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Story Crowdfund campaign adds signed PDFs to LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 7:53pm
Story Rugged, wireless-enabled COM runs Linux on AM437x Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 7:28pm
Story Vaio vies with old friend Sony by launching an Android smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 6:36pm
Story KDE President Lydia Pintscher on the Role of a Nonprofit in Open Source Development Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 5:17pm
Story Bash is more powerful than you think Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 11:27am
Story “First” Ultra-HD Android TV STB launches in France Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:26am
Blog entry Catchup Mode Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:19am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:11am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:10am

The Quest for an Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently came into the market for a new Ubuntu netbook, and have been scouring the Internet looking for the best deal. It’s been a fun experience, but also one replete with frustration at certain large computer vendors with byzantine websites that treat Linux as a dirty word.

Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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Microsoft
OSS

canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

New openSUSE Board Members

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE board:

Museum unearths Web origins

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Web

theinquirer.net: THE WORLD'S FIRST museum gallery showcasing the technology of the Internet opened recently at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and the interactive exhibit tells the story of the pioneering British boffins without whom the World Wide Web could have been a very different place.

Time to look at the Linux GUI?

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Software

raiden.net: Graphical interfaces have come a long way since the fertile minds at Palo Alto came up with a way to make the nowadays plague proportions of plastic rodents useful. While GUI's look very pretty and are so full of eye candy I am surprised that our eyeballs don't have cavities, the current GUI's seem to be lacking in user efficiency.

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

Linux for "DoublePlusHuman"

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Linux

nuxified.org/blog: I have a purpose in life. It is the evolution of what I call "DoublePlusHuman" which represents a human individual that is free of all self-contradiction, superstition and coercion. That is the ideal and every progress towards it in my view comes with a tremendous world changing potential.

10 Netbook-oriented Linux Distributions... and Counting

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Linux

junauza.com: I can say that Linux on netbook is gaining momentum right now contrary to what others believe. Just take a look at the growing number of Linux distributions that are optimized for netbooks. For those of you who are interested, I've compiled a list of well-known, netbook-oriented Linux distributions.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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Software

linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Off To A Poor Performance Start

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Tomorrow will mark the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, and while there is still a long journey ahead for this Long-Term Support release before it officially makes its debut in April, we could not pass up the opportunity to provide some early benchmarks.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Photos: Firefox through the ages
  • Thunderbird 3 Released
  • Main frozen for Lucid Alpha 1
  • Upgrading an Ubuntu server on the fly
  • Phone Shops and Ubuntu
  • Fedora 12: Upgrading vs. Fresh Install
  • So Long, Debian
  • Novell's quarter crumbles, but a new market beckons
  • Novell Intelligent Workload Management
  • These Investments Quadrupled My Portfolio
  • GUI design app targets embedded devices
  • Linux development board targets mobile multimedia devices
  • JooJoo Debacle Suggests Three Pitfalls for Apple, Microsoft Tablet PCs
  • Netbook World Summit: Worth A Look?
  • Samsung Bada: Koreans set to adopt open source system
  • Barnes & Noble's GPL fun
  • GNU Chess Fail

Linux Freedom Under Attack

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OSS
  • Linux Freedom Under Attack
  • Licenses are Not the Hard Part
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1C: Sun, Oracle and the European Union
  • Olswang Open Source Summit
  • ES: Cenatic campaign: ten reasons for using open source in education
  • The Wailing Wall of Open Source BI
  • Why Open-Source Software Vendors Should Charge More

Slitaz Linux: Zero to Distro in 30 MB!

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Linux

linuxologist.com: As a small (30 MB), quick-to-boot distro, SliTaz is entering a field well-served by the likes of DSL and Puppy Linux. When going up against such heavyweights, SliTaz must offer something truly remarkable to distinguish itself.

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2009 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the December 2009 issue: 2009 Holiday Gift & Stocking Stuffer Guide, Game Zone: Quake III Arena Linux Client, and Command Line Interface Intro: Part 3.

Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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Software
Security

omgubuntu.co.uk: Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Tether your Verizon Droid (as an Internet modem) to Ubuntu
  • How to display free disk space of drives (hard disk)
  • Install Multiple Kernel Versions using the YaST Qt Package Manager
  • Display cannot be reactivated if it enters sleep mode on Fedora 12
  • How To Install Additional true-type (ttf) Fonts in Linux
  • 5 Simple Tips to Secure Karmic Koala
  • Remove The Ubuntu/Gnome Login Sound
  • Do not require the password for cpu frequency scaling in Ubuntu
  • PCLinuxOS Installation Guide
  • Rotating Backgrounds with Drapes
  • Setting up SquirrelMail webmail
  • openSUSE Linux: Shortcut to Software Management
  • More Special Variables in Perl: Outputs
  • Monitoring Notebook Battery with IBAM
  • Manage your MySQL databases with an easy to use GUI

Google and the Future of Linux

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Linux
Google

igneousquill.net: If I said Google's been getting a lot of press lately, that wouldn't mean much. Google always seems to get a lot of press. It could be my imagination, of course, but it really feels like there's been an uptick of chatter about Google these days.

Avoiding Mono

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Software

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Mono is a trap. It is a divisive topic if ever there was one in the Linux community. There are anti-Mono and anti-Novell sites and there is no shortage of strong opinion. This distracts us from what we have traditionally done which is to lead and set our own course.

Linux Against Poverty 2010 is a go...

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Linux

Blog of Helios: Lynn Bender of geekaustin.com has announced that he is beginning preparations for Linux Against Poverty 2010. I was pleasantly surprised to find that 25 people volunteered for the event within an hour of the announcement.

Dell Brings Adamo Design to Budget Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcworld.com: The V13 laptop, which is priced starting at US$449, measures 0.65 inches (16.5 mm) at its thinnest point, weighs about 3.5 pounds, has a 13.3-inch screen, and comes with the Ubuntu Linux OS.

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Events: KDE/Randa 2017 and Linux Foundation

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