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Story KDE Ships Release Candidate of Applications and Platform 4.14 Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 2:19am
Story Answering questions regarding the Fedora Security Team Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 1:05am
Story Linux-based home automation hub gains Android app Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 12:51am
Story Open-Source Space Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 12:46am
Story Zorin OS 9 - Linux for Windows users Rianne Schestowitz 01/08/2014 - 12:39am
Story GSA CIO calls for open source to be considered first Roy Schestowitz 31/07/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Mitro Releases a New Free & Open Source Password Manager Roy Schestowitz 31/07/2014 - 9:05pm
Story Marvell lifts curtain on popular NAS SoCs Rianne Schestowitz 31/07/2014 - 8:55pm
Story A Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 31/07/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 31/07/2014 - 8:12pm

NVIDIA GeForce 8200

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Radeon HD 3200 / 780G certainly impressed us, but today we are looking at NVIDIA's latest IGP offering for AMD's Phenom platform. While not all of these features are available to Linux customers, the GeForce 8200 supports DirectX 10, PureVideo HD, GeForce Boost, Hybrid SLI, and other leading edge features. Which IGP offering reigns supreme under Linux?

Linux is not for everyone

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Linux

muaztech.blogspot: Some months ago, my friend Mujahid told me that his family's computer running pirated Windows XP is running really slow. I told him to try Ubuntu.

openSUSE 11.0: Shine and Annoyance

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: OpenSUSE 11.0 is another major Linux spring release. This new release will become the basis for the commercial offering SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, which Novell will bring to market in 2009. The first buzz on the net about OpenSUSE 11.0 is clouded by negative feelings about Novell’s involvement.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Two: Geany

  • Security Basics For Linux and Unix Installations - Part 2
  • Forrester calls out Alfresco and Drupal as the top-two open-source WCM systems
  • Savage 2 v1.5.0 Update For Linux
  • Fedora’s Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux – the Extra Mile
  • Red Hat Summit link round-up: Day 3
  • How Open Source Builds Winning Teams
  • Open Source Government: France beats Italy 4-0!
  • Almost 9 Distros in Almost 6 Minutes
  • Open source tour of Europe: Portugal
  • GNOME Helping Hands Project Launches
  • Skype for Linux: Where's the R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
  • Q&A: Red Hat CEO Whitehurst talks patent disputes, open source virtualization
  • Novell enters the UMPC Linux Market

openSUSE 11.0 At First Glance: It’s OK.

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: So I’m still running openSUSE 10.3 as my main desktop, and will be until next week when the pre-ordered boxed editions are supposed to ship. By then I’ll be able to do a full review of what I think about openSUSE 11.0, but I did download and install the GNOME Live CD yesterday, and so I wanted to just talk about a few points, good and bad.

Also: OpenSuse 11 - First Impressions

"Fashion accessory" PMP camera runs Linux

linuxdevices.com: A style-conscious Samsung digital camera and personal media player (PMP) is built on a MontaVista Linux platform, it was revealed by a reader. Shipping since last year, the Samsung i70 features 7.2-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and Samsung's ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) technology.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Firefox 3 gotcha: No more yellow address bars?

  • How to prevent a package from being updated in Ubuntu
  • Useful OpenSUSE One-Click Installs From Command Line
  • Fix date and time in Ubuntu
  • copy files over the network and preserve file permissions
  • Howto check which Software Package is using more Disk Usage
  • debian etch + gtk-engines-2.15.1 + gtk+ 2.12
  • How to Make openSUSE 11.0 GM Live USB

Why move to Firefox 3.0?

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Moz/FF
  • Why move to Firefox 3.0?

  • Streamlined Firefox 3 makes browsing safer, more productive
  • Firefox 3 Add-Ons: Must-Have Tools

Opera 9.5 gives Firefox 3 a run for its money

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Software

linux.com: Two of the most popular Linux browsers were unveiled this month after years of development -- the open source Firefox 3 and the proprietary Opera 9.5. Opera's launch a week before Firefox was like any other launch, unlike Firefox's much publicized world record attempt. But Opera 9.5 is no less revolutionary.

Compiz Fusion Stackswitch: Another Application Switcher

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Software

cybernetnews.com: Compiz Fusion on Linux has definitely received a lot of attention because of their innovative thinking, and the latest thing to come out of their lab is a plugin called Stackswitch. Once it’s activated it angles all of your windows so that it appears as though they are laying flat on a table.

Great spring for distros

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As we are just about ready to head into summer beginning this weekend, I want to report that it has been a great spring for Linux distributions. I wanted to review some of the great stuff that has come out recently.

Business family, open source community

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay wants Red Hat to make its Spacewalk project a true community. That’s a noble goal. But what I’ve observed over the last few years is there is a big difference between the noble goals of community and what many businesses want.

H-P 2133 Mini-Note best of ultra-portables - for now

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Linux
Hardware

dallasnews.com: Hewlett-Packard's 2133 Mini-Note laptop is probably the best entry in the ultra-portable notebook segment right now, but that may not be true for much longer.

5 Enlightened Linux Distros

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: Regular readers know I’ve been using Linux, trying to get another year or two of decent performance out of the Coal-fired pentium I use around the house. I really wanted Enlightment(E17) on my machine. So Here’s a list of five Linux distros that feature Enlightenment for you to check out:

Mandriva's Linux on a stick will wow all the ladies this Summer

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MDV

theregister.co.uk: Mandriva Linux recently announced the Mandriva Flash 2008 Spring operating system, the latest version of its Linux-on-a-USB-stick distro. The Flash sticks come with a complete, bootable version of Mandriva Linux and make it dead simple to take your Linux with you wherever you go - a huge help when you're trying to impress the babes at the beach.

Gutsy Geeks take Linux to the airwaves

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Linux has its own radio show in Phoenix. Hosted by "the distro dorks themselves," and syndicated nationally, the "Gutsy Geeks" show aims to promote and teach Linux to newcomers while also providing tips to intermediate-level Linux users.

Kudos to openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

linux.com: openSUSE 11.0 was one of the most anticipated Linux distro releases of 2008. Despite a few bugs in the final code, which was released yesterday, it was worth the wait. The openSUSE version of KDE 4 alone is worth the download, and the improvements to the software manager make customizing a pleasure.

Free/Open-source File Managers

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program that provides a user interface to work with file systems is called a file manager. It is considered as one of the most important software applications since its main function is to speed up interaction with files. So, here I made a list of some of the best free and open source file managers.

Testing Linux Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

bbc.co.uk/blogs: Here I am now, having lived with - and used when I can - an Ubuntu Linux laptop for the last couple of months. I've been trying it out alongside my usual laptops.

First look: OpenSUSE 11

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SUSE
  • First look: OpenSUSE 11 out, offers best KDE 4 experience

  • openSUSE 11.0 First Impressions
  • The first 24-hours with openSUSE 11 (KDE 4)
  • Install openSUSE without burning CDs
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 Integrates Compiz into Linux Desktop
  • Main-Menu Changes For OpenSuse 11.1
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