Mitar | 27 Aug 23:47 2014
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KORUZA grows: World Wide Experiment

Hi!

"We are launching the World Wide KORUZA experiment to deploy more then
10 links worldwide with a range of sensors and a test device, to observe
the performance over a 12 month period. Experimental results are
expected to identify error sources in the system as well as create an
open dataset for future study of free-space communication system as well
as KORUZA. Research organizations, community networks and others welcome! "

https://wlan-si.net/en/blog/2014/08/27/koruza-grows-world-wide-experiment/

Mitar

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herve | 26 Aug 15:48 2014
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Debian+Lxde french free ebook to translate

Hi all Indian Linux users Libre
I am French Graphic desingner and painter, 51 years old
I am using for many years the system Debian+Lxde
Lxde the lightweight Desktop manager.
That I prefer that Gnome. Very fast and nervous
Look very similar to Windows and possible configure as you like
Can be used into the old machines, and new one, also for sure better
Take the same place on Ram that the former Windows 98 with modern functions
Debian, very serious association entirely free. Base of Ubuntu.
On the stable version. Work too good. Strong
Have no fear of the Indian power-cut.
Many time people ask to me "oh this Windows go speed, witch version?
I want to have one". But the problem after, how to use?
So I writ a small book, illustrated, especially for this friends that ask to me
Explain everything at a simple language.
Only 50 page in French. So 25 rigth and left, 52 with the cover.
Very simple book that give to the people after install all information
To use, get, install and configure.
System Libre, so the book will be also Libre.
I am finishing and fast beginning the English translation
I want also to make a special Indian translation, adapt to the Indian situation.
I have a litle experience. I will be in India again the next winter
I am interested about India & Linux. Contact me
I try to send Joint the Beta-Cover and the Cover-back contents
The server refuse
Too soon
Hervé


Debian+Lxde
Take in hand guide
Installation & configuration

Table of Contents


First
desktop vision........................................ 1

 
Pane
l Elements:
Application Menu - The File Manager
.................. 2
Go to the Internet - Too many
windows open -
Occupancy
of the processor
.............................3
Update-manager - network -
Date and time
Customize our panel
..............4
Panel preferences
............................................5

LXDE
& Debian / Linux in Practice:
Right-click - Change the background wallpaper -
Copy
and move files
........................................6
Rename files and folders
Debian Linux 7 Whezzy basic organization
............7
The desktop folder
...........................................8
Rational organization of his "/ home"
Trash
...............................................................9

Install
new software &
Updates the system .....
Graphic Installation: With Synaptic -
Updates
with Synaptic - Install software with synaptic -
Even easier, (but yes): the command line .....
Another
method with Gdebi
...............................10
Find Info about Debian  packages
........................11
Thunderbird / Icedove - Framasoft -
French
Ubuntu documentation -
Other useful
sites
.............................................12

Overview
of Applications menu
+ Usage tips & configuration:
Disconnect - Preferences: Keyboard and Mouse -
Network -
Screen Saver
....................................13
Disc Manager -  synaptic package
Manager -
Gparted
- Printing -
Open-box configuration - Setting the session
.......14
Monitor setting -
 Sound and
Video: Burning CD & DVD: Brasero -
 VLC and video -
................................................15
winff -System Tools - Wine -
Internet -
Amule:
..............................................16
Browse Mirrored websites - Filezilla

Iceweasel
/ Firefox:
Add-ons & Video
...........................................17
Flashplayer problem? 
Going without
Flashplayer
................................18
Install Flashplayer - Flashgot -
Other
add-ons and scripts for Firefox
................19

Chromium
-Transmission - WebHTTrack .....

Graphics:
Gimp - XPDF -
Scanner:
Xsane Office: LibreOffice
..................20
PDF export of text document -
Save as RTF.
..............................................21
Accessories: clamtk - Calculator -
Leafpad
LXTerminal - Main Menu -
Open from the File Manager - Shutter -
Terminal
Administrator -
Image Viewer
- Shutter - Terminal Administrator -
Image Viewer
........................................... ....22
Xarchiver .....

