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Story Debian Live After Debian Live Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:38am
Story antiX MX-15 Linux Distro Gets a Second Beta Release, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:28am
Story What Are the UX Principles Behind Ubuntu Phone? Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:25am
Story DragonFlyBSD Switches To Gold Linker By Default Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:15am
Story GNOME Photos App Now Tries to Become an Image Editor Too Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:13am
Story KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux OS Officially Released, Features Popular 3D Programs Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 1:11am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 12:34am
Story OSS in Telecoms Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 12:33am
Story Android: More Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 12:31am
Story Linux Devices Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2015 - 12:31am

London Stock Exchange tackles closing auction system problem

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SUSE The London Stock Exchange has taken steps to resolve a system problem that occurred at 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday), which saw a delay to the start of the closing auction and knocked out automatic trades during a 42 second period.

The open source revolution

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OSS Last Friday, while the first true revolution of the Web 2.0 era was reaching its climax in Tahrir Square, I was watching events unfold from within the U.S. State Department in downtown Washington D.C. I had the privilege to attend the two-day Tech@State: Open Source conference, an event organized by the Office of eDiplomacy.

Money gone, people gone: Oracle's open-source blowback

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OSS Oracle loves open-source projects and technologies – it's just not crazy about other people running them. Now, Oracle has a growing reason to dislike the projects themselves and it's got everything to do with the two things Oracle values most: money and control.

BookmarkBridge Looking Kind of Rickety

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Software A tool that can syncing one's bookmarks across several different browsers could be especially useful, and if you happen to use the exact types of browsers BookmarkBridge supports, you're in luck. However good that sounds, the application hasn't been updated in years; thus, several newer browsers simply don't work with it. It would be great to see this app modernized.

Open office dilemma: vs. LibreOffice

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OOo Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office

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Linux In response to a question on "the use of open source software in the Foreign Office and other Government departments" submitted in parliament by the SPD (Social Democrats, the main German opposition party), the German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems.

Debian 6 Offers Updated Applications, Few Rough Spots

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Linux This latest release, which is also known by the Toy Story-inspired name “Squeeze,” will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project's repository mirror sites.

Firefox 4 in March, A First Look At Firefox 5

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  • Firefox 4 in March, A First Look At Firefox 5
  • Mozilla Infographic Compares Firefox And Internet Explorer

today's leftovers:

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  • Green Linux
  • Low-spec computer: Alt Linux vs Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Indicator-weather update puts temperature on panel
  • Novell Moonlight upgrade tracks Silverlight improvements
  • The four capital mistakes of open source
  • Minus Lets You Drag-N-Drop Photos Into Taskbar for Instant Upload
  • Banshee to ship with Ubuntu Music Store in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Banshee Amazon Store disabled in Ubuntu 11.04 by Canonical
  • AMD Catalyst 11.2 Linux Driver Released
  • Vim Tip: Vigor
  • New Videoporama Better than Ever
  • 100% Free with Trisquel
  • LiMo Foundation Unveils LiMo 4
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x09: Copyleft
  • Linux Basement - Episode 67 - Squeeze for Package Freshness

some howtos:

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  • How to Add Hair to a Character in Blender
  • Run Tribler from SVN in Ubuntu
  • Gentoo and DHCPv6
  • Sudo Over Ssh Magic
  • Increase port range available for applications
  • Starting with awk Scripts
  • Customize Unity-2D Launcher
  • Install KDE 4.6 Desktop On Fedora 14 Laughlin
  • Testing Linux Mail Servers with OpenSSL
  • Get MacBook-Style Finger Gestures on Ubuntu
  • UI Application to take System Backup and Snapshot - TimeVault
  • How to make a Python-Postgresql backup script in 3 easy steps
  • 3 Screensavers
  • Getting more out of Vim - some tips

Fedora, openSUSE Give up on Unity

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SUSE Some bad news came across the wire today. In a bit of a coincidence, the contributors from both openSUSE and Fedora who were working on Unity announced on the same day they were giving it up.

Windows users: it's your problem now

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  • Microsoft continues push for infected computers to be quarantined
  • Windows users: it's your problem now

Why I Use Gentoo: Conclusion

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Gentoo Of all the myriad Linux distributions out there, I’ve chosen Gentoo as the one to use on my primary desktop computer. Throughout this series, I’ve talked some of the reasons that I enjoy using Gentoo. As an incredibly brief summary, Gentoo fits my needs as a developer-oriented distribution with rolling upgrades.

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

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Software The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (Squeeze). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors.

Banshee Supporting GNOME on Ubuntu

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gburt.blogspot: The Banshee maintainers and community have been proud to support GNOME by sending 100% of our FOSS Amazon MP3 store's affiliate revenue to the Foundation. We're already on pace to contribute at the same level as a small company on the Advisory Board, $10,000 USD per year, and revenue is increasing every month.

More Ubuntu Studio Fun Facts

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dullass.blogspot: Continuing previous discussion about Ubuntu Studio improvements for Natty and beginning a new section of discussion. But first, more Ubuntu Studio Fun Facts!

Man seeks used laptops to refurbish, give to students

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Ubuntu A co-worker’s purchase of a new laptop computer was inspiration for the idea that Mark Cloyd of Chadron is putting into action as a means to help more Chadron students take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides.

Evernote for Linux: Nevernote

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Software Nevernote is an open source clone of Evernote that works on Linux. While Evernote now runs on Linux through Wine, the application is quite slow so you may want to try Nevernote.

10 ways to e-publish with Linux

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Software If you’re looking for a low-cost way to create, publish, and market an e-book, be sure to check out these Linux tools.

Executive Spotlight: Paul Smith of Red Hat

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Interviews As general manager for Red Hat‘s Public Sector, Paul Smith oversees all aspects of sales, business development, marketing, consulting and the channel partners focused on federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions.

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