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Story Xiaomi launches the MiPad: Android powered Tegra K1 Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Red Hat, Unlike Coca-Cola, Should Have No Secret Formula Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:09pm
Story Tails 1.0 review – total privacy Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Intel Lines Up More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:56pm
Story GParted Live 0.18.0-5 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.14.4 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Qt 5.3 Will Hopefully Be Released Early Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:43pm
Story Univention Corporate Server 3.2-2 Is Free and Based on Debian 6.0.9 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:41pm
Story xfsprogs: v3.2.0 released! Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:36pm
Story Open Letter to European Commission about DRM in HTML5 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:29pm
Story KDE Plasma Next packages Oxygen as default font Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:16pm

Hans Reiser Evading Police Because He Was Upset, Feared Arrest

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Two weeks after Linux programmer Hans Reiser's wife went missing, he performed counter-surveillance measures because he thought he would be falsely arrested and he was "upset" over being beaten that day in a custody hearing concerning his two young children.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Running Abyss, a small but feature rich web server

  • VMware 64 Bit Error: Failed to connect to peer process
  • Keyboard Shortcut to Cycle Through Workspaces in Gnome
  • Use your Ubuntu partition to fix a corrupt registry on a Windows XP partition
  • python convey the exception traceback into log file
  • How can I configure squid so that it never caches some web sites?
  • Restore Missing Icons in OpenOffice
  • Gplot simplifies gnuplot graph creation
  • Installing Packages in SLED/SLES through the command line
  • Mounting ISO's
  • Vim Setup - Tuning Vim To The Environment
  • Managing Services in Ubuntu, Part II: Managing Runlevels

Understanding Top

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HowTos

raiden.net: One of the greatest performance tools today for any aspiring systems engineer, or even your average joe, is the program called "top". It's a very useful tool that can tell you a lot of information about your system, it's current performance, system loads and more at a single glance.

100 Days & Counting For UT3 Linux Client

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Gaming

phoronix.com: It's with much disesteem that today marks 100 days since the release of Unreal Tournament 3 and there still is no UT3 Linux client available or any word when it may be released.

Ubuntu Landscape systems management tool set to launch

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Ubuntu

searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com: After a six-month beta period, Canonical Ltd. is adding management muscle to Ubuntu Linux servers and desktops in the form of its Landscape systems management tool.

Making open hardware possible

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Open Source has many benefits: you can get more secure software, faster updates, lots of tutorials and, definitely, a new way of making software and software that builds communities. From this, the next logical step was Open Hardware.

PCs for Five C's

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Hardware

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Of course a $500 price tag isn't unprecedented. For a couple of years or more, retail superstores have offered consumers $500 desktops suitable for use as a family's second or third PC. These days, several vendors stock $199 Linux systems ready to be the family's fifth or sixth.

Also: Building a Gaming Computer is Easy

DSL 4.2: a Good Thing that Comes in Small Package

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a minuscule distro that is based on Knoppix. My last peek at Damn Small Linux was with version 3.4.3. I decided that it was about time to have a look at the latest release which is 4.2.5 and see what’s up.

New Details Emerge on Ubuntu Mobile

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Ubuntu

digitaltrends.com: Cult followers of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution already know that their favorite operating system will make the jump from computers to mobile devices, but new details have begun to emerge recently.

Vomit or Linux: your choice

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Linux

itwire.com: Imagine standing on the road. An oncoming car is heading rapidly towards you. You have a choice to move, or to stay. Now consider that in business you need to choose a server platform wisely but often Windows shops become entrenched because it is the status quo. Here's why you ought to think about it more.

Everex gPC mini: Linux Mini Clone

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Linux
Hardware

i4u.com: Everex introduces the gPC mini. The gPC mini is a very small PC running gOS Linux. The specification of the Everex gPC mini includes 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130, 512MB RAM, 120GB HDD, and DVD burner.

How I Learned to Stop Killing Myself and Learn Vim

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: When I first started Linux, I fired up “Text Editor” and almost collapsed. What the hell was that? I like many Windows and Mac users, hit this bird on the first flyover of Linux. Now I could have used Open Office but I’m an old dog, and if I’m gonna be taught new tricks they better be damn good ones.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 11

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In this week’s issue: Factory Live CDs Now Available, Mono Hack Week Summary, and In Tips and Tricks: How to fix the Amarok Update Problems; How to try out openSUSE releases with VirtualBox.

EU fines Microsoft record $1.35 billion

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Microsoft

reuters.com: The European Commission fined Microsoft a record 899 million euros ($1.35 billion) on Wednesday for defying sanctions imposed on the software giant for antitrust violations, far exceeding the original penalty.

EDE, the forgotten desktop environment

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Software

beranger.org: Equinox Desktop Environment (shortly EDE) is small desktop environment, built to be simple and fast. It is based on modified FLTK library (called extended FLTK or just eFLTK). Comparing to other desktop environments, EDE is much faster and smaller in memory space (EDE's window manager use less memory than xterm).

GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Does GNU/Linux need to run Windows apps? This question resurfaced last week, when the media noticed that Google has been contributing heavily to the Wine project, which develops a compatibility layer on GNU/Linux for running Windows applications.

GNOME Foundation Announces Program to Sponsor Accessibility Projects

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Software

gnome.org (pr): The GNOME Foundation is running an accessibility outreach program, offering USD$50,000 to be split among individuals. This program will promote software accessibility awareness among the GNOME community as well as harden and improve the overall quality of the GNOME accessibility offering.

Use Kaffeine to receive free-to-air TV on your Linux box

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Free-to-air (FTA) ethnic television in a variety of languages beamed from satellite straight to your Linux PC? No problem -- here's how.

Ubuntu tops desktop, server Linux enthusiast poll

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: Ubuntu is the favourite distribution of Linux for use on both desktops and servers, according to a poll of Australian open source enthusiasts.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Microsoft courts open-source vendors to support Win Server 2008

  • Google Summer of Code 2008 - Already?
  • Is OpenLogic a friend or foe to open source?
  • How OpenLogic Gives Back to Open Source
  • Is OpenLogic the future of the OSS support business?
  • LGP Has A New Linux Game Installer
  • X.Org 7.4 Release Planning
  • New Fedora Chair plans to remove obstacles for volunteers
  • Latest LSB release continues to promote a common future
  • OpenProj: good software, but needs documentation
  • Mac vs. PC vs. Linux: Southpark Style
  • Gentoo: splashutils-1.5.4 released
  • Mission "Kubuntu Migration" Accomplished
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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
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  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
  • Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone
    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars
    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.