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Sabayon Linux 3.4 Review - Almost Perfect

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Linux

cybernet: I managed to find a lot of time over the weekend to play with the new Ubuntu 7.10 that was released on Thursday. It took a little bit of extra work to get the restricted drivers installed, and then to enable Compiz Fusion, but it was well worth it.

Ripping and Encoding Audio Files in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: Listening to the music played back from original audio CDs on a home computer creates clear discomfort — the CD drive is being blocked and the CDs have to be changed again and again (unless you have a home jukebox). Now it’s time we learn to rip (grab) our own audio collection and save it to a hard disk in the form of .mp3, .ogg, or .flack files.

Adding Avant Window Navigator to your Ubuntu install

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HowTos

arsgeek: Avant Window Navigator, or AWN is a neat little dock that sits at the base of your monitor and looks exceedingly nice. It’s a great addition to your compiz-fusion install (in fact, you need compiz or something like it running for AWN to work).

KDE 4 Beta 3 - Screenshot Tour

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KDE

liquidat: While I had some trouble testing the newest KDE 4 Beta release on my test machine, the KDE Four LiveCD works surprisingly well. According to Stephan the version used on this LiveCD is KDE 4 Beta 3 plus a set of recent patches.

Ubuntu: where to from here?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: In business, as in many other things in life, it is relatively easy to plan for failure. I guess we all do it in some small way, one of the most common being the way people back up their digital personal files to guard against hardware failure or file corruption. But how does one plan for success?

K/Ubuntu 7.10 vs PCLinuxOS 2007 showdown

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Linux

Tryst with Linux: Due to limited harddisk place, and partly because of my desire to try something new, I erased my PCLinuxOS 2007 to try out the new Ubuntu 7.10 (and also Kubuntu). What I present now are some impressions of my use of both operating systems.

Exploring the technical details of Nokia's N810 operating system

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Linux

arstechnica: Nokia's recent announcement of the upcoming N810 Internet Tablet is very exciting news for mobile Linux enthusiasts. We have already covered the initial announcement, but this followup discusses some additional details about the N810 operating system and development platform that have been revealed by Nokia's Maemo team.

Why ChaseyLane uses gutsy

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Ubuntu

silentcoder.co.za: So why is it then, that ChaseyLane is running Gutsy. Actually the choice wasn’t made originally. I was going to load PCLOS on it, but PCLOS couldn’t see my SATA drives, this being because the relatively new SiS made SATA2 chipset is only supported in kernels post 2.6.22 - and PCLOS-2007 has 2.6.18. This forced me to use a newer distro as I cannot install a distro that cannot see my hard drives.

Another false dawn for open source in UK schools?

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: Two big open source stories from the UK: not only is retailing behemoth Tesco selling PCs bundled with the Ubuntu operating system but Becta, the government agency responsible for technology in the education system, has reported Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Vista versus The Gutsy Gibbon - Ubuntu 7.10

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OS

zdnet community blogs: I'm currently using seven computers. Of those seven, three run XP, one runs Ubuntu 6.06, two are now on Ubuntu 7.10, and one is Vista.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configure GNU Screen to handle multiple terminals

  • Howto : Install The Flock Browser On (K,X)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • compile fluxbox under ubuntu

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 225

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Mandriva Linux 2008

  • Interviews: Anne Nicolas, Director of Engineering, Mandriva
  • News: Ubuntu "Gutsy", Mandriva vs openSUSE, Fedora 9 development changes, KDE Four Live, Slackware Current, FreeSBIE and DesktopBSD updates
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 7.10, Foresight Linux 1.4.1
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1
  • Site news: The Page Hit Ranking experiment
  • New additions: elpicx
  • New distributions: MythDora, TeenPup, Vacarm Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

OS shorts

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Linux
  • A eulogy for Lowarch

  • Red Hat not resting on its laurels, hires "Transformation" executive
  • Is Grandma’s Linux called Mac OS X?
  • Kubuntu 7.10 - initial impressions, yawn.
  • Linux Will Displace Unix When It Comes To New Apps

The biggest hindrance to OpenOffice dominance is Sun itself

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OOo

raiden's realm blogs: One of the things that bothers me profusely about OpenOffice is Sun’s maniacal infatuation with controlling every square inch of OpenOffice, including all the copyrights to the code within it.

Linux frag-fest: the games Linux plays

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Gaming

iTWire: You know Linux will handle all your web browsing needs, your e-mail, your office apps. But when it comes to gaming, what do you do? If you’re a hard-core gamer are you stuck in a Windows world, or the netherworld of dual-booting?

The Perfect Linux OS

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: If all Linux distributions and projects were to merge with the goal of making a perfect computer operating system, sort of like creating a "Super OS", there is huge possibility that Microsoft's Windows will be defeated. But we all know that at the moment, a union is far from reality. So I created my own "Dream Team."

How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

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Linux

apcmag: We all know how far open source software has progressed, but has it come so far to not only challenge Windows, but replace it? Can you really install Linux and open source software in place of Windows, and want for nothing?

Also: Things I can easily do in Linux but can't in windows

The Grill: Linus Torvalds in the Hot Seat

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld: Linus Torvalds was only 22 in 1991 when he decided to share with friends and colleagues the code of Linux, the new operating system he had created. The University of Helsinki computer science student couldn’t have imagined the revolution his decision was about to ignite.

Also: *Cleaning Up irq Handlers
* Checkpatch --strict Mode
* Design First
* Unpredictable...

Ubuntu has an identity crisis

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: IMAGINE YOU'RE HEAD OF IT at a large company. You're standing in front of the board explaining why you want to switch from Windows to Linux. Everything's going swimmingly until you let slip that you want this bunch of middle-aged fogeys in sober suits to bet the farm on something called Gutsy Gibbon.

Also: * Ubuntu Studio 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots
* Grandmom’s guide to Ubuntu: It’s Gutsy Gibbon time, it’s Gutsy Gibbon time…
* Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Swings In
* open trends — ubuntu 7.10 a.k.a. gutsy gibbon
* Ubuntu Open Week Is Here
* How To Install Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 from sources on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
* From here, Gutsy is holding up well

RIP Linux "Greenphone"

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Sci/Tech

linuxdevices: Trolltech has discontinued its Linux-based "Greenphone" development platform. Trolltech made a big splash with the Greenphone at LinuxWorld 2006. As the first Linux-based mobile phone with user-modifiable firmware, the phone was designed to provide wireless carriers and third-party application developers real-world target hardware.

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.