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Story Video: TedX talk - Richard Stallman Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 10:07pm
Story Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 9:30pm
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Story Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:50pm
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Dreamlinux 4.0 Gnome - Sneak Peak

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Linux

richs-lxh.linux-hardcore: We are currently playing with a new base (DL-4.0), new kernel (.29-3) new modules, and nelsongs´ new distro building and module creation scripts. We got our hands on nelsongs’ preliminary Gnome desktop modules to play with on the new base and kernel.

Use Agave to create color schemes

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HowTos

ghacks.net: If you do any web design, interior design, painting, graphic arts you know the importance of using complimentary color schemes. For many this is as simple as eying a color. Agave does one thing: It helps you create color schemes that match.

Fedora 11's best five features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux's arrival has been delayed until early next week, June 2, but the release candidate is already looking mighty darn good.

It’s Time For Change: Part I

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Linux
OSS

jonreagan.wordpress: The Linux community can always be a better place. I have always pictured the “perfect” Linux community as one that is helpful and kind to others, nonexclusive, professional (not in the sense of business formality) and free of bureaucracy. I have doubts to whether that will ever happen.

RumorMill: Amazon to Open Source Web Services API's

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ulitzer.com: Word is Amazon's legal team is currently "investigating" open sourcing their various web services API's including EC2, S3 etc. If true, this move makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons.

Gone Linux (Again)

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SUSE
Ubuntu

mkoby.com: Last month I made a decision. I decided to jump back into Linux. My last journey into Linux was about 3 years ago when I ran it at home for a solid year or so. The Linux world moves a lot faster than it use to so i figured now was a good time to jump back into its waters.

A Quick Introduction To Opera Widgets

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Software

downloadtube.com/blog: A widget represents a small application capable to run on your desktop. Opera Widgets are cross-platform and cross-device compatible applications that can be built only by using common Web technologies like HTML, JavaScript or CSS.

The Perfect Linux Distro

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Linux

lunduke.com: I talk a lot about what I think is wrong with the current state of Desktop Linux. And I spend a fair bit of time talking about what I think can be done to improve it. So I figured, why not lay out, piece-by-piece, what I think would be the ultimate Linux Desktop Distribution.

Born free: Open-source software in the recession

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OSS

economist.com: MANY technology firms are floundering amid the recession. But many of the ones that offer services tied to open-source software—free programs written by volunteers who collaborate online—are boasting double-digit growth.

Linux Kernel, Meet Windows Kernel. Behave.

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Here's one for the "only in the Linux world" folder: an attempt to place the Windows NT kernel mechanisms directly in the Linux kernel. Am I the only one who thinks, outside of extremely specialized use cases, this isn't such a hot idea?

Asus Slaps Linux in the Face? - Not!

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Asus Slaps Linux in the Face? - Not!

  • "It's better with Windows" Website -- Hoax or Just Ugly?
  • Why It's Better With Windows...
  • Linux Netbook Reviews: What The Wall Street Journal Missed
  • Moblin version of Linpus Linux Lite OS at Computex

Nettop goes Nano

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Shuttle has released a fanless mini-PC using Via's 1.0GHz Nano U1700 processor. The Shuttle XS29F is said to feature both VGA and DVI video outputs, up to 4GB of RAM, SATA 2 storage options, four USB ports, and total power consumption of less than 50 Watts.

Who wants a pony ?

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Software

kushaldas.in: Pony is a simple image manager written in PyKDE4. After looking for few days I decided to write my own image manager which can suite properly with the simple workflow I follow.

Review - Fedora 11 Preview

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Linux

planetoss.com: RedHat introduces all the exiting new technologies in Fedora, the community driven distribution. Fedora 11 will have the following features besides package version upgrades.

Also: Fedora 11 due for release next Tuesday

Harvard study: Linux will not supplant Windows

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news.cnet.com: For those waiting for a grand cataclysmic battle between Gog (Linux) and Magog (Windows), with one supreme victor, don't hold your breath, suggests a new study by Harvard Business School.

Linux 2.6.30 Kernel Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: With the Linux 2.6.30 kernel being prepped for release in early June, we have set out to provide a few benchmarks of this latest Linux kernel to see how it compares to its two earlier predecessors.

KOffice 2.0.0 Released

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kde.org: The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0 of KOffice. This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases, totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice applications.

Elisa Media Center Gets a New Look and a New Name

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ibeentoubuntu.com: Elisa Media Center has been one of those projects that I really want to like and has almost been there for a long time. It did a lot of cool stuff and did it simply. Well, Elisa has a new name, a new website, and a completely new look.

Another superb collection of Linux games

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Dear all, we have already had several articles on Linux gaming, including three chapters on First Person Shooters (FPS) covering eight games and two massive compilations containing tens of great titles. For today, I have prepared another interesting collection, with a bit of everything.

KOffice on version 2.0, extensions, and being like Firefox

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: The idea of an application that supports third-party extensions and add-ons users can download and install in one click may be more applicable to Web browsers than office suites, but the developers at the open source KOffice project have developed such an architecture where all components are modular.

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