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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2015 - 12:32am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2015 - 12:25am
Story Linux Kernel 3.19.6 Is Out with IPv6 Improvements and Updated Drivers Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 11:52pm
Story Why you might not want to upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04 yet; stick with version 14.10 (Problems and solutions) Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 11:37pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 10:05pm
Story Security News Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 9:28pm
Story uGet 2.0 Released with Better BitTorrent and Metalink Support Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 8:21pm
Story Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta for aarch64 and POWER platforms! Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 8:08pm
Story 7 things Linux users still can't do Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 7:54pm

Time for a Linux laptop

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Linux
Hardware

I’m buying a new laptop in April, and I’m not exactly floored by a dizzying array of options. As if I already hadn’t come to the conclusion that I needed a new laptop, my old laptop completely locked up on me while I was writing this post today. So I’m definitely in the market. Read on.

So what's the verdict on Boycott Novell?

Ordinarily I would be as thrilled as any other blogger to be linked to from far and wide across the web, but what Boycott Novell is linking to here has little if anything to do with their stated mandate.

Minimalist Linux desktops

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: Lightweight desktops have a multitude of uses, on netbooks, for mobile devices, for older hardware, for users with limited requirements of their systems, for connecting to applications in the cloud, and for bare knuckled programmers who prefer to work closer to the metal.

Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest?

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Software

linux-mag.com: Opera is finally making with the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week, and the results might surprise you.

Greetings from Slitaz 3.0

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: It’s been a year since the last “stable” release of Slitaz, and whether or not the yearlong break is part of the development plan, I have been chomping at the bit, waiting for this new version.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 12 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 12 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 347

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: An introduction to Igelle 1.0
  • News: Solaris no longer free, OpenSolaris 2010.03 delays, Fedora leadership change, Ubuntu user interface musings, new features in Mint 9
  • Questions and answers: Wiping hard disks
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.2, FreeBSD 7.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 8.5, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: Asturix
  • New distributions: AVLinux, ArchBang, Cronos Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop

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Software

arstechnica.com: GNOME has attracted a vibrant community of open source artists who are collaborating to produce aesthetically sophisticated visual styles for the desktop environment. In this article we will look at a selection of some of the best themes for the GNOME environment.

Is Microsoft Bing Trying To Kill Open Office?

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Microsoft
OOo

katonda.com/blog: Microsoft Bing has many flaws, but this one seems to be the most outrageous one. If you try to search for OpenOffice on Bing, it will not show you the actual OpenOffice.org website but will show pages from random websites.

Open Source and Open Standards under Threat in Europe

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Open source is under attack in Europe. Not openly or obviously, but in the background, behind closed doors.

Tony Wasserman's thoughts on joining the OSI Board

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OSS

opensource.org: As a new member of the Board (as of 1 April), I thought that it would be useful to explain why I wanted to join the OSI Board and what I hope to achieve during my term.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Hooking up a projector using Nvidia Twinview on Kubuntu
  • How To Upgrade Packages in PCLinuxOS 2009.2
  • Sony Removing Linux from Fat PS3s to Combat Piracy
  • Jury deliberating UNIX ownership in ongoing SCO trial
  • BackupPC and the USB Drive
  • Review: Geany IDE – Integrated Development Environment
  • Clementine-player - music player based on Amarok 1.4
  • Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Issues With Ubuntu
  • Library for reading and writing Quicktime files (utilities)
  • Geek Gang Signs
  • A Quick Shortcut to Shortcuts
  • Learning competence with free and open source software
  • Diagnosing font issues on Linux
  • Configure hostgroups for Nagios
  • Sysinfo- Display your system information in Ubuntu | Gnome
  • How to disable Shutdown Timer in Ubuntu Linux
  • update your Ubuntu system remotely using Webmin

Mandriva 2010.0 on a Dell Latitude XT

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MDV

swintlinux.blogspot: I've been wanting to put Linux on my 12-inch Dell Latitude XT convertible laptop. Now that I have finally finished up my bachelor's degree I am free to nerd it up and install Linux!

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #186

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #186
  • Gwibber in Lucid: Adding More Columns
  • First look at Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 ‘Lucid Lynx’

Stop Wine-ing: 15 Games for Linux

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Gaming

linux-mag.com: Time to kill? Check. Running Linux? Check. Now, here’s the last piece of that puzzle: 15 current and future gaming options that don’t require Windows.

Lucid Dreams and Death By Techno

ubuntu-user.com: Hello, everyone. My name is Marcel and I'm a technology addict.

Firefox Optimization – Speed

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Moz/FF
HowTos

okiebuntu.homelinux.com: Open Firefox and in the address bar type: about:config (click ‘ok ill be careful’) To modify a Preference in about:config page you can:

dockapps: Everything old is new again

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Software
  • dockapps: Everything old is new again
  • Docky just keeps on giving: Docky Application Menu
  • Docky Adds Session Docklet by Default

Blankon Linux version 5 Mini-Review

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Linux

gamblis.com: I just installed a popular distro in Indonesia called Blankon. This distro is based on Ubuntu 9.10. Off course with all features and capabilities of Ubuntu 9.10.

Oracle's OpenSolaris 2010.03 Is M.I.A.

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OS

phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2010.03 was supposed to have been released earlier this month. However, March is coming to an end and there still is no sign of OpenSolaris 2010.03. Oracle, which now owns Sun Microsystems, has also not provided us with any comment on the situation nor have they addressed the OpenSolaris community.

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  • Adobe Flash vulnerability exploited by BlackOasis hacking group to plant FinSpy spyware

    Security researchers have discovered a new Adobe Flash vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers to deploy the latest version of FinSpy malware on targets. Kaspersky Lab researchers said a hacker group called BlackOasis has already taken advantage of the zero-day exploit – CVE-2017-11292 – to deliver its malicious payload via a Microsoft Word document.

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