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Story Five alternatives to Raspberry Pi srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 7:17pm
Story Gnome 3.4 Review and Hands-on srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:54pm
Story Linux Kernel Devs: Fix Your Changelogs! srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 5:24pm
Story Red Hat's Billion-Dollar Coup srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 5:23pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:30am
Story Recoll Finds Your File With Ease srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:22am
Story Kernel Log: Intel hibernate bug fixed srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:14am
Story Anne Nicolas Retains Mageia Board Chairmanship srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:13am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 Is A Mixed Power Story srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 6:10am
Story GNOME 3.4: A Question Searching for an Answer srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:54am

Flock On Ubuntu Reviewed

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Software

OSWeekly: I have not taken a close look at Flock for some time, mainly because it felt like their focus was too much on picture clipping and the like. But after taking a look at the 0.9.1.3 release, anyone who does blogging or writing for a living is doing themselves a huge disservice by not using this browser - seriously.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Why Larry loves Linux (and he’s not alone)

  • Seattle XO User Group Forming
  • Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands For Ubuntu And Debian Power Users Available Now
  • OpenSUSE install and some luck
  • Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year Part 2
  • XO Laptop Specs.. for those interested
  • Aaron Seigo: Dear Glyn Moody
  • Changing your hostname in Linux (PCLinuxOS)
  • Songbird: An Open Source Music Mashup System
  • Book review: Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response

Kubuntu’s KDE 4 LiveCD comes with WebKit-enabled Konqueror

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KDE

liquidat: The current Kubuntu-KDE-4 LiveCD ships a Konqueror version which uses WebKit as the main HTML engine for Konqueror.

30 Less Popular Linux Applications Available in the Ubuntu Repository

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Software

linuxlove.org: Have you ever wondered just how many packages are there inside the Ubuntu repository? 23133 That’s A LOT of packages! So, to help you dig through the repository and find out what extra programs are available out there, I’ll randomly choose 30 less popular applications and post their description and a few screenshots.

more firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 - faster and easier to navigate

  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Arrives As Mozilla and Microsoft Jostle for Security Crown
  • Mozilla QA Seeks Pre-Release Testers for Release Candidates and Developer Builds

Apple's Christmas gifts to open source

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Mac

Matt Asay: Apple gets a lot of grief for being a net pillager of open source. The company has adopted open-source software into critically important products, yet gives little in return (so the story goes). And yet the Mac gets a lot of love from the open-source crowd. Why? What has Apple done to deserve it?

GNOME: the cowboy project

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Software

iTWire: What is the relationship between the GNU Project and the GNOME desktop suite? GNOME itself claims to be a part of the GNU Project. But its relationship with the organisation is not the same as that of other software projects which are part of GNU.

NetBSD 4: A Force to Be Reckoned With?

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BSD

internetnews.com: NetBSD 4 is finally out, boasting a long list of feature and speed improvements in the open source operating system. The NetBSD 4.0 comes nearly two years after NetBSD 3.0 was released. As with earlier versions, NetBSD 4 continues to competitively position its BSD variant against its BSD, Linux and Unix peers.

Dell's Ubuntu 7.10 Offering - Technical Details

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Ubuntu

direct2dell: Now that we have shared that Ubuntu 7.10 is available for sale on select Dell systems, I'd like to take the opportunity to give an update on what customers can expect with this offering. Most of the Ubuntu 7.04 technical details are still valid for this release, but there are a number of changes that I'd like to point out:

Flightgear 1.0.0 Released

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: After more than 11 years of development, Flightgear 1.0 has arrived. Flightgear can be played on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, as well as other *nix platforms including FreeBSD, Solaris, and IRIX. Flightgear is one of the first major Free Software games and has become a flight simulator that rivals it's commercial counterparts.

Foolish Forecast: Red Hat in the Black

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Linux

Motley Fool: Longtime Linux platform leader Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will don a fresh fedora on Thursday night to report its third-quarter 2008 results. Sales and gross margins are on the rise, but Red Hat keeps scaling up its operational staff, so the bottom-line results don't always follow suit.

The VC Floodgates Open for Drupal and Acquia

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Drupal

computerworlduk blogs: A little while back, the creator of the Drupal open source web collaboration and publishing platform, Dries Buytaert, announced that he was setting up a company alongside the project. Now that company has just got a lot of dosh:

Open Office standards row heats up

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OSS

The Register: Microsoft is facing growing criticism of its bid to have Office Open XML (OOXML) accepted as an international standard ahead of a crucial vote by the ISO scheduled for February.

Also: KOffice's stance against OOXML more practical than political, developer says

Why Linux didn't win in 2007 and why it won't in 2008 either

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Linux

seopher: 2007 was touted as 'the year for Linux' and indeed the first quarter looked promising but things never really took off. Why is that?

Ulteo plans free and paying subscriptions for online OpenOffice service

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Software

zdnet blogs: Ulteo’s online OpenOffice service will be officially launched to the marketplace to a limited number of subscribers in the first half of 2008, the company’s CEO said.

Opera 9.25 released

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Software

my.opera.com: We released 9.25 today, which mainly addresses a few security issues - it is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install KDE 4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (screenshot tour)

  • One click monitor power-down for Linux
  • Enhancing cluster quorum with QDisk
  • Short Tip: Add Plasma widgets to the panel in KDE 4
  • HowTo: Rename Multiple Files Without A Script
  • Create an MP3 file server using Amarok and ObsidianMusic
  • How to Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Monitor Multiple Logs in a Single Shell with MultiTail for Linux

Ubuntu 7.10 vs. Early Ubuntu 8.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 is due out tomorrow, and while we'll have more extensive testing as the Hardy Heron release nears in April, today we are publishing our first -- very initial -- benchmarks of Ubuntu 8.04 using the 12-19-2007 daily build and comparing these results to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. These tests are focused upon OpenGL gaming, encoding, disk, and memory performance.

First Looks at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

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Moz/FF
  • First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

  • First look: Firefox 3 beta 2 officially released
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 review
  • Firefox 3 beta 2 Arrives with More Speed and Less Memory

A Taste Of Mandriva

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MDV

junauza.blogspot: I have tried and tested almost all major Linux distros but not yet Mandriva. Fortunately, I had a not-so-busy weekend so I finally had my hands on Mandriva 2008.

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today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY. Read more