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Story 10 free Linux e-books srlinuxx 1 26/02/2012 - 2:41am
Blog entry Consoles of yesteryear.. fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:34pm
Blog entry A week with Sabayon on the Macbook Pro fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:32pm
Story Review: Archbang Linux srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:47pm
Story What I do srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:30pm
Story Book Review: The Linux Command Line srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:25pm
Story Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7 srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:21pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 25/02/2012 - 2:43pm
Story The Problem with Tablets and the Spark Solution srlinuxx 1 25/02/2012 - 10:28am
Story Linux Mint 12 Gnome Review srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 1:10am

Linux and pornography

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A Blog Of Gentoo: The fact of installing Linux OS is not, unfortunately, considered a crime under the Russian law. Linux on computer is the same as pornography.

GIMP tricks: Neon inscription

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polishlinux: In this tutorial we are going to show how to prepare a Neon inscription in GIMP (based on this example). The article is meant for beginners, but you should know at least the basics of using GIMP in order to succeed.

Focus: Rhythmbox and Amarok

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Software Rhythmbox is the default music player for Ubuntu/GNOME and Amarok for KDE. Both are ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ style programs and both are featured in our upcoming book. Why not revive the GNOME vs KDE debate a bit and compare these two programs.

The Top Ten Advantages Of Linux

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Linux Here are some of the advantages of Linux that are often cited when comparing Linux with other operating systems: (1) Low cost; (2) Stability; (3) Performance; (4) Network friendlyness; (5) Flexibility; (6) Compatibility; (7) Choice; (8 ) Fast and easy installations; (9) Multitasking; (10) Open source.

Suse is back

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blogbeebe: Well, that lasted what, a whole week (seven complete days)? I went completely over to Ubuntu 7.04 on europa and discovered that there were enough rough edges and sharp corners that I grew to miss Suse's capabilities and stability.

Linux: 2.6.22-rc1, You Name It, It's There

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kernelTRAP: "Ok, the merge window has closed, and 2.6.22-rc1 is out there," Linus Torvalds announced on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. He noted that there were a large number of changes, "almost seven thousand files changed, and that's not double-counting the files that got moved around."

Metric equivalent of Microsoft fonts for Linux

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All about Linux: Visit any random website and chances are the website expects your machine to have a set of fonts which have become the de-facto standard on the Internet. The fonts being Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New and so on. Microsoft does not licence third parties to redistribute these fonts - a reason why you don't find these commonly used popular fonts installed in Linux by default. This is going to change once and for all.

MPGTX: Lossless editing of MPEG video

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Debian Package of the Day: MPEG is the JPEG of the video world. It is a format that plays everywhere, and has built-in lossy compression. Unfortunately, that means that, also like a JPEG, if you open and edit an MPEG you will lose more and more quality with each save. Worse, since video files tend to be large, many people will take MPEG compression as far as it will go, creating files that look yucky to start with.

Howto: Troubleshoot Nvidia drivers with the Ubuntu 7.04 desktop CD

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Motho ke motho ka botho: Part of the difficulty in troubleshooting a video driver issue is that after two or three unsuccessful tries, settings are changed and it’s hard to tell if new problems have cropped up as a result. Too many tweaks and changes, added and removed packages, installed and uninstalled drivers and it’s a challenge to make sure the old changes you’ve made aren’t keeping the new ones from taking effect.

Microsoft and SanDisk to develop portable usb desktop

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iTWire: Microsoft and flash memory maker SanDisk have teamed up to develop new portable USB flash drives that can be automatically loaded with their desktop software applications and personal settings, as well as data.

KDE 4.0-alpha1: still a proof of concept

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Beranger: I do not intend to be rude and inconsiderate for the hard work of an entire team, but if KDE 4.0 will release end-October, it will be a big stain on the image of the KDE project. The current 3.90.1 is still what I would call "a proof of concept", for not saying it's a joke.

Project launch: openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager

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/dev/loki: Today we had our first/kick-off IRC meeting about the "openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager" project.

Coupla Short Howtos:

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Installing Ubuntu Studio Theme

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Complicated Mind: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu. It’s built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. Because I don’t do audio, video and graphic editing or creation, so I didn’t install Ubuntu Studio. But from the screenshot, I really like the theme that is used by Ubuntu Studio. So I decide to install the theme into my Feisty Fawn.

Lazarus: Pascal and Delphi Rise Again

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Linux Online: Lazarus is a RAD tool, or Rapid Application Development tool that runs on the three major platforms (Linux, Windows and Mac OS). It is very similar to Delphi, a popular RAD developed by Borland. And like Delphi, it uses a variant of Pascal for its underlying programming language. In Lazarus' case, it's Free Pascal.

New IT course at seven institutions

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the star: NOVELL Inc has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven universities and institutes of higher learning to offer Open Source and Linux training as part of their information technology curriculum.

Review: Pardus Linux 2007.1

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Seopher: Pardus is a relatively unknown release funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. It has a range of unique features and clearly has converted some fans on basis I'm sitting here playing with it because readers recommended it. So let's see what this KDE release can do.

TX Students may get recycled Linux computers

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Linux Some students in the Northwest school district don’t have computers at home, but administrators hope that will change soon. in Education: A Roundup

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Linux In Novell’s East Region: Wow, sometimes you think you’re really tied into a product and who’s using it and where, but even I was surprised at the amount of people and institutions deploying, using and enhancing The vast majority are kind enough to take the time to document their experiences so others can take advantage of those findings.

The Red Hat business model, Part II

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Matt Asay: I've written once on this topic before, but never with Red Hat's assistance. But yesterday I got to present the Red Hat subscription model with two members of Red Hat's legal team. And all throughout the Summit I had open source entrepreneurs asking me for clarification on just how the model works.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version, firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
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  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

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Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

  • Linux Foundation’s Blockchain Collective Hyperledger Hits 100 Members
    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
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  • Sasken becomes member of Automotive Grade Linux
    Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has announced its membership with Automotive Grade Linux as its bronze member. This will enable Sasken to provide solutions to customers on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Sasken will provide product development and system integration services for automotive customers spanning in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), instrument cluster, heads-up display and telematics.