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Story Ubuntu Next with Unity 8 and Mir on the Desktop – Screen Tour Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:54am
Story Five big names that use Linux on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:00am
Story Nouveau On Oibaf PPA Is Back To Running Well Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:27am
Story Red Hat Shake-up, Desktop Users, and Outta Time Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:18am
Story Kano's Alejandro Simon: If This, Then Do That Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:16am
Story Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:03am
Story SelekTOR 3 now Open Source. Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 7:53am
Story Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction' Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 11:21pm
Story Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism? Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 10:03pm
Story GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 9:03pm

Fedora 11: Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat's community Linux effort, Fedora is out today with its latest release, Fedora 11. While Fedora Linux 11 is an optimized release, some might even call it a 'Spartan' release, though not for lack of new features.

OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

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OS

itwire.com: OpenSolaris came out with its third release last week and within a year there seems to have been some pretty good progress. The biggest question hanging over OpenSolaris is whether Oracle will decide to continue the project.

The Gospel of Tux

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Linux

linux.com/community: Every generation has a mythology. Every millenium has a doomsday cult. Every legend gets the distortion knob wound up until the speaker melts. Archeologists at the University of Helsinki today uncovered what could be the earliest known writings from the Cult of Tux, a fanatical religious sect that flourished during the early Silicon Age, around the dawn of the third millenium AD...

Why Normal People Don't Use Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet: A way back I blogged in a self-important and knowing way about Why People Don’t Use GNU/Linux. I'd like to update that now, and thus the appearance of The Four Eyes:

Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

  • High Netbook Return Rate? Windows Is the Problem
  • Android netbooks will fall to Windows stronghold, Linux indifference

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Cisco AXP Contest Field Narrowed to Top 10

  • 25 Sites Related to Debian You Can’t Miss
  • Some Linux Critiques By Way Of A Solaris Dissenter
  • Even Linux can become a victim of Windows viruses...
  • Some notes on OpenSolaris 2009.6
  • GRUB2 To Be Used By Default In Ubuntu 9.10
  • Firefox 3.5 Preview now available for beta users
  • XtraDB: InnoDB on Steroids
  • openSUSE 11.2 Preview
  • Explaining Ubuntu's 10 Second Boot Time
  • Companies Still Worried About Open-source Security
  • Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting (Book Review)
  • Aaron Seigo: build brand together, adendums
  • Baseball and Linux?
  • Red Hat on Verizon's cloud
  • Invisible Linux
  • Free and fair — and open source
  • loook: A light-weight text search tool for OpenOffice documents
  • Alien-GUI: grafically convert deb and tar packages to RPM
  • Interview with Jamie Cameronof Webmin
  • Group targets open source cloud computing
  • RIM may go open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Routine check of drives

  • Create drag-and-drop DVD .iso image burning in Ubuntu
  • Mounting SD memory card on boot
  • Ubuntu 9.04 SSD Tips
  • Creating Queries in OpenOffice.org Base
  • Disabling the Root Account on Your SSH Server
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 anti-aliasing
  • Keeping File Ownership (UIDs) Consistent when Using EBS on EC2
  • Git Development Cycle
  • Use antiword to extract text from .doc files
  • Set up a Reverse SSH Tunnel

Qt vs GTK: Conclusion

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Software

celettu.wordpress: After writing four posts about this, it’s time to wrap it up. Over the last few weeks I installed and tested enough software to last a lifetime and I feel confident to draw a couple of conclusions.

Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

  • More On 7 Years of Mozilla Releases
  • Toronto students behind Firefox browser's amazing overhaul
  • Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

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Hardware
  • Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

  • Google Android - Better For Netbooks Than Windows 7
  • Linux and Windows battle for netbooks
  • The incredible, expandable Linux netbook
  • How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?

Stop illegal Steganography

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Security

Some of the more nefarious Steganography tactics include hiding information for illegal reasons. Learn whats at stake and how to detect and thwart Steganography techniques and blunt its effectiveness.

