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Story NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Support On Nouveau Still Requires More Work Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:57pm
Story RadeonSI Gallium3D-Nine Can Beat AMD Catalyst With Some Wine Tests Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
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Story "Evil" Linux Users Teach Mac OS X Fans How to Improve and Destroy Their System Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:25am
Story Nouveau Lands A OpenGL 4.3 Feature & Fixes MPEG4 Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:17am
Story On normal people using linux, part 3 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:08am
Story Be an entrepreneur with OpenSource, a talk for the II Forum of women and IT Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:03am
Story Enjoy Five Gorgeous Linux Desktops from the Google+ Community Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:59am
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Why I Use Linux

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Everyone that uses Linux has his or her own reason for doing so. Some prefer it outright, others may be sick of the politics surrounding other operating systems. I have been using Linux since around 2002 and it has been an incredible journey.

Review: Zenwalk 6.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Back in Nov of 2008 I checked out Zenwalk 5.2 and a recent LXF contained Zenwalk 6.0 - so let’s see what has changed.

What's new in Fedora 11

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Linux

h-online.com: It's not just the new design and updated software that brings a sparkle to the eleventh version of Fedora (Leonidas), there are also a whole raft of technical enhancements.

Also: Fedora 11: No review

Benchmarks: gtk+ engines revisited

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Software

blogs.gentoo.org: Six months ago I posted some benchmarks of popular gtk+ engines. It's time to revisit those benchmarks and test the engines again, this time using FOSS drivers for my new hardware.

The Ubuntu/Mono debate continues…

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Software

theopensourcerer.com: Jo Shields writes a well written piece that articulates the position of a software developer who clearly likes what Mono has to offer. What strikes me with these posts is how technical and abstract the position of the developer is.

Best Ubuntu & Kubuntu Software to Add After Installation

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Software

techexposures.com: Canonical’s Ubuntu & Kubuntu distros are loaded with great software an utilities. There are, however, a bunch of great tools that are not included in their standard installations.

Memo to Canonical: Don’t Repeat IBM’s Mistakes

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: As Canonical polishes Ubuntu to potentially support Google Android and Moblin v2, I’m both impressed and concerned.

is ubuntu superior?

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Ubuntu

billkerr2.blogspot: Due to the agreement between our Education Department and Microsoft I work in a Microsoft centric environment. So when our network manager recently became very enthusiastic about the latest Ubuntu release (9.04), I asked him to spell it out. This is what he said:

Ubuntu 9.10 is getting an installation slideshow

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The Ubuntu-Doc mailing list just received word from Dylan McCall and the Ubiquity Slideshow Team that Ubiquity (the Ubuntu live CD's installer) is being retrofitted with a slideshow that will play during installation.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope based server as a spamfilter in Gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Vancouver becomes role model for open source

  • Gecko EduBook: The Tinkerer Netbook
  • Palm Pre, part 1: the BlackBerry killer
  • Red Hat: Go big or play it safe?
  • Palm Pre
  • Firefox 3.0.11 security and stability release now available
  • Open source will never do that...
  • Native Multi-Touch Support On Linux
  • Browsing your medias
  • KDE beta cycle
  • Ion-based Linux nettop soars in review
  • How Firefox Gets Grass-roots Marketing Right
  • Canonical Looking for KDE Developer
  • Karmic Koala Alpha 2 Released
  • New Atoms will double netbook battery life
  • Screencast: Virtual Machine Manager, Fedora 11
  • Microsoft plays recession card with Novell
  • Happiness is a warm SCM
  • New Novell tool to link Linux management to Microsoft System Center
  • Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Display The List Of Recently Installed Packages By Date On Ubuntu

  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 outline level feature
  • Linux Dump Command Exclude Directories
  • Yum repomd.xml Error
  • Remote Login with GDM and VNC on Fedora 11
  • Printing Lables and Business Cards in Ubuntu
  • Quickly Empty Files in Vim
  • Howto Upgrade to Grub2 On Ubuntu
  • Install MS True Type Fonts in Fedora
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 step by step install procedure

FireFox 3.5, Plugins and The Meaning of Life

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Moz/FF

daniweb.com/blogs: FireFox 3.5 is due out by the end of June and includes some pretty interesting new features--and not a moment too soon. I hate plugins. Hate them. They are the bane of my online existence. Why do I need plugins?

Review: Ubuntu 9.04 on my ASUS Eee PC 901

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Ubuntu

blog.hydrasystemsllc: I first reviewed the ASUS Eee PC 901 when I was getting frustrated with the Xandros Linux customized installation that it came with. While Canonical was pushing their Ubuntu Netbook Remix, I recently decided to install the desktop release and have my netbook run the standard 9.04 release of the Ubuntu distribution.

A Guest Essay In Favor of Mono (#1)

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Software

linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we go, the first response to my invitation to anyone who wanted to have their say on the value and benefits of Mono, why it does not represent a threat to Linux, and anything else they might want to say about it.

openSUSE sets the record straight on App Store

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SUSE

novell.com: Reports this week about a Novell-developed “app store” have raised a lot of interest, and a bit of confusion. Let me clarify.

Also:

  • Murphy's Law: Is it Time for an Open-Source App Store?
  • Yes, we need an open App Store standard

5 Reasons Old Computers Love Linux

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Linux

blog.tsmacdonald: There are hundreds of stories about people who pulled an old Windows 95/98/ME computer out of their basement, put some kind of Linux distro on it, and are in a computing heaven, blissfully unaware of the age of their computer. Here are a few reasons.

Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: Everybody uses their desktop a little differently. For me, using Ubuntu means freedom of hassle, believe it or not. Why? Because of some simple things I do with each new Ubuntu installation.

Linux Gaming: 20,000 Light-Years Into Space

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Gaming

ghacks.net: We all need a break from our daily routine, and many PC users like that break to be in the form of a game. This is where most people say Linux doesn’t have any games. Au contraire mon ami. Linux does have games.

DHS project aims to bring open-source software to state and local agencies

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OSS

gcn.com: The Homeland Security Department is funding a program that will help federal, state and local agencies better understand their options for using open-source software.

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Leftovers: Software

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    Deepin File Manager (DFM) reached version 1.4 at March 2017. Its a bugfix version, but very interesting as it brings many new features. The most noticeable changes are Settings dialog, new disk-space display, new "Format" option on disk storage, and new copying dialog. It's smoother now by having drop shadow on file/folder icons. DFM is much more beautiful and usable in this 1.4 version. Anyway, you can upgrade DFM to 1.4 on deepin OS, or in another distro (Manjaro DDE or Ubuntu).
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Leftovers: OSS

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