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Story An Open Source Initiative to Help Coronavirus Testing Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2020 - 9:06am
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Visual Tour: 20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista

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Microsoft

The same thing happened with Windows XP. When Beta 2 arrived, I found myself torn between what was new and good about the operating system, and what was new and bad.

Education Coming Around

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OSS

The business world is increasingly integrating open source, computer programs which are written by individuals and groups of computer programmers dedicated to free software. These same business programs have applications within education.

How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing

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Ubuntu

Yesterday (K)Ubuntu Dapper was released. The final version. I'm sure it is a great release, and most users will find it highly satisfactory for all their needs. However, this blog is not all huggin' 'n luvin' for Dapper. It is a rant. I want this to be a wake-up call. It will sound negative to most of you. So be it....

New Laptop: fujitsu p7120 w/ Debian

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Reviews

Well, I finally have a new laptop. Got it yesterday, spent about 3 hours installing and downloading all the software, and then let rsync run all last night to transfer over my home directory. Of course like any good Debian user I've filed a detailed installation report.

How To: Burn DVD’s from the command line

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Burning DVD’s from the command line can seem quite geeky, but it happens to be really usefull mainly when you want to back up datas or simply don’t want to bother launching CD/DVD burning interfaces such as k3b or gcombust …

Knoppix to the rescue

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Linux

In geek speak; Knoppix is a Linux Live CD. That means it runs the Linux operating system directly from the CD, bypassing the hard drive making it a useful very useful tool.

Pixel abuse: the wonders of 3D graphics

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Linux

It's all over the press, and a battle will soon be joined:
Desktops need 3D.

But what kind of 3D? The term is vague, would it be isometric 3D, Z-buffered vector 3D used to display 2D elements - as we can see in games -, or something hopefully more profound?

With Knoppix at a HotSpot

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Linux

Apparently, the Dutch have a verb that means "to use the Internet", and the 2nd line translates as "use the Internet wirelessly ... as if at home" - and the green heading in the right-most column refers to the hotel where we were staying. Guess what that means? They have a hot spot - and Knoppix found it without my even asking!

Alien Arena 2006 Uranium Edition Released!

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Gaming

COR Entertainment announces the release of Alien Arena 2006: Uranium Edition! This new version includes a great number of enhancements and bugfixes.

A day without *NIX

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Linux

Most people don't really get how important unices are. While most of them use a Windows™ version on their home computers, they are passive *NIX users as well (at least the vast majority of them).

Wireless networking using the ndiswrapper module

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Getting wireless networking working with the ndiswrapper driver is fairly straightfoward if your card has an associated Windows driver. Here we'll look at getting wireless networking working for a Dell Inspiron 1300, you should be able to follow the recipe for most other wireless networking cards which are supported ndiswrapper.

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Tipping Point Ahead

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Linux

A week ago, I had a chance to speak with Scott Handy, Vice President of Worldwide Linux Strategy at IBM. Mr. Handy has always struck me as one of those people really likes his job, because despite the instinctive reluctance many executives have when dealing with the press, he seems to really like to share what IBM's doing to promote Linux use.

Lenovo To Shun Linux

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Linux

Computer maker Lenovo will not install or support the Linux operating system on any of its PCs, including ThinkPads and a series of new notebooks, the company said this week.

Government says all new PCs must be Linux-friendly

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Linux

The government-run Central Trust of China has mandated for the first time that all desktop computers purchased from now on must be Linux-compatible, demonstrating the government's desire to widen the nation's usage of open source software.

Coupla More Ubuntu Reviews

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Ubuntu

Truth, justice and the open source way

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OSS

According to reports out of Nashville this week, Red Hat’s user summit featured a speech that characterized the open source movement as a particularly American phenomenon. Eben Moglen, a law professor at Columbia University, was responding to the “communist” tag Microsoft chairman Bill Gates had applied to the Linux community.

OpenOffice.org: There's No Virus

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Security

OpenOffice.org responded Friday to claims in the media that the first virus had been discovered for the open source productivity suite. The group said that macro viruses are possible in any program that supports the feature.

Kubuntu 6.06

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With all the Ubuntu excitement passed few days it occurred to me that being a KDE fan moreso than gnome, perhaps Kubuntu might be more my cup of tea. When perusing the downloads it also occurred to me that 'hey I have a 64bit machine now!' So, I downloaded the Kubutu 6.06 desktop amd64 iso. Was it more appealing to a diehard KDE fan? Does 64bit programming make much difference?

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Games: NVIDIA, RPG and Gaming on PCLinuxOS

  • NVIDIA released the 440.82 stable 'Long Lived' Linux driver - helps DOOM Eternal on Steam Play Proton

    Today, NVIDIA released an update to their stable driver series with driver version 440.82 now available in their 'Long Lived' branch. After a few updates to their Vulkan Beta driver recently, it seems they've pulled in a bunch of changes from there. [...] Multiple bug fixes made it into this release too, including one" that caused render-offloaded applications to crash on exit". The rest of the fixes seem specific to using the NVIDIA driver with Linux kernel 5.6.

  • The wonderful and relaxing town-building RPG 'Littlewood' is now DRM-free on GOG

    Littlewood is a relaxing casual town-building RPG, a very peaceful game where there's no combat needed as it blends together lots of different gameplay elements including farming, crafting, mining, gathering and so on. It was crowdfunded on Kickstarter back in February 2019 and it did really well with nearly four thousand backers, pledging over eighty thousand dollars.

  • Things To Do With Your PCLinuxOS In The Quarantine

    Well, since we are all quarantined, forced isolation, to prevent the proliferation of COVID-19, this does not mean that it is a frustrating and boring period. There are many things possible to do at home in those times. Families, who did not see each other very often, will once again be able to strengthen their ties, talk face to face (and not via whatsapp). I believe that, in some cases, the flame of romance will be rekindled. Of course, for every family brought together by this pandemic, there are very ugly cases of domestic violence that can even get worse. But, let's try to look at the positive side of it all, and, with these forced "vacations", let's try to spend time in the best possible way, with a great companion: PCLinuxOS! What to do now in this isolation then? We'll see now! [...] Well, first of all, I would like to say that I am over 50. There is a prejudice against those who play, but this prejudice has to be undone: There is nothing wrong with playing with your computer. Many point a finger and say: A man of that age, playing kids' video games! Well then, collecting retro-games is on the rise right now (the way the games industry goes, it's no wonder). Metal Jesus, a YouTuber, is the living proof: he might be older than me, and he only has reviews of retro video games on his channel. Well, with that out of the way, let's look at the game options available for PCLinuxOS in this period.

  • Game Zone: Last Chaos In PCLinuxOS

    Welcome! The medieval fantasy world of Last Chaos awaits you! Choose from 9 different character classes and discover the war torn continent of Iris! Master your class by choosing a class specialization and become a hero!

Repo Review: VidCutter

VidCutter is a simple program available in the repository for performing very basic video editing tasks. It allows you to quite easily trim and split videos at multiple points, and also join video clips together without the need for a full featured video editing program. The user interface is, for the most part, fairly well laid out. Below the video preview screen is a nice timeline with thumbnails. At the right of the preview is the Clip Index. When you start making cuts in a video, each new clip you split will be added to the Clip Index, where you can rearrange the order in which they will be joined. To begin editing, click Open Media and load in a video file. Read more

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