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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:29pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:28pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:28pm
Story There Are Now More than 1,000 Apps and Scopes for Ubuntu Touch Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:15pm
Story Chromebook pilot tests open source learning resources Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:03pm
Story Writer on Linux philosopy opens up Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 11:20am
Story Q4OS Is an Interesting Windows Clone and Linux Distro at the Same Time Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 10:55am
Story New Releases Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 10:41am
Story Here’s How to Create the Perfect Ubuntu Origami Unicorn - Video Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:52am
Story Docker 1.6 Coming April 7 Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:50am

some howtos:

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  • Ten more essential Python tips
  • 7 Powerful Awk Operators Examples
  • Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part V
  • Determine The Current Runlevel In Linux
  • Running IPv6 in practice
  • Optimise Your Laptop's Battery Life With Linux
  • Configuring a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • dd to create an image of a drive
  • Debian / Ubuntu Record Boot Messages
  • Astyle - Source code indenter, formatter, and beautifier
  • Using GNU Screen to save running sessions on remote logins
  • fdupes: Delete Duplicate Files
  • Managing sound in Ubuntu 9.10
  • How to install an offline dictionary in Ubuntu
  • Fixing the default shell in Ubuntu / Linux Mint
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation

The 10 Most Popular Linux Distributions

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Linux

geektrio.net: I love the site DistroWatch! They post all the major Linux distributions and keep track of the current versions. They also keep a daily count of the 10 most popular distributions. I used their data to compile this list. Linux newbies and Linux experts alike will find this list useful. These are 10 solid Linux distributions…

The Greatest KDE Distro Ever: An Early Look at openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: This week the first milestone release of openSUSE was made available. Together with the KDE 4.4 release candidate and excellent integration of GTK applications such as Firefox, openSUSE simply provides the greatest KDE experience available to date. Here’s why.

n900, thoughts

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Hardware

aseigo.blogspot: I received an N900 a couple days ago and was quite excite to unpack it. It came with the usual dizzying array of wires for power, audio, etc. The instruction manual was short but useful. The box was a nice charcoal gray. Yadda yadda yadda. I wanted to see the thing in action!

Berkus's Ten Ways to Destroy Community and Bacon's Art of Community

stephesblog.blogs.com: This was a great week for reviewing "community building" resources in my world. I discovered Josh Berkus's recent Java One presentation, "Ten Ways to Destroy Your Community", and I received my reviewer's copy of Jono Bacon's "The Art of Community".

Linux upgrades the easy way

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I've been re-assembling my office-all 28 computers of it. I decided to update an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop to Ubuntu 9.10 and an openSUSE server from openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2. No, I'm not crazy.

Scientific Linux - It blinded me with science!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Scientific Linux is a distribution based on RedHat, designed to work out of the box and make the job of assistants and PhDs that much easier. As such, it comes with a few extras that you do not normally see in stock RedHat, without losing the heavy anchor of adamant stability that RedHat brings.

Throughput Performance with a Disk-Based Journal

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Linux
Hardware

linux-mag.com: Turning from Metadata performance to throughput performance, we examines the impact of journal size on ext4 when the journal is disk-based. Dig into the numbers and see what you can do to improve throughput performance.

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 2

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 2 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at two more master sections. Namely, Personal and Network & Connectivity. So sit back and enjoy.

Two Nifty Features in digiKam 1.1.0

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Hot on the heels of digiKam 1.0, Gilles Caulier announced the 1.1.0 release of the popular open source photo management application. While the main focus in version 1.0 was on squashing bugs, the new release of digiKam does sport a couple of new nifty features and improvements.

The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

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Linux

linux.com: There are various approaches to answering this question. The broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if you're just looking for a place to start. The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution for everyone.

Yahoo Search + Ubuntu = Yahoo Messenger for Linux?

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Software
Ubuntu

itlure.com: Rather than bashing the hell out of Canonical for its evil, evil attempt to make more money (SHOCKING, I know!), and given my foolish optimism that Mother Nature threw up on me, I prefer to look at the full half of this whole shenanigan (this word is AWESOME btw) glass thing.

Browser Wars – Are You A Casualty?

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Software

lockergnome.com: Though people use browsers every day now, it was not always so. It is amazing to see how much has changed over the years that the internet has become something that people other than defense contractors and educators use.

A data cruncher bites the dust

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Software
OSS
OOo

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I know this post is gonna get me into trouble, but frankly - I don't care. FOSS programs didn't work for me. Ok, now I've said it. But it's the truth.

What’s up with the Symbian Foundation?

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OS

In one of the first posts on the Symbian Foundation’s new blog the following proclamation was made about the future of Nokia’s proprietary S60 mobile operating system:

“We’re going to give it all away: For free”.

It’s now almost a year later and I have to ask: What’s taking you so long?

More here...

Countdown to KDE 4.4 and the new KDE website

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KDE

thinkmoult.com: I like dabbling in web development and design and so I was quite happy to be able to participate in the redesign of the new KDE.org website due to release in conjunction with KDE SC 4.4 on February 9th.

Fedora Milestone

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: According to the Statistics page on the wiki, last week we passed 1 million IP checkins for Fedora 12 systems! This is roughly on par with where Fedora 11 was at the same time after its release.

Top 50 Funny Computer Quotes

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Humor

junauza.com: If you have enjoyed our collection of top 50 Linux quotes of all time, I'm sure you would love these funny computer-related quotes that I have put together.

Kernel Log: Open source drivers for new Radeon graphics chips

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Linux

h-online.com: The X.org and kernel developers are working on drivers to support the DirectX 11 graphics cards in AMD's Radeon HD 5000 series. The kernel developers have released numerous new stable kernels and are discussing the integration of utrace in great detail.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Fedora or Ubuntu? That is a question that Linux users are asking with increasing frequency.

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Debian: Tails 3.2 RC, Debian Policy, and Mini-DebConf 2017 Conference

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

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