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Story Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:18am
Story Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working! Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:12am
Story 2014's Best Distros, Buncha New Games, and Fedora Delayed Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:02am
Story Raspberry Pi Model B+ review – a new evolution Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 8:03pm
Story PHP 5.5.15 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Raspberry Pi-based signage player sips 7 Watts Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 7:37pm
Story Dive in, penguins: Upstart builds Linux virtual SAN Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:12pm
Story LibreOffice 4.2.6 RC2 Now Ready for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 5:03pm
Story Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2014 - 4:55pm

Ballmer apologises for Windows

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Microsoft
Humor

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today apologised for the shocking state of his company's key product.

Why silence is better than 10 reasons

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KDE

randomguy3.wordpress: This is a deconstruction of 10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE, which is pretty obviously a piece of flame-bait. I’m in the mood for dissecting arguments.

Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The following article presents a status report on the development of five of the most active notation software projects for Linux. Most of them are works in progress, but all are well along on their development track and in varying states of usability.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape

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Software
Web

linuxhaxor.net: Inkscape is a great open source alternative for commercial vector editor like Illustrator the same way Gimp is an alternative for Photoshop and Blender is for Maya. I have come across some amazing tutorials that have helped me greatly. I hope these tutorials will help you.

Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes

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Ubuntu
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  • Shopping delivered to Great Grandma, by Ubuntu Linux
  • Learn to package apps for Ubuntu
  • Wah? Your Dell Inspiron Mini9 is an Ubuntu Server?
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  • Ubuntu Requests Reviewers to Handle Flood of Brainstorm Ideas

Multiplatform OpenOffice.org 3.0 Benchmark

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OOo

oooninja.com: It's time for an OpenOffice.org benchmark rematch. Go-oo has been proudly boasting it is "Better, Faster, Freer," but last time when we tested OpenOffice.org 2.4, Go-oo came in fourth place out of four.

To PulseAudio or Not To PulseAudio . . .

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Software

tycheent.wordpress: The Developers and MOTUs for Ubuntu have seen fit to add PulseAudio to the audio stack. And I do mean add it to the stack. It sits on top of Alsa and attempts to manage the way people use their audio. And yes, it sits on top of Alsa, not replaces it.

Fedora 11 beta released

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Linux

Solutions for tracing UNIX applications

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HowTos

This tutorial is for UNIX system developers and administrators who are looking for the best ways to troubleshoot applications problems running on their systems.

How-To: Create an Open as Root Service Menu in Dolphin and Konqueror (KDE4)

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KDE

Not so long ago I put up a tutorial which included three useful tips for Konqueror 3.5.9 (KDE3), and one of them was how to create an Open as Root service menu for directories. In this how-to I will show how to accomplish the same thing in KDE4 this time, for both Dolphin and Konqueror.

Linux, It Does a Body Good: Approachable Promotion Efforts

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Remember the IBM "Peace, Love, Linux" campaign? I remember seeing Tux's smiling face on taxi cab billboards (and spray painted on sidewalks) all over Boston. I can't discount that the ad's approach and playfulness wasn't some sort of subliminal influence.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last week marked the release of the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the Fedora 11 Beta. Being the Linux benchmarking fanatics that we are, we set out to run a few performance tests comparing the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta to the latest Rawhide packages that will make up today's Fedora 11 Beta release.

8 Rocking Linux Distros

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Linux

laptoplogic.com: Defining the best Linux distros is like defining the best car--one does not exist; instead, the best cars are the ones that meet your needs, and your needs may vary wildly from the needs of another person.

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release

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Linux

apcmag.com: 2.6.29 is made up of 11,010,647 lines of code, with the number of developers who contributed to it reaching a record high of 1,166. Unlike the lines of code that make up the kernel, the number of developers has not been constantly climbing.

Linux beware: Microsoft acquires Novell, become UNIX copyright owner

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Microsoft
SUSE
Humor

itwire.com: In a shock announcement, Microsoft has today taken majority ownership of software house Novell. This immediately gives the Redmond giant control of Novell's intellectual property assets including the legal copyright over UNIX.

4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu

In this guide I will show how to create CD/DVD ISO images in Ubuntu using four easy methods. 1. Create ISO Images With K3b 2. Create ISO images with Brasero 3. Create ISO images using AcetoneISO2 4. Create ISO images using command-line

KVM Virtualization With Enomalism 2 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Enomalism ECP (Elastic Computing Platform) provides a web-based control panel that lets you design, deploy, and manage virtual machines on one or more host systems (in the case of multiple systems, we speak of a cluster or cloud).

some leftovers:

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News
  • more plasma screencastiness

  • What Have You Done For Linux Today?
  • Python first impressions
  • FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference
  • Billix: The Distro to Install Distros
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  • Fedora 11 coming closer
  • Linus Torvalds in Softpedia Weekly
  • Italicize Your Unread Tabs in Firefox without an Extension
  • IBM-led Open Cloud Manifesto: Who's in, who's out?
  • Life in Linux
  • Linux on the desktop: cheap trick or pragmatist’s dream?
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Paludis
  • Michael Robertson Could Sue You For Your Blog
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