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Story The Linux Setup - Jonathan Riddell, Kubuntu Developer Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 11:36am
Story KeePass Password Management Tool, Creates Strong Passwords And Keeps Them Secure Mohd Sohail 04/02/2015 - 9:38am
Story Wordpress, How To Host And Manage On Web Server In Linux/Ubuntu, Step By Step Guide Mohd Sohail 04/02/2015 - 8:02am
Story The best open-source software for serious Linux users Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 3:52am
Story Signal analyzer runs Linux on BeagleBone Black-like core Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 12:59am
Story Announcing MongoDB 3.0 Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 12:13am
Story Wayland's Weston Now Supports Maximizing XWayland Windows Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 12:11am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 11:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 11:50pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2015 - 11:50pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Three Reasons Why All Linux Users Should Support Ubuntu

  • Smolt and openSUSE
  • Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Steams Ahead
  • The waning of pure play open source
  • Five Best CD and DVD Burning Tools
  • 2 Mindanao open source orgs receive honors
  • What to Expect From Linux as a New User
  • Open source - it's all about the value add
  • The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
  • Sexism in the IT industry
  • Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?
  • Another vulnerability in VLC media player
  • NHL using Drupal
  • Camp KDE 2009 Presentations Announced
  • AGPL Declared DFSG-Free
  • Unlock the Web with Open Source
  • Sherwin-Williams Standardizes Its Retail Stores on SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Is this OpenOffice.org's Firegull Moment?
  • Unix and Linux Troubleshooting E-Book
  • X Generic Event (XGE) Protocol Specification
  • Opera 10, another great update, another cheesy name
  • Asustek Promises OLPC XO Competitor in Q1 2009
  • On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy IPv6 connections with miredo

  • Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE
  • Configuring sudo and adding users to Wheel group
  • Beginning the boot loading process in Ubuntu
  • Adding Synaptic in Linux Mint KDE
  • Keeping tabs on your network traffic
  • OOo: Using the "Format > Default Formatting" feature in presentations
  • Qemu - running fullscreen
  • How to send email from the Linux command line
  • Ubuntu tip: backing up installed packages

A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source

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OSS

blogs.nytimes: Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. That in itself isn’t unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of software.

A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

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Ubuntu
  • A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

  • Why Ubuntu Now Beats Vista
  • Back in the Ubuntu saddle again!
  • eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu Command Line Quickstart

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 30 November 2008

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Gentoo

The November issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Kernel team, Incognito, Gentoo-wiki returns, and more!

10 ways to reduce removable media headaches in Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve shied away from Linux because of the hassle of working with removable media, you may want to take another look. Thanks to automation — and with the help of these tips — you may find that removable media is downright user friendly.

Dreamlinux 3.5: Back to the Roots

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: In today’s article we review a fresh version of Dreamlinux, a linux distribution that promises to be good-looking, lightweight yet fully featured, with useful extras available out of the box - making it an attractive package for new users.

The best Linux distributions of fall 2008

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Linux

bitburners.com: For the last year we have had the habit of summarizing the latest release cycle of Linux distributions, and let the fall of 2008 be no different. This time around the decision was easier than ever and I must say that there isn’t even serious competition to which distro shall the award go to.

My Problem With Debian

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Debian based distros. My favourites are Ubuntu, Sidux and MEPIS. In fact, I am solidly in the Debian camp. Despite this I have a problem with Debian and Debian users. It goes like this.

The KDE 4 hassle…

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KDE

keferboeck.info: With KDE 4 a main design goal was - coherent to what we where criticised for - usability and configurability. While trying to provide the same functionality we where aiming for a simpler, smoother user interface. … we just forgot to tell our users …

LyX - A mighty document processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: If you want to create book-quality articles with very little effort, increase your efficiency while working with documents by several orders of magnitude, easily create tables of contents, references or bibliography, this can mean only one thing:

gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

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Linux
  • gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

  • gOS "Cloud" instant-on OS comes to Gigabyte touchscreen netbooks
  • gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds
  • Good OS Announces Cloud — A New Operating System for 2009 (PR)

StudioDave Does A Hardware Review And Meets Ubuntu 8.10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I found a contender at Best Buy, a Hewlett-Packard G60-125NR. This purchase was risky. However, I did find some reports indicating success with recent Ubuntu systems, and the machine's hardware seemed to be a near-perfect fit for my needs.

Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

  • Mozilla Foundation and 2010 Goals
  • Why I've got the browser blues
  • Customizing Firefox
  • Recent Firefox extensions for tab addicts

Why Use Open-source Software?

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OSS
  • Why Use Open-source Software?

