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Story German Greens ask Foreign Affairs to amend way Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 11:23am
Story March 13 Update for Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Brings the Xfce 4.12 Desktop Environment Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 10:42am
Story Oracle adds secure-ish boot support to its Linux distro Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 10:17am
Story The Ubuntu, Microsoft & SUSE (Bermuda) Triangle Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 8:02am
Story Thoughts on using Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition 17.1 Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 7:58am
Story Calligra 2.9.1 Released Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 7:54am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 3:21am
Story Android 5.1 Lollipop Is Making Its Way Into The Android Open Source Project Roy Schestowitz 16/03/2015 - 2:02am

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Kudos WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com

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Why is it hard for people to understand that there is nothing called "Free Lunch"?

GIMP Tutorial: Hot text on flames / fire

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Technoworld: There are many ways to create fire text, but believe me, no other text is looking that cool and real as this one Wink Of course it maybe a lil' more effort to get it. I will show you how to create such a hot flames text with GIMP.

Cheese brings Photobooth functionality to Linux

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arstechnica: Cheese is a relatively new open source webcam application for Linux that supports image and video capture and allows users to apply visual effects. Created by Daniel Siegel for Google's Summer of Code program, Cheese closely resembles a Mac OS X program called Photobooth.

Video Editing Options for Linux

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Digital Filmmaking Blog: We know our video editing applications for Windows (read Adobe Premiere, AVID, Ulead Video studio etc) and Mac (Final Cut Pro!), but what about video editing on a Linux powered system? Well here's a list of video editing applications for your Linux PC:

Kernel space: timerfd() and system call review

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Linux

linuxworld: One of the fundamental principles of Linux kernel development is that user-space interfaces are set in stone. Once an API has been made available to user space, it must, for all practical purposes, be supported (without breaking applications) indefinitely.

Morons at the helm: the Firefox-blocking Danny Carlton

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Moz/FF

rudd-O: Let’s dig into the deep dark Moron Web. Today, we’ll explore the “wonderful” lessons that Danny Carlton, of Firefox blocking infamy, has for us.

Who needs Windows Home Server with Linux around?

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linux-watch: Is this a joke? I only recently started paying attention to Windows Home Server, since I tend to focus more on desktop operating systems and enterprise server systems. So I didn't realize until now that WHS is really just a vanilla file server. Why pay extra for it?

How to make a GTK theme that uses multiple theme engines

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arstechnica: When I make a new GTK theme, I usually start with an existing theme that I like and then refine it over the course of several weeks until I no longer feel compelled to make additional changes. My themes tend to evolve and increase in consistency over time, and I'm very picky about the visual appearance of my desktop.

Mandriva : New network center

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Software
MDV

Fabrice Facorat: One of the new feature of Mandriva 2008.0 is a revamped and unified UI to show and configure the network settings : Network Center ( draknetcenter ). This new config tool allow to see and configured all the network interface in the same UI.

lineak: Using multimedia keyboards with Linux

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liquidat: I recently got a new “multimedia” keyboard which comes along with a set of extra keys. While my keyboard needed some initial manual configuration it works now almost without problems using Lineak.

Pain-free disk space management with LVM

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linux.com: Managing disk space used to be a royal pain for admins and users. Running out of disk space often meant reinstalling Linux or spending a few hours with tools like Parted to resize partitions. However, using the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) tools, you can grow, shrink, and manage disk space with very little hassle.

Why XSserver 1.4 won't make it into Ubuntu Gutsy

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Software
Ubuntu

desktoplinux: If everything goes well, Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, the next community version of the popular Linux distribution, will appear in October. It will not, however, include the latest and greatest X window server and utilities: Xserver 1.4 and X.Org 7.3.

On Firefox 3 and microformats with Michael Kaply

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozilla links: Microformats support is one of the most relevant features coming to Firefox 3. To talk about microformats and their progress in their way to Firefox 3 final, I talked with Michael Kaply, the owner of the microformats support module and author of Operator, a powerful extension that allows Firefox to interact with microformats.

Making My Grandparents Leet Linux Users - Part 3

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tomdryer.com: I use some common Linux tools to remotely support my Grandparents’ PC. These tools are SSH and X11vnc. X11vnc lets me take over the display, and the VNC traffic is tunneled with SSH. They can be a bit of work to set up, but work beautifully.

GPLv3 adoption is up 14% week-over-week

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enterprise linux log: California-based IP gurus Palamida emailed me this week with some intriguing GPLv3 information that I thought I’d share with everyone this morning. Apparently all the GPLv3 haters can go to lunch, because the little license that could is seeing adoption rates of approximately 14% week-over-week.

I survived the Peruvian quake

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Richard M. Stallman: On the evening of August 15 I was answering email in the offices of COSOLIG, the free software organization of the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima. I was just about to do a batch mail transfer when the earthquake began. It was strong enough to shake my body in an interesting way, but insufficient to damage a concrete building, or even to make a bookshelf fall over.

Building UNIX Software from Source Code

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Linux

If your UNIX system lacks a tool you need, chances are you can find an apt solution in the enormous inventory of software available online. This month, learn how to build software from source code.

Tremulous - Free Fast Paced Shooter Game for Aliens

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Gaming

about.com: Tremulous is a FPS (fast-paced shooter) game. However, the gameplay is unlike most other FPS games because not only do you get to pick whether you want to be a human or an alien, but there are also other customizations allowed.

The Culture of Open Source

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onlamp blogs: The spirit of the open source movement operates under the assumption that software’s most valued resource, its code, should be freely available to everyone. Despite the obvious advantages of making code readily available to anyone around the world, there are some cultural differences that complicate the open source movement.

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