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Story Oculus Makes Rift DK1 Open Source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:35pm
Story InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Story New features to be seen in upcoming GNOME 3.14 Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 8:24pm
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Story Happy Software Freedom Day! Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 7:27pm
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Story FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:34pm
Story Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:27pm
Story REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:26pm
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Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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HowTos

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft punishes Linux, Mac and white box PC builders

  • Windows And Linux Prepare For Netbook Wars II
  • Linux Netbooks: 3 paths to a bright future
  • Red Hat creates program for cloud providers
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services Helps Users Build Private Clouds
  • Gecko end-of-life
  • 3 Alternative CD Ripping applications on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Tracking Your Time with Project Hamster
  • Why do I have to fill out a registration form to use VirtualBox?
  • Cisco Getting Ready to Delivery Office-Like Apps?
  • The Benefits of Setting up sSMTP or any Email Server
  • Mono is not a patent threat for Debian
  • What is Distro and Why They Exist
  • Linux Gazette July 2009 (#164)
  • Kubuntu 9.04
  • Tiny Core Linux 2.1
  • Novell SLES 10 to OpenSUSE 11.1 Migration
  • Linux virtualisation hypervisor KVM hits release 87
  • The Cost Of Free, Revisited
  • Three Books Every System Administrator Should Read
  • HP Mini 2140 - I Get To Try One
  • Creeping Unix featurism
  • SourceForge New Site On Line
  • Veteran Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • howto enable graphical login manager in Slackware

  • howto make Fluxbox feel like home
  • Firefox 3.5 hangs on fullscreen flash
  • HOWTO : Logwatch on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Improving Battery Life on Linx Mint by 50%
  • Building the GNOME Desktop from Source
  • How-To: Install FrostWire 4.18.0 in Debian Lenny

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 beta released with KVM

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL), which in my view is a lot more than a typical point release. Sure we're all waiting for the big RHEL 6 release, but there are some major changes in RHEL 5.4.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Project Codenamed Namoroka

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Moz/FF

webdotdev.com: Mozilla has announced it’s new Project – Mozilla Firefox 3.6 which is codenamed “Namoroka“, with an intended release target of early-to-mid 2010

Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links

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News

Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what a recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Software
Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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Software

drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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Software

gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

Should you upgrade your Linux distribution?

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Linux

ghacks.net: So you’re working with Ubuntu 8.04 or Fedora 10 and you’re jonesing over the new release of your distribution. How do you know if you should upgrade? Is it worth it? What would stop you from making the upgrade?

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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Software

linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

If you want Linux on an Eee, Go to Toys R Us

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Linux
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Asking for a Linux Eee, eWEEK Europe was given two options: an Eee with a 7in screen, on sale from Misco, and one with a 9 in screen, sold by Toys R Us.

Changing the World, One Penguin at a Time

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: Does the idea of "advocacy" make you nervous? It does sound a bit scary, doesn't it, like those annoying door-to-door religious people. But it's not that way. If you're interested in helping people learn to speak Linux, here are a few easy, non-scary tips.

ReactOS 0.3.9 Review and Screenshot Tour

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OS

internetling.com: 10 years is a long time and although they failed to deliver version 1.0 in this time, by working closely with the WINE project, they managed to put together a working development version. So let’s see what version 0.3.9 has in store for us, shall we?

The Open Source Public Relations Engine

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Has Open Source lost its mojo? Has it become so common place that there are no real innovations to talk about? Or is it simply the summer lull?

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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Software

customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Useful Add-Ons for Firefox 3.5

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Reviews

A while ago I put up this article, reviewing 5 so-called 'essential' add-ons for Firefox. To continue in the same manner in this second part, here are 5 add-ons updated for Firefox 3.5 which can prove useful. Maybe not the most popular, but they definitely deserve a try.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

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  • Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools
    A shiny new version of open-source video editor Flowblade is available for download. Flowblade 1.12 introduces a pair of new tools. Progress has also been made towards creating a distribution agnostic .AppImage, though, alas, there are still kinks to be ironed out so you won’t find an app image of the current release.
  • Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Launch Imminent As First Release Candidate Is Out
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard announced today, March 24, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms. Dubbed as Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.44, the Release Candidate of Vivaldi 1.8 is here to fix some last-minute bugs for the new History feature, which is the star of the new upcoming web browser release based on the latest Chromium 57 open-source project, as well as to improve the user interface zoom functionality.
  • Epiphany 3.24 Web Browser Has New Bookmarks UI, Improves Tracking Protection
    GNOME 3.24 arrived a couple of days ago, and it's the biggest release of the popular desktop environment so far, shipping with lots of new features and improvements across all of its applications and components. During its 6-month development cycle, we managed to cover all the major features implemented in the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, but also the various improvements included in many of the apps that are usually distributed under the GNOME Stack umbrella.
  • Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web
    GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

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