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Story China and Linux: A Lesson in Industry Transformation srlinuxx 21/05/2013 - 12:14am
Story Opera quietly settles lawsuit srlinuxx 21/05/2013 - 12:12am
Story Best Linux Distro For a New User? srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 10:22pm
Story The Windows Kernel's Achilles' Heel srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 10:06pm
Story Antergos Linux 2013.05.12 review srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 10:04pm
Story Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall? srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 9:29pm
Story Before Mageia 3: Mageia 2 in Perspective Redux srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 9:22pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 508 srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 12:07pm
Story Mageia 3 Released with Steamy Goodness srlinuxx 20/05/2013 - 12:04pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/05/2013 - 7:10pm

Inside KDE - The Trash System

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: In KDE there are a wide number of very visible and useful applications that people use every day. We've already covered some of these in our "The Lesser Apps of KDE" series, in this series we plan to dig a little deeper and bring out a lot of other great things about KDE you may not know about. In our first article today, we're going to look at KDE's trash system.

Use Linux over Windows with Xming

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HowTos

linux.com: One of the nice things about the X Window System is its ability to display X apps running remotely on a local machine. One of the not-so-nice things about Microsoft Windows is the complete lack of native support for displaying X applications. If you find yourself working on Windows but wanting to use Linux apps at the same time, Xming can do the job.

Today's Left-Overs:

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News
  • QuakeCon Wrapup (& Carmack Interview)

  • Open Source Projects and Corporations
  • Linux database becomes a browser
  • Why doesn’t kudzu ask me to setup a new network card on system start?
  • Mandriva Linux 2008 Beta 1 'Cassini'
  • Merging "Open Source" and "Free Software"

Multisite CVS Drupal Installation on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This howto shows you how to do a multi-site Drupal install on Ubuntu. It also covers how to layout your directories for ease of maintenance, and how to ensure that you can update Drupal easily from CVS.

Safeguarding Ubuntu

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HowTos

techzone: A friend of mine has Fedora, with Security enhanced Linux kernel. I thought that was an overkill for desktop use. We started a debate on this and decided to check our system against vulnerabilities. Now it was a matter of "my computer" vs "his computer".

And: The quickest way to keying an SSH login
And: How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu

KRename: powerful renaming tool

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Software

Debian Package of the Day: KRename is a powerful batch renaming tool for KDE that allows to rename lots of files in one step. The design of the program is suitable for both advanced and novice users.

New widget library for GNOME includes transparent radial menu and other bling

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Software

arstechnica: Karl Lattimer has created an experimental radial menu widget for GNOME called Fittsmenu. The Fittsmenu widget still has some glitches, but it is an impressive demonstration of the potential for practical GNOME user interface enhancements that support visually attractive features like transparency.

6 Reasons I Don’t Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxbraindump.org: According to Distrowatch, the top spot in the the world of Linux distributions belongs to Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS, with Fedora routinely coming in at fourth or fifth. So why don’t I use Ubuntu if it’s supposed to be the best?

And: Ubuntu Linux: The New Linux Standard for the Desktop – Or Just Wishful Thinking?

TinyMe Test 5 released!

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: TinyMe test 5 has been released! If you liked test 4.1, you’re going to love test 5. Smile I am really excited about this release. A lot of late night hours and hard work have gone into test 5. This will hopefully be our last test release before TinyMe Final.

And: PCLinuxOS 2007 Install Notes

Dell expands Linux PC sales to Europe, China

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Linux

Reuters: Dell Inc said on Tuesday it has decided to expand sales of consumer personal computers loaded with the Linux operating system to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China.

Also: Dell Eyes PCs Running Linux, Windows At Same Time
And: Dell Talks Linux Virtualization Redux
And: SUSE Linux to be offered Pre-Installed on Dells in China

Wolvix 1.1 Hunter Review

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Linux

I am not sure how will it work out for advanced desktop users, as lot of them will have preferences regarding KDE and GNOME. But for an average desktop perspective it is really great distro which runs really well on older computer.

EnGarde — Secure Linux Server

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Linux
Reviews

polishlinux: This will be an unusual review, due to the fact that the distribution under review doesn’t have an X server, and you don’t really need to login on it to work… This review is about EnGarde Secure Server 3.0.16 developed by Guardian Digital company with the help of the community.

Fedora 7: Community remix

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Linux

red hat mag: One of the popular features of Fedora 7 is the ability to remix Fedora and build your own custom version. Now don’t get me wrong–building a new distribution is nice. But what about those who wish to create their own Fedora-based project?

The 64-Bit Experience With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Caitlyn Martin: Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to borrow a friend’s laptop. She has the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn installed. This is my first chance to play with 64-bit Linux extensively on a laptop.

Liferea

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Software

FOSSwire: Feed technology is great - it allows you to have your favourite sites to keep you updated with the latest content and push it out to you. There are many different reader applications out there, from the web-based, to the desktop and even in the mobile space. One such desktop application for Linux and other Unix platforms is Liferea.

Big savings with Linux desktop: IBM, Novell

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Linux

ZDNet: IBM and Novell are set to do battle with Microsoft on the desktop with the launch of a new open-source software bundle that promises savings for users.

Editing music scores with free software

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Software

linux.com: Not everyone needs to work with music scores on their computers, but if you're someone who does enter, edit, or store sheet music electronically, you can choose among many free software options.

Amarok Plasmification

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KDE

amarok blogs: we've decided that for amarok 2.0 we want to emphasize what used to be called the "context browser" in amarok 1.x speak. we decided to break out the context browser into its own central widget.

Desktop Linux: That dog will mount

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Linux

the register: The Linux desktop reminds us of a dog humping a table leg. It's both fun and disturbing to watch, but ultimately there's very little payoff from the exercise.

New Software Interface with 1-Click Installation Online

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SUSE

opensuse.org news: Software.opensuse.org got a completely new face which improves the downloading of the desired openSUSE distribution a lot. It comes with the new look and feel following www.opensuse.org.

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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.