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Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Daily Images Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:19am
Story GCC Ada Now Supports 64-bit ARM Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:14am
Story Linux certification site sends wrong message Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 3:42am
Story A Demo Video Of Mozilla’s Firefox OS Running On Nexus 5 Has Been Created Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 3:28am
Story Yocto Is Hooking Up With AMD & Mentor Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 1:25am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 9:02pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 9:00pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 8:59pm
Story Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 8:33pm
Story Linux 3.15-rc3 Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 8:21pm

Oh Its Beautiful

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: These were the exact words from my wife's mouth when she saw my Mandriva 2009 install. I choose the KDE 4 desktop which is eye-candy in itself, but Mandriva devs have put in a lot of effort and made KDE look much more adoring.

Also: Mandriva Linux and your Blackberry

IE's European share falls under 60%, Firefox's growth stalls

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Fewer than 60% of European Web users run Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, while more than 31% have switched to Mozilla's Firefox, a French-based metrics company reported yesterday.

Intel Linux Graphics Performance Q4'08

phoronix.com: The past year has brought several invasive changes to the Intel Linux graphics stack with the introduction of the Graphics Execution Manager for GPU memory management within the kernel, support for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2, and kernel mode-setting finally getting ready to enter the limelight.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Alpha 1 released

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MDV

The first pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available. This alpha concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2 Beta 2, GNOME 2.25.2, Xfce 4.6 Beta 2, X.org server 1.5, and kernel 2.6.28 rc8. It is also the first distribution to introduce the major new Tcl/Tk release, 8.6.

The innovations of Linux 2.6.28

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The Ext4 file system leaves its main development phase and will soon be ripe for productive use. Major renovation work on the code for memory and disk management promises GPU speed increases and better scalability. Hundreds of new and revised drivers improve hardware compatibility significantly.

Revised Slackware keeps it simple

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Slack

linux.com: At a time when new and buggy features cloud basic computer functions, it's refreshing to see a new release of a distro like Slackware that stays true to its core philosophy.

The Amazon UK Mp3 Store On Linux... Actually a postive experience

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: That well known online retailing behemoth Amazon has finally released a version of their mp3 music download service for the UK. It's been available in the US for some time but we finally get a chance to try it on these shores.

Checking out the Neighbors, Part V

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Linux
MDV

meandubuntu.wordpress: Back to distro-checking-outing! A sort of second chance for Mandriva - I give Mandriva Live ONE a once-over!

Alan Cox: Moving on from Red Hat

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Linux

lxer.com: Linux Kernel developer Alan Cox has announced that he will be departing Red Hat for Intel. In an e-mail to the editors he explained that this move allows him to spend more time with his family and work even closer on the low level stuff that he really likes.

Christmas… Linux… Wallpapers…

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Here is a small set of Christmas holidays wallpapers which should fit any Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Suse, Mandriva, Slackware, RedHat, Centos desktop…

FLOSS Manuals sprints to build quality free documentation

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OSS

linux.com: Documentation is one area in which free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is weakest. A project called FLOSS Manuals is trying to remedy this situation. The idea behind project is to create quality, free documentation for free software.

Open source: getting started

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OSS

manilastandardtoday.com: OPEN source software can reduce costs and improve security dramatically, yet many people are a bit apprehensive about getting their feet wet.

10 Firefox Extensions For Better Tab Management

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: The tab is easily one of the most used feature in Firefox. It gives you the convenience of browsing different sites in one single window and save you the trouble of too many windows cluttering your desktop.

Tuxmachines intermittent downtime and sluggishness

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Site News

I am moving Tuxmachines.org to a new server today, so the site may suffer intermittent downtime and sluggishness.

Understanding Canonical's new Linux notification system

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced plans to overhaul desktop notifications. The project is part of a broader initiative that the company launched earlier this year to boost the usability of the Linux software ecosystem.

AntiX 8.0 Test1

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Linux

mepis.org: Now available, in the MEPIS testing mirror, the first public test release of antiX-M8, a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Lenny, with a little bit of sidux.

New Mac OS X ’sheets’ CompizFusion Plugin

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve implemented a sort of Mac OS X ’sheets’ animation in the simple-animations plugin. It is designed to work with dialog boxes so that they appear to ‘roll out’ of the top of the window.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 10

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: The latest release of the Linux Mint distribution offers up a clean, user-friendly desktop environment with a good assortment of applications to meet the needs of most any typical user.

The Win, Fail and Meh of Open Source in 2008

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: With 2008 coming to an end, heise online UK picks what was full of win, who was waiting for the failboat, and who just made us go meh. So in no particular order, here are the Wins, the Fails and the Mehs of Open Source from 2008.

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