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Story Mouser adds to open source board sales channel Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:25am
Story Canonical Will Keep Linux Kernel 3.19 Alive for Ubuntu 15.04 Until July 2016 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:21am
Story Orca Open Source Screen Reader Receives Major Update for GNOME 3.16.2 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:12am
Story ConnochaetOS 14.1 is released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:08am
Story Linux 3.14.42 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:52am
Story Debian-Based Univention Corporate Server 4.0-2 Brings Docker Integration Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:48am
Story GNOME 3.16.2 released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/05/2015 - 10:58pm

Marvell promises $100 tablet for students

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linuxfordevices.com: Marvell announced its intent to deliver a $100, Android-ready tablet computer built around a 1GHz Armada 600 series processor. Aimed at students, the "Moby" will offer WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM receiver, and Adobe Flash compatibility.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage.

Testing the Gnome 3 Release Candidate

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Software

workswithu.com: If Gnome developers are to be believed, the desktop of the future arrived last week when the release candidate for Gnome 2.30–which could become Gnome 3.0–was made available. My CPU needed a workout, so I recently compiled the new desktop and gave it a run. Here’s a look.

Three favorite distros currently in testing:

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Two of my favorite Debian based distributions, and one RPM based distribution that uses Debian-like packaging tools are in their testing cycles right now.

10 Windows apps that should be ported to Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.

Kubuntu is not Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

apachelog.wordpress: This post is supposed to make it clear why Kubuntu is what it is. Writing this down is necessary because people constantly get the wrong picture.

Snap Spiffy Linux Screenshots with Shutter

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Snapping a quick screenshot is a capability you get out of the box with most current Linux distributions. Shutter brings a full range of functionality to the screen grab process.

Claws Mail: Mail with Attitude

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Software

linux-mag.com: When other mailers aren’t doing the trick, it’s time to break out Claws: An extremely configurable and extensible GUI mailer that gives you all the control you’d ever want over your mail without sacrificing ease of use.

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Dell has told a Linux-loving Reg reader that he can't receive a refund on the copy of Windows 7 that shipped with his new Dell netbook because it was bundled with the machine for "free".

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx: Ubuntu's Most Innovative

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earthweb.com: Ubuntu’s Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) is still six weeks away from release. However, on the eve of the first beta release, the daily builds and news releases suggest that Lucid will be one of the most innovative versions of Ubuntu for several years.

Ten Linux Downloads Worth Considering

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Software

earthweb.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on CentOS 5.4. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Greenie Linux: A distribution for ALL users

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Linux

ghacks.net: Recently (in my Pardus Linux article) Ghacks reader PeterB mentioned one of his favorite distributions Greenie Linux. Of course I had to give this a whirl and see what it was all about.

Hosted Drupal CMS planned for midyear

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Drupal
Web

infoworld.com: Acquia hopes to make a hosted version of its Drupal open-source content management system widely available in about three months, the company's CTO said Wednesday.

OOo PotM: the Irish community

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Interviews
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: Recently at OpenOffice.org we have decided to give more highlight to our many native-language communities, who are in charge not just of localization, but also QA, users support, documentation translation and marketing. This month, we start with the Irish native-language project, lead by Kevin Scannell.

With KMS, Now Run Two X Servers Off One GPU

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Last month David began on a project rampage by bringing hybrid graphics to Linux via code he called "vga_switcheroo" to switch between ATI/NVIDIA/Intel GPUs without rebooting the system. Last week another David Airlie project was multi-GPU rendering support for Linux.

My week running Linux

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Linux

webmasterworld.com: I set myself with a the challenge of using nothing but Linux for a week to see if modern versions of the Linux operating system really are mature and stable enough for an average user. I choose to use Ubuntu because I had heard and read good things about it.

Cool OpenOffice.org Easter Eggs

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OOo

junauza.com: Since it's almost Easter Sunday, I will be sharing with you several cool virtual Easter eggs hidden inside some of our favorite software applications. Today, we will take a look at OOo.

When Will Steam Come to Linux?

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Gaming

extremetech.com: I hesitate to use a word as melodramatic as "evil" here, but Microsoft's near monopoly on computer gaming via its proprietary DirectX code has made it incredibly difficult for any company to consider releasing both Windows and Linux versions of its games.

TerminalRun Allows Firefox To Run Commands

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Linux

TerminalRun can execute commands and scripts from websites via right click and has the ability to detect malicious scripts and warn users when a command requires administrative privileges to run.

It comes with ubuntuforums.org integration and support for help.ubuntu.com as well as some other nice features.

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