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Story Cinnamon 2.6 to Arrive in Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" and LMDE 2 "Betsy" by the End of June Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 8:00pm
Story The Linux Foundation Offers Course for SysAdmins on EdX Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 7:56pm
Story GnuCash 2.6.6 released Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 7:53pm
Story [Rumour] Next Tizen Smartphone to be the Samsung Z3, Launch Early 2H 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 1:07pm
Story Forget Windows 10: this Ubuntu laptop is the UK's cheapest Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 1:03pm
Story Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Revolutionary Soli Radar Project for Hand Motion Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 12:54pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 11:47am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 11:43am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 11:43am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2015 - 11:42am

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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Software

testfreaks.com: Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

Puppy Linux 5.0 “Lucid Puppy” Released

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Many see the release of the new Puppy Linux, version 5.0, also known as Lucid Puppy. For the uninitiated, the main deployment target of Puppy Linux is older, resource constrained computers. In addition, it makes quite a handy live CD for emergency and recovery use.

How Linux works: the ultimate guide

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: Ever wanted to learn how the internals of your Linux desktop work? In this article we're going to explain how everything in a modern Linux distro works, start to finish.

Google launches encrypted search

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Google

eff.org: Google has just announced that it is rolling out an encrypted version of its web search service. Several important points about encrypted Google search:

Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: It wasn't even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

Lightworks Open-Source Video editor –IS- Coming to Linux

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

25 Fresh and Cool Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: It's been a long time since we've featured here some cool Linux wallpapers. Hence I feel that it's about time to have another list of fresh and cool Linux wallpapers to customize your desktop.

It’s Fedora Election season

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: You’ve only got until May 26th to vote in the Fedora elections: elections are open now. This election we are voting on new members of the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.

The Novice Guide To Buying A Linux Laptop

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Hardware

cyberciti.biz: All major laptop (notebook) hardware is supported by Linux. The crucial things to take into account when looking to buy a Linux powered laptops are as follows to avoid any hardware compatibility problems. Selecting correct specification is important.

Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers

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Web
  • 8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop
  • 50 best websites

The Cost Of Running Compiz

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Software
  • The Cost Of Running Compiz
  • Beware the benchmarks

Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora

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Software
  • Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora
  • Oh my… the hypocrisy around WebM / VP8
  • Report: MPEG LA planning patent pool for VP8
  • When Google is good ask why

Sony Shifts on Open Source

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OSS

blogs.wsj.com: The partnership between Sony Corp. and Google Inc. highlights the changes taking place in TV viewing habits, but it is also symbolic of another change: Sony’s stance on open-source technology.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Software Center Gets A History Tab
  • for every new user of chrome, there are 2.5 new firefox users
  • Ballmer: We Wasted Too Many Years on Vista
  • I hate websites with light text on dark background
  • The State Of The X.Org Server 1.9 Release
  • SystemRescueCd updated
  • Brainshare : un mariage Novell-Mandriva?
  • a gentoo uptime record?
  • ‘Future Is Bright For Open Source Enthusiasts’
  • Denmark Finance ministry: 'Open standards advance competition, lower cost'
  • Is Google's WebM a game-changer or a big mess?
  • Patents (and Amarok)

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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Code Project: build a PyGTK RSS reader
  • Working with Package Repositories in OpenSuSe - zypper
  • Use Any Folder For Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • GDM2 Setup: Reclaim Control of Your Login In Ubuntu
  • Dump MySQL Schema
  • How to Install Nautilus Elementary in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Water-Colour Ubuntu Wallpaper in GIMP
  • Ubuntu and intel video chipsets
  • Smartmontools: Ya Mon!
  • automatically adjust your screen colour temperature
  • Install Google Earth on Linux
  • GNU Screen: open new window with same working directory
  • How to Play YouTube WebM Video Clips in Firefox

5 Alternative Ways To Install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: The best part about Ubuntu, not to mention Linux in general, is how it can be installed on most any machine you run into. If you’re looking to install Ubuntu under unusual circumstances you’ve found the right article.

It's called sudo

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Security

linuxinexile.blogspot: Organizations can no longer tolerate the security risks posed by intentional, accidental or indirect misuse of privileges. You will learn how to securely delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing the root password.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring RC isos are available

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MDV

mandriva.com: Here comes the last development release for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. A few days left now before final release planned for 3rd of June. These isos are available on all public mirrors.

Novell Acquisition Bids Going Public

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SUSE
  • Novell Acquisition Bids Going Public
  • Novell Accepting Acquisition Bids: Report
  • Novell: More Takeover Bids Coming?
  • Novell: 20 chances to reinvent itself
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OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source Networking Days: Think Globally, Collaborate Locally
    Something that we’ve learned at The Linux Foundation over the years is that there is just no substitute for periodic, in-person, face-to-face collaboration around the open source technologies that are rapidly changing our world. It’s no different for the open networking projects I work with as end users and their ecosystem partners grapple with the challenges and opportunities of unifying various open source components and finding solutions to accelerate network transformation. This fall, we decided to take The Linux Foundation networking projects (OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, and others) on the road to Europe and Japan by working with local site hosts and network operators to host Open Source Networking Days in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Yokohama.
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