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today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Against the odds, 2011 kicks off in Brisbane
  • Ubuntu 10.x Firefox font rendering fix for Gnome
  • How to enable IP forwarding in Linux
  • File Integrity Checkers and Rootkit Revealers for Gnu/Linux – Part 1
  • Fix the animated titles issue on Ubuntu for OpenShot Video Editor
  • Notify-OSD on scroll wheel volume change [Video]
  • A Brief Tutorial on a Shared Git Repository
  • Creating Swap File/ Partition with out re-installing the system
  • AirPlay video playback comes to Totem
  • Music on Ubuntu
  • Linux Outlaws 187 - Let Me URL-Shorten That for You

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Why I Use Gentoo: Unused Dependency Removal
  • openSUSE Weekly News, 159 is out!
  • In Praise of The Wine
  • Which module is loaded for a given PCI and USB device?
  • FOSS party games
  • The Oracle scorecard: One year after Sun
  • Fudcon Coming up…
  • Meld Diff Viewer – Compare and Merge files/directories in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Melt text effect in GIMP
  • Using exit codes in the Bash Shell
  • Using Mencoder Profiles
  • How to prepare your Windows disk for a Ubuntu installation
  • How to compile space-shooter M.A.R.S. from source
  • how to install photoshop with wine and playonlinux
  • How to update MEPIS signing key
  • Stripes Fedora^WInfinity, Gnome 3, Owl, etc.
  • Is this a dagger which I see before me?
  • My way or the highway?
  • Postfix 2.8.0 brings new features

more odds & ends:

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  • Testing software: Ubuntu 64-bit, Unity and PlayOnLinux, the new Wine-Doors?
  • PCLinuxOS, LXDE, and User Management
  • Gentoo Security Team: Scouting Tips
  • Making Ubuntu More Personal: Identify Contributions To Engage More Personally
  • Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released
  • Mint Debian Edition

some odds & ends:

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  • New: 3.3.0 Release Candidate 10
  • People behind Debian: Michael Vogt, synaptic and APT developer
  • As CEO of Google, Larry Page Won't Frown on Open Source
  • Skype Toolbar Blocked by Mozilla - FINALLY!
  • RSS-Aware indicator adds ‘quit’ button, but still no ‘clear all’
  • Turn Your Linux Desktop,Tablet or Touch Device into Digital Sketchpad
  • Network made easy with Mandriva
  • New evidence supports Oracle's case against Google
  • 3 IT Tools You Can't Live Without
  • Unity Window Decorator
  • Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 3: Message Boxes
  • Change PostgreSQL Locale
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.01.21
  • A Guide To How Graphics Cards Work
  • Tribler - P2P application for sharing content
  • A heaping helping of Linux games
  • Open Source Procurement: Indemnity

yesterday's leftovers:

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  • Revisited: 3 Newbie-Friendly KDE Distributions
  • Hacking, Old-School
  • So long, Drupal 5.x (End of Life Announcement)
  • How to Install VirtualBox 4.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Easily Search And Manage PPAs With Y PPA Manager
  • There's No FUD Like an Old FUD
  • Installing a Debian GNU/Linux test server with VirtualBox
  • Expect Script Tutorial: Expressions, If Conditions, For Loop, and While Loop
  • How to make a great pattern in GIMP
  • Creating dynamic volumes with loop devices
  • How to Advertise your FOSS game
  • Add titles to OpenShot Video Editor projects
  • MySQL: Drive Your Performance Problems Away!
  • Diff with vimdiff
  • Text Watermarking and Watermark Recovery - Snowdrop
  • MintCast Interview
  • Radio Tray 0.6.2 comes with resume parameter, application indicator
  • Stuck in Windows
  • Moving duplicity (and Deja-Dup) backups
  • Ubuntu Laptop How to save current screen brightness settings
  • Search is One of the Strengths of GNU/Linux
  • Shadow Clones is a Fun Alien Shooter with Nice Soundtrack
  • Use the Levels Adjustment Tool in digiKam

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian 6 Expected by February 6
  • 35 Terminal ( text ) based application for Linux
  • Who is profiting from open source?
  • FLOSS Weekly 149: VoltDB
  • No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM
  • Tron: An open source legacy
  • My Desktops for 2011
  • Novell's Linux Support Continues to Lead the Industry
  • Improved Udev Rule For Arch Linux
  • Siding With Canonical on Unity for Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4.0 beta 9: epic fail?
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 19th December 2010
  • First FOSDEM 2011 Speaker Interviews
  • Study charts global open source trends
  • Manage MySQL with Consummate Ease Using SQL Buddy
  • GhostBSD development in 2011
  • Canonical's Qt decision may also be mobile power play
  • Oops! Updates are a Part of Life

today's leftovers:

