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Story 2012, a great year for KDE srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:50pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 Review: an Immaculate Conception srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 5:23pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 2:39am
Story SuperTuxKart New Features srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 8:26pm
Story The Philosophy of free software srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 8:24pm
Story Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 6:54pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 4:59am
Story Top Linux Distribution Releases of 2012 srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 4:52am
Story Is Steam the Big Breakthrough Gaming for Linux Need? srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 12:50am
Story Speed up the Kernel srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 12:48am

hanging out at froscon

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Friday, after arrival, we took on the task of making sure the BBQ works and the beer is of high quality, I'm glad to announce that both failed none of our tests, so we were rather safe for saturday night -- same exercise.

MythTV 0.20.2 Release

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Software

mythtv.org: The major impetus for this release is the shutdown of TMS Labs; among other changes this adds Schedules Direct support. The 0.20.2 release notes have a list of the two major and many minor changes since 0.20.1.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: New Package Management

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SUSE

openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain a new, significantly improved and more mature package management stack by default. Today we’ll be taking a look at the new package management and talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, one of the central libzypp developers.

Ubuntu 7.04 Revisited

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Ubuntu

Merlins Minute: I’ve been getting more done with Ubuntu since my last post so let me fill you in. Seeing as it’s free open source software, I think Microsoft is going to have serious competition in the home PC market before too long.

PostBooks ERP On Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to set up PostBooks ERP on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides a powerful GUI-based ERP-system.

The Mountain Argument That Could Be a Molehill

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Microsoft

Linux Today: With all of the sturmundrang out there about Micrsoft's tentative foray into the world of open source licensing, it seems people may be missing another aspect of the discussion.

IPTraf, a ncurses based LAN monitor

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Software

DPotD: Sometimes you just want to see what connections your machine is making to the outside world and what ports it’s using. While wireshark and tcpdump are really nice for inspecting detailed package contents. IPTraf is really about connections and interface statistics.

Kate can do Searching

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KDE

Hartwork Blog: Two weeks have passed since I last showed pictures of a possible future of the searching experience with KatePart. Since then progress has been made: Florian Grässle of OpenUsability strongly improved my original dialog drafts and I started implementing the improved dialog mockups.

Eliminate Slow Boots Because of Disk Checking

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HowTos

tom-buntu: If you have been using Ubuntu for a while, you probably know that after 30 boots Ubuntu runs a check on the hard disk. This “Fsck” check slows down booting a lot.

Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Connecting To Shared Printers On Windows Computers

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HowTos

watchingthenet.com: For Windows users setting up and sharing printers on Windows Computers, the process is simple. On Ubuntu or Kubuntu the process is also very easy. This tutorial will show you how to setup and connect your Ubuntu or Kubuntu computer to a shared printer on Windows XP or Vista.

Ubuntu Linux (Gusty Gibbon) Disappointment

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: Yesterday evening, I was in need of something to do and every now and then I get these urges to try out Linux as a desktop OS again. I saw that they had released a new beta version of Ubuntu (the Gusty Gibbon release - which is scheduled for final release sometime in October) and decided I’d try it out in a dual boot with Vista Ultimate and Ubuntu.

Arch saves Gobuntu, almost

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: Against my better judgement, I tried to install Gobuntu off a daily build CD because I wanted to get a look at it, and to see if I would have any hardware issues with it.

The OLPC Linux Based Laptop Wins International Design Award

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OLPC

Linux Electrons: Yesterday, the Linux based One Laptop Per Child was presented an INDEX: AWARD for winning the Community category. The INDEX: AWARD is presented every other year, and in addition to the glory, each award comes with a €100 000 prize. INDEX: AWARD operates with five categories, which refer to the context for which the designs are intended: body, home, work, play and community.

Windows Genuine Advantage suffers worldwide outage, problems galore

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Microsoft

arstechnica: Late last night we started receiving reports from readers experiencing problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication. Users of both Windows XP and Windows Vista were writing to say that they could not validate their installations using WGA, and one user even said that his installation was invalidated by the service.

Just how many Linux machines will Dell really sell?

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Linux

blogbeebe: I've been reading lately about how Dell is slated to sell just 20,000 PCs with Linux loaded on them. I've seen that number thrown repeatedly into the faces of an uncaring blogosphere by folks who obviously have no love for either Linux of Ubuntu.

Classmate PC

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Linux
Hardware

Following the Edu Day at aKademy, I got a Classmate PC which is a machine Intel developed. The laptop has a Suse system on it with KDE 3.5.1 and my goal is to see how KDE-Edu applications run on it.

Asus Eee PC Is Available In NCIXUS Retailer

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Linux
Hardware

laptopcom: If you are eager to have one Asus Eee mini laptop you can visit NCIXUS Retailer. They offer 5 models with different 5 prices that you can order. The retailer says that your order shipment takes 1 to 2 weeks.

Nano-review of Ubuntu 7.10 alpha 5, part 2

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: After booting this release of Ubuntu on a machine with an ATI graphics card, I moved over to my other box that has an nVidia-based Gigabyte 7600 GS AGP video card. I had no idea how Ubuntu would handle this card in a live situation.

Linux: Volatile Performance

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kernelTRAP: In the continuining discussion about how GCC treats the volatile keyword, Linus Torvalds noted, "I just have a strong suspicion that 'volatile' performance is so low down the list of any C compiler persons interest, that it's never going to happen. And quite frankly, I cannot blame the gcc guys for it."

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KDE Leftovers

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    KDE Connect is a tool which allows your Android device to integrate with your Linux desktop. With KDE Connect Indicator, you can use KDE Connect on desktop that support AppIndicators, like Unity, Xfce (Xubuntu), and so on.
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Leftovers: OSS

  • D-Wave Unveils Open-Source Software for Quantum Computing
    Canada-based D-Wave Systems has released an open-source software tool designed to help developers program quantum computers, Wired reported Wednesday.
  • D-Wave builds open quantum computing software development ecosystem
    D-Wave Systems has released an open source quantum computing chunk of software. Quantum computing, as we know, moves us on from the world of mere 1’s and 0’s in binary to the new level of ‘superposition’ qubits that can represent many more values and therefore more computing power — read this accessible piece for a simple explanation of quantum computing.
  • FOSS Compositing With Natron
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  • Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting: 5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source in 2017
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  • Radio Free HPC Looks at New Open Source Software for Quantum Computing
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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • Mir: 2016 end of year review
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GNU Gimp Development

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