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Story Ubuntu Touch Core App Hack Days Announced in Anticipation of RTM Version Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:45am
Story New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 8:20am
Story Native Android apps are coming to Chrome OS Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 1:00am
Story Google touts 1 billion active Android users per month Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:55am
Story Neptune 4.0 Release with new homepage Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:51am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:36am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:34am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:34am
Story Google I/O Offers Devs Big Bonanza Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Windows wars? The Android and Chrome OS Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 11:43pm

Kernel Log - What's new in 2.6.29: Part 8

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Linux

h-online.com: A glance at the changed files and code makes it clear how hard the kernel hackers have been working on 2.6.29, with more new lines of code added over the current development cycle than ever before.

Unreleased ATI Catalyst Driver Appears In Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year when Ubuntu 8.10 was released it had shipped with an unpublished ATI Catalyst driver since the proprietary ATI drivers available to the public were not compatible with X Server 1.5. Now with Ubuntu 9.04 we have run into a similar situation.

On Configuring The Linux Kernel For Debugging

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Linux
HowTos

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: In this blog let’s look at something simple, yet apparently, not used nearly enough. Let’s look at configuring the Linux kernel with various options for debugging.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Battle of OS: Linux vs Windows

  • Configure Your System With Ubuntu Tweak
  • The next update viewer
  • Sysadmins. Do your job!
  • Red Hat Linux joins Cisco for Unified Computing push
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 63
  • KDEtwitter
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 1 Episode 4
  • The return of Annvix
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/17
  • HP Mini 1000 Netbook Review
  • I hate Windows
  • Apache's Ongoing Licensing Bout with Sun
  • DISA to open source administrative software
  • Ubuntu 8.10 on the AA1 - follow-up review
  • SFLS - Episode 0x09: Karen F. Copenhaver
  • Special Source 6 Released
  • Newspapers Going Online-Only Should Look at FOSS Content Management
  • Linux Vs. ... Google, Sort Of
  • DirectX 10 coming to Linux through WINE and CrossOver
  • Imagine booting up, logging on before your hair turns gray
  • Knoppix 6.0 on Netbooks Redux
  • No recession woes for open source
  • Comux 001100
  • Why Is the Ubuntu-based Dell Mini 9 Unfinished?
  • PCLinuxOS 2009 Screenshots

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Software Tip: Using Unetbootin

  • Change file extension revisited
  • Apt-get Update GPG Key Errors and Fix
  • Linux Printing Tips
  • PLAIN Smtpd Auth with Postfix (faster than light)
  • The fastest way to disable PC speaker
  • Access the X Window Clipboard from Command Line with xclip
  • The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2009.1
  • Quick Fix for the ‘Size Mismatch’ When Updating Ubuntu Linux
  • HowTo get a small sample dataset from a mysql database
  • Avoid Gentoo emerge steal all your CPU cycles
  • Setting Up Gmail With Evolution In Ubuntu

Google Chrome on Linux progressing

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Ubuntu users (or users of a Ubuntu-based distro) who have been waiting patiently for the chance to play with Google Chrome, there's now a dead simple way for you to do it.

Some KDE stuff i would like to have fixed..

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KDE

blusrcu.ba: Well there are some stuff that i would like to have fixed in near future in KDE 4.x. Let’s start right away.

Vote early, vote often: "We're Linux" voting begins

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux Foundation “We’re Linux” contest is entering its final stages. This weekend, the submission phase wrapped up and now it’s time for the larger community to do what it does best: Submit the work to as many eyeballs as possible to find the best entries.

Fun Learning Games For Kids 2-10 on Ubuntu

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Software

codepad.classhelper.org: Teachers are always on the lookout for educational software that can actually hold a child’s attention. Instead of cutting the kids loose on the Xbox, why not give GCompris a try?

Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal

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Software

makeuseof.com: So you spend most of your time on the terminal? Just entered a few commands? Feeling bored? How about some command line games? Yep, there are some oldies but goldies you can delve into for a little recreation on the terminal.

Discouraging Software Patent Lawsuits

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Linux

press.redhat.com: Recently we’ve seen some surprising comments about Red Hat’s stand on software patents and, in particular, about one of its patent applications related to the AMQP specification. It looks like clarification is called for.

Linux For The Masses: A Universal Package Manager

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Software

daniweb.com: A little while ago, a friend of mine tapped me on the shoulder--virtually speaking--and asked me why there isn't an easier way to install software on a Linux computer.

Ubuntu is Linux: Really?

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Ubuntu

dgoodmaniii.wordpress: I happened upon a post over at Penguin Pete’s entitled Ubuntu is Not Linux: Pass it On!, and found myself nodding the entire time. Ubuntu is not Linux.

Stallman: Free software Is Not About Saving Money

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: Companies turning to open source in the recession should know that free software is about much more, according to the GNU founder.

5 Technologies that will shape the future of Linux

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Sci/Tech

handlewithlinux.com: I like to contemplate the technology of the future and there are some things I think will be very important in the future of Linux. Following a small list of 5 technologies that will in my opinion shape the future of linux.

Smallest full-featured Linux PC ever?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: CompuLab is readying a full-featured Ubuntu Linux PC that draws six Watts and costs $245-to-$400. Measuring 4 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches, the Fit-PC2 would be dwarfed by a stack of three CD jewel-cases.

GNOME 2.26

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Software

techpark6.com: GNOME 2.26 is set for release for March 18th and if you’re wondering exactly what the developers have cooked up for their latest bi-annual release, well you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Open Source Gaming Projects To Revive

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Software

freegamer.blogspot: The great thing about open source is a project can never become extinct - there is always a chance of it being brought back to life either by the original authors who re-find their motivation, by new contributors who see the potential, or a mixture of both.

Open Enterprise Interview: Mike Olson, Cloudera

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Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday, I wrote about the launch of the open source company Cloudera. Olson explains the background to the company, and to Hadoop, the software it is based on: what it does, and why business might want to use it; he talks about his company's services and business model, and why he thinks cloud computing is neither a threat nor an opportunity for open source.

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Hardware With Linux

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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