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Story Linux-powered quadcopter acts like a smart shuttlecock Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 10:54am
Story Xiaomi’s MIUI overlay makes Android prettier, more clever Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 10:42am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:06am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:05am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:04am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2015 - 2:02am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 11:11pm
Story The Open-Source Question Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 11:00pm
Story Reactions to “Has modern Linux lost its way?” and the value of simplicity Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 10:42pm
Story Graphics-rich EPIC SBC taps 5th Gen Core, expands flexibly Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 10:38pm

Kahel Linux: Yet Another Philippine-made Distro

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Linux

junauza.com: A proof that Linux on the desktop is very much alive and is growing in popularity here in the Philippines is the birth of yet another distro named Kahel.

Intel Moblin 2.1 Preview

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Linux

phoronix.com: Intel has provided an early development preview of the Moblin 2.1 operating system, which we briefly tested out on a Samsung NC10 netbook. Here are the screenshots and a few more details.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Release Schedule

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: As you will notice, this is the first time in the history of Ubuntu when the development team changes the release cycle...

The Firefox in the Win House?

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Moz/FF
Legal

exportlawblog.com: Last week an obviously confused reporter at internetnews.com reported that Mozilla had received a letter from BIS stating that downloads of its open-source encryption source code by Iranians was not a violation. But that’s not what happened.

UK government ignoring own rules on open source

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OSS

channelregister.co.uk: Open source vendors are calling on the UK government to put its money where its mouth is and police its own rules on public sector open source software procurement - which were revised in February this year.

Running Your Business With Open Source Software

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OSS

itnewstoday.com: Why do companies use closed source applications that are tremendously more expensive, when they could probably get away with using open source solutions that are noticeably cheaper?

Linux Wars: Episode III

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Final Artwork [Screenshots]

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Ubuntu

Today is Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala artwork deadline which means all the artwork will remain unchanged from now on, until Karmic is released. There have been a lot of updates today, so let's take a look at how Ubuntu Kamic Koala will look like.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • What I Learned at the openSUSE Conference
  • Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation leader soaks in stinging critique
  • Geek feminist jumps the gun on Shuttleworth speech
  • Running Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop in the clouds with Amazon’s EC2
  • Karmic Network Manager - Updated New Look
  • Karmic Koala’s New Login Screen Revealed
  • The second wave in open source
  • Moblin 2.1 Is Coming, Moblin Garage Opened
  • LoCo stories: the Ubuntu New Mexico team helps the Endorphine Power Company
  • Intel Ports Linux Netbook OS to Desktops
  • Ubuntu Software Store Generates Questions
  • HP CommunityLinux portal
  • Gnash 0.8.6 Release Brings New Features
  • Mandriva Mini based on Moblin™ version 2 technology is now available
  • Linux Outlaws 112 - PS3 Gaming Special

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to delete undelatable files and folders in linux
  • Make a Linux Home Data Server of an Old PC
  • Create Image Galleries With Konqueror
  • Using Eye-Fi Card on Linux
  • Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 1
  • Use OpenOffice Impress for flash card learning

Minimal Window Managers: Day 1

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: After getting a lot of feedback from the crowd regarding window managers I’ve decided to try a few out.

The Linux Desktop - The View from LinuxCon

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I have just finished up three days at LinuxCon in Portland, put on by the Linux Foundation. Overall, I would say it was a great success.

First impressions of gnome-shell

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Software

deansas.org/blog: GNOME Shell is the proposed interface for Gnome 3, it replaces the window manager, the panels at the top and bottom of the screen and everything that sits on them.

That Dream Formerly Known as the Linux Desktop

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Linux

daniweb.com: I will never again refer to the Linux Desktop in any of my writings beyond this post. From now on, it's the Linux User Interface.

Going minimal on my Ubuntu desktop

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Ubuntu

scottnesbitt.net: Although it was out of character for me, I was an early adopter of a netbook. That netbook served me well for a couple of years, but I recently upgraded to a model running Ubuntu. Anyway, I ran into a problem common to many netbook users:

5 things that make Ubuntu Linux the most promising Linux distro in the world

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: Without doubt, poised to be the Windows of the Linux world in the future. The following 5 points should help clarify my view.

Is free software major league or minor?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Is free software really capable of serving end users or not? This issue has political consequences, which is part of what makes it important: either free software is “minor league” or it’s “major league”.

GNU/Linux Gaming - Vega Strike for All

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Gaming

blog.eracc.com: I must admit, even though I will be 50 years old next March I still like down time playing games. One of the games I play for a while, stop playing, and keep coming back to is the trading and battle space simulator Vega Strike.

Linux garden gets a new GNOME with version 2.28

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Software

arstechnica.com: A new version of the GNOME desktop environment has arrived with a new Bluetooth management tool, a WebKit-based browser, and a number of other noteworthy improvements.

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

Linux and Graphics: AMD and AGL