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Story K12 autonomous Botball contest taps Linux-on-Sitara design Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 10:53pm
Story Canonical Closes HAProxy Issues in Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 4:34pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Gets the Latest systemd 222 Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 4:32pm
Story Another day, another OpenSSL patch Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 4:29pm
Story ChaletOS 14.04.2 review - Digital white chocolate Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 4:05pm
Story Launchpad Development Starts Again Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 4:03pm
Story Google Not Scoffing at AI, Files Patent Applications Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 3:54pm
Story Canonical Is Back To Doing Feature Development For Launchpad Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 3:19pm
Story 5 open source alternatives to Google Docs Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 3:15pm
Story More Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Purchase Invites Are Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 3:11pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Mail Icon with the GIMP
  • Keep your passwords safe in Linux with KeePassX
  • How to access / mount Windows shares from Linux
  • Tweak Photo Metadata with FotoTagger
  • C++ Pretty Functions
  • How to Find the Most Memory taking process in Ubuntu Linux
  • Increase download speed with Aria2 utility
  • FTP and SFTP Beginners Guide with 10 Examples
  • Install the Banshee Meego Interfact in Ubuntu

Get off your Windows high horse: Try something new

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com/blog: The vast majority of students use Windows, with a small selection using Mac’s and a very niche number using a Linux variant. But what good is it if you are going into a working environment and they don’t use the software you’ve always been used to?

2010 Readers' Choice Awards Survey

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards offer the opportunity for readers to vote for their Linux and Open Source favorites.

Open Clip Art Library Launches Logo Design Contest

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OSS

blog.worldlabel.com: From now, until the submission deadline of 11:59p on July 9th, The Open Clip Art Library will be accepting user-created and remixed entries, as a part of the Free Culture Research Conference Logo Design Contest.

WordPress Social Media Optimization in a Nutshell

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Software

Wordpress is a great platform for SEO — in fact, most of the title and meta optimization is done for you right out of the box. However, that is not the case of social media. Here is a brief list of ways you can use Wordpress to improve the social media optimization of your blog or content site.

Why did I choose to use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computer-supports.com: Currently I prefer to use Ubuntu, after I felt the ability to provide Ubuntu Graphical on my laptop, especially Ubuntu 10.04. There are a few that made me feel at home using and choosing Ubuntu Linux operating system, which are as follows:

Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open

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OSS

networkworld.com: The term "open core" essentially means that the heart of a software project is built on, and remains, open source but added features may not be (particularly a commercial version intended for enterprise use).VC-funded software startups love this model.

User Space File Systems

linux-mag.com: Having file systems in the kernel has its pros and cons. Being able to write file systems in user-space also has some pros and cons, but FUSE (File System in Userspace) allows you to create some pretty amazing results.

openSUSE Linux seeks own direction, more autonomy from Novell

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind openSUSE are drafting a new "community statement" as part of a broader effort to define a technical strategy for their project. The purpose of the community statement is to describe the kind of collaborative environment that the project wants to create as it refines its technical focus.

Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash.

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

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Software

webupd8.org: Xnoise is basically an music player but it can also play videos too and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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Software

earthweb.com: The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

Fedora 14 design proposals

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Linux

The Fedora design team is looking for submissions for the 'release theme' for Fedora 14 - essentially the desktop background and related images that derive from it - and feedback on existing submissions, which you can find on the wiki page. You can send your feedback to the design mailing list. Martin Sourada has a blog post up, as does Luya Tshimbalanga. Here's your chance to get involved and make sure Fedora 14 looks sharp!

Mandriva Saved By New Investors

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MDV

broadcast.oreilly.com: After weeks of concern about the "catastrophic state of it's finances" and an indefiniete delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors.

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off

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Linux
  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off
  • Summit 2010, here I come.
  • Red Hat CEO: Cloud Can’t Exist Without Open Source
  • Small Business: How Red Hat Will Attack Microsoft Stronghold
  • Amdocs Selects Red Hat
  • Red Hat Named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek 50
  • Red Hat Hires Novell Veteran for Virtualization Push
  • Red Hat Focuses on Partnerships With Q1 Earnings Ahead

Open Season : Maverick

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Ubuntu

design.canonical.com: It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! It’s that time of the year again, time to start hunting down those nasty trivial Papercut bugs.

Text editing with Nano made easy

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HowTos

tuxradar.comNano supports syntax highlighting. Nano supports text justification. And yet, Nano is so much easier than Emacs or Vim. Discover the hidden power of this versatile command line text editor - you may never want to go back to the GUI again!

Canonical Assimilated by the OIN Borg

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: Today, June 22, 2010, The Open Invention Network (OIN) announced that Canonical, the company that owns and produces the Ubuntu Linux distribution, joins its ranks as the first Associate Member.

hal’s day of reckoning

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Hardware
Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Google's Kelsey Hightower talks Kubernetes and community
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