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Story NVIDIA REPOSITORY IMPROVEMENTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:01pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:42pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:40pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:38pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:33pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:30pm

Trying out the Charka Project

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Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: The Charka Project starts with Arch Linux as a base but, instead of forcing you to build your own distro piece of piece, Charka comes more or less pre-packaged.

Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

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Software

phoronix.com: In this article we are looking at the OpenGL performance of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, and 10.6.4 with this graphics update installed.

Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels

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Linux

h-online.com: While the new kernel versions mainly correct minor bugs, X.org's next generation X Server offers a range of improvements. Various code segments released by AMD developers allow the X.org open source drivers for Radeon GPUs to utilise the 2D and 3D acceleration features available with Radeon series 5000 graphics cards.

Google adds phone calling to Gmail

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Google

washingtonpost.com: Google's Gmail isn't just a mailbox -- it now doubles as a phone. Users of Google's Web e-mail service can now call any phone in the U.S. or Canada for free from within their browser.

Thoughts on Sabayon Gnome 5.3

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: After having a horrible experience with certain distribution (maybe the version number didn’t help much) I was desperate to install anything else, so it was either Ubuntu or Sabayon 5.3 Gnome.

Spotlight on Linux: Parsix 3.6 (RC)

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Parsix GNU/Linux is a great little distro hailing from the exotic lands of Persia. It features a lovely customized GNOME desktop and lots of handy applications. It reminds folks of Ubuntu in many ways and is often described as a nice alternative to Ubuntu

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha: Slouching Toward Ubuntu GNOME

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, is still two months from its final release. However, if the first alpha and the forecasts about it are an accurate indication, the release is already taking on a character all its own.

2 Task Manager Apps You Can Live Without

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Both gToDo and Tasque task manager apps feature to-the-point, simple interfaces for helping you keep track of your busy to-do lists.

Microsoft: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
  • Of course Microsoft loves open source
  • DtO: Tough Love

Fork me? Fork you!

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Software

toolbox.com/blogs: Bork, fork, bork, fork, bork, fork! Sounds like the Swedish Chef on a rampage Smile Seriously though, the only rampaging I can see right now are the reactions of both the proprietary companies and open source advocates.

Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year

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OSS

infoworld.com: InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source platforms, middleware, applications, and application development tools

10 Compelling Reasons to Switch to Opera from Firefox

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Software

walyou.com/blog: When it comes to innovation, Opera leads on many fronts (which we will be discussing today) but it hasn’t seen the success it deserves. It is a remarkable browser, which is still not too familiar to regular Internet users, but it should be praised.

Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

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Microsoft
OSS

zdnet.com/blog: Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

Acer ZGA Chrome OS Netbook Mentioned In Linux Kernel Changelog

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Linux

electronista.com: A discovery late Monday has revealed that Google may already be testing Acer-made netbooks running Chrome OS. An "Acer ZGA" system has surfaced in a Linux kernel changelog that would be consistent with Aspire One netbooks.

Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food

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Software

theregister.co.uk: Marten Mickos – the former MySQL chief executive who now heads build-you-own-cloud outfit Eucalyptus Systems – has defended the Eucalyptus platform against recent criticism of both its "open core" model and its ability to scale beyond a relatively small number of servers.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free PhotoShop
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 and Multimedia
  • Gentoo needs you!
  • ColorCube – Puzzle Game Released!
  • Meerkat software center gets background
  • Municipality of Modena removing vendor dependency office tools
  • Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy
  • Who Tops the Evil Tech List?
  • Illuminating the Illumos Project
  • The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google
  • Oracle and open source
  • Oracle forms new 'axis of evil' against open source, claims Adobe
  • Oracle takes over JavaOne conference
  • GNOME Shell Themes Now Have an Equinox Variant
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 7 – Impressions So Far

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a repository with subversion
  • Get website metrics with AWStats
  • Remove All Files Except Some
  • get Ralink 2870 wireless usb adapter working in
  • SalixOS/Slackware-13.1
  • Make Your Firefox Browser Start Up Faster
  • Introduction to Das U-Boot

Why I’ll Never Offer Ubuntu Desktop To Clients

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Ubuntu

prosulum.com: Imagine a place where all businesses had $0 recurring expense for business related software. A wonderful land where all you had to worry about was convincing clients to pay you for maintenance, and not license fees.

Introducing Windows users to Linux

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Like many current Linux users, I once used Windows exclusively. Luckily, I learnt that there are alternatives that are just as good, if not better.

Pigs Can Fly

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"
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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

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KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

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