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Story Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 8:11am
Story An Introduction to Linux Containers Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 11:45pm
Story Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 11:40pm
Story Ubuntu Developers Working on Feature Parity for Unity 8 - Video Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:51pm
Story GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Next Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H, Imported to india for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:35pm
Story It's Now Easier Managing Systemd In KDE Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:25pm
Story See How Your Linux PC Compares To The Core i7 5775C With Iris 6200 Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story Oxide Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:10pm
Story Free and Open-Source Video Editor Shotcut Gets Better 4K Support Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:07pm

Cortina: Yet Another Gnome Wallpaper Changer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Few years back, I always lamented that there are few and little wallpaper changer apps for Ubuntu desktop. Fast forward to today, this is no longer the case.

Not using desktop Linux? You're wasting your money

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Linux

infoworld.com: If you're not using Linux on the desktop in call center and other fixed-purpose computing environments, you're doing your company a disservice.

some odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • Monitor User Accounts on your system
  • Problem after Upgrading GCC from 4.3.4 to 4.4.3 on Gentoo
  • How will a fully GEGL powered GIMP look like?
  • How to take Screenshots in Linux Terminal
  • Wine-Cellar – new package manager for WINE
  • Install Bluetile In Ubuntu
  • Proposed Ubuntu 10.10 Installer changes
  • Remember the Searchbag
  • Improving Software Quality
  • Five Audio and video utilities
  • Minimal Ubuntu Lucid Setup

Comparison: Best 2010 Linux desktop for begginers

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot.com: Recently I have reviewed three distros that stood out in terms of ease of use, documentation and user aids: Linux Mint 9, Pardus 2009.2 and PCLinuxOS 2010. I will now run a head to head comparison.

The Butterfly Effect

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Gaming
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Astromenace- A 3D space shooter

High School XO-1.5 - a New Laptop Build for Teenage Students

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: We all know OLPC as an amazing educational tool for primary school children in the developing world. But is it appropriate for high school students? Will teenagers flock to the XO's kid-friendly design and child-centric Sugar OS?

Firefox vs. Opera

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Software

software-latest.com: While Microsoft continues its dominance in the world of browsers, competitors weight as Firefox, Opera and most recently the Google Chrome occupy increasingly users. Now we will define the strengths and weaknesses of two popular browsers.

Shotwell – The Future of Linux Photo Management Software

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Software

makeuseof.com: It’s taken a long time, but finally the future of Linux photo managers is looking up. It’s all thanks to amazing new photo management software called Shotwell.

Mark Shuttleworth's business concept is flawed

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth's business concept is flawed
  • Meritocracy vs. Democracy: Shuttleworth doesn't make good decisions

KDE SC 4.5.0 – Beta 2 – Another Quick Look

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KDE

everydaylht.com: Having given a quick overview of the first beta of the latest KDE SC release last week, a couple of days later, beta 2 was released. So dutifully, I have updated to KDE SC 4.5 beta 2 to see what’s changed.

Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I know it sounds crazy. Fedora is more a test bed for the enterprise-grade RHEL. Fedora is cutting edge software that evokes images of users fixing more issues than enjoying user-friendly software. Fedora is for those who already know, Ubuntu is for those that do not. Right? Wrong.

Ubuntu a Work in Progress

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: Debate goes on about the political nature of Ubuntu. Nothing new there you might be thinking, well I want you to consider two examples of external factors that push and pull.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 7th Linux Distribution on an HP 2133
  • OpenSUSE-Edu Li-f-e(Linux for Education)
  • PCLinuxOS Gnome 2010 on ACER ASPIRE 4730ZG
  • Python GUI Proposal
  • Raw Data and User Experience
  • Manage Your Apple Device on Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Skimming the Cream from Android's Milk
  • Opera Saturday Snapshot
  • GIMP 2.8 - Automatic tab style and removed tab title bar
  • Cardapio Menu Applet gets Web Search and Preferences
  • Next Gedit release will have a plugin for Collaborative Editing
  • openSUSE Weekly News Issue 127 is out
  • Linux fans flock in mutual self-congratulation

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable RGBA support in Ubuntu
  • Reset your Linux password using Grub
  • GRUB – improving security of GRUB
  • More screen coolness: The -x flag
  • The Best Resources To Help You Learn MySQL
  • Configuring port forwarding with rinetd
  • binclock and a screensaver script

Is Linux Secure

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Security
  • Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over
  • "Is Linux Secure?" at Southeast LinuxFest

Lubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Review
  • Netbook MeeGo a NoGo - Review

5 Things New Linux Converts Should Know

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Linux

techthrob.com: If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows.

What Happened to IBM's Linux Wristwatch?

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Linux

junauza.com: In 2000, IBM researchers developed a wristwatch that runs Linux and X11. Their goal was to test the limits of the operating system and explore ways people can interact with tiny electronic devices. So what happened to this Linux-powered wristwatch?

Adobe euthanizes Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux

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Software
  • Adobe euthanizes Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux
  • Has Adobe killed 64-bit flash?
  • Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux
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