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Story Mandriva moving closer to release Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 7:57am
Story Qt 5.2 Released | The Best Qt Yet Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 7:54am
Story Canonical Is Forking The GNOME Control Center Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 1:30am
Story Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:49pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:42pm
Story Cluster update Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 9:32pm
Story Dell and Red Hat's OpenStack Alliance To Open Many Enterprise Doors Rianne Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:50pm
Story Munich’s push to Linux complete Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:42pm
Story Linux's New Game: the Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:37pm
Story Manjaro Smooths Out Arch's Rough Edges Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:21pm

The Caldera v. Microsoft Docket - All the Documents To Be Found

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Legal

groklaw.net: Here are all the documents still electronically available from the court in the Caldera v. Microsoft litigation, which settled in 2000. Very little is available any more, mainly orders, but you can learn quite a bit from reading orders. And the docket sheet itself tells quite a tale. What I could get, I've placed as links in the list.

ZoooS takes OpenOffice.org, other desktop apps to Web

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Software

computerworld.com.au: When asked if and how they plan to match Microsoft Office's unparalleled feature set, most online office suite vendors simply switch the subject, touting the superiority of their Web-based collaboration, and low or free price. ZoooS is one of the few vendors that won't dodge the question.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting desktop effects working in Compiz/Emerald

  • MHT support in Firefox
  • Using Flashcam on Ubuntu
  • Developing/Installing OpenGL in Ubuntu
  • Clearing BASH Command History

America's Army Returning To Linux?

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Do you remember the days when we had America's Army for Linux? The first-person shooter game sponsored by the US government and uses Epic's Unreal Engine while being distributed freely? Well, it could come back to Linux!

KDE 4.1 Gentoo Ebuilds

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KDE
Gentoo

blog.cryos.net: So there have been quite a few people asking what is happening with KDE 4.1 on Gentoo. I have been working with a few other developers and interested users on the new ebuilds in an overlay. I think these ebuilds are almost ready and I am very eager to get them into the tree.

Crystal Ball Sunday #11: Linux Gets a Makeover

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: This week my crystal ball tells me that Linux is due for a major makeover and not just another pretty theme: A real makeover. It's time for Linux developers to stop following the Windows and Mac Desktop deveopers and get creative on their own.

C vs Python: Speed

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Software

theunixgeek.blogspot: Python is a very popular interpreted scripting language. C is a very popular compiled language. Due to its compiled nature, C is generally faster than Python, but is lower-level, making Python programming quicker and easier than C programming.

The Next Paradigm Shift: Open Source Everything

brighthand.com: In the past year, open source software and development models have come to the forefront of mobile computing. The shift isn't just a move to mobile devices, but a move to a different way of doing business with computing. And this one is more profound than just simply cloud computing or moof-ing.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gentoo: Spellchecking in GTK Applications

  • Virus scanning with F-Secure Rescue CD 3.00
  • How To Change File Type Associations
  • Extract tarballs in Ubuntu
  • Getting wireless to work in Ubuntu on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200
  • #ubuntu Q and A Vol.1 - Hardware
  • 10G database on Ubuntu 8.04
  • How to setup Boot Password (Grub)
  • Unix 101: Manipulating files - Copying, moving, deleting
  • wl wireless driver in Intrepid
  • nvidia geforce fx5500 on Ubuntu 8.04.1

5 reasons to upgrade from Windows Vista to Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Windows Vista has been out for almost two years now but it still suffers from stability and compatibility issues, let alone an insatiable desire for beefier hardware. You don't have to live with it; here are five reasons why Linux makes a better choice for your computer.

opensuse-tutorials is up online

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There are fedora-tutorials, ubuntu-futorials website on the web, for anyone who envies, of course, we have opensuse-tutorials either.

Best GNU/Linux Desktops Of 2008

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Linux

cyber-geeks.net: Here i have got some awesome desktop views of various linux editions. So i thought it would be a better idea to publish all these under the title "Best GNU/linux desktops of 2008."

OpenSUSE Linux 11.0, MacOS X Leopard, and Windows Vista

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OS

suseblog.com: I thought I’d take on the challenge of doing a triple-boot setup on my laptop. Windows Vista, MacOS X Leopard, and OpenSUSE 11.0 all on the same non-Mac machine. A machine much like my Dell Inspiron E1705.

Interview: JOLIE and Service-Oriented Computing Explained

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Interviews

dot.kde.org: During Akademy 2008, we sat down with Fabrizio Montesi who's working on JOLIE integration in KDE (and Plasma in particular). He explained the mechanics of the technology and what it can do for KDE.

odds & ends

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Linux
  • mrxvt: Fast, light multitabbed terminal emulator

  • Dangerous Linux Feature?
  • The Amazing Artwork of Fedora 10
  • Lightweight GNU/Linux web browsers
  • Linux Foundation to host End User Collaboration Summit
  • How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

How to Perfectly Kill a Perfect Distribution

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PCLOS

lazytechguy.com: PCLinuxOS was the perfect distribution in 2007. It had all the bells and whistles to be an excellent Windows XP alternative. However, this is 2008 and almost end of 2008. A lot has changed since then.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 37

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SUSE

Issue #37 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: Hack Week III Judging, Novell OpenPR Blog: Zonker Blogs, and Board election.

Reject Closed Source Mathematical and Scientific Programs

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OSS

kdubois.net: The modern scientific and mathematical community relies heavily on mathematical software for research and computations of pretty much everything. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen, most of these tools seem to be closed source.

New startups explore new niches for open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: Over the weekend two new open-source startups caught my eye (and my inbox): OrecX and Transverse. The first is notable for its demonstration that open source is ready for niche applications. The second? Well, the second is notable because after reading through its website I still have no idea what it does.

Playing Windows Games on Linux: What are your options

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Gaming

blogs.howtogeek.com: If you're a gamer or a recent linux switcher you probably think you can't play Windows games on your linux box - or that they will run very slow and crash because they are emulating the Windows DirectX API. That's not the case anymore.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
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  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more