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Story Firefox's New Feature for Tighter Security Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:29pm
Story Wine Gets Pulse Audio Driver and Better Microsoft Office 2013 Support Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:20pm
Story Bern council demands transition to open source Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:14pm
Story LITIGATION VS FREE SOFTWARE Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:10pm
Story SBC mixes i.MX6 with FPGA for IoT and basestation duty Rianne Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 9:09pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:24pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:20pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:19pm
Story More Development News Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 1:16pm

Linux Mint Debian Edition review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE, is the edition of Linux Mint based on Debian Testing. The latest release was made available for download on December 24, 2010. LMDE was announced as an alternate edition of Linux Mint in first week of September 2010.

In-Depth Chakra “Ashoc” 0.3.0 Review and Impressions

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Linux

freetechie.com: Chakra is an Arch-based KDE distribution. However, since its alpha releases, it has diverged enough from Arch and KDEmod to become to Arch what Ubuntu has become to Debian: while they share package types and many upstream repositories, there will be quite a few incompatibilities.

OSI asks German Federal Cartel Office to investigate Novell Sale

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SUSE

opensource.org: Seven years ago, Novell acquired the German Linux distributor SuSE in a transaction valued at $210M, giving Novell a position in the fast-growing market of commercial open source software. Last month Novell announced that it would be acquired by Attachmate in a transaction valued at $2.2B, causing many to wonder what will become of Novell's open source assets.

‘Single window’ GIMP release delayed – but why?

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GIMP

omgubuntu.co.uk: I was only recently made aware that GIMP 2.8, a.k.a. ‘the one with single window mode’, had strayed off course from its intended release date of December 26th this year.

eog versus Shotwell

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Software

nicubunu.blogspot: I do a lot of photography, having a huge collection of pictures and such, but I see no use for photo managers, like F-Spot or Shotwell. My "photo management" needs are covered by the following:

Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions.

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

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Hardware
Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that reason that the Kno tablet stands out.

How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: It's easy to be content with your computer installation as long as it keeps doing what you want it to without too much trouble. When frequent problems arise, however, it's hard to remain faithful for long.

The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys)

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Linux
OSS

linuxplanet.com: There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted. What does this have to do with Linux and FOSS? Everything.

Browsers 2010: The Year in Review

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Software
Moz/FF

internetnews.com: The past year was one of the busiest in recent memory for browser developers, with multiple releases and innovations from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera.

The Big Presentation: The Familiar, the Frustrating and the Flashy

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Software

linuxinsider.com: The world of Linux includes several options for users who need to create slide presentations in the style of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Pinguy OS 10.10.1

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I have had mixed feelings about Pinguy OS since I first heard of it. I am really not interested in trying out "Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative" every time one comes along, so my tolerance level for ignoring what I consider "background noise" is set fairly high. With Ubuntu themselves wandering off in some rather strange directions, and some free time over the holidays, I decided to take a look.

Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

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Linux
OSS

xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

10 Instant Messaging Clients for Linux

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Reviews

aMSN is a powerful, highly configurable and feature-rich client for the WLM (formerly known as MSN) protocol with support for skins, plugins, system tray integration, webcam, tabbed chat windows, multi-accounts, offline messaging, chat history, display picture and many, many more. The configuration options are abundant via the Account->Preferences menu.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Is Linux dead on the desktop?
  • World of Padman 1.5
  • Schools Prefer Not To Scrap Working PCs
  • Can an old PC be saved by Linux? Yes, but
  • Coding styles comparison in the Open Source Software world
  • Ettercap Troubles on SourceForge
  • Red Hat goes after Windows server market share
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.9: urgent update for single-sourceslist users
  • Linux Mint News Update
  • Microsoft: Novell is toast and the patent Juggernaut rolls on

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Desktop, Create Custom New Tab Page In Firefox
  • How to build your own router
  • gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
  • Appnr - Web-based ubuntu package browser
  • Switch Between Tab Groups in Firefox with a Keyboard Shortcut
  • Create & Use A USB Ubuntu Linux Boot Jump Drive
  • The best way to dual boot Linux and Windows
  • A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • Securing Apache—Part 4
  • Systemclean- A nautilus script to clean your system from unnecessary files
  • Tips and Tricks for the Python Interpreter
  • Integrate Thunderbird In The Ubuntu Messaging Menu [PPA]
  • How to add gbr files to gimp in windows...
  • Replace Default Scrollbar Buttons For Mint-X-Metal Theme

PCLOS 64-Bit Suffers Delays, but Still Coming

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PCLOS

ostatic.com: A long anticipated 64-bit version of PCLOS was reported to be in development this past November. And as 2010 draws to a close, some wonder what is its current status.

Swiched to Fedora

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KDE
Linux

omat.nl: Yesterday I was so annoyed by my computer that I burned a cd with Fedora and installed it. I also had a 1,5TB disk waiting to be inserted, combining that made the switch pretty easy.

Linux for the rest of us?

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Ubuntu

firstarkansasnews.net: Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the “next big thing.” Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the “Linux threat” was leaked to the public. It appeared that Linux might be on the verge of seriously challenging Microsoft’s dominance in the marketplace.

More details emerge on ‘mystery’ Ubuntu tablet

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Hardware
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: More information has surfaced on the new Ubuntu-powered tablet device we wrote about last week.

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GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

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