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Your Office is Saved

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LibO
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  • Your Office is Saved -- OpenOffice.org Forked
  • The future of OpenOffice.org
  • Oracle ready to go solo with OpenOffice
  • OpenOffice is dead, long live LibreOffice

Warning Themes - Interesting Concept to Make "Being Root Scary" for Newbie Linux Users

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Warning themes concept is another interesting idea worth a look. The rationale behind the concept to make it clear to the user that, opening something like a filebrowser as root is not the 'normal' way to do things and such actions could damage their system.

Two Distributions I have tested

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Linux

go2linux.org: Some days ago I have started testing Linux Mint Debian Edition and Archbang. They have some things in common but a lot more different, why did I pick those to test?, because Arch and Debian are my favorites Linux flavors.

Quick Look: Peppermint Ice 10012010

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: Peppermint Ice has a new release out today, so I decided to make it the inaugural Quick Look for Eye On Linux. Peppermint Ice, if you aren’t familiar with it, is a cloud-oriented distro based on Ubuntu.

New Fedora Linux Project Leader Building More Than a Distro

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Linux

cioupdate.com: The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community is an open source development effort that includes a diverse set of participants. At the top of the organizational chart for Fedora is the position of Fedora Project Leader, the person tasked with overseeing the general direction and operations of the Fedora project.

(Finally) Meeting Mr. Open Source Business

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: The careers of few people have been so intertwined with the history of open source as that of Larry Augustin. He was even present when the term “open source” was coined, at a meeting at the offices of his GNU/Linux hardware company VA Linux, on 3 February 1998.

Free desktop tools that aren't OpenOffice

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Software

infoworld.com: Most everyone who's had some experience with free open source software has learned about the OpenOffice.org suite of productivity programs. But apart from OpenOffice.org, what else is there?

Marvell Gives OLPC $5.6 Million Dollars For XO-3 Tablet Development

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: What to make to this? Marvell, has stepped up their commitment to an XO-3 with $5.6 million dollar grant to One Laptop per Child for XO-3 laptop development through 2011.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 374

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.0
  • News: Document Foundation forks OpenOffice.org into LibreOffice, new features in Edubuntu 10.10, upgrading to Fedora 14 with "preupgrade", Mageia infrastructure updates
  • Questions and answers: Advocating Linux and free software
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4, CRUX 2.7
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10
  • Donations: Debian Multimedia repository receives €200
  • New additions: GALPon MiniNo
  • New distributions: Quelitu
  • Reader comments

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

October 2010 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine Ready

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the October 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the October 2010 issue: * LXDE: Configure LXPanel, * OpenOffice 3.2, Part 5: Draw, and * PCLinuxOS Takes Center Stage.

20 Reasons Linux Will Boom in a Post-Recession World

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Linux

earthweb.com: In this article, I’ll sharing twenty reasons why I believe we will see Linux "booming" in a post-recession world. Even though it's unlikely that the economic turmoil will prompt everyone to stop using proprietary operating systems completely, I am confident that a significant reduction in proprietary operating system usage is on the horizon.

ATI Radeon HD 5450 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: In this article we are reviewing the ATI Radeon HD 5450 "Cedar" graphics card, which is AMD's lowest-end Evergreen GPU but will set you back less than $50 USD.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 3) - Architecture & Infrastructure

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Linux

h-online.com: In the early hours of Wednesday, Linus Torvalds issued the sixth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.36. Torvalds indicated that he plans to release the final new version 2.6.36 soon, but that there may still be another release candidate before that.

7 months with Windows 7 (a response)

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Microsoft

go2linux.org: Today I cam across a post titled seven months with windows 7. I do not agree 100% with it. Let me tell you why.

GIMP 2.6.11 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.6.11 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Among other bug-fixes, it makes printing work with the recently released version 1.10 of the cairo library.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Some Statistics about My Linux Box
  • Announcing qxv
  • Collectd - The system statistics collection daemon
  • Ubuntu Fonts – Why Are They So Big?
  • Ubuntu 10.10: GPU hardware acceleration (OpenCL) available
  • Counting Down the Days to Ubuntu 10.10
  • GIMP 2.6.11 is available for download
  • An open source of inspiration
  • MS ‘open' to change
  • Linux: An Interesting VPN/Remote Project
  • MS Dominance - From an IT Professional Perspective

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Making Environment Variables Stick
  • [SOLVED] Disable Note of the Day Add-in Permanently in Gnote
  • Install the latest proprietary graphics driver in Ubuntu
  • Things I didn't want to have to know about git:
  • Support for 7-zip (.7z) Archive in Ubuntu
  • OpenRC, Baselayout2 meet "SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable"
  • ACPI and APIC Issues – Part 2: Detecting faulty/buggy ACPI BIOS (firmware) code
  • Ubuntu-style Emoticons for Pidgin
  • Update Ubuntu off-line via another Windows/Linux PC using Keryx
  • Gentoo: What did I Install?

Frictional Games - Amnesia: The Dark Descent review

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Gaming

itreviews.co.uk: Frictional Games may be a small Swedish indie studio, but the outfit has a flair for atmosphere and production values which make its horror titles stand out as much as any heavyweight developer.

Adoption of GNU/Linux on the Desktop

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Linux

pogson.6k.ca: GNU/Linux was doing well until about 2003 according to W3Schools when SCOG threatened the world with law suits if they did not pay them for use of GNU/Linux.

New Banshee features: Improved transcoding and shuffle by similar artists

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: One of the things I love about Banshee is how easy it is for people to fix their own issues without requiring extensive knowledge.

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Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018

Back in December was our most recent round of Windows Subsystem for Linux benchmarking with Windows 10 while since then both Linux and Windows have received new stable updates, most notably for mitigating the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 WSL performance against Linux using the latest updates as of this week while also running some comparison tests too against Docker on Windows and Oracle VM VirtualBox. Read more