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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:26pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:23pm
Story Blackphone Android-based (SilentOS) Reviews Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:22pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:21pm
Story Nvidia Shield Android TV review Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 9:16am
Story Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: One of the best Android tablets available out there Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 8:41am
Story Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 – 64bit released Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:33am
Story Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 12:34am
Story Data indicates that Android picked up global market share from iOS last month Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2015 - 7:38pm

Teacher Ousted Over Open-Source Software

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Linux
OSS

themoscowtimes.com: A battle over whether open-source or proprietary software should be used in Moscow's public schools spilled into the open Wednesday when a schoolteacher said he was forced to quit for complaining about being forced to use Microsoft programs.

Mozilla delays Firefox 4 release until 2011

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla today announced that it will delay the release of Firefox 4 until 2011. The decision comes after several weeks of stalled progress on Firefox 4 Beta 7.

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Review

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: On October 10, Canonical released its latest installment of Ubuntu, codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”. Like previous iterations, Maverick also includes variations from the standard Ubuntu Gnome interface. Kubuntu is the KDE variation of Ubuntu, and last week, I decided to upgrade from 10.04 and give 10.10 a try.

Ultimate Edition 2.8

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Linux
Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Ultimate Edition 2.8 is the latest release of yet another Ubuntu-based distro. As you can tell by the name, there’s very little about Ultimate Edition that’s subtle.

What Operating Systems are Developers Using?

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OS

redmonk.com/sogrady: Ian Skerrett of Eclipse asserted that, according to Eclipse’s community survey data, Mac had fallen behind Linux as an operating system of choice for developers. Rolling up their numbers, I get the following distribution of operating systems:

Why I Love Unix

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Linux

itworld.com: I love Unix because of all the wonderful things that I can do on the command line. When I first used Unix in 1983, it was love on first sight.

Using Unity – Day One

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Software
Ubuntu

g33q.co.za: My first day of using Unity for work. I have showed it off to a few colleagues and the “ooh” is strong with this one.

Empathy’s Still Around….A stalemate

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com: Last time I spoke about Empathy, I was a little disappointed in the project. t’s been 2 years, or 4 releases of Gnome, since then and the project has come a long way.

What’s next in GNOME’s future?

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Software

stormyscorner.com: Many developers were really disappointed to hear that Unity will be the default shell on Ubuntu. Some are disappointed because they don’t like Unity. Others are disappointed because they feel like Canonical is doing its own thing instead of working with the greater GNOME community.

Hacking Damn Vulnerable Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: If you can't exploit it, you can't secure it. I don't know if that quote has been said before, but if you are deeply interested about computer security or ethical hacking, that should be your main mantra.

Review: Mint 9 Fluxbox Edition

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Released 09/06/2010, The Fluxbox edition of the ultra-popular Mint Linux OS is hailed as a newer Fluxbuntu type of derivative based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. So I’ll take it for a spin and see how it runs.

Leading Spanish Travel Operator Chooses Red Hat

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Linux

redhat.com (PR): Red Hat today announced that Barceló Viajes, a leading Spanish travel operator, has chosen Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to consolidate its datacenters that support the company's mission-critical business platforms.

The future of OpenSuSE and KDE

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KDE
SUSE

thinq.co.uk: THINQ cornered Will Stephenson, an OpenSuSE developer working on KDE, at this year's OpenSuSE Developers Conference to find out what's in store for the future of the project.

Caught on Video: 2 Tools for Linux Screen-Session Recording

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Software

LinuxInsider.com: If creating desktop demos is a common job for you, and if you want a better way to present the information than using a webcam or a cellphone, a screen session recording app is in order.

Linux Foundation and Consumer Electronics Linux Forum to Merge

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): The Linux Foundation and the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) , a nonprofit organization and international open source software development community focused on embedded Linux, today announced they will merge organizations, resulting in the CE Linux Forum becoming a technical workgroup at The Linux Foundation.

Canonical Will Not Abandon Java, Says Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: The founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, has announced at UDS that despite the recent decision of Steve Jobs and Apple to move away from the Java environment, Canonical will continue to consider Java a first grade development platform.

How To Make An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Gloobus-Preview)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how you can change the appearance of your Ubuntu 10.10 desktop so that it resembles a Mac. This can be achieved with the help of Elementary, Docky, and Gloobus-Preview. Elementary is a project that provides a popular icon set and GTK theme; Docky is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more; and Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome Desktop Environment designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file or directory.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Rhythmbox Is The Music Powehouse Of Ubuntu
  • Marico reduces costs and increases performance with Red Hat
  • dd(1): deceptively simple
  • Death of a thousands tickets (Pidgin)
  • What's The Fastest Filesystem On Cheap Flash Media?
  • The $100.00 Coolest Linux Workspace Contest Winner
  • aseigo: becoming a kde cog
  • Sonic Fan Remix Runs on Ubuntu with Wine
  • Nicholas Negroponte - The Colbert Report - 10/25/10 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
  • Annual awards source of pride
  • X.Org Server 1.9.2 Should Be Here By Christmas
  • Fun GNOME Number Facts

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Troubleshooting Using dmesg Command in Unix and Linux
  • How to configure LVM on Pardus 2011
  • Installing LCMP stack on CentOS 5.5
  • MySQL quickest way to look at databases
  • Clear your MySQL password
  • Restore Logout/Suspend/Reboot/Shutdown buttons in Ubuntu
  • get text highlighted with various colours in grep and ls
  • Disable AppArmor in Ubuntu Linux
  • Set Any Animated Screensaver as Your Desktop Background
  • 4 useful graphic and non-graphic linux apps for text and color
  • Easily get Wine apps to match your GTK theme
  • Set up easy file sharing with NFS on Linux
  • Enabling Mediatomb on Fedora 13
  • Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam

Fedora 14 Has Gone Gold

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Linux

ostatic.com: Fedora 14 has gone gold. According to Adam Williamson, Red Hat Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, the Fedora 14 Final Release Go/No-Go Meeting resulted in the unanimous decision that RC1 should be declared Gold.

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