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Story GCC 4.8.3 Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:17pm
Story What Has the Cabinet Office Got to Hide about Microsoft? Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Chakra Linux 2014.05 Distro Shows That KDE Can Be Fun Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:58pm
Story Survey results: Top 10 hacker SBCs Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:53pm
Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:33pm
Story The Abnormally Long Linux 3.15-rc6 Kernel Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Here is the first preview of KDE’s Plasma Next Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:05pm
Story KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 12:51pm
Story RawTherapee 4.1 Is a Complex and Free Alternative to Adobe's Lightroom Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 12:48pm
Story KDBUS Is Still Outstanding, Not Part Of The Mainline Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 9:21am

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Networking 1: server work load balancing with multiple NICs

  • How to Burn a CD’s/DVD’s in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu wiki editing made easy
  • Suspending Compiz
  • How to create software patches on Linux/Unix
  • How to setup Internet Connections in Ubuntu
  • What Linux distribution it is

Things to do in Emacs when you're bored...

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Humor

penguinpetes.com: Start a conversation between Eliza and Zippy. It's easy; just "Meta-X doctor", then for the reply line, hit "Ctrl-U Meta-X yow" and hit return twice.

BBC iPlayer on GNU/Linux without Flash using only free software

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HowTos

exploringfreedom.org: The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people). iPlayer is a platform for watching BBC shows you've missed. Initially iPlayer was Windows XP only, then, they released a Flash version, but as Flash isn't free software.

FREE software for your home office

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Software

thesudburystar.com: Last week I wrote about the wealth of free software applications on the world wide web. To follow up on that, here is a small sampling of some of the popular ones.

Ubuntu 8.04 Will The Hardy Heron Bear Fruit?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com/theoracle: With the problems of Vista, the end of the availability of XP, and the lack of Apple to see the light and open up OS X to non-Apple hardware, much is expected of the next release of the most popular consumer Linux distribution. If Heron is indeed hardy, it could be the most important release of any non-Microsoft operating system ever.

New icon for Mandriva menu in KDE kicker

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Previous Mandriva versions were using an icon featuring the mandriva logo and the text for menu. Now finally, with the 2008.1 Spring, the menu icon will keep a small size even when increasing kicker height.

Is Microsoft Losing Ground With Portable Computer Users?

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: Hey, what is going on here? In Thursday's list of Amazon's best-selling portable computers, only seven out of the top 25 run Windows. The Linux-based Asus Eee PCs and Nokia tablets are grabbing high positions in the list. That's a lot of computers that aren't paying tribute to Microsoft.

Also: Another low cost Linux PC. I think we can officially call it a trend

NVIDIA Workstation Performance: Windows vs. Linux vs. Solaris

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OS

phoronix.com: The last time we had looked at the NVIDIA performance under both Linux and Windows was last July. For today's workstation testing we had run the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 512MB on Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, Solaris Express Developer 1/08, and Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate.

Linux crossword puzzle

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Linux

linux.com: We know our readers are a multifaceted lot, so when crossword puzzle author Myles Mellor offered to create a Linux-themed puzzle for us, we thought at least some of you would enjoy it. You can complete the puzzle online.

Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution"

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MDV

Frederic Crozat: No, Michael, Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution" and it hasn't been for the last 7 years! It might have been 8 or 9 years ago, when it was originally created, but it is no longer the case for more than half a decade now.

Ubuntu Doesn't work for me ... yet ! aka. Ubuntu Sucks

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Ubuntu

sharninder.blogspot: To put things into perspective, I am a fairly advanced Linux user, having started using Linux around 10 years back. I started with RedHat, moved on to Slackware, Redhat again, Fedora, Debian (stabl and sid) and finally Ubuntu.

this morning's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

  • Installing Linux over the network
  • How to run html2image linux on Ubuntu64
  • Apache Tip: Enable server-status to View Activity in Real-Time
  • Linux sudo Configuration
  • umask: create new files with specified file mode
  • It is about Time ... a process
  • Mount an iso image as a CD
  • FreeBSD ldconfig

today's leftovers

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News
  • Fedora Developer Interview: Eric Sandeen on ext4 Implementation

  • Interview with Carlos Piana - lawyer for Samba and FSFE
  • Why 'LiveCD' Should Be a Part of Every Computer User's Vocabulary
  • Opera: IE8's changes don't let Microsoft off legal hook
  • Broadcom 4318 working on PCLOS 2007!
  • GeForce 9600GT Gets Open "nv" Support
  • Visual (In)Consistency in KDE 4
  • Open-source adopters prove a mixed bag
  • Open source = market development
  • Sun officials laud Philippines open-source community
  • Linux Product Insider
  • MindTouch learns the open source walk
  • Basics of a Linux-based School IT Infrastructure
  • Mythbuntu Linux Media Center

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Playing Music & Not Getting Sound in Flash?

  • Howto: Create ISO File From CD/DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Useful Linux Terminal Commands for New Users
  • mplayer and internet radio streams
  • LDAP: troubleshooting “I have no name!”
  • Bio-Linux - Bioinformatics Tools for Linux
  • Patching and Building The VT6655 Driver On Ubuntu 7.10
  • Are You Keeping Your Ubuntu Linux PC Secure?
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 3: Connectivity with Bluetooth
  • Sftp
  • Turn your Ubuntu box into a simple router

LinDVD for Kiowa

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Software

oneclicklinux.blogspot: If you're new to Linux, one of the first things you're likely to do is pop in a commercial DVD and attempt to play it. You'll find that, just like Windows, unless you install a legal DVD player on your Linux system, you won't be able to play the disc's content.

People of openSUSE: Detlef Reichelt1 Star

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Do you know who is behind the PackMan project? Then it’s time to we present you Detlef Reichelt - PackMan project maintainer and openSUSE Member!

Also: KDE 4.0.2 is out, Get it now for openSUSE 10.3

Report: U.S. likely to maintain 'yes' vote for OOXML in ISO

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OSS

computerworld.com: An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the U.S. maintain its support for making Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.

Full Circle Podcast #1

We’ve finally got Full Circle Podcast - Episode #1 out! Yes, the audio quality has increased noticeably! Topics include Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4, KDE 4.1 Feature Plan and Release Schedule, and Torvalds pans Apple with ‘utter crap’ putdown.

How to love Free Software in 3 steps: configure, make, make install

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I recently re-read the article how to hate free software in 3 easy steps by Steven Goodwin. I’m no programmer, but then I’ve also installed a few distributions myself. And frankly, I have trouble relating to that post.

Low-cost laptop runs Linpus Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices: Thai systems integrator Norhtec is preparing to release a sub-$300 ultra-mini PC (UMPC) laptop based on a Quanta design. Aimed at the developing-country market, the so-called Gecko Laptop is being built by Quanta and runs Linpus Linux Lite, a new distribution designed for small-screen mini-PCs.

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