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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:34am
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Story Tizen 3.0 to Ship with Linux Kernel 4.1, Drops X for Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 8:31pm
Story RapidDisk / RapidCache 3.3 now available. pkoutoupis 20/09/2015 - 7:49pm
Story GNOME Boston Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 8:17am

Kmart Smartbook now available

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Linux
Hardware
  • Kmart Smartbook now available
  • It's a MID, a tablet, a netbook, even an external display!
  • Philippine government to make $75 tablet PC for schoolchildren

Novell’s Patents Are Complicating Its Sale

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SUSE

gigaom.com: After months on the auction block, Novell will be put out of its misery and sold within the next three weeks, according to credible sources. The only question is, why it has taken so long? The answer, according to a source close to the company, is patents. Big, juicy patents.

Canonical Announces Provisional Ubuntu Developer Summit Tracks

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Linux

LONDON, September 16, 2010 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, unveiled the a list of provisional tracks for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) scheduled for October 25-29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

Only design can save Linux

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Linux

silicoholic.com: Linux needs to be saved? Of course not, but: Linux adoption is often criticized because it’s not popular amongst the common users, anyway, most sysadmins will tell you that they’re using Linux on their servers. Linux (or Unix-like) servers are running very succesfully all around the world.

Ubuntu: It Just Works

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: It Just Works
  • More on Canonical's Contributions
  • Ubuntu 10.10 moves towards completion

X.Org Looking For A New Logo

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Software
  • X.Org Is Looking For A New Logo
  • Recapping The New X.Org Development Process

Miro Review - Great Internet HD Video Player

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Reviews

Miro is a free, open-source video player with ports for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, designed especially for watching HD videos. Miro bundles over 6000 Internet TV shows and video podcasts, and allows you to download each of them to your computer, so you can watch them without the need of an Internet connection.

PCLOS Mag KDE 4 SC Special Edition

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KDE
PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the KDE 4 SC Special Edition issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The KDE 4 SC Special Edition contains a collection of all of the KDE 4 articles we have ran over the past year, and can serve as a reference source for those who are transitioning to KDE 4. Included are:

If Microsoft is serious about Silverlight, it needs to do Linux

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Software

itwriting.com/blog: Today was a significant event for the UK broadcasting industry: the announcement of YouView, formerly called Project Canvas. Microsoft will not be able to play in this space unless it delivers Silverlight for Linux, Android, and other open platforms.

Oracle sticks to Sun's open source strategy for Java

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Software

h-online.com: In a recent announcement, Henrik Ståhl, Senior Director of product management for the Java Platform Group at Oracle, said that Oracle will have the same approach as Sun did with the OpenJDK code base and its community.

SCO Group auctions UNIX division

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OS

h-online.com: The SCO Group has stated in an ad hoc press release that it will be selling its UNIX division to the highest bidder.

Pretty Damn Good Audio Player: Guayadeque

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Reviews

Yesterday I put up an article about peculiar application names in Linux, and Guayadeque was on that list. But how about seeing what this application has to offer as a music player, besides a pretty funny spelling.

5 Best Free and Open Source File Archivers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program that merges a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for simpler transportation, storage, or backup is called a file archiver.

Mandriva’s future (2)

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: As is summarized by a mailing list post, Mandriva as being a distribution developed by a company and paid employees, is now an empty box. There is no more head in charge of the future direction of the distribution, who can take the necessary decisions for new releases.

Stallman calls for file-sharing to be legalised

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OSS

itwire.com: The chairman of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, has called for internet file-sharing to be legalised in order that people could benefit from sharing material that they should rightly be able to.

The Future Of Basilisk Games And Eschalon Updates

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: A lot is going on with Basilisk Games, the bringers of the Eschalon Books cRPG series.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Fedora 13

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Fedora 13. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

Bringing D-Bus Into The Linux Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: Alban Crequy, a Maemo developer, for the past several weeks have been working on bringing D-Bus directly into the Linux kernel. Why? Huge performance improvements.

Look out Ubuntu, look out Arch:

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Linux
  • Look out Ubuntu, look out Arch: Linux Mint Debian
  • Linux Mint Debian installation screenshots

Rebuttal to "Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You."

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OOo

acrossad.org: I recently read the article "Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You" by Mr. Serdar Yegulalp with great interest. OpenOffice.org has been of particular interest to me of late due to the recent controversy surrounding Oracle's Google lawsuit.

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Ubuntu “Testing Weeks”

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    The proposal for replacing early Ubuntu derivatives' early alpha/beta releases with "testing weeks" in its place is moving forward with no objections having been raised but flavors like Kubuntu and Xubuntu being in favor of the change.
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Qt/KDE: Qt5 in Debian and Slackware, QtCreator on Android, KDE Discover, and Plasma's 10th Anniversary

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