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Story GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 9:32am
Story Tanglu 3.0 Alpha Out Now Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Offers GNOME 3.16 and KDE Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:35am
Story EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:29am
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:23am
Story Ardour 4.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:18am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:00am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 11:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 11:58pm
Story How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 11:41pm
Story Elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) Released – A Quick Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 7:54pm

Mainstream Linux Acceptance

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Working in computer repair I meet a variety of people every day, and while I am ritualisticly astounded by the daftness of many, I do try to help those people figure out how to do what it is they wish to do.

Linus Torvalds named most influential open source blogger

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Linux
Web

networkworld.com: O'Reilly media founder Tim O'Reilly is "the most powerful voice" in open source, followed by Linux chief architect Linus Torvalds according to a new ranking of influential open source personalities.

RC3 Brings SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Close to Final Release

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 8.5.00, RC3 of MEPIS 8.5. "We've updated the kernel to 2.6.32.10. The release notes from the Linux Kernel Team indicated that they have been hard at work making improvements. We have changed the Live media to use isolinux."

Is Microsoft About to Declare Patent War on Linux?

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Microsoft

computerworlduk.com: Microsoft's comments on happenings outside its immediate product portfolio are rare, and all the more valuable when they do appear.

Notable Note Apps for Fastidious FOSS Freaks

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Software

linuxinsider.com: At their heart, note-taking apps perform a very simple function: put letters on the screen. They differ widely, though, in the special features each offers.

Linux Mint 8 LXDE CE Review: LXDE Done Right

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: Trent and I were both looking forward to the release of the Linux Mint LXDE Community Edition for various reasons. Luckily for us, Kendall (maintainer of the Linux Mint Fluxbox CE) pointed us to the .iso for RC1, which is what we’re using as the basis for this review.

Firefox 3.0 approaches end-of-life

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Mozilla has confirmed that version 3.0 of its popular open source Firefox web browser is approaching its end-of-life (EOL). According to the Mozilla developer's weekly meeting notes, there will be no more updates for Firefox 3.0.x following the release of version 3.0.19.

An example of the awesomeness of the open source community

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OSS

not403.blogspot: OpenSSO is one of the best (if it isn't the best one) open source web Single Sign On projects out there. It's sad to see Oracle shutting down this amazing open source project. But here it comes the awesomeness of the open source community:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE's Plasma: How not to do lists...
  • GNOME Music Applet dead, long live PanFlute
  • Trading Idea - Is Red Hat Close To Resistance?
  • Open source: Less profit, more fun
  • Okular problem
  • Two great conferences
  • KDE and GNOME Desktop Summit 2011 - Call for Hosts
  • Internet Explorer 9: An Early Look
  • Privacy Isn’t Dead – It’s Not Even Sleeping
  • Ex-Sun open source honcho: Sorry about that TCK license, Apache!
  • Filling the digital landfills of our lives
  • New Fluendo Media Center
  • Gentoo Council Meeting Summary

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash String Comparison: Substrings
  • Resizing with F-Spot
  • Enhanced history searching in zsh
  • Replacing postfix and procmail with maildrop
  • Running WvDial without Root Permission

A Debian first: female candidate in running for leader

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Linux

itwire.com: For the first time in its 16-year history, the Debian GNU/Linux project has a woman in the running to become leader of the project when voting for the post takes place between April 2 and April 15.

QA, a “popular” task? Really?

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Gentoo
Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’ve been accused by some people of being more interested in creating “followers” than in the wellness of Gentoo. This really did make me unhappy; not only it’s definitely not the case, but that hits my very nerves.

Why you should switch to OpenSuse

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SUSE

techblog.aasisvinayak.com: I have been using Linux for the past 7 years and I have tried many distributions. About, 6 months back I decided to have a permanent copy of one more operating system in my laptop – OpenSuse. And, now I can say that OpenSuse is the best operating system I every used.

The Case for Cadence

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Ubuntu
  • The Case for Cadence: Towards a Shared Release Cycle
  • Why Window Button Placement Doesn’t Matter
  • Full Circle Podcast #2: The Full Circle of Light (Brown)
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 2
  • If Dreams Were Real: Convergence of Distro and Kernel Versions

Benchmarks: Mandriva 2010.1, PCLinuxOS 2010, Ubuntu 10.04, openSUSE 11.3

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PCLOS
MDV
SUSE
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last week we delivered benchmarks of Fedora 13 Alpha and Ubuntu 10.04 (along with testing the Fedora 11 and 12 too), but today we have a new set of comparative benchmarks that are covering the latest development versions of Ubuntu 10.04, Mandriva 2010.1, PCLinuxOS 2010, and openSUSE 11.3. Here they are.

On the fall and rise of the GNU GPL

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OSS

blogs.the451group: In preparation for my presentation at OSBC tomorrow I’ve been looking back at some of the key trends that influenced the commercial open source landscape in 2009. One of those is the decline in the use of the GNU GPL as a proportion of all open source projects.

Review: GIMP 2.6.7

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GIMP

duncsweb.com: You don’t need to be a tech wiz or a graphics expert to know, when it comes to image manipulation, Adobe Photoshop monopolizes the market. But, there is one down side to the famous program, and that is it’s well known price tag.

PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta2 Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Updates, bugs fixes and suggestions based on community feedback over the past week were implemented on the LiveCD. In addition to the KDE 4.4.1 SC version we now have Gnome, Phoenix XFCE, PCLXDE and Gnome Zen Mini isos available.

Ubuntu 10.04: Waiting for the Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: Waiting for something can be difficult and, after all, in the world of technology, six-weeks is almost an eternity. If patience is your virtue though, April 29th is right around the corner.

Microsoft licensing Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

mybroadband.co.za: Proprietary giant is licensing open source to its partners. What is going on?

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