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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

Could Linux Abandon Directories In Favour Of Tagging?

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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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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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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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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:

I am a Linux Geek (and Proud of it!)

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I came to a realization this morning: I am a Linux Geek. What finally brought me to this realization?

5 Casual Linux Games You Probably Don’t Know About

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makeuseof.com: The sheer amount of software you can find in your average Linux package manager is astounding. For example, Ubuntu offers 502 free game downloads, all a single click away in the software center. Here's 5.

Slackware review

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Slack

go2linux.org: One of the most common statements about Slackware is that, it is difficult to maintain, and not user friendly. This is only partially true and depends on what is easy for you.

Review: Fedora 14

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  • Fedora 14: haven for Ubuntu's homeless GNOMEs
  • Review: Fedora 14 (Laughlin)
  • Fedora 14 vs Ubuntu 10.10: Comparative Review, Video

Why Windows Is Better Than Linux

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Microsoft

linuxcanuck.wordpress: All is not rosy in the Linux world. I am active on many Linux help forums. I know the types of problems that most new Linux users face. This is my list of things that could make Linux better.

Why are you working on Ubuntu?

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doctormo.org: One of my goals of UDS was to do a little survey on the floor to get a feel for why participants were contributing to Ubuntu and how they see the reason for doing all this work.

Five Years Of Linux Kernel Benchmarks: 2.6.12 Through 2.6.37

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phoronix.com: While we have conducted studies related to the Linux kernel performance in the past such as benchmarking up to twelve kernel releases, going out the door this morning are the results from the largest-ever Linux kernel comparison conducted at Phoronix, and very likely the largest ever of its kind.

How's Fedora 14

3 Media Conversion Apps That Will Make You a True Believer

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linuxinsider.com: Dealing with the mind-numbing array of formats present in digital media can be intimidating for a user of any platform, and users considering Linux may be hesitant to switch if they think certain types of files simply cannot be made to play on an open source OS. There's really nothing to fear, though.

KDE Ships November Updates: 4.5.3

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Today, KDE has made available 4.5.3, the November updates to the Plasma workspaces, the applications built on top of KDE's platform, and the platform itself. This release, as all x.y.z updates, contains bugfixes, performance improvements and localization updates only.

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