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Story Avoiding systemd isn't hard Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:39am
Story 12 Must Have Android Apps Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:34am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:25am
Story Up the revolution! The rise of Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:21am
Story Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment: GNOME Shell Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:17am
Story Mutual business crowdfunding for LibreOffice results in new features investment Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:14am
Story ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 Review: Refreshing Mandriva based KDE spin Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:12am
Story Development of Nautilus – Popovers, port to GAction and more Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 6:06am
Story Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 5:51am
Story Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish Rianne Schestowitz 23/10/2014 - 1:07am

Moblin Linux - The next big operating system

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: I have spent the last few days playing with Moblin 2. Boy, it's something else. Mark my words. In 2015, two out of every three netbooks will be running Moblin.

Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks

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HowTos

packtpub.com: One of the greatest things about a Linux based Desktop environment is the ability to customize nearly everything you see. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will see how to find hidden UI options as well as save all of your customizations for easy replication.

Top 10 Google Chrome Themes

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Software

junauza.com: Just like Firefox, Google Chrome web browser is now theme-able. From the gallery, there are currently 28 (excluding the default classic theme) good-looking themes that can be easily downloaded and installed. Here are my Top 10 favorite.

The Power of Open Source Development

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OSS

osindia.blogspot: Most literature around open source focus on using open source software. While the benefits of OSS are gaining increased recognition, some smart organizations are going a step further and applying the Open Source Development Model (OSDM) to solve problems that proved to be otherwise intractable.

Are there too many versions of Linux? No.

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Linux

raiden.net: Gene over at Errac webload recently posted (as many others before him have) that there are too many versions of Linux. At one time I would glady have agreed with him.

Back To School With Linux!

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from PCMagazine. They're touting "Back to School software." But they also feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine. In this article I'll show several ways to make it a little faster.

Browser battler fights back

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Moz/FF

ft.com: Mozilla's Firefox has been my favourite web browser since the first version of the free software download appeared in November 2004. Since then, Firefox - developed by the open-source Mozilla nonprofit foundation - has won about 23 per cent of the browser market.

Mono advocate offers Mono-free Ubuntu remix

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Debian and Ubuntu Mono packager Jo Shields has come up with a Mono-free remix of the last released version of Ubuntu, version 9.04, which he has chosen to call Chicken Little Remix.

Office Suites for Linux

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: Nearly every desktop computer and laptop has some kind of office or productivity suite. I have found there are six common office/productivity solutions for UNIX/Linux systems with which most of us are already familiar.

Misinterpretation of a prototype?

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OOo

blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS: It was really interesting to follow the media in the last days where discussion around the latest Renaissance prototype took place. And many many people commented on the blog from Frank a colleague of mine and other public sources.

Monty claims commercial MySQL license is too restrictive

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OSS

h-online.com: Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL, has said in a blog posting – "Thoughts on Dual-Licensing Open Source Software" – that he recently became aware that Sun Microsystem's OEM licence agreement for MySQL would restrict users who had signed up for the commercial licence to the open source database from modifying MySQL or using any forks of MySQL.

Writing a book with the help of the Sakai free software community

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Misc

This article is about writing a book with the help of the free software community. The book in question is Sakai Courseware Management with the main authors being Alan Berg (Me myself and Sleepy and Michael Korcuska, the executive director of the Sakai Foundation. In reality, around forty community members delivered valuable content, which the authors distributed strategically throughout the book.

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Raster Graphics System in KDE 4

  • Free Desktop Communities come together at the Gran Canaria
  • Desktop Summit

  • Open Multiple Links At Once In Firefox
  • Add A Search Engine to Firefox Search Bar
  • Progress with Pardusman on Web
  • Debian stable(?) on the HP Mini
  • Tweet From your KDE 4 Desktop
  • Checking Chrome on Linux
  • Is Google's open-source advocacy a patent-busting scheme?
  • Is Google spending $106.5m to open source a codec?
  • AMD Releases OpenCL SDK For Linux Too
  • BOH lands on Linux
  • An ever increasing entropy war with CentOS
  • A Perfect Illustration of Why I Now Choose Scientific Linux Over CentOS
  • Is Your Linux Distro Here For The Long Haul?
  • Amanda McPherson: The Value of Linux Job Skills Rises 50%
  • Linux UI designer working on netbook-optimized calendar, mail

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to build a KDE 4.3 distro with SUSE Studio

  • Make Firefox Fit Your Netbook in 30 Seconds
  • How to connect to SmartBro Prepaid in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Tech Tip: Remote Mirroring Using nc and dd
  • TIP: Resolving grub-probe warning message on libata transition
  • How to Open a docx file in Ubuntu 9.04 through Openoffice?
  • Snmpd Listen to Specific IP Address (BIND To Selected Interfaces)
  • How to Run Windows Software (and Games) on Linux with Wine
  • Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory
  • Howto Set Movie Covers as Thumbnails on Ubuntu
  • Quick OOo spreadsheet tips
  • Converting OpenOffice files to/from Microsoft Office files

Music Player Review: Music Player Daemon Explored

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Software

gquigs.blogspot: Music Player Daemon is an application that organizes and plays your music, that can be controlled through various applications that you can actually see and use.

KDE 4.3 “Caizen” Review

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KDE

terminalvariant.co.cc: Now that KDE 4.3 “Caizen” is out of the oven I’d like to share my views on the latest release and see if it’s living up to the promise it showed in 4.2.

Buddi: Personal finances without a headache

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Software

linuxbeacon.com: Although the idea of using an application to manage your personal finances does make a lot of sense, not all of us have the time and patience to learn all the intricacies of tools like GnuCash or Money Manager Ex. In this case, you need Buddi.

Also: Digitalizing My Personal Finances on Linux

Linux Distro with a Hint of Hyper-V a la Perlow

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: My good friend and partner in crime, Jason Perlow is working on (as I'm writing this) a new Linux distribution that is Hyper-V ready. It is a modified OpenSUSE 11.1 that includes the Linux Integration Components (ICs) from Microsoft.

AMD FirePro V8750 2GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We reviewed the FirePro V8700 1GB workstation graphics card back in March, but AMD has now introduced its evolutionary successor to this ultra high-end product, and that is the ATI FirePro V8750 2GB.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
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