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Story The Linux Desktop-a-week review: Cinnamon Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 3:36pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 3:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:01pm
Story Third Release of KDE Frameworks Brings a Multitude of Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:05pm
Story Kano's DIY computer teaches kids to code, and now it's available to everyone Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:17pm
Story Spotify is Powered by Linux and Open Source Roy Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall Is Now Based on Debian "Wheezy" Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:35pm
Story Gummersbach completes switch to open source Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 4:53pm
Story Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Diversity is a crucial component of meritocracy Rianne Schestowitz 07/10/2014 - 5:54pm

Personal finance software for GNU/Linux

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ntuit Quicken and Microsoft Money are two popular Windows-based packages for personal financial management. GNU/Linux offers several similar applications -- most of them free software -- that can meet or exceed the capabilities of the proprietary programs.

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PCLinuxOS .92 Test 03 Available

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Linux

Houston, TX, November 8, 2005: PCLinuxOS .92 Test 03 is available at the following location:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/.

FreeBSD 6.0

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Reviews

The FreeBSD operating system is finally through it's buggy 5.x series and into the more reliable 6.x series. Most of the problems of the old days are gone. FreeBSD still isn't perfect, but at least with 6.0-RELEASE it's more stable and functional than it has been in the recent past.

Media Giddy over Linux Worm

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Linux

You might think that the sky is falling the way the media has gone on a feeding frenzy related to a Linux worm. Sorry to disappoint you, but the worm will hardly affect the user base.

What would you like to see changed in Debian?

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Linux

As Debian users what do you think you'd like to see changed in the Debian's future releases? Are there any small changes you'd particularly like to see made?

Review: OpenLab 4 impresses with ease of use

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Reviews

Despite its clear educational leanings, OpenLab International has taken the OS to a new level with this release. The intention of OpenLab 4 is very obviously to cater for its existing OpenLab user base while at the same time making the distribution more attractive to a wider audience.

The Revolution Will Be Televised

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Web

Google, which famously runs on N thousand Linux servers (they don't say; perhaps modesty forbids), has leveraged its vast platform yet again with the launch of Google Video.

Quake 4 for Linux

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Gaming

As soon as I read the news on Slashdot that id Software's just released Quake 4 was already available as both a Linux client and game server, I ran out and dropped $50 for the game. The box contained 4 CDs, a game guide, and a license key. But that's not enough to let you play Quake 4 on Linux.

Open source app-list edges Windows users toward Linux

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OSS

A new, collaborative web page aims to introduce Windows users to high quality, free, open source applications that run on Windows.

GoblinX Mini v1.2.1 Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix has lots of great screenshots of the newly released GoblinX Mini v1.2.1.

How a Linux Distro Saved Hard Disk Data

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Linux

Our search-and-rescue expert is back to share how he recovered a master boot record and reclaimed lost data.

Formation of KDE Marketing Working Group

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KDE

The KDE Marketing Working Group has formed, after being proposed by the KDE community at aKademy 2005, with the aim of improving KDE's marketing and promotion efforts.

Tech Retailer Makes Space For Linspire

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Linux

Micro Center hears opportunity knock, after a survey shows three-quarters of its customers are interested in desktop Linux.

A Year Without (MS) Windows

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Linux

Many people aspire to run a pure GNU/Linux environment, but often complain that some device or program is stopping them. LXer's Don Parris shares his transition from a pure Windows environment to a pure GNU/Linux environment, and how he has fared over the past year. Does he see a need to go back to dual-booting?

Co-Founder Sees Slashdot As The Original Blog

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Web

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Bates discusses Slashdot.org's impact on online publishing, plans for the Web site, and the benefits of "slashdotting."

Costs, culture or communism? Why governments choose open source

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OSS

ZDNet UK has just concluded an investigation into why some governments have embraced open source, while others have given it the cold-shoulder.

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian

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HowTos

In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

Cedega 5.0 Reviewed

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Cedega 5.0 is the first release to feature integration between the Cedega GUI and the core Cedega technology. In addition to the usability improvements that accompany this fusion, TransGaming also give you the ability to play Battlefield 2, Dungeon Siege II, Madden NFL 2006 and Madden NFL 2005 on your Linux desktop today.

Grokster quits file-sharing fight

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Legal

File-sharing group Grokster has agreed to halt distributing its software to settle a long-running copyright case launched by the entertainment industry.

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Security Leftovers

  • Yubico recalls government-grade security keys due security bug

    If you buy a government-grade security key, the one thing you really want from it is government-grade security. It's the very dictionary definition of "you had one job." That's why it's somewhat embarrassing that Yubico has put out a recall notice on its FIPS series of authentication keys which, it turns out, aren't completely secure.

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    A bog standard attack aimed at planting a cryptocurrency miner has been found to be using advanced targeted attack tools as well, the security firm Trend Micro says, pointing out that this behaviour marks a departure from the norm.

Kernel: Systemd, DXVK, Intel and AMD

  • Systemd Is Now Seeing Continuous Fuzzing By Fuzzit
    In hoping to catch more bugs quickly, systemd now has continuous fuzzing integration via the new "Fuzzit" platform that provides continuous fuzzing as a service.  New this week to systemd is the continuous fuzzing integration where every pull request / push will see some quick checks carried out while on a daily basis will be fuzzed in full for all targets.
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  • DXVK 1.2.2 Brings Minor CPU Overhead Optimizations, Game Fixes
    In time for those planning to spend some time this weekend gaming, DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle announced the release of DXVK 1.2.2 that will hopefully soon be integrated as part of a Proton update for Steam Play but right now can be built from source. While certain upstream Wine developers express DXVK being a "dead end" and are optimistic in favor of piping their WineD3D implementation over Vulkan, for Linux gamers today wanting to enjoy D3D11 Windows games on Linux the DXVK library continues working out splendid with great performance and running many Direct3D games with much better performance over the current WineD3D OpenGL code.
  • Intel 19.23.13131 OpenCL NEO Stack Adds Comet Lake Support
    We've seen the Intel Comet Lake support get pieced together in recent months in the different components making up the Intel Linux graphics stack while the compute-runtime is the latest addition. Comet Lake as a refresher is a planned successor to Coffeelake/Whiskeylake and expected to come out this year as yet more 9th Gen hardware. But Comet Lake should be interesting with rumored 10-core designs. Though with being more processors with Gen9 graphics, the Comet Lake Linux support basically boils down to adding in the new PCI IDs.
  • AMD Wires Its New Runtime Linker Into RadeonSI Gallium3D
    RadeonSI Gallium3D has already shifted over to using this new linker. Making use of the .rodata should help with efficiencies throughout the driver (more details in this forum thread) but at this point is mostly laying the groundwork for more improvements to be made moving forward.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

  • Building IT Transformation Architecture with Red Hat OpenShift
    In the era of mobile applications, business challenges to the enterprise IT organizations are more dynamic than ever. Many enterprises have difficulties responding in time because of the inherent complexity and risk of integrating emerging technologies into existing IT architectures. In this article, I will share my experience on how to utilize Red Hat OpenShift as a “Middle Platform” (中台) for enterprises to construct its bimodal IT architecture with agile, scalable and open strategy. In the past year, I have discussed with many corporate customers–especially in the financial services industry–the challenges of digital transformation, and the solutions. Most of their difficulties are coming from “core systems” which have been working for more than 10 years.
  • Fedora Community Blog: FPgM report: 2019-24
    Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora Program Management this week. Elections voting is open through 23:59 UTC on Thursday 20 June. I have weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else.
  • Copr's Dist-Git
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