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Story The Ubuntu Touch Internet Browser Has Been Redesigned Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:41pm
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Story Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 5:30pm
Story Linus Torvalds Starts Petition on Change.org Addressed to Change.org Against Impersonating Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 5:26pm
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Story Why is Skype forcing a software upgrade on all of us? Rianne Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 4:28pm

Razer Arctosa Keyboard

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Razer Arctosa is a moderately priced gaming keyboard that offers macro keys, media keys, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, and other features to entice gamers. The big question though is how well this keyboard with all of its functionality works under Linux.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 9

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Warning! Using Linux will expose you to legal action by Microsoft! At least that’s what some would like for you to believe.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote Address at SIIA

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Linux

PR: Red Hat, Inc. today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will deliver the keynote address at the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Software Summit & CODiE Awards.

Mandriva 2009.1 “Spring” is Stunning

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MDV

itnewstoday.com: After checking out Kubuntu 9.04, I found myself terribly disappointed and looking for another KDE-based distribution, so I could possibly experience greener pastures.

How to contribute or participate with OpenSUSE project?

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SUSE

2indya.com: If you want to be a part of OpenSUSE project and want to contribute in the cause of Linux, here is something for you. Though there are many types of skills that are needed for any type of project, but I present 5 ways in which you can participate in the project named OpenSUSE.

20 Ubuntu Derivatives You Should Know About

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Ubuntu

nixtutor.com: Whether you like Ubuntu or not it is here to stay. Ubuntu has contributed a lot to the Linux community and it’s influence spreads to more than 20 Ubuntu derivatives.

Gimp Paint Studio [Gimp Optimized for Drawing and Painting]

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GIMP

Gimp Paint Studio is a package of new tools and additions which provide improved capabilities focused on drawing and painting for Gimp.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 301

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Minimal Xubuntu 9.04

  • News: Mandriva 2009.1 and beyond, why use NetBSD, updated openSUSE 11.1 install media, Ubuntu releases as social events, Arch Linux magazine, Barry Kauler on Puppy 5.0, Solaris 11, choosing a distribution
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, FreeBSD 7.2, OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7 RC1, BlankOn 5.0
  • Donations: Python receives US$300
  • New additions: CAINE
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Monday: The Laptop and the Jackalope

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Ubuntu

jdeeth.blogspot: The laptop is back. So I did the upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 Friday night, and it appeared to go smoothly. But as soon as I had time to sit down and try stuff I found two issues.

Kernel log: X.org 7.5 coming, Intel's graphics driver

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Linux

h-online.com: X.org 7.5 is scheduled to appear in summer, and could include a new Intel graphics driver. The developers have slashed its code to boost reliability and performance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Does Windows SPK2 With ODF Support Really Work?

  • Configure Bash to Show Some Info and Greet the User
  • Connecting Linux to a Bubba 2
  • Linux alternatives to Windows, Mac
  • Xfce hardly usable in Jaunty?
  • I got Ubuntu fixed.
  • Netbook OS Shouldn't Matter, But It Does
  • Out and about with the Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu 9.04
  • gmusicbrowser: A Linux Player for Big Libraries
  • Phraymd - an image collection manager
  • Fedora Devshell is now packaged in Fedora
  • Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix from a USB stick

Can Konqueror Compete? A Look at KDE’s Browser

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KDE
Software

linux-mag.com: With Firefox marketshare now above 20% and rising fast, can the KDE Project’s browser, Konqueror, compete? Recently I started running KDE 4.2.2 and decided to use Konqueror in place of my default browser — Firefox. Let’s see how Konqueror stacks up.

Why Users Aren't Moving to Linux

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you read enough blog posts, or more specifically, comments posted on blog posts, you might get the idea that there are specific structural, technological or systemic reasons why Linux has only a small slice of the desktop market.

That Non-X Linux Thing

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Software

jehurst.wordpress: Let’s talk about Linux without X. Sure, there are several nice lists of applications which don’t require X. I use several of them. However, there is a whole range of things not considered if we simply talk console.

Firefox: Some security tips

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: There are several reasons why Firefox is the Web browser of choice for many of us. Providing a safe Web surfing experience is one of the more important ones. I’d like to offer some tips.

Mandriva and its R D projects PR

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Last time I talk about the Xtreem OS. As we could see, there were very few communication/PR about this on Mandriva website. This complete lack of communication from Mandriva about theses R&D projects is very strange.

People of openSUSE: Jim Henderson

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: I noticed Jim by his thoughtful replies on openSUSE mail lists and forums. He has ability to listen, understand and answer in the way that correspondent can not only find correct, but also understand, which is seldom found talent.

Overview of Ubuntu in the Highstreet

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: I’m constantly vigilant, assesing how much of the general public who are not technically minded use Ubuntu. Here I found an interesting anti-Linux movement forming.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #140

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #140 for the week of April 26th- May 2nd, 2009 is now available.

Jaunty: kernel 2.6.30 fixes the Intel video

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Ubuntu

beranger.org: The Jaunty kernel team should apologize to the whole Universe: the Intel video regression is because of the kernel, and here’s the proof.

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GNOME and Other Software

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    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
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