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Story Blender 2.71 Release Notes Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:19pm
Story ownCloud 7 Unveils New Open Source Cloud File Sharing Features Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Internet Radio with Raspberry Pi Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:04pm
Story Linux 3.16 Shows Some Slower Numbers On Intel Devil's Canyon Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:49pm
Story uCLinux SBC for IoT runs WiFi and Bluetooth at 400mW Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:43pm
Story Red Hat's Acquisition-Fueled Climb to the Cloud Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:37pm
Story Alpine Linux 3.0.1 Is a Linux OS for People Who Love the Terminal Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 7:33pm
Story Razer teases Android TV-based microconsole Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 4:15pm
Story Raspberry Pi NOOBS 1.3.8: Get it, try it, and have fun Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 4:12pm
Story MIT scientists create 36-core chip speed demon Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 3:33pm

Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 Preview Release

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Software

mozillamessaging.com: Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality of the new features and platform changes that will be included in Thunderbird 3.

Only Linux can deliver 1 million school laptops within budget: systint

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Linux

itwire.com: Just as the world's economies started to tank, Australia's Governments got themselves into an economic bind by promising to supply public school children with laptops. However, a leading systems integrator has issued a blueprint for an affordable blanket laptop roll out using Linux and netbooks.

Also: PA Charter School To Deploy 1,400 OLPC XO Laptops

Linux - Stop holding our kids back

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful.

Protecting networks with SmoothWall Express

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Software

linux.com: Corporations and home users alike need firewall protection. Many choices abound, including some expensive, commercial options that only run on specialized hardware. Others, like SmoothWall Express, are freely downloadable, built on the same technology as the commercial solutions, and even deliver some superior features.

Microsoft revising 'us vs. them' attitude toward open source

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OSS

linuxworld.com (IDG): An example of how old habits die hard came just last week, when Microsoft's public relations team posted a case study on its PressPass Web site highlighting how a U.K. company called Speedy Hire expects to save US$1.48 million in five years after switching from Linux to Windows.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cleaning Up Spoken-Word Recorded Audio With Audacity

  • How To Play .RMVB Files In Ubuntu
  • shell Jobs
  • Making the mouse wheel work in Debian
  • Run MS Paint in Linux
  • Using Autocompletion in Ubuntu
  • Transform Ubuntu into a Media Center with XBMC
  • Linux and UNIX How To: Scripting SSH and SFTP
  • Install KDE applications on Windows?
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid full-function setup
  • Magical apt-clone, broken Nexenta system recovery
  • Removing a Line that Matches a Pattern from a File
  • Using pam_mount to automount filesystems at login
  • tsort: UNIX / Linux Perform Topological Sort
  • aliases
  • More Tips For Documentation Writers
  • Customized my EMacs today

Lenny’s release date III

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Linux

blog.venthur.de: Two months since my last status update of my initial guess for Lenny’s release date, time for an update:

Give Linux with no surprises

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Linux

blogs.the451group: In other words, if you’re offering or giving a Linux-based computer this holiday season — whether you’re a big box retailer, online distributor, or Linux fanatic who wants to spread FOSS to family or friends — make sure you tell them it’s Linux.

How to Talk About FOSS Without Sounding Like a Total Dweeb

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OSS

penguinpetes.com: If you run Linux, BSD, or any other Free and Open Source system, you know that every time you open your mouth about it in day-to-day life, you usually have to stop and explain what it means.

The Penguin parade produces positive fun

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I don't know if you have ever seen a real penguin parade with real live penguins but if you look closer at those individual penguins you will see that they are not all clones of each other. I would say that penguins of human form, ie, those who use Linux, do so for many reasons as well.

Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elects New Members

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the results of its 2008 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which drew record numbers of candidates and voters.

What's Open About OpenSolaris?

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OS
Interviews

ddj.com: Timothy Cramer, senior director of OpenSolaris engineering at Sun, talks about the "open" part of OpenSolaris. DDJ: Tim, for clarity's sake, what are the basic differences between the Solaris 10 Operating System and OpenSolaris?

Review & Setup: OpenArena

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Gaming

simplehelp.net: OpenArena is an open source First Person Shooter based around a Quake engine. It’s fast, violent, and very entertaining. And best of all, it runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X!

Vector Linux 6.0 Beta 2: An Update

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I'M having more success with Beta 2 than I had with Beta 1 of Vector's latest distribution - I managed to get it to install, for starters!

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Live, Mozilla Already Eyeing Beta 3

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Moz/FF

crn.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 was released to the public Monday, but Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox development, said that Mozilla is already targeting Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 for a February 2009 release.

FSFE and GPL-Violations.org Release Guide to Handling License Violations

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OSS

groklaw.net: Free Software Foundation Europe's Freedom Task Force (FTF) and GPL-Violations.org have just formed a partnership that has released a guide to reporting and fixing license violations.

Ubuntu or Fedora. Which one is for you?

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: For some, Ubuntu 8.10 was something of a disappointment. Not because it is bad, which it is not, but because is feels more like slightly refreshed Ubuntu 8.04 rather than a new release. Fedora 10 on the other hand, does feel a fresher and slightly more exciting.

Storing Files/Directories In Memory With tmpfs

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Linux
HowTos

You probably know that reading from RAM is a lot of faster than reading files from the hard drive, and reduces your disk I/O. This article shows how you can store files and directories in memory instead of on the hard drive with the help of tmpfs (a file system for creating memory devices).

today's leftovers

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News
  • In Defense of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial License

  • Acer leads hot netbook market
  • Keeping Tabs (Virtually) on the Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • Moonlight goes 3D
  • Getting started with iptables in Linux
  • Fedora update breaks… Fedora
  • SimCity4 on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Gentoo… finally
  • Alternative to Vista? Try the user friendly PCLINUXOS 2007!
  • Strong Netbook Shipments Buoy Notebook PC Market in Q3'08
  • Mastering the Art of Remastering
  • Sun's Mickos: I'm OK with Monty's MySQL 5.1 rant
  • Open Source: Our Defense Against Lousy Preloaded Software
  • Gnome 3 mockup screenshots
  • The five most important IT trends of 2008
  • Interview with Totem maintainer Bastien Nocera
  • KDE at LinuxDay 2008 in Dornbirn, Austria
  • Browser Speed Test Revisited
  • Creating geographical charts with EuroOffice Map Chart
  • The single most important thing you should know about Ubuntu…
  • Amazon open sources public relations
  • Build a Linux Distro You Can Be Proud Of
  • Linux Kernel Performance Counter Subsystem
  • Criticizing Vista Doesn’t Mean Promoting Ubuntu
  • Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 4: One Geek's Journey from Microsoft Slave to Linux Liberty

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manage your mbox file with Archmbox

  • How To Install Microsoft Core Fonts In Ubuntu Linux
  • Accessing Your Ubuntu Linux System with GDM
  • CUPS failing at startup on Debian Lenny
  • Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part I
  • HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny
  • Know when your drives are failing, with smartd
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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE