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Story Hands-on with Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Rianne Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 4:38pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 12:54pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 12:53pm
Story GNU Releases Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 11:05am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 10:32am
Story Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 3:50am
Story Linux 3.18-rc7 Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 3:48am
Story A Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 2:00am
Story Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 10:05pm
Story Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy Rianne Schestowitz 30/11/2014 - 9:54pm

3 Linux distros you would love to laugh at

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Linux

abhishekrane.com: I must say that the number of Linux distributions is greater than one can imagine and it is growing every day. Every time I see some geek coming out with a distro of his own as if it is trendy to do so.

A New Development Release Of GNOME Shell

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Software

phoronix.com: GNOME 3.0 will not be rolling out until the first half of 2010, but work is already underway on this major GNOME update that is the first to bring some radical changes in a long time.

Warsow Update Delivers New Maps & More

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Gaming

phoronix.com: While most open-source games still lack the graphics quality and features that the latest proprietary game engines support within retail games that are backed by the large studios, their quality has been improving as with their artwork and other characteristics. As an example of this, Warsow 0.5.

Add Screenlets to make your Linux desktop more useful

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Software

ghacks.net: If you spend as much time on the Linux desktop as I do, having small applets available for specific tasks can make your life that much easier. If you use the KDE 4.x desktop you will be familiar with Widgets. For the GNOME users there is an application called Screenlets.

Gwibber 2.0 Now Available To Download

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Software

d0od.blogspot: The first public version of Gwibber 2.0 has been released on the Gwibber daily-builds PPA. Gwibber 2.0 sports a completely redesigned interface, simple 'account' configuration wizards and more.

The Bubble: Microsoft Social Land

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Microsoft

doctormo.wordpress: I was curious enough to day to have a look at a link-back to yesterday’s blog post. It was at Neowin. Now the neowin news site does seem to be a bubble of Microsoft lovers.

InfoJobs.net Selects Red Hat and JBoss Solutions For Critical Business Platform

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Linux
Web

earthtimes.org (PR): Red Hat today announced that InfoJobs.net, one of the leading employment websites in Spain, has migrated its critical web business platform to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform with the help of Essi Projects, a Red Hat Premier Business Partner.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 86 out

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SUSE

Issue #86 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Apache’s Gianugo Rabellino to Keynote openSUSE Conference

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Our closing keynote will be delivered by Gianugo Rabellino, Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense and member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Four Things Open Source Projects Should Know About Dealing with the Press

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OSS

itworld.com: In What Open Source Projects Need to Know About Interacting with the Press, which was also illuminated by Zonker Brockmeier, Jennifer Cloer, and Peter Galli, we spent most of an hour sharing advice about the mistakes that open source projects make when they interact with journalists.

Rolling Distributions (or how I came to love Gentoo)

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Gentoo

mikanotoko.org: The concept of a rolling distribution is that there are no new releases. You install the base and from there you just keep your packages updated. Before I moved to Gentoo which is my current favorite distribution I was primarily a Slackware user.

The Weekly “Screw Google” Meeting? It’s Between the “F@%! Linux” Luncheon and the “Ream Apple” Social.

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Microsoft

allthingsd.com: Get this: Microsoft has been holding secret “Screw Google” meetings in Washington where it schemes to undermine Google and prevent the company from subsuming the businesses that took it decades to build.

The first time I’ve ever been disappointed by Slackware

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KDE
Slack

linuxcritic.wordpress: I guess I probably shouldn’t be too surprised, because I knew that Pat Volkerding has been working with my least favorite desktop environment and it’s been in /current for a while now. But I guess a part of me still was holding out a childish hope that Slackware 13.0 release would be KDE 3.5.10.

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

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Ubuntu

davidsiegel.org: One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:

Best Linux Desktop Blogging Clients

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Software

junauza.com: A lot of people ask me if there are any desktop blogging clients for Linux that can be used for offline editing -- something like Windows Live Writer. So I'm going to answer them through this post.

How Ubuntu’s UUID-centric fstab borked my backup

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Ubuntu

dwasifar.com: As of a few days ago, this blog is hosted on an Ubuntu box running Jaunty, Apache, and various mail-related applications. Thursday night, I took it down to add an eSATA port to it and connect an external drive for backup. I went to gparted and attempted to wipe and recreate the partitions on the external drive. It wouldn’t let me do it.

Ubuntu 9.10 are we ready?

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Ubuntu

shanefagan.com: I was wondering what effect a release of Ubuntu 9.10 being released at the same time as Windows 7 and Mac “Snow leopard”. First thing we have to ask is are we ready?

A year later, CodeWeavers urges free CrossOver users to pay up

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Once upon a time, about 10 months ago, a company called CodeWeavers ran a promotion allowing customers to download and install their software fore free. Now that the 1 year anniversary of the big promotion is coming up, CodeWeavers is sending out emails to the roughly 650,000 people who downloaded the free software asking them to consider paying for ongoing support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • RMS: 1, Symbolics: 0
  • OLPC will make children Microserfs: FSF
  • 8 Resources for the Mighty Drupal Content Management System
  • awk: Find and Replace text
  • Sony explains lack of PS3 Slim Linux
  • Ubuntu on Toshiba NB200 / NB 205 Netbook
  • World Bank funds aim at standards adoption in Africa
  • Quick Tip: extract archive from command-line using Ark
  • SSH Key compromise takes Apache.org offline - Update
  • Six months without X
  • OpenSUSE Wins One
  • First Ever Web Design Using The Gimp
  • Making Gentoo Even Harder: 64-bit Hardened Gentoo
  • OpenGoo vs. Google Apps: Host It Your Way (Slideshow)
  • How do You Really Measure Linux Bloat?
  • How To Develop Websites On Linux
  • A Good Reason to Use GNU/Linux: Don't Pass it On

FreeMind Review

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Software

movingtofreedom.org: FreeMind is a great free software program. It is identified as “mind mapping” software, for brainstorming or whatnot, but is also a general productivity/organizational tool.

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