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Story OpenMandriva: The Scion is ready! Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:33am
Story 70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:19am
Story OpenBSD from a veteran Linux user perspective Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:11am
Story Leftovers: KDE Software Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 11:19pm
Story Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:50pm
Story Aria2 Vs Wget – Choose your Download Manager linuxpitstop 29/06/2015 - 10:42pm
Story Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2 Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:16pm
Story BeagleCore Open Source Internet Of Things Development Board (video) Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:03pm
Story Red Hat CEO Warns About Faux Open Source Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:45pm

If Novell gets bought, will Red Hat follow?

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Linux Elliott's proposed acquisition of Novell promises to shake up the software industry, which has grown a bit staid in the past year or two. But what will it mean for Red Hat, and for the broader open-source software industry?

OK Palm, We're Ready for the Foleo Now Ahh, poor Palm. Sure, they have their fancy new WebOS toys -- but it wasn't that long ago they were banking on the Foleo changing the mobile world as we knew it. Sadly, they were just a little too early.

Mozilla Public License to get overhaul in 2010

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Moz/FF The 10-year-old Mozilla Public License will be updated by the end of 2010. It appears that the higher ups want the language updated, the terms simplified and the license modernized.

Conquer Video on Linux with MPlayer

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Software MPlayer is not your run-of-the mill video player. It's a multi-platform codec-chewing monster truck of a video player for the connoisseur of video players. It has options galore and has the flexibility to play almost anything under the sun.

Ubuntu, The Ultimate Linux Distribution

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Ubuntu From its Debian roots to its commercially available support to its overwhelming popularity, Ubuntu is the ultimate Linux distribution. For me, Ubuntu became a significant force within the Linux community with its 2006 releases: 6.04 and 6.10. From April 2006, I've installed and used every new version.

What should be the colours of Gnome-Terminal?

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Software While clearing out the big pile of emails today, I came across this huge discussion on ubuntu-dev -discuss list about the colours of gnome-terminal. Honestly, I never thought this could be a point of discussion at all, but I was wrong.

78% of adults believe Internet access a fundamental right; 50% want no regulation

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Web Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.

Kernel Log: Stable kernels analysed, Linux without firmware, new graphics drivers

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Linux The development of Linux 2.6.34 has started and is causing heated discussions on the LKML. has analysed Linux for security fixes and found almost twenty of them. Linux-Libre removes proprietary files from the kernel, and new graphics drivers for Radeon cards offer numerous improvements.

Redesigning Ubuntu – behind the scenes on 10.04

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Ubuntu The next version of Ubuntu – codename Lucid Lynx – will be the 10.04 release, and is scheduled to be released and declared stable in April. As a long-term support version, coupled with increasing popularity, this is undoubtedly the most important Ubuntu release to date.

Power & Memory Usage Of GNOME, KDE, LXDE & Xfce

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Software Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them?

OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets New Effects

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  • OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets Undo/Redo, New effects, in Ubuntu 10.04
  • OpenShot Linux video editor updated

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 344

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at PC-BSD 8.0
  • News: Ubuntu unveils new desktop theme, KNOPPIX releases 6.3 CeBIT edition, openSUSE adds LXDE desktop to install media,
  • Questions and answers: RHEL 6, useful shell tips
  • Released last week: Elive 2.0, Linux From Scratch 6.6
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2, Fedora 13 Alpha
  • New additions: Lubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu Linux for Mainframes? Not Quite…

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Ubuntu Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to run on a range of devices — from mobile Internet devices all the way up to high-end servers and cloud systems. But there are two markets where Canonical has no plans to push Ubuntu.

An intelligent move

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SUSE Novell’s latest CEO has got the company back on an even keel, but can his bold new strategy help it return to growth?

Apache bug prompts update advice

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Web IT security company Sense of Security has discovered a serious bug in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database.

Docky and GNOME Do, now separated

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Software Alex Launi, a GNOME Do developer, has announced that GNOME Do and Docky are now separate applications. GNOME Do was created as a rapid keyboard driven launcher for the GNOME desktop, similar to applications such as QuickSilver for Mac OS X.

Open Source and Security: Are there Limits?

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OSS You might think that's a pretty ridiculous question to ask, since the canard about open source being less secure than closed source has been debunked many times. But it seems that some people didn't get the memo:

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Booting ISO files from GRUB 2
  • Monitoring System Usage with systat
  • Change Ubuntu Login Screen
  • Change the Hostname in Linux
  • Try to navigate up the directory using cd followed by consecutive dots
  • Virtual Consoles / Terminals in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Manage your projects with KPlato
  • Abusing MySQL and Thoughts on NoSQL
  • Developing with HTML5
  • Make Ubuntu apply all updates automatically
  • Version 1.98 Of GRUB2 Boot Loader Released
  • Unigine Engine Advances, But No Linux Heaven Yet
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 11 Episode 3
  • Linux Outlaws 139 - The Facegroup Twisness Model

82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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It's that time of year again when all of Hollywood dressed to the nines came together to honor the best performances and movies of 2009. I didn't see as many of the nominees this years as in the past, but the awards ceremony was as glamorous as ever.

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