updated In LLVM 6.0 Along With Other Intel CPU Updates
  • Most Software Code Will Be Written By Machines By 2040, Researchers Predict
    Imagine a scenario where a programmer needs to follow a couple of tried and tested procedures to write code that becomes a part of a bigger program that needs some insightful contribution from another programmer. So, is the first programmer really needed? Can’t we find a robotic replacement for the same? In the past, GitHub CEO had already made a prediction which says that future of coding is no coding at all. A similar speculation has been made by the researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, who have said that machines will write most of their own code by 2040.
  • Hazelcast joins Eclipse, JCache is key focal point
    Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason. Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J. In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Java Specification Request (JSR-107). So what place does JCache fill in the universe then?

Software: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep

  • Darktable 2.4-RC1 Rolls Out With Windows Support, OpenCL Improvements
    The open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to be found in Darktable 2.4. While Windows support is their big headline feature of Darktable 2.4, the RC1 release that came out today is also packed with other improvements.
  • Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More
    Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s most popular open-source graphics drivers.
  • Toplip – A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility
    There are numerous file encryption tools available on the market to protect your files. We have already reviewed some encryption tools such as Cryptomater, Cryptkeeper, CryptGo, Cryptr, Tomb, and GnuPG etc. Today, we will be discussing yet another file encryption and decryption command line utility named “Toplip”. It is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called AES256, along with an XTS-AES design to safeguard your confidential data. Also, it uses Scrypt, a password-based key derivation function, to protect your passphrases against brute-force attacks.
  • GNUstep Takes Another Step Forward For Implementing Apple's Cocoa Frameworks
    GNUstep is the long-standing free software project working to implement Apple's Cocoa Objective-C frameworks used by macOS. The GNU project has made new releases of their GUI and Back libraries. GNUstep GUI 0.26 is out this morning as the latest update to their graphical user-interface library. GNUstep GUI 0.26 has a number of compatibility improvements, translation updates, mouse tracking logic improvements, bug fixes, and other work.

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