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Story KDE 4.13.2 Is Now Available In Manjaro 0.8.10 Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 3:59pm
Story Mozilla puts a development environment into the browser with WebIDE Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 3:54pm
Story Open source hindered by OOXML incompatibilities Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 3:50pm
Story Canonical Debuts 'Orange Box' for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Demos Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 12:15pm
Story RUSSIA FINALLY MOVING TO */LINUX Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 12:07pm
Story Stroke and gestures now on Raspberry Pi touch screen Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 11:53am
Story Feasibility of desktop on ARM cpu Rianne Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 11:41am
Story Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:58am
Story Netrunner 14 released Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:44am
Story MakuluLinux KDE 6.0 Released ! Roy Schestowitz 23/06/2014 - 8:41am

KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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KDE

earthweb.com: If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its own.

The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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Software

computersight.com: Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster than you ever imagined.

Slackware Approaches Stable 12.2 Release

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Slack

ostatic.com: Linux Weekly News directs readers to a Slackware Linux list post detailing the package versions and included components for the upcoming Slackware 12.2 release.

Running DOS Programs on Linux: Duke Nukem Lives!

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Software

linuxjournal.com: If I play video games they're usually pretty low tech ones. One of the few games I miss from the old days is Duke Nukem, and I'm talking about the Duke before he went 3D. If you have an old DOS game that you'd like to run, or for that matter any old DOS program, check out DOSBox.

Asus nettop gets discrete graphics

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Asus has announced enhanced versions of its Eee Box "nettop" computer. Targeting home-theater applications, the B204 and B206 include HDMI outputs, as well as discrete graphics circuitry from ATI, and could prove popular for Linux media center distributions like Boxee, MythTV, SageTV, Linux MCE, and others.

Replacing Linux with Windows saves £1 million

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: A UK company says its switch from Linux to Windows will save it £1 million (almost $A2.3 million). How does that work?

Mandriva's New CEO’s first 30 days

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We recently had to let some valuable members of staff go, notably amongst community members and distribution. It’s always a difficult decision to make and I would like to thank them for the contribution they made to Mandriva during all these years.

Working with multimedia files - Part 1

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: This is the first of the three articles on how to use and manipulate multimedia formats: Flash, video and audio. In this first article, we will concentrate on Flash files.

Microsoft's Firefox surprise

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Moz/FF

news.zdnet.co.uk: Microsoft's announcement of an OOXML plug-in for Firefox is one of those intriguing moments when a tiny piece of the future sprouts through the winter soil.

KNDISwrapper is half-done, but far from half-baked

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Software

linux.com: If any process ever cried out for a graphical interface, it is using NDISwrapper to enable wireless devices to run on GNU/Linux using Windows drivers. KNDISwrapper promises to remove much of the labor. But, so far, it only partly delivers on that promise by neglecting the hardest part of working with NDISwrapper.

Oracle contributes data integrity code to Linux kernel

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Linux

computerworld.com: Oracle has contributed data integrity protection code, partly developed with the hardware vendor Emulex, to the Linux kernel, the vendors announced Tuesday.

How Windows Users Are Changing Linux And What We Should Do About It

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: There is no doubt that people are leaving Windows, many going to the Mac and some are turning to Linux. This is partly due in part to dissatisfaction with Vista. The reason isn’t important. What is happening to the Linux community is.

The world's worst way to market Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: At first, it sounds like a good idea. Nanchang, the capital of China's eastern Jiangxi province, is requiring Internet cafe operators to replace pirated server software with legal copies of Red Flag Linux or Windows Server. What's not to like?

Review: Crunchbang Linux

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Linux

raiden.net: I decided to take a look at a new Ubuntu 8.10 derivative with the unlikely name "#! CrunchBang" Linux. CrunchBang can use all the GTK+ (GNOME) applications but replaces the GNOME Desktop/Windows Manager with the lightweight high performance Openbox WM.

10 of the Best Songbird Add-ons

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Software

junauza.com: The first stable version of Songbird has been unleashed. Considered by many as the Firefox of media players due to its extensibility, this open source iTunes replacement has a bright future ahead.

Real World Benchmarks Of The EXT4 File-System

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Software

phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system being marked as stable in the forthcoming Linux 2.6.28 kernel, and some Linux distributions potentially switching to it as an interim step until the btrfs file-system is ready, we decided it was time to benchmark this journaled file-system for ourselves.

Linux netbooks look likely to save Australian government education election promise

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Linux

itwire.com: The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training (DET) has today revealed its required specifications for custom-built laptops it intends to issue to students from grades 9 to 12 by the middle of 2009.

Ubuntu or Fedora?

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Last week Fedora Linux released its latest version, Fedora 10. We take a look at how it stacks up against Ubuntu 8.10, released a month before.

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