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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

Amazon's Linux answer to iTunes is a winner

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desktoplinux: Are you a Linux user suffering from iTunes store envy? If so, Amazon has a deal for you. While any good Linux media player, like my own personal favorite Banshee, will let you rip music from CDs, there hasn't been a good source to buy music online for Linux players ... until now.

Major Update to Prism, First Prototype of Browser Integration

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Prism is an open source cross-platform prototype of functionality that lets users split web applications out of the browser and run them directly on the desktop.

NVIDIA 171.06 Linux Display Driver

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phoronix.com: On the same day as the limited open-source support arriving in the xf86-video-nv driver, NVIDIA's binary display driver for Linux has been updated to officially add support for the GeForce 9600GT graphics card.

Amarok 2: Nearing first alpha, and lots of cool new stuff

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amarok.kde.org/blog: Its been little while since I wrote a nice long update about the state of Amarok 2, and we have been getting a few complaints that there is not enough ews being posted, so I will try to remedy that here. And I have a nice pile of screenshots ready for you!

Starting a week with Ubuntu and Lenovo's X61 ThinkPad: First impressions

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I finally decided to put my OS where my mouth is. Or, at least, where my typing fingers are. I'm typing this from a Lenovo X61 ThinkPad...running Ubuntu 7.10. I'm going to spend the next week or so reporting on the experience. Well, today we're going to see just how much substance there is to my prior contention.

Flipping the Linux switch: Linux gaming

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: What do Linux gaming, jumbo shrimp, and government intelligence have in common with each other? Think back to your English classes. (We're not responsible for any traumatic memories that surface from this exercise.) Got it yet? Anyone?

Linux for Mom

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Mother’s Day is upon us! You did get a gift, didn’t you? I happened across this article on the VirtualHosting blog this morning. It links fifty-two websites to various Linux distros, tools, and guides to assist in setting up a Linux box for your mom.

KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 783000)

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polishlinux.org: You don’t always see this in the official changelogs but the KDE 4 development is progressing in an extraordinary speed. After a deep look at rev 777000 we are presenting you a new visual review of changes made to KDE 4 during the last couple of weeks.

The Simple Compiz Config Settings Manager

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phoronix.com: In the first Compiz Fusion update since last October, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 was released this morning and accompanied by an update to Compiz. This Compiz Fusion update was not only the first in five months, but also it was the first in the 0.7 development series leading up to the stable Compiz/Compiz Fusion 0.8 release.

Spicebird: Thunderbird, Lightning, and a dash of collaborative flavor

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Spicebird is a cross-platform email and collaboration client derived from Mozilla Thunderbird. If you are a fan of Thunderbird, but need more from it than the standard build provides, you may want to give this new bird a try.

Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6: Tweaked Theme, Screen Resolution Utility, and relatime

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tombuntu.com: Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 is the final alpha release for Ubuntu 8.04. Let’s look at three of the new features: the new theme, Screen Resolution utility, and relatime.

The first Gnash beta is out

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lwn.net: Gnash 0.8.2 - deemed the first beta release - is available. "Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v8 and v9."

Wolvix, My Kind of Wolf

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Wolvix is probably one of the fastest rising distros today. First released 2 years ago, it has already gained plenty of loyal followers and is steadily going up in the ranks of Linux distributions over at Distrowatch.

Using Open Source to fight porn

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OSS

news.com: A new Red Hat employee queried an internal email list as to methods of protecting their children from accessing pornography, and through the responses I learned a few things I thought I'd share...

Open Source Game Review: Secret Maryo Chronicles

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Gaming

raiden.net: Secret Maryo Chronicles is an open source PC game designed around the original Super Mario World side scroller that takes what was great about that old console game and brings it to the PC, dusts it off and tries to improve on it.

Monitoring Multiple Systems With munin (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor multiple systems with munin. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

Compiz and Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 out

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dev.compiz-fusion.org: Yet another development milestone is released from both the projects. To keep versions in sync Compiz Fusion has skipped the release of version 0.7.0.

Better Linux Sound Managment With ALSA, Part 2

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linuxplanet.com: Last week we learned how to configure soundcards for playback with ALSA. It's easy, it works on all Linuxes, it doesn't create conflicts or introduce latency, and it doesn't require the X Window System. Today we're going to use ALSA for recording, and learn how to test our sound system.

Flash playback using Ubuntu on an amd64 computer still painful

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hightechsorcery.com: Once again I tried to come up with a good flash playback option for my desktop which is running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) amd64. And once again I’ve failed to find an option that I can call good.

Microsoft makes online Office play, but not for Linux

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tectonic.co.za: Microsoft yesterday announced a beta of its Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta, an online platform were users can store documents and share them with others. Reviews of Microsoft Office Live Workspace have been varied but if you’re running Linux you won’t get to use the Live Workspace at all.

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