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Story Listaller: Back to the future! Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Ubuntu for Smartwatches? Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Story City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Story Docker and the battle for open source cloud surpremacy Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:59am
Story Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:15am
Story The Importance of Openness to the Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 11:06am
Story GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 9:12am
Story Is Mir and convergent desktop hampering the development of Ubuntu? Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:47am
Story What's New in Kernel Development Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:38am
Story Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Available For Developers And Testers Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:33am

Why Windows is not yet ready for the Desktop

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Microsoft

climbing-the-hill.blogspot: I don't spend my time telling other people which OS should or shouldn't suit their way of working. But it seems there are people who do. And it is thus that I find myself moved enough to mock their contribution to the state of public discourse.

Squeezing Lenny didn't make a lemon.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: As you probably realised from my previous posts I like to put my Linux installations through their paces. In fact I am positively brutal with them. So I decided to do a distribution upgrade from Lenny.

No penguins in Akihibara

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Today in Tokyo, I set myself the task of finding Linux in the Akihibara, which advertises itself to the world as Tokyo’s electronic wonderland.

few odds & ends:

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News
  • Open Source Network Diagramming..

  • Linux Market Share Passes 2%
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 6
  • Doing the geek thing with Linux
  • Podcast 56 Gentoo Developer Joshua Jackson

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing 64bit Flash Player in Ubuntu Linux

  • Reclaim Linux Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks
  • How to build a highly available file server using OpenSolaris
  • Subclassing a list in Python
  • NetBackup Backup Report Script

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Getting Better All The Time

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.

AbiWord 2.7.3 Released

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Software

uwog.net: We just released AbiWord 2.7.3. The most visible addition to this release is the return of our Maemo support.

Install it forward

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Linux
Ubuntu

practicalswitchtoubuntu.blogspot: I am reminded by the movie "Pay it forward" where a person started doing good to three other persons and the way of gratitude is to pay it forward, doing good to three other persons thus multiplying the goodness around.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #145

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #145 for the week June 1st - June 7th, 2009 is available.

On the menu - Console Apps

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a couple times that I have been running without X for quite a while, on my main system. Here’s what’s running on it.

Fedora teams’ call to action.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The Fedora Project has always been aimed at encouraging participation. Free/libre and open source software continues its forward momentum and increasing pace through the growth of community and contribution.

Creative Commons, We Have a Problem

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I'm a big fan of the Creative Commons movement. But it has a big problem: few people have heard of it.

FOSS can work in the Free Market

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OSS

doctormo.wordpress: This is in response to LeafStorm’s excelent post about the market economics of software and FOSS caleed FOSS and the Free Market.

Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Now I have to admit I assumed I would get it installed only to have it seg fault left and right (or worse, not even start up). I, however, was very pleasantly surprised.

Code Talks

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OSS

stefanoforenza.com: Some days ago I stumbled Why Free Software has poor usability. Disagreeing on about everything written in there, I decided to pull out a long reply to each one of the points made.

Invisible force Destroying the Status Quo

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: I spent a good part of my Sunday calling people that now use Linux. It's good to track how many people are happy with their systems. That's why I simply laughed at the recent story of Linux reaching 1% of the market.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.3 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.3 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

The Three Best Linux Media Centers

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Software

berkeleylug.com: The three media centers I list are my favorites. All of them integrate easily with MythTV by adding a simple menu item, and each work greats with remotes and looks good on your TV.

25 Years of Tetris: Time Waster Retrospective

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: Today is a historic day. Not only is it the 65th anniversary of D-Day (and my grandfather, a US Naval Captain was there), It is the 25th anniversary of the greatest puzzle game of all time: Tetris.

IMDB 0.3.0 now including console utility

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Software

ariejan.net: With the release of IMDB 0.3.0, a command-line utility is included! Why is this awesome for you?

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
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    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
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    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

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