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Story Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 7:44pm
Story Linux routers under attack — for their own good Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Debian success stories: Automated signature verification Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Linux Beta Released Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:47am
Story Solus Operating System Is Being Delayed Due to Bad Karma Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:44am
Story Navigating a sea of frontend frameworks Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:42am
Story KPMG: five good reasons to use open souce Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:40am
Story Linux vigilante fixes your router Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:34am
Story Thus versus Calamares: Comparing Manjaro 15.09 installers Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:31am
Story Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2015 - 11:10am

Review: openSUSE 11.3 KDE

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: openSUSE 11.3 is available. It has been for a while actually, and this week it is my feature distro. I am using it in my “searching for the perfect KDE distro” quest.

Second Beta Release of Firefox 4 Arrives

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Moz/FF
  • Second Beta Release of Firefox 4 Arrives
  • Tabs get tweaked in Firefox 4 beta 2

Is Linux Just Another Unix Flavor?

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Linux

pcworld.com: What defines an operating system isn't a geeky label or a collection of ramblings from the mouths of its community members. Nor is it some empty and pointless certification offered up by an obscure group of malcontented purveyors of "standards."

Washing the windows myths. Program installation.

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Linux
Microsoft

it.toolbox.com: I would have thought that this issue had been dead and buried however, unfortunately there are still those out there who believe that installing software is easier under windows than under Linux. Let me tell you right now, it is not!

Kernel Log: Who’s responsible for troubleshooting and quality assurance?

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Linux

h-online.com: Recently, a Red Hat developer got rid of a flaw in an Intel graphics driver. The flaw had been a thorn in the side of numerous users of systems with the 945GM chip-set. Now, Theodore 'tytso' Tso has stated in a discussion on LKML that users have to accept more responsibility.

Ubuntu makeover

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Ubuntu
  • Get a Blazing Fast Computer for Free
  • Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice

Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox?

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Software
  • Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox?
  • If Oracle Bought Every Open Source Company...

Jolicloud 1.0

  • Hands on: Jolicloud 1.0, a Linux distro in progress
  • Jolicloud as a Second Netbook OS – It Plays Well With Windows

Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way

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Software

linuxjournal.com: There was a time when Linux was notorious for having what was called "fugly" fonts. Things improved a bit over the years, but thanks to expiring patents things are about to get even better.

The 75 "Funnest" Open Source Downloads

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Software
Gaming

earthweb.com: It's summer. And frankly, that means no one's all that excited about working. Oh goodness no. In honor of the season of laziness, we've put together a list of some of the most fun open source downloads you can find.

6 most talked about Linux games

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Gaming

web2linux.com: In your quest to find a good, native and free game for Linux you might have seen long lists of games mentioned on various sites and forums. I’ve compiled a small list of some of the most talked about games for Linux on the internet.

Novell Launches Linux App Store

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Web
SUSE

channelregister.co.uk: Novell sometime today is expected to launch an app store of sorts called SUSE Gallery. With SUSE Gallery, partners and end users can browse and download SUSE Linux software appliances that fulfill specific business needs.

Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson

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KDE
Interviews

earthweb.com: To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years ago by the KDE 4 series. Yet, many continue to lament the loss of KDE 3. Trinity KDE had started in order "to keep the KDE 3.5 computing style alive. Recently, I talked via email with Timothy Pearson about the project, its motivations, purposes, and plans.

Dell Preparing Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Systems

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Plenty of folks are confused about Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution promoted by Canonical. In recent days, old rumors about Dell abandoning Ubuntu have returned. But in reality, Dell indicates it is preparing to ship systems with Ubuntu 10.04.

openSUSE 11.0 reaches end of life

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SUSE

h-online.com: The openSUSE Project developers have announced that version 11.0 of their popular Linux distribution has reached its end-of-life.

Firefox 'CPU resources' issue better but not gone

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: The popular Web browser has had a longstanding CPU (Central Processing Unit) utilization issue that--in some cases--overtaxed the CPU, caused noticeable heat issues in small laptops.

BeyondTrust Partners with Red Hat for Secure Mission-Critical Linux

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Linux

(PR): BeyondTrust Software Inc. today announced a formal partnership with Red Hat. BeyondTrust will join Red Hat’s ISV Partner Program and create joint solutions aimed at offering Red Hat users a tightly aligned package of the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) tools needed for mission-critical servers.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE file transfer with KBluetooth
  • Speak[er Setup] Now, or Forever hold your Peace
  • Shimel's 10 Commandments For Open Core
  • Userful prepackages Linux and applications for multiseat educational use
  • Frogatto 1.0 Released
  • PlainSight – Open Source Computer Forensics LiveCD
  • Two Creative Button Concepts For Ubuntu
  • Librarian of Congress Still Clueless About Linux
  • The Mission of KDE’s Wikis
  • $35 Tablet from India: an OLPC Complement, not Competitor
  • Quamachi: The VPN GUI with the funny name
  • Military Adoption of Open-Source Software May Increase Flexibility, Lower Cost
  • PCLinuxOS 2010.07 now Running perfectly On My Toshiba Satellite A100
  • Ubuntu Studio 2.0 (Puppy Edition) Screenshots
  • Lenovo Steps up Server Bid With New Entry-level Systems

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove Old Kernel in Ubuntu and Grub2
  • Nautilus PyExtensions
  • GNU libextractor - simple library for keyword extraction
  • Using Linux To Create a Music Blog
  • Compiz Screensaver install and troubleshooting
  • Test Drive webOS Without Buying a Phone
  • OpenOffice.org Writer extension for replacing carriage returns
  • Linux security - A few useful, tactical tips
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 2
  • Installing Indian Rupee font in Fedora, Ubuntu & Debian

KDE Software Compilation 4.5 RC3 Released

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KDE

KDE's release team has made available the last release candidate before 4.5.0 comes out next week. Please give it another whirl and tell us about problems with this release. Tagging will happen in the next days, so be quick doing that!

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