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Story 5 open source projects to join in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 6:23pm
Story When ‘Release Early, Release Often’ Is a Problem Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 6:21pm
Story Xmas, New Year, Pentoo Release, Shmoocon 11 Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 6:20pm
Story Creating and Using Barcodes with Free Software Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 5:49pm
Story Open source schools: More soup, less nuts Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 5:34pm
Story Why does the world still need the Mozilla Foundation? Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:49am
Story Linux Kernel Development Hits An All-Time High Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:45am
Story Docker to Gain New Ground in 2015, After Taking Center Stage in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:40am
Story The power of open source in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:14am
Story 2015 Could Well Be The Year Of The */Linux Thin Client Roy Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 10:04am

7 Reasons Why Pirates Should Jump Ship to Open Source

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It has always amazed me how many people pirate. As the well-known anti-piracy video clip says, “You wouldn’t steal a car, you wouldn’t steal a handbag,” but people do regularly steal software and other copyrighted materials. They seem to have an innate belief that software should be free.

Technically, pirates don’t steal - they infringe copyright. Neither do they rape, pillage, sink ships, or make people walk the plank into shark-infested waters. The “pirate” label seems to be part of an unsuccessful campaign to encourage people to pay for intellectual property. Calling people names rarely works.

Btrfs For The Mainline Linux Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: With the 2.6.29 merge window still open, earlier this week he started a new thread entitled Btrfs for mainline.

How To Install Ubuntu Themes

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HowTos

iarematt.com: One of the first things I did when I moved from Vista to Ubuntu was install a nice looking theme. The default Ubuntu theme is pretty decent, but I dont like the brown and when browsing posts like this and this, I knew I wanted a sexier look for my laptop.

A tale of too many parameters

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Linux

blog.i-no.de: With 2.6.28 came ext4, which I've been using on several not-so-important filesystems for a while now. I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and switch back to ext4 on a crypted volume. Shouldn't be all that hard, right?

Amazon MP3 Downloader on openSUSE 11

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tuxtraining.com: This HOWTO will explain how to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader application under openSUSE 11 (both 11.0 and 11.1). Unfortunately, as of this writing, Amazon only provides a package for openSUSE 10.3, which will not work directly with 11.0. But you can get the downloader working under 11 with some manual steps.

Choosing a Distro……..

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Linux

armageddon08.wordpress: The first step to start using GNU/Linux is to find out which distribution is the right one for you. So how do you go about choosing the right distro for your computer. Let’s find out.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 2 - Kontact & Conclusion

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Software

fosswire.com: Welcome back to Part 2 of this series - pitting GNOME’s Evolution Personal Information Manager (PIM) suite against KDE’s Kontact.

Fair but honest? Xubuntu 8.10

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kmandla.wordpress: Xubuntu and I parted ways a long time ago. When I started using Ubuntu, I quickly orphaned my $3000 laptop in favor of a $300 secondhand machine, and Xubuntu became my weapon of choice. A few months ago I promised a fair look at Xubuntu 8.10.

Sylvania Netbook With Ubuntu: A Good Mix

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxinsider.com: Sylvania's G Netbook Meso offers a nice-looking screen and plenty of ports -- you get three USBs as well as a VGA. The available Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS will give you the option to effortless switch between two GUI styles.

6 best personal finance apps for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: In the past, Linux was not overly blessed with decent budgeting software, and installing GnuCash was regarded by many as the epitome of a descent into dependency hell. Thankfully, things have since changed.

Antivirus for Linux

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Software

aronzak.wordpress: One of the questions that many new Linux users ask is “Should I run antivirus software on Linux?” I have two reasons why not to and three why you should.

Slowly moving people to Linux via OpenSource Apps

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Linux

The migration to Linux, is though Open Source applications, on Windows, creating a comfort zone, a feeling of familiar desktop apps, something which isn't alien, when you make the transition to the Linux Desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • fttps: A command-line download manager

  • EMC reportedly buys SourceLabs, but for what purpose?
  • The Internet in 2099
  • Microsoft Keeps Embracing Open Source, Digs PHP
  • German Linux integrator launches workshops
  • 48 Hour Mystery to feature Hans Reiser Case
  • Yet Another Mockup: SpringDesk
  • Android on netbooks is BIG money for Google
  • Ubuntu 8.10, DOSBOX, and the single HP dv9000
  • The Great Save
  • Free/Open source needs a consumer "Intel Inside" brand
  • Manage Your Money Easily With My Money
  • Attempting to Install Linux, Part Deux
  • Feedback on XO Laptops in Brazilian Schools

Seven Reasons Why Linux Will Succeed in 2009

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Linux

daniweb.com: Linux will continue its soaring success in 2009. Yes, Linux is free and free is good but what about its other advantages over commercial Unix flavors and Windows? Here are the top seven reasons why.

Top 5 Free First-Person Shooting Games for Linux

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Gaming

crowdedbrain.co.uk: At one time, asking if Linux could play games elicited laughter and disappointment. However this is starting to change and dozens of high quality games have been released to run on Linux platforms.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting Up Ubuntu to Share Video, Music, Pictures with Your PlayStation 3

  • Thumbnails for Samba Shares in Nautilus
  • How to ‘Watch’ Over Your Linux System Automatically
  • 3D acceleration in virtual machines - Part 2: VirtualBox & OpenGL
  • Upgrading Slackware
  • Global command in VIM
  • How to Install Standalone Flashplayer in Linux

SCaLE 7x is Open for Registration

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Linux

ostatic.com: The Southern California Linux Expo opened registration for its 2009 event on December 30th. The event will take place February 20-22nd, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.

CrunchBang Linux Review : Dark, Evil, and it has the Mark of The Beast

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Linux

penguinway.net: This UK based distribution has attracted a lot of attention lately. I decided to give this new distribution a try. CrunchBang 8.10.01 is based on Ubuntu Intrepid, uses the lightweight window manager Openbox and has GTK+ applications.

Back To Basics: Unix Differences in Utilities

omnitraining.net: One thing is for certain: Unix is complicated. Linux does it one way, Solaris another, and all the BSDs, yet another. Fortunately there is some logic behind the differences.

Gimp Keeps You Organized In 2009

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GIMP

oneclicklinux.com: If you're like most computer users, you probably have a digital camera and scanner. So, you're saving a lot of images and photos on your computer.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

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today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
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  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

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    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.