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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:40am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:39am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:34am
Story Ubuntu Phone Music App Is Getting More Features, Spotify Support a Possibility Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 6:40pm
Story SteamOS 2.0 Is Getting Better Auto-Repair and Updates on Reboot Notifications Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 6:38pm
Story Pre-orders open for DragonBox Pyra Linux handheld game console Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 6:35pm
Story The world needs open source routers Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 5:58pm
Story Mozilla Firefox: Open source, community, and ethical marketing Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2 Comes with Linux Kernel 4.1.10 and Much Faster Boot Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 3:23pm
Story DragonFlyBSD 4.2 vs. Ubuntu 15.10 CPU Performance Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 3:19pm

Social browser Rockmelt is coming to Linux – just not yet

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Rockmelt, the much hyped social web browser famously backed by by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, is heading to Linux – only not just yet.

New ArchBang Live CD "Symbiosis" in January 2011

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Another newly found favorite, ArchBang, is going to release a new version in January 2011. Not that I needed a new release...

Awesome Ubuntu/Linux Multi Touch Demo Videos

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Here are a bunch of interesting video demos showcasing native multitouch support in Linux. I especially liked the one which demoed a good looking Dell touch pad running Ubuntu Unity.

today's leftovers:

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Linux
  • Fotoxx - Simple, Lightweight Photo Editor for Linux
  • Fedora 15: A Potential Savior?
  • Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 1: Default sizes
  • New PiTiVi project settings and rendering UI
  • using latest 64-bit Flash player
  • Conflicts in open source business models
  • Mono: What we are Cooking
  • Computer Engineer Barbie has a penguin
  • Telenet using Drupal for knowledge base
  • Mozilla patches 13 Firefox security bugs
  • AMD's Linux Team Takes Another Blow
  • Possible root vulnerability in Exim internet mailer
  • openSUSE Collaboration thrives!
  • LibreOffice: Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 11-Dec-2010
  • Announcing Fuduntu 14.7
  • Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 2 Out
  • Full Circle Side-pod Episode #6
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.12.10
  • Linux Outlaws 180 - GPL Licensed Feedback

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manage or edit pre-login console messages using /etc/issue file
  • Quickly Uninstall Old Linux Kernels with a Bash Script
  • How to install Firefox 4 Beta on Linux
  • Add spell check to Nano
  • change banner / welcome message, ssh server shows at login time
  • The grep Command Versions
  • Password Cracker for zip Archives - fcrackzip
  • Task warrior, the cli organizer
  • Make Firefox extensions with Mozilla Jetpack
  • Help improve Banshee’s performance on Maverick
  • Deep System Discovery on your Linux Server With /proc
  • Ubuntu Certified Hardware

Top 20 Most Popular Open Source Search and Indexing Tools!

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mynitor.com: In this article, we’ve put together a list of top 20 most popular open source search and indexing packages that you can use on your website for just that and much more.

Top 10 Ideas for Upcoming Ubuntu Releases

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a wiki-like interface that allows the Ubuntu community to input ideas that might make Ubuntu more usable, friendly, or fun. Matt Zimmerman, Debian developer and Canonical employee, thinks it might be a good idea to periodically collect and discuss the current status and future possibilities of the most popular ideas.

Jolicloud 1.1 review

linuxbsdos.com: Jolicloud 1.1 is the latest stable release of Jolicloud, the cloud-based, Ubuntu-based distribution. Other than being a cloud-based distribution, the most distinctive feature of Jolicloud is the netbook-optimzed interface, which is one of five netbook-optimized interfaces available on Linux and BSD distributions.

Blub Volley – a nice little volleyball game for Ubuntu

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: A reader by the name of Markus sent us an email to let us know of Blub Volley, a small, free and fun volleyball game.

One Drupal to rule them all

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Drupal

buytaert.net: Ten years ago, the average organization had one website. Since then, the world has become a more complex place with a diverse set of needs. If you're like most organizations the number of sites you have continues to grow at a rapid clip.

Which Linux File System Should You Choose?

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HowTos

howtogeek.com: File systems are one of the layers beneath your operating system that you don’t think about—unless you’re faced with the plethora of options in Linux. Here’s how to make an educated decision on which file system to use.

Super OS - Do we really need it?

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Super OS, formerly Super Ubuntu, is a remastered (modified) Ubuntu, a Ubuntu clone if you will, designed to make Ubuntu more usable out of the box. As such, Super OS joins a long line of Ubuntu derivatives, all of which try to extend, enhance and pimpify the basic Ubuntu release.

Open Source Not For Financial Institutions? Bah Humbug

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networkworld.com: Ssh, don't tell anyone bu open source is used at the biggest banks and finance houses in the world, but can you steal open source code?

Also: A lot of investment banks are using open source software

5 Open Source Music Games for GNU/Linux

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soosck.wordpress: I was desperately looking for an open source alternative for the popular game “Guitar Hero”. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, in fact, I was preparing myself for a total flop, or yet another monotonous copycat of GH. Oh boy… how wrong was I.

Top 5 Open Source Backup Software

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techdrivein.com: Back up softwares for Linux are not a rarity and there are quite a number of them available for free to download and use. And this is probably because, Linux is mostly used as servers which apparently has the highest need for tools to backup and similar. Here is our compilation of 5 awesome back up softwares for Ubuntu and Linux.

Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time

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Humor

junauza.com: For today, I've decided to gather a good number of my all-time favorite programming-related quotes.

Alpha 1 Unity Checkpoint

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Ubuntu
  • Alpha 1 Unity Checkpoint
  • Ubuntu Gets a Manga Fan Magazine – Ubunchu
  • Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 10 for December 2010
  • Certification of HP Desktops
  • Ubuntu to Drop GDM for LightDM
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 1

How to Become a KDE Developer

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Interviews
  • How to Become a KDE Developer
  • People behind Debian: David Kalnischkies, an APT developer

I have one! (chrome netbook)

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OS
Hardware

peddicord.net: A few days ago, I ordered a book for my classes next quarter on Amazon. Came back home today thinking that it might have arrived, and found a package on my doorstep. I quickly opened it up to make sure it was the right book, and, wait... what is that?

The frustration is mounting

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OSS

socceroosd.blogspot: Here's a few issues that are having me retreat to the bathroom to contain myself from bursting out in utter frustration at the stubbornness of the humans around me:

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