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Story Happy Distrovus: 3 big Linux Distros released in 8 days Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:51pm
Story Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Anthony Hooper Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:49pm
Story Best Linux Video Editors Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:42pm
Story SnapUI brings Linux development to embedded systems Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Modules offer alternatives to Linux for adding WiFi to products Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:25pm
Story Mark command usecase Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Here's Why the Nexus 6P is the Top Android Phone Today Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Android is the world's largest mobile platform — but it has to overcome these massive hurdles to keep the lead Rianne Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:09pm
Story Learning Linux - Lesson Three: GNU/Linux Distributions Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2015 - 7:07pm

One Window Empathy: Boy would it simplify my life

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Software
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: When using my netbook I loathe having to use Empathy – or any instant messenger for that matter. But why? Windows.

Supporting Old Hardware In X Gets Brought Up Again

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Linux
Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: It's long been a topic of what parts of X.Org should be killed with fire. There's plenty of dated and obscure X.Org and Mesa drivers around for hardware that hasn't even been manufactured in years and are rarely used.

Opera hits 150 million users

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Software

theinquirer.net: MOBILE BROWSER FIRM Opera has sort of announced that it now has some 150 million users of its Internet browser and perhaps taken the day off to celebrate.

The openSUSE and Ubuntu Rollercoasters

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SUSE
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: The Linux World is rarely dull, but last week was an emotional roller coaster for users of openSUSE and Ubuntu. First Novell was sold to Microsoft and Attachmate with no mention of the fate of openSUSE. Then Ubuntu founder Shuttleworth told reporters that Ubuntu may switch from the six-month release cycle to daily updates.

Linux Foundation Kernel Development Report

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Linux
  • Is Linux Kernel Development Slowing Down?
  • Our Annual Kernel Development Report: New (and Old) Faces
  • Linux kernel: 13 million lines, over 5 patches per hour

The Humble Indie Bundle Review

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: Last May, PC gamers on Windows, Mac and Linux had a chance to pay want they wanted for five indie games. Gamers had two weeks pay what they wanted for World of Goo, Lugaru, Aquaria, Gish and Penumbra Overture.

openSUSE to Offer a Rolling Release

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SUSE

ostatic.com: Although news of Ubuntu's switch to rolling release was denied, it seems another distribution thinks it just may be a good idea.

15 add-ons for Thunderbird you may need to try

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Moz/FF

unixmen.com: Add-ons are useful if you want to add new functionality to Thunderbird or change its appearance. Today i chosed some nice add-ons that hope thunderbird3will be useful for you.

4 More Linux Games to Distract You From Work

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Gaming
  • 4 More Linux Games to Distract You From Work
  • The Sheep Killer
  • Lavirinto 3D - Zenji Remake
  • Cube - First Person Shooter
  • More Anawiki Games Are Coming To GNU/Linux
  • Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette Is Coming To GNU/Linux

Five tips for easy Linux application installation

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Linux
HowTos

techrepublic.com: Most people don’t realize how easy it is to install applications on modern releases of the Linux operating system. Even so, some users encounter traps that seem to trip them up at every attempt. How can you avoid these traps?

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 1) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: The Nouveau driver now supports power management and can address the GeForce 320M, and the code for Intel graphics cores now supports the video units on Sandy Bridge processors, which are due to be released shortly. A number of changes to the Radeon KMS driver should improve its performance.

3 Open Source Design Apps: The Pro, the Novice and the Trainee

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Software

linuxinsider.com: As is the case with a lot of types of software applications, choosing a graphic design app is as much about your personal habits and preexisting work methods as it is about features and functions. Three open source design apps -- Inkscape, OpenOffice Draw and Xara Xtreme -- are well-equipped to take on common design tasks.

Wireless firms playing bigger role in Linux

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Linux

reuters.com: Contributions from wireless companies to the Linux operating system have increased rapidly, underlining the success of the open source software platform in smartphones, a report from the Linux Foundation said.

Ubuntu's Unity interface: What to expect

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Software
Ubuntu

itworld.com: Why move from pure GNOME to Unity? As Shuttleworth explained to the Ubuntu developers, "Lots of people are already committed to Unity -- the community, desktop users, developers, and platform and hardware vendors." In particular, he noted, "Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) favor Unity. They're happy to ship it."

How Microsoft May Help Open Source in Court

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OSS

pcworld.com: It's a rare day when proponents of free and open source software are rooting for Microsoft in court, yet that's exactly what's going on with regard to the software giant's battle against Canadian i4i, which specializes in collaborative content technologies.

Capgemini Enters into Open Source Alliance

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OSS

Utrecht, the Netherlands, November 26, 2010 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that one of its Dutch subsidiaries, Capgemini Nederland B.V. (“Capgemini”), has entered into an open alliance with six Open Source vendors in the Netherlands.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.37-rc4 Kernel Released On Schedule
  • Linus on branching...
  • Three Awesome GTK Themes to Use With Faenza Icons
  • Garmin using Drupal
  • Crowdsource Is Not Open Source
  • Leveraging Linux for Supercomputing
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL, Part 1: Table Organization
  • AskUbuntu firefox Add-on
  • Norwegian Regions and Municipalities Have Gone Open Source
  • 4 Great Places To Find Free Beautiful Photo Wallpapers
  • ‘Ubuntu Light’ available to download from Dell
  • Kwin + desktop switching – the solution
  • Panasonic Jungle "doing something very different"
  • Age of Conquest III 3.0.4669
  • The Emacs 30 Day Challenge
  • Get juiced with Pulp
  • 5 Operating Systems Making News This Week
  • Irvin Kershner, 'Empire Strikes Back' director, dies at 87
  • Linux Basement - Episode 64 - Fine Corinthian Bieber Groupies

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • curl-loader: Load and Performance testing tool
  • Easy printer sharing in GNOME
  • create and manage a guest user account on Linux Mint
  • ‘shred’ your hard disk
  • Back Up a MySQL Database Using PHP and Cron Job
  • Ubuntu One Tips
  • Easily connect Linux to a Windows Domain
  • Create an Underwater Scene in Blender
  • Web Cam Setup In Debian
  • How to create tables in MySQL
  • install and configure a parental control system on Linux Mint
  • Introduction to Stream Filtering Utilities
  • ClamAV in Debian Lenny and Setting up Backports

Why I don't recommend Ubuntu, for now

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk: "For the times, they are a-changing" Oh yes sirree Bob, that they are indeed. A few years ago, I dabbled with the SuSE Linux distro, and then a chap from Bristol introduced me to the Hoary Hedgehog. I was hooked and have been reeled in ever since. Until now. Until 10.10.

A Mepis User Rooting for Mageia...WHY NOT?

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Today I read something very good: Mageia Alpha 1 will be ready for January, 2011!!! At this point some users of other distros may be thinking "so what? My distro is much better anyway!"

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