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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Black Lab Linux 6 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:58am
Story New GNUMail release 1.2.2 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:49am
Story Calibre 2.7 Gets Kindle Voyage Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:40am
Story Canonical Splits Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu Touch Vivid Vervet Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am
Story HTC One M8, One M7 to get Android 5.0 OS Lollipop update in Jan. or Feb. 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:15am
Story openSUSE Factory to merge with Tumbleweed Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:07am
Story Valve’s SteamOS to Dominate the Living Rooms Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:53am
Story Government transformation and demand for Linux expertise Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:51am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New Dell-ARM combo poised to take on Wintel netbooks?

  • Linux kernel vulnerability fixes - Update
  • Karmic GDM/Login Screen – Updated Design
  • U.S. defense agency teaching open source
  • PS3 Slim doesn't do Linux
  • Is Nvidia responsible for the no Additional OS on Slim PS3?
  • Open source Dreamweaver alternatives
  • Understanding the MySQL forks
  • PySide Brings LGPL Qt to Python
  • Citrix: Novell's only option for virtualization marriage
  • Quake Live Mac And Linux Versions Now Running
  • Hands on: bookmark sync lands in Chrome developer builds
  • Korona Brings KDE 4.3 To OpenSolaris
  • tr.im URL shortening service to be open
  • The Road to Beta 1 of Sabayon Linux 5.0
  • SFLC: Episode 0x14: Considerations on GPL Business Models

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using multiple window managers with nested Xserver

  • How to set up sound in Slackware
  • How to open files as root user via right click
  • How to make Conky play nicely with KDE 4.3
  • Hosting Mercurial Repositories with Nginx
  • Tweeting from the Commandline with curl
  • Tech Tip: Retrieve Disk Info from the Command Line
  • Command Line Basics: Determine File MIME Types
  • How to do cartoon-like effects in GIMP?
  • Bittorrent banned from Antarctica, and boy, are the penguins pissed
  • Determining which nic is which ethX
  • Howto Change Notification Colors in Ubuntu Jaunty

Surfing Since 1991: The Evolution of Web Browsers

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Software

maximumpc.com: In order to surf the web, you need a web browser, and today there are several different ones to choose from. No matter which browser you choose to surf the web with, the features you take for granted today are the result of nearly two decades of browser design.

Which netbook OS is right for you?

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Linux

itwire.com: Windows 7 is here, and unlike Windows Vista, it will probably run on your diminutive netbook PC. However, there is an alternative. Here is why you ought to give Linux a shot.

FUDCon Toronto 2009

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Linux

If Moonlight is so hot, why isn't Novell using it?

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SUSE

itwire.com: When a company announces a technology release, the least one would expect is that the company itself has found said technology worthy of use.

Red Hat CEO Likens Company to Facebook, Wikipedia in Collaborative Innovation

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Linux

eweek.com: Jim Whitehurst says that Red Hat is "defining a whole new business model... Open source is nothing but a specific instance of the power of participation. It's applying the power of participation as Facebook or Wikipedia do, specific to computer source code."

Linux vendor revenue $1 billion by 2012? Or is it $49 billion+ ?

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: IDC is out with a new report forecasting Linux revenue from 2009-2013. According to a post on the data, from Novell CMO John Dragoon, in 2008, the Linux vendor community saw a 23.4 percent growth in revenue.

Drizzle for Christmas - year-end-prediction for MySQL fork

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Software

theregister.co.uk: A production ready version of the MySQL fork Drizzle could be ready by the end of this year.

SUSE Studio Review

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SUSE

Linux's Desktop Growing Pains

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Linux

informationweek.com: It's long past time to stop talking about Linux as the hotshot new upstart, and to demand the same things from it as any other environment. That means no more excuses about what's to come, but results right now -- especially on the desktop.

Moonlight 2 arrives and falls flat on its face

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Software

blogs.computerworld: The other day, Novell's Mono Project, announced the beta release of Moonlight 2. IN theory, this enables Linux users to watch Microsoft Silverlight encoded content. Of course, that begs the question: "What Silverlight content?"

Open Source Likes Green IT

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OSS

earthweb.com: For years now, there's been talk brewing about the concept of Green IT. Pundits have predicted in years past that sustainable IT would be "job one" soon--really soon. So where does open source software fit into the mix? How green is the GPL? Pretty green, if you ask me. In fact, companies that already use open source software are well on the way to greening their IT departments.

CentOS users remain faithful despite developer shakeup

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Linux

techtarget.com: Administrators using CentOS, the free open source operating system built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, remain confident about the long-term stability of the OS, despite a recent shakeup prompted by the seeming disappearance of a CentOS administrator and co-founder.

Open Source for America Welcomes The Linux Box as Latest Member in Advocating Open Source in the U.S. Federal Government

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Linux

Joining a broad cross-section of more than 1,000 companies, academic institutions, communities, related groups and individuals, The Linux Box is now part of Open Source for America, a unified voice for the promotion of open source in the U.S. Federal government sector.

Most Popular Open Source Non-Linux Based Operating Systems

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OS

pluggd.in: Whenever you mention the phrase Open Source, most people think of Linux. Such is it’s popularity that even people not familiar with open source software have still heard of this mystical, geeky “software” called Linux. I think there is far more to Open Source than Linux.

OpenOffice.org and the 'Ribbons' Interface Brouhaha

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OOo

earthweb.com: Two weeks ago Project Renaissance unveiled its first prototype. The prototype resembled the Ribbon interface first introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, and the denunciations came so fast that few bothered to check the facts, or to give the idea any serious consideration.

6 Things all prospective Ubuntu Linux users should know

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: If you have heard about Ubuntu but are still doubting whether to migrate to it or not, then the following six basic points should help you decide.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Microsoft’s Windows 7 are expected to debut within days of one another in October 2009. Some open source pundits will surely hype a showdown between the two operating systems.

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Leftovers: Software

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