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Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Fedora 9, the latest release from the Fedora Project, goes up for download on Tuesday. The ninth release of Fedora ushers in a number of changes aimed at making the venerable distribution a more newbie-friendly desktop, but longtime users needn't fear a great dumbing down; version 9 packs plenty of power user punch as well.

Life Without Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Let's face it, open source software runs the Internet. Without it we wouldn't have basic services like DNS, or even the web server that's sending you this page. I've been thinking about what life would be like without open source software.

Get rid of your Linux bloat. Final

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: In part 2 of the "Get rid of your Linux bloat" series I talked about removing excess packages from your chosen distribution and only having installed what you actually need. In this final part we are going to go into territory that, if it were a store bought item, would void your guarantee.

Nexuiz shoots to the top of gaming list

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Gaming

linux.com: After I reviewed Alien Arena last year, some readers criticized my choice of that first-person shooter (FPS) as the best free software game I had played. Several suggested Nexuiz would have been a better choice. At the time, I had not played it. Now that I have tried Nexuiz 2.4, it has become my favorite free software FPS.

Also: Top 10 Linux Games

How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1

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Linux

techradar.com: I’ve been using the Windows OS ever since version 3.0. I also own a MacBook running OS X, so I know how intuitive Apple's OS is in comparison. I'm intrigued to see if 2008 is really the year when Linux is ready for prime-time.

Open source survey: many questions remain

itwire.com: Used in the right context, statistics can often illuminate and point the way. On the other hand, these days, given the degree of spin around, they are more often used to confuse and blur an issue.

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

laptopmag.com: This $549 mini-notebook addresses its predecessor’s drawbacks by including a larger, higher-resolution 8.9-inch screen and more storage space. We tested the Linux-based version, which comes with a 20GB solid state drive. Add in an improved 1.3-megapixel webcam and a multi-touch capable touchpad, and you have the makings of a successful, albeit more expensive sequel.

some howtos and tutorials:

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HowTos
  • Iptables rules on timely basis

  • Log Linux services with runit
  • Disable Apparmor in Ubuntu
  • How To Show Line Numbers In vi / vim Text Editor
  • Recover a MySQL Table with Zmanda Recovery Manager
  • Make Your Scripts User Friendly with Zenity
  • Connect OpenOffice.org to Zoho Writer and Google Docs
  • Audacity Tutorial part 1 – Recording audio tracks
  • Copying only the unique values from a set of cells in OOo
  • An Introduction to Routers, Switches, and Hubs

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 5: No Help For The Helpless

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In "Does Microsoft impose a prisoner mentality?", I speculated that years of using Windows seems to do something to people. Something kind of creepy. It seems as if it steals their intelligence, or their will to learn, or... In many cases, the person is scared. And fear is an emotion! Not something you can cure with a man page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 252

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Fedora 9 with KDE 4

  • News: Fedora 9 arrives early, Ubuntu prepares for Intrepid Ibex, Attila Craciun introduces Bluewhite64, PC-BSD 7 delivers new artwork, Oracle EL and OpenSolaris updates, new BSD forum
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Parted Magic 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • Reader comments

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

Fedora 9 leaked

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Linux

bit-tech.net: The next version of the Fedora Linux distribution, Fedora 9 “Sulphur”, has been leaked into the public domain due to a misconfiguration in one of the European download mirrors.

Also: Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

Mark Shuttleworth: The Art of Release

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: An update on the long term plans for Ubuntu release management. 8.04 LTS represented a very significant step forward in our release management thinking. As a result, we can commit that the next LTS release of Ubuntu will be 10.04 LTS, in April 2010.

Video Editing on Linux :: It can be a real joy!

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Software

progbox.co.uk: When I first started using Cinelerra, I was put off by the look of the interface. It was dated and old. I also tried importing a few video clips and got very different results. One played just fine, the other played at about 2 frames per second. I was not impressed.

Linux Mint 5.0 is coming

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alternativenayk.wordpress: After many sleepless nights and a lot of work I am delighted to announce that the first release candidate for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa was released and that it is now available for download. A lot of changes and improvements were made since Daryna.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets better connected

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Ubuntu

linuxsolutions.fr: With Ubuntu Hardy Heron now released, the next exciting thing to come will be Intrepid Ibex, or Ubuntu Linux 8.10 when it makes it debut in October. Intrepid Ibex promises to be packed with more exciting features, something we all enjoy hearing.

some leftovers

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News
  • Debian GNU Linux SuiteTelecentro

  • Chapter 1: A brief introduction to the GNU Autotools
  • Linux Outlaws 37
  • Returning to Hardy
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • Five reasons why Linux sucks
  • Nexuiz 2.4.2 Open-Source FPS Released
  • Protect Yourself From The Torrent Police With IPlist and IPblock

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People (3 & 4)

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penguinpetes.com: Now, the three computing republics, Unix, Apple, and Windows, had different approaches to autonomy. In Unix, they teetered cheerfully on the edge of anarchy. There was only very little attempt to reign in the free spirits there. In Windows, no stepping out of line was tolerated, but it was necessary to maintain perfect order and the people there loved it. In Apple, however, there was a balance: things were "officially" controlled.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian / Ubuntu Package post-removal Troubleshooting

  • Bash Shell Loop Over Set of Files
  • How to convert text files to all upper or lower case
  • String Variables In Bash, Perl, C and Awk on Linux or Unix - Porting
  • Podcast 23 Gentoo 2008 Slackware 12.1 Install

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #90

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 90 for the weeks May 4th - May 10th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Brainstorm Growing, Ubuntu Featured on Italian TV, submit questions for Launchpad podcast, Forums News and Interviews, Ubuntu UK Podcast Episode 5, and much more.

Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. While visiting Stefano Zacchiroli the www 2008 conference in china Sir Tim Berners-Lee offered Debian kudos for its well thought-out encapsulation/packaging of libraries. Paul Wise will close his Debian user and Debian new contributor surveys on June 1st so that analysis of the results can begin.

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Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series. VirtualBox 5.2.2 is the first maintenance update to the latest VirtualBox 5.2 stable series of the application, and it looks like it can be compiled and used on GNU/Linux distribution running the recently released Linux 4.14 LTS kernel. It also makes it possible to run distros powered by Linux kernel 4.14 inside VirtualBox VMs. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.