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few points gleaned from time at informationweek

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: The only constant thing is change, and change has come my way. As of the end of 2009, I'll be leaving InformationWeek -- so over the next couple of days I thought I'd sum up a few points gleaned during my time here.

IBM developerWorks looks back on 10 years of Linux

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h-online.com: On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, IBM's developerWorks site for software developers and IT professionals has compiled a list of the top ten developments in the Linux world. The list leaves out several things that Linux enthusiasts might be inclined to include:

Switching to Linux: One man's personal experience

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Ubuntu

scienceblogs.com/gregladen: Changing operating systems is not a task to be taken lightly. I generally follow the philosophy "if it ain't broke don't fix it." A year ago, however, the family notebook was broken.

$99 Linux PC in a keyboard launches

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Hardware

semiaccurate.com: THE ASUS EEE KEYBOARD might be the most desirable computer in a keyboard design, but it’s unlikely to be cheap once it launches considering all the little tweaks Asus had done to it since it was announced. Enter the NorhTec Gecko Surfboard.

Fedora 12 Constantine - Mixed feelings

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dedoimedo.com: Constantine is the name of a mediocre movie starring Keanu Reeves, the name of a few Roman imperators and also the name of the latest Fedora release.

Dell turns to Linux for quick-boot system

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computerworld.com: Dell announced Thursday that it's offering a memory module called Latitude On Flash that can boot up a computer in seconds. Dell's Latitude On Flash module snaps into an internal mini-card slot and allows computers to boot in a few seconds, using the laptop's main x86 processor.

5 Linux Tricks to Make Your Life Simpler

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Download a website in linux, change root password, play videos in RAR, five ways to logout from bash, and browsing in text mode.

Top Ten Things I Miss When in Windows

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jeffhoogland.blogspot.com: There is an old saying that goes "you can't miss what you never had" meaning that for those who have never had something of these things they will have no idea what they are missing out on. The following are the top ten features/programs I find myself grumbling about/missing the most when I am working on the Windows platform:

Why you should not pay for extended warranty if you use Linux

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Hardware

tech-no-media.com: I have read a rather sad story today. Apparently the Best Buy Geeks squad refused to service the machine of someone who had purchased an $80 extended warranty for its netbook just because he had installed Ubuntu Linux.

community linuxmint.com (alpha)

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linuxmint.com: We’re currently developing a website for the Linux Mint community where you’ll be able to do the following:

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Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

Two Technologies’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has a built-in printer plus Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode support. Early smartphones were modeled in part on field-service handhelds, which in turn have increasingly imitated smartphones. This has been especially true in recent years as the product category has migrated from Windows Mobile and CE (and to a lesser extent plain Linux) to Android. In the past, handhelds, which are often available in commercial, as well as similar, but more robust military models, have trailed the current smartphone technology by several years. Yet, we’re seeing and more Android handhelds that rival high end smartphones, such as Arbor’s quad-core, 5.5-inch Gladius 5. Read more

Leftovers: KDE Software

  • PyKDE Future: Seeking a New Maintainer
    For anyone who has been paying any attention of PyKDE5 over the last year or so, it is no secret that development and maintenance has been at a standstill. I've been very busy with a family and small children, and that eats time like you wouldn't believe. (Unit number 2 is almost 6 months now, healthy and happy I can report.) But another important factor is that my interests have shifted towards web related technologies over the last few years.
  • KDE 5_15.03 for Slackware-current
    qt-kde-620x350Here’s the latest and greatest of KDE’s software collection (Frameworks, Plasma, Applications). SInce my last ‘ktown’ release, all of KDE’s sources have been renewed, and today I am making public a package set for KDE 5 aka Plasma 5 with version 5_15.03: my March ’15 release.

OpenELEC 5.0.7 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.7. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. Read more