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Story Logic Supply Announces Linux-Compatible Fanless PC with Unparalleled Features Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 1:48am
Story Fedora 23 Will Get System Firmware Updates & Default Local DNS Resolver Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 1:42am
Story HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.15.6 Adds Support for Fedora 22 Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 1:33am
Story Mozilla Thunderbird 38.0 Arrives with GMail OAuth2 and Yahoo Messenger Support Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 1:30am
Story Latest Android wear update brings serious relevance to wearables Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 12:28am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 9:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 9:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 9:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 9:43pm

today's leftovers:

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  • One Reason I Love Verdana
  • In six weeks from bare hardware to receiving BCCHs
  • Compiz Now Supports KDE 4.4 SC
  • Printk is it
  • KDE or GNOME?
  • Fully Free GNU/Linux Presentation
  • A family's experience with Free Software
  • GNOME Sysadmin team update
  • The open source world goes skiing
  • Edubuntu – Educational Linux

some howtos:

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  • Facebook Chat In Bitlbee
  • Install Moovida Media center in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Convert 3gp Videos to XviD AVI
  • Prompt Tricks 2
  • PAC Manager - Perl/GTK Gnome replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc

Top 5 top 5s for Linux

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Linux I’ve been using Linux for longer than I can remember. Over those years I have written a number of “top 5″ lists for various publications. So I thought it would be fun to share with the Ghacks readers my “top 5 top 5s”.

Cross platform doesn’t exists

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Software When you write code in Python you can be almost sure your code will run on different operating systems. I say almost sure, not completely sure, because some of the libraries and packages you are using can have different behaviors on different systems.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 110 is out

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Issue #110 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

5 things that make Drupal different from all the other CMSs

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Drupal There are lots of content management systems out there. Most of which are open source and normally get the job done. However, Drupal stands out amongst them for a host of reasons. Here are five.

OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy

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OOo If you've ever tried opening or converting .docx and other Microsoft Office 2007 file formats outside of Office 2007 itself, you've likely pounded your head against more than a few walls. That should be a thing of the past with OpenOffice 3.2.

Linux super-duper admin tools: OProfile

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HowTos A few weeks ago, we've learned about strace, a simple yet powerful system debugging tool that allows you to trace the system calls during the execution of a process, allowing you to solve many problems quickly and efficiently. It's time to step up the geeky fun a notch and learn about OProfile.

KDE 4.4 available for Mandriva 2010

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  • KDE 4.4 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Upgrade to Kde 4.4 in Kubuntu 9.10
  • Gentoo major version KDE upgrade HOWTO

Warmth: New Proposed Lucid Theme

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  • Warmth: New Lucid Proposed Community Theme
  • 10 Free Windows 7 Look Alike Theme For Linux Based OS
  • 44 Cool and Best Themes for Ubuntu

Make your Ubuntu smarter than Windows 7

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Ubuntu I am a linux guy and most of you will be thinking that why I am writing this. Let me say , even though many people are agreeing with the statement Ubuntu is always better than Windows, there are a lot of people how think that Ubuntu has too few applications available for use. I assure you that you can make your ubuntu linux much more better in doing things.

Professional Audio Production on Linux

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Linux I was happy to read From Windows to Linux: a sound decision, by Sam Varghese, which ran earlier this week on IT Wire. Because it confirmed what I've felt all along, that Linux is a superior audio production platform.

Does Computer Engineer Barbie Use Linux? Assuming that the numbers from 2006 hold true, the level of participation by women in open source could use a lot of improvement. According to the Flosspols study, women make up less than 2 percent of the open source community. Proprietary software shows a not-great but much higher participation rate of nearly 30 percent.

‘freaking awesome’ – 3D support on nouveau

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Software Nouveau’s 3D support recently became available in Rawhide / Fedora 13 with an update to the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package. I was impressed when it ran Compiz, really impressed when it ran Neverball, but running Spring is nuts.

Gentoo KDE 4.4 upgrade a day after

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Gentoo When KDE 4.4 was released a few days ago, I just had to try it out. Here is a brief outline of the installation og the unstable KDE 4.4 ebuilds and first day experience.

today's leftovers:

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  • The needs of the one...
  • Compiz and Emerald
  • Database developers - take a walk with SchemaCrawler
  • CZ: Open source to fix mandatory e-government's service
  • Top 5 Linux Distributions 2010
  • Open Source Think Tank 2010: Registrations are Open
  • Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" Every 90 Days
  • Dealing with gifted kids: a geek's tale
  • Rhythmbox Cover Art Browser
  • Linux Outlaws 135 - So Good, They Tried to Patent Him

some howtos:

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  • How To Hide Kernel Updates in Ubuntu
  • Ripping DVDs on Linux
  • Fast access to templates in GNOME
  • How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2
  • KVM ‘Quick’ (n dirty) howto
  • How to Install Google Chrome OS
  • How to change back Nautilus as your default file manager
  • Extending CentOS
  • Install Picasa 3.0 Beta in Ubuntu using Repository

Hidden Gem in Totem

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mairin.wordpress: This morning Nicu sent me a video. ‘i wish there was a way to get totem to go frame-by-frame.’ Turns out there is!

Should you upgrade your Ubuntu - and how?

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Ubuntu Every six months, a new edition of Ubuntu is released and the Update Manager that pops every now and then offers you the choice of upgrading your current version to a newer one. Every six months, Ubuntu users worldwide face a tough choice. Should they keep running their current version or should they upgrade?

Lamenting the Death of Features

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Linux Like most long-time computer users, I remember the good old days when it took five minutes to boot my PS/2 machine into Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, and running Word and Excel at the same time was about as adventuresome as one could get on a machine. I remember being amazed at how I could play Tetris while installing my first Linux distribution (Caldera OpenLinux, made by--shhh!--SCO), which convinced me forever that Linux was better at handling system resources.

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Security: Voting Machines With Windows and Back Doors in Windows Help Crypto-jacking

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Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs

Given the recent performance changes following the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation and having just wrapped up some fresh CPU bare metal benchmarks as part of that testing as well as the recent AMD Raven Ridge launch, I've carried out a fresh round this week of benchmarks on various Amazon EC2 on-demand instance types compared to a number of bare metal Intel and AMD processors in looking at how the compute performance compares. Read more