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Story GNOME's Tracker 1.1.1 Released with a Brand New Extractor Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:55am
Story EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
Story 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:40am
Story NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 10:34am
Story KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Beta1 Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 8:06am
Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:20am
Story Android: Number one with a bullet Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:02am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 10:01pm
Story Imaginative Raspberry Pi Concepts Are Still Proliferating Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:55pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:42pm

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 53

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Issue #53 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Masim Sugianto: First Hackfest for Indonesian openSUSE Community, How to Make openSUSE 11.1 LiveUSB, and Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE - One of the 10 coolest of 2008.

Review of Circus Linux

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Gaming

ryanorser.com: Well, I am back from holidays and I wanted to get a game review in. The game I have decided to review is called Circus Linux.

Fedora, Two Weeks On

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: After two weeks of using Fedora on a daily basis, i thought it important to give an overview. With any OS there are pros and cons. Fedora 10 is definitely no exception.

Song Parodies: Ubuntu's Full of User Guys

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Ubuntu
Humor

Ubuntu's full of user guys
Their forums are insane
Whenever a new distro's out
My question is the same

Opinion: Absolutism hurting Debian

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Linux

VC funding for open source: mixed messages from 2008

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OSS

blogs.the451group: The figures for publicly disclosed venture capital funding in open source vendors during Q4 and FY08 are in and while the numbers themselves provide a mixed picture, the statistics don’t necessarily tell the full story.

Tools for Migrating from Windows to Linux

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Software

earthweb.com: Taking baby steps to become more familiar with a new operating system can be as simple as revamping the OS already in use on your computer. Here are some tips on utilizing different open source resources to make the goal of a full time switch over to Linux a lasting one:

16 Free Games - Part 1

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Here’s a list of free games you can get right now. Many of these games run on Windows, Mac OS X and/or Linux. All of them are ready for download and don’t cost a dime.

An Inside Look at how Microsoft got XP on the XO

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Linux

As part of a small personal project, I've been reading through the court exhibits presented in Comes V Microsoft. One of those exhibits is a chain of internal Microsoft emails discussing how to get Windows XP on the OLPC.

Everyone's free Linux: DeviceVM's Splashtop

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blogs.computerworld: One of the neat things about Linux has always been that you can run it on just about anything: iPhones, xBoxes, PS3, you name it, you can run Linux on it. So, why not, the good people at DeviceVM thought, make a desktop Linux that came bundled in a PC's motherboard: Splashtop.

Also: Phoenix HyperSpace: An Instant-On Linux Environment?

The great window manager speed test

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toolbox.com/blogs: The regular readers of my blog would remember a few articles ago where I observed that some window managers don't seem to be as fast in screen redraw speed as others. I stated that I would perform some tests and report the results. Well I did those tests and here are the results.

The Open Source BIOS is Ten

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Interviews

heise-online.co.uk: Most PCs use a commercial, proprietary BIOS, but steadily, open source firmware is making a place for itself. coreboot, previously known as LinuxBIOS, is one of the leading BIOS projects and is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Anton Borisov, who has researched the economics of open source firmware.

America's Army 3.0 "May Return" To Linux

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phoronix.com: Back in September we talked about the possibility of America's Army returning to Linux with the 3.0 release. One of the America's Army developers mentioned that it's a possibility and there may be a way to get the client restored and updated on Linux.

Mandriva, Litrix Reviews

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Linux
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 review

  • Linux Distro Review - Litrix 9.0

Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

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Linux
  • Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

  • 7 reasons Why Dell Won’t Buy Red Hat

I Don’t Like Linux Because …

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Ten Reasons Not to Like Linux (with rebuttals inline)

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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Software

workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

Clam anti-virus on Ubuntu

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Software

itwire.com: Ordinarily I don't use anti-virus software on my Linux machines. If I can't get infected by viruses, trojans and spyware that is designed for Windows, and there is effectively none of this malware that is targeted towards Linux, why would I bother?

today's leftovers

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News
  • What Ubuntu must do

  • Personalising the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu
  • Loading ...Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • A New Year Brings A New NVClock Beta
  • Howto Create your own aliases in Debian
  • My Experiences Installing Ubuntu
  • Perl For Loop
  • Crontabs 101
  • KDE 4.2 shaping up well
  • Linux & Teachers
  • CentOS: KDE Upgrade the Hard Way
  • Commercial open source business strategies in 2009 and beyond
  • Will the Gnome Project change version control system?
  • Pupils conquer fear of computers
  • OpenSuSE 11.1 First Impressions
  • Palm "Nova" Linux set for CES debut?
  • How to Get the "Do You Want to Print a Form Letter?" in OOo
  • openSUSE Installation, DVD vs. LiveCD
  • How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution
  • Firewall MySQL with GreenSQL
  • Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer
  • KDE 4.2 Branched
  • Check the spell of your documents from command line
  • No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight
  • Call for enabling HP Pavilion internal softmodem
  • The FOSS Project Blues
  • OOo: Delete the recent document history
  • The rebirth of the uncool
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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
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    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.