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Story Wayland 1.8 & Weston 1.8 Officially Released Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 7:10am
Story Rust commits to 6-week release cycle Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 7:07am
Story The LibreOffice Report: 40 Pages of Yippee! Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:55am
Story Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:44am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:01am
Story OpenStack Brings Liberty to the Cloud Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:45am
Story Working on Linux 4.2 – the kernel column Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:34am
Story Fedora 22: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:23am
Story Tizen-powered Samsung SUHD Curved Smart TV hits Malaysia Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 4:56am
Story Emergency Security Band-Aids with Systemtap Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 4:41am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Quake-Live Follow-Up: Strategy Observations
  • Pidgin 2.7.0: Movin' on Up
  • Carving up the corpse of Fluxbuntu
  • Using qemu to instrument Windows
  • Why Illumination Software Creator is Important
  • Akonadi Meeting and the KDE SC 4.5 release
  • Android Surges Into Second Place
  • Litl Plans to Launch Web-Connected TV Box
  • Chromium daily shifts buttons to left for Ubuntu
  • Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine And OALWrapper Released As Open Source
  • More Images Of What Chrome OS Will Probably Look Like
  • Whoops! Google Says It Collected Private Data by Mistake
  • prll is a pearl of a utility for parallel command execution
  • Whats up in KDE Remote Desktop Client?
  • Time to Stop Preaching to the Converted?
  • Btrfs May Be The Default File-System In Ubuntu 10.10

linux & oss podcasts

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Linux
OSS
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.05.14
  • Linux Outlaws 149 - God's Favourite Coffee
  • FLOSS Weekly 120: The Haiku Operating System
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #353 05/12/10

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • set Smart Package Manager on PCLinuxOS
  • find who is using your disk space
  • How to save your rpm's for future reuse in Mandriva
  • How to Share Folders With Virtualbox/Ubuntu
  • Watch: Repeat Unix Commands or Shell-Scripts every N seconds

What Jon Stewart Said, I Say Too. A lot.

linuxtoday.com: These past few days I haven't felt so optimistic. I'm starting to think that trying to influence legislators is a losing battle. Because they keep upping the stakes, and it gets harder and harder to counter the tidal wave of big money sweeping over the hallowed legislative halls.

South African netbook runs Ubuntu Linux

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: South Africa-based mobile provider Vodacom has begun selling an Ubuntu Linux based netbook. The Linkbook, which was developed by a South African company of the same name, is equipped with 16GB of flash storage, HSDPA, WiFi, two USB ports, and an 8.9-inch display.

GNOME-Do Alternative: Kupfer

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: In case you haven't noticed, we're pretty big fans of Gnome-Do around these parts. However, there's a new little app that, in some ways, might just be drinking Do's milkshake. Its Kupfer, and no, I have no idea how thats pronounced.

Parallellized boot is now the default in Debian/unstable

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Linux

people.skolelinux.org: Since this evening, parallel booting is the default in Debian/unstable for machines using dependency based boot sequencing.

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

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HowTos

ghacks.net: It’s Friday and that means we’re all ready for the weekend. But that also means we’re ready for some fun. Because of that I thought it would be fitting to do an article on some of the cooler Linux tips and tricks that I have come across over the years.

Blender and Stephen Hawking

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Software

blendernation.com: Although the final CGI for the new Discovery Series: Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking, was created with Maya, Blender was used for pre-vis and concept tests.

Games You Can Play Now: 'The Humble Indie Bundle' Reviewed

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Gaming

switched.com: Yes, the purpose of our Friday roundups of free Flash games games is to get you through your final weekday. Till now (and after now, too), that's been our tenet, but we are cheating a bit this week. See, five indie designers got together and packaged a charmingly titled "Humble Indie Bundle," which works on PCs, Macs and Linux-based computers.

Linux Netbook Operating systems – A list

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: It is a proven fact that most Linux operating systems, if not all run like a duck soup on the netbooks now. We have compiled a list of compatible distros for the netbooks which support the hardware of the netbooks; are easy to install and run at acceptable speed.

Running Windows games on Linux gets easier

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Software
Gaming

blogs.computerworld: Two recent developments have made it even easier to run Windows games on Linux though. The first is Valve and the other is an improved version of Crossover Games.

Frustrations of supporting Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: Being in the IT world, I'm frequently contacted by family members for help with their computers. And unfortunately, their computers are running Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Why is it unfortunate?

Why open source won't prevent cloud lock-in

infoworld.com: Open APIs, not open source, will protect future freedom of action -- so beware so-called open source cloud offerings

A brief history of commercial gaming on Linux (and how it's all about to change)

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Gaming

opensource.com: I'm excited. I mean really excited. Excited to the point that I can hardly think. I'm talking six-year-old trying to go to sleep on Christmas Eve excited. But before I get to why, let's take a trip back to 1999.

Haiku OS Makes Way With Second Alpha

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OS

h-online.com: Eight months after releasing the first alpha of the desktop, open source, operating system, the developers have released R1/Alpha 2 of Haiku, the successor to BeOS.

Sintel Open Movie Trailer Looks Promising

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OSS

techdrivein.com: The guys behind such amazing works like Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny and Yo Frankie! is yet again in the news. Blender foundation recently released the trailer of their next open movie, Sintel.

Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: If you are into eye-candy and are always looking for ways to impress your non-geek friends with 3D graphical effects, here is another one to add to your collection. FoxTab.

Printing via Bluetooth - Linux vs. Windows

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I got a good illustration yesterday of how easy things can be on Linux, especially compared with kicking a dead whale down the beach (using Windows).

Ubuntu 10.04 - Job very well done

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx - Job very well done
  • Ubuntu Learns New Tricks, Forgets Some Old
  • Move Files from a Failing PC with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • rekonq to be kubuntu's default browser
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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
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    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

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