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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:39pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:37pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:36pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:35pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:34pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:31pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:29pm
Story LibreOffice Conference Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 10:27pm
Story LFS 7.8 Stable Release Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2015 - 9:54pm

The Social Network: The loneliness of the Linux-based programmer

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Movies “Creation myths need a devil.” So says one of The Social Network’s minor characters in its final scene, unwittingly revealing both the film’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness in but five words.

Linux users: why you should watch The Wire

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Linux Simon Brew ponders one of the finest television programmes in recent memory, and wonders if its advocates share parallels with some in the open source community…

Reports of Linux’s Desktop Death Are Premature

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Linux Given all the dismal market-share statistics so lovingly reproduced by Microsoft and like-minded partners, it's not entirely surprising to see observers declare that the dream of the Linux desktop is dead.

Oracle to Red Hat: It’s Not Your Father’s Linux Market Anymore

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Linux Oracle is having a new go at Red Hat. But this time, instead of a RHEL clone, it’s offering an improved version of Linux designed to optimize the performance of its own hardware and software. Although it won’t deal a knockout blow to Red Hat, Oracle’s Linux will certainly take share.

Also: Open Source War Heats Up At MySQL and Open Office

today's leftovers:

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  • LunarG Proposes A Shader And Kernel Compiler Stack
  • Linux finally gets a great audio tagger
  • Vim undo tree visualization
  • FlashVideoReplacement - Use Native Video Playback Facilities On Sites Like Youtube
  • 6 Open Source Social Networking Projects
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Release Candidate Available to Partners
  • Opera Software Continues Crusade for Universal App Standards
  • Linux's Brilliant Business Career
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 10th October 2010
  • Ray Ozzie hangs up his MS Chief Software Architect hat
  • The exaile Mini mode
  • Geek Time with Rusty Russell
  • The third openSUSE Conference Keynote
  • Ubuntu Software Center helping you clean up your applications
  • Alien Arena Preview
  • No DeathSpank for Linux!
  • Red Hat Broke Resistance

some howtos:

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  • How to set up a Linux OpenVPN client
  • Tell-tale signs that your Makefile is broken
  • Sleep from E17 on Arch linux
  • Guest session and guest user accounts in Ubuntu
  • Grabbing a screenshot without X
  • gyazo - Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing
  • Intro to zsh
  • Use the command line to gather your networking information
  • Use Magic SysRq combination key to recover from a frozen system
  • Transform ascii to pdf
  • 131 Linux Error Codes for C using errno

Open Source Primer

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OSS Open source software is software in which the actual source code of the software is freely available along with the software. That is not to say that it is necessarily free as in no cost. But rather that the source code is included or available with the software.

"screen" on Linux

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  • Using Terminal Program "screen" on Linux
  • Make GNU Screen Your Default Shell
  • Sorry screen, tmux is better

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 214

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 214
  • Why I prefer Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition to the iPad
  • Take Edubuntu for a free spin online!
  • Linux Outlaws 169 - Ubuntu-Proof
  • How to begin Switching To Ubuntu

Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing

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  • Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing
  • Does OpenOffice Really Threaten Microsoft Office?
  •’s New War | LAS | s14e02

10 Reasons for Switching to Linux

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Linux Linux has always been the geek’s favorite operating system. However, times are changing and Linux is now being promoted to suit the everyday user. Here are the top ten reasons as to why you need to switch to Linux today!

Desktops and Linux are Not Dead

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elevenislouder.blogspot: So, in an article at PCW Robert Strohmeyer argues that the dream of desktop Linux is dead. I disagree. I strongly disagree.

Also: Is the Linux desktop dream dead?

Debian Project News

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  • Debian Project News - October 18th
  • Understanding Debian’s release process
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel

GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray

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Linux The GNU Project is hailed by a lot of people as the genesis of the entire free Unix-like OS ecosystem, the reason we even have open source OSs like Linux-based systems. There have been some criticisms of the GNU Project’s toolset over the years.

55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Networking Tools

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Software For this list we've collected open source replacements for both enterprise-class networking products and consumer products. We've also tried to give you an idea of the wide variety of open source network-related tools available.

Quality Printing with GIMP

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HowTos In spite of Silicon Valley’s best efforts, it is still not a paperless world. There are still a few things the average user can do to enhance the quality of prints from graphics applications like GIMP.

SkySQL will try to drive MySQL fork, Oracle's ouster

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Software The creation of SkySQL — a virtual spinoff of MySQL (pre-Sun, pre-Oracle)– was as inevitable as LibreOffice.

New Chart features in 3.3 Beta (part 3)

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OOo And here are some more Chart features in OOo 3.3 Beta:

What open source community?

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OSS Is there such a thing as the open source community?

Ubuntu 10.10 – the release cycle in review…

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 – the release cycle in review…
  • Ubuntu, deKaffeinated
  • Ubuntu 10.10 on the Lenovo Thinkpad T410s
  • Ubuntu 11.04 development begins
  • Ubuntu 10.10 reviewed in brief
  • One week, three distributions (Day 2: Kubuntu)
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