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Story Quick Look: Unity for Arch sb56637 20/05/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Unreal Engine 4.2 feature preview shows inclusion of Vehicles & Camera Animations Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:17pm
Story Quick Look: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:10pm
Story Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon leaves Canonical to join Xprize Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 5:50pm
Story KDE’s Plasma Next gets a new icon theme from Nitrux Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 5:46pm
Story AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 5:41pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 LTS AIO (All-In-One) DVD With Ubuntu Derivatives Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:59am
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Story Qt 5.3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 4:38am
Story The Systemd Saga, Into the Vortex, and a Minty RC Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 4:06am

Handbrake DVD Ripper On Linux

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danlynch.org/blog: I decided earlier this week I needed to rip a DVD and looked around at the available options on Linux. I’d heard a while back that the popular program Handrake had now released a Linux version with a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and it seemed a good idea to try it out.

Monitor Your Linux System Stats & Information With Conky

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HowTos

makeuseof.com: Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your system. All this information is of little use if you cannot display it efficiently. You would need a system monitor right?

Linux can rule cloud computing

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Linux

See how Linux and Open Source is being positioned to rule Cloud Computing

Awesome Game - Warzone 2100 Resurrection - for Linux

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Gaming

xenstreet.com: I must admit that I have not played any kind of computer games that seriously for a while. But Warzone 2100 has completely changed that for me. This game is something special. It seems I cant get enough of it.

Funtoo Linux installed!

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Finally, I got Funtoo Linux, a derivative of Gentoo Linux, installed on my desktop. Funtoo is a distribution created by the founder of Gentoo, Daniel Robbins.

Open source video player, aggregator Miro goes 2.0

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Software

downloadsquad.com: The team behind open source internet video player Miro have pushed out version 2.0. The new player features a new interface, improved speed, and performance.

PyCon 2009 Takes Python to New Places

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News

*CHICAGO - February 10, 2009* - PyCon 2009, the seventh annual conference of the worldwide Python programming community, has opened registration and announced its list of accepted talks. The topics show Python appearing in a variety of places outside its traditional realms.

Is OpenSolaris Ready for Admin Desktops?

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OS

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: OpenSolaris is essentially GNU-Solaris. When talking about the user experience, one could say that since the GNOME desktop is used, running OpenSolaris is no different from running Linux. For the casual Web, e-mail, and office applications user this may be true. For us network and systems administrators, however, we need to be more careful about jumping ships.

Ubuntu’s Best Hope: Convert the Kids

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: When it comes to Ubuntu, we have the flash, we have the solid operating system, we have major suppliers — but now we need even more users. Are those users going to come because of Dell or Hewlett-Packard offering Ubuntu pre-loads? Nope. Here’s what Ubuntu (and Kubuntu) really need to go mainstream.

Red Hat's state of the union

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Linux

news.cnet.com: As much as I may say the open-source and proprietary software worlds are converging, in terms of business models, Red Hat continues to resist and to stand largely alone in its resolution to deliver value unmitigated by proprietary licensing.

Ubuntu is not a new word for Linux

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Ubuntu

debiantoday.com: Over the last year or so I’ve been noticing a trend that has been annoying me. It seems to be growing by the day and I finally have to say something about it. Ubuntu is not a new word for Linux!

10 Most Awesome Linux Applications

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Software

lunduke.com: I know, I know. Not another blog post that lists the “top 10 something or other”. But bear with me. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a given application awesome. With that in mind…

50 Tutorials To Get You Started With Gimp

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GIMP

linuxhaxor.net: Gimp has been famously known as the “poor man’s Photoshop”, and perhaps rightfully so. That’s a complement Gimp won’t mind taking. With these tutorials we hope to vanish some of the doubts you might have had about Gimp’s ability as a powerful image editor.

The magic of Linux device drivers

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs/: The Linux kernel has a fantastic way of dealing with your computer's hardware. It doesn't concern itself with the company that sells the hardware or brand names, it is only concerned about the hardware chipset itself. But what exactly is a Linux driver?

KVM Guest Management With Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Virt-Manager (Virtual Machine Manager) is a graphical interface for managing KVM and Xen guests on the local and also on remote systems. You can use it to start, stop, pause, create, and delete guests, and you can connect to the guests using the graphical console.

some odds & ends

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News
  • the lip: Episode 52 Fedora 10

  • Linux Outlaws 76 - Easily Operated with One Hand
  • Linux Guru Exchange
  • Parcelforce website cold-shoulders Linux lovers
  • Intel On Rebuilding The X.Org Linux Desktop
  • don't ship kde 4.2 with qt 4.5
  • Why preventing Qt4.5 to work fine with KDE4.2 is bad
  • Mandriva Gnome Linux
  • The Next Sun OS Release Is OpenSolaris 2009.06
  • Fedora as Basis of Russia's Operating System?
  • Everyday Ubuntu: Linux in the home, day two
  • Open source: It's about capitalism, not freebies
  • Some new Plasmoids for KDE4 in next Mandriva Linux Release
  • Linux is a Monkey Wrench?
  • Ubuntu - Using The Right Tool For The Job
  • Linux Entertainment In Bars
  • A fun game for movie buffs who happen to use Linux
  • Desktop Linux Virtualization Options

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • [howto] emerge custom ebuilds

  • Getting Started With Kate, the Friendly yet Powerful Text Editor
  • AutoYaST and SLP on openSUSE 11.2
  • Prevent Yum Upgrades in Fedora for Select Packages
  • Using ProxyCommand with OpenSSH and a Bastion server
  • HOWTO: Install Vuze/Azureus 4.0.0.4 in 8.10
  • HowTo: Chat on IRC via Terminal
  • Using the Guest Account in Ubuntu
  • Using SSL keys for client authentification
  • Lighty Tips & Tricks: Hide lighttpd software version
  • General Troubleshooting in Linux
  • Fingering your Ubuntu

Open source speeds up molecular research

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: Simulating molecular motions provides researchers with information critical to designing vaccines and working on preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now, reports ScienceDaily, a new open source application developed at Stanford University is making it possible to do complex simulations on desktop computers - faster than ever before.

What makes the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla so good?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: I came across news this afternoon about the LiMo Foundation endorsing the Open Mobile Terminal Platform specification, and I realized I didn't care. It's probably big news, but I couldn't get excited. Now contrast these organizations with the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla.

GNOME Do 0.8 Review

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Software

linux-ninja.com: This weekend, I decided to check out GNOME Do’s latest 0.8 release with the new Docky task bar. As someone who has managed to avoid all the launcher hype bestowed on programs such as Launch Box, Quicksilver and Ubiquity, I have to admit that in the beginning, I was more than a little bit skeptical about GNOME Do. How useful can this program really be?

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