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Story Wayland and Weston 1.6 alpha snapshot (1.5.91) Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Operating System U Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:46pm
Story Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:32pm
Story Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:29pm
Story GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Unity adds native Android support for x86 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:03pm

Fedora 9: Was it worth the wait?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: As many of you know, a while back I was converted to Ubuntu. Currently running (happily I might add) Ubuntu 7.10, I have had no need to return to my Red Hat roots. Of course being a writer in this industry, it behoves me to make sure I am up to date on the latest, greatest software. So I decided it was necessary that I install Fedora 9.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Rename Files in Bulk from the Command Line

  • Nautilus search
  • Adding a service in Fedora

Gentoo Linux 2008.0

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Gentoo

phoronix.com: In recent times the Gentoo Linux and its foundation has been plagued with a multitude of problems and times have certainly been challenging for this once popular distribution. It's already July and we are now finally seeing Gentoo's first official release of the year.

KDE 3 vs KDE 4: It’s Finally Over

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KDE

jonreagan.wordpress: Recently there has been quite a karfuffle surrounding several people’s disagreement over the direction of KDE 4. As many of you know, KDE 4 is not yet complete, and is far different from it’s ancestor, KDE 3. The arguments have seemingly quieted down, and finally there has been some closure on the debate.

Buddi - Simple Personal Budgeting

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Software

fosswire.com: Many financial applications, such as KMyMoney, can be very useful, however there is often quite a learning curve associated with them. Buddi is an open source personal budgeting application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X that is designed to keep things very simple.

The Linux Saga: Preface

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Linux

polishlinux.org: This story begins – as usual – long long time ago, far far away, behind the Ocean, in United States of America, in Bell Laboratories building. In that firm a computer stood. Nothing special about it, but in 1969, when those events started, computer wasn’t commonplace at all. There were no Personal Computers, no Microsoft, IBM or Apple.

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and the Linux Desktop

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Interviews
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: He is, without a doubt, the only open source software leader who might be called “dashing.” Young (34), fabulously rich (north of $500 million as of 1999) Mark Shuttleworth buzzes around on his own private jet, the Canonical One. He is also, without a doubt, the open source leader who is most actively shaping the future of the Linux desktop.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #98

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 98 for the weeks June 29nd - July 5th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.1 released, Intrepid Alpha 2 due out Thursday, Kubuntu Intrepid news, and much more.

Securing your Ubuntu box, don’t worry it’s easy!

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Ubuntu

izanbardprince.wordpress: Linux is generally regarded as secure: But as preachy as Ubuntu gets about not using a root terminal, you’d think that they must ship this really secure operating system, right? Well….yes and no.

odds & ends

  • Install the 1.15.2 “no CD” Patch for StarCraft on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Install StarCraft and the BroodWar expansion on Ubuntu 8.04 in Wine
  • Nouveau NV50 KMS Work Continues
  • Top Ten Linux Distributions 2008
  • 13 Command Line Tools for Audio on Linux

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Developing for Linux netbooks

itwire.com: Most all readers will be well aware of the ASUS Eee Linux PC. Other vendors now seek to achieve similar success, the latest being Acer’s Linpus device. Yet, a common complaint is that traditional software doesn’t necessarily translate well to the smaller screens. Here’s my tips for developing software for the emerging and widely popular netbook market.

Kubuntu 8.04 - two months later

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razvanp.wordpress: Two months later after my first blog about Ubuntu, I am still using it. In two months I found lot of issues, some I managed to solve, some I can live with.

Compiz Fusion : An Unparalleled 3D Environment

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Software

techenclave.com: Operating System has advanced much from what we used to see/use in 90's . Apple was the first to bring 3D Desktop and several eye catching effect to the user with its OSX based Operating System. Microsoft soon follow the trail as they released their most successful OS Windows XP. Seeing these Advancment Linux started advancing and a vary rapid rate. Here I'll Review Compiz Fusion and all its features in lay mans language.

What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

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OOo

linuxinsider.com: Why don't more people use OpenOffice, the free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Microsoft has spent years and dollars engineering creative ways to keep people using its costly software and preventing them from switching to OpenOffice -- that's one explanation, writes Lou Dolinar.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Simulate Linux Package Upgrade Without Installing Anything (Dry Run)

  • Furius ISO Mount - An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG image management utility
  • Crontab !!

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 released

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Gentoo

The 2008.0 final release is out! Code-named "It's got what plants crave," this release contains numerous new features including an updated installer, improved hardware support, a complete rework of profiles, and a move to Xfce instead of GNOME on the LiveCD.

Also: New council elected

Why we're sorry to see Linspire go

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Open source company Xandros has bought Linspire, the company that once got under Microsoft's skin using the name Lindows. We'll miss Linspire for all sorts of reasons.

