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Story GNOME Documents App Now Lets Users Quickly Change to Selection Mode Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 10:54pm
Story Qt 5.5.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 10:49pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 9:57pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 9:04pm
Story Several Sites Publish Their Thoughts On Steam Machines & The Steam Controller Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:51pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:27pm
Story Tizen Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:25pm
Story Android 6.0 Marshmallow review Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:16pm
Story GNOME's Mutter 3.18.1 Brings Better HiDPI On Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Syncloud: personal services device Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:59pm

Xfce 4.8.0 on Track for January Release

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Software Xfce, the little desktop that could, is steadily progressing toward its January release with several developmental builds.


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thorwil.wordpress: Backtestground is a project collecting a few tools to aid in designing wallpapers.


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Software APTonCD is a GUI tool that can extract the .deb packages that you have manually installed on your machine and selectively copy them to an ISO image that can be burned to a CD or DVD. The tool can then be used, on another machine, to restore those packages.

Review of the new Komodo IDE 6: Great new features, one gripe

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Software For those in the market for a quality developer’s IDE (Integrated Development Environment), the recently released Komodo IDE 6 is definitely worth looking at.

Illumination is in the Ubuntu Software Center

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Software Today we announced that Illumination Software Creator is now available in the Ubuntu Software Center’s “For Purchase” section. This is cool for oh-so-many reasons.

The First X.Org Server 1.10 Snapshot Brings Some Fun

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Software Following the hiatus last week with the X.Org Server 1.10 merge window being kept open to allow time for finishing up RandR 1.4 with per-CRTC pixmaps and then NVIDIA pushing for fence sync support in this release, the work has now settled and the merge window has closed.

10 Things We Want to See in Chrome OS

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Unity Applications View Mockups

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Ubuntu WebUpd8 reader Jorge Guerrero sent us an email with a link to a PDF (I'm not sure who made it) that has some very interesting Unity applications view mockups:

KDE -- and proud of it!

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  • KDE -- and proud of it
  • K* == bad
  • calligra
  • Calligra, past, present, future, a few answers

Amarok 2.4 Beta 1 "Closer" Released

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Software This Fall has been busy, busy, busy in Amarok development! Many of the summer projects have been merged and are being tested. It’s an exciting time, and we’re proud to show you the first beta of Amarok 2.4.

openSUSE makes a splash at Latinoware

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  • openSUSE makes a splash at Latinoware
  • A new aeon, a new team of ambassadors!
  • Indicator ME has landed!
  • Updating openSUSE Manuals for openSUSE 11.4
  • My views on openSUSE LTS
  • About Those 882 Novell Patents: This is Where OIN Comes In

And Then There Was One: Red Hat

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  • And Then There Was One: Red Hat
  • Red Hat shares hit 52-week high after Wall Street upgrade
  • Red Hat: Morgan Stanley Says Buy On Improving Cash Flow
  • Red Hat Enhances Business Rules Management System
  • Red Hat: more reliable than Microsoft, apparently...

TurnKey Linux—High On Steroids

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Linux This is a community-oriented open source project conceived by Alon Swartz and Liraz Siri, to simplify our lives. It is available as an installable Live CD ISO and as a virtual machine image format too. If you have cloud access, it won’t dishearten you at all.

Apache loses Java showdown vote to Oracle

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Software The Apache Software Foundation – one of tech's most influential open-source groups – is closer to quitting Java's governing body after losing a stand-off vote against Oracle on Java.

Opensuse 11.4 (M4) Screenshots tour

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SUSE OpenSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor. Kernel 2.6.37rc3 is the basis of M4, including the famous “200 line” per tty task groups patch to improve desktop interactivity, and featuring the removal of the so-called ‘Big Kernel Lock’ that will improve scalability.

Linux Mint 10 review

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Linux Hot on the heels of Ubuntu 10.10, the Linux Mint project announced the release of Mint 10 code-named Julia. Dmitri Popov takes a look at what the new version of this polished and user friendly Linux distro has to offer

Three middleweights

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kmandla.wordpress: In that sense, here are three distros that I would call “middleweights:” Too big to compete with us lowly basement dwellers, but not necessarily in the same bracket as the juggernauts out there.

Top 3 Application Menu Alternatives for Ubuntu

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Software I didn't had any problem with the default menu application I have in my Ubuntu. That was until I tried other application menus available out there. Here is a collection of 3 simple application menu alternatives you should give a try in your Ubuntu.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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  • Goodbye Fedora 12
  • If Web Browsers Were Celebrities..
  • Official Ubuntu Advertising Team is Now Alive
  • A new data set from Firefox reveals our browsing habits
  • maddog the catalyst
  • Linux and Windows Integration
  • ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee
  • Playing SuperTuxKart – A Free 3d kart racing game in Ubuntu
  • Oracle talks up Solaris 11 Unix release
  • A week in the life of a KDE e.V. board member
  • ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Open Source Way
  • Firefox 4 offers silent add-on updates
  • How Red Hat democratized our corporate citizenship program
  • Microsoft, Attachmate and Novell's Linuxy Ménage à Trois
  • New Scientific Linux 6 Alpha Is Out
  • Huawei Joins Linux Foundation
  • Supreme Court Case Could Affect Developers' Secondary Patent Liability
  • Latest Opera snapshot
  • digiKam Tricks 1.3 Released
  • Gentoo Interview with Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • id software job
  • Gentoo becomes Open Invention Network licensee
  • Screenshot Tour of Diaspora
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GitLab Web IDE

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Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

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Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

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  • iOS Trustjacking – A Dangerous New iOS Vulnerability
    An iPhone user's worst nightmare is to have someone gain persistent control over his/her device, including the ability to record and control all activity without even needing to be in the same room. In this blog post, we present a new vulnerability called “Trustjacking”, which allows an attacker to do exactly that. This vulnerability exploits an iOS feature called iTunes Wi-Fi sync, which allows a user to manage their iOS device without physically connecting it to their computer. A single tap by the iOS device owner when the two are connected to the same network allows an attacker to gain permanent control over the device. In addition, we will walk through past related vulnerabilities and show the changes that Apple has made in order to mitigate them, and why these are not enough to prevent similar attacks.
  • What Is ‘Trustjacking’? How This New iOS Vulnerability Allows Remote Hacking?
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