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Story Leftovers: KDE/Qt Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 12:49pm
Story Red Hat Summit and News Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 12:47pm
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Story Female SanDisk engineer who made it in Silicon Valley offers her words of wisdom Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 11:40am
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Story Doc sprint model helps teachers create course materials Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 10:33am
Story Nvidia 346.82 Long-Lived Drivers Are Out with Support for New GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 10:22am
Story GNOME's Epiphany Web Browser Can Now Open Links in a New Incognito Window Rianne Schestowitz 24/06/2015 - 10:19am

Issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review'

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ifosslr.org: The Editorial Committee is delighted to announce issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review' (IFOSS L. Rev.) is now available.

The fragile balance between fast and reliable

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Linux
Software

hwoarang.silverarrow.org: Being a Distro developer, or a packager if you prefer, is not always that simple. Many people think that our “job” is quite straight forward. All we need to do is to read the INSTALL file and then adapt the instructions into an ebuild format and we are done. Well it is definitely more than that.

epic moment: free and fast graphics at last

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Hardware
Software

vizzzion.org/blog: Well, epic for a Free software geek. I’m now running openSUSE on my desktop, which has an AMD RadeonHD 4350 card. So, what’s the epic moment?

Serve Up Your Music with Zeya

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Software
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: Have you always wanted to set up your own music station to stream your latest music collection to your friends or colleagues? Have you been thinking lately of setting up an always-on music streaming server so that you can just open up your web browser and listen to your favorite tracks?

Heroes of Newerth - Charge!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Linux games are many and varied. You can find pretty much anything you need, from simple arcades via racing all the way to expansive and elaborate tactical shooters. Still, one aspect of the Linux gaming scene is underplayed, this being the Real Time Strategy (RTS). However, that is about to change.

Open Source: The capitalists' choice

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I often hear people referring to Open Source and Free Software advocates jokingly, or not so jokingly, as "communists" or "hippies". Rubbish!

All hail the easy to use!

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Linux

I've run Linux since before the turn of the century. I know Linux. I love the commandline. But after 10 years of fiddling, I've come to realize one significant thing.

openSUSE 11.3 RC1 is available

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SUSE

Soyuz Launch Vehicle in Blender: Part I, Modelling the Core Stage

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HowTos

For Lunatics, we need several space vehicles. The Soyuz launch vehicle is one of these, and it was relatively easy to model. In Part I, I’ll demonstrate the basic modelling techniques I used to create the Core Stage.

FSF calls for ACTA fight

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OSS
  • Free Software Foundation calls for ACTA fight
  • Stallman and FSF start anti-ACTA campaign
  • Software freetards demand axing of ACTA

Linux Desktop Stigma Draws Ire and Fire

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Linux

daniweb.com: Is it true that, if you speak up for GNU/Linux on the Desktop, you get flamed? I just had a virtual conversation with someone who claims that this assertion is fact.

Mono is a disease. Why spread it?

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Software

toolbox.com/blogs: Mono, Glandular fever or its proper name, Mononucleosis is a very infectious disease which many people suffer through in their childhood. It usually has a stigma attached to it and is used in a slang form for ridicule or alienation. Related by the shortened name to this biological virus is the Mono project for Linux.

Pay what you want for Kiddix OS

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Linux

crunchgear.com: From Microsoft Bob to Edubuntu there have been a number of attempts at making computers of various sorts easier and more useful for young people. Another participant in this space is Kiddix.

Scenari – A powerful application to create and publish documents

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Software

bapoumba.wordpress: scenari is making it easy, understand take care of most of the tech stuff and I can concentrate on the course content, the outline, the exercises or tests I wish student to perform etc. On the teaching method and pedagogy, basically.

Disk Backup With Amanda On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

Amanda is an open source client/server solution to back up filesystems. Backups are triggered by the backup server, backup definitions are located on the servers but exclusion lists are located on the client.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Hating KDE4… Again, if only fleetingly
  • Hanako Games GNU/Linux Ports Are Coming
  • VP8 Codec Optimization Update
  • easy to use Lucid-themed conky bar now even easier to use
  • PocketBook 301+ Comfort review
  • Hobbyist kit turns BeagleBoard into a tablet
  • Good bye Microsoft!
  • Linux on a Touchscreen? Try Jolicloud
  • The Search for the Perfect Project Setup
  • 10 great illustrations of Linux humor
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 Beta 2
  • _FORTIFY_SOURCE, optimisations, and other details
  • Operation Cleansweep making progress… (updated)
  • Opera 10.6 Beta released
  • Symbian faces 'Titanic' task to go open source – Funambol
  • New Flock Is Simpler, Now Based on Chrome
  • Sabayon Release Name Shuffling (CoreCD/SpinBase/CoreCDX)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 4 Ways To Use Remember The Milk On Linux Desktop
  • RabbitVCS - Easy version control for Linux
  • How to customize Pardus 2009.2
  • Burn CD in Lucid
  • Convert .DAA files to .ISO in Linux with Poweriso
  • Calling tasksel with useful output
  • Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”
  • [SOLVED] Volume always muted on startup
  • Terminator is getting a plugin system
  • Reset system wide cursor theme
  • lynis - Security and System auditing tool for Linux
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Split huge files in Ubuntu or any other Linux distro
  • How to record your Linux shell session

Nice fallbacks

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Software

ardchoille42.blogspot: There was a kernel upgrade today, so I updated everything and rebooted. Upon reboot I found that xorg failed to start. Luckily I have screen, mutt, elinks, irssi, wget and a few other CLI apps installed to get things done in case xorg breaks.

Would Mark Shuttleworth use Gentoo had he not founded Ubuntu?

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

rrr.thetruth.de: Fortunately, sping said almost everything there is to say about LinuxTag. But there’s one important part missing: We finally made a peace treaty with what many call Gentoo’s arch nemesis (no pun intended?): Ubuntu.

That Linux Attitude...

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Novice Windows users know very little about Linux. Just imagine this poor Windows user locked in a room, surrounded by 300 bouncing penguins crying out: "Try me, try me, TRY M-EEE!" Appalled, the user yells: "But which one is Linux??"

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  • Cura, the nice 3D print slicer, is now in Debian Unstable
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  • #PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 5
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  • Mozilla releases tools and data for speech recognition
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  • FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Focuses on Faster Boot, Bhyve and LibreSSL Support
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Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

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