Apache2: Logging To A MySQL Database With mod_log_sql (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide shows how you can write the Apache2 access log to a MySQL database instead of a file. To achieve this, I use the Apache2 module mod_log_sql. I am using a Debian Etch server in this tutorial.

Customer Service Blows! (why folks should lay off KDE 4)

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wearenixed.blogspot: I keep reading of the complaints of the blasted thing not being ready. I am perfectly happy with 3.5 and the derivatives, so I shall stick to it for the time being. Some have compared it to Vista. Another has suggested a fork. So what happens when one person shows their frustration as a volunteer developer?

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Graphics: Intel, Mesa, Wayland and Bosch

  • Intel's Mesa GLSL Shader Cache Is Speeding Up Game Load Times
    At the start of the month the Intel i965 Mesa driver finally landed its on-disk shader cache, months after the GLSL on-disk shader cache originally landed in core Mesa and wired up for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. While you can't play too many shader-heavy games with current Intel integrated graphics, this GLSL shader cache within Mesa 17.4-dev Git is working well for speeding up load times and does provide some frame-rate benefits in games dynamically loading shaders.
  • Bosch Has Been Developing A 3D Window Manager Using Wayland
    In what appears to be research for potential use within in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, Bosch in conjunction with other organizations has been developing a 3D window manager that's built atop Wayland/Weston. Wayland is already used within automobiles for IVI purposes, etc, but this is the first we're seeing at least publicly of creating a 3D window manager around it. Harsha Manjula Mallikarjun of Bosch has talked about their work in developing a middleware framework for a 3D window manager that is making use of Wayland's Weston library, libweston. The window manager maps client buffers to 3D shapes like cubes and cylinders.
  • MESA_program_binary_formats Added To The OpenGL Registry
    Intel developers have seen their MESA_program_binary_formats extension added to the official OpenGL registry. The extension is really quite simple and just documents the unique format designator to be used by Mesa for ARB_get_program_binary/OES_get_program_binary extensions. Overnight it was merged into the OpenGL Registry.

Software: Nuclide, QEMU, Mailspring, GNOME Calendar and To Do, LibreOffice

  • Nuclide – An Open IDE for Mobile and Web Development
    It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote about an IDE that was developed by adding support for advanced debugging and development functions to Atom text editor to create Atom-IDE. We’ve got another such application for you today and it goes by the name of Nuclide. Nuclide is a free Electron-based IDE created by combining a collection of Atom’s features to provide IDE-like functions for several programming languages and technologies.
  • “Improving the performance of the qcow2 format” at KVM Forum 2017
    I was in Prague last month for the 2017 edition of the KVM Forum. There I gave a talk about some of the work that I’ve been doing this year to improve the qcow2 file format used by QEMU for storing disk images. The focus of my work is to make qcow2 faster and to reduce its memory requirements.
  • QEMU and function keys (follow-up)
    Since I posted my suggestion for QEMU a few weeks ago, I've learned a few things about QEMU. Thanks so much to the folks who contacted me via email to help me out. A brief review of my issue: I like to run FreeDOS in QEMU, on my Linux laptop. QEMU makes it really easy to boot FreeDOS or to test new installations. During our run up to the FreeDOS 1.2 release, I tested every pre-release version by installing under QEMU.
  • Mailspring Email Client is now available as a Snap app
    The Mailspring email client is now available as a Snap application on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. The part-Electron, part C++ mail app works with most major email providers, lets you add multiple accounts, has fast mail searching, and offers some advanced features, like read receipts and quick reply templates.
  • The Road to 3.28: Calendar and To Do
    It’s been a long time with no news. I guess work and masters are really getting in the way… good news is that I’ll finish masters in 2 months, and will have some free time to devote to this beloved project. “Bad” news is that, after almost 6 years, I’ll finally take some time to have a real vacation. I’ll stay 3 weeks out of the loop in February, a time where I’ll be traveling to the other side of the world, watching the sunset at the beach with my wife. Without a computer. While it’s unfortunate to the community, I think this time is necessary for my mental health – I’ve gone way too many times through the almost-burned-out state recently.
  • LIBREOFFICE MASCOT SURVEY: THE PROGRESS SO FAR
    As you’ve no doubt seen, over the last few months we’ve been looking for a LibreOffice mascot. This is just something fun for our community to use, for instance on T-shirts at events, so it doesn’t have to be ultra slick and professional – it isn’t a replacement for the official branding and logos that we use in the software, website and marketing materials. At the start, we asked for your submissions and received over 300 of them – thank you so much to everyone who contributed! Many of them were excellent, but we had to remove quite a few from the following voting round for various reasons (such as potential copyright issues, conflicts with other FOSS projects, and use of the official LibreOffice document logo). If your submission didn’t make it to the voting round, we still really appreciate your input, and we apologies if we didn’t make it clearer why some didn’t get through!