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Story How to customise your Linux desktop: Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 26/11/2015 - 2:28pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2015 - 2:04pm
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Story Arch and Tumbleweed, Running Sans Systemd Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2015 - 1:32pm

Novell shareholders approve Attachmate buyout

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SUSE Attachmate will spend $2.2 billion in cash, or $6.10 per share, for Waltham, Mass.-based Novell, which has been beset by financial problems for several years.

Unity: The systray is back

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  • Unity: The Systray Is Back, Themable Top Panel, more
  • Unity Mockup: Menu Integrated In The Window Titlebar
  • Unity panel to follow users GTK theme

3 Packs Of Gnome Panel Theme Backgrounds

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Software I found a really cool collections for gnome panel backgrounds on deviantart designed by half-left looks really good in case you get bored with the default backgrounds and you want to change it.

IBM's Watson Should Rejuvenate Open Source AI

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OSS Unless you've been under a rock for the past week, you had to have caught the remarkable performance of IBM's Watson intelligent computer, which has beaten the two best players in the history of the show Jeapordy, and caused people to herald "our new computer overlords."

Review: Recompute Cardboard PC

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Hardware Shawn shows us the Recompute PC from Sustainable Computers. It's a full blown workstation that you could use to start a camp fire. We don't recommend the camp fire part though.

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Mozilla's "modern browser" attack on IE overlooks Firefox shortcomings

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Moz/FF Microsoft and Mozilla traded barbs this week in a dispute over what constitutes a "modern" Web browser. The competitive friction is starting to heat up because the Redmond software giant and Silicon Valley nonprofit are preparing to release the next major versions of their respective Web browsers.

Electric CAD program on Linux

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Software If you are an electrical engineer, or someone who likes to dabble in designing electrical circuit boards (or anything with regards to electricity) and you’re looking for a FOSS (Free, Open Source Software) CAD program to aid you in the process, then Electric might be the solution.

Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to Rock Your Desktop

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Software Since then, time has gone by, and while Ubuntu may have decided to go with Unity instead, others have taken Gnome Shell up to the next level. Fedora, among others, will be putting it front and center in future releases. Today we’re going to take a look at one of the most recent builds.

PinguyOS Review

cristalinux.blogspot: Currently one of the most popular forks available, PenguyOS is an interesting tweak over what Ubuntu users know and love. This armed-to-the-teeth distro is more than just Ubuntu on asteroids, but does all that customization and application feast truly cut it?

People behind Debian: Maximilian Attems, of the kernel team

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Interviews Maximilian, along with the other members of the Debian kernel team, has the overwhelming job of maintaining the Linux kernel in Debian.

Linux Software Roundup: Audio Apps

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Software Today we are looking at consumer audio applications. This includes apps for organizing and listening to music, CDs, podcasts, Internet radio streams, and other audio sources. Also, apps for burning CDs, tagging, fixing, and converting digital audio files, as well as a few light recording and editing packages.

Qualys Releases Report on Faulty Browser Plugins

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Software Qualys's BrowserCheck tool, released last summer, reports on any security problems with your browser. A new report, released Wednesday, shows the most vulnerable plugins.

Customise Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

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HowTos Customisation is an inherent part of Linux, but if you're not comfortable working without your mouse, tweaking aspects of your desktop can be tricky. That's where Ubuntu Tweak comes in.

Shade Coming Down on the Windows Era

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  • Is the Shade Coming Down on the Windows Era?
  • Microsoft bans open source from the Marketplace

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

today's leftovers:

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  • Parted Magic 5.10 cuts the Chromium, brings back Firefox
  • Open Standards What A Corrupted Term
  • Using Inkscape to Create Patch Artwork
  • Upgrading from Lenny to Squeeze
  • Is the open source cloud computing dream evaporating?
  • Dress Up Your Documents with Free Graphics Tools and Resources
  • LibreOffice Community Starts 50,000 Euro Challenge
  • Slashdot owner reports loss again
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 Available
  • Why GMail looks bad with Oxygen?
  • Easily distracted? You need ‘Self Control’ for Ubuntu
  • EE: Ministry saves millions by using open source office
  • Nokiasoft: Who are the Open Source Winners and Losers?
  • AdBlock Plus: Open source for fun (not funds)
  • RHEL6.1, Red Hat is changing its subscription
  • Happy Birthday Ksplice Uptrack
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd January 2011
  • FLOSS Weekly 153: TonidoPlug

some howtos:

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  • How to use the Pacemaker editor with Ubuntu via wine
  • How to make Docky icons smaller than 24px
  • How to Remove old and un-used Kernels
  • How to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver in ubuntu
  • How to get gain root shell without root password
  • share public files between windows and linux using samba and no password
  • Allow a single YouTube video through a bluecoat ProxySG
  • How to get a Transparent launcher in Unity 2D
  • Make the Gnome Panels in Ubuntu Totally Transparent
  • Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam
  • Easy Convert Multimedia for various devices
  • Debian 6 installation and disk partitioning guide
  • How to change the Grub 2 settings without using the command line
  • Managing the Structure of the awk file

We want more Linux presentations inside shopping centers

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Linux Last october I wrote about the first Italian presentation of Free Software inside a supermarket chain because it looked to me, and still looks, a wonderful idea that should find many followers worldwide, since it proves that Free Software isn’t a boring topic.

A Kernel By Any Other Name

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Linux For legacy reasons we standardized our environment on Ubuntu Server. Generally when a new Ubuntu LTS release comes out, we, like many others, start deploying any new installations on the new release while we start planning upgrades for our most out-of-date servers.


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freegamer.blogspot: A long time ago, on the old FreeGameDev forum, I heard of Purity; an original game based on the idTech3 engine. Recently, I was wondering what the project had become.

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Linux 4.18 RC2 Released From China

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  • Linux 4.18-rc2 Released With A Normal Week's Worth Of Changes
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A GTK+ 3 update

  • A GTK+ 3 update
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    While the GNOME tool-kit developers have been hard at work on GTK4 roughly the past two years and have kept GTK3 frozen at GTK+ 3.22, a GTK+ 3.24 release is now being worked on to deliver some new features until GTK+ 4.0 is ready to be released. While GTK+ 4.0 is shaping up well and GTK+ 3.22 was planned to be the last GTK3 stable release, the developers have had second thoughts due to GTK+ 4 taking time to mature. Some limited new features are being offered up in the GTK+ 3.24 release to debut this September.

Finally: First stable release of KBibTeX for KDE Frameworks 5

After almost exactly two years of being work-in-progress, the first stable release of KBibTeX for KDE Frameworks 5 has been published! You can grab the sources at your local KDE mirror. Some distributions like ArchLinux already ship binary packages. After one beta and one release candidate, now comes the final release. You may wonder why this release gets version number 0.8.1 but not 0.8 as expected. This is simply due to the fact that I noticed a bug in CMakeLists.txt when computing version numbers which did not work if the version number just had two fields, i. e. no ‘patch’ version. As the code and the tag of 0.8 was already pushed, I had no alternative than to fix the problem and increase the version number. Otherwise, the ChangeLog (alternative view) is virtually unchanged compared to the last pre-release. Read more

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