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Story Ubuntu MATE Donates Money to Tilda and Plank Projects Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 7:21pm
Story OpenBSD 5.7 highlights Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 7:17pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Switches to Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Hungary: open source key to Internet security Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 7:12pm
Story Watch this Speed Test: iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:50pm
Story The benefits of open source identity management software Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:42pm
Story Locally Integrated Menus back on Vivid Vervet’s menu Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Total boosts Linux Pangea supercomputer with 4.4 petaflops of compute power Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:22pm
Story Running apps in the cloud more than twice as expensive as mainframes Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:13pm
Story Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 released Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2015 - 6:01pm

OpenShot – An Easy-to-use Video Editor

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Software Video editing in Linux is never an easy stuff. While there are several top-notch video editing software available for Linux users, most of them are not meant for the faint-hearted. Until the release of OpenShot.

Using gnuplot to display data in your Web pages

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Use gnuplot to dynamically generate Web pages from your system using raw data to provide graphic images. This raw data typically contains MIS-related information, on system performance, storage, or database growth.

Kupfer 1.0 Pandora's Box Released

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Kupfer 1.0 Pandora's Box had been released. Kupfer is Linux alternative to Gnome DO, which will remind you of Quicksilver for Mac and you can use it to to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name. Kupfer 1.0 finally introduces some of the advanced features found Quicksilver such as commands with many objects and global hotkeys to any custom command.

today's leftovers:

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  • Windows 7 sales deal Linux a winning hand
  • Video Interview: Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation
  • KDE Accessibility Project, desktop accessible to all
  • Open Source replacement for Web apps: Piggydb
  • Android To Reign Supreme By 2013
  • VMware Cookbook book review
  • Oracle Begins Picking Its Sun A-Team
  • Ubuntu User Issue #01 - Free Online Issue
  • Stali Linux - Radically different choice
  • Trademarks, trust, and software quality
  • Ars Premier Subscribers: Live chat with Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth
  • Zero Ballistics will be released for FREE in 2010?
  • Leapfrog Didj: Handheld Linux on the Cheap
  • To VM or not VM?
  • Dangling Meta Data Graphs
  • The future of kde notifications
  • Login windows or Linux distro easily, skip the password
  • I'm using Linux
  • My Dream Light Weight Linux
  • On The Subject of Pidgin Bugs, or Help Wanted and Needed!
  • Kbluetooth 0.4 is here!
  • Crafting Digital Media: A Book Review
  • ZDNet Poll: Should Government drop Windows and turn to open source?

some howtos:

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  • Controlling Banshee on Gentoo with your Android Phone
  • Scheduling programs using crontab
  • Linux iptables: Port Redirection Example
  • connect to a remote Windows 7 desktop from Linux
  • Play swf file (Macromedia Flash) on Ubuntu / Debian
  • Disabling USB Thumbdrives in openSUSE 11
  • Doing red-eye reduction in GIMP
  • Resolving the /etc/hosts localhost Issue in Apache
  • Add Cloud Storage to with SMECloud
  • Enabling Video Thumbnail Previews in Dolphin
  • Setting up virtualization on Ubuntu with KVM
  • Enlightenment E17 - Another window manager for Linux
  • iptstate - Display IPtables state information in a "top"-like interface
  • Less Command: 10 Tips for Effective Navigation
  • Getting Things Gnome (GTG)
  • OFTC, SSL, NickServ and Irssi

5 factors that are set to challenge the dominance of Windows in the future

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Microsoft Taking a look at the recent Microsoft financial result for Q2 ending 31 Dec 2009, one thing that stands out is the fact that Windows is still the major cash cow for MS. It is in this light that I believe the following five things are likely to give MS execs sleepless nights in 2010 and beyond.

Lucid Lynx Mascot Wallpaper

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  • Lucid Lynx Mascot Wallpaper
  • Ubuntu Wallpapers through Ubuntu Repos, Awesome

5 Linux Speed Tips

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Linux Efficiency and speed are important; I have better things to do than waste my workday doing everything the hard way. My personal work habits are a blend of command-line and GUI. Here are five of my favorite Linux speed tips.

Puppy Linux: Your new best friend

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Linux On occasion I have a need for a tiny, lightning fast Linux distribution to boot into in order to check various issues on a machine. Either that or I just don’t want to monkey around with someone else’ data. Either way, I will often grab for either a CD or flash drive containing my favorite “micro” distribution, Puppy Linux.

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 1

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KDE In our original article two years ago, we did a complete overview of the entire KDE 3.5 Control Center, a task that was not small by any stretch of the imagination. This time detailing the new System Settings control panel for KDE4.

Its here! openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1

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  • Its here! openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
  • Microsoft exhausts coupons for SUSE Linux

Can open source guide a moon mission?

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OSS I'm a sucker for audacious ideas. Big, huge things with a hint of insanity. And if you put those ideas in space I get really interested. That's why the Open Luna Foundation is right up my alley.

Download the first online edition of BSD magazine

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BSD The first online edition of BSD Magazine, a magazine for BSD users, enthusiasts and communities, has been released. This edition is titled “BSDs as Servers.” Inside you’ll find the following list of articles:

Not All Copyright Assignment is Created Equal

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Ubuntu In an interview with IT Wire, Mark Shuttleworth argues that all copyright assignment systems are equal, saying further that what Intel, Canonical and other for-profit companies ask for in the process are the same things asked for by Free Software non-profit organizations like the Free Software Foundation.

Study: > 21% of German PCs run OpenOffice

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OOo According to, a German IT service provider, the open source OpenOffice suite and its derivatives, such as StarOffice or IBM's Lotus Symphony, are installed on more than 21% of German PCs.

When Memory Serves You: Using ramfs and tmpfs

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Linux Need a performance boost for your reads from and writes to a database or other dynamic files? A RAM-based filesystem is just what the good system doctor ordered.

Blogilo: KDE’s blogging client

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Software Social media has taken over the Web in a very big way. It has even been argued that social media is the new Web or “new media”. Two of those popular social media sites are Blogger and Wordpress. There are many advantages to using client software on a local computer, such as the ability to work offline.

Linux, the chicken and the egg

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Linux Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer has never been fully resolved to everyone's satisfaction. Linux has a bit of a chicken and egg quandary too. To compile a Linux distribution you need to start from Linux. However I am approaching this question from another angle.

Is Android really open? Really?

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I’m not Android-bashing here by any means. I regularly use Google Wave and have a Gmail account. But I’m hesitant to turn over all of my personal data — specifically my address book and appointments — to Google.

Why? I'll tell you why...

KDE SC 4.4 RC3 Released

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KDE With the number of fixes still going into the 4.4 branch after RC2 last week, the release managers have decided to pop another release candidate in between. Last night, Dirk tagged KDE Software Compilation 4.4 RC3, and we're releasing it today already.

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