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Reiser4, btrfs, ext3 and ext4 Linux file systems news

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Linux

heise.de: Several new developments around the Reiser4, btrfs, ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems, which are mostly used under Linux, have been published in the last few days.

Gentoo Foundation Update - Current State of Affairs

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Gentoo

grantgoodyear.org: I spent some time this week talking to the Foundation's lawyers, collecting documents, and sifting through old e-mails. Having the Foundation's charter revoked is exceptionally embarrassing, but not catastrophic. The state of NM has a straightforward procedure for reinstating a revoked charter.

Also: Is Gentoo in crisis?
And: Gentoo kernel project contributors

KDE 4's next step, version 4.1 in 2008

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KDE

PC World: After years of development and preparation, the KDE open source desktop community celebrated the much-anticipated version 4.0 release this month, but the word among the project's leaders is version 4.1 will only be a further six to nine months away.

UPDATE: KDE 4.1 Coming In July, 3.5.9 Coming Next Month

VLC Rocks

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Software

kdubois.net: VLC rocks. End of story. VLC is such a versatile media player, and is easily adapted for great use in any multimedia installation.

Why I’ve stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

glyphobet.net/blog: I’ve largely stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu because of the condescending and dismissive attitude from their developers.

Also: The bug reporting culture: 10 things to avoid, 10 things you can do

Microsoft to spy on its own workers

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Microsoft

tech.blorge.com: In a move that makes the phrase “having your finger on the pulse of your company” have a whole new meaning, Microsoft has developed a program that would allow them to spy on their own employees.

AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: AMD has today released the 8.01 Linux Catalyst package, which contains the fglrx 8.45 driver. New in this release are updated packaging scripts and a few fixes, which many have been hopeful for in this release.

PCLinuxOS Day 11 - Documentation and Information

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I am not someone who believes that a Linux distributions sells itself, that technological achievement is enough to push it to the desktop of end users. As long as the educational systems keep on teaching Windows-based skills, there will be a lot of users who need some hand holding, some guidance, some instruction. What does PCLinuxOS have to offer in this regard?

KDE 4.0: Everything that has an end, has a beginning

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Reviews

By now, every Linux user's heard of KDE 4.0, and the controversy surrounding its release. Here's one partisan KDE user's take on it — with screenshots.

SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is a keeper

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: The long awaited SimplyMEPIS 7.0 was finally released just before Christmas, and it was worth the wait. In this mature and sometimes underrated operating system, everything looks good and works well.

Groklaw, Mandriva and Turbolinux

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MDV

François Bancilhon: Our recent announcement concerning the creation of a joint lab with Turbolinux has generated some controversy. Even PJ, from Groklaw, a site we like very much at Mandriva, showed some concerns and signaled her intention to stop using our Distro.

My thoughts on VectorLinux

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Linux

Dr Small's Blog: So I was finally able to get VectorLinux downloaded on my limitation of restricted bandwidth, but I was able to do it, so that’s all that matters. Torrents come in handly with my type of bandwidth, considering I can Pause the download Smile

How to Play Prince of Persia on Ubuntu

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HowTos

softpedia: Prince of Persia is definitely one of my all-time favorite game. It's a third-person action adventure video game published by Ubisoft. Here's what you need to get started:

The First Day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The first day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California, got off to a great start on Thursday, with attendees fuelled by a hearty breakfast provided by Google. Then, the "un-conference" was ready to get underway, and within minutes the first topics were added to the whiteboards.

Also:

  • KDE4: Get More Widgets

  • KDE 4.0 Packages Ready for Sabayon
  • First impressions: KDE 4.0

Come Fly with Fluxbuntu

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Ubuntu

junauza.blogspot: Fluxbuntu Linux is yet another offshoot of Ubuntu. It uses a Fluxbox window manager as its main aim is to be fast, lightweight, and at the same time full featured. Consequently, the primary objective of Fluxbuntu is to develop an operating system that would be ideal for older or low-end computer machines and even on mobile devices.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenGL - Microsoft left?

  • An Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth
  • The open source development incline
  • CSI: Open Source
  • Linux is greener than Vista
  • New D language pumps up programmer productivity
  • Microsoft Says It Will Release Binary Office Formats - Which?
  • XtreemOS: a Linux-based operating system to support next-generation grids
  • Trac(king) software development
  • Selecting Live Distro for BITA exhibition

A conversation with the autopackage team

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Interviews

linux.com: Curtis Knight, Isak Savo, and Taj Morton are the lead maintainers and developers of autopackage, a set of tools designed to let developers build and distribute distribution-neutral installation packages. In this interview, they share their vision of the project and where Linux packaging in general is going.

KDE 4.0, A Call for Perspective

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: KDE 4.0 was released last week and all hell seemed to break loose. What I view as a solid first step in a very positive reaction was met with some applause, but generally scorn and complaints. I think some perspective is needed, and I humbly offer to try and provide some.

Miro: Free Television

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Software

fosswire.com: TV. We all watch it. Chances are you might have a DVR hooked up to your TV so you can watch it at any time. If you pay for cable or satellite access, you are probably getting a little tired of those bills as well. If you’re into the ‘net, get rid of those bills and get Miro.

