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Story Linux 4.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 7:29am
Story Five Security Tips for New Linux Admins Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 7:22am
Story Someone Tries to Sell Ubuntu GNOME Linux OS on Craigslist for $30 Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 7:16am
Story Docker 1.7.0 Open Source Linux Container Engine Adds ZFS Support Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 12:24am
Story NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds New Intel/Radeon DRM Support, Lua Scripting & More Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 12:16am
Story 4MParted 13.0 Beta Is Out for Testing, Based on 4MLinux 13.0 and GParted 0.22.0 Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 12:14am
Story Canonical Apologizes for Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu, Patch Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2015 - 12:09am
Story Interview with Gervase Markham of Mozilla Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2015 - 10:58pm
Story Solus Distro Is Getting Linux Kernel 4.0.5 Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2015 - 9:10pm
Story Happy Birthday, Ubuntu MATE! Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2015 - 9:07pm

Not a Programmer? Linux Needs You!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Inspired by a comment I received yesterday explaining the problems with non-programmers getting involved in helping Linux projects, I have decided to give a little guidance on how to help out if you are not the code monkey type.

Mozilla girds Firefox with 'hang detector'

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: The next version of Firefox will include a "hang detector" that automatically terminates plug-ins that quit talking to the outside world.

Also: Firefox 3.6.4 On The Verge Of Its Final Descent

Open Money- A look at Personal Financial Software for Linux

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Software

testfreaks.com: When it comes to personal financial software choices, the Windows folks have historically had plenty of choices… with a few major ones that seemed obvious. However, the fine folks over on the Linux side of the wall have not had the same.

Why Linux Should Not Get a Free Ride

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Linux

g33q.co.za: I love Linux, I love FLOSS. I love the ideas behind them, and what drives the community. Why am I so critical during my reviews then?

KOffice 2.2: Is It Ready Yet?

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Software

asinen.org: KOffice 2.2 was recently released and can be “used for real work”. Conveniently, just after 2.2 was released, I found myself needing to put together a presentation for Akademy – so what to use?

HP to buy slim Linux OS from Phoenix

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Linux

networkworld.com (IDG): Hewlett-Packard will buy Linux-based quick-boot OS and client virtualization assets from Phoenix Technologies for US$12 million, Phoenix said on Thursday.

Linux could ease schools tech crunch

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Linux

mercurynews.com: Maybe the answer for local schools facing daunting technology challenges lies with the penguins.

Linux-powered iPad-like tablets can't come quickly enough

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Mac

blogs.computerworld: Apple has long had a history of being arrogant. But, more often than not, they've been able to back it up by the quality of their products. But now, with Apple locking out Adobe Flash and Google Ads, not to mention their cute trick of setting up an HTML 5 demo site that only works with Apple's own Safari Web browser, I think Apple has overstepped their authority.

A new contributor agreement for Fedora

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Linux

opensource.com: A little over a month ago, the Fedora Project announced a plan to replace the existing Fedora Individual Contributor License Agreement (FICLA) with something new, which we've imaginatively titled the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA).

Dear FSF, It’s not you it’s me

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OSS

the-gay-bar.com: I’ve been using FLOSS on my computers pretty much exclusively for about 5 or 6 years now and I don’t see me going back, but I have started to feel some sort of disconnect to one of the leading institutions of FLOSS lately: The Free Software Foundation (FSF).

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx: free OS that Just Works

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Ubuntu

boingboing.net: Today, I got caught up enough from my tour to update my ThinkPad to the latest version of Ubuntu. Lucid Lynx went in like butter. The update ran unattended, took about 1h including downloading the whole OS, updated all of my apps without a hitch, and is running smoothly.

KDE 3 vs. KDE 4: Which Linux Desktop Is Right for You?

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KDE

earthweb.com: Many users are still using KDE 3. For whatever the reasons, several distributions continue to cater to the preference, including aLinux, Knoppix and MEPIS, all of which offer GNU/Linux with KDE 3.0 as the desktop. This raises the question: How do the two series of KDE releases compare?

Just in time for the World Cup: Firefox Cup!

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: 32 national teams are ready to “take the field now, unify us, make as feel proud…” at the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, and Mozilla is joining the celebration with the Firefox Cup.

Parallel Realities: Retro-themed Linux games

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: The Parallel Realities website offers a collection of simple, mostly SDL based action games. They're all fairly lightweight and might make good boredom beaters on a less powerful machine, or failing that, a handy distraction while waiting for something to complete in the background.

MeeGo Gains Industry Momentum

efytimes.com: The MeeGo Netbook User Experience highlights include building on the latest open source technologies, instant access to synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files and real-time social networking updates through the home screen and aggregation of social networking content.

EU's Internet chief warns states against choosing proprietary software as standards

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OSS

latimes.com (AP): The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.

Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security

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Microsoft

arstechnica.com: "Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods."

Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 10.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 5 Tools to Develop AAA Games
  • Should universities become open source tech democracies?
  • Ulteo has been selected to join Microsoft France idEES
  • Pessulus, Lockdown Editor, restrict/lock stuff
  • Open Source and Unicorns
  • Ingres VectorWise goes GA, open source by end of year
  • 10 considerations for maintaining open source in your organization
  • Can FOSS Skills Be Measured?
  • Openoffice.org-ogltrans, OptiPNG, Advanced PNG Optimizer. and Ospics
  • blu-ray on gentoo
  • OSI Committee Chairs Election for 2010-2011
  • Making Open-Source Software Free and Fabulous
  • Linux Outlaws 154 - The Big Android Shootout
  • Announcing the KDE e.V. Supporting Membership
  • TestDisk is a Great Recovery Tool
  • Adobe Preps Crucial Flash Fix
  • How to Undo an Update in Ubuntu Lucid
  • Brazil Wants To Be The Next India and Open Source Is Their Secret Weapon

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cool bash scripting trick with arrays
  • Installing ffmpeg-php on an Ubuntu 9.04 LAMP Server
  • Change Run Command Keybinding to Match Gnome-Do
  • Sabayon 5.3 installation guide
  • OpenID authentication with the mod_auth_openid Apache module
  • Upload to Rackspace Cloud Files in a shell script
  • How to recover files from lost+found after fsck in linux
  • How to Enable Multimedia Support (MP3, Mpeg4, Divx, 3gp, avi) in Fedora 13
  • Ubuntu-system-panel - Simple menu and launcher
  • Save Ubuntu space-auto-delete downloaded packages after installation
  • KDE Power Management 101
  • Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Ubuntu won't connect to a Wep-secured network
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