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Story Steam for Linux Officially Brings 64-bit Gaming Support srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 10:35pm
Story With any luck, you don’t have an open source policy! srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 10:32pm
Story OLPC XO-Tablet coming to Walmart July 16th (maybe) srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 8:32pm
Story Opening the Box: Open Pandora Review srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 8:27pm
Story How the Word 'Hacker' Got Corrupted srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:19pm
Story Two weeks with Mir srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:17pm
Blog entry Softpedia srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 7:01pm
Story Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 6:48pm
Story Ubuntu versus Linux Mint: Who's the desktop champ? srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 5:48pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 09/07/2013 - 4:52pm

Running XFCE on the N800

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Software

arstechnica: Earlier this week, an intrepid Internet Tablet Talk forum member with the handle "Penguinbait" managed to get KDE running on the Nokia N800 web tablet. Yesterday, Penguinbait followed up with instructions for installing XFCE and then offered a script to automate the process.

UNIX Pipes, Streams and Redirections Explained

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HowTos

polishlinux: This is the third article in the “CLI tricks” series. This time we are going to cover UNIX-specific pipes, streams and redirections, explaining what they are for and how they can help us in every day console tasks.

A Debian unstable horror story

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Linux

beranger: I was asked to fix a small web application on a remote server. The "deputy sysadmin" (a PC technician) wrote me something like this: «Our SSL certificates expired, so we renewed them and I had my boss re-enter the certificates. Since then we can get to the login page for XXX, but it comes up with a blank screen after you have authenticated. Can you look into that and see if you can fix it or give us some direction on what else we can troubleshoot?»

Benchmarking the Completely Fair Scheduler

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Looking at these graphs (and the fixed one from your second email), it sure looks a lot like CFS is doing at *least* as well as the old scheduler in every single test, and doing much better in most of them."

Avant Window Navigator gets blingtastic new applets

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arstechnica: The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is a dock utility for Linux that displays the task list, launchers, and other applets. It's heavily inspired by the Mac OS X dock and it leverages compositing to provide extravagant visuals as well as decent usability.

The Applets of KDE - Part 1

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: By proper definition, an Applet is a little program that serves a specific purpose and fills a minor or niche need within your system. These items may not be thought of very often due to their small presence and limited scope on the system, but they’re no less important than your office suite.

Embed a terminal in your Ubuntu desktop

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tectonic: Admit it. You enjoy using the command line in Linux. You only have a graphical interface so people in the office don't look at you strangely. So why not embed a terminal window into the Gnome desktop and have a soothing desktop picture and the power of the command line all at once?

Animated Wallpaper with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu

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tom-buntu: Animated wallpaper may not be very useful, it just looks sweet. Smile In this how-to I will explain setting up an animated background that works with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu using a program called XWinWrap.

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L under Linux

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: On the review bench today we have the GA-P31-DS3L from Gigabyte. This P31 motherboard supports Intel's Core 2 45nm processors, DDR2-1066 memory, all-solid capacitors, and many of the other innovations found on the GA-P35-DS3S. Nevertheless, is the GA-P31-DS3L that currently sells for about $75 USD able to perform well under Linux like the GA-P35-DS3S?

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: KDE 4

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 will see the first small parts of KDE 4 creeping into the distribution. KDE 3 will still be the default KDE session for openSUSE 10.3, but KDE 4 will be making its way in steadily. Today we will see what exactly is new in openSUSE 10.3’s KDE 4 applications and we’ll also be talking to Dirk Müller, a long-time openSUSE and KDE core developer.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Gnome Remaster - Versatile Personality with a Simple Look

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I have been looking for official PCLinuxOS Gnome version since 2005. Thanks God it’s now in the making. I came across a Gnome remaster of PCLinuxOS 2007 at www.linuxgator.org

30 days with JFS

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linux.com: The Journaled File System (JFS) is a little-known filesystem open sourced by IBM in 1999 and available in the Linux kernel sources since 2002. To learn more about JFS, I installed it as my root filesystem. I found it to be a worthy alternative to the bigger names.

ReactOS – the open-source Windows 2000/XP alternative

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OS

techlogg.com: The push for an open-source operating system is hardly newsworthy stuff, after all, Linux has been championing the idea for years. The only problem is that Linux is no Windows replacement. And that’s what ReactOS is aiming to do.

CFS Digressions

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "In the patch you really remove _a_lot_ of stuff," commented Roman Zippel in his reaction to Ingo Molnar's latest updates to the Completely Fair Scheduler.

PC-BSD Day 9: Communication

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KDE
BSD

ruminations: For the larger part of the last 12 months I have been using Ubuntu and the GNOME desktop. Now it’s time to take a closer look at the KDE desktop and really use the applications that were designed for it.

Open source prima donnas to crush IBM, BEA and MS in 2008

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OSS

the register: If you have anything at all to do with open source software, you'll want to listen to Episode 2 of Open Season because there's a good chance we said something good or bad about you.

today's leftover links

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News
  • OSS & IT Analyst Firms

  • Nine Inch Nails' open source remix album available as free torrent
  • Asia On My Mind
  • South Africa: Celebrate software freedom this Saturday
  • Gartner Open Source Conference
  • Open standards 'more important' than open source
  • Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format
  • The open source volume myth
  • BootUtils - Seeker of the Root Volume
  • Belkin Wireless N1 On Ubuntu

Arch Linux Review

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Linux

dvd-guides.com: The Arch Linux project was started by Judd Vinet in his attempt to create his own ideal distribution. He wanted to make a lightweight and simple system aimed at power users. I believe that Arch is an excellent flavor of Linux that hasn't got the share of publicity and attention if deserves from the community yet.

sidux 2007-03 Review - The Sexiest

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Linux

linuxseekers.com: Sidux 2007-03 is a Sid-based Live CD. For those who need a "more-friendly" and more stable Debian sid, then Sidux is for you. I think Sidux would also appeal to those users who prefer a rolling-release type of Linux distro, so that they don't have to reinstall the resident Linux distro whenever the "hot cake" arrives every 4 to 6 months.

Ubuntu saved the day

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rare-it.com/blog: My PC died two days ago. I bought new hardware. Today I assembled the whole shebang. Not knowing what to expect when powering up the system, I could never have guessed I was in for a very very pleasant surprise.

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Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more