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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.

A Nouveau 3D Driver That Works For Old NVIDIA Hardware

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: While there is now DRM support in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel for the Nouveau driver that carries the bits for kernel mode-setting, 2D (EXA) acceleration, and other fundamental functions on NVIDIA graphics processors, the Gallium3D driver still is incomplete. However, a new Mesa DRI driver has emerged for Nouveau that provides *working* 3D support for older NVIDIA hardware.

Red Hat's CEO expects a rosy future

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Linux

charlotteobserver.com: When Jim Whitehurst was named CEO of Red Hat, some Wall Street analysts had doubts because of his lack of experience running a software company. Those doubts have been erased.

F-Spot: An Able-Bodied All-in-One Image Machine

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Software

linuxinsider.com: No image editing and organizing application is perfect, but F-Spot can be a solid choice to manage your photo collection.

Two thousand open source applications for the public sector

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OSS

osor.eu: The European Union's Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) as of today is offering public administrations access to more than two thousand free and open source applications.

Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

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Linux
Web

computerworld.com: Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and VMware Inc., while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Netbook Distro Leeenux Linux 2.0 with lots of Applications
  • Gwibber Gets An Awesome New Look
  • digiKam 1.1.0 released...
  • Microsoft/Novell: Breaking Down the Coupon Numbers
  • KDE at FOSDEM this Weekend
  • DotD: GNU/Linux Advanced Administration PDF Book
  • Jane Silber Interview
  • Another console download manager
  • ArchBang LIVE CD v1.03
  • Linus Torvalds is listed amongst “The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time”
  • SFLS: Episode 0x20: Book Settlement Update And Other Topics
  • FLOSS Weekly 106: Cfengine

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux RAID disk wipeout
  • Irssi’s /channel, /network, /server and /connect – What It Means
  • Building a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • PostgreSQL – Initialize Database At Different Location
  • How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux
  • Inkscape Class Day 6
  • Ubuntuzilla Repository Makes Firefox 3.6 Installation in Ubuntu Even Simpler
  • Gbrainy: A Brain Teaser Game for Your Kids
  • When Context Gets Complicated (and why it's not a problem)
  • PDFCrack - A Password Recovery / Crack Tool for PDF-files on Linux
  • Start and Control konsole with DBUS
  • How to clear a lp print queue (spooler) - Linux
  • Kubuntu and KDE 4 User Auto Login
  • Installing LXDE Light Weight Desktop Environment on openSUSE 11.2
  • How Do I View My Computer Name In Ubuntu Linux?
  • How to kill processes in “D” state in Linux?
  • Build A Linux Distro Online
  • Linux Create Software RAID 1 (Mirror) Array
  • Configure Exim4 on Ubuntu to use GMail as Smart Host

Interview with Pardus Linux

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Linux
Software
Interviews

voidspace.org.uk: I recently did an interview on Python with the Pardus Linux magazine. Pardus are great supporters and users of Python. A while ago they chose Python as their standard language for custom package and configuration management tools.

Android and the Linux kernel community

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Linux

kroah.com: As the Android kernel code is now gone from the Linux kernel, as of the 2.6.33 kernel release, I'm starting to get a lot of questions about what happened, and what to do next with regards to Android. So here's my opinion on the whole matter...

Bullet Candy Perfect Game released For Linux - For $1!

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Gaming

linuxpr.com: Bullet Candy Perfect is a fun shoot-em-up game, with sharp, super smooth 3D graphics and a cool techno soundtrack. The game is all about honing your skills to perfection as you attempt the perfect run!

Modify and extend the powerful Vim Scripting editor

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Linux
HowTos

Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features.

Quick and easy Linux security

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Linux
Security
HowTos

ghacks.net: You’ve just set up your Linux desktop. Naturally you want it to be as secure as possible. You’ve heard the rumors that, out of the box, Linux has outstanding security. Is it true? Do you really want to take a chance with that? Most likely not. But what can you do?

Top 8 MySQL Management Tools

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Software

mynitor.com: A large percentage of small to medium sized websites depend on Mysql server to support their db infrastructure. Working with it is as easy is saying it and for some reason there are numerous web and non-web administration software written specifically to manage a Mysql server.

Open Source, but don’t spread a word!

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MDV

wobo46.wordpress: There’s a major event coming up: the 2010 Fosdem. I read that Mandriva will have a stand in the exhibition. I inserted my name as participant in the Mandriva community wiki page and waited for further information.

Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

earthweb.com: For a new version of Microsoft's operating system that just began shipping to consumers just a few months ago, Microsoft Windows 7 is doing quite well, according to new figures release by Web analytics firm Net Applications.

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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

  • A different approach to kernel configuration
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Roughing it, with Linux

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Red Hat: Ansible Tower, Patent Promise, and Shares Declining

  • Red Hat’s automation solution spreading among APAC enterprises
    Red Hat recently shared revealed its agentless automation platform is spreading among enterprises in APAC countries like Australia, China, India and Singapore. The company asserts its Ansible Tower helps enterprises cut through the complexities of modern IT environments with powerful automation capabilities that improve productivity and reduce downtime. “Today’s business demands can mean even greater complexity for many organisations. Such dynamic environments can necessitate a new approach to automation that can improve speed, scale and stability across IT environments,” says head of APAC office of technology at Red Hat, Frank Feldmann.
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