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Story Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0 Test 3 Is a Nice Distro Based on GNOME 3.10.3 and Debian Wheezy Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 7:20pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.9 Gets Its Third Update Pack with Newer Linux Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 3:39pm
Story KDE: Monday Report #10 Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 3:17pm
Story Microsoft XP users can turn to Linux as alternative Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 11:38am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 11:10am
Story Windows XP Dies Tomorrow, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Launches Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 10:57am
Story Is Android good enough to be a laptop OS? Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 10:51am
Story F2FS File-System Gains Large Directory Support, More Tuning Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 8:48am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 8:47am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2014 - 8:42am

Eight Distros a Week: Debian 4.0

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Talking about this particular review with a trusted friend who far out-geeks me (but I’m working on it), he made the following comparison. “Isn’t reviewing Debian kind of like reviewing your mother?”

Also: Eight Distros a Week: AntiX ‘Spartacus’ / ‘Lysistrata’
And: Eight Distros a Week: Fedora 7 / Fedora 8

GNOME Annoys Users by Mangling Linux Copy & Paste

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Software

linuxtnt.wordpress: One annoying misfeature of Gnome is the way that they have tried to foul up X Windows cut and paste. For some reason Gnome added another cut and paste feature which copies the clunky one on Microsoft Windows.

New Opera snapshot: Introducing advanced tab activation

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Software

my.opera.com blog: This build implements a much requested option for all you users switching from other browsers. You can now get that Safari, Firefox, IE or <insert alternative browser of choice here> tab handling in Opera, too.

How to: partition hard drive for Linux

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HowTos

tech.blorge.com: Linux has a complicated hierarchy of files and folders that can be confusing right from the start when a user is trying to migrate to Linux. When asked for partition information by the installer, a user may feel uncomfortable continuing. We’ll try to sort through some of that mess here.

QEMU: A Review

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Software

linuxhow2.com: What is QEMU? It's a free software "processor emulator", which means it's capable of running applications written for other systems natively on your current operating system. The QEMU virtual CPU core library is released underneath the GNU LGPL. QEMU is capable of running a guest operating system on top of your current operating system, in the same manner as applications such as VirtualBox OSE and Vmware Workstation.

Everex Zonbu Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

pcmag.com: The Zonbu PC, a $99 miniature desktop that debuted earlier this year, generated some excitement among those with shallow pockets—at least until they saw the fine print.

Also: Mini-laptop sweeps through schools
And: Sri Lanka to introduce one laptop per child

F-Spot

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Software

fosswire.com: Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

Expect OpenXML win for Microsoft at ISO

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: It’s the nature of the system, admits Andy Updegrove, legal advisor to the Linux Foundation. The format of Microsoft Office will likely become an official International Standards Organization standard at the end of this month.

Last Prosecution Witness to Take Stand in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial reaches a milestone Monday, when the prosecution is expected to put on its last witness -- three months after jurors began hearing some 50 witnesses here in Alameda County Superior Court.

Also: Nina Reiser's Mom Sobbing on Witness Stand

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Index and search with KDE's new Strigi

  • Media and ubuntu
  • A nice little Calc spreadsheet function
  • SSHMenu - SSH connection manager
  • Faxing in OpenOffice.org
  • Command-Not-Found on Slackware
  • Installing IE in Linux
  • Mplayer Skins Ubuntu->How To
  • Linux Tip: Setting your resolver

A deep look to Firefox 3 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Later today, Mozilla will release Firefox 3 Beta 3, the eleventh milestone in the longest development time for a Firefox revision since the initial Firefox 1.0 on 2004. The eight alphas and trio of betas (so far), if anything, are a reflection of the long list of enhancements it (Firefox) and the underlying Gecko rendering engine, are bringing along.

PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008 - Linstized screenshots

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I was looking for PCLinuxOS flavours with latest xorg and kernel. PCLinuxOS official version is yet to be released. So I thought why not try its gnome remaster. It's the same pclinuxos with gnome desktop. And here is the result of what I got.

Ubuntu Linux - 10 Programs You Need to Download (as .DEB)

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blogs.ifcode.com: Well, I thought I’d create my own list of programs I FEEL I couldn’t live without, and don’t come installed as default. Here goes:

Compiz-Fusion Community News for February 9, 2008

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Software

In the time between the previous community news and the last, there have been a number of new and interesting cool features added to Compiz-Fusion. The changes have taken place due to our community and our very own onestone who has added a slew of KDE 4 composite features to Compiz.

