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Story NVIDIA Helping Nouveau With Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 10:00pm
Story HP Launches Portal to Sell Its Software Online Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:54pm
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KDE 4 Preview

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masuran.org: On Januari 11th the KDE team will be releasing KDE 4, the new release of the award winning K Desktop Environment. KDE 4 has an impressive list of new features and includes an almost completely redone code base. It’s not only faster than KDE 3 it also uses substantially less memory.

Also: KDE gestures you to easier computer control.

Who's King of the Jungle?

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Linux

LinuxInsider: This week the question was raised once again on Slashdot, spurred by a Linux Magazine comparison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Mac OS X Leopard and drawing well nigh 600 comments by Friday. Which operating system is King of the Jungle is a question that no doubt will continue to be debated as long as a jungle exists, but that doesn't mean the debates can't get heated now, too.

Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post.

GIMP 2.4.3 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

Repairo: Fixing a hand-built Ubuntu based Linux computer

on-being-open.blogspot: Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes. For all is capabilities though, Linux is not magic. But it can not run on utterly non-boot-able, busted to the rafters hardware. Case in point, my brothers Ubuntu 7.04 system.

Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment, incl. multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, TrueType fonts, VMware Server, ntfs-3g, Sun Java, and many more.

Mandriva Flash 2008 First Look

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MDV

weblog.infoworld.com: A bootable 4 GB Flash Drive containing a portable version of Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available from Mandriva for 79 EUR ($89) and from Amazon for $94. The general idea is that you can take this little memory stick with you and be able to run Linux from it, do Internet and Office tasks with Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice, and save your files to the free space on the drive.

Linux @ Home - What a botch up

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Linux

geekzone.co.nz: OK, so after some positive use of Suse Gnome @ work on Virtual Machine, I decided to try it out at home. Had my Vista do a complete backup not too long ago, and figured, hey it should be ok. But NO, it was not.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Test Your Wireless Network Security with aircrack-ng

  • Howto: Upload your External IP while behind a router
  • Controlling Firefox Headers and Footers
  • Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines
  • Making Mac OS X play nicely with Novell

Making your Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop look like MAC OS X Leopard

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: MAC OS has been traditionally known for their impressive graphical interface and stability. Now even though i have been an avid Linux follower over the past 9 years I have been using Linux, still i find my self attracted to MAC OS. In this tutorial i describe step by step how to make your ubuntu desktop look more like MAC OS X Leopard.

Three Methods for Tunneling your Connections

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HowTos

tipoftheday: Sometimes, you just need to break through a troublesome gateway. Or perhaps you need to test a connection from a remote location. If you’re like most geeks, though, there’s already ample reason to do any of this — because you can.

Does Open Source Lose its Mission in Corporations?

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OSS

pcworld (idg): More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

GStreamer brings HTML5 video support to GTK/WebKit

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Software

arstechnica: The GTK port of the WebKit HTML rendering engine has gained support for the HTML5 video element. The media backend, which uses GStreamer, was implemented by Pierre-Luc Beaudoin of Collabora. Alp Toker, who also works for Collabora, integrated the backend with GTk/WebKit's Cairo graphics pipeline, making it possible for the video content to be embedded in SVG and manipulated with CSS and JavaScript.

ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870

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Hardware

phoronix: Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as "enthusiast gaming performance for the masses" through the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards. To see how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and EAH3870 TOP.

Should KDE close all bugs in Bugzilla?

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KDE

bramschoenmakers.nl: At the time of this writing, we have 15210 open bugs and 13336 open wishes. The past week, 367 bugs were submitted and 294 bugs were closed, and this growth is to be seen every week. Unfortunately there's not enough manpower to cope with this. We need to find a solution or we'll drown in this bug swarm.

Review: Asus Eee laptop PC

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Hardware

absolutegadget.com: We at Absolute Gadget are as happy as the proverbial Larry when our phones, MP3 players and general gadgety stuff gets smaller with each iteration. That’s why it’s nice to see Asus apply some common sense, in the form of its teeny and affordable Eee PC.

cGmail: The End-All Mail Notifier

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Software

FOSSwire: Everybody likes to know when they have mail. It’s become a routine to get up in the morning and check before you go to work or school. Later throughout the day, most people don’t check it as often. This is where mail notifiers come in.

KDE Performance 3

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: After some raving blogs about how memory-efficient and fast KDE 4 is, I decided to test something myself.

Browse The Web Faster, Use Text Mode Browsers

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Did you know that you can surf the internet in text mode using a Linux terminal? This is made possible thru free/open-source text-based web browser.

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