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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/05/2015 - 2:02am
Story First Point Release of Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Patches Nvidia Optimus Crash Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 11:46pm
Story GNOME Shell and Mutter Get Minor Updates for GNOME 3.16.2 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 11:38pm
Story Open Source Project Hopes To Offer $23,000 EV With 186 Miles Range Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 11:31pm
Story An Unlikely Ambassador Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 10:05pm
Story In Free Software, it’s okay to be imperfect, as long as you’re open and honest about it Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 8:35pm
Story 5 open source remakes of classic PC games you won't want to miss Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 7:02pm
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 6:10pm
Story Legacy Modernization Applications for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 6:07pm
Story Free Software and Free Culture: Open Source's Influence on Society Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2015 - 5:47pm

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Mar 1 - 14

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artipc10.vub.ac.be: GNOME’s development release has reached version 2.29.92, bringing mostly bug fixes. Also KDE got many bug fixes thanks to the new 4.4.1 version.

CrunchPad spin-off JooJoo spins up for launch

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: Due to debut a week before the iPad, the Linux-powered tablet sports an Atom processor, Nvidia’s Ion graphics engine, 3G radio and a new UI.

Shuttleworth heir opens up on Ubuntu biz

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: When you have Mark Shuttleworth as your backer, as commercial Linux distributor Canonical does, it is a bit like having money in the bank when the bank also believes fervently in your cause.

The new Ubuntu look

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently it was reported that Ubuntu 10.4 was going to ship with a snazzy new GTK theme that would, by default, enable transparency to bring the Ubuntu GNOME desktop on par with the modern look of, say, Windows 7.

Alternative browsers shine

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Software

blog.syracuse.com: As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft ought to get out of the browser business. There are four non-Microsoft browsers that are much better, and they're all free. The company should simply package all four of them with Windows and let PC buyers choose the one they like best.

That’s not bloated, that’s clinically obese

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Software
Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: The biggest surprise (shock?) to me was the stark contrast between performance with only 256Mb of memory, and performance with 512Mb. I tease the Gnome crowd a lot for being chubby, but that’s not overweight, that’s clinical obesity.

Docky: Another OS X-like Doc

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: OS X users love their Dock..and with good reason. Not only is it a handy way to launch applications, it’s also rather stylish. I have covered a tool that had a similar look and feel before and although that tool served it’s purpose well, at times it could be a bit buggy. Docky is a little bit different.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Irssi Handling JOINS/PARTS/QUITS
  • How to quickly enter lists in Excel and OpenOffice
  • After Digg, now is reddit moves to Cassandra DB
  • Hugin Panorama Creator Software for Linux
  • DtO: Geekier than Thou
  • An open answer to Office
  • Heroes of Newerth @ IGF
  • Reset MySQL root password
  • Fun with Gwibber themes
  • Equation Numbers in OpenOffice
  • The Coffee Party Uses Drupal
  • Will a Linux Pad Ever Exist?
  • on re-installing things
  • Wolvix linux - A linux distro based on Slackware
  • Lucid Sound Applet Gets Improved
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Icons Re-Coloured Purple...

Big distributions, little RAM

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Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: As you know I am currently running OpenSUSE 11.2 on my laptop. While I have enjoyed my time using it, I have noticed that this particular distribution tends to be on the heavy side of memory usage. This got me thinking.

An insight into wrangles in the Ubuntu community

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: In a recent interview given to the Ubuntu community site, the fridge, Melissa Draper said "There's some odd politics going on and I've been pushed away from a few things within Ubuntu lately."

MoonOS - Something is amiss

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: MoonOS is a Ubuntu-based distribution, running the Enlightenment manager. I just came across it one day, no biased feelings, no foreknowledge, nothing. It was a Linux I have not used before and decided to take for a spin.

Reasons to love (and hate) gentoo

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Gentoo

convolutedtheory.com: Compiling everything from scratch is awesome for home users, but when you administer hundreds of servers IT SUCKS. Yes, you can set up a binary repository. No, it's not easy.

Amarok Insider - Issue 14

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Software

The Amarok Team is happy to announce that we have produced a new issue of the Amarok Insider, our monthly newsletter.

Get to know Linux: shutdown, reboot, startx

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HowTos

ghacks.net: If you use Linux long enough you are going to come face to face with a situation where you are in a GUI-less log in and you’re either going to know what to do or you are not. If you don’t know what to do, you will find yourself in a bit of a bind.

Think local, go ‘open’

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Interviews
OSS

thehindu.com: Open source technologies are making significant inroads in governments around the world, avers Gopi Ganapathy, President & CEO, Essentia, US. This is as a result of open source providing significant benefits such as low cost, flexibility of use and modification, lack of vendor lock-in, and most important of all the ability to create drive a vibrant local economy.

Fedora 13 alpha arrives amid controversy

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: The Fedora project has released an alpha version of Fedora 13. Meanwhile, on LWN.net, Jonathan Corbet reports on the growing controversy in the Fedora community over the quantity and quality of updates.

Tiny and Big - Up that Mountain

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Gaming
  • Tiny and Big - Up that Mountain
  • Tiny and Big - New action/puzzle game

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 114 is out

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SUSE
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 114 is out
  • openSUSE-LXDE Live CDs

Ubuntu Art: March

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Art: March
  • Ubuntu Lucid and THAT button layout
  • Ubuntu’s Circle of Friends Gets Smaller
  • Top 10 Ubuntu Apps

gThumb Finally Gets Flickr Support

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Ubuntu

The gThumb development is getting more and more interesting: after getting PicasaWeb support about a month ago, a branch called "flickr" has been merged, meaning gThumb will finally get Flickr support. We couldn't resist so we updated the package in our PPA to the latest GIT so you (and us) can enjoy this cool new feature.

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Games Leftovers

OSS Leftovers

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    One of today’s leading tech conferences, the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC), is back to bring together some of the brightest monitoring experts from different parts of the world. The four-day event will be held at Holiday Inn Nuremberg City Conference in Germany starting today, November 21st, until November 24th.
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  • Open education: How students save money by creating open textbooks
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