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Story The Features Coming For Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:42am
Story Bullies in the Machine or Pick On Someone Your Own Size Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:37am
Story Bringing Literacy to Millions of Kids With Open Source Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:20am
Story Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:19am
Story Snowden: New Zealand Is Spying, Too Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:10am
Story Bodhi Lives, Jessie Hints, and openSUSE Beta Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:01am
Story Cinnamon 2.4 to Feature New Theme Selection and Options for Linux Mint 17.1 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 2:13am
Story Knoppix 7.4.1 Is Now Available For Download Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 2:07am
Story First Tizen phone now expected in India Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:57am
Story GNOME: 3.14 almost there Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 1:51am

VideoLAN releases VLC 1.0.0: Your media will never be the same

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news.cnet.com: VideoLAN's VLC media player, arguably the world's best media player, hit version 0.9.9 in early April. Three months and more than 78 million downloads later, VideoLAN has announced VLC 1.0.0, or "Goldeneye."

Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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Linux

This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

New features of Gwenview in KDE 4.3

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agateau.wordpress: I have been lagging quite a bit as far as blogging about Gwenview is concerned. In this post I present the most important new features introduced in the KDE 4.3 version of Gwenview which I haven’t blogged about yet.

Will Microsoft promise split the open source movement

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: When we last left “As the .Net Turns,” Richard Stallman was promising that Microsoft would never, ever marry his open source daughter. Now Microsoft has raised the tension in the room by giving that daughter a ring.

Final days: Tectonic to close

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Web

tectonic.co.za: This is my final post on Tectonic. After more than nine years I have decided that it is time to close the site and move on to new projects.

5 Bash Tips, Part II

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HowTos

This article is a continuation to my other Bash-related post, 6 Bash Productivity Tips. Since that article gathered many useful comments and I bumped over several more over the net, here are 5 more tips and tricks.

Using iSCSI On Ubuntu 9.04 (Initiator And Target)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Ubuntu 9.04. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling.

coupla quickies

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PCLinuxOS and the Parents

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PCLOS

randomrandy.com: My mother and father are still using PCLinuxOS as I'm typing this post. Now I'm going to answer a few questions that I have been asked by friends and other family members.

Sun's OpenSolaris Review

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OS

eweekeurope.co.uk: With the new Crossbow network virtualisation system and VirtualBox supported, OpenSolaris wets appetites for upcoming Solaris features.

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: a Study in Contrasts

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Software

computerworlduk.com: KDE kindly invited me to give a talk at Akademy 2009, part of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit running this week.

PCManFM Review - Yet Another Lightweight GTK File Manager

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Reviews

PCManFM is the default file manager in LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. Its goal is to offer a fast execution speed, providing in the same time enough functionality for a file manager of its class.

today's leftovers:

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  • The cloud is a lie

  • Cisco, Red Hat in the Cloud: Friends or Enemies?
  • Could Firefox 3.5 Spark a Web Design Boom?
  • First Linux Action Show released using the new HTML5 Video Tag – The RESULTS!
  • Could I Have Lost My PR3 Because of Firefox 3.5?
  • The Florida Linux Show Helps Establish FLAG
  • Ingres: We're Gaining From The MySQL Meltdown
  • there will be no Nokia devices running Android any time soon
  • Nokia Denies Android Reports
  • SSH, the Cluster is working.
  • No mandatory audio and video codecs in HTML 5
  • Firefox Icon History and Creative Brief – The Big Picture
  • A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines
  • DRM: The Programmers View
  • New Features Of PHP 5.3.0
  • Red Hat KVM virtualization announcement expected at VMworld
  • Will AMD's XvBA Beat Out NVIDIA's VDPAU?
  • My Week in Ubuntu: Twitter-fix
  • How to try Google Android on x86 computers with a LiveCD
  • Introducing the new FSF campaigns manager
  • Identifying pointless .la files for plugins
  • This is the house
  • Light and efficient teeny-weeny text editor
  • PostgreSQL speeds up database
  • Linux Outlaws 100 - Outlaws on the Autobahn

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Record Skype Calls in Linux

  • Create your own yum repository
  • Run a program on one CPU core in Linux
  • Disable Boot Splash in Ubuntu
  • Sending Mail Through Gmail with Perl
  • Get Google Gears Up and Running in Firefox 3.5
  • Asynchronous Mirroring in Unix
  • Getting Loopy with Bash: using for loops

From Microsoft: C# and CLI under the Community Promise

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Microsoft

tirania.org: First the big news: Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise patent licensing to both C# and the CLI.

Black Duck Report is Meaningless Without Source Code

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: Black Duck Software recently published some summary statistics about free and open source software license adoption. Any of these conclusions might be reasonable if the 5% figure was meaningful, but Black Duck has given us no reason to believe it is; if anything, their own statements suggest it isn't.

Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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Linux
Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I had the pleasure to talk to Amanda McPherson, one of the minds behind LinuxCon, “LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux”.

Akademy Awards 2009

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KDE

kde.org: The Akademy Awards for 2009 have been announced, celebrating the best of KDE contributors. As always the winners are chosen by the winners from the previous year.

A Review of the Smplayer Media Player for Linux and Windows

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Software

tech-no-media: For me the the best free media player for Windows and Linux is mplayer. It is not only a very fast player, but it also offers a ton of advanced options.

DebConf9 schedule

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Linux

debconf.org/blog: The schedule for the upcoming DebConf9 is available. Most of it should be set already, but of course there still can be small changes until the conference starts, and honestly, until it ends. more here

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