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The Open-PC starts not with one or two but with three models and partners

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Hardware

blog.karlitschek.de: Today is the big day. The sale of the Open-PC starts. The first PC which is build by the free software community and not by a big company. Everybody can contribute. The Open-PC is using only free software and drivers.

Cut and Play With Pitivi Video Editor

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Software
HowTos

linuxforu.com: While other FOSS video editors like OpenShot and Avidemux are good, Pitivi comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 10.04.

The 6 dimensions of Open Source

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OSS

fnords.wordpress: Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It’s always a mix of various reasons, so let’s try to explore and classify them.

The Slacker’s Fav Linux List

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Linux
Slack

lockergnome.com: Here’s what I like. They’re all good. However, like anyone, I have my personal favorites. Here goes… My Top Five GNU/Linux Operating Systems and Why

Where does Linux want to go these days?

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is a formless amoeba which is able to mould itself to what ever container it is poured into. But does it have any direction? Does the very act of Linux being pulled in several directions at once stretch this computing amoeba membrane thin and at risk of tearing?

The End of Novell

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SUSE
  • The End of Novell
  • Novell Reports Financial Results Year 2010
  • Novell muddles through fiscal Q4

Natty Alpha 1 Released

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Ubuntu
  • Natty Alpha 1 Released
  • Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" [Review]
  • Image gallery: Ubuntu's Unity interface
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 Preview: Unity Meets Global Menu
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 released - what's new?
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 Released: Time To Test

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Super-Duper Linux Computers
  • FOSDEM 2011: Call for presentations
  • Ubuntu Cleansweep Stats
  • A 50-monitor Setup Powered by a 25-node Linux Cluster
  • Adobe's Flash Video Acceleration For Linux Works Well
  • LMDE News
  • Red Hat: The Trend Continues Higher
  • Ubuntu-based ARM server runs on 80 Watts
  • Vendetta Online, World of Goo are Now in Ubuntu Software Center
  • Anti-harassment Policy for Open Source Conferences
  • Kupfer, Synapse - GNOME Do Alternatives
  • In Praise of the Arch Wiki
  • SuperTux Kart 0.7 RC released with new engine, tracks, karts, more
  • Pruning automake
  • Student participation in open source projects (A professor's perspective)
  • Local business, Local jobs
  • IT: Considering the use of open source is mandatory in South Tyrol
  • GRUB imports ZFS support
  • Has Enterprise given up on Linux?
  • Top Twitter clients for ubuntu linux
  • Are Companies Watching Your Open Source Code to Patent It?
  • Oracle asserts non-existent open source trademark
  • FLOSS Weekly 144: DTC
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #378 Dec 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to use USE in Gentoo and dependencies
  • Install BURG in Ubuntu: A stylish replacement for GRUB
  • delete cookies, cache and history in all major browsers
  • How to install Steam on Linux
  • My desktop backup solution
  • Debian Package Viewer for files and contents - deb-gview

Debian and Ubuntu – collaboration and issues

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Debian and Ubuntu – collaboration and issues
  • Ubuntu 11.04 May Still Get Nouveau Gallium3D
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 Has Unity, Linux Kernel 2.6.37 and Firefox 4

What's up with Fedora Installer Warning

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Linux
Software

mairin.wordpress: This post is just a little bit of thinking about a particular warning dialog in the Fedora installer. There is a ‘just for now,’ simple, low-churn solution to the issue, but the larger problem remains unsolved.

openSUSE Announces Fourth Development Milestone

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: On Monday, the openSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor.

A Long Overdue Look at XFCE

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve covered Linux desktop issues of all kinds, and we’ve examined desktop environments both well known (Gnome and KDE) as well as somewhat obscure (Window Maker, LXDE). For some reasons, we’ve never taken a close look at the very popular XFCE desktop environment.

December Updates Further Stabilize KDE's 4.5 Series

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KDE

kdenews.org: As of today, the latest release in KDE's 4.5 series is 4.5.4, which adds a bunch of stabilization and translation updates on top of 4.5. Users in general are encouraged to upgrade to 4.5.4. The changelog has more details about some of the changes that went into this release.

Linux Desktops

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Software
  • 9 Linux Desktops for Netbooks
  • The Desktop Faces Of Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

Mageia Trudging on to Release

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Mageia project is moving on to their initial alpha, now expected sometime in January. They've been busy setting up the infrastructure, developmental and administrative teams, and choosing a permanent logo.

The Dark Descent developer talks puzzles and future plans

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Interviews
Gaming

pc.ign.com: In case you missed out on it earlier this year, you should really play Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Frictional Games built on the foundation it laid during its work on the Penumbra series to deliver a title that doesn't rely on shock scares or cheap, gross-out imagery to frighten. It's the genuine article --

Back door in ProFTPD FTP server

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Software
Security

h-online.com: Unknown attackers penetrated the server hosting the open source ProFTPD FTP server project and concealed a back door in the source code.

Who Else Bid to Buy Novell?

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Interviews
SUSE

thevarguy.com: When Attachmate disclosed plans to buy Novell in November, The VAR Guy had plenty of questions: Did any other companies bid on Novell? Will Novell Channel Chief John Dragoon (pictured) join Attachmate? What will become of Novell’s relationship with VMware? Here’s the update.

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Image Apps

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Software

tomshardware.com: Adam Overa is back with the fourth installment in the series covering Image Apps. This is a showcase of Linux software designed for creating, viewing, editing, and organizing image files.

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