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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

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slashdot.org: After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it's finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot. I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college. Since then it has grown to be read by more than a million people.

Excellent Ways of Watching TV on Your Linux Desktop

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junauza.com: Thanks to the Internet, a lot of native as well as web applications have come up that make sure that you watch your favorite shows at the time and place you want. Here's a list.

20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published

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wired.com: It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one.

20 years of the Web

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zdnet.com: The Internet of 1991 was text-based, used almost entirely by techies, and looked nothing like what you think of as the Internet. The Web changed all of that.

Flashback: The Future of the Web 1995-Style

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webmonkey.com: Sometimes though it’s good to take a step back and remember that no one knows what the future of the web will really look like. In fact most predictions turn out to be utterly wrong. In that spirit, here’s a 1995 piece from MTV on this crazy thing called the Internet.

Governance and scarcity.

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spevack.wordpress: Most of the time that we see contentious debate come up in the Fedora Project is when the community is trying to create, or agree on, the governance or process by which a scarce resource is used or allocated.

SUSE & Patent FUD: Who Do We Boycott Now?

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fossforce.com: Now that Microsoft and SUSE have announced they plan to continue sleeping together, I wonder if the folks at Techrights are rethinking their plans to pull the plug on Boycott Novell?

Top Ten of the most viewed KDE Websites

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neverendingo.blogspot: Some readers might remember, some time back we talked about setting up stats for most of our KDE Websites. Yes, we did. And i thought it is time to share something of that with you.

Microsoft Ads on FOSS Sites

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fossforce.com: Quite a few years ago, a popular Linux site began displaying ads from Microsoft on their home page.

Visualizing Linux Performance Data In New Ways

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phoronix.com: One of the items I've been working on recently for Phoronix Test Suite 3.4-Lillesand is new ways to visualize performance result data generated by the many test profiles and suites available via OpenBenchmarking.org. Here's one.

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today's leftovers

  • Kramden Institute bridges digital divide with refurbished computers
    Ken's love of programming eventually led to a job at Canonical, and then he learned about the Kramden Institute. "At first I was just excited about what they do for so many children," he says. "It's truly an amazing organization. After hearing about Kramden, I very quickly signed up to work a Wednesday work night, which was really a blast. Wednesday evening at Kramden is an event to remember. They are incredibly well organized and almost always have a full house. It's a community of folks that want to help these children; I just fit right in."
  • Why I use openSUSE over other distributions.
    The below is a response to a Facebook query on why we use openSUSE over Ubuntu. I was happy with how it turned out and thought it could prove helpful to a larger audience.
  • OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer
  • Maru Is an Android OS on the Phone and Debian Linux When Connected to PC
    A new project named Maru promises to provide users with a full Android Lollipop experience on the phone and switch to a Debian Linux distro when connected to a monitor and peripherals. A phone that is powered by Android and magically transforms into a Linux desktop when connected to an external display has been tried before. It was called Ubuntu for Android, and it was one of Canonical's earliest attempts at some sort of convergence between the mobile and PC worlds.

GNOME and KDE

  • Community Time at Collabora [Ed: Mono]
  • Refocus
    Sometimes all those GNOME programming projects are driving me crazy. [...] Note that for that last item, I would use LaTeXila of course, so if there are some regressions due to some library changes (you perfectly know which library in particular I mean), I’ll probably become aware of the regressions and fix them. Without any guarantees, I repeat. So if someone wants to take over LaTeXila maintenance, I would be more than happy. In the condition that I can still recognize my old pet project afterwards and is still mostly bug-free.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra 2.9.11 Office Suite
    Users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system were informed this past weekend by the project's maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis of the availability of two essential software distributions for the rolling OS.
  • Konqi emoji shipped! and a little preview…
    It will end up in your KDE distribution soon !!! I am really very happy that many of you have appreciated my work.

Leftovers: Gaming