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Drupal gains ground down under

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Drupal

computerworld.com.au: Computerworld speaks with Drupal's lead developer and several Drupal shops about the open source CMS used in a growing number of organisations around the world, including the Prime Minister’s office.

Linux. More fun than flubber.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: My borgship is in the dry dock for repairs to its visualising apparatus. In other words I am waiting for my graphics card to arrive so I can return to full blown Borg assimilation mode. While I am waiting I decided to crank up a little VIA nano box I had configured as a Mythbuntu server.

Many Changes for SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The updated components include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also the security patched Linux kernel 2.6.27.30.

5 Rhythmbox Plugins Worth Installing

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Software

d0od.blogspot: Rhythmbox ships with many popular plug-ins already installed - such as lastfm scrobble support, visualizations, DAAP music sharing and iPod support, but you can expand Rhythmbox's features further with third party plug-ins that range from a 10 band graphic equalizer to simple 'jump to now playing' hacks.

On-line Backups - What Will They Think of Next?

linux-mag.com: Backups are a technology or process that everyone — everyone! — needs to consider. This article looks at some on-line backup options for Linux that can apply to the spectrum of home to enterprise-class users.

Arch and Asus EEE 900

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: It had Win XP installed, but I quickly wiped that and installed Arch on it. Mind you, at that point I wasn’t at all confident. I assumed I wouldn’t get things like wireless, webcam, suspend and resume and the function keys to work.

Response why Linux and Open Source will not take MS

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Linux

mossmash.blogspot: I got some interesting feedback on tuxmachines.org about my Linux article. Either I was not clear enough on my article, or some people have simply not read it, so let me make my points even clearer for those who choose not to read the whole article.

KDE's Expanded Desktop vs. Online Apps

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KDE

earthweb.com: Ever since the mid-1990s, pundits have predicted that the Internet and the desktop would merge. But, unperceived by most people, another possibility is now being defined in the KDE 4 series of releases: a vision of desktop-oriented computing in which individual applications are enhanced by Internet resources without being dependent on them.

First Fedora 12 pre-release version released

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Linux

h-online.com: As the developers have announced, the Fedora Project has made the first and only alpha version of Fedora 12, codename Constantine, available to download – as ever a little later than originally planned.

Opera 10 hits release candidate status

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Software
  • Opera 10 hits release candidate status
  • Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
  • Opera 10 nears final stages
  • Opera 10.0 Release Candidate

Open source and cloud computing - when Worlds collide

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I recently attended Open Source World, concurrent with Cloud World in San Francisco and naturally, a good place to converse on and consider the intersection of open source and cloud computing and what it means for vendors, customers and the software.

Karmic Feature Freeze this Thursday

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Karmic Feature Freeze is scheduled for this Thursday, August 27. This means that all of your Karmic-targeted specs should be either at Beta Available or Postponed by the end of day on Wednesday.

FSF Launches Windows7sins tomorrow

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Microsoft
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jonathancarter.co.za: Tomorrow the Free Software Foundation plans to launch the windows7sins campaign, similiar to the BadVista campaign that ran for Windows Vista. From the info-member list:

Five Things I Dislike About Gnome

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Software

workswithu.com: Gnome is a great desktop environment. But it’s not perfect. If I could pick five things for the Gnome developers to change or improve, here’s what they’d be.

Reviewed: Scribus 1.3.5

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Software

tuxradar.com: We've reviewed Scribus a number of times, each revisit tends to throw up the same old problems: Scribus's lack of reliability and poor interface. Thankfully, after two years of solid development, these woes have been banished.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Pimp your GIMP with Photoshop Brushes
  • LXDE on Android smartphone!
  • Mandriva 2010 beta: Screenshots
  • New Lugaru for Linux released
  • Why zsh rocks
  • GNU Hackers Meeting 2009 registration opens
  • BSD… ish
  • Book Excerpt: Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server
  • On the PySide - interview
  • Get out the Vote: 2009 Open Source CMS Award
  • VIA Releases A New 2D Linux Driver
  • Music Player Review: Heavyweights
  • GoogleDocs integration with Nautilus
  • FSF hosts a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
  • Sub-menus in KDE 4 panels and desktops are back
  • NVIDIA Pushes Out New Linux Driver Updates
  • Rails-like Quickly tools brings rapid development to Ubuntu
  • VMware drags its feet on Linux-based vCenter appliance, annoys Linux users
  • Opera Unite - Unite Unite the World
  • The Linode Virtual Hosting Solution
  • Take off and land safely with KDE
  • 15 Text Editors for Linux
  • An explosive end to a holiday
  • The SCO zombie wins one
  • Ubuntu User Issue 2 is out
  • Build Your Own Open Source Digital Clock
  • Say I am from Egypt: Show me respect, show me my time

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice File Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Firefox's missing throbber
  • How to Configure File Associations in KDE
  • Change default and preferred applications in KDE
  • Name Kompletion in Konqueror
  • Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts
  • Tutorial: Fix invalid entries in Open Office 3 spell check
  • Install RAID 1 in Fedora/Centos/RHEL
  • Install Doom3 Game

This Day in Tech: Aug. 25, 1991: Kid From Helsinki Foments Linux Revolution

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Linux

wired.com: 1991: Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old university student from Finland, writes a post to a user group asking for feedback on a little project he’s working on. He’s built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system.

Chicken Invaders For Linux !

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The Arcade Space shooters "Chicken Invaders" 2, 3 and their Special Christmas Editions are available for Linux!

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 16th – Aug 22nd)

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PCLOS

pclinuxonline.com: Another exciting week has past already! Can you believe it? Well here’s the latest updates to the PCLinuxOS repository over the past week.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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