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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:14pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 4:13pm
Story Incompetence, not Linux, is behind the XOR DDoS botnet Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 3:07pm
Story 2015 Productivity, Linux-Style Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 2:46pm
Story Apache OpenOffice Coming Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 1:54pm
Story LLVM/Clang Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 1:52pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 12:15pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 12:08pm
Story Red Hat eyes app platform leader with Samsung Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:56am
Story A kid in an open source candy store Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:49am

Red Hat not worried about Ubuntu Unity for Linux

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu

blog.internetnews.com: While some in the open source community have had a negative viewpoint on Ubuntu's move away from GNOME Shell, a key Red Hat staffer doesn't have a problem with it.

Contribute your expertise to an open source textbook

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: A project that intends to produce a textbook for instructors who want to teach open source software development processes is asking for contributions.

What's new in Fedora 14

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Linux

h-online.com: The latest version of Fedora has cloud aspirations, decodes jpg files faster, includes SPICE – a useful protocol for virtualising desktop PCs, and contains numerous enhancements for developers.

Two laptops and a desktop

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: I thought I’d pound out a few quick paragraphs on what I have going on lately in terms of technology… what I’m running where and why.

Scott McNealy defends Oracle CEO from criticism

computerworlduk.com: Scott McNealy has kept a low profile since Oracle bought his company earlier this year, but on Wednesday the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems shared some thoughts on the acquisition.

7 Best User-Made Screenlets For Linux

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Software

maketecheasier.com: If you’ve never tried desktop screenlets, you’re missing out. We’ve previously discussed how to set up your screenlets, but we’ve never put together a showcase of the best ones. Today we’ve gathered seven of the best.

Don’t Underestimate Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Am I going to have to abandon Ubuntu?
  • Don’t Underestimate Ubuntu
  • More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?
  • Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 1, Ubuntu Unity
  • Natty free culture showcase to have theme, gets schedule
  • Ask Ubuntu Review
  • Ubuntu Bug Reporting

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint Debian 201009

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint Debian 201009 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. While the "normal" Linux Mint editions are based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian 201009 is a Linux distribution based on Debian Squeeze (testing); its aim is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Oracle kills low-priced MySQL support
  • Sabayon OSD, 2.6.36? Spins
  • Updated Windows Vs. Ubuntu hardware requirements
  • Geeky Songs
  • Multimedia, Education, and Free Software
  • Hilal Computers hosts Red Hat seminar
  • Linux software offers advantages to users
  • Above Resistance - Red Hat
  • Trading Alert for Red Hat
  • Sourceforge Project of the Month: Gutenprint
  • Diaspora Trailer
  • GCC 4.6 Leaves Stage 1 With New Features
  • MusicGuru - Music management utility
  • Spokify – v0.9
  • Top 5 Best Popular Linux Distributions
  • OLPC's $75 tablet debut delayed by 45 days
  • Control and Community – and the future of commercial open source strategies
  • Weathering the Ubuntu brainstorm
  • Sometimes Phoronix Grinds My Gears
  • KDE Activities
  • mount-cifs is replace by samba in gentoo
  • Why can’t we get Linux on the desktop right?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Spruce Up Your Linux Desktop With Screenlets
  • Creating Logos in Inkscape
  • CentOS LVM Resizing Guide
  • Perfect Desktop Fedora 14 Laughlin: Post Install Guide
  • Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 14
  • How to add Broadcom 43xx wireless to Fedora 14
  • Dealing with bash history
  • enabling TRIM for your SSD on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Howto bake Persistent Live USB – Debian Way (live-build)
  • Getting Drupal and mod_security to Play Nicely Together on Red Hat 5.x Servers
  • Easily Change Splash Theme Without Commandline in Ubuntu
  • How-to: Program PICs using Linux
  • Linux File Permissions, Groups, and Users
  • How to enable btrfs on Fedora 14
  • Programming Using Glade and Perl
  • How-To: Remaster Debian 6 "Squeeze"
  • Change timeout delay for Sudo command password in Ubuntu

Could Linux Abandon Directories In Favour Of Tagging?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: For a fairly scruffy looking guy, I have a surprisingly healthy approach to organising my files. However, I'm constantly pushing up against the limitations of a system that is based around directories. I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging.

Tired Of Tweaking Ubuntu? Try Pinguy

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Want most of the popular application you read about on blogs such as WebUpd8 installed by default? Or maybe you install Ubuntu for some friends or family and you get tired from all the tweaking required to get audio/video/flash and so on to work? You could use Pinguy OS.

MyPaint hits 0.9 and is looking good

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Software

ostatic.com: MyPaint is an easy to use paint program. It supports several popular image formats, comes with a load of brushes, and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. After 5 years of development, version 0.9.0 was released on November 2 with some nice new features.

Drupal 7 nears release candidate stage

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Drupal

infoworld.com: Drupal 7, the next major version of the popular open source content management system, could reach a release candidate stage as early as this week, the founder of the system said on Wednesday.

Fedora 15 codenamed Lovelock

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Linux
  • Fedora 15 Just Received Lovelock As Its Codename
  • Pick me up, no. 9247
  • Fedora 14 Gnome Quick LOOK Screenshots | Screencast

GNOME 3′s new theme lands & Mutter gets ace

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: A new default GTK and Metacity* theme for Gnome 3 landed in the Gnome Shell git a few days back. Called Adwaita it looks very similar to the design mock-ups displayed at GUADEC earlier this year.

Office Clones: It's About to Get Complicated

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LibO
Software
OOo

pcmag.com: Those looking for some alternatives to the pricey Microsoft Office have looked to Google for its small suite of online apps and OpenOffice, an open-source Office suite "owned" by Oracle and comprised of clones of the Microsoft product. This is about to get more complicated.

10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Sorting through the myriad business-oriented Linux apps can be a daunting endeavor. To get you started, Jack Wallen put together this list of tools that will help you handle tasks ranging from producing labels to creating invoices to viewing Access data.

Adam Williamson runs for Fedora Board

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Linux

happyassassin.net: I’ve been thinking about this for the last week or two, and I’ve decided to run for the Fedora Board elections.

Why Oracle Wants LibreOffice to Succeed

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LibO
OOo

itworld.com: This accomplishes two things: those who leave can be replaced by more Oracle-friendly developers. Those who stay will have re-committed themselves to the success of OpenOffice.org, just by staying. Ah, but there's another benefit here left unsaid:

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