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Story Hands-on with PCLinuxOS 2014.05 KDE and LXDE: The Linux with something for everyone Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 11:50am
Story App.net's open source failure Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 11:43am
Story PyPy 2.3 - Terrestrial Arthropod Trap Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 11:40am
Story Kim Komando: Buy a computer for less than $100 Roy Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 7:33am
Story Linux Community Dev Ports Unreal Editor Before Epic Games Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 7:21am
Story Open source everywhere at Plovdiv military prosecution Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 7:18am
Story OpenVPN Import Broken in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2014 - 6:27am
Story Oracle continue to circumvent EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Interview with Ciaran Gultnieks of F-Droid Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 8:39pm
Story Siduction Is the First OS to Adopt the New LXQt Desktop Environement Rianne Schestowitz 11/05/2014 - 8:37pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 - why neither will lose

  • Don't Convert Mandriva Systems to ext4
  • From Ubuntu Netbook Remix to Ubuntu UMPC
  • A diagram of the apt system
  • get_iplayer - Download BBC iplayer, BBC Radio & ITV programmes
  • Learning more about Nagios for server monitoring
  • Microsoft and open source
  • Holiday Cheer, Holiday Uncheer - Part 2
  • Windows 7 on Netbooks: Does Linux Stand a Chance?
  • Fastest web serving on earth made possible by 64 Bit Linux
  • Asus confirms Eee phone
  • Shared data feed
  • Open source lessons in the Nortel bankruptcy
  • Technology firms in the recession
  • Firefox 3.1 beta 3 now due Feb 2
  • Some Fanboys Don’t Like Windows 7 Either
  • Can Mozilla Prove Firefox Is the Most Secure Browser?
  • What Keeps Me Going with One Laptop Per Child
  • Proprietary Barriers to Education

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Talking to a Wiimote in Ubuntu 8.10

  • Setting up an access point with WPA on Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Sierra MC8775 UMTS/HSDPA modem with Gentoo
  • Linux Shell Editing Shortcuts
  • Unix time - 1234567890
  • adduser vs useradd -Debian / Ubuntu-, Gentoo, Fedora/CentOS
  • Hidden Linux : Don't smash that drive!
  • Making eye candy for GRUB
  • /dev/vcs and /dev/tty

Suggested Tips for Taming the Extreme Side of the Linux Community

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Sometimes, I feel that Linux is so very close to making it on the desktop. Sometimes that I feel that there are only few barriers to populating the world with a massive amount of cheap, secure computers running Linux and other open source software.

GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

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Software

gnome.org: This is the third update to GNOME 2.24. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations.

LCA 2009: Making Linux more secure

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Linux

itwire.com: Russell Coker is not a man who sleeps with his computers. But he does come pretty close - two servers are positioned in a little cabinet in his bedroom, one being his server and the other his Security Enhanced Linux "play machine."

In Over My Head: Blinux

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing what little I could to assist a friend of mine going blind from Macular Degeneration. The experience has caused me to explore Linux for the Blind, or “Blinux.”

What does Stormy do as Executive Director of GNOME?

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Software

stormyscorner.com: I want to say I'm really glad I work for an organization where people feel comfortable asking "what do you do?" It shows they care about the organization and are not afraid to ask tough questions. Have you ever asked your boss what they did, exactly?

Ubuntu Faster on My Internet Than Windows XP

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Ubuntu

itworld.com: This isn't a rigorous benchmarked lab test yet, but I found something bizarre this morning. After fixing a little router problem, I tested the download speeds on my DSL line from AT&T and my cable Internet line from Time Warner Cable. I have both for product testing needs.

New Mexico in the midst of a geek renaissance

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OSS

dthomasdigital.wordpress: New Mexico is not really a place that comes to mind when you think of cutting edge technology. Funny thing is that’s exactly what is happening and has been happening for years in the Land of Enchantment.

OpenOffice Lives, More Involvement Needed

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OOo

linux-magazine.com: Free office solution OpenOffice.org is still in the best of shape, based on reactions from project members to Novell developer Michael Meeks's recent pessimistic view. The Linux Foundation is one of many who are concerned. All want one thing: more.

What's new in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

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Software

This article describes the newest version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and its rich additional Eclipse functionality and presents itself as a modern and effective interface.

Launchpad's License Will Be AGPLv3

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Software

softwarefreedom.org/blog: Last week, I asked Karl Fogel, Canonical's newly hired Launchpad Ombudsman, if Launchpad will use the AGPLv3. His eyes said “yes” but his words were something like: Canonical hasn't announced the license choice yet. I was excited to learn this morning from him that Launchpad's license will be AGPLv3.

Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

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Software

earthweb.com: While it's true that Apple iTunes has some compelling services, such as their TV/music/movie store, the media player itself leaves many power users yearning for something more.

Free Software Song Rocks

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OSS

junauza.com: I still find the Free Software Song inspiring in some way although I know it will never ever win a Grammy Award or whatever. So, I thought I would share this to all of you especially those who are starting to lose faith in free software.

Desktop Linux - If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Hobbyist attitude in Linux world is not always good. There is no hue and cry if a Microsoft release is delayed or a Mac OS is postponed for sometime.

Paradox argumentations from a KDE project leader

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: "i will not drink the koolaide" is a rant on a particular software called "pulseaudio." Let's do some string replacing here and after :s/PulseAudio/KDE4/ you have summed up a lot of the complaints people had about KDE4: KDE3 worked.

Happy eighth birthday Drupal

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Drupal

buytaert.net: Today, eight years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! When I started work on Drupal as a graduate student, Drupal was just a little hobby project grown out of my own interest in the web.

Windows 7

The Gatekeepers of our technology

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: It's been a rocky affair since Dell decided it would bump the positive side of their ledger by offering the Linux Operating System on their products. A word of advice is always welcome though and I might offer one of the afore-mentioned parties a bit of it now...

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