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Story FOSS Events Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 10:18am
Story IBM Is Not 1st American Company To Open Source Code To China Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 10:08am
Story Leftovers: BSD (and OpenBSD Turns 20) Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 9:44am
Story Is Open Source Facilitating Collaboration? Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:27am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:17am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:11am
Story BackBox Linux 4.4 review Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 7:57am
Story The state of KDE: Pretty but unstable Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Facing Account Authentication Issues, Could Offer Feedback Option Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:57pm
Story Why hardware needs to go open source Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:54pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to encrypt text files with vi or vim in Linux
  • How to install upgrade to PHP 5.3 on Debian Lenny
  • Qt tip & Trick: Masking Widgets
  • Up and Running with KVM, Ubuntu Style: Part One
  • Autokey: Desktop automation utility for Linux
  • Configure Samba shares in CentOS
  • 5 Ways to Execute Linux Commands and Scripts in Background
  • HTG Explains: What is the Linux fstab and How Does It Work?
  • Ubuntu 10.04: static and noise sound with HDA Intel SigmaTel STAC9221 A1
  • Share One Internet Connection Between Two Ubuntu Machines
  • Everyone with More than One Computer Needs This
  • Monitor Network traffic speed / file progress - speedometer

Extreme Configurability with Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

2indya.com: Gentoo is one of the most talked and noted Linux distributions that have been in active development stage for last 6-7 years. Although there are only a limited number of followers for Gentoo when compared with some other distributions such as Ubuntu, Gentoo has been delivering a best Linux distribution suited for power users. Let’s have a look.

Is Zorin OS Really Easier than Ubuntu?

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Linux

ostatic.com: Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution, which its developers say is, "designed specifically for Linux beginners who want to have easy and smooth access to open source software." Well, isn't that what Ubuntu says? Why would anyone need anything easier than Ubuntu?

Desktop application complexity (part 2)

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Software

jonmasters.org: There were some useful comments on my previous post, but I think they missed my point: there’s too much complexity here.

Ubuntu-isms suck

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: Do you wanna know why Ubuntu-isms suck? Because they make software non-portable. I have just spend a few hours to try to get Synapse, an alternative to the stagnant and buggy Gnome-Do, into my Gentoo Overlay.

Synapse update adds new plugins, results improvements

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: A new release of semantic file launcher Synapse has been made available for download.

Linux Foundation Appoints New Fellow

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Linux

Flock Refresh Trumps RockMelt

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Software

informationweek.com: RockMelt was released in beta in November with the claim that it would bring social networking into the browser. But Flock has been a social networking oriented browser for years now and a new version shows where Flock has several advantages over RockMelt.

Last week in Amarok

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Software

blogs.fsfe.org: Since we were quite busy in the last weeks, here comes a report about the last month in Amarok. The main reason for this delay is the following: We released Amarok 2.4 beta!

LPI Announces 300+ Organizations In Training Partner Program

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) announced that their 2010 training partner program is up 10 percent from this time last year.

Oxygen + Gtk

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Software

hugo-kde.blogspot: For the past few month, Ruslan Kabatsayev, Cédric Bellegarde and I have been working on writing (yet another) Gtk port of KDE's oxygen widget style.

Why Mozilla doesn't back Free Flash players

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Software
Moz/FF

networkworld.com: Despite Apple's best efforts to make it go away, the Web is still littered with Flash-based sites and content. The lack of an open source alternative to Adobe's Flash player is still a major pain point for Linux users and vendors, and the proprietary player is a big source of bug reports for Mozilla. Which brings the question: Why hasn't Mozilla backed one of the projects to create an open source player?

GNOME Foundation 2009 Annual Report

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Software

gnome.org: The GNOME Foundation 2009 Annual Report has been released and is available for download.

Kernels 2.6.35 and 2.6.36: Storage Updates

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Two kernel releases have gone by since we last checked in with the check-ins. While the storage related changes are seemingly minimal, it’s always good to review what changed; you might be surprised.

Unigine Announces The Three New Linux Games

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Unigine Corp has announced the three winners of its Linux game development competition. The three winning teams that will now be granted Unigine Engine licenses to develop their titles include Kot-In-Action, Gamepulp, and MED-Art.

FSF essay argues freedom over quality

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OSS

itworld.com: Getting into the middle of a discussion on the virtues of open source versus free software is about as smart as trying to reconcile the two major US political parties at this point in history--in other words, a fool's errand.

15 Note Taking Applications for Linux

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Software

mynitor.com: Nothing beats the traditional methods of note taking, a simple pen and paper. In this article, we’re listing top 15 populate note taking applications for Linux that are simply to the point.

Top Gnome themes - December

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Software

opensourcetips.org: Top 5 GNOME themes are listed here. Once you have downloaded the file rightclick at desktop and click on Change Desktop Background Option.

Twenty-ten: The picks of the litter

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Two-thousand-and-ten is almost over. I’ve done more than my share of distro-hopping this year, and not because of a fickle character, but because of a curious streak. So I have a few end-of-year “notes.”

Kubuntu 10.10 review

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Gareth Halfacree takes the KDE spin of popular desktop Linux distribution Ubuntu, known as Kubuntu, through its paces…

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