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Story Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Fedora Project Leader Quits Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:13pm
Story Local government software sharing and reuse site revamped Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story Intel Releases PowerTOP 2.6 To Improve Linux Battery Life Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:53pm
Story China bans Windows 8 on government computers Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:50pm
Story openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 13.1.1 MATE Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Will Target Qt 5.3 Support Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:39pm
Story Quick Look: Unity for Arch sb56637 20/05/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Unreal Engine 4.2 feature preview shows inclusion of Vehicles & Camera Animations Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:17pm
Story Quick Look: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:10pm

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

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phoronix: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

Elonex ONE Laptop Review

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Hardware

olpcnews.com: The purpose of my visit was to see the Elonex One which was launched on Wednesday. I had emailed in advance to check they were OK with me bringing along an XO and an Asus EeePC. Not only were they OK with it, they were delighted to see the other Linux based laptops.

Asus EEE PC, not just a little and cheap laptop

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Linux
Hardware

antirez.com: When I saw the 100$ laptop... My first thoughts was cool! this is going to be a huge hit in the developed countries, apart from its future about a cheap laptop for childrens in poor countries.

Pidgin 2.4.0 Released With New Features

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phoronix.com: Pidgin, the popular IM client once known as GAIM, has flown out of the coop today with a new release. Pidgin 2.4.0 is the first update in about three months, but it brings a number of features.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring RC 1 Serapias released

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MDV

mandriva.com: The fifth pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release includes the all-new artwork for the 2008 Spring release, further improvements to the Mandriva software management tools, WPA-EAP support in the network configuration tools, KDE 3.5.9 and available 4.0.1.

mplayer - command line movie and music player - music over ssh

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HowTos

go2linux.org: Mplayer is one of most known movie players in Linux, and also in Mac OS, and Windows. Mplayer has lots of options, and we will explore some of them here.

Utter Crap?: Matt Asay and The Linux Desktop Q&A (and Video)

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Linux

redmonk.com: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way before I begin. I know Matt Asay, I like Matt Asay, and I respect Matt Asay. But the one area in which we’ve never seen eye to eye is the Linux desktop. I certainly don’t agree that desktop Linux is “utter crap.”

Amazon MP3 Now Open To Linux Users

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mashable.com: Amazon MP3 has been around for several months now. And it’s doing pretty good. And now the company’s gone and done another decent thing with is music download service: it has opened its doors to Linux users.

Linux is killing Solaris

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OS

blog.markturansky.com: This just in from the “duh, obvious” department… Linux is killing Solaris. Search Google for “htop on Solaris.” You’ll probably find the very page you’re reading right now.

Micro-Review: PCLOS MiniMe 2008

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PCLOS

linux-exploration.blogspot: Is a version of the popular PCLinuxOS distribution. It sort of looks more like Windows Vista, and it is a nice sleek black color, but I think that something was lost when they made it "Pretty" for example, The Network wizard no longer runs before you log in to the LiveCD.

Compiz Website Hacked?

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Web

hehe2.net: While going about my business trying to find more slick Linux desktops, I decided to check out the Compiz website. So normally I navigated to the screenshot section. To my surprise the “discussion” was nothing more than spam links!

A Perception of Lack of Support for Open Source Should Not Stop Adoption of Linux

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Linux

lawtech.wordpress: I have written several posts about Linux and whether it is ready for the solo and small law office, listing the pros and cons as I have seen them. However, there is one “con” that people have in their minds when they think of Linux that should not be there.

Elonex One Sighted

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Hardware

opendotdotdot.blogspot: So now there's a Web site with some details. Also worth taking a look at is this BBC video.

Nexuiz 2.4 Offers Impressive Graphics

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Since the release of Nexuiz 1.0 in 2005, we have been tracking its progress as one of the leading open-source first person shooters. With time, this fast-pace game has picked up a nice level of artificial intelligence for its in-game bots, engine optimizations, single-player campaign missions, and a variety of technical advancements.

Take Two Package Managers In to the Shower?

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hotcoffeeandlinux.blogspot: Installing software on Linux for new users has got to be one of the stumbling blocks to people switching from a Microsoft based OS. So whats the solution? thankfully there is a project to address this situation its called Autopackage.

Xrandr GUI

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bryceharrington.org: Finally today we've uploaded the new Xrandr GUI to Ubuntu Hardy. I mentioned working on a tool a couple weeks ago; I discovered that Soren Sandmann was also working on such a tool and was further along, so I shifted focus to getting that tool ready for integration in Ubuntu.

GIMP 2.4.5 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: The source for GIMP 2.4.5 is now available from ftp.gimp.org. This is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Mac vs. PC vs. Windows vs. Linux vs. Huh?

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jtgraphic.net: Alright. I’ve finally decided to break down the pros and cons of Macs, PCs, Linux, Windows, etc. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. There are also some interesting dynamics to some of the rivalries that some people just don’t think about.

What business can learn from the open source movement

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OSS

thoughtleader.co.za: The open source movement, which is responsible for some of the most important innovations in IT such as the world wide web, Linux and Apache, neither pays fat bonuses nor offers flashy facilities. It does, however, provide much by the way of intangible benefits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • LAC2008 is booted!

  • End Software Patents project comes out swinging
  • Alien Arena 2008 to be released March 1st
  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Rueckert
  • Shuttleworth Foundation puts money into telecoms
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: Unix Heads for the Clouds
  • Bureaucracy swamps ISO meeting on Microsoft format
  • The impact of licensing choice
  • Open Letter For Open Drivers To NVIDIA
  • Being cutting edge while playing it safe: OpenSUSE Factory LiveCDs
  • Zmanda Recovery Manager 2.1
  • My Kiowa Linux Beta 3 Desktop
  • kernel-alert: When you absolutely, positively have to know when that next kernel version is released
  • Faster Performance, Fewer Machines For FreeBSD?
  • Do open source developers deserve a premium?
  • Sony Exec: “We’re toast if EEE PC makes it big”
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