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Story Dual boot Android and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus devices Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:32pm
Story openSUSE 13.1 KDE Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:08pm
Story KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Has Gone Dark Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:02pm
Story Eric Schmidt tells iOS users how to switch to Android Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:57pm
Story Gnu: toward the post-scarcity world – the Free Software Column Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:44pm
Story The European Commission's Neelie Kroes believes in open Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 4:41pm
Story Tux Machines Plans for 2014 and Beyond Roy Schestowitz 6 25/11/2013 - 10:07am
Story Linux in Government and Why There is Still NSA Agenda to Keep Wary Eye on Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 9:16am
Story MenuetOS inches towards 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:58am
Story Tech Memo: Open Sesame Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2013 - 5:52am

New Debian GNU/Linux Update

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: A new Debian GNU/Linux Update was released a few weeks ago - well, actually one and a half new updates, to be precise. I just got around to giving it a try, and I'm pleased and impressed.

10 Most Beautiful Plasma Themes for KDE 4 Desktop

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KDE

junauza.com: The latest series of the K Desktop Environment now utilizes Plasma, a new desktop and panel user interface tool. If you want to further enhance the look of your KDE 4 desktop, I have here a list of some of the most beautiful Plasma themes available

Return of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

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Gaming

penguinpetes.com: Summer's going too fast, man. The kids are almost back in school, already, which makes this the perfect time for the grown-ups to huddle back to their simulated DOS directory and play at some goofy, childish fun. So once again, we crank up DOSBox and grab random stuff off the abandonware buffet. Sometimes for nostalgia, sometimes for thrills, and most of the time just for the endorphin rush from the masochism.

new nvidia beta driver: kde4 flies, but has stability issues

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Last night Nvidia released a new beta version of their binary driver. This one has some new features, where especially a couple of RENDER pathes are now hardware accelerated. I've installed the driver on my desktop machine on a rather clean OpenSuse 11 and a 7600GS and tweaked it.

Being open about "open" (source)

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’m not sure why it bothers me: I use the word “Free” when I’m talking about “Free Software”, and “Open” when I mean “Open source”. I’m very particular about my words, that way. But that’s just me. I don’t expect another religion to follow the rules of my own, or vice-versa.

Foresight Linux: Two out of three's not bad

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Linux

linux.com: According to its past and present marketing, Foresight Linux has three claims to fame: Its user-friendliness, its use of the Conary package management system, and its role as a showcase for the latest in GNOME. In practice, its latest 2.0.4 version is not more user-friendly than any other GNOME-based distribution -- if anything, it is slightly less so.

KDE 4 and Size limits for trash

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KDE

tokoe-kde.blogspot: Some weeks ago, one of our customers asked for a nice feature that was requested 4 years ago. He wanted an option to set a maximum size for the users trash like you can do on Windows or MacOSX to avoid situations where the trash fills 50% of your hard disc.

Ubuntu | The glorious future of Linux?

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Ubuntu

gutsblow.blogspot: I would like to discuss about it's potential I see coming in the future. Though it is based on Debian Linux, Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The progress it achieved in four years is really phenominal. So let me take you a a brief overview of how things changed so significantly.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Guide to GPL Compliance

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a guide to effective compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) and related licenses.

Testing OpenGEU 8.04 Beta

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Linux

softpedia: Ever since the release of OpenGEU 8.04 Beta a few days ago, I felt I needed to see for myself what it brought new and to take a closer look at the praised E17 Desktop shell.

Focused workflow with Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: If Ubuntu Linux had not won me over yet then it certainly has now. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a fantastic set of tools for running Linux on small screens and boosting productivity in a limited workspace.

Distros will always be "Linux" and not their own operating systems

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Linux

Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.

