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Story Cinnamon 2.4 to Feature New Theme Selection and Options for Linux Mint 17.1 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 2:13am
Story Knoppix 7.4.1 Is Now Available For Download Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 2:07am
Story First Tizen phone now expected in India Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:57am
Story GNOME: 3.14 almost there Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:51am
Story City of Turin to move to open source desktops Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:32am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Preview – Ditching Android Just Got Easier Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:24am
Story Twitter engineer joins Mesosphere to push the open-source project he helped make Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:56am
Story [Wallpapers] Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Backgrounds Vol 26 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:26am
Story MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:04am
Story The skinny on thin Linux Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:28pm

KeepNote: Viable Alternative to NoteCase

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Software

linux-magazine.com: NoteCase has always been an indispensable application in my productivity toolbox. So the news that NoteCase's developer ceased its development sent me scrambling for a replacement.

Mono developer uses f-word to abuse RMS

itwire.com: Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza's Mono project has the ability to attract the right kind of developer to its ranks.

$250 Desktop Runs Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X?

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Linux
Hardware

starryhope.com: I recently wanted to get a new desktop computer to use for some programming projects. Can I get by with something as cheap as this $90 CPU/motherboard combo? Could I run Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X all on this dirt cheap hardware?

VirtualBox 3.0.0 is amazing!

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Just a few days ago, VirtualBox 3.0.0 has been released amidst a flurry of excitement. This was a great opportunity to see how well it fares, both against its predecessors and VMware Server.

Ohio Linux Fest: 40th Anniversary of Unix - Call for Papers ending

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Linux

jon maddog Hall: I happened to have a few minutes last night, and I chose to sign onto the Ohio Linux Fest's (OLF) IRC channel to participate in one of their planning meetings. Big mistake, as I walked away with a couple of "todo" items. Beth Lynn Eicher, their fearless leader and taskmaster, lets no one go without a task.......

"Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu"

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Their underlying architectures are quite a bit different, Gnome looks different than the 7 UI, etc., but to an average 17-year-old, there just wasn’t any meaningful difference between the two operating systems.

First CentOS book available as ebook

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Linux

dag.wieers.com/blog: About 18 months ago I blogged about the fact there was no book that focused on CentOS. Since a few days the first book about CentOS, and only CentOS, is available as an ebook from APRESS.COM.

Live Linux Gaming (live.linuX-gamers.net)

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Linux
Gaming

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Lately I’ve been looking at different distributions but there’s another angle of desktop Linux that bears looking at from time to time too: gaming. Yes, there actually are Linux gamers out there and, despite some shortcomings, it is quite possible to play some games on your Linux system.

Let's Settle the Mono Debate

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Software

earthweb.com: To most people, Mono is a disease that leaves young people tired and listless. But to members of the free software community, Mono is something worse: a controversy that leaves everybody over-wrought and mistrusting each other.

An Interview With A Linux Game Porter

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Interviews
Gaming

phoronix.com: Recently on our forums, Frank Earl (who goes by the synonym Svartalf), has been seeking the input of Linux gamers as to what games they would like to see ported to Linux. Frank has been working for Linux Game Publishing for a few years porting various titles to Linux.

Beyond Ubuntu: Canonical Pursues New Revenue Streams

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: At first glance, Canonical is an operating system company — built around Ubuntu Linux. But take a closer look at Canonical’s moves during the first half of 2009, and you’ll find the company has increasingly bet its revenue stream on cloud, online and consulting/support services.

Why I Use Linux: Lofton’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Asia is like this: totally Windows, totally pirated. Every Chinese university uses a pirated, ghosted copy of Windows and MS Office. Two years later I went to Thailand. It was, if anything, worse. It was my first year in Thailand when I bought a copy of Red Hat Linux 4.

Fluendo DVD Player for Linux

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Software

softpedia.com: Fluendo S.A., the popular software company that offers audio and video codecs for various Linux distributions, such as Mandriva, proudly announced yesterday evening (July 2nd) the immediate availability of a new solution to legally play DVD-Video discs.

Mozilla CEO: The browser has a long way to go

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Interviews
Moz/FF

h-online.com: Now that Firefox 3.5 is out, The H talked to Mozilla CEO John Lilly about HTML 5, Chrome, the mobile Web and the future of Firefox and he says the war is far from won

Squid Proxy Server On Ubuntu 9.04 Server With DansGuardian, ClamAV, And WPAD

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial will demonstrate how to set up a Squid Proxy server on Ubuntu 9.04 Server with DansGuardian (for content filtering) and ClamAV (for Virus scanning); in addition, we will set up Web Proxy AutoDetection (WPAD) through DHCP (in this case, th

today's leftovers:

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News
  • U.S. Netbooks: Five Examples Why Windows Dominates Linux

  • Fireworks from the Command Line
  • Five best download managers for Linux
  • Winning war won't secure peace for open source
  • NVIDIA Issues An Open-Source Driver Update
  • Will "good enough" virtualization topple VMware?
  • eight million firefox downloads in two days
  • The Promise and the Pain of Open Source
  • Ubuntu: brought to you by Microsoft
  • Open Source and the Cloud: Where’s the LAMP?
  • The Best Free Linux Games Ever
  • Why haven't you heard of Linux
  • Antix Player ported to Linux
  • Ubuntu private clouds need more than tools; they need support, too
  • Linux Vendors Head to the Cloud in Search of Cash
  • A Root-less X Server Nears Reality
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Boot Performance - It Does Matter
  • Linux Outlaws 99 - FUDCast (Linux Tag Special)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sending Email Alerts Through Cron

  • Prevent Software Containing Mono Getting Installed in Ubuntu
  • 2 Useful SSH Tricks to Improve Your System Security
  • Easy FTP management with Nautilus and more
  • Bourne Identity on Linux
  • Using Firewall Object in Firewall Builder
  • The care and feeding of embedded Linux running on MIPS CPUs
  • Howto install Cherokee web server with MySQL, PHP support on Jaunty
  • Installing Themes in Linux
  • A Non-fatal Boot Error in Mandriva 2009.1 and its Fix
  • How _not_ to fix GCC 4.4 bugs
  • How to write a KWin effect
  • Tech Tip: Color man Pages

Why I disagree with RMS concerning Mono

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Richard’s position is that it’s dangerous to include Mono to the point where removing it is difficult, should that become necessary to legally distribute your software. On the surface, I agree. But he goes a little further. And on this point, we disagree.

Improved RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux hardware support

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: The past few months a bunch of very cool CentOS community members (and I am not including myself here) spend their time creating kernel modules for the stock RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel to extend hardware support. The result is now known as: ELRepo

Get to know Linux: man pages

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Linux

ghacks.net: Have you ever had someone tell you to “RTFM” (aka: “Read The Flippin’ Man page”) only to realize you have no idea what man pages were?

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