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Story Searching for Search in KDE srlinuxx 26/07/2012 - 9:33pm
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Comparison of CSS compatibility on IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera

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Software

builderau.com.au: Ever since CSS was first introduced there have been issues with cross-browser compatibility. To see where things stand now with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera, I conducted some tests using a selection of CSS pseudo-classes.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Small Business on Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu on the Eee: Way Cool!
  • A Blast from the Past
  • Ryan Orsers’ Review Of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04)
  • Farewell Windows, Hello Ubuntu

Who Writes Linux? There Are a Lot of Unknowns

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Linux

internetnews.com: In the beginning, there was Linus Torvalds, a single developer who put together the original Linux kernel. Fast forward to 2008 and Torvalds is no longer the lone Linux developer.

Kubuntu Hippy Horse Released

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Ubuntu
Humor

kubuntu.org: The Kubuntu team is hilariously happy to announce "8.04 Hippy Horse OMeGa pONEy". New features include KDE 4, Automatix, and New artwork.

Twitux - a GNOME Twitter client

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Software

fosswire.com: Microblogging service Twitter is ever popular, and is a great way for keeping in contact with your friends in real time and seeing what they are up to. Twitux is a native GTK/Gnome client for Twitter.

Also: Fosik - A GTK+ front-end to mkisofs

some howtos:

  • OpenOffice.org Writer Navigator

  • FTP server on openSUSE
  • Home Network Security in OpenSUSE
  • gentoo and kde4
  • Enable Metacity Compositing in GNOME 2.22
  • Securely delete files with shred
  • Ubuntu Reset Your Password When You Have Forgotten It
  • Shell: Shortcut To Last Command Line Argument
  • Ubuntu Tip: How to Open/View .docx files in OpenOffice

KDE's ISO Delegate Votes Yes to Office Open XML

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KDE
Humor

dot.kde.org: Today our delegate voted yes to adopting the format as an international standard. "We have studied the standard hard and many changes have been made to it," said KDE's Supreme Leader Aaron Seigo "and following a $10,000 donation from an anonymous North American source we realised the market should decide the best formats to use, not technical bureaucrats".

Do we really want or need the crowds of Windows users moving over to Linux?

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Just talk

I'm sort of at a bit of a loss, as to why we need to emulate the Windows environment. for those of us who have managed to move our daily lives over to Linux, probably via numerous distros, i think i'm safe in saying, we are happy where we are at.

Dear Distros: Embrace USB Installs!!!

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Linux

groundstate.ca: A while ago I purchased a new laptop. BUT, it has no optical drive. Neither of my favorite distros runs 100% on it though, so I keep switching between them. Neither is embracing non-CD installs.

Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged

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Linux
Interviews

earthweb.com: It’s almost 8 PM on a Tuesday night, and the lecture hall here at Virginia Tech University is filled nearly to capacity. The students – many of them computer science majors – have come to hear Richard Stallman, the grand forefather of GNU/Linux. The crowd is chatty and seems in a good mood.

Government Announces Penguin-Proof Firewall

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Linux
Humor

free-bees.co.uk: Today, government spokesman Uma Head made a startling announcement - that there were too many foreign operating systems in Britain today, and something needed to be done. She declared, "Over the past decade or so, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the choice of operating system, at the cost of our own native operating systems."

If the birthmark fits, Microsoft will wear it

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: As we approach Wednesday’s announcement on the ISO decision concerning Office Open XML, the format for Microsoft Word, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the process has been, well, Gorbachevian.

Also: *Is Microsoft really any more trustworthy?
* Microsoft Isn't Credible About Open Source
* When is a Standard Not a Standard?

Open Source will never be the same…

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OSS
Humor

edwink.devhd.com: Ongoing rumors say that the French government is soon going to announce the creation of a major actor in the world of software development that will group together the main French Open-Source companies.*

Linux Applications You Must Be Familiar With If You Plan on Landing a Linux Job

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Software

foogazi.com: Landing a Linux job really doesn’t have much to do with your school qualifications or what your resume says. With Linux, it’s all about experience. What you actually know will determine how far you get with a Linux job. If you’re looking to land a Linux job you must be familiar with these Linux applications or daemons.

Novell insists it’s winning the Linux wars

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: In the third of a series of interviews by Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian (right) insisted his company is not being hurt by its association with Microsoft.

First look: Adobe AIR alpha unleashed for Linux

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Software

arstechnica.com: Adobe has announced today the public availability of an Adobe AIR alpha release for Linux. Although the alpha is not feature-complete, it is already capable of running some mainstream AIR applications and is robust enough to facilitate AIR development on the Linux platform.

ISO to announce Microsoft Open XML result Wednesday

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OSS

reuters.com: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.

Hackers "open source" Vista

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Microsoft

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft reacted swiftly this morning to close down a site distributing the complete source code of its flagship Vista operating system -- but not before dozens of other sites had mirrored the code.

Report: Mozilla enterprise browser share hits 18 percent

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Moz/FF

Mary Jo Foley: On the same day that Mozilla is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Mozilla source code release, Forrester Research analysts have released a new study that shows that Firefox’s market share among business users has doubled in the past year, and is now at 18 percent.

Using your Linux box for volunteer computing

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Software

linux.com: You can do your part to help tackle such global issues as disease control and climate prediction simply by volunteering your computer's resources to solve complex computational problems. The concept, known as volunteer computing, benefits universities and research institutions around the world, who conduct projects that often have humanitarian goals.

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Leftovers: KDE (Akonadi, KWin)

  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die
    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.
  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7
    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7
    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release. This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.

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