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Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 7:43pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 7:41pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 7:05pm
Story openSUSE 42.1 Leap Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Ubuntu Software Centre To Be Replaced in 16.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:16pm
Story The best smartwatch for Android Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 6:04pm
Story Review OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:44pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel, Graphics Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:40pm
Story GNOME’s newcomer guide is improving Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:39pm
Story Kubuntu Developers Planning Improvements For 16.04 Xenial Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2015 - 3:35pm

A Look at Ubuntu from the Other Side

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: From the user's side, that is. From the side of a whole world full of people who will eventually determine whether Linux has a future as a viable home/office alternative to Windows.

Plans for GIMP 2.8 and Beyond

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GIMP

gimp.org: In the face of all sorts of rumours and interpretations about the future of the project there is a call for clarification regarding development of GIMP.

Quick Look: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201101

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: I did a full review earlier of Linux Mint Debian Edition and loved it. Now there’s an update to it and I couldn’t resist doing a quick look.

Sony takes legal action against PS3 hackers

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Legal

h-online.com: On their web sites, George Hotz, who became known for his iPhone and PS3 hacks, and the fail0verflow hacker group, have published three statements of complaint made by legal representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) against Hotz and four alleged members of fail0verflow at the District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk

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Ubuntu
  • Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk!
  • Canonical Discusses Banshee Decision

MoonOS 4 'Neake' Review

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Linux
Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: MoonOS, an Ubuntu based Linux distro, recently hit version 4, codenamed "Neake". This last release certainly marks a turning point for MoonOS, for it includes several drastic changes that set it appart from previous releases and even from other Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 10 Reviewed – Part #2 – It Is Only Getting Better

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Linux

lockergnome.com: In my quest to make Linux Mint 10 by sole operating system, I needed to bring over two contact lists into Mozilla Thunderbird, which is the default email software installed with Mint 10. Next, I transferred my entire Documents folder over from Windows.

Fedora 14—I’m Smiling About Laughlin

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Linux

linuxforu.com: On 2nd November, the Fedora Project released version 14 of its wildly popular GNU/Linux distribution. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a bug-free KDE, well-packaged by a distro, especially since KDE became usable again with version 4.3. I had an uncanny feeling that Fedora 14, code-named Laughlin, would be it.

Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264

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Software

informationweek.com: Google on Tuesday said that it plans to drop support for the H.264 video codec in its Chrome browser and to embrace WebM, the video codec that it acquired in 2009 and released last year as open source software.

Mozilla plots February Firefox 4 release

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Firefox 4 is nearly ready for showtime, according to a recent post on Mozilla's mailing list. Mozilla has around 160 hard blockers to knock down, before proceeding to Release Candidate.

Microsoft-led CPTN bid for Novell FLOSS patents is on/off/on

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SUSE

blogs.computerworld.com: CPTN Holdings' plan to purchase the Novell open source patent portfolio has been withdrawn. At least, that's what some breathless reporting would have you believe.

It's Official: Ubuntu Will Embrace the Cloud--Flexibly

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: It's official: Ubuntu version 11.04, which is coming in April and is dubbed Natty Narwhal, will flexibly support cloud computing through both OpenStack and Eucalyptus cloud platforms.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Graphics app Pinta gets 53 bug fixes and a new text tool
  • The VIA Kernel Mode-Setting Code Progresses
  • Page-Flipping Is Flipped On In The ATI DDX Driver
  • Dimdim Lives up to its Name
  • Opera 11.01 snapshot
  • An open platform for innovation
  • GoAhead Software Joins Linux Foundation
  • Dungeons of Dredmor Trailer #4
  • A hazy shade of value: Software patents just took a hit
  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra 0.7
  • All good things (opensolaris) must come to an end
  • Why GIMP is Inadequate
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 154: Compile!
  • AskUbuntu reaches 6000 questions - 13000 answers
  • The advantages of free software
  • wattOS R3 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Winter Wolves Games Plans For The Future
  • Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC1
  • DIY Media Center Player, Quickly Tutorial for Ubuntu
  • Sabayon in Linux Format #141
  • Linux Outlaws 185 - Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Solving problems with proc
  • 4 Backup Locations for your Linux
  • How to install a local ubuntu repository with apt-mirror
  • Interrupts : Breaks That Make Your PC Run
  • How to install 4pane file manager in debian Squeeze/Lenny
  • Epson scanners on Linux systems
  • Ubuntu & NVIDIA: external monitor
  • cloc.pl | Count Lines of Code with cloc, programmer tools
  • Configure PostgreSQL to accept connections from network
  • The GIMP: Quick and Easy Zoom Effect
  • Parental Control System on Ubuntu Linux - Nanny
  • One command to clear/flush DNS cache in Ubuntu

Seven Cool Open Source Projects for Defenders

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Software

taosecurity.blogspot: Today I took a moment to consider the myriad of really cool work happening (mainly) in the open source tool community. When I started counting, I found about seven projects that are likely to help you defend your enterprise.

Punny Name, Serious Distro

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Linux

ostatic.com: There's a new distro in town, but is its name misleading? On November 7 Fuduntu was announced. If one didn't look closely, they might think it was just another Ubuntu derivative. Even with the "d"ifference noticed, it still leads one to think that.

For an Old or Slow PC, Try Puppy Linux 5.2

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Linux

pcworld.com: There's no doubt Canonical's popular Ubuntu Linux distribution gets the majority of attention in the Linux world these days, but there are myriad others equally worthy of consideration.

PC-BSD development in 2011

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: I’ve contacted the lead developers of different FreeBSD based projects and asked them about their development plans and ideas for 2011. Let’s start with PC-BSD today.

Novell patent pool filing by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC withdrawn

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SUSE

appleinsider.com: A plan created by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC to create a consortium to acquire hundreds of Novell patents has been withdrawn after complaints from open source advocates, leaving the fate of the nearly half billion dollars' worth of patents uncertain.

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  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
    Even though Linux is a great operating system with widespread hardware and software support, the reality is that sometimes you have to use Windows, perhaps due to key apps that won't run under Linux. Thankfully, dual-booting Windows and Linux is very straightforward—and I'll show you how to set it up, with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, in this article. Before you get started, make sure you've backed up your computer. Although the dual-boot setup process is not very involved, accidents can still happen. So take the time to back up your important files in case chaos theory comes into play. In addition to backing up your files, consider taking an image backup of the disk as well, though that's not required and can be a more advanced process.
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