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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:18pm
Story Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:13pm
Story “To whom much has been given, much is expected in return” – Free Software economics Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:11pm
Story Announcing Project Zero Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 2:36pm
Story New Plasma brings a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 1:41pm
Story OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Brings Native IPv6 Support, New Init System Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 1:35pm
Story New AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Video Driver for Linux Now Out Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 1:30pm
Story Why is Cabinet Office Holding Back Microsoft's ODF Emails? Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 1:11pm

Six Levels Of Linux Customization

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Linux

customdistros.com: I’ve noticed that if you spend any time investigating the benefits of using Linux you will undoubtedly run across a few people commenting on how customizable it is. A person can tweak their desktop to make it look and behave to their precise liking.

Kernel Log: 3D support for Radeon; new Intel drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Developers for AMD and Intel graphics chips have been extremely productive, having introduced a range of improvements, with others in the works. Developers of the xf86-video-intel graphics driver – "intel" for short – have released version 2.7.0 of the driver.

Mac Users Prefer Linux Over Windows

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Apple users are the most dedicated and fervent operating system fans. However, when given the option of a Linux-based computer or a Windows-based one, 100% say they would rather use Linux.

Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this article, I conclude my status report on the development of some of the most active notation software projects for Linux.

The packages with the worst build systems in the world.

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Software

silentcoder.co.za: Some packages have excruciatingly complex build systems, that are hard to master, harder to package… and in short, the bane of a distribution developer’s existence. Herewith, my top list of packages with the most terribly stupid build system:

Xubuntu 9.04: Where’s the beef?

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Ubuntu

celettu.wordpress: It’s hard to see the point of Xubuntu. Most of the polish and new features Canonical comes up with are reserved for Ubuntu itself, and I feel that side projects like Xubuntu and Kubuntu just can’t keep up.

KDE 4.2, NEPOMUK and Linux distributions

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KDE

rudd-o.com: NEPOMUK and Strigi do not work in the vast majority of Linux distributions. We'll see why, and how we can fix that.

Intel Core i7 Virtualization Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we published Intel Core i7 Linux benchmarks that looked at the overall desktop performance when running Ubuntu Linux. One area we had not looked at in the original article was the virtualization performance.

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Keynotes

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Linux

(PR): The Linux Foundation confirmed keynotes for the year's highly anticipated LinuxCon. LinuxCon combines the developer and end user communities to produce more than 75 sessions that address "all matters Linux."

Linux Don't Need No Stinkin' ZFS: BTRFS Intro & Benchmarks

linux-mag.com: ZFS may be locked into the Solaris operating system but “Butter FS” is on the horizon and it’s boasting more features and better performance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Inside the Aspire One

  • Linux fast-boot tech targets Windows users
  • What I Want the Ubuntu Server To Be
  • LinuxTag 2009 - Compiling Gentoo in Berlin
  • about:mozilla 04/21
  • Oracle guru speaks peace, MySQL old-guard cautious
  • My Days at MEPIS
  • KDE 4 Cube without compiz (Eye Candy)
  • Open-source browser gains production platform
  • Intel wants laptops to boot in two seconds
  • Desktop Virtualization Revisited Part Four: VMware Workstation
  • Talking to Simon Wardley about Ubuntu and the Cloud
  • Console network monitors
  • Savage 2 v2.0.0 Released
  • Big Brother Awards 2009
  • Comux 010001

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Eva's useful guide to Ubuntu 9.04

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 6
  • Download Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Faster
  • Anatomy of Linux Dynamic Libraries
  • Dropbox on openSUSE 11.1
  • Keeping the beast Pulseaudio at bay
  • 10 ways of resetting a lost linux root password
  • Virtualisation made easy
  • How to Cure a Windows Virus with Linux
  • How to install BackTrack 3 or 4 to hard drive
  • Linux Partition Recovery - Tips & Tricks
  • Pain Free Backups With GRsync and Gnome Schedule
  • Slow Down Firefox Scrolling Speed
  • Getting a Domain Name on a Dynamic Address with NoIP
  • Send SMS alerts when emerge completes
  • The Bash declare Statement
  • Nautilus Compact View quick fix

ECIS Provides A History of Microsoft's AntiCompetitive Behavior

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Microsoft

groklaw.net: It is, to the best of my knowledge, the first time that the issue of Microsoft's patent threats against Linux have been presented to a regulatory body as evidence of anticompetitive conduct.

Ex-Red-Hat brains decide to ride cloud

theregister.co.uk: Cloud computing is causing IT vendors to change their pitches on the off chance that cloud could actually end up generating some money. And to that end, rPath is shifting gears with version 5.0 of its rBuilder.

First Android netbooks surface

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Guanzhou, China-based Skytone announced the Alpha 680, a 533MHz ARM11-based netbook with a 7-inch touchscreen that appears to be the first commercial netbook running Android.

Firefox 3.0.9 security release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.9 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from getfirefox.com.

Red Hat and Fedora are Poles Apart

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While Fedora is too bleeding edge, Red Hat (and Centos) is too conservative. They are poles apart and don't offer anything in between.

“We’re Linux” Videos: Placing Freedom Before Practicality?

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Linux

workswithu.com: The Linux Foundation recently announced the winner and runners up of the “We’re Linux” video contest that it sponsored as a response to the well-known promotional campaigns by Microsoft and Apple. The selections are professional and inspiring, but I worry that their focus on “freedom” limits their effectiveness. Here’s why.

Abiword is Awesome

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Software

omegamormegil.wordpress: Abiword has just become my new favorite word processor. It’s always been nice for being so quick and low on resources, but the 2.6 release of Abiword has added two new features which have pushed it over the top for me.

Why I Use Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: I am not a programmer. Yet Linux is built on the philosophical principle of freely sharing source code. This is how those who create Linux frequently advocate it. But if I'm not a programmer, and source code therefore means little to me, why do I use Linux?

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    Microsoft stopped providing concrete sales data for its Xbox line years ago, making it hard to get a read on just how well the Xbox One is doing in the market compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Recent numbers released by analysts this week, though, suggest that Sony continues to dominate this generation of the console wars, with the PS4 now selling twice as many units worldwide as the Xbox One since both systems launched in late 2013. The first set of numbers comes from a new SuperData report on the Nintendo Switch, which offhandedly mentions an installed base of 26 million Xbox One units and 55 million PS4 units. That report is backed up by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who recently tweeted a chart putting estimated Xbox One sales somewhere near the middle of the 25 million to 30 million range.
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