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Story LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom srlinuxx 15/10/2013 - 7:26pm
Story Ubuntu 13.10: It just works srlinuxx 15/10/2013 - 7:24pm
Story Running SilverStripe On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.04 falko 15/10/2013 - 11:21am
Story Debian 7.2 Update Released srlinuxx 15/10/2013 - 4:07am
Story Notable Ubuntu Derivatives srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:20pm
Story I tried Fedora 19 KDE one more time srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:17pm
Story Mageia 3 Review srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 10:00pm
Story Debian Project News - October 14th srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 9:58pm
Story can you use Linux or not srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 7:59pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 529 srlinuxx 14/10/2013 - 5:38pm

MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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mepis.org: Warren Woodford has decided to release a 5th Beta of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The big change that resulted in another Beta release is the availability of OpenOffice 2.3.

Unreal Tournament 3 CE Details

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Gaming

linuxgamers: GameStop has posted the rundown of bonus content that'll be in the Unreal Tournament 3 Collector's Edition for $59.99 US ($10 more than the base package):

KateOS 3.6 LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Not only was this week marked by the Intel Developer Forum, but the final version of KateOS 3.6 was also released earlier in the week. KateOS 3.6 features a new LiveCD installer, hundreds of updates.

Time - Run Programs and Summarize System Resource Usage

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HowTos

ubuntu tutorials: Today’s post is a quickie, and more along the lines of a “package of the day”, but I thought it would be interesting to share. The time command in Linux will offer you system resource summaries and total time taken to complete the job requested.

PC-BSD Day 18: Improving end-user security (part 1)

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BSD

ruminations: The first and last line of defense is the use of common sanity. Unfortunately, there is no way to install that, not with #pkg-add-r comsanity or with #make install comsanity. It would be nice -from a sysadmin’s perspective or when you are the one in the family that everyone calls when there is a screwup.

Asus' Linux & Menlow Based UMPC Leaked

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Linux

trusted reviews: Leaked shots have finally appeared late in the week of Asus' heavily anticipated Linux based 'ultra mobile PC': the R3. Eagle-eyed snappers at Navigadget spotted it during an Adobe presentation for its AIR platform and we learnt the briefest of spec outlines.

PCLinuxOS gaining recognition from driver makers

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PCLOS

techzone: There is a site where the driver writer luca has developed drivers for similar hardware. Initially that site offered the binaries only for Ubuntu Fiesty, for all other distributions, we had to request ( and possibly pay ) for the drivers.

Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch

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This document describes how to set up Amanda (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) on Debian Etch. For this tutorial I chose Ubuntu v7.04 as a backup-client.

Krusader - the alternative KDE file browser

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FOSSwire: KDE users have for a long time had the jack-of-all-trades, all-singing-all-dancing Konqueror for file management. If you yearn for a change of file manager now, however, and you’re a fan of the left-right split in your file manager, you might just like Krusader.

Digital Camera on Slackware

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HowTos

Tip o' the Day: I like my digicam quite a lot; its a Canon Powershot A630. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles possible, but it’s a nice little piece that takes decent photos. I’m also a distro hopper, and as such reinstall my operating system every once in a while to try something new. If your distro doesn’t support PTP cameras out of the box, you’ll want to install this package.

Apt-Get It or For-get It

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daveshields.wordpress: Here is all you need to know about package management on Linux. By package management I mean how you install, update, or remove a package: Apt-get it or for-get it!

Evolution 2.10.3 under PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS
Software

Steve Carl (bmc blogs): If you are a Linux person, and you are living with MS created infrastructure, then one of the things you have to deal with is how to cross-calendar and email with the MS Windows users around you. And for MS Exchange, that is Evolution.

Take a Ride on Mandriva 2008 RC2 Express

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MDV

reviewlinux: On September 21 2007 Mandriva announced their release of Mandriva 2008 RC2. I think it was almost a 4 or 5 click process to get to the first install menu and thats why I say "Express" in my article title.

Coming soon: automatic Linux driver upgrades

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linux-watch: Linux users want two things for their hardware: drivers; and easy access to those drivers. The first is finally happening; and now, thanks to a Dell Linux project called DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), the other is on its way.

Educating GNU/Linux users

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Linux

Bruce Byfield: My review of the latest release of Ubuntu was picked up by Slashdot this week, releasing a flood of criticism. Although the article praised Ubuntu, it was also one of the first to mention some of its shortcomings, so it probably provoked more reaction than the average review.

Kexec Hibernation Progress

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kernelTRAP: Ying Huang posted an updated version of his kexec based hiberation patches. Pavel Machek, one of the uswsusp maintainers, responsed favorably, suggesting, "seems like good enough for -mm to me."

Ubuntu Black Screen Recovery

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HowTos

lockergnome.com: Updating Ubuntu only to discover that the kernel update has brought you to a black screen - never fun. Once you manage to get back into your Ubuntu PC, you will be feeling a lot better. You have your important data backed up and of course, you can now take steps to put this other kernel out to pasture.

Today's leftovers

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News
  • Covert .rtf files on Linux

  • Penguin migration in Patagonia streamed for all to see
  • The Wrong Reason To Choose Open Source
  • Sparks Fly As Linux Kernel Guy Quits In A Huff (Alexander Wolfe)
  • TamilNadu Students get High end Lenovo and Dell laptops at 40% discount
  • One More Opera Snapshot
  • Bill Gates Is Still America's Richest Man
  • Creative Ways To Open Beer With Computer Hardware
  • Is the road to Moscow paved with good intentions?

Why use KDE?

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jucato.org: I just suddenly felt an urge to right about KDE after reading troy’s recent post (Troy, your marketing fever and ideas are contagious!!). I will probably be writing about something that has been written over and over again, but let me give it my own personal flavor. So…

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.