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Story Qt 5.2 Released | The Best Qt Yet Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 7:54am
Story Canonical Is Forking The GNOME Control Center Roy Schestowitz 14/12/2013 - 1:30am
Story Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:49pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 11:42pm
Story Cluster update Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 9:32pm
Story Dell and Red Hat's OpenStack Alliance To Open Many Enterprise Doors Rianne Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:50pm
Story Munich’s push to Linux complete Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:42pm
Story Linux's New Game: the Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:37pm
Story Manjaro Smooths Out Arch's Rough Edges Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:21pm
Story Will you download SteamOS? Roy Schestowitz 13/12/2013 - 8:18pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice.org: Knowing when to use Impress

  • Improve login time by using readahead in Ubuntu
  • Linux Wi-Fi Works With wicd
  • Use Amarok as An Alarm Clock
  • Configuring IceWM: Basics
  • Linux Performance Hunting Tips - Take Copious Notes (Save Everything)
  • Avoid OpenDNS Free DNS Service Like The Plague
  • Tip: USB key problem on Mandriva
  • DIY File Server
  • Finding Overlapping Matches Using Perl's Lookahead Assertion Matching
  • small Qt based mail biff
  • Expanding text with Snippits in Linux

Ubuntu debuts Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: The Ubuntu project has detailed plans for the April 2009 version of its Linux distribution, continuing its habit of naming its software after animals by dubbing Ubuntu 9.04 "The Jaunty Jackalope".

20 reasons to shed the Microsoft yoke and use Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Well, well, well! We seem to be going on a crusade here at iTWire - the old W vs L battle. The Windows is better than Linux creed - which I think is another way of proffering reasons why marketing is better than technology.

Forrester Compares Chicago Cubs Fans To Linux Faithful

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Misc

crn.com: Last month in a research note on corporate desktop trends, Forrester analyst Ben Gray acknowledged the existence of "fairly impressive industry buzz" on the future of Linux on the desktop, but said Linux still represents a tiny share of the corporate desktop market.

Three typing tutors and a boy

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Software

linux.com: I recently sat down with my 12-year-old son Ian, who agreed to sit still long enough to try a few typing teacher applications on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Fortunately, we found a number of open source typing tutorial programs to download and test. Ian and I looked at three GPL-licensed apps: Klavaro, TuxTyping, and KTouch.

Why VIA's Open Source Video Driver Is Missing A Few Things

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Software

informationweek.com/blog: A scenario for you: A company announces that it's going to offer open source drivers for its hardware from now on. Rejoicing ensues. Then the drivers themselves arrive, only to be missing things -- not enough to make them useless, but still frustrating. What happened?

Upcoming Fedora 10 release foreshadows RHEL 6

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Linux

techtarget.com: For Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) administrators, handling software packages, administering policies and managing networks all are going to get easier. At least that's the promise.

Also: Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst: The Challenges of Competing with Free

Sabayon 3.5: Fun, as a Live DVD

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Sabayon has been an interesting distribution in the past. However I've never actually chosen to use the distribution regularly, opting instead to play with the live games from time to time. While searching for a different kind of distribution to throw on Rig 4, Sabayon 3.5 came up.

A First Extraction Of Chromium

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Google
Software

heise-online.co.uk: Chrome is not Google's new open source browser. Chromium is Google's new open source browser. The initial release and supporting documentation usually hint at how well developed the project will be. With that in mind, heise online UK set out to build Chromium from the available source code and see how difficult the process was.

Heretic and Hexen liberated!

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Gaming

fsf.org/blogs: After several years of trying, members of the Doom community have succeeded in getting the source code to Heretic and its sequel, Hexen to be re-released as free software under the GNU General Public License.

Lenovo ditches Linux

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Chinese PC manufacturing giant Lenovo, which years ago purchased IBM's personal computer business, appears to have quietly stopped offering Linux as a pre-installation option.

Linux-powered LinPC desktop is a bargain

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: The new generation of inexpensive netbooks may be wonderful, but for my main desktop I want a real machine -- something I can open up, clean, and add to. So I was extremely tickled recently to trade for a new LinPC, an economical personal computer that features PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 preinstalled and ready to go.

Strong line-up for second open source awards

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OSS

computerworld.co.nz: The awards received close to 100 nominations this year. Open source shop Catalyst IT, which is organising the awards, to be held in Wellington in the end of September, says it is pleased to see so many new projects.

Brazilian IT enterprise SERPRO selects Debian

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Linux

times.debian.net: The Servico Federal de Processamento de Dados (SERPRO), (a US$ 1 billion annual revenue Brazilian government owned IT enterprise), announced during the Debian Day Brasil 2008 Porto Alegre that it has selected Debian GNU/Linux as the preferred distribution for its hundreds of GNU/Linux development and production servers.

OS/2: the Open Source Laboratory

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OS

computerworlduk.com: Remember OS/2? It was the going to be the “real” operating system that took over from the mickey mouse Windows.... Somehow, that never quite happened (can't imagine why), but OS/2 aficionados remain as loyal to their OS as any Mac fanboy.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 3: MythDora

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Linux

raiden.net: Today we'll be looking at MythDora, the third and final entry in our MythTV distro roundup. We'll look at the ease of setup, feature completeness, and extra perks it offers you, the user. So sit back and enjoy this quick overview of MythDora.

Dumb questions and simple answers

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The world of so called "journalism" especially in the realm of technology and Linux is full of questions and comments that aren't really worth the cost of the ink it takes to bold and highlight them.

Tcsh shell variable manipulation

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News

Tcsh is one of the most popular UNIX shells. Learn how you can use tcsh shell variables to make your work easier and how to take advantage of tcsh's advanced security features.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 269

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 on ASUS Eee PC

  • News: Google Chrome, Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1, Fedora update status and ext4 testing, openSUSE with Enlightenment, interview with Clement Lefebvre
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 4.7, Midnight BSD 0.2.1
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.4, Linux Mint 5 Community, Frugalware Linux 0.9
  • New additions: Ubuntulite
  • New distributions: TITAN LEV
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Release Candidate 1 out

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OOo

openoffice.org: The release candidate 1 of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now ready for testing. What's new ? Sheet names can contain almost any character, XML Document's XForm models support "internal" vs. "external" data, and Behavior of cut/paste/fill/drag on filtered rows.

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
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    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

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Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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