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Installer Fails in Fedora and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com/blog: Another week, another round of tinkering and messing around with Linux doodads. The Ubuntu Koala text installer has a years-old bug, and Fedora 11 LiveCD has a showstopping installer bug. Never a dull moment in computer-land!

Tabu Audio Player

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blogs.gentoo.org: This morning I found an interesting media app: Tabu Audio Player. It had only a single configure option, "debug," and a very short list of dependencies, so I figured it'd be a simple ebuild to write, right?

GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite?

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ghacks.net: When you think about office suites, two names come to mind: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. Although the vast majority of Linux users depend upon OpenOffice for their office needs, the alternatives should not be overlooked.

Elive 1.9.51 Unstable - Review and Commentary

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linuxcritic.com : Elive is a debian based linux live cd that runs the beautiful Enlightenment window manager. Today we're going to take you on a visual tour of the cd and discuss how it's progressing.

The Karmic Koala - Not Ubuntu's Vista

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ghabuntu.com: Ubuntu Linux, without a doubt is the most popular Linux desktop OS out there. It has come a long way since Warthy Wathog some 5 years ago. The crowning release of the distro was on the 29 of October when Karmic Koala was unleashed into the wild.

Testing Out Linux File-Systems On A USB Flash Drive

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phoronix.com: In past articles we have delivered plenty of file-system benchmarks from testing out EXT4 to Btrfs to NILFS2. One area though where we have not published any file-system benchmarks is for USB flash drives.

Rough?

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technologytales.com: Was it because Canonical and friends kept Ubuntu in such a decent state from 8.04 through to 9.04 that things went a little quiet in the blogosphere on the subject of the well-known Linux distribution? If so, 9.10 might be proving more of a talking point and you have to wonder if this is such a good thing.

Screencasting Software Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: A screencast (also known as video screen capture) is a digital recording of computer screen output. If you are using Linux and are looking for a screencasting tool that would suit you needs, then you are in luck because there are plenty to choose from. Here are some.

Media PC on Linux

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Hardware

polishlinux.org: As an experiment I decided to build Media PC based on Linux. First of all I was wondering, how much did the Linux distributions evolve in the past few years.

Simplicity - Linux desktop/OS for the elderly

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news.bbc.co.uk: What connects Italian vegans, Valerie Singleton, and Linux Mint? Well they're all involved in a firm whose business is bringing computing to older users.

Linux Desktop Ready for the Users

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kdedevelopers.org: I often say that my hypothetical user for Kubuntu is my girlfriend. Unfortunately I'm between girlfriends at the moment but the intent is still there. Someone who uses the computer for everyday tasks of web browsing, chatting, watching videos, listening to music, writing some documents, storing photos.

I'm Not A Linux Geek. Really.

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oneclicklinux.com: The thing is, folks picture me just like the geeky computer brainiac in the comic. But, really, I'm not a Linux geek. Sure, I run Linux, but I'm pointing and clicking just like anyone else would do in Windows or Mac.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2: GNOME 2.28

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With openSUSE 11.2 right around the corner, let’s take a look at what’s new and interesting in the GNOME desktop for this release. Highlights include a preview of GNOME 3.0, new applets and application updates, and the incredibly attractive Sonar theme new for 11.2.

Also: GNOME gets even better

I think I’m tired of Desktop Linux

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movingparts.net: I just bought a MacBook Pro and am really happy with it thus far. Spent a bunch of time before then reading up on whether the MacBook Pros can play nicely with Linux (model 5,5 is what I ended up getting), and felt pretty comfortable that a MBP could be a really nice Linux machine.

today's leftovers:

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  • Reiser4 May Go For Mainline Inclusion In 2010
  • Is MySQL an "albatross" around the neck of Larry Ellison?
  • Fedora 13 Could Be Segovia Or Commodus
  • MSU BCA students' Install Fest' a treat for IT savvy
  • Karmic Art, What the Paintbrush is Saying
  • Rødovre municipality: OpenOffice will be cheaper to maintain
  • Don’t install Ubuntu 9.10 if you want a stable KDevelop
  • Myka’s New Media Player Now Available
  • ATI R300 Gallium3D DRI Support Is "Done"
  • When open source isn't (open enough)
  • Musings on Moblin 2.1 Final Release
  • On taking FreeBSD seriously
  • NASA debunks 2012 Mayan disaster scenario
  • openSUSE KDE wins top spot
  • Can Firefox Last Five More Years? Forecast: Cloudy
  • Drupal wins best open source PHP CMS for third year in a row
  • Free Software: Minitube
  • Windows 7 on netbooks: Maybe it's not a Linux killer

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • CentOS / Redhat Iptables Firewall Configuration Tutorial
  • AWN - Just another launchbar for linux desktop
  • HowTo setup a fancy Grub
  • How To Install Gnome 3 Shell in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Hard disk usage and availability report tools
  • New version of aMSN is available with new features
  • Ubuntu: Burn DVD-Audio discs from Amarok playlists or random selections

Go: new open source programming language from Google

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arstechnica.com: Go is a new programming language from Google that aims for performance that is nearly comparable to C, but with more expressive syntax and faster compilation. What it won't do, however, is liberate the coding masses from bracist tyranny. Google's Go is yet another take on C.

Visual Tour of GNOME 3 Shell in Ubuntu

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digitizor.com: GNOME 3 is the much talked about next generation GNOME that was supposed to come in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. It introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. In this article we will give you a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kola.

All my eggs in one Basket

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linux-magazine.com: One application I am always looking for is a better desktop wiki. Not for collaboration, but for dumping various pieces of information into as I research and organize them. For a time, I used Basket Note Pads, but I drifted away when it didn't run on KDE 4.x and the original maintainer quit. Happily, the project has overcome both those setbacks and is moving slowly towards a new major release.

Linux app migration from Windows, Solaris, & OS2

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Here's some help to port your applications from Windows, Solaris, and OS/2 to run natively on Linux on x86-based systems. The information here also covers porting from Windows to Java and porting and migrating x86-based Linux apps to Linux on multiple other hardware platforms.

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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?