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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 5:06pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 5:05pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 5:02pm
Story Leveraging the power of academia in your open source project Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 4:52pm
Story Tails 1.3.1 Is an Emergency Release to Patch Critical Security Issues in Tor Browser Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 4:50pm
Story Ten years of Kubuntu Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 4:47pm
Story Neptune 4.3 available Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 4:43pm
Story Apparently, Ubuntu Doesn’t Need Blu-ray Burning Support Roy Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 4:32pm
Story Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.0 RC5 with Several Updated Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 9:07am
Story Final 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition Is Now Available for Download with MakeMKV Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 9:05am

some odds & ends

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News
  • Encode/decode 3GPP AMR files

  • Stupid Perl Tricks
  • Extracting Different File Types
  • Join all avi files in one
  • How-To: Virtual emails accounts with Postfix and Dovecot
  • Using “at” command to schedule jobs in Linux
  • How to restrict features of the KDE desktop for users on OpenSuse 11.x
  • thinkpad_handler ACPI Script for Lenovo T61 hotkeys
  • Using the builtin GPS in a Thinkpad X200 under Linux
  • Mandriva 2009.0 Sucks (To say nothing of Fedora 10.0)
  • Countdown Banner selection for KDE 4.2
  • LCA2009: Getting FOSS developers and companies to play nicely
  • Kdenlive - Free opensource video editor in openSUSE
  • You Got Your WindowMaker In My Peanut Butter
  • Enterprise Linux? Not so fast.
  • And now openSUSE
  • Gentoo Newsletter - An Alternative Solution

Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

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Software

techworld.com.au: Enterprise networks now have an alternative choice to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) servers, with the open source Samba project aiming for feature parity with the forthcoming release of version 4.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: It's OK to Say 'I'm Sorry'

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, has learned the tough lessons of management. Just six months after taking the COO job at Delta Air Lines, he had to guide the company through bankruptcy and earned a reputation as a turnaround expert.

'Lost in Space' robot actor Bob May dies

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Obits

nydailynews.com (AP): Actor Bob May, best known for playing the robot on TV's "Lost in Space," has died. He was 69.

Ubuntu vs Mandriva and paradigm shift

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Linux

irrisorie.thetorturegarden: I’m primarily a Linux user, but the main reason I ended up with Ubuntu on the desktop was primarily due to wireless support. However it occurred to me that the more popular a distribution gets the more popular still it’s bound to become.

My sweet desktop environment - KDE 4.2 RC

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KDE

blog.solnic.eu: About a month ago I installed Gentoo Linux on my MacBook Pro and I just want to show you some screenshots of a just released KDE 4.2 RC that is totally amazing…

Also: KDE 4.2 Beta on openSUSE 11.1

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #125

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #125 for the week of January 11th- January 17th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Jaunty Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Developer Week, and Fridge Mockups.

The Evolution of Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a situation where a KVM was the cause of Xorg not being able to read the correct modes from my monitor. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but in the process I discovered something about the most recent Xorg that is both exciting and disturbing at the same time.

My first year with Linux

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Linux

ldjackson.net: As of December 25, 2008 it has been a year since I first installed a Linux distro on my home computer. With the help of my brother, I installed Debian based sidux and I have to say, I have been very pleased with the results. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts about my first full year of using Linux.

Linux Broadcasts

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Linux

rktoday.blogspot: As a big proponent of the GNU/Linux operating system, I thought I would recommend a few broadcasts you can listen to on the Internet that deal with this great alternative to Microsoft Windows.

Linux Development, is it ready for mainstream?

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: There are tens ( hundreds? ) of thousands of developers dedicating free time to writing fantastic software for Linux, and there is no doubt in my mind that the popularity of the Linux desktop is rapidly increasing. But what is the state of Linux for the average modern developer?

Xara LX and the leading, bleeding edge of free software graphics

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The latest vector graphics package for GNU/Linux is a Linux port of a proprietary Windows application called “Xara Xtreme”, which is in the process of being converted to a GPL license. There are a number of sharp broken edges along this path, including non-free library dependencies that need to be free-licensed or replaced with free versions, and support for free graphics standards like SVG in order to interoperate with other packages.

AMD Catalyst vs. X.Org Radeon Driver 2D Performance

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Software

phoronix.com: One of the common complaints about the ATI Catalyst Linux driver is slow 2D performance, but is this really the case? Does AMD's binary-only Linux driver have 2D performance issues that could actually make it run slower than the open-source driver developed by the X.Org community through specifications released by AMD?

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Windows 7 Edition

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Microsoft

junauza.com: Windows 7, the much-hyped upcoming version of Windows operating system is now in Beta. And though it’s kind of promising based on reading some of the positive reviews, I know you all love seeing the infamous Blue Screen of Death.

Move over PC and Mac; it's time for "I'm Linux"

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Linux

itwire.com: The Linux Foundation hopes to succeed where Microsoft’s short-lived Jerry Seinfeld experiment failed, namely landing a glove on Apple’s unrelenting "I'm a Mac" ads. And not a moment too soon.

6 tools for configuring Firewall on Ubuntu

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Software

quicktweaks.com: With Linux you can be assured that you are safely connected to the Internet or with any network but prevention is always better than cure. One way to make sure that your computer is safely connected with the other computers (and also with the internet) is to enable firewall.

Eee PC Operating System Choices

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OS

zenco.net: Every time I visit eeeuser.com, new users always seem to pick a particular operating system for their Eee PC, then stick with it through to the end. But there isn’t anywhere that lays out the basic choices you get with the Eee PC, so I thought I’d give a brief description on each one.

Epidermis Theme Manager: Promising for the Future, Problematic for Now

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Software

linuxloop.com: Epidermis is a project that promises to bring together all the aspects of a complete GNOME theme in to a single interface, allowing you to install and apply a completely new theme in a single click.

atop: an ASCII full-screen performance monitor

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Every system administrator must be familiar with the top(1) command that shows the most active running processes in a Linux environment. atop is different than that.

Open Source Alternatives

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Software

mr-oss.com: Open source is rarely taken seriously. It has became a buzzword just like going green. What can open source actually do for your organization? What alternatives are available to replace our proprietary systems?

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