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Story Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.1 Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:43pm
Story GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Has Just Become Amazing - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:41pm
Story List of Linux System Hardening Resources Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:34pm
Story Apache HTTP Server Adds HTTP/2 Support for Speed and Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:24pm
Story LibreOffice 5.1 Arrives in February 2016, First Bug Hunting Session Announced Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:15pm
Story Watch: Juju Status Flasher on Ubuntu Snappy Core with Raspberry Pi 2 Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 12:00pm
Story Google's Nexus 6P and 5X Win Some Love Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:53am
Story Linux: When Uniformity is Good Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:35am
Story Google Invests In Mobvoi, Its Android Wear Partner In China Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2015 - 11:22am

An Exclusive Preview Of Unigine's OilRush Game

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Gaming

phoronix.com: OilRush is being released in March of 2011, but we have secured an internal development build of this strategy game to offer you the very first and exclusive preview with a number of screenshots.

Also: Zero Ballistics 2.0 For Linux Finally Released

A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners

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HowTos

Wine is a compatibility layer which allows Windows applications to run on Linux by translating Windows system calls into native Linux calls. Wine runs successfully a variety of Windows applications and games on Linux - the official website offers an application database which organizes those depending on how well they perform under Wine, known issues and solutions, screenshots and helpful comments.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Humble Indie Bundle #2 Just Made One Million Bucks
  • This Ubuntu Software Centre mock-up is bright but bold
  • Follow-up to “Shy Developer Syndrome”
  • Holiday Surprise: What's On My Linux Gaming Desktop?
  • Difference between Planned and Actual work on Internet
  • User Familiarity != Software Superiority
  • Expect heavy breakage for Cooker 2010.1
  • Basket Note Pads - The best scribble pad/note application
  • Kinect Competitor To Bring Gesture Control To Linux
  • Tux Paint – Simple Drawing Program for Young Children
  • Fedora needs an architect (part 2)
  • Fuduntu 14.7-2 improvements
  • Natty update puts window controls back in the panel, app menu changes
  • Diaspora
  • Munich’s Migration to GNU/Linux Grinds Onward
  • Full Circle Podcast 14

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create an ssh key with Seahorse
  • CADuntu (2D CAD Drawing Tool) Becomes LibreCAD, Gets Ubuntu PPA
  • How to Open/Extract RAR files in Ubuntu Linux
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 5
  • Deleting Files with KDE's Dolphin
  • Enabling Ubuntu’s ctrl-alt-backspace X server reset
  • Some more CLI resources

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

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