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Story gnome 3 followup Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 to Feature a Much Better Update Manager Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story ownCloud to organize Developer Conference in Berlin Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:52am
Story Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:44am
Story China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:35am
Story Specialization and the Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:28am
Story Linus Torvalds is my hero, says 13 year old Zachary DuPont Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 11:25pm
Story on the Dark Ages of Free Software: a “Free Service Definition”? Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 4:15pm
Story The Ubuntu Touch Image #203 Is Quite Fast And Stable Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:42am
Story Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:24am

Green Computing with Proxmox VE 1.2 and 3ware

samiux.wordpress: Proxmox VE 1.2 is running Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM-85) and OpenVZ on Debian 5.0. It is a 64-bit system and works with virtualization capable CPU.

Community ideas proposal for Mandriva 2010.0

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linux-wizard.net: Some days ago, Anne Nicolas announced on Cooker ML the availability of a dedicated site to allow the community to propose ideas and wanted features for the next Mandriva release.

KDE 4.2.4 a.k.a. CornRow Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Release Machine seems unstoppable these days! Today brings you KDE 4.2.4, the monthly update to the 4.2 series of KDE. KDE 4.2.4 is the recommended update for all those using KDE 4.2, or rather anything in the KDE 4 series.

CPU Diversification: Ubuntu’s Gain, Microsoft’s Loss

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The drive to create faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient CPUs has led to a diversification of processor architectures recently, with the venerable x86 facing competition it hasn’t seen in years. If this trend continues, it will assure Ubuntu and other Linux distributions a substantial advantage over Microsoft.

Even OpenSUSE recognises drawbacks of Mono

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itwire.com: Mention Mono in a story and you are certain to draw two kinds of readers - the followers, those who have drunk the kool-aid ladled out by Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, and the detractors, who realise that it could cause them patent headaches a few years hence.

Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

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Software
  • Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

  • Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite
  • Opera releases first test version of new browser
  • Opera 10 debuts with 'Turbo' boost

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Computex 2009: Ubuntu Moblin Remix Announced

  • Banshee by default, C'mon not all of us have 4 GB of memory!
  • GiftWrap, a User Friendly Package Maker for Ubuntu
  • Linux Picks Up Where Windows FAIL!
  • Red Hat's Fedora 11 to offer interop with Microsoft Exchange
  • Xandros - the Linux company that isn't
  • Open source automotive group gains members
  • NVIDIA Releases Official 180.60 Driver Update
  • Why you should use Gentoo on your servers
  • Comux 010111
  • New Firefox Icon: Iterations 11 to 14
  • Invasion of the Android Snatchers
  • Extending the free software paradigm to DIY Biology
  • The fight over Open Source ‘leeches’
  • Leeches? Give me a break!
  • Why Open Source isn't Tiddly for BT
  • Sorry Linux but the chicken came first
  • Practical Exercise Tips For Busy Linux Geeks
  • Linux Gazette June 2009 (#163)

Qt vs. GTK: VLC and KMPlayer

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I find Qt applications in general to be inferior. This is the third in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

Review: SimplyMepis 8.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: SimplyMepis is a Debian-based distro developed by Warren Woodford who believed that Mandrake Linux was too hard for new users. He believes users should be able to listen to MP3s, use Adobe Flash, and so on. So let’s load her up into VirtualBox and see how it goes.

An acquaintance with Arch Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: Simple does not mean ‘newbie friendly’, instead it means that the system is structured in such a way that a user can easily configure it to his liking by changing simple configuration files and installing just what he needs.

What is linux.com trying to achieve?

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Web

itwire.com: What exactly does the Linux Foundation hope to achieve by running a parallel site, linux.com? Is it a bid to shape the debate around GNU/Linux, something which companies are increasingly trying to do for their own products?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 74

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SUSE

Issue #74 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program, openSUSE Education, and Gnome 2.26.2 for openSUSE 11.1.

Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Linux vendors line up behind Moblin
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • Android port to MIPS completed

Let Catfish search for your files

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Software

ghacks.net: If you need to do any searching for files on a Linux system you know your choices for reliable searching are Beagle, locate, and find. Outside of that the results will vary. That is where Catfish comes in.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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Linux

cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

Should Linux and Android Fuse?

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Linux

Android is Linux but it's not. With Google behind it and a ton of new devices coming out, it's got momentum. Will it succeed where all other desktop Linux has failed and become the standard open source OS?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox and the X Windowing System

  • PHP Sessions in Memcached
  • No sound issue SB Audigy in Ubuntu 9.04
  • gitosis on fedora
  • Using ps to Monitor Processes
  • How to install and use winFF a graphical user interface for ffmpeg
  • List only the files that have been updated today

Anatomy of a Linux hypervisor

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Linux

This article begins with a quick introduction to virtualization and hypervisors and Linux-based hypervisors KVM and Lguest

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Security Leftovers

  • [Older] The Secure Linux OS - Tails
    Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.
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  • Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
  • Smoothwall Express
    The award-winning Smoothwall Express open-source firewall—designed specifically to be installed and administered by non-experts—continues its forward development march with a new 3.1 release.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt
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