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Story Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Google Now is more important than ever Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 9:21am
Story Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P review: The true flagships of the Android ecosystem Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 9:15am
Story The First Malicious App Enters The Ubuntu Touch Store & Quickly Removed Mohd Sohail 19/10/2015 - 5:00am
Story BackBox 4.4 Released With Updated Packages And New Tools, Upgrade To BackBox 4.4 Mohd Sohail 19/10/2015 - 2:29am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:53am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:49am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:48am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:47am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:46am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 19/10/2015 - 12:44am

My New Laptop Review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

polentino911.wordpress: Ok, it’s been over three weeks since when I got my windows-free laptop. During this time, I’ve ran KUbuntu 10.10 with KDE 4.5.? for about a week, then I moved to KDE trunk as usual and now it’s time to share my two cents (and personal random thoughts and rants) about this laptop.

Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand

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Linux
  • Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand
  • Red Hat 3Q Earnings Match Street Estimates
  • Red Hat delivers solid third quarter results

Openwall Linux 3.0 brings new features

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Linux

h-online.com Marking nearly 10 years of their project, the Openwall Project developers have released version 3.0 of Openwall. Openwall GNU/*/Linux, also known as Owl for short, is a small, security-enhanced distribution of Linux aimed at servers, appliances and virtual appliances.

Lost laptop locater app ‘Prey’ hits version 0.5

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in these situations there is a slim chance of getting you laptop back – providing it has your address scrawled on the back like a label in the back of a 5th graders’ coat.

Review: Slackware 13.1

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Slack

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I never envisioned myself trying out any of the more advanced distributions like Slackware, Arch, or Gentoo, but having tried derivatives like GNU/Linux Utopia, Chakra, and Sabayon, I think I'm ready to try Slackware and Arch.

Pinguy OS - Best Ubuntu Derivative I have Ever Used

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Linux

techdrivein.com: Pinguy OS - not many must have heard about it. Pinguy OS is basically a heavily modified Ubuntu with an emphasis on the out-of-the-box functionality of the OS and more importantly on the look-good factor. And I got to tell you folks, on every count, my experience with Pinguy OS was well above average.

Mandriva Wallpaper Contest Winners Chosen

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MDV

ostatic.com: Mandriva was holding a contest for desktop background wallpapers to include in its next release, Mandriva 2010.2. This morning the winners were announced.

Today will define the Internet

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Web

theinquirer.net: THE IRONICALLY TITLED LAND OF THE FREE today will decide if people and companies with money should have better and faster access to the worldwide web.

2010: The Year in Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

earthweb.com: To all appearances, 2010 was a year of business as usual in free and open source software (FOSS). It was neither the long-awaited and derided Year of the Linux Desktop, nor a year marked by any great reversals. However, some of the trends that emerged in 2010 may become more important over the next few years --

Kno ships educational tablets

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: EDUCATION HARDWARE MAKER Kno has started shipping its single-screen and dual-screen 14.1-inch touchscreen Linux-based tablets.

KDE Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee

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KDE

openinventionnetwork.com: Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to enable and protect Linux, today extended its community with the signing of KDE as a licensee.

Introducing the Ubuntu Font Family to the web

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Ubuntu
  • Introducing the Ubuntu Font Family to the web
  • Canonical and the Ubuntu project say Happy Holidays with the Ubuntu Font Family released for the web

Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?

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Linux
  • Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?
  • Stocks in focus: ConAgra, Hovnanian, Nike, Red Hat
  • Will Red Hat continue march toward $1B-a-year company?
  • Potential Red Hat (RHT) Trade Has 6.68% Downside Protection
  • Red Hat (RHT) volatility flat; shares near record 10-year high into EPS and cash flow outlook

How To Install VMware Server 2 On Ubuntu 10.10 (Kernel 2.6.35)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

20 Popular Command-Line Tips for Linux

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HowTos

Take a screenshot in command-line

Taking a screenshot in command-line is very easy using the import, which is included in the ImageMagick suite. To take a screenshot of a single window use:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Unity Bitesize Progress Report for 20 December
  • Red Hat and Eucalyptus forge partnership
  • Upstart: The Importance of Being Tested
  • Red Hat Closing In To Resistance
  • Tiny Core Linux 3.4 arrives
  • Firefox Backs Up the “Do Not Track” Feature
  • Pidgin 2.7.8 fixes MSN bugs
  • Linux shows name dates, ask for papers
  • 5 Biggest Tech Winners for 2010
  • Google releases Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" source code
  • Banshee close to being made default music player in Natty
  • New Idea About Chat Program
  • FreeBSD 8.2-BETA1 Released
  • Another Reason Why Governments Should Use Open Source Licensing
  • Introducing K16 and the Future of KDE

