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Story Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Finally, new Android tablets Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 12:32am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 11:19pm
Story Leftovers: Games Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:47pm
Story How Scotland can protect itself from GCHQ spying by going open source Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:21pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:18pm
Story KDE's Plasma 5.4: The most advanced and beautiful Linux desktop Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:17pm
Story A unique twist on Android for broke college kids Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 9:32pm
Story GNU/FSF Links Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 8:40pm
Story Two new Cyanogen smartphones hit the market: Wileyfox launches Storm and Swift Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 8:11pm
Story How open source will power tomorrow’s tech unicorns Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:22pm

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • New mimetype icons coming to Oxygen
  • get the high resolution back for tty after activation of nVidia driver in Ubuntu
  • Customizing Ubuntu 10.10
  • Switching from Windows to Linux: One Month In
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Recommendations
  • Alien Arena 2011 Is Coming Soon
  • Ubuntu 10.10 - Various Versions
  • Gentoo kernel versions and the latest vulnerabilities
  • Generate OpenDocument spreadsheets from database
  • KDEMU – Jonathan Riddell for Kubuntu 10.10
  • Debian squeezes Chromium back in
  • Building ProFTPD with SFTP support on Debian Lenny
  • What Would You Like in Mint 10?
  • A Useful Ubuntu Tweak Alternative For Beginners
  • Tools of the week: Delete files securely on Linux
  • Enable Right | Middle Click On Clickpads – Ubuntu 10.10
  • How to type the new Rupee Symbol in Ubuntu 10.10

Quick Look: Sabayon Linux 5.4

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: Sabayon Linux 5.0 was released about a year ago, and I did a review of it for Desktop Linux Reviews. Version 5.4 has just been released so I thought it was definitely worth a quick look to see what has been updated.

A Mac User's Opinion of Linux

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Now, some days ago, I was reading a post that compared Linux and Windows Vista/7 and I found among the comments one that caught my eye. I use OS X, but I'm familiar with both Windows and Linux.

Linux and Windows Integration with Virtualbox

linuxaria.com: As most people do,when I started using Linux, I created separate partitions for Linux and used Lilo or Grub to boot either into either Windows or Linux, according to the different job requirements.

Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 3: LXDE and Xfce)

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: LXDE seems to be the new hot thing; to cater to users who need a lightweight distribution either out of necessity (older hardware, need to allocate as much memory as possible to applications without giving up a usable DE) or out of preference, pretty much every major distribution has begun to offer an LXDE edition.

Thank you, Linux! My Windows computer is infected

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Linux
Microsoft
Security
Humor

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: That's right. My desktop, which runs Windows, is infected and I blame Linux.

Oracle Up-selling MySQL

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Software

pogson.6k.ca: Oracle is pressuring customers to pay more for enterprise support for MySQL. Those who may make tons of money from servers may feel comfortable with this but this could be a (another) fork in the road for MySQL.

Step Back to the 90s with this Mega Drive Emulator for Ubuntu

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Software
Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: I don’t know about you guys and girls, but sometimes I like reminiscing about my childhood by playing some good old Mega Drive (Genesis for those across the pond) games. You can’t beat a good round of Sonic.

GnuCash COULD be a Quickbooks killer

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: I am a certified Quickbooks technician. And, to be perfectly honest, Quickbooks stinks. When it works it’s great…but when it doesn’t work, it’s a NIGHTMARE. I want to be able to tell clients “Why yes, I do know of an alternative that is easy to use, reliable, and open source!”

Ten ways Linux and BSD differ

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Linux
BSD

zdnet.co.uk: People tend to talk about Linux and BSD in the same breath, but a number of telling differences set them apart, says Jack Wallen.

The Perfect 10 is Here

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10's arrived and it's better than ever
  • “Ask Ubuntu” Stack Exchange site out of beta, new awesome domain
  • Ubuntu 10.10 ("Maverick Meerkat") Review
  • 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.10 is Released
  • Ubuntu touch screen coming soon in netbooks?
  • Things To Do After the New Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat pops out
  • Canonical Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition review
  • Ubuntu 10.10: First Look
  • How to remove Mono from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
  • Ubuntu 10.10 screenshots and video Tour
  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) [review]
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Improves Your Linux Desktop Experience [Screenshot Tour]
  • shuttleworth: 10.10 10:10:10 – thank you and Happy Maverick Day
  • What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu 10.10 Install? Run These Commands
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Review – Gamer Edition!

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Perl upgrade from cpan shell
  • How to remove Vmware from Linux
  • Linux text to speech with Festival
  • Linux Outlaws 168 - The Brigadier Drops By
  • How to password protect files and folders in Ubuntu
  • Install Gnome Nanny Parental Control On Ubuntu
  • Working Broadcom wireless in Kubuntu live session
  • Novell's BSM now Novell Operations Center
  • Running Commands in the background
  • 4 Ways to Supercharge Double-Click Action in Firefox

Moovida Melancholy

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Before developers decided to make a (questionable in my opinion) turn for the 2.x series, Moovida was both an original and powerful media center sporting a somewhat unique UI, great Look & Feel design and a user friendly interface.

Free Software Enable Blind to Use Computers

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Software

sciencedaily.com: For many blind people, computers are inaccessible. It can cost upwards of $1000 to purchase "screen reader" software, but two blind computer programmers have solved this problem.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 144 is out

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SUSE

The Fridge is Moving

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Web
Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: This is exciting but also may take a few days to “unpack” all the boxes and work out the kinks. Please be patient with us and if find something that needs to be fixed please let the team know by:

Linux, schools and zeitgeist

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Linux

blogs.computerworlduk.com: There is a flurry of activity within the Open Source world at the moment as it is dawning on everyone that the fabled “level playing field” promised before the general election which would allow SMEs and Open Source companies to compete with the proprietary software big boys is not going to happen.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Linux Update 1.0.1

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: Many thanks to Nemoder for letting us know that Frictional Games’ latest adventure/horror game has been updated to fix a few crashes and many level design bugs. More here or here

Gnome Shell: From Mockups To Reality

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Software

webupd8.org: Do you remember the above mockup? It was presented this year at GUADEC along with some other mockups we posted HERE. Well, Florian Müllner is making that a reality - here is a real screenshot of his work: view here

Wikinews interviews Ubuntu developer Fabrice

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Interviews
Ubuntu

wikinews.org: The 10.10 version of Ubuntu, a free operative system is to be released in the next few days. French Wikinews contributor Savant-fou (Baptiste) has interviewed Fabrice, an Ubuntu's MOTU (Master Of The Universe), member of the development team of the operative system.

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    When poll workers arrived at 6 a.m. to open the voting location in Allentown, New Jersey, for last November’s gubernatorial election, they found that none of the borough’s four voting machines were working. Their replacements, which were delivered about four hours later, also failed. Voters had to cast their ballots on paper, which then were counted by hand. Machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund elections have dragged their heels on providing the money to buy new equipment.
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  • America’s Election Meddling Would Indeed Justify Other Countries Retaliating In Kind
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today's howtos

More Android Leftovers

Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs

Given the recent performance changes following the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation and having just wrapped up some fresh CPU bare metal benchmarks as part of that testing as well as the recent AMD Raven Ridge launch, I've carried out a fresh round this week of benchmarks on various Amazon EC2 on-demand instance types compared to a number of bare metal Intel and AMD processors in looking at how the compute performance compares. Read more