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Story NPD: Chromebooks outsell Windows laptops Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:25am
Story Calendar and Dekko Email Client Won't Land with Next OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:18am
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:16am
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Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Bodhi 3.1.0 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:08pm

Working with KDE desktop effects

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HowTos In this article I am going to introduce you to the KDE Desktop Effects manager and how to use it to make your KDE desktop experience as sleek as it can be.

Valve rubbishes Linux Steam rumours

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Gaming Valve has taken a Left 4 Dead-style shotgun to rumours that it is working on a Linux compatible version of its Steam platform.

Ubuntu One on KDE – Technical Aspects

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apachelog.wordpress: Following my post on Ubuntu One in KDE I would now like to take a closer look at how Ubuntu One works using KDE technologies and what the current state of affairs is. So be prepared for a lot of technical blah...

Putting It All Together

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Software The Perl community gets a lot of things right right now. Consider the CPAN: we expect a few standards of compatibility and kwalitee, but as long as you adhere to rough consensus, your work is useful and usable to a million other Perl programmers.

another official ubuntu ad you probably didn't see

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Ubuntu A few weeks back we featured an official promotional advert for Ubuntu that barely anyone had ever seen which totally rocked. Today we're back with another, courtesy of the very ace John Bernard in Canonical's marketing team.

Some Random Linux Usability Thoughts, or, Linux is not Windows

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Linux Some Linux design decisions seem like hangovers from Windows-land. But, unlike Windows, Linux does not need to be protected from itself, so why hang on to old habits?

Application lists

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kmandla.wordpress: I have a brief list of sites that mention software alternatives. Some of these are explicitly aimed at life without X, while others are concerned mostly with making a transition between Windows and Linux.

X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out

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  • X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out On Time!
  • Another Benefit To Kernel Mode-Setting

today's leftovers:

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  • Learn Unix With OpenBSD
  • Open-Source 2D, 3D For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs
  • Telecommuting
  • Pithos 0.3 (Pandora Linux Client) Released With Scrobbling
  • Magicons - manipulate iconsets for Gnome
  • TeenyChron: A Linux-based GPS-synched NTP server
  • The State of Open Source System Automation
  • Is Oracle building its own software stack?
  • Stripes Wallpaper: openSUSE
  • Notes on Diaspora Talk
  • Awoken - Brilliant Icon Theme For GNOME
  • 5 Free or Open NAS Servers
  • Experiments with image recognition
  • Mitchell Baker Honored
  • Shuttleworth: Who’s up for making Maverick Movies?
  • Enterprise Java: Oracle's real reason for suing Google?
  • FLOSS Weekly 131: Vyatta
  • Going Linux Aug 19: #111 - Linux Office Suites

some howtos:

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  • Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System
  • Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System: A Sequel
  • How to integrate Google Docs with your Ubuntu desktop
  • Where to Download Free VirtualBox Images (.vdi) and How to Use it
  • [HOWTO] Convert Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx to Linux Mint 9 Isadora
  • Making a Starry Filter Effect in GIMP
  • Batch rename in Linux with GPRename

Say hello to the Web Open Font Format

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  • Say hello to the Web Open Font Format
  • Facebook Caught Plagiarizing Open Source Code in the Official iPhone App
  • Public Domain Mark: A Creative Commons effort to tag the public domain
  • Commercialization of volunteer-driven open source projects
  • Bringing Some Harmony to Open Source Development

Options Trader Alert for Red Hat

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  • Options Trader Alert for Red Hat
  • Red Hat Approaching Its 50 Day
  • Oppenheimer Reiterates Outperform Rating on Red Hat

What would persuade you to ditch Windows for Ubuntu 10.04?

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Ubuntu Well just to throw an additional spanner in the works, life-long Windows user though still the rampant Microsoft hater that I am, I have finally made the jump from Windows 7 - still a great operating system, to Ubuntu 10.04.

Gmail Voice and Video Chat - Too Little too Late?

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Software Today Google released a plugin to allow Debian-based distros video and chat capabilities through Gmail accounts. Two years after the Windows and Mac releases, one has to wonder if it might be too little too late.

Linux distribution popularity trends plotted

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Linux In order to get a sense of the popularity of various Linux distributions over the past several years, we entered their names into Google’s search insights tool and grabbed Google’s “embed code” for the resulting graphs.

Wicked simple networking with Wicd

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Software I'm travelling this weekend, which means I inevitably will end up putting my laptop's battery through its paces. Every so often when I travel, I try to find more and more ways to squeeze more minutes out of my ThinkPad.

My Favorite 10 xkcd Comics Part-1

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Humor Xkcd needs no introduction especially if you are a geek(whatever that means). To find the best out of xkcd is hard work, I mean, they are all damn good. I started searching for top 10 xkcd comics and eventually ended up with nearly 20.

Sony PS3 gets jailbroken to run Linux

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Hardware Hell hath no fury like an angry open sourceror. WHEN THE GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony decided to stop people from running Linux on its Playstation 3 it made a lot of open sourcerors quite angry.

It is a Windows World

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: "If you don't like Windows so much then don't use it!" This is something I have been told more than once (sometimes in not those kind of words) by various people when we have been discussing operating systems.

Open-source's roots in the 19th century

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OSS Who pioneered the concept of open source? Red Hat? Sun? Louis Daguerre set a precedent for other to follow – or not...

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