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June 2012

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Gentoo Summer of Documentation – Let’s do it!
  • Live Chat with Shuttleworth
  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints
  • Alien Arena Reloaded Coming Next Week
  • KDE on the Raspberry Pi
  • How to Change Your Default Applications on Ubuntu: 4 Ways
  • FLOSS Weekly 216
  • Network Gotcha
  • Set up a Mailing List in Minutes with Simple Mailing List
  • Revisited: SolusOS 1.1 "Eveline"

Sabayon 9: One Linux Distro, Three Desktop Flavors

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Linux

pcworld.com: With all the attention that tends to get heaped on Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora, it can be easy to forget about all the many other worthy contenders out there offering users a world of free choice.

Upcoming Features of openSuse 12.2

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SUSE

muktware.com: openSuse 12.2 will be released soon,or atleast we can hope so. Here is a list of upcoming features supposed to be shipped by default with the next version of this operating system.

Mandriva Foundation Structure Illustrated, OpenMDV Intro'd

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MDV

ostatic.com: Mandriva Open Source Relations Manager, Charles Schulz, today tried to clarify the foundation's vision of structure of community interaction and resulting products.

How Red Hat Decides Which Open Source Companies to Buy

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Linux

datamation.com: It's a classic business school case study – when do you decide to buy a company and when do you decide to build it on your own?

Linux Distro Digest

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Linux

h-online.com: With new major releases of Ubuntu and Fedora out the door in the past quarter, the developers at these and other community distributions are now hard at work on future versions of their respective Linux-based operating systems. Smaller, more specialised distributions have also been publishing new versions at a rapid pace.

Why Can’t Linux Crack The Desktop?

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Linux

darkduck.com: Many computer geeks have always held Linux in high regard. They endlessly talk about its stability and security features. For many years people talked about how Linux may eventually take over in the future, but the OS is yet to take off as the leading operating systems.

Video, Graphics and GNU/Linux

mrpogson.com: On my blog a lot of commentators who are fans of M$ begin to harp about how that other OS has huge advantages in choices of applications whenever they are losing an argument.

Adding Context Menus in the Dolphin File Manager

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HowTos

The concept of the right-click context menu has been around since forever but you don't have to be content with the defaults that come with your software, especially file managers. KDE's Dolphin and Konqueror are no exceptions. It's a complete no brainer to install more contextual menus, so let's do it.

Read the howto at Free Software Magazine.

The PHP Singularity

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Software

codinghorror.com: What you're seeing is not Photoshopped. This is an actual photo of a real world, honest to God double-clawed hammer. Such a thing exists. Isn't that amazing? And also, perhaps, a little disturbing? That’s what’s wrong with PHP.

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