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Building a Home File Server

  • Streamline browsing and save bandwidth
  • So What is Bashrc?
  • Creating large (>2TB) Linux Partitions
  • New users guide to the terminal
  • Adding Additional Repositories
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Leftovers: KDE

  • CentOS 6.8 image with Qt5.7, Python 3.5, LLVM 3.8
    While trying to bring my setup to package KDevelop standalone for Linux into a shape where it has a nonzero probability of me picking it up again in half a year and actually understanding how to use it, I created a docker base image which I think might be useful to other people trying to package Linux software as well. It is based on CentOS 6.8 and includes Qt 5.7 (including QtWebKit), Python 3.5 and LLVM, all built against the old CentOS libs (and thus e.g. compatible with most glibc versions out there). If you want to use it, simply install docker, and
  • Marble Maps in KDE Randa Meetings 2016
    One more year of fun and intense productivity in Randa came to an end just a few days back, and I feel so good to have been a part of it. Much progress was made by the Marble team this year by Dennis, Torsten, Friedrich, David and me. I mostly worked on the Marble Maps Android app’s navigation feature, and would like to mention the changes here very briefly...
  • KStars on Windows – Midterm evaluation
    Midterm evaluation has passed and now it’s time for a new blog post! There are a couple of weeks from the last time I’ve talked about my progress with my Google Summer of Code project.
  • Kaffeine 2.0.4 Released, Includes Major Improvements for Digital TV
    Kaffeine version 2.0.4 has been released today, substantially improving its already excellent Digital TV (DTV) support!
  • GSoC -Breath and Review
    A couple weeks ago I went to Randa Meetings, a sprint of KDE, and there I did a lot of work in Umbrello.
  • Plasma 5.6.5 and Frameworks 5.23 available in Kubuntu 16.04 Backports
  • Remote searching [KRunner/Blade]
  • Kubuntu Dojo 2 – Kubuntu Ninjas
  • Kubuntu Podcast goes Open and Unplugged
    Podcast fans will know that we were struck down with lucky show thirteen. Google Hangouts crashed out twice, and we lost the live stream. We ended up half an hour late, with no Hangouts, and a hastily make-shift YouTube live stream hooked together in record time by the #awesome Ovidiu-florin Bogdan.
  • Hacking Kdenlive at Randa
    The Randa meetings 2016 just ended, and they were a big success for everyone involved (thanks to Mario and his team for organizing this). We went there with an aim to work on Kdenlive's Windows port, and we managed to achieve more than 80% of the build process.
  • The Road of Trials
    In my last blog post I said that I would work on extending support for paint operations like 'fill'. I have done so, albeit more as a necessity in fixing the assistant code. Moreover, I have fixed a number of other paint operations which are vital in painting the various assistants Krita offers currently.
  • Randa Meetings 2016 Part II: Marble
    The Randa Meetings 2016 were centered on bringing KDE technology on every device.
  • System Settings review
    we have also a design for some single KCM’s 80%. In plasma 5.7 you will see the new Desktop Theme module, but we also have some mockups for other KCM’s here you see the appearance KCM’s
  • State of the KF5 Android CI
    I would have liked to say, “Yeah the Android CI runs!” – But we are not there yet; pretty close actually, and close enough that it already makes sense to tell about it, yet a few last Jenkins settings remain to be done and real life issues cause this to take a few more days. So, I will give a short primer on what we prepared in Randa.
  • Mid-term post.
    My midterm evaluation target was to create a static histogram in Labplot with an option to add new histogram among the given types and set visible advanced settings.

Leftovers: Software

  • Calamares 2.3 out now
    I’ve just released Calamares 2.3, a feature release with a major focus on disk encryption support (see full release announcement). Calamares is a distribution-agnostic system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature and support for third party branding and modules. It is used by several distributions, including Netrunner, Manjaro, Tanglu, OpenMandriva, KaOS, Chakra and many others.
  • QBittorrent 3.3.5 Released – Install on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Fedora
    qBittorent is a Bittorent client which is developed to provide free software alternative of utorrent. It’s a Cross platform torrent client which provides the same features on all the major platforms like Linux, Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows.
  • 7 Best File Comparison and Difference (Diff) Tools for Linux
    While writing program files or normal text files, programmers and writers sometimes want to know the difference between two files or two versions of the same file. When you compare two computer files on Linux, the difference between their contents is called a diff. This description was born out of a reference to the output of diff, the well known Unix command-line file comparison utility.
  • 14 Best IDEs for C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux
    C++, an extension of well known C language, is an excellent, powerful and general purpose programming language that offers modern and generic programming features for developing large-scale applications ranging from video games, search engines, other computer software to operating systems.
  • Calibre 2.61.0 eBook Viewer and Converter Updates Driver for FNAC (BQ) eReaders
    Today, July 1, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has been happy to announce the general availability of yet another maintenance release for his popular, open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software. Coming only one week after the debut of Calibre 2.60, the Calibre 2.61 maintenance update brings only two new features. These are an updated driver with new firmware to allow users to connect their FNAC (BQ) eReader devices, as well as support for automatic removal of all links from a missing resource (the option is available in the Check Book component under Edit Book).

User’s Review On Linux Lite 3.0 – Simple, Fast & Free Linux Desktop

Linux Lite 3.0 is the recently released free operating system based on the Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) and hence you can be assured that you’ll get support for the next 5 years. Linux Lite 3.0 offers a complete out of the box experience and it is lightweight, easy and simple to install. One of the main aspects that is being lauded by experts and everyday Linux users is the compactness with which Linux Lite 3.0 has been released. This means you can install Linux Lite and start working with it in less than few minutes. Read more

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