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Story Nvidia 352.21 Linux Video Driver Is a Massive Update Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2015 - 7:40am
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GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Ubuntu 10.04 review

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  • Ubuntu 10.04 review
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets
  • The keyboard menu

MeeGo 1.0 Has Been Released

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Linux

MeeGo is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel) and Maemo (by Nokia). MeeGo supports most Intel Atom-based netbooks, ARM-based Nokia N900, Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and Intel Atom-based in-vehicle. MeeGo doesn't work on netbooks with GMA-500, Nvidia or ATI Graphics chipsets.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Five fun, educational Linux games for kids!
  • Catalyst 10.5 For Linux Is Out: Nothing Exciting
  • Illumination Software Creator 1.0 Ships!
  • MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives
  • openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 7: Preparing for RC Phase
  • Linux Mint 9: A Fresh Spin on Ubuntu
  • GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Brings Exciting Changes Too
  • Words to live by
  • Fedora Remix “Lucky13″ featuring mintMenu
  • Snazzy Zaz is one fun puzzler
  • Q&A: Photo-Editing on Linux
  • LinuxUser kernel column #87

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Scripting qemu / kvm monitor
  • How to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Simulate complex networks with qemu
  • quickly apply color schemes to a spreadsheet with OpenOffice
  • How-To: DNS Logging
  • Finch, a command line alternative to Pidgin
  • CentOS / Redhat: Create Software RAID 1 Array
  • simple remote git repo howto
  • Quicker framebuffer scrolling
  • Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

Measuring the popularity of distro’s – Part 1 Distrowatch Rankings

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thelinuxblog.net: Measuring the popularity of Linux has always been a difficult thing. A well used method is the Distrowatch rankings. This simply measures the visits on each distro page on the site every day.

Open Source Makes a Difference

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  • Open Source Makes a Difference
  • FOSS Community Member Launches Documentation Project for Blind
  • LinuxCon Program Announced: This Year’s Themes
  • Is Microsoft an open source company?
  • Turkey Ministry of Justice and law courts consider open source desktop
  • How They Stole the Public Domain
  • Five questions about the Open Source way with Jim Gilmore

Szulik to step down as Red Hat chairman

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Linux

bizjournals.com: Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors, is stepping down in August after his term expires, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fedora 13

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 Review
  • Review: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

We’re More Than Mark

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical, Ubuntu: We’re More Than Mark Shuttleworth
  • Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

Eschalon: Book II Released

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Gaming
  • Eschalon: Book II Released For GNU/Linux
  • Caster – Pay What You Want

LightZone review

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linuxuser.co.uk: LightZone is a cross-platform photo-editing program that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Although we wouldn’t put it in the same feature bracket as Adobe Photoshop, it comes packed with some very useful features.

Starcraft 2 and a bit of Wine - Linux Performance

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Software
Gaming

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I mentioned earlier this month that I was enjoying the Starcraft 2 beta on Ubuntu 10.04 thanks to Wine software. In my previous posting I had simply stated that SC2 was "playable" under Wine. Now for a bit of an ironic story regarding SC2.

The Challenge of Understanding Icons

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Software
Ubuntu

design.canonical.com: Icons are very peculiar images. They are both pictorial and functional. An icon is literally a picture, e.g., of a magnifying glass, and at the same time it represents a function, i.e., the query in a search. So, one and the same image is meant both to attract attention to itself and to facilitate action.

GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Released [Screenshots]

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Linux

GNOME Shell 2.31.2 was released yesterday, bringing some exiting new features such as support for inline chatting in the IM notifications which now use Telepathy, an initial application menu in the top panel (for the moment it only holds a "Quit" option), restyle user status menu to match application menu and many others.

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Karmic To Lucid

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Ubuntu
  • Karmic To Lucid – A Few Bumps
  • Review: Ubuntu Unleased 2010 Edition: Covering 9.10 and 10.4
  • New Ubuntu Website Live

Why Do We Trust Google

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Google
  • So, Why Do We Trust Google with Our Data?
  • The smart paranoid's guide to using Google

7 (More) Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Backup software is essential for recovering important files when disaster happens. Since there are still several excellent free and open source backup software that I failed to mention the last time, I decided to once again gather another list.

New Ubuntu Control Center

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Software
Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Control Centre project aims to make System config simple
  • Ubuntu Control Center
  • Contributing Back to Gnome?

Scientist infects himself with computer virus

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Sci/Tech

computerworlduk.com: A British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology.

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today's leftovers

  • Personal Backups with Duplicati on Linux
  • Flatpak'ed Epiphany Browser Becomes More Useful
    Epiphany 3.27.3 was released this morning as the newest release of GNOME's web browser in the road to the GNOME 3.28 stable desktop debut next March.
  • BlackArch 2017.12.11
    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below. Here's the ChangeLog: update blackarch-installer to version 0.6.2 (most important change) included kernel 4.14.4 updated lot's of blackarch tools and packages updated all blackarch tools and packages updated all system packages bugfix release! (see blackarch-installer)
  • Latest Linux Distribution Releases (The Always Up-to-date List)
  • Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj
    I'm always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, technologies over the past few years is cryptocurrencies. In the early days, one could profitably mine some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, using a home PC. But as cryptocurrency mining has become more popular, thanks in part to dedicated mining hardware, the algorithms governing it have boosted computational complexity, making home PC mining often impractical, unprofitable, and environmentally unwise.
  • Huawei Collaborated with the Developers of Phoenix OS for the Mate 10’s Easy Projection Feature
    Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it the device will launch in the United States as well. Apart from the AI features powered by the company’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, one of the company’s most publicized features is Easy Projection. While not as powerful as Samsung DeX, it brings a desktop OS-like experience without needing to purchase an expensive accessory. Huawei is pushing the feature on its flagship devices, though there’s something about Easy Projection that hasn’t really been mentioned in the press yet. Behind Huawei’s Easy Projection feature is a relatively unheard of player—Beijing Chaozhuo Technology, developers of Phoenix OS.
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