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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 12:54pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 12:53pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots and Screencasts Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 12:52pm
Story TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1,400 Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 12:49pm
Story Microsoft's Continuum Looks Suspiciously like Canonical's Ubuntu for Android Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story How Fortnum and Mason got 20% more customers to check out with open-source site Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 11:47am
Story Building better pages in Drupal with Paragraphs Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 11:32am
Story Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 10:54am
Story Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Reached End of Life, Users are Urged to Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 3:13am
Story GTK+ 3.18 Will Drop Support for Windows XP, Brings Horizontal Wheel Scrolling Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2015 - 3:08am

Windows 7 leaves netbook market open for Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 7 will leave much of the burgeoning netbook market open for Linux because of its relatively large footprint.

New Sauerbraten Release Is Imminent

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Within the next few days we should see the first 2009 release of Sauerbraten and it brings a host of new features. In this article is a rundown on some of the key features along with screenshots we captured when running their latest Subversion code.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Installing VICE 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04

  • More Karmic plans
  • Gmail Notifier Highly Integrates with Ubuntu 9.04
  • Reconfigure automatic login in ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope
  • Replacing text in multiple files
  • Red Hat: Building $600 Million Partner Channel?
  • Microsoft Admits Windows 7 Is Not Really Suitable For Netbooks
  • NetBSD, Mandriva get shiny new releases
  • Command Line vs. GUI Reality Check
  • How to upgrade from Mandriva 2009 to the new Mandriva 2009 Spring
  • The GNOME Foundation Needs Your Help
  • Palm's Pré: the $170 phone
  • Quickly edit your images with IrfanView
  • Customize your Ubuntu GNOME theme
  • ntop installation/configuration on OpenSuSe
  • Sound Converter
  • Are configuration management tools still needed in the cloud?
  • A brief introduction to mod_perl - Part 1

Ubuntu Backup Software

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Software

tuxguides.com: Backing up files can be useful in case you suffer hard drive issues, but it can also be helpful in case of “messing up” a file, and needing a backup of it. There are many different backup options available for ubuntu.

Open source app puts the squeeze on network traffic

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Software

linuxdevices.com: A group called the Traffic Squeezer project released an open source application that accelerates WAN network traffic.

Yawn: Ubuntu 9.04 More of the same

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04: More of the same

  • Shortcuts That Work for Ubuntu 9.04
  • A year with Ubuntu Linux

Mandriva 2009 Spring Kicks Vista7 back to /dev/null

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MDV

izanbardprince.wordpress: With my latest foray into Windows 7 build 7100 (official Release Candidate from MS Technet) I was experiencing largely the same errors/issues/bad performance as I had on the unofficial 7057 and 7077 wherein everyone replied “Hold your horses”

Security in Open Source Projects: Lessons From Mozilla and Drupal

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Over the past few years, implementing security properly has become a big issue for software applications of all stripes, including open source applications and platforms.

Ubuntu for desktop PCs public library in city of Boom

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Ubuntu

osor.eu: The public administration of the city of Boom is using Ubuntu for ten new publicly accessible desktop PCs in its public library. The Boom library is not the only public library in Belgium using this GNU/Linux distribution.

Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King

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Software

phoronix.com: With the release this week of Fedora 11 Preview, which incorporates install-time support for the Btrfs file-system into Red Hat's Anaconda installer, we have now delivered our first set of benchmark results for this next-generation Linux file-system.

Mandriva's latest touted for fast boots

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MDV

desktoplinux.com: Mandriva has released the final version of Mandriva Linux Spring 2009. The new version offers KDE 4.2.2 as the default desktop, delivers up to 25 percent faster boots, supports additional netbooks, and provides enhanced networking and security tools.

Fedora 10 put to the test

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Linux

whatpc.co.uk: In the early days of Linux, distributions varied widely in what they offered and who they were aimed at, but today the list of what they have in common tends to be much longer than how they differ.

GConf - GNOME Desktop on steroids

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Software

polishlinux.org: GConf is a system of storing preferences of most of the installed applications, as well as the environment and desktop for GNOME for Linux.

Red Hat plans more hiring after adding 600 employees

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Linux

bizjournals.com: Despite the worst recession in decades, Linux giant Red Hat added 600 employees to its rolls during the 12 months that ended Feb. 28, and the Raleigh company anticipates more hiring going forward.

Microsoft sends mixed patent message

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: In the wake of the Open Invention Network challenge to Microsoft’s patents related to Linux, the company’s good cop-bad cop routine has gone into overdrive.

Linux 2.6.30-rc4 Kernel Brings Back Tux

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Linux

phoronix.com: Besides reverting back to the Tux mascot, the Linux 2.6.30-rc4 kernel has a variety of fixes ranging from supported architectures to drivers.

10 Reasons Why You Should Own A Laptop

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Hardware

pcmech.com: It’s my opinion that everyone should own a laptop. And if you needed a reason why, here are 10 good ones.

Whatever Happened to OOXML?

computerworlduk.com: Remember Open Office XML – a name chosen to be as confusingly close to OpenOffice XML as possible – better known as OOXML? Remember how just over a year ago this and many other blogs and news outlets were full of sound and fury, as OOXML slouched its way through the ISO standardisation process?

20 useless Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: There are more than 7,000 Firefox extensions in Mozilla's official catalog, and a good portion of them can drastically improve how you browse the Web. Then there are the stinkers.

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