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Story Industrial IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on quark Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 7:24pm
Story Ubuntu Is BORING! And I LOVE it! Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Linux’s domination of home automation gizmos continues Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 7:06pm
Story Fedora 23 Has Just Been Delayed By One Week Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 7:03pm
Story GNOME Lands GtkShortcutsWindow, New Help Overlay GTK Widget Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:53pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:53pm
Story PDF Digital Signatures/Verification Finally Coming To Open-Source Linux Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:51pm
Story Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Steve Sharpe Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Officially Released with a Huge Number of Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:27pm
Story Desktop Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2015 - 6:27pm

Pinta – A Simple, Cross Platform Image Editing Program

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Software

makeuseof.com: GIMP lovers may disagree, but the world’s needed a GTK photo editor with an easy-to-understand interface for a while. Pinta [is] a fantastic introduction to what photo editing software can do that’s not too cofusing to use.

KDE SC 4.6 RC1 – Another Look

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KDE

everydaylht.com: A few weeks ago, I put up a post about the first beta release of KDE SC 4.6. Having now installed KDE SC 4.6 RC1 on my main desktop machine, running Kubuntu, it seems to be playing quite nicely.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 156 is out

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SUSE

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Personal Organizer for GNOME using Getting Things GNOME
  • Installing CentOS from livecd
  • Update a fresh Sabayon 5.4 Installation
  • Ubuntu: How to erase CD-RW/DVD-RW from Command-line
  • Create an UI using Qt Designer in less than 10 minutes
  • Graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators
  • How to grant limited access to your server
  • How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu
  • Video Configuration for My New Monitor
  • Move Gnome Pop-up Notification to Other Corner of Screen
  • Easily install applications from within Firefox with Appnr
  • How to Batch Process Files in Gimp
  • Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu
  • Transfer Installed Packages to New Computer or Drive in Ubuntu 10.10

Why I use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Why I use (and love) Ubuntu
  • Ten worst things about Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu and the Boy Scouts of America
  • Ubuntu Bug Fix Wishes for 2011

Open Source Contribution Etiquette

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OSS

tirania.org/blog: Some developers, when faced with fixing, or adding a feature to an open source project are under the mistaken impression that the first step before any fixing takes place, or before adding a new feature takes place is to make the code "easier for them" to work on.

FCM#44 is HERE

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Full Circle Magazine #44 Available
  • Linux Outlaws 183 - Darkfield Lasers (The Year 2010 in Review)

Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us

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Sci/Tech
  • Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That Didn’t Happen in 2010
  • Top 10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That DID Happen in 2010

Two Non-buntu Alternatives for your Netbook - Part 2: ArchOne

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Yesterday we looked at Fluxflux-sl for a Slax based solution. Today is the turn of ArchOne. As the name says a customization of Arch Linux specifically aimed at use on netbooks.

2011

System76: Bringing Linux to the desktop, 1 stupid-fast computer at a time

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Hardware

zdnet.com: The netbooks were perfectly nice,and represented a solid choice for schools. However, System76 also sent me a high-performance, consumer-oriented laptop to evaluate in the broader context of desktop Linux.

5 reasons to try Zorin OS Linux

itworld.com: If you're looking to get a taste of Linux, but reluctant to leave what’s familiar, you can have your cake and eat it too.

The H Year: 2010's Wins, Fails and Mehs

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News

h-online.com: Welcome to The H's look back at 2010. We've broken down the events of the year by what The H thinks was full of win, who was getting on the failboat and what made us just say "Meh".

Ubuntu 10.10 few weeks in

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Desktop Edition Few Week Review
  • I Love Ubuntu – And Here's Why
  • Jack Valenti on Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Activity Journal getting a new View
  • A New Video Highlighting Unigine's OilRush Game
  • "Put it there and wait for users to break" isn't a valid QA method
  • Bodhi Linux Get Software Page Goes Live
  • [kernel] Linux Kernel with BFS
  • Installing Fedora on the Aspire One (D255)
  • Android trojan collects personal data
  • Android tablet GPL summary
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 4 Released
  • Mozilla Says Its Time To Create Firefox 4 Add-Ons Now
  • Announced: FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 and 7.4-RC1
  • updated: ubuntu and fedora wallpaper pack [official wallpapers]
  • And Then Along Comes Larry….
  • What we should really be working on
  • 2010 Trend Watch Update: Global Internet Censorship
  • Net Neutrality 2011: What Storms May Come
  • mplayer and screen, in a fight to the death
  • Parted Magic 5.8 Screenshots
  • FLOSS Weekly 146: Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Signals
  • Tracing System Calls with strace
  • Emacs 30 Day Challenge: Get the latest gnus to improve speed
  • How to find the exit code of the last executed command using ?
  • Different sections of manpages
  • KernelCheck – Take the guess work out of custom kernel compiles
  • TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode
  • TIP: Compiling 2.6.33 and above kernels on Debian Lenny
  • The perfect light Debian with Fluxbox [Updated]
  • HOWTO: Lookup Symbol Name and Address during Linux Kernel Debugging

Two Non-buntu Alternatives for your Netbook - Part 1: Fluxflux-sl

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Chances are several of you, or somebody close to you, got a new netbook over the festive period, and now you are faced with the agonising question what to put on it to make it usable.

6 Free Linux-Friendly Office Suites For Getting The Job Done

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Software

makeuseof.com: Many people install Linux on their machines for its simplicity, believe it or not. Here’s a selection of completely free work-related tools that you may or may not have heard about.

Also: KOffice 2.3.0 Office Suite Released

Why I Use Linux

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Linux

russellhollander.com: I use Linux in my personal computing for about 95% of what I do. I thought I would take a minute to articulate why I have chosen to be a Linux user. Whatever your reasons are for sticking with Windows or Mac, here’s why I chose a third path.

How to move from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice: A message to localizers & International communities

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LibO
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: These past days I was contacted by several leads of native-language teams of OpenOffice.org who asked me this question: How can we start to work on the localization of LibreOffice?

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