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • WINE tips: How to associate IrfanView with an image file type
  • How many processes each user is running in Linux
  • How to install Nvidia drivers in Fedora 13 and 14
  • Send Desktop Notifications on Ubuntu Using notify-send
  • Setting Up Remote Graphical Desktops on Linux
  • My Ubuntu Webcam Setup
  • Faceless in GIMP
  • Script of the Week: Monitor Disk Space
  • Gmail Video chat In Mandriva
  • how to remove elements from your photos without using the clone tool
  • Installing and configuring net-SNMP package on RHEL
  • Add Tabs To Skype For Linux Using SkypeTab

AirPlay running on XBMC Linux box

tuaw.com: AirPlay. It's not just for Apple products anymore. The video you see on the next page shows an XMBC install on a Ubuntu Linux box running an AirPlay client service.

Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!

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Software

phoronix.com: The past few days I've been wondering whether or not X.Org 7.6 would make it out in 2010 or not. This afternoon, however, Alan Coopersmith has announced the final release.

A Novell Smoking Gun

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft, Standards, and Incompatibility: 1991-2010 -- And a Novell Smoking Gun
  • Microsoft Office and ODF: Best Practices
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OSS Leftovers

  • Open source crucial to Orange as it prepares for ONAP deployment
    Orange has long played a key part in the testing and adoption of ONAP, dating back to when its ECOMP predecessor was created by AT&T as a platform for managing a software-defined network. The move to open source and its development as the ONAP project has made the platform a key component of the new telco open networking movement. But why should other telcos look to ONAP as they embark on their network transformation strategies, and how does it help enable the automated network that will lead to new business opportunities?
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    At some point, the rules relaxed on new projects addition with the Big Tent initiative, allowing us to rename ourselves to the OpenStack Telemetry team and splitting Ceilometer into several subprojects: Aodh (alarm evaluation functionality) and Panko (events storage). Gnocchi was able to join the OpenStack Telemetry party for its first anniversary.
  • Dev-tools in 2018
    This is a bit late (how is it the middle of April already?!), but the dev-tools team has lots of exciting plans for 2018 and I want to talk about them! [...] We're creating two new teams - Rustdoc, and IDEs and editors - and going to work more closely with the Cargo team. We're also spinning up a bunch of working groups. These are more focused, less formal teams, they are dedicated to a single tool or task, rather than to strategy and decision making. Primarily they are a way to let people working on a tool work more effectively. The dev-tools team will continue to coordinate work and keep track of the big picture.
  • Nonny de la Peña & the Power of Immersive Storytelling
    This week, we’re highlighting VR’s groundbreaking potential to take audiences inside stories with a four part video series. There aren’t many examples of creators doing that more effectively and powerfully than Nonny de la Peña. Nonny de la Peña is a former correspondent for Newsweek, the New York Times and other major outlets. For more than a decade now, de la Peña has been focused on merging her passion for documentary filmmaking with a deep-seeded expertise in VR. She essentially invented the field of “immersive journalism” through her company, Emblematic Group.
  • Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud
    Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite. Based on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite, Collabora Online 3.2 introduces support for creating and inserting charts into Writer and Impress documents, and the ability to validate data in Calc, which might come in handy for engineers who want to do a final assembly inspection on their tablets, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to ensure all tests are passed by a complete product.
  • Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name
    Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Snippet Editor." The name, Guo explains in a Hacker News comment, was chosen in an effort to "game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name."
  • FoundationDB is Open Source
    Starting today, FoundationDB starts its next chapter as an open source project! FoundationDB is a distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware. These clusters scale well as you add machines, automatically heal from hardware failures, and have a simple API. The key-value store supports fully global, cross-row ACID transactions. That's the highest level of data consistency possible. What does this mean for you? Strong consistency makes your application code simpler, your data models more efficient, and your failure modes less surprising. The great thing is that FoundationDB is already well-established — it's actively developed and has years of production use. We intend to drive FoundationDB forward as a community project and we welcome your participation.
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    Back in 2015, Apple bought FoundationDB, a NoSQL database company. It created a distributed database of the same name designed to deal with large masses of structured data across clusters of servers. In a recent development, Apple has shared the FoundationDB core and turned it into an open source project.
  • Microsoft offers limited-time 30 percent discount on SQL Server on Linux [Ed: Microsoft is googlebombing Linux again and as I predicted it would be done only to help Microsoft sell malicious proprietary software. Mary Jo Foley is like Microsoft marketing at CBS. In this case she promotes proprietary software. She also says "SQL Server on Linux" (no such thing exists, it's an illusion).]
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
    Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.
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Android Leftovers