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Story KDE Applications 15.08 RC for openSUSE Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 5:32pm
Story Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business Editions Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 4:16pm
Story BQ’s Ubuntu smartphones now available globally Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 4:14pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:56am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:50am
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Story Leftovers: Debian Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:37am
Story Leftovers: Devices Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:34am
Story Mozilla News Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:32am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:30am

The Amnesia Game Gets Ready For A Linux Release

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Gaming

phoronix.com: For those trying to find a new Linux game that offers good graphics while not being a first person shooter with little to no plot -- as is the case for a majority of the commercial and open-source games available for Linux -- the Amnesia: The Dark Descent game is expected to be released next month.

Digg, dug, buried: Linux

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Linux
Web

blogs.computerworld: A liberal blogger has uncovered that a "group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com has just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, up-vote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives."

Mandriva 2010.1

This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Take Linux Desktop for a spin. Find an old computer around your house. Don't have an old computer? Bet you have friends who do. Wipe the Windows clean. Install Ubuntu, or Mandriva, or any of a gazillion more distros. Put your brain on Linux Desktop. It will thank you.

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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Linux
Hardware
Software

extremetech.com: Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

Linux big in SA

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Windows may still be the dominant operating system but in South Africa Linux has a good showing

Private browsing modes in four biggest browsers often fail

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Features in the four major browsers designed to cloak users' browser history often don't work as billed, according to a research paper that warns that users may get a false sense of security when using the built-in privacy settings.

High availability with the Linux Distributed Replicated Block Device

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Linux

Learn you can get High-availability storage with Linux and DRBD

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization
  • Xiphos: Free Software Bible Study
  • Debian Linux on cheap MIPS mini netbook
  • GNOME Shell - Ambiance Theme
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DebConf 10: Day 3
  • FCC chief says supports open Internet
  • Upgraded to openSUSE 11.3
  • Liquidware Announces Open Source Scientific Calculator
  • I hate Git
  • The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel Will Have Some Fun DRM
  • Open source, the demo-meritocracy
  • You Wave "Good-bye" and I Wave "Hello"
  • Spicebird: A Modern Thunderbird Remix
  • GNOME 2.31.6 Release Arrives GTK3-Free
  • More Than 1 in 10 Mozilla Bug Finders Turn Down Cash
  • What Canonical ought to do

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get a Dynamic Interplanetary Background with Xplanet
  • Faster OpenOffice
  • Create Launcher on Ubuntu Desktop Link to A Special WebSite
  • Manage Google Calendar From Command Line onto Desktop
  • view Textual information embedded in an executable file
  • Easily browse your activity with GNOME Activity Journal
  • Linux DNS server BIND configuration
  • Adding Chapters to Videos Using MKV Containers
  • Create LVM Using vgcreate, lvcreate, and lvextend lvm2 Commands
  • Persistent SSH
  • Power Management with cpufrequtils
  • CPU scaling governors and you
  • Get VMware Workstation 7.1 to work with Linux 2.6.35
  • Top 15 GIMP Tutorials From Around The Web
  • Linux Filesystem Benchmark using Blogbench

f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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Software

makeuseof.com: There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world. What is new is the GUI for f.lux.

8 Best Linux Terminal Emulators You May Have Never Heard Of

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Software

junauza.com: Since majority of popular Linux distributions utilizes either KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you may have only used terminal emulators such as Konsole, GNOME Terminal, and xterm. But did you know that there are capable and unique terminal emulators for Linux other than those I've mentioned?

Linux Mint 9 KDE (Isadora)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: This release includes KDE Plasma Desktop 4.4 and Linux Kernel 2.3.2. The Linux Mint developers did a great job with this release. KDE users should be very happy indeed with Linux Mint 9 KDE.

Jolicloud 1.0 Review

  • Jolicloud 1.0 Review (Ubuntu Based Netbook OS)
  • visual tour of Jolicloud 1.0

Building a better netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

computerworld.com: The NB30, built around the low-power 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with integrated memory controller and graphics core with 1GB RAM, is pretty inexpensive at $379. But what did Samsung do? It decided the device should ship with Windows 7. So, what could improve on this situation?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

Linux Outlaws 161

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Linux
OSS
  • Linux Outlaws 161 - The Operating System is Called Windows
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode: 365 08-04-10
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 14
  • Going Linux Aug 05: #110
  • Linux Basement Episode 59 - Minty Freshness
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-08-04

where did all the Linux netbooks go?

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Linux
Hardware

happyassassin.net: Mr. Telic holds out the netbook market as the counter to my theory that Linux is doing pretty crappily in the traditional operating system ‘market’. On the face of it, hey, that’s a pretty strong argument.

Agencies count open source among desktop PC alternatives

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Linux
OSS

fcw.com: It didn’t take long after the desktop PC earned a regular seat at the enterprise technology table in the early 1990s for agency managers to realize that PCs can be a real drag. What’s the plan?

The Open Source Army of the Future

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OSS

firedoglake.com: Unleash the iPhones of war! The Army’s announced the winners of their first-ever mobile phone app development contest. And the general behind the program says some of the applications will be in the field “within a year.”

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