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Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While a relatively simple device, web-cameras are still an area on Linux that can be problematic. The level of Linux support for USB web-cameras has improved quite a bit in recent years, and for many devices it is now a plug-and-play experience, but that is not the case for all devices.

10 Twitter Clients For Linux

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: If you already do use twitter and only use it via web you should be glad to know that there are a number of desktop clients available for us Linux users which makes using twitter a lot easier.

Is Linux only for the poor?

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Linux

education.zdnet.com: Last week, I followed a conversation on an OpenSuse Education newsletter to which I subscribe. If you have money in your district, is there any reason to use Linux?

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Review

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PCLOS

linuxbsdos.com: PCLinuxOS is a Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux. The most recent update, and the first since the last update in 2007, was released last week.

GNOME 2.26: Fast & Stable, But Light On The New Features

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Software

itnewstoday.com: GNOME is a very stable and fast desktop environment that’s easy to love. Not to disappoint, GNOME 2.26 is here right on schedule and was released last week. However, a lack of exciting new features prevents it from becoming an all-star.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #134

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #134 for the week of March 15th- March 21st, 2009 is now available.

My Gimp Tutorial and Resource Linklist

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Web
GIMP

penguinpetes.com: Gimp just seems to be a buzz topic lately. Since I have searches pouring into my site to find the five or six little Gimp tutorials I have, here is a whole list of resources from my personal bookmark list, covering everything from beginners to intermediate to expert advice:

xmlstarlet: Command Line XML Toolkit

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Software

debaday.debian.net: With the proliferation of XML-based formats, it is nice to have tools that manipulate XML documents in the traditional Unix-like fashion, as the good old grep, sed, and other tools do for plain text.

Blind leading the blind

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Ubuntu

One of the problems many veteran users have with the rise of Ubuntu is how message boards and communities get polluted with the clueless new users. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with looking for a little help or offering some of your own knowledge. But the old adage holds water; one can know just enough to cause trouble.

My dog is more Linux than your dog

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Is there really a way for any one distro to be "more Linux' than another? Possibly the answer is yes and no, right down the middle.

We Won't Leave You Behind...

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KDE

christian-loose.de: Although the future belongs to newer application launchers like Kickoff, Lancelot or Raptor, some users prefer the old K Menu style.

ATI Linux Drivers Gain Support For Unreleased RS880

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: AMD's current flagship offering when it comes to integrated ATI graphics is the Radeon HD 3300 / 790GX. As something new for consumers to consider, soon it looks like AMD will be introducing the RS880.

Arduino hardware hacking: Part 1

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Hardware

tuxradar.com: Arduino is cool. It's cool because it's a tiny device - about three inches by two inches - that comes with a USB port and a programmable chip. It's cool because you can program it using a very simple programming language known as Wiring.

THREE reasons to upgrade to openoffice.org3

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OOo

collinpark.blogspot: OK, here are three reasons to upgrade to openoffice.org3 if you're still using 2.x

Six Latest Firefox Addons You Should Check Out

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Moz/FF

killertechtips.com: We all love Firefox for the sheer number of extensions that can be added to it. There are plenty of brilliant yet unpopular extensions that have been written about before.

Move over Tux; it's time for Tuz the Tassie Devil

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Linux

itwire.com: Ever socially aware, Linux has a new mascot for a short while. Tuz will instead embrace the boot screen of many a distro in kernel 2.6.29.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 10 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Review - OpenSUSE 11.1

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Reviews

I decided to install OpenSUSE this weekend onto my new Maxtor 4 USB hard drive. I've used the live CD before with KDE 4.1, but didn't like not having the option to have different backgrounds on the multiple desktops. Supposedly, this option and others will be available in KDE 4.2. So, instead of waiting, I decided to install KDE 3.5.10. Here's how it went.....

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Arch Linux Review

  • A PCLinuxOS 2009.1 userbar
  • SAM-Linux, PCLinuxOS' Ugly Duckling?
  • pwn2own confusion
  • Installing Linux on my girfriend’s laptop: an overview
  • Digest of Enlightenment 17 Dimensions
  • FLOSS Weekly 61: Arduino
  • Linux
  • A Working X Input 2 Implementation
  • Programming for Kids with Basic-256 on Ubuntu
  • why I chose openSuSE again and howto make updates faster
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Server: HTTP Clients, IIS DDoS and 'DevOps' Hype From Red Hat

  • What are good command line HTTP clients?
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux’s biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn’t derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it’s the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a “software tools” movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well independently. This article looks at 4 open source command line HTTP clients. These clients let you download files over the internet from the command line. But they can also be used for many more interesting purposes such as testing, debugging and interacting with HTTP servers and web applications. Working with HTTP from the command-line is a worthwhile skill for HTTP architects and API designers. If you need to play around with an API, HTTPie and curl will be invaluable.
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    There's an increasing global demand for DevOps professionals, IT pros who are skilled in software development and operations. In fact, the Linux Foundation's Open Source Jobs Report ranked DevOps as the most in-demand skill, and DevOps career opportunities are thriving worldwide. The main focus of DevOps is bridging the gap between development and operations teams by reducing painful handoffs and increasing collaboration. This is not accomplished by making developers work on operations tasks nor by making system administrators work on development tasks. Instead, both of these roles are replaced by a single role, DevOps, that works on tasks within a cooperative team. As Dave Zwieback wrote in DevOps Hiring, "organizations that have embraced DevOps need people who would naturally resist organization silos."

Purism's Privacy and Security-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone to Arrive in Q3 2019

Initially planned to ship in early 2019, the revolutionary Librem 5 mobile phone was delayed for April 2019, but now it suffered just one more delay due to the CPU choices the development team had to make to deliver a stable and reliable device that won't heat up or discharge too quickly. Purism had to choose between the i.MX8M Quad or the i.MX8M Mini processors for their Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone, but after many trials and errors they decided to go with the i.MX8M Quad CPU as manufacturer NXP recently released a new software stack solving all previous power consumption and heating issues. Read more

Qt Creator 4.9 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.9 Beta! There are many improvements and fixes included in Qt Creator 4.9. I’ll just mention some highlights in this blog post. Please refer to our change log for a more thorough overview. Read more

Hack Week - Browsersync integration for Online

Recently my LibreOffice work is mostly focused on the Online. It's nice to see how it is growing with new features and has better UI. But when I was working on improving toolbars (eg. folding menubar or reorganization of items) I noticed one annoying thing from the developer perspective. After every small change, I had to restart the server to provide updated content for the browser. It takes few seconds for switching windows, killing old server then running new one which requires some tests to be passed. Last week during the Hack Week funded by Collabora Productivity I was able to work on my own projects. It was a good opportunity for me to try to improve the process mentioned above. I've heard previously about browsersync so I decided to try it out. It is a tool which can automatically reload used .css and .js files in all browser sessions after change detection. To make it work browsersync can start proxy server watching files on the original server and sending events to the browser clients if needed. Read more