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Story Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 8:21pm
Story Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta for aarch64 and POWER platforms! Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 8:08pm
Story 7 things Linux users still can't do Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 7:54pm
Story This is the best Android phone you can buy Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 7:25pm
Story Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 02/05/2015 - 3:32am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:10am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:09am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:08am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:07am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots and Screencasts Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:06am

Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?

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Google
  • Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?
  • Iran to shut down Google email service: report
  • A quick privacy note on Chromium
  • Google Goes With Gentoo Portage for ChromeOS Build
  • Think big with a gig: Google experimental fiber network
  • One month later, Google still censors China search

Using Amarok

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Software

everyjoe.com: Music is one thing I couldn’t live without. Especially while working, music keeps me sane. Whether I am writing a lot of documentation or testing software, background music helps me from going ballistic. And because Amarok was installed when I installed the Kubuntu desktop package, I thought of giving it another try.

Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: The major derivatives of Ubuntu are well known, but what about the others? Just because they aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer! We introduce five of the least known, yet simply outstanding distributions.

Linux users, get your Windows refund today

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux.

Mozilla Developer Preview (Gecko 1.9.3a1) available

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: A Mozilla Developer Preview of improvements in the Gecko layout engine is now available for download. This is a pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.3 platform, which forms the core of rich Internet applications such as Firefox.

Linux-based Roku Player has an SDK

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Hardware

The Roku player, that nifty little Linux-based device which streams Netflix, Amazon movies, Revision3 shows, and more, now has an SDK available for programmers to create their own channels:

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With the Roku Software Developer’s Kit, you too can build a channel that streams your content to the TV.
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http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2010/02/roku-sdk-available-someone-make-my.html

Small distro, big ego

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Dedoimedo lemma to happy computing states that the fanaticism of a Linux user is inversely proportional to the size of the user base for the said distro.

Xfce Desktop: Less Lard, More Usability

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This is the first in a series of articles looking at some lightweight, but still fully-functional, desktop alternatives to KDE or Gnome. First up: Xfce.

Telling the Linux Story

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Linux

itworld.com: If you were one of the 106.5 million people who watched the Super Bowl this year, you very likely caught the now (more) famous Google ad, "Parisian Love." I got to thinking about the search field as a storytelling metaphor the other day when I had yet another occasion to explain to a technological newcomer just exactly what Linux and open source was.

An Application Ballot Screen For Ubuntu? Oh Jeez...

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The following idea, proposed on Ubuntu Brainstorm, puts forward the sugeestion that users should be allowed to configure the application set before installation. Sort of like the Windows Browser ballot but for, well, pretty much everything.

Fedora 13 Features Preview

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: It's almost time for Fedora 13 feature freeze and we hardly expect any new last minute additions. With most accepted Fedora 13 features highlighted on Fedora Project Wiki we decided to provide a comprehensive preview of the Linux distribution.

Life with Linux: Adding a Mac-like dock

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Software

sutor.com: One of the nice things about using a Mac is the dock, the area on the bottom of the screen that contains the Finder (file and directory lister) and other applications you use. By default, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Gnome-based user interfaces do not come with a dock, but it is easy to add.

What happened Ubuntu? You used to be cool…

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Ubuntu

botptr.wordpress.com: These problems with ubuntu are pretty much show stoppers for me. This weekend my plan is to find an OS that will work instead.

KDE SC 4.4: Fresh breeze for KDE

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KDE

h-online.com: The latest 4.4 release of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) offers far more than just stability and bug fixes: The developers have added a special new desktop for netbooks, as well as more program options. They have also made major structural changes.

Linux stays single while others are married

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are all types of people in this world of all different nationalities, political and religious affiliations as well as languages. However, they all have something in common. They are either married or they are single. When it comes to our digital computing friends it is a similar situation.

Follow-up post to Canonical Microsoft

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: It seems as though I completely failed to make the point I was trying to make. With the question “Is Canonical becoming the new Microsoft?”, I was trying to ask if the overall level of “bad-karma” that is being directed toward Ubuntu/Canonical was potentially making it into the next entity that the world loves to hate?

Krusader Conquers Linux Files

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KDE
Software

linuxinsider.com: Linux offers users numerous separate apps to manage files and handle system-related computing chores, but Krusader packages these functions in its own tool sets.

Three signs your corporate culture isn't ready for open source

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OSS

opensource.com: It's a good bet that the next generation of defining companies will have corporate cultures built the open source way-- around openness and collaboration, while fostering community and culture that extend outside the company walls.

Arch is failing me!

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been posting less and less here, simply because I’ve been very happy with my system as it was. My distribution of choice is Arch, my DE of choice is KDE, and my applications of choice are Pidgin, Chromium, Amarok (yes, it’s back), and Transmission. I don’t need more, and I was happy. However.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mandriva 2010 is Faster than Ubuntu 9.10
  • Parsix 3.0r2 has been released but still plagued with issues
  • Is Unix on its way out?
  • My Favourite Firefox Addons
  • Ubuntu and SUSE: Targeting Red Hat’s ISV Base?
  • Novell and LPI Partner on Linux Training and Certification
  • The Multiple Meanings of the Term “Open”
  • Stable kernel 2.6.32.8 Released
  • Evolution and Open Source Software (last roar of the dinosaurs)
  • Events & Non-events
  • Putting Oracle a11y news in perspective
  • Can Xfce Desktop be an alternative to Gnome and Kde?
  • Linux staffs still earn 10% more pay, Dice says
  • Should you ask developers for money?
  • NVIDIA's Optimus: Will It Come To Linux?
  • Slides from my FOSDEM talk on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 8 achieves final KDE version
  • DtO: The family sysadmin
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