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Story Avoiding systemd isn't hard Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:39am
Story 12 Must Have Android Apps Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:34am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:25am
Story Up the revolution! The rise of Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:21am
Story Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment: GNOME Shell Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:17am
Story Mutual business crowdfunding for LibreOffice results in new features investment Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:14am
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 Review: Refreshing Mandriva based KDE spin Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:12am
Story Development of Nautilus – Popovers, port to GAction and more Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:06am
Story Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 5:51am
Story Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 1:07am

Google announces Chrome OS

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Linux
Google

zdnet.com.au: Google this afternoon announced the creation of the Google Chrome Operating System project, with the goal to build a Linux-based OS available for purchase on netbooks in the second half of 2010.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Life with Linux: The basic situation

  • Don't you hate it when people say that Linux is "hard to use"?
  • Bold Prediction: "Ubuntu's Bug 1 will be closed in the next 24 months"
  • Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux
  • Should I disable AppArmor?
  • KDE e.V. Elects New Board of Directors
  • Gran Canaria and Akademy
  • Day 2 at Gran Canaria Desktop Summit
  • X Server 1.6.2 Gets Released
  • kde4 multihead, 4.3 rc1 tasks widget crashiness, multi-head update
  • 4 Universities Move to Cooperative Support Program for Open Source LMS
  • Neptuny Joins the Red Hat Partner Program in Italy
  • Windows "Screen Of Death" now on Linux (GDM Theme)
  • Linux Foundation Appoints Executive to Support Initiatives in Europe
  • Open Source on the Agenda
  • Why Dag, Dries and RPMforge can’t fully be trusted
  • Virtualization: Pushing Linux Into Small Businesses?
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x11: Patented Languages
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 3

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Assign IPv6 addresses in Linux

  • Auto reboot after kernel panic
  • Switch Capslock to work as Escape on Linux
  • Speed Up Your Linux Application Loading Time with Preload
  • Firewall with iptables using mac address filtering
  • Dealing with Odd Filenames on the Commandline
  • Installing RDoc on Ubuntu Jaunty

Netbooks Are Little Notebooks, and Linux on Netbooks Rocks

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Linux
Hardware

linuxtoday.com/blog: This newfangled netbook phenomenon has brought with it a bit of confusion, which is understandable since it is so new. The EeePC 701 launched the modern netbook craze, a tiny little low-powered thing with a 7" screen. It ran a stripped-down Linux, and at two pounds and $399, it quickly won many hearts.

Interview with Ksplice Co-Founder

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Linux
Interviews

linux-mag.com: Ksplice is an amazing new technology which allows patches to be applied directly into a running kernel, without needing a reboot. Linux Magazine talks with co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and discusses the origins of the project and what it has to offer.

Ubuntu User, You Have Some Big Issues.

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com/blogs: Quick question: What do the following things have in common?

A Mythical Horned Rabbit from Douglas, Wyoming.
A French-Canadian Linux Guy.
An A4 Format.
An African Word.
A Double-sided DVD.
An Abundance of Information.

one week of firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF
  • one week of firefox 3.5

  • Mozilla Developer News 7/7
  • Firefox stability to get a boost with multiprocess browsing
  • HideTab lets you cloak embarrassing tabs quickly
  • Opera defends against security concerns

Are Microsoft's Promises For Ever?

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Microsoft
  • Are Microsoft's Promises For Ever?

  • Mono promise is nice, Microsoft. What about Linux?
  • What is all this FOSS about Mono?
  • Will Mono benefit from Microsoft's C# patent promise?
  • Microsoft makes a loaded promise for C# and .NET
  • I still believe this is a victory for Microsoft!

Organise your music with Picard

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Software

tuxradar.com: Organising your digital music collection can be a Herculean effort. Yet when you have several gigabytes of tracks to sift through, your only chance of finding what you want to hear is if your music files are properly tagged.

Mandriva Linux One 2009 (KDE)

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MDV

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Mandriva Linux Free is the version without any proprietary software or drivers. It’s for those who are truly committed to “free” software at its most…well…free.

Rumours of critical vulnerability in OpenSSH in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux
Security

h-online.com: A posting on the Web Hosting Talk forum is feeding speculation about a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSH server in CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Palm Pre Dances Nicely with Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Summer releases of the latest smart phones from Apple, Blackberry, Google and Palm have excited geeks all over the world. The big question on the mind of Linux users has to be "Can I sync my Linux machine and my cool new phone?" We decided to find the answers specifically for the new Palm Pre.

Koala will be 'a definitive shift' for Ubuntu Linux

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Interviews
Ubuntu

techradar.com: You may, by now, have heard of a little distribution called Ubuntu, unless you happen to have been in space for the past five years. For now all you need to know is that Ubuntu is a popular offshoot of Debian, and the man behind it, Mark Shuttleworth, is considered to be a veritable Linux titan.

SUSE 11 takes off faster than 10

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell kicked out its SUSE Linux 11 release at the end of March, so it's now time to ask how it's doing. The answer: better than SUSE Linux 10.

Install VLC 1.0.0 Final In Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora

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Linux

Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on. For Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora installation instructions, read on.

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 1.0 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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HowTos

Ubuntu 9.04 (and Kubuntu) comes with VLC 0.9.9 included in the repositories. However, VLC 1.0.0 was released today and it ships with several new features and many improvements. To install the latest release of VLC (currently 1.0.0) in either Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu distributions, just follow the steps below:

Becta signs 'improved' Microsoft deal

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: Becta, the schools IT agency, has signed a new licence with Microsoft that it said offers better value for money and does not hinder open source adoption.

RIPLinuX and TestDisk Made My Day - Recovery was Possible

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: The day before yesterday something fateful happened. I laid my hands on my brother's refurbished notebook to install PCLinuxOS 2009.2 MiniMe, and by mistake deleted all the partitions.

VideoLAN releases VLC 1.0.0: Your media will never be the same

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Software

news.cnet.com: VideoLAN's VLC media player, arguably the world's best media player, hit version 0.9.9 in early April. Three months and more than 78 million downloads later, VideoLAN has announced VLC 1.0.0, or "Goldeneye."

Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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Linux

This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

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