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Story digiKam Software Collection 4.1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:48pm
Story Linux Mint 17: Fresh and Long-Lasting Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Peppermint Five Linux Brings the Cloud to Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:36pm
Story CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Ubuntu phone release date: on track for 2014 launch Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:25pm
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Story The People Who Support Linux: Hacking on Linux Since Age 16 Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:08pm
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Story Quality Software Costs Money - Heartbleed Was Free Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 8:31pm
Story ownCloud Client 1.6.1 Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:43pm

Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

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Hardware

engadget.com: OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front, but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi, includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client on Linux.

Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 2)

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: This article pursues the analysis of DistroWatch.com's logs I started one week ago. Last time, the data were prepared so that we could investigate the evolution, in time and space, of the popularity of GNU/Linux distributions. Pre-processing the logs in a different manner allows to focus on other interesting questions.

Mythbuntu 8.04 Brings MythTV Improvements To Fruition

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last November we had looked at Mythbuntu 7.10 and found it to be an excellent MythTV distribution. Today we are taking an early look at this spring refresh using the recently released beta.

What Gael Did Next - Ulteo Online Desktop

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Linux

lostaddress.org: Gael Duval is the creator of Mandrake Linux. He left Mandriva in March 2006 and went on to start a new project called Ulteo. So what’s it all about?

Operating systems are not cars

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: Every once in a while I come across the argument being made that OS choice is like car choice. It's usually in a forum involving Linux, where one poster will lead off that there's too much choice and the follow-up will read something like "But how will we ever choose what car to buy and drive with all this choice.. it's too much.."

pretty cool Plasma stuff

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Plasma themes rock Wink Now you can have a much more consistent look throughout KDE 4. Here are a few screenshots showing how KDE 4 trunk can look these days.

Ubuntu Beta

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Ubuntu

hotchkikr.wordpress: Here are some of the new updates for ubuntu HARDY! newer X.org, Newer Gnome, And more! The latest Xorg, Xorg 7.3, is available in Hardy, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file.

Thanks Ubuntu!

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Ubuntu

lexlocilinux.blogspot: Until last night, I was not an Ubuntu fan. For various reasons, I preferred PCLinuxOS or Kubuntu over the Linux distribution juggernaut, Ubuntu. But last night, Ubuntu "pulled my fat out of the fire". Here's the story:

One reason Firefox 3 is going to be awesome - Auto-completion in the Location Bar

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Moz/FF

blog.codefront.net: I’m writing this today to rave about how cool this one particular feature, auto-completion in the Location Bar (or the Address Bar, you know, where you type in URLs), in Firefox 3 is.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Authenticating an Ubuntu PC to Active Directory

  • Using sed to extract lines in a text file
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 4
  • Five Tips for Easter

Update: Mandriva 2008.1RC2

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MDV

justingill.com/blog: Mandriva 2008.1 RC2 has been out a few days and the reviews are coming in. My biggest concern with Mandriva was the memory issue. Mandriva is listening, and they have responded.

Theory confirmed : Intel and AMD about opensource

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Hardware

Fabrice Facorat:When AMD begun to release specs for its GPU, I've read a theory about the fact that this move was motivated by the project to release hybrid CPU/GPU by AMD. Intel is now doing the same thing.

Curse Fedora, but you will be using their technologies

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Linux

clunixchit.blogspot: Recently at FOSDEM we had many visitors at the Fedora booth. Everyone in the Fedora team talked pretty much what they do at the Fedora Project to the public and how important it is, but I should rephrase my sentence "how important it is for the users".

Configuring Views in Konqueror

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KDE

ppenz.blogspot: In Konqueror for KDE 4.0 it was not possible configuring the views within the settings dialog. As Konqueror uses the Dolphin KPart, it was required to start Dolphin for this task. Well this nasty issue will be a thing of the past.

Games at Google Summer of Code 2008

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Gamesoogle has published a list of mentoring organizations and projects for Google Summer of Code 2008. Quite a few gaming and gaming-related projects have made it again this year:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup Vidalia TOR GUI with Ubuntu

  • HOWTO setup Atheros AR5007EG wireless on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper)
  • HowTo: Set A Default Browser in Debian
  • Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part Sleepy
  • Configuring Dual Monitor on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

today's leftovers

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News
  • Spicebird: More Open Source Competition For Outlook

  • Yum Force Exclude List
  • Mandriva 2008 Free ON HP DV9000t
  • People of openSUSE: Masim Sugianto
  • Compiz package updates and Google Summer of Code 2008
  • lp0 on fire — A little History Lesson
  • OOXML Stalemate May Lead to Cliff Hanger Ending
  • OLPC vs Classmate PC
  • Linux: Virtual Compound Pages
  • Linux For a Trade Manager
  • PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008 released today
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire with Lisa (Video)
  • Mandriva have lost their way
  • Disable touchpad while typing
  • Is the Open Source Brand in the Right Hands?
  • SplashTop Adds Virtualization Support
  • OSI supports ODF and Document Freedom Day
  • Free Open Source Software Could Help African Development
  • New Ubuntu-only Digg-like Site

Xrandr GUI update for hardy

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Software

bryceharrington.org: Here's the latest version of the Xrandr GUI, that'll be uploaded post-beta. We've taken care of the major show stopper issues by this point.

Linux Review - OpenSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

linux-exploration.blogspot: Installing OpenSUSE isn't something a newcomer would find easy. The options are confusing, and I got stuck at the partition menu, so I could dual boot. You must pay keen attention to the proposals or you may mess up your system.

Mozilla says Firefox 3 beta is ready for prime time, we beg to differ

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla says Firefox 3 beta is ready for prime time, we beg to differ

  • Firefox 3 almost ready for the general public - But not quite
  • No, Firefox 3 Isn’t Ready for Prime-TimeZ
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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

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