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Story Dell's Current Ubuntu Image For The XPS 13 Developer Laptop 2015 Disappoints Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:14am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:54am
Story 10 Open Source Docker Tools You Should Be Using Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:44am
Story Warning: Don’t Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:42am
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Story Debian Jessie Updated and #!++ Added to DB Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:33am
Story The rise of Red Hat and the open organization Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:31am
Story A Linux Bling Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:24am
Story How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives Mohd Sohail 09/06/2015 - 5:02am
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Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video
  • VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
  • WebM - The New Open Source Codec on the Block

Impressions of the latest MeeGo release

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Linux

blog.nixternal.com: So, I have been spending some time playing around with various netbook operating systems lately, trying to find that perfect one. I have a Dell Mini 10v netbook without bluetooth and with the stock battery. Now on to MeeGo!

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Today we’ll compare three of the better known launchers for Linux – Launchy, GNOME Do, and Kupfer. While they all have roughly the same function, each has a different take on how it should be done, and the configuration capabilities vary greatly from one to the next. Here, you’ll see what makes each one unique.

Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

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Ubuntu

The Global Menu for Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 has just been uploaded to a PPA. The new "global menu" is called "Application Menu" and it can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx already (both in GNOME and KDE). Here's how.

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MeeGo Netbook Performance: It's Beating Ubuntu & Co

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Linux

phoronix.com: The last time we ran a performance comparison of different Linux distributions on netbooks was in late November, but now we have a new set of Linux distributions out there, so we have carried out a new comparison. In particular, we are looking closely at how the MeeGo distribution --

Just released Qimo 2.0

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Linux

qimo4kids.com: It has been a little over a year since I put Qimo 1.0 together using little more than a Wiki page and long sessions of trial and error. Now, using a few more resources and a little better planning, I’ve been able to release version 2.0.

YaST: Yet Another Setup Tool

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Software

ghacks.net: Continuing with our look into OpenSuSE, we examine YaST. One of the best things going for OpenSuSE (and SuSE as well) is their take on the tried and true “control panal” YaST. YaST is, quite literally, a one-stop-shop for configuring Linux.

Crebs: The ULTIMATE Wallpaper Slideshow application

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: A few days ago we blogged about a simple wallpaper slideshow generator called, somewhat un-surprisingly, ‘wallpaper slideshow’. Well… forget that.

Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 2 Google Trends

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Yesterday I did a post about using the Distrowatch rankings to measure the popularity of various distros. Today I’m going to use another tool, Google Trends.

Mandriva 2010 Spring background contest winners

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Here are the results of the contest Mandriva launched one month ago. Thanks everybody for your interest and for contributing, we had almost 150 photos submitted.

Fedora 13: Boring yet Good

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: It’s hard to believe that Fedora is already at it’s thirteenth version. As usual, I decided to test Fedora 13 on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop, which gets by with its 2ghz processor, and its decent 4GB of RAM and integrated Intel graphics.

The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples

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OS
Linux
Software

royal.pingdom.com: Code names have been around for a long time. Remember the Manhattan project in the 1940s? That turned out to be the atomic bomb. Thankfully, not all code names hide such sinister projects. So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with?

World's Funniest Windows Error Messages

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Microsoft
Humor

junauza.com: We all know how it sucks to see error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you have probably seen lots of them already.

$100 computing in 2010

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OLPC
  • $100 computing in 2010
  • OLPC & Marvell to Redefine Tablet Computing (PR)
  • OLPC's Negroponte Says XO-3 Prototype Tablet Coming in 2010
  • The OLPC's real importance is as a conversation starter

A quick visual tour of MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks

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From seemingly out of nowhere yesterday MeeGo, a Linux Foundation-approved alliance between Nokia and Intel, released v1.0 of what they’re calling the netbook user experience. Way to channel Jimi Hendrix there.

So like the band with the similar name, will MeeGo blow your mind? Let’s find out…

Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative

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OSS

the451group.com: Google’s open source programs manager, Chris DiBona has asked the Open Source Initiative to delay consideration of Google’s WebM license, and in doing so has called on the OSI to be more open.

Which Linux For Your Old Computer?

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Linux

bihlman.com: If you have an old machine that no longer has an operating system, you don’t have to throw that machine away. You can put it to good use with an operating system that doesn’t require a fast processor or big disk drive.

GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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OSS

fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Ubuntu 10.04 review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 review
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets
  • The keyboard menu
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