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Story Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed? Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 9:38pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Gets Its Tenth Update Pack and New Linux Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:23pm
Story ISO/IEC JTC1 Approves ODF 1.2 PAS Ballot Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:12pm
Story KDE Applications and Platform 4.14.1 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Popcorn Time 0.3.3 Released With Support External Media Players And Chromecast, More Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Making of GNOME 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:04pm
Story systemd for Developers I Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:01pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 to Be the Last Update for RHEL5 Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:47pm
Story Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:42pm

A quick look at Fedora 11

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Linux

bmc.com: The reason I was personally looking at Fedora 11 is that I wanted to see what the very latest MAPI setup in Linux looked like. Fedora is not only the most recent release of the major distros: Fedora also prides itself on being the most bleeding edge of the Distros.

Reviewed: KOffice 2.0

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Software

tuxradar.com: Free software is often developed with the mantra 'release early, release often'. This is a great idea, because new tools can be tested, trialled and critiqued as they're developed, rather than waiting for some arbitrary point of readiness. Which brings us to KOffice 2.0.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Life With A Bleeding-Edge Browser

  • Chrome beta 3.0.190.2
  • Berlin art colleges switch to Linux
  • Open source software saves costs
  • Microsoft Cuts Off its Nose...
  • Should Oracle's Linux strategy be...Ubuntu?
  • Mullenweg: Open Source Trumps The Cloud
  • How Manipal Got Its First Linux (Fedora) Server
  • A Week with Windows
  • Red Hat Challenges Oracle on Java Openness
  • My Run In with CentOS at LinuxTag
  • Random screensavers for the console
  • Installation: Resizing Windows before proposing Linux partitions
  • Rock your box with Rockbox
  • At what stage of life is the open source industry?
  • Red Hat: Four Times Novell’s Open Source Revenue?
  • Red Hat's Complaint, as text
  • 16 Videos from Red Hat
  • HP's Linux-based Printer connects to the web
  • Open source show gears up with 200 sessions

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Software from a Tarball in Linux

  • Change Ubuntu Jaunty Top-Level Menu Names (Gnome)
  • Setup Xen 3.4.1 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu 9.04 via UDEV patch
  • How to Run Android Applications on Ubuntu
  • Install And Use Specto In Ubuntu Linux
  • Getting Help from Console
  • Determining What's Been Changed on RPM Based Systems
  • Creating a template for postcards in OpenOffice
  • HOWTO : Cacti on Ubuntu 9.04 server
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Using Built-In Revision Control in Firewall Builder
  • Getting the most out of OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Configuring hotkeys in Lenny
  • Installing Damn Small Linux To Hard Disk
  • Resize Images in Linux with ImageMagick

Netbook Linux Screencaster Smackdown

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Reviews

If you’re using Linux you may have already read TuxArena’s excellent rundown of three highly regarded screencasting apps. But what if you’re using a netbook like an Eee PC?

Do the Linux Jig!

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Ubuntu

happyvenus.net: I’ve been fighting with the want to use Ubuntu for like three years now. Not just use Ubuntu, but make it my primary OS of choice.

Kaspersky releases beta of Linux antivirus

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Software

computerworlduk.com: IT security firm Kaspersky Lab has released the beta version of its antivirus software for Linux file systems.

GNU/Linux: What Does “Free” Mean?

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OSS

blog.eracc.com: I have been pondering the meaning of “free” in association with Free Open Source Software (FOSS) in general and GNU/Linux in particular. If one asks a FOSS advocate what free means in regard to these one might hear the reply, “Free as in beer!” and/or “Free as in freedom!”.

View the stars in Linux with Stellarium

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Software

ghacks.net: If you are learning about the stars in school, an amateur sky watcher, or a meteorologist in the making you need to know your stars. To really see the stars you can visit a real planetarium, you can break out your serious telescope, or you can install and fire up a desktop application like Stellarium.

Brockmeier: Addressing Linux Challenges at LinuxCon

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Interviews
SUSE

linuxfoundation.org: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is a stable fixture in the Linux community, spreading the word about Linux and open source to all who will listen. I recently talked to Zonker to find out what topics he plans to cover in his address at our first LinuxCon event on September 21-23.

Ubuntu Wiki - not shareable?

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Web
Ubuntu

happyassassin.net: I may be missing something here (be great if I am), but it seems to me that the content of the Ubuntu Wiki - which contains some great stuff - is not licensed under one of the common ’shareable’ licenses, like CC, GFDL or OPL.

Michael Jackson is dead at 50

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Obits

reuters.com: Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times said. He was 50.

openSUSE, Now with More Open

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: Novell has announced plans to make openSUSE more community driven by opening up their Online Build System which controls Factory to contributors outside their staffing ranks. What does it mean for the project and community at large?

Kick Start Your Asus Notebook: 64-bit Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: I'm an old-school horsepower junkie. Brute acceleration when I push down on a gas pedal, monster trucks, and triple-engine-blown alcohol tractor pulling all rank way up there in the cool department, as far as I'm concerned. Oddly, I have the same addiction with laptop hardware.

Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Power and space saving computers are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem really skimps on the power consumption. The size is right, too.

Popular Linux Distros That'll Get You A Job

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Linux

odinjobs.com: Are you looking to tinker on your computer in your basement or are you going to look for a job as a Linux Administrator/Linux Developer? If you are looking for a Linux job then you better know the in-demand distros.

Leveraging industrial-strength Python testing

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Linux

This article asks what the Python frameworks do when they introspect a test module to discover what tests live inside of it. It also looks at details like how common test setup and teardown is supported, or not supported, by Zope, py.test and nose. Learn how these testing frameworks will support your Python development.

Fedora's All Spins Zone

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Spins are live Fedora CD images designed with a specific purpose or function in mind.

Digg, Dug, Buried: How Linux news disappears

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Linux
Web

blogs.computerworld: Like it or lump it, the major reason that determines whether any given online story will get read or not is how much play it gets on news link sharing sites and social networks like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon. That sounds like democracy in its most basic form, but in practice what it really means that stories can be buried from sight by abusive users with an ax to grind.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.