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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 5:49pm
Story Fluxbox 1.3.7 Released With Few Changes Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 5:42pm
Story Russia to Help Developers to Port Their Apps to Sailfish OS and Tizen from Android and iOS Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 5:04pm
Story The World First Ubuntu Touch Smarphone Is Going On Sale Tomorrow Mohd Sohail 08/02/2015 - 1:07pm
Story Xfce 4.12 Planned For Release In A Few Weeks Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 9:24am
Story Progress on the prototype for a possible next version of akonadi Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 9:04am
Story PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review Rianne Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 8:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 1:08am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 1:07am
Story Risk of the Commons Roy Schestowitz 08/02/2015 - 12:35am

Firefox 3.5.3

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla Firefox have already started spreading the latest Firefox version with the version number of 3.5.3 to the official mirror servers. This usually means that the next Firefox update is imminent.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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Hardware
  • Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone
  • 10 things I think I think about Palm's Pixi webOS smartphone
  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

GNOME Journal Issue 16 Released!

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Software
  • Putting the Network back into G(N)OME - An Interview with John Palmieri
  • Writing Open Source Conference
  • Behind the Scenes with Lucas Rocha

Mono Survey Time!

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Software

tirania.org/blog: In this survey, I want to know how much people are willing to pay for (or not pay) for Mono commercial support on a variety of platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris on a variety of architectures.

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

Another Reason Open Source is Better: No Abandonware

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworlduk.com: There are many good reasons for choosing open source over proprietary software, notably the freedom it gives you, and the security that comes from allowing anyone to look for bugs.

Linux doesn't work? Just recompile.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Just about any mailing list, forum, blog comment you read will inevitably have a comment regarding Linux in the form of something like "If it doesn't work then just recompile it." I do not believe that telling anyone to compile a program as a problem fix is the "right thing (tm)" to do.

Metadata Performance Exploration Part 2: XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2, and resier4

linux-mag.com: More performance: We add five file systems to our previous benchmark results to creating a “uber” article on metadata file system performance. We follow the “good” benchmarking guidelines presented in a previous article and examine the good, the bad and the interesting.

Year X is NOT the Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

daniweb.com: This year is not the year of the Linux desktop. Next year is not the year of the Linux desktop. In fact, NO year is the year of the Linux desktop. I've given up hope for it.

Replacing X11

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: MicroXwin is a kernel module Xlib compatible graphics system, but it isn't client/server oriented and is not network oriented. It is binary compatible but uses only 1 to 2 mb of RAM.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds
  • The Words Are Important...
  • Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Lenz Grimmer to keynote openSUSE Conference
  • LugRadio Live 2009 Announced
  • Linux OS market ‘long term prospects remain good’
  • Zenwalk Linux 6.2
  • cwrapper – a wrapper for colorizing the output of common unix commands
  • The Command Line Is Not Always Better
  • Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D
  • OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions
  • Review: Easy Peasy 1.5
  • Get a Visual Overview of Your Firefox Browsing History
  • Java.net using Drupal
  • about:mozilla 9/8

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim – Add Line Numbers
  • Best way to create perfect chromium launcher on Linux
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • Howto: Canon LBP 5100 with Samba (amd64)
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II
  • UTF-8 and apache - mysql - php
  • movietime – stop powersaving to watch a movie
  • Making Firefox Fonts On Linux Look Like They Do On Windows
  • Lions and Tigers and Shares... Oh Mount!
  • Using Eselect
  • Mound Data Manager – Manage data in the context of other applications
  • Change Ethernet Card’s Speed And Duplex Settings In Ubuntu Linux
  • Amarok 2.X proxy settings

UNIX network performance analysis

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Linux

Get quick steps for resolving UNIX network performance problems

FSF files objection to Google Book Search settlement

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OSS
Legal

fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection urges the court to reject the proposed settlement unless it incorporates terms that better address the needs of authors using free licenses.

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

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Web
Humor

telegraph.co.uk: Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet.

Banks Eye Linux From Sidelines

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Linux

americanbanker.com: Yet as the free, open, Unix-derived operating system is taking capital markets by storm and restructuring the landscape of the OS marketplace, bankers remain cautious about adopting it.

What Drove Me to Linux -- and Keeps Me There

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: The question I get asked the most on a regular basis is why in the heck I choose to run Linux over something a bit more mainstream such as OS X. My reasoning for this is based on a track record of watching Microsoft make one mistake with their users after another.

Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with different window managers for Linux.

Lin-X Linux 1.1

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Lin-X is a remastered version of Ubuntu designed to look and feel like Mac OS X. Lin-X has turned the cool Apple logo on its head a bit by putting in a skull and crossed swords. Surely an act of blatant defiance of Steve Jobs and his lawyers. We’ll see if anybody at Apple notices this amusing act of rebellion.

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