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Story Linux Deepin 2014 screenshot preview Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 10:42am
Story Go Beta, Gogs, GCC Release and TinyCore Linux – Snippets Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 10:36am
Story Puppy Arcade 11 - Portable Retrogaming Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 10:28am
Story Another X.Org EVoC Proposed For OpenGL 4+ Tests Rianne Schestowitz 23/04/2014 - 10:15am
Story Clang Fights GCC On AMD's Athlon AM1 APU With Jaguar Cores Rianne Schestowitz 2 23/04/2014 - 8:26am
Story The Best Features Coming With Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2014 - 11:32pm
Story Five Things in Fedora This Week (2014-04-22) Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Red Hat's RHEL7 RC ISO Is Now Publicly Available Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2014 - 9:02pm
Story IPFire 2.13 Core 76 Linux-Based Firewall Distribution Features Latest Strongswan Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2014 - 8:56pm
Story How LG Took WebOS from Mobile Phones to TVs in Under a Year Rianne Schestowitz 22/04/2014 - 8:09pm

Asus EeePC gets another competitor from ECS

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Hardware

The battle for the inexpensive UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) market has begun. ECS will be introducing its version of a UMPC and it looks like the smaller brother to the MacBook.

PCLinuxOS 2007: It really is as good as the Hype!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I may have found myself a new favorite distro. PCLinuxOS found all my hardware and booted up just fine. Aside from simply working, there’s other things I’m discovering that I like.

Red Hat branding police outlaws RHEL

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Linux

Matthew Aslett: I just noticed an article from last month’s Red Hat Magazine that states: “It is never correct to abbreviate ‘Red Hat Enterprise Linux’ as ‘RHEL’.” Red Hat’s branding police will have their work cut out editing the 47,400 uses of the term RHEL on Red Hat’s own web site.

common newb mistakes, and how to avoid them

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Newcomers to Ubuntu have any number of problems, but some of them are fairly common. Here are three I see a lot, and easy ways to avoid them.

Ubuntu: next release will be the critical one

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Ubuntu

iTWire: April 24 will be a red letter day for the Ubuntu project. It will be three-and-a-half years since the experiment began and the release that day of Hardy Heron, as version 8.04 is known, will be a defining moment. This could well be the release that either makes or breaks the project.

Flock 1.1 with WebMail is here

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Software

flock.com: We’re very excited to tell you about our latest release, so let’s cut to the chase: Flock 1.1 is here. Flock 1.1 includes some very exciting improvements. Flock’s integration of Gmail and Yahoo! Mail lets you know when you have new messages waiting.

KDE 4 - click, drag ... eject!

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: A few days back Marco Martin committed a change to the trash plasmoid he's written so that you can drag drives and discs from the Places view in Dolphin, the file open/save dialog, the Computer tab in kickoff, etc to the trash/recyle bin. Once dropped, the volume will be unmounted and, if applicable, the media is ejected.

KDE4 Desktop Effects

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KDE

linuxappfinder.com: I installed KDE4 on my desktop today so I could finally try out KWin in all its glory. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend it. KDE4 with desktop effects enabled is simply gorgeous. It's fast, responsive, and comes with a nice array of effects options.

Linux tool speeds up police computer forensics

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: Australian university students have developed a Linux-based data-forensics tool to help police churn through a growing backlog of computer-related criminal investigations.

Choose the DVD ripper that's right for you

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Software

linux.com: Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best?

PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2

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PCLOS

distro-review.com: I have a lot of confidence in the PCLinuxOS guys (Texstar) because PCLinuxOS 2007 was (and still is) one of my favourite releases ever. I was worried for a while that nothing was going on in the PCLOS camp because there was no word of PCLOS2008.

Not the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, Chapter 6

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Gentoo

gentooexperimental.org: Not the Gentoo Weekly Newletter Chapter 6 is online and ready to go. Topics include Travel report: FOSDEM, Gentoo Improvement: Trustees, Interview with a bot: Amarok, and Tips&Tricks: bash completion.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 6

  • Debian Lenny XFCE CD: buggy as nobody else
  • Fedora XFCE: 8->9
  • Granularity of GNOME dependencies: and the ad-hoc winner is...
  • Linux: An Introduction
  • My Thoughts On Linspire
  • Interview with Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware at Red Hat
  • KY Rep. Seeks To Ban Anonymous Blogging, Comments
  • Samba keeps up with Server 2008, Vista SP1
  • Will Acquia ruin Drupal?
  • Dries Buytaert Open Source Rock Star / Entrepreneur?
  • The Linux.. Windows.. Um, Just the Desktop
  • OLPC computers on their way to Birmingham, Ala.
  • Ubuntu Installation
  • The Linux car that drives itself

Top 20 Linux Games: Boredom got PWNT!

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Gaming

linuxlove.org: If you’re a Linux user on a daily basis, certainly you’re not really a gamer. But there are some moments for everyone when we’re bored in front of the computer. And what better way to kill boredom but with games?

Another Look at Gnome Menu Bar Alternatives

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: After reading a post yesterday that talked about replacing the Gnome’s built-in menu applet, I began thinking why not try out the replacements for my lead-weighted Gnome Menu Bar.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating Your Own Linux RPM's - The Initial Software Build

  • Beginning Your Spec File For Building Linux RPM's
  • How to set default session timeout in Linux
  • Archive files in both Windows and Linux using PeaZip
  • phpMyBackupPro: No simpler backup for MySQL
  • List Open Files for Process
  • How to check your video card
  • Rescue an encrypted LUKS LVM volume
  • Thunderbird Has Lost my eMail in Ubuntu
  • How-to Install Nexuiz 2.4
  • Using Google Gears on Linux
  • Monitoring Realtime network interface Using Slurm
  • Patching debian packages
  • AstroMenace: A 3D space shooter game
  • ACPI S2 vs. Gentoo vs. Vaio TZ11

pytmenu: a menu option for openbox with xcompmgr

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: pytmenu is unconventional, but I can’t deny that it works, and has potential. Basically this is a common applications list, thrown up on the screen as a transparency, with applications triggered when you hit return.

EU to consider buying open-source software

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OSS

iht.com: The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The Office Suite Dilemma on Ubuntu

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: Let's face it, the office suite options on Ubuntu aren't as good as they should be. (I'm going to talk mostly about word processing here.)

Open Source Music Makes Tons Of Money

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Misc

openlogic.com/blogs: This past week, the band Nine Inch Nails released a new studio album consisting of 36 tracks on the internet. He uploaded a torrent of the album to The Pirate Bay as well as other torrent sites, all completely free.

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