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Story A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 8:49pm
Story I Regret My iPhone 6, Now I Want Android Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 8:46pm
Story Dell Temporarily Suspends XPS 13 Developer Edition Sales to Fix Issues Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Neptune 4.4 Release Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You? Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 5:47pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 5:06pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Gets Its Fifth Update with Latest MATE and Cinnamon Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 4:40pm
Story Mint 17.2​: The year's best Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 4:37pm
Story Get a 13.3-inch Android tablet and keyboard for $109.99 Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2015 - 4:25pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • $PS1 tricks
  • Build Your Site with Jekyll
  • How-To: WMware Workstation 7.1 on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10
  • Rescue Old, Damaged CDs with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • How to Enable / Disable Modules into Apache on Linux
  • Meet Guake - Quake Style Terminal Emulator
  • 5 Bash Case Statement Examples
  • GUI scripting in bash
  • Fix the Windows Registry from a Linux Thumb Drive
  • How to unpack and compress a rar package in Ubuntu
  • How to reset forgotten Ubuntu password
  • HowTo install reconnoiter on Debian Lenny
  • PulseAudio: Monitoring your Line-In Interface
  • xorg 1.8 with USE=-hal fix
  • Unstaging Files in the Open Source Software, Git

Linux Market Share At A Record High

  • Linux Market Share At A Record High
  • Linux spreading, but Windows Server still rules in India
  • VC funding for OSS-related vendors up 11.5% in Q2

A day at the Opera, part two

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve blogged about Opera before, and at the time (version 9.5), I didn’t like it at all. Now, I have switched browsers.

In Karjan, students already work on Linux

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Linux

indiatimes.com: Gujarat government is gearing up to use Linux operating system in schools in the state, but a city-based foundation has been teaching use of this system to students in Karjan for the last one year now.

Speed up your Ubuntu machine boot time

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ghacks.net: Are you desperately searching for ways to finally reach that elusive 10 second boot time? You certainly heard that Ubuntu 10.04 has the capability of doing just that right? It can…but you have to help it along.

New Releases Of GTK+, Mutter, GNOME Shell

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Software

phoronix.com: In preparation for the latest GNOME 3.0 development snapshot due to arrive on Wednesday (tagged as GNOME 2.31.5), a wealth of GNOME packages are being checked-in for this unstable milestone.

ODF 1.2 Begins Final 60-day Public Review

robweir.com/blog: A major milestone was reached for the OASIS ODF TC last week. The latest Committee Draft of ODF 1.2 (CD 05) was sent out for a 60-day public review.

Linux supercomputer, worth £2m, sought by University of Warwick

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The University of Warwick is tendering for a new Linux-based High Performance Computing facility for its research Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC).

Installing (and reinstalling) Linux on your desktop

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Linux

sutor.com: Yesterday I set up a laptop with a Linux distribution, including everything I needed for work. Today, I’m doing it again.

Python Audio Tools, for the audio perfectionist

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Back in 2003, Minnesota developer Brian Langenberger began creating a set of labor-saving audio tools to convert FLAC files to MP3 files, MP3 files to WAV files, and other simple operations that were tiresome to do by hand. “

New Linux OS REMnux

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Linux
  • New Linux OS REMnux Designed For Reverse Engineering Malware
  • Pinguy OS:A Ubuntu-Fork
  • ULTILEX - The Ultimate Linux Experience version 10.7 is released
  • Kongoni Linux- Another slackware based linux distribution
  • Zenwalk Internet Cafe Edition 2.2 Released

Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

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Software

tomshardware.com: Since the time our first Web Browser Grand Prix debuted, the already-raging browser wars have become heated indeed. In case you haven't been keeping tabs on the browser news, let's begin by getting up to speed on the latest:

Tablets: The Next Big Open Source Opportunity?

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Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: All of a sudden, tablet computers are all the rage, with Apple's iPad stoking the fire. But Apple is hardly going to compete unchallenged in the tablet space. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claims that his company is "hardcore" about tablets, and is working with Asus, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony before the end of the year.

What FOSS communities can look like from the outside

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OSS

blog.melchua.com: I found this mailing list conversation snippet to be very insightful, and wanted to share it.

Virtualization Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: In computing, virtualization has been described in a variety of ways. But to simplify its meaning or to make it more casual I should say; virtualization is creating a virtual (not actual) form of a stuff to make it into something that is functional and efficient.

OSS: Europe vs. The United States

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

Red Hat Ignores Desktops - Consumer or Enterprise Whatsoever

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We had been running CentOS 5.2 on dozens of our office-desktops. They were boringly stable though little obsolete. Finally I wanted to upgrade my system to the latest v.5.5 so as to use some of the updated packages including Firefox 3.5 and OpenOffice 3.

Helping your latest Linux release work with media

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HowTos

ghacks.net: I thought I’d take a bit of a break from the desktops (we’ll come back to a new alternative desktop soon) and help the users out with getting both Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 working with some of the popular media types.

OpenSolaris governing board threatens dissolution

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OS

h-online.com: In an act of desperation, the OpenSolaris governing board (OGB) has issued an ultimatum to Oracle. The company must nominate a contact person able to take decisions regarding OpenSolaris by the 16th of August or the board will dissolve and relinquish control of OpenSolaris to Oracle.

How To Make An Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Gloobus-Preview)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how you can change the appearance of your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop so that it resembles a Mac. This can be achieved with the help of Elementary, Docky, and Gloobus-Preview. Elementary is a project that provides a popular icon set and GTK theme; Docky is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more; and Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome Desktop Environment designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file or directory.

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