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Story Hardening the Linux desktop Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2014 - 12:44am
Story Ryman (Large UK Chain) Switches to GNU/Linux on Desktops Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:51pm
Story Heard of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women? Learn more today. Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:50pm
Story (GNOME) Videos is here! Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:35pm
Story Choosing a Programming Language for Interviews Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:27pm
Story OpenDaylight, open-source, software-defined networking, gets real with first release Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:12pm
Story Engage women, have fun, get more out of your open source project Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 11:03pm
Story Manjaro vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. OpenSUSE Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:59pm
Story Should Linux look like Windows? Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:51pm
Story The Red Nexus 5 is here in all its glory (Edited) Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:41pm

DLS Interview: openSUSE's new Community Manager, Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

downloadsquad.com: Today, Novell announced that Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is taking the reins as openSUSE's Community Manager. Those familiar with the open source world might recognize Joe from his work with various Linux and free software publications. We recently got the chance to talk with Joe about Linux, Novell, and the direction openSUSE (and open source) is headed.

Three photo mosaic apps compared

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Software

linux.com: Photo mosaics are recreations of one large image composed of tiny tiles of other smaller images. We compared three easy-to-use Linux-based utilities for generating photo mosaics -- Pixelize, Metapixel, and Imosaic -- on speed, quality, and other factors.

Viewing all the gory details of an RPM

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HowTos

suseblog.com: For the RPM-based distributions, the package manager tries to take care of resolving dependencies for you. Some of them do a great job at this. At some point, however, you’ll likely have to work directly with an RPM package on the command-line.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 4

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: In this installment of my series on the Top 10 Linux FUD patterns, I address two patterns that have more to do with software packages that run on the Linux platform than with the Linux OS itself. Linux FUD Pattern #3: With Linux, you cannot access old files or share new files with others Linux FUD Pattern #4: There are no good software titles for Linux

Open source IT pros earn more – survey

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: IT professionals working with free software can expect to earn far more than their country's average salary, following news that in Australia open source salaries are particularly high.

openSUSE Welcomes Zonker - The New Community Manager

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: I’d like to give a warm welcome to Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier who joins the openSUSE project as “openSUSE community manager”.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox in Seamless Mode

  • Ubuntu: Close a Non-Responding App with xkill
  • VMware going amuck…
  • OpenSSH Change a Passphrase With ssh-keygen command
  • Easily build a Debian xen kernel package without PAE
  • How to learn linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 238

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Solaris on the desktop

  • News: Debian "Lenny" plans, Slackware on KDE 4, Linux Magazine and Mandriva Powerpack, NetBSD interview
  • Released last week: X/OS Linux 5.1, UHU-Linux 2.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • Donations: VLC receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Everest Linux
  • New distributions: Maryan Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Package all your Firefox extensions for quick installs with CLEO

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Software

linux.com: If you cannot face the thought of hunting down and re-installing all of your Firefox extensions one by one on a second computer, you need, appropriately, an extension to simplify the task. CLEO, the Compact Library Extension Organizer, can package all your extensions and themes into one installable .xpi file.

GCC 4.2.3, Bug Fix Release

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Software

kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.3 saying, "GCC 4.2.3 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.2 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Asus reschedules 8GB Eee PC to Q2, moles claim

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Waiting for the 8GB Eee PC? Then you're going to have to wait a little longer - until April at least, it has been alleged, thanks to problems Asus is having getting the machine out of the door.

SSH 101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding

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HowTos

techthrob.com: SSH, or the Secure SHell, is a powerful unix tool that allows you to securely connect to a remote computer, whether it be across a local network, or over the internet. This article will discuss the uses of SSH, and explain how to setup an SSH server on your Ubuntu computer, enable X11 (graphical) forwarding, as well as how to access your Linux computer from anywhere in the world, from any computer.

Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available

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Linux

myah.org: Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available. This first beta release debuts many long awaited features. Myah OS users now have the ability to Add or Update package right over the Internet. It also includes a Full hard drive installer and a USB live installer.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian news: release update: release team, blockers, architectures, schedule, goals

  • Linux Review 2- Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu to Mepis
  • A Classic case of FUD!
  • Gartner predicts 80% of all commercial software will embed open source by 2012
  • Canon printers in Ubuntu
  • Beginners Guide for GnuPG in Ubuntu
  • Linux lovefest wraps up in Melbourne and flies south
  • Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Xubuntu...
  • 11 reasons Google may know you better than you know yourself
  • Thinkpad Configuration, part 2
  • Wallpaper Clocks
  • Linux just works for me !

Linus Torvalds Interview, Part II

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Linux
Interviews

linux-foundation.org: Jim Zemlin’s conversation with Linus Torvalds continues with the posting of Part II of their interview. Linus comments on a variety of topics including patents, internal and external competition, the broader adoption of Linux, Microsoft and much more.

BibleWorks 7 on Linux

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Software

thomb.livejournal.com: BibleWorks 7 on Linux, using Wine 0.9.53, is mostly happy. Here are the problems I've had.

Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux

robertpeaslee.com: Ubuntu seems to be the latest, greatest thing in the world of operating systems. The creators of Ubuntu have done some good things in terms of making Linux easier to use and in providing guidance for Linux newbs. But with newbs you bring ignorance, and there are a couple things I’ve been seeing that are kind of ridiculous.

Linux woes told through PCLinuxOS

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I just want to share some of linux ecstacy and agony with you. Linux is a great server. In my office we never had any problem running web servers on Mandriva, RHEL or Debian. But I wonder why Linux Desktop is still rough around the corners.

Choosing a Linux distribution

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Linux

linmaya.blogspot: Choosing a Linux distribution is actually a matter of personal faith. There are largely three kinds of people: the one who use one of the many distributions available as is, those who install an available distribution and customize it to their satisfaction and the geeks who go a step further and create and use their own distribution.

mobile linux headlines

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Linux
  • XO and Asus EeePC: Comparing Size, Keyboards & Screens

  • The Eee PC: After a week
  • crux linux 2.4 on olpc xo-1
  • One Laptop Per Incarcerated Prisoner
  • Getting businessy with Ubuntu and a Nokia E65
  • Cheapo laptops don't quite cut it
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  • Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4
    The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.6.4 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements
    The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release. Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.
  • GRUB 2.02 Bootloader Officially Released with ZFS LZ4 & LVM RAID1 Support, More
    The long-anticipated GRUB 2.02 open-source bootloader software project was finally promoted to the stable channel after being in Beta stages of development for the past few years. The development team took their time to finalize the release of GRUB 2.02, which should soon make its way into the stable software repositories of your favorite operating system, but it's finally here and we want to thank them for all their hard work and the awesome new features and improvements implemented so far.
  • [New] GIMP review
    GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth. GIMP comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.
  • Todo.txt – A Nifty ToDo Indicator Applet for Ubuntu
    Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh. Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.

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