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Story It Doesn't Look Like AMD Mantle Is Coming To Linux, SteamOS Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Cinnamon 2.2 Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 5:23pm
Story UK's IT security agency: Communities are key for standards Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 5:07pm
Story GCC 4.9 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks For Faster Binaries Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Story DPL election is over, Lucas Nussbaum re-elected Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 4:56pm
Forum topic Elive 1.6 is out!!! joenosleep 3 14/04/2014 - 4:56pm
Story Cinnamon 2.2 Released With System Settings Improvements, HiDPI support And More Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 4:54pm
Story Ozon OS Will Be One of the Most Beautiful Linux Distros Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 4:50pm
Story Fedora 21 Gets Proposals For Many More Features Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 4:45pm
Story Did the GNOME Foundation spend too much money on women’s outreach? Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2014 - 4:41pm

M$ stuff

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Microsoft
  • All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

  • Microsoft makes final heroic grab for OOXML votes
  • How Microsoft killed ODF
  • Microsoft OOXML standardization bid: The clock is ticking
  • Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?

Linux destined for low-cost Intel Atom PCs?

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Linux

news.com (blog): Intel's low-cost Atom processors will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers these days often come with Linux. How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy.

Why we still hate Microsoft

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: I’m not trying to be political here. But what seems to upset most people about Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton for that matter, is this habit of parsing. Microsoft also likes to have it both ways. They want to be seen as cooperating with open source, but

Arch Linux: Popular KISS distro

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Linux
Interviews

hardware.no: Draco Linux and similar distributions, are often referred to as KISS-distributions (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). One of the most popular KISS distributions to date is called Arch Linux which, compared to Draco, has a much larger community and number of developers. To help us understand what make Arch Linux so great, we've asked the lead-developer - Aaron Griffin - some questions.

Aaron Seigo, KDE project lead speaks out

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KDE
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Aaron Seigo joined the KDE project, which produces a free software desktop system for Linux and Unix platforms, in 2000 and is sponsored by Trolltech. Here he describes how porting KDE4 to Windows and MacOS will enable Kontact, the Open Source groupware application, to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Outlook in the enterprise.

Why Haven’t We Heard About Linux’s Growing Market Share?

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Linux

slashgear.com: Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling with Linux, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified. It has me wondering why there hasn’t been a spike in Linux’s market share?

UltraEdit for Linux Coming?

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Software

linuxfud.wordpress: IDM’s UltraEdit is arguably the world’s best text editor…for Windows. I first used it in 2002 as part of a basic programming tool set provided by my client at the time. I was hooked. Alas, my conversion to Linux several years ago forced me to abandon UltraEdit. I check the UltraEdit user forums from time to time, and what did I see?

Opera Public Acid3 build

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Software

labs.opera.com: Two days ago Opera reached a 100/100 pass rate on the Acid3 test for the first time. I am pleased to announce the first public build with a 100/100 pass rate and pixel-perfect rendering!

SliTaz GNU/Linux, the Smallest “Desktop” Distro Ever Created

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Linux

junauza.com: “At 25 MB, it has to be the smallest desktop distro ever created”. These were the words of Ladislav Bodnar in the most recent issue of Distrowatch Weekly when he announced this fresh and minuscule distribution as a new addition to the waiting list.

OOXML Today (so far)

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OSS
  • Poland confirms its approval for OOXML in ISO

  • Romania maintains OOXML approval
  • What Really Happened at the BRM for OOXML
  • Denmark changes OOXML vote to 'yes'

20 Linux Articles You Absolutely Must Read

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Linux

foogazi.com: We’ve all stumbled on those Linux articles that you read and either change your opinion on Linux or add to your understanding of Linux. Here is a list of what I believe are 20 Linux articles you definitely have to read if you call yourself a Linux user.

Photoshop Express: All Your Images Are Belong to Us

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Software

blog.wired.com: Adobe recently launched Photoshop Express, the company's new online photo editing and sharing service, but as savvy readers have pointed out, to use Express you need to agree to terms of service.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Lil’ Guide to Installing Ubuntu

  • Thinkpad Fingerprint Reader on Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04 + Broadcom Wireless
  • BurnCDDA, a tool for creating audio Cds
  • FreeBSD: Updating ports with csup
  • Checking password strength for squirrelmail

People of openSUSE: Marco Michna

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Interviews

opensuse.org: This week we meet #openSUSE IRC supporter, and openSUSE Quality Assurance team member Marco ‘daemon’ Michna in one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview!

Linux Mint - The Distro to Fill the Missing Gap

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Linux

lebokov21.com: Recently, I have been trying out the Linux Mint operating system which caught my attention in DistroWatch.com. Linux Mint is a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs. After using Linux Mint for a few hours, I can immediately see that it is trying to get the good things all together in one place.

Linux everywhere

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Linux

andyhollyhead.wordpress: Linux does seem to be everywhere nowadays. Take yesterday as a case in point. I checked the order status of my Elonex One, and then caught the train to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, watching the in-train tv which is powered by Linux.

Want a blog? Get a LifeType

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Software

linux.com: LifeType is a full-featured GPL blogging platform designed for use with a MySQL database and PHP. You'll need access to a server in order to properly install and use LifeType, but the installation is easy with LifeType's wizard, which can even create your MySQL database and all the tables you need, automatically.

Asus releases application kit for Eee PC coders

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Software

reghardware.co.uk: Asus has posted a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Eee PC, the better to help coders write new programs to run on the elfin laptop's Xandros Linux distribution.

today's leftovers

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News
  • HTML 5 Support by Browser: Opera Continues to Lead the Pack

  • Linux Install Podcast Episode 48 Gentoo part 3
  • Mormons for open source
  • Welcome Lumiera! (video editor)
  • XO Laptop Training Begins in Peru
  • WUSTL Open-source innovation conference April 4-5
  • Linux Product Insider
  • KNetStats
  • Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Ubuntu
  • Another Reason Microsoft's OSP Isn't Good Enough
  • SFLC Releases Paper on Shareware Redistribution of Free Software
  • Impossible thing #5: Open hardware, from the LART to the Common
  • Plans for the Linux-next Tree

Comparison of binary package formats

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Software

abclinuxu.cz: The general purpose of binary packages, package management systems, is to provide a prebuilt software to easily maintain systems and applications programs so that the system remains consistent and its resources are used in a efficient way. There are various package formats, but probably most widespread are RPM, deb and TGZ formats.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
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  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
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  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
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    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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