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Story Hands on with Google's Nexus 5X, 6P Android Marshmallow mobes Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 3:59pm
Story Tizen Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 2:01pm
Story Slackware Packages Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 1:10pm
Story On new applications and use cases for container technology Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 12:37pm
Story Mozilla creates web tools and practices for open science Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 12:27pm
Story LibreOffice annual conference and milestones Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:54am
Story Container Security with SELinux and CoreOS Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:14am
Story New Chromecast devices target HDTVs and sound systems Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:08am
Story Hadoop/Spark Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:06am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 11:04am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New Screenshots Of Unigine's OilRush Game
  • Comparison Test: Peppermint OS One 08042010 vs. Ice 10012010
  • Rebel Inheritance: The Best About Launcher Menus (Part 3)
  • Blocking Bad Crawlers with Apache mod_evasive
  • Firm creates ‘open source’ tech portal in Dayton region
  • A Declaration of Plasma Love
  • openSUSE: Finalizing who we are…
  • The Apache Software Foundation's Open Source Approach
  • TuxRadar Podcast S2E19: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Gnuaccounting 0.7.8 released
  • Events icon set released
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.10.15
  • Pandora’s 900th linux-handheld gaming unit ships, and it wasn’t easy
  • A Message from Gary Kovacs
  • Oracle to Raise MySQL Prices: Report
  • EU-funded Projects and Open Source
  • Book Excerpt: Linux Kernel Development, 3rd Edition
  • OOo: Is this a text file, or an Excel file?
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter EULA and customer abuse
  • Tiny Core Linux 3.2 arrives
  • Microsoft's fake validation of OpenOffice.org

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Festival - Speech Synthesis System - tutorial
  • Using digiKam with MySQL
  • Manual Backups in Linux, DD
  • Abstract Wave Effect with GIMP
  • MySQL and Python – Some Solutions
  • Find by IP - Perl IP to location Example
  • Wizardpen on Maverick
  • Copy / Paste Files From The Command Line [Bash Alias]
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Maverick
  • install latest version of Google Earth on Ubuntu
  • Make your own templates for the “Create Document” menu in Ubuntu

Should Microsoft rollover and play dead to OpenOffice?

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Microsoft
OOo

networkworld.com: OK all of you Microsoft haters, take your bloomers back down from being twisted around your necks. Microsoft put out a YouTube bashing a competitor and everyone is yelling that Microsoft went back on their word and they hate Open Source after all. Is Microsoft not allowed to compete against open source alternatives?

Schools Combine Netbooks, Open Source

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Linux
Software
OSS
Ubuntu

edweek.org: Thanks to the relatively simultaneous development of smaller and cheaper laptops and advances in open-source computing, schools that could not afford 1-to-1 computing programs a few years ago are finding ways to adopt them today.

Development Begins On Ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Not even a week has passed since the release of Ubuntu 10.10, but developers are now free to start committing package changes for the next release, Ubuntu 11.04, which is codenamed Natty Narwhal.

Firefox 4 falling behind schedule?

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Mozilla has missed the scheduled date for releasing Firefox 4 Beta 7. The update was originally due in the last two weeks of September, but did not appear then or later.

Surviving Mac, Windows, Linux on daily basis

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OS
Software

linuxevangelist.blogspot: I am a Linux, Mac & Windows user and I use them on daily basis. I use Linux for all my personal works, Windows at my Office and Mac on the move [since I bought it at high premium].

Ubuntu 10.10 is a hit! Here’s why.

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Ubuntu

alternativenayk.wordpress: If you knew my history with Ubuntu, you’d share my excitement with this latest Ubuntu 10.10 (Meerkat) release. The following are a few features of the latest Ubuntu that I really like.

Qalculate is a Powerful Calculator For Linux

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Qalculate is a powerful calculator for Linux that can solve complex mathematical expressions, units conversion, graph plotting and many more sophisticated functions.

It’s Colorized (Pink and Fluffy)

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KDE

blogs.fsfe.org: Alas, Frederik’s master plan has not seen a whole lot of progress. I wanted to go down that path a little as well — that has everything to do with sitting next to Lydia for a day of not-always-exciting meetings. She challenged me to make my desktop as horrifyingly pink as possible.

How to Get Support for Open Source Software

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OSS

pcworld.com: One of the most persistent myths surrounding Linux and other open source software is that there's no easy way to get good support. Here's a look at some of the many ways and places you can find open source support.

Following the Fragmentation Era, Linux Needs a Federated Front

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Linux is now doing a surprisingly good job of arriving at big businesses and in the hands of consumers without needing to control the desktop. That said, Linux still needs some efforts to come together to achieve big things, and they have to do with federated, organized initiatives.

KDE 4: The KDE SC in Kubuntu and Fedora

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KDE

all-things-linux.blogspot: Although not one of my main desktop environments any longer, I have been keeping track of KDE development now and then and feel it has improved a great deal.

6 Linux Distros That Changed Everything

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Linux

geektrio.net: Linux is all around us. From phones to firewalls, from Macs to PCs, it’s getting hard to find electronics that don’t run Linux. Below is a list of 6 distros that were milestones for Linux adoption.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Project Harmony, Unity, Windicators and more

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Interviews
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: As the founder of Ubuntu ,it becomes necessary to interact with the community, however Mark is busy man so it is only limited to an 1 hour IRC session after release.

Is Linux really easier than Windows or Mac?

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Linux

mynitor.com: I am a UNIX system administrator and I’ve written tons of articles related to administration and networking on a UNIX/Linux platform. However, I must admit that if I were not as knowledgeable on the platform, many basic doings on Linux compared to old fashioned Windows would have been tougher to deal with.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GTK+ Continues To Become More X11-Agnostic
  • WordPress and Drupal: Convergence?
  • The Battle Rages On: CLI vs. GUI
  • Linux Foundation sets record for stating bleeding obvious
  • PC sales lag behind expectations
  • Google Search Engine for Linux users?
  • Fedora 14 Spotlight Feature: Keeping Secure with OpenSCAP
  • FreeBSD gets USB 3.0 Support
  • Registration Open For Linux.conf.au 2011
  • Why Is Microsoft So Scared of OpenOffice?
  • Asa Dotzler: we're getting fast
  • Aava Mobile Joins Linux Foundation
  • The Command Line: Nothing to be scared of
  • Jeppesen migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation
  • Introducing: Recipe Manager
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 149: Lens Flares Ahead!
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 371
  • FLOSS Weekly 139: Alfresco

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Use Bash Parameter Substitution Like A Pro
  • How to use eCryptfs (Cryptographic Filesystem) in Ubuntu
  • Find Servers and Hundreds of Online Players for Urban Terror
  • Resolving SELinux Boot Error
  • Multiple X (Desktop) Sessions in Ubuntu
  • Disable The Spotify Tray (Notification Area) Icon In Linux
  • Fixing sendmail configuration error
  • Fix Ubuntu Plymouth For Proprietary Nvidia And ATI Graphics Drivers
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