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Story Red Hat Delivers Beta of Satellite 6 Admin Toolset Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 4:28pm
Story Watch out iPad, Nvidia will soon launch a Shield Tablet Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 3:07pm
Story Docker and Linux containers: Red Hat opens up on the issues Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 12:08pm
Story 10 tips for a more user-friendly Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 8:13am
Story Wayland: tomorrow’s graphics tech today (by way of the Raspberry Pi) Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 7:30am
Story Linux 3.16 Aims To Enable Radeon BAPM By Default Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 6:49am
Story IRS Thwarts OSS, Classic Quake, and KDE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 6:16am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:47am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:43pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:42pm

Memory usage in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: A few days ago, I have reviewed Firefox 3.1 Beta 3. It's quite lovely. It boasts improved Javascript performance, it comes with new usability and privacy features, it supports future HTML multimedia elements ... But nowhere in that article did I mention the memory usage. For a good reason.

Are Linux apps and games worth paying for?

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Linux
Software

itwire.com: The Linux operating system is free; you can download it without paying any licensing fees. Despite this, Linux hasn't become a household name. Paradoxically, it may be the perceived dearth of commercial applications which is a cause.

Nouveau driver Test Day on Thursday 26th

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Linux
Hardware
Software

A Test Day is planned tomorrow (Thursday 26th) for the Nouveau driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Distributions: The big and the small

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Linux

h-online.com: While the community distributions Fedora and Ubuntu, as well as Mandriva, prepare for their spring releases, Novell has been busy completing final adjustments to SUSE Linux Enterprise. Smaller Linux distributions are also doing some spring cleaning and publishing updated versions.

Review: Granular Linux 1.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Back in September of 2007 I took a look at what was then the 0.9 version of Granular. It was a pretty good distribution at the time, even for being only beta quality. I'm not sure what's taking so long to reach the 1.0 status, but it's finally here, and we're about to give it a spin and see what the full version looks like and how well it'll work for new users.

Recipients of Annual FSF Awards Announced

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OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced the winners of the annual free software awards during the GNU/Linux conference LibrePlanet, held on March 21-22 at Harvard Science Center in Cambridge, MA.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • When Linux Jumps the "Fiscal Sense" Boundaries

  • Last.fm Radio Announcement
  • Near-Final Pandora Linux Gaming Handheld Shown Actually
  • Playing Something

  • Red Hat Releases Updated IDE
  • Red Hat aims open-source at IT discomfort zone
  • The Coming Linux Malware Scourge (And How To Stop It)
  • Parts applet improved [Lancelot]
  • Four Days Pass, Time For New NVIDIA Linux Driver
  • Free Books
  • Novell's marriage of Linux and Windows
  • Keeping time on KVM guests?
  • Mobile Broadband On Linux To Improve With ModemManager
  • Ubuntu Version Names and End of life Details
  • MEPIS 8 and Fujitsu Lifebook S7110
  • Ubuntu planning move to the cloud
  • As promised, some screens from Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • A Few Questions For Eric Sharkey DD
  • Ubuntu Members Get Free LWN Subs
  • If It Scares Microsoft, It's Good For Everyone Else
  • How-To: Compile and Install Banshee 1.4.3 in Debian Lenny
  • Moonlight 1.9 and Ogg
  • Does Linux Benefit from Hard Times?
  • Comux 001101
  • Negroponte: XO Laptop Price will Drop "Significantly"
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/24
  • The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of apt-url

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Basic Introduction To Python 3

  • Build a mouse game with Python
  • Make An OS From A Movie
  • Programming guide: the new text entry features in GTK+ 2.16
  • Easily Get Audio from DVD .VOB Files
  • Slice and Dice PDF
  • How To Install the Echo Icon Theme in Ubuntu
  • Un-alias a command

Introducing KDE 4 - Kontact: Contacts (KAddressBook)

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: In the last article I was very positive toward the Kontact suit. However, Contacts is the exception to this. The interface is way too cluttered and wastes too much space. From the main interface to the Contact editor, everything seems like it could be fairly better.

Sudo: Why Ubuntu does it right

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Ubuntu

scarter4.blogspot: One of the most famous Linux debates on the internet is over Ubuntu's security model of using sudo to administrate a machine and disabling the traditional root login via su.

Etch Is Still Better

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: I’m not sure why, but after testing Lenny several different ways, Etch is still better. In fact, Lenny is downright inferior.

Review: Battle for Wesnoth 1.6

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: After more than a year of constant development, The Battle for Wesnoth 1.6 was put out on March 22. This release comes with new graphics and unit portraits, a new campaign, called 'Legend of Wesmere', the possibility to log into the multiplayer with the forum account, and many, many other improvements.

First Look: Parsix 2.0r0

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Linux

news.softpedia.com: With the spring settling in more and more everyday and flowers blooming all over the place, we thought it would be appropriate to take a first look at the Persian flower distribution that goes by the name of Parsix 2.0r0.

Do Linux users pay a "Microsoft tax?"

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Steve Ballmer recently caught flack for essentially saying that Apple users pay an Apple tax of $500 for buying Macs compared to PCs. Does that mean that Linux users are forced to pay a Microsoft tax every time they buy a PC with Microsoft software on it?

Getting Rid of Nasty Flash Cookies on Linux

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Flash cookies are the secret nasties of using the Flash player on any platform. These are somewhat like the ordinary HTTP cookies that Web sites infest on our systems. Some HTTP cookies have useful purpose, but the majority of HTTP cookies are tracking cookies.

OpenGL 3.1 Released Plus New Audio Standard

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Software

phoronix.com: Nine months ago the Khronos Group released the specification to OpenGL 3.0. OpenGL 3.0 brought version 1.30 of the GL Shading Language, the introduction of Vertex Array Objects, texture arrays, more flexible frame-buffer objects, and a number of other graphical features.

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