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Story Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 6:24am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:07pm
Story A victory for free software over the "Microsoft tax" Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 10:54pm
Story Cumulus Linux 2.5 adds mainstream L2 features to bare-metal switching Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 9:27pm
Story SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 9:06pm
Story Google’s Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:59pm
Story MozFest 2014 begins today Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Consolidates Its Position in China Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:11pm

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex looks DISGUSTING

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crashedpips.co.uk: Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex, is starting to take shape. It’s going to be similar in spirit to Edgy Eft (6.10), in that it’s focussed on introducing radical new features, as opposed to polish and stability. Now, I’m all in favour of new features. And, in my opinion, Ubuntu needs a new theme. Perhaps it should be something with a little more colour this time. It also needs a new font.

23 Awesome Themes for Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

sizzledcore.com: I started using Ubuntu 4 months back, and since then I’ve been looking for ways to customize and tweak it to make Ubuntu more productive and look good. During my search, I came across many cool themes from various sources that I’d like to share with you all.

10 Linux T-shirt that will make you smile

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Linux

wordpress.com: There are times when I want to let my geekiness out and I want the world to know about it. I decided to share with you my favorite collection of Linux t-shirts that you also might like. Please share you ideas for healthy geeking in the comments.

my take on KDE 4

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KDE

antonywilliams.com: KDE is a Desktop environment like GNOME. Whilst there are some historical reasons for them both existing (KDE was originally built with a toolkit that wasn't free, so GNOME was created), they're both now based on OSS toolkits.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Firewall on Ubuntu

  • Anonymous internet surfing on openSUSE
  • Word War Vi in Ubuntu
  • Reorder your Boot Menu Manually
  • Clear and Disable BASH History
  • An introduction to Security Enhanced Linux
  • Setup PostgreSQL in Ubuntu
  • Setting up a DNS for the local network on the Ubuntu Hardy Heron server
  • Zenwalk and GRUB
  • Pulseaudio Fixes for Hardy Heron

Linux risks netbooks defeat to Microsoft

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Ubuntu-based things do pretty well in techie circles. The consumer space is a different beast, as gOS discovered when mega retailer Wal-Mart blamed poor demand from those sporting baseball caps and mullets for its decision to stop selling PCs loaded with its version on Linux earlier this year.

Lawyer's Funny AntiLinux FUD Turns Out to be Not So Funny

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Linux

groklaw.net: I put this article from Law.com's Legal Technology page, "Commentary: The Penguin Doesn't Fly, Avoid Linux" in News Picks because I found it hilarious, in the Rob Enderle kind of way. But then I thought I'd look up the author on Google, and lo and behold, I find he said something that appears to be not exactly true.

How to: Customize your GNU/Linux desktop in 7 easy steps

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HowTos

catswhocode.com: I absolutely love Linux, but in terms of design I have saw better than the default theme of most of the available distributions. Here’s a complete how-to for giving your Linux desktop the look you want and customize everything, from themes to fonts.

Ubuntu Mobile Edition: Review

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: The mobile Internet device (MID) space is one of the fastest growing platforms with new concept designs appearing every month. Nokia was one of the earliest vendors with a product (Nokia 770) in this space to ship with a Linux operating system (OS) and continues to see solid sales with the current model 810. New concept designs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and many sport a Linux OS.

Try Ubuntu - why you should try Ubuntu.

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Linux

Is Ubuntu suited for you? In this article I will try to give you some idea of the capabilities of Ubuntu to see if they fit your needs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • More OpenDocument Updates

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex: Visual exploration of NetworkManager Applet 0.7
  • Dag Wieers intelligent swipe at Ubuntu
  • AppChecker: No More Linux Cross-Platform Blues?
  • Using FTP Clients in Ubuntu
  • Reader Report from OSCON
  • List of BitTorrent clients Available in Ubuntu Linux
  • Richard Stallman in Auckland: On copyright in a networked world
  • Turn OpenOffice.org into a Web-editing tool with ODF@WWW
  • Intel's GEM Driver Enters Mainline Code
  • Howto Install ZFS-FUSE on Ubuntu 8.04
  • IBM Linux laptop push gets a boost
  • SplashTop Linux Security Hole Discovered
  • Creating an Audio CD with mp3cd
  • The Open Source Community
  • Are vendors afraid of open source?
  • Using Open Source in your Business: Myths and Clarifications

Fast ext4 fsck times

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Software

thunk.org/tytso/blog: This wasn’t one of the things we were explicitly engineering for when were designing the features that would go into ext4, but one of the things which we’ve found as a pleasant surprise is how much more quickly ext4 filesystems can be checked.

You've CUPSed a long way, baby

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Software

stompbox.typepad: I am sitting at a lounge in Detroit waiting for my flight to Argentina for Debconf. They have a printer available, and the guy in front of me is plugged in and got the CD of drivers from the front desk and was wrestling with this thing for like 15 minutes.

An Open Letter to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

theunixgeek.blogspot: Don't get me wrong on this - I love Linux and Ubuntu is one of my favorite distros, but there were some problems that temporarily turned me away.

Linux-compatible netbook sports multiple colors

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Digital Gadgets has announced an 8.9-inch netbook computer that will sell under the Sylvania brand name. Offered in four different colors, the Linux-compatible "g netbook MESO" includes a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 80GB hard drive, four-cell battery, webcam, and 802.11b/g wireless networking, according to the company.

Interview With The SourceForge Community Manager

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Interviews
OSS

hehe2.net: SourceForge is one of the most important entities in the Open Source movement. They manage the geek mecca of slashdot, sell geek paraphernalia that makes all our dreams come true at thinkgeek, manage Freshmeat the mega app hub, and administer over 170,000 Open Source projects at SourceForge. This week I bring you an interview with the community manager at SourceForge, Ross Turk.

Open source technology is hungry for new college grads

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OSS

linux.com: Many college graduates are finding it difficult to enter the information technology world with little or no work experience. There is no such thing as an entry-level position anymore, and more and more graduates are finding themselves in a catch-22 situation because of this.

Ubuntu Hardy on the Vye S41

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Ubuntu

geekeree.wordpress: So here’s a good topic to get into on the geekery, UMPCs. I really like these small form factor laptops. So much I’ve got 2! The machine ships with Vista Home Premium, and as we all know, Vista is a resource Pig. So I fired up the first Ubuntu 8.04 cd I could find.

Netbooks spark Linux redesigns

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Linux
  • Netbooks spark Linux redesigns

  • LinuxWorld 2008: Enthusiasm Up, Attendance Down - Cool Booth
  • Open Source and the Poor Man's Supercomputer
  • From Lego robots to hammers and nails, Linux gets embedded
  • LinuxWorld: The Thrill Is Gone
  • LinuxWorld: Tux redux?
  • Linux World 2008/Streets of San Francisco

Getting closer to Opera 9.52

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Software

my.opera.com: All right. Another snapshot for you as we're getting ever closer to version 9.52. Fixed problem where some IRC commands were not working, Fixed problem where UI would not update after unsubscribing an IMAP folder, and Several improvements to the skin.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.