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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:26pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:26pm
Story XKCD's Comic About OSes Is Hilarious, Predicts Launch Date of GNU Hurd 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 10:08pm
Story 12 reasons to buy the best Android Wear smartwatch you’ve never heard of Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Krita 3.0 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:37pm
Story Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:28pm
Story 4MParted 12.0 Beta Is a Small Tool for Disk Partitioning Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:18pm
Story CoreOS is bringing Google's Kubernetes to the enterprise Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Intel Compute Stick, world's smallest PC, will cost $150 with Windows, $110 with Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:07pm

Linux Laptop launched to aid computer novices

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Hardware

news.bbc.co.uk: People confused and frustrated by computers can now turn to a laptop called Alex built just for them. Based on Linux, the laptop comes with simplified e-mail, web browsing, image editing and office software.

Creating MySQL Backups With AutoMySQLBackup On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

AutoMySQLBackup is a shell script that lets you take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. It can back up multiple databases, compress the backups, back up remote databases, and email the logs. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FreeBSD and the GPL
  • Subversion accepted as a Apache Top-Level Project
  • Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo: The Q&A
  • Linux, open source driving smartphone revolution
  • Open Source, UK Gov. & Institutional Profligacy
  • Open Source Licensing Nirvana
  • Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM
  • The Evolution that is Linux
  • Why you subsidize Google's Soviet-style Net
  • It’s the hot topic and we’re all part of it – the Gen Y
  • Mandriva 2010 – A Review
  • Comparing Browsers on Linux
  • Linux Gaming With Sabayon Gaming Edition DVD
  • We're All Makers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Easily Install Nautilus CoverFlow In Ubuntu
  • Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4
  • HOWTO: Customized Live DVDs with Reconstructor's Web UI
  • Remove Duplicates with fdupes
  • Ubuntu/Lucid: recovering from yesterday's messy update
  • How to change the default Opera download directory
  • Dual booting Debian and KolibriOS
  • Activating Virgin Media Broadband on Linux
  • How to add/remove User accounts
  • How to install GOsa on RHEL/CentOS 5
  • Make Your Personal Linux Cloud With Tonido
  • Getting Google Calendar to work with KDE PIM on Kubuntu
  • Making a videoloop with Kino and Audacity

Ubuntu live CDs now boot 33% faster!

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: How to convince a Mac OS X or Windows user to try GNU/Linux? Installing the desired distribution in a Virtual Machine? Read them all those FAQs about partitioning your hard drive for a dual-boot system? No, no - there's an easier way:

It's not just Twitter

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OSS

blogs.computerworld: A recent Washington Post story observed that Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the only ones. Most, if not all, social networks are built on top of Linux and open-source software.

Linux needs its eyes wide open

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: For Linux to continue to grow, its eyes need to be firmly open, and any hint of blinkers put away, argues Simon Brew…

The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

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Linux

news.cnet.com: For those still waiting for the year of the Linux "desktop," I regret to inform you that it has already come and gone.

Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if...

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Ubuntu

ghabuntu.com: Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if

Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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OS

makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: CoverGloobus - an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop - quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month.

Top 10 Open-Source Server Technologies You Need to Know

serverwatch.com: If you think open-source server technologies are limited to Linux distributions, think again. Although these software projects pair well with Linux, it isn't an integral part of any of the 10 listed. Open-source software no longer refers to a Linux-only environment.

A Bash Primer

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HowTos

certcities.com: With the graphical interfaces within Linux distributions becoming more and more enhanced, the number of users avoiding the command line is increasing. And that's a shame; there's so much power and possibility within the shell that to steer clear of it is to overlook a mighty gem.

Mozilla, that the internet should be public, open and accessible

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Moz/FF

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mozilla is a term used in a number of ways in relation to the now-defunct Netscape Communications Corporation and its related application software, including the Mozilla.org group and its successor the Mozilla Foundation.

LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs

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Software

education.zdnet: It’s been a while since Ubuntu could be called a leaner alternative to Windows. However, one of the nicer features of Linux (at least for the end user) is the ability to choose the windowing environment with which we interact with the underlying OS.

Please say Fedora

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Linux
Ubuntu

blog.nixternal: Last evening I went over to a family friend’s house to help her with an ongoing problem with her Internet connection. After talking to the AT&T tech support person he asked what version of Windows I was using. I told him I was using Linux and he said, "Please say you are using Fedora."

Ubuntu One Music Store Pushed In Rhythmbox

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Web
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: One of the features that was talked about and proposed a few months back was a music store for Ubuntu. Plans were laid out for an Ubuntu One Music Store and the first packages to support this in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS are now available.

Rhythmbox + Last.fm

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Software

everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox’s Last.fm to scrobble lately because it doesn’t let me ‘love’ a song. Well, that is until I found this particular Last.fm plugin for Rhythmbox called “New Style Last.fm Scrobbler.”

PC-BSD’s graphical firewall manager

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Software

linuxbsdos.com: The firewall application on PC-BSD is OpenBSD’s Packet Filter. It is a very powerful firewall application with many advanced features and functionalities. This post takes a look at the graphical firewall manager.

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