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Story Raspbian explained Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 6:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 11:23am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 11:22am
Story DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:44am
Story Release: SymphonyOS 14.1 Now Available Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:31am
Story KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:13am
Story This Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:10am
Story Robolinux Xfce 7.6.1 Will "Blow Windows Users' Minds" – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:01am
Story The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:53am
Story Prominent KDE Developer Says Convergence Will Not Happen Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:46am

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Revisiting antiX and SimplyMEPIS

  • A day with Ubuntu
  • Wiping Data (or Secure Deletion) from Linux
  • disable synaptics touchpad while typing on ubuntu 9.4 Jaunty
  • FLOSS Weekly 69: OpenMoko
  • Cities of Anderlecht, Charleroi and Vorst on the move towards OOo
  • OpenCL, OpenGL 3.1 State Trackers "Hopefully Soon"
  • Record your Skype Phone Calls on Linux with Skype Call Recorder
  • GNOME foundation needs your vote for Board elections 2009
  • Asus, The Fair Weather Friend

Linux SopCast Player

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Linux

SopCast Player is designed to be an easy to use Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast Player features an integrated video player, a channel guide, and bookmarks. Once SopCast Player is installed it simply "just works" with no required configuration.

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The OLPC XO-1.5 and Fedora 11

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Linux
OLPC

printf.net: Some good news from OLPC: we've decided to base the new XO-1.5 laptop's software release on Fedora 11. Unlike previous releases, we plan to use a full Fedora desktop build, booting into Sugar but giving users the option to switch into a standard GNOME install instead.

Linux vs Windows - which is the better netbook OS?

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Linux
Microsoft

netbookknowhow.com: When the netbook first arrived onto the market at the backend of 2007, it came riding with Linux in the saddle. Now 18 months on and Linux-preinstalled netbooks are as rare as hen’s teeth. But which operating system is really the better option?

New Firefox Icon

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Moz/FF

Winning Strategies for Linux Desktop

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: The Linux desktop more than anything else needs an extensive support of its die hard proponents which will be helpful in creating a buzz and hence serve the purpose by establishing a strong word of mouth.

Create custom actions with the Thunar file manager

ghacks.net: The Thunar file managers is one of the best graphical file manager available for the Linux operating system. Thunar is the file manage of choice for the Xfce 4 desktop as well as Enlightenment E17.

Avoiding the JavaScript trap

tuxradar.com: We're not going to bore you by talking about free beer versus free speech - that's an old argument and one with which we hope you're familiar by now. Instead, we want you to focus on the web services you rely on. Think Google. Think Gmail. Think Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm or any number of others.

Ubuntu One: Future of Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

linuxhaxor.net: Ubuntu One (pro service) is more expensive than Dropbox and the fact that dropbox client already supports Linux very well that it makes little sense to use Ubuntu One as an online storage service. Unless you consider these facts:

A Quick Tour of GNOME Shell

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Software

lizards.opensuse.org: I did decide to do a quick tour of the GNOME Shell, one of the integral parts of the GNOME 3 series, scheduled to be coming out in 2010 or so.

Kids belong on Linux netbooks

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Recently, fellow Computerworld blogger, Preston Gralla wrote about a Lenovo analyst who felt that Windows 7 will dominate netbooks, and Linux will fade away. Of course, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols responded that Linux does have a future on netbooks

Open-Source Speech Recognition Platform – Simon Unveiled

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Software

tmcnet.com: An open-source speech recognition platform called ‘Simon’ has been developed under the General Public License (GPL), in order to serve people with locomotor and cognitive dysfunctions with an advanced speech recognition system (SRC).

Packaging standards, again

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Software

happyassassin.net: I don’t understand why this debate won’t go away and die already, because it’s fundamentally silly, as anyone who’s actually bothered doing any packaging knows. Why don’t we have a common packaging format? Because we don’t have a common distribution.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mozilla marks June for Firefox 3.5 release candidate

  • openSUSE Weekly News - openSUSE Community Week special edition
  • Konsole Fonts
  • Telethon Taps Open Source to Save on Costs
  • Vincent Danen: My first 90 days at Red Hat
  • Linux development service cracks DaVinci code
  • The Linux VGA Arbiter Has Been Revived
  • R.I.P. Fravia
  • #! CrunchBang Linux Review
  • Testing out Arch Linux
  • Take-Two sues over death of Duke Nukem Forever
  • Fedora Art Team becomes Fedora Design Team
  • Activists push city endorsements of open source
  • Landscape 1.3 released for Ubuntu management
  • KDE 4.3 Beta 1 - looking pretty
  • Ten key web-based Linux tools
  • SimplyMEPIS 8.0 on Toshiba Satellite
  • The EU Parliament still sticks with Microsoft. Here’s why.
  • Elug and SA Linux join forces
  • Ubuntu One; what's in a name?
  • Red Hat 'inevitably' a target -- stock jumps 8%

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using the Bash complete Command

  • Count the Number of Files in a Directory in Linux
  • openSUSE NetworkManager and keyring
  • Lock screen on lid close
  • Command Line Basics: Navigating the File System
  • Browsing a FTP server in Nautilus
  • How to Use the Second Network Port on Your Computer
  • Create your own version of Fedora with Revisor
  • Creating Our First Module using Drupal 6 (Part1)
  • vnstat on openSUSE

Windows 7: 7 Reasons Not to Get too Excited

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Microsoft

linuxpromagazine.com: It’s official: Windows 7 will be on the shelves just in time for the Christmas season. From an Open Source perspective, this is nothing ground-breaking: It’s just the same old Windows.

USB display technology heading for Linux

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Linux users should soon be able to use USB-connected monitors that incorporate DisplayLink's chips. DisplayLink has released Linux versions of its USB monitor source code under LGPL, and has partnered with Novell and the Linux Driver Project to develop drivers for desktops and mobile devices.

Open Source You Can Use, May 2009 Edition

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Software

informationweek.com/blog: Sound, video, distros and programming all figure into this month's roundup of open source goodies.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Storage improvements

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Linux

h-online.com: The next kernel version is to provide all that's necessary to convert, for example, a RAID 5 into a RAID 6 and vice versa. There are changes to the block layer designed to speed up the system, and new and improved drivers will offer better SAS support.

Linux Distros That Don’t Suck

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Linux

tech.nocr.at: I have had many people email me about the best distro out there. The only answer I have for them is “depends on what you want to do”.

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