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Advocates cautiously welcome ICT plan

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OSS
  • Advocates of open source and standards cautiously welcome EU ICT plan
  • French Chamber of Commerce selects open source for craftsmen

NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in the expected 256.xx driver series for Linux, Windows, and other supported platforms.

Cool Youtube Hack: Skip Flash, Load VLC

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  • Cool Youtube Hack: Skip Flash, Load VLC
  • Watch YouTube Videos on Ubuntu Media Player

A Herd of Print Linux Magazines

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linuxtoday.com: Print isn't dead, it's just changing despite the best efforts of the titans of industry to resist and foil all change. Here is a roundup of excellent Linux print publications, and for no extra charge a bold prediction of the future of print.

Things to do with an old computer

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  • Things to do with an old computer
  • Your old computer, born again

Three things Phoronix couldn’t measure

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I expected more drama when Phoronix did the smart thing, and finally put numbers to the Arch-over-Ubuntu rumor, and branded it as a myth. But for what I’ve seen, users on both sides seem to nod and accept the results, without too much scuffling.

a better web is winning

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  • a better web is winning
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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testfreaks.com: Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

Puppy Linux 5.0 “Lucid Puppy” Released

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linuxjournal.com: Many see the release of the new Puppy Linux, version 5.0, also known as Lucid Puppy. For the uninitiated, the main deployment target of Puppy Linux is older, resource constrained computers. In addition, it makes quite a handy live CD for emergency and recovery use.

How Linux works: the ultimate guide

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Software

tuxradar.com: Ever wanted to learn how the internals of your Linux desktop work? In this article we're going to explain how everything in a modern Linux distro works, start to finish.

Google launches encrypted search

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Google

eff.org: Google has just announced that it is rolling out an encrypted version of its web search service. Several important points about encrypted Google search:

Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: It wasn't even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

Lightworks Open-Source Video editor –IS- Coming to Linux

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omgubuntu.co.uk: At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

25 Fresh and Cool Linux Wallpapers

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junauza.com: It's been a long time since we've featured here some cool Linux wallpapers. Hence I feel that it's about time to have another list of fresh and cool Linux wallpapers to customize your desktop.

It’s Fedora Election season

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mairin.wordpress: You’ve only got until May 26th to vote in the Fedora elections: elections are open now. This election we are voting on new members of the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.

The Novice Guide To Buying A Linux Laptop

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cyberciti.biz: All major laptop (notebook) hardware is supported by Linux. The crucial things to take into account when looking to buy a Linux powered laptops are as follows to avoid any hardware compatibility problems. Selecting correct specification is important.

Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers

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  • 8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop
  • 50 best websites

The Cost Of Running Compiz

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  • The Cost Of Running Compiz
  • Beware the benchmarks

Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora

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  • Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora
  • Oh my… the hypocrisy around WebM / VP8
  • Report: MPEG LA planning patent pool for VP8
  • When Google is good ask why

Sony Shifts on Open Source

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blogs.wsj.com: The partnership between Sony Corp. and Google Inc. highlights the changes taking place in TV viewing habits, but it is also symbolic of another change: Sony’s stance on open-source technology.

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