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Story Ubuntu Touch to Switch Soon to Ubuntu Snappy Core Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 1:19pm
Story Impressions of a Chromebook and Linuxy Goodness Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 1:06pm
Story The UX of open source content management Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 1:01pm
Story Netrunner Rolling 2015.06 Beta 3 Brings a Very Different and Fun KDE Experience Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:52pm
Story elementary OS Drops Sourceforge Hosting Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:47pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:15pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:12pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:05pm

15 Beautiful Android Wallpapers For Desktop

techdrivein.com: So here we are continuing our addiction with free and opensource wallpapers. Android operating system is spreading like wildfire. Let's celebrate this stellar success with some stunning android wallpapers.

Linux makes gains as Windows and Mac OS slip

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zdnet.com: Data by web metrics firm Net Applications shows that while both Windows and Mac OS lost usage share in May, Linux made a small gain.

CentOS 5.5 Left Me Clueless

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: CentOS is a venerable server OS, no doubt about it! But when it comes to desktop, the same OS is a pig - you can't tame it to your liking.

Fedora 13

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software-latest.com: After the release of Ubuntu 10.04, is now the turn of Fedora developers to make front-page news, with a new version of their distribution. Fedora 13 is recently launched that comes loaded with news features and is one of the most popular Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 9: Fast, Stable, and Beautiful

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itnewstoday.com: It’s been a long time since I last looked at Mint, and a lot has changed since. After Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was released, I thought I would take a look at Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” to see what they are doing with the latest Ubuntu base.

Canonical - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS review

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Ubuntu

itreviews.co.uk: With each and every release, Ubuntu Linux seems to get that little bit easier and friendlier to use. To put it through its paces, we downloaded the CD image of the latest iteration, Ubuntu 10.04, burned it to a disc and booted directly from it.

Netbooks are doing just fine, thanks largely to Linux.

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Brad Linder’s liliputing.com reported last week that netbook sales were slowing, partly due to the rising tide of tablets and also because the lines are blurring between netbooks and more powerful but equally small thin and light laptops.

GNU/Linux *Does* Scale – and How

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: As everyone knows, GNU/Linux grew up as a project to create a completely free alternative to Unix. Key parts were written by Richard Stallman while living the archetypal hacker's life at and around MIT, and by Linus Torvalds – in his bedroom.

Amarok 2.3.1 adds new applets

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Software

h-online.com: The Amarok Project has released version 2.3.1 of its popular open source music player for the KDE desktop, code named "Clear Light".

Top 10 Linux Security Tips for System Administrators

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HowTos

blog.taragana.com: Like every other Operating System Linux not free from security issues. These issues can be anticipated and averted only with suitable preventive steps.

If Or When Will X12 Actually Materialize?

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phoronix.com: The first version of the X protocol for the X Window System emerged in 1984 and just three years later we were at version 11. However, for the past 23 years, we have been stuck with X11 with no signs of the twelfth revision being in sight.

E17 review

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Software

intosimple.blogspot: Enlightenment has been quite interesting to me. It has not even got a beta release so far yet I like to use it. That is because, it does things differently. It is very efficient, keeps the CPU far more cooler than any other desktop environment.

Ubuntu 10.04 vs Fedora 13

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Spring is a lovely time of year, when the flowers bloom, the birds sing and community Linux projects release the fruit of their winter labours. Specifically, the Fedora and Ubuntu projects come to the end of their six-month cycles.

Three floppy-based distros

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kmandla.wordpress: This might sound strange, but I generally don’t endorse the floppy distros that are still available here and there on the Internet, and as a general rule, still work fine.

Ode to Summer, Fixer-Uppers and $10 for Courage

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linuxinsider.com: Yes, it is possible to build a Linux computer out of spare parts for next to nothing, but not every Linux fan believes it's a great idea. "Setting someone up with Linux on a junked computer will just set them up to hate Linux," argued Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson.

First look: Fedora 13 from Red Hat

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infoworld.com: It seems like a million moons ago that Red Hat announced the demise of Red Hat Linux in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and embraced the Fedora project as the testing ground for its commercial releases. Last week marked the 13th Fedora release in nearly seven years.

Mozilla opens up more on Firefox 4: Content Security, WebGL coming

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Moz/FF

betanews.com: A newly published Mozilla developers' page characterizes Firefox 4 -- whose first public betas may be only a few weeks away -- as feature-laden.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 13 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 13 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5/Ruby/Python, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora 13, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

today's leftovers:

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  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (IV): Improved Size Dialog
  • Google to employees: 'Mac or Linux, but no more Windows'
  • On Teaching Open Source Development
  • Salix Live 13.0
  • Asus launches netbook app store, drops Linux netbook hints
  • Intel's X.Org Driver Runs Even Faster Now
  • Ubuntu Fun
  • Full Circle Side-Pod #1: Hello World… Where Am I?
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #195
  • A Sleek & Easy Way To Administer Ubuntu – Ubuntu Control Center

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backup and restore Evolution
  • How to Temporarily Switch Languages for One Application
  • Add p7zip (7-Zip) File Archive Support to Ubuntu
  • MySQL in openSUSE 11.3
  • Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux
  • change your desktop wallpaper automatically in KDE 4.4
  • How I (Finally) Got My Brightness Keys Working
  • Booting Linux Mint 9 from a USB key
  • Desktop Facebook Notifier for Ubuntu
  • openSUSE 11.2 Pidgin: Google Talk Audio and Video Support
  • Talika-Gnome Applet to switch between open windows using icons
  • Add more apps to Ubuntu Messaging menu
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