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Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:23pm
Story 6 reasons to get excited for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:22pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:18pm
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Culture Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:17pm
Story GitHub Reveals Most Popular Programming Languages Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:11pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:02pm
Story Libreoffice 5 review Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 5:47pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Tight as a tiger Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 5:28pm

Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: If you tend to have a large number of tabs open at a time, get ready to experiment considerably faster session restores thanks to cascaded session restore (CSR), an optimized approach that loads a limited number of tabs at a time (3 by default) when Firefox restarts.

Linux Journal be Taken Over by Pirates, ARRRR!

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Humor

linuxjournal.com: I regret t' inform ye that we've been boarded by a ban' o' filthy pirates while sailin' th' high seas. What? Isn't that what ye do on weekends?

shuttleworth video interview excerpt

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and Dell Tie Up
  • Edubuntu 10.10 Installer is Also Getting a Full Overhaul

Linux Out Performs Windows in OpenGL

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Late last year I did a posting detailing how Windows 7 crushed Ubuntu 9.10 in the area of 3D performance. Nine months later I am happy to say:

KDocker: Dock Any Application in the System Tray

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I bet at one point or another you felt you missed the system tray integration feature in some application, be it xterm, an audio player, a file manager or any other program. Well, KDocker is just the thing.

Are Kopete's Days Numbered?

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KDE
Software

thebluemint.net: Most KDE users use Kopete for their IM needs. There's a reason why it's the default IM client in Linux Mint KDE as well as nearly every other KDE-based distro out there.

Most Drivers Won't Be Merged Into X Server 1.10

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Software

phoronix.com: The last talk of the 2010 X.Org Developers' Summit was regarding X.Org Server 1.10. The good news is that nearly every X.Org graphics driver will not be merged back into the xorg-server repository.

Red Hat looks out of state for expansion

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat's heady growth has led it to explore out-of-state options for a whopping 300,000 square feet of office space.

50 Reasons to Love GNU/Linux for Schools

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Linux

pogson.6k.ca: We have all read articles with 5 or 10 reasons to love/hate some facet of IT. I thought I would go for 50.

Mono Mythbusting, September 2010 Edition

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Software

apebox.org: In an attempt to stem this flow of disinformation, here are some commonly held – but incorrect – beliefs about the Mono framework, and an explanation of the reality of the situation, as far as I understand it.

Mandriva is now forked as Mageia

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MDV
  • Mandriva is now forked as Mageia
  • Mageia: MandrivaLinux fork
  • Mageia – A New Linux Distribution
  • http://mageia.org

Best Linux Distro for 3D Performance

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: There is one question all new Linux users ask themselves at one point or another: Which Linux distro do I want to use?

GNOME Shell Looks Promising

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: GNOME Shell is a window manager designed specifically for the upcoming GNOME 3 desktop, with the intention of offering a rather different way of interacting with the desktop, providing a workspace which hardly resembles the classic desktops.

Ri-Li – A Free Arcade Game For Kids

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Gaming

linuxandfriends.com: Ri-Li is an arcade game meant for children aged 3 years and up. In this game, the you control a wooden toy train and you have to collect all the coaches spread across the tracks to complete each level.

A Canonical Controversy

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Ubuntu

linux-blog.org: Remember these past few months where Ubuntu/Canonical’s contribution to Gnome (or lack thereof) was called into question and the topic was on the tip of every Linux news website tongue? Let’s throw some gasoline on that fire!

Mandriva Forked Welcome to Mageia

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MDV

As you may have heard, the future of the Mandriva Linux distribution is unclear. We believe a fork is the best solution and we have decided to create a new distribution: Mageia.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux and Too Many Choices
  • IBM, Oracle could bid to buy Red Hat
  • Peazip- A powerful opensource file and archive manager
  • The Smell of Microsoft Desperation
  • Why Red Hat should fear Amazon Linux
  • Microsoft tea party against open source
  • The ZFS Linux Module Goes Into Closed Beta
  • KVM: Your Key to Open Source Server Virtualization
  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 5: Michael Meeks
  • Diaspora: A first peek at Facebook's challenger
  • Sabayon Linux 5.4RC1 Testing Release
  • USB runtime power management Returns to Fedora
  • DtO: Know your Hipsters!
  • Open source: a savvy bet, even in tough times
  • Gentoo: 10 years compiling codeswarm
  • Simple udisks based automount daemon for Ubuntu

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Nvidia Driver on CentOS
  • create Debian packages with alternative compression
  • Instant message on your LAN with iptux
  • Encrypt / Decrypt a single file
  • How to find – Size of a directory & Free disk space
  • Risize primary partition & add second with Ubuntu
  • Make Ubuntu asks password when mounting ntfs drives
  • Create a file of a specific size with random content

7 days with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Uniteee: 7 days with Ubuntu Unity on a 7” screen
  • Ubuntu Software Center on Cranky Geeks
  • Previewing Moovida 2.0 on Ubuntu
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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

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today's leftovers

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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
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  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
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  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
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    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
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    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

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    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.