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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:54pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:50pm
Story ACPI 6 Non-Volatile Memory Device Support / NFIT / LIBND For Linux Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 1:09pm
Story GNOME to Get GPS Coordinates from Android App Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 1:06pm
Story Allwinner Publishes New CedarX Open-Source Code Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:51pm
Story GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was fsmag 22/05/2015 - 12:47pm
Story UK Government Analyzes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Security Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:24pm
Story AndEX Now Lets You Run Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on Your PC with Linux Kernel 4.0 Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:20pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Released Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 11:18am
Story 'Cloud' Headlines Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 11:16am

Is Oracle Quietly Killing OpenOffice?

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OOo

lockergnome.com: Many are wondering what is going to happen to the many Sun projects, with the Java stream being probably the only thing not in some cloud of possible excision from living efforts.

How 10 Popular Linux Distro Sites Looked When they Launched

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Linux
Web

thegeekstuff.com: This is how some of the popular Linux distro websites looked like when they launched initially. Thanks to the archive.org for all the screenshots. Redhat website looked pretty decent for a 1996 website. Which one of these websites did you like?

What's the best lightweight Linux distro?

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Linux

tuxradar.com: There are plenty of reasons for wanting a low-resource distro running on your computer. The important things that we'll look at here are the amount of space needed, how much processing power is required to get the distro running at an acceptable level, and the effort required to get it to work.

Another one-disk wonder: DexOS

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: At times I am still amazed by Linux distros or even full-blown independent operating systems that scale down so completely and cleanly as to fit on a single floppy disk.

Screenshots of Duke Nukem Forever Leak Out

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Gaming

Yesterday we saw a mash-up trailer of what Duke Nukem Forever would have been like if it actually saw the day of release. If the 4 minutes and 14 seconds of 720p video from YouTube wasn't enough to numb the pain from the lack of a real Duke, today we show you 18 screenshots from 1080p captures.

Linux Remains a Recession Proof Niche

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Linux

reallylinux.com: In this article, Andrea explores some of the most recent Linux job postings and determines that Linux is a very good niche to be in during these economically strange times.

CUBRID Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that CUBRID is its newest member.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Metadata Performance: Running New Benchmarks
  • Installing Debian Linux; experiences, thoughts and opinions...
  • Using audio plugi-ins in Linux
  • Nokia looks to regain tablet relevance, plans new tablet
  • Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories
  • The oddest places to find Linux
  • XBMC Gets Working Intel VA-API Support
  • GCC 4.5 Release Candidate Is Finally Here
  • Microsoft and Patents
  • The Linux Foundation Wants Your "We're Linux" Contest Videos
  • Fedora 13 – See What’s New!
  • XML expert says Microsoft's OOXML fails standards test
  • Photoshop VS. GIMP
  • Egypt: Linux InstallFest a Success!
  • Is Linux the answer to PC woes?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure clear and smooth fonts in OpenSuSe Linux
  • How to Install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu Linux
  • GetDeb/PlayDeb: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Repository Available Now
  • Getting the most out of Mandriva Linux
  • Easy pastebin uploads with Nautilus-pastebin
  • How to change default crontab -e editor
  • Add a second ip to Linux / Ubuntu /etc/network/interfaces
  • Use VLC skins to change the way your VLC looks
  • MySQL replication: adding a new database
  • Sharing links to videos and watching directly in Pidgin
  • Overcoming Python in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Elementary Gnome Menu
  • Process synchronisation in Linux
  • More Background Manipulation with the GIMP
  • How to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04
  • Handy Docky Script

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 RC

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Software

labs.adobe.com: At Adobe MAX 2009, Adobe unveiled the next release of Adobe Flash Player that realizes the promise of a consistent, cross-platform runtime across desktop and mobile devices. Flash Player 10.1 release candidate was released on April 5, 2010 and is available for download.

We are singing a new tune

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Software

getnightingale.org: So here we are, Songbird is no more supporting Linux platform, so we decided to create our own version, supporting Linux first, but also Windows and Mac OS X later…

Announcing the Gentoo Wiki Project

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Gentoo
Web

ben.liveforge.org: After the mostly positive feedback on the recent wiki discussion, we have now gone ahead, formed a preliminary team consisting of both users and developers, and put up a project page.

GNOME Foundation Board Update

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Software
  • GNOME Foundation Board Affiliations Update
  • Welcome Gnome 2.30

GNU's definitely too messy for my taste

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I think the end result of GNU software is generally very good, I find the general code very messed up and pretty much unreadable and unusable.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 1

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Software

lcorg.blogspot: So what's new in bash? A bunch of things, though most of them tend to be rather small. In this series we will look at features that, I feel, are of the most use to ordinary shell users starting with a couple of the small ones.

What's coming in the new Ubuntu Linux desktop?

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Ubuntu
  • What's coming in the new Ubuntu Linux desktop?
  • What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx?
  • Lucid Lynx two weeks after

10 Ways to Explore Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com: When I started exploring Linux back in 1994-1995, there were very few resources available and many of the problems I experienced didn't have solutions. That was a long time ago.

IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise

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OSS
  • IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise
  • IBM patent claims show open source has arrived

Getting Started with Inkscape

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Software

maketecheasier.com: A great alternative for many situations is to use vector graphics. Inkscape is a powerful free vector drawing program for Windows, Linux, and Mac, and this guide will get you started with using it to create your own smooth, colorful, scalable graphics.

Oracle Pushes Linux -- Full Force

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Based on Oracle's recent actions, it seems the company is hell-bent on driving as many of its potential customers as possible away from the UNIX offerings it acquired from Sun and into the arms of Red Hat and other enterprise Linux vendors.

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