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Story Hats Off to Mozilla Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 3:28am
Story North Korea Linux 3.0 (Red Star OS) screenshot tour Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 2:32am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 2:31am
Story LG tips new 4K TVs running WebOS 2.0 Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 2:26am
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 1:40am
Story OnePlus unveils its own Android build without Cyanogen Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 1:31am
Story Things I appreciate about Android Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 1:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 9:41pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Improving math performance in glibc Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 9:06pm

Searching with GNOME Do

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: One of my favourite applications for Mac OS X is Launchbar, an indispensable application-launching utility. Now, on Linux, a similar application is available, called GNOME Do.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today we are looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic, which takes the original Radeon HD 4870 to the next level with heightened frequencies and an exclusive Vapor-X cooling solution.

Browser Review: Mozilla Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

practicalecommerce.com: By some estimates, more than 1.4 billion people use the Internet for work, entertainment, or commerce. All of those web surfers must use a browser to visit websites or shop at online stores, and if browsing speed, security, and functionality matter, those users should be cruising the information super highway with the Mozilla Firefox 3 web browser.

What's new in OpenOffice 3?

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OOo
  • What's new in OpenOffice 3?

  • OOo: Thoughts about the importance of Extensions
  • Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 launch overwhelms servers

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: It's time for some more fast-paced action! Today, we'll talk about games where you play as a human - against other humans. Our two candidates are AssaultCube and Urban Terror.

Moonlight - what’s the big deal?

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com: Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article on Linux Today about Moonlight and what a horrible person Miguel de Icaza is. So I thought I’d go ahead and do some exploration of what’s going on with Moonlight and Silverlight.

My FOSS Graphic Application WishList

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Software

penguinpetes.com: There's a number of new graphics applications that I've been searching all over for. They may or may not have been invented yet. So I'm posting this little list, to the purpose of either...

Fedora LTS (aka “believing in Santa”)

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Linux

beranger.org: Why isn't there any Fedora LTS? Because they don't want it. Officially, it's because there is not enough manpower. Besides, the “Fedora spirit” is the same as the “Ubuntu spirit”, that is “pushing the latest-and-greatest bugs-features-and-zombies ASAP, so that we release twice a year”.

Gnash 0.8.4 released

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Software

gnu.org: The third beta release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.8.4. Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

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Linux

hehe2.net: Imagine you are the minister of education of an impoverished country, with a limited budget to improve your schooling system. You are not aware of such thing called “Open Source” what would happen? You would probably end up spending thousands on software to equip your school’s computers.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenOffice 3.0 released amid fears of development stagnation

  • OK, now OpenOffice is definitely good enough
  • OpenOffice Hits 3.0: Can It Challenge Microsoft?
  • BeBop Linux Released
  • So Long Mandriva, It Was Nice Meeting You
  • My Two Biggest Ubuntu Gripes
  • Linux can save UK schools billions: Part 2
  • The Linux opportunity buried in the Unix market share data
  • Linux powered mini-machines for Macs
  • Opinion: High-performance nonsense
  • Switch to Linux Today! bsod Linux Flier
  • Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM
  • Keeping the Kernel Klean
  • My Quick Ohio Linux Fest Recap
  • Open source enables value-based business models
  • Discovery - VSTi Analog Synthesis For Linux
  • Yakuake — yet another pop-up terminal
  • Mono 2.0 has been released. So what?
  • ICANN using Drupal
  • Should software developers do it for themselves?
  • RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use ImageMagick to convert pdf to png

  • Certificate Authority (CA) with OpenSSL
  • Setup SSL on Apache
  • Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux
  • Install GIMP 2.6 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Run GIMP 2.6.1 image editor from a flash drive
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 : upgrade successful

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MDV

blog.freeside.fr: I tried to remain in the position of a newcomer that has no clue about what a command line interface is, so even if I used a terminal a couple of times, it was just to check some stuff, not to fix it. Here's how it went.

Linux is not a "Bazaar" and BSD is not a "Cathedral"

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Linux

raiden.net: When it comes to development styles, it has been said time and again that BSD uses the Cathedral model of development, and Linux uses the Bazaar. But that's incorrect.

Buying A Netbook? Think Linux

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Linux

bmighty.com/blog: Many netbook computer buyers are still reluctant to "take a chance" on Linux rather than Windows XP. But which operating system is really the riskier choice for a netbook buyer?

Linux takes a seat on Qantas’ new superjumbo

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: The Flying Kangaroo will soon become the Flying Penguin as Qantas embraces Linux-powered Inflight Entertainment systems from Panasonic.

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and Nvidia drivers, long-term maintenance for 2.6.27

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Almost in parallel with the release of Linux 2.6.27 at the end of last week, the maintainers of the Linux stable series have also released two new kernels, 2.6.25.18 and 2.6.26.6. Both kernels offer a number of minor corrections and improvements over the two previous series 2.6.x kernel versions.

Dell Launches Consumer Advertising for Ubuntu Linux PCs

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: It’s one small step for Dell and consumer Linux — and one giant leap for Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux efforts. Specifically, Dell is spending advertising dollars to promote PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.

Mandriva 2009

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MDV

celettu.wordpress: The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution lovers… Only major release so far has been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.

Which Linux makes the best business Windows replacement desktop?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Some of my Linux-savvy friends and I have been hashing out what the best Linux desktop would be for a SMB (small to medium sized business). Out of that conversation Ken Hess and Jason Perlow sees Ubuntu as the best Linux desktop. Ah... I disagree.

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