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Story New Geeksphone to run Android and Firefox OS on x86 Rianne Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 3:06pm
Story GNU Octave 3.8 Has A GUI, Uses OpenGL Rianne Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 2:53pm
Story Linux: Then and Now Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 1:56pm
Story $59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 1:18pm
Story KDE 4.12 Performance Updates Revealed Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 12:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 12:30pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 12:27pm
Story All Linux Distributions Store Wi-Fi Passwords in Plain Text If You Don’t Use Encryption Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 12:21pm
Story Canonical Releases the Most Complete and Stable Ubuntu Touch Image So Far Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 12:11pm
Story Why Teach Linux? Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2013 - 10:59am

Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part I - SoX

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HowTos

Linux Journal: SoX is a power-packed command-line tool for various types of audio processing. It's very useful as an audio format converter, and it can be used for resampling audio files, converting between endianness, audio encoding and modifying other attributes of common audio file formats.

Firefox 2.0.0.11 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: And we have a record. For the second time this week we have a Firefox update to address an unfortunate regression that slipped into las Monday’s Firefox 2.0.0.10.

Linux distro or network traffic cop? It's both!

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Linux

linux.com: IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution whose sole purpose is to safeguard the computers and networks it is installed on. The distro proudly claims, "The Bad Packets Stop Here!" I recently installed IPCop 1.4.16 on my SOHO LAN, and found that it accomplishes what it sets out to do.

GIMP User Manual 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: After four months of hard work we are proud to announce another release of the user manual. It features documentation for GIMP 2.4, new content, and an alternate CSS stylesheet for HTML.

Opera UNIX plugin milestone

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Software

my.opera.com: After creating the Gtk-enabled pluginwrapper for Kestrel Alpha, the second UNIX plugin milestone is reached. We can reveal that we have added support for windowless plugins!

Linux vs. Unix (Cost)

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OS

blogs.zdnet: The MacOS X server discussion here two weeks ago included a comment from someone pushing the Linux/Unix distinction, my response pointing out that Linux is Unix and that people changing from something like HP-UX to Linux are changing Unix suppliers rather than OS architectures.

New 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB Released today

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MDV

linuxlookup: Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go.

Linux tip guide: Using scrot

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: For those who like to do a lot of work on the command line, or for those wanting a much simpler approach to taking desktop screenshots, there's scrot. Scrot is short for "screen shot" and is a command line tool for doing exactly that.

ODF Stuff

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OSS
  • With Friends Like These - GNOME, OOXML, and ODF: A Q&A

  • OpenDocument Format community steadfast despite theatrics of now impotent ‘Foundation’
  • ODF VS OOXML: Library support shootout

Firefox 3 location bar just became almighty

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: So far, the most useful new feature I’ve found in Firefox 3 is the much improved location bar autocomplete that unlike Firefox 2 which only looked for web addresses in my history, this one looks on visited and bookmarked page titles and tags along with web addresses.

Slackware's "magic package maker"

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Slack

linux.com: Slackware Linux today features a powerful and easy-to-use package management system, but making Slackware packages has not always been straightforward. Now Slackware application developers have a tool for easily making Slackware packages from source code and precompiled binaries. Src2pkg, now in version 1.6, very nearly lives up to its author's tag of being Slackware's "magic package maker."

Windows is !easy, Linux is !hard.

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OS

ittoolbox blogs: This is a rant. If you are easily offended then don't read this. I repeat. Don't read this. I am going to be ranting about how fan boyz and girlz go on and on and on about how easy it is to install programs in windows and how hard it is to install programs in Linux.

Two Koreas Join Forces to Develop Linux

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Linux

etnews.co.kr: South and North Korea team up to develop a version of ‘Hana Linux (tentatively named)’ and set standards.

KDE 4: some reasons for design decisions

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KDE

liquidat: The first KDE 4 release will come along with several major changes compared to KDE 3.x. While explanations for these changes have been posted at several places before there is a central list missing which explains the reasons to normal users. This post lists some hot topics and tries to shed some light on the reasons behind certain decisions..

Also: KDE 4 Application Porting Status

Is gOS VS. Zonbu just like Betamax Vs. VHS?

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Linux
Hardware

mrzonbu.wordpress: Over at The Inquirer they are reporting that the sub-$200 gOS Linux PC from Everex is selling out at Walmart. How did this happen? How did Everex/gOS get the slip on Zonbu, when gOS is an inferior (albeit promising) desktop experience for new users? Is this Betamax versus VHS all over again? I have a hunch how it happened.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Kbuntu is great!

  • OOo: Video tutorial for creating cross-references
  • ssh on multiple servers Using cluster ssh
  • Songbird: A revolution is on the way
  • Facets of Open Source Part I
  • Mirror directory with mirrordir command
  • Eye Candy for SUSE Desktops
  • How to: create a temporary file securely
  • Linux Networking Cookbook
  • RadeonHD 1.0.0 Driver Released
  • Sharing Ubuntu Directories Over Local Network with Samba
  • Compiz: Show All Desktops

Full Circle Magazine Issue 7 Released

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Ubuntu

It’s that time again - another new issue! Issue #7 has Step-by-Step Ubuntu Studio install, Top 5 - Audio/Video Apps, and Review : Wubi Installer.

Dell moves 40,000 Ubuntu PCs

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Ubuntu

the register: Dell agreed to ship PCs and laptops with the Ubuntu operating system after more than 130,000 people promoted the notion on the company's IdeaStorm web site. It would seem, however, that only a fraction of these zealots were willing to back their votes with cash.

Cows in the Linux kernel

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: While you deal with your daily chores, you may not have much chance or time to dig deep into Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® source code. This guide will show you how you can enjoy the archeology of the linux kernel by digging into source code. I have prepared a fun little tour in which you can learn kernel source code structure.

Glimpsing Nigeria's digital lifeline

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OLPC

BBC: Until recently there was nothing that marked out Galadima primary school as anything out of the ordinary. But in March this year, the scruffy primary became part of a remarkable experiment. It was the first in Africa to get its hands on the so-called $100 laptop.

Also: One laptop per child finds way into India

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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