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Story SBC mixes i.MX6 with FPGA for IoT and basestation duty Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:09pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:24pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:20pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:19pm
Story More Development News Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:16pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:15pm
Story Is Linux Free From Viruses And Malware? Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:51pm
Story Open Source Software and Corporations Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:46pm
Story Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:43pm

Installation Of PlaySMS And SMS Server Tools 3 On Debian Server

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This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on Debian with playsms and smstools. In my example I have used an old Nokia 5140i with a USB datacable.

today's leftovers:

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  • First setup and configuration MySQL server on Slackware
  • Applying xargs
  • Minecraft Beta 1.3 Released
  • This GLX Patch Can Really Boosts The FPS (~ +60%)
  • digiKam Tricks 2.0 Released
  • A Miniature Linux Office Solution (Mini ITX)
  • How to wipe out Windows to install Ubuntu, then decorate with a penguin
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 6th February 2011
  • How to Remotely Control KTorrent
  • Open Source with the Home Office and the British Computing Society
  • Install nfdump and nfsen netflow tools in Linux
  • Vi move (vimv) - rename files using vi text editor
  • Goodbye MS Exchange: Good Linux Email Servers
  • GTimelog: A Beautifully Bare-Bones Approach to Time Tracking
  • Current AIM Issues
  • FLOSS Weekly 154: Sunlight Labs

GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It

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Software GNOME 3 Shell is nearing its projected released date and development snapshots have been coming from openSUSE and Fedora. GNOME Shell 2.91.90 was released today with lots of listed improvements. But not everyone is thrilled.

Beyond FUDCon with Robyn Bergeron, Fedora Program Manager

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Interviews "I personally would love to see more folks getting involved in areas that don't necessarily require coding skills. I think that there is enormous room for growth and contribution in these areas, and there are plenty of Linux enthusiasts out there who have the skills and imagination to make great contributions in these places." ~ Robyn Bergeron

Get to know the Banshee multi-media player

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Software If you are a Ubuntu fan, you know the change is coming. As of Ubuntu 11.04, the default media player will migrate from Rhythmbox to Banshee. Because of this switch, I thought I should give a bit of an update on where Banshee is now as a multi-media player. What are the nifty features?

Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with

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Ubuntu Was the Ubuntu GNU/Linux project set up because the founder had some kind of deep love for the FOSS community and wanted to become a folk hero of sorts? Or did Mark Shuttleworth create the project to make it a paying concern so that its future would be ensured?

50 Ubuntu Based Distributions

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  • Over 50 Ubuntu Based Distributions – Wow!
  • Loving Ubuntu Linux
  • An Interview with Jane Silber

response to DistroWatch "Introducing Debian"

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  • A response to DistroWatch "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0"
  • Bayanihan 5 Kalumbata - A glimpse into the past

Mozilla Updating an Online Bug List Counter

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  • With Firefox 4 Days Away, Mozilla is Updating an Online Bug List Counter
  • Mozilla to skip CSRF bug patch in next Firefox update

Why Every Ubuntu User Must Install Ubuntu Tweak

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Ubuntu It is a well known fact that a majority of Ubuntu users come from the Microsoft Windows environment. These users are accustomed to the ease of click and get things done. Most Windows users are aware of these utilities. What about Ubuntu?

Cussing in Commits: Which Programming Language Inspires the Most Swearing?

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Software As any programmer can tell you, programming will make you swear. But did you know that writing C++ will make you swear considerably more than PHP or Python?

Firefox 4 beta 12 now expected Monday or Tuesday

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Moz/FF Developers continue to fire away on new and existing bugs before issuing the first Firefox 4 Release Candidate. To that end, the team now expects beta 12 — likely the last beta — to be available early next week.

Desktop training harder than you'd think

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Linux When I read with disappointed interest the news that the German Foreign Office had decided to migrate back to Windows after having deployed Linux on their office desktops in 2005, my immediate reaction was one of resignation.

Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites

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Web Frequently, Datamation puts together lists of top open source software. This time we've done something a little different and made a list of top open source Web sites.

Openshot 1.3.0 is a major step forward

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cristalinux.blogspot: Linux users probably know of Openshot, a python-coded non-linear video editor. Early versions of Openshot failed to live up to the expectations they were raising. Fortunately, come OpenShot 1.3.0, things have IMPROVED.

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 On Linux

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Hardware In this review today at Phoronix we are testing out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X 1GB graphics card to see how this popular AMD Radeon graphics processor is performing under Linux.

LibreOffice 3.3.1 Released, New Icons, Bug Fixes

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LibO The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.3.1, the first micro release of the free office suite for personal productivity, to improve the stability of the software and eliminate several bugs and crashes.

GNOME 3 2.91.90 released

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Software GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience.

Linux Mint 10 KDE released

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Linux The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 KDE.

today's leftovers:

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  • F.lux - Ice for your Eyes
  • Let us access the databases in the Easy Driver way
  • new gnome bluetooth panel
  • Review: Boxee Box
  • Photostory - turn series of pictures into video
  • Edubuntu’s installer ready for 11.04
  • Why is Linux security so much better than Windows? Part 2
  • Firefox 4 improves appearance in Ubuntu
  • Intrinsyc Joins Linux Foundation
  • Linux Mint 11 Will Be Based on Ubuntu 11.04
  • Dude Plays Super Mario Kart In Real Life
  • Open source, a healthy choice
  • Web browser Midori ditches menu bar by default
  • I thought we had deprecated regedit
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