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Story The state of XMir srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 3:48am
Story Knoppix 7.2 - It's alive srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 12:38am
Story The not-so-unchanging desktop srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:38pm
Story The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Open Source Software and New Users srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 6:28pm
Story LF: Keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Meet Ubuntu Classic - Ubuntu Without Unity srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:16pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 1:39pm
Story Drupal Dries Buytaert's top three tips for startups srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 12:22am
Story Linux is more secure but not invulnerable srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 12:19am

Dell Ubuntu computers cost more than Windows equivalent - so what?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: It's hard to believe that Dell is serious about its well-publicised program to put Linux computers on the global market when there are blatantly obvious instances where the limited range of Ubuntu notebooks and desktops are more expensive than their Windows equivalent. However, is pricing as important as some may think?

Linux Community Questions x86 Server Numbers

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Linux

eWeek: The Linux community is questioning research that suggests the open-source operating system is losing market share to Windows on preinstalled x86 servers, saying that Linux is undercounted in those kinds of studies.

OOo: Making life with labels a little easier

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OOo
HowTos

OpenOffice.org Tips: Labels don't always match up perfectly, especially those little return address labels. What can you do, besides prayer and fasting, and wasting labels?

gimp 2.4.1 released

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GIMP

freshmeat: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP 2.4.1 is a major buxfix release.

Vatican Supports the “One Laptop Per Child” Initiative

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OLPC

catholicnews.com: A plan to equip the world's poorest schoolchildren with a low-cost, rugged, portable, wireless laptop has found some enthusiastic support among the Jesuits and in the Vatican.

Geek of the Month: Linus Torvalds

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Last Month, the first ever Geek of the Month honour was given to Charles Babbage. For this month, it will go to the man who needs no introduction; Linus Benedict Torvalds.

The Compiz for sound?

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Software

beranger: I was reluctant to see PulseAudio born, but I thought it would make us free of the known limitations of the existing technologies. The Interview with Lennart Poettering was therefore welcomed... ...until I've read:

ODF format group retreats from ODF

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OSS

the inquirer: THE GROUP set up to push the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) is abandoning its support of that file format.

Also: A pattern is emerging

Thoggen: A GTK+ based simple DVD ripper

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Software

DPotD: Thoggen is a GTK+ based DVD ripper with very simple user interface. The name is based on the fact that it outputs the video to Theora/Ogg format.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • In-Depth Roadmap Analysis For Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

  • Ubuntu is NOT causing aggressive power management
  • Developer Summit Day 2 Report
  • Ubuntu: an appraisal of hardware support
  • Quo Vadis, Kubuntu?

Kernel space: should security modules be dynamically loadable?

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Linux

linuxworld: The ever-contentious Linux Security Modules (LSM) API is being debated once again on linux-kernel, not its removal, which Linus Torvalds came down firmly against, but whether it should allow security modules to be loaded dynamically.

early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Apache authentication and authorization using LDAP

  • Howto Have Grub Like SUSE on Ubuntu
  • Installing C#/Mono(.NET)/MonoDevelop/XSP in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon(7.10)

A Canadian company has yet another solution for bridging the world's digital divide

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Hardware

bangkok post: A Canadian alternative to the much talked about "one hundred dollar laptop" is making the rounds, with zero maintenance or moving parts, which can be shared by a number of children running free and open source software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2007 voted best Live CD Distro

  • Doing my job the opensource way
  • Finally Got 3D Desktop Effects in My Ubuntu Gutsy (ATI Hardware)
  • My new job
  • PCLinuxOS
  • Idiot Bug of the Day
  • Linux: General Purpose Input/Output Framework
  • Meet the Tuxers
  • GP2X Game - Super Mario War (Nintendo Fan Game)
  • BBC tech chief hits back at iPlayer critics
  • Giant firewall runs Linux
  • Google mobile OS to surface in 2 weeks?

KDE 4.0 Beta 4 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: KDE 4.0 Beta 4 was released earlier today and it features a number of bug fixes along with cleaning up the KDE code-base and at the same time adding a few new enhancements to the KDE 4.0 feature set.

some tips, howtos, and tutorials

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HowTos
  • Read This If You Can't Access Some Websites From Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

  • Firefox fonts in Debian Lenny
  • CentOS / Red Hat Linux: Install and manage iSCSI Volume
  • How to Describe a Command in Linux
  • Restore-Points in Gentoo Linux

KDE 4.0 Beta 4 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to release the fourth Beta for KDE 4.0. This Beta aimed at further polishing of the KDE codebase and we would love to start receiving feedback from testers.

Cairo-Clock on Ubuntu 7.10

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Software

tombuntu: Cairo-Clock is an analog clock for your desktop which uses a compositing window manager like Compiz for fancy visual effects. It comes with many themes using scalable SVG graphics.

Tricks and treats for your desktop

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Software

linux.com: Even if you're too old for trick-or-treating this Halloween, you can still get in the spirit of things with these free software games, tools, and applications. Why should kids get to have all the fun?

Nigerian education selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux

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MDV

Press Release: Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.
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GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.