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Story SYNCTHING: OPEN SOURCE BITTORRENT SYNC ALTERNATIVE (P2P SYNC TOOL) Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:46pm
Story PlayCanvas takes its WebGL video game engine open source Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:40pm
Story Mozilla Open-Sources Their PlayCanvas Gaming Engine Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:26pm
Story Android TV Pegged for June Appearance Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:24pm
Story Learn about 20 Amazing Raspberry Pi projects on our new digital Pi project bookazine Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:20pm
Story KVM Gets Improved For S390, POWER & MIPS Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:12pm
Story Tracking your time and tasks on Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:08pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.21 LTS Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:02pm
Story New Sandboxing Features Come To Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 5:49pm
Story Linux 3.16: New Synaptics Driver, Improved Sony DualShock 4 Driver Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 5:02pm

KDE NetworkManager interface gets a shiny plasma overhaul

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KDE

arstechnica.com: In most modern Linux distributions, network configuration is handled by NetworkManager, a desktop-neutral service that seamlessly manages connections. KDE contributor Sebastian Kügler is working on a new Plasma-based front-end.

The Year of the Linux Everything Else

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: You’d think CES would be a good indicator of the major technology trends in electronics. But Linux at CES? That’s unlikely to show up in your RSS reader. Heard any your friends talk about how Linux is taking over CES? No? Me neither.

KDE 4.2 “The Answer” - My Experiences So Far

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: KDE 4.2 is fast approaching, and will reach final form at the end of this month. The second beta is available now, with the release candidate due next week. I thought I would post my thoughts on this great desktop as it is at this point in its development phase.

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Three

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Welcome to the third installment in the First Person Shooters saga. Today, we will talk about two more solid choices for meeting people online - and then shooting them.

Ubuntu System Panel Gives You Quick Access To Your Applications

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Software
Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Ubuntu System Panel (USP) is a configurable Gnome launcher that you can add to your Ubuntu (and other Linux distros based on Gnome) panel for quick and easy access to the various applications and places.

Voting for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is Now Open

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Linux
OSS

linuxquestions.org: It’s that time once again. Voting for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.

Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

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Microsoft
  • Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

  • Should We Trash Windows Vista – or BadVista?
  • Techiemoe tries Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1
  • Extend the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days
  • Adding Windows 7 to Linux Multiboot

A triple-boot system with GRUB: Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny", FreeDOS 1.0, and Windows 98SE

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HowTos

This last Christmas, I refurbished and installed computers for two of my children. As we still have a pile of old games in a drawer, I wanted to provide multi-boot systems. This was much easier and more satisfying than the last time I set up a Linux/Windows.

The "I'm Linux" Video Contest

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Linux

If you've been alive and aware of mass media over the last twelve months, you've probably seen television commercials from Apple and Microsoft touting their operating system. From Apple's ubiquitous "I'm a Mac" to Jerry Seinfeld to Microsoft's "I'm a PC" retort, operating system commercials have been flooding the airways. Except one OS has been notably absent – Linux.

A Weekend With Arch

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Within a few months of beginning with Linux, it became obvious that I was one of those who have severe difficulties settling on a distribution. This weekend, I finally got a chance to take Arch for a spin.

The Dark Art of Sound on Linux

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Linux

glyph.twistedmatrix: I've been trying to get a USB headset to work gracefully with a variety of applications on Linux for quite some time. Recently I had a bit more time to investigate why this is so difficult, and to learn a few things about ALSA. Inspired by Mr. Sterling, I feel compelled to share the results of this ... experimentation.

Red Hat's Open Source Software of Value in These Recessionary Times

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: With the current recessionary environment, perhaps it’s not such a bad time to take a look at investing in penguins and fedoras. While it’s been asked before how a company can profit off of something that is free and open, Red Hat has done a fairly good job of it over the years.

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 2: WiMAX

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: In Part 2 of the Kernel Log's coverage of the major changes happening in the main development branch for the Linux kernel 2.6.29 release, we look at a major new addition to Linux's networking capability, WiMAX support.

OpenSolaris distros

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OS

linuxformat.co.uk: A few months ago we looked at OpenSolaris, Sun's effort to get the community involved in its Unix flavour. Now we explore some of the spin-off projects that have popped up, including MilaX, Belenix and Nexenta...

Is OpenOffice.org a 'dying horse'?

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Interviews
OOo

zdnetasia.com: OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiry date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 285

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Paul Sherman, Absolute Linux

  • News: Debian releases new "Lenny" live images, openSUSE announces KDE 3.5 live CDs, Fedora votes on code name for version 11, Sun Microsystems and FreeBSD cooperate on kernel features, PC/OS and Gentoo interviews
  • Released last week: SystemRescueCd 1.1.4, MythDora 10.21
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: MOPSLinux, Runtu
  • New distribution: 4Biblen, Easy Peasy, Incognito, LinuxEllSchool, Paranoid Linux, pure:dyne, Toutou Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux and the Third World

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: The government of Vietnam announced last week that it will be converting all its government computers to open source software by the end of 2010, with conversion to begin almost immediately. So apparently open source software really is communism.

What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 1: Dodgy Wifi drivers and AP support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Scarcely two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.28, Linus Torvalds has integrated comprehensive changes for kernel version 2.6.29 into the main development branch. As of Friday morning, he had added a whopping 7550 patches.

odds & ends

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News
  • Btrfs and Squashfs merged into Linux kernel

  • It's 2009 and SCO are maintaining the Linux rage - what the?
  • Linux Outlaws 71 - Evil@Home
  • 20 awesome free OS downloads that aren't Windows 7
  • Mozilla Craziness
  • European SME representation was against OOXML
  • How to change DMA settings on Ubuntu
  • ASUS Eeeeeeeee PC: Innovative NetBook
  • Five reasons to seriously consider buying a netbook
  • I’m not compatible with Linux
  • Stopping Pythons from eating your Rams
  • Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu using VirtualBox
  • How secure is open source disk-encryption?
  • Start gnome screensaver from the command-line

Windows 7 as “Linux killer”? How times have changed!

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft makes for an unlikely David, and Linux an even unlikelier Goliath — but here we are. A few years ago, Linux was positioned as the “Windows killer.” Now Windows 7 is being positioned as the Linux killer.

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