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Story Solid and strong and humming along – here’s Mageia 5! Rianne Schestowitz 20/06/2015 - 2:37am
Story Calligra’s 2nd port to Qt5 & KF5 slowly progressing Rianne Schestowitz 20/06/2015 - 2:12am
Story Wireless media streaming speaker has Android touchscreen Rianne Schestowitz 20/06/2015 - 12:03am
Story Catching Up With Red Hat's Full-Stack Plans Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Red Hat Richer, Systemd Alternatives, and Antergos Roy Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Code Climate open-sources its code-testing tools, launches a command-line interface Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:10pm
Story Debian Moves to FFmpeg and Drops Libav Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 8:00pm
Story There Is a Linux Detergent Out There and It's Trademarked Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:57pm
Story The benefits of open source thinking Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Canonical Closes Devscripts Exploit in Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2015 - 7:38pm

Review: Amarok 2.3.1

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linux-magazine.com: Except maybe for Pysol and Battle of Wesnoth, Amarok is my favorite leisure application. In fact, I frequently use it while working to play songs that have no lyrics to detrain my thoughts.

10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04

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  • 10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04
  • 5 new things can happen in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Canonical developing Ubuntu OS for tablets
  • Ubuntu Will Be Able to Restore Applications and Settings
  • What indicator applets were made for

Open Source Lightworks Makes Centurion An Epic

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muktware.com: Award-winning editor Chris Gill utilized Lightworks to edit Neil Marshall’s latest adrenaline-fused thriller, Centurion.

Open Source Developers Should Thank Apple? Did The Police Thank The Mafia?

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networkworld.com: Blogger DJ Walker-Morgan says open source developers should thank Apple for raising the competitive bar. Rubbish! That's like the police thanking the Mafia for making them more work.

Make your fridge run Linux!

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Humor

dedoimedo.com: OMG, what? My refrigerator, that thingie that keeps all them foods and whatnot cool and edible can run Linux? Well, definitely. And in this article, I will show you how.

Review: LuckyBackup for Linux systems

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Backups are a crucial aspect of any PC users work. No matter if you are a home user who uses the PC for home banking or a data center administrator who depends upon backups as the go-to failsafe for petabytes of company data, without a backup you could find yourself dead in the water.

KDE 4.5 Beta 2 released

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kdenews.org: KDE today announced the immediate availability of KDE SC 4.5 Beta2. 1459 new bugs have been reported, and 1643 bugs have been closed, so we're witnessing a lot of stabilization.

Good Old Dog

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Why I’m still using Fedora 13

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celettu.wordpress: I must say I’m impressed with the latest Fedora. I haven’t met any deal-breakers for me yet, but then again, I’ve only used it for a week. Still, there’s much to like:

New module decisions for GNOME 3.0

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h-online.com: Following some lengthy discussions within the GNOME community, release manager Vincent Untz has published a summary of the new modules to be included in the next major release of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Why Isn't Linux the Standard Secondary OS?

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ostatic.com/blog: Recently, I've been using a MacBook Pro that has VMware Fusion installed so that it runs both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows XP. Many people use multiple operating systems now, and so few use Linux as one of their choices.

Ask Yoda: What the Heck is RTFM?

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Humor

thegeekstuff.com: When you are hanging out in your favorite forums or mailing lists, you might see a newbie asking for help and don’t know where to start. Before you ask them to RTFM, ask them to read this post to understand about RTFM.

Why open source developers should thank Apple

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h-online.com: From operating systems to phones, Apple has raised the competitive bar and opened doors for open source, even though their own use of open source has attracted criticism.

Counting the Cost of Free: What Value, Linux?

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Interviews

eftu.co.cc: Lora Bentley spoke with Amanda McPherson, marketing and developer programs VP at the Linux Foundation. She and two colleagues recently released a new paper, “Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution.”

Where The Btrfs Performance Is At Today

phoronix.com: With MeeGo using Btrfs by default, Canonical making plans for Btrfs in as soon as Ubuntu 10.10, and Novell now pushing Btrfs in openSUSE, among other milestones for this advanced Linux file-system, we decided to see where the Btrfs performance is now at with the Linux 2.6.35 kernel that's currently in development.

Scribus: Worth the Effort

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linuxinsider.com: Desktop publishing applications are different from word processing programs. Desktop publishing isn't a sit-and-start-typing task; it requires more input from the user in terms of page layout, spacing and how elements are arranged.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-06-08
  • Comparing Access Control in Windows and Linux
  • We can accomplish more by sharing
  • Innovation: Still Open for Business
  • Fwd: Thanks from a Gentoo user
  • Chromium default Browser for Ubuntu 10.10
  • Linux inches up on desktop, holds steady on servers
  • FOSS-tablet business report
  • Novell wants a piece of Sun Oracle
  • SFLS: Episode 0x29: Motions for Judgment
  • Malta: Directive to boost uptake of open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • customize Linux Mint 9
  • Building kernels the Debian way
  • Open UIF File (MagicISO Custom ISO Format) in Linux / MacOS X
  • Fix Window and Linux Boot Problems with the Super Grub Disk
  • [SOLVED] Can’t open /dev/dsp in Ubuntu
  • GRUB - embedding a configuration file
  • Easy desktop notification system
  • Manage Ubuntu Gnome Themes with Gstyle
  • 7 Chmod Command Examples for Beginners
  • Easiest way to install Google Chrome on Slackware
  • Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Files w Furious
  • Locking Down Firefox Preferences w new firefox.js
  • install Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 on Slackware
  • Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 13 Goddard
  • Making Movies with Free Software
  • Convert any software packages to formats recognized by your distro using Alien
  • how to retrieve image size in perl
  • Privnote- A simple way to send longer messages on Twitter
  • DNS querying with dig

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

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maketecheasier.com: One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel? You can change it as well.

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today's leftovers

  • Personal Backups with Duplicati on Linux
  • Flatpak'ed Epiphany Browser Becomes More Useful
    Epiphany 3.27.3 was released this morning as the newest release of GNOME's web browser in the road to the GNOME 3.28 stable desktop debut next March.
  • BlackArch 2017.12.11
    Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below. Here's the ChangeLog: update blackarch-installer to version 0.6.2 (most important change) included kernel 4.14.4 updated lot's of blackarch tools and packages updated all blackarch tools and packages updated all system packages bugfix release! (see blackarch-installer)
  • Latest Linux Distribution Releases (The Always Up-to-date List)
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    I'm always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, technologies over the past few years is cryptocurrencies. In the early days, one could profitably mine some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, using a home PC. But as cryptocurrency mining has become more popular, thanks in part to dedicated mining hardware, the algorithms governing it have boosted computational complexity, making home PC mining often impractical, unprofitable, and environmentally unwise.
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