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Story Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 3:17pm
Story Intel Has A Few More Graphics Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:31am
Story Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah' Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 10:44am
Story Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 10:38am
Blog entry PostInstallerF Prepares Post Install In Ubuntu And Fedora Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 10:30am
Story PostInstallerF Prepares Post Install In Ubuntu And Fedora Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 4:24am
Story DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 2:27am
Story Open-Xchange Partners with ExtendASP on Open Source SaaS Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 2:20am
Story Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 2:10am

Saffire on Linux, KDE on Windows, No Gimp in Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com: I like to leave a clean desk for a holiday, so I'm going to clear up a few loose ends: further adventures of using the excellent Focusrite Saffire Pro on Linux, KDE on Windows is cool, and when did having to learn anything become a criminal offense?

Linux based OS Ubuntu 9 10 Video

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eWeek.com: Ubuntu 9.10 is the latest iteration of the popular Linux-based operating system from Canonical Ltd. Version 9.10, which is also known as the Karmic Koala, stands out for its built-in encryption support and new Software Center.

Getting to the Heart of the Linux Kernel

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: If you ever wondered how the Linux kernel is put together, here's an excellent description (complete with historical context) from Greg Kroah-Hartman, who knows it from the inside:

10 Things I Hate About Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com: It's hard for me to admit it but there are things, ten things to be exact, that I really hate about Linux.

Blender 2.5 Alpha Brings Major Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: For those interested in 3D modeling and graphics, you will want to check out the first alpha release of Blender 2.5. Blender 2.5 is bringing major changes to this free software 3D graphics application.

The Incredible Guide to NEW Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: There are a lot of people still stuck with Windows because it’s the ‘easier alternative’. Linux is both cheaper and more versatile than Microsoft’s operating system, but the learning curve has frightened off many people.

KOffice 2.1 released, ups Microsoft Office compatibility

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Software

computerworld.com.au: KOffice, a cross-platform open source office suite, has reached version 2.1 with the import and export of Microsoft Office on the list of big improvements.

Spatial Desktop: One Script, Ultimate Minimalist Desktop

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Spatial Desktop is a theming script that transforms your GNOME desktop into a minimal and uncluttered space.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 4) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: The forthcoming Linux version 2.6.32 comes with numerous new and improved drivers – for instance for the Hauppauge HVR 2200 and 2250, for some ThinkPad notebooks by IBM/Lenovo, and for the MSI Wind's fingerprint reader.

Red Hat increases stock-ownership rules for executives

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Raleigh software company Red Hat will soon require its top executives to own more of its shares, creating added financial incentive for them to help the stock rise.

Giving Thanks For FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: The fourth Thursday of November of every year is Thanksgiving. It is a day to think back, remember, and give thanks for all the wonderful things we have in America. But have you really thought about what you're thankful for in the FOSS world?

The proprietary sins of an average GNU/Linux user

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Software

mygnulinux.com: New distros seem to pop-up every day in the GNU/Linux world. The majority of them try to be as FREE as possible, however when attempting to install a distribution on a new PC of a common next door user, you will probably find (I sure did) that you can’t avoid falling into these two proprietary sins:

The Cost Of ATI Kernel Mode-Setting On Fedora 12

phoronix.com: While the Intel stack may be improved in Constantine, the ATI support has taken a hit, as users were quick to point out in response to last week's article. In particular, when using the ATI kernel mode-setting driver in Fedora 12 (which is the default for pre-R600 hardware), there is a large performance discrepancy.

Inkscape 0.47 Released With a Batch of Cool Improvements

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: After a long wait, the community around Inkscape, an open source vector graphics editor, are excited about a great new release with loads of improvements and tweaks.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Eclipse 4 goes a mile further
  • Book Review: The book of Inkscape: The definitive guide to the free graphic editor by Dmitry Kirsanov
  • Telepathy, Empathy and Mission Control 5 in GNOME 2.28
  • Telepathy Overview
  • Where is Google Chrome leading us?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty and external displays
  • Open source has not reached apex
  • As Boxee Grows, It Should Remember Two Things
  • Your new software vendor? Domino's Pizza
  • Reorganizing the One Laptop Per Child Dream Team
  • Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check
  • SFLC - Episode 0x1B: Jeremy Allison of Samba
  • Solved! OpenOffice.og Spell Checker
  • State-of-the-art "First ELSE" Linux-based touchphone unveiled
  • 20,000 Ubuntu laptops for teachers in Nicaragua
  • What's New in the Opera 10.10 Browser?
  • Hands on with Intel Moblin
  • Matthew Tippet, ex-AMD Linux guru joins Palm
  • Ubuntu To Stop Supporting LPIA Architecture

some howtos:

  • Create Your Own GNOME Background Slideshow
  • How to Setup Open-Source UltraVPN in Ubuntu
  • How to change gnome keyring password
  • Verify Your Downloaded ISO Images Before Burning Them
  • Use MP3 Diags in Linux to repair your MP3 collection
  • Linux in 5 Easy Steps
  • Modifying raster shape colors with the RGB and Brightness tools in OOo
  • Tweak GNOME gconf-editor from the command line
  • WinFF – GUI for the command line video converter FFMPEG
  • Connect to Informix using PHP5 on Lenny x86_64
  • Burg- Advanced menu for Grub2

9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time

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Web

makeuseof.com: When you’re having one of those days, we all need to be cheered up. Below is a compilation of hilarious websites you can visit for a good dose of humour.

Microsoft: ”Do it our way, or not at all”?

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Microsoft

openbytes.wordpress: It is being reported on the net that Datel Design has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in San-Francisco federal court against Microsoft. The reason behind this move? Because its alleged that a recent update caused 3rd party memory packs (namely Datels) to become incompatible.

Open source revolution in the public sector

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: He wanted to know, in the light of the Government's well-publicised new found enthusiasm for open source software, whether I thought they would all be using open source software in ten year's time and if so when and how would it all happen?

Repositioning the KDE Brand

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE has changed over the past 13 years. In the process, KDE's identity has shifted from being simply a desktop environment to representing a global community that creates a remarkably rich body of free software targeted for use by people everywhere.

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Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live & Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

As we reported the other day, the Debian Project unveiled the first point release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, but no installation or live ISOs were made available to download. That changes today, July 23, 2017, as the Debian CD team lead by Steve McIntyre has prepared the new installation images of Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" for 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), ARM64 (AArch64), ARMhf, Armel, MIPS, MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPSEL, and IBM System z (s390x) hardware architectures. Multi-arch images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit (i386 and amd64) PCs are also available for download, along with a set of twelve source ISO images. On the other hand, the Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live ISOs come in the usual flavors with the GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop environments, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Read more Also: Debian 9.1 GNU/Linux Released With 26 Security Fixes

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