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Story OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:33am
Story GNOME's Virtual Filesystem Gained SFTP Push Support Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:26am
Story Report: Nintendo Developing Educational Android Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:23am
Story Rugged handheld runs Android, scans barcodes Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:20am
Story 100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:17am
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.1 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:15am
Story Mozilla Revenue Tops $311 Million From Open-Source Technology Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:11am
Story Linus Torvalds closes merge window two days early with Linux 3.13-rc1 release Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:02am
Story Stir Kinetic Desk: Linux-Powered Furniture That's Good For You Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 6:55am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:24pm

Upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty to Gutsy

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howtogeek: Ubuntu Gutsy is the next major release of the most popular Linux distro, due for release in October. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade to the beta version anytime you want, as long as you don't mind encountering a few bumps in the road.

Expect a settlement in Monsoon GPL suit

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Legal

Dana Blankenhorn: I was sent a link to a Hava support thread on the issue, which was still online at this writing. The thread makes it clear that the facts of the case are on the side of GPL advocates, and that many people are checking the tools they get, looking for GPL violations.

KWin improvements

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KDE

Rivo's blog: One of the most interesting things is compositing settings autodetection. KWin now tries to detect your video driver and it's version and if it's good enough then compositing will be enabled by default.

Also: In praise of KDE Edu and Games

PC-BSD Day 17: Multimedia

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BSD

ruminations: Any desktop that wants to cater to the needs and wants of end users has to be multimedia enabled or at least be enabled as easy and quickly as possible. How is PC-BSD holding up in this regard?

OpenOffice.org Free Software Proves a Success at WalMart

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OOo

linux electrons: On July 18th 2007, Everex launched its first 'Back to School' PC with OpenOffice.org 2.02 into WalMart stores throughout the United States. The response was fantastic.

elive 0.6.9 unstable on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: This is a system that’s built around visual impact. And it succeeds, in spite of this archaic hardware. Visually this puts everyone else to shame.

Vietnam to begin working on free software

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Linux

thanhniennews.com: The Vietnamese agent for Asianux, an Asian consortium distributing open source software LINUX, is set to develop the open source software market in the country.

KDE development priorities

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vizzzion.org: The KDE Release Team has a list with things that need to happen before we can get KDE 4.0 out of the door. We need to get our noses aligned and head for 4.0.

PSI messenger - a truly promising open messaging application

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Software

vertito.blogspot.com: In the Open Source world, linux gives us more freedom and alternatives on achieving things from simple to complex technical server and dsektop issues. Linux applications does not confine us into one corner spot of the room and learn from that corner spot alone all time through. Linux open source applications expands your knowledge from your own stand point of interest supported by worldwide community and not from a commercially grown application interests.

Also: Google chat setup using PSI howto

CFS and sched_yield

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kernelTRAP: "sched_yield() is not - and should not be - about 'recalculating the position in the scheduler queue' like you do now in CFS," Linus Torvalds stated in a discussion with Completely Fair Scheduler author Ingo Molnar.

Also: White Space

AWN Updates: New 3D Effect

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Software

grumpy mole: AWN is developing so quickly that it is worthwhile updating and recompiling on a daily basis to see the changes. Today brought a new look for the Volume-Control-Applet and a new Icon effect: 3D turn.

Gallium3D

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zrusin.blogspot: Critics are raving: "Gallium 3D is the best thing that ever happened to Free Software graphics", "It's breathtaking!", "Never before has nudity been so tasteful!"... Alright, maybe not the last one. Actually none of them, since it's a brand new project. In fact that's the point of this entry. To introduce you two.

Some New FUD Is Born - And a New Wallpaper for Edubuntu

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groklaw: I can usually tell what the new Microsoft anti-Linux FUD is by reading what Rob Enderle writes. Not that I seek it out. People send it to me. He's as reliable as Old Faithful at spilling the strategies, just as he channeled SCOthink before. I found it very helpful, by the way. Thanks for being so transparent.

How open source saved a school district’s IT department

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LinuxWorld: Heather Carver faced major dilemmas when she became the IT director at Windsor Unified School District in California one year ago. There was no virus protection, no data backup, and upgrading to current Microsoft technologies would have cost more than $100,000, half of the district’s IT budget. Buying security from Trend Micro to cover all seven schools would have cost $200,000 a year. The solution to most of Windsor’s problems boiled down to two words: open source.

Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

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eWeek: Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

My Mother’s Top 10 Computing Rules

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Humor

lockergnome.com: Now I completely adore my mother, however I often wonder (and cringe) about the very unique set of computing rules that she seems to follow quite faithfully. As a tribute to her, I thought I would share just a few of them with you.

Of or Relating to Struggle Within a Nation, Organization, or Group

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Linux Today: Today's new word, boys and girls. is internecine. Internecine! As in the internecine warfare the community is undergoing right now because--horror of horrors--people in the community don't always agree how Linux should be built or used!

Kernel hacker writes Linux book

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linuxdevices: Long-time kernel hacker Robert Love has authored a technical book on low-level system programming with Linux. Published by O'Reilly, Linux System Programming aims to provide a Linux-only version of the many available Unix system programming references.

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Android Leftovers

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    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
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    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
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