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Story KDE Applications 15.08 RC Available Now, Final Build Arrives on August 19 Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:57pm
Story True Life: I’m An Open Source Rookie Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:31pm
Story Industrial and DAQ controllers run Linux on quad-core Atom Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 7:01pm
Story For Linux, Supercomputers R Us Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:55pm
Story NVIDIA GeForce: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:35pm
Story NetBSD Pushes Some Minor Improvements For The XGI X.Org Driver Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:30pm
Story Whats New for You This August in Open Source CMS Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:24pm
Story Barrier to entry: Busting more myths about Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Fedora Is Considering Putting 32-bit Platform on a Backburner Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Alpine Android Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:24pm

Today's Leftovers:

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News
  • Peppermint OS One-08042010 Screenshots
  • Opera 10.61 Release Candidate (RC3) Released
  • Digg using Drupal
  • FLOSSCamp 2010
  • The Dead Microsoft Sketch
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 1
  • A fund manager experiments in geek...
  • Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux
  • An In-Depth Look at Red Hat Cloud Computing
  • O'Reilly's Report from Debian Conference
  • Goodbye DebConf10
  • FUDCon Tempe update
  • Investment in open source software will only go up from here
  • How can your software fail?
  • On branding
  • Improving Perl 5's Core Exceptions
  • Gentoo's Quality Status
  • Review: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Automated caching of your Ubuntu updates
  • Install Ubuntu Light Themes in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04
  • Using multiple clipboards in Vim
  • CentOS: Disable Unneeded Services at Boot Time
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE Installation (Part 2)
  • Converting a Mercurial tree repeatedly with files removed
  • Deploying Ubuntu with Cobbler
  • How to avoid spam using Pidgin
  • Multiple java versions on debian
  • Try Out Linux Programs with PortableLinuxApps
  • Schedule Tasks GUI style with Gnome Schedule

Open Source Projects that Changed the World

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: To many, open source software isn’t just about getting something for free, it’s a statement about how the world should be. Here are seven projects that have, quite literally, changed the world.

Consumer Reports Recommends Numerous Android Devices

  • Consumer Reports Recommends Numerous Android Devices
  • Is Best Buy prepping an Android tablet?

Some puzzle games

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Gaming
  • Some puzzle games
  • Lots of Gaming Lushness

OpenOffice.org:

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org: Sun PDF Import Extension
  • Adding a Dummy Text Feature to OpenOffice.org Writer

Novell cuts Q3 revenue outlook

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Linux
SUSE
  • Novell cuts Q3 revenue outlook
  • Red Hat Has Trended 8.23% Higher In Past 45 Days

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #205
  • Ubuntu Probably the First Distro Overtake Popularity of Linux

Should OpenSolaris Die?

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OS
  • Should OpenSolaris Die?
  • Oracle pulls about face on Solaris support

AppArmor more user friendly than SELinux?

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Software
  • AppArmor more user friendly than SELinux? #LinuxCon
  • SELinux sandboxing for Linux app security #LinuxCon

Happy Birthday openSUSE!

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SUSE

omgsuse.com: A short five years ago, on 9th August 2005 the openSUSE Project was announced. While SuSE Linux has been around for over 15 years, it was only during the past five years that the openSUSE project was created as an independent organization.

Amarok is the future!

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Software

blog.lydiapintscher.de: Eike has been collecting KDE sightings in movies and tv series for quite a while already. It seems he’ll have to add books as well now.

Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Just uploaded to the Ubuntu Lucid repository for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is a new package called canonical-census. Curious about what this package provides, we did some digging and found it's for tracking Ubuntu installations by sending an "I am alive" ping to Canonical on a daily basis.

10 Websites for Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Riddles

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Web
Gaming

makeuseof.com: Riddle me this, riddle me that… So goes the popular line from one of superhero fiction’s most popular villains. And we are hooked as The Riddler plots Batman’s downfall with a riddle. That’s the hook that a good riddle delivers.

DreamScene for Ubuntu?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ever wanted to set video as your desktop wallpaper a la the quickly-ditched Windows DreamScene? With 'Video Wallpaper' it's easy.

How to update and upgrade different GNU/Linux distros

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HowTos

unixbhaskar.wordpress: As the title suggest and I am going to show you how you could do it yourself..provided you run those distro and manage them. Anyway knowing them will not harm you a bit.

The golden age of open source?

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OSS

the451group.com: Stephen O’Grady and Simon Phipps have both recently published interesting posts on the current state of open source, with Stephen pondering the relative growth of open source and Simon wondering whether the “commercial open source” bubble has burst.

Uberstudent: The students’ Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there it’s dizzying. Some are simply respins of various base distributions with a different theme or maybe one or two specific applications thrown in for good measure. And then there’s Uberstudent.

Legal DVD Playback Coming to Linux?

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Linux
Legal

linuxjournal.com: In a country where the legal system is based on precedents, a judge's recent decision just may make the use of Linux a whole lot easier.

Apple is the new open source villain

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

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