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30 Reasons Why I Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Here’s something for Valentine. You might find this a little bit corny, but I guess that’s what Love is all about. Enjoy!

eeeXubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxlibrarian.org: This morning I installed eeeXubuntu on the solid state disk of the little Eee. It's pretty cool. The default Xandros in advanced mode was okay, but it was also a bit limiting.

Vector Linux 5.9: Light, fast Slackware-based distro

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Reviews

Vector Linux 5.9, released in late December of last year, is a Slackware 12.0-based distribution that uses Xfce 4.4.2 as its default user interface. Generally speaking, Xfce requires less horsepower than other UIs, like GNOME and KDE, and so Vector Linux bills itself as an excellent operating system to install on older, lower-powered computers. I've been using it for the past two weeks, and like what I see.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 9

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SUSE

Issue nine of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2 is out, openSUSE Membership Now Open for Applications, and In Planet SUSE: Lightning-fast package management for 11.0, Command-line 1-Click-Install.

SLAX 6.0.0: the revival!

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Linux

beranger.org: Slax.org was relaunched, SLAX 6 was released, mirrors were announced, and the new life of SLAX is only starting! The only thing I fail to understand is Tomas' position on the (optional) $30 donation... per month!

Take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression

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HowTos

linux.com: With the number of CPU cores in desktop machines moving from two to four and soon eight, the ability to execute computationally expensive tasks in parallel is becoming more important. The mgzip tools that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression, while pbzip2 uses multiple cores for both compression and decompression.

Open Source breaking barriers

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OSS

deccanherald.com: Besides the apparent commercial benefits of adapting open source approach, technology developers also appreciate the possibility of altering the software to suit their architecture.

A sad state of affairs: open source in the UK

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I stated yesterday that open source had not been widely adopted in the UK without really backing the statement up. Fortunately SiriusIT, the UK-based open source services firm, has revamped its site with a blog entry explaining the situation with the example of open source adoption in the schools sector.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Dell Promotes Linux on the Desktop

  • Corporate Code Searching with Krugle
  • Ubuntu Developer Week - Your Shipment Of Win Has Arrived
  • Ars at SCALE: the exhibit hall
  • 451 weighs in on GPLv3
  • Mozilla offering limited live chat support for Firefox
  • Must Do Better, BECTA
  • GNU's upcoming 25-year anniversary
  • Next Up for Enterprise Open Source: Nexenta?
  • The long tail of open source

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Create an IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnel to Reach the IPv6 Internet

  • Ping IPv6 IP Address With ping6 Command
  • HowTo Fix vmsplice Local Root Exploit in Gentoo Linux
  • Pimp your WordPress
  • Linux Tips: find all files of a particular size
  • Windows XP, Ubuntu, GParted & Super Grub Disk
  • Small-scale SNMP reporting
  • Ebuild 2 Overlay
  • Linux Tip No.15:IP Address Aliasing - Temporary

Group interview: a graphic view of the open hardware movement

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Hardware
Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Excitement in the Open Graphics community is quite high as it approaches its first production run of the FPGA-based “Open Graphics Development” board, known as “OGD1”. As an insider in this group, I had a unique opportunity to interview several of its members.

Apachelogger interviewed by kubuntu-de.org

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KDE
Interviews

kubuntu-de.org: Harald Sitter, also known as apachelogger, was promoted to Kubuntu MOTU not too long ago. He also works as a volunteer project manager for the Amarok project. We spoke with him about Amarok 2 and what can be expected from KDE 4 in Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

What if Ubuntu Hosted a Repository and Nobody Came?

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Ubuntu

itmanagement.earthweb: Last week, Canonical, the commercial face of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, announced that it would be using its Partners repository to sell proprietary applications like Parallels Workstation. But, if past incarnations of the idea are any indication, then the results are likely to be disappointing at best.

First look: Firefox 3 beta 3 polishes rough edges

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has announced the official release of the third Firefox 3 beta, which includes many user interface improvements and a handful of new features. Firefox 3 is rapidly approaching completion and much of the work that remains to be done is primarily in the category of fit and finish.

Small Linux distros: Puppy, SLAX and DSL

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Linux

polishlinux.org: Linux is really a great operating system, and probably none of you would argue with such opinion. Its features are almost endless, and with little effort and skills you can perform just any task using this OS. But the question is, what can we do when we have a really old computer?

Marble's Secrets Part III: The Earth in a Download

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Today we'll finish our first trilogy about Marble Desktop Globe. In Part III we'll look beyond Marble's offline mode: We'll get to know how Marble fetches its data from the internet.

The Best Linux gmail Checker

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: he best Linux gmail checker is named CheckGmail. Now why am I raving about a gmail mail checker? You ask, how different can it be from the other gmail checkers, because don't they all do the same thing, notify you when you get mail?

Fluxbuntu: User-friendly Featherweight Linux?

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Linux

techthrob.com: While Linux is praised for its ability to run on older hardware, modern distributions such as [K]Ubuntu and Fedora eat up lots of disk space, memory, and processing power. Fluxbuntu's aim is to be a "lightweight, productive, agile, and efficient" operating system; this review takes a look at Fluxbuntu and whether it lives up to the challenge.

Apple iPhone camera and Linux Mint / gThumb 2.10.6

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on-being-open.blogspo: I have been on the road for a week or so, and I have been using my MacBook for most of the trip. Today I decided to use my Dell D620 running Mint 4.0 at the office and I was surprised to see the Linux desktop ask me if I wanted to import the pictures.

Debian & APT - Why I love it

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Software

itpro.co.uk/blogs: I pretty much use Debian in favour of other linuxes because it is free, and updates are also free. Why do I personally use Debian on my home servers - the main answer is APT.

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GNOME News

  • gnome-boxes: Coder’s log
    So another two weeks have passed and it’s time to sum things up and reflect a little on the struggles and accomplishments that have marked this time period, which was quite a bumpy ride compared to the others, but definitely more exciting.
  • GNOME Keysign 0.6
    It’s been a while since I reported on GNOME Keysign. The last few releases have been exciting, because they introduced nice features which I have been waiting long for getting around to implement them.
  • Testing for Usability
    I recently came across a copy of Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works (book, 2005) by Goto and Cotler. The book includes a chapter on "Testing for Usability" which is brief but informative. The authors comment that many websites are redesigned because customers want to add new feature or want to drive more traffic to the website. But they rarely ask the important questions: "How easy is it to use our website?" "How easily can visitors get to the information they want and need?" and "How easily does the website 'lead' visitors to do what you want them to do?" (That last question is interesting for certain markets, for example.)

SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 22
    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.