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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 12:16am
Story Leftovers: OSS Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 12:15am
Story Security Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2015 - 12:14am
Story MapR and Apache Drill 1.2 Roy Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 11:11pm
Story NPR Series on Open Source Roy Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 10:42pm
Story Verifone’s Next-Generation Devices Use Linux Roy Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 10:10pm
Story File Manager on Ubuntu Touch Gets Samba Support Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 9:49pm
Story Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: All about polish and power Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 9:45pm
Story 22-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Cards On SteamOS For Steam Linux Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2015 - 9:41pm

Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 11.3 Server

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SUSE
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Low on FPS? Install Optimized Build of Urban Terror Launcher

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Gaming

ubuntuvibes.com: Urban Terror (UrT) is one of the most popular games for Linux platform with hundreds of players playing it everyday. Many players use their own configuration files and scripts to configure game as per their needs and boost FPS.

Opera 11 Heats Up Web Browser Race: Review

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Software

eweekeurope.co.uk: Opera 11 with new extensions, tab stacking and visual navigation aids put the web browser on a competitive footing with Microsoft’s IE, said Cameron Sturdevant

A Big Comparison Of The AMD Catalyst, Mesa & Gallium3D Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: As was alluded to in our New Year greeting, we have been working on a massive graphics card / driver comparison under Linux. Beginning with ATI/AMD hardware, we have tested a series of graphics cards spanning the Radeon X1000, HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000, and HD 5000 generations using the very latest drivers.

First Look: Ubuntu's Unity Makes Bold Statement, But Needs Work

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Ubuntu

crn.com: There is plenty of time left for the next version of Ubuntu, version 11.04 now in Alpha, also known as "Natty Narwhal," to leap some of its current technical obstacles. But an initial look at an Alpha version of the forthcoming Linux distro shows a dispiriting number.

LibreOffice: Ready for Liftoff

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LibO

zdnet.com: LibreOffice, the Oracle-free fork of the OpenOffice office suite, may, or may not, end up being the default office suite in Ubuntu, but its first release is almost here.

Evolution of Ubuntu Over the Years

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Ubuntu has touched the lives of many among us in different ways. For me, Ubuntu was the gateway to Linux and the whole open source way of thinking. Ubuntu taught me that computers are not all about Windows and that there are far better alternatives. We will have a brief overview of each one of them below.

Ring in 2011 with Old School Apps

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Software

linux-mag.com: Time to ring in the new year with old school applications. Web 2.0? It’s old and busted, and Mutt is back in style.

7 Classic games on Linux

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Gaming

linuxaria.com: One thing I found very interesting about Linux is the ability to have a whole series of classic games already present on your distribution, and therefore easy to install.

4.6 RC2 Available, Last Chance to Test

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE's release team has rolled another set of 4.6 tarballs for us all to test and report problems: 4.6 RC2 This is the last test release leading up to 4.6.0, which is planned for 26th January.

Ubuntu: LibreOffice Replacing OpenOffice.org Reports Premature

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LibO
OOo
Ubuntu

itworld.com: It looks as if some folks got a little bit carried away with the news yesterday that the next version of Ubuntu, 11.04, will feature LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org. Because, actually, that's not exactly what's happening.

Switching to Linux (For the Right Reasons)

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Linux

earthweb.com: Why are you using Linux on your desktop? Before answering this question, consider the advantages and disadvantages and then come back full circle to your own motivation.

What's new in Linux 2.6.37

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Linux

h-online.com: After about eleven weeks of development, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux kernel 2.6.37. The new version of the main development line has many improvements. Advances in the Ext4 file system mean it should be able to compete with XFS on larger systems and new discard functions.

Is Firefox Set To Turn Against Flash?

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Rob Sayre, one of the leading developers of the Firefox platform has posted a very candid opinion about Apple’s influence on the web and it is not the kind of opinion you would expect. In fact, Sayre openly criticizes Flash as being incompatible with the mission of Firefox.

A Tale of the Synaptics "ClickPad"

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk: When I wrote about my Shiny New Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s, I mentioned having various problems with the "buttonless touchpad". I now know that the device in question is actually a Synaptics ClickPad, which is a multi-touch enabled touchpad with integrated buttons.

Best Windows Games and Apps That Run Under Linux

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Software

news.softpedia.com: The following article was created to inform our readers about popular native Windows games and applications which install and run under Linux-based operating systems, with the help of the Wine software.

MoonOS is a complete, Ubuntu-based distribution

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Ubuntu

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: moonOS is a complete, Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the LXDE and Enlightenment 17 desktop managers and imaginative, original artwork.

DACA Could Mean Fewer Bugs in Debian

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Every piece of software written has bugs. From the insignificant to the showstopper, bugs are there despite the herculean efforts of developers. But thanks to a new Debian project, many previously undetected bugs may finally get squashed.

Drupal 7.0 released

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Drupal
  • Drupal7 Released with Revamped UI, Semantic Tech, and More
  • Drupal 7.0 released

Ubuntu Software Centre

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Ubuntu
  • First peek at ratings n’ reviews in Ubuntu Software Centre
  • rebuttal to "Ubuntu Myopia Continues..."
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