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Story UberStudent 4.0 Is a Complete Linux OS Teaching Tool Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update rolls out; Managers return bonuses due to earnings decline Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.13 Is Now the Latest LTS Version Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 8:29pm
Story Fedora Rawhide installation with 320 MB RAM Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 8:20pm
Story [3.5 Release] Tentative Schedule Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 8:07pm
Story AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 7:40pm
Story Tyler Livingston is one of the Licensing Team's summer intern Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Is PHP 6 or PHP 7 Next? Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 7:21pm
Story Linux 3.16-rc6 From: Linus Torvalds Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Chromebook Gains, Microsoft Worries Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 3:47pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04

  • Red Hat pitches software-patents-free Europe
  • Google Android on the Skytone Alpha 680
  • A Plethora Of Pre News
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 7
  • A GUI for ffmpeg
  • Linux Distro Test - Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Free vs Open Source software
  • Getting Into Linux the Easy Way
  • Underestimated hurdles to Ubuntu desktop adoption
  • Rockefeller Looking to Grant Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Tiny Linux Shell Crash Course For Beginners

  • CLI Magic: geek one-liners
  • A command guide to APT-GET and DPKG
  • Use Aliases to have an address book in mutt
  • Geotagging with Linux
  • Check for root kits with rkhunter
  • Quick Tip: Clear Out GNOME Tracker Indexes
  • Migrate MySQL Database to a new Server
  • Mini HOWTO: Tiny Core Linux 1.4 LiveUSB home web server
  • Jaunty Video Performance
  • Finding the Time
  • How to create DVD movies in Linux with DeVeDe

Cutest funding move ever? Adopt a line of Miro code

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Software

arstechnica.com: The folks behind the open source video player Miro have launched a program that lets users adopt a line of code in order to support Miro's continued development.

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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OSS

itwire.com: Eleven years ago the Debian free software guidelines were drafted as part of the project's social contract. A year later, they proposed the same guidelines as the Open Source Definition. The confusion arose because people could not comprehend how something which was described as free could be sold.

Alien Arena 2009 Screenshots

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The Alien Arena development team has released 16 screenshots of the upcoming Alien Arena 2009. This release features “some very significant advances” in the game engine and new arenas, and player models. It’s also mentioned that they are planning to release the new version in June.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 hands-on

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: The arrival of Jaunty Jackalope means that UNR has finally seen an official release, so there are lots of questions that need answering: how is it different from normal Ubuntu? How well does it work on average netbooks? And, most importantly, is it any good?

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 1/4: Multimedia

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Areas of important development in the overall Free Desktop ecosystem can be broken down into several main areas: multimedia, hardware support, infrastructural enhancements, and usability work, and I intend to cover each of these broad categories in the next couple of days.

The Firefox 3.5 vs. IE8 Deathmatch

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Software

pcworld.com: Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8 ). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Let's take a look at some of the features that they each have.

OpenOfficers pitch Oracle on life after Sun

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: OpenOfficers have begun lobbying for their future in the event that Oracle succeeds in purchasing Sun Microsystems.

My two cents on improving GNOME

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Software

manishtech.wordpress: I have been a GNOME user since I have jumped into Linux bandwagon. Even though trying out KDE and XFCE, I always had to fall back to GNOME even though people are said never to be happy with it.

Celebrate Spring with Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring. Quicker, easier and even more secure this new version brings you a host of innovative functionalities.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 69

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SUSE

Issue #69 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released, People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt, and Joe Brockmeier: The argument for free fonts.

Cloud computing with Linux thin clients

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Linux

See how Users and the environment benefit from Linux-based cloud computing systems

Ubuntu, Now More Popular than Windows XP

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Ubuntu has finally eclipsed Windows XP in terms of popularity. -- This is according to the most recent data from Google Trends. See graph below:

Linux Distro Test - PC/OS 2009v2a

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: This distro doesn't disappoint. I've always leaned toward Gnome, but this XFCE distro has an edge over Gnome and other XFCE distros.

Apache or GPL?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay today switched his license alliegiance, to Apache from the GPL. Before anyone starts in with the Arlen Specter jokes, let me say that based on the criteria he sets out, adoption, his argument makes sense.

Also: Has the GPL out-lived its usefulness?

XO's learning software goes walkabout

pcpro.co.uk: Sugar Labs has launched a beta version of its Sugar Learning interface designed to run directly from a USB memory stick.

OCZ Behemoth Laser Gaming Mouse

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The OCZ Alchemy Elixir was a nice keyboard, but now joining their peripherals line-up is the OCZ Behemoth -- a laser gaming mouse with a 4-way LED display, 18 grams worth of customizable weights, and an adjustable DPI sensor.

The Not So Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
  • The Not So Jaunty Jackalope

  • Ubuntu Jaunty - Positive and Negative
  • Don't rest, Ubuntu has a way to go yet
  • Ubuntu 9.04 vs Zenwalk 6.0: performance
  • How Customize Ubuntu with Backgrounds and Emblems

Calculate Linux 9.5 Has Desktops In A Cube

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Linux

downloadtube.com/blog: Just released on April 29, 2009, Calculate Linux Desktop 9.5 is a Gentoo based Linux distribution designated for both PCs and notebooks.

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more