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Story Canonical Splits Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu Touch Vivid Vervet Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am
Story HTC One M8, One M7 to get Android 5.0 OS Lollipop update in Jan. or Feb. 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:15am
Story openSUSE Factory to merge with Tumbleweed Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:07am
Story Valve’s SteamOS to Dominate the Living Rooms Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:53am
Story Government transformation and demand for Linux expertise Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:51am
Story Linux 3.18-rc2 Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:45am
Story What makes Linux so good? Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:41am
Story Handy Disk Image Tools Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 8:39am

Is open source the way to go?

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OSS

businesstimes.com.sg: IN a recent study comparing open-source usage across 75 countries worldwide, Singapore ranked 16th. To understand the importance of open-source software for Singapore, BizIT spoke to a group of industry experts.

Gaming in Linux

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Gaming

edsalisbury.net: One of the reasons people have a hard time making the jump to Linux is the fact that they have a hard time leaving the games they play in Windows. In this article, I’m going to describe some methods of getting around this hurdle.

GIMP 2.7.0 Development Release

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GIMP

gimp.org: The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot.

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G First Impressions

psychocats.net: Overall, I’m quite pleased with it. With all the pros and cons I’ve laid out, though, it is still fun and easy to use. If American Linux users are looking for a good smartphone that works with Linux, definitely consider the MyTouch 3G.

5 things Windows users don't know about Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: The users of Ubuntu are the owners of the OS. Everyone can participate in the development of the OS irrespective of their technical skills. They determine what goes into the development of the OS and have a lot of say in the kind of functions that the OS comes out with.

Hilal Computers strengthens unique partnership with Red Hat

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Linux

zawya.com (PR): Bahrain-based Hilal Computers has strengthened its partnership with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, with an agreement signed recently at the company's headquarters.

Debian and Ubuntu: Can’t we just get along?

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Linux

jaysonrowe.com: Let’s face it. Ubuntu is based on Debian – each new release of Ubuntu draws packages in from Debian’s Unstable branch, polishes those packages and with the wave of a few thousand magic wands, a new Ubuntu version is born.

Winners of maddogs Colombian Multimedia Challenge

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: Well, it took me a while to do it, but I have posted two videos from the maddog Colombian Multimedia Challenge I gave at Campus Party in Bogota.

Review: SUSE Studio

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SUSE

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVER wondered what it would be like to create your own Linux distribution? I certainly have, but a lack of programming skill and technical cowardice have prevented me from doing little more than dreaming about the day Red Devil Linux boots up on my PC.. until now.

Happy Birthday Debian

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Linux

h-online.com: Sixteen years ago today, Ian Murdock announced the "imminent completion of a brand-new Linux release". The release was to be called the Debian Linux Release and was the start of one of the most popular community based distributions of Linux.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

How to Install Palimpsest Disk Utility From Ubuntu (9.10) in Ubuntu Jaunty

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Ubuntu

If you read our "what's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala" post, you must know that a new hard disk tool is now available by default in Ubuntu 9.10: Palimpsest Disk Utility, which was created by Red Hat and is a S.M.A.R.T. testing/monitoring tool, showing you the temperature and uptime of the driver, and also a partition management tool that allows you to mark as bootable, delete or label a hard disk partition. Basically, Palimpsest is a graphical interface for all disc-related tasks, from partitioning and file system creation to encryption, raid and lvm. Full story

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Manage your E17 menus

  • Gentoo Media Center
  • Bohrbugs: OpenOffice.org won’t print on Tuesdays
  • Some news on cooker regarding kde3
  • Artha - WordWeb Knockoff for Desktop Linux
  • Ubuntu 9.04, I'm impressed
  • Grabbing and Sending files and folders over SSH
  • FLOSS Weekly 82: IronPython
  • new netprofile in cooker
  • Aide (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) improvements
  • OpenBSD Television Interview
  • Linux Outlaws 106 - EuroPython Special

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Watermark Images With ImageMagick in Linux

  • How To Use awk In Bash Scripting
  • Find your IP at the cli
  • Lightweight compositing in X
  • Protect your Laptop with TrueCrypt
  • Two Useful Commands for Your Linux Server
  • Split ISO image into multiple archives & back

A possible change of direction for Foresight Linux

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Linux

lwn.net: Michael K. Johnson, a familiar name currently at rPath, has posted an interesting set of suggestions on ways to reinvigorate Foresight development; he starts by suggesting that they drop rPath as the base system.

CrunchBang Linux - Soft, calm and beautiful

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: When I first heard of CrunchBang, the first thought that crossed my mind was - not another Ubuntu-based distro. But then I carefully stowed the troll in me away and started exploring CrunchBang in earnest.

Gnome-Shell

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Software

shanefagan.wordpress: I have been busy the past month so I haven’t had a chance to try out the most recent builds of Gnome-Shell I looked today and I have to say its looking really slick.

The Return of Beryl - 7 months later

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: We are pretty close to a 0.9 Beta now in terms of functionality. Most of the plugins have been ported in some form to compiz++ although some (mostly the one’s I’ve done) are broken in some way which makes them unusable.

10 Best Mozilla Thunderbird Themes

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Moz/FF

makeuseof.com: Among desktop Mail clients, Mozilla Thunderbird is still a popular choice. Thunderbird unites many advantages, including the flexibility we all know from Firefox. One of the greatest joys for me is customizing Thunderbird’s look and feel.

Sabayon Linux 4.2 KDE Review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo Linux-based, multi-purpose distribution. Previous releases of Sabayon came in one huge DVD iso image with the option to install your favorite desktop. However, the latest release is available in iso images distinguished by desktop environments.

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