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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 1:23am
Story Ubuntu Touch Devs to Concentrate More on the Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Branches Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 1:20am
Story Phones and Devices Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 1:20am
Story Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 1:18am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 1:18am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 12:59am
Story TPP Article 14.17 & Free Software: No Harm, No Foul Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 12:18am
Story Systemd File Triggers Proposed for the Fedora 24 Linux Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 12:14am
Story GNU/FSF Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 12:12am
Story openSUSE Leap bring SUSE Linux Enterprise out in the open Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2015 - 12:12am

Meet Fedora Ambassador Larry Cafiero

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Linux
Interviews

linux-magazine.com: This week we look at the Fedora Ambassador Program through the eyes and experience of Fedora Ambassador, Larry Cafiero.

Review: Debian 6 "Squeeze"

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: After a wait of 2 years, Debian 6 "Squeeze" has finally been released! Yay! It's now officially termed "stable".

Firefox 4 knows about:me (and you)

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: I'm a big fan of data analytics which is why back in 2009 I was excited about a new potential Firefox feature called about:me.

Debian's Killer Feature: Flexibility

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Linux

anarchic-order.blogspot: Debian has a reputation in the world of Linux distributions as, well, "stodgy". Debian Stable is pointed to as being out of date, stale, boring. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Replacing my File/Print Server w/ Pogoplug

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Hardware

ericsbinaryworld.com: PogoPlug is meant to be used to essentially create your own dropbox. That’s pretty cool, but I don’t care. I just wanted a cheap computer with low wattage.

No release candidate for Ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu
  • No release candidate for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Release Schedule Updated

HP Pretends Linux Voids Netbook Hardware Warranty

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Linux

consumerist.com: Installing a different operating system on a computer does not change its hardware. This is a simple enough concept...unless you work in technical support for HP.

Mixed signals on the future of MeeGo Linux for netbooks

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Linux

liliputing.com: Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft this morning to bring Windows Phone 7 to Nokia smartphones. Symbian and MeeGo will continue to ship on devices until WP7 is ready to go, but Symbian isn’t long for this world. So what about MeeGo?

Running PC Pro on Ubuntu: the verdict

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Yesterday, something remarkable happened. Our entire editorial team migrated to Ubuntu overnight and – by and large – it was business as usual. The website ran as normal, magazine copy was still written, we (just about) fulfilled our day jobs.

KDE 4.6 review

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Reviews

An fun to read review of KDE 4.6.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ‘Suspended Sentence’ becomes first post-release ARB app to land in Ubuntu
  • Removal of hal improves boot time
  • Open Source Alternatives to Google
  • Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011
  • 'UK government committed to open source'
  • AllJoyn Open Source
  • Utils, Utils, Utils…
  • KDE 4.6 Review Follow-Up: A Feature I Forgot to Mention
  • Version 3.0 of Cuba's Nova Linux Released
  • Best practices when sponsoring Debian packages
  • Digikam – Photo Manager for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • Qatar Exchange Turns to Red Hat
  • Non-free Software Provide Multiple Points of Failure
  • LSE and Canada's TMX to merge, Share Linux system
  • Red Hat Close To Resistance
  • Open source software gains ground in higher education
  • Know Thy Machine...
  • Dotzler: internet explorer nine - why microsoft still sucks
  • Kannasaver 1.2 for KDE 4 Released
  • FR: Ruling cancels public procurement tender that excluded open source software
  • FLOSS Weekly 152: FOSDEM
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 389
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 3

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Oxygen Mouse Cursor Theme On Ubuntu 10.10
  • Take screenshots of your Android phone from Windows or Linux
  • SysRQ in Linux and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu keyboard layout options Swap Esc and Caps Lock keys
  • Batch Image Processing the Easy Way with Phatch
  • Un-Bricking Linux Plug Computers
  • 3 Amazing Little Firefox Tweaks
  • Kindle Books on Linux
  • Drawing Cartoons In Five Easy Steps

How not to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer - part 5

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Linux

kroah.com: Heck, It's not like I haven't said all of this before, but it sure seems like no one learns from the past, or reads the documentation that we write for how to actually submit a patch for the kernel. It's not like it's a secret or something...

Linux Mint 10 KDE RC screenshots Tour

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Linux

unixmen.com: LinuMint10 KDE RC is released, this release comes with many new features and system improvements. LinuxMint 10 KDE RC features latest and recently released KDE 4.6, the menu was switched to Lancelot, the Software Manager got a better categorization of software and the use of application icons.

First open hardware definition has been released

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Hardware

opensource.com: After last September's Open Hardware Summit, today version 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition was released.

A Re-Introduction to Zeitgeist

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Software

milky.manishsinha.net: While the Zeitgeist team has assembled together at Aarhus, Denmark for their 2011 hackfest, I am sitting at home due to shortage of time for Visa application. This hasn’t stopped me from continuing my work and mythbusting is also a very much-needed action.

Why Browser "Do Not Track" Features Will Not Work

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google have each developed some sort of "do not track" feature for their respective Web browsers. The intent is good, but each solution is fundamentally flawed and is unlikely to work very well in the real world.

New GTK+3 is Released

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Software

ostatic.com: Today GTK+3 was officially released. After two years of development, the GIMP toolkit for developing graphical interface elements was finally unveiled. GTK is used to develop popular window managers and environments like GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE. Many individual programs use GTK for their interface development as well, such as The GIMP, Evolution, Pidgin, Inkscape, and Abiword.

CodeWeavers unleashes new Windows Impersonator

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Software
  • CodeWeavers unleashes new Windows Impersonator
  • CrossOver Impersonator simplifies running Windows software on Mac and Linux

New OpenOffice.org Suite: Adequate, but Uninspiring

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OOo

eweek.com: The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.

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Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

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