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Story The Linux Setup - Mike Saunders, Linux Voice Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:11pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.5 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:07pm
Story YotaPhone. Always-on dual screen, thicker than most, but not by much Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:04pm
Story Open source for homeschooling or supplementing your child's education Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:03pm
Story CentOS 6.5 Review – Red Hat for all Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 7:58pm
Story Linux Mint 16 Petra, hands-on: Installing the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce versions Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 1:34pm
Story Xen PVH Support Brought Back Up For The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:51am
Story Valve Set To Debut SteamOS Linux Today Rianne Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:43am
Story Linux — La Casa Nostra Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 12:54am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 12/12/2013 - 6:05pm

How a Linux Download Topped YouTube's Hit List

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Linux

wired blog: The hottest thing on YouTube this month isn't The Dark Knight trailer or that clip of a baby giving an evil eye. It's video of somebody downloading a copy of Ubuntu, a Linux-based operating system. How did something so completely boring top the list?

A Look at the Modern X Server

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Software

informit.com: Since its creation in the early '80s, X has evolved considerably through a series of incremental changes. David Chisnall looks at the state of a modern X server and how it differs from its ancestor in a number of ways.

F*cking programming

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Humor

codeulate.com: Yesterday I stumbled onto a delightful tool from Google Labs: Code Search. Turns out Google is now crawling through source code. Granted access to billions of lines of code and the awesome power of Google’s search technology, I did what any rational, thinking programmer would do: I typed in some profanity and hit enter.

Asustek Eee PC shipments beat expectations

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Hardware

digitimes.com: In less than one quarter, accumulated worldwide shipments of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have reached nearly 350,000 units, exceeding the estimated 300,000 units made by industry watchers, according to the company.

ATI fglrx 8.44/7.12 on openSUSE

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Software

CyberOrg: This time there is no how-to, hopefully the new drivers will be provided via 1-click soon. Here is a quick look at the state of the matter.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal: As promised, the second part of this series presents still more commercially available music and sound software for Linux. Come see (and hear) what your money will buy...

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

  • Enhancing ‘rm’ to Send Files to Trash in KDE or Gnome
  • Syncing your BlackBerry on Linux
  • Howto Clean up your packages
  • Take charge of your window manager with WMCTRL and Devil's Pie
  • How to setup an HTTP proxy with privoxy

The Case of Ultumix or How NOT to Remaster PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: One of the core principles of open source development is “freedom”. As such, there are few limitations for developers and end users to take the work of others and move it into a direction they deem better. This has led to a proliferation of Linux distributions, remasters and scores of applications that sometimes are hard to distinguish from other distributions, remasters or applications.

Free/Open-source 3D Graphics Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: 3D computer graphics software refers to programs used to create 3D computer-generated imagery. There are always free/open-source software alternatives that can help produce highly commendable 3D animations like it did in the short film entitled “Elephants Dream”.

You Might be a Geek if…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Are you a geek? You might be if… 1) All of the software on your computer is open source. And you compiled it all yourself, and contributed code to at least half of them. 2) Your household ratio of computers to humans is at least 4:1… 3) You can hold conversations in Perl…

Can an airline exec run Red Hat? You’d be surprised

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Linux

Larry Dignan: When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year’s Day he’ll face the worst kind of doubters–the quiet ones. But Whitehurst could very well take Red Hat to the next level.

Ubuntu 2007: The Year in Review

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Ubuntu

boredandblogging.com: Writing for the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I try to keep my ear to the ground and track the major happenings in the community. It is truly amazing to see how large the Ubuntu community is and how fast it continues to grow. Here are some of my highlights of the year.

My (daughter’s) OLPC laptop has arrived

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OLPC

blogs.zdnet: My–actually my daughter’s–XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project has arrived and a few things were striking: Its size (built for kids), the software interface, which is very intuitive, and the realization that this tool is designed for children–not adults. In other words, dad needs to step aside and see how the XO does with the kids.

Perl 5.10 now available

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Software

oreilly onlamp/blog: Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself.

Review: The Linux Powered Sandisk Sansa Connect PMP

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Hardware

Raiden's Realm: The Sandisk "Sansa Connect" MP3 player is more than just your typical mobile music player. It's a complete multimedia experience the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. While some would say that it won't beat Apple's iPod, I really beg to differ.

Pardus 2007.3: the same ol' Windows mocker

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Linux

beranger: I considered Pardus to be a very promising distro, but then I noticed how they screwed up the whole security concept. Even the most recent three reviews (on Linux.com, by Susan Linton; on LinuxPlanet, by Dan Lynch; on Raiden.net, by Steve Lake) fail to discuss anything security-related. OK, so I thought I should check myself what's the deal with Pardus 2007.3.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book

  • Linux Wireless Woes Overheat Notebook Computers
  • A comparison of Linux and Windows
  • Running Hundreds Of Evolution Users
  • 10 Technologies to Watch in 2008 - SLE Resolves 3
  • Gaël Duval: Two coffees with Ladislav
  • How much OS is just enough?
  • Zenmap, official nmap GUI

open source and open standards topics

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OSS
  • Interview with Opera's CEO, CTO and General Counsel

  • no, Michael Bay ain't crazy
  • There is value in source code, whether you want it or not
  • New York nears decision on ODF vs OOXML
  • 2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More

some more firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Robots! New Firefox Beta Splash Screen

  • Latest Firefox beta passes Acid2 test, IE8 claims to pass also
  • Pimp Your Firefox: 12 Essential Extensions for Web Developers & Designers

ubuntu odds & ends

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Ubuntu
  • Useful and Fun things to do with the Ubuntu Terminal

  • Fixing suspend and hibernation in ubuntu….
  • An interview with LaRoza
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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