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Story GNOME: A WEEKEND HACK Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Conky Manager to Fedora Roy Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 7:45am
Story Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 7:17am
Story Android Wear Gets Its First Big Update Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 7:03am
Story Positive results from Outreach Program for Women Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 6:58am
Story Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 6:47am
Story openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 6:37am
Story Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy Rianne Schestowitz 25/10/2014 - 6:24am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 11:07pm

Linux Mint 7 (XFCE)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com; Some people have slower computers and some folks simply have no need for all the desktop bells and whistles found in KDE or Gnome. If you’re one of those folks then you might want to consider checking out the XFCE version of Linux Mint 7.

Novell lands full-time staff on openSUSE

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: The openSUSE project, which creates the development version of Novell's SUSE Linux, is getting a handful of full-time Novell developers.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.1 Gadgets

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.1 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance

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Linux

linux.com: There's no avoiding it, if you're using a computer (or just about anything else) the operating system needs to be maintained. This article addresses Linux maintenance issues and techniques.

The Cost of SELinux, Audit, & Kernel Debugging

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Linux

phoronix.com: When benchmarking development releases of Fedora in particular, they often end up being much slower than the final build and perform lower when compared against some of the other leading desktop distributions. As we have mentioned in previous articles, this is generally due to the debugging support enabled within the development builds of Fedora.

5 Things Microsoft does not want you to know about Windows

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Microsoft

sinaisix.blogspot: Microsoft, the Redmond giant and owner of the world's most troublesome operating system, has over the years done all it can to frustrate the development, use and adoption of other operating systems.

Options position for move in Red Hat-08/13/2009

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Linux

nasdaq.com: One big investor snapped up a boatload of puts on Red Hat today, positioning for a decline in the shares or increased volatility.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Schaefer

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Interviews
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Marcus Schaefer is busy with Build Service, KIWI and SUSE Studio.
Every openSUSE user, that tuned graphic, used SaX2. The xorg.conf created with SaX2 has this line: # Contact: Marcus Schaefer , 2005

2009 OpenSource World – Day 2

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Linux
OSS

blogs.opennms.org: I’m not sure where the show lost its way, but the once huge conference was just a shadow of its former self. OSCON has become the main show for open source, and with Linuxcon coming up in a few weeks I can guess why the hardcore Linux crowd stayed away.

Five reasons I prefer Opera over Firefox

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxcritic.wordpress: Firefox needs critics. It doesn’t meet my needs as an end user, which is why I’m still using a closed-source browser as my primary web surfing tool. So why does an open source advocate like myself use Opera instead of Firefox?

Seven Great Tips To Make KDE 4.3 More Friendly

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: Before I dive in to my usual semi annual KDE improvement article, I decided to reveal some of my favorite KDE tricks.

Some KDE 4 tips you should know

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KDE

lizards.opensuse.org: KDE 4 is definitively my daily desktop environment, although it’s not yet mature like the 3.5.x branch i consider it enough stable and usable, but sometime the default settings and the few time available, don’t help us to appreciate it.

Nokia's Linux strategy broadens with upcoming Maemo 5

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Linux
Hardware

arstechnica.com: Photos of Nokia's upcoming Maemo 5 device have been leaked, and they reveal that it is likely a smartphone and not just a tablet. The device reflects Nokia's growing commitment to Linux.

How to theme Enlightenment E17

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Software

ghacks.net: Like any good window manager, Enlightenment is themeable. But Enlightenment E17 takes themeing a step further than most window managers. Instead of having to manually edit flat text files, piece together a theme by changing various elements, or find the directory where themes must be saved, E17 themes a pre-packaged, all-in-one files that are imported with the push of a single button.

Palm accused of 'spying' on Pre owners

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Hardware
Security

telegraph.co.uk: Palm Pre owner Joey Hess claims to have uncovered code within the phone's operating system which shows that the device is sending back information about his location to Palm.

Sony to adopt open source format for ebooks

brandrepublic.com: Sony Electronics is to change the format of the ebooks it sells so that they will work on devices other than its own Sony Reader.

ZaReason Launches Ubuntu Linux Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: It’s official. ZaReason is launching an Ubuntu Linux netbook called the Terra A20, confirms CTO Earl Malmrose. The netbook has loads of options, including several solid state drive (SSD) configurations.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Debian-Ubuntu debate: an upstream view

  • In memory of Ferris E. McCormick (fmccor): trustee, developer, and friend.
  • Pearson’s Prentice Hall Professional Publishes The Official Ubuntu Server Book
  • Message Indicator in KDE
  • Notes on transitioning from Fedora Core to Ubuntu
  • Murphy's Law: Behold the Open Power of Chumby!
  • Will all the good open source companies be acquired?
  • Working With Linux
  • The Linux Box's Elizabeth Ziph
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Release Candidate 1
  • Novell founds openSUSE Team
  • Windows 7: Microsoft Takes Netbook OEMs on Short Leash
  • Consider Linux for Secure Online Banking
  • What Makes You Keep On Using Linux?
  • Lies, Damn Lies and File Systems Benchmarks
  • Vive la différence
  • If they do, it’s because they can
  • GNOME 2.28 Beta Arrives, Release Next Month
  • The right and best way to make money from open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Set wallpaper with Feh in Openbox menu

  • Howto Install Proxmox VE 1.3 on debian 5.01 (Lenny) AMD64
  • GoboLinux 014.01 After a Year
  • 5 Simple Bash Tips, Part III
  • Adobe AIR on Gentoo
  • Create Screencasts On Linux With RecordMyDesktop
  • Debugging Procmail Recipes
  • CPU Flags and Meanings
  • Howto Add time And Date To Your Bash History
  • Mount Windows shares like normal drives in Linux
  • MMC/SDHC Card Readers and Gentoo Linux
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Snap creation tool 'snapcraft' has a new release with the groundwork for collaboration
  • Mobile Ubuntu Gamble to Fizzle Out in June
  • The Pop GTK Theme Brings Ubuntu with GNOME to Life
    If you’re looking to give your newly minted GNOME desktop a bit of a makeover look no further than the Pop GTK theme. Created by the popular Ubuntu computer seller System76, the Pop GTK theme puts a modern spin on the Ubuntu brown and orange colour scheme (which also happen to be the colours used in the System76 logo).
  • 2017 will be the year of the Linux desktop... for GNOME on Ubuntu
    A few weeks ago, Mark Shuttleworth, now CEO of Canonical, announced that the Unity desktop shell would be abandoned in favour of GNOME. While we were told that GNOME would be used by Ubuntu 18.04, we weren't sure whether it'd be included in Ubuntu 17.10, the next release. Following a meeting on IRC, we now know that GNOME will ship by default in the next release.
  • Ubuntu GNOME merged into mainline Ubuntu
    Ubuntu has been using the Unity environment developed by Caonical Ltd. since the netbook edition of Ubuntu 10.10, initially released on June 9, 2010. However, it has been decided that the Unity environment would no longer be the standard environment used for the popular GNU/Linux distro. In a blog post by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, he says, "We are wrapping up an excellent quarter and an excellent year for the company, with performance in many teams and products that we can be proud of. As we head into the new fiscal year, it’s appropriate to reassess each of our initiatives. I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS."

today's howtos

Security Leftovers

Mesa 17.0.5