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Story Snapcraft 0.6 Ubuntu Snappy Creator Tool Is Out with Support for 32-bit Node.js Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2015 - 1:26am
Story Android co-founder Andy Rubin may want to start a new smartphone company Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2015 - 1:21am
Story Android Everywhere Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 10:02pm
Story Entropy drought hits Raspberry Pi harvests, weakens SSH security Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 8:46pm
Story New Open Source Zipnish Tool Promises Better Microservices Performance Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 8:31pm
Story The Apache Software Foundation Blog Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 7:36pm
Story GNOME: Three years and counting Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 7:22pm
Story Visualizing the Invisible Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 7:09pm
Story 10 tools for visual effects in Linux with Kdenlive Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 6:27pm
Story CoreOS Brings Distributed Trusted Computing to Containers Rianne Schestowitz 02/12/2015 - 6:20pm

Comparison Test: Fuduntu 14.9 vs. Fusion 14 "Thorium"

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Oh boy. I've been wanting and waiting to do this comparison test for quite a while now, and now I can finally do it! The problem was that Fusion 14 "Thorium" was just released a few days ago, and before that I didn't want to compare a stable release of Fuduntu to a pre-release of Fusion.

Don't Get Run Over By The Drupal Bandwagon

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Drupal Drupal -- the open-source Community Platform + Web CMS -- is officially trendy. How do I know that? Well, a short while back, within one week two people came up to me separately during meetings to express how "cool" Drupal is. What both people had in common was that neither of them had ever seen, let alone used, Drupal.

The Humble Indie Bundle Reviewed - Part 2

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Gaming A few weeks ago, we reviewed the first Humble Indie Bundle, which offered six game titles, including World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, Penumbra Overture, and Samorost 2. Overall, I was quite pleased with the Bundle. It more than justified my investment. Today, we will take a look at the second Humble bundle.

Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code

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  • Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code
  • Lawyer behind Android infringement claim has Microsoft ties
  • Critics Poke Holes in Android vs. iPhone Browser Test

Patent Board Says Red Hat’s Portfolio Is Valuable

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Linux Turns out that Red Hat, which loathes patents - since they're inconvenient to its business model - and would love to stop Microsoft from getting its hands on Novell's patents, has the 50th strongest patent portfolio in the IT industry.

How can open source survive in a post-PC World?

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OSS We are entering a post-PC world – or so we are told. But is that good or bad for open source?

Google claims to have sped up the web

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Web ADVERTISING BROKER Google claims to have speeded up the web thanks to improvements in the Javascript it uses to display adverts.

What does Community really mean? (Part 2)

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OSS In the first part of this essay I attempted to describe how communities around Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) projects are born and what is their underlying model. I ended up the first part by hinting at the limits of that typology. Here’s why.

Ubuntu: a complete guide

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HowTos We reveal everything you need to know - including the questions you were afraid to ask - about installing and running Ubuntu

Mozilla outlines 16-week Firefox development cycle

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Moz/FF Although Mozilla is still readying Firefox 4 for its official release, the organization is already laying out its plans for subsequent versions of the open source Web browser. In a roadmap published earlier this year, Mozilla revealed plans to issue three more major releases during 2011--bringing the browser's version number up to seven.

openSUSE 11.4 review – KDE 4.6 and Tumbleweed shine

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SUSE Do you want to run the newest software like KDE 4.6 and LibreOffice 3.3? OpenSUSE 11.4 has it all on offer, and if you’re really impatient there’s even a rolling updates repository in the form of Tumbleweed. Koen Vervloesem investigates…

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME 3 Beta – Welcome To Your New Desktop
  • Supergamer: World's First Dual-layer LiveDVD with Games
  • BackupPC
  • Password Managers
  • Qt4 GUI Styles
  • Calibre - Really Good E-Book Management Tool for Linux
  • Add Realtime Earth Wallpaper to Ubuntu with xplanetFX
  • Osmo - Simple, Easy to Use Personal Organizer for Linux
  • KTorrent 4.1 adds super-seeding support
  • Glest: Great real time strategy game for Linux
  • Heavy Rain showered with glory at Baftas
  • PHP 5.3.6 closes five security holes
  • Sintel The Game mini-update
  • Get a quad-core DIY desktop PC kit for $199.99
  • SciTE - Lightweight GTK-based Programming Editor
  • Dries: Starting to work on Drupal 8
  • Phoronix Giving Away Linux Copies Of The New Unigine Game
  • The GNU/Linux Girl Who Says Cheese
  • Going Linux Mar 16: #132 - Computer America #36

some howtos:

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  • ImageMagick: Flatten and convert an image to grayscale
  • Upgrading to 11.4, an even riskier way.
  • How to create file in linux
  • disown, zombie children, and the uninterruptible sleep
  • Performing Fuzzy Searches In digiKam
  • Controlling Arduino with PHP in Ubuntu
  • Install Linux on an external USB Hard Drive
  • Install Thunar File Browser and Make default in Gnome
  • Securing Apache—Part 6

Debian CUT, a new rolling release?

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Linux t looks like 2011 started well for Debian. The project won awards in two out of seven categories at the Linux New Media Awards. Just recently declared Debian the most influential distribution ever. However, one of the greatest criticisms of Debian is that its release cycles are too long.

7 Surprises From Turkey

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linuxblog.darkduck: Modern Turkey is different. It is fast developing and technologically progressive country. And of course, Linux is popular there too, as well is all over the world. If you have Linux fans, surely you will have your own Linux distributive. Does Turkey have one?

Lessons Learned from Canonical, Banshee, and GNOME

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  • Lessons Learned from Canonical, Banshee, and GNOME
  • Moving the needle in GNOME

10 Things to Drool Over in Firefox 4

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  • 10 Things to Drool Over in Firefox 4
  • Mozilla Already Working on Firefox 4.0.1 Update

Sorry, we don't sell flash drives anymore

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: A rather curious phenomenon has been occurring near campus lately: vendors are refusing to distribute USB flash drives, those handy devices for storing data.

Browser Makers Agree: HTML 5 is the Future

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  • Major Browser Makers Agree: HTML 5 is the Future
  • Opera 11.10 Barracuda goes Beta
  • Firefox 4 Gets CEO Approval
  • Chrome 10, Firefox 4.0, or IE9? The Browser Choice

MySQL fork Drizzle gets general release

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Software Drizzle has gone into general availability, giving developers access to its open-source derivative of MySQL 6.0 that is a self-styled "database for the cloud".

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