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Story Modding an Oculus Rift for Augmented Reality with Linux on the Intel Edison Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:19pm
Story It's time to treat Linux like a business Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Canonical and Cisco Join Efforts on Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:56pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-7 Is Now Available for Download with DRBL Update Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:53pm
Story France to boost uptake of free software in government Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 5:46pm
Story Pebble Time review: better on Android than iPhone Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 3:58pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 10:29am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 10:25am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 10:24am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2015 - 10:23am

Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 5.2 CoreCD Released

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Linux

wolf911.us: The Sabayon Linux CoreCD edition is a minimalistic release designed to provide a foundation for building a customized installation tailored to the users specific needs.

The Fedora name game, no. 14.

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marilyn.frields.org: We now have a wiki page open for suggestions for the Fedora 14 name.

Dear Ubuntu: I Have Some Concerns

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Ubuntu

tannerhelland.com: For the last couple years, life has been good. Every time I’ve shown you to a friend or family member, they’ve compared you to what they’re familiar with – Windows XP or Vista, mostly – and by comparison you’ve looked brilliant. But recently, things have changed.

PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE)

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PCLOS
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE) Review
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Edition Officially Announced

Peppermint: A New Linux Flavor for the Cloud

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Linux
  • Peppermint: A New Linux Flavor for the Cloud
  • Peppermint: A New Linux OS for the Cloud

Three Linux alternatives to iPhoto

openattitude.com: As a new (full-time) Linux user I’m looking more for a replacement for the dearly departed iView MediaPro, which likely went all to hell after Microsoft bought it a few years back.

Are there really open source iPad alternatives? A follow-up.

opensource.com: The comments here and elsewhere to my post about iPad alternatives have been mixed. No surprise. There will always be Apple defenders and open source defenders.

10 ways to make your Samba life easier

blogs.techrepublic.com: Samba allows Linux, Windows, and Mac to communicate with one another, but it has a reputation for being tricky to configure and administer. Here are some ways to reduce Samba headaches.

Fedora 13 Beta: The Seen and (Troubling) Unseen

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Linux

earthweb.com: Fedora 13 may seem to lack many innovations unique to the distribution as opposed to its component applications. In fact, with many of the improvements and innovations either working behind the scenes or available only if you are specifically aware of them, many of Fedora 13's enhancements risk being invisible to the average user or even administrator.

The Bank, the Linux User and the 9-Month Call for Help

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Garrett Heaton has been struggling for months to get his bank to open up its deposit@home feature to Linux and Unix. As he and a few other savvy users have figured out, there's no real technical barrier. All Linux users have to do is pretend to be a Mac.

The H speed guide to NoSQL

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Software

h-online.com: What is NoSQL? Why does it seem that every day another company starts using a NoSQL database? Will NoSQL replace SQL? The H Speed Guide to NoSQL answers those questions...

The lost world of the Xandros desktop

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: The latest release of the Xandros Linux desktop edition was in June 2006, which is several lifetimes in the history of Linux. Is this the end of the line for the Xandros desktop?

London Stock Exchange readies Turquoise for big-bang Linux migration

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: Turquoise, the London Stock Exchange's large volume 'dark pool' trading platform, will go live on a new Linux-based platform in August or September.

LinuxFest Northwest offers free open source event

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Linux

bellinghamherald.com: Robots and beer-brewing computer programs are just two of the things to check out at LinuxFest Northwest this weekend.

An Introduction to KDE Games

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: For a long time KDE has come with an assortment of games. Collectively, this suite of games is simply called “KDE Games“.

The SmartQ V7 is here

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Hardware

happyassassin.net: So, first impressions: yes, it really really *is* the Anti-iPad. The whole thing just exudes rough edges.

I have found an inheritance.

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Humor

toolbox.com/blogs: You may not know me as I received your attention from a browser link. This is very important so please continue reading. This letter has the possibility of changing your life. With your help we can realise that dream.

Drupal upgrade to be slower but more scalable

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Drupal
  • Drupal upgrade to be slower but more scalable
  • Drupal 7: Sooner or later, but hopefully sooner

Freshly Squeezed Debian: Installing from Live DVD

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Reviews

Last month, the Debian Live Project released live CD and DVD images of the next version of Debian, codenamed "Squeeze." They included an installer that uses the live filesystem rather than packages, so it has the advantages of being fast and allowing you to preview on the live media, what you eventually get on your hard drive. This may not seem like a big deal, since most modern Linux distributions use this installation method, but it's still fairly new for Debian. I downloaded and installed the 64-bit GNOME version.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • The Planet Joins Linux Foundation
  • 75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Day
  • Future on Ubuntu and Desktop Linux
  • System76 Starling EduBook: Classmate PC with Ubuntu
  • IOGraph maps your mouse movements on Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Tell me what the future is aptdaemon
  • Always have an exit strategy when looking at cloud
  • 10 Tools To Add Some Spice To Your UNIX Shell Scripts
  • Extcalc: An easy-to-use scientific graphing calculator
  • Updated Ubuntu server OS set for April 29 release
  • KDE time travel
  • Will Wall Street require Python?
  • Python support in GNOME gets a boost from hackfest
  • Plasma Water Animation
  • ubuntuone music store no longer accepts Click&Buy
  • Red Hat's Fedora taps Zafara open source groupware for 13
  • The Horse Race For Video in HTML5 Continues
  • Little things: ubuntu print page
  • The Linux Action Show! s11e08: Btrfs the ZFS Killer?
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OSS/Sharing Leftovers

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