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Story Is the language of Linux too confusing for new users? Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:23pm
Story Wine's Performance For Direct3D Gaming With Many Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:10pm
Story Expansion of Valve free games offer to Ubuntu developers Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:04pm
Story Linux Foundation Branches Out: 10 Efforts Beyond Linux Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:55pm
Story LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 10:47pm
Story DARPA government research agency publishes catalog of open source projects Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:43pm
Story OpenDaylight: Open-source SDN is growing fast Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Story Linux 3.14-rc2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Analysis of the top 10 Linux operating systems Rianne Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 4:04pm
Story Wine On Android Is Making Progress, Running Solitaire Roy Schestowitz 10/02/2014 - 11:25am

Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The first developer milestone of the next release of Firefox - code named Shiretoko Alpha 1 - is now available for download. Shiretoko is built on pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.1 platform, which forms the core of rich internet applications such as Firefox. Please note that this release is intended for developers and testers only.

KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop

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KDE

linux.com: KDE 4.1 was finally released to the public today. After all the controversy since the release of KDE 4.0, I'm happy to announce that KDE 4.1 simply rocks.

KDE 4.1 Review: The Rocky Road of the New KDE

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KDE

earthweb.com: With its 4.1 release, KDE is taking few chances. While the 4.0 release's announcement emphasized excitement and significance, the tone of the announcement for 4.1 is more subdued. This time, the announcement talks about maturing technologies and underlying improvements, and the only claim is that the 4.1 desktop "can replace the KDE 3 shell for most casual users."

KDE 4.1 release ups free desktop ante

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KDE

techworld.com.au: After six months of development since the release of the much publicized 4.0, the KDE project has unveiled version 4.1 which includes many new bug fixes and feature enhancements.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Survey: Economy Pushing Users to Open Source

  • Open-source sales growing despite economy
  • What has Grandma go to do with it?
  • 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu
  • 5 things you didn’t know about linux kernel code metrics
  • Desktop Drapes: Another GNOME Wallpaper Changer
  • How to install Launchy on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
  • How to speed up booting into GNOME
  • nUbuntu Development Kicking Off Again - Security LiveCD
  • The Geekiest Nighthmare
  • Rwanda: 5,000 Laptops for Students Arrive
  • Dear Mr. Shuttleworth
  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.13 Released
  • Dual Boot Ubuntu with Windows Vista/XP
  • LiMo kills Linux smartphone
  • Foxconn says ACPI issues are AMI’s fault
  • OLS 2008 wrap-up
  • Xataface lets non-technical users edit MySQL data
  • Recent customer wins for open source
  • Using Sysctl To Change Kernel Tunables On Linux
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 07/25

No! Wha…oooh…wow. Yes!

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Linux

ubuntuproductivity.com: Using linux feels a lot like listening to an undiscovered band; it’s the new band none of my friends have listened to. When they first experience it they want it. I have it. I feel special. You know the story…

Is Microsoft really any more trustworthy?

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Microsoft

practical-tech.com: Lately, Microsoft has been trying really, really hard to appear as open source’s best friend. All I can say is: “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

Also: Could Microsoft actually be getting an open-source clue?

Implicit Save KDE vs GNOME

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Software

obso1337.org: One of the interesting things I learned at the last Ubuntu Developer Summit was the widespread use of implicit save in the GNOME environment. In many cases, implicit save makes a lot of sense and makes the configuration and interaction with options much more natural.

VPS Setup Part 1 - Update Ubuntu and Configure iptables

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HowTos

dailycupoftech.com: Since the whole VPS (Virtual Private Server) thing is going so well for me, I thought that I would let my readers know about some of the steps that I took to set it up. In this episode I will be talking about updating the initially installed image and configuring the linux firewall using iptables.

OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part I

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OOo
HowTos

linuxplanet.com: This tutorial series will take you through some tips and tricks on migrating from MS Office to OpenOffice.org 2.4. You'll see how to replicate some of the functionality and features that are lacking in OpenOffice.org

Wine @ Work: Running MS Office and IE on Linux

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Software
HowTos

linux-mag.com: In this article, I show you how to install Wine, Microsoft Office 2003, and Internet Explorer using my Red Hat derivative system (CentOS 5.1) as the host. You can give your system some Wine by compiling from source code, or by installing pre-compiled binaries from your distro’s repositories.

Package Management

Install extra packages on the ASUS Eee PC

  • Install extra packages on the ASUS Eee PC

  • Cracking Open the ASUS Eee 901 20G ultra-portable
  • More evidence of Microsoft "tying up" the Asus EeePC

ECS GeForce 8800GT

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Hardware
  • ECS GeForce 8800GT

  • Linux-friendly Beagle fetches $150
  • Diminutive green server for those with Linux leaning

Countdown to LinuxWorld - 7 Days...

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Linux
  • Countdown to LinuxWorld - 7 Days...

  • LinuxWorld 2008 features cloud, virtualization topics
  • Installfest at LinuxWorld could seed national program
  • LinuxWorld Expo Preview: Four Canonical and Ubuntu Linux Trends
  • LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Announces Finalists for Product Excellence Awards

A Quick Look at OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0 Beta 2

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta 2 is available in preparation for an official September release. Here are some quick first impressions of the Writer word-processor program.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 on OpenSuSE 11.0

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KDE
SUSE

gordonazmo.wordpress: Decided to give OpenSuSE 11.0 a spin - wasn’t terribly amazed by the 10.3 release, but really curious to see what they did with KDE 4.x. Long story short, they did quite a nice job polishing it to look familiar to KDE 3.5.x users. Too ‘familiar’ and not enough 4.x’ish for my liking, but kudos to them - almost everything worked like you would expect it to work. Played around with it for like an hour, then decided to give KDE 4.1 Beta 2 a spin.

Will a $19.99 Ubuntu Succeed Where the Free Version Hasn’t?

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Canonical, the company behind the Linux distro Ubuntu, has collaborated with software distributor ValuSoft to sell a boxed version of Ubuntu 8.04 into Best Buy retail stores. Is $19.99 a better price point for Ubuntu than $0?

KDE 4.1: Good enough for ME

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KDE

jucato.org/blog: KDE 4.1 is coming! If all goes according to schedule, we should see it released in a day or so. I’ve migrated my main user to KDE 4 totally, except for a few KDE 3 apps here and there. I just want to share some of the things I’m loving in KDE 4 in general, and KDE 4.1 in particular. With screenshots, of course!

Economic clustering and Free Software release coordination

Mark Shuttleworth: I had the opportunity to present at the Linux Symposium on Friday, and talked further about my hope that we can improve the coordination and cadence of the entire free software stack. I tried to present both the obvious benefits and the controversies the idea has thrown up.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen 2.4.0.6 Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version 2.4.0.6., firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

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