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Story Nokia Android Phone News, Rumors: Finnish Brand Will Rise from Ashes Once It Embraces Android Platform Roy Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 8:41am
Story Linuxcon North America 2015: Linus Keeps it Real Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 6:14am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:54am
Story Phoronix Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:53am
Story KDE and Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:33am
Story Some Features To Look Forward To With The Linux 4.3 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:30am
Story Why do you use Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:55am
Story BcacheFS vs. EXT4 vs. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. F2FS Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:49am
Story Debian-Based Q4OS 1.2.8 Live Distro Released with Redesigned Setup Utility, Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:44am
Story Blackphone 2 due for September release Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:25am

today's leftovers:

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  • If VMware buys Novell, what happens to the Microsoft deal?
  • Easily Building Software for Multiple Distributions and Platforms
  • Getting the Twain to Meet
  • Podcast: B-Sides – What’s up with KDE?
  • Announcing the Ubuntu Application Review Process
  • Traders Hedging Bets in Red Hat as Put Volume Surges
  • Red Hat Earnings Preview
  • UberStudent Is an Ubuntu System Custom-Built for Students
  • 6 Open Source Projects for 802.1X Network Authentication
  • Canonical and others close kernel holes
  • Love is all you need
  • What happens if Mr. Nepomuk meets a bunch of Telepathyans?
  • Unofficial Opensuse FAQ Update on progress
  • Nicholas Negroponte on Success of One Laptop Per Child
  • Novell announces new SUSE Linux Certification Programs
  • EU publishes open source tools to preserve digital holdings
  • Mandriva Fork and Unity
  • New OOo 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Webmin's virtual twin
  • Linux From Scratch DIY guide updated
  • DtO: Pirates Are Overrated Anyway
  • Planning grant paves way for open source Variations on Video project at IU Libraries

some howtos:

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  • Install HandBrake on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Shell In A Box Gives Your Browser Terminal Status
  • Recover Grub2 After Windows Install
  • Diaspora on openSUSE
  • How to add languages in Linux (Gnome)
  • Syncing your BlackBerry on Ubuntu
  • Browse Music Via 'Album Art Display' in Rhythmbox
  • Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu
  • Record Videos of Your Desktop on Any OS for Free
  • Text Encryption utility using AES - Furius Cipher
  • use Wildcards, Quotes, Back Quotes and Apostrophes in shell commands

Time for some Enlightenment.

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Software In the interests of efficiency I eventually settled on XFCE as my desktop environment to give me a balance of eye candy and resource efficiency. It did everything quite well and I had no trouble watching videos. Until...

Yet Another Music Player for Linux: Foobnix

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tuxarena.blogspot: When it comes to music players, Linux evolved heavily during the last three or four years, and new players are announced on a regular basis. It's time to get in touch with a new one, namely, Foobnix.

Microsoft HPC claim: Windows is cheaper than Linux

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Microsoft Microsoft has made some pretty bold claims about Linux throughout its longstanding love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the open source operating system.

Abstract Logix: Changing the music experience for everyone with the open source way

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Interviews Abstract Logix is changing the music industry experience for musicians, fans, and retailers. How? By embracing the open source way and using a community-focused and collaborative approach.

Taking command – why none should fear the command line

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Linux I’m guessing that many of you hear this too. There you are, chatting to people about Linux, and why they don’t use it, and sooner or later you’ll stumble across one of the more regular answers. The Terminal window.

Oracle: good home for MySQL?

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  • Oracle: a good home for MySQL?
  • The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle releases its own Linux kernel, Slams Red Hat
  • Oracle Tries to Un-commoditize Linux

"Sent From Ubuntu" Removed From Evolution Today

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Ubuntu Well that was quick. The "Sent from Ubuntu" default email signature for Evolution in Ubuntu 10.10 has been removed - as you can see in the latest Evolution package changelog.

Mandriva news by the board

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MDV Mandriva recovered from a difficult situation. The recovery was done through restructuring the debts, a simplification of the organization, a new investor and a new strategic focus. Mandriva intends to be the BEST KDE DISTRIBUTION IN THE WORLD.

Also: Controlling Interest in Mandriva Sold To Russian Firm

A crash landing for Linux?

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Linux Nine years after the Canton of Solothurn decided to migrate its computers to Linux, the Swiss authority has made a radical U-turn: All its desktops will run Windows 7. Has Linux failed?

Goodbye Ubuntu, hello Fedora!

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Linux Many times people come up to me and ask me what distribution I use and why. I tell them I use the distribution that makes sense for me. Over the weekend I switched my notebook distribution from Ubuntu to Fedora.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Which Is The Best Open Source DB Of Them All?

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Software Ever since Oracle got its anti-open source hands on MySQL via the Sun acquisition, many in the open source community have been hoping for a new champion to fill the perceived void that Oracle "selling" MySQL presents.

Amarok is back

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  • We're back, baby!
  • Amarok New stuff - 2.3.2 Release, Insider 15
  • Amarok 2.3.2 "Moonshine" released

Windows 7: One Year Later

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  • Windows 7: One Year Later, Through The Eyes of Lenovo
  • A Quick Review: Windows 7

58 Open Source Replacements for Commercial Communications Apps

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Software Here are 58 open source replacements for popular commercial communications software:

An Ecology Of Ardour

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Software This article is a brief report on some of the current news and activities going on in the world of Ardour, Paul Davis's superb open-source digital audio workstation (DAW).

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 372

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Rolling in Mint
  • News: Former Mandriva employees fork Mandriva, Fedora chooses Upstart over systemd, openSUSE prepares for GNOME 3 migration, changes in FreeBSD 9
  • Questions and answers: On PC-BSD's licence, development team and hardware support

The geek who guides Linux Australia's fortunes

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Linux John Ferlito doesn't like to be called a nerd. He prefers to be referred to as a geek - though judging from his photo, he looks just like one of the many youthful businessmen in the tech community.

Dear VMware: Please don't buy Novell

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SUSE I'll come right out and admit it: I don't like Suse Linux as a server OS. Some of my dislike is based around the fact that it's not nearly as common as Red Hat, CentOS, or Ubuntu in the United States, and thus feels very foreign. And now VMware might buy Novell- this means I'm going to have to deal with Suse even more now.

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
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