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  • Is Steam Finally Coming to Linux?
  • fuk the kit you will love
  • New LibreOffice Ubuntu versions
  • Poor Mans GoogleEarth
  • Sony Reader and Linux
  • DIY: Quick and easy Samba print server setup
  • Bitwig Studio: A Professional Music Creation Software (DAW) Comes To Linux
  • Postal And Postal 2 For Linux Now Available On Desura
  • Calligra Words style selection combo
  • X.org screensaver bypass found
  • setting up a talking clock easily in Linux

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  • Rhythmbox 2.95 has been released
  • Linux.conf.au 2012: three threats and a balloon
  • DragonFlyBSD: Desktop is not a target
  • Thinkfan for Fedora
  • XAA In X.Org Has Finally Met Its Executioner
  • Novell Kanaka for Mac Enhances Interoperability and Choice
  • KDE Plasma Desktop Activities
  • Adaptive Tickless Linux Kernel Support Status
  • Linux-ready multitouch PC has huge 65-inch screen, quad-core CPU
  • Samsung backpedals on bada/Tizen OS merger
  • Plasma QML documentation
  • George Lucas: 'No more Star Wars'
  • Peeking up the skirt of Microsoft's hardy ReFS
  • FLOSS Weekly 198
  • Linux Outlaws 246 - The Shape of Chestnuts to Come

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  • Improving Battery Life in Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS, (part 2)
  • Oxygen-gtk3 1.0 is out
  • Introducing Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10
  • Sourceforge's Featured projects, January 16
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 248
  • Phosphor: a terminal for the Hipster generation
  • New developments in the color management world
  • Photography software for Linux

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  • New Unity Features: Shortcut Hints Overlay & Launcher Switch
  • Bash Lamp Setup
  • happy with Gnumeric: text as "text"
  • happy with Gnumeric: finding the leading apostrophe
  • GRUB 2 Editor
  • Wi-Fi And NBN Lessons From An Open Source Town
  • Feedback & Errata 2 | LAS | s19e10
  • Linux Outlaws 245 - Dirty I/O
  • Trying out initramfs with selinux and grsec
  • How we enable others to write 3rd party plugins with Maliit
  • testing Linux Mint 12
  • Sorry state of dynamic libraries on Linux
  • Peppermint OS Two Review
  • Lubuntu 12.04 News Roundup
  • Aurorae 3: Window Decorations with QtQuick
  • 3 must-have extensions for GNOME 3
  • Why Open Source is Good for German Software Businesses
  • Samsung Sacrifices Bada To Make Linux OS Great
  • New GIMP brushes collection

UK Government u-turns on open standards policy - and look who's behind it?

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When the coalition UK government was formed following the last general election there was some guarded optimism among those who support open standards (many of whom also support the ideals of free software).

some odds & ends:

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  • HOWTO: Bodhi Linux on Genesi Smartbook
  • My BirthDay Wish List
  • Running a File System Check
  • Becoming an Ubuntu Contributing Developer
  • Linux SSD partition alignment tips
  • Microsoft hustled UK retreat on open standards, says leaked report
  • Beginning Linux - Part II
  • How to enable desktop slideshow on Linux Mint 12 KDE
  • Big rise in registrations for Drupal Downunder
  • Preventing DDOS attack on Quake 3 Servers
  • Listing Files in a RPM package
  • The Linux Foundation Announces 2012 Event and Onsite Linux Training Schedule
  • 11 useful commands for Linux/Unix administrators
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 437

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  • Revamp Linux 12 Review
  • Easily Install Daggerfall, Doom And Many Classic Games On Linux
  • Automotive Advances--Linux-Based and Solar--at CES 2012
  • A Bash Shell Script to Update Firefox Nightly
  • Interview with Brian Alleyne, Sociologist Studying KDE
  • A response to a FOSS skeptic
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Editing Text Files With Vi
  • 5daysprofitable: A corporate web site, start to finish, in 4 hours
  • Instant search Big Switch open-sources Floodlight, an OpenFlow controller
  • Formatting the output from tail
  • alternative-To
  • digital picture frame runs Linux better than you might think
  • FLOSS Weekly 197

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  • Checking Out The Ubuntu TV Prototype
  • Windows to Mac to Windows to Mac to... Linux?
  • Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0
  • Western Digital MyBook Live
  • KDE Plasma Desktop Wallpapers
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 247
  • How to use laptop function keys in Archbang
  • Fuduntu 2012.1 Features Linux Kernel 3.1.6
  • On disaster reports
  • Scribus 1.4.0 Released With 2000 New Features
  • Qt 4 moved to open governance
  • Drupal conference keynote to focus on accessibility
  • Spice up your desktop with these 5 cool GTK themes
  • Happy New Mageia Year!
  • Great Features of KDE Workspaces and Applications - Interlude
  • New Linux Desktop goodies: Razor-Qt and Cinnamon

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  • A Little Bit is A Lot Better
  • Learning lessons from Drupal
  • Redo- A simple backup restore
  • Download the Official Ubuntu TV Wallpaper
  • How to Dual Boot Asus Transformer With Ubuntu
  • Linux News From The Consumer Electronics Show 2012
  • Freezy Linux – A Retro Distro
  • Get Public External IP From Command Line
  • CentOS upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1
  • Learn more about the Free Software Foundation
  • A snapshot of Linux on the desktop
  • Canonical outs Ubuntu TV: Brave or stupid?
  • Sourceforge's Featured Projects Jan 9
  • Sync Files with bitpocket
  • Revamp Linux 12 Review
  • Major Linux Vs UNIX Kernel Differences
  • Good and quick kernel configuration creation
  • Great Collection of Small Utilities - Littleutils

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  • Unexpected requirements for creating a video DVD with Brasero
  • Eidete - A simple screencasting application
  • Where are the Firefox Channels Today?
  • 'Sintel The Game' Update
  • Second beta version of Debian Edu / Skolelinux based on Squeeze
  • System And Sound Settings To Be Redesigned For Ubuntu 12.04
  • Cinnamon Desktop Gets First Custom Theme
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  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more