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Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:53am
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Bacula: backups that don't suck

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Software

linux.com: Good systems administrators know that implementing a robust backup procedure is one of their most important duties. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most complex and least fun. So what's a budding sysadmin to do? Download the latest release of Bacula and watch those backup woes disappear into the dark of night.

Fedora Pre-Upgrade: Finally!

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I am of the not-so-humble opinion that Fedora’s upgrade process is about as pleasant as being forced to walk through the desert without a canteen of water. They did mention in Red Hat Magazine that they were working on Fedora Pre-Upgrade to address some of the issues.

Ubuntu hating and Microsoft bashing? The future of GNU/Linux

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Ubuntu

ubuntujourney.wordpress: Lately I’ve noticed an emerging trend of Ubuntu bashing. It seems that the Linux community has now included Ubuntu bashing as a extension of the Microsoft bashing fringe.

Debian developers determined to do it alone

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Frustrated software programmers unable to sign up to the voluntarily run community of developers behind the Debian GNU/Linux operating system have criticised the management of the project.

The Next Browser War

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Software

pcmag.com: Spring is the season when beta versions of long-established Web browsers make their first tentative flights out of the developers' nests, before the full-fledged versions emerge sometime later in the year. We looked at test versions of three browsers that are on their way to becoming significant.

Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron, closer to desktop nirvana

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com.au: Yet another six months has passed and another Ubuntu Linux release is out the door. April 2008 signals the release of Ubuntu 8.04. Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron, closer to desktop nirvana.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Strengths and weaknesses of Linux software RAID

  • Would you pay for a "Work in progress"?
  • Improve your Shell Fu
  • Luminotes: No-frills wiki notebook
  • Linux: Defaulting To 4K Stacks
  • ODF Now Standard in South Africa
  • Asustek to Share Eee PC at Taiwan Open Source Summit
  • Mandriva One 2008.1 and old laptop: it works \o/
  • Foresight KDE Alpha-Alpha-Pre-Alpha-Pre Screenshot
  • Council member speaks with LinuxCrazy
  • The rise of the open-source billionaire
  • Where’s the money in open source?
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Gnome 2.22
  • Three Linux HTML editors reviewed
  • Ubuntu Cheat Sheet
  • Mozilla Dev News April 22
  • KDE SOC projects published
  • Can you safely avoid Microsoft patents in open-source development?

Open-source films attack Hollywood

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Movies
OSS

news.com: It's 2018 and the Nazis are about to return from space to an unsuspecting Earth. Sound weird? It could happen. And it does in Iron Sky. The Star Wreck Studios team, based in Tampere, Finland, has built a virtual studio for Iron Sky and an open-source platform that gives anybody the chance to make a film at no cost.

“Green” Open Source Technologies for Earth Day

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OSS

socializedsoftware.com: Today is EarthDay. In recognition of Earth Day here are a few open source ideas that might help save the planet or at least extend its shelf life.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • rpm and yum rescue tips on Fedora

  • How to disable the “– MARK –” in Debian log file
  • Using spindown to prolong the life of old hard disks
  • How to reinstall GRUB on PCLinuxOS
  • Typing Nonstandard Characters on Ubuntu
  • Logical Volume Management: How PVs form VGs for LVs
  • How do I resize multiple image files using command-line tools?
  • Loop Movie, Video, and Display Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux
  • Tweak and optimize Ubuntu Linux Boot and Application Startup times dramatically
  • 100 Ubuntu Tips
  • Encode Video for the iPod Touch or iPhone

Windows installers for Linux distributions

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Linux

divyad.wordpress: Much talk has been happening about Wubi that is going to be a part of Ubuntu 8.10. However not many know that this feature is already available in Mandriva Linux. Finally lets talk a bit about UNetbootin.

Epic Games Does Suppress Linux Talk

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Last week we shared the sad reality about Unreal Tournament 3 that it's been 5 months and there's still no Linux client. It was mentioned in the news posting that forum moderators for Epic Games, the company behind the Unreal franchise, had been deleting posts of users who had inquired about the status of this game for Linux. There is now confirmation that they are taking such actions to suppress the UT3 Linux talk.

OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer's Tools

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: As the name suggests, Writer's Tools is a collection of various utilities that might be useful for writers. It's a little rough in places, being only at version 0.9.27, and possibly a little idiosyncratic, but like Emacs, Writer's Tools is so varied that it undoubtedly has something for everyone, regardless of their writing habits.

Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter?

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Caitlyn Martin: Last month distro-review ran an article titled 10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype and becoming the best OS. While I agreed with all 10 points in the article something just didn’t sit right with me. I bookmarked the article and gave it a good long think. My conclusion: the facts are correct but there are problems with both the premise and the goal of the article.

Does any open source media player stand a chance?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Gnash certainly hopes so. Gnash is an open source Flash player, being developed under the GPL. Currently available only for Linux versions such as embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, they’re working on a Windows port.

In Response to User Demand, Pidgin Forks

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Software

blog.wired.com: Version 2.4.1 made some improvements, but meanwhile the project has forked. A set of developers have created Funpidgin is a version of Pidgin with a manually resizable input box and four other additional features so far.

KDE and GNOME Buddy Up

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Software

practical-tech.com: Who would have believed it in 2004? KDE and GNOME, the two major Linux desktop interfaces, buddying up and having their annual meetings together? It would have been easier to believe in cats and dogs signing a permanent peace treaty. Believe it.

Why *I* like Linux and Unix

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Linux

aplawrence.com: There's plenty of stuff out there that tells you why you should embrace Linux and make it your own. That's not what this is: if you want to run Windows, go ahead. You may be perfectly happy. So why?

Reiser's future now in hands of jury

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Reiser

mercurynews.com: The fate of 44-year-old computer engineer Hans Reiser, who is accused of murdering his wife, now rests with the jury. The prosecution finished its rebuttal in the closing arguments to his trial Monday morning.

Free Software Magazine Awards 2008

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Misc

Nominate your entries for Free Software Magazine Awards 2008! To nominate a project, a person or a site, just leave a comment under this story or send an email with subject “Awards” to:

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