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Story 5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail adriantry 27/04/2009 - 10:27am
Story Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone adriantry 12/05/2009 - 10:03am
Forum topic Dialup dilemma afs 05/06/2008 - 5:40pm
Blog entry Distribution Release: EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21 akramshaikh 08/10/2008 - 7:55am
Blog entry 25 Cool & Beautiful Linux Wallpapers akramshaikh 31/08/2009 - 6:50pm
Blog entry Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Finally Released! akramshaikh 29/04/2010 - 7:18pm
Story Top 10 Addictive games on Linux alieneyes 06/03/2010 - 5:07pm
Blog entry “Can’t locate module” Error in Linux and Data Loss allen 06/10/2008 - 4:52am
Blog entry “No such file or directory” Error in Linux allen 15/10/2008 - 4:47am
Blog entry ‘attempt to access beyond end of device’ Linux Error allen 27/03/2009 - 6:45am

Is Watson Health Healthcare's 'Linux Moment'?

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Linux
OSS

One of those landmarks in the technology industry was IBM's announcement in 2000 that it was throwing its corporate weight behind the open source Linux operating system. Up to that point, open source software had been viewed as the product of a plucky but overall irrelevant cadre of cranks, crackpots, and cheapskates. It may have been fine for a network of gamers who never left their geek caves, but "mission-critical" enterprise platforms? Please.

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Android Powered Smartwatch To Be Available In May

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Android

The LG Watch Urbane is compatible with any Android 4.3 or higher smart phone and is the fist Android Wear smartwatch enabled with Wi-Fi which allows users to disconnect from their smart phone.
“LG Watch Urbane is a perfect example that Android Wear watches can be functional and beautiful, making it a useful accessory that complements any wardrobe,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “No one would mistake LG Watch Urbane for a computer on your wrist.”

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Linux Wrap: Bitdefender joins the Linux Foundation

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Linux

Today, Bitdefender and Fox Technologies, Inc. said they be joining the Linux Foundation. “Backed by a global community of developers who deliver timely security fixes and regular kernel updates, Linux is the platform of choice for a growing number of security-conscious data center operators and cloud providers. From antivirus software to access management technology, today’s new members are increasing their Linux investment to address a range of security challenges.”

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Terraria Still Planned For Linux, Due After The 1.3 Release

    The developers of Terraria have recently commented on a reddit post, and they mentioned Linux is still planned for the game.

  • Arma 3 Is Officially Being Worked On For Linux By An External Team, Won’t Be Native

    The Arma developers have confirmed that an external team is working on the Linux version, and that it won’t be native.

    For me, I don’t really care what a game uses anymore, as long as it is stable and performs well on reasonable hardware. If it does that, then fab!

  • A Brief History of Steam

    There’s no question that Steam has become an ubiquitous part of PC gaming. Some have hailed it as the savior of PC gaming, while others have seen it as more of a necessary evil. Whether or not you’re a fan, Steam is here to stay. Its massive storefront contains over 4,500 games, and some 125 million people actively use the service. The question we’re trying to answer here is this: How the hell did Steam get to where it is today?

TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1,400

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Android

So much for hopes that TAG Heuer's first smartwatch will cost less than its conventional counterparts. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG's parent company LVMH, says that the Android Wear timepiece will cost about $1,400 when it ships in October or November. That's in the ballpark of lower-end quartz models from the watchmaker's Formula 1 line, but it makes even the $1,000 steel link Apple Watch seem like a relative bargain. That money will get you more than just a luxurious brand name, however. Biver estimates that the TAG Heuer device will last 40 hours on battery, so you won't have to panic if you forget to top it up one day. This is just a friendly reminder that watch prices at this level are dictated more by the design than what's inside -- a nice steel watch won't come cheap.

