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Story Red Hat Makes Progress On Firefox Native For Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 7:05pm
Story LibreOffice GTK3 On Wayland Starts To Work Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 7:03pm
Story Tizen Dev Tools Version 15.01 Released Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Intel Celeron N3050 Braswell Linux Performance Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:56pm
Story FreeBSD Developers Arguing Over Their New Code of Conduct Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:53pm
Story Voyager X8 – One of the Best Linux Distros You’ve Never Heard Of Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:44pm
Story Clonezilla Live OS Is Now Using Linux Kernel 4.0.8 Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Detailed Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:29pm
Story Visualizing flux: Time travel, torque, and temporal maps Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:27pm
Story 7 big reasons to contribute to Opensource.com Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 6:20pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Change Ownership of a file on Linux
  • Enable Icons on the Ubuntu System Menu
  • Add these handy bash aliases for efficiency
  • Creating Tileable Marble Textures with The GIMP
  • eeePC: TrackPad Mouse Clicking in Linux Mint 9
  • Conky Ubuntu Theme - Easiest Way to install Conky
  • Tweet from command line using curl
  • The difference between Primary and Secondary groups
  • Me TV – Digital television viewer

Three video transcoding applications for Linux worth knowing

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Software

ghabuntu.com: If you are a movie junkie like me, chances are you have quite a number of movies on your computer that would be nice watching on your DVD player or home theater system, mobile phone or portable multimedia device. The following three applications should help.

Big distributions, little RAM 2

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Linux
Hardware

thelinuxexperiment.com: As a follow up to my previous post I have decided to re-run the tests, this time with the updated distributions (where available of course). Again I will be testing all of this within VirtualBox on ‘machines’ with the following specifications:

Many companies distributing open source software don't know it

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OSS

networkworld.com: Too many companies have no idea that they're distributing open source software and therefore violating the GPL, a survey by OpenLogic found.

Support GNOME by Shopping at Amazon.com

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The GNOME foundation provide Amazon referral links for your browser. That is, every time you search for a product using the referral link and end up buying something GNOME get a paid a referral fee based on the amount you spend. The best bit is that it costs you absolutely nothing extra but helps keep GNOME in servers, ballpoint pens and developers.

Highlight Text On Websites With Wired-Marker For Firefox

ghacks.net: The Firefox extension Wired-Marker adds text highlighting capabilities to the web browser. The tool becomes available via the context menu and the Tools menu after installation.

some shorts:

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News
  • New branch for OOo 3.3
  • openSUSE 11.3RC1 LXDE screencast
  • A flood of stable kernel releases
  • Linux 2.6.35-rc4 Kernel Sees The Light Of Day
  • Maintenance for openSUSE 11.0 extended

Open to the core - The pragmatic freedom

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: Everyone seems to have an opinion on the open core debate, and a popular opinion seems to inflict some sort of excommunication to anyone having a less than pure open source monetization process. Therefore I thought that I would add some unsolicited input to this matter.

5 popular open source eCommerce platforms

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Software

memeburn.com: There are so many off-the-shelf web solutions out there, many website owners are asking: Why should I bother building it myself? When thinking about their eCommerce platform, a site owner faces three key choices: the Software as a Service hosted solution, download and install an open source or purchased solution, or just build it yourself.

Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion

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Linux
Hardware
  • Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion
  • Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
  • More on netbooks, devices and everything (Plasma)

My First LXDE Desktop

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Software

cidtux.blogspot: LXDE is desktop environtment like KDE and Gnome. But it's lighter than KDE and Gnome. But it's still need middle spec computer like pentium 3/4 and with Minimum Ram 128-256 MB Ram. LXDE is simple, but for newbie user like me it's still little hard.

Meet the staff: Community editor Lee Schlesinger

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OSS
Web

sourceforge.net/blog: Today’s a legal holiday in the US, but we like to post an entry in the blog every weekday to keep you from getting bored. I can’t promise to relieve the boredom today, because today’s entry is about me.

OpenOffice.org to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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Software
OOo

linuxjournal.com: Previously OpenOffice.org used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. But as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework.

Easter Eggs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: We’ve written a lot lately about serious, geeky topics, like virtualization. But we here at WorksWithU also like to have fun from time to time. To prove it, here’s a look at some of the hilarious–or at least amusing–Easter eggs and other jokes hidden in Ubuntu.

LightDM

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Software

bobthegnome.blogspot: I'd like to announce a side-project I've been working on: The Light Display Manager (LightDM).

3G woes: maybe NetworkManager isn't that bad?

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Software

nicubunu.blogspot: I curse NetworkManager a lot, these days my main internet connection at home is 3G, using a Huawei E160 modem, an Orange 3G subscription. Well... it looks like my cursing should slow down after I had to deal at work with a much worse situation: Windows 7.

Is Ubuntu damaging my laptop hard drive?

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Ubuntu

blulin.wordpress: I have been using ubuntu since 6.06 and loving it. I recently bought a new laptop and have discovered a problem it and ubuntu.

Why I downgraded to Linux Mint 8

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Linux

openattitude.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint 9 Isadora since about June 1st on my main desktop computer. For me it was the sum of smaller issues that ultimately made me roll back to Linux 8 Helena over the weekend.

Jim Whitehurst is CEO and Chief Plumber at Red Hat

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Linux

cio.co.uk: Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the oldest and by far the most successful company whose business is based purely around open source, makes no bones about it:

today's howtos and odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
  • Debranding Firefox in PCLinuxOS
  • Linux.conf.au requests 2012 bid proposals
  • Announcing a new Fedora for the XO-1 release
  • Terminator 0.94 released
  • Control Applications With Simon Speech Recognitions
  • Wuala: Linux Friendly Dropbox alternative
  • RETRO: The Linux Action Show! s9e02
  • Impression of First Day at Akademy 2010
  • Liquorix Squeezes the Most Out of Your Linux Desktop
  • Open source developer sees 100 percent growth
  • The Real reason Why Ubuntu Linux Doesn’t Have Malware – Part 1
  • MegaGlest 3.3.5 Pre-release special
  • 10 Misconceptions about Linux
  • LettersFall 2.0
  • Lightspark Flash Player Continues To Advance
  • Setting up a RocketRaid 2320 controller on Linux Mint 9
  • Netrunner 2 – Blacklight – A new release
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