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Story CloudRouter 2.0 Hits Beta with OpenDaylight Lithium and Fedora 22 Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 10:26pm
Story SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 Adds Support for IBM POWER8 Rianne Schestowitz 1 18/07/2015 - 10:18pm
Story How to squeeze more battery life from your Linux laptop Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 9:31pm
Story Here is the video of Linus Torvalds riding a fighter jet Rianne Schestowitz 2 18/07/2015 - 9:27pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Bring Telegram App Improvements, New Thumbnailer Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:37pm
Story Open-Source Linux Graphics: A10-7870K Godavari vs. i7-4790K Haswell vs. i7-5775C Broadwell Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:33pm
Story The Linux 4.2 Mainline Kernel From Ubuntu Is Finally Working Again Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:27pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 18/07/2015 - 7:26pm

KDE Desktop Tricks

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cristalinux.blogspot: Up until recently, I was mostly a GNOME user. The tide has shifted lately, though, and I have found myself leaning towards KDE desktops more and more. I believe that is mostly a result of the incredible work the developers are putting in place to improve and polish the product, but also down to the fact that I have been learning more about its "secrets".

The Xfce “control panel”

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Software Today we take another look at the Xfce desktop environment. In this piece of the puzzle we are going to take a look at Xfce’s “control panel”, the Xfce 4 Settings Manager.

10 reasons why Mint might not fail in India

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Ubuntu Last evening while reading the SA forums, I encountered a thread about Linux and what was required to bring it to the general public. One of the goons mentioned a post that indicated ten reasons why Ubuntu wasn’t ready for the desktop in India.

Just What Will be for Sale in the Ubuntu Software Center Come October?

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Ubuntu The framework for supporting paid applications in the Ubuntu Software Centre will almost certainly be in place for Ubuntu 10.10 - but what could users expect to see on sale?

Sidux 2010-01: Rolling Release KDE Goodness

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Linux I have always had a thing for distributions with KDE, and checking out how all the leading distributions choose to implement it. My latest foray into the world of KDE distro’s this time brings me to Sidux, which is a rolling distribution based on Debian Unstable.

SCO Appeals. Yes. Them Again.

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Legal Just a few days before its own liquidation hearings, The SCO Group has lodged an appeal against the judgement that pulled the rug out from under the company's numerous ongoing legal battles.

KDE 4.5 RC2 Available

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KDE While many KDE developers are enjoying, contemplating, hacking, discussing, designing, planning and promoting KDE's trinity of software products (The Plasma Desktop, the Application Suite and the Development Platform), the release team also found some time to make another release candidate available.

Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Finally Released

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MDV The Spring version of the popular Mandriva Linux distribution is now available for download on mirrors worldwide. With the release of Mandriva Linux 2010.1 “Spring,” we definitely know that Mandriva is alive and kicking.

Ubuntu font: what the glyph!

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  • Ubuntu font: what the glyph!
  • dear canonical - big mistake!
  • New Ubuntu Fonts – No You Cannot Use Them Yet!

[Tip] PostgreSQL Tip of the Day - mass modification of sequences

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Someone posted a dilemma to the pgsql-sql list today that involved many if not all of his sequences getting out of sync with their respective "serial" columns. In other words, something like "SELECT max(id) FROM sometable" yields 42, but the sequence nextval for is currently set to 36. This is obviously bad (for reasons left as an exercise for the reader).

Installing Maia Mailguard On Debian Lenny (Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix/MySQL)

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This guide explains how to install Maia Mailguard, a spam and virus management system, on a Debian Lenny mailserver. Maia Mailguard is a web-based interface and management system based on the popular amavisd-new email scanner and SpamAssassin. Written in Perl and PHP, Maia Mailguard gives end-users control over how their mail is processed by virus scanners and spam filters, while giving mail administrators the power to configure site-wide defaults and limits.

today's leftovers:

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  • A Note-Slinging Dynamic Duo
  • Desktop Virtualization Tools for Ubuntu
  • Sake Visual – Indie Visual Novel Studio
  • Why does Windows XP refuse to die?
  • GmailWatcher
  • Firefox 4 Beta Is Fast, But Not The Only Browser In Town
  • Are the Creative Commons Licences Valid?
  • XO Laptops distributed to four schools
  • QLC – Linux-powered theatrical lighting
  • Nexus one gets Linux
  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2010 Slides & Videos
  • Finding Free Fonts for Linux
  • Proprietary Software Licensing Produces No New Value In Society

some howtos:

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  • How to install Flock Browser on Slackware 13.1
  • HowTo switch from Cooker to Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • 15 Examples to Install, Uninstall, Upgrade, Query RPM Packages
  • Making Photographs Black & White in GIMP
  • Fix for ALSA API Apps in Ubuntu
  • Shortcuts In Ubuntu 10.04
  • How To Create A Debian VM With Qemu
  • How to Make a Tar Archive (a.k.a. "tarball")
  • VIM: Faster navigation in a file
  • Secure Online Banking with Linux USB Live
  • Useful Shortcuts for Unix Geeks
  • Don't Parse That String!
  • Adding a Secure Delete Option to Nautilus File Manager
  • Display Battery Status And Thermal Temperature From Command Line
  • Install Group of Sofware on Ubuntu using Tasksel
  • compress email attachments automatically in Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Transfer a Drive Image Over a Network Using an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Resetting Gnome's Settings in Ubuntu

Open source compliance: know your obligations

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OSS One key element of open source compliance is to know your obligations. There is a lot of confusion about what open source means exactly and some people believe that open source means you can do whatever you want.

Travels With Teo: Linux Netbook Hits the Road

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Hardware A couple of months ago the nice ZaReason people sent me their Teo Ubuntu netbook to review. I was favorably impressed and gave it a positive review. Then they let me take it on my vacation, so little Teo traveled 2500 miles with us. This was the ultimate portability, performance, and battery test. How did Teo do?

Akademy 2010: Almost Like Being There

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KDE Not everyone can make it to Akademy. For those of you not able to be here, the Akademy team has been making great efforts to video the talks, capture the atmosphere through photographs and pick up some of the Akademy chatter through informal interviews with community members.

IBM, EU Create Research Consortium For Open Source

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OSS IBM, in collaboration with the European Union, industry and academia, is launching a research consortium which aims to help businesses more easily take advantage of Internet-based services - or "e-services" - to create collaborative business operations and achieve shared business goals.

Storage Management with an LVM GUI Have you been looking for open-source storage management tools that are easy to use and provide a graphical representation of your storage. Alas, there are no comprehensive tools but there are graphical tools that you can pair with command-line wizardry, particularly LVM.

Dell cuddles Canonical for big Ubuntu fluffer love

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Ubuntu Dell is working with Canonical to help customers float Ubuntu-powered open-source clouds while also cozying up to developers.

First look: new Ubuntu font boosts Linux typography

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Ubuntu Today Canonical launched a closed beta for the new font, making it available to testers and Ubuntu contributors. I tested it on my desktop computer, running Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the package, I enabled it in the GNOME appearance preference dialog.

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