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Story 74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:33am
Story Reasons for Red Hat CTO departure still a mystery Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:31am
Story Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:26am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:25am
Story Resistance to the Linux Desktop Is Futile – Get Over It Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:23am
Story Chrome 38 Beta: New primitives for the next-generation web Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:19am
Story Switch to Linux part 1 – preparation Roy Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:18am
Story Kids aren't the only ones learning to share Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:51pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 10:42pm

SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today

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OS

SourceForge, the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

Windows 7 RC1 – first impressions

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Microsoft
  • Windows 7 RC1 – first impressions

  • Top 10 reasons I like Windows 7
  • Installing Windows 7 with some Linux help

Ubuntu 9.04: The Sizzle that Fizzled

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and am happy to say it's an overall success. Of course, I would say that because I love Ubuntu. However, I don't really see that big of an improvement over previous versions.

Clonezilla: Sheer awesomeness

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: For someone like me, who swaps out systems sometimes once or twice in the course of a few days, building and rebuilding, installing and reinstalling … it can be very time consuming. So I took some advice and looked into Clonezilla.

Video Drivers Are All That Is Holding Linux Back

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Software

lockergnome.com: The title statement is one that became immediately clear with the unsuccessful installation of Windows 7 Release Candidate on a machine of mine that has perfectly serviceable video with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and many versions of Linux.

Linux for Newbies: the Ubuntu Path

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: In Linux For Absolute Beginners: 3 Easy Ways to Test-Drive Linux I reviewed some simple ways to safely test-drive Linux. All of them involved selecting a Linux distribution to try, then downloading and burning it to a CD.

Get to know Linux: Fluxbox

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Fluxbox

ghacks.net: If you’ve been around Linux long enough, then you most likely will have heard about Fluxbox. Fluxbox is a desktop that was based on Blackbox 0.61.1, which makes it extremely light weight, fast, and reliable. Fluxbox is also very minimalistic.

XBMC (Open-Source Media Center) Has Been Updated to Version 9.04, Codename Babylon

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Software

XBMC (“XBMC Media Center“) has been updated to version 9.04, codename Babylon, available now for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Apple TV, the classic Xbox, and bootable CDs or USB drives.

An early look at whats coming in PHP V6

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News

Explore the new and changed features in PHP V6, including major support for Unicode, and support for OO functions

Watching your hard disks is a S.M.A.R.T. thing to do

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Hardware
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: Almost every aspect of our daily and business lives are stored on hard disks. But the hard disk is a mechanical device with moving parts. You know what that means. Eventually they will fail.

Disputes over ODF spreadsheet interoperability

h-online.com: Microsoft's release of Open Document Format (ODF) support in Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 has triggered a war of words over the handling of spreadsheet formulas.

Ubuntu 9.04 UNR on Asus Eee PC

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Last night I downloaded the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR) and installed it on my Asus Eee PC 901. Here’s how it all went.

Is Ubuntu Elitist?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Discussions of Ubuntu with people outside (and sometimes inside) the free-software community often devolve into criticism of Linux advocates as arrogant elitists.

Open Source iTunes Look-Alike

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Software

pcmech.com: aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems,

five simple recipes for grep

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HowTos

arstechnica.com: The grep search utility is one of the most essential building blocks of command line text filtering and processing. In this tutorial, we will give you a few simple examples.

Thinking about Refreshing the Firefox Icon

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: As we get closer to releasing Shiretoko (Firefox 3.5) we are considering that this might be a good time to update and evolve the Firefox application icon.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • How much does open source cost schools?

  • How many desktop Linux users?
  • KDE 4 job notifications issues when using removable medias
  • Open Source Sour Grapes
  • Use the Bash trap Statement to Clean Up Temporary Files
  • How to setup dual monitor in Mandriva 2009.1 with nVidia
  • 100 Tests & Counting For Linux Benchmarking
  • Interview with Kubuntu developer Jonathan Thomas
  • Vulnerability in libwmf graphics library
  • Extraterrestrials, Computers, and Open Source
  • Commandline 101: Redirecting Output
  • Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Guide
  • Zimbra Desktop
  • Terminal server for Debian Linux
  • Deleting GNOME saved sessions
  • Hardware losses doomed Sun but Linux hurt too
  • Red Hat Makes its Position Patent
  • FastMailMerge: An Alternative OpenOffice.org Tool
  • Why You Should Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04
  • Planet gets boring on feature freeze
  • A Few Of The Changes For GNOME 2.27.1
  • 'Long Tail' Guru: 'Free' Not a Four-Letter-Word
  • Libre.fm Is Gathering Speed
  • Literal Ubuntu "Desktop" Wallpaper
  • Windows 7 Prepares to Face Off With Newly Popular Desktop Linux
  • Comux 010011

Songbird in Linux

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Software

ghacks.net: Recent “upgrades” to Rhythmbox and Banshee which left either 1) much to be desired or 2) the application unusable made me take a look at Songbird.

FOSS: Project Busking, Funding Software Development

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OSS

doctormo.wordpress: What is disappointing to me about the current situation is that I do not believe there is a single company of note which makes software development with FOSS licenses it’s business.

10 Other Great Linux Browsers

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Software

geektechnica.com: Firefox has been a reliable browser for me for many years and it still continues to be so to a certain extend. However, over the last few releases Firefox has become bloated and slow. I have been looking for an alternative Linux browser. Here are 10.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE