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The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 2

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 2 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at two more master sections. Namely, Personal and Network & Connectivity. So sit back and enjoy.

Two Nifty Features in digiKam 1.1.0

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Hot on the heels of digiKam 1.0, Gilles Caulier announced the 1.1.0 release of the popular open source photo management application. While the main focus in version 1.0 was on squashing bugs, the new release of digiKam does sport a couple of new nifty features and improvements.

The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

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Linux

linux.com: There are various approaches to answering this question. The broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if you're just looking for a place to start. The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution for everyone.

Yahoo Search + Ubuntu = Yahoo Messenger for Linux?

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Software
Ubuntu

itlure.com: Rather than bashing the hell out of Canonical for its evil, evil attempt to make more money (SHOCKING, I know!), and given my foolish optimism that Mother Nature threw up on me, I prefer to look at the full half of this whole shenanigan (this word is AWESOME btw) glass thing.

Browser Wars – Are You A Casualty?

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Software

lockergnome.com: Though people use browsers every day now, it was not always so. It is amazing to see how much has changed over the years that the internet has become something that people other than defense contractors and educators use.

A data cruncher bites the dust

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Software
OSS
OOo

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I know this post is gonna get me into trouble, but frankly - I don't care. FOSS programs didn't work for me. Ok, now I've said it. But it's the truth.

What’s up with the Symbian Foundation?

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OS

In one of the first posts on the Symbian Foundation’s new blog the following proclamation was made about the future of Nokia’s proprietary S60 mobile operating system:

“We’re going to give it all away: For free”.

It’s now almost a year later and I have to ask: What’s taking you so long?

More here...

Countdown to KDE 4.4 and the new KDE website

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KDE

thinkmoult.com: I like dabbling in web development and design and so I was quite happy to be able to participate in the redesign of the new KDE.org website due to release in conjunction with KDE SC 4.4 on February 9th.

Fedora Milestone

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: According to the Statistics page on the wiki, last week we passed 1 million IP checkins for Fedora 12 systems! This is roughly on par with where Fedora 11 was at the same time after its release.

Top 50 Funny Computer Quotes

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Humor

junauza.com: If you have enjoyed our collection of top 50 Linux quotes of all time, I'm sure you would love these funny computer-related quotes that I have put together.

Kernel Log: Open source drivers for new Radeon graphics chips

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Linux

h-online.com: The X.org and kernel developers are working on drivers to support the DirectX 11 graphics cards in AMD's Radeon HD 5000 series. The kernel developers have released numerous new stable kernels and are discussing the integration of utrace in great detail.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Fedora or Ubuntu? That is a question that Linux users are asking with increasing frequency.

A Nouveau 3D Driver That Works For Old NVIDIA Hardware

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: While there is now DRM support in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel for the Nouveau driver that carries the bits for kernel mode-setting, 2D (EXA) acceleration, and other fundamental functions on NVIDIA graphics processors, the Gallium3D driver still is incomplete. However, a new Mesa DRI driver has emerged for Nouveau that provides *working* 3D support for older NVIDIA hardware.

Red Hat's CEO expects a rosy future

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Linux

charlotteobserver.com: When Jim Whitehurst was named CEO of Red Hat, some Wall Street analysts had doubts because of his lack of experience running a software company. Those doubts have been erased.

F-Spot: An Able-Bodied All-in-One Image Machine

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Software

linuxinsider.com: No image editing and organizing application is perfect, but F-Spot can be a solid choice to manage your photo collection.

Two thousand open source applications for the public sector

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OSS

osor.eu: The European Union's Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) as of today is offering public administrations access to more than two thousand free and open source applications.

Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

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Linux
Web

computerworld.com: Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and VMware Inc., while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Netbook Distro Leeenux Linux 2.0 with lots of Applications
  • Gwibber Gets An Awesome New Look
  • digiKam 1.1.0 released...
  • Microsoft/Novell: Breaking Down the Coupon Numbers
  • KDE at FOSDEM this Weekend
  • DotD: GNU/Linux Advanced Administration PDF Book
  • Jane Silber Interview
  • Another console download manager
  • ArchBang LIVE CD v1.03
  • Linus Torvalds is listed amongst “The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time”
  • SFLS: Episode 0x20: Book Settlement Update And Other Topics
  • FLOSS Weekly 106: Cfengine

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux RAID disk wipeout
  • Irssi’s /channel, /network, /server and /connect – What It Means
  • Building a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • PostgreSQL – Initialize Database At Different Location
  • How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux
  • Inkscape Class Day 6
  • Ubuntuzilla Repository Makes Firefox 3.6 Installation in Ubuntu Even Simpler
  • Gbrainy: A Brain Teaser Game for Your Kids
  • When Context Gets Complicated (and why it's not a problem)
  • PDFCrack - A Password Recovery / Crack Tool for PDF-files on Linux
  • Start and Control konsole with DBUS
  • How to clear a lp print queue (spooler) - Linux
  • Kubuntu and KDE 4 User Auto Login
  • Installing LXDE Light Weight Desktop Environment on openSUSE 11.2
  • How Do I View My Computer Name In Ubuntu Linux?
  • How to kill processes in “D” state in Linux?
  • Build A Linux Distro Online
  • Linux Create Software RAID 1 (Mirror) Array
  • Configure Exim4 on Ubuntu to use GMail as Smart Host

Interview with Pardus Linux

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Linux
Software
Interviews

voidspace.org.uk: I recently did an interview on Python with the Pardus Linux magazine. Pardus are great supporters and users of Python. A while ago they chose Python as their standard language for custom package and configuration management tools.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more