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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 4:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 4:10pm
Story New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 1:50pm
Story Node.js and Docker realigned Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 1:46pm
Story Linux 4.2 Advertises GFS2 Performance Improvements Roy Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 9:41am
Story Will I Have the Latest Software Versions in Ubuntu with Snappy? Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 7:55am
Story Italian makers unveil the Felfil, an open source 3d printing filament extruder Rianne Schestowitz 28/06/2015 - 7:52am
Story Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 Officially Released with the Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2015 - 7:50pm
Story 24-hours with the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition: I’m going to need some time to adjust Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2015 - 7:47pm

Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window

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Moz/FF
  • Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window
  • Sync 1.4 and the status bar
  • Meet Test Pilot in Firefox 4 Beta
  • Firefox Main Window Study: A Heatmap Visualization
  • Mozilla Firefox 4 Pre Beta 2

VMware and Novell: Merger Rumor or More?

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: The speculation won’t go away. Several companies apparently have bid to acquire Novell. Some pundits think VMware is among the bidders. Why’s that?

Firefox meets Pidgin = InstantBird

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: InstantBird is one of the more interesting applications I’ve tried in a while a while. It's a messaging client that is a curious hybrid of both Firefox & Pidgin.

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

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Software

ghacks.net: Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA.

Graphics drivers

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Software

zrusin.blogspot: There are only two tasks harder than writing Free Software graphics drivers. One is running a successful crocodile petting zoo, the other is wireless bungee jumping.

Moving Firefox Fourwards

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Interviews
Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: I last interviewed Mozilla Europe's Tristan Nitot a couple of years ago. Yesterday, I met up with him again, and caught up with the latest goings-on in the world of Firefox.

Applications to make your KDE more powerful and smarter

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Software

reviewglitz.com: KDE is a nice desktop manager for linux operating systems. KDE usually comes with almost everything you might need. But have you ever dreamed if you could make your kde better, smarter and powerful with more amazing applications.

Kanotix makes comeback with version 2010

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Linux

lwn.net: Kanotix is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at new users or anyone wishing for an easy-to-use system. In 2005 Kanotix was looking good, it was stable, fast, and had some handy extras. But then it suddenly disappeared. Now it's back.

5 Little Linux Computers

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: This month we take a look at a number of small form factor PCs that either come with Linux or would make a perfect fit for your favorite Linux distro. Each of the computers mentioned takes up very little space, but all deliver plenty of computing performance to handle everything from basic web browsing to watching videos.

Dell reiterates that Linux is safer than Windows

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: It seems however they have not retracted similar statements from the "Linux 101" video on the same Ubuntu page. In the video, a speaker mentions the following comments about Ubuntu:

Debian Opens "Front Desk" for Derivatives

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Many Linux projects use Debian Linux as their code base for developing their distributions. One of the reasons derivative projects don't give back is how difficult and time consuming the process can be. Many just don't know what to do. So Debian has created a contact point to facilitate the practice.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Alpha 2 - What's New And Screenshots

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Ubuntu

There are no changes to the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat artwork: no new Light Themes version, wallpaper, no new icons or anything like that - those usually come very late in the development cycle. But there are still some changes since Alpha 1 in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 worth mentioning.

Read on!

An OS for Personal Computing

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OS

linuxforu.com: GNU/Linux has lots of features for the desktop and the server side. However, there are problems with Linux-based operating systems. This article introduces you to an operating system called Haiku.

IBM declares undying love for Mozilla's Firefox

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Big Blue has ditched an unnamed browser in favour of Mozilla’s Firefox, the company’s Bob Sutor confirmed in a blog post today.

Opera 10.60 goes final

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Software

my.opera.com: Opera 10.60 has been released today! Opera 10.60 is based on a brand new version of Opera's rendering engine, Presto 2.6.30 and includes support for several new web technologies, such as Geolocation, Web Workers and Offline Applications.

Better multimedia support for OpenOffice.org on Unix systems

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: Playing back audio and video content on Unix system was and is still a matter of choices. A few years ago, we created a flexible multimedia solution for OOo that offers the chance to extend the set of supported external frameworks in an easy way and with only little development effort.

Is the influence of social media overhyped?

opensource.com: So maybe I'm just getting old, but when just about every article about the Silly Bandz craze credits social media with the spread of the fad, I can't be the only one who thinks we're overvaluing the role of Twitter and Facebook.

Who Should - or Shouldn't - Use Linux?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Is there a type of person who absolutely should be using Linux? Would that include only developers, programmers and admins, or does it encompass anyone whose needs would mostly be met with FOSS? On the flip side, is there a category of person that should probably keep as far away from Linux as humanly possible?

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Want your files? Use the Force!
  • Well, It Looks Like Oracle Fails At OpenSolaris In 1H
  • K3b 2.0 burner software with Blu-ray support arrives
  • Gentoo QA by disagreement
  • Simon Phipps: An Open Source Evangelist Forges On
  • HoN Free 2 Play Weekend, A patch, Jobs And More News!
  • Testing programs that use the notification area
  • OCFS2: Unappreciated Linux File System
  • Book Review: PHP: The Good Parts
  • Bubba Two WiFi review
  • The New, Need-Driven Browser Choice Model
  • 5 Ubuntu Artwork Pool Wallpapers
  • Cross-platform interoperability importance to fade
  • Minitunes Music App Close to Release
  • GIMP 2.7.1 released
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated
  • The Turing Appliance
  • The Linux iLife? Lombard & Fillmore certainly feel like it…
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