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Story Canonical is letting the Ubuntu Software Center wither and die Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:35pm
Story New Manjaro Linux Spin Uses Solus' Budgie Desktop and It Looks Grand - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:34pm
Story You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, Here's How Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:23pm
Story 6 reasons to get excited for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:22pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:18pm
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Culture Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:17pm

Peppermint Ice review

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Linux Does Peppermint Ice, the new cloud-oriented desktop distro, have what it takes to do for desktops what Jolicloud and Google Chrome OS are doing for netbooks?

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian Project News
  • Emacs undo trees
  • Untangle Gateway- An open source solution for blocking
  • Be A Community Manager
  • Novell and Markus Rex: Reinventing An Empire
  • Open Source Contributor Agreements: Some Examples
  • Open source and Windows 8: spotlight on Microsoft’s open source interop strategy
  • Improve artwork openSUSE 11.4
  • ATI's 2D Performance With X.Org Server 1.9
  • Open-source cuts through intell community's red tape
  • European Open Source Think Tank 2010:
  • Reflective compiz panels
  • The popularity of Firefox around the world
  • SFLS: Episode 0x2D:Updated Discussion
  • Linux Outlaws 163 - The Frostbite Empire

some howtos:

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  • Sudo without Passwords
  • Backup your Linux machine the smart way
  • Mount Any Archive File In Two Clicks
  • Enable SSL on Apache-2.2
  • 2 Ways to Add Swap Space Using dd, mkswap and swapon
  • How to Create a Family Friendly Ubuntu Setup
  • Multiple IP address in Unbutu
  • How to free Linux Kernel page cache and/or inode and dentry caches
  • Install and configure MailWatch monitoring tool for MailScanner
  • nethogs - Net top tool grouping bandwidth per process
  • verify and compare two directories differences
  • How to Install KDE 4.5

OpenOffice by the book

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OOo South African organisation is best known for its work translating open source software into indigenous South African languages. Now, in addition to translating the software into additional languages, has also released a book on using effectively.

working upstream

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Software I read an interview with Canonical’s Jono Bacon. The definition Jono handles of upstream development is quite different from how it works for me. I can speak of personal and professional experience in this context

10 things you can do to keep your new Linux users from bailing on you

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Linux Before you hand off Linux machines to users who are new to the operating system, do a little prep work to ease the transition and make sure they have the tools they need.

Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

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  • Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Codename "Natty Narwhal" Release Schedule
  • Reasons to Love Ubuntu

Where do Debian Developers Come From?

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Linux Christian Perrier has published the results of his analysis of the number of Debian developers per country.

When open source sells out.

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OSS I just read a rather alarming article claiming that Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry. This article is in the tone of chicken little. As in the sky is falling and all is doom and gloom. It is written in such a way to ring every alarm bell it can find. It is, I believe, on the border of FUD.

User Testing Is Largely Pointless

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OSS For years usability languished in the FOSS world due to a combination of elitism and the belief that it was just a theme-pack away. As a result most FOSS projects are riddled with massive usability problems.

Mozilla Sees You Using Chrome Alongside Firefox

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Moz/FF If you're like me, you're using more than one open source browser these days. That's why I was absolutely heartened to see Firefox guru Chris Blizzard, from Mozilla, endorse the concept of using those exact two browsers in a recent interview.

KDE 4.5, through my GNOME eyes.

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KDE So I’ve had a play with the KDE 4.5 Live CD and thought I’d share my first impressions, coloured by the fact that I’m currently using the GNOME desktop environment on my installation of Linux Mint.

VLC Media Player: The Cone Knows Its Formats

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Software In the world of media player applications, the little orange traffic cone that VLC uses as its icon signifies ease of use, a deep set of features, and the versatility to play almost anything you can throw at it.

Lawsuit Raises Questions about Open Invention Network, Linux Foundation

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OSS There's been some talk this week that the lawsuit between Oracle and Google proves the ineffectiveness of the OIN (of which both companies are licensees) and the Linux Foundation (in which both companies are members). If either organization had been effective, the argument goes, then this lawsuit would not have happened.

The KDE 4.5 Semantic Desktop

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KDE My last article I spoke about the new KDE Activities features Search and Launch Containment Activity. This is the first visible sign of KDE’s use of the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop. Nepomuk is a system that uses metadata throughout the desktop to aid in file search and peer to peer collaboration. So far the project has yet to reach its full potential.

Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6

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  • Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6, Hypervisor
  • Red Hat (RHT) Price Soars Above the 50-Day Moving Average

KDE 4.5 Trades Revolution for Evolution

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KDE By the standards of previous releases in the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.5 is tame. It has few new applications, and introduces no new technologies. Yet with its combination of small innovations and interface improvements, KDE 4.5 still manages to be a release worth installing.

Critical Vulnerability Silently Patched in Linux Kernel

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Linux A highly dangerous privilege escalation vulnerability, which can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code as root from any GUI application, has been patched in the Linux kernel.

Oracle dooms its prospects in open source business

  • Shuttleworth: Oracle dooms its prospects in open source business
  • Oracle OpenSolaris ditch draws developer ire

today's leftovers:

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  • Droid X and Fedora
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #206
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 2 Linux Mint LXDE
  • 10 Things Any Monitoring Software Should Do that Nagios Does
  • Vim editor learns Python 3
  • Palamida Joins Linux Foundation
  • Expands Open Source Efforts
  • Busyhot - Neat CPU Load/Temp Applet
  • Behind KDE: Ingo Malchow, the Guy Behind KDE Websites
  • website design progressing
  • Larry Lessig's new journey (part one)
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