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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:09pm
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Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 2:03pm
Story Solus OS Gets Linux Kernel 4.1.2 LTS, Firefox 39, and Much More Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 1:05pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0 to Reach End of Life Soon, Users Urged to Move to Linux Kernel 4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 12:46pm
Story Gnote 3.16.2 released Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 12:42pm
Story Ubuntu's Unity 8, Mir, and LXC for Xapps Received Major Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 12:23pm

Locate your lost laptop with Prey

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Prey is able to send you location data, and even take photos using the built in webcam, when your laptop goes missing and is subsequently used by someone else....

Open Source, free or not free?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: To be or not to be, free. That is the question. Well the answer is not 42. Or maybe it is. The question is probably too big for us to understand or even ask so I guess we will never know.

Would A VMware Acquisition Of Novell Make Sense?

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SUSE

crn.com: There are rumors afoot that VMware is among the companies bidding to acquire Novell. Why would the virtualization technology giant be interested in Novell, best known as the purveyor of SUSE Linux?

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04 (Lucifer’s Legion)

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Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: It has been ages since I delved into the nightmarish and barbaric world of Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Much has changed since I first dared to install it back when I worked for ExtremeTech. Is Ubuntu Satanic Edition still as evil as it used to be?

A Linux Mint based on Debian

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The idea of a Linux Mint desktop based on top of Debian Testing is quite seducing. It’s much faster than Ubuntu and the current Linux Mint desktops, it uses less resources, and it opens the door for a rolling distribution, with a continuous flow of updates and no jumps from one release to another. It’s something we’ve always been tempted to do.

Opera 10.60 for Linux: A rant

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: I’ve made no secret of the fact that despite my open source advocacy, I’m still a longtime user of the Opera browser. However, the past year has been pretty rocky in that respect;

5 Things I Like About Opera 10.60 ” Pros – Cons “

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Software

linuxnov.com: I am not really big fan of Opera web browser for PC, usually used opera on mobile devices and really love it. but the new release Opera 10.60 comes with many new features foe easily use and customize the look of installed Opera version.

Linux Gazette July 2010 (#176):

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Linux

July 2010 (#176):

* Pixie Chronicles: Part 4 Kickstart, by Henry Grebler
the rest of the install

* Tacco and the Painters (A Fable for the Nineties), by Henry Grebler

* Knoppix Boot From PXE Server - a Simplified Version for Broadcom based NICs, by Krishnaprasad K., Shivaprasad Katta, and Sumitha Bennet

* Procmail/GMail-based spam filtering, by Ben Okopnik

* Linux: The Mom & Pop's Operating System, by Anderson Silva

KDE and Science

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KDE

kdenews.org: Free thinkers. Curious people collaborating across borders. Pioneers pushing back the boundaries of what is possible. Teams building upon the work of others. People trying things just to see what happens.

Years After Trial, Reiser Talks Life In Prison

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Reiser

ktvu.com: Mule Creek State Prison has a sensitive needs facility housing some of the state's most notorious inmates, and those who other inmates might want to harm.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X.Org Server 1.8.2 Officially Released
  • N-VA using Drupal
  • Red Hat chief’s payday: $9 million
  • GIMP 2.7.1 with new user interface
  • Virtualization on the Ubuntu Desktop: An Overview
  • [FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 27, June 2010
  • Open source logic analyzer software
  • Open Source Sensing Initiatives March Forward
  • Linux Foundation releases Meego for developers
  • Big-screen Kindle gains new screen technology
  • Cisco's second tablet runs Linux, manages home energy use
  • HP closes Palm deal, confirms WebOS tablet
  • Qualcomm Releases Open-Source 2D/3D Kernel Driver
  • Search for Bilski scapegoats targets IBM
  • VTK - 3D computer graphics
  • Open Source: Advocate to Government
  • When Sugar and Semantics Collide
  • New Ulteo OVD v2.5 release available now

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Caching password, user and group on a roaming Debian laptop
  • Get Native Ubuntu Notifications back in Firefox 3.6.6
  • Turning a Photograph into a Polka Dot Image in GIMP
  • SUSE Linux: Install RPM File And Packages
  • How to Automate Your Podcast Downloads with gPodder
  • Loop Through Files In A Directory
  • fix network manager applet missing from notification area in ubuntu
  • Restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader

Opera 10.60 Review

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Software
  • Opera 10.60 Review
  • Opera 10.6 Arrives With More Speed, New Malware Protection

16 Gorgeous Linux Wallpapers From Pr09studio

Pr09studio guys are also actively contributing for bisigi themes project and they really do have some stunning wallpapers to showcase. So here it goes, 16 beautiful Linux wallpapers for desktop.

Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window

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Moz/FF
  • Visualizing the Usage of Firefox’s Main Window
  • Sync 1.4 and the status bar
  • Meet Test Pilot in Firefox 4 Beta
  • Firefox Main Window Study: A Heatmap Visualization
  • Mozilla Firefox 4 Pre Beta 2

VMware and Novell: Merger Rumor or More?

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: The speculation won’t go away. Several companies apparently have bid to acquire Novell. Some pundits think VMware is among the bidders. Why’s that?

Firefox meets Pidgin = InstantBird

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: InstantBird is one of the more interesting applications I’ve tried in a while a while. It's a messaging client that is a curious hybrid of both Firefox & Pidgin.

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

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Software

ghacks.net: Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA.

Graphics drivers

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Software

zrusin.blogspot: There are only two tasks harder than writing Free Software graphics drivers. One is running a successful crocodile petting zoo, the other is wireless bungee jumping.

Moving Firefox Fourwards

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Interviews
Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: I last interviewed Mozilla Europe's Tristan Nitot a couple of years ago. Yesterday, I met up with him again, and caught up with the latest goings-on in the world of Firefox.

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