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Story Hybrid cloud – the future is open source Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 7:17pm
Story First Jessie based Debian Edu alpha released Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 7:15pm
Story Boot to open source desktops with Linux on USB sticks Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 7:06pm
Story Synaptic Vs. Update Manager in Linux Mint Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 7:05pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Altera Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 7:03pm
Story Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition: A distribution you could use for serious work Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 6:58pm
Story Intel VA-API Driver Gets Improved De-Interlacing Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Dell, Asustek and Lenovo eye Chromebook market Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 6:21pm
Story How 'open' changes products Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 1:57pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 10:44am

First Firefox 3.7 pre-alpha appears in nightly builds

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: With the first Firefox 3.6 alpha in the bag, what's the next logical step for Mozilla to take? Why, to roll out the first pre-alpha of version 3.7, of course.

KOffice - A powerful office suite

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Software

dedoimedo.com: KOffice is an excellent choice for the average Linux user, who wants to have a fully featured, robust and beautiful free office suite. It has everything the computer user may need and then some.

Arch Linux 2009.08 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Arch Linux 2009.08 was released earlier this week with a new installer, more automatic configuration settings, many core package updates, and other changes to this growingly popular distribution. At the request of some readers, we have carried out some quick benchmarks to get a general understanding of where Arch Linux 2009.08 is performing in comparison to Ubuntu 9.04.

Looking Ahead to Firefox 3.6: Speed Matters

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Firefox just keeps moving on. After hitting the billionth download, you might think the project would sit back and relax a while, but not so much. This week, the Mozilla Project released 3.6 alpha 1, which mostly focuses on speed improvements. Is it better than 3.5, or Google Chrome? Let’s take a look!

Is Chrome OS Too Orwellian Or Big Brother-ish?

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Google

thecoffeedesk.com: We’ve talked and complained about Google on many other occasions within this blog, but with many discussions of Google also comes discussions of privacy. But now the giant will also be the only thing sitting between users and hardware with Chrome OS.

Steven's handy desktop Linux guide

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: With so many desktop Linux distributions, unless you're an expert it's hard to know what's what. Since I think I qualify as a desktop Linux expert, so here's my quick and dirty guide on picking out the right desktop Linux.

Why finding the Linux kernel 'security flaws" now, is a good thing

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There have been a few articles posted about the horrible, life ending, security flaw found in the Linux kernel, that has been patched now.

Signs show Linux moving into the driver's seat

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Linux

news.zdnet.com: A steady stream of manufacturers are requesting Linux drivers for their hardware, suggesting growing adoption of Linux operating systems among enterprises.

5 Things non-geeks should not do on Linux desktop

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Linux

penguininside.blogspot: Some common mistakes done by many people while trying out Linux desktop for first time …

Using Xfce for a Netbook Desktop

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Software

community.zdnet: I have been experimenting with making my own custom netbook desktop using the Xfce Desktop Environment. Xfce is supposed to be small and fast, which fits the bill nicely for a netbook; if I can work out a layout that looks good.

25 Awesome Slackware Wallpapers

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Slack

junauza.com: Slackware, the longest standing Linux distribution has plenty of loyal followers even up to this day. So I'm not surprised to see a lot of user-created artworks like desktop wallpapers that are dedicated to this tenacious distro.

Big-Name Distro Disenchantment

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Linux

pcplus.co.uk: the new summer collection from the top three desktop distro vendors is here. But if you’re thinking of giving a slice of your hard disk to one of these prominent free operating systems, don’t bother.

Novell partners and users to help develop products

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SUSE

itwire.com: Novell has announced that all partners and users will have access to the product development portal. If you're agitating for an enhancement, here's your chance to push it through.

Get to know Linux: Terminology

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Linux

ghacks.net: I have been covering the Linux operating system for a long time now. There are moments when I take it for granted that everyone knows the basic terminology surrounding this operating system. Because this is obviously not the case, I thought it might be a good time to stop and explain some of the terms that many Linux users toss about every day.

GIMP 2.6.7 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.6.7 comes with lots of bug-fixes and it contains an important fix for using GIMP with the latest GEGL and babl releases.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft's 'Custom XML' patent suit could put ODF at risk

  • Game on Linux - GridWars 2
  • FSF launch GNU Generation
  • Linux Drop Down Terminals
  • Why Should You Love PCLinuxOS 2009.2?
  • Are there too many Linux distros? Case in point: Hannah Montana Linux
  • Aquaria Game Coming To Linux. Icculus Porting?
  • Magnatune.com and Amarok
  • 20 GDM Themes For Ubuntu You Probably Haven't Seen Before
  • Did Microsoft Just Throw WinMo Under A Bus?
  • Quake Live Updated to Support Linux and Mac Users
  • Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll, dies at 94
  • Opera 10.0 Beta 3
  • IBM gaining Linux customers at Sun's expense
  • Pardus 2009 firewall, NTP, and openSSH server configuration
  • Adding a little Chromium to my browser diet
  • Fixing a Dell laptop, part 3
  • Installing OpenOffice in PCLinuxOS
  • Flashing the BIOS from Linux (OpenSUSE 11.0)
  • Rubber Stamp Effect Using GIMP

I Was at the First LinuxCon

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: People often say things like this as a badge of honor. Some of us even keep event badges hung from our office doors as a tally of the events we’ve attended.

Firefox 3 about to get a major update

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 3 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3.5. If you’re running Firefox 3.0.13 you will see the offer in the next couple of days.

Bug exposes eight years of Linux kernel

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Linux
Security

theregister.co.uk: Linux developers have issued a critical update for the open-source OS after researchers uncovered a vulnerability in its kernel that puts most versions built in the past eight years at risk of complete takeover.

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.

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