The command line
having fun
.........................23
Sources.list - Add other address lines?
...............24
Otherwise - Other commands
..............................25
My personal document: "NotesDinstall"

Useful
things to know & Tricks
Hidden files and folders:
The .wine folder - The folder .aMule
...................26
Vulgar manipulations and Silly (but malignant) -
Noble
and clever use of this hidden files and folders = Save it
.......27
Rename desktop shortcuts with Leafpad .....
True
-False shortcuts Firefox:
..............................28
Create a new user
.......................................29
Add rights ..... Possible problems with the rights of some files?
Conclusion light of the practical part
..................30

Problems
: What to do?
.....................30
Rescatux Live CD .....
Loss of
START (Grub)
.....................31
Security, virus etc ...
................................32
Gnu, Linux, Debian, LXDE? ...
.................33
Debian GNU + Linux + + Ubuntu
..................34
Personal Choice for Debian - Mac & Windows
.....35
Graphics interface & Lxde .....
Spectacular animated GUI .....
Installs Debian + Lxde
Preparing to install
Debian / LXDE
The hands dirty
....................................36
Enter into the the bios
..............................37
Flash the bios? ..... The hard disk .....
Preparation of
Windows for multi-boot  ..........38
Other Linux in a row?
...............................39
Find the CD Debian LXDE installation and burn
......40
Ready to Installs Debian + Lxde!
.............41
Debian itself without Windows
or Debian
on another disk than Windows.
........43
If Windows and Debian will share the same hard disk.
..........44
After installation: manipulations configuration ......
......47
Automatic opening the session
..............................48
Zram: a virtual memory ram .....
D
efault session Lxde  .....
software
in addition we need .....
Thanks and Conclusion
................................49


Joel Kahn | 3 Aug 21:44 2014
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Installing BASIC-256 From Tarball

Yes, this is a call for help from a relative newbie....

I'm attempting to install the latest version of the
GNU-licensed application BASIC-256 on my laptop which is
running Trisquel 6.0.1. Unfortunately, the maintainer of
the BASIC-256 project does not have the current version
in the easy download system, and my most recent attempts
to contact him have not been successful, so I'm trying to
do it from the tar.gz file. I've gotten as far as extracting
files into a new directory, but my attempts to run commands
like "configure" and "make" keep producing errors such as
"command not found". Does anyone have the time to tell me
what kinds of absurd things I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your time and patience.

Joel

Ali Abdul Ghani | 6 Jul 13:05 2014
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lazarus - libre

But the big problem is lazarus cause a license violation.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""""
Specifically, the LCL, which is statically built into the produced
executables, is licensed under a modified version of the LGPL,
granting extra permissions
to allow it to be statically built into the produced software, including
proprietary
ones.

Note that installing a
design-time
package is equivalent to linking to the IDE. Thus, distributing the
Lazarus IDE with a GPL-incompatible design-time package (e.g. the
JEDI
packages, which are licensed under the
Mozilla Public License
) pre-installed would cause a license violation.
""""
I believe that we must make a branch of it without problems license

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Kip Warner | 30 Jun 22:57 2014

Libre digital media asset management

Hey list,

I've been looking for more than a year with no luck for a libre
alternative to proprietary digital media asset management tools like
Alienbrain.

  <http://www.alienbrain.com/>

Think of it like traditional source control management, e.g. Git,
Mercurial, Bzr, or what have you, but for art assets and large binary
files.

From what I can see, I can't seem to find anything. I also posted on
Launchpad a request for feature enhancement on Bzr.

  <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/1077521>

Respectfully,

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Joel Kahn | 31 May 23:56 2014
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The New Media Caucus

This organization may be of interest:

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/

Have fun.

Joel

zerothis baud | 30 Apr 01:52 2014
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Re: Solar-Powered Laptop (Joel Kahn), libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 49, Issue 9

Well, I've had laptop setups that are more cumbersome than that. But I always used them indoors. Seems to me a panel set sold separately from the laptop would be libre compatible for owners of libre compatible laptops.

Solar-Powered Laptop (Joel Kahn)



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WeWi Telecommunications claims that they're
producing a laptop that runs on solar energy:


http://solaptop.com/en/products/laptops/

Now if we could just get a totally Libre
machine that works this way....