Why YAST is too VAST

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Software

Raiden's Realm: be·he·moth (b-hmth, b-mth) n. 1. Something enormous in size or power. 2. A huge animal.

Major Linux security hole found

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Linux
Security

linux-watch.com: With open source that can be a very good thing since when security problems are found they can be fixed quickly. That's the case over this last weekend, Feb. 9-10, when a security problem was found, and given a hot fix, in the 2.6.17 to the most recent production Linux kernel, 2.6.24.1.

Also: Stable and unstable kernel releases

AMD Phenom 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since publishing our Linux review of the AMD Phenom 9500 on the Spider platform a month ago, we have continued in our investigation of this first AMD desktop quad-core processor that has been very problematic with Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. Per reader requests, we have carried out additional benchmarks of the Phenom 9500 to compare its 32-bit and 64-bit Linux performance.

Yahoo! rejects! Microsoft! offer!

theregister.co.uk: "After careful evaluation, the Board believes that Microsoft's proposal substantially undervalues Yahoo! including our global brand, large worldwide audience, significant recent investments in advertising platforms and future growth prospects, free cash flow and earnings potential, as well as our substantial unconsolidated investments."

First Wave Of Linux Mobile Handsets Unveiled

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Hardware

informationweek.com: The LiMo Foundation's members unveiled the first wave of their Linux-based mobile handsets at Monday's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The move could steal the thunder from Google's Android handsets, which are scheduled to make their debut in reference designs at the conference.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 239

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Zenwalk Linux 5.0

  • News: Fedora and openSUSE alpha tests, interview with Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, gOS desktop switch, update on BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Yellow Dog Linux 6.0, Pioneer Linux 3.1
  • Upcoming releases: SLAX 6.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: Piren, Runtu, VicidialNOW
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live & Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

As we reported the other day, the Debian Project unveiled the first point release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, but no installation or live ISOs were made available to download. That changes today, July 23, 2017, as the Debian CD team lead by Steve McIntyre has prepared the new installation images of Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" for 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), ARM64 (AArch64), ARMhf, Armel, MIPS, MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPSEL, and IBM System z (s390x) hardware architectures. Multi-arch images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit (i386 and amd64) PCs are also available for download, along with a set of twelve source ISO images. On the other hand, the Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live ISOs come in the usual flavors with the GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop environments, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Read more Also: Debian 9.1 GNU/Linux Released With 26 Security Fixes

4MLinux 23.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 23.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages, including a major change in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.25. Read more Also: 4MLinux 23 Slated for Release in November 2017, to Be Supported Until July 2018

Review: Calculate Linux 17.6 KDE

Calculate Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution. The project's slogan is "Easy Linux from the source," which refers to the fact that Calculate is relatively easy to use but still benefits from Gentoo's powerful and flexible source-based Portage package manager. Calculate recently celebrated its tenth birthday and released Calculate Linux 17.6. The distro comes in four flavours; apart from a desktop and server edition there's Calculate Scratch ("for those who want to build a customized system that works for them") and Calculate Media Center ("for your home multimedia center"). Each version is available for the x86_64 and i686 architectures and uses SysV init rather than systemd. The desktop edition has ISOs for the KDE, Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments - GNOME is presumably not available because of its dependency on systemd. I opted for the 64-bit KDE version, which is just over 2GB in size. Read more

Linux 4.13 RC2

  • Linux 4.13-rc2
    Things are chugging along, and we actually had a reasonably active rc2. Normally rc2 is really small because people are taking a breaher and haven't started finding bugs yet, but this time around we have a bigger-than-average rc2. We'll just have to see how that translates to the rest of the release cycle, but I suspect it's just the normal variability in this thing (and because I released -rc1 one day early, I guess rc2 was one day longer than usual despite the normal Sunday release). Changes all over, although the diffstat is dominated by the new vboxvideo staging driver. I shouldn't have let it through, but Greg, as we all know, is "special". Also, Quod licet Iovi, and all that jazz - Greg gets to occasionally break some rules. If you just ignore that new staging driver, the remainder is still about half driver patches (networking, rdma, scsi, usb). The rest looks normal too: architecture updates (x86, sparc, powerpc), filesystem (nfs, overlayfs, misc), networking and core kernel. And some new bpf testcode. Time for some more testing, people. You know the drill. Linus
  • Linux 4.13-rc2 Released, A "Reasonably Active" Update
    The second release candidate of the Linux 4.13 kernel is now available for testing.
  • The Kernel Put On Some Weight With Linux 4.13
    Here are some numbers about how much weight the kernel gained during the Linux 4.13 merge window that closed last week.