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Story $25 Firefox phone heading for India Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:53am
Story New Fedora Badges Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:47am
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:43am
Story Woolworths smashes Windows and switches to Chrome OS Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:41am
Story The X.Org Foundation Is Funding Work To Improve Nouveau Re-Clocking Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:33am
Story Continuous Integration, The Linux Machine, and Factory Restore Rianne Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 6:27am
Story Krita Kicks Off 2.9 Development Effort with a Kickstarter Campaign Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 11:33pm
Story KDE SYSTEM SETTINGS: ABOUT THE GENERAL NAVIGATION Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Chromebooks Carve Out a Niche in School Districts Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 10:45pm
Story Plasma 5 Is Green Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 9:47pm

KDE 4.1 to bring back Konqueror tree view, other goodies

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arstechnica.com: When I wrote about file managers in my review of KDE 4.0, I noted that several important features had been removed from Konqueror, including the tree-based detailed view. Developer Peter Penz reports that the tree view has been restored and that it will be fully functional in time for the KDE 4.1 release.

Ubuntu 8.04 gets ready for beta

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Ubuntu has announced that Ubuntu 8.04 is now in beta freeze. What this means is that no new package changes are going to be allowed in the well-regarded Linux distribution. The only exceptions will be for bug fixes for already known problems.

Reiser Says Wife Vanished After He Accused Her of Embezzlement

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser, on the witness stand here for the fourth day Monday, denied again that he killed his missing wife. The defendant claimed his 31-year-old wife, whom he married in 1999, abandoned her children because she embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his Oakland-based Namesys company.

And: Hans Reiser Explaining Coincidences; Jury Seems Unmoved

Kokkini Zita: The Audio Software Of Fons Adriaensen

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Looking at the software listed at Kokkini Zita it's easy to see where developer Fons Adriaensen's interests lie. He has written one of the best organ synthesizers for Linux, he has contributed to the LADSPA collection of processing plugins, and he has provided Linux sound researchers with some excellent tools for measuring and representing audio signals. He is also involved in improving Linux support for the Ambisonics technology of encoding and decoding multichannel audio.

Watch and explore outer space with Stellarium, Celestia, and Xplanet

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linux.com: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth spent about $20 million to go into space, and he never got farther away from Earth than a few hundred miles. Using three free software programs, you can look at and virtually travel to places millions of miles away without leaving your GNU/Linux desktop or paying a dime.

Ulteo Application System beta1 has been released…

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Gaël Duval: Automatic synchronization of documents with the Ulteo Online Desktop, automatic upgrading, new “My Digital life” panel, installation in about 3 minutes, hundreds applications available… That’s what you’ll find in this just-released installable version of Ulteo Application System.

GNOME 2.22 focuses on utilities and standard applications

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linux.com: As you might expect, GNOME 2.22, the latest version of the popular desktop, which was released last week, has some functional tweaks and new default applications. Few of these changes are dramatic, but the overall impression is of dozens of small enhancements that nudge GNOME toward greater usability.

Verizon Settles Open Source Software Lawsuit

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OSS

informationweek: Two software developers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against Verizon Communications in which they claimed the telecom giant's broadband service violated the terms of the widely used open source agreement under which their product was licensed.

Also: Verizon GPL settlement is a biggie

Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

  • Novell to Announce New, Expanded Partnerships
  • Supreme Court won’t block Novell’s antitrust suit against Microsoft
  • Novell CEO Looks to the Future
  • ActivIdentity, Novell integrate products
  • Compellent Adds Novell Yes Certified Products

Celebrate St. Partick's Day, Linux-style

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Linux

linux.com: Today is St. Patrick's Day, a national holiday in Ireland that's celebrated by people of Irish lineage worldwide. Like Ireland itself, the holiday is associated with the color green -- as are many things in the Linux universe.

Explaining Open Source's Exponential Growth

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OSS

Glyn Moody: One of the problems with open source is that much of it happens invisibly. Whereas proprietary software, which is sold, has to publicised at some point, open source can simply be written: whether or not it gets used is a question of the author's personal inclinations.

Clone Linux, Windows disks with Clonezilla

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Most users know about proprietary software packages such as Norton Ghost that can be used for cloning hard disks for backup or distribution purposes. And a few may know about Partition Image, an open source alternative for saving partition images. But how many users know about Clonezilla, an all-in-one cloning tool that promises both speed and power?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 244

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at PC-BSD 1.5

  • News: Ubuntu beta freeze, KNOPPIX release update, PCLinuxOS E17 edition, unofficial
  • Gentoo live CD, BSD Certification update, package management in OpenSolaris

  • Released last week: Foresight Linux 2.0, Frugalware Linux 0.8
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Beta, OpenBSD 4.3
  • Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, Xandros Eee PC edition
  • New addition: Clonezilla Live
  • New distribution: MallorcaLinux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Make Sunbird shine with extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Sunbird, Mozilla's calendar application, supports extensions just as Firefox and Thunderbird do. What kind of extensions work with a calendar? How about being able to get a weather forecast when you're setting up a golf date, or exporting your desktop calendar to a Web service?

Rawhide, I hate you!

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Linux

beranger.org: Six weeks before Fedora 9, I thought I could take the risk to install F9 Alpha and to run Rawhide instead of installing Fedora 8 and upgrade to Fedora 9 something like two months later. I was terribly wrong.

Ubuntu on My Macbook

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Ubuntu

stephencuyos.com: I have recently acquired a brand new Macbook (2.2 GHz, 1Gb RAM). The first thing I did with it was to resize the OSX partition using Boot Camp to make space for Linux. Now my Macbook dualboots Leopard and Ubuntu.

Desktop Eee PC spied on web

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Is this the face of Asus' diminutive desktop Eee PC? The machine, snapped at the CeBIT show earlier this month, was certainly tagged with the Eee's own slogan, "Easy to Play. Easy to Learn. Easy to Work".

Linux in the Mainstream: Why Does It Matter?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Ah, Spring. It's the time of rebirth, renewal and hope, and it's almost here! Too bad, then, that so many hopes were dashed last week when Wal-Mart announced it was pulling the Linux-driven Everex Green gPC from its retail store shelves.

An Early Look At KDE 4.1

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KDE

phoronix.com: The first alpha release of KDE 4.1 isn't planned until the end of April, but this past weekend the OpenSuSE team had updated their KDE Four Live spin against the latest KDE 4.0.66 snapshot packages.

The effects of open source on stock prices

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OSS

Matt Asay: Has open source been positive or negative for its primary (commercial) proponents? That's the question I asked myself yesterday about Red Hat, Sun, and Novell, and found the answer interesting. I looked at these three as they, more than any others, have results that can be isolated and directly attributed to open source.

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