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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:04pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:03pm
Story LibreOffice Now Toward Cloud Based Package, Get Ready To Welcome LibreOffice Online Mohd Sohail 26/03/2015 - 4:29pm
Story EP IT department: ‘We should give openness example’ Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 4:14pm
Story Ubuntu And Ericsson Partner To Helps Telcos Achieve Flexibility Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 4:05pm
Story It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:51pm
Story Red Hat Squid web-proxy is not deleting files willy-nilly Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:48pm
Story BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:48pm
Story Hands-On: Linux UEFI multi-boot, part two Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:42pm

2010: The Year the Desktop OS No Longer Matters?

ostatic.com/blog: Last Friday, Sam's Buffer Overflow run-down featured a piece by Walter Koenning discussing why campaigning hard for Linux on the desktop is selling open source -- and the operating system -- short.

Speak up!

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linuxuser.co.uk: Over the past couple of months, I’ve read several times and in several places about how Linux desktop usage makes us less than 1% of the worldwide operating system market. 1%! That’s nothing! We should all just give up and go home!

A Look At Ubuntu Lucid Plymouth Themes

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Software

webupd8.org: I've finally got Plymouth up and running on Ubuntu Lucid. Well, up and partially running - I only get to see the new Plymouth at shutdown, but considering I have an Nvidia graphics card and only installed Ubuntu Lucid in VirtualBox so far, I'll take what I can get.

A no-cost Windows killer: On Sale Now, only $26!

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Web
Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com/blog: You just can't make this stuff up. This alleged news article at Technology Marketing Corporation (there is a clue in the site name) makes grandiose, breathless claims about Ubuntu:

Why Firefox Is Hardly Doomed

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Moz/FF

Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

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OOo

computerworld.com: A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did.

75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

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Linux

apcmag.com: Forget lofty ideals about the open-source community: most Linux kernel code is written by paid developers at major corporations.

A Monument for Bruno

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: Last week, I was notified that a long-time Linux Advocate is dying. I started my Linux career much later than most of you. I had to have a source of reference...a table where I could study this and learn as quickly as I could. I found it at brunolinux.

Linux in Real Life - Uses Around the World

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Even with its slowly growing popularity, Linux is still a largely unknown thing to many people. Why should Average Joe care about Linux? This alternative operating system doesn't affect his life at all - or does it? The truth of the matter is this: Almost every adult who uses technology in today's world uses or has used something that is Linux powered.

10 Blockbusters Made with the Help of Linux

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Software
Movies

linux-netbook.com: Linux is not only the ideal operating system for small screen devices like netbooks, but also a pretty good choice for the big screen. Several of the top blockbusters of all time were created with the help of Linux software or render farms running Linux.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 – Making life easier in Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

duncsweb.com: today i want to tell you about an application for Ubuntu, it’s an application that i would recommend to every Ubuntu user, newbie or pro because it makes life in Ubuntu a lot easier. It’s called Ubuntu tweak.

OpenOffice.org is “a piece of crap”–or is it?

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OOo

blog.lassehavelund: Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice .org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see open source software introduced into education. I sought out to attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk–the comments made by the students.

Also: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 3 available

Still very cool: Debian floppy install

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Say what you like about Debian or Ubuntu, but I think the floppy installation option was the coolest thing ever. I might be alone in that assessment, but I’m a bit sad that it doesn’t seem to be around for newer versions.

Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating'

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  • Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating'
  • LCA 2010: How FOSS spreads to the home
  • LCA 2010: Smooth sailing at halfway point
  • linux.conf.au 2010: day 3 (morning)
  • LCA2010 Wednesday Keynote

Fun with Boxee for Linux (Beta)

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Software

extremetech.com: Back in 2008, I looked at Boxee on the Apple TV. I thought this was a good time to take a look at Linux.

The Linux That Blew My Mind

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Linux

reviewglitz.com: I have always been searching for some amazing stuff from the linux world. And this time i was thunderstruck by one of them and that is

Do we really need all these different Linux distributions?

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Linux

locutus.us: If you have any inkling of the word Linux and know what it means then you most probably know that there are hundreds of Linux distributions floating around waiting for our attention. In reality there is no real functional difference between all of these Linux distributions.

Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

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Legal

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland’s apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly “stealing” code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale “theft” of code from another website. Of course it’s not “theft” it’s copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto.

some leftovers:

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News
  • New KDE Decoration control module
  • Cool hack - html5tube
  • OLPC Sending XO Laptops to Haiti, Critics Say 'Don't Bother'
  • Linux Mint 8 KDE CE Release Candiate Leaked
  • Open-PC Begins to Take Shape
  • Linux laptop orchestra reprograms musical conventions
  • Linux Foundation Announces 2010 Event Schedule
  • 10 reasons why not to use Hotmail
  • Ubuntu Forums Hits 1 Million
  • Sun-Oracle: Death by Bureaucracy
  • openSUSE @ FOSDEM 2010
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1F: Is Mobile Software Freedom Possible?
  • Wicd 1.7 is out now with new features
  • Hardware database in the Mint Community website
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #176
  • Backing up your booty
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