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Story Fedora 25 Cleared For Release Next Week Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 7:14pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 9:29pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 9:30pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 9:32pm
Story Security News Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 9:52pm
Story Games for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 10:49pm
Story Microsoft in and Out of the Linux Foundation (Entryism) Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2016 - 11:43pm
Story Raspberry Pi and Banana Pi Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2016 - 12:07am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2016 - 12:14am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2016 - 12:15am

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Playing Music & Not Getting Sound in Flash?

  • Howto: Create ISO File From CD/DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Useful Linux Terminal Commands for New Users
  • mplayer and internet radio streams
  • LDAP: troubleshooting “I have no name!”
  • Bio-Linux - Bioinformatics Tools for Linux
  • Patching and Building The VT6655 Driver On Ubuntu 7.10
  • Are You Keeping Your Ubuntu Linux PC Secure?
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 3: Connectivity with Bluetooth
  • Sftp
  • Turn your Ubuntu box into a simple router

LinDVD for Kiowa

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Software

oneclicklinux.blogspot: If you're new to Linux, one of the first things you're likely to do is pop in a commercial DVD and attempt to play it. You'll find that, just like Windows, unless you install a legal DVD player on your Linux system, you won't be able to play the disc's content.

People of openSUSE: Detlef Reichelt1 Star

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Do you know who is behind the PackMan project? Then it’s time to we present you Detlef Reichelt - PackMan project maintainer and openSUSE Member!

Also: KDE 4.0.2 is out, Get it now for openSUSE 10.3

Report: U.S. likely to maintain 'yes' vote for OOXML in ISO

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OSS

computerworld.com: An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the U.S. maintain its support for making Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.

Full Circle Podcast #1

We’ve finally got Full Circle Podcast - Episode #1 out! Yes, the audio quality has increased noticeably! Topics include Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4, KDE 4.1 Feature Plan and Release Schedule, and Torvalds pans Apple with ‘utter crap’ putdown.

How to love Free Software in 3 steps: configure, make, make install

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I recently re-read the article how to hate free software in 3 easy steps by Steven Goodwin. I’m no programmer, but then I’ve also installed a few distributions myself. And frankly, I have trouble relating to that post.

Low-cost laptop runs Linpus Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices: Thai systems integrator Norhtec is preparing to release a sub-$300 ultra-mini PC (UMPC) laptop based on a Quanta design. Aimed at the developing-country market, the so-called Gecko Laptop is being built by Quanta and runs Linpus Linux Lite, a new distribution designed for small-screen mini-PCs.

Amazon's Linux answer to iTunes is a winner

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Software

desktoplinux: Are you a Linux user suffering from iTunes store envy? If so, Amazon has a deal for you. While any good Linux media player, like my own personal favorite Banshee, will let you rip music from CDs, there hasn't been a good source to buy music online for Linux players ... until now.

Major Update to Prism, First Prototype of Browser Integration

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Prism is an open source cross-platform prototype of functionality that lets users split web applications out of the browser and run them directly on the desktop.

NVIDIA 171.06 Linux Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: On the same day as the limited open-source support arriving in the xf86-video-nv driver, NVIDIA's binary display driver for Linux has been updated to officially add support for the GeForce 9600GT graphics card.

Amarok 2: Nearing first alpha, and lots of cool new stuff

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Software

amarok.kde.org/blog: Its been little while since I wrote a nice long update about the state of Amarok 2, and we have been getting a few complaints that there is not enough ews being posted, so I will try to remedy that here. And I have a nice pile of screenshots ready for you!

Starting a week with Ubuntu and Lenovo's X61 ThinkPad: First impressions

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I finally decided to put my OS where my mouth is. Or, at least, where my typing fingers are. I'm typing this from a Lenovo X61 ThinkPad...running Ubuntu 7.10. I'm going to spend the next week or so reporting on the experience. Well, today we're going to see just how much substance there is to my prior contention.

Flipping the Linux switch: Linux gaming

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: What do Linux gaming, jumbo shrimp, and government intelligence have in common with each other? Think back to your English classes. (We're not responsible for any traumatic memories that surface from this exercise.) Got it yet? Anyone?

Linux for Mom

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Mother’s Day is upon us! You did get a gift, didn’t you? I happened across this article on the VirtualHosting blog this morning. It links fifty-two websites to various Linux distros, tools, and guides to assist in setting up a Linux box for your mom.

KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 783000)

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KDE

polishlinux.org: You don’t always see this in the official changelogs but the KDE 4 development is progressing in an extraordinary speed. After a deep look at rev 777000 we are presenting you a new visual review of changes made to KDE 4 during the last couple of weeks.

The Simple Compiz Config Settings Manager

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Software

phoronix.com: In the first Compiz Fusion update since last October, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 was released this morning and accompanied by an update to Compiz. This Compiz Fusion update was not only the first in five months, but also it was the first in the 0.7 development series leading up to the stable Compiz/Compiz Fusion 0.8 release.

Spicebird: Thunderbird, Lightning, and a dash of collaborative flavor

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Spicebird is a cross-platform email and collaboration client derived from Mozilla Thunderbird. If you are a fan of Thunderbird, but need more from it than the standard build provides, you may want to give this new bird a try.

Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6: Tweaked Theme, Screen Resolution Utility, and relatime

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 is the final alpha release for Ubuntu 8.04. Let’s look at three of the new features: the new theme, Screen Resolution utility, and relatime.

The first Gnash beta is out

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Software

lwn.net: Gnash 0.8.2 - deemed the first beta release - is available. "Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v8 and v9."

Wolvix, My Kind of Wolf

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Wolvix is probably one of the fastest rising distros today. First released 2 years ago, it has already gained plenty of loyal followers and is steadily going up in the ranks of Linux distributions over at Distrowatch.

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