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Story LITIGATION VS FREE SOFTWARE Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:10pm
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

Top 5 Image Viewers for Ubuntu/Kubuntu

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This article overviews five image viewers available for Ubuntu and also includes at the end a list of another five ones which either are no longer maintained or are based on older libraries (KDE3 for example).

My kind of rewards card

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OSS

openattitude.com: Though I probably don’t need another credit card, this one’s a little different. Instead of racking up points for me, my new MasterCard sends a portion of each and every purchase I make directly to The Linux Fund — supporting projects…

Raleigh, NC—the world's first open source city

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OSS

opensource.com: I started pondering what qualities would define an open source city a few months ago when my friend Tom Rabon mentioned it to me one day. I was curious how the city I live in, Raleigh, NC, could attract other open source companies and be the world's hub for open source and a leader in open government. How could Raleigh be the open source capital of the world, similar to what Silicon Valley is to technology and Paris is to romance?

An Open Letter to the Libre Office Design Team

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LibO

thelinuxbox.org: Libre Office is one of the most exciting forks currently in the open source world. I believe that statement so strongly that I have even put my money where my mouth is and financially contributed to this project. That said, I'm concerned they are preparing to perpetuate the same errors that OOo was making.

Also: LibreOffice Pips OpenOffice.org To The Post: Review

Quick Look at Exaile & Installation in Ubuntu and Debian

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Exaile is a pretty decent music player for GNOME written in PyGTK which comes with features like tabbed playlists, lyrics fetching, radio support, file browser, support for dynamic and smart playlists, cover support, 10-band equalizer and more. The latest version was released a few days ago and comes with several bug fixes and minor issue fixes.

Multi-Core, Multi-OS Scaling Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: In this article we are looking at how Linux, OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD scale across multiple cores. Benchmarked are CentOS 5.5, Fedora 14, PC-BSD/FreeBSD 8.1, and OpenIndiana b148 as we see how the performance differs when running on one, two, three, four, and six cores, plus when Intel Hyper Threading is enabled.

5 Best Linux Distribution With No Proprietary Components

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OSS

cyberciti.biz: Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and other open source operating system) can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. In this post I will list five best Linux distribution that meets the FSF's strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.

Debian 6: First Impressions

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linux-mag.com: Did Debian have a contest to redesign its graphics and it wasn’t made public? Did a third grader win that contest? Oh, the hallowed Debian developers must have had a fashion faux pas moment when deciding on a new look because this one makes me think it was designed for children or by children.

XFCE 4.8 Desktop Environment

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linuxjournal.com: Although often classed as light-weight, XFCE qualifies as a medium weight amongst the Linux front ends. It's heavier than, say, LXDE or Window Maker but it uses less resources than KDE or Gnome. However, it is a desktop environment rather than simply a window manager, and as such, it comes with a set of associated utilities.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 393

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
  • News: Fedora announces graphics test day, openSUSE drops Unity from 11.4, OpenBSD developer's fund raising story
  • Questions and answers: Using noexec to prevent social engineering attacks
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04.2, Tiny Core Linux 3.5, Pardus Linux 2 "Corporate"
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 8.2, PC-BSD 8.2, openSUSE 11.4 RC2
  • New additions: Mageia

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

20 New User Misconceptions about Linux

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earthweb.com: The misconception that one OS acts just like another makes me crazy. It's like me going from a Toyota Prius to a sixteen wheeler "big rig" and expecting it to handle exactly the same.

A 3G-capable, Linux powered computer…in your car’s dashboard?

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thenextweb.com: I might have found the right answer in the Navisurfer II. It is a full-blown Linux-based computer, with touchscreen monitor and 3G HSDPA modem all built in. Oh, and as the name implies, it also has a built-in GPS receiver with the Navit navigation system.

LibreOffice the last word in open source software

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theaustralian.com.au: WHY do so many people and businesses keep buying Microsoft Office at about $200 for home users and $379 for businesses when there are good substitutes that cost zilch, or a only small fee?

Debian 6: Have your Debian and eat your Ubuntu too

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theregister.co.uk: A new version of Debian was once cause for celebration in Linux circles - no doubt it still is in some quarters. Debian's offspring Ubuntu, though, has managed to steal much of the thunder lately.

today's leftovers:

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  • QEMU 0.14 Improves Linux Virtualization
  • Software Center adds ‘inappropriate rating’ link, and more
  • CeBIT in Germany: the trade show I hate to love
  • Packman service interruption and migration
  • Intel to preview Poulson processor
  • Firefox 4 Final Beta Delayed – March Release Appears Likely
  • Firefox 4 beta 12 delayed, beta 13 possible
  • Replay Great Old Games on Dosbox
  • Going Linux Feb 20: #130 - Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux
  • Linux Action Show s15e07: Ubuntu vs Banshee

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Syncing Kontact with Android
  • How to use rsync to copy files, folders and backup in Linux
  • Drupal 6.2 or 7 with Hiawatha 7.4 WebServer on Ubuntu
  • Change The Firefox Default Zoom Level
  • Auto-change Ubuntu background according to weather
  • Get your USB drives to work with VirtualBox, Ubuntu Host
  • Hidden Linux: cat, less, tac and shuf
  • Installing openSUSE 11.4 GNOME Live CD Step by Step

A quick look to 5 Linux Games

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Gaming

linuxaria.com: Sometimes I like to look at what offers the open source world on the games side, today I want to introduce three little-known games that run on our beloved penguin.

ArchBang 2010.09 vs 2011.02 - What's Changed?

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all-things-linux.blogspot: ArchBang is a spin, or custom install media, based on Arch Linux and is inspired by CrunchBang, which is currently based on Debian stable. As such both are using the Openbox window manager, and ArchBang seems to follow closely looks wise and in choice of applications.

22 Linux Icon Sets that are Great

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Once of the best things about FOSS is the amount of customization it allows for! So why leave your Linux desktop bland with the default icon set that comes with your distribution? There are many good icon sets out there. Rest Here

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze (LAMP)

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

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