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Story Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:15am
Story The Importance of Openness to the Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:06am
Story GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 9:12am
Story Is Mir and convergent desktop hampering the development of Ubuntu? Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:47am
Story What's New in Kernel Development Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:38am
Story Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Available For Developers And Testers Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:33am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Is Getting Closer Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:24am
Story Canonical Joins Internet Slowdown Day Protest Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:23am
Story Freexian’s first report about Debian Long Term Support Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:45am
Story The FSF and Debian team up to help users in getting ‘free’* hardware Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:37am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Cisco AXP Contest Field Narrowed to Top 10

  • 25 Sites Related to Debian You Can’t Miss
  • Some Linux Critiques By Way Of A Solaris Dissenter
  • Even Linux can become a victim of Windows viruses...
  • Some notes on OpenSolaris 2009.6
  • GRUB2 To Be Used By Default In Ubuntu 9.10
  • Firefox 3.5 Preview now available for beta users
  • XtraDB: InnoDB on Steroids
  • openSUSE 11.2 Preview
  • Explaining Ubuntu's 10 Second Boot Time
  • Companies Still Worried About Open-source Security
  • Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting (Book Review)
  • Aaron Seigo: build brand together, adendums
  • Baseball and Linux?
  • Red Hat on Verizon's cloud
  • Invisible Linux
  • Free and fair — and open source
  • loook: A light-weight text search tool for OpenOffice documents
  • Alien-GUI: grafically convert deb and tar packages to RPM
  • Interview with Jamie Cameronof Webmin
  • Group targets open source cloud computing
  • RIM may go open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Routine check of drives

  • Create drag-and-drop DVD .iso image burning in Ubuntu
  • Mounting SD memory card on boot
  • Ubuntu 9.04 SSD Tips
  • Creating Queries in OpenOffice.org Base
  • Disabling the Root Account on Your SSH Server
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 anti-aliasing
  • Keeping File Ownership (UIDs) Consistent when Using EBS on EC2
  • Git Development Cycle
  • Use antiword to extract text from .doc files
  • Set up a Reverse SSH Tunnel

Qt vs GTK: Conclusion

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Software

celettu.wordpress: After writing four posts about this, it’s time to wrap it up. Over the last few weeks I installed and tested enough software to last a lifetime and I feel confident to draw a couple of conclusions.

Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

  • More On 7 Years of Mozilla Releases
  • Toronto students behind Firefox browser's amazing overhaul
  • Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

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Hardware
  • Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

  • Google Android - Better For Netbooks Than Windows 7
  • Linux and Windows battle for netbooks
  • The incredible, expandable Linux netbook
  • How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?

Stop illegal Steganography

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Security

Some of the more nefarious Steganography tactics include hiding information for illegal reasons. Learn whats at stake and how to detect and thwart Steganography techniques and blunt its effectiveness.

Damn you, Windows 7 RC, Damn You!!

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Microsoft

liveblue.wordpress: So, Aparrently windows rc is going to be the best windows since …. , well, the best windows version ever. The hype as on. Then I got an idea… What if I could install windows side by side with my linux.

Macs, Windows 7, and Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

blogs.computerworld: As I write this, the new Mac news is coming out and Microsoft just decided to back down from limiting Windows 7 Starter Edition to no more than three applications. So, why do I think you may want to buy a Linux desktop instead? Easy: Price.

It's COOL-ER with Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you bought a Kindle or Kindle 2 yet? Don't--at least not until you check out the COOL-ER ebook reader.

Napster: Ten years of change

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Misc

news.bbc.co.uk: In June 1999 a US teenager wrote a computer program that turned the music industry on its head, and created shockwaves that are still being felt by the global entertainment business a decade later.

10 KDE 4 desktop widgets to make you more productive

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: KDE 4 brought some big changes to the desktop, including timesaving widgets that do everything from popping you into Twitter to keeping tabs on your servers to providing on-the-fly spell-checking. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of these handy little labor-saving apps.

Editing Videos With Kdenlive

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: For many years, editing digital video in Linux was not an easy task. Linux users have long sought a nonlinear video editing solution that was both powerful and easy to use. Kdenlive is the first video editor for KDE to combine both of these critical aspects into one package.

Five Essential Apps for the Ubuntu User

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Software

geeks.com: There's a lot of software for Ubuntu. A lot of it's good, some of it's OK, and there are a few duds. But the five applications that this TechTip covers are great additions to anyone's installation of Ubuntu.

5 Biggest Tech Letdowns

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: It’s fun to look back in retrospect and remember the genesis of technologies that truly have become inseparable from our everyday lives. It’s even more fun to look back on the belly flops.

Macpup - Puppy on steroids

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Going through the almost endless repository of Puplets, I came across a little doggie called Macpup Foxy. It intrigued me, so I downloaded it and tried it - and very much liked it. So today, we're going to have a short review; nothing major. Call this a Puppy sequel, if you will.

Testing Out ATI Kernel Mode-Setting On Ubuntu

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Kernel mode-setting for Intel graphics hardware can already be found in the mainline Linux kernel and will be included by default in the release of Ubuntu 9.10 later this year.

Fedora 11 and Ext4: The Straight Bits

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Linux
Interviews

jaboutboul.blogspot: Fedora 11, when released tomorrow, will be the first distribution to boast the inclusion of ext4, the latest incarnation in the extended file system family, as default. Join me for an interview with Eric Sandeen, renown file system hacker.

Palm's Linux smartphone debuts

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: As promised, Palm's Linux-based smartphone went on sale Saturday, available exclusively for Sprint networks, says eWEEK. Early reviews have been favorable, although analysts worry about the lack of software and the ability of Sprint to effectively market the Palm Pre.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 306

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Absolute Linux 12.2.5

  • News: Fedora prepares to launch "Leonidas", openSUSE opens up development, Mandriva gathers ideas for 2010, CentOS publishes community magazine, Sun offers hints about Solaris 11, SliTaz 3.0 roadmap
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2009.06, Tiny Core Linux 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 11, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2
  • New additions: Hymera Open, Qimo 4 Kids
  • New distributions: Digital Forensic Live CD, InfraLinux, StormOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Thank Apple for the Linux 'desktop'

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Linux
Mac

Matt Asay: I spent the weekend using Ubuntu 9.04 almost exclusively. Blame it on Apple. In 2002 I switched to the Mac and have never looked back. Which, I think, is why it has been so easy to pick up Ubuntu, Moblin, and other variants of Linux.

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Microsoft v GNU/Linux

  • Illinois residents sue Microsoft over forced Windows 10 upgrades

    The lawyers who have acted on behalf of the trio are looking to have the case expanded to a class action covering every person who has been affected by a forced upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. They allege that there are thousands of such cases.

    The trio claim that Microsoft uses various tactics to get users to upgrade and does not give them a chance to refuse.

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    The system was developed by its joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group Corp, a State-owned company. Equipped with tailor-made security {sic} features, it is expected to allow the US tech giant to regain access to China's lucrative government software procurement market.

  • Microsoft One Drive Bug In Chrome OS And Linux Fixed