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Story System76 Is Launching Skylake Computers Powered by Ubuntu, Become a Superfan Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 5:03pm
Story KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:56pm
Story Sharing in open source and swag Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:50pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:27pm
Story Linux Foundation News Roy Schestowitz 2 06/10/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:23pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:22pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Linux-based OpenSwitch Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:20pm
Story Embedded/Devices Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:15pm

What Microsoft Linux Would Mean

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Telling me that it is a bad idea does no good. Like that bad song you hear on your clock radio first thing in the morning and it stays in your head all day, it is an idea that won’t go away.

Why I Prefer Debian to RHEL: Top 5 Reasons

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: RHEL still remains the fodder for all those academicians and enterprises. For example, if you want pursue a course in Linux you are advised to do RHEL cos that's what enterprises care. I'd choose Debian over RHEL. Why?

Pardus 2011 on the way with new goodies

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Pardus Linux, a popular independent distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, will be releasing version 2011 in the coming weeks and with it lots of nice updates and improvements.

Review: SalixOS 13.1.2 KDE

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Ever heard of SalixOS? Well, it’s only the best (hands-down?) Slackware based Operating System!

Seeing the light

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Ubuntu
  • Seeing the light
  • Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland
  • Is Canonical’s Unity Move Divisive?
  • Ubuntu's risky leap: Unity on Wayland
  • Linux beyond X: Shuttleworth contemplates Wayland
  • After Gnome Shell, Ubuntu Ditches X Server
  • Ubuntu Linux moving to Wayland from X is a Natty move

MeeGo 1.1 Netbook vs. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Initial Findings: MeeGo 1.1 Netbook vs. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook
  • Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 2, KDE Plasma Netbook

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A ncurses based VLC audio player for console - nVLC
  • Run…Or Help Run!
  • AskUbuntu Extension for Chrome, Firefox & Opera 11
  • EasyImageSizer - Programe to batch reduce filesize of images
  • Going Linux Nov 05: #119 - Listener Feedback
  • Is Your Business Compliant with Open Source Licenses?
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Sabayon Linux 5.4 “Experimental Spins”: Stable release
  • Can The Unigine Engine Get Any Better? Yes, And It Has.
  • The White House gets opens source
  • 8 (More) Free and Open Source Project Management Software
  • The Unsaid Document Foundation (talkbacks)
  • Linux Link Tech Show #374 11 03 10
  • More Upside For Red Hat?
  • Five Hosting Sites In the Top 41
  • Governments want more commercial out of commercial open source
  • Heroes of Newerth 1.0.17 Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to add Broadcom 43xx wireless to Scientific Linux 5.5
  • Clear The Cache From Memory
  • Whatis internal dummy connection in Apache
  • Fedora14 behind a proxy | solved
  • Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python
  • Build A Linux Web Server With An Old Computer [Part 1]
  • Configuring a static 6in4 tunnel in Gentoo
  • Intro to Linux Virtual Server
  • Two Methods for Changing Your Password in Ubuntu
  • How to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7
  • Ridding Fedora of Unwanted Software Repositories
  • Check the filesize or disk space usage of directories/files using du
  • Updating the squashfs with an external rootfs
  • Speed up Internet access by using Persistent DNS caching with Pdns Ubuntu

Six Secrets of Open Source Community Building

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OSS
Drupal

earthweb.com: The Drupal content management system (CMS) is one of the most successful open source projects on the Internet today, thanks in no small part to its community.

Linux E-Readers are evolving into Android-tablets

blogs.computerworld.com: I have no doubt that Linux-based tablets will eventually be winners. I knew that dedicated e-readers would die off. What I didn't see happening was that the e-reader vendors would also see that happening and start transforming their Android Linux-powered e-reader devices into tablets.

Blender – A Powerful Free Cross-Platform 3D Content Creation Suite

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Software

makeuseof.com: As anyone who has ever dabbled in 3D modeling will tell you – it sure ain’t easy. Becoming proficient in any powerful software suite takes time, patience, trial and error – and yet more patience. That’s where Blender comes in.

Kubuntu 10.10 aka Maverick Meerkat Review

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Ubuntu

muktware.com: Kubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, a debian based distro with KDE Desktop environment and is derived from Ubuntu. The latest version of the distro was released on Oct 10, 2010 and has all the application one would need for their day-to-day use.

Open Source Lights Up Darkest Africa

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OSS

blog.lpi.org: While low cost computers, networking hardware and software are helping these countries develop the computer infrastructure they need those are only part of the answer. To really establish a sustainable infrastructure a lot of these countries, who may have been under colonial rule for decades, also need training in entrepreneurship and capacity building.

5 Linux Network Monitoring Tools

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Monitoring traffic on your network is only as important as the data and or computers you want to protect. Understanding how to do basic network troubleshooting will save you both in wasted time and money.

Shuttleworth: Unity on Wayland

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: The next major transition for Unity will be to deliver it on Wayland, the OpenGL-based display management system. We’d like to embrace Wayland early.

Linux Plumber’s Conference Day 1

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: Yesterday I attended the Linux Plumbers’ Conference in Cambridge, MA.

First PC-BSD 9.0 Alpha Snapshot Available for Testing

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BSD

toolbox.com/blogs: Kris Moore has just announced that the first testing snapshot is available for download (both 32 and 64 bit versions). Here's a short list of some of the major changes from the 8.x series:

Zoop To The Future – Point-N-Click Adventure !

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: “Zoop To The Future” is a point-n-click adventure game based on the independent animated web series from The Zero Counts called “The Somewhat Comical Adventures of Prickley Pete!”.

Fedora 14

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Linux
  • Fedora 14
  • My First Experiences With Fedora 14 and LibreOffice
  • At Work with Linux: VirtualBox 3.2.10 and Fedora 14
  • Linux users excited about Fedora 14 features

New Linux software targeted at schools

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Software

techworld.com: A Canadian company called Userful claims that it has open source alternative for education establishments faced by the high cost of Windows Multipoint servers: Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011.

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