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Story Information Exchange Between the Ubuntu Community Council and the Kubuntu Council Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 5:44pm
Story The Five Best Linux-Powered Mini Computers Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 5:05pm
Story The end for Mandriva Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:59pm
Story Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:49pm
Story Fedora 22 and missing applications Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:33pm
Story A call to arms Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Red Hat Has Another Developer Now Working On Nouveau Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Android Auto Review: The Smartphone Finally Finds Its Rightful Home in the Car Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:16pm
Story Fedora 22 Torrents Are Live, Download Now Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Qt 4.8.7 Released Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:05pm

Migrating to openSUSE

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SUSE
Ubuntu

dorianpula.ca: I asked people for their recommendations for a good KDE4 Linux distribution. Well after a bit of thought I decided that I would move away from Kubuntu to openSUSE. Why the change?

Sharp updates NetWalker to be Linux tablet

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Linux
Hardware

geek.com: In August last year Sharp introduced a new device it referred to as an ultra-compact netbook. It was named the NetWalker, and went to market in September. Several months later and Sharp has decided to update its NetWalker range with an even smaller device.

Announcing the 2010 We’re Linux Video Winners

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 We’re Linux Video Contest. We had quite a few amazing videos to choose from, many of which captured the spirit of Linux.

Prey - Bring your diaper bag, cause it's scary!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: I have a very visual imagination. What this means is that I do not have to see things to appreciate them. This is the reason why I have not finished the game story in Doom 3. It was simply too frightening. Well, so it happens that I found a First Person Shooter even scarier than Doom 3.

A Slimline Debian Install: It's Easier Than You Might Think

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: There are some superb desktop Linux distributions that are designed to work with very old hardware. However, there are a lot of machines floating around that are a bit too good for something as limited as Puppy.

Oracle start charging for Sun's Office ODF plug-in

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Software

h-online.com: In 2007, Sun released the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office. Although the Oracle site still, at the time of writing, offers the software for free with the tagline "Get it now: FREE", users clicking through will find that Oracle are now charging $90, per user.

random dvd roundup

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Software

wonkabar.org: I've been shuffling stuff around lately with my DVD collection, and one thing I've been doing is cleaning up my DVD ripper and web frontend to catalogue my entire collection. I found a few bugs.

Could OS/2 come back from the grave?

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: OK, hands up, who, like me, was a one time IBM OS/2 user? What? You don't know OS/2? It was IBM, and briefly, Microsoft's 32-bit server and desktop operating system that was going to change the world. Then, Bill Gates decided that he'd do better by going it on his own with some operating system called Windows.

Synaptics announce Gesture Suite for Linux

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Software
  • Synaptics announce Gesture Suite for Linux
  • Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers
  • Multitouch Trackpad Gestures coming to Linux, Chrome, and Other OSes

New storage options for Anaconda on Fedora 13

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Fedora 13 Beta has just been released for testing and bug reporting, with the stable version slated for release in May.

Welcome PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Good news for all who are looking for a Mature "Just-Works" Desktop. PCLinuxOS 2010 bandwagon is released.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 350

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: HelenOS interview and first look
  • News: On Fedora's desktop features and release delays, Debian's new project leader, uncertain future of MOPSLinux, moving to GRUB 2
  • Questions and answers: Process scheduling with "nice" and "renice"
  • Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.5, MythDora 12.23
    Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.04 RC, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 2
  • New distributions: FreeSentral, Peppermint
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Benchmarks Of GCC 4.5.0 Compiler Performance

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Software

phoronix.com: Last week GCC 4.5.0 entered the world with improvements. Over the weekend we decided to benchmark this major update to the GNU Compiler Collection to see how its performance compares to that of GCC 4.3 and 4.4.

A minty experience leaves a pleasant taste.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: This is a story of a transition from windows to Linux. This person is one of your typical computer users. Very smart in many things. A respected English instructor at a well known University and very good at their work. Unfortunately, unwilling and unable to spend time learning how to properly care for their computer.

Returning to Linux, Round 2...Mint

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Linux

knolinuxguy.blogspot: I had reviewed Mint previous, way back with Bianca. I had a great interview with Clem. I did enjoy the package back then. I saw recently that the community edition of XFCE had been released, so I downloaded and jumped through the basics of installing via the standard Ubuntu flair.

Delicious Transblurency

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KDE

enricoros.com/blog: Since every image you see on screen is ‘on focus’ by default, you can easily unfocus unuseful information. Blurring is the act of altering images so they appear out of focus.

few odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • Migrating your Claws Mail to a new installation
  • Wolvix 2.0.0 beta Build 56
  • Desktop Couch View Editor
  • Improve KVM performance
  • Writing Terminator plugins
  • Fedora On The OLPC At LFNW 2010
  • Alsa Domain Scare, missing alsa git or website

Freedom and Informed Choice

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Linux
OSS

robinzrants.wordpress: There’s a lot of talk in the Linux and free open-source software (FOSS) communities about freedom and choice. It’s practically a mantra. Y’see, wonderful though they are, each of these awesome Linux distributions comes with a hidden price for all that ease and convenience.

What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Install Script - New Version Released

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Ubuntu

A new version of "What to do after installing Ubuntu? Run this script!" has been released. The script now has an actual name: "Ubuntu 10.04 Start".

A pleasant surprise: VortexBox

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: As a test for my new torrent slave, I downloaded an ISO of VortexBox, which is something I hadn’t ever heard of, probably because I don’t travel in Fedora circles very much. I had no rationale for grabbing that torrent; it just happened to be at the top of the stack at linuxtracker.org.

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