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Story OpenDaylight Summit: SDN Needs Open Source and Open Standards Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:50pm
Story 5 Reasons Why PCLinuxOS Is Better For Windows XP Users Than Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:41pm
Story Google Nexus 5 vs. Apple iPhone 5s Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm
Story KDE Ships February Updates to Applications and Platform Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:20pm
Story Mageia 4.0, hands-on: Another excellent release Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:14am
Story Tux3 Still Has Some Bugs Before Being Mainlined Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:10am
Story Fedora 20 Gnome 13.10 Desktop Review Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:45am
Story Introducing Steam's new Music features Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:34am
Story Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:25am
Story In 2014, Android/Linux Will Be The Big Dog In Client OS Page-views Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:08am

Microsoft cleared to commit code to Apache

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Software

cnet.com: Few will have noticed, but Microsoft's Jim Kellerman just announced that he and a Microsoft colleague "been cleared to contribute patches again" to Apache, and specifically to the Hadoop project.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Download, First Look

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 to their servers, marking the first major step toward the official 3.1 release. Luckily we've already covered a lot of the features you can expect, so hit the jump for a closer look at what Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 brings to the table.

Big things come in TinyMe

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Linux

linux.com: I take a sort of sick joy in using a computer as long as possible, so I've become interested in lightweight Linux distributions like TinyMe 2008.0 that help prolong the life of a computer.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run your virtual OS directly from GDM in Ubuntu

  • Using EasyUbuntu
  • One Linux Formatting Tip I Bet You Didn’t Know
  • How to add Ubuntu 8.04 to win server 2003 Active Directory Domain
  • Let PAM take care of GNU/Linux security for you
  • Turning off automatic gnome-session

OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?

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OOo
  • First Look: OpenOffice 3.0 Improves Support for Microsoft File Formats

  • OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 breaks through 390,000 downloads in a day
  • 8 Reasons Why OpenOffice 3.0 Could Be The Tipping Point Application (or not?)
  • Getting The Word Out About OpenOffice.org 3
  • Reasons for the non-adoption of OpenOffice.org in a data-intensive public administration

Krusader: one file manager to rule them all

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I don’t like KDE4. I don’t like the Dolphin file manager either. But those dislikes are proportional to my concern about the future of Konqueror. Then, I discovered Krusader.

Stupid Firefox Tricks, Part I

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Moz/FF

earthweb.com: Firefox ... we use it all day, for everything from managing finances to socializing to playing games. But it's a large and complicated programs. Are you getting the most out of your browser?

Searching with GNOME Do

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: One of my favourite applications for Mac OS X is Launchbar, an indispensable application-launching utility. Now, on Linux, a similar application is available, called GNOME Do.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today we are looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic, which takes the original Radeon HD 4870 to the next level with heightened frequencies and an exclusive Vapor-X cooling solution.

Browser Review: Mozilla Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

practicalecommerce.com: By some estimates, more than 1.4 billion people use the Internet for work, entertainment, or commerce. All of those web surfers must use a browser to visit websites or shop at online stores, and if browsing speed, security, and functionality matter, those users should be cruising the information super highway with the Mozilla Firefox 3 web browser.

What's new in OpenOffice 3?

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OOo
  • What's new in OpenOffice 3?

  • OOo: Thoughts about the importance of Extensions
  • Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 launch overwhelms servers

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: It's time for some more fast-paced action! Today, we'll talk about games where you play as a human - against other humans. Our two candidates are AssaultCube and Urban Terror.

Moonlight - what’s the big deal?

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com: Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article on Linux Today about Moonlight and what a horrible person Miguel de Icaza is. So I thought I’d go ahead and do some exploration of what’s going on with Moonlight and Silverlight.

My FOSS Graphic Application WishList

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Software

penguinpetes.com: There's a number of new graphics applications that I've been searching all over for. They may or may not have been invented yet. So I'm posting this little list, to the purpose of either...

Fedora LTS (aka “believing in Santa”)

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Linux

beranger.org: Why isn't there any Fedora LTS? Because they don't want it. Officially, it's because there is not enough manpower. Besides, the “Fedora spirit” is the same as the “Ubuntu spirit”, that is “pushing the latest-and-greatest bugs-features-and-zombies ASAP, so that we release twice a year”.

Gnash 0.8.4 released

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Software

gnu.org: The third beta release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.8.4. Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

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Linux

hehe2.net: Imagine you are the minister of education of an impoverished country, with a limited budget to improve your schooling system. You are not aware of such thing called “Open Source” what would happen? You would probably end up spending thousands on software to equip your school’s computers.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenOffice 3.0 released amid fears of development stagnation

  • OK, now OpenOffice is definitely good enough
  • OpenOffice Hits 3.0: Can It Challenge Microsoft?
  • BeBop Linux Released
  • So Long Mandriva, It Was Nice Meeting You
  • My Two Biggest Ubuntu Gripes
  • Linux can save UK schools billions: Part 2
  • The Linux opportunity buried in the Unix market share data
  • Linux powered mini-machines for Macs
  • Opinion: High-performance nonsense
  • Switch to Linux Today! bsod Linux Flier
  • Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM
  • Keeping the Kernel Klean
  • My Quick Ohio Linux Fest Recap
  • Open source enables value-based business models
  • Discovery - VSTi Analog Synthesis For Linux
  • Yakuake — yet another pop-up terminal
  • Mono 2.0 has been released. So what?
  • ICANN using Drupal
  • Should software developers do it for themselves?
  • RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use ImageMagick to convert pdf to png

  • Certificate Authority (CA) with OpenSSL
  • Setup SSL on Apache
  • Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux
  • Install GIMP 2.6 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Run GIMP 2.6.1 image editor from a flash drive
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 : upgrade successful

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MDV

blog.freeside.fr: I tried to remain in the position of a newcomer that has no clue about what a command line interface is, so even if I used a terminal a couple of times, it was just to check some stuff, not to fix it. Here's how it went.

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Kernel Space/Linux

Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.