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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2015 - 12:07am
Story Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:59am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Review Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:48am
Story How containers will shape the Drupal ecosystem Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:43am
Story After OpenStreetMap - OpenSeaMap Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 10:35am
Story Ubuntu Make 0.7 released with Visual Studio Code support Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 8:02am
Story GNOME Shell 3.17.1 Makes it Easy to Move to a Different Monitor Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:48am
Story Mozilla: Deprecating Non-Secure HTTP Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:44am
Story Linux-ready i.MX6 SBC is loaded with wireless options Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 4:39am
Story Kubuntu 15.10 Will Include the KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2015 - 1:21am

IBM adds heft to OpenOffice open-source project

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cnet: IBM said on Monday that it will join the OpenOffice.org project and pledged to further use the open-source software in its own products.

Care to Ubuntu? Part 3

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mitchelaneous.com: To continue from where I left off previously, my installation of Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn (7.04) has been full of nothing but pleasant surprises. Granted, not all applications/software/games will work on Ubuntu….yet. But thanks to some clever people over at the Wine project, that is soon to be a thing of the past.

Windows, Linux vie for honours

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australianit.news.com: THE energy efficiency battle between Linux and Windows is intensifying, with each claiming to be better at cutting power consumption and avoiding environmental damage.

AMD: GPU Specifications Without NDAs!

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phoronix: This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers!

Audio Editing Freedom - An introduction to Audacity

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raiden's realm: Audacity is a sound editing program that puts the freedom to create into the hands of the user. It is a vital tool for audiophiles everywhere who love to record, mix and edit their own music or sound files, and for the average joe who just wants to do a little audio editing.

How to give your low-end Canon digital camera RAW support

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HowTos

linux.com: If you have a point-and-click digital camera made by Canon, you may be able to turn on all sorts of features usually reserved for more expensive SLRs. That includes live histograms, depth-of-field calculation, under and overexposure highlighting, and -- best of all -- shooting your pictures in RAW. The secret is CHDK, an enhanced, free software replacement firmware.

Windows, Linux, OS X User Interfaces: All Fluff, No Function

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OSWeekly: I have been wondering about this for sometime now - what defines a professional looking UI for an operating system? Each OS platform has its strengths and weaknesses. But what has me concerned is how each of the three platforms appear to have taken such a fancy to its UI so much that other important features seem to have taken a backseat.

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu

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HowTos

ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included.

The March of the penguin

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Linux

dailycamera.com: Shopping for a home computer involves more than just choosing hardware — buyers must also pick what kind of operating system they want to run that new machine. And for most people, that's long meant choosing between Microsoft's Windows, which runs on PCs, or OS, the system that operates Apple's Macintosh. Enter Linux.

Benchmarking the MD3000 powervault under linux

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Hardware

broadband reports: I've been spending some time benchmarking the Dell MD-3000 powervault storage array under SuSE 10.2 x86_64 linux. It is ok for the price we paid (half retail), but this storage array, with the guts of an old IBM DS4100 which had an anemic 485 MB/sec internal bus speed, is not able to max out the total sequential read or write performance of the 15 disks it is able to contain.

Installing eAccelerator on mod_php

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FOSSwire: PHP is an interpreted language. That unfortunately means that every time a client requests a PHP page from your site, the PHP interpreter has to re-read the script and compile it on the fly before it is run. It can be beneficial to use a PHP caching system to shave some time off the pageload.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3 Report

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Welp, we're in the homestretch now. Beta 3 of openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago, and with only one more developmental release before final, we were hoping things were starting to shape up. This release doesn't bring too many surprises or any new eye candy, but most subsystems are stablizing. With 587 MB of changes, developers are homing in on their goal.

John Carmack not as interested in Linux (and OpenGL?)

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beyond3d.com: A german publication has posted an interview with Todd Hollenshead, id Software's CEO, that reveals id Software and John Carmack are no longer as committed to Linux as they have been.

Disable Syntax Highlighting in Vim

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howto geek: I'm the type of geek that always has an open ssh session connected to my servers, but ever since I switched to using a Mac running OS X, I noticed a huge annoyance in my terminal… the syntax highlighting makes it impossible to read the files I'm trying to edit.

80% on Novell

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matt asay: OK, so sometimes I'm wrong. Miguel de Icaza called out an error I made in criticizing Novell for its open-source strategy. I admit that I find it hard to see beyond Novell's patent pact with Microsoft but, as Miguel pointed out in a string of emails between us today, this leaves out a lot that Novell does well.

Vector Linux 5.8 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress.com: In a lot of the same ways I liked Wolvix, I like Vector Linux. On the other hand, there’s enough that’s different that I probably won’t keep it. Part of that might be a sophomore slump having just seen Wolvix in action: It’s a hard act to follow.

2.4.36-pre1, Preventing NULL Dereferences

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kernelTRAP: "In private discussions, Solar Designer proposed to restrict the ability to map the NULL address to CAP_RAW_IO capable processes only. The idea behind this was to prevent 'normal' users from trying to exploit NULL dereferences in the kernel which have not been discovered yet."

Paterva Evolution is dead, long live Maltego

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linux.com: As noted in the update to our review of Paterva Evolution, a personal data mining tool, Roelof Temmingh has removed the binaries for the application after having received legal threats over its use. In an email on the Paterva announcement's mailing list over the weekend, Temmingh revealed more about why the binaries had to be removed and unveiled his plans for future work on the project.

Chuck Norris Week on Ubuntu Forums

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Ubuntu

Motho ke motho ka botho: For the next week, most (if not all) of the UF.org staff have transmogrified into miniature renditions of everyone’s favorite superhuman being, Chuck Norris.

Sabayon: miniEditions, Portage (the good) and Entropy (the hard work), Sponsorship (the fun)

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Linux

planet.sabayonlinux: Ok, miniEditions are on the way. I’m working on them since Friday (eventually!). They won’t support Equo yet, since I am actively working on something. I’m just trying the latest unstable release [of portage] and the first impression is: “eventually something good!”.

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