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Story [GNU IceCat] browser is (finally) on Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:13am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:11am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:11am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:10am
Story Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:08am
Story For 50 percent of developers, open source is a 9-to-5 job Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2014 - 12:01am
Story Who's to blame when products fail? Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:56pm
Story GhostBSD 4 preview Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:53pm
Story Google plans multiple Android Wear updates as Apple's wearable looms Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:49pm
Story Sony Joins AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 11:48pm

some shorts:

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Linux
  • 5 Reasons Ubuntu is superior to all other Linux distributions

  • OpenSuse 11
  • Shame Ubuntu shame

few howtos:

  • SUSE 11.0 handmade multimedia

  • Creating DVD subtitles using Linux tools
  • Is w32codecs Freezing Your Ubuntu?
  • How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive
  • HOW-TO fix “Timeout on Server” in openSUSE 11

KDE 4.1 beta 2 shows solid improvements

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers of the open source KDE desktop environment announced the availability of the second KDE 4.1 beta release this week. This version has many improvements to usability and overall robustness compared to the previous beta. I tested KDE 4.1 beta 2 with a LiveCD build of openSUSE 11.

Showing package dependencies

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: In order to give an answer about “Why this package will be installed and who needs it?” I have added a new Dialog in the QT single package selector. Select one item (pattern, package) in the single selection frame and the result will be shown with this dialog.

Synchronize directories with Komparator and KDiff3

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Software

linux.com: If you work some of the time on your laptop and some of the time on your desktop box, making sure that your work is updated on both machines is a must. Many tools can help you accomplish this, from command-line tools such as scp and rsync to generic graphical applications like Konqueror or Krusader, to more specific tools like Unison. Komparator and KDiff3, a couple of KDE applications with interesting features, may offer better ways of syncing your work.

Linux and Open Source Marketing: Achieving Success the Hard Way

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Linux

raiden.net: Over the past couple of weeks I've been involved in a college class on how to write a research report. It's certainly not the easiest class, but it's been informative. Being a geek myself, I chose for my research topic, the ever volatile subject of "The best ways to market Linux."

The Meaning of Open Source (to the U.S. Govt.)

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OSS

oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog: I read about the U.S. government’s USAsearch.gov site using the Vivisimo engine for search federal, state, and local government sites in the U.S. This is the same engine used by the Clusty search site. The first phrase that came to mind to search for was Open Source.

Linux Distros - My Upgrade Mandate — Mandriva Challenge

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MDV

easylinuxguide.com/blog: In my last blog article I talked about how much progress the major distros have made lately in terms of creating much smoother and more usable interfaces for the general new Linux user. One major downfall remained. This article is about Mandriva.

Ubuntu’s role in bug management for the whole free software stack

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Software

markshuttleworth.com: A distribution occupies a very specific niche in the free software ecosystem. Among other things, we need to accept some responsibility for ALL the software defects (”bugs”) that users actually experience across the entire stack. Most users don’t install their apps from upstream source tarballs, they install them from the packages provided by their distribution.

Linux Carputer Guide 101

fsckin.com: Building a carputer the most difficult, expensive and rewarding do-it-yourself (DIY) projects I have ever completed. On the surface, the idea is simple, just take a computer put it in the car. In reality, it is several times more difficult than installing a car alarm.

Why Linux Developers Are Wasting Their Time

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: HOW many Linux users do you know who, once they have installed a new distribution, are so happy with its default appearance that they leave it alone? Once I have a distribution I am happy with, in terms of its performance and stability, I always spend an hour or two getting it to look exactly how I want.

Mozilla pitches Firefox 3.1 alpha for July release

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Moz/FF

idg.no: Just a week after Mozilla Corp. shipped Firefox 3.0, the open-source developer has proposed ship dates for the next version that, if approved, would produce an alpha release next month and a final no later than early 2009.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mobile Linux has real trouble ahead

  • Ubuntu; fix Openoffice frequently crash
  • Open source tour of Europe: Germany
  • Automatically unlock LUKS encrypted drives with a keyfile
  • gnome-screenshot seems hopeless - I’m giving up & going to ksnapshot
  • 10 IRC client for Linux
  • Time for open source to build a Code Recycling Center
  • xf86-video-ati 6.9.0 Released
  • 2.6.26-rc8, "A Pretty Small Set Of Changes"
  • Mozilla Developer News June 26
  • Radeon HD 4870 Open-Source Support
  • Linux Outlaws 44 - Welcome to KDE 5 (openSUSE 11 Special)

Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out. This month, we’re proud to introduce a new column, Command and Conquer. We’ll be taking a look at the command line and hopefully how to make it a little less scary for you.

Cloudbook Maker Everex Snapped up by Newmarket

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Hardware

pcworld.com (IDG): Low-cost PC maker Everex this week said it had agreed to be acquired by systems integrator Newmarket Technology for an undisclosed sum. Everex is well-known for the Linux-based Cloudbook, an inexpensive ultraportable notebook computer like the Asus Eee PC.

When is an open-source project ready?

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OSS

practical-tech.com: I’ve been getting told that my recent review of KDE 4 wasn’t fair because KDE 4 isn’t really ready for prime time. My response: “When is any program, especially an open-source program, ready?”

Linus Torvalds' opinions regarding the GPL

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Linux

This video was from 2001 and a lot of time has passed since then. Perhaps Linus is feeling a bit more positive about the GPL than he was at that time. Perhaps not though, because he doesn't seem very inclined to begin the process of moving the Linux Kernel to GPLv3.

Amarok 2: Artwork is Back

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Software

sebruiz.net: My last couple of weeks has been spent focusing on getting cover art back up to scratch in Amarok 2. Cover art really adds a lot of spice and colour into the UI of the application, especially now that we are showing the artwork in the collection browser, context view and playlist.

How Linux can make me have a painful day

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Linux

nvalcarcel.aureal.com.pe: Today at work (where i can’t use linux) i was asked to do a really easy and repetitive task: Take screenshots from an e-learning course and paste it with the content text on a text document. It sounds easy (not fun, just easy), well it wasn’t for several reasons:

30+ Must-Have Updated Firefox 3 Extensions

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: We’ve put together a list of 30+ must-have Firefox 3 extensions that we know you’ll enjoy, whether you’ve upgraded to Firefox 3 and are looking for something new to add to your browser, or have yet to make the upgrade and are looking for a reason.

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