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Story Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:10pm
Story Intel invests $60 million in drone venture Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 2 28/08/2015 - 6:41pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 6:34pm
Story Security Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 6:33pm
Story Firefox 40.0.3 Arrives in All Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 5:27pm
Story Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 5:19pm
Story Second Successful Ubuntu Hackathon Ends in China Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 5:07pm
Story Why business should bet on open source Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 5:03pm
Story Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Still Doesn't Use LXQt, Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2015 - 12:07pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Medibuntu updated for Ubuntu 10.10
  • Aviation company uses Red Hat virtualisation to keep cabin crew in the clouds
  • The Ubuntu way (or what I miss about Gentoo)
  • LibreOffice 3.3.0 Beta 2 released
  • mtr: Linux Network Diagnostic Tool
  • Behind-the-scenes DataPilot improvements in 3.3 Beta
  • OOo Findbar
  • IBM joins OpenJDK to Unify Java
  • GPL violation reports in HTC G2 Android phone
  • Beware Open Source Strings Attached if You Want a Patent
  • Duke Nukem Forever developer interview
  • Screencasting in Mandriva
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 213
  • Software Scam
  • Red Hat Near Support

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Shell scripting for system administrators: beyond the basics
  • Ubuntu 10.10 manual disk partitioning guide
  • HowTo: Use Bash Parameter Substitution Like A Pro
  • How to Add UbuntuOne Indicator to Your Ubuntu Panel
  • 6 Expect Script Examples to Expect the Unexpected
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Ubuntu
  • Fix for Ubuntu Extras GPG error
  • Get A Quake Like Terminal Under Gnome Using Terminator
  • How to set up an OpenVPN server
  • The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC
  • Configure Logitech G Series Keyboards In Ubuntu With Gnome15
  • Getting Plymouth on openSUSE
  • Booting to ISO images from a USB key

4 Beautiful Docky Themes

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Software

Red Hat buys community underprivileged a bike

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Linux
Misc

orange.mync.com (AP): Bikes cost money, and in today's economic environment parents are making tough decisions about what they can and can't afford for their children. That's where George knew Red Hat could step in and help.

Augen Tablet Will Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Android

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Hardware

pcworld.com: Hard on the heels of the news last week of Acer's dual-booting netbooks, Augen has announced that one of its six forthcoming tablets will run both Android and Ubuntu.

Pogoplug media server adds Wi-Fi

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Linux
Hardware

Heroes of Newerth Keys

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Gaming

Pay Per Patch:

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OSS

Xubuntu 10.10 - Xfce

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Ubuntu
  • Xubuntu 10.10 - Xfce
  • 9 Things I Did After Installing Brand New Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu’s Unity – guilty as charged.
  • Re: The Register Maverick Review
  • Upgrade to the Latest Ubuntu the Easy Way

ArchBang Linux 2010.10 Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Released Oct. 7th, ArchBang 2010.10 is a ARCH linux based OS targeted at new and experienced linux users. The developer’s describe it as a simple, light-weight distro featuring the Openbox Window Manager and many small but useful apps.

KDE 4 vs. GNOME 3: An Early Comparison

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: How will GNOME 3 compare to KDE 4? The picture is still emerging, since GNOME 3's official release is still months away. However, with GNOME Shell available as a preview in the latest GNOME releases, a general outline is starting to be visible.

10 Reasons Not to Use Linux

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Linux

creativecentury.com: 1. Because the operating system I use now satisfies me, so why change? 2. Because I do not need know how to ride a car to drive it piece by piece.

Linux Foundation Survey Shows Enterprise Gains

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): Data reveals that the world’s largest enterprises will add more Linux at the expense of Windows over the next five years

Linux Mint Fail

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I finally became fed up with this one little idiosyncrasy that my KDE-based home entertainment center kept exhibiting. So I got out the Linux Mint AMD_64 flash drive and started to boot the system off of it.

Opera 10.63 released

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Software

Opera 10.63 has been released as a recommended upgrade, offering security and stability enhancements.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

The new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.10.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Which OOo bugs are fixed in LibreOffice?
  • Illumination 2.2 adds “Custom Blocks”
  • Best Alternatives For Apple iTunes On Windows, Mac, Linux
  • PlayDeb Makes Getting the Latest Games on Ubuntu Easy
  • Geek Time with James Bottomley
  • Linux Action Show | s14e01 | Ubuntu 10.10 Review
  • Nouveau Needs Help With Timing Management
  • Hanging in there with Fedora
  • Ksensors now KWatchman
  • Screenshot Tour Of Kubuntu 10.10
  • Planet Larry and Daniel Robbins
  • A slides sorter in KPresenter
  • jMonkeyEngine Introduction
  • FLOSS Weekly 138: Cappuccino

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Nvidia Graphics Driver in Ubuntu 10.10
  • How To Switch Between GNOME & KDE 4.5 On Ubuntu
  • Clock Management on Linux
  • Tweak The NotifyOSD Notifications In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FFmpeg Tricks You Should Know
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu
  • 6 Examples to Backup Linux Using dd Command
  • openntpd on gentoo(with Networkmanager)
  • Storage DBAN, Disksposal and Diskpensation
  • Screen resolution with nVidia driver in Lucid

Know thy packagers..

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MDV

dodonov.net/blog: On a nice Monday evening, I had the idea of checking out who actually releases the most packages for Mandriva, taking cooker repository as the base.

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France Proposes Software Security Liability For Manufacturers, Open Source As Support Ends

It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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