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Story GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09am
Story Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Emacs 24.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Discourse Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:11pm
Story EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:10pm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 beta released with KVM

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL), which in my view is a lot more than a typical point release. Sure we're all waiting for the big RHEL 6 release, but there are some major changes in RHEL 5.4.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Project Codenamed Namoroka

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Moz/FF

webdotdev.com: Mozilla has announced it’s new Project – Mozilla Firefox 3.6 which is codenamed “Namoroka“, with an intended release target of early-to-mid 2010

Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links

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News

Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what a recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Software
Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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Software

drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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Software

gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

Should you upgrade your Linux distribution?

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Linux

ghacks.net: So you’re working with Ubuntu 8.04 or Fedora 10 and you’re jonesing over the new release of your distribution. How do you know if you should upgrade? Is it worth it? What would stop you from making the upgrade?

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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Software

linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

If you want Linux on an Eee, Go to Toys R Us

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Linux
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Asking for a Linux Eee, eWEEK Europe was given two options: an Eee with a 7in screen, on sale from Misco, and one with a 9 in screen, sold by Toys R Us.

Changing the World, One Penguin at a Time

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: Does the idea of "advocacy" make you nervous? It does sound a bit scary, doesn't it, like those annoying door-to-door religious people. But it's not that way. If you're interested in helping people learn to speak Linux, here are a few easy, non-scary tips.

ReactOS 0.3.9 Review and Screenshot Tour

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OS

internetling.com: 10 years is a long time and although they failed to deliver version 1.0 in this time, by working closely with the WINE project, they managed to put together a working development version. So let’s see what version 0.3.9 has in store for us, shall we?

The Open Source Public Relations Engine

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Has Open Source lost its mojo? Has it become so common place that there are no real innovations to talk about? Or is it simply the summer lull?

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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Software

customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Useful Add-Ons for Firefox 3.5

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Reviews

A while ago I put up this article, reviewing 5 so-called 'essential' add-ons for Firefox. To continue in the same manner in this second part, here are 5 add-ons updated for Firefox 3.5 which can prove useful. Maybe not the most popular, but they definitely deserve a try.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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Software

gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

Qt for beginners

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Howtos

I made some tutorials how to use the Qt Creator and how to begin with Qt. Also a example how to convert binary numbers into decimal and back.

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