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Story Listaller: Back to the future! Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Ubuntu for Smartwatches? Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Story City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Docker and the battle for open source cloud surpremacy Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:59am
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

odds & ends:

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News
  • Tweaks to Boot Ext4 Filesystem Performance

  • Amarok 2 under Ubuntu
  • Install Linux OS to a USB stick or SD card
  • Anyone for an Open Source Donut?
  • Customing Linux Terminals: Fortunes
  • Droid Assault for Linux
  • Crazynoid
  • Probably not what the design team had in mind …
  • openSUSE Wallpaper
  • Study criticises laptops for distracting children in developing countries
  • How to add a sound card to a KVM guest?
  • Speeding up Internet Surfing (Squid + BIND)
  • How to change the icons in Ubuntu
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 14 in Context
  • FLOSS Weekly 72: OpenSim

New cool list of Linux must-have programs

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Software

dedoimedo.com: It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools. Since, a lot has changed. I have decided to write a new article, from scratch, cataloging an up-to-date collection of must-have programs.

The Egyptians are coming!

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KDE
Gaming

my.opera.com: As you all know KDEGames is by far the most innovative, and well designed part of Linux, and of KDE in particular. But in this release cycle we have literally jumped over our heads trying to please you.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

ericsbinaryworld.com: This is going to be the first time I look at a fresh install of Ubuntu in a long while. The biggest new change is the notification system.

Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux: First Impression

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Software

taragana.com: A raw version of Google Chrome browser for Mac and Linux has been pre-released. Those working on Mac and Linux might have another browser to rejoice but the story is far from complete.

A Journey into Linux

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Linux

adviceunsolicited.wordpress: I remember seeing Redhat in the late 1990’s, but everyone knew Linux was for geeks. But in 2005, my existing system ruined itself anyway. And this was what really put me on the road to Linux.

6 Beautiful ubuntu and gnome black themes

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Software

gurusonline.in: Whatever operating systems we use, one day we get bored with the default theme or style present in it. To make it more pleasant while working with the computer, we need to do some color, wallpaper, font changes etc.

Arch User Magazine Issue 3

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Linux

archuser.com: Take a walk on the bleeding edge. This month brings you the usual great stuff plus… * Better Fonts for the Web, * Living at the Command Line: History Modifiers, and * and a special interview.

Proprietary games, Free software

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OSS

apebox.org: For many years, the games industry has made use of Free Software to help make their products better. A peek at a manual’s copyright acknowledgements (or exploring a game’s installed folders) can yield a number of interesting values.

Open Source Adoption in Italian Public Administrations: Some Real Cases

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: The greatest Italian event of and about Public Administration - asked me to chair the only open source conference taking place in the event.

Web development made easy with Bluefish and KompoZer

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Creating websites from scratch is a serious business. You need to have an idea. You need to have a design. And you need tools to build the sites with.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Architecture and infrastructure

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.30 can be compressed using Bzip2 and LZMA, includes security framework Tomoyo and should boot faster. Tasmanian devil Tuz, who stood in for Tux as Linux mascot in 2.6.29, has been relieved of his duties.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Live CD

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: I downloaded and booted the LiveCD version of OpelSolaris 20009.6, more for consistency than anything else I suppose. Is this version fit to challenge Linux?

Google Chrome on Linux First Impressions and Screenshots

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Software

junauza.com: Finally, Google released early developer versions of their highly regarded Chrome web browser for Linux. Google Chrome can be installed on 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32 bit Debian 5.

The Week of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: We don’t need to declare the year of the Linux desktop anymore. This week alone was pretty darn good. Having spent the week at Computex, the place where you see all the things, it is clear that Linux has a critical role in client computing.

Kernel developers don’t get Xen

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Linux

kev009.com: The recent bruhaha surrounding Xen on LKML is really disheartening. Essentially, the Linux kernel devs are at a disconnect with users. Some are proposing narrow-minded ideas such as DROPPING software paravirt or merging Xen as a whole into the kernel.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux is Not Free

  • Facebook Goes Open Source Under CPAL
  • Will Lintel Replace Wintel and iStuff?
  • French government portal using Drupal
  • The HeliOS Project Laptop Raffle
  • Mozilla: 7 years old and as idealistic as ever
  • A tinderbox is not enough — Reprise
  • DIY Dual Atom Nettop System

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Fix Amarok or Xine "no codec found" issue

  • Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx
  • Understanding Symbolic Links
  • Tweeting via Pidgin on Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 7 RC 7100 and Ubuntu 9.04
  • Convert mp4 to mp3 with Ubuntu
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command
  • Encrypt Conversations in Pidgin on Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives
  • Customising Linux Terminals: Insults in sudo
  • get the list of subdirectories with their owner & permissions and full paths
  • Make a Glossy Tux Keychain

MEPIS goes kaboom, time to try openSUSE

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SUSE

nixtu.blogspot: As KDE 4.2.4 was just released I became really eager to try it out. MEPIS is still based on 3.5 by default. There is a fork known as DanumLinux that provides 4.2, though.

Users Are Not As Stupid as the FUDsters Say

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: In my younger days I had an official motto: "You're never too old to try something new; computers are a heck of a lot of fun; and anyone can learn to do anything."

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