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Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 12:25am
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Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 12:32am
Story New CloudLinux 7 Kernel Released, Rebased to Red Hat's OpenVZ Linux 3.10 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 12:49am
Story Intel GPU Tools 1.17 Released for Linux with Kaby Lake Support, Many New Tests Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 12:51am
Story AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx rpms, end of an era! Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 12:56am
Story Second Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Preview Out Now with Linux Kernel 4.4.35 LTS Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 1:00am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 9:53am
Story Fedora News Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 9:59am

Pixel: Photoshop for the Linux Crowd

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Software

blog.wired.com: Linux users unhappy with the GIMP image editor may want to take a look at Pixel, a cross platform image editing application, which more closely mirrors the behavior of Adobe Photoshop.

Osmo: A daily organizer

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Software

linux.com: Osmo, a compact yet feature-rich personal information organizer for Linux, separates itself from the pack of other calendar applications due to its light weight and easy-to-use design. The GPL-licensed Osmo includes a datebook calendar, a to-do organizer, and a contacts list, all with lots of intuitive options.

9 Characteristics of Free Software Users

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OSS

Bruce Byfield: Operating systems come with cultures as much as codebases. I was forcibly reminded of this fact over the holidays when several family members and neighbors press-ganged me into troubleshooting their Windows computers.

RPM 5: a Fork in The Linux Packaging

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Software

internetnews.com: The newest version of the popular RPM package manager is now out with improved performance and functionality. But there's a bit of a catch with RPM version 5.0. Linux vendor Red Hat officially considers RPM 5.0 a project fork.

Werewolf, Fedora’s Redeemer?

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Immediately after Fedora 8 was unleashed, I made a post that gave an overview on its exciting new features. I also asked myself these questions: Is Werewolf Fedora’s Redeemer? Can Werewolf help put Fedora back on top? Two months later, I now have an answer.

OpenSUSE Weekly News/4 Now Available

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SUSE

The fourth issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! The issue covers events during the Christmas holidays. In this week’s issue A look at openSUSE’s accomplishments in 2007, openSUSE 11.0 now Scheduled, openSUSE Education goes Gold for 10.2, and Jeff Jaffe, Novell CTO, on the openSUSE Project.

OLPC developing dual-boot Windows, Linux OS for laptops

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OLPC

computerworld: The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head of OLPC said in an interview Tuesday.

Also: OLPC America to launch in 2008
And: OLPC would welcome Intel back

The "Year of Linux" Through Multiple Advents

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Linux

raiden's realm: The "Year of Linux", as proclaimed by so many Linux evangelists out there is here. But it isn't quite what I thought it would be. It will be the trickle that became the mighty, unstoppable river.

Top 10 Firefox Extensions by Category

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: Below you’ll find that we’ve assembled over a dozen different lists of the top 10 Firefox extensions. The content of each list has come directly from the Firefox Add-ons site, and from each category we picked the top 10 most popular extensions.

GNOME bugs through the ages

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Software

perkypants.org: Over on Planet Debian, Christian Perrier looked back at the number of Debian bugs submitted over the years. I soon wondered what GNOME’s yearly bug submission count looked like.

VirtueMart: A virtual ecommerce solution

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Software

linux.com: If you run an ecommerce site, you may want a content management system (CMS) to help manage your online product line. VirtueMart, available under the GNU GPL and fully integrated with Joomla!, does that and more. It provides a full ecommerce solution in a LAMP environment.

BUG Labs creates open source hardware

computerworlduk: Bug Labs, the cross-continental start-up, based in both San Francisco and Manhattan, is set to announce the availability and pricing of its collection of Linux based, snap together electronic modules at the Consumer Electronics Show currently taking place in Las Vegas.

Tiny computers forcing Microsoft changes

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Linux

seattlepi: Amid the gigantic televisions and booming speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show, a tiny laptop computer stands out for its minimalist approach.

Vector Linux 5.9 Standard: What Slack should be.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I've been impressed with Vector Linux in the past, though strangely moreso with their free version than the paid edition. They've generally offered a nice low-power alternative for older boxes and those of us with newer boxes who just like efficiency. I was interested to see what (if anything) had changed since the last time I looked at it.

Everex To Offer CloudBook Ultra-Mobile PC at Walmart

dailytech.com: Look out Windows Vista and hot-selling Mac OS X Leopard -- a new OS is in town. A new Linux distribution, gOS, produced by Good OS LLC and based on a Ubuntu 7.10 version, hit the market yesterday when it was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

colordiff: put some color in your diffs

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Software

DPotD: colordiff is a small tool to colorize diff output which greatly improves readability. colordiff can be used as a wrapper around diff, a tool used to compare files line by line.

SplashTop Running On Prototype ASUS Notebook

phoronix: DeviceVM's SplashTop, a product we had named as one of the greatest Linux innovations in 2007, is sharing a booth this week at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) with ASUS. At their booth we were allowed to check out a SplashTop demo running on an ASUS notebook!

OLPC XO-1

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OLPC

bunniestudios.com: I got an OLPC XO-1 a few days ago in the mail as part of the give one, get one program. Hopefully some child out there is enjoying their new laptop–there’s a certain amount of opacity in the process so I have no idea even if this laptop went to some needy far-flung village in a developing nation, as most of the propaganda would have you believe.

Kernel space: kerneloops, read-mostly, and I/O port 80

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Linux

LinuxWorld: New kernel changes will help organize bug reports, use cache more efficiently, and prevent crashes on some x86-64 systems.

CES: Hands On With OpenMoko Linux Handset

informationweek.com/blog: Today at CES I was able to spend a few moments playing with the OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner mobile phone. It was not fully functional, but the features that did work on this open source Linux phone looked really great. Read on for more first impressions.

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