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Story Kodi 15.0 Isengard – RC 2 Rianne Schestowitz 12/07/2015 - 12:11am
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Story NVIDIA's 352 Linux Driver Against Linux 4.1 With Nouveau Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:45pm
Story FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2015 - 7:42pm

Scenari – A powerful application to create and publish documents

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bapoumba.wordpress: scenari is making it easy, understand take care of most of the tech stuff and I can concentrate on the course content, the outline, the exercises or tests I wish student to perform etc. On the teaching method and pedagogy, basically.

Disk Backup With Amanda On Debian Lenny

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Amanda is an open source client/server solution to back up filesystems. Backups are triggered by the backup server, backup definitions are located on the servers but exclusion lists are located on the client.

today's leftovers:

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  • Hating KDE4… Again, if only fleetingly
  • Hanako Games GNU/Linux Ports Are Coming
  • VP8 Codec Optimization Update
  • easy to use Lucid-themed conky bar now even easier to use
  • PocketBook 301+ Comfort review
  • Hobbyist kit turns BeagleBoard into a tablet
  • Good bye Microsoft!
  • Linux on a Touchscreen? Try Jolicloud
  • The Search for the Perfect Project Setup
  • 10 great illustrations of Linux humor
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 Beta 2
  • _FORTIFY_SOURCE, optimisations, and other details
  • Operation Cleansweep making progress… (updated)
  • Opera 10.6 Beta released
  • Symbian faces 'Titanic' task to go open source – Funambol
  • New Flock Is Simpler, Now Based on Chrome
  • Sabayon Release Name Shuffling (CoreCD/SpinBase/CoreCDX)

some howtos:

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  • 4 Ways To Use Remember The Milk On Linux Desktop
  • RabbitVCS - Easy version control for Linux
  • How to customize Pardus 2009.2
  • Burn CD in Lucid
  • Convert .DAA files to .ISO in Linux with Poweriso
  • Calling tasksel with useful output
  • Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”
  • [SOLVED] Volume always muted on startup
  • Terminator is getting a plugin system
  • Reset system wide cursor theme
  • lynis - Security and System auditing tool for Linux
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Split huge files in Ubuntu or any other Linux distro
  • How to record your Linux shell session

Nice fallbacks

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ardchoille42.blogspot: There was a kernel upgrade today, so I updated everything and rebooted. Upon reboot I found that xorg failed to start. Luckily I have screen, mutt, elinks, irssi, wget and a few other CLI apps installed to get things done in case xorg breaks.

Would Mark Shuttleworth use Gentoo had he not founded Ubuntu?

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rrr.thetruth.de: Fortunately, sping said almost everything there is to say about LinuxTag. But there’s one important part missing: We finally made a peace treaty with what many call Gentoo’s arch nemesis (no pun intended?): Ubuntu.

That Linux Attitude...

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Novice Windows users know very little about Linux. Just imagine this poor Windows user locked in a room, surrounded by 300 bouncing penguins crying out: "Try me, try me, TRY M-EEE!" Appalled, the user yells: "But which one is Linux??"

There will never be a "Year of Linux" on the desktop OS

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I applied countless patches and fixes to my Ubuntu box, which is running 9.04 because 9.10 just hung when I attempted to update it. However, my desktop windows still continued to float in front of my screensaver, for the entire world to see, even though the machine was locked. That’s strike 2 for Ubuntu Linux on this matter.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #197

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #197
  • Ubuntu's Koala food mixes with Windows VMs
  • Why an Ubuntu Tablet Won’t Sell

Talking About Kernel Mode-Setting

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  • Talking About Kernel Mode-Setting
  • Flameworthy LinuxTag Notes
  • SELF 2010 trip report
  • KDE Visits FOSS Nigeria Conference 2010

The one kind of open source, and the other kind

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  • The one kind of open source, and the other kind
  • Marten Mickos says the cloud won't kill open source
  • Not All Open Source is Created Equal
  • “Not All Open Source is Created Equal” Redux
  • Graham Taylor and Karsten Gerloff on free software/open source in Europe

Red Hat Bulls In Charge

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tradershuddle.com: Shares of Red Hat, Inc. booked a new 52 week high today by trading above $32.19, traders are definitely monitoring Red Hat's price action to see if this move attracts further buying into the stock.

FFmpeg 0.6 Has Support for VP8, WebM, HTML5

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softpedia.com: Dubbed "Works with HTML5," the brand-new release of FFmpeg brings lots of highly anticipated features. Announced last evening, June 15th, FFmpeg 0.6 improves the support for HTML5 video, has a better Vorbis decoder, and faster Theora and H.264 decoders.

We have released MonoDevelop 2.4

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tirania.org: We have finally released MonoDevelop 2.4. You can read a high-level description of the changes or see screenshots with the details.

Transmission 2.0 BitTorrent Client released

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kabatology.com: The popular open-source BitTorrent client Transmission has updated to version 2.0, bringing with it several bugs fixes found in the previous 1.93 release, improvements and new features.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 3

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g33q.co.za: Today is a National Holiday in South Africa, hence I did not use the laptop much, and my work with Gnome-Shell was again minimal. I did have some time to figure out some features of it, lets check out one or two…

Big Thank You to Contributors

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I want to formally thank all those who contributed to the Tuxmachines' fund raiser this past 24 hours. The response has been heart warming to say the least.

A Roundup on Microblogging Clients

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linuxforu.com: The latest buzz in social networking is microblogging—the next generation of blogging where people share their status, images, audio and video files with their friends without being verbose. When you microblog, you answer one simple question: “What’s happening?”

10 ways to dodge Linux hardware issues

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been grappling with Linux hardware problems, take heart: Jack Wallen has some strategies for resolving common issues — or avoiding them in the first place.

Impressions – HaikuOS R1 Alpha 2

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g33q.co.za: HaikuOS has been in development for so long though that the R2 Alpha1 release is fairly stable and represents a major milestone. Let’s see what I discovered…

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