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Story Feed Readers for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 6:27pm
Story Tizen IVI SDK – 3.0 Alpha 4 is Available to Download Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 6:15pm
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Story Firefox Hello Does Account-Free Video Chat Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:54pm
Story CherryPy – A Minimalist Python Web Framework Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:54pm
Story Edward Snowden suggests you use Silent Circle Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2014 - 4:53pm

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places

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KDE

arstechnica.com: A new Plasma-based custom KDE desktop shell is designed to deliver a better user experience on netbooks and other devices with small screens. Ars takes a look at the prototype to see how it compares to the conventional KDE desktop environment.

Google Touts Open Source Growth

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OSS

earthweb.com: Google isn't only crawling your Web site, it's looking at your source code as well. That was the introduction for Chris DiBona, the open source programs manager at Google, one of several keynote speakers here at OSCON 2009 today.

Fastpatx – A Quick and Simple Web Browser

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Software

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: I recently stumbled across Fastpatx web browser, which is written in PyQT and contains around 50 lines of code. It is very simple and has a very plain and uncrowded interface.

Microsoft responds to GPL violations

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The Microsoft Linux GPLv2 contribution saga unfolds

  • Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
  • Microsoft and Vyatta rebutt reports of GPL violation
  • Microsoft wants to be part of Unique Identity project: Bill Gates

Book Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

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Misc

The creator of the C++ programming language brings us a new textbook in programming principles that could well become a classic tome. Read the review at Freesoftware Magazine.

Foresight Linux - Tough love

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Foresight Linux advertises itself as a modern operating system, featuring intuitive user interface and a wide range of innovative applications intended to make the desktop experience instantly pleasurable. One of the way Foresight Linux achieves this is by blending free and proprietary software.

Measuring Ubuntu’s Market Share

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Over the last few years, various figures have been put forth as measures of Ubuntu’s desktop market share, with some sources contradicting themselves and most sources contradicting the other ones. Below, we take a look.

The Germans Love Laptop Linux. So Why Don't We?

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Linux
Hardware

bmighty.com/blog: In Germany, two of the top 10 best-selling laptops currently run Linux. What do these folks know that we don't?

Red Hat educates profs

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Linux

newsobserver.com: This week a fourth-floor meeting room at the company's Centennial Campus headquarters in Raleigh is the site of a boot camp for faculty from a half-dozen universities, including N.C. Central and Elon.

SUSE Studio: The Do-it-Yourself Linux

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SUSE

techgage.com: Linux is well known for being very customizable, but with SUSE Studio, things are taken to an entirely new level. Imagine taking a base template, building on top of it with your personal software choices, and then building it as a bootable ISO.

today's leftovers:

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News
  1. 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

  2. GPLv3 hits 50 percent adoption
  3. Amazon apologizes, FSF says free the ebook
  4. Microsoft aims to be a Linux kernel contributor: What's in it for them?
  5. id Software will no longer support linux
  6. Ubuntu for Netbooks
  7. DD-WRT security fix
  8. Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux
  9. MSFT, Red Hat Disagree over Patents
  10. Firefox add-on in Karmic redirects Google searches to Ubuntu Start Page
  11. Microsoft Gives Red Hat a Taste of the Real IP World
  12. blogging with gnome-blog
  13. OSCON: Building Belonging (in communities)
  14. News Limited phases out Solaris
  15. Producing Podcasts with FOSS Slides
  16. How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu
  17. Wallpaper a Day - Day 5
  18. Wallpaper a Day - Day 6
  19. Karmic Alpha 3 released
  20. Okay, Linux Gamers Are REALLY Excited!
  21. What Ubuntu has done to improve energy efficiency
  22. Google is not going to have its way.
  23. Microsoft Profit down 17% on Ubuntu, Google, Apple threats
  24. Volume control in Karmic is UP/DOWN
  25. Windows is Dead, Long Live FOSS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find python dependencies

  • Nautilus Chrome Uses Too Much Real Estate?
  • A Detailed Guide To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0
  • Create a Twitter Info Server with Bash
  • Change Firefox awesome bar search engine
  • wvdial conf settings for Tata Indicom CDMA 1x USB Modem
  • How To Find Your IP Address On Ubuntu Linux
  • My KDE 4.x Desktop Activities Tutorial
  • How to get non-free codecs workin on Moblin
  • Howto install VLC media player 1.0.0 in Ubuntu
  • How to set up your own Linux media server
  • Tutorial: Fix Invalid Dictionary Entries in Firefox
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Local Computer
  • Where is The Clear Cache Button In Firefox 3.5x?
  • Customizing XFCE
  • How To Customize Your Linux Desktop With GnomeART-NG

semantic desktop

blogs.gnome.org/otte: It gained traction when people realized that a lot of places on the desktop refer to the same things, but they all do it incompatibly. What’s a sematic desktop anyway?

Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: One of the nice things about Linux is that anybody can create a Linux distribution and sometimes the better distros come from the most unlikely of places.

Five Open Source Apps to Manage Your Collections

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Comic books, DVDs, old vinyl albums, Star Wars figurines -- collecting things is fun. What's not fun, though, is keeping track of it all. Here are five open source collection management apps to help you organize your stuff.

The KDE 4 Journey

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KDE

hnaik.blogspot: I still remember how eagerly I had waited for the KDE 4 release. I also remember how disappointed I was when it actually came out in January 2008. With that release, KDE lost one of its foremost advocates - Linus Torvalds, to its rival GNOME.

Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way, not because they have to.

Hate KDE4? Ignorance Is Probably the Culprit

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KDE

linux-blog.org: Let’s bust some myths today because a majority of KDE 4 haters out there have the same reasons for hating it. I’m pretty sick of seeing posts and news articles about “why I don’t like KDE 4″ and then seeing that the real reason the person is upset is because they don’t spend an extra few moments trying to figure things out…aka lazy and ignorant.

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