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Story SUSE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 2:20am
Story Unwilling to fix what's not broken, Asia firms hold back on open source Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 2:23am
Story KDE & GNOME's Next Big Things, Kubuntu Release Managers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 11:59am
Story Plasma 5 — a review Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:02pm
Story Is That Ubuntu Touch or Ubuntu Desktop? The Answer Is Both Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:16pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:18pm
Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:25pm
Story Databases Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:29pm
Story Digital Migration: After 20 years with Windows, I am moving to Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:36pm
Story Cookie Lickers, Headless Chickens & Other Open Source Troublemakers Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2015 - 12:43pm

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Provides Evolutionary Open Source Software Upgrade
  • Expect great script automation from expect-lite
  • Scribus
  • Blender as an animation editor
  • SOS Open Source Goals and Customer Segments
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.07.23
  • IBM finally let the cat out of the bag: zEnterprise System
  • A Deadly Linux/UNIX Command in Action (Video)
  • Taobao initiates Chinese open source revolution
  • Snort and Suricata Creators Exchange Heated Words
  • WebOS Netbooks in the tunnel
  • Sleep is Death
  • Going Linux Jul 22: #109 - Computer America #28
  • Feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer
  • Why NASA uses Open Source

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Merge directories with unison-gtk
  • Convert Flv to Mp3 in Linux - FlvToMp3
  • Stupid afio Tricks
  • Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

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Software

techdrivein.com: Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

interview: Mitchell Baker, chairperson, Mozilla

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Interviews

mercurynews.com: In the days after Microsoft's Internet Explorer had ground its browser rival Netscape into the digital dust, Baker, who had been working on the open-source Mozilla project within Netscape, was laid off in 2001. She stayed on at the nonprofit Mozilla organization as an unpaid volunteer, because she believed its mission was crucial to the Internet's future.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

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Linux
Hardware

linuxjournal.com: On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back.

Sauerbraten "Cube 2" 2010 Update Released

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Gaming

phoronix.com: If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months.

First Look: Jolicloud 1.0

softpedia.com: It's been a while since our last review of the Jolicloud operating system, and since we just got a brand-new eMachines eM350 netbook we thought to give you guys a glimpse into the new release of Jolicloud 1.0.

Open Source For America' Celebrates First Anniversary, Achievements

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OSS

tmcnet.com: Open Source for America (OSFA) an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations and academic and research institutions that aims at boosting the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government, has announced that as the organization is going to celebrate its first anniversary, it has already achieved a number of feats within the first year of its establishment.

Russian Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

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Linux

themoscowtimes.com: The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: You might believe that dumping Windows and switching to Linux is a difficult task, but the change in thought and the perception of that switch are the most difficult. Here are ten reasons to give Linux at least a second look:

Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen

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Interviews

linuxinsider.com: "Our primary task is to help projects do what they want to do in making their software work with greater efficiency and increase the prospects that the software will be used by people around the world," says Eben Moglen. "Much of our work involves giving advice to clients."

Firefox Friday -- "Beta 2 is coming, and it'll break stuff" edition

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: Firefox 4 Beta 2 is coming soon (as in today, maybe)! ... Which is great news! Over at CyberNet, Ryan Wagner ran an interesting post earlier this week about an important change to the Firefox 4b2 internals.

openSUSE 11.3 … I am impressed.

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SUSE

eregion.de: Just after we came back from our summer vacation I started upgrading a few computers to openSUSE 11.3, and I have to say, I found that to be pleasantly painless.

Why Does FOSS Development Lag the Innovation Curve?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Are open source developers on the ball about delivering alternatives to cutting-edge proprietary products and services, or do they lag the proprietary innovators? That topic came up at this week's OSCON conference in Portland, and there is a case to be made for the idea that open source developers don't deliver key products in key categories fast enough.

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against FreeBSD

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Linux
BSD

phoronix.com: Back in January, we published the first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Today we have updated test numbers looking at the performance of Debian with the FreeBSD kernel and then finally we tested the pure FreeBSD 7.3 and FreeBSD 8.0 operating systems.

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