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Story Barrier to entry: Busting more myths about Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Fedora Is Considering Putting 32-bit Platform on a Backburner Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Alpine Android Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:24pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software and Games Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:29pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:18pm
Story Unity 8 Looking like a Proper Linux Desktop - Gallery Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:07pm
Story Keep Dream of a Free and Open Internet Alive, Black Hat Keynoter Urges Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:33am

What Were Novell's Original Goals With RadeonHD?

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SUSE

phoronix.com: Whenever bringing up the RadeonHD driver at Phoronix it generally leads to a heated discussion in our forums between community members, developers, and other representatives over the history of the RadeonHD driver and what really was its purpose, among other dissenting views.

Who Cares About Linux on the PS3?

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Linux

jimlynch.com: Have you been following this mess? I don’t know about you but I’ve been amused at the amount of coverage in the media about Sony pulling the plug on alternative operating systems on the PS3.

10+ mistakes Linux newbies make

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Linux

techrepublic.com: New desktop users can make plenty of mistakes (as can anyone). But knowing which mistakes to avoid, from the start, helps prevent a LOT of frustration. I’ve handled the topic of mistakes new Linux admins make, but never those of desktop users. Here are some of the most common Linux desktop mistakes I see new users make.

KahelOS (050110)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: KahelOS is essentially a remastered version of Arch Linux. Arch Linux has always had a reputation as being somewhat inaccessible to average desktop users, and KahelOS is an attempt to make Arch Linux more accessible to more people.

Game of the Day - Quake Live

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Gaming

penguinpetes.com: I finally got curious as to what all the buzz is about, and tried out Quake Live. Running Ubuntu Linux and Firefox, I registered with the server and installed the plug-in.

Operating Systems on the AAO

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OS
Linux
Microsoft

elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I came into the possession of an Acer Aspire One (AOA150, ZG5). It's a modest netbook with a 160GB IDE, 1GB of RAM, and an Intel Atom N270 CPU. I was trying to find one OS that would be responsive, stable, energy conservative, and one that would support all of the AAOs hardware. The following were my results:

Peppermint: Ask and they deliver

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: I wanted to post a quick update to that review, because things move fast in the new Linux distro world, and the Peppermint OS team is already moving on some of the relatively minor things I brought up.

Slax: Clean, cute and quick to customize

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I am a tinkerer. It is my nature. This is no doubt what accounts for my interest in Linux and computers. For tinkerers, one of the coolest and slickest distros out there is probably Slax.

5 Things You Didn’t Know VLC Could Do

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Software

maketecheasier.com: There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re familiar with VLC. VLC can do a lot more than basic video playback, including things like video encoding, DVD ripping, volume normalization and more.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 3) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: The AMD and Intel graphics drivers now support a wider range of chips and make better use of power saving features on the older chips. A major revamp of the recently introduced KMS driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware means that the Nouveau driver for X.org will in future make use of kernel-based mode setting.

The kernel column #86

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Last month saw the release of the final 2.6.33 Linux kernel, following several months of development. In his release announcement, Linus Torvalds specifically drew attention to newly added support for Nvidia graphics acceleration through the ‘upstreaming’ of the Nouveau 3D graphics driver, as well as the final upstreaming of the DRBD ‘Distributed Replicated Block Device’ driver that has existed for years in a separate project.

Linux Media Players Suck – Part 1: Rhythmbox

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: The state of media players on Linux is a sad one indeed. If you’re a platform enthusiast, you may want to cover your ears and scream “la-la-la-la” while reading this article, because it will likely offend your sensibilities. This article will concentrate on lambasting Rhythmbox.

The Scribes experience: It’s all about productivity

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Software

ghacks.net: When a text editor’s catch phrase is “Scribes: It’s about the experience, not features.” you have to wonder what you are in for.

Kubuntu 10.04: Another Average KDE Distro

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu 10.04: Another Average KDE Distro
  • Ubuntu: Unexpected upgrade difficulties
  • Compiz Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Koala to Lynx Almost Flawless
  • Philippines 2010 Elections and Ubuntu

How To Build A Standalone File Server With Nexenta 3.0 Beta2

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HowTos

Nexenta is a project developing a debian user-land for the OpenSolaris kernel. This provides all of the advantages of apt as a package respoitory (based on the Ubuntu LTS apt repository, currently using 8.04) as well as the advantages of the ZFS filesystem. In the resulting setup every user can have his/her own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol or NFS with read-/write access.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Enlightenment Screenshots
  • Is the Android truly open source?
  • Harnessing UML in Ubuntu
  • What Do Open Source Surveys reveal?
  • 100$ Android Tablet from China: Eken M001
  • Best Practices for Contributors: Getting Started with Linux Distro Development
  • WeakNet IV Linux, a Great Distro for Security Experts
  • Package BLOCK for Perl 5.14
  • Red Hat and Drupal Announce New Support/Training Offerings
  • KDE Priorities
  • Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Keynotes, Mini-Summits
  • The GNU/Linux Code of Life
  • Beef up Firefox Privacy Features
  • Pomodoro and KDE
  • Krusader Team Celebrates 10th Birthday and Seeks New Contributors

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable larger persistent data for Linux Live on SolidState or USB devices
  • Bg, Fg, &, Ctrl-Z – 5 Examples to Manage Unix Background Jobs
  • 16 GB encrypted candy file
  • Installing CRUX from a CD-ROM
  • Symbian development using Linux on real life
  • How to Install XAMPP on Ubuntu Linux
  • Diagnose PC Hardware Problems with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • switching from gnu screen to tmux
  • Improving battery life time in Linux
  • Browse Folders In openSUSE With Full Root Access
  • Restore Grub 2 As The Main Bootloader
  • fix function keys (FN) issue after upgrading to ubuntu 10.04
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Project Ten
  • How to enable a second monitor NVIDIA
  • Compiling and installing gcocoadialog in Ubuntu

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

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Software
Interviews

linuxjournal.com: I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC.

Chrome VS Midori

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Both in response to my recent review of Midori and some argument... ehm, discussion, in yesterdays Ubuntuesday OMG! Podcast, I have taken on the task of running Midori and Google Chrome through a few tests to see which one performs better and faster.

Tilting at Windows. Why rejecting Microsoft’s OSS contributions is counter-productive

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.the451group: Yesterday I had a look at the response of the Joomla! community to the news that Microsoft had signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement and was contributing code to the content management project.

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