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Story UAE Exchange consolidates data centres with Red Hat Linux Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 3:05am
Story Hackable Pi-like SBC opts for 1.6GHz quad-core STB SoC Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 11:50pm
Story Elementary, My Dear Linux User Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 11:38pm
Story Top 10 Features of Linux Kernel 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 10:07pm
Story All Ubuntu Phones Are Now Sold Out, New Flash Sale at 3PM CET Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:57pm
Story Red Hat Upgrades Virtualization Platform Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Google Launches Open-Source, Cross-Cloud Benchmarking Tool Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:42pm
Story Without open source, there would be no DevOps Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:37pm
Story Cisco Takes Open Source Route to Policy Revamp Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:26pm
Story Linux-based mobile manipulation robots due soon Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2015 - 9:15pm

Project Renaissance Impress Improvements

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: As indicated in the previous posts, we have started to redesign a few really basic interactions in OpenOffice.org Impress in order to reduce the overall complexity of the UI.

Make Your Own Holiday Cards with GIMP

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GIMP
HowTos

linuxplanet.com: It's the holiday season! And it's a good time to connect with relatives and absent friends. Maybe you can send them some cards! But those packaged cards ... so drab, so dull. Wouldn't it be more fun to make your own? GIMP is a great tool for that.

KDE 4.4 Beta: Incremental Doesn't Mean Directionless

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KDE

earthweb.com: Incremental releases for large projects are often grab bags of unrelated features. However, KDE SC 4.4 beta 1 (aka KDE 4.3.80) is a welcome exception to the rule.

Open source bugs fixed quicker than commercial software

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OSS

v3.co.uk: Open-source code is more prone to severe flaws than commercial software, but bugs get fixed more quickly, according to revealing new research from application security firm Veracode.

A Great Present In The Linux 2.6.33 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: David Airlie has just called upon Linus Torvalds to pull in the latest DRM patches for inclusion into the Linux 2.6.33 kernel. The Direct Rendering Manager improvements in this next kernel release will be particularly interesting.

Also: Linux kernel vulnerabilities closed

When Javascript became the world's new CPU

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Misc

The computing world is always very unpredictable. That must be why there is a small number of people who make large amounts of money from it: they are in the right (unpredictable) place, at the right (unpredictable) time. Who would have ever guessed that Javascript, a simple scripting language initially thought as a simple means to make web pages “cooler”, would become… drum roll… the world’s new CPU? Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Linux Powers Christmas Lights for Charity

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially if you happen to live within a few miles of Alek Komarnitsky's house and the massive Christmas display he puts on every year in the name of charity.

Exploring New Nepomuk Features in Mandriva

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KDE
MDV

dot.kde.org: You have probably heard of Nepomuk, the semantic desktop technology we've been shipping for a while as part of the KDE Platform. However, so far, you may not have noticed it really doing very much useful for you.

Some Old But Still Funny Anti-UNIX Jokes

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Humor

junauza.com: You may have heard a lot of anti-Microsoft jokes before since you can read them everywhere. However, it's pretty rare to find anti-UNIX/Linux jokes.

FUDCon Toronto 2009

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Linux

Reviewed: SheevaPlug development kit

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Hardware

tuxradar.com: Is it possible to cram a whole Linux server into something the size of a plug? Apparently it is - Marvell has combined gigabit Ethernet, flash storage and an ARM CPU with a full install of Ubuntu to produce the tiniest Linux server we've seen for some time.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2010 Free (x86_64)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Mandriva 2010.0 Free (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Mandriva 2010.0.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 To Be Released Later Today
  • Cisco gets into SMB space with new Linux routers
  • Linux Foundation Announces “Get One, Give One” Holiday Membership Program
  • Open Source Is Smart Choice For Business Intelligence
  • Sugar on a Stick adds ebook support
  • Yet More Malware Found on Gnome-Look
  • Windows 7 download tool (finally) open-sourced
  • Complying With Open Source Licenses Just Got Easier
  • Juniper Networks backs FreeBSD with MIPS port
  • How GNOME Foundation Hackfests Operate
  • Better ripped-off than switch to Linux?
  • Gift Ideas for Linux Geeks
  • AutoZone settlement signed, sealed and delivered
  • Portable thin client's based on Dell notebook
  • MySQL and a tale of two biases
  • Mono and C# 4.0 Released
  • OpenCL Over Mesa, Gallium3D Discussion
  • Blood Frontier Beta 2 Released
  • Pandora Handheld Video
  • Linux Outlaws 126 - The Man with the Golden Laptop
  • TuxRadar - Podcast Season 1 Episode 23

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Fix crackling noise on HDA audio cards in Ubuntu
  • How to Silence Sony Vaio laptop fan Using Vaiofand
  • Howto create simple logo with GIMP
  • Create a live 3D-Earth with live clouds with GIMP
  • Creating a database with MySQL Administrator
  • Installing Play Framework on OpenBSD 4.6
  • A Single Command to Install Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu
  • How to activate Flash Plugin for Google Chrome on openSUSE 11.2

Two task organizers

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I came across two organizers of sorts the other day, one for the console and one for the QT toolkit. One is rather impressive, while the other has the potential.

Review: Thunderbird 3 with tabs, enhanced search

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Software

arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the official release of Thunderbird 3. Ars takes a hands-on look at the improvements in the new version—including tabbed messaging and enhanced search—and finds a lot to be excited about.

Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009

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Linux
  • Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009
  • Red Hat Summit 2010 Call for Papers
  • Red Hat open sources SPICE for desktop virtualization
  • Red Hat to Webcast Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
  • IBM's newest mainframe is all Linux

Linux Mint 8 'Helena' Review

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: Linux Mint 8 is the newest Linux distro on the block. We, at Gadgetmix, have been testing the new Mint from the past few days on a variety of netbooks. So, does this distro offers something newer, better than the popular Linux distros like the amazing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? Can it be used as Windows alternative? How user friendly it is?

Is There Any Good Screencasting in Ubuntu?

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Software

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the things I've personally found frustrating in Linux is the development status of screencasting applications, or lack thereof. I think many of us are aware of some of the commonly mentioned packages, but, I just wanted something that will work.

Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

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Software

itworld.com: I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer.

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