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Microsoft's Continuum Looks Suspiciously like Canonical's Ubuntu for Android

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Android

Remember a couple years back when Canonical was showing us how you could transform your phone into a full-fledged Ubuntu PC? That was a more of a concept, but it's 2015 and that hasn't been made possible yet, at least not by Canonical. Microsoft just demoed the same thing with its Windows phone.

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Also: Windows 10 just beat Ubuntu to the smartphone-PC convergence punch

How Fortnum and Mason got 20% more customers to check out with open-source site

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OSS

British luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason has seen 20 percent more customers check out online thanks to its brand new open source website.

The renowned store in London’s Piccadilly has completely replaced its existing e-commerce platform, opting for the open-source, and lesser known Spree Commerce platform to avoid vendor lock-in.

The new site has already improved usability, contributing to a 15 percent customer conversion rate, a ten percent on-site search conversion rate and its former 20 percent basket abandon rate reduced to zero, the retailer revealed.

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Building better pages in Drupal with Paragraphs

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Interviews
Drupal

When you’re publishing anything online, the way you lay out your content can be as important as the content itself. A good layout can help readers better interact and consume that content.

Users of content management systems like Drupal have a number of options that allow them to create very attractive, very usable layouts. That’s one factor that drew Murray Woodman to Drupal. He co-founded Morpht, a Drupal-based web development shop in Sydney, Australia. He found that Drupal 6 provided a level of freedom and productivity, and hasn’t looked back.

One Drupal module for laying out pages that Woodman is keen on is Paragraphs. I caught up with Woodman ahead of his talk at DrupalCon 2015, and he kindly shared his insights into the Paragraphs module.

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Also: 4 tips for building a successful CMS

Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released

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GNU
Debian

With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 Jessie there wasn't an adjoining Debian GNU/Hurd release, but today that release has come out.

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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Reached End of Life, Users are Urged to Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04

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Ubuntu

Xubuntu developers informed users today, April 29, that the LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Xubuntu Linux operating system is no longer supported, as it reached end of life (EOL) on April 26, 2015.

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GTK+ 3.18 Will Drop Support for Windows XP, Brings Horizontal Wheel Scrolling

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GNOME

The GNOME Project announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first development release towards GTK+ 3.18, a powerful, cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces, used by default in the GNOME desktop environment.

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$100 Android TV game player features PC streaming

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Android

Razer is taking pre-orders for its $100 “Forge TV” Android TV gaming player, with options including a gaming controller, keyboard, and PC streaming service.

Razer announced its Razer Forge TV back at CES in January, where it won eight awards including Engadget’s People’s Choice award for Best of CES 2015. Razer opened pre-sales for the Android TV compatible Forge TV on Amazon.com earlier this month, and has now opened direct pre-orders from its website, with shipments due May 5.

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The LG G4 Could Be One of the Nicest Android Phones Out There

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Android
Reviews

The LG G4 is the latest flagship phone from the Korean manufacturer and a device that has a lot to live up to. Not only have the likes of the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 raised the smartphone stakes over the past 12 months, but it’s predecessor, the LG G3, was crowned TrustedReviews 2014 Phone of the Year.

Looking to continue this rise to smartphone supremacy, LG has fitted the G4 with a host of high-end new features – I’m talking an improved QHD display and a 16-megapixel OIS-enhanced camera here. What’s more, this festival of top-notch components has been wrapped in a new leather-bodied design that really works.

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Vivid Vervet Doesn't Have Much Meat on Its Bones

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I looked at Ubuntu's flagship desktop environment, Unity, but most of the technical improvements are rolled into Ubuntu's other desktop choices as well. These include Matte, GNOME and Kubuntu.

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Tux3 File-System Works Out Faster Fsync Support

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Linux

Daniel Phillips has worked out faster fsync support within Tux3, the promising open-source file-system that continues to be developed outside of the mainline kernel.

EXT4 maintainer Ted Ts'o previously doubted Tux3 capabilities when it came to a fast and reliable fsync, but Phillips has managed to prove him wrong with the latest async Tux3 fsync code.

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