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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim Cheatsheet

  • How to mount Linux filesystem under FreeBSD
  • 5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu
  • Tuning the Linux file system Ext3
  • Recover a corrupted signatures rpm database
  • OpenOffice.org Tip - Disable the ‘Help Agent’ Popup
  • Recover your lost Root Password openSUSE
  • Forwarding X over SSH in 3 simple steps
  • Teach an old shell new tricks with BashDiff
  • Using dmidecode to find out what memory chips you have
  • Tip: Bash Shortcuts
  • Easy way to insert nonbreaking hyphen, etc. in OOo Writer
  • Where to search Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA)
  • Copying a Filesystem between Computers

How Linux Mint proved to be unacceptable for a reliable usage

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Linux

beranger.org: How would you call a distro that includes some of the specific bits needed to run the desktop only on the installation CD, but not as packages in the online repos? And it's more than that — read on.

Gentoo on a Asus EEE PC 901

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Linux

Heretic and Hexen goes GNU GPLv2

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OSS
Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The source code for Heretic and Hexen has been re-released under the GNU General Public License, and is now available from Sourceforge. This release will allow GPL Doom source ports to freely integrate support for Heretic and Hexen.

My opinion of Mono

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Software

dev-loki.blogspot: As it seems like everyone has to voice her opinion on Mono, I'll do as well. First of all, I don't like C# as a programming language. And I think that Anders Hejlsberg is wrong on many things. N

'Lame Duck challenge' met, so software is free

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Software

PR: The catastrophic cratering of the global economy, falling gas prices and President George W. Bush's recent executive activities have indirectly prompted Saint Paul gadfly software developers CodeWeavers, Inc., to provide free software for every American on Oct. 28, company officials reluctantly announced today.

11 secrets for lazy Linux cluster admins

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Linux

Discover how to reduce Linux cluster admin effort, regardless of number of nodes.

Netbooks: The Linux Trojan Horse

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Linux
Hardware

techradar.com: For better or worse, Linux has always had a reputation as being the geeks' OS. With netbooks, this isn't the case. Neither the Windows nor Linux systems on the market are really being sold as computers as such, but a handy device that people buy for specific functions.

Also: How many distros can a healthy netbook market stand?

Torvalds: Real quality means taking it personally

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: The Linux Foundation (LF) has posted a ten-minute video interview with kernel coordinator Linus Torvalds. Held during the Linux Foundation's recent Linux Kernel Summit, the interview reveals the Linux founder speaking out on issues ranging from kernel/userland interactions to why Linux has so many interfaces.

ubuntu, ubuntu, ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth: "I don't think anyone can make money from the Linux desktop."

  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10, 3G tethering works very well
  • Can the New Ubuntu Save You Money?
  • Canonical is not cash flow positive
  • Notes from Setting Up Ubuntu Server on Linode
  • Official 8.10 release news: where they messed up
  • Seen on campus: 2 Ubuntu Laptop Success Stories
  • Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding
  • Ubuntu 8.10 due Thursday; profitability not so fast
  • Mark Shuttleworth and the Grand Linux Vision
  • New Ubuntu Initiatives
  • Help us test the Kubuntu 8.10 Candidate CDs

Could a Linux Gaming Console Ever Work?

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Linux
Hardware

ostatic.com: A few days ago, Kristin covered Envizions Computer Entertainment's announcement that it will deliver its EVO Linux-based gaming console on November 18th. She predicted that the announcment would probably stoke the long-standing fire surrounding whether Linux can ever be a viable gaming platform, and indeed it did.

Results of the 1st openSUSE Board Election

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SUSE

opensuse.org: So the polls are closed now and all votes have been accounted for and confirmed valid, and we are now proud to announce the election results!

John Galt is dead or Linus shrugs

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: John Galt is the lead character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Galt represents Rand’s ideal of objectivism, of free market absolutism and rule by those few who dominate the market. Linus is the anti-Galt.

Please Vote in our Latest Poll

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If you haven't yet, would you please vote in our latest poll submitted by bigbearomaha concerning your preferred Linux install media? I was wanting to use the results in an article, but there aren't nearly enough votes to be valid right now. Vote away!

Ubuntu: Vendors need to step up

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: "Intrepid Ibex", distributed as Ubuntu 8.10, goes live today for distribution later this week, and the economic crunch certainly makes the Linux variant more compelling.

Also: Ubuntu goes more mobile with 8.10 release

Linux incognito part three: Windows Vista

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Linux

itwire.com: Here's how to skin Linux to give a Windows Vista appearance. You can help provide a familiar look and feel to your Windows-trained friends and family as you coax them towards Linux. Or you can enjoy the satisfaction of having something looking like Vista actually run with stability.

Opera Sings an Ode to Browsers Everywhere

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Software

blogs.nytimes: I have to confess, I haven’t paid much attention to Opera Software until recently. The Norwegian company has been an also-ran in the browser market for 13 years. On Friday, I had a chance to sit down with its co-founder and chief executive, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner. I can’t say that I’m convinced that Opera is now poised to take the Web by storm.

5 Interesting Linux Distro Names

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Linux

yabblog.com: Debian? Ubuntu? Sidux? Pardus? Mepis? Gentoo? Whoa! Why are these Linux distros so strangely named? Why not name a OS simply - door, room or window? Although, Linux distros have very strange names but it is interesting to know, why they are called so?