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  • Red Hat Updates RHEL 5 with More Hardware, Software Support
  • The OMG! Ubuntu! Guide to must-have indicator applets
  • lca2011 venue update
  • aseigo: Qt acceptance growing, next: colaboration process?
  • If it sounds mad
  • Debugging ADSL connectivity
  • Open Source in GSM Could Breed Mobile Mayhem
  • Five open source network management projects to watch
  • Free as in Freedom, Episode 0x07
  • Debian Squeeze 6.0 installation screen shots and review
  • SuperTux - A Super Mario Bros Clone
  • RuneScape – Return of Free Trade & The Wilderness
  • Hello English OS! for Learning English.
  • Intel's Linux Sandy Bridge Graphics Still Troubling
  • ODF Interoperability: Maidenhead ODF Plugfest
  • Mandriva and Mythware team up to offer a complete educational solution for OEMs and Schools
  • Why the FSFE is concerned about the sale of Novell’s patents
  • Close To The 50 Day - Red Hat
  • Linux Outlaws 186 - Be Like Dan

today's leftovers:

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  • 5 Splash Screens to Spice up digiKam
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition - a green goddess
  • Open Source: we are buying, but are we engaging?
  • OpenGamma secures $6 million power open source for financial markets
  • EU funds open source language Scala
  • $10 Laptop? India’s Educational Laptop Is Here, But Not At $10
  • WebOS: The Other Smartphone/Tablet Linux
  • OLPC Arm version is faster than Intel's
  • Graphical tools for manipulating PDFs
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Mesa Now Supports A Bit More Of OpenGL 3.0
  • DisPlex - Compiz/Emerald AppIndicator
  • GNOME Commander - A nice file manager for GNOME
  • Some patent reflections on WebM
  • Available: FreeBSD 8.2-RC2

some odds & ends:

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  • Installing Arch Linux – The Base
  • How to Identify a Good Perl Programmer
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 12th December 2010
  • Control Your Network Traffic with Wondershaper in Ubuntu / Debian
  • Graphic corruption woes with mesa 7.10
  • Confining user applications
  • Will The Free Software Desktop Ever Make It?
  • seminar to public about new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • What *is* OOP?
  • Linux armageddon Linux Mint vs Slackware
  • Reliable and unreliable detection of bundled libraries
  • Amahi Home Server – Setting Up File Duplications & Exploring the App Store
  • Using notify-send as a Conky replacement

today's odds & ends:

Filed under
  • Linux Fund and anti-harassment policy
  • create a gnome panel icon for triggering the compiz expo plugin (like in unity)
  • How to change default in GNOME Terminal to xterm
  • KDE SC 4.6 RC1 – An INTELligent Update
  • Open files in Linux
  • Create a Clone Server
  • Namebench: cross-platform DNS benchmarking tool
  • KDE 4.5.5 available for Mandriva 2010.1 and 2010.2
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Red Hat News

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • The Open Source Way
    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large. It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community.
  • Another rift in the open source BPM market: @FlowableBPM forks from @Alfresco Activiti
    In early 2013, Camunda – at the time, a value-added Activiti consulting partner as well as a significant contributor to the open source project – created a fork from Activiti to form what is now the Camunda open source BPM platform as well as their commercial version based on the open source core.
  • Pydio, an Open Source File Sharing and Sync Solution, Out in New Version
    If you've followed us here at OStatic, you've probably seen our coverage of open source file sharing, cloud and synchronization tools. For example, we've covered ownCloud and Nextcloud extensively. Not so many people know about Pydio, though, which is out in a new version Pydio7. It's an open source file sharing & sync solution that now has a host of new features and performance upgrades. It's worth downloading and trying. Through a new partnership with Collabora Productivity (the LibreOffice Cloud provider), Pydio7 now combines file sharing, document editing and online collaboration. Users can now not only access documents online, but also co-author new content and work collaboratively.
  • Chrome 55 Beta: Input handling improvements and async/await functions
    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Chrome 55 Beta Brings Async/Await To JavaScript
    Google is ending this week by rolling out the Chrome/Chromium 55 web-browser beta. Chrome 55 Beta brings support for the async and await keywords to JavaScript for Promise-based JavaScript coding. Great to see them finally improving the asynchronous JS support.
  • Open-Source Innovations Driving Demand for Hadoop
    AtScale, provider of BI (Business Intelligence) on Hadoop, has released its study titled "The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines," which is a performance test of BI workloads on Hadoop. The report also studies the strengths and weaknesses of Hive, Presto, Impala and Spark SQL, which are the most popular analytical engines for Hadoop.
  • Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update [Ed: bad idea to use it [1, 2]]
  • New SafariSeat wheelchairs made from bicycle parts help East Africans roam rough terrain
  • SafariSeat, an Open Source Wheelchair for Rural Offroading
    If you’re disabled in a poorly developed part of the world, even a great modern wheelchair may be next to useless. What’s needed is a more off-road design that’s made to be easy to manufacture and repair than something built for a city with sidewalks. SafariSeat is a newly designed open-source wheelchair that hopes to make a big impact for disabled people the world over. It uses push bars for power and has large front wheels and small rear ones to easily roll over large objects. In a novel move, the designers included a moving seat that shifts bit every time you push the bars to help prevent pressure sores on the butt.
  • Five 3D printing projects for Halloween
    With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques.