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Suse 10.2

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Improving touch

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I've sometimes wished that the UNIX touch command had the same -p option as mkdir. With a little bit of scripting, it can:    Full Post Here.

ToPaZ Now! or, The topyli Non-Interface

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Ubuntu

Project ToPaZ is the collection of blue-sky ideas and more serious plans that people have thought up for the as-of-now mythical Three Point Zero (ToPaZ) release of GNOME. The best part of ToPaZ, however, is the very fact that it doesn't exist. So, we are all allowed to dream up our own vision of what it would be like. So here goes. Presenting the topyli Non-Interface, where people, documents and events are first class objects.

Linux Distro Timeline

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The Linux desktop: Dual booting, drivers and printers

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Interviews

In this interview, van der Linden, SearchOpensource.com's Linux desktop expert, describes how to set up a dual-boot for adding different flavors of Linux to the same laptop and how to make Windows and Linux play well on the same laptop. He also suggests an Internet resource for setting up Linux drivers on a laptop.

Fedora Core 6 Zod LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

Out just in time for Christmas from Red Hat is the official Fedora Core 6 i386 LiveCD. Overall this is a very clean and polished LiveCD with some of the best software and advancements found within Fedora 6.

Nuts & Scrap for Linux now available

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Gaming

Nuts & Scrap is a platform arcade game aimed at the casual gamer, with some touches of a graphical adventure title featuring two fearless robots whose mission is to save the human race. Due to the success of the Win32 and ZetaOS versions, we're now releasing "Nuts & Scrap" for Linux on Intel 32 bits processors.

Ubuntu 6.10 impressions on Toshiba Satellite A105 S4134

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My very first experience with Red Hat 2.1 when it first came out in 1996. Since then, I “lived and breathed” Linux. When I was in high school, my friends and I started a Linux User Group in Spokane. Here is my impression of Ubuntu: It is Stunning!

A brief review of the Wii

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Those who know me know I've just bought my first house and therefore have as much disposable income as your average overdrawn chap, yet I've found my urge to buy Nintendo's latest offering increase... All because I had a go on one.

Print Color Text in Command Line

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HowTos

Sometimes echo is not enough, if you need to print more advanced format of text. Lucky, we have printf. printf is a common function call in c programming language, if you learn c before, you should very familiar with this function.

lxy lxy lxy Leapin' Linux! Here are predictions for 2007

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Nostradamus, Jeane Dixon, Miss Cleo and the Propeller Heads we're in good company. So here goes the 3rd annual Propeller Head Predictions!

MyahOS 2.3 -- Don't let the cute clouds fool you

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Reviews

Not too long ago, I got a posting on knolinux asking me to take a look at a distro called Myah OS, that typically is pretty close to the bottom of the top 100. It currently sits around 76, but Saturn was pretty persistent in his emails that I would like what I see. Well, the first couple of go's at it didn't go so well.

Ubuntu PXE Install Via Windows

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This article expains in step by step instruction how to install Ubuntu over the network (although it's easy to adapt the how-to to other linux distros) via a Windows 2000/XP client.

Linux Mint 2.1

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Ubuntu

Linux Mint is an installable LiveCD based on the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. Linux Mint, like Ubuntu is a distribution that has the ability to give you a try before you buy and you can try Linux Mint without installing it to your hard drive and if you decided to install it, it is quite simple to do.

Speed comparison between OpenOffice Calc 2.1 and MS Excel XP

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There has been so many comparisons between OpenOffice and Microsoft Office its not funny. However they have all been between older versions of OpenOffice so now that 2.1 has been released I thought I would conduct my own speed test.

openSUSE 10.2 Final Report

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Although I had planned to write a full length review of openSUSE 10.2 at the time of the RC release, I later decided against it. ...until I received a shiny new HP Pavilion notebook computer for Christmas and needed to install a Linux distribution. I obviously chose openSUSE 10.2 and I'm not sorry I did. This will describe some of my experiences with this fine distro on my new equipment.

Read and write to Linux Ext2/Ext3 partition from Windows

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Ext2 Installable File System for Windows is a freeware that provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003 full access to Linux Ext2 and Ext3 file systems. This program helps you to copy file from and to Linux and Windows.

MPlayerXP-0.6.1 Has Been Released

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MPlayerXP is a branch of the well known Mplayer (http://mplayerhq.hu) which is based on the new (thread based) core. The new core provides better CPU utilization and excellently improves performance of video decoding.

