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Story Ongoing developments – the kernel column Rianne Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:40pm
Story Why Linux Isn't Winning Over Mac Users Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:30pm
Story Linux goes to CES Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:27pm
Story 9 Linux distros to watch in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:25pm
Story 3 ways to run 'normal' Linux on a Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:22pm
Story Gen-2 SmartThings hub migrates to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:22pm
Story How HP Helion can enhance enterprises’ move towards open source clouds Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:18pm
Story Update on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and FIPS 140 validations Rianne Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:10pm
Story Native WhatsApp Shown Running on Samsung's Z1 Tizen Smartphone Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 9:00pm
Story Longtime Android fan switches to the iPhone 6 and ‘instantly’ regrets it Rianne Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 8:54pm

KDE 4.2 is flat out going to rock

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KDE

movingparts.net: That’s my prediction. Of course, the truth of the matter is that KDE 4.2 (trunk) flat out rocks today. Seriously. I have never been more excited about the Linux desktop than I am right now.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How-To Triple Boot XP, Vista, Ubuntu Linux (Part 2)

  • create an envelope in OOo
  • Convert CloneCD disc image (.img) format to standard ISO (.iso)
  • Automated processing tools for better digital pictures
  • Examining the compilation process. part 3
  • Sun Presenter Console extension is useful but undocumented

  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) on Compaq Evo N610c
  • Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
  • When Device Support Goes Beyond Drivers
  • Linux Mint: A better Ubuntu
  • yet another reason to use linux
  • Review: All to AVI
  • Linux Void: Episode 12 - Progress?
  • The War of the Browsers
  • openSUSE 11.1 YaST preview - What’s the next step?
  • Debian gets ported to the G1
  • Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu Linux
  • Losing faith in F/LOSS, lastly because of OpenOffice.org 3.0.0
  • Debian Pure Blends
  • Interview: Amanda McPherson on the $25 Billion Linux Ecosystem
  • If The Matrix Runs on Windows
  • OpenOffice.org Achieves Ten Million Downloads
  • X3: Reunion Finally Goes Gold On Linux

How (and Why) To Wrap Your Head Around Free Software Licensing

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OSS

daniweb.com: Open source software is being taken seriously as a viable alternative to expensive proprietary applications but it's important to realize that, like its commercial brethren, it comes with a license for use. It's also important to remember that all open source licensing is not created equal.

KDE compositing in openSUSE11.1

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SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: As you might have noticed, KDE 4.1.3 has been released. The changelog part for KWin has just one change worth mentioning. But that is not the case for users of the openSUSE KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop packages.

How to ensure that your distribution gets rave reviews

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Linux

itwire.com: Companies which sell GNU/Linux distributions could increase the profile and sales of their products in one way: install them on top-tier laptops, tune them up so that everything runs like a dream and then hand them out to those who write about GNU/Linux.

First Programming Language - Python/Ruby?

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terminally-incoherent.com: A little while ago we had an interesting discussion on what programming language should be taught to CS majors. I think that overwhelming number of people agreed that C++ is a solid choice because provides students with a very solid, low level background.

Booting Debian in 14 seconds

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Linux

debian-administration.org: Many readers will have heard about Arjan van de Ven and Auke Kok's work to boot an ASUS Eee 901 in 5 seconds. Inspired by this work, and because I have the same laptop, I decided to try to reproduce their results. So far I have not come very close to their 5 seconds, but I have made some significant improvements.

Go-oo: A Lighter, Faster OpenOffice, With Extras

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OOo

ostatic.com: One of the main complaints about the open source OpenOffice.org suite of productivity applications is that the applications are slow compared to the comparable Microsoft Office apps. If you've run into this problem, try Go-oo.

The Future of C++

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Software

theunixgeek.blogspot: Bjarne Stroustrup began C with Classes in 1979, as a better C that supports object-oriented programming, generic programming, and data abstraction. In 1983, it became C++. Nearing the end of the century, 1998, a C++ ANSI-ISO standard was created. Sometime in the near future, C++0x is coming along.

Free as in beer, but what about the liver transplant?

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OSS

bushweed.blogspot: When it comes to business, it's all about cost. Software is certainly no exception. From a business point of view, what does free software mean? If it's just free, and i'll maintain the simile of free beer, why isn't every art department using Blender or Gimp?

The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

itnews.com.au: Often unsung and underappreciated, their own personalities or lifestyles usually keep them from gaining greater public recognition. With so many great minds to choose from, it was all but impossible to narrow this list down to ten but after considerable argument we’re managed it.

Ubuntu vs OS X: The deathmatch

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Ubuntu

regebro.wordpress: As you may have seen from my recent posts I’m trying out OS X. There is no doubt that for the casual computer users viewpoint OS X kicks Linux’s ass. But I’m a open source computer programmer, and for us things are definitely not as clear cut. Five years ago, they probably would have been, but then Ubuntu arrived.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Featured on 60 minutes

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SUSE

opsamericas.com: For anyone who was paying attention to this weeks 60 Minutes episode on CBS, you may have seen a clip of the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC with a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop sticker on it!

Linux software installation myths

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: In a recent story about Microsoft running scared of Linux, I got a lot of mail saying things like, "when installing programs becomes as easy as Windows then Microsoft will be in trouble....most people couldn't be bothered stuffing around trying to find programs that will work and then figuring out how to install [them]." Ah, hello, it's actually easier to install software in Linux than it is in Windows.

Are Game Developers Finally Seeing the Linux Light?

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Linux

dthomasdigital.wordpress: In my last post one of the the feedback responses I received quipped that Linux was not ready for everyone. Among the many reason was that people wanted to play the latest games and that the latest games don’t come on the Linux platform.

Windows 7 no threat to netbook Linux

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linux-watch.com: I've been nonplussed the last few weeks as ordinarily sane compu-journalists opine that Windows 7 will somehow kill Linux on netbooks. This weekend, I had a chance to actually see XP running on an EEE 900, and I can tell you, Linux has nothing to fear from Redmond.

Could Mepis have been Ubuntu?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Today SimplyMepis is back and in full swing with a beta available of SimplyMepis 8, most people would never know this due to the incredible lack of media coverage. After all, Linux is never spoken of these days without the name Ubuntu accompanying it. With any luck, this article will work to change this.

5 very basic things Windows 7 still isn't any good at

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Microsoft

downloadsquad.com: I've noticed five issues so far that, though minor, leave me wondering if Microsoft is going to be able to pull off a really great OS by its projected mid-2009 release.

The Force Is With Red Hat

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Red Hat has found a way to link open source with Star Wars. Sci-Fi Geeks across the galaxy must be celebrating. And Red Hat is set to more effectively navigate the digital entertainment universe. Here’s the scoop.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 8

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Will the use of Linux void the manufacturer’s warranty of your computer hardware? This is one fear that prevents some people from making the leap to Linux, which is why it is on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns. The short answer is, it depends; however, there are steps that you can take to increase your probability of receiving service under a warranty.

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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