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Story Why the Open Source Stars Must Align Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 2:13am
Story Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 1 Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:52am
Story What does an adult look like in an open source community? Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:38am
Story German Greens want increased support for open source Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:10am
Story Windows Users Download Ubuntu 30,000 Times a Day and Other Cool Facts Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:06am
Story Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2 Out Now, Fixes Incorrect Rendering of Google Maps Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 12:59am
Story Linux-friendly COM Express triplets embed Intel Bay Trail SoCs Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 12:54am
Story FEDORA WORKSTATION: MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 12:30am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 11:59pm

Lucid vision

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: THE first beta version of Ubuntu 10.4, also known as Lucid Lynx, was released last Friday, giving me enough time to download a copy of the new Linux distribution over the weekend and install it on my Acer netbook.

Firefox 3.6.2 closes critical security hole

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: The Mozilla Foundation has released version 3.6.2 of its open source Firefox web browser. The developers say that, in addition to other holes, the most important vulnerability closed in Firefox 3.6.2 is a critical hole known since February.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Compiz cube and your icons
  • BAR - Backup archiver program
  • Bursting with reports to deliver? Here’s a tool for you
  • Lucid Lynx beta boasts social networking features
  • Open source finds its way into CFD trading
  • The Difficulties of Unwritten Community Standards
  • XtreemOS 2.1: Linux for the Grid
  • Saint Tim Berners-Lee
  • How a Couple of ex-Microsoft Guys Built An Open Source Powerhouse
  • OData Client goes Open Source
  • muscle memory
  • Going Linux - Mar 22: #097 - Linux and Cloud Computing
  • redirect requests to domain names without www to www.domain.tld
  • Radeon 3D Performance: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa
  • New brush in Krita: Softbrush
  • UK government’s open source commitment words not deeds
  • Tim Berners Lee gets $30 million for web studies
  • Five Must-Have Chrome Extensions
  • Red Hat Inc. Call Buying Spikes Ahead of Earnings
  • Demand grows for SQL and Linux skills
  • Need for Open Source Developers Continues to Increase

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor your network with iptraf
  • Using the BSNL 3G Data Card on Linux
  • Solving typical problems of BCM4312 802.11b/g
  • Preparing Ubuntu Server for hosting Drupal sites
  • Klavaro - Typing Tutor on Linux
  • Aircel GPRS with Linux and Bluetooth
  • Patching the kernel: step by step approch
  • Gnome Gmail = Gmail + Gnome
  • KDE 4.4.1 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Optimization
  • How to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on Linux

Ubuntu users, Shuttleworth doesn't owe you anything

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The ongoing debate over the change in the position of the window buttons in the upcoming Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx, reminds one that Linux users possess one awful characteristic in spades - a sense of entitlement.

Radio Tray gives “light listening” a whole new meaning!

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Software

ogmaciel.com: I don’t consider myself a “power user” when it comes to how I listen to music in general, and most of the time I’ll use whatever media player is installed by default with my distribution. I just want listen to my music! That is why I was truly excited when I learned about Radio Tray the other day.

Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

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OSS

perens.com/blog: What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

Google’s privacy campaign, and three ways in which Google gets your data

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Google

itwriting.com/blog: Google is campaigning to reassure us that its Chrome browser is, well, no worse at recording your every move on the web than any other browser. However,

Linux cool hacks - Part II

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Linux
HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Time for the second article of highly useful, cool and fun utilities, commands, and tricks that should help you gain better productivity and understand your system better.

5 really good music players for Linux

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Software

opentechblog.com: One thing you’ve really got to admire about the open source application ocean is the wide availability of good, really good, music players.

What If… Microsoft Bought Novell?

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: According to the company, Novell would consider being acquired should the right buyer come along. Could that buyer be Microsoft? And what would that mean for SUSE and the Linux ecosystem?

Elive 2.0 - Distro Review

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Elive: Where Debian mights Enlightenment. This is Elive's slogan. As I am sure you can guess, it is a Debian based distribution that uses the Enlightenment window manager.

The Linux of stock markets

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Today's news that TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange) has moved to Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) as the operating platform for its next-generation "Arrowhead" trading system shouldn't come as a surprise. Linux has become the smart stock market's operating system of choice.

Should Ubuntu Have Been Created

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Ubuntu
  • Focus on the Inefficiency of Ubuntu
  • Should Ubuntu Have Been Created
  • Using Ubuntu Linux to Rescue Windows
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1
  • Ubuntu One Music Store Public Beta Begins
  • Ubuntu One and the Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu 10.04 in Beta, Stable Release in April
  • The UbuntuOne Music Store Now Open

Beware the King of the Trolls

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities.

Five Best IRC Clients for Linux

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Software

linux.com: IRC is a vital part of participating in the Linux community, but choosing an IRC client can be a daunting task for new Linux users. If you're ready to start jumping into IRC, but not sure which client to start with, we've got five great clients to choose from.

Nexuiz Gets Forked, Turned Into Xonotic

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nexuiz, an open-source first person shooter that we have been covering since its first release in 2005 and has turned into a game that offers impressive graphics and raises the bar for open-source gaming, has been forked by many of its core community developers.

First Look at Ubuntu 10.04 Beta

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Ubuntu
  • First Look at Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta
  • Ubuntu's Latest Should Scare Microsoft

Red Hat, Novell: Reading the Stock Market Tea Leaves

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Linux

itworld.com: Spring has sprung, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes the blooming of flowers, the chirps of baby birds, and "Novell's Board of Directors reject[ing] Elliott Associates' unsolicited, conditional proposal as inadequate."

German goverment to users: Stop using Firefox!

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The German government has issued a stern warning to telling them not to use Firefox because the browser contains a critical security vulnerability.

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today's leftovers

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  • Enterprise open source comes of age
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  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.