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Story Will Carriers Step Up to Open Challenge? Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Weston DRM Compositor Support Proposed For NVIDIA's TK1 Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Porting Software To Qt5, KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:59pm
Story Debian 8.0 Jessie Testing Against Updated Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Mageia 4.1 Released, LXLE 14.04 Review, and LibreOffice 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:38pm
Story First impressions: Canonical Orange Box and Juju (Gallery) Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Freshen up your KDE’s Plasma desktop using Evolvere icons Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Artikulate port to GStreamer-1.x is ready to merge Rianne Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 7:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 5:09pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/06/2014 - 3:49pm

Linux : the cool factor - part 2

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Linux

handlewithlinux.com: Last time I mentioned compiz, which gave very different responses. Some people think it's great others hate it. Today I'll throw in something completely different.

Top Five Geek-Style Distros

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Linux

extremetech.com: Here are a list of some of the distros that really appeal to the geeks, though they are not LIMITED to geek use:

Review: The Hauppauge HD-PVR

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Hardware

raiden.net: Hauppauge's HD-PVR is a video/audio capture device that samples "YPrPb" component video at HD resolutions. HD-PVR has attracted a lot of attention since it is able to bypass all digitial content controls and take advantage of the "analog hole", while doing so at a very affordable price.

What you really should know about Linux

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Linux

themysticbird.com: A lot of folks have heard of Linux and many more have even been interested enough to check it out. Thing is, a lot of what is spread around the ‘net about Linux unfortunately is giving people the wrong impression. Let me help dispel the rumours.

Microsoft Should Take a Cue from Red Hat in Desktop Virtualization

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Software

eweek.com: Microsoft's dismissive attitude of VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, calls to mind Red Hat's stance toward the desktop as a viable Linux commercial offering. With its recent desktop virtualization agreement with Microsoft and other work it's done, Red Hat may soon be offering VDI capabilities.

More Linux tips every geek should know

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: We asked our followers on Identi.ca and Twitter what kind of articles they wanted us to put up. KeithWatson1 responded with "I would love to see desktop tip articles", so here goes:

Free 3D Video Drivers needed to spread the Linux Desktop

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Software

gnuski.blogspot: Desktop use of GNU/Linux is on the rise, and one of the factors leading people towards its use is videos such as these, showing off the newest effects. However, to get these effects on a KDE or Gnome desktop, you must* use a 3D-accelerating hardware driver for your video card.

Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: On March 3rd, though, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price point. Eventually, it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's coming."

OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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Software
OOo

dedoimedo.com: Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice. OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive.

World of Goo

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: Two whizz-kid programmers exit EA, decide to create a game to enter the Independent Games Festival, snatch awards for design innovation and technical excellence, and Linux gets a cracking new game as a result.

EXT4 is improving the Linux experience

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Software

celettu.wordpress: It’s a universal truth that all PCs are slow. All of them, no matter the hardware, no matter the OS, they’re slow. The faster it goes, the faster we want it to go. It’s never enough.

Handy binary packages

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OSS

polishlinux.org: On distribution of Linux programs. In response to the painful article, I’d like to touch the topic of a handy and easy way to install programs under Linux.

Free/Open Source Workout/Fitness Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Since I have a healthy goal for 2009, I’ve been looking for a program that can help me accomplish my objective. I found several workout/fitness desktop applications for my Linux box, but very few have satisfied my needs.

If you blog, Shutter will rock your socks

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: Yesterday night, I’ve been contacted on IRC by Vadim. Turned out he was in the development team of Shutter and told me to take a look to the new release (0.7).

Putting Open Source to the Mom Test

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: I stumbled across Amber's blog by accident today – she's writing a series of posts that document her experience installing and using Linux distros and a variety of open source applications.

So you want to run windows programs on Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to be a big sticking point for windows users that they can't run their windows programs on Linux. They say they would use Linux if only they could run such and such windows program. Sounds to me like they wish to have their cake and eat it too.

Testing Fedora 11 Alpha on the HP tx2000z Tablet PC..

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Linux

securemind.org: In my anxious haste I’ve decided to try out Fedora 11 Alpha on my Tablet PC… I don’t expect many things work correctly but I figured it was worth trying out. To start with my tablet has a AMD Turion x2 64 so I downloaded this live cd torrent. My overall experience was as follows:

Mandriva 2009.0: Much improved since last year

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MDV

izanbardprince.wordpress: After having gone over 2009.0, both Free (on my desktop) and One (on my laptop), I feel that Mandriva 2009 is much improved, I’ll go over some talking points here.

Taking Ubuntu 9.04 Out For A Spin

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Ubuntu

itnewstoday.com: Earlier this week, I previewed Kubuntu 9.04, so I thought it would be a logical next step to preview Ubuntu 9.04 as well.

today's leftovers

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News
  • RISC CPUs get Linux development service

  • Fedora trademark guidelines
  • Microsoft's secret plan behind the TomTom suit?
  • Mandriva 2009.0 KDE 4.2.1 packages available - With Qt 4.5.0 final
  • More Unix And Linux Wallpapers. Why, Work? Whyyyyyyy?
  • Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Work
  • Trying out Songbird
  • Miro 2: A Mini-Review
  • NY Bill Proposes Tax Credit for Open Source Developers
  • Are consoles destined to be dead come the era of super Linux desktops?
  • Linux Gets Faster with Splashtop
  • Distribution of the week: BackTrack — Network Security Suite
  • Xen vs. Citrix Xenserver?
  • Open Source -- Is it Free?
  • Can we build a world with open source?
  • Cuba Gets an (Open) Hand from Brazil
  • Tiny x86-compatible CPU module runs Debian
  • Suicide Linux
  • EU lightens up on Microsoft
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  • How to debug C programs in Linux using gdb
  • Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host
  • Ubuntu isn’t the only version of Linux that can run on Windows 10
  • OpenSUSE Linux lands on Windows 10
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