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Automate Insertion of YAST Installation Sources on Your openSUSE 10.2 Machine

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Installation sources are wonderful things. That’s where the packages come from that we install on our SUSE machines. So how do we add them in YAST? Is there a way to add them via the command line? Is there any way to automatically add them? Is there a list somewhere of repositories to add?

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Google and GitHub are Opening a New Window on Open Source
    Where can you find millions of open source code repositories? That would be on GitHub, of course, and with all those code repositories, one would think that analyzing them would lead to some interesting conclusions about open source in general, correct? That's the thinking behind a new offering from GitHub in partnership with Google. The two have produced a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that anyone can get data-driven insights based on more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. The move brings new data analytics capabilities to BigQuery.
  • Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Clooney
    Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.
  • My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project
    Marc Andreessen, creator of the Netscape web browser, famously said "software is eating the world." I’d like to posit that it’s actually open source software that’s eating the world, and I have a couple of data points to back me up. First, a conclusion from the 2015 Future of Open Source survey: “Seventy-eight percent of respondents said their companies run part or all of its operations on OSS and 66 percent said their company creates software for customers built on open source. This statistic has nearly doubled since 2010.”
  • Tip: Try these open-source investigative journalism tools
    The Investigative Reporters and Editors conference took place in mid-June in New Orleans, and one of the sessions at the event looked at open-source tools for investigations. This 'Steal my tool' session highlighted a number of useful open-source investigative platforms, which Sam Berkhead, engagement editor at IJNet, listed in this article published after the conference.
  • DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big
    The company’s website says, “DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine that is intended to be your starting place when searching the Internet. Use it to get way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy, which we believe adds up to a much better overall search experience.” [...] Proprietor Gabriel Weinberg says his once-personal project (founded in 2008) isn’t making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently, and he says they’re doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn’t hurt their budget.
  • Understanding open source licenses
    Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative’s license review process. There has been an increase release of open source software from the day of Linux. Today most popular frame works like bootstrap and software such as Atom IDE used by developers are open source. We often never worry about using open source code but do you know what the license under which the frame you’re using was released means?
  • Build your own open source solar panels
    Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source. The SunZilla system is designed to replace diesel and gasoline-powered generators for portable and emergency power: camping, events, mobile phone charging station, provide power to refugee camps, or keep the lights on during a power outage. Two people can set it up in a few minutes. It is modular and plug-and-play. Leonie Gildein is one of the five SunZilla engineers, and kindly answered some questions about the project.
  • Lessons From The Downfall Of A $150M Crowdfunded Experiment In Decentralized Governance
    Hype around blockchain has risen to an all-time high. A technology once perceived to be the realm of crypto-anarchists and drug dealers has gained increasing popular recognition for its revolutionary potential, drawing billions in venture-capital investment by the world's leading financial institutions and technology companies. Regulators, rather than treating blockchain platforms (such as Bitcoin or Ethereum) and other "distributed ledgers" merely as tools of illicit dark markets, are beginning to look at frameworks to regulate and incorporate this important technology into traditional commerce.
  • Openfunds launches global standard for fund data interchange
    The standard is published on the openfunds website and can be used by anyone free of charge.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Pitivi 0.96 — Cogito Ergo Proxy
  • Pitivi 0.96 Released With Proxy Editing Support
    In addition to proxy editing, Pitivi 0.96 also has timeline changes, transformation box, setting changes, user interface improvements, the start of allowing custom keyboard shortcuts, and support for Flatpak packages.
  • Calamares 2.3 Universal Linux OS Installer Released with Full-Disk Encryption
    Today, June 30, 2016, the Calamares team was proud to announce the final release and immediate availability for download of the Calamares 2.3 distribution-independent system installer. Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including, but not limited to, KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it's now one of the most advanced system installers.
  • etcd3: A new etcd
    Over the past few months, CoreOS has been diligently finalizing the etcd3 API beta, testing the system and working with users to make etcd even better. Today etcd v3.0.0, the distributed key value store developed by CoreOS, is available. In practice, etcd3 is already integrated into a large-scale distributed system, Kubernetes, and we have implemented distributed coordination primitives including distributed locks, elections, and software transactional memory, to ensure the etcd3 API is flexible enough to support a variety of applications. Today we’re proud to announce that etcd3 is ready for general use.
  • Zend Framework 3 Released!
    After 17 months of effort, hundreds of releases, tens of thousands of commits by hundreds of contributors, and millions of installs, we're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 3.
  • ANNOUNCE: virt-viewer 4.0 release
  • Virt-Manager's Virrt-Viewer 4.0 Released