Review: 64 Studio 2.x

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Linux

raiden.net: 64 Studio is a Linux distribution built upon Debian with both 64 bit processors, and the designer in mind. It takes the best of Debian, strips out the unnecessary extras, then rebuilds it as a one stop shop for those doing everything from print to web design.

Ubuntu 8.10 - Comprehensive Review of 10 Main Features

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Ubuntu

blog.taragana.com: Ubuntu, right from its release, has been a very popular open source operating system for Linux lovers around the world. With its new release (Ubuntu 8.10 codenamed Intrepid Ibex) due in just 3 days' time, the hype and speculations are really reaching their heights.

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Qt/KDE: Qt5 in Debian and Slackware, QtCreator on Android, KDE Discover, and Plasma's 10th Anniversary

  • moving Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics, update II
    We started filing bugs around September 9. That means roughly 32 weeks which gives us around 5.65 packages fixed per week, aka 0.85 packages per day. Obviously not as good as we started (remaining bugs tend to be more complicated), but still quite good.
  • [Slackware] Plasma5 – April 18 edition for Slackware
    The KDE-5_18.04 release of ‘ktown‘ for Slackware-current offers the latest KDE Frameworks (5.45.0), Plasma (5.12.4) and Applications (18.04.0). The Qt5 was upgraded to 5.9.5. Read the README file for more details and for installation/upgrade instructions. Enjoy the latest Plasma 5 desktop environment.
  • Perfect Debugging Experience with QtCreator on Android
    While I was working on a yet-to-be-announced super secret and cool Qt on Android project, I had to do a lot of debugging. This way I found that debugging Qt apps on Android using QtCreator was ok, but it had some issues, which was kinda frustrating.
  • Discover – Easily Install Software on KDE Neon Desktop
    KDE Discover is an Open Source GUI app installer that comes packaged with KDE Neon. It was particularly built from the ground up to be compatible with other modern Linux distros with emphasis on beauty and convenience. KDE Discover was also designed to allow for an intuitive User Experience as it features a clean and clear layout with a high readability value which makes it easy to browse, search for, install, and uninstall applications.
  • Almost 10 years of Plasma-Desktop
    Last week I was at work and start to listen my boss said: “We need to show this to our director”. So I went to my coworker table to see what was happening. So they were using Gource to make a video about the git history of the project. Gource is a software version control visualization tool. So that triggered in my mind some memories about a friend talking about Python and showing how the project as grow in this past years, but I never discovered about the tool that made that amazing video. So well, I started to make some Gource videos, and because my love about KDE Community, why not make one about it?

GNOME: Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04, Bug Fix for Memory Leak

  • Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04 [Quick Tip]
    Ubuntu 18.04 uses a customized version of GNOME and GNOME users might not like those changes. This tutorial shows you how to install vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04. One of the main new features of Ubuntu 18.04 is the customized GNOME desktop. Ubuntu has done some tweaking on GNOME desktop to make it look similar to its Unity desktop. So you get minimize options in the windows control, a Unity like launcher on the left of the screen, app indicator support among some other changes.
  • The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak
    at this point, I think it’s safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of yesterday, the two GitLab’s MRs that help fixing that issue were merged, and will be available in the next GNOME version. The fixes are being considered for backporting to GNOME 3.28 – after making sure they work as expected and don’t break your computer.
  • The Big GNOME Shell Memory Leak Has Been Plugged, Might Be Backported To 3.28
    The widely talked about "GNOME Shell memory leak" causing excessive memory usage after a while with recent versions of GNOME has now been fully corrected. The changes are currently staged in Git for what will become GNOME 3.30 but might also be backported to 3.28. Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has provided an update on the matter and confirmed that the issue stems from GJS - the GNOME JavaScript component - with the garbage collection process not being fired off as it should.

Graphics: AMDVLK, XWayland and Vulkan

  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes
    AMD developers maintaining their official Vulkan cross-platform driver code have pushed their end-of-week updates to their external source repositories for those wanting to build the AMDVLK driver on Linux from source. This latest AMDVLK push updates not only their PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer) and XGL (Vulkan API Layer) components but it also updates their fork of the LLVM code-base used for their shader compilation.
  • EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20
    It's still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland.
  • Vulkan 1.1.74 Released With Minor Fixes & Clarifications
    Vulkan continues sticking to the "release early, release often" mantra with the availability today of Vulkan 1.1.74.

Xfce Releases/Updates

  • Xfce Settings 4.12.3 / 4.13.2 Released
    Fixes galore! Xfce Settings 4.12.3 and 4.13.2 were released on March 18th with several improvements, feature parity, and translations.
  • Xfce PulseAudio Plugin 0.4.0 (and 0.4.1) Released
    Stable as a rock. Xfce PulseAudio Plugin hit a new stable milestone with the 0.4.0 release. This release wraps up the awesome development cycle we’ve had on this over the last few months and is recommended for all users.
  • Xfce Settings Update Brings Better Multi-Monitor Support
    While still waiting on the long-awaited Xfce 4.14, out this weekend is an Xfce Settings 4.14.2 preview release as well as an Xfce Settings 4.12.3 stable series update. Both of these Xfce Settings updates bring better multi-monitor support, including visualization of all display configuration states, visually noting if two displays are mirrored, always drawing the active display last so it's on top, and a number of fixes pertaining to the multi-monitor display handling from this Xfce desktop settings agent.