Open Voices Interview with Mitchell Baker, Mozilla

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Interviews
Moz/FF

linux-foundation.org: The fifth Open Voices podcast installation features a conversation with Mozilla Chairman, Mitchell Baker, and the Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the DVD containing those files with VVV

  • Flash 10 RC on Ubuntu amd64
  • Short Tip: Bash tab completion with one tab

Fanboys, Haters, FUD, and The Truth (TM)

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: This post is about the recent popularity of some "hater" and "sux" sites, the proliferation of "Linux myths" articles, real common misconceptions, and the truth about usability in Linux.

Pandora project demoed on video, shows off hardware, Linux, and Quake 2

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: It looks like the Pandora project is really coming together nicely. EvilDragon has just posted this video on the GP32x boards of a development model up and running. It's pretty exciting stuff if you're a homebrew fan (and we know you are), featuring demos of the device smoothly running.

Opera 9.52 Released

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Software

opera.com: We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

  • Microsoft to buy up to $100M in Novell SUSE Linux support vouchers
  • Microsoft to pay Novell $100 million more for Linux support
  • Microsoft And Novell Extend Linux Support Accord
  • Microsoft, Novell Expand Interoperability Partnership

today's leftovers

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News
  • Dual licenses and open source: Best of both worlds?

  • Lancelot Screencast
  • Open options for cloud computing
  • Gag order lifted for students who hacked subway card
  • 6 Things That Suck About Linux
  • Utilities automate Debian filesystem creation
  • 9 Months And Still No UT3 Linux Client
  • Security? That's Obscure!
  • Microsoft not really following open-source model--IBM exec
  • Kernel space: udev rules, but whose?
  • Flipping the Linux switch: Countdown to the dual boot
  • Gentoo: Credit where credit is due
  • Selling support for open source projects that you don't own or contribute to
  • First Ubuntu Netbook Remix Laptop Appears
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 34

New Adventures in Linux…..

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Linux

andy.2boyz.co.uk: Since we got back from Prague things have been pretty quiet around here. There is a reason for this, and that reason is Linux.

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  • Achieve Global Domination in Agenda, Coming to PC, Mac, Linux on September 21
    Agenda, a strategy simulation from Exordium Games where players control an evil organization seeking world domination, will come to Windows, Mac, and Linux on Sept. 21st, 2016. Players will direct covert operations to increase their control over countries' economies, political parties, militaries, science institutions and media outlets. Operations will entail everything from low key kickbacks to military leaders to the brazen assassination of political rivals.
  • Vendetta Online 1.8.385 MMORPG Drastically Improves Chat and Effect Delays
    Guild Software announced the release of a new maintenance update for their popular and cross-platform Vendetta Online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) 3D space combat title. According to the release notes, Vendetta Online 1.8.385 is an important milestone, and it's here to drastically improve the chat and effect delays reported by users during larger capship battles by implementing a new dynamic server packet-queuing and priority change system, which was tested internally with 200 close-proximity capships per battle.
  • Looks like Subnautica from the Natural Selection 2 developers won't get Linux support
    This is quite sad, it seems we have been left wondering for a while (years) about Subnautica, but a developer has now confirmed a Linux version is not being worked on.

Leftovers: Software

  • GNOME Music 3.22 to Offer Better Sorting of Songs in Albums and Artists Views
    GNOME Music 3.22 is on its way, as well as the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, due for release next month on September 21, and it looks like we're now able to get an early taste of what's coming in GNOME's default music playback app. GNOME Music 3.22 Beta has been released, distributed as part of the first Beta development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, and it promises to offer better sorting of tracks in the Artists and Albums views, a "new playlist" entry to the Playlist dialog, and new keyboard shortcuts.
  • bitmath-1.3.1 released
    bitmath is a Python module I wrote which simplifies many facets of interacting with file sizes in various units as python objects. A few weeks ago version 1.3.1 was released with a few small updates.
  • NetworkManager 1.4 Released
  • NetworkManager 1.4: with better privacy and easier to use
    After we released version 1.0 of NetworkManager, it took us sixteen months to reach the 1.2 milestone. This means that it took over a year for some newly added features to reach the user base. Now we are releasing the next major release after just four months.