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Story Tor Browser 4.0 is released Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 7:58am
Story DOCKER 1.3: SIGNED IMAGES, PROCESS INJECTION, SECURITY OPTIONS, MAC SHARED DIRECTORIES Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 7:49am
Story The Advantages of Computer Hardware Designed For Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 7:26am
Story Mozilla and Telefónica Partner to Simplify Voice and Video Calls on the Web Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 7:16am
Story Best YouTube Players for Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 7:01am
Story Android Exec Says Google Will Loosen Reins on Watches, TVs and Cars Over Time Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 6:52am
Story Right Side of History, Fedora 21 Looking Good, and KWayland Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2014 - 6:43am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:48pm

Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases

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Linux

mdzlog.alcor.net: At DebConf 9 this week, the Debian release team proposed a new approach to Debian’s release cycle, which was then announced on the Debian web site. Both the Debconf presentation and the announcement were quite clear, but a number of news articles and blog posts on the subject seem to have misinterpreted them.

Fit-PC2 review: The world’s smallest desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

roytanck.com: The Fit-PC2 is the world’s smallest fully functional desktop PC. It’s about 1/4 the volume of a Mac Mini, and it still has all the necessary connections and features to be used as a home or office computer.

Are Proprietary Tools the Key to Linux Desktop Success?

daniweb.com/blogs: I'm having a rather traumatic experience with certain Microsoft products lately. The problem is, that to manage a true Hyper-V system remotely, you must have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system. Where's the freedom in that?

10 IT flame wars that will never go away

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been involved in IT over the past few decades, you know that the flame of war has always burned strong. It’s like the best rivalries in sports, with camps residing on opposite sides of the field. Chances are, you’ve been in at least one of these flame wars over the years.

antiX-M8.2

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Up this time is antiX, a light-weight version of Linux based on SimplyMEPIS. antiX is geared toward older systems but it’s also quite usable on more modern hardware.

Make the most of large drives with GPT and Linux

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Linux

Preparing for future Linux disk storage with the GUID Partition Table

Will Smartbooks Replace Netbooks?

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Hardware

guardian.co.uk: Could netbooks be replaced by smartbooks? Yes. But will they? Maybe. The general idea is to run smartphone software such as Google's Linux-based Android and Microsoft's Windows CE (AKA Windows Mobile) on portable computers with 7in-10in screens.

MicroHoo: Good or Bad for Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blogs: News that Microsoft and Yahoo have finally agreed a formula for their collaboration comes almost as a relief after what seems like years of tiresome on-off negotiations. I think it's necessary to distinguish between short-term and long-term effects.

Beyond the hype: Where open source actually saves you money

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OSS

cnet.com: Talk to any open-source vendor (myself included), and we'll tell you that there's a lot of money to be saved by dropping your proprietary software in favor of open-source alternatives. But is that always the case? And, if so, what are the necessary preconditions for saving money?

Aisleriot - Solitaire on Steroids

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Gaming

raiden.net: Despite all the people who claim to be productive at work, or those who claim to be more than a casual gamer, there is a lot, and I do mean a lot, of people out there who are either casual gamers, or they love to play various solitaire card games on the computer.

Microsoft Releases GPL'd Software (Again): Does This Change Anything?

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Microsoft
OSS

softwarefreedom.org/blog: Microsoft has received much undeserved press about their recent release of Linux drivers for their virtualization technology under GPLv2. I say “undeserved” because I don't particularly see why Microsoft should be lauded merely for doing something that is in their own interest that they've done before.

Linux your way with SUSE Studio

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SUSE

dissociatedpress.net: One of the great things about Linux is that it’s possible to do almost anything with the OS – scale it up, scale it down, customize it to suit your needs. But it’s much easier said than done. Creating your own Linux-based OS is no small feat. Or wasn’t. Until SUSE Studio.

5 Fast Solutions To Deploy Ubuntu On Windows

downloadtube.com/blog: For testing purposes or just for fun, almost any existing Linux distribution can be rapidly deployed from its Live CD or DVD ISO image, without the need to perform an installation to a hard drive or a USB drive.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: GRUB 2

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Software

workswithu.com: Ubuntu 9.10 will use GRUB 2 as its default bootloader, replacing GRUB legacy. In this post, we take a look at some of the new features offered by this change.

So, is nice, nice and simple?

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Software

linux-foundation.org: The command nice, and its corresponding function, nice(), appear to be quite simple. A non-privileged user can “nice” a process so that it gets less CPU time. Do you know more about nice? Try the quiz below.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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Software
Moz/FF

osrevolution.com: Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks

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Moz/FF

ubuntu-inside.me: about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options as you know.So it is the most powerful and effective way to tweak and enhance your Firefox experience. Here is 17.

Debian to adopt time-based releases

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Linux

itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux Project has decided to adopt time-based development freezes from now on, on a two-year cycle.

Ten plus years of Linux desktops.

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux has been around and useable on the desktop for over ten years. So I decided to go through the internet way back machine, namely google, and look for some screenshots of Linux desktops over the last ten years.

7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Sometimes the GUI is just too slow. Learn how to resize images, add drop shadows, splice mp3s, clone hard drives and more with the command line. Here are a few tasks that you might want to consider using the command line for.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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