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today's leftovers

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News
  • feh - lightweight but powerful image viewer

  • Sun’s Next Two Open Source Moves
  • kgdb, To Merge Or Not To Merge
  • Sambo to Launch Linux-based PC
  • Mini- Review: Mint 4.0
  • Tiny tactical mission computer runs Linux
  • Howto: Delete Files Permanently and Securely in Linux
  • Free Outlook Alternative on Ubuntu Linux
  • We have submitted AGPL to OSI
  • Installing KDE 4 on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard: Surf without Windows
  • Who cares about operating systems?
  • Followup on the GIMP on thin clients
  • Red Hat Virtual Training
  • rsync: A Backup Strategy for Modern Times

Asus Eee PC Can Run CloudBook gOS

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Linux

mobilemag.com: Yes, we know that the Everex CloudBook subnotebook has been delayed from arriving at the shelves of Walmart, but that doesn't mean that you can't get in on the hot gOS experience right now.

One year after Mac hack contest, Linux & Vista may be tested

LinuxWorld (IDG): One year after launching a controversial Macintosh hacking contest, the promoters of the CanSecWest security research conference are thinking about giving hackers another shot at cracking the Mac. Only this time, they're looking to broaden the field.

Matt Asay: the Linux desktop is "utter crap"

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Linux

In Matt Asay's critique of Linus Torvald's comments in the Sydney Morning Herald, he states, "Let's be honest: the Linux desktop is "utter crap" compared to either OS X or Windows."

Purchasing free-software-friendly hardware

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Many people have complained about the lack of pre-integrated computers running GNU/Linux or the lack of fully free software drivers for important hardware. Ultimately though, it’s up to you, the consumer, both to satisfy your own requirements and to send a message to vendors that supporting free software pays.

Distro Review: Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This is the 3rd part or my trip through Slackware-based distros and today's candidate is Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter, I was intrigued to see how it would compare to Zenwalk and Vector which I tested recently. So here's how I got on...

Will Ubuntu Become Bigger Than Linux?

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Ubuntu

ubuntuist.com: It seem that Ubuntu is becoming a name that may become as recognizable as Linux it self. This is definitely a good thing for Ubuntu but may end up being a confusing and frustrating issue for Linux users.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Manage all your archives with atool

  • Filesystem check after every 30 boot ups
  • Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server
  • Unlocking a LUKS encrypted root partition via ssh
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • 3 ways to fix a bad Ubuntu screen resolution
  • USB PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008

Ubuntu makes it easy for parallel virtualization

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will announce on Feb. 6 that it's making Parallels Workstation for Linux available to users through the Ubuntu Partner Repository.

Will Microsoft kill Linux

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Linux

theangryadmin.blogspot: Will Microsoft kill Linux? No it won't, Linux will kill Linux. Let me tell you a story. It'll start as all good stories do with once upon a time.

Make KDE More Attractive: Add a Nice Touch to It

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KDE

linuxlove.org: I know that everyone has different tastes and each ones perception of attractive is different but this is how my KDE looks like, I really enjoy it and if someone else enjoys it too, then this post wasn’t written for nothing.

KDE 4.0.1 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Kubuntu 8.04 FAQ

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: We are seeing more and more questions relating to Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, and KDE 4, and some KDE 3 as well. So to hopefully save you some keystrokes on IRC, forums, or mailing lists, lets try this out first.

Video conversion in Linux with RippedWire and WinFF

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Software

linux.com: If you are interested in codecs other than Theora and Dirac, you have a lot more options to choose from. Let's consider two utilities that advertise both ease-of-use and quality: RippedWire targets DVD ripping and conversion specifically, and WinFF, which can convert DVD content and other video sources.

Mozilla Developer News - February 5

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Firefox 2.0.0.12 schedule, Firefox 3 Beta 3 code frozen, Thunderbird in France, and Mitchell interviewed for McKinsey Quarterly.

Fedora 9 Alpha Preview

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Linux

phoronix: On this Super Tuesday here in the United States, Red Hat has this morning released the first and only alpha release for Fedora 9. This ninth Fedora release, which has been codenamed Sulphur, will ship in April and go head-to-head against Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", but what features can one expect in this forthcoming release?

KDE Quickies: KDE 4.0.1, openSUSE Live CD, New KDE Repository Layout

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KDE
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Just in time for the KDE 4.0.1 release, the openSUSE KDE team has updated the KDE 4 packages in the Build Service to the KDE 4.0.1 state, featuring several improvements over the plain KDE 4.0.1 release and including further integration fixes.

A Linux Valentine - Oh Linux, how do I love thee?

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Linux
Humor

linuxhow2.com: Way number 1: You breathe new life into old hardware. They should age PCs in dog years. Here's a trusted dog year calendar that helped me better determine the age of my Laptop. My three-year old laptop is going on 25 dog years now, and Windows is like the Army, and 25 year old recruits are starting to get too old to put on the front lines.

Elive distro illustrates power, beauty of Enlightenment

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Linux

linux.com: The Elive Linux distribution combines beauty with ease of use. Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives the distribution a Mac OS X look and feel. Elive comes with dozens of easy-to-use desktop applications that just work.

Red Hat 11th fastest growing company in America

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: Forbes magazine recently compiled a list of the top 25 fastest growing companies in America. And guess what, Red Hat is placed 11th in the list.

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Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

  • CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release
    With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle.
  • The System76 'Galago Pro' laptop looks fantastic, $50 off for a few more days
    The Galago Pro looks like an incredibly stylish device ready for the masses with a slick aluminium casing, instead of the always cheap feeling plastic cases most tend to come with. It's slim, but best of all incredibly light for such a device at 1.3kg (2.87 lbs). It comes with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04, a speedy 7th Gen Intel in either an i5 7200U or i7 7500U and Intel® HD Graphics 620.
  • Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds
    The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.

Leftovers: Software

  • GJS: What’s next?
    In my last post, I went into detail about all the new stuff that GJS brought to GNOME 3.24. Now, it’s time to talk about the near future: what GJS will bring to GNOME 3.26.
  • Sending SMS from Linux Just Got Easier with Latest Indicator KDE Connect Update
    Indicator KDE Connect now has Google Contacts integration, making it even easier to send text messages from the Linux desktop.
  • Cumulus Qt is a Lightweight Weather App for Linux
    Cumulus Qt is a Qt weather app for the Linux desktop. It's lightweight, has a bold, striking design inspired by Stormcloud, and is very customisable.
  • Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped. Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world's first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi's devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!