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open source alternatives to google reader

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  • Find an open source RSS reader today
  • Digg Reader Opens in Beta
  • 2 Amazing Google Reader Replacements You Haven’t Heard Of

What Cinnamon can learn from KDE

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Software

netrunner-mag.com: Cinnamon is a Linux only desktop environment, and it will run happily as long as you have some form of Linux beating under the hood. Technically, it ought to run on any UNIX-like operating system, graced with the X Windows or similar, but for now, the availability is limited.

The Best and Worst Features of Linux Desktops

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Linux
Software

datamation.com: In any given week, I am likely to use two or three Linux desktop environments. Partly, I switch so often to keep up to date. But the main reason is that, whatever environment I am using, I soon become aware of its shortcomings and start thinking of another's advantages.

The Linux Setup - Jorge Castro

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Interviews
Ubuntu

mylinuxrig.com: Jorge’s a cool guy. He’s passionate about Ubuntu, Linux, and the user experience. All of that comes through very strongly in his interview.

Opera 15.x for Linux Revisited

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unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: Opera deserves plenty of credit for being accessible to Linux users. The Opera download page provides a long list of Linux distributions for downloading the correct software package. In addition, Opera is almost always up-to-date in the Linux repositories.

Changes coming for systemd and control groups

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lwn.net: Lennart Poettering posted a message to the systemd-devel mailing list that outlines some changes coming. It refers to an earlier message that started describing differences coming in the kernel's control group (cgroup) implementation and their effects on systemd.

@ phoronix

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Hardware
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Ubuntu
  • Assessing The Current Intel Haswell Linux Experience
  • KScreen 1.0 Released For KDE Screen Management
  • There's Now An Ubuntu Touch PPA For Unity 8, Mir
  • 8-Way Desktop Comparison On Ubuntu 13.10 Linux

System Manageability

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Software

techponder.wordpress: The greatest need for improving the manageability of Linux systems is to provide a standard programming interface – an API – for system management functions.

Every Detail Matters is Open for Business

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afaikblog.wordpress: Everyone’s favourite UX polish extravaganza is back for another round. For the next months we will be targeting a host of bugs that will add polish and finesse to the GNOME 3 user experience.

some leftovers:

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HowTos
  • What it Takes to be an Open Source Expert
  • LibreOffice 4.1 RC Triage Contest Has Begun
  • Setup The Raspberry Pi As A NAS
  • Mozilla again postpones Firefox third-party cookie-blocking
  • New developer getting started on KDEPIM
  • How to take screenshot of the login screen of Linux Mint 15
  • Build your own custom modules for Drupal 7, part 2
  • NVIDIA Driver Soon Likely To Support EGL, Mir
  • Free Software alternatives to help you outwit PRISM
  • Is that really the source code for this software?
  • Gnome Shell 3.9.3 Release
  • The openSUSE TSP application
  • BASH Decision Constructs

Oracle doesn't understand open source: Monty

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OSS

itwire.com: MariaDB founder Ulf Michael "Monty" Widenius says that Oracle has failed to make a success of MySQL because the company doesn't understand open source. "It's not in their blood."

MySQL man pages silently relicensed away from GPL

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mariadb.org: It has recently been brought to our attention that the MySQL man pages have been relicensed. The change was made rather silently going from MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.5.31.

D Language Still Showing Promise, Advancements

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phoronix.com: The D programming language continues to advance and show signs of promise as a high-quality computer programming language that may eventually prove competition for C.

Super Test – RSS feed readers

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linuxuser.co.uk: Google Reader is on its way out, so what’s the best way to keep your feeds organised client side?

GNOME Files 3.9.3 Release

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worldofgnome.org: The most significant change Nautilus 3.9.3 brings, is the port of Nautilus Sidebar in GtkPlacesSidebar Widget (Removal of nautilus-places-sidebar.c).

Red Hat says no MariaDB/MySQL decision made

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h-online.com: Red Hat has stated that no decisions have been made in a choice between MySQL and MariaDB as the "default database" in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7). In various media reports over the weekend, it was claimed that Red Hat had decided to "ditch MySQL."

Also: Red Hat rallied ahead of tomorrow's FQ1 report

Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism

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Linux
Software

datamation.com: Despite the conservatism of users, innovation hasn't died on the Linux desktop. It's just become very cautious in the last few year.

In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.

The Linux Setup - Gregor Herrmann, Debian Developer

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Hardware
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mylinuxrig.com: I am Gregor Herrmann. In my free time I’m a Debian Developer, i.e. I’m one of the many volunteers around the world who try to produce a free operating system.

Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.

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