Joel




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Joel Kahn | 25 Apr 21:02 2014
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Art Based On Libre Software

Here's a way to help out the movement, at least indirectly....

https://www.talenthouse.com/i/188/submission/68795/99e8c29c

I used the GPL program BASIC-256 to produce my entry for the
Secret Solstice Music Festival, which will be held in Iceland
at the beginning of summer. The winning artist gets $1,000
plus a share of royalties, along with an expenses-paid trip
to the event. If I win, I'll have a chance to talk to a lot
of people about Libre Software. If you have accounts with
both Facebook and Twitter, you can vote twice.

Food for thought.

Joel

Mary-Anne Wolf | 24 Apr 01:05 2014
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Net Neutrality FCC Violation One More Time

Uh oh!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html

arthur_torrey | 23 Apr 06:44 2014
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Re: How respond to a tech support technician that insists on needlessly installing proprietary software? (libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 52, Issue 1)

Seems odd that a tech support person for a FLOSS program would want to install proprietary stuff, but that's
off the subject...

My answer would be to respond to the tech that can't discuss the use of other software with a request / demand
to be connected to someone that CAN discuss it...  

Presumably the person with the script is a first level peon who is only ALLOWED to do certain things
following a specified protocol - and not following it could get them in trouble.  While frustrating, it
doesn't help anyone to get mad at the peon that is following their job instructions.  

So as soon as it becomes obvious that you are asking for resolutions / procedures that are outside their
"designated box", requesting escalation to someone that CAN authorize non-standard approaches seems
appropriate, and keep bumping it up the tree until you get to someone that can either let you use other
approaches, or explain exactly what it is that their software does that yours doesn't  (assuming
Mary-Anne is correct in that the proprietary software does something non-obvious that the tech support
folks need...)  

Make the complaint about needing to bump a secondary issue - if they get enough complaints, and requests to
allow use of a FLOSS option then it may trickle back down to the peons on the front line...

ART

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Very often technicians start down the path of having me install
software without saying what they're doing. I've gotten to where I can
recognise this and respond with directly to the issues they will
suppose makes it necessary for them to have their software and only
their software installed. .......

zerothis baud | 21 Apr 21:35 2014
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How respond to a tech support technician that insists on needlessly installing proprietary software?

Very often technicians start down the path of having me install
software without saying what they're doing. I've gotten to where I can
recognise this and respond with directly to the issues they will
suppose makes it necessary for them to have their software and only
their software installed. If its a chat application for example, I
politely say I only use Free Software or Open Source Software (because
they often recognise OOS and not FS) and that I already have a Free
Software application that will do the job (I name their software and
chat protocol) and I explain that redundant software in not necessary
and undesired. Today however, a tech stopped me cold with "I am not
authorised to discuss the use of other technical support software!"
and gave this response repeatedly as I explained I didn't need to
install two redundant applications for software for chat and desktop
sharing for the software on her end to function. I finally replied
"but of course" to each step of her installation process without
complying with the instructions. Chat when fine as expected. I didn't
really think it through that she would not see her software on my
computer screen once she connected. She started with _amazing_ speed
opening a command line, viewing my ip information, pinging different
ip address (or she ran a script to do this, but I caught a few
backspaced typos, so I think she was actually that fast). But after a
few seconds disconnected from desktop and chat. On the phone she
stumbled  "I am not authorised to discu-ah-use of the others support
softwares technical support of ah our software."  Not sure how to
proceed, I remained silent. Until she moved on to other parts of here
script (the instructions in front of her that she follows). Well, the
call ended on an unrelated note when she finally got to the part that
I was beyond my 9 days of free support and continuing would cost me
more than buying a replacement. It got me to thinking bout a lot of
issues of 3rd party support. I wondered if the hardware manufacturer
(most manufacturers I've found are willing to consider that the
customer is always right) realised this militant enforcement of
external software policy was being imposed on their customers (I
intend to find out). But for the issue at hand. Is it possibly a the
support company's canned response was specifically formed against FOSS
or (seems more likely) against all other software. And does anybody
have any suggestions on a better way to respond to an "install our
software" ultimatum?

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Windows forever. If you like, you can even keep your old Windows with
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