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Preserving browser tab collections with Session Manager

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Firefox includes an option for bookmarking all open tabs, but heavy users of tabs will find that this option is hardly enough. When you are researching a subject, the particular combination of tabs matters as much as the individual ones -- and, besides, selecting the tabs to open individually can be tedious if you are dealing with several dozen. And what happens if your session crashes before you have a chance to bookmark?

An obstacle for Linux desktops: Windows applications

A discussion of one of the biggest obstacles facing a "Windows to Linux" transition.

ATI Radeon 6.7.196 Driver Release

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Software

phoronix: Last month Alex Deucher pushed out the xf86-video-ati 6.7.195 driver, which is another release candidate before the 6.8 release for this open-source ATI graphics driver.

Easily Sudo-open that File

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HowTos

FOSSwire: If you are using GNOME and a distribution that supports either sudo or su, then we have a quick tip for you.

Run any GNU/Linux app on Windows without any virtualization

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: SSH tools, long used by UNIX gurus to perform complicated administrative tasks over the internet on machines miles away, are a very simple and user-friendly solution for more conventional purposes. Ubuntu users, read on to learn how to use SSH to run your favorite GNU/Linux software on Microsoft Windows—without installing any software on the Windows box.

Open Document Foundation closes up shop

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OSS

linux-watch: Over the last several weeks, the Open Document Foundation has taken back its support for the Open Document Format, and has confused many of its friends. It has now closed up shop.

Comparing Linux Distributions - Final Results

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Linux

ittoolboxblogs: I have been experimenting with many different Linux distributions over the last month. In my review of the various distributions, I was looking for ease of install and ease of use as the most important factors in my personal ranking system. I believe for Linux to win the desktop war over the next few years they have to appeal to more then just the technical folks who can install distros in their sleep and are wizards at the command line.

What makes Gobuntu different from gNewSense

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Ubuntu

blue-gnu.biz: Gobuntu is a newcomer in the *buntu family. It aims at satisfying Free Software lovers, who, like me, refuse any piece of proprietary blob to run on their machine. This GNU/Linux distribution looks very similar to gNewSense.

Ubuntuwire: developer services by the community for the community

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The UbuntuWire project, created to get developer services to the community by community members, is the culmination of lots of hard work from Ubuntu Developers within the community outside Canonical.

Yet another way to install Ubuntu 7.10 to ASUS Eee PC

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HowTos

samiux.wordpress: I installed Ubuntu 7.10 SE (my remastered Ubuntu) on a Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC card with a no hard drive desktop computer as usual. My desktop is using mobile rack and it is very easy to remove the hard drive.

Use open source to build your own top-class online presence for nothing, part one

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HowTos

iTWire: Ok, not really nothing: it’ll cost you $9.99 for a domain name. But once you’ve got that, here’s how to build a dynamic and high-class online presence with free web hosting and the powerful open source blogging and content management system WordPress.

some shorts

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OSS
  • openSUSE 10.3 Installation

  • Ubuntu 7.10 - a computer for every room!
  • OpenDocument Foundation is no more
  • ubuntu-ized
  • Ubuntu Gutsy fried my laptop!
  • Ubuntu Desktop

Creating Custom Distributions Based on openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel and Stephan Kulow about KIWI, openSUSE’s operating system imaging solution. They talk about how you can create a customized distro.

RPM Fusion for Fedora

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Software

liquidat: RPM Fusion for FedoraI realized that I missed an interesting development in the Fedora community: the rise of RPM Fusion, a merge of Livna, Freshrpms and Dribble.

$200 Everex gPC desktop proves to be popular

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: That $200 Everex gPC that Walmart has been advertising has proven to be quite the hit in its online store, currently being out of stock but can still be picked up at select brick and mortar locations.

Compiz, Beryl, eyecandy vs. productivity. My approach to quantify interfaces

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Software

paulsdigitalworld.blogspot: Now Compiz, Beryl is all over the place and there are massive discussions about it. But I have a few doubts about it. First of all, how do we benchmark an interface, especially its efficiency. I would like to propose a few speculations.

