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Story XDC 2014 Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:12am
Story Mesa 10.3.1 Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 6:44am
Story Debian leader says users can continue with SysVinit Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 6:19am
Story IBM Expects Linux Integration To Work For i Shops Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:32am
Story SEANux – a version of Linux from the Syrian Electronic Army Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:29am
Story Free Software & Money Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:26am
Story Mailbox Framework Comes With Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:23am
Story Kate’s Mascot: Kate the Woodpecker Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:00am
Story Compact Text Editors Great for Remote Editing and Much More Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 1:14am
Story Android 5.0 L Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: Release Date Reports Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 1:02am

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Plasma slides and a cast

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Working on a set of presentations for a corporate project, Sebastian and I put together some content covering KDE and Plasma topics over the weekend. We thought it would be cool to share some of the results with you.

Red Hat Linux trumps Unix on TCP price/performance test

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Linux

techtarget.com: In a recent independent test, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform trumped all other operating systems that process more than 1 million transactions per minute -- and at 22% lower cost than its next closest competitor.

Tools for editing vector graphics in GNU/Linux

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linux.com: Over the last decade, vector graphics have gone from being a revolutionary format to a standard method of rendering computer images -- so much so that they are standard in the KDE 4 desktops. This popularity is based on the fact that, because they represent images as mathematical equations -- usually in SVG format. Free software includes a number of options for working with vector graphics.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Java Sound API contains strong support for MIDI, but I was surprised to find no full-size MIDI sequencers written for Java. Happily, JavaSound's MIDI capabilities are well-exploited by a variety of applications.

Second MEPIS 8.0 Beta Uploaded For Testing

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.

A new image editor for Gnu/Linux

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Software

Nathive is a libre software image editor, but focusing on usability, logic and provide a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project run over Gnome desktop and everyone can colaborate in it with code, translations or ideas.

How Do Companies Make Money with Linux?

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computingtech.blogspot: Open source enthusiasts believe that better software can result from an open source software development model than from proprietary development models. Of course, others can then recompile that product, basically using your product without charge. Here are a few ways that companies are dealing with that issue:

SilverStone Raven RVM01B Mouse with Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While SilverStone Technology has long been known for their high-end (and very expensive) computer cases such as the Sugo and Temjin series, as of late they've begun manufacturing other computer peripherals. This here is SilverStone's first computer mouse and we are looking at it today.

openSUSE Enlightenment LiveCD

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: Ladies and Gents! Glad to announce the update of unofficial Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0.

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner.

gOS 3: Is it better than Ubuntu?

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howtogeek.com/tuxgeek: Combining the best parts of Mac OS X and Ubuntu, gOS is truly a worthy competitor in the OS wars. It has simplicity, a well designed interface, a rock solid linux core and web apps. But is it good enough? Is it ‘a Linux for the rest of us!’ ?

The Linux Safety Net: Living Fast and Dangerous

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raiden.net: Are we living the fast and dangerous life in Linux just because it's so bullet proof and safe? Think about that. I ask that question because I have honestly found myself in recent months openly ignoring, not consciously mind you, but unconsciously, long held safety and security practices whenever I'm on a Linux or BSD machine.

The Fastest OpenOffice.org Edition

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org comes in several editions produced by different groups. Each edition has its own features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new bugs. Go-oo in particular boasts performance as a feature with its the slogan, "Better, Faster, Freer," but is there truth in advertising?

New GNOME 2.24 is an incremental improvement

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linux.com: Last week marked the release of GNOME 2.24. Those who already use GNOME will appreciate the new additions, but there's nothing compelling enough in the new version to convince fans of other desktop environments to make a switch.

Linux Distro to Newbies: Adapt or Leave!

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earthweb.com: A uniform computing experience: is it really all that much to ask for? When presenting this question to most experienced Linux users, "choice" often outweighs the idea of a uniform experience. Unfortunately this doesn’t sit with those who just wish to use their computers as they always have.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 272

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 2

  • News: Warnings over e1000e network module, supported languages in Debian "Lenny", Fedora delays, Gentoo tools - Paludis and Metro, OpenSolaris 2008.11 desktop features, Linux Mint for 64-bit hardware, MEPIS Community
  • Released last week: gOS 3.0 "Gadgets", VectorLinux 5.9.1 "SOHO", sidux 2008-03
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 Beta, openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2, Ubuntu 8.10 Beta
  • New additions: Klikit-Linux
  • New distributions: Cooperation-iws, ParsLinux, K-Rune Velo
  • Reader comments

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

The PC in a Console: Linux on the Sony PS3

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Linux
HowTos

extremetech.com: One obvious way that Linux beats Microsoft Windows hands-down is in its flexibility. You can run Linux on just about any old crappy PC. It might not be the first device you think of when you download Ubuntu, but Sony makes it relatively easy to install Linux on the PlayStation 3.

Firefox 3: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: Unleash the power of Firefox 3 with the help of these little-known features. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ranging from tiny tweaks to hugely powerful capabilities, all with nary an extension to install.

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Programming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More

  • CSR devices now supported in fwupd
    The BlueCore CSR chips are used everywhere. If you have a “wireless” speaker or headphones that uses Bluetooth there is a high probability that it’s using a CSR chip inside. This makes the addition of CSR support into fwupd a big deal to access a lot of vendors. It’s a lot easier to say “just upload firmware” rather than “you have to write code” so I think it’s useful to have done this work.
  • Skylake Server Scheduler Model Updated In LLVM 6.0 Along With Other Intel CPU Updates
  • Most Software Code Will Be Written By Machines By 2040, Researchers Predict
    Imagine a scenario where a programmer needs to follow a couple of tried and tested procedures to write code that becomes a part of a bigger program that needs some insightful contribution from another programmer. So, is the first programmer really needed? Can’t we find a robotic replacement for the same? In the past, GitHub CEO had already made a prediction which says that future of coding is no coding at all. A similar speculation has been made by the researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, who have said that machines will write most of their own code by 2040.
  • Hazelcast joins Eclipse, JCache is key focal point
    Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason. Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J. In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Java Specification Request (JSR-107). So what place does JCache fill in the universe then?

Software: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep

  • Darktable 2.4-RC1 Rolls Out With Windows Support, OpenCL Improvements
    The open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to be found in Darktable 2.4. While Windows support is their big headline feature of Darktable 2.4, the RC1 release that came out today is also packed with other improvements.
  • Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More
    Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s most popular open-source graphics drivers.
  • Toplip – A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility
    There are numerous file encryption tools available on the market to protect your files. We have already reviewed some encryption tools such as Cryptomater, Cryptkeeper, CryptGo, Cryptr, Tomb, and GnuPG etc. Today, we will be discussing yet another file encryption and decryption command line utility named “Toplip”. It is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called AES256, along with an XTS-AES design to safeguard your confidential data. Also, it uses Scrypt, a password-based key derivation function, to protect your passphrases against brute-force attacks.
  • GNUstep Takes Another Step Forward For Implementing Apple's Cocoa Frameworks
    GNUstep is the long-standing free software project working to implement Apple's Cocoa Objective-C frameworks used by macOS. The GNU project has made new releases of their GUI and Back libraries. GNUstep GUI 0.26 is out this morning as the latest update to their graphical user-interface library. GNUstep GUI 0.26 has a number of compatibility improvements, translation updates, mouse tracking logic improvements, bug fixes, and other work.

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