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Story Debian vs CentOS srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:48pm
Story Living a year of open source srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:46pm
Story Open Source Windows Applications srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:44pm
Story Linux Mint 15 ‘Olivia’ (Cinnamon) Review srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:43pm
Story 25 Lesser Known Facts About GNU/Linux srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 11:42pm
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Story DreamHost Gives Debian Wheezy Linux the Boot in Favor of Ubuntu srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 7:59pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 6:30pm
Story 30 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 5:14am
Story How I used eog utility to pull off a small Linux exploit srlinuxx 04/06/2013 - 5:09am

Evolution 2.10.3 under PCLinuxOS 2007

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Steve Carl (bmc blogs): If you are a Linux person, and you are living with MS created infrastructure, then one of the things you have to deal with is how to cross-calendar and email with the MS Windows users around you. And for MS Exchange, that is Evolution.

Take a Ride on Mandriva 2008 RC2 Express

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reviewlinux: On September 21 2007 Mandriva announced their release of Mandriva 2008 RC2. I think it was almost a 4 or 5 click process to get to the first install menu and thats why I say "Express" in my article title.

Coming soon: automatic Linux driver upgrades

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Software

linux-watch: Linux users want two things for their hardware: drivers; and easy access to those drivers. The first is finally happening; and now, thanks to a Dell Linux project called DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), the other is on its way.

Educating GNU/Linux users

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Linux

Bruce Byfield: My review of the latest release of Ubuntu was picked up by Slashdot this week, releasing a flood of criticism. Although the article praised Ubuntu, it was also one of the first to mention some of its shortcomings, so it probably provoked more reaction than the average review.

Kexec Hibernation Progress

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Ying Huang posted an updated version of his kexec based hiberation patches. Pavel Machek, one of the uswsusp maintainers, responsed favorably, suggesting, "seems like good enough for -mm to me."

Ubuntu Black Screen Recovery

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HowTos

lockergnome.com: Updating Ubuntu only to discover that the kernel update has brought you to a black screen - never fun. Once you manage to get back into your Ubuntu PC, you will be feeling a lot better. You have your important data backed up and of course, you can now take steps to put this other kernel out to pasture.

Today's leftovers

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  • Covert .rtf files on Linux

  • Penguin migration in Patagonia streamed for all to see
  • The Wrong Reason To Choose Open Source
  • Sparks Fly As Linux Kernel Guy Quits In A Huff (Alexander Wolfe)
  • TamilNadu Students get High end Lenovo and Dell laptops at 40% discount
  • One More Opera Snapshot
  • Bill Gates Is Still America's Richest Man
  • Creative Ways To Open Beer With Computer Hardware
  • Is the road to Moscow paved with good intentions?

Why use KDE?

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jucato.org: I just suddenly felt an urge to right about KDE after reading troy’s recent post (Troy, your marketing fever and ideas are contagious!!). I will probably be writing about something that has been written over and over again, but let me give it my own personal flavor. So…

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Under Parallels Desktop 3

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gonz.wordpress: I’m currently posting this using Firefox 2.0.0.6 running in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Under Parallels Desktop 3 on my MacBook Pro 15-inch Intel Core Duo.

openSUSE 10.3 RC1 - Not quite there yet for me

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blogbeebe: I downloaded three ISOs; the Gnome and KDE Live CDs, and the binary DVD. I burned all three and tested three machines with the two live CDs.

GIMP tricks: Snooker ball as a pseudo 3d object

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HowTos

polishlinux: I don’t really remember when and where, but I have read once about that GIMP isn’t suitable to create pseudo 3D graphics. Nothing more fallible. I will try to show you that it’s wrong.

Extreme Tux Racer

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Gaming

freegamer: The team over at Extreme Tux Racer - the latest fork to take on the Tux Racer continuation mantle - have made their inaugral release. It's still a bedding-in period with no real major updates other than a new campaign (cup?) but hopefully it will signal the start of a new lease of life for development of a popular open source franchise.

Upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty to Gutsy

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howtogeek: Ubuntu Gutsy is the next major release of the most popular Linux distro, due for release in October. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade to the beta version anytime you want, as long as you don't mind encountering a few bumps in the road.

Expect a settlement in Monsoon GPL suit

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Legal

Dana Blankenhorn: I was sent a link to a Hava support thread on the issue, which was still online at this writing. The thread makes it clear that the facts of the case are on the side of GPL advocates, and that many people are checking the tools they get, looking for GPL violations.

KWin improvements

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Rivo's blog: One of the most interesting things is compositing settings autodetection. KWin now tries to detect your video driver and it's version and if it's good enough then compositing will be enabled by default.

Also: In praise of KDE Edu and Games

PC-BSD Day 17: Multimedia

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BSD

ruminations: Any desktop that wants to cater to the needs and wants of end users has to be multimedia enabled or at least be enabled as easy and quickly as possible. How is PC-BSD holding up in this regard?

OpenOffice.org Free Software Proves a Success at WalMart

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OOo

linux electrons: On July 18th 2007, Everex launched its first 'Back to School' PC with OpenOffice.org 2.02 into WalMart stores throughout the United States. The response was fantastic.

elive 0.6.9 unstable on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: This is a system that’s built around visual impact. And it succeeds, in spite of this archaic hardware. Visually this puts everyone else to shame.

Vietnam to begin working on free software

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Linux

thanhniennews.com: The Vietnamese agent for Asianux, an Asian consortium distributing open source software LINUX, is set to develop the open source software market in the country.

KDE development priorities

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vizzzion.org: The KDE Release Team has a list with things that need to happen before we can get KDE 4.0 out of the door. We need to get our noses aligned and head for 4.0.

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Kernel News: Linux 4.10 in SparkyLinux, Wayland 1.13.0, and Weston 2.0 RC2

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    The trend of offering users the most recent Linux kernel release continues today with SparkyLinux, an open-source, Debian-based distribution that always ships with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software versions. SparkyLinux appears to be the third distro to offer its users the ability to install the recently released Linux 4.10 kernel, after Linux Lite and Ubuntu, as the developers announced earlier that the Linux kernel 4.10 packages are now available from the unstable repository.
  • Wayland 1.13.0 Display Server Officially Released, Wayland 1.14 Lands in June
    Bryce Harrington, a Senior Open Source Developer at Samsung, announced today the release and general availability of the Wayland 1.13.0 for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted the next-generation display server.next-generation display server. Wayland 1.13.0 has entered development in the first days of the year, but the first Alpha build arrived at the end of January, along with the Alpha version of the Weston 2.0 compositor, including most of the new features that are present in this final release that you'll be able to install on your Linux-based operating systems in the coming days.
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KDE Leftovers

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    Fedora is not a frequent guest on the review deck of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. The most recent review was of Fedora 22 back in July 2015. That was a review of the GNOME version, the most native for Fedora. You are probably aware of the tight link between the GNOME project and RedHat, the Fedora Project main sponsor.
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    One of the interesting things about working with Qt is seeing all the unexpected ways our users use the APIs we create. Last year I got a bug report requesting an API to set a custom frame rate for QML animations when using QQuickRenderControl. The reason was that the user was using QQuickRenderControl as an engine to render video output from Qt Quick, and if your target was say 24 frames per second, the animations were not smooth because of how the default animation driver behaves. So inspired by this use case I decided to take a stab at creating such an example myself.
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