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Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:39pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:35pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:31pm
Story Leftovers: Sharing Culture Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:28pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 11:26pm
Story Google Releases Open Source Plans for Cardboard v2 Viewer Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 8:43pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 8:33pm
Story Schedule FiOS Router Reboots with a Pogoplug matthartley 11/09/2015 - 7:59pm
Story 10G WiFi gateway runs OpenWRT on 64-bit Freescale QorIQ Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2015 - 7:19pm

A Perfect Image Juggler: Geeqie

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linux-magazine.com: digiKam is undoubtedly a powerful application for processing and managing your photos, but there are situations when you need something lighter. For example, I use my netbook when I'm on the move to off load photos from my camera and quickly go through them. For this, I use Geeqie.

Cool User File Systems, Part 1: SSHFS

linux-mag.com: Userspace file systems are one of the coolest storage options in Linux. They allow really creative file systems to be developed without having to go through the kernel gauntlet. This article presents one of them.

Clementine 0.4 Rocks! I Love Open Source

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techdrivein.com: Most of you probably haven't heard about Clementine before. But every linux music enthusiast must be aware of Amarok 1.4, which for many like me, was the best open source music player for Linux. But everything changed.

Of Hardware and OSs

elevenislouder.blogspot: Currently, Linux systems take the very high end machines (any machine more powerful than a fully tricked out MacPro {read supercomputers and mainframes}), and the very low end machines (phones, routers, palm-tops, PVRs). In both cases, someone is missing. Microsoft.

Alternative desktops: Fvwm

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ghacks.net: This time around, in our Alternative desktops series, we’re going seriously old-school Linux with Fvwm. Although using Fvwm will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time, it still has it’s place in today’s world.

Has Linux lost the desktop battle?

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toolbox.com/blogs: Even I have done it. I don't think you can be a Linux blogger without having done at least one post about how this year is the year the Linux desktop will take over the world. However, no matter how many people seem to write about it. The year the Linux desktop takes over the world always seems to fall through the cracks.

Zenwalk 6.4: Simple yet Awesome

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itnewstoday.com: It’s been a long time since I last took a look at Zenwalk. I’ve always had a sweet spot for it, though I haven’t had a chance to really give it a full spin in quite some time. Although I am primarily a KDE user, there’s something about Zenwalk that always keeps my attention: It’s simple, fast, and gets the job done.

openSUSE 11.3 is here!

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The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of the latest incarnation of openSUSE, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. openSUSE 11.3 is packed with new features and updates.

Using Compiz As A Windows Management Tool

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maketecheasier.com: You’ve seen the wobbly windows, you’ve seen the cube, you’ve seen the raindrops. Compiz is just a bunch of useless eye candy right? Wrong.

today's leftovers:

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  • screen’s competition: tmux
  • Using Camera RAW with Linux
  • Large Text File (logs) viewer - Rowscope
  • Find the Python shell of your dreams in DreamPie
  • Ubuntu Manual Project core philosophy
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo) review
  • How Many Types of Linux Do We Need?
  • Here's The 3dfx Banshee, Voodoo DRM/KMS Driver
  • Pr09studio Introduces Probably The Best Collection of Ubuntu Wallpapers Ever
  • Probably The Best 5 GnoMenu Themes
  • Linux: No bloatware, popups, and annoyances
  • fedora branding fonts
  • DebConf10: the Debian Project
  • FLOSS Weekly 127: Guillermo Amaral

Two Problems with Free

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  • Two Problems with Free
  • The Open source legal maze: an open trap?
  • Open Source Cornerstones
  • Portugal: Nearly all school children getting familiar with open source
  • Net Neutrality is a double edged sword
  • Is open source ready for business prime time?
  • Open-source hardware standards formally issued
  • Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition version 0.3

some howtos:

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  • PDF Manipulations And Conversions From Linux Command Prompt
  • UNIX / Linux Basics: Part VIII
  • Unix How-To: Tricks for Working with Filenames
  • Beautify your GNOME desktop
  • Migrate / Move MySQL Database And Users To New Server
  • Change a MySQL Table from MyISAM to InnoDB
  • Getting to Grips with GRUB 2
  • HOWTO: Cross compiling the kernel for the Mini2440
  • The Ultimate Logrotate Command Tutorial with 10 Examples
  • Running Linux on new OpenRisc simulator or1ksim 0.4.0
  • How to install Nanny on Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

Installing applications in Linux with a double click

ghacks.net: For many, the biggest barrier to adopting Linux is the challenge of having to use the command line for too many tasks. One of these tasks, it is though, is the installation of applications.

Portable Linux Apps - Fun Fav Apps from any Linux w/ USB

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ever wanted to run your favourite Linux applications from a USB sticks on ANY major Linux distribution with the need to install anything? Then prepare to say hello to Portable Linux Applications.

Get ready for a whole new forge

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Web

sourceforge.net: Today SourceForge is announcing an open beta period for a new set of tools for developers. Specifically, our engineers have begun work on new and better tools for project members who want to use our tracker, wiki, and source code management.

Pidgin's Buddy pounce, a powerful Notification Feature

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linuxers.org: Consider this scenario - you want to have an imp. discussion with someone on your chat list and the person is marked away. You are wondering if there is any way you could be notified when he returns.

Unigine Is Working On A Strategy Game

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Earlier this month the developers behind the Unigine Engine shared their latest update on this advanced 3D engine that's fully supported under Linux.

Top Solaris developer flees Oracle

theregister.co.uk: Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, has left the company.

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    10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why.
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  • Robin "Roblimo" Miller
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  • Feral's GameMode May Soon Have Soft Real-Time Capabilities
    Feral Interactive's Linux system tuning daemon, GameMode since being introduced earlier this year has primarily offered the ability to easily change the CPU scaling governor when gaming but not much more. Though a new feature is now in the works for GameMode.
  • Mini DebConf Hamburg
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