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Story OSVR in the News Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 10:13pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 10:09pm
Story Building My Own Ubuntu matthartley 05/09/2015 - 8:46pm
Story Updated Debian 7: 7.9 released Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 7:35pm
Story 7 Linux Distros You Can Run on the Raspberry Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Story Btrfs For Linux 4.3 Has TRIM & RAID 5/6 Fixes Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 8:34am
Story Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Best for Business Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 8:28am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Received Well by Ubuntu Phone Users, Work on OTA-7 Starts Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 8:24am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Ship with OpenStack Liberty Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 8:22am
Story Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 15.10 Highlights [VIDEO] Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2015 - 8:18am

A cat-proof Linux-friendly netbook…?

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Hardware

openattitude.com: This here is the Samsung NB30, a semi-ruggedized netbook with one of those new Pine Trail Atom processors. I bought one over the weekend as a cat-proof alternative to my aging Eee PC. I like it so far, but there’s one big problem —

Linux is coming to an Auto Dealership near you

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Linux

linusearch.com: MontaVista Linux and Robert Bosch Car Multimedia have signed an agreement that will enable Bosch Multimedia to use MontaVista software as their Linux based solution to the high cost of running proprietary software on their infotainment systems.

Browser Speed Tests: Safari 5, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 6, and Opera 10.6 Beta

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Software

lifehacker.com: Apple's stepped up with Safari 5, Firefox has brought forth a more crash-proof 3.6, and Opera's continuing to push forward in betas. Let's break out the timer and testing software to see how the latest browsers run on real hardware.

OpenShot Linux video editor to add 3D animated titles

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Software

h-online.com: The OpenShot developers have announced that they are developing a new feature that would give users the ability to create 3D animated titles in the next version of their open source video editor for Linux.

Introducing Fedora Project Leader

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Linux
  • Red Hat’s Partner Progress: A Reality Check
  • Introducing Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith

FFmpeg gets its own implementation of Google's VP8 codec

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Software

arstechnica.com: Developers Ronald Bultje, David Conrad, and Jason Garret-Glaser are creating a native VP8 video codec implementation for the open source FFmpeg project. The aim of this effort is to bring first-class VP8 support to FFmpeg and demonstrate the feasibility of producing an independent VP8 implementation.

8 More Linux Distributions for Web Server

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Linux

junauza.com: 8 More Linux Distributions for Web Server: I've already shared with you a list of some of the best and most well-known Linux distributions used on web servers. However, there are still plenty of excellent server-oriented Linux distros that I failed to mention there.

EFF delivers HTTPS Not Quite Everywhere

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The name “HTTPS Everywhere” is a bit misleading. Besides Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter and Identi.ca, and Facebook this extension also works on the EFF and Tor sites, Ixquick, DuckDuckGo, Scroogle, other small search engines, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Paypal, and many other sites that offer HTTPS encryption. But that's hardly everywhere.

Knowledge: A Different Approach to a Database on the Desktop

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KDE

kdenews.org: Desktop applications for 'Information Management' that go beyond conventional card-index style databases are hard to find. The ideas behind such software are perhaps not that well known, so a prototype program, Knowledge, has been developed to put them firmly into the public domain.

Mistakes A Noob Makes In Vim

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Software
  • Mistakes A Noob Makes In Vim
  • Grep command in Linux explained
  • Top 4 File Difference Tools

Programming with Scratch

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Software
  • Programming with Scratch
  • full-featured Komodo IDE to boost productivity
  • Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft

Trinity KDE: KDE 3 Zombified or Resurrected?

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KDE

earthweb.com: Several weeks ago, I ended a comparison of the KDE 4 and 3 desktops by saying "Unless a project takes over KDE 3 development, sooner or later it may become unusable with the latest generation of computers."

What To Expect From Windows 8

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Microsoft

katonda.com: Microsoft is reportedly working on the next version of Windows -- dubbed as Windows 8. Will that mean more hardware woes and vendor locked features. No one knows if your current machine will run on Windows 8 or not.

KDE Accessibility tools

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KDE

ghacks.net: For those with disabilities, using a computer can be a serious challenge. Whether it’s a vision impairment or physical challenge making the most of the PC seems nearly impossible. That is why, on every platform, you will find accessibility tools.

What Is Open Source Software?

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OSS
  • Back to Basics: What Is Open Source Software?
  • Observation on hiring from open source

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GNOME Developer Training in danger
  • Linux Mint 9 KDE RC released
  • Opera 10.60 RC1
  • Nice collection of themes for Ubuntu | Gnome
  • Decibel Audio Player
  • Red Hat Still Doesn't Need Desktop Linux
  • Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization
  • How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One
  • Ubuntu Circuit Breaker
  • Qt’s Volker Hilsheimer…
  • First Fedora Design Bounty Ninja identified
  • Spanish KDE Blogger Baltasar Ortega Talks
  • Droid X Arrives, and Froyo Goes Open Source
  • Rip CD's to MP3 in Debian
  • Integral Innovation
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e07

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting the ASUS Xonar U1 USB sound card in Gentoo
  • sshfs in gentoo (sshfs-fuse)
  • Listing files from Gentoo packages
  • Keeping You in the Loop – Bash For, While, Until
  • use Dropbox Online Backup Software in Ubuntu
  • NTP: Timing is Everything
  • Use Ctrl+Alt+Del for Task Manager to Kill Tasks Easily
  • Fixing the not quite transparent panel issue
  • How to run Linux in a virtual machine

Benchmarks Of The Latest Nouveau Gallium3D Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: In February we published some Nouveau Gallium3D benchmarks, but now we have a fresh set of numbers from three different NVIDIA graphics cards and we also compare the Nouveau Gallium3D driver to NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver.

First MeeGo Linux needs love and scrub up

theregister.co.uk: MeeGo is a big deal. Devices plus cloud is the big trend right now and MeeGo has seen two industry giants - Intel and Nokia - combine efforts to create a Linux offering capable of competing with Windows on netbooks, Apple and Google on phones and tablets, and embedded operating systems on just about anything else from TVs to cars.

Debian Project News

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Linux
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