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Story Digital Ocean Offers Docker-centric CoreOS Hosting Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 6:51pm
Story More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19 Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 6:38pm
Story Because It Is Open, Android Wear is the Smartwatch Platform to Bet On Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 5:02pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:28pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:27pm
Story NBC, Today Show Use Ubuntu to Illustrate Celebrity Hacking Story Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:21pm
Story Open Source Software Licenses: Which Should You Use? Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Several Thousand People Use The New Rolling-Release OpenSUSE Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2014 - 4:15pm

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ext3, ReiserFS & XFS in Windows thanks to coLinux

  • Installing Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi
  • xorg-x11 keycodes for a Logitech 350 Keyboard
  • Virtualize your operating system with qemu
  • Reorder your Boot Menu with KGRUBEditor

Updates of resolution od Foxconn bug

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Software

ubuntuforums.org: Yesterday evening I sent one debug version BIOS about this issue to Ryan, ask him to help us verify again. This morning Ryan replied me his testing result. Almost bugs are fixed by this BIOS.

10 icons sets to customize your GNU/Linux desktop

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Software

catswhocode.com: Some days ago, I wrote a post about 30 gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu desktop. In order to make one more step in Linux desktop customization, here is a list of 10 very cool icons sets for your Linux desktop.

Open the Windows; the Stench is Unbearable

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advice.cio.com: Heard the joke about the three engineers riding in a car that starts sputtering along the highway? The electrical engineer suggests they check the ignition. The mechanical engineer suggests they check the transmission. The computer engineer suggests they pull over, turn the car off and start it up again.

20 Most Nimble and Simple X Window Managers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the best ways to speed up your Linux desktop is to utilize an ultra-lightweight window manager. To all speed-conscious techies, minimalist lovers, and to those who are still hoping to revive their ageing computer hardware, let me introduce you to the 20 most nimble and simple X window managers for Linux.

Why sharing matters more than marketshare to GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: In a recent article, Ryan Cartwright argued that free software isn’t playing the “same game” as proprietary software is. He’s right—but that begs the question: what game is GNU/Linux playing?

More on KDE 4.1

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KDE

sharplinux.blogspot: Okay, I've only used KDE 4.1 for a couple of days and I have a little more to report. The first thing to say that this is my favorite KDE "straight out of the box" that I've encountered so far in my limited experience. Aesthetically, this couldn't be better.

Why Free Software has poor usability, and how to improve it

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mpt.net.nz: When I wrote the first version of this article six years ago, I called it “Why Free Software usability tends to suck”. Today’s best open source applications and operating systems are better than they were then. But

Microsofts New Approach

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Humor

today's leftovers

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News
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.08.01

  • Linux One Liners
  • Installing Gentoo Via Ubuntu & PAM Problems
  • Daniel Robbins: Working on Gentoo Unstable Stages
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.14 and 2.6.26.1
  • The empty debate over open source security
  • GNOME Foundation's Stormy Peters: Trust and empower
  • Images: Dinosaur sightings: Old search engines
  • My Daughter Meets the XO
  • Mints of Ubuntu
  • How to Install the Colorblind Applet on GNOME
  • Will Linux Work? Your chance to try and kill a cute little Linux box
  • Linux Foundation End User Collaboration Summit
  • Comparing B&W conversion methods

The Victor Raisys Back Story

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OSS

groklaw.net: Do you, by any chance, remember the name Victor Raisys? He was a technology analyst at Soundview Technology Group, who predicted difficulties for Linux when the SCO litigation began in 2003. Guess where he worked before?

4 Open Source Color Pickers

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Software

linuxtreat.blogspot: Color picker or Color Chooser is an application or component, to pick colors from photos and other images. Here's a list of open source color pickers. In most of the Linux distribution it is pre-installed.

Trouble in Linux paradise using Ubuntu 8.04.1 and openSUSE 11.0

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Linux

bitburners.com: Oh boy, this week the ‘quality’ of the biggest Linux distributions almost depressed me. Here are a couple fine examples of issues that one will never experience in the commercial software world.

Linux Desktop Odyssey: when Linux has a bad day

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Linux

techworld.com.au: I was preparing to move to my Linux desktop yesterday when all hell broke loose. It seems the SLED 10 box and its partner in crime Lotus Notes were having a very bad day. Let me recapitulate.

12 Hot Products To See At LinuxWorld

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Linux

crn.com: Thousands of the Linux faithful will converge on San Francisco's Moscone Center next week (Aug. 4-7) for the LinuxWorld conference and expo and the accompanying Next Generation Data Center show. Everything from cool hand-held devices to data center-class servers -- and the open-source software to run them -- will be on display and put through their paces on the show floor.

Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux

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OS

softpedia.com: Despite constantly downplaying the relevance of Linux and Mac OS X, because of a variety of reasons, from high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to security risks and inferior shipment volumes, Microsoft is well aware of the real threat to Windows represented by the open source platform and Apple's operating system.

Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.idg.com.au: This Linux version of the Aspire One is easy to use and has a solid-state drive, but the Windows XP version has better memory and storage capacity for only $100 more.

KDE 4.1 Pushes Cross-Platform Support, UI

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KDE
Interviews

eweek.com: The free software Linux desktop KDE 4.1 advances the KDE Project's goals of cross-platform support and helps make the user interface more attractive. The KDE Project looked to Apple as an example of the importance of an attractive UI.

odds & ends and shorts & stuff

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News
  • My guess for Lenny’s release date

  • Opera 9.52 August Snapshot
  • Join LinuxQuestions.org at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
  • Yo Frankie! Looking Good Yo
  • Installfest for Schools at LinuxWorld
  • Great day for gtk users

A Week Working With Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: After a short vacation during which I made a traveling test with Linux, which was very successful, I decided to continue the test by using it as much as possible for my work this week.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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