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Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Trinity Linux System Call Fuzz Tester Effectively Suspended Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:28pm
Story Android Makes Strides in Enterprise Embedded Market Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:14pm
Story FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Now Ready for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Zorin OS 10 RC Screenshot Tour - A Gorgeous New Design for a Different OS Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:02pm
Story Review: SolydK 201506 Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 7:56pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:12pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:09pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:09pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:08pm

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04 (Lucifer’s Legion)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: It has been ages since I delved into the nightmarish and barbaric world of Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Much has changed since I first dared to install it back when I worked for ExtremeTech. Is Ubuntu Satanic Edition still as evil as it used to be?

A Linux Mint based on Debian

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The idea of a Linux Mint desktop based on top of Debian Testing is quite seducing. It’s much faster than Ubuntu and the current Linux Mint desktops, it uses less resources, and it opens the door for a rolling distribution, with a continuous flow of updates and no jumps from one release to another. It’s something we’ve always been tempted to do.

Opera 10.60 for Linux: A rant

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: I’ve made no secret of the fact that despite my open source advocacy, I’m still a longtime user of the Opera browser. However, the past year has been pretty rocky in that respect;

5 Things I Like About Opera 10.60 ” Pros – Cons “

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Software

linuxnov.com: I am not really big fan of Opera web browser for PC, usually used opera on mobile devices and really love it. but the new release Opera 10.60 comes with many new features foe easily use and customize the look of installed Opera version.

Linux Gazette July 2010 (#176):

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Linux

July 2010 (#176):

* Pixie Chronicles: Part 4 Kickstart, by Henry Grebler
the rest of the install

* Tacco and the Painters (A Fable for the Nineties), by Henry Grebler

* Knoppix Boot From PXE Server - a Simplified Version for Broadcom based NICs, by Krishnaprasad K., Shivaprasad Katta, and Sumitha Bennet

* Procmail/GMail-based spam filtering, by Ben Okopnik

* Linux: The Mom & Pop's Operating System, by Anderson Silva

KDE and Science

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KDE

kdenews.org: Free thinkers. Curious people collaborating across borders. Pioneers pushing back the boundaries of what is possible. Teams building upon the work of others. People trying things just to see what happens.

Years After Trial, Reiser Talks Life In Prison

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Reiser

ktvu.com: Mule Creek State Prison has a sensitive needs facility housing some of the state's most notorious inmates, and those who other inmates might want to harm.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X.Org Server 1.8.2 Officially Released
  • N-VA using Drupal
  • Red Hat chief’s payday: $9 million
  • GIMP 2.7.1 with new user interface
  • Virtualization on the Ubuntu Desktop: An Overview
  • [FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 27, June 2010
  • Open source logic analyzer software
  • Open Source Sensing Initiatives March Forward
  • Linux Foundation releases Meego for developers
  • Big-screen Kindle gains new screen technology
  • Cisco's second tablet runs Linux, manages home energy use
  • HP closes Palm deal, confirms WebOS tablet
  • Qualcomm Releases Open-Source 2D/3D Kernel Driver
  • Search for Bilski scapegoats targets IBM
  • VTK - 3D computer graphics
  • Open Source: Advocate to Government
  • When Sugar and Semantics Collide
  • New Ulteo OVD v2.5 release available now

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Caching password, user and group on a roaming Debian laptop
  • Get Native Ubuntu Notifications back in Firefox 3.6.6
  • Turning a Photograph into a Polka Dot Image in GIMP
  • SUSE Linux: Install RPM File And Packages
  • How to Automate Your Podcast Downloads with gPodder
  • Loop Through Files In A Directory
  • fix network manager applet missing from notification area in ubuntu
  • Restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader

Opera 10.60 Review

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Software
  • Opera 10.60 Review
  • Opera 10.6 Arrives With More Speed, New Malware Protection

16 Gorgeous Linux Wallpapers From Pr09studio

Pr09studio guys are also actively contributing for bisigi themes project and they really do have some stunning wallpapers to showcase. So here it goes, 16 beautiful Linux wallpapers for desktop.

Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window

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Moz/FF
  • Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window
  • Sync 1.4 and the status bar
  • Meet Test Pilot in Firefox 4 Beta
  • Firefox Main Window Study: A Heatmap Visualization
  • Mozilla Firefox 4 Pre Beta 2

VMware and Novell: Merger Rumor or More?

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thevarguy.com: The speculation won’t go away. Several companies apparently have bid to acquire Novell. Some pundits think VMware is among the bidders. Why’s that?

Firefox meets Pidgin = InstantBird

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: InstantBird is one of the more interesting applications I’ve tried in a while a while. It's a messaging client that is a curious hybrid of both Firefox & Pidgin.

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

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ghacks.net: Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA.

Graphics drivers

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zrusin.blogspot: There are only two tasks harder than writing Free Software graphics drivers. One is running a successful crocodile petting zoo, the other is wireless bungee jumping.

Moving Firefox Fourwards

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Interviews
Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: I last interviewed Mozilla Europe's Tristan Nitot a couple of years ago. Yesterday, I met up with him again, and caught up with the latest goings-on in the world of Firefox.

Applications to make your KDE more powerful and smarter

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reviewglitz.com: KDE is a nice desktop manager for linux operating systems. KDE usually comes with almost everything you might need. But have you ever dreamed if you could make your kde better, smarter and powerful with more amazing applications.

Kanotix makes comeback with version 2010

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Linux

lwn.net: Kanotix is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at new users or anyone wishing for an easy-to-use system. In 2005 Kanotix was looking good, it was stable, fast, and had some handy extras. But then it suddenly disappeared. Now it's back.

5 Little Linux Computers

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: This month we take a look at a number of small form factor PCs that either come with Linux or would make a perfect fit for your favorite Linux distro. Each of the computers mentioned takes up very little space, but all deliver plenty of computing performance to handle everything from basic web browsing to watching videos.

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