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DesktopBSD Day 1 - Getting started

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BSD

opensourcelearning.info/blog: A new day, a new month and a new challenge. For the next thirty days I will again plunge into the world of *BSD, this time using DesktopBSD. My aim is to write everyday about my experiences with DesktopBSD, the pros and cons, the good and the bad, the smart and the stupid.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Simplify backups with Synbak

  • Setup your own apache server to host your weblog free
  • How to remove blank lines and comments from a file
  • Back up and print your blog with OpenOffice.org Base
  • Ubuntu Linux Restore admin / root level permissions
  • Rewriting email headers in exim

Why Linux Will Succeed On The Desktop

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Linux

informationweek: I believe Linux will become the de-facto standard desktop operating system. Though it'll take a while for many users to break free from ties to Windows, there is good reason to believe that this day will come.

Ubuntu vs OpenSUSE

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: OpenSUSE impresses from the first boot, of the install CD, itself. I was greeted with a beautiful screen screen. Ubuntu too does a good job but them SUSE reflects elegance.

Microsoft Not to Open Source Codes in China

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Microsoft

tradingmarkets.com: It is still unknown whether Microsoft would fulfill the obligations in the Chinese market. An insider remarked that China just passed the antitrust law and has not put it into effect officially, so it is impossible for the company to come up with a timetable for the disclosure of its source codes.

Computer Dealers short of staff trained to Install Ubuntu Linux ?

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Ubuntu

oskanpur.wordpress: Kanpur and Lucknow computer dealers who have for years been selling proprietary operating systems are suddenly realizing that they themselves know very little about Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktops.

Being a good netizen – protecting Linux from network nasties

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Linux

iTWire: Microsoft Windows attracts virus writers and malware like faeces attracts flies. On the far opposite end of the spectrum, Linux users never find themselves embroiled in debates over whether Norton AntiVirus is bloated or essential, or whether AVG is better than e-Trust. Yet, Linux users do need to put thought and effort into security tools and here’s why.

Open source project aims to overhaul music search

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Software

computerworld: Software that listens to and analyzes music is driving a Sun open source project, which aims to build a music recommendation system that surpasses the systems used today by iTunes and Amazon.

Overcoming the Fear of Linux CLI

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HowTos

junauza.blogspot.com: I will list some indispensable commands and keyboard shortcuts with their corresponding functions to guide the fearful in their journey to conquer the horror of using the Linux terminal.

Creating a book template with Writer

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: While Writer allows you to create an advanced book template that consists of a master document and a number of subdocuments, there are situations where using a simpler, one-file template makes more sense. The main advantage of a one-file book template is that it helps you to work around two major problems in Writer.

few leftovers

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News
  • How to fix broken Firefox extensions

  • Transformation at Red Hat?
  • All pieces together (Lancelot)
  • Noncertified Linux professionals make more than certified peers
  • How to be a faithful fan

Choosing a Desktop for GNU/Linux

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Software

itmanagement: "It's like starting another operating system," a colleague complained recently when he switched from the GNOME to the KDE desktop. He was exaggerating, but the impression is accurate.

Lotus Symphony Linux Beta Review

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Software

polishlinux: Recently I’ve laid my hands on the new IBM’s child — Lotus Symphony (beta version). It is an office suite based on OpenOffice.org. Lotus Symphony includes text editor, spreadsheet and presentation tool. I’ve, decided to try this new IBM wonder.

The OpenOffice.org Impress presenter screen

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OOo

LWN: While OpenOffice.org's Impress is a reasonable presentation program, it lacks one often-requested feature: the provision of a separate screen for the presenter. So it is encouraging that the OOo developers have just announced that this feature is now in development.

An open letter to Steve Ballmer from Mandriva

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MDV

François Bancilhon: We recently closed a deal with the Nigerian Government. Maybe you heard about it, Steve. They were looking for an affordable hardware+software solution for their schools. The initial batch was 17,000 machines. Then your people entered the game and the deal got more competitive.

Commandline Interface

Overcoming THE FEAR

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OSS

penguin pete: This being Halloween, it seems appropriate to talk about fear. Why don't more desktop users adapt to free computing? THE FEAR. The command line. Scary stuff, for some.

Living with Mandriva 2008

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MDV

linuxtechdaily: When Mandriva 2008 came out, I decided to stick with it, day in and day out and see how I felt. This isn’t a review, just a look at my experience with it. For those wanting a review, I’ll imitate one in one paragraph!

Fedora struggles with harm reduction via Codec Buddy

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Linux

linux.com: In public health, harm reduction is a practice that, rather than trying to eradicate potentially dangerous choices like prostitution, tries to minimize their effects. Often, the practice involves a limited condoning of the practice, such as safe injection sites for addicts. Harm reduction is the path that Fedora 8 has chosen on the issue of MP3 and other non-free codecs in the form of Codec Buddy.

The Command Line is Part of the Desktop!

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Linux

Don't be a "Putzbuntu!"

Why Mr. and Ms. Desktop Distro need to discover the Command Line. Part one of a series that may never end.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

Microsoft vs GNU/Linux

Netflix and GNU/Linux

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