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Story GNU Releases Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 11:05am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 10:32am
Story Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 3:50am
Story Linux 3.18-rc7 Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 3:48am
Story A Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 2:00am
Story Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 10:05pm
Story Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Ubuntu Touch to Receive Offiline GPS Navigation App Soon Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 9:41pm
Story Changing Limerick’s government services boosts open source Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 9:33pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 8:52am

Akonadi, Nepomuk and Strigi explained

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KDE

thomasmcguire.wordpress: Tobias recently blogged about Nepomuk, and from the comments it seems that people are a bit in the dark about what Akonadi, Nepomuk and Strigi actually do and how they interact with each other.

few early howtos & shorts:

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HowTos
  • ripping vhs
  • Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • It's Actually An African Word Meaning 'Glass Plane You Look Through'
  • Nexuiz 2.5.2 Release Brings New Game Mode

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Lightweight Arora web browser turns 0.10.0
  • The Redmond Hype Machine Revs Its Engines — Again
  • Tiny Core Linux 2.3 : Linux 2u
  • Changes to releases.ubuntu.com rsync/FTP access
  • 4.4 million-year-old pre-human ancestor "Ardi" discovered
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta: First Looks
  • IBM's developerWorks portal celebrates 10th anniversary
  • X.org Server 1.7.0 released
  • xkcd - you're a linux user
  • Linux Australia: Linux.conf.au domain has a future
  • Plugins and static libraries don't mix well
  • Strength of support models and symbiosis for free and open source software
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 121: Transparent Transformations and Getting Rich with GIMP

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Bookmarks for Changing Directories in Konsole
  • Remove unused dependencies in Arch Linux
  • Trying the kde4.4 netbook project made easy
  • Improve Your Battery Life With PowerTOP
  • Solving eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 eth4 …
  • Tutorial: Creating a Metallic Gleam in the GIMP
  • Use IMDB Art For Video Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Opera Unite: A Personal Webserver Built In to Your Browser
  • Repository management with zypper in Opensuse 11.1
  • Distraction-free writing with PyRoom
  • Install MS office2007 on ubuntu using PlayOnLinux
  • Disable the “clear” issued when you exit vim

SFLC Argues Software Cannot Be Patented

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: Today the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to non-profit developers and distributors of free and open source software, filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that software standing alone cannot constitutionally be patented.

Linux Has No Marketing, But What if it Did?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Today, I was looking at a couple of interesting news and opinion pieces that made me think of an unfortunate truth that we've written about before: Linux has no marketing.

Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 5.o GNOME and KDE Released

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Linux

sabayonlinux.org: After a tremendous, though work, Sabayon5 is eventually here with a joint release between GNOME and KDE editions. Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out of the box experience, outstanding Desktop performance, clean and beauty.

Maximum PC Primer: Lightweight Netbook Computing with Linux

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Linux

maximumpc.com: These days, netbooks have become a very popular alternative to conventional notebooks for mobile computing. Linux is an ideal choice for netbooks for multiple reasons in addition to CPU architecture. This primer will help you set up and optimize Linux for your netbook.

Invisible Locked-Up Linux and Crippled Linux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Last year Ken Starks asked a penetrating and simple question at the Second Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. It was a panel discussion with an open mike for audience questions, so Ken took the opportunity to ask this panel of industry heavyweights and supposed Linux supporters:

Boot Linux Over HTTP With netboot.me

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with netboot.me. All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine. This gpxe program provides network booting facility.

The Twisting Path To Linux

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: Dave Kaplan, a friend and colleague of mine who spearheaded the Portland Lindependence event, emailed me a few days ago and told me about a successful switch to Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta Reviewed

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-tutorials.com: Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta release by way of the desktop (Live-CD) based installer. The installation was very clean and polished. It has been a while since I’ve used a graphical installer and I am pleased with the improvements that I found.

Five Really Fun Open Source Video Games

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Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: Life can't be all work, all the time. You need to make room for some fun and games. When you're ready to kick back, kill some aliens, or riff on a guitar, here are some really fun open source video games to check out.

Red Hat Investors Are Overpaying

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the provider of open source operating systems for enterprises, has seen its stock rocket 268% from the low set last November. Investors are now willing to pay a hefty premium for the stock due to its stable track record of sales and earnings growth.

Also: Red Hat Adds to Board of Directors

ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Netbooks of late have lost some of the charm and excitement marking their initial reception. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook.

The Laptop Renovation Project

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress.com: At my office, we have a pair of old laptops purchased back in 2003 or 2004, which are terribly slow, woefully underpowered and horribly outdated. In other words, they made a perfect target for an OS makeover.

Microsoft backed Barrelfish OS goes Open Source

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OS

blog.internetnews.com: If you happen to believe that Microsoft could never open source one of its operating systems, think again.

Fedora 12 Alpha Announcement

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Linux

Fedora 12 "Constantine" Alpha release is available! What's next for the free operating system that shows off the best new technology of tomorrow? You can see the future now at:

openSUSE Ambassador numbers?

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Just out of curiosity, I felt like finding out what the numbers show for South America compared to other regions in the Ambassadors Program of openSUSE.

How to manage your updates in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • How to manage your updates in Ubuntu
  • PlayOnLinux is in Ubuntu's repositories
  • Why Matt Zimmerman should quit Canonical
  • Test run: Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Beta on my Dell Mini 10v
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