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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 4:50am
Story LibreOffice Developer Interview: KOHEI YOSHIDA srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 12:19am
Story Machinarium for Linux [Review] srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 12:15am
Story Interview with Ryan C. Gordon about Linux Gaming srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 11:43pm
Story Interview with Linus Torvalds from Linux Format 163 srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 11:41pm
Story Dell ships XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 8:14pm
Story Introduction to GIMP image editing tool with simple demos srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 8:08pm
Story Half Of The World's Largest Supercomputer Clusters Run SUSE srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 8:02pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:23pm
Story UEFI booting srlinuxx 29/11/2012 - 5:10pm

Compiz Fusion cube aquarium - first look

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Software

CyberOrg: Here is the sneak peak into the very latest compiz fusion plugin - atlantis, Onestone is one super programmer to get us this.

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

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dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second alpha release of the K Desktop Environment. The most exciting new development is currently going on in Plasma, KDE 4's new shell for the desktop.

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod in Ubuntu

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simplehelp: Now that you’ve installed Amarok in Ubuntu, you’ll want to use it manage your iPod. This tutorial will take you through the steps to do just that, and it will also show you how to make Amarok the default program that launches when your iPod is connected.

Linux: OpenSuse

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SUSE

dailykos: Since my first Linux experience was with OpenSuse 10.1 way back nearly ten months ago, I was eager to see what the latest 10.3 Alpha release (5) had to offer from Novell.

Google Desktop For Linux

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Google

pimpyourlinux: A trend that seems to be popular these days is the ability to search for files and media on your computer in real time. Searching your desktop now can be achieved at lightning speeds by using databases to store all of the information about your files on your computer.

The State of ATI Linux 2007

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Software

phoronix: It was on July 20, 2006 that I had issued The State of ATI Linux while ending off the ATI Redblog. It's going on a year later and it's now time for this year's address as far as what I have seen from the driver in the past year and where I hope and believe the driver is going in the near future.

The Real Meaning of GNU GPLv3

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OSS

LinuxJournal: Now that the final version of the GNU General Public Licence version 3 has been released, the in-depth analysis of its implications can begin. As important as both the legal and commercial details are, I believe the true significance of the GPLv3 lies elsewhere.

Denmark to test Open XML, ODF next year

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft Corp.'s Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.

KDE and a periodic release cycle

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KDE

/home/liquidat: I just watched Mark Shuttleworth’s Keynote on aKademy. The discussion afterwards was mainly dominated by his suggestion to switch KDE’s development cycle to a 6 month release cycle. Here is a closer look at what Mark said - and what KDE did in the past.

Inserting Stored, Reusable Information in OpenOffice Writer

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: I think pretty much everyone likes to save time, and avoid painful carpal tunnel surgery. Here are the two very nice shortcut features that let you slap in a bunch of text with just a couple keystrokes.

KDAB Becomes Patron of KDE

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. and KDAB are happy to announce continued collaboration on the Free Desktop, with KDAB becoming the latest new Patron of KDE. KDAB is known for its high-quality software services.

Enlighten your desktop with Elive

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Interviews

PackT Publishing: Elive's been in development for several years now and in fact is so popular that its developer, Samuel "Thanatermesis" F. Baggen, works on it full time. In this month's article, Samuel explains his reasons for spinning Elive and how the distro has evolved over the years.

Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop

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MDV

Mandriva PR: On the occasion of aKademy 2007, the annual conference of KDE developers and users, Mandriva is proud to announce together with the NEPOMUK partners and the KDE community that the NEPOMUK-KDE project it leads is poised to deliver a sea change in the Linux desktop experience.

Filtering traffic based on thousands of IPs efficiently

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HowTos

Debian Administration: Trying to insert 70.000 rules in iptables on a recent machine takes about an hour and going through these rules for each packet is even more of a burden. But iptables can send packets to userspace to be handled there. This article describes how to filter network traffic based on thousands of IPs with a new tool called nfqueue efficiently.

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

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TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt.

Ubuntu Dell is $50 Less Than Windows Dell

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Ubuntu

the Inquirer: THE SAVING for installing Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 is $50 according to the Dell site.

Firewall Builder: A firewall configuration GUI

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Software

Free Software Mag: Have you ever wanted to configure a personal firewall for your GNU/Linux box, but were scared of the complexity of iptables? Well, I might not be able to make you a security expert, but I can show you a tool that will help you to configure your personal firewall the easy way.

gnu units: units converts quantities between different scales

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Debian Package of the Day: units is a command-line tool which performs units conversion between various scales. units is the perfect tool for engineer or scientific workstation, you can call it either interactively from the prompt or within command line. It already handles more than two thousand units and this can be enhanced with your own units in a separate data file.

Are you the Linux type?

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: In just about any occupation there are several different types of people. In fact the psychiatrists have them all broken down into nice little boxes. I am no psychiatrist but I play one on the internet and I have noticed that there appears to be some traits that separate those that chose a particular operating system. Perhaps the operating system you are using now doesn't match your personality?

Automatically update your Ubuntu system with cron-apt

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builder.au: Updating all the software on your system can be a pain, but with Linux it doesn't have to be that way. We'll show you how to combine the apt package management system with a task scheduler to automatically update your system.

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today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.

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