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Story Barrier to entry: Busting more myths about Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Fedora Is Considering Putting 32-bit Platform on a Backburner Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:50pm
Story Alpine Android Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 5:24pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software and Games Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:29pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:18pm
Story Unity 8 Looking like a Proper Linux Desktop - Gallery Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 4:07pm
Story Keep Dream of a Free and Open Internet Alive, Black Hat Keynoter Urges Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:33am

Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux

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Gaming

linuxers.org: Foobillard is free and opensource, cross-platform, OpenGL based game and the best part is that it was originally built for Linux and later ported to MacOS and Windows.

Three Months Until Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 End of Life

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Linux

softpedia.com: Red Hat has issued another notification signaling the approaching end-of-life (EOL) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The aging Linux distribution is approaching the end of its support cycle, patches and security updates will only be issued for another three months.

A Review of OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

acrossad.org: Now that the dust has started to settle, I decided to give OpenSUSE 11.3 a try for myself. I installed OpenSUSE 11.3 from the DVD where users have the choice of KDE, GNOME and several other desktop environments.

Spotify 'will launch in US by end of 2010'

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Web

telegraph.co.uk: Spotify has vehemently denied an American news report that its negotiations in the US have made no progress, saying it is “still on track to launch in 2010”.

GNU and Open Source

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OSS

elevenislouder.blogspot: The GNU project developed some of the 21st century's most important software. The GNU Compiler Collection is used on Linux systems, BSD/OSX systems, and on Windows. GNAT has, for the most part, replaced any other Ada compiler ever created. The list could go on, but you get the idea.

Desktop Summit 2011 Announced

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KDE
Software

kdenews.org: GNOME and KDE are teaming up again to host the 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin, Germany. Due to the success of the 2009 Desktop Summit the projects will co-locate GUADEC and Akademy once again in August, 2011 for the largest free software desktop event ever.

Device support in Windows vs. Linux

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the highly debated subjects with Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the operating system.

Reviewed: OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
  • Reviewed: OpenSUSE 11.3
  • openSUSE 11.3... some of the changes are for the worse

Canonical takes much more than it gives

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Software
Ubuntu
  • Canonical takes much more than it gives
  • Shuttleworth: Tribalism is the enemy within
  • It’s not about tribalism, Mark
  • Red Hat, 16%. Canonical, 1%.
  • The success of Ubuntu
  • Bacon: Red Hat, Canonical and GNOME Contributions
  • Re: Red Hat, 16%. Canonical, 1%.
  • About contributions, Canonical and adopters
  • Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

yet another leaving conectiva/mandriva

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MDV

Caio Begotti: Good evening ladies and gentlemen, this is a semi-automatic note to let you know that I am leaving Conectiva/Mandriva today.

Banish Flash cookies forever under Linux

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HowTos

theinquirer.net: LINUX USERS can banish forever Adobe's Flash Player cookies, which can be a good idea because, for one thing, as a plugin Flash doesn't observe web browsers' Private Browsing modes.

Microsoft should starve on radical penguin diet

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Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: When the mouthpiece of American capitalism calls a company a dog, it's time to re-evaluate that company's chances.

Where do you find Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Looking through my home for Linux systems I just realized that it is everywhere. First of all, I find it on my computers - from servers to laptop. That is the obvious place though. I wonder, where else can I find Linux running?

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-28
  • Alien Arena 2010(v7.45) released!
  • No video for you in Fedora 14
  • Fedora Events in LATAM a Big Draw for Participants
  • Ristretto lightweight picture-viewer for Xfce
  • 10 years on: free software wins, but you have nowhere to install it
  • Kmart Android tablets and the GPL
  • Ubuntu Linux could do well betting less on Dell
  • Gnash Funding Plea
  • Blam, a simple feed reader for GNOME
  • Full GNOME Census report released Free
  • Firefox 4 beta 2 arrives as open source browser use grows
  • Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The S*cial Web
  • Nicholas Negroponte Welcomes India's $35 Tablet for Education
  • New GNOME Shell Mockup Looks Good – But Is It Better?
  • Plasma in KDE's Wikis

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Recover an application that was removed due to update Ubuntu/Debian
  • Mount usb device in Linux command line
  • Log Effectively Using Custom Perl Logger Module
  • How To Extract data from .deb file in Linux
  • View bash shell history and Change bash history file size in Ubuntu
  • Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions
  • Fix Compiz Slowness For Proprietary ATI Drivers In Ubuntu
  • A requested Linux theming tutorial
  • Battery may be broken
  • Writing your own traceroute in 8 easy steps
  • Change Login window theme in Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 and higher

10 reasons why your kids should be using Linux

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Linux

techrepublic.com: In this article, I will give you 10 good reasons why you should do just this. In the end, you can decide for yourself whether they’re reason enough to migrate those young users away from other operating systems.

What’s new in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu

khattam.info: Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been scheduled to be released 10 October 2010 (10/10/10) and most of the changes have been already implemented as it is heading for the 3rd Alpha release in August 5th.

KDE 4.5 Screenshot Tour

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KDE

abhitux.com: KDE 4.5 is coming out in August but I simply couldn’t wait to try it out a few days before the release. Hence, I got my hands on the Release Candidate v2.

Friday Five: Red Hat’s Max McLaren

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Linux
Interviews

delimiter.com.au: Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand

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​Docker and Red Hat News

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FATHOM releases Crystallon

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Kernel and Graphics: Machine Learning, Mesa, Wayland/Mir, AMDGPU

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