Linux Is No Vista Killer

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Microsoft

microsoft-watch.com: My Linux-Watch colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols asks if Vista has "caught up with desktop Linux yet?" Yeah, I spit out my coffee, too.

It's Linux that has the catching up to do.

Cmdr Taco: At 10-Years Old, Slashdot Continues To Play A Role

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Web

informationweek.com/blog: It's been ten years since Slashdot emerged from Rob Malda's personal Chips & Dip site. Also known by his Slashdot signature, Cmdr Taco, Malda had an interest in developments outside the computer department at the college and started posting newsy items to his personal site on early pieces of open source code, such as Linux, little known at the time.

Inkscape and Gimp: Tracing a Cartoon Figure

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HowTos

penguin pete: This isn't really an Earth-shattering technique, but I've lucked out with it enough times to warrant a tutorial. It actually fits with the popular art-school methods for drawing a figure on paper, especially for drawing superhero-type figures.

PclinuxOS, radically simple: Plug ‘n Play

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PCLOS

byethost5.com/blog: A few weeks ago I installed PCLinuxOS for the first time and was impressed by the ease of stabilizing my internet connection and the speed of installation. Since that first day PCLinuxOS managed to surprise me several other times.

Also: PCLinuxOS — Linux for the masses

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today's leftovers

  • OpenRA C&C Reimplementation Gets New Stable Release, Here Is What's New
    Oliver Brakmann from the OpenRA project, an open-source and cross-platform initiative to offer a reimplementation of the popular Command & Conquer games, announced the availability of a new stable release.
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  • Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued
    arkOS, the Arch-based Linux distribution focused on "securely self-hosting your online life" with aims to make it easy to deploy servers for web-based services, is being discontinued. ArkOS since 2012 had been working to make it trivial to deploy your own Linux web server, your own personal cloud (ownCloud), and making it easy for other services to be deployed while being done so securely and easily. You probably haven't heard of arkOS making the news in a while and sadly now it's making news again, but only because it's being discontinued by its lead developer.
  • SUSE Hack Week 15
    Back in February the fifteenth SUSE Hack Week took place. As always this was a week of free hacking, to learn, to innovate, to collaborate, and to have a lot of fun. I didn't have the full time, so I worked on a couple of small things and a few projects I maintain. I did want to summarize that, so here you go.
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  • Anbox - Android in a Box
  • Your CEO’s Obliviousness about Open Source is Endangering Your Business [Ed: Jeff Luszcz says nothing about the risk of proprietary components with back doors etc. and instead 'pulls a Black Duck']
    But what caused these issues? Itis what happens when an open source component is integrated into a commercial software product and violates its open source license, or when it contains a vulnerability that was previously unknown. As technology evolves, open source security and compliance risk are reaching a critical apex that if not addressed, will threaten the entire software supply chain.
  • Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech [Ed: Azure is a patent trap with back doors]
    Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last
    It's hard to turn around these days without bumping into a Kubernetes distribution. For example, Mirantis recently buffed its OpenStack distribution to use Kubernetes as an internal component and for container management. Major Linux server distributions include it now. For Kubernetes adopters, it's all good news. It means the most remarkable development in the container world since, well, containers themselves is enjoying strong uptake and acceptance.
  • Cockpit – An Easy Way to Administer Multiple Remote Linux Servers via a Web Browser
    Cockpit is a free and open source web-based system management tool where users can easily monitor and manage multiple remote Linux srvers. It is very thin and light weight utility & directly interacts with the operating system from a real Linux session and doesn’t require any difficult configuration so just install it, it is ready for use.
  • Some Useful Indicators: Ayatana, Clipboard-Autoedit, Diskstat, Files, Bulletin and Udisks
    Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.
  • SRT Video Transport Protocol Open-Sourced
    In aiming to enhance online video streaming, the SRT video protocol has been open-sourced and an alliance forming around that for low-latency video. SRT is short for Secure Reliable Transport and is a low-latency video transport protocol developed by Haivision. The SRT protocol is being opened under the LGPL license.

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