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Blog entry Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Finally Released! akramshaikh 29/04/2010 - 7:18pm
Blog entry Freshly Squeezed Debian: Installing from Live DVD eco2geek 19/04/2010 - 7:26pm
Blog entry Open Source model for Drug Discovery (OSDD) sackana 12/04/2010 - 9:58am
Blog entry Secret Future Ubuntu User Interface Plans Revealed! eco2geek 4 03/05/2010 - 6:41pm
Blog entry Beginners guide to Linux installation on flashdrive linkin47 16/03/2010 - 1:23pm
Blog entry Beginners guide to Ubuntu customization linkin47 1 13/04/2010 - 5:06am
Blog entry Xbox Media Center is becoming more dearer Open Source Project. itzab 13/03/2010 - 8:09am
Blog entry Our Hero srlinuxx poodles 1 10/03/2010 - 8:53pm
Blog entry Download Youtube Videos in Ubuntu Linux the easiest way itzab 08/03/2010 - 5:48am
Blog entry All hail the easy to use! srlinuxx 2 18/06/2010 - 6:09am

Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

LibreOffice 4.3.6 "Still" Is Out with 110 Fixes

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LibO

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.6, which is a new maintenance version in this branch of the famous office suite.

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Mozilla Firefox 36 Will Bring Support for HTTP/2

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Moz/FF

This just got in: Mozilla Firefox 36.0 will bring support for the brand-new HTTP/2 protocol, according to the official release notes from the last Beta version of the web browser. HTTP/2 will enable a faster, more responsive, and more scalable Web.

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Xfce 4.12 Should Be Released in One Week, at the End of February

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GNU
Linux

After several emails between Xfce developers and numerous delays, it appears that the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment will finally be released at the end of February 2015, in the last weekend, most probably on March 1, if nothing goes wrong.

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Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released – Detailed Review and Installation Instructions

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Linux
Reviews

Bodhi GNU/Linux is a Ubuntu-based distribution designed especially for Desktop computing and is best known for its elegant and lightweight nature. The Distribution philosophy is to provide a minimal base system that can be populated with the applications as per user’s choice. The base System only include those applications which are essentially required viz., ‘Etecad‘ File Manager, ‘Midori‘ web browser, ‘Terminology‘ terminal emulator, ePhoto and ePad. Apt or AppCenter can be used to download and install lightweight applications in one go.

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Creating Forms for Easy LibreOffice Database Entry on Linux

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LibO
Linux

The LibreOffice suite of tools includes a very powerful database application ─ one that happens to be incredibly user-friendly. These databases can be managed/edited by any user and data can be entered by anyone using a LibreOffice-generated form. These forms are very simple to create and can be attached to existing databases or you can create both a database and a form in one fell swoop.

There are two ways to create LibreOffice Base forms:

Form Wizard

Design View.

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INTERVIEW: TIM O’REILLY

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Interviews
OSS

There are many memorable quotes attributed to Tim O’Reilly. Which isn’t surprising. He’s been talking for decades about open data, the internet and the direction technology is taking us. Like Arthur C Clarke, much of what he’s predicted, talked about and written has proven incredibly judicious. He popularised the ideas behind ‘Web 2.0’, as well as the incoming wave and impact of social media. He believes in an open government and that the internet will become a global brain of networks and things.

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Using play/pause buttons in Chrome with GNOME 3

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GNOME
HowTos

I wrote a post last summer about preventing Chrome from stealing the media buttons (like play, pause, previous track and next track) from OS X. Now that I’m using Linux regularly and I fell in love with Google Play Music All Access, I found that GNOME was stealing the media keys from Chrome.

The fix is quite simple. Press the SUPER key (Windows key or Mac Command key), type settings, and press enter. Click on Keyboard and then on the Shortcuts tab. You should now see something like this.

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today's leftovers

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HowTos

5 ethical open source hacking tools for business

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OSS
Security

Many businesses routinely employ "ethical" hackers as a means of testing whether their systems are secure, paying the tech-savvy to break into their computers in what is known as penetration testing, or pen testing.

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4 tips for how to migrate to Drupal

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OSS
Drupal

Well, to jump from your current CMS (or lack thereof) and make the transition to Drupal, you want to know much it costs and exacting what that migration entails. First, there are several factors that have to be taken into an account before any Drupal development company can give you a quote. But, while there isn’t an exact price range for migrating to Drupal, you can do some in-house work to keep your migration costs down and prepare your team for the migration, keeping headaches down too.

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ClearOS Community 6.6.0 Now Available!

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Red Hat
Server

ClearOS Community 6.6.0 Final has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, this release introduces WPAD, QoS, YouTube School ID support, an upgrade to the Intrusion Detection engine, and ISO-to-USB key support.

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Raspberry Pi: New Raspbian and NOOBS releases

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Linux

Well, this is starting to look sort of like "Jamie's Mostly Raspberry Pi Stuff", but that's not intentional, there's just a lot of interesting things going on with the RPi at the moment, so that's where I seem to be spending a lot of my time right now.

The big news, of course, was the announcement and immediate availability of the Raspberry Pi 2 hardware two weeks ago. The new hardware needs updated software to really make the most of its capabilities, so there was also a new Raspbian and NOOBS release (1.3.12) made at the same time.

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Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 3.4 OS Is Based on Debian Wheezy 7.8

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OS
Debian

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH proudly announced on February 19, 2015, the immediate availability of version 3.4 of its powerful, open-source, and reliable server virtualization management computer operating system, Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE). The release brings a number of new features and improvements, including NUMA support (non-uniform memory access), ZFS storage plug-in, hotplug support, as well as the latest and greatest ZFS file system.

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GNOME Photos Has Been Ported to GEGL 0.3

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GNOME

We’ve reported the other day that the GNOME development team is working hard these days on the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, due for release on March 25, 2015. This will be a major update to the controversial desktop, bringing a number of new features, updated components, as well a bugfixes. GNOME Photos will be part of GNOME 3.16 as the default application for viewing and organizing photos, with the ability to upload them to social networks.

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Qt3D 2.0 The FrameGraph

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Development
KDE

In this post, we have introduced the FrameGraph and the node types that compose it. We then went on to discuss a few examples to illustrate the Framegraph building rules and how the Qt3D engine uses the Framegraph behind the scenes. By now you should have a pretty good overview of the FrameGraph and how it can be used (perhaps to add an early z-fill pass to a forward renderer). Also you should always keep in mind that the FrameGraph is a tool for you to use so that you are not tied down to the provided renderer and materials that Qt3D provides out of the box.

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Hits Feature Freeze

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is getting closer to the official release in April and the developers have announced that feature freeze is now in effect for this distro.

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Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Updated Apps and Bugfixes

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Ubuntu

Canonical, through Adam Conrad, announced a few hours ago, February 20, the immediate availability of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 maintenance release for its current LTS (Long Term Support) operating system, the Trusty Tahr, which includes Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 14.04.2 LTS, and Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.

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Also: Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.2 LTS Lands with New Kernel and Lots of Fixes - Gallery

Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Brings Better Hardware Support Thanks to Linux Kernel 3.16

Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture

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Red Hat

Red Hat announced this week that its ARM Partner Early Access Programme, launched six months ago with the aim of facilitating partner system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture, has completed a critical hardware enablement phase.

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