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Story Russian lawmakers want to ban Windows Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:16am
Story Canonical is letting the Ubuntu Software Center wither and die Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:35pm
Story New Manjaro Linux Spin Uses Solus' Budgie Desktop and It Looks Grand - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:34pm
Story You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, Here's How Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:23pm
Story 6 reasons to get excited for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:22pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:18pm

PCLinuxOS - Rolling on a river

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PCLOS

itpro.co.uk: The best ideas are just as likely to spring from the users and developers of Debian, Gentoo, Arch or PCLinuxOS, who are contributing for fun, to 'scratch an itch', or just because they can -

Linux Mint, Debian Edition

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple of weeks ago Linux Mint announced a new distribution - based on the Debian Testing branch, rather than Ubuntu. It didn't take much thought to realize what a good idea this could be.

First Impressions: Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: If you’re a Linux user like myself – or even a potential Linux user – chances are you’re eagerly awaiting the release of Ubuntu 10.10. Today I decided to give the beta version of Ubuntu 10.10 a test-drive using a virtual machine, and I have to say, I’m not all that impressed.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Java sitting at kids table at Oracle conference
  • Gentoo Hardened [Mostly] Ready for Servers
  • IA32 System Call Entry Point Vulnerability
  • Stripes: Arch
  • Microsoft reported to side with Oracle – Not really shocking?
  • Ubuntu Software Centre has great potential
  • Quake Live Premium Event
  • Jury Vindicates Former Linspire Employees of 3-Years of Robertson Attacks
  • How to deal with exploding codebases?
  • Wanna Help Make the Dot Better
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e08 | Epic Linux News

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Change Nautilus opening every folder in a new window
  • See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet
  • Splitting and Merging multiple files
  • setup Secure HTTP (SSL) on Apache in Ubuntu
  • SASL : IMAP authentication system
  • Pipes – Getting the most out of your shell
  • How to use the most popular command in Unix – Grep
  • Maintain a history of your copy/paste entries using Glipper
  • Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian
  • How to Fake a Tilt-Shift Miniature Photograph in GIMP
  • Google’s Picasa 3 on Linux
  • Gamgi is a program to build, view, and analyze atomic strucures

Uncle Sam meets open source with open arms

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OSS

networkworld.com: It seems everywhere I look, I see another example of government adopting open source.

Software And Other Legacy Of The Baby Boomer Generation

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OSS

keithcu.com: Free versus proprietary software is similar to the divide between science and alchemy. We can blame the baby boomers for making proprietary software the dominant model. Linus Torvalds is a Generation X-er.

Amnesia Release Analysis

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Linux
Gaming

linuxgames.com: The response we got from the game is a lot better than we expected, yet the sales are only “good” according to our, much more modest, expected response. Linux purchases have run at about 5% of total sales, on par with the Mac edition.

Firefox, Free my memory

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Moz/FF

jeff.ecchi.ca/blog: My fellow Antistress argued that I should be going back from Chromium to Firefox today. I replied, “Only when it starts up in less than 3 seconds and frees my memory when closing tabs”.

Gnash needs more support

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Software

whilos.blogsite.org: I’ve just tested Gnash 0.8.8 in a recent firefox beta and it works very well with youtube here. Other famous video (e.g. vimeo) sites, checked some pr0n sites as well, don’t work (properly) though.

“Sent using Ubuntu” default in Ubuntu Evolution

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Ubuntu

lucidfox.org: A “bug” was filed asking to add a “Sent using Ubuntu” signature by default to Evolution. How did this happen and who decided it was a bug? Judging by the way it was so quickly responded to, it seems like a decision made in Canonical behind closed doors and filed on Launchpad as a mere formality.

The wonders of Digikam

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Originally started by photographers who wanted to "view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems", the Digikam project has come a long way.

Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On

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Software
Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The free Firefox add-on Pixel Grabber makes it dead easy to take screenshots in the browser. How does it work? Simply right-click on a page, or click on the status bar icon to grab a screenshot of the whole page, custom or visible area.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on OpenSUSE 11.3. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

5 Reasons Debian One of the Most Popular Distros

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Linux

tuxarena.blogspot: Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian. So, let's proceed and see what makes Debian so popular and loved among the Linux users.

GNOME 2.32 Release Candidate Makes It Out

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Software

phoronix.com: The release candidate for GNOME 2.32 is now available after it was delayed a few days due to technical problems.

Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: If you tend to have a large number of tabs open at a time, get ready to experiment considerably faster session restores thanks to cascaded session restore (CSR), an optimized approach that loads a limited number of tabs at a time (3 by default) when Firefox restarts.

Linux Journal be Taken Over by Pirates, ARRRR!

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Humor

linuxjournal.com: I regret t' inform ye that we've been boarded by a ban' o' filthy pirates while sailin' th' high seas. What? Isn't that what ye do on weekends?

shuttleworth video interview excerpt

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and Dell Tie Up
  • Edubuntu 10.10 Installer is Also Getting a Full Overhaul

Linux Out Performs Windows in OpenGL

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Late last year I did a posting detailing how Windows 7 crushed Ubuntu 9.10 in the area of 3D performance. Nine months later I am happy to say:

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

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