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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:17am
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Story BackBox Linux 4.4 review Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 7:57am
Story The state of KDE: Pretty but unstable Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Facing Account Authentication Issues, Could Offer Feedback Option Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:57pm
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Story Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 AppPack Releas Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:43pm
Story LibreOffice Is Working On Redoing Their Toolbar Layout Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 2:41pm
Story 17 wild uses for your old Android smartphone Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 11:53am
Story GNOME 3.18.1 released Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 11:46am

XBMC 10.0 Officially Released

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Software

phoronix.com: Just as expected, XBMC 10.0 "Dharma" has been officially released. New features of XBMC 10 include a unified add-on framework and a lot of features related to this work for providing new functionality.

Bank of America Rep Responds To No Linux Support

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: This isn't exactly fresh news but I think some of you might find this interesting. . The Bank of America is a Silver member of The Linux Foundation. Tim Golden -- Senior vice president at Bank of America Sits on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Faster Linux World domination – User mode

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Linux

keithcu.com: One year ago, I wrote you guys an email summarizing my findings on the key issues for Linux world domination. After thinking about it more, I would like to expand on a couple of the most important ideas from my previous mail.

PCLinuxOS 2010.12 Holiday CD's available

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News

We uploaded some freshly baked ISOS for PCLinuxOS to the repositories. They are gui hot and delicious. PCLinuxOS 2010.12 holiday CDs are now available for KDE 4, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE and Enlightenment desktops featuring the latest updates from the PCLinuxOS software repository. All CD features kernel 2.6.33.7bfs kernel for maximum desktop performance. Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 154 is out

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SUSE

Jolicloud 1.1 - Very good, but impolite

dedoimedo.com: A few things have changed since my last Jolicloud review. One, Chrome OS was released into the wild. Moblin became MeeGo. Cloud became the rage of the modern society. Most importantly, Jolicloud is no longer Atom-only.

Humble Bundle #2 Breaches $900k, On Way To $1M USD

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Gaming

phoronix.com: While this unique game offering has just been going on for three days, the developers have already raked in more than $900,000 USD. At the time of writing they have banked away $911,134.35 and it looks like over the weekend they should exceed $1 million USD.

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

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Security
BSD

itwire.com: Perry, chief executive of a company named GoVirtual, told iTWire: "I have absolutely, positively nothing to gain from making those statements to Theo, and only did so to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD Project. If I had this to do over again, I would have sent an anonymous postcard to WikiLeaks.

OpenIndiana development release oi_148 hit public, download available

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OS

techonia.com: OpenIndiana Project Team announced the next development release of OpenIndiana operating system to oi_148.

Opera 11 Benchmarked

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Software

digitizor.com: A couple of days ago Opera 11 was released. The new release of Opera has generated great interest from users resulting in record download numbers for Opera. Today we decided to benchmark Opera 11 to see how it stack up against the latest that other browsers are coming up with.

Pimp My PIM!

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KDE
Software

agateau.wordpress: I worked a bit on some user-interface improvements for kdepim applications. So far I worked on KOrganizer and Akregator.

Realtek gigabit network performance in Linux sucks

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Hardware

linuxtweaking.blogspot: Recently I have been doing a lot of network file transfers between a few PCs but the very slow transfer speed of a 100Mbps connection has been making things too time consuming.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • openSUSE FUD
  • Educational track at openSUSE conference 2010 big success
  • CodeWeavers 30% off Winter Solstice Sales on CrossOver Mac and Linux
  • Why I run Ubuntu and not something else
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics plans open source census
  • Open Source Think Tank 2011
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 8 Available
  • new x.org multitouch patchset posted
  • Is your heart fonder?
  • Fixing the Web with the help of the open source community
  • Let's see the 2010 winter solstice lunar eclipse!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Disable mouse-over text boxes in Ubuntu Gnome panel/menu
  • Install LXDE or XFCE on Fedora 14 Laughlin
  • Command Line | System Information
  • How to speed up compilation times in Linux using Ramdisk
  • Introduction to extended attribute
  • Adobe Flash 64 bits under openSUSE 64bits (11.2,11.3,11.4,factory)
  • Wi-Fi on the Command Line
  • Avoid a newbie packager mistake: don’t build your Debian packages with dpkg -b

5 Notes-Taking Applications for Linux

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Reviews

Tomboy

Tomboy is a feature-rich notes application for GNOME with support for spell-checking, links, font style and size, bullet lists, global shortcuts, and plugins. Tomboy will also let you search notes and export them to HTML. The plugins (called add-ins in Tomboy) include exporting to HTML, backlinks to see what other notes link to the current note, Evolution Mail integration, printing support, local directory synchronization.

New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: The European Union has announced public procurement rules for technology that appear to favor open source.

Also: European Interoperability Framework Supports Open Source

Valve's Alien Swarm Game For Linux?

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Gaming

phoronix.com: While the best cards have not yet been dealt, for those hoping to see Valve's "Alien Swarm" game supported on Linux upon the Steam / Source Engine Linux release, you may be in luck.

Oracle’s Solaris take-over, SUSE angst top Linux stories of the year

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Linux

techtarget.com: There was a lot of action in the enterprise Linux world in 2010: Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and its storied Solaris franchise, leaving uncertainty about the future of Linux support from Oracle, and OpenSolaris and MySQL development. In Q2, a private equity firm proposed a not-so-friendly buyout of Novell Inc., spurring speculation about the future of SUSE Linux. ...

On Why Open Source Developers Run Mac OS X

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Mac
OSS

sharms.org: A common trend among many of the best developers is to see them posting screenshots running OS X. Many of the best developers, some my personal ‘developer heroes’, have made the switch to OS X.

My Five Favorite Not-Usual Linux Distros

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Yes, "my bestest distros!" is a overworked topic, but it's fun and Ubuntu is not on this list. So perhaps this will introduce you to something new and interesting.

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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
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