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Story Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 Officially Released, Kodi 15 “Isengard” Is On Its Way Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 8:24pm
Story Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI Rianne Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 7:42pm
Story First Look at GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 7:24pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:21am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:21am
Story Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, Nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:15am
Story What is keeping you from switching to Linux? Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:07am
Story 5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:04am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 8 Powerful Awk Built-in Variables – FS, OFS, RS, ORS, NR, NF, FILENAME, FNR
  • Faking User Agent with Wget
  • PopTray Minus - An E-Mail Client For The System Tray
  • Fixing Packman Repository error for openSUSE 11.2
  • PostgreSQL – Upgrade version from PostgreSQL Yum Repository
  • Extracting Audio from a Video File
  • GoogSysTray Puts Google Reader, GMail, Wave notifications in your panel tray
  • StarDict, a great Dictionary Program

Linux Audio Plugin Update

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Audio processing and synthesis plugins are always a lively topic for musicians. Many contemporary music-makers rely completely upon their plugin collection for all their sound sources and processing routines, and it is not at all uncommon to discover that some of these composers have never learned to play a traditional instrument. However you feel about audio plugins they are a fact of life in modern music production.

Anything the iPad can do, Linux can do better.

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and, as I predicted a while back, it's really just a big iPod Touch. That's great. I love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there anything here that Linux can't do just as well for less money?

UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

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OSS

channelregister.co.uk: The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn.

The choices inside Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: Hearing that the next Ubuntu release will use Yahoo! as the default search engine in Firefox leaves me with a twinge of uneasiness. My misgiving -- and it's a small one -- is not so much with the decision as with why it was made.

Linux Motherboard Follies

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Since I stuck my toe in the multi-core CPU waters, it's been an interesting journey. Interesting, that is, in the sense of the famous Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." When it comes to computers, these times are a bit too interesting for my liking.

Oracle reveals strategy

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Software
OOo
  • Oracle reveals strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
  • Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite
  • Scott McNealy signs off in style
  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC 4 available
  • OOo: Common Findbar

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 2) - Storage

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Linux

h-online.com: At the end of last week, Linus Torvalds released the fifth pre-release version of Linux version 2.6.33, with the final release expected in 4 to 5 weeks time. At this stage in the development cycle, it is usually predominantly more minor changes and fixes which find their way into the main development tree.

Fixing my Firefox crash

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Moz/FF

sutor.com: Last night my Firefox browser started to crash. Not occasionally, but every single time I started to to type something in the search bar in the upper right hand corner. What the heck happened?

Just what is “Linux”?

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Linux

ghacks.net: Recently I have had several people call me on mis-stepping the nomenclature surrounding the Linux operating system. But I get this a lot, and from all points of the spectrum: From newbies to power users. The central issue that I have is that this issue causes great confusion with newbies and anger with power users.

Linux Mint 8 Helena - Superb execution

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Linux Mint is a distribution very closely based on Ubuntu. At first thought, you may think the two would be virtually indistinguishable, save for some small cosmetic changes. On paper, Linux Mint promises better usability, multimedia codecs out of the box, extra polish.

Keep your journal in a RedNotebook

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Writing in a journal or diary, where you may pour your heart out for no one’s eyes but your own, can be an intensely personal experience. Writing longhand in a paper notebook used to be standard practice for journal writing, but most people nowadays type faster than they write. When Jendrik Seipp couldn’t find what he was looking for in a journal app, he began coding his own, and that became RedNotebook.

10 useful CD/DVD writing programs/software in Debian

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Software

blogs.koolwal.net: In this post we will see some CDs/DVDs burning (or writing) software that are available in Debian Lenny.

Breaking the Nokia Booklet, Part 2: A win for Wubi.

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Hardware

Two things are clear from this experience: (1) Nokia made a very poor choice with the GMA 500, and (2) Wubi is a fantastic way to get Linux on your freedom-hating machine.

More here...

Console news, feed and e-mail readers

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Feed readers, news readers and e-mail clients all represent a hazy gray area for me, since many of them do two or even three of those things at the same time. So for fun, I have a lump of applications here that might do one of those things, two of them, or maybe all at once.

Screenlets: Eye Candy for Linux Users

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Software

linuxinsider.com: A Linux desktop screen need not look drab. Linux distro users can get just as much function-rich eye candy through Screenlets, miniature applications that reside on the desktop and provide constant information.

Drupal Gardens launches in private beta

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Drupal

buytaert.net: We just launched Drupal Gardens into private beta. Since the first public Drupal Gardens demo at DrupalCon Paris, a lot of progress has been made. Today, we sent private beta invites to the first people that signed up to be beta testers.

KDE SC 4.3.5 Released

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE's release team is working hard these days as you see. Today, we're bringing to you the final update for KDE SC 4.3, 4.3.5. Final because there are currently no more releases planned for the 4.3 branch.

How To Set Up A Terminal Server In Linux Using Ubuntu 9.10 And FreeNX

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Ubuntu
HowTos

FreeNX is an open source implementation of NoMachine's NX Server. It is a bit more akin to Microsoft's RDP protocol than the usual VNC, so while keeping bandwidth to a minimum, it maintains good visual quality and responsiveness.

Want to chat on Linux? Better have Empathy

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: The Linux operating system has gone through a number of “default” chat applications. From the earlier text-based chats like zicq, to the later Gaim, then to Pidgen (still in use), and now (and, hopefully, finally) GNOME has settled on Empathy.

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