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Story [systemd-devel] [ANNOUNCE] systemd 217 Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:35am
Story AMD's R300 Gallium3D Driver Enables VDPAU Again Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:28am
Story Try the New Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition: Gaming-Ready, Cinnamon at Its Peak Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:26am
Story OpenGL 4.x Support For Mesa Still Inching Along Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:14am
Story The Power of Brand and the Power of Product Redux Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:10am
Story 12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 6:09am
Story Makulu for Work and Play, Wget Vulnerability, and Systemd Updates Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 5:58am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 10:03pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 10:03pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 10:02pm

Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds

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Microsoft Microsoft has released code for inclusion in the Linux kernel, but should it be accepted? Linus Torvalds gives his perspective.

Missing: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Desktop PCs

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Ubuntu Rumors are swirling that Dell’s U.S. Web site has stopped selling Ubuntu-based desktop Linux PCs.

Why do smart people act like an idiot behind a PC?

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Just talk

Most people these days have a computer, or at least sat behind one.

The concept with most OS GUI’s (operating systems graphical user interface) is the same.

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VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a headless Fedora 11 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

today's leftovers:

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  • Contributing to Apache Open Source Projects

  • Microsoft seeks to take crumbs from OpenOffice
  • Microsoft, the GPL and Linux: The Q&A
  • How I make my Ubuntu more beautiful and usable
  • Bordeaux 1.8.0 for Linux review
  • Five Ways to Save Money on IT Software
  • Windows Update owns my machine
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Air Cursor Software Coming for Windows, Linux
  • Opera - Opera 10 review
  • Top 3 Open Source Web Analytics Software
  • openSUSE
  • New open source initiatives for the Flash Platform
  • Kaltura launches open source video platform
  • 100% Pure Synth Heaven : Ubuntu Studio 9.04
  • Linux Mint 7 Review
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 13

some howtos:

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  • Converting OpenOffice documents to PDF or HTML, as a batch

  • Enabling DVD playback in Ubuntu 9.04
  • The only Linux command you need to know
  • Nautilus User Interface Tweaks
  • Howto remove NSM Configuration from a Juniper Firewall
  • Kickstarting Ubuntu …
  • See who’s poking your Linux box
  • Playing with RAM disks on OpenSolaris 2009.06
  • A Deeper Look: whatis man and other stuff
  • Rebuilding a single kernel module
  • Building and Running a New Kernel
  • DVD Playback in Arch Linux
  • Bulk renaming made easy with Thunar bulk renamer
  • How to Convert DVDs and TiVo MPEG2 Videos to H.264
  • My Ubuntu Look & Feel
  • MPlayer play music recursively in a directory
  • Two Different Ways of Installing Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • KDE 3.5.10 - How to Stop Kwallet Annoyance
  • Firefox 3.5.1 on Mandriva, Red Hat 5


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Linux I was very excited when I read the release announcement for a new Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux. I used Gentoo for several years and admire Sabayon Linux, so I was quite anxious to test another derivative. After all the testing I was pleased to find that Toorox 06.2009 delivers a true Gentoo experience but is much easier to install and use.

Linux Community Welcomes the NComputing $70 Cloud Desktop

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Hardware NComputing Brings Cloud Computing Down to Earth at CloudWorld Conference With a Perspective on Low-Cost Endpoint Devices

Open source seeks to eat its young (again)

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  • Open source seeks to eat its young (again)
  • NASA takes open source into space
  • Charity, open source, and happiness
  • Seven Tools for Making Firefox Jump Through Hoops

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    Moz/FF I’m now an avid Firefox user. It took me a long time to give up my treasured Maxthon, an Internet Explorer shell that I truly loved. Here are a few of the cooler Firefox add-ons I’m using. Give them a whirl and let me know what you think.

    NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux

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    Software Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 190.xx Linux beta driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. The NVIDIA 190.16 Beta driver brought a number of VDPAU fixes, PowerMizer control features, a number of new official and unofficial OpenGL extensions receiving GLX protocol support, and a number of other fixes and enhancements too.

    Vietnamese netbook runs on Hacao Linux – my opinion

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    Linux The bad news, Hacao Linux, based on Puppy Linux, comes installed by default on these netbooks. Realistically though, they should have installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix remix instead.

    I’m Back with Kubuntu Linux (and Happy as Ever)

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    Ubuntu It was an uneasy breakup. Kubuntu and I had parted about two months ago rather abruptly after I had installed 9.02. After a nearly four year love affair between us, I felt that I had been jaded. The new KDE 4.1 Plasma desktop was awkward and things just didn’t seem right.

    The Real FLOSS Community and the "Faux FLOSS Fundamentalists"

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    opensourcetogo.blogspot: I've come to realize that our community and the people in it, are under attack. We are being disrupted, we are being defamed, we are being lied to, and, in some instances, we are even having our lives invaded.

    Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

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    Microsoft While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

    KDE 4.3 RC3 Released

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    KDE The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.3 RC3, a release candidate of the 3rd iteration over the KDE 4 desktop, applications and development platform.

    eyeOS Takes the Operating System Into the Cloud

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    OS eyeOS is an open source cloud computing operating system that easily installs on a Web server and is designed for personal or collaborative use. It's a great option for schools, small businesses, and public Internet access.

    Try installing Fedora 12 Alpha early

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    Linux According to this posting to the fedora-test-list by Liam, there’s going to be some installation testing for the Fedora 12 (Constantine) Alpha candidate next week, on Wednesday July 29. This is a chance to shake out some of the new features in the Anaconda installation application.

    Evolution of a Linux Geek

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    Linux I am a Linux geek. There I said it. Actually, I am kind of proud of being a Linux geek. I slogged through the bad old days to get here. It seems like every day something new shows up that makes me glad that I chose Linux as my tool of choice.

    Response to “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7″

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    Ubuntu But I would feel dirty inside if I let the “12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7” slide by without a comment. Keep in mind that part of my problem is that Ubuntu “should” steal the ideas, and that it should be from “Windows 7.”

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