Damn you, Windows 7 RC, Damn You!!

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Microsoft

liveblue.wordpress: So, Aparrently windows rc is going to be the best windows since …. , well, the best windows version ever. The hype as on. Then I got an idea… What if I could install windows side by side with my linux.

Macs, Windows 7, and Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

blogs.computerworld: As I write this, the new Mac news is coming out and Microsoft just decided to back down from limiting Windows 7 Starter Edition to no more than three applications. So, why do I think you may want to buy a Linux desktop instead? Easy: Price.

It's COOL-ER with Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you bought a Kindle or Kindle 2 yet? Don't--at least not until you check out the COOL-ER ebook reader.

Napster: Ten years of change

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Misc

news.bbc.co.uk: In June 1999 a US teenager wrote a computer program that turned the music industry on its head, and created shockwaves that are still being felt by the global entertainment business a decade later.

10 KDE 4 desktop widgets to make you more productive

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: KDE 4 brought some big changes to the desktop, including timesaving widgets that do everything from popping you into Twitter to keeping tabs on your servers to providing on-the-fly spell-checking. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of these handy little labor-saving apps.

Editing Videos With Kdenlive

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: For many years, editing digital video in Linux was not an easy task. Linux users have long sought a nonlinear video editing solution that was both powerful and easy to use. Kdenlive is the first video editor for KDE to combine both of these critical aspects into one package.

Five Essential Apps for the Ubuntu User

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Software

geeks.com: There's a lot of software for Ubuntu. A lot of it's good, some of it's OK, and there are a few duds. But the five applications that this TechTip covers are great additions to anyone's installation of Ubuntu.

5 Biggest Tech Letdowns

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: It’s fun to look back in retrospect and remember the genesis of technologies that truly have become inseparable from our everyday lives. It’s even more fun to look back on the belly flops.

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  • AsteroidOS 1.0 Alpha on the Asus Zenwatch 3
    In a previous article, I published a small userspace image and Linux kernel for the Zenwatch 3 that enables root access with SSH over USB on the watch. By now, I reached my initial goal to get AsteroidOS, the alternative Android Wear operating system, running on the Zenwatch 3. Similar to SailfishOS and Ubuntu Touch, AsteroidOS uses the original Android kernel - a patched Linux kernel - with a GNU/Linux userspace that, in turn, also uses some of the original, closed-source Android libraries to access certain hardware like the GPU. As the Android libraries expect a different software ecosystem, e.g., a different C library called bionic, we cannot simply call the Android libraries from within a common GNU/Linux application. Instead, we need an additional software layer that translates between the Android and the common GNU/Linux world. This layer is called libhybris.
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    Harman Kardon, the company recently acquired by Samsung, has developed its very own Cortana speaker, which is very similar to the Amazon Echo but featuring Microsoft’s famous digital assistant. And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.
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  • The Numbers Article for Mobile in 2017 - All the Statistics You Could Ask For
    Mobile is the hottest industry. Banking and payments are rushing to mobile. Governments doing healthcare and education with mobile. Travel from airlines to taxis to trains and busses to hotel bookings is going mobile. Your driver's licence is migrating to the mobile phone as are your keys to your home. And all the other big tech stories from Internet of Things (IoT) to 'Big Data' analytics to Cloud computing - are all dependent on mobile. And next week we have the massive industry event in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress. My brand new TomiAhonen Almanac 2017 is now finished and is released today. So this is the perfect time to do my annual 'State of Mobile' blog of the major statistics. What are the big numbers. Lets start with reach. Yes, mobile is by far the most widely-spread communication technology humankind has ever witnessed.
  • Tizen Store Expands Its Service Coverage to 222 Countries
    The Tizen Store, as the name suggests, is the Tizen Application Store for developers to publish their free and paid for Tizen apps. In April 2015, we saw the store expand it’s coverage to include 182 countries, which was mainly for FREE apps, but we saw this as setting the foundation for providing paid for apps further down the road.

Android Leftovers