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Story Leak reveals Galaxy S5 and S4 KitKat update coming this month Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Beta 2 Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 4:39pm
Story Red Hat looks to the OpenStack cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 4:26pm
Story PBJ100: No. 9 ThinkShout leans on the open source movement for growth Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 1:26pm
Story The future of open source: speeding technology innovation Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 1:21pm
Story HP's The Machine Open Source OS: Truly Revolutionary Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 1:11pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 12:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 12:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 12:31pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 12:30pm

Firefox 3.1 delivery slips; developers question TraceMonkey progress

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Some Mozilla Corp. developers have recommended that the company consider yanking the new JavaScript engine, dubbed TraceMonkey, from Firefox 3.1 to get the browser back on track and out the door.

xrandr and the X Window System

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Software
HowTos

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For those of us who have traveled outside of the world of Microsoft Windows and into UNIX-like operating systems, we should already be somewhat familiar with the X Window System. Some of us even understand its full potential. Over the years, I have grown really fond of one specific command line utility and that is xrandr.

Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and More

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: One of the reasons Newcomers to Linux are scared off is the sheer number of choice. So Let’s take a look at one popular branch and see if we an figure some stuff out.

VL-Hot: A Non-polling Alternative To HAL

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Software

oreilly.com: In most current Linux distributions if you plug in a piece of removable media an icon pops up on the desktop and/or a file manager window opens. This is accomplished by the HAL. VL-Hot, developed for Vector Linux provides an alternative that doesn't require continuous hardware polling.

Booting With Mandriva's Speedboot

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MDV

phoronix.com: Being worked on as part of Mandriva's next Linux distribution update is a technology they are referring to as Speedboot. In essence, the user is logging into their Linux desktop even before the system is fully booted. We have some timed results of Mandriva's Speedboot along with videos showing the differences.

Input Redirection, MPX and NOMAD

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: So considering that compiz++ is now master and my patches haven’t been maintained in a while, a lot of you might be wondering what is going on with input redirection and MPX.

Linux: A Complete Overview

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Linux

ocmodshop.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating softwares; we discuss some of the pros and cons of each system.

New notification work lands in Jaunty

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Software
Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Martin Pitt, Sebastien Bacher and several others, notify-osd and several related components landed in Jaunty last week. Notify-OSD handles both application notifications and keyboard special keys like brightness and volume.

The Smell of Linux Spirit

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: New versions of Linux distributions are churned out at a remarkable pace. Not only are new distros popping up all the time, but updates to existing distros are always up and coming as well.

Five-O for PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I have a group of friends who visited me in campus, and Marvin S. Tan brought his elegant ASUS laptop with him. Whatever for? To install PCLinuxOS, of course.

CrunchEEE 8.10.02 Review

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Linux

linux-ninja.com: After buying my Asus EEE PC 1000HA, I initially installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on it. After learning more about (#!) CrunchBang Linux and seeing that they had released an optimized version for the EEE PC called CrunchEEE. I’ve been using CrunchEEE on my EEE PC for the last week and decided to do a review.

some leftovers:

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News
  • Governance best practices

  • I Switched to KDE 4
  • Linux, nComputing, And Overheated Classrooms
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.02.20
  • How to make your first billion--with free software
  • Spy shot: Is this the new Mac mini?
  • Video: Mark Shuttleworth - We are our own worst enemy - Interview (Part One)
  • Video: Mark Shuttleworth - We are our own worst enemy - Interview (Part Two)
  • Ubuntu names
  • Dabbling with Linux
  • Qt Jambi to be open source
  • Post 4.2 features - part 1 [Lancelot]
  • NetworkManager 0.7.1 coming soon
  • Ubuntu now has "Cloud Computing Inside"

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A free, open-source Linux multimedia streamer

  • How to Join the Ubuntu Community
  • Creating an adhoc host with Ubuntu
  • Taming the Wild Eee PC: Replacing the Operating System, Part 1
  • The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install
  • 10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box
  • Aligning filesystems to an SSD’s erase block size
  • Use netstat to See Internet Connections
  • Using ntfs partitions from GNU/Linux
  • Make Firefox flag secure web pages in Ubuntu and Mint
  • Retheaming Ubuntu - Part 2
  • Building OpenJDK under Ubuntu

Connecting to Windows servers from GNU/Linux using pyNeighborhood

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HowTos

Need to connect to a Windows server from a computer running GNU/Linux? pyNeighborhood gives you an easy and graphical way to do just that.

Read the full tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.

Does Open Source Need Better Evangelists?

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Do commercial open source companies need better evangelists? There are some good reasons to believe that they do.

Washington Times releases open source projects

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OSS

washingtontimes.com/blog: The Washington Times has always focused on content. After careful review, we determined that the best way to have the top tools to produce and publish that content is to release the source code of our in-house tools and encourage collaboration.

Finally, We Have It All- Small, Fast, and Affordable

linuxtoday.com: Ever since I can remember travelers have wanted netbooks, but the sticking point was always the cost. Then came the netbook craze, which is accelerating as they get better and cheaper.

OpenGL 3 - what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D

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Software

fireuser.com/blog: Now that OpenGL 3.0 is well on its way to a desktop nearby, you may be curious about what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D applications. There are two main categories of improvements.

Why would anybody need PulseAudio?

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: That’s a very common question as of lately, and somehow I feel like most people who haven’t dealt with ALSA in the past would find it very difficult to properly answer to it. Even myself I would have ignored one particular issue till last night, when I hit another reason why I want to keep PulseAudio.

Troubling times for OpenSUSE

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SUSE

itwire.com: Some Novell developers, who were also contributors to the OpenSUSE project, were laid off by the company. This has caused some other contriburors to apparently ask the OpenSUSE board about the future of the project.

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