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Story Here's why the iPhone isn't going to catch up to Android any time soon Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Umeå University computer club supports open source Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:24am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Is Almost Done, but BQ Aquaris Users Must Wait Until Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:17am
Story No, Munich is not considering ditching Linux and going back to Windows Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 10:13am
Story Happy Birthday Linux, Thank you Linus Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 9:37am
Story Libinput 1.0 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 9:35am
Story KDE, Randa, and Post-Akademy Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:47am
Story Here's How Ubuntu Touch's LibreOffice Document Viewer App Looks Like Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:38am
Story Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for? Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:36am
Story Linux Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 7:23am

A console goodie grab bag

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kmandla.wordpress: I have a few applications that I have tinkered with, but didn’t make a big enough impression to warrant a full post.

Know Your Hardware

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Software On linux there are some simple commands that allow you to see what the OS is seeing (that does not always correspond with the hardware in the machine). Today we will see some.

7 months with Windows 7

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Microsoft Back in late February of this year, I performed an exhaustive test to see where Desktop Linux distributions stood in comparison to Windows 7. At that time, I discovered that Windows 7 is actually a really great operating system and seeing the amount of potential, I began to shift towards using it full time at home.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 143 is out

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20 Really Awesome Linux Desktop Customization Screenshots

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Linux In terms of customizability, I can honestly say that the Linux desktop is far better than Mac OS X or Windows. There are tons and tons of desktop environments, window managers, icon sets, and different applications readily available for easily customizing or tweaking the overall desktop look and feel. Here are some impressive customizations.

OS representations and the choice of migration

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I have noticed that there are several representations of Linux and Windows that are used to dissuade people from migrating. Unfortunately, an uninformed migration normally ends up in disappointment and, as a result, hurt people resort to disqualifying depictions again in a never-ending circle.

Thank you, Ubuntu

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  • Thank you, Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 T-Shirts now available in Canonical store
  • Ubuntu 10.10 RC Comes With a Ton of Improvements

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

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Moz/FF Firefox is my default web browser, which can be mainly attributed to its amazing add-on support and customizability. The following list is my Firefox wish list, changes that I would like to see in the web browser.

Also: Firefox 4 vs. Internet Explorer 9 - Head on!

Review: wattOS R2

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I was looking around to see if there are any other lightweight Ubuntu-based distributions, and I came across wattOS. wattOS R2 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" and uses LXDE.

10 Alternative Applications for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Software Starting a new application series will show you many alternative applications for Microsoft windows in Linux platform. For example today I will try to find many possible applications to be alternative for Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator work In Linux Platform.

today's leftovers:

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  • Modern Perl: The Book: The (draft) PDF
  • Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Android
  • Toshiba AC100 dumps Android for Ubuntu 10.10, gets useful
  • Fedora Board Meetings, 27 Sept 2010 & 1 Oct 2010
  • Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.10
  • The data migration to Drupal
  • Outgrowing QuickBooks? Maybe open source ERP can help
  • Quick review: Sintel
  • what to do when your favourite Linux distro falls appart
  • Red Hat Near Resistance
  • Schwarzenegger Decriminalizes Marijuana in California
  • Revising the openSUSE Board Election Rules, 2nd iteration
  • The FSF and Project Harmony

some howtos:

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  • Master lighttpd – the lightweight alternative to Apache
  • How to exchange Ctrl and CapsLock in Ubuntu Gnome
  • Shorten URLs using and Python
  • systemd for Administrators, Part III
  • Python script to backup mysql databases on Debian servers
  • Audible Manager on Ubuntu
  • install Nvidia driver on a Xen kernel, CentOS 5.5(Final)
  • Using Ubuntu One Cloud Storage
  • Dark Glass docky theme
  • Random gnome-terminal profiles (themes) in Ubuntu
  • REDCap: A Tool for Collecting Clinical Trials Data
  • Making your app modular: Yapsy

Quo vadis Linux?

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Linux The Linux community, or as Mark Shuttleworth said the free software community components, should not fight or argue with each other. In my humble opinion, we all play our role.

Tetris game ‘HexGlass’ is far from original, fun to play

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Gaming Hexglass is a Tetris-styled puzzle game with a slight difference. Instead of using square blocks to create a ‘Tetris’ you are instead given hexagonal shapes of varying form

Guess What? Linux May Not Be for Everyone

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Linux What recent converts to the new OS don’t realize is that the new operating system is not for everyone. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that Linux is best for users at the two poles of computing experience.

ATI R600 Classic Mesa 7.9 Performance

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Software As we have talked about in numerous articles now and delivered various benchmarks for different graphics processors from those using a classic Mesa DRI driver to the newer NVIDIA/ATI hardware with Gallium3D support, Mesa 7.9 brings a lot to the table.

Ubuntu emoticons

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“Say hello to my little friends…” I’ve just completed a set of emoticons that more closely follow our visual identity to replace the defaults on the Canonical Design Blog.

Fedora 14 Beta Shaping Up Very Nicely

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Linux The Fedora 14 Beta release (aka "Laughlin") was made available yesterday, on schedule. I have installed it on a few of my laptops and netbooks, and it looks to me like it is shaping up very nicely.

The European way of open source

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OSS One thing I have learned at the Open World Forum is that Europe’s approach to open source is highly political, but not in the way you think.

Ubuntu 10.10 scores close to a ten

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Ubuntu The newest Ubuntu Linux, Maverick Meerkat 10.10, is so close you can almost taste it. And, if you're willing to use the release candidate of Ubuntu 10.10, you can try it now. I have, and I like it a lot.

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Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone - With Android

I ever so slightly regret the "upgrade" to Android. With a version less than the tablet, the UI changes are extremely noticeable, and the transition isn't as smooth. The device lags, and it just doesn't have enough processing power to give the necessary feel of goodness and elegance. On the other hand, you get tons of native applications that you can actually use, as opposed to the Ubuntu Touch idea. Shame really. For 'tis a compromise. If you ask me, I wholeheartedly embrace the M10 tablet upgrade, but on the phone, you might as well keep Ubuntu unless you need the device for serious use. If it's just an opportunistic call/SMS thing for when abroad and such, or to loan to friends, the original combo is adequate. If you need apps, then Android is the way to go, but do not except any miracles. It won't be speedy, and it won't be too pretty. All in all, an okay player. It is silly attaching sentiments to software or hardware, but I do guess I will fondly remember the Ubuntu phone attempt as a noble idea to make something great and fun. I could have kept the device in its original state, perhaps, but in the end, it would have ended in a pile of ancient stuff you keep around for a decade until you decide you need to throw it away to leave room for fresh memories and less ancient stuff. Having a flawless Android experience would have helped soften the edge, but as it is, it remains the bittersweet attempt at what could have been a revolution. The end. Read more Also: Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

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