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Story Full-featured Android smartwatches debut at CES Rianne Schestowitz 11/01/2014 - 1:28am
Story GNOME Ended 2013 With 46k Open Bug Reports Rianne Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Korora 20 (Peach) released with a side of website refreshments Rianne Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:31pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:30pm
Story Traffic Jam on the Road to Linux in Cars Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:27pm
Story Which version of Linux do you use? Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:25pm
Story ZOL relaunches local mirror for largest Linux distros: Debian, Ubuntu & CentOS Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 3:21pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 2:42pm
Story Anatomy of a 22-year-old X Window bug: Get root with newly uncovered flaw Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:52am

Yaka...Yake...Ya Quake...Yakuake....What?

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Software

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: It seems a funny name and just looking at it from a long list of over 20,000 choices does nothing to make it stand out. For all you know Yakuake could be some ancient Inca ritual. Well some ritual did inspire it but definitely not an Inca ritual.

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Going pretty well

  • Your Favorite Open Source Company's Acquired. Now What?
  • Open Source Blossoms at TDWI
  • Introducing Picasa 3.0 (and big changes for Picasa Web Albums)
  • IBM Ditches i and AIX in U.S. Open Systems for Linux
  • Dell Mini launching Thursday?
  • Dwarves and hobbits in open-source land
  • Red Hat's Project Spacewalk could make it the hub in the open-source wheel
  • 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux
  • laptop woes episode2
  • Emtec Gdium - Das Linux Netbook - Bilder und Video
  • A working “service” script in Ubuntu Intrepid
  • World's Most Famous Movie Trailer Announcer Dies In L.A.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Testing the corner cases

  • Lists vs. Strings: Perl List Permutations For Linux
  • Send messages and alerts from the command line
  • How to build Google Chrome on Ubuntu
  • Sharing files using apache
  • SSH Escape
  • Intel: iwl3945 madness
  • How to find and delete all hard links to a file

Ubuntu Server vs. Windows Small Business Server: Looming Showdown?

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Some small businesses and start-ups are standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition because it’s a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2008. The VAR Guy wonders: Could a bigger trend be coming? Will hundreds — or thousands — of small businesses make the move to Ubuntu Server Edition?

How Many of Us Are There?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Tonight, on the WFTL Linux Show Marcel and I were talking about the number of Linux users that were out there. A prediction of 20% for Linux in 2008 was a bit high in my estimation because I saw another website that placed us around 2%.

Will Chrome lead to Google Linux?

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Google

dvorak.org/blog: Googlers gah-gah over the Google Chrome browser. Will Microsoft be affected? I think not. Chrome is more of a competitor to Safari than anything else. I think it leads to the Google OS.

Also: Google Chrome: Good or evil?

Interview with David Axmark, the co-founder of MySQL

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Software
Interviews

bangkokpost.com: David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL, was in Bangkok to explain the history of MySQL, the company's culture and the power of open source development as well as give a glimpse of its future now that MySQL has been taken over by Sun Microsystems.

openSUSE Utah Open Source Conference wrap-up

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: If you weren’t in Salt Lake City last week for the Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC), you missed out big time! UTOSC was one heck of a community show, and it seemed like all who attended had a really good time.

Mission Impossible: Linux Live USB for Aspire One?

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Linux

johannesoikarinen.blogspot: Past days have gone by in a search for Linux Live CD that would work from USB memory. The idea is first to test the Linux on USB memory and after which to move the Linux on SDHC memory. The search has proven to be more difficult than expected.

Fluxbox 1.1 Released, 100+ Changes

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Fluxbox

phoronix.com: Fluxbox 1.0 was released in October of 2007, but its first post-1.0 update has now been released. The source to Fluxbox 1.1 has just hit its SourceForge page, but at this time there is no release announcement nor has their project web-site been updated.

Linux Distros for the weekend

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Linux

technoemperor.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu and vista in my laptop for quite some time now. But I think it's time to try something new. So after all the initial research that I could do, I have decided to try 2 different Linux distro's for the time being.

Book review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it's still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren't aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.

Reiser's children file wrongful death suit against father

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: The two children of computer programmer Hans Reiser have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their father in connection with the murder of their mother, Nina Reiser.

KDE 4 - The Future of the Desktops?

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KDE

bitburners.com: I have been using the KDE 4.1 since it was published in late July. I have used it with both, nVidia and ATI videocards, so I think I have pretty good overview of KDE 4’s status with the modern hardware. There are many good things about the KDE 4, but there is also a lot of room for improvement.

Finnix: Compact Linux distribution for system administrators

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Linux

linux.com: Finnix is a live CD distribution designed to assist system administrators in such tasks as system recovery and network monitoring. Based on Debian testing and Linux kernel 2.6, Finnix helps with filesystem and partition manipulation as well as with data recovery, installation of other operating systems, and boot record repair.

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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Google
  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

5 Best HTML Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:

Playdeb - The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu

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Gaming

tombuntu.com: Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.

Strip mining of open source

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OSS

itpro.co.uk: Strip mining of open source can be interpreted as the appropriation of free software code for proprietary gain with no intention of feeding code changes back to the community. Open source software developers beware...

Advertising Firm Standardizes On Ubuntu Linux Servers, Desktops

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Advertising and marketing agencies have been loyal to the Apple Macintosh for more than two decades. But Yooter InterActive Marketing Agency is breaking from tradition and standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition and Ubuntu Desktop Edition, Works With U has learned. Here are the details.

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Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

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