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Munich mk2? Germany's Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
From the department of If At First You Don't Succeed Try Try Again comes news that a German state is to have a crack at shifting thousands of PCs from proprietary software to an open-source alternative. In this instance, it is the north-German state of Schleswig-Holstein that is aiming to ditch proprietary code, including Microsoft Office, in favour of open-source software. According to open-source productivity platform LibreOffice, 25,000 PCs will be running its wares by the end of 2026.
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The BBC Micro and Raspberry Pi

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
We love this video featuring BBC Micro co-designer Dr Sophie Wilson CBE and our own Eben Upton, both alumni of the University of Cambridge. Eben owned a BBC Micro as a kid, and as an adult he set about designing Raspberry Pi to do what the BBC Micro had done for him: inspire widespread interest in computer programming.
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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
Adobe Lightroom is a creative image organization and image manipulation software. What are the best free and open source alternatives?
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Use Fedora Server to send text messages and voice alerts

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
This article will demonstrate how to configure Fedora Server as an alert and notification server that can place calls using an Asterisk PBX and send SMS text messages using Twilio. The use of the SMS message feature is optional. By using the call_only endpoint of the caller_prometheus_webhook component, you can limit the alerts to voice calls only.
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Pinta Image Editor 1.7.1 Available For Download (Likely The Last GTK2 Release)

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
After more than a year since the Pinta 1.7 release, Pinta 1.7.1 comes as not only a bug fix release, but it also includes a few minor features / enhancements. This is likely the last GTK2-based Pinta release because, according to the release notes, "the GTK3 / .NET 6 version is nearly ready".
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Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VII — Nat Friedman, as GitHub CEO, Had a Plan of Defrauding Microsoft Shareholders

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
The son of a financial tycoon probably engaged in embezzlement and maybe [b]securities fraud[/b]; and this isn't even the worst scandal, which directly impacts Free software
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Pinta 1.7.1 Paint and Editing Tool Released with Minor Improvements

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
For fans of digital photography, there is certainly no shortage of image editing tools to choose from, but the problem is that many of them are expensive. For Windows users, Paint.NET has offered a neat balance between power and ease of use. Pinta brings this power to the Linux users.
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How to configure a SMTP relay host in Sendmail

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
2DayGeeK: In this article, you will learn how to configure a sendmail server to forward all mails generated from localhost to another SMTP server in RHEL system.
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Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should: Install Linux on NTFS – on the same partition as Windows

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
As alert folks of a cross-platform inclination will have noticed, Paragon's NTFS driver was accepted into the Linux kernel, and was released as part of 5.15. This has had a consequence they probably didn't consider, though: you can now boot Linux from an NTFS partition.
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Five Lessons from ‘All Things Open’ on Hosting In-Person Events During COVID

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
Todd Lewis, the founder and chairperson at All Things Open, writes about the challenges of launching a major in-person event during the Age of Covid.
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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 21st, 2021

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
The sixty installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on November 21st, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.
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Pinta Open-Source Drawing and Image Editing Software Scores Another Update

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
Pinta, the open-source and cross-platform drawing and image editing software for GNU/Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD, just got another hefty update.
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Linux Kernel 5.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux 5.15 LTS

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
The time has come to say goodbye to another Linux kernel series, Linux 5.14, which is now end-of-life and it won’t receive further updates, so it’s time to upgrade to a newer kernel branch.
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KDE Discover gets update to prevent you breaking your Linux system

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
I must say, I appreciate the attention to make things not only simpler but less breakable lately. First we had APT being patched to stop users removing essential packages, now the KDE Discover software manager gets a similar upgrade.
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Intel Posts Updated "Software Defined Silicon" Driver To Activate Licensed Hardware Features

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
Back in September we were first to report on Intel developing "Software Defined Silicon" support for being able to activate extra licensed hardware features not otherwise exposed. Intel hasn't talked about the controversial feature in terms of product plans but this weekend they posted a new revision of this Intel "SDSi" Linux driver.
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ZombieTrackerGPS (ZTGPS) is a Fitness Tracker for Linux

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
ZombieTrackerGPS (ZTGPS) Linux fitness tracker can manage collections of GPS tracks from biking, hiking, rafting, light aircraft, snowboarding, and many other activities. The application is a Linux alternative to Garmin’s BaseCamp Software.
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4 open source ways to create holiday greetings

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
The holiday season is upon us once again, and this year I decided to celebrate in an open source way. Like a particular famous holiday busybody, I have a long list (and I do intend to check it twice) of holiday tasks: create a greeting card (with addressed envelopers) to send to family and friends, make a photo montage or video to a suitably festive song, and decorate my virtual office. There are plenty of open source applications and resources making my job easier. Here's what I use.
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KDE Plasma Introduces GNOME-like Overview. Is it Good?

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
We give you a preview of the new KDE Plasma Overview Effect. Here's how it looks, and our opinion around it.
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Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: Linux Mint

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
If you’ve done any research into the Linux world you’ll no doubt have heard of Linux Mint. Linux Mint is rated number four on the popular rankings site, Distrowatch, based on number of hits to the Distrowatch page for the OS, not based on actual downloads / user-base. Check out my previous reviews of Manjaro, MX Linux and EndeavourOS.
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How to Enable Minimize on Click in Ubuntu

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:20
Many Ubuntu users coming to Linux from Windows find themselves looking for a way to make their new Linux system minimize open windows when the corresponding dock or taskbar icon is clicked. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't provide a direct configuration option to enable this behavior.
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