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Story Ubuntu Touch Developers Prepare for OTA-7, the List of Bugs to be Fixed Is Huge Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 3:23pm
Story Why you should ditch OpenOffice and use the free LibreOffice suite Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 3:04pm
Story Firefox Fading, Ditching OpenOffice, and Containers Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 2:29pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 2:05pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 12:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software and Games Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 12:04pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 12:03pm
Story Embedded/Devices Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:57am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:55am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 11:46am

10 Young Open Source Projects to Watch

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: New open source projects launch all the time and there’s so many great ones out there it’s hard to find the diamonds in the rough. Here are 10 promising young FOSS projects to keep an eye on.

Introducing New Mozilla CEO: Gary Kovacs

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Kovacs as our new CEO. His first day will be November 8th.

Arch Linux review

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Linux

go2linux.org: Arch Linux aims to keep computer working as simple as possible. In fact its philosophy is summarized in the acronym KISS Keep It Simply Stupid. But do not think that because it is simple it is not powerful.

FSF initiates "Respects your Freedom" hardware program

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Hardware
OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices.

Should Linux focus on the desktop?

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Every year it is proclaimed. This year will be the year of the Linux desktop. Some say it will never be, some say it already is. Others don't give a rats backside. To be fair there are many Linux distributions aimed at the Linux desktop.

The Trouble With GUIs

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Software

linuxinsider.com: "Like everything else in life, it boils down to having the right tool for the right job ... and the command line is like that all-purpose screwdriver that we all have," said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson.

Opera 11 will have Extensions

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Sure, Opera is crazy customizable and has loads of built-in functionality that other browsers don't, but simple add-ons like the ones we write about for Firefox and Chrome just haven't been part of the mix.

Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org

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Microsoft
OOo
  • Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org
  • Microsoft slags off Open Office
  • OOo's put the willies up Microsoft
  • Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Vulnerabilities in Xpdf affect several open source products
  • Commonwealth Games using Drupal
  • A Darwinian theory of open source development strategies
  • Easy Blu-ray Movie Playback in Linux
  • Free Linux discs for schools and LUGs!
  • Mention of IBM shifting to Firefox on CNN
  • Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet
  • KWatchman – An Idea given Birth
  • Faenza-Cupertino icons available for KDE

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows
  • How to pin or add new apps to Ubuntu Netbook Unity Launcher?
  • Fix Google Earth Crashing On Startup In Ubuntu
  • Unix How-To: Checking on Collisions
  • Create a slide-show screen saver with the help of F-spot
  • convert uppercase to lowercase in a file
  • Linux Beginners Guide to NFS Mount Using Exportfs
  • How to customize the clock applet in Ubuntu
  • setsid - start programs in new shell
  • Simple shell script to install media players, codecs, and more
  • send email from the command line - Gmail Mutt -

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Linux First-Timers

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Linux

pcworld.com: If you're among the legions of new Linux users out there, congratulations on making a smart move! Now that you're on your way to a lifetime of freedom from high costs, vendor lock-in, constant malware attacks, and the many other disadvantages associated with Windows and Mac OS X, you should be aware of some of the classic mistakes Linux newcomers sometimes make.

Open Source Software and Politics

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OSS

networkworld.com: As we are in the midst of another endless election cycle, they seem to no longer stop do they, I thought I would look to see if any politicians are using open source as part of their campaign messaging. Even more than that, do you think this is a winning argument that can sway voters?

On GNOME Shell

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Software

jonmasters.org/blog: So I started using the GNOME Desktop last millennium, and over the last more than a decade have overall been quite impressed with the level of polish. Fast forward to today.

Microsoft launches attack on OpenOffice

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Microsoft
OOo

zdnet.com/blog: Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.

Ubuntu 10.10 Review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Review
  • 10 Slick Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Wallpapers
  • Kubuntu 10.10 review
  • Kubuntu and package managers
  • Why Major Non-Ubuntu Distributions Need to Step up their Game

aseigo: plasma & activities

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KDE

Oracle Pledges Support for OpenOffice.org

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OOo

pcworld.com (IDG): Oracle sought to dispel any doubts about its commitment to OpenOffice.org on Wednesday, announcing its participation in the ODF Plugfest event in Brussels this week and talking up future development plans for the open source productivity suite.

Also: New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta (part 2)

London Stock Exchange completes first live Linux test

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Linux

networkworld.com: The London Stock Exchange has completed the first "dress rehearsal", a test with its customers online, of a new Linux-based system due to replace Microsoft-centric architecture.

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: It is possible to play some Windows games in Linux using Wine. Additionally, there are two prominent commercial spin-offs of Wine that are both designed specifically for gaming: Cedega and CrossOver Games.

2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Last month we carried out our fourth annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we sought feedback from the Linux community about the most common graphics drivers and hardware in use, what display/GPU-related features desktop users are most interested in, and collect other metrics to aide developers. Here are the results.

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