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Story Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 9:22pm
Story OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 9:18pm
Story Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 8:46pm
Story Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 8:27pm
Story Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 7:30pm
Story The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters) Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 7:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:05pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:04pm

Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu
  • ZDNet Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Meet Francis Lacoste: Canonical Launchpad team
  • Ubuntu 9.10 And Windows 7 - Both Are Pretty Good
  • Great themes for Ubuntu9.10 Karmic koala
  • Download Karmic Nights Theme
  • Ubuntu bug subjects TG Daily hack to wrath of fanbois

AbiWord 2.8.0 Released, Loaded With New Features

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Software

ostatic.com: Open source word processing program AbiWord has a new release this week that sports several new features and a slew of bugfixes. AbiWord, long overshadowed by OpenOffice.org, is a fine multi-platform application in its own right and the new goodies in version 2.8.0 bring even more to the table.

Review: Sabayon Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Sabayon Linux has always been known as the "swiss army knife" of Linux distributions, given all that it had installed, and all that it could do. But that title may slowly be slipping as other distributions quickly catch up to it in the "all in one" category. But does that affect how Sabayon operates? Well, let's find out.

GNU/Linux: Not Just DIY Computing

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Linux

igneousquill.net: There was a time, not long ago, when GNU/Linux was only for hardcore geeks.

Is Google Faking the Open-Source Funk?

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Google

eweek.com: Some folks are claiming that Google is faking the open-source funk by not being as open as it could be about Android.

Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done

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OS

earthweb.com: "Dual-booting with Windows and desktop Linux is a snap to do.” This statement is at best a half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me bananas.

Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints
  • Ubuntu 9.10 hates kernel developers?
  • Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware
  • Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default Windows alternative

H264 Video Encoding on Amazon's EC2

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Linux
Hardware
Movies

Stream #0 recently started looking at Amazon's EC2 computing offering. We created our first public AMI, based on Debian Squeeze, including FFmpeg and x264 pre-installed. Now that we can easily start instances with the necessary basics installed, it is time to compare the relative merits of the different instance sizes that Amazon offers.

D2X-XL: Unique 6 Degrees Of Freedom Game (Descent 2 Mod)

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Linux

D2X-XL is an OpenGL mod for the classic 3D game Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6, has all bugs from D2X 0.2.6 fixed and has restored all features from the original D2_3dfx (official Voodoo graphics version). D2X-XL is free and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Everybody Loves Windows 7 - Part 2 (RMS Error)
  • Blog posts are no replacement for documentation
  • Novell Will File Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the US Supreme Court
  • Phonon backends
  • Psystar's $50 hackintosh tool not all it's cracked up to be
  • The quest for a truly open smartphone: can it be done?
  • AbiWord 2.8 Brings Notable Changes
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest
  • KDE 4.3.2 now official in Slackware
  • Accessing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) from Mandriva
  • Intel graphics and gaming, Abiword 2.8.0

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 1)
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrading To GRUB 2
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrade Your File System To Ext4
  • Linux Kernel /etc/sysctl.conf Security Hardening
  • Preparing An Ubuntu Machine For Upgrade
  • Booting Linux from Internet with boot.kernel.org
  • The cure for everything - chmod 777
  • How to Lift Ubuntu Linux Ram Limit
  • Batch Resize Images Using ImageMagick
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 3
  • Seahorse - Encryption Made Easy
  • Convert virtually any video into a DVD-valid MPEG2 stream

Mozilla fixes 16 flaws with Firefox 3.5.4

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla today patched 16 vulnerabilities in Firefox, 11 of them critical, as it updated the open-source browser to version 3.5.4.

Doing the Linux Math

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: Taking the market share for Windows, the number of Linux Users both paying the most for this special "name your price" sale and the fact that they remain customers since they discovered 2dboy...

Fedora's target audience

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Linux

gmane.org: The specific discussion about making the best possible distro has focused in on target audience. This is a sensible (and arguably overdue) step, because to provide a Fedora that satisfies someone, we first have to know who that person is, and differentiate them from the mass of "everyone," and also we need to be clear in what we expect them to be able to do.

Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final

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Ubuntu
  • Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final
  • Dear Mr. Shuttleworth, Canonical, and Ubuntu developers
  • Ubuntu Ready for Another Crack at Netbooks
  • Select fastest mirror for your ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Upgrade
  • An Interview With lisati

How To Enable Networking In Xen Guests On Hetzner's New EQ Servers (Debian Lenny)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable networking in Xen guests (domU) on Hetzner's new EQ servers. With the new EQ servers, you can get up to three additional IPs that are in the same subnet as the server's main IP.

E17 vs KDE 4.3.1

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KDE
Software

intosimple.blogspot: Recently, I have started using KDE 4.3.1 after it came in Gentoo stable tree. I have been using E17 svn versions for quite some time now. I found that with E17 the cpu is relatively cooler. Of course, my benchmarking is not precise yet it shall provide you an overall view. My system is Thinkpad R60.

An office suite for people :)

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Software

opera.com/it-s: Recently I came across a very curious application and it fascinated me so that I decided to share my experience with you guys. The application is in a nutshell an OpenOffice derivative, created by a Chinese company responsible for RedFlag Linux distro. The application suite is called: RedOffice and you can get an experimental Linux version.

Konqueror tips and tricks

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: If you are familar with KDE you know Konqueror. Konqueror used to be one of the finest file managers on the PC desktop – period. But now KDE has migrated toward a simpler, more user-friendly file manager (Dolphin) and pushed Konqueror to serve as a web-browser only. That does not mean Konqueror can not be used as a file manager. It can. In fact, Konqueror can do many things.

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