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Story MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:04am
Story The skinny on thin Linux Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:28pm
Story CipherShed: A replacement for TrueCrypt Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:23pm
Story Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:21pm
Story PyPy 2.4 - Snow White Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:15pm
Story Brocade Unveils Vyatta SDN Controller Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:07pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Open source is not dead Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:12am

KOffice 2.0.0 Released

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kde.org: The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0 of KOffice. This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases, totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice applications.

Elisa Media Center Gets a New Look and a New Name

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ibeentoubuntu.com: Elisa Media Center has been one of those projects that I really want to like and has almost been there for a long time. It did a lot of cool stuff and did it simply. Well, Elisa has a new name, a new website, and a completely new look.

Another superb collection of Linux games

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Dear all, we have already had several articles on Linux gaming, including three chapters on First Person Shooters (FPS) covering eight games and two massive compilations containing tens of great titles. For today, I have prepared another interesting collection, with a bit of everything.

KOffice on version 2.0, extensions, and being like Firefox

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: The idea of an application that supports third-party extensions and add-ons users can download and install in one click may be more applicable to Web browsers than office suites, but the developers at the open source KOffice project have developed such an architecture where all components are modular.

Netbook Wars: Linux, Android, Windows

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Linux
  • Netbook Wars: Linux, Android, Windows 7

  • Little Laptops With Linux Have Compatibility Issues
  • HP carries the Linux torch with new Mini 110

Using iSCSI On Fedora 10 (Initiator And Target)

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Fedora 10. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 1 Episode 9

  • Linux Outlaws 94 - Beer on the Stream
  • Elastix - an amazing GNU/Linux distribution to set up an Asterix-based PBX
  • Mozilla: Firefox 3.5 RC1 ready to roll in 48 hours
  • Linux The New Choice for the Hospitality POS
  • Virtual Nation
  • Rwanda: Country to Host OLPC Learning Centre for Africa
  • OLPC kickstarts notebook program for indigenous children
  • OLPC boosts outback education with laptop deployment
  • NYSE Euronext CIO to Deliver Keynote at 2009 Red Hat Summit
  • Is This the Tipping Point for Open Source “in the Channel”?
  • Source code as a safeguard
  • Who wants Linux with sex appeal? Not this guy.
  • Current Status of Administrator Mode in System Settings in KDE 4
  • ZaReason Preparing Ubuntu Server, Netbook
  • Development bundles as the new open source paradigm
  • Why Windows Netbooks are good for Open Source
  • Drupal 7: next steps for usability
  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Slips Again
  • Funny Linux Picture - Strong Arming The Market

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux: Find large files

  • How To Restore Automatic Update Notification Icon In Ubuntu 9.04
  • Strip Mono from Ubuntu and prevent it to come back
  • Remove The Pop-Up Update Manager
  • How to find out how long a process has been running (elapsed time)
  • Listing initrd content with lsinitrd
  • Six articles that will teach you more about Open Source
  • Installing new templates in OpenOffice 3

Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Keeps Getting Better

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Linux
  • Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" - It Just Keeps Getting Better

  • Gloria
  • 10 Top apps to add to LinuxMint7 Gloria

SELinux vs AppArmor vs Grsecurity

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Linux
Security
HowTos

cyberciti.biz: Linux kernel is the central component of Linux operating systems. It is responsible for managing the system's resources, the communication between hardware and software and security. Unfortunately, stock kernel is not secured out of box. There are some important Linux kernel patches to secure your box. They differ significantly.

Why is Ubuntu 9.40 (Jaunty) Not LTS?

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: "Why is Jaunty not an LTS release, shouldn't I just stay with Hardy?" That's a question I received from one of my clients.

Pimp up your Terminal with Guake and Yakuake

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Software

dedoimedo.com: If you're wondering whether Guake and Yakuake are Polynesian happy mushrooms, you're a bit off mark. These are Linux command line terminals, modified to behave like the console in the popular First Person Shooter (FPS) Quake. Hence, the funny names.

SouthEast LinuxFest: Be There

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softpedia.com: Only 16 days remain until June 13th, the date SouthEast LinuxFest makes its debut in Clemson, South Carolina. The one-day conference features an impressive list of speakers.

Hands on: Google Chromium browser alpha for Linux

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arstechnica.com: The open source Chromium project, which serves as the basis for Google's Chrome web browser, has reached alpha status on the Linux platform. Ars takes a look at the Linux port's progress and functionality.

Living With GNOME's NetworkManager

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Software

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Pain-free networking is the promise that the NetworkManager project makes. This week we will introduce NetworkManager and its features (and drawbacks).

Here comes summer's first Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Reports of the Linux netbook's death at the hands of Microsoft have been greatly exaggerated. A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2

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linuxplanet.com: Last week we took a look at four great Linux/FOSS applications that are as good as any of their competitors, FOSS or proprietary. Today I'll wrap up with four more.

Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn’t Care

dthomasdigital.wordpress: In this weeks Computerworld opinion column “Desktop Linux: Why you Shouln’t Care” Preston Gralla (who?) bashes Linux for no apparent reason other than to bash something he obviously knows nothing about.

9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: I will list 9 of the most common reasons to switch from Windows to Linux and try to explain in which cases the switch to Linux has a good chance of delivering the expected benefits.

Specto: Get Instant Notifications In Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you want to monitor a blog for new article update, a great way is to subscribe to its RSS feed and get notified instantly when it updates its content. What if you want to monitor more than just a blog?

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Leftovers: Software

  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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