  • MadWifi HAL now open source
  • Google, open source and the need for governance
  • The five ages of vendor-led open source revenue strategies
  • Another tale of Open Sourcery
  • Open Source: Broken Model Or Breaking The Mold?
  • Open source is dead. Long live open source
  • An interview with Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals
  • Packing FOSS
  • Is Open Source killing small developers?
  • Saving the Intellectual Commons with Open Source

Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 3: Talk Like A Linux Geek

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: A few terms and names will help you find your way around Linux Land and sound smart. Linus Torvalds is the guy who made this Linux thing up. Often referred to on a first name only basis, like Hillary.

Non-free “blobs” in the Linux kernel?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you keep up with Linux kernel news then you might well be aware that there is a particular issue that is starting to boil up to the surface. Free Software Foundation (FSF) is changing their stance on what comprises a “free” Linux distribution.

The Open Source Year 2009

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: Every year Open Source technology is improved and extended. This post sheds some light on new technologies which might arrive in 2009.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 280

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Linux distributions and the global economic crisis

  • News: Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 performance benchmarks, Glendix brings Plan 9 to Linux, Pardus case study, VectorLinux's new graphical installer
  • Released last week: Fedora 10, FreeBSD 6.4
  • Upcoming releases: Slackware Linux 12.2, FreeBSD 7.1
  • Donations: Dillo receives €115.00
  • New additions: Wifislax
  • New distributions: 4bak, Zorin OS
  • Reader comments

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

Nepal pushes for FOSS adoption: Will the world follow?

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OSS

linuxsolutions.fr: On the fertile battlefield of open source vs. closed source, Nepal has signalled a change as free and open source software such as Linux has been adopted as a serious contender to commercial software, a la Microsoft.

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Server/OSS: Data Storage, OpenStack, Nextcloud, Puppet

  • Open Source Storage: 64 Applications for Data Storage
    As data storage needs continue to grow and many organizations move toward software-defined infrastructure, more enterprises are using open source software to meet some of their storage needs. Projects like Hadoop, Ceph, Gluster and others have become very common at large enterprises. Home users and small businesses can also benefit from open source storage software. These applications can make it possible to set up your own NAS or SAN device using industry-standard hardware without paying the high prices vendors charge for dedicated storage appliances. Open source software also offers users the option to set up a cloud storage solution where they have control over security and privacy, and it can also offer affordable options for backup and recovery.
  • OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure
    The OpenStack Summit got underway on May 21, with a strong emphasis on the broader open-source cloud community beyond just the OpenStack cloud platform itself. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced that it was making its open-source Zuul continuous development, continuous integration (CI/CD) technology a new top level standalone project. Zuul has been the underlying DevOps CI/CD system that has been used for the past six years, to develop and test the OpenStack cloud platform.
  • OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project
    The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous delivery and integration tool as a discrete project. Zuul is therefore Foundation’s second project other than OpenStack itself. The first was Kata Containers. Making Zuul a standalone effort therefore advance’s the Foundation’s ambition to become a bit like the Linux and Apache Foundations, by nurturing multiple open source projects.
  • OpenStack spins out its Zuul open source CI/CD platform
    There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and, in 2012, that meant developing Zuul, an open-source continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform. Now, with the release of Zuul v3, the team decided to decouple Zuul from OpenStack and run it as an independent project. It’s not quite leaving the OpenStack ecosystem, though, as it will still be hosted by the OpenStack Foundation.
  • Nextcloud 13: How to Get Started and Why You Should
    In its simplest form, the Nextcloud server is "just" a personal, free software alternative to services like Dropbox or iCloud. You can set it up so your files are always accessible via the internet, from wherever you are, and share them with your friends. However, Nextcloud can do so much more. In this article, I first describe what the Nextcloud server is and how to install and set it up on GNU/Linux systems. Then I explain how to configure the optional Nextcloud features, which may be the first steps toward making Nextcloud the shell of a complete replacement for many proprietary platforms existing today, such as Dropbox, Facebook and Skype.
  • Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration
    Puppet the company bills Puppet the automation tool as the de facto standard for automating the delivery and ongoing operation of hybrid infrastructure. That was certainly true at one time: Puppet not only goes back to 2005, but also currently claims 40,000 organizations worldwide as users, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. While Puppet is still a very strong product and has increased its speed and capabilities over the years, its competitors, in particular Chef, have narrowed the gap. As you might expect from the doyenne of the IT automation space, Puppet has a very large collection of modules, and covers the gamut from CI/CD to cloud-native infrastructure, though much of that functionality is provided through additional products. While Puppet is primarily a model-based system with agents, it supports push operations with Puppet Tasks. Puppet Enterprise is even available as a service on Amazon.

today's howtos

Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.