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Story Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 2:22am
Story Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:17am
Story LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:10am
Story About the use of linux for normal people Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:04am
Story Mesa 10.2.6 Has Plenty Of OpenGL Driver Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:53am
Story The Connected Car, Part 3: No Shortcuts to Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:38am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:27pm

Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage

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KDE

usalug-org.blogspot: Recently I have been checking out the memory usage of various window managers and desktop environments, concluding with a study of KDE.

Dell: Most Linux users don't really need the latest version

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Linux

betanews.com: The new Mini 10v netbook that Dell launched last week will get more capabilities over the year ahead, including what the company is calling "wireless improvements." However, although "Linux enthusiasts" might wish otherwise, an upgrade from the currently supported Ubuntu Linux 8.04.

15+ programs you don't have to miss when you switch to Linux

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Two years ago, the small business where I work would never have considered selling Linux systems. Times have changed. Many of their preferred Windows programs are also available for Linux.

In search of the Linux desktop

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: KDE and GNOME are the mainstream desktop environments for GNU/Linux. There are lightweight options that use fewer resources, such as Xfce or Fluxbox, but new users are more likely to encounter KDE or GNOME.

KDE4: The Future of the X Desktop?

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KDE

connectedinternet.co.uk: The biggest issue keeping the X desktop from feeling like a polished system is the presence of multiple desktop environments leads to applications being developed using a wide variety of GUI toolkits.

What Does a Linux Support Contract Buy?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Companies that traffic in free open source software don't make their money selling licenses. They make it by selling support. What's that really worth? What does a company get for support fees?

The State Of The Wayland Display Server

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Software

phoronix.com: Last year the Wayland Display Server project was started and aims to provide a mini display server that is designed around the latest X/kernel technologies like the Graphics Execution Manager and kernel mode-setting.

Open Source Developer Intends To Block Belgian Government From Using His Technology

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OSS

techcrunch.com: Open source developer Bruno Lowagie is about to set a remarkable precedent in the F/OSS world by restricting any government body in his and my home country, Belgium, to use any product that makes use of technology originally developed by him.

9 Ways to Make Linux More Secure

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Linux

nixtutor.com: The Linux operating system has already been proven to be very reliable and secure. It is often the most popular operating system found on web servers largely accredited to its track record in security, but can it be improved?

Boycott Novell attacks itself to get attention

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Web

adterrasperaspera.com: Am I the only one out there who thinks this is an admission that Boycott Novell did it to themselves to get attention? Several blogs out there have already started talking about it so it seems to have worked.

8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions

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OOo

junauza.com: OpenOffice is already a complete desktop office suite that is at par in terms of features with the proprietary Microsoft Office. However, its functionality can still be improved by utilizing useful extensions that are easily available.

Review: gNewSense Version 2.2

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Linux

raiden.net: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'. We're especially excited to see that, as a result of the cooperation between SGI and the FSF to relicense the core 3D library code as free software, today's release re-introduces GLX.

The Merits of Control-Alt-Backspace, or Geeks vs. Reality

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: For the release of Jaunty, the Ubuntu developers decided to disable the control-alt-backspace shortcut for killing the graphical X session. This move prompted a lot of complaining from advanced users.

Wireless Linux group chalks out ambitious plans

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Linux

reuters.com: Open-source wireless Linux foundation LiMo aims to grow its share of the mobile phone operating system market, dominated by Nokia, by adding about 10 members and launching 20 new models this year.

Why are we pinning Linux desktop hopes on netbooks

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Linux

infoworld.com: Consumers already have a user experience in mind when using a device focused on personal computing tasks. That experience is largely Microsoft Windows-based.

Ubuntu - Embed a Terminal into Your Desktop using Compiz [Howto]

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Ubuntu

I guess you could use a screenlet or something similar to embed a terminal into your desktop, but I want to have it transparent, with no titlebar or border and basically to look like my wallpaper has a terminal. For that, i used Compiz and this is what it looks like:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 released

  • I Can Name That Distro in Two Notes
  • Flash isn't going open source, but it may already be more open than Moonlight
  • State IT Agency to host FOSS vendor day
  • Linux Netbooks: What's the Secret Sauce for Sales?
  • How the Debian OpenSSL bug almost spawned a disaster
  • Microsoft’s Linux Rivals Try to Head Off Acrimony
  • Comux 010101
  • The Future Of Gnome DE Looks Promising
  • How Old is that Data on the Hard Drive?
  • The Battle for ODF Interoperability
  • The best Linux disk cloning software - Mephisto Backup 1.5
  • What kept me from sticking to Ubuntu as a desktop solution
  • redhat.com - 2nd round
  • World’s Smallest Computer Runs on Ubuntu
  • ODF Alliance Finds Serious Shortcomings Office 2007 SP2 ODF
  • Video: Open source government
  • Leading Voices - Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat
  • Drupal is a Webware 100 winner for the third year in a row
  • about:mozilla 05/19

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Convert Any Video File Format Under Linux

  • Fix Slow Or Hanging Thunderbird Email Client
  • How to install Chromium (Google Chome) on Gentoo Linux
  • Gedit won't save to SSHFS mount, cured
  • Get to know Linux: Removing files
  • How to setup and use YUM on Fedora Linux
  • How to get ath5k working on Jaunty
  • Jargon Jam - Repo
  • Comandline 101: Aliases for Common Commands
  • Debian Lenny 5.0.1 PXE initrd update

The KDE 4.3 beta: KDE Returns to Incremental Releases

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KDE

earthweb.com: With the release of the KDE 4.3 beta, the project is returning to incremental releases, and concentrating on customization and ease of use on the desktop, the panel, and system settings.

Musix To My Ears

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Musix is a Live CD/DVD Linux operating system that is based on the popular Debian distro. Musix focuses on the x86 processor and contains many audio production, graphic design, and general applications.

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today's leftovers

  • Manjaro ARM to shut down
    While the project is dying, the team has offered help to anyone who is willing to continue this project. The team will guide through all the process and even teach if needed. If anyone is interested in continuing this project, now is the time. Otherwise we all have to say goodbye to Manjaro-ARM.
  • Manjaro ARM Linux Distro Is Shutting Down, Lack Of Contributors Is The Reason
  • That Was The Week That Was (TWTWTW): Edition 2
    This is the second edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog proclaiming noteworthy news in the open source world. It provides a concise distilled commentary of notable open source related news from a different perspective. For the second edition, we present a succinct catchup covering software, hardware, book releases, ending with a real Barry Bargain!