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Story Google delays Project Ara modular smartphone pilot til 2016 Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 3:53pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.13 Users Now Have Access to Linux Kernel 4.2 RC6 Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 12:10pm
Story CIO Insight: British Gas IT boss on open source, smart meters, cloud and digital skills Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 12:07pm
Story Google Pushes Android One To Africa Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:59am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:23am
Story today's howtos and software Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:16am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:15am
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:14am
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:12am
Story Leftovers: Debian Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2015 - 11:07am

Scary New Horror Adventure Available for Linux

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: The folks who brought the three-part Penumbra series to the Linux community now bring us another even more terrifying adventure.

Crossover, Bordeaux, Cedega VS Vanilla Wine

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: There are three main commercial Wine products: Bordeaux, Cedega, and Crossover. There are a few distinct differences between the commercial Wine products and the FOSS Wine.

Why Linux Should Never Win

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Linux

itworld.com: When I attend the Ohio LinuxFest this weekend, a recurring theme at the conference was what do we do with Linux now that we’ve won?

Open Source and Software Allergies

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OSS

openlogic.com/blogs: One of the reasons they put ingredient labels on food is so you can make sure you won't eat something that might kill you. Why don't we do the same thing with software?

Here is the New Open Source

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OSS

h-online.com: A recent column in The H Open posed a question: 'The "best open source software for business" list contains almost exclusively well-known contributors. Is there no more new open source?'

Clementine: a Port of Amarok 1.4 to QT 4

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4 to QT 4, giving users an application that fits in well with KDE 4 while still resembling the previous version of the library-based music player.

Awesome Music Player That Rocks: Jajuk

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Reviews

Jajuk is a free, cross-platform music player available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, written in Java. I never used Jajuk before, so I tested it for the first time today, an I'm really impressed. Let me explain.

Are you happy being second rate?

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Linux

toolbox.com: The computing world is pretty much divided into three unequal slices of Π. The turtlenecked sweaters, two piece suits and the all sorts. I am of course referring to Apple, microsoft and Open Source Smile

Linux distro Sidux reborn as aptosid

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Linux

h-online.com: "Sidux is dead" - reads the latest news post on the Sidux web site. However, Sidux fans have no cause for despair because the Sidux Linux distribution is now reborn as aptosid.

Solutions for KDE 4.5 glitches

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: I thought I would re-visit one of my favorite topics of late, KDE 4.5. The SC has been out long enough now for some of the smaller issues to pop up and workarounds be revealed. I am going to show you a few tips and tricks to help you get around some.

TORCS Review - The Open Racing Car Simulator

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Gaming

As the title suggests, TORCS is a free and open-source racing simulator available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. I'll list here some of its features:

FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day

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OSS
Security

blog.eracc.com: It is almost that time again. The ritual of installing Microsoft patches released on the second Tuesday of each month to fix security problems. It is an ironic coincidence that I have received update notices from Mandriva for software installed on my Linux PC systems as well this weekend.

Fun with mouse pointer themes

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Software
HowTos

cristalinux.blogspot: Up until recently, I had not really played around with mouse cursor themes at all. I thought it was like Windows in the old days, where the most you could get was a different color, perhaps a cursor providing a 3D "illusion" Look&Feel to it. I couldn't have been more wrong.

First Look At Phoronix's 2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we started once again our annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we poll our readers about their choices and opinions concerning graphics cards, display drivers, and other graphics / X.Org related features of the Linux desktop.

Why I don't rant on Linux any more

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: I had an interesting comment show up on one of my posts. The reader said, in part: "I know it has been a while since you ranted something on Linux..."

today's leftovers:

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News
  • opensuse KDE bug triage report
  • KDE Wordpress Users Unite: You Now Have a KDE Air Theme
  • Firefox 4 JavaScript Benchmarks – Showing Improvements
  • gphotoframe 1.0.1 released
  • KDE Science: New Forum, Mailing List and News
  • Users Benefit from openSUSE KDE Repository
  • Lightspark 0.4.4.2 Brings Plug-in Based Audio
  • OLF 2010, day 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting IP address in Perl
  • improving Ubuntu performance on older hardware
  • Get organized with Getting Things GNOME
  • Change the time zone in Linux - using command line
  • fix dependency errors when installing qgis-plugin-grass
  • How to execute a task ‘at’ the time you want..?

MS now owns Qt

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Microsoft
  • That Other OS is Cripple-ware
  • Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent
  • Watch out KDE! MS now owns Qt by proxy…

Upcoming Artwork

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Ubuntu
  • Upcoming Artwork For Xubuntu 10.10
  • New Maverick Sound Indicator Match Radiance
  • New Ubuntu "Extras" Repository Is Now Live
  • 5 Beautiful Elementary-ish Gnome Themes
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