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Story Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 9:38pm
Story New GNOME Software Releases Bring Lots of Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 4:46pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 4:41pm
Story Samsung Galaxy Note 3 joins Tocco Lite in 10 million club Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 1:10pm
Story Linux Mint Xfce 16 RC “Petra” Still Looks Beautiful and Minimalistic, Download Now Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 1:05pm
Story Today in Techrights (Privacy) Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 12:54am
Story Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Story Xen Project Builds Its Own Cloud OS Mirage Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story What's keeping you from using open source software? Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:53pm

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 233

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions in 2007

  • News: Mandriva enters alpha development, Fedora loses project leader, MEPIS updates desktop artwork, Ulteo announces online services, Daniel Robbins releases Gentoo "stages"
  • Released last week: CentOS 4.6, LliureX 7.11, Litrix Linux 7.12
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 4.0, FreeBSD 6.3
  • New distributions: ChurchPup, DEFT Linux, EduPup, Keldix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Survey says ... Linux desktop is ever more popular

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Linux

desktoplinux: The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000 people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported in.

Students using PCLinuxOS in Vietnam

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PCLOS

saigonnezumi.com: It is hard to believe that my 10th and 11th Grade Vietnamese and foreign students at the American International School in Saigon have been using Linux for about one month now. I am very impressed at how fast they were able to use Linux in a short period of time.

KDE 4 Preview

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KDE

masuran.org: On Januari 11th the KDE team will be releasing KDE 4, the new release of the award winning K Desktop Environment. KDE 4 has an impressive list of new features and includes an almost completely redone code base. It’s not only faster than KDE 3 it also uses substantially less memory.

Also: KDE gestures you to easier computer control.

Who's King of the Jungle?

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Linux

LinuxInsider: This week the question was raised once again on Slashdot, spurred by a Linux Magazine comparison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Mac OS X Leopard and drawing well nigh 600 comments by Friday. Which operating system is King of the Jungle is a question that no doubt will continue to be debated as long as a jungle exists, but that doesn't mean the debates can't get heated now, too.

Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post.

GIMP 2.4.3 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

Repairo: Fixing a hand-built Ubuntu based Linux computer

on-being-open.blogspot: Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes. For all is capabilities though, Linux is not magic. But it can not run on utterly non-boot-able, busted to the rafters hardware. Case in point, my brothers Ubuntu 7.04 system.

Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment, incl. multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, TrueType fonts, VMware Server, ntfs-3g, Sun Java, and many more.

Mandriva Flash 2008 First Look

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MDV

weblog.infoworld.com: A bootable 4 GB Flash Drive containing a portable version of Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available from Mandriva for 79 EUR ($89) and from Amazon for $94. The general idea is that you can take this little memory stick with you and be able to run Linux from it, do Internet and Office tasks with Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice, and save your files to the free space on the drive.

Linux @ Home - What a botch up

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Linux

geekzone.co.nz: OK, so after some positive use of Suse Gnome @ work on Virtual Machine, I decided to try it out at home. Had my Vista do a complete backup not too long ago, and figured, hey it should be ok. But NO, it was not.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Test Your Wireless Network Security with aircrack-ng

  • Howto: Upload your External IP while behind a router
  • Controlling Firefox Headers and Footers
  • Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines
  • Making Mac OS X play nicely with Novell

Making your Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop look like MAC OS X Leopard

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linuxondesktop.blogspot: MAC OS has been traditionally known for their impressive graphical interface and stability. Now even though i have been an avid Linux follower over the past 9 years I have been using Linux, still i find my self attracted to MAC OS. In this tutorial i describe step by step how to make your ubuntu desktop look more like MAC OS X Leopard.

Three Methods for Tunneling your Connections

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tipoftheday: Sometimes, you just need to break through a troublesome gateway. Or perhaps you need to test a connection from a remote location. If you’re like most geeks, though, there’s already ample reason to do any of this — because you can.

Does Open Source Lose its Mission in Corporations?

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OSS

pcworld (idg): More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

GStreamer brings HTML5 video support to GTK/WebKit

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Software

arstechnica: The GTK port of the WebKit HTML rendering engine has gained support for the HTML5 video element. The media backend, which uses GStreamer, was implemented by Pierre-Luc Beaudoin of Collabora. Alp Toker, who also works for Collabora, integrated the backend with GTk/WebKit's Cairo graphics pipeline, making it possible for the video content to be embedded in SVG and manipulated with CSS and JavaScript.

ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870

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Hardware

phoronix: Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as "enthusiast gaming performance for the masses" through the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards. To see how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and EAH3870 TOP.

Should KDE close all bugs in Bugzilla?

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KDE

bramschoenmakers.nl: At the time of this writing, we have 15210 open bugs and 13336 open wishes. The past week, 367 bugs were submitted and 294 bugs were closed, and this growth is to be seen every week. Unfortunately there's not enough manpower to cope with this. We need to find a solution or we'll drown in this bug swarm.

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today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases