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Story Today and Yesterday in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:57pm
Story HackerOne Names Open-Source Veteran Marten Mickos as CEO Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:56pm
Story This new Android phone is half the price of an iPhone and looks just as good Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 1:53pm
Story BlackBerry Priv review: Android fixes the OS, but the hardware can’t compete Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 1:47pm
Story Android Wear Review: 4G-Support FINALLY Confirmed Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 1:40pm
Story Linux: Kernel, Graphics Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 12:40pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 12:37pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 12:36pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 12:35pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 12:19pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Make an image look like it's 70 years old
  • CUPS and Sun
  • configure Debian Squeeze to work behind a proxy
  • Using Apache Web Server's UserDir Directive To Provide Personalized Web Pages
  • Save Tweet Links for Later Reading from Your Desktop and Phone
  • Compare File To Another Using cmp
  • Detail Memory Reporting Tool for Linux System - smem
  • 3 Ways to Send Signal to Processes
  • Five tips for migrating from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice
  • overcome emerge lock file hindrance
  • Create and Restore Backups of Your Ubuntu PC
  • How To Change the Default Theme in Slim (Login Manager)

Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, now including “Do Not Track” capabilities

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: The latest Firefox 4 Beta is now available to download and test. We’ve continued our work to improve performance and stability, while also implementing a “Do Not Track” privacy feature to provide more control over online behavioral tracking.

Review: Peppermint Ice Linux

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: These days, if a desktop-focussed Linux distribution wants to stand out from the pack of Ubuntu-wannabes it either needs to be especially slick or offer something a little bit different to the norm. Peppermint Ice falls into the latter category:

First Look at openSUSE 11.4

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: If you’re looking for excitement, the openSUSE 11.4 release is probably not for you. On the other hand, Linux users who like boring, dependable, and usable should look a bit more closely. While openSUSE isn’t chock full of changes, it does provide a solid no-nonsense distro for the adult in you.

Linus Torvalds: looking back, looking forward

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: Most years, Linus Torvalds comes to Australia. He apparently likes the place, so the creator of the Linux kernel makes his way to the Australian national Linux conference in January. He couldn't sit down for an interview as he was leaving the conference the morning after I approached him; hence this was done by email.

5 Key Things to Know About Debian 6.0 'Squeeze'

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Squeeze is the nickname of the latest Debian release (version 6.0). Squeeze was officially released on February 6th, and here the 5 most important things to know about it:

Competitive Benefits Drive Businesses to Open Source

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OSS
  • Competitive Benefits Drive Businesses to Open Source
  • Open-Source Software Gives Competitive Advantage: Gartner Survey

What is Kamoso

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KDE
Software

afiestas.org: A lot of people has been asking me (or complaining) what is Kamoso and what we intend to do with it, so I’ve decided to use a blog post to explain it. Short Description: Kamoso is an application for taking Pictures and Videos using any webcam.

Linpus Lite tablet

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Linux
Hardware
  • Linpus Lite tablet-optimized Linux OS gets hands-on treatment (video)
  • Preview of Linpus Linux OS for touchscreen tablets

Microsoft's top 12 rivals

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Microsoft

computerworld.co.nz: Microsoft has so many rivals it's hard to know which are most likely to keep CEO Steve Ballmer up at night. Apple? Google? Every Linux vendor?

Mandriva Linux 2011TP (Tech Preview) - Quick Look

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Reviews

After laying-off a significant portion of its employees, is Mandriva going to remain a viable distribution? While many distros, including Mandriva, are furiously working on their Spring 2011 releases, Mandriva announced a two-week slip from their previously announced release dates. As a compensation, Mandriva gathered up its packages from its 2011 development repositories (called "Cooker"), and released a pre-alpha 2011 TP (Technology Preview) iso. The coming Alpha version is due to be released February 14 with Alpha2 slated to be released February 28. So, here's a quick report on the Technology Preview release, and how things are shaping up.

2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux
OSS

linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the tenth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. We once again had some extremely close races. The official results:

hands on preview of Unigine’s upcoming Oil Rush

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: The game is a self-described naval real time strategy with stunning graphics and an interesting take on the original RTS feel with the majority of gameplay taking place over water.

Pinguy OS 10.10.1 – even more mainstream than Mint?

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Pinguy OS 10.10.1 offers an optimised build of Ubuntu with an even greater focus on ease of use and functionality for the home user. Russell Barnes takes it out for a quick spin to see how it performs…

ReactOS – Open-Source Windows Clone Software To Seriously Look Forward To

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OS

makeuseof.com: ReactOS is an effort to provide a Windows NT-like architecture that is compatible with existing drivers and applications. An easy way to look at it would be to say that it is a clone of the Windows OS (which is closed-source so it’s not possible to really clone it), when in reality, it’s an alternative to the Windows OS.

Bill Gates Dumping Microsoft Shares By The Millions

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Microsoft

informationweek.com: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is continuing to sell shares in the company at a rate that might set off alarm bells for some investors. Maybe he's not impressed with its tablet strategy.

5 Things I Love Most About MS Windows

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Microsoft

lockergnome.com: My first experience with Microsoft Windows was version 3.1. It was installed on a PC in my brother’s construction company office back in ‘93. It was COOL! I’ve loved MS Windows ever since. Here are my top 5 reasons why:

Software Review: The KDE 4.6 Desktop Environment

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KDE

genek.net: A lot of the improvements in 4.6 are behind-the-scenes stuff that the casual user will never really notice. Most important is the move to upower and udev for back-end support, replacing the deprecated Hal.

Confessions of a Linux user

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Linux User columnist Simon Brew has a confession to make. He has a Windows 7 installation for two reasons, but only because Linux can’t play the same game…

Debian Is No Longer Just A Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: Debian stable version 6.0 code named "Squeeze" has been released. After 24 months of arduous testing, the Debian team has finally released v 6.0 which brings many firsts among its features. They are -

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