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Story Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:43pm
Story Cyanogenmod Nabs $23 Million in Financing for its Android Variant Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:33pm
Story Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced Rianne Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 5:24pm
Story Ferocious Fedora 20 review: Cutting edge Linux still as sharp as ever Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 4:11pm
Story Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 20 Linux Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 4:02pm
Story GNOME’s File Manager Will Be More User-Friendly Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:50pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:22pm
Story OpenShot video editor will be big in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 3:10pm
Story Petra backports available in Linux Mint 13 Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 2:58pm
Story Does the LG Chromebase look too much like an iMac? Roy Schestowitz 20/12/2013 - 2:55pm

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A comparative look at compact sysadmin distributions

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Linux

linux.com: Things go wrong. Hard disks fail and whole servers crash. Luckily, many Linux-based distributions are available to help systems administrators handle minor catastrophes. We looked at four of the most portable, all of which fit on a 210MB mini CD -- SliTaz, Parted Magic, GParted, and RIPLinuX.

Shuttleworth man heads to Mozilla

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Moz/FF

tectonic.co.za: The Shuttleworth Foundation’s open philanthropy fellow, Mark Surman, will be moving to the Mozilla Foundation where he has been appointed executive director and will continue his work in open sourcing philanthropy.

GIMP 2.5.4 Development Release

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GIMP

GIMP approaches the next stable release and only a handful bugs are left to be fixed before GIMP 2.6 is ready.

5 best-practices of a successful Linux user

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: There would have been one or more reasons which would have tempted each one of us to try Linux, and some of us just never looked back. Few would have probably turned out to be Linux professionals, while others would still be struggling with what’s good and what’s perfect.

I want to break free!

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Software

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Freeme2 is a program for stripping the DRM from commonly distributed music and sound files. More specifically it strips it from windows sound files of the format wmv, wma and asf. It also can do the same from video and audio streams.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Can Ubuntu Overcome The Status Quo?

  • Microsoft hails open source outreach
  • Found: The World’s Hottest Ubuntu Linux Deployment
  • Review: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • OLPC rivals get 'vicious'
  • The Road to Geekdom
  • How to uninstall application in ubuntu cleanly
  • Grep: RRTFM
  • Tux3 Report: What next?
  • BECTA Back in Play
  • Shuttleworth urges calm in Firefox/Ubuntu flap
  • Change Boot-up options in Ubuntu

Firefox without EULAs — Update

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Software

Mitchell Baker: We’re still working on this. There’s been a bunch of helpful feedback. We appreciate this. We think we’ve integrated the feedback into something that’s a good solution; different from out last version in both its essence and its presentation and content.

Look Ma, No Terminal

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: A common misconception with Linux is that you have to know how to use the terminal in order for you to use linux. The fact is you won’t have to use the linux terminal more than you would use CMD in Windows or the terminal in Mac OSX.

Oldham, England Brings Open Source To Schools

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OSS

ostatic.com: It's good to see news about continuing adoption of open source software in schools around the world. The Linux-based lash-up they've chosen uses open source Squid cache and web proxy software along with MySQL and WebSense filtering and security software. MySQL was reportedly chosen because "it's free and simple to use."

My New Best Friend: Unetbootin

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Software

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I install lots of distros. Several each week. I am a self-confessed distro junky. I have a collection of ISOs that go back many years. In fact I have boxes of spools of full CDs and DVDs. Aside from the space and environmental concerns, it is an expensive and time consuming obsession. Now, I have a solution.

Tinest Linux system, yet?

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: CompuLab introduced a tiny fanless PC using 4-6 Watts of power. The Linux-ready "Fit-PC Slim" measures 4.3 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches (110 x 100 x 30mm), but includes a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, Ethernet, VGA output, WiFi, and a 2.5-inch hard drive option, says CompuLab.

Video: The history of Fedora

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Who is that masked man? It’s the Fedora Project’s Greg DeKoenigsberg. And who better to talk about this history of the Fedora than someone who has been involved nearly every step of the way…

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this second part of my survey I list and briefly describe some of the Java sound and music applications known to work under Linux. Java applications show up in almost every category found at linux-sound.org and the Applications Database at linuxaudio.org.

odds & ends

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News
  • Opera 9.6 beta: screenshots

  • PC-BSD 7.0 Screenshots
  • Adobe AIR launches on Linux
  • about:mozilla - 2010 goals, Add-on survey, and more…
  • Chromify Firefox with Chromifox
  • Linux Outlaws 54 - Compiling in Coffee Shops

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to access to music with amarok from anywhere (almost)

  • How to configure Evolution Mail Client for GMAIL
  • OpenOffice.org Basic crash course: Saving user settings
  • Untar multiple files in a directory
  • How to go a particular line or word in vi

OpenSolaris 2008.05 is robust and ready

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OS

linux.com: Sun has been getting serious about opening up its software for a few years now. OpenSolaris, an open source Unix operating system like Linux and BSD, released in May, is its latest foray into the open source arena. I found OpenSolaris to be a production-ready OS that works equally well on desktops and servers.

The double-edged sword of the economy for open source

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OSS

blogs.the451group: While I believe open source may have an advantage in hard economic times when organizations are truly being forced to cut costs, I’m not sure I entirely buy either perspective. I see a danger for open source as some of its largest enterprise users stumble or even cease to be.

5 Cool Apps to Make the Linux Terminal More Productive

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you work on Linux you’ll know that the command line is the way to go (in some cases at least). If you are in GUI mode than you can access the command line via the Terminal. Here are some applications/utilities that will transform your command line experience.

You're not trapped!

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Linux

lawofficelinux.com: Everyday, some attorney, somewhere is having an issue with Windows. Usually, when I suggest they switch to Linux, I get resistance. This is due largely to their fear of change. My message to them is simply that they are not trapped by Windows.

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Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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Red Hat News

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    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
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GNU/Linux Leftovers

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