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Story Open Source Is The Future Of EMC Software Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:22pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:08pm
Story Chakra GNU/Linux Gets Linux Kernel 4.2.6, Firefox 42.0, Wireshark 2.0, and 0 A.D. 0.0.19 Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 11:08am
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Story BeyondTrust Adds Sudo Authentication Management for Unix and Linux Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 10:33am
Story Raspberry Pi SSD shield tosses in WiFi, USB ports, and power Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 10:22am
Story The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Linux Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 10:15am
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KDE Community Ships April Updates, Congratulates GNOME

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Software Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. The codename "Congrats" dedicates this release to our friends over at the GNOME camp, who release a new major version today.

Introduction to GNOME Tweak Tool

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Software If you've been following the Gnome Shell development, you probably know that it doesn't provide a GUI tool to tweak some basic settings. For this reason, John Stowers has created "Gnome Tweak Tool."

Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released

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Linux Linux Mint Xfce is rolling on top of a Debian Testing package base and uses the same repositories as LMDE. This offers the following advantages to Linux Mint Xfce:

KDE 5 Menu

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KDE Transition to KDE 5, whatever it means, is a process not jsut one atomic step. Today a follow up of the previous entry about fruits of the Calligra Sprint: Modern "File" menu merged with startup view.

Banshee: A Howling Good Media Player

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Software Think of the differences between using a file-viewing app to look at your digital photography photos one at a time and a photo management system such as Picasa, Shotwell Photo Manager or DigiKam. That is why using Banshee is a good alternative to other playback solutions. It goes well beyond all the basics of listening and viewing your media collections.

Also: Banshee 2.0 released; new features, bug fixes and more

today's leftovers:

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  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Review
  • Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 Screenshots Tour
  • Review: System 76 Gazelle Professional Ubuntu Laptop
  • Brian Aker explains Memcached
  • Linphone- An Open Source SIP Phone
  • The compat-wireless dance
  • jnettop: Another network monitor
  • Graphical Desktop Wiki - Zim
  • Red Hat opens New Zealand office
  • Commodore 64 Gets Priced, Comes in 5 Models
  • Vote Beefy – seriously.
  • The history of the origin of grep command
  • Microsoft "A Little Puppy", We Should All Be So Lucky
  • Kicking Puppies or Giving Up on GNU/Linux Deskktops
  • Five more signs Linux is ready for mission-critical workloads
  • Must-have restartless Firefox add-ons
  • Linux Format issue 144 is on sale now
  • BSD Magazine 2011-04: FreeBSD: portability with VMware
  • SUSE Studio and Disters Recognized
  • new opera snapshot
  • Open source FusionDirectory forked from GOsa project
  • Two Linux-based NAS devices reach market

some howtos:

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  • Play Angry Birds clone ‘Angry Animals’ on your Ubuntu desktop
  • Understanding the for Loop
  • Remove all files and directories owned by a specific user
  • Customize Ubuntu Login w/ SLiM Login Manager
  • Booting Bare Hardware
  • How to remove Nouveau drivers from Ubuntu
  • How do I ping a specific port of a remote server?

April 2011 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2011 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the April 2011 issue: e17: Tips & Tricks, Rudge's Rain: PCLinuxOS Makes Music, and Game Zone: Pipewalker.

Are You Looking Forward to GNOME 3?

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Software GNOME 3.0 will be officially released tomorrow to what will almost assuredly be a bunch of fanfare. But how do regular users feel about the upcoming GNOME 3.0 against the backdrop of the debates over the good and bad points?

Firefox 4

Lesson Learned about SSDs

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  • A Lesson Learned the Hard Way about SSDs
  • The Perils of PATA, Part 3

MeeGo source code now available

  • MeeGo Linux tablet user interface source code now available
  • Sylvania Magni – 10 inch Android tablet

Ditching KDE Applications

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  • Ditching KDE Applications
  • Telepathy – straight of the Shelf

63 Top Commercial Open Source Projects

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  • 63 Top Commercial Open Source Projects
  • Some Great Linux Alternatives For 4 Tasks Normally Requiring Windows

How big is Google, really?

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  • How big is Google, really?
  • Is Google Marketing Linux-BSD?

Ubuntu 11.04 - What Have They Done?!

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  • Ubuntu 11.04 - What Have They Done?!
  • Jono Bacon: ShipIt Discontinued, Long Live LoCo Teams

Another Benefit To Wayland: Its Screensaver

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Software While Wayland has come a long way in recent months, it's still not as full-featured as an X.Org Server, but the features coming are beginning to trump the current capabilities of the X stack.

Elementary OS Review

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cristalinux.blogspot: Probably one of the most anticipated distro releases in a long time, Elementary OS JUPITER finally came to life just a few days ago. Building on the popularity and success of some of the projects own applications, most notably Nautilus Elementary and Postler, this distro has raised high expectations, but does it live up to them? Come on in and let's find out.

Foresight Linux 2.5 review

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Linux Foresight is an rPath-based, desktop-oriented Linux distribution. It is a rolling release distribution, so there is no need for frequent releases associated with other distributions that do not have this feature.

ShipIt comes to an end

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  • ShipIt comes to an end
  • Unity Works
  • US Dell Site: Now selling Laptops again
  • Unity Almost There
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It Turns Out RISC-V Hardware So Far Isn't Entirely Open-Source

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Will Microsoft’s Embrace Smother GitHub?

Microsoft has had an adversarial relationship with the open-source community. The company viewed the free Open Office software and the Linux operating system—which compete with Microsoft Office and Windows, respectively—as grave threats. In 2001 Windows chief Jim Allchin said: “Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer.” That same year CEO Steve Ballmer said “Linux is a cancer.” Microsoft attempted to use copyright law to crush open source in the courts. When these tactics failed, Microsoft decided if you can’t beat them, join them. It incorporated Linux and other open-source code into its servers in 2014. By 2016 Microsoft had more programmers contributing code to GitHub than any other company. The GitHub merger might reflect Microsoft’s “embrace, extend and extinguish” strategy for dominating its competitors. After all, GitHub hosts not only open-source software and Microsoft software but also the open-source projects of other companies, including Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services. With GitHub, Microsoft could restrict a crucial platform for its rivals, mine data about competitors’ activities, target ads toward users, or restrict free services. Its control could lead to a sort of surveillance of innovative activity, giving it a unique, macro-scaled insight into software development. Read more