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Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilities

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Security Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical.

The Legacy of

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OOo When I hear the word “fork”, I reach for my gun. OK. Maybe it is not that bad. But in the open source world, “fork” is a loaded term. So I’ll avoid the term “fork” for the remainder of this post and instead talk about the legacy of one notable open source project,

Fuduntu - A Fedora remix for Laptops and Netbooks

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Linux I had some extra time this weekend and started playing around with remixing Fedora 14. My remix is hosted on SourceForge and should work with pretty much any Eee (and laptops + desktops too).

Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

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OSS Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License.

How simon learned to talk

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simon-listens.blogspot: I want to write a bit about simons text to speech infrastructure. Because the next version of simon will be able to interact with the user through dialogs, we wanted to enable simon to actually "talk" with the user through the means of text to speech systems.

Adventures in Kubuntu: Day one

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Ubuntu Although I’m willing to give Unity a chance when it arrives, I am deeply skeptical that it will meet my needs, and with Gnome Shell set to transform Gnome into something similar to Unity, I’m feeling the need to be ready to change.

Last Week in Amarok

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Software Ralf Engels has now rewritten the scanning system entirely. The Current Track applet was neglected for a while. It now is cool and useful again. We have a new applet that shows you the guitar tabs.

Ubuntu, Unity and Wayland: Linux is exciting again

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After installing Ubuntu 10.10, I had a strange feeling I was seeing something that was already old. Yes, Ubuntu is a fantastic desktop system, and yes it’s better than Windows. But today, in 2010, that’s almost a given. And that’s not enough.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 14 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 14 server (x86_64) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

PC gaming isn't dead: AMD CEO

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Gaming AMD head-honcho, Dirk Meyer, explains why the PC is doing better than ever.

Linux Distros You Should Try

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Linux Most Linux distros today, come with a trial CD that you can test drive on your system without ever installing Linux in your hard drive. Here’s a list of Linux distros that is worth a try.

Is Shuttleworth The Steve Jobs Of Ubuntu?

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  • Can Mark Shuttleworth Be The Steve Jobs Of Ubuntu?
  • More on Shuttleworth v X
  • NVIDIA has no plans to support Wayland
  • 25 Ubuntu tips for beginners
  • Ubuntu no longer ships debian/changelog since Natty?

Xfce 4.8pre1 Released

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Software The Xfce development team is proud to announce the first preview release for Xfce 4.8. Together with this preview release, the Xfce project announces the feature freeze for the final 4.8 release which is set to be pushed out to the world on January 16th, 2011.

Compiz in a Way new Land

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smspillaz.wordpress: I certainly think the idea is interesting. Why not? We have nothing to lose by at least sticking our toes in the water so to speak, and I certainly wouldn’t mind a challenge. So yesterday I took the plunge and compiled wayland for myself, just to try it out. This leads us to the inevitable question: where does this leave compiz?

Absolutely beautiful desktop with PClinuxOS E17 edition

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PCLOS I have been a fan of Enlightenment for a long, long time. It’s one of the most elegant desktops available today. But not only is it elegant looking, it’s a joy to use.

Fedora 14 mini-review

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linuxinexile.blogspot: As you know, Fedora 14 released this week. I prefer Fedora as my Linux distro, so I downloaded the new version right away. Here is my mini-review.

IM clients and possibilities

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: When I migrated to Linux, one of the first things I discovered was that you can keep using MSN Live although you are not running Windows. You do it with one of the many Linux IM clients...and the beauty is that you do not get the problems that are associated to MSN Live Messenger.

Fusion Garage’s JooJoo exclaims – We’re Still Alive

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Hardware Nobody would remember anything unless and until there is enough hype hovering around it. Something very similar happened with Fusion Garage’s product named JooJoo. A tablet computer that was launched before Apple’s iPad;

today's leftovers:

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  • Opera 11 snapshot, Core, UNIX and Extensions fixes
  • JStock – A Free Stock Tracking Software
  • Ease – Slick Presentation app that makes Impress look less than impressive
  • Manage Debian or Ubuntu based systems offline using Keryx
  • Movie star Jill Clayburgh dies at 66
  • GNOME Boston Summit 2010 kicks off
  • GNOME Project Announces Outreach Program for Women Interns
  • Gentoo Hardened is planning on restructuring its profiles
  • Mark's Announcement Sparks New Wayland Activity
  • Legal support to free and open source software projects
  • Full Circle Podcast #13
  • Billionaire Ballmer Sells Off His Microsoft Stock
  • "The Board"’s Infrastructure
  • Massif Visualizer 0.2 released
  • GNOME 3 Gets a New Font

some howtos:

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  • Play Duke Nukem 3D Natively on Linux
  • Check the disk usage statistics of mounted partitions or drives using df command
  • How to use pstree an alternative to ps
  • Auto Shutdown or programmed poweroff
  • elementary mail app Postler comes to Launchpad
  • How to Delete Useless Ubuntu Gnome Desktop Themes
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KDE: Discover, Qt Creator, LibAlkimia

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SwagArch 18.02 - U Got Swag?

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