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Story Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:43pm
Story GNOME 3.13.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:40pm
Story The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Elive 2.3.4 Beta Is a Nice OS Based on Debian and Enlightenment - Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come? Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:36pm
Story X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:29pm
Story Program Octave Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:17pm
Story CoreOS Stable Release Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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MDV

linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Linux Kernal 2.6.24.4. Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Debian menu system - How to create menus for TWM, OpenBox, FluxBox, etc

  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with Ubuntu Tweak
  • How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup a Seperate Wallpaper per Workspace in Ubuntu Hardy Heron w/Compiz Fuzion
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • Customizing Ubuntu, the final touch
  • Create Split .Rar Files in Ubuntu Linux for archiving, filesharing, and backup purposes
  • Finding the Number of Characters In A Variable Regardless Of Your Linux Or Unix Shell
  • static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
  • Sending mail in python

The Best General Purpose Linux Distributions

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Linux

fourforces.wordpress: A distribution (also called distro) is a member of the Linux family of computer operating systems. They are built around the Linux kernel and consist of a large variety of software. Here’s a list of some of the best general purpose and most popular open and free distributions:

A Linux ThinkPad

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Linux
Hardware

c|net blogs: I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).

Compiz Simple-ccsm enhancements

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: On openSUSE 11.0 users will not have to fiddle with any commandline, hack scripts or xorg.conf to enable Compiz. Thanks to Rodrigo’s work, simple-ccsm now has a switch to easily enable/disable Compiz.

Microsoft tries to limit Linux on cheap laptops

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Microsoft

idg.no: Microsoft is launching a program to promote the use of its Windows OS in ultra low-cost PCs. Microsoft plans to offer PC makers steep discounts on Windows XP Home Edition to encourage them to use that OS instead of Linux on ultra low-cost PCs (ULPCs).

Multi-protocol wireless mesh gateway runs Debian

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Zaragoza, Spain-based Libelium announced an x86-based multi-protocol mesh router with a Debian GNU/Linux-based OS and a user-extensible browser-based open source management interface.

Tweeting in Linux part II: Twitux v. Twhirl

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We're always on the lookout for good desktop Twitter clients. Because while the microblogging service is kind of useful as a web-based tool for sharing your thoughts, desktop clients make Twitter feel more like an instant messaging platform that allows you to communicate with hundreds, even thousands of people at once.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The State of Oracle Linux

  • Linux Product Insider: Trolltech's Qt 4.4
  • Open Source Doesn't Need Billionaires
  • All OSS Developers Are Equal, But Some OSS Developers Are More Equal Than Others
  • Recent distro mini review
  • The Emperor’s new code
  • How does OpenSolaris fare for Ed Tech?
  • Sick of JavaOne? - You will be
  • Microsoft tax evasion: Get gNewSense
  • WINE 1.0 Release Candidate Is Out
  • Microsoft's Suse Linux franchise

An honest look at Xen and a future with KVM

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Software

blog.codemonkey.ws: I think we can finally admit that we, the Linux community, made a very big mistake with Xen. Xen should have never been included in a Linux distribution. There, I’ve said it. We’ve all been thinking it, have whispered it in closed rooms, and have done our bests to avoid it.

Book Review: Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Mainstream Linux distributions such as the ever-popular Ubuntu have the potential to contain thousands or tens of thousands of packages and have a wealth of supporting services activated on computer boot ups. Mark G. Sobell’s book A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux, published by Prentice Hall, describes the details of maintaining these complex structures on your own machine.

C++ GUI Programming with Qt4 - Book Review

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Reviews

linuxhelp.blogspot: Qt is a cross platform application development framework which is widely used for the development of GUI and non-GUI programs. Some of the most visible products which have been developed using Qt are KDE, Opera web browser, Google Earth, Skype and Photoshop Elements.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 2: The Computing World

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Once upon a time, there were three computing republics. Apple, Unix, and Windows. They spread out to cover all of the land until the map of the world looked like this:

Looking for Mr. ISV

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: One thing's for sure; with all of this talk about "open source billionaires" out in the ether-web, clearly people have some high expectations of open source's profitability. Or low, depending on the point of view. Honestly, unlike every other technology pundit this week, I'm not looking too hard for the open source billionaires.

Senior Debian developer quits core teams

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Linux

itwire.com: A senior Debian developer, Australian Anthony Towns, has left some core teams of the project and gone quiet in the last couple of weeks, according to project sources.

5 Excellent Ways to Waste Time Online

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Web

makeuseof.com: The greatest luxury of time is time itself. Thus it’s a deadly sin to simply waste it. So, in our quest to happiness, these are my TOP 5 in covering time gaps with more joy and less boredom:

Top 10 Linux Applications

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Software

50webs.org: Here's my top ten GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications for Linux, the ones I'm supposed to never live without.

Multi-Pointer X Going Mainline

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Software

phoronix.com: In our article earlier this week looking at the status of X.Org 7.4, one of the features originally planned for integration in this X Server release was MPX, or Multi-Pointer X. It's been announced that MPX will finally be merged into the mainline X.Org tree later this month.

bzr, git, and hg performance on the Linux tree

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Linux

laserjock.wordpress: I just did a historical comparison of git and bzr performance using the Linux source tree. One of the comments I got was “what about Mercurial?” There are a lot of projects using Mercurial, Mozilla being probably the most notable one. So, here’s a comparison of bzr and hg.

other Ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Hardy Heron is 0 for 2

  • Exploring other OS options: Ubuntu is Boss!!
  • Ubuntu Open Week unites community and developers
  • Howto: Install Mac Fonts on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux 8.10
  • A Root Shell On Ubuntu : The Right Way
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