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some shorts & howtos:

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Linux
  • Nouveau Very Close To Release?

  • User Friendly turns ten
  • Unpacking the Ubuntu Linux CD’s
  • Linux Mint is.....Mint!
  • Getting rid of duplicate messages in Evolution
  • Install VMware Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”

Recruiting software talent the Red Hat way

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Interviews

computerworld.co.nz: I have to say that of all the areas and different groups that we recruit for, I think our engineering organisation is probably the easiest sell for Red Hat. It is a place where, because of our reputation as producing the highest probably open source software, we find the most candidates that are excited about joining Red Hat.

Paldo GNU/Linux 1.2: Yet Another Generic Distro

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Linux

the distrogue: Paldo is a completely independent distribution, compiled using Linux From Scratch and with its own package management system, upkg, to manage programs. It works similarly to Gentoo's Portage, with one exception- it can also install binary packages. This makes installation much faster.

Also: Fedora 8: What did they DO?!

Shuttle (Europe) introduces SFF systems with Linux

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Hardware

Its feels like every few months, more and more hardware companies are selling Linux based systems.

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion.

AMOR: a desktop companion

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Software

DPotD: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome (as I do).

Simpler PCs for kids find niche

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Hardware

cincypost.com: Unlike other personal computers that come loaded up with bells and whistles, the Eee PC is streamlined, with just a fraction of the storage and capacity that traditional computers need. It runs a Linux-based operating system that features large icons meant to focus kids on activities such as Internet browsing and word processing.

Making K3b rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. After repeated attempts to find a solution on forums and via Google, I solved my problem the old fashioned way; I downloaded the source to K3b 1.0.4 and built it myself.

Using Evolution with Gmail

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HowTos

ubuntu1501.com: Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. If you find you need help setting up Evolution with your Gmail account, this guide will get you setup in less than five minutes.

setting yourself up with the right operating system

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Linux

telegraph: Buying a computer is really very easy, and most people take the easy way out by buying a desktop or laptop computer running the Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Now there is also a new kid in town called Linux, and it's now starting to attract the attention of disenchanted Windows users.

Great Firefox Extension - It's All Text!

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Moz/FF

blog.unixlore.net: I just came across a great Firefox extension called "It's All Text!". Any HTML textarea you see while browsing gets a little edit button on the bottom right corner - clicking it launches your favorite editor.

How to compile program under Linux / UNIX / FreeBSD

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HowTos

nixcraft: Many new users find it difficult to compiling programs in Linux. Usually following steps are involved:

Linux Programs I Use / Linux Programs I Avoid

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Software

Nathan Rich: Many people new to linux have a hard time figuring out what programs to use to do what. Here is a list I have compiled to help you out. This is just a list of programs which I have encountered and found to be great.

Unveiling the winners of the Oxygen contest for wallpapers

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: The jury, composed of David Vignoni, Nuno Pinheiro, Kenneth Wimer and myself, had a hard time digging through that stack of contributions due to the sheer size and finally pick the ones which will to be shipped as KDE 4.0 wallpapers.

Ultra quick start in Vim

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HowTos

fosswire.com: What I am going to attempt to give you today is an ultra quick start guide to editing files in Vim. Let me reiterate that - I’m going to go over the most basic concepts really quickly.

some more shorts

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Software
  • YaST Survey Finished

  • Snaek Peek at Stacks for Awn
  • Open ATI Specifications For R100-200

some shorts and more howtos:

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News
  • How-to disable Touchpad on Linux

  • A Different Firefox
  • A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator
  • Setting Up a Private Nethack Server on Ubuntu Lite
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part Two

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Right?

Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

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Ubuntu

cfnews13.com: From his creation, Microsoft, Gates has earned billions, and the one guy shaking up his world — aside from Steve Jobs from Apple, who rattles "the Billster" — is Mark Shuttleworth, the space-flying billionaire who is going up against Gates in a software showdown.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop
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Leftovers: Software

  • Handling I/O Bursts With QEMU 2.6
    The recent release of QEMU 2.6 has support for allowing guests to do bursts of I/O for a configurable amount of time, whereby the I/O level exceeds the normally allowed limits. Our friends at the consulting firm Igalia have written a blog post about I/O bursts with QEMU 2.6.
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    Shotwell developer Jens Georg announced earlier, May 23, 2016, the general availability of the first point release in the Shotwell 0.23.x stable series of the popular open-source image viewer and organizer software. Shotwell is being used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating system, including the widely used Ubuntu, but it was abandoned by its developers from the Yorba Foundation a while ago, during which it didn't receive any attention. At the end of April 2016, a group of open source developers decided to take over the maintenance of Shotwell from where Yorba left off, and we already reported on the release of the major Shotwell 0.23.0 version.
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today's howtos

Red Hat and Fedora

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Apache Elevates TinkerPop Graph Computing Framework to Top Level
    As we've been reporting, The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has been elevating a lot of interesting new tools to Top-Level Status recently. The foundation has also made clear that you can expect more on this front, as graduating projects to Top-Level Status helps them get both advanced stewardship and certainly far more contributions. Now, the foundation has announced that a project called TinkerPop has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale. "Graph databases and mainstream interest in graph applications have seen tremendous growth in recent years," said Stephen Mallette, Vice President of Apache TinkerPop. "Since its inception in 2009, TinkerPop has been helping to promote that growth with its Open Source graph technology stack. We are excited to now do this same work as a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation."
  • Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code
    If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use. It's really about helping others and giving back. ​When we started to think about open source and how we could implement it at Buffer, the fit seemed not only natural, but crucial to how we operate. In fact, it seemed that in a lot of ways we'd be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn't start to look more seriously at it. But what I didn't quite realize at the time were all the effects that open source would have on me.
  • How to make a culture change at your company
    I attended an interesting talk by Barry O'Reilly at the Cultivate pre-conference at OSCON 2016 about "how to push through change in an enterprise." Though I think the title should have been: "What the enterprise can learn from open source."
  • Two OSCON Conversations, And A Trip Report Between Them
    My last visit to OSCON was in 2011, when I had worked for the Wikimedia Foundation for under a year, and wanted to build and strengthen relationships with the MediaWiki and PHP communities. I remember not feeling very successful, and thinking that this was a conference where executives and engineers (who in many cases are not terribly emotionally passionate about open source) meet to hire, get hired, and sell each other things.
  • Struggling to open a document or photo? Here’s how to do it
    Things are a bit trickier if you have a file from a productivity application you don’t have access to —such as a Word document and no Word application, either to open it or re-save it. The solution is still simple, though — download Libre Office. Libre Office is a free and fully functional office suite that’s more than a match for Microsoft Office, and it can open (and save in) Office file formats.
  • OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Yeeloong 8101B
    After hunting for Loongson based hardware for the first half of 2015, I was finally able to find an used Yeeloong in July, in very good condition. Upon receiving the parcel, the first thing I did was to install OpenBSD on this exquisitely exotic machine.
  • Call for GIMP 2.10 Documentation Update
    With the upcoming GIMP 2.10 release we intend to finally close the time gap between releases of source code, installers, and the user manual. This means that we need a more coordinated effort between the GIMP developers team and the GIMP User Manual team. For the past several months we’ve already been working on GIMP mostly in bugfix mode. It’s time to start updating the user manual to match all the changes in GIMP 2.10, and we would appreciate your help with that.
  • Mobile Age project: making senior citizens benefit from open government data
    On 1 February 2016, ten European partners launched the Mobile Age project. Aiming to develop inclusive mobile access to public services using open government data, Mobile Age targets a group of citizens that are usually marginalised when it comes to technical innovations but which is rapidly growing in number and expectations: European senior citizens. While more and more public services are made available online only, older persons’ needs and wishes towards digital services are rarely understood and taken in account. This deficit is often exacerbated by their lower digital skills and poor access to the internet. In order to cope with this, Mobile Age is based on the concept of co-creation: it will develop mobile open government services that are created together with senior citizens.
  • Protecting IP in a 3D printed future
    3D printing might just change everything. At least John Hornick, who leads Finnegan’s 3D printing working group and wrote 3D Printing Will Rock the World, certainly thinks so. Introduced by Bracewell Giuliani’s Erin Hennessy, Hornick spoke to INTA registrants yesterday morning about the dramatic consequences he believes the proliferation of 3D printing could have for intellectual property.