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Story Ubuntu Now Has Over 20 Million Users, According to Canonical Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 9:05am
Story Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 8:58am
Story The future of Audacity, interview with the team Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 8:52am
Story Fedora Linux Developers Ask Users to Decide the Instant Messaging Integration into the Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 1:31am
Story GNOME Builder 3.16's Second Point Release Brings More Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 1:25am
Story Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 1:09am
Story OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch to Get MultiROM Manager Support Rianne Schestowitz 20/04/2015 - 12:56am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:26pm

Open Source Gets Political

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OSS
  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source

Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun

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Ubuntu
  • Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun
  • Ubuntu 10.04 beta1 Screenshot tour
  • The New Ubuntu Linux's five best features
  • All Done With Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 Released; Screenshots

Is Wikipedia's "Deletionism" Out of Control?

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: Wikipedia has become famous, or perhaps infamous, for its intolerance of new content. The deletionists are getting renewed attention after proposing that the dwm entry be deleted because it's a a "non-notable window manager."

Intel Atom: NVIDIA ION vs. Radeon HD 4330 Graphics

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Before devoting this hardware to the farm, we ran a few benchmarks comparing the performance of NVIDIA's ION GeForce 9400M graphics processor to the ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics processor.

LiMux project management, "We were naïve"

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Linux

h-online.com: Florian Schießl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

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Software

thinkdigit.com: The Browser Wars are heating up again. This article then is purely about which one of our favourite browsers is the Fastest. We haven't covered all the browsers under the sun but certainly all the usual suspects.

GParted is such sweet software

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Software

sourceforge.net: A physical disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions on which the operating system can read and write data. GParted enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partitions.

Reviewed: OpenOffice.org 3.2

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OOo

tuxradar.com: There's a new version of Linux's grandest office suite, but is it a major step forward or just another humdrum release with little to show? And most importantly, does it finally get the startup time down to an acceptable level? Read on for all the gory details...

RedNotebook - Advanced Diary Keeping

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Software

linuxjournal.com: RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts.

Insight into GNU/Linux boot process

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Linux
HowTos

unixbhaskar.blogspot: Linux has grown from a system that used to boot from a floppy providing no luxurious features to the user, to the current jazzy Linux systems. It is important to have an insight of the Linux boot procedure.

Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun...

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Ubuntu
  • Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun .. but it wasn't
  • Why Shuttleworth is right - Ubuntu not a democracy and shouldn't be
  • Democratic, Meritocratic, or Dictatorship?
  • Is the Scrollbar Going Away?
  • Ubuntu: three little buttons cause a great deal of angst
  • Testing The Power Management Of Ubuntu 10.04
  • Lucid Lynx Review: New features since Ubuntu 9.10
  • Is the UbuntuOne Music Store ready yet?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1 Out for Testing

Easy (and amazing) Debian for the Nokia N900

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Hardware

By the time you read this my Nokia N900 will be packed up and on its way back to the kind folks who let me test it. As a last hurrah I spent my evening yesterday seeing how far I could push it; the results are fairly spectacular…

More here...

[Tip] Auto rotate images

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Linux
HowTos

This data includes information about the position of the camera when the image was taken... However, some image programs use this data to rotate the image when displaying it while others don't, leaving the user to face inconsistent behaviour. This can be fixed.

[Howto] Sys admin tool of the week: sysstat

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Linux
Software
HowTos

The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat. Read More

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS Performance With Ubuntu 10.04
  • Mark Shuttleworth: "This is not a democracy"
  • Difference Between Ubuntu and Linux
  • Allianz CIO 'lost hair' over Linux upgrade
  • A Look at LiMo: Interview with David "Lefty" Schlesinger
  • Crazy Linux Fans Are Messing up Store Computers
  • How Nexuiz did not become proprietary or: "Silly names in Games"
  • Free Speech Bubble Brushes for GIMP
  • Building a better Firewall Builder
  • Shaving megabytes: cplay and mcplay
  • Google and Linux are coming to your TV
  • Googleocracy
  • Is Google Trying to Out-Microsoft Microsoft?
  • MS says its contentious relationship with OSS is changing
  • getting faster at getting faster
  • Will Open Source Video Finally Kill Adobe Flash?
  • Let’s get video on Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia plans to offer open source video
  • Linux Outlaws 141 - Decapitated by a Pardus CD
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #345 3/10/10
  • TuxRadar Podcast S2E4 - Penguins Are Doing Time

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 14
  • How to install ZTE MF626/MF100 HSDPA modem in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Qemu, Qemu-KVM, VirtualBox, play nice!
  • Top Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained
  • Func: Fedora Unified Network Controller

Ten Years of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

workswithu.com: This year (2010) marks the 10th anniversary of a lot of things: Tuvalu’s entry into the United Nations, Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, and the debut of Windows ME, for example. But much more importantly, 2010 marks OpenOffice.org’s tenth year of existence.

Marvell promises $100 tablet for students

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Marvell announced its intent to deliver a $100, Android-ready tablet computer built around a 1GHz Armada 600 series processor. Aimed at students, the "Moby" will offer WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM receiver, and Adobe Flash compatibility.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage.

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today's leftovers

  • Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source
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  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
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  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.