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Story MIPS-based Android Wear watch starts at $125 Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:29pm
Story CoreOS: Open Source Future of Enterprise Computing? Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Story 3 keys to open source success Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12 Stable Release Arrives with Linux Kernel 3.16.2 Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:20pm
Story EC Commissioner Kroes supports ODF campaign Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:13pm
Story RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16 Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:09pm
Story OpenStack's Mission Is Total Victory Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Why the Convergent Desktop is So Important to Linux Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Things to do after installing Kubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:42pm
Story LaKademy 2014 Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:40pm

Nvidia says no to Linux on Tegra netbooks, chooses WinCE

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Linux

arstechnica.com/gadgets: Nvidia is endorsing Windows CE as its platform of choice for netbooks built with its ARM-based Tegra SoC. The company says that Linux is a nonstarter and Android isn't ready.

5 Ways to Decide on a Linux Distribution

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Prejudices and opinions aside, at some point in your career you'll be asked to select a viable Linux distribution for your corporate network. How will you choose? Here are 5 ways.

Channel ambition is not a conspiracy

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Dietrich H. Schmitz has posted to Groklaw a piece quoting my CompuTex coverage and claiming a dark conspiracy. I hate to disagree, but what happened at CompuTex was no conspiracy.

Honesty and openness 'will keep Firefox popular'

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Firefox 3.5 will continue to take market share from Internet Explorer, according to Mozilla's Vice President of Engineering Mike Shaver – with honesty and user focus still the main aim in an increasingly competitive environment.

Two clues Microsoft is losing its way

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Microsoft

cnet.com: Steve Ballmer needs to brush up on Roman history. Otherwise he seems doomed to repeat it, as two recent Microsoft campaigns suggest.

Canonical’s Four Most Critical Ubuntu Partners

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, continues to build its channel partner program. Although the effort isn’t generating headlines yet, solutions providers can measure Canonical’s progress by keeping their eyes on four key Ubuntu partners.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 308

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: Robert Lange, co-founder and lead developer of VectorLinux

  • News: Fedora community LXDE live CD, Mandriva "Cooker" updates, Ubuntu's One Hundred Paper Cuts, Linux Mint and OpenBSD interviews
  • Released last week: Ultimate Edition 2.2, Parted Magic 4.2, SystemRescueCd 1.2.1
  • New additions: Macpup
  • New distributions: Anubis-Linux, AV Linux, AuroraUX, Intuitive, Linux Mangaka One CD, VINUX, Wires Cut Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Sun's Schwartz sees open sauce with everything

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OSS

theinquirer.net: SUN SUPREMO Jonathan Schwartz has been telling the Times of India that open sauce is booming.

Why I Use Linux: Arlie’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: The “Why I Use Linux” series continues. Today I am presenting a story written by Arlie Morris of Chino Hills, CA. Arlie is concerned with the upkeep that Windows has and became amazed at how much easier life can be with Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • UbuntuOne - My Thoughts

  • Web Browser Memory Usage Benchmark Gets It All Wrong
  • Is Security Essentials Microsoft's answer to Linux's security record?
  • Linux Gaming at Linuxtag 2009
  • Dreamlinux 3.5 Quick Review and Screenshots
  • Open source activists target software patents
  • Updated AntiX 8.0-2-pt1 is Available for Testing
  • Reporting bugs upstream
  • Switching from vim to emacs
  • Netbooks and Nettops: Open-Source Plausible?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 7

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easily Manage Your ISO Files In Linux With AcetoneISO

  • Installing Sonar in a linux environment
  • Pidgin and Yahoo
  • Exim4 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Automatic notification of Debian package updates via cron
  • How To Disable Ubuntu User Login Window
  • Tip: Make VLC Quit After Viewing Video/Audio
  • Video Player Crashes in Ubuntu

The right to be free

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OSS

polishlinux.org: Everybody knows, that DRM is bad. Also everybody knows, that Open Source is just a compromise and a stage in transition to a close-to-ideal system, which Free Software is. However let’s try to look at the other side of the coin.

Opera web browser re-invents meaning of word "re-invent"

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Software

itwire.com: Opera gained fame for being a featured web browser that consumed a minimum of memory. It fit on a floppy disk, and it ran on mobile devices. Trying to regain a place in the spotlight, Opera announced it would be re-inventing the web. Now that its secret is out I am underwhelmed.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #147

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #147 for the week June 15th - June 21st, 2009 is available.

Linux Games: Torus Trooper

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Gaming

ghacks.net: I am a child of the 80s (born in 1967), so I remember well the likes of Tempest, Zaxon, Galaga, Zap, Centipede, and many more games that stole my quarters over the years. These games helped to define my generation.

Mono: Shielding the facts

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Software

itwire.com: Should FOSS users be concerned about the software they use, in case it opens them up to copyright, trademark or patent claims? Or should such concerns be left exclusively to developers?

Hands off the Gimp

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GIMP
Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: rickspencer3 proposes pulling the gimp from the (ubuntu) CD. ZOMG! No offense to Rick Spencer but.. How reasonable is the rationale behind this? That f-spot is enough? Enough for what? For laughing?

Firefox 3.5 rc 2: Why I am not so impressed

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Moz/FF

techrepublic.com: I decided it was time to see what the developers of Firefox had been doing with my favorite open source browser. There has been quite a bit of hype surrounding this up-coming release. I downloaded it fully expecting to be blown away. The verdict so far?

Fedora

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Linux

smspillaz.wordpress: I noticed that most of the awesome X Devs like Peter Hutterer and Kristian Hoegsberg (and let’s not forget Linus Himself!) are using Fedora, and I’ve heard it’s geared towards developers (being bleeding edge and all).

Amarok 2.1 Review - New Features, But Still Lagging Behind 1.4

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Reviews

One of the new additions which are noteworthy to mention for Amarok 2.1 is the introduction of the classic playlist (the one from 1.4) and also the playlist editor.

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more