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Story The rise of the Linux hyper-distro srlinuxx 15/08/2012 - 5:39pm
Story From Windows to Linux Part One: The Newbie srlinuxx 15/08/2012 - 5:37pm
Story KDE 4.9: As Pretty and Peppy as a Linux Desktop Can Be srlinuxx 15/08/2012 - 5:34pm
Blog entry LibreOffice 3.6 is ready for us. revdjenk 15/08/2012 - 2:36pm
Story Saving Mandriva srlinuxx 2 14/08/2012 - 7:57pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 14/08/2012 - 9:47am
Story Best Educational Linux Distributions srlinuxx 14/08/2012 - 3:02am
Story GNOME opts for pristine GNOME OS dev environment srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 8:34pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 469 srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 7:38pm
Story Canonical Showcases Desktop Linux, Inside the Browser srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 7:36pm

The Peer to Patent Project Has Begun - 5 patents listed

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Misc

Groklaw: The first patent applications we are invited to try to disqualify by looking for prior art have been posted on the Peer to Patent Project website. This is the project working to provide the USPTO with information about prior art during the application process.

Skype staff play good cop bad cop with Linux users

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Software

Daniweb: A member of Skype staff posting in the Linux support forum there seems to have taken a course in customer relations from if his responses to criticism of the lack of real world development of the Linux version of Skype, compared to Windows development, are anything to go by.

Mark Shuttleworth: A rags to space tale

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Interviews

ComputerWorld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African into space, paying US$20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world. He is also the founder of HBD Venture Capital and the non-profit Shuttleworth Foundation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th June 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Work on engine configurability, data management, a packaging system for Plasmoids and themes, and new refinements in desktop icon interaction in Plasma. The Oxygen window decoration and widget are both moved into kdebase.

Mint Linux 3.0 Light Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix: The Light edition of the Mint 3.0 Linux distribution is now available. Compared to the regular version of Mint, the Light edition ships without proprietary software, patented technologies, and support for restricted formats. We took a peek this afternoon at this GNOME-based LiveCD distribution.

Mount and Sync Network Shares Using Smb4K

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Linux App Finder: I often find myself working with data that's stored on multiple computers, and with KDE's network transparency this is an easy thing to do. But of course there are times when network access isn't available, and in this situation being able to easily sync data between two drives is a huge convenience. My solution is Smb4K.

The end of the CK kernel patch set

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Linux

Frederik's Blog: Today kernel developer Con Kolivas announced that he will stop developing his Linux patch which improves desktop performance. The CK patch set was popular especially amongst desktop users who want to get maximum performance out of their machine.

GPLv2 or GPLv3?: Inside the Debate

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OSS

datamation: The third version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) won't be released until the end of June. Yet, already, it is proving one of the most controversial developments ever in the free and open source software (FOSS)communities.

Snownews - a command line feed reader

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Software

FOSSwire: Feed technology such as RSS and Atom is something that a lot of websites and blogs use to deliver their content directly to users, rather than having the users have to come to the actual site. There are several command line feed reading applications that are available. One of these is called Snownews.

Getting Yesterdays or Tomorrows day with shell date command

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HowTos

nixcraft: When invoked without arguments, the date command displays the current date and time. Depending on the options specified, date will set the date and time or print it in a user defined way.

Ubuntu Feisty on your USB drive - finally!

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HowTos

xubuntublog: Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” contained some new packages, it also introduced a bug due to which your data would no longer be saved. When it was released, this bug still wasn’t fixed. It is expected to be fixed in the next release, 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”, to be released in October of this year. Up until then, we’re out of luck. You’d think.

Also: ‘wget -c’ Bug in Download Script Generated by Synaptic in Ubuntu

Ubuntu says no, but will the Mandriva management follow suit?

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MDV

opensourcelearning: On the Mandriva Cooker mailinglist there was the following request based on my earlier article that made the case that Mandriva and TurboLinux might be next to partner with Microsoft.

Why Microsoft and Linux companies are tying the knot

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linux-watch: OK, so why have Novell, Xandros, and Linspire all gotten into bed with Microsoft? Is it... They were seduced by Steve Ballmer's charming smile? They've gone over to the dark side of the force? Terror of Microsoft's mighty patent portfolio had them groveling at Microsoft's feet?

Open-source desktop quest almost complete

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OSS

ComputerWorld: Is 2008 the year of the open-source desktop? Red Hat Linux is now widely deployed on the servers in my datacentre. Users have no idea what operating system underlies our web applications and databases, nor do they care, as long as those tools are highly available.

Ubuntu Linux Just Plain Rocks!

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Ubuntu

lockergnome blogs: One thing I’ve been meaning to talk about on here is Ubuntu Linux, which I installed on my laptop about three weeks ago. I went with Ubuntu 7.04, and after the mere 10 minutes it took to install it, I never looked back since.

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With getmail (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

Getmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers; it is very similar to fetchmail, but more flexible.

Installing Software for Viewing DVD Movies on Dell's Ubuntu E1505N

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Ubuntu

About.com: I have been using my Inspiron E1505 running Ubuntu Linux for a full week now, and it's been a pleasure. This notebook computer has a lot of little nice features that make it pleasant to work with. Here is how I got the unit to play DVD movies.

No Microsoft patent deal for Ubuntu

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linux-watch: In a recent column, I speculated that Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, might make Ubuntu the next Linux distribution to make a deal with Microsoft. The matter has also been hotly spoken about in some of the Ubuntu mailing lists. Unfortunately, no one seems to have actually read my column.

Alternative GUIs: GoblinX

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Linux

GoblinX is a live Linux distribution based on Slackware 11, written by a Brazillian developer who goes by the pseudonym Grobsch. It comes with five different window managers/GUIs, and uses custom artwork for each of them that's quite unlike anything you've seen before.

New Google Linux Apps Coming Soon

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Google

phoronix: In addition to Chris DiBona's words about NVIDIA and ATI binary display drivers, Google had also made an interesting splash at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit (which they had kindly hosted at their Mountain View campus) during a presentation by the Google Linux Client Team. What was it?

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today's leftovers

  • GoboLinux 016
    GoboLinux is available for 64-bit x86 computers exclusively. The ISO I downloaded for GoboLinux 016 was 958MB in size. Booting from the installation media brings up a text-based menu system where we are asked to select our preferred language from a list of six European languages. We are then asked to select our keyboard's layout from another list. At this point, the system drops us to a command prompt where we are logged in as the root user. The default shell is zsh. A welcome message lets us know we can run the startx command to launch a desktop environment or run the Installer command to begin installing the distribution.
  • Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime
    The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup.
  • It’s ‘Best Linux Distro’ Time Again
    It’s time to start the process of choosing the FOSS Force Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Desktop Linux Distro for 2016. This is the third outing for our annual poll, which began in a March, 2015 contest that was won by Ubuntu, which bested runner-up Linux Mint by only 11 votes. Last year we moved the voting up to January, in a contest which saw Arch Linux as the overall winner, with elementary OS in second place. Just like last year, this year’s polling will be a two round process. The first round, which began early Friday afternoon when the poll quietly went up on our front page, is a qualifying round. In this round, we’re offering a field of 19 of the top 20 distros on Distrowatch’s famous “Page Hit Ranking” list. Those whose favorite distro isn’t on the list shouldn’t worry — your distro’s not out of the game yet. Below the poll there’s a place to write-in any distro that’s not in the poll to be tallied for possible inclusion in the second and final round of polling to follow.
  • Tracktion NAMM 2017 Preview [Ed: Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu]
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