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Story Desktop News Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 12:32am
Story Snapd 2.14.2 Snappy Daemon Released to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 24 (COPR) Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 8:43am
Story The Best Linux Desktop for Work Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 8:55am
Story NethServer 7 "Bruschetta" Server-Oriented Linux OS to Support Nextcloud 10 Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 8:57am
Story ​Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite programming laptop Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:11am
Story Ubuntu Infringing, AlienBob Quits, Linus' Laptop Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:14am
Story Security News Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:20am
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:36am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:37am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2016 - 9:39am

Why Linux sucks at being user friendly

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Linux

itwire.com: Forget the OS wars, Apple and Microsoft do not need to wield any weapons today. Linux seems to be doing a good enough job of shooting itself in the foot when it comes to appealing to your average PC user.

Mac OS X 10.5 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last week we published Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 benchmarks from a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 and had found Ubuntu's performance degraded peculiarly over the past year and a half. This time around we're switching out the hardware we're testing on to Intel's newer Core 2 series and we're comparing the performance of the x86 and x86_64 editions of Ubuntu 8.10 against Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5.

The Future of Gnome

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Software

workswithu.com: Neil Patel of Canonical recently posted an outline of the new user interface concepts that Gnome developers envisioned during the “Gnome User Experience” conference in Boston a couple of weeks ago. But are the concepts a good move?

What Linux Needs to Stay Competitive

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Linux

linuxloop.com: For some time, Windows Vista’s perceived failure has given Linux a free ride. It has been nice, but it will not remain. From the looks of things, Windows 7 will be a solid release. With this competition, what does Linux need to stay competitive?

Five Tweaks for Your New Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu

lifehacker.com: With the recent release of the popular Linux distro Ubuntu's 8.10 version, code-named Intrepid Ibex, we've recently detailed some productive-minded Ubuntu Kung Fu, as well as a user-minded tour through 8.10. This morning, though, we're taking a more nuts-and-bolts look at changes you can make to your newly-installed system to make it faster, reliable, and more enjoyable.

The new openSUSE community-elected board speaks

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SUSE

linux.com: The openSUSE project has a new board, and the new board has big plans. The distribution's first board was appointed by Novell in November 2007, tasked with the unusual job of "bootstrapping" a community-elected board that could guide the project with a balance of Novell and non-Novell influence.

Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how you can configure a Debian Etch system for IPv6 so that a) it can connect to other IPv6 hosts and Cool other IPv6 hosts can connect to it. IPv6 should become more important in the future as recent estimates assume that there will be no more IPv4 addresses left by 2010 or 2011.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source as a strategic competitive weapon

  • How Can I Sync My Firefox Installations?
  • Creating a user-centric site in Drupal
  • KDEGames review day invitation
  • ApacheCon keynotes streamed for free
  • Why Use Linux?
  • Top 3 Mozilla Firefox 4 Features For Next Generation Browsing Experience
  • Tree now closed for Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 “slushy freeze”
  • Open Source is /screwed/
  • OASIS Forms Committee to Advance ODF Applications
  • Open source valuations remain birdseed
  • Metro 1.1 Custom Builds
  • Red Hat Puts On Fedora #10
  • Free Linux Sticker Book For Your Laptop/Desktop
  • Microsoft haters, Mac daddies, and Linux Lovers
  • Delivery problems with Pandora Game Console
  • Bash: Preserving Whitespace Using set and eval
  • Linux boom?
  • Smart updated with more urpmi functionality implemented
  • The Fall of the Gentoo Wiki
  • Remastersys - Create custom Ubuntu (live) CD
  • Linus on his healthy lifestyle

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Hangs on Initial Test Run

  • Latest ubuntu failure: wifi
  • Intrepid Ibex lays claim to the Black Tower
  • Ubuntu Linux’s 8 Million Users
  • How to Disable The PC (internal/system) Speaker in Ubuntu

Novell lays off employees in Europe

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SUSE

cnet.com: Novell laid off employees close to its SUSE home in Germany and Austria shutting sales offices in Vienna, Munich, and Berlin. The number of employees laid off has not yet been made public.

10 Linux desktops you shouldn’t overlook

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you know Linux, you know there are tons of options on every level. To some, this might seem overwhelming at first. To others, it’s all about possibility. But for a lot of users, desktop selection doesn’t usually go beyond KDE or GNOME. With this article, I hope to help the average Linux user get beyond the standard fare.

KDE 4.1.3 Codename "Change" Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Change" (also known as KDE 4.1.3), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. Change is a monthly update to KDE 4.1.

First GNOME 2.26 Development Packages Arrive

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Software

phoronix.com: The first development release in the GNOME 2.25 series that will go on to form GNOME 2.26 early next year is expected to be released today. There's still two months before any freezes go into effect for GNOME 2.26, but a few changes worth mentioning can be found in the handful of packages checked in today.

Improvements in GNOME 2.24 and Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

bizarrelinux.blogspot: It'll be really hard for me to keep track which feature was done by which, so I'll post GNOME 2.24 and Ubuntu 8.10 as one.

Remote buffer overflow bug bites Linux Kernel

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Linux
Security

blogs.zdnet: A remote buffer overflow vulnerability in the Linux Kernel could be exploited by attackers to execute code or cripple affected systems, according to a Gentoo bug report that just became public.

Michael Crichton, million-selling science-fiction author, dies at 66

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SciFi
Obits

latimes.com: Best-selling author Michael Crichton, who wrote such novels as "The Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park," and created the popular TV drama "ER," has died at 66, his family said today.

Distro Review: Mandriva One 2009

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MDV

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I've started distro hopping again on my main machine (Dell M1330 laptop) to keep me on my toes and my first stop on the tour was Mandriva One 2009. I had great things to say about the 2008 release and I was eager to see how the new version would measure up.

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Trying out SimplifyMedia on Debian

  • Ubuntu: How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk
  • HowTo setup vacation using postfix on Debian Etch
  • 25 Useful Ubuntu Shortcuts To Make your Life Easier
  • Tip: Getting Your Webcam To Work In Ubuntu
  • Automating with Cron - Using the Cron Folders
  • Using openSUSE zypper for package management

Listen to your music anywhere with Subsonic

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Software

linux.com: If your music library is tied to your CD collection or MP3 player, you can still hit the road without losing access to your tunes. Subsonic is a free, Web-based media streamer that lets you -- and your friends -- access your music collection over the Internet.

Songbird 1.0 Poised to Rule the Jukebox Roost

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Software

webmonkey.com/blog: The first release candidate for Songbird 1.0 is now available and contains all the features slated for the final release. Songbird, which is a free, open source media player built on the same technologies underlying Firefox, is just about ready to take on iTunes.

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