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Story Linux 4.4-rc2 Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 10:15am
Story Antivirus Live CD 15.0-0.98.7 Uses ClamAV 0.98.7 to Clean Your PCs of Viruses Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 10:11am
Story Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Released, Supports the Latest AMD GPUs Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 10:08am
Story The Devil & BSD: Leaving Linux Behind Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 9:59am
Story Google Nexus 6P review: The Android flagship phone to go for Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 9:52am
Story GTK+ 3.20 to Feature Massive CSS Changes, Port Most Widgets to CSS Nodes Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 12:51am
Story Fedora Developers Discuss systemd Package Split for Fedora 24 Linux Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2015 - 12:47am
Story Happy 20th Anniversary, The GIMP! Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 8:55pm
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Lite 2.6 Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 8:07pm
Story 5 Things I Dislike and Love About GNU/Linux Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 8:05pm

... if you thought KDE 4.6.0 was good

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: I'm really happy with how the number of bug reports coming in is not a massive deluge of different bugs, but mostly just endless repetition of the same handful. Even better than having bugs reported is having bugs fixed, of course. Which is exactly what's been happening in droves.

gave it up

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Just talk

Well, folks, she died on me. That failing hard drive finally gave up the ghost, so things will be a bit slow around Tuxmachines today.

Multidimensional Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: A good looking 3D interface is a primary focus of the new Ubuntu desktop (Natty Narwhal) but Canonical has assured that a 2D fall-back will be available

The Tiny Hackable Linux Pogoplug Pro

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: The CloudEngines line of tiny Pogoplug plug computers are fully-hackable little Linux servers. Paul Ferrill shows us what the Pogoplug Pro can do, and how to use it.

DownThemAll, Built-In Firefox Download Manager

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: DownThemAll is a built-in Firefox download manager that comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a download manager. The only difference to third party download managers is the need to keep the Firefox window open to process the download queue and download files that have been added to it.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FOSDEM - New version of GNOME 3 live image
  • virtual globe in the browser
  • Split-pane feature of Nautilus
  • MariaDB Can't Be Sold Like MySQL: Exclusive Interview
  • Konstruktor: back and alive!
  • Whats new in Debian Squeeze?
  • GNU/Linux AppStream Is Not An App Store Rip Off
  • Wayland Platform Support For Mesa's EGL
  • Dries Buytaert talks Drupal and leadership in open source
  • Only one-third of agencies pass the Federal Open Technology Report Card
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Private cloud “in a box” from Dell
  • Python Sound Menu Integration or GDBUS Can't Come Soon Enough
  • Atalanta buys big chunk of Red Hat
  • GNOME 3 approaches completion
  • Linux Format issue 142 is on sale now!
  • What We Use: Whitson Gordon's Favorite Gear and Productivity Tips
  • US Department of Justice Investigating Novell/CPTN Deal Further
  • SCALE 9X across the snowy horizon
  • Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC3
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd January
  • Fudcon 2011: Day 3
  • Southern California Linux Expo Schedule Firms Up

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Assign/Remap Keyboard Shortcuts For Better Productivity
  • Upgrading from Mandriva 2010.1 to Mandriva 2011 TP/Cooker
  • How to Turn Your Home Ubuntu PC Into a LAMP Web Server
  • Faking Depth of Field with the Gimp
  • What is your favorite command on terminal?
  • Securing Apache—Part 5
  • Install Docky with Stacks in Ubuntu 10.10 & 11.04
  • Tac - A command to print files in reverse
  • Use Google Search box as a Calculator
  • Automatically disable Compiz when launching games
  • Creating A Mobile Version of Your Drupal Website
  • LibreOffice Faenza Icons
  • Check if program is running with bash
  • Desktop Project: Cybersphere
  • Custom Kernels on Debian
  • Simplifying Offline Application Installation on Linux
  • Install Flashplayer in Arch Linux
  • Quickly Tutorial for Natty: DIY Media Player

A Practical Guide to Linux Commands

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Linux
HowTos

linuxconfig.org: This article lists various practical Linux commands to be used only as a reference guide and by experienced Linux users. Not all Linux commands will be available on your system by default so consider install a relevant package before use.

An Interview with System76 co-founder Carl Richell

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Hardware
Interviews
Ubuntu

serial-coder.co.uk: I imagine quite a few of you have heard of System76. System76 is a company that provides and supports Ubuntu pre-installed laptops, desktops, and servers. What I expect is not so well known is the people behind System76. I thought it would be a nice idea to get to know them better.

Linux Mint And My First 45 Days Reviewed

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Linux

lockergnome.com: On Wednesday, the calender on my phone alerted me that it had been 30 days since I wrote my 15 day review of Linux Mint. So for the past 48 hours or so, I have been trying to decide what I should write about.

GNOME 3.0: Making the same mistakes as KDE 4.0?

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Software

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Yesterday Fedora held a GNOME 3 test day. In order to facilitate testing, they published a Rawhide live CD containing the latest builds of GNOME 3. After a quick test, I am quite disappointed. Just like KDE 4,

Governance Issues May Bedevil Open Source Projects

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OSS

ctoedge.com: There’s no doubt that open software has been a boon to IT. Without it there would be a lot fewer IT projects to go round because of not only the cost of proprietary commercial software, but also the complexity of acquiring it.

5 Things I Hate Most About Linux

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Linux

lockergnome.com: The GNU/Linux computer operating system created through the sewing of miscellaneous Richard Stallman body parts around Linus Torvalds‘ heart is not perfect. Here’s a list of my 5 top pet peeves:

KDE 4.6 review

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KDE

intosimple.blogspot: I was eagerly awaiting for kde 4.6 because I would be able to remove hal from my system after installeing it. So, as soon as kde 4.6 was available on Arch linux repositories, I got it installed.

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

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Linux

ghacks.net: If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I have a soft spot for the Enlightenment desktop. You will find many distributions dedicated to Enlightenment. One of those is the new Bodhi Linux.

quora answer #2: drm in webm

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Moz/FF
  • quora answer #2: drm in webm
  • Mozilla font rendering fix
  • Firefox Extension Options Menu Add-On

Activities – A change in workflow?

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KDE

hanschen.org: I often explained activities as ‘similar to virtual desktops, which are groups of windows, but instead activities are groups of desktop widgets’. However, in 4.6 they have evolved past this stage – now windows are also associated with activities. Therefore I wanted to write a blog post about the current state of activities.

What an office suite should look like

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LibO
Software
OOo

dedoimedo.com: In between Web apps, which tend to be minimalistic, children-oriented stripped-down versions of popular programs and massively decorated KDE-centric office suites, which probably represents the far end of the spectrum, the common user will have a tough time choosing the best program for writing documents and presenting stuff. But making the right choice for your favorite software is only the beginning of the problem.

Beyond FUDCon: Faces, Features and Future of Fedora

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The North American Fedora User and Developer Conference (FUDCon) was held on Arizona State University campus in Tempe Arizona from January 29 -31, 2011 and proved to be the largest FUDCon to date with over 200 people pre-registered to attend and final attendance numbers estimated around 175 people.

Does The Document Foundation Support OOXML?

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LibO

linuxjournal.com: Soon after the release of LibreOffice 3.3, the Steering Committee posted their position on OOXML support in LibreOffice. Some of those that have tested the LibreOffice office suite knows that they can open and save in Microsoft Office formats. So, The Document Foundation supports OOXML then?

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