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Story Krita Desktop: A free, open source painting tool, maybe as good as Photoshop Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 1:54am
Story Open-source conversation with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 1:53am
Story Support Status of Installed Fedora/EPEL Packages Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 1:16am
Story Tiny Linux-based AM335x COMs can freeze or fry Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 1:11am
Story If You Are Sick of Surveillance, Safeguard Your Systems Roy Schestowitz 1 01/11/2014 - 10:30pm
Story Skrooge 1.10.0 released Roy Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 7:16pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Is Now Based On Kernel 3.18 RC2 Roy Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 7:13pm
Story OpenBSD 5.6 Released Roy Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Filing bug reports for fun and profit Rianne Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 6:29pm
Story PSA: Don’t fedup to Fedora 21 right now Rianne Schestowitz 01/11/2014 - 6:21pm

kmail marrying plasma

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KDE Kevin blogged about the porting of KMail to Akonadi. He, Andras and a couple of other KDABians are splitting KMail into smaller components that combined make up an email client. Those components are then ported to using Akonadi.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Debian Lenny)

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This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Lenny system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

ChatZilla: Powerful IRC Client for Firefox

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ChatZilla is an IRC client built as a Firefox add-on and providing enough features to use it just like any other standalone IRC client. ChatZilla will fit best as an IRC client when you don't want to use a separate application for getting on IRC.

full circle magazine - issue #28 released

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Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our twenty-eighth issue.

10 Interesting Google Chrome OS Mock-up Designs We may not see the first development version of Google Chrome Operating System until the beginning of next year. We can however look at some mock-ups.

today's leftovers:

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  • Restore Ubuntu Panels Back To Their Default Settings
  • Linux File Ownership
  • Advocating And Supporting Insecure Practices
  • How To Enable RAR Support In Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux / UNIX: Test Graphical Performance ( 3D Acceleration / FPS )
  • OOXML as a response
  • Fedora looking to target Netbooks?
  • Keyboard shortcuts that you can use within terminal
  • Test out online without installing it
  • New BSD Licensed debugger
  • FLOSS Weekly 84: FoxyProxy

3 Linux distros you would love to laugh at

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Linux I must say that the number of Linux distributions is greater than one can imagine and it is growing every day. Every time I see some geek coming out with a distro of his own as if it is trendy to do so.

A New Development Release Of GNOME Shell

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Software GNOME 3.0 will not be rolling out until the first half of 2010, but work is already underway on this major GNOME update that is the first to bring some radical changes in a long time.

Warsow Update Delivers New Maps & More

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Gaming While most open-source games still lack the graphics quality and features that the latest proprietary game engines support within retail games that are backed by the large studios, their quality has been improving as with their artwork and other characteristics. As an example of this, Warsow 0.5.

Add Screenlets to make your Linux desktop more useful

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Software If you spend as much time on the Linux desktop as I do, having small applets available for specific tasks can make your life that much easier. If you use the KDE 4.x desktop you will be familiar with Widgets. For the GNOME users there is an application called Screenlets.

Gwibber 2.0 Now Available To Download

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d0od.blogspot: The first public version of Gwibber 2.0 has been released on the Gwibber daily-builds PPA. Gwibber 2.0 sports a completely redesigned interface, simple 'account' configuration wizards and more.

The Bubble: Microsoft Social Land

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doctormo.wordpress: I was curious enough to day to have a look at a link-back to yesterday’s blog post. It was at Neowin. Now the neowin news site does seem to be a bubble of Microsoft lovers. Selects Red Hat and JBoss Solutions For Critical Business Platform

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Web (PR): Red Hat today announced that, one of the leading employment websites in Spain, has migrated its critical web business platform to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform with the help of Essi Projects, a Red Hat Premier Business Partner.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 86 out

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Issue #86 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Apache’s Gianugo Rabellino to Keynote openSUSE Conference

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SUSE Our closing keynote will be delivered by Gianugo Rabellino, Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense and member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Four Things Open Source Projects Should Know About Dealing with the Press

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OSS In What Open Source Projects Need to Know About Interacting with the Press, which was also illuminated by Zonker Brockmeier, Jennifer Cloer, and Peter Galli, we spent most of an hour sharing advice about the mistakes that open source projects make when they interact with journalists.

Rolling Distributions (or how I came to love Gentoo)

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Gentoo The concept of a rolling distribution is that there are no new releases. You install the base and from there you just keep your packages updated. Before I moved to Gentoo which is my current favorite distribution I was primarily a Slackware user.

The Weekly “Screw Google” Meeting? It’s Between the “F@%! Linux” Luncheon and the “Ream Apple” Social.

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Microsoft Get this: Microsoft has been holding secret “Screw Google” meetings in Washington where it schemes to undermine Google and prevent the company from subsuming the businesses that took it decades to build.

The first time I’ve ever been disappointed by Slackware

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I guess I probably shouldn’t be too surprised, because I knew that Pat Volkerding has been working with my least favorite desktop environment and it’s been in /current for a while now. But I guess a part of me still was holding out a childish hope that Slackware 13.0 release would be KDE 3.5.10.

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

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Ubuntu One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:

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Manjaro Linux: Reliable and Up to Date, Geekdom Optional

Regular readers can pretty much ignore this one. We’ll be back to cartoons, O’s baseball and the usual inanity soon, tomorrow in fact. I just wanted to revisit my dedication to Linux, prompted by a recent mixed bag of experiences that left me feeling even more positive about a relative newcomer to the distro scene: Manjaro. It all started a few days ago, when I decided to finally try to update the eight remaining Linux installs on my main desktop PC. I’ve been using Linux Mint (18.1 Cinnamon) as my daily driver for several months, originally in an attempt to keep my bandwidth usage to a reasonable level, and then due to inertia/lack of issues. I could have gone with my trusty Debian stable install, my go-to for years up till then, but I guess I was just getting bored. Read more