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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 1:32pm
Story 8 great reasons to root your Android phone right now Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 1:12pm
Story Tiny Android Box is Pretty Good for TV, Not So Much for Games Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 1:09pm
Story Samsung to announce more Tizen devices in 2015, post Z1 launch Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 12:14pm
Story Citrix CDFMonitor is Now Open Source Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 12:11pm
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Story Chromebooks spank Windows Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:52am
Story AntiX MX-14.3 review Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:45am
Story Top 5 Android Smartphones — January 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:43am
Story The Creator Of Linux Has An Attitude And A Foul Mouth, And People Are Angry At Him (Again) Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:41am

Installation hell : StarOffice 9

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Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: You might think that a company sending out review copies of their latest product would try to get everything right. Simple things like making it easy to install for instance, so that reviewers could get straight to what they should be looking at with the minimum of fuss. You might think that, but you'd be wrong.

German traffic lights powered by Linux and real-time Java

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Linux
Sci/Tech

nerdden.com: A major European vendor of city-wide traffic management systems is porting its flagship traffic light controller to Linux and real-time Java. Signalbau Huber says its Actros controller will better meet safety-critical requirements.

Review: PC-BSD 7.0.1

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BSD

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Today’s distro has been described as the Ubuntu of the BSD world. PC-BSD is an easy to use version of FreeBSD. FreeBSD is the behemoth in the BSD world and would probably have a much larger desktop presence if the BSDs hadn’t run into copyright and other proprietary problems right around when most of the GNU toolset was complete.

openSUSE Sports a New License (Ding dong, the EULA’s dead…)

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Just in time for openSUSE 11.1 RC 1, we’ve finished the new and improved license for openSUSE 11.1. The days of agreeing to a EULA for openSUSE are over!

Fedora 10 proves infrastructure matter

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Linux

linux.com: Glancing at the features list for Fedora 10, at first you might be unimpressed. Many of the features are basically infrastructure improvements, fixing known problems and enhancing performance while laying the groundwork for future developments. However, infrastructure affects almost everything you do.

The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbook

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy?

A future so bright Tux needs shades

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: Killer Penguin beer labelTo hear Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin tell it, the operating system war is over and Linux has won.

ReactOS; a free alternative to Windows

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OS

aronzak.wordpress: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction is where ReactOS, what is essentially an attempt at a free Windows clone, derives its name. The project aims to be ‘binary compatible’ with Windows.

Why Migration Costs. Smoothing the way for software change.

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Software

People often find it overwhelming when they start to use a new program like OpenOffice.org, or a new operating system like Linux. The software feels unfamiliar, tools and options aren’t where they are expected, favourite features are missing, and the experience leads to a sense of powerlessness.

Linux Music or The Ubuntu Shuffle

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Ubuntu

homemadenoize.com: It the spirit of change I decide to give Linux a chance at being my main OS. I have liked the idea of it for a long time. Linux has always struck me as cool and not the kind of hollow coolness those admen think up for Apple commercials.

Photo Management on Linux - Part 2

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Software

community.zdnet.co.uk: When I am looking for a photo management program, I want one which meets most or all of the following requirements. So, working within these expectations, here are some of the programs that are available on Linux.

Book review: Linux System Programming

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Many people make the mistake of thinking of Linux as just another Unix. Though most system calls are indeed identical, some of them aren’t. Knowing the difference is important. The book Linux System Programming provides complete overview of Linux system calls.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The GNOME Journal

  • Linux Outlaws 65 - Engage Crap Mode
  • My Thanksgiving/Holiday giveaway - Ubuntu
  • 5 things Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex cannot do
  • The Lazy System Administrator’s Way to Virtualize
  • Gentoo love / hate
  • Linux Has to Support Closed-Source Drivers
  • Reducing IT Costs with Linux
  • Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase II: This Time Its Personal
  • A great time to start an open source company
  • Death, Taxes, And Open Source Business Models
  • Linux powers free-to-air (FTA) satellite box
  • Open source within the firewall
  • Desktop Shells, Usability and Trackers. Oh My.
  • The Turkish Pardus Linux Distribution
  • Awesome bubble bobble clone, bubbros
  • hardinfo: A Linux Info and Synthetic Benchmark Collection
  • Free as in Freedom, Not Free as in Freeloader
  • about:mozilla
  • Linux shows staying power on Top500

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The 10 most useful Linux commands

  • Stop Compiz-Fusion From Loading Automatically
  • Python: Manipulate string or binary bytes with StringIO
  • Guide to Ubuntu Linux for Windows Users
  • Enable Medibuntu in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Less is more in modern X
  • 8 Ways to get help with Ubuntu Linux
  • Interrogating a Linux Machine
  • Cifs problem in Gentoo
  • TiddlyWiki derivatives help you get things done
  • Triple your audio volume in MPlayer
  • Quick And Easy Local Filesystem Troubleshooting For SUSE Linux
  • Testing the Linux Waters - Live CD vs Dual Boot
  • How to hide or protect folders in Ubuntu linux

Workrave: Useful or Useless?

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Software

junauza.com: Workrave is a free and open source software application aimed at computer users who are suffering from occupational diseases such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Three applications for making disc labels

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Software

linux.com: Making labels for DVDs and their cases is an often overlooked task. Many discs are lucky to have some terse information quickly scrawled on them after burning. But there are some fine open source applications available for creating labels for CD-ROM and DVD disks and printing jewel case inserts.

little bit more fedora

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Linux
  • Fedora Screenshots

  • Video: Spotlight on Network Manager
  • Fedora does FIPS
  • Fedora 10 mini-review

The Samsung NC 10 Running Ubuntu Linux 8.10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

tuxvaio.blogspot: This little marvel runs Ubuntu 8.10 in very much the same way as the Aspire One runs on Hardy Heron. A couple of things need tweaking however.

Mozilla eyes extra beta for Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. will probably add a third beta to the development schedule for Firefox 3.1 to get a better handle on remaining bugs and give several new features.

more fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 10 Review, and Feature Roundup

  • Rock-solid Fedora 10 brings salvation to Ubuntu weary
  • Red Hat's winning Fedora 10 Linux arrives
  • Security Breach Can't Halt Fedora 10's Debut
  • Fedora 10 Upgrade
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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more