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Story The Cloud vs. Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 2:54am
Story How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives Mohd Sohail 10/06/2015 - 1:55am
Story I Say Linux, You Say GNU/Linux Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 1:23am
Story LibreOffice 5.0 RC1 Is Out, Bug Session Organized by The Document Foundation Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 12:58am
Story Cisco, IBM Bet Big on OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 12:55am
Story Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy Today Rianne Schestowitz 10/06/2015 - 12:39am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 11:38pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 11:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 11:34pm

An Interview With Jono

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Interviews
Ubuntu

blog.joeb454: I’m about 100% sure that the next person to be interviewed needs no introduction – everybody will have heard of Jono at some point, whether it be from his role within the community, his activity on identi.ca & twitter, or maybe even from Lernid…

Design contest launched for tiny Linux net server

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Lantronix announced a design contest based on its recently introduced XPort Pro, touted as the "world's smallest Linux networking server." Lantronix will award prizes of $6,000 and $3,000 to the two top entries for Best Linux Design.

Operating with Opera on Ubuntu

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Software

workswithu.com: These days–in contrast to ten years ago–the world has plenty more Web browsers than it needs. And yet I can’t find one I’m happy with. My continuing search for a browser I get along with led me recently to try Opera.

Serious auditing with Lynis

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Software

ghacks.net: If you want to do a thorough system security audit on a Linux machine what do you use? Cobble together a few of the pre-installed tools? Search through the numerous locations for a tool that might give you enough information to determine if your system is safe? Or, do you open up a terminal window and use the Lynis security auditing tool?

2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux
Software
OSS

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and a couple multi-year winners were unseated this year. KDE, which had won Desktop Environment of the Year every year we’ve had the MCA’s, was finally unseated…

Gimp is being sabotaged

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GIMP

penguinpetes.com: They're munging Gimp up again. I say it over and over again. And truly, if every interface overhaul was so great, then why would they need to change it again? Huh? Hmmm? Where's all the 2.4 advocates saying that 2.4's interface change was so perfect, now?

The Windows 7 honeymoon is over

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Linux
Microsoft
OSS
  • The Windows 7 honeymoon is over
  • How Microsoft uses open source to fight open source
  • From Windows to Linux: a sound decision

Anjal: GNOME's Evolution for Netbooks

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Software

earthweb.com: One unforeseen benefit of the rise of netbooks is the rethinking of desktop interfaces. Compared to workstations, netbooks have smaller screens and less memory, and developers generally assume that users do less demanding tasks on them. Few netbook interfaces illustrate this re-examination better than Anjal.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze behind schedule

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Linux

h-online.com: The Debian release team are sounding the alarm: With only one month left before the planned release freeze, the number of critical bugs in Debian 6.0 Squeeze is still far too high to freeze development.

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.0 Released

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KDE

kdenews.org: Today KDE announces the immediate availability of the KDE Software Compilation 4.4, "Caikaku", bringing an innovative collection of applications to Free Software users.

Best Linux Distributions of the Decade (2000-2009)

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Linux

junauza.com: We've seen plenty of "Best of the Decade" lists around, but not one is related to Linux distribution. So it's only fitting that we will give credit to the best Linux distros that dominated the last decade (2000-2009), or most part of it.

Is Canonical Becoming The New Microsoft?

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: I am not trying to incite riots or wars in the halls of residence or corridors of power but Canonical/Ubuntu is starting to catch more “bad karma” than is healthy for it IMHO.

Open Office 3.2.0 Final Released

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OOo

ghacks.net: Open Office 3.2.0 Final has been released and is currently distributed to mirror ftp servers worldwide to ensure a smooth delivery once the release notifications will be added to the project’s homepage.

Google, don’t be evil

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Google
  • Is a code of silence evil?
  • Google Superbowl Ad Explains The Need for Search Privacy
  • Google, don’t be evil
  • Google Gmail Getting Social Features
  • Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo
  • Android versus Linux?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Copyrights and wrongs
  • FSArchiver - Filesystem Archiver for Linux
  • Working with Ubuntu One
  • mimio Studio 6 available for Mac and Linux
  • Once scorned, twice as nasty
  • Chunking and Programming Languages
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent goes alpha
  • Linux Conf raises $33,000 for charity
  • Packman for Factory
  • Msec updates getting (mostly) ready for 2010.1
  • FOSDEM 2010: Andrew Tanenbaum Sets Reliability Before Performance
  • Firefox Addon: Fox Clocks
  • 16 month old Flash bug plagues Mac, Linux, PC
  • Eben Moglen's Talk on Freedom in the Cloud
  • My weekend at FOSDEM
  • A day at the races: aria2 vs. axel
  • The Morevna Project: Anime with Synfig and Blender
  • Pandora open-source handheld is go

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Useful Command line little tricks (part 1)
  • Synchrorep - A one click folders synchronization
  • Learn and use regular expressions with Kodos
  • Quick guide to convenient tools in GIMP
  • Writing a Simple Bash Script
  • How to setup MPD with PulseAudio independent on X
  • How to repair Windows partition through Ubuntu Linux
  • Tweeting from the Command Line with Twyt
  • Power Up Linux GUI Apps
  • Puppet Drupal recipes

Top 10 areas where open source leads the way

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Linux
OSS

itpro.co.uk: With job losses rising and belts being tightened across the country, now is the perfect time to look once again at the benefits of using open source software aside from the reported $60 billion a year savings on offer.

KTorrent: KDE’s BitTorrent client

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Software

maketecheasier.com: In order to download the files associated with torrents, you need a BitTorrent client. KTorrent, a KDE project, is a feature-rich client that is completely self-contained from the moment you start searching for torrents until the last chunk finishes downloading.

KDE.org Relaunched for Software Compilation 4.4

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KDE
Web

kdenews.org: The KDE web team is pleased to announce a major redesign of the KDE.org frontpage and buzz.kde.org, just in time for the pending release of our updated Workspace, Application and Development Platform compilation.

Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work

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Software
  • Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work
  • MySQL handler Jacobs walks out on Oracle
  • Ellison puts Screven over mySQL
  • Has the Irresistible Rise of OpenOffice.org Begun?
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