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Story KDE Developer Missing, Linux Reviews, and Lightweight Distros Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 4:52pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 4:16pm
Story Ubuntu and ASUS start selling affordable notebooks in the US Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 3:17pm
Story Ubuntu = Freedom! Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 3:10pm
Story Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:59pm
Story Microsoft Windows vs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:48pm
Story Questions Needed for Interview With Stallman Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:37pm
Story Leftovers: FOSS in CMS Roy Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:25pm
Story CyanogenMod Installer removed from Google Play Store Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:17pm
Story 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide For Linux PC Hardware Rianne Schestowitz 28/11/2013 - 2:00pm

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Learning Linux Chmod Using Numbers

  • Linux - Getting the Correct Time
  • BASH: Prepend A Text / Lines To a File
  • How to set Virtual Box in Full screen Mode?
  • Optimizing the Ubuntu Boot Process

few bloggings

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Linux
  • Mint Linux, working straight out of the box

  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 on my Aspire One
  • Ubuntu On My Macbook

5 Most Underrated Linux Apps

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Software

internetling.com: FOSS is evolving. Computers are getting faster and cheaper. Nowadays, even open source software has a lot of internal competition, and with more processing power, developers are now able to churn out feature-rich applications. But do we need them?

Dell/Ubuntu Inspiron 1525 Review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

marksitblog.blogspot: I recently purchased a new Dell 1525 laptop running Ubuntu 8.04. I've been in need of a new laptop for about a year, and decided to take the plunge and see how good a Linux based laptop from Dell really is.

What Ubuntu 8.10 SHOULD look like

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Ubuntu

lunduke.com: This is just a mockup that someone put together for a possible look and feel for the next Ubuntu release (Intrepid Ibex), which is due out in October. But. Wow. Yes. This is what Ubuntu should look like.

GNU/Linux and thin-clients across the school

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Garry Saddington is ICT co-ordinator at Skegness Grammar School. The school uses a very wide range of free and open source applications – in fact all of the curriculum requirements are met through free software.

Finding tabs with the awesome bar?

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: If it’s not rare for you to have 20, 30 or 40 tabs opened at a time, you know how much of a burden it can be to get back to the one you need.

today's leftovers

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News
  • CentOS position on systems intrusion at Red Hat

  • Using Elisa as your Ubuntu media center
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner in openSUSE
  • Empathize!
  • More Weekend Humor Of The Linux and Unix Variety
  • Has the Microsoft-Novell SUSE Certificates Affected Linux Virtualization Support?
  • Realizing the Promise of UC with Open Source
  • Using GNOME on a Small Screen
  • Open Source: The Key to a Software Meritocracy
  • OLPC kits out entire nation's kids with laptops
  • 9 Tips to Use Apachectl and Httpd like a Power User
  • 12 Resources for Free Open Source Tutorials and Tools
  • IT needs to retool tech workers for Linux growth

Demo Video of the XFCE Pre-seed

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The video shows the following: The Iceweasel brwser with Flash and Java plugins, The Thunar file manager with XDG directories, and Double-clicking an audio file to play it in MPlayer.

Also: Demo Video of the Gnome Pre-seed

New Adept coming for KDE

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Next week is feature freeze in Ubuntu land, so we are working hard on filling the distros with the necessary features. We got a new Adept in thanks to the excellent mornfall, so now people can install and upgrade and manage their packages again.

Netbook Prices Are Now Falling

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Hardware

blogs.nytimes: Personal computer maker Acer said Friday morning it is cutting the price of its Aspire “netbook” to $349 from $399. It’s cutting the price of another netbook, the Linpus Linux Lite, to $329 from $379. None too soon.

FLA for KDE

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: In case you missed it, the membership of KDE e.V. have adopted a new legal instrument: a Fiduciary License Agreement. So ... what does it mean?

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 release hour by hour

  • Dell Mini Inspiron caught running Ubuntu in the wild
  • In defense of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu? No thanks
  • Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu
  • Installing and Configuration Ubuntu Samba Server
  • Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008
  • Ubuntu Linux Bloggers Wanted

Novell and Microsoft: Stop with the FUD already

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Microsoft
SUSE

blogs.computerworld: Unlike a lot of open-source supporters, I don't turn red with anger at the very thought of Novell working with Microsoft. Like it or not, getting Linux and Windows to work better together makes good, hard business sense. What I do find annoying is that Novell is continuing to feed Microsoft's FUD machine about Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 35

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SUSE

Issue #35 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha2 is available, Linux Distribution Popularity Across the Globe, and openSUSE to add SELinux Basic Enablement in 11.1.

OpenOffice.org Impress: Using Master Slides

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: The Master view in Impress is the equivalent of page styles in Writer. It's the view where you can set elements of design that appear throughout your presentation, such as the slide background and foreground colors, any reoccurring elements, and the fonts. By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content.

FOSS Is More Valuable Than $60 Billion

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: So let me tell you how my day went. It started at 7am on my back deck. I usually start my workday there when the weather is nice. It's cool, the bugs aren't awake yet, and it's just plain nice to be outside.

Oops! I Fixed the Linux Kernel

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Linux

internetnews.com: When Linux crashes, users don't get a Blue Screen like they do on Windows. Instead, Linux generates an "oops" -- a crash signature that can help developers to figure out what went wrong. The feature may have a silly name, but it's increasingly serious business.

How do we attract the next generation?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Once upon a time, Red Hat did sell its software in a shrink wrapped box and you could find it on the shelf next to Windows98. But that was then and this is now. What are we doing to expose new users to Linux and Open Source solutions?

Hidden Linux : Test Driving KDE 4.1

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: KDE 4.1 was released at the end of July and you can add it to any Ubuntu installation with a simple repository update. Add is the operative word here. It's basically a no-risk operation since 4.1 will happily co-exist with your current version of KDE or Gnome.

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