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Story Why open standards and open source benefit the public sector Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:52am
Story Manjaro 15.12-pre1 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:49am
Story Watch: A World Without Linux Would Mean a World Without Social Connections Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:45am
Story Linux 4.4 DRM Pull Has Raspberry Pi Driver, AMDGPU Improvements Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:43am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:35am
Story Chakra 2015.11-Fermi released Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:34am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/11/2015 - 10:58pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/11/2015 - 10:55pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/11/2015 - 10:54pm
Story KDE and FOSDEM Roy Schestowitz 08/11/2015 - 10:54pm

56 Open Source Replacements for Popular Web Development and Design Tools

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earthweb.com: Here are 56 of the best open source Web development and design tools that provide good alternatives to popular commercial, closed source software.

Heroes Of Newerth 2.0 Is Now Live

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: The major update to HoN is now live and available for free to anyone who purchased HoN (or will purchase) .

X Server 1.9.3 Has Now Arrived

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phoronix.com Coming just as anticipated, Apple's Jeremy Huddleston has announced the release of X.Org Server 1.9.3. This is the third maintenance release in the 1.9 series, which was originally introduced in August.

The Linux Kernel’s Impact on the Desktop User Experience

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thevarguy.com: It’s a cliché that most computer users care more about bells and whistles than how software performs “under the hood.” To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at some recently introduced features in the Linux kernel, and what they mean for the desktop user experience.

AT&T Blocks Linux Configuration

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linuxlock.blogspot: In the past 45 days, I've done a ton of installs. Of that bunch, 17 of our clients in that 45 days had chosen AT&T DSL for their provider. They offer a two year contract at 14.95 a month for Internet service. Pretty good deal, huh? Not if you are a Linux User.

Spotlight on Linux: ZevenOS-Neptune 1.9.1

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: ZevenOS is a German-born project that offers Debian-based and Ubuntu-based versions of their BeOS-like system. ZevenOS is based on Ubuntu (Xubuntu) and ZevenOS-Neptune is based on Debian Testing. The main purpose is to preserve some of the features of BeOS in a modern, capable operating system.

No More Ubuntu 11.04 PS3 CD Images

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Ubuntu

news.softpedia.com: Canonical, through Colin Watson, announced a few minutes ago that starting with today, December 14th, they will no longer build ISO images for the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Review: Amarok 2.4 Beta 1 Looks Very Promising

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Software

tuxarena.com: The first Amarok 2.4 beta, codenamed “Closer”, was released just a few days ago, on December 7, and it looks very promising. It comes with quite long list of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Google's ChromeOS means losing control

  • Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman
  • RMS and Trust
  • Chrome OS: Please Don’t Open the Hood

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux KVM vs. VirtualBox 4.0 Virtualization Benchmarks
  • Say Hello To The Catalyst Linux Driver Christmas Edition
  • Sintel DVDs have shipped with goodies
  • Oracle: Bull in the FOSS China Shop
  • Holiday Wishes from the openSUSE Board
  • Plymouth on Statler
  • LibreOffice: Public Phone Conference 11-Dec-2010 Recording
  • The role of open source in emerging economies: Malaysian success
  • Canadian court could kill hyperlinks
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (November 2010)
  • Frozenbyte Is Wanting Some Linux Gamers
  • Wine advances ActiveX support for Linux and GTA4
  • Mono: Unsafe At Any Speed
  • IT: Puglia region makes open source mandatory
  • Open Ballot: what was the biggest Linux event in 2010?
  • Released: FreeBSD 8.2-BETA1 and 7.4-BETA1
  • Dev’s We’re Thankful For | LAS | s14e08

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to encrypt text files with vi or vim in Linux
  • How to install upgrade to PHP 5.3 on Debian Lenny
  • Qt tip & Trick: Masking Widgets
  • Up and Running with KVM, Ubuntu Style: Part One
  • Autokey: Desktop automation utility for Linux
  • Configure Samba shares in CentOS
  • 5 Ways to Execute Linux Commands and Scripts in Background
  • HTG Explains: What is the Linux fstab and How Does It Work?
  • Ubuntu 10.04: static and noise sound with HDA Intel SigmaTel STAC9221 A1
  • Share One Internet Connection Between Two Ubuntu Machines
  • Everyone with More than One Computer Needs This
  • Monitor Network traffic speed / file progress - speedometer

Extreme Configurability with Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

2indya.com: Gentoo is one of the most talked and noted Linux distributions that have been in active development stage for last 6-7 years. Although there are only a limited number of followers for Gentoo when compared with some other distributions such as Ubuntu, Gentoo has been delivering a best Linux distribution suited for power users. Let’s have a look.

Is Zorin OS Really Easier than Ubuntu?

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ostatic.com: Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution, which its developers say is, "designed specifically for Linux beginners who want to have easy and smooth access to open source software." Well, isn't that what Ubuntu says? Why would anyone need anything easier than Ubuntu?

Desktop application complexity (part 2)

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jonmasters.org: There were some useful comments on my previous post, but I think they missed my point: there’s too much complexity here.

Ubuntu-isms suck

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: Do you wanna know why Ubuntu-isms suck? Because they make software non-portable. I have just spend a few hours to try to get Synapse, an alternative to the stagnant and buggy Gnome-Do, into my Gentoo Overlay.

Synapse update adds new plugins, results improvements

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omgubuntu.co.uk: A new release of semantic file launcher Synapse has been made available for download.

Linux Foundation Appoints New Fellow

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Flock Refresh Trumps RockMelt

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Software

informationweek.com: RockMelt was released in beta in November with the claim that it would bring social networking into the browser. But Flock has been a social networking oriented browser for years now and a new version shows where Flock has several advantages over RockMelt.

Last week in Amarok

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blogs.fsfe.org: Since we were quite busy in the last weeks, here comes a report about the last month in Amarok. The main reason for this delay is the following: We released Amarok 2.4 beta!

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