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Story Why the Linux Desktop Should Be Organized By Tasks Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2015 - 6:05am
Story Numecent Promises New Cloud and Virtualization Features for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2015 - 6:03am
Story Open source OpenWRT router has automatic updates Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2015 - 5:58am
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Story Meet the $90 Android phone with bigger battery than iPhone 6s Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2015 - 5:45am
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Story Ubuntu Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 18/11/2015 - 10:27pm
Story Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Cinnamon Edition Beta Officially Released with Cinnamon 2.8 Rianne Schestowitz 18/11/2015 - 10:20pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 18/11/2015 - 10:13pm
Story Cray hoists Docker containers into supercomputers Rianne Schestowitz 18/11/2015 - 9:55pm

Choose Your Distro according to the Zodiac! (PART I)

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Linux
Humor

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Some people try Linux and experience frustration because they just pick any distribution. Consult with the stars! Use the zodiac to choose the distro that best fits your sign!

Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares
  • Windows Market May Dip Below 90 Percent This Year
  • The PC Is Dead: Long Live Portable, Pluralistic Computing

Rakarrack: An Open Source Alternative to Guitar Rig

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Software

soosck.wordpress: In the last post, I blogged about setting up a guitar amp/effect processor in Arch Linux. In the comments, some readers mentioned an open source alternative to Guitar Rig named Rakarrack.

Debian Squeeze RC1 Screenshots Tour

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Linux
  • Debian Squeeze RC1 Screenshots Tour
  • Debian Project News - January 14th

Amnesia: Dark Descent

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Gaming

terminally-incoherent.com: You are an ordinary guy, you have no weapons and your only recourse when monsters show up is to run away and hide. I had this mental image of your character cowering behind an upturned table while an unseen monster is rummaging through the room, smashing doors, throwing objects up in the air and making scary noises. Amnesia is that game!

Why KDE is People, Not Software

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KDE

dot.kde.org: As the first of several opinion pieces exploring current issues in KDE, we offer you a video of Aaron Seigo explaining how KDE's success as a community producing all kinds of software led to outgrowing our old name, the "K Desktop Environment", what KDE means now and why it matters.

openSUSE Board Forced to Terminate Membership

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SUSE

ostatic.com/blog: Today Pascal Bleser, openSUSE packager and Board member, posted a message to the openSUSE Project mailing list announcing the decision of the openSUSE Board to "revoke an individual's membership as well as his access to the openSUSE infrastructure."

Also:

  • Why I am not running for the openSUSE Board
  • openSUSE 11.1 has reached end of Novell support
  • openSUSE Seeks Two New Board Members

QEMU vs. VirtualBox

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Software

linuxjournal.com: I thought I’d take this relatively quiet period to do a quickie comparison between a couple of virtualization tools: QEMU and Oracle's VirtualBox. For the comparison I chose to install virtual guest instances of Ubuntu 10.10 desktop from a downloaded copy of the iso.

The Next Major Version of Firefox is Ready to Test

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: The latest Firefox 4 Beta is available to test the cool features and improvements in the next version of Firefox.

Non-free Art In Open-source (FOSS) Video Games

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OSS

doknowevil.net: Originally my feelings about art were 2 dimensional, as I’d expect many to view it. It’s easy for art to be a fleeting glimpse. You see the final product, the lines of the creation process are blurred, the definitions of “source” gets lost.

Open Source for America Delivers Federal Report Card

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Ever since its inception, Open Source for America (OSFA) has had lofty goals and has been backed by some very heavy hitting people. Red Hat, Jaspersoft, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin and many other companies back the organization, which is primarily aimed at encouraging the use of open source software at the U.S. Federal level.

Ubuntu 11.04 to get 2D Unity option

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Software
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 11.04 to get 2D Unity option
  • 2d unity to be available as an option in ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal

Different Desktop Environments on Linux

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Software

go2linux.org: There are a TON of things that happen when you install an OS, but you only see the graphical parts of it, the “graphical user interface” or GUI. Obviously, if that's the main thing your seeing, its fairly important to you on every level.

The Writer’s PC

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Linux
Software

thefridayblog.com: One of my many New Year’s Resolutions has been to rebuild my writing PC and get down to some serious writing again. Because the PC is rather old and not very high powered this has restricted the options.

Linux ecosystem spins around Red Hat

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: By Silicon Valley standards, Red Hat is a loser. It doesn't have an app store (though it once tried to create one). Its chief executive isn't a fresh-faced kid (though Jim Whitehurst doesn't look much older than 20). And its headquarters isn't in San Francisco or Silicon Valley, but rather in the comparative backwoods of North Carolina.

Also: What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6

The backlash over Google's HTML5 video bet

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Software
  • The backlash over Google's HTML5 video bet
  • WebM vs. H.264: Google Bets Big on Itself

Mandriva Pulse 2 version 1.3.0

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Software

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva announces the release Mandriva Pulse 2 version 1.3.0 which had been in beta since March 2010.

1 second Linux boot!

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Linux

zdnet.com/blog: This is seriously impressive - 1 second Linux boot to a Qt application from a cold boot!

OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC9 arrives

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OOo

h-online.com: While Oracle had already released Oracle Open Office 3.3 in mid-December, the OpenOffice.org developers have only just issued the ninth release candidate for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0, the next major release of the Oracle owned open source office suite.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GNOME 3.0 Is Getting Very Close
  • What’s involved in maintaining a package?
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.11: bug fixed release for Ubuntu 11.04
  • Why You Can't Hire Great Perl Programmers
  • An Education in Open Source
  • I’m Not A Linux Geek.
  • The ’69 Dart of Software
  • Revolution Music Player
  • Lawyers Can Leave Windows for Linux OS – Ubuntu
  • First Ever Release of Elementary OS "Jupiter" Imminent
  • openSUSE Wallpaper Community Pack #1
  • GIMP Inadequate? Say It Ain’t So…
  • inSSIDer 2 for Linux
  • The march of WebM
  • A First Look At Diaspora – The Open Social Network
  • Penguin goes hybrid with ClusterWare
  • Ubuntu Hardware Issues Poll – Results
  • Pushing the limits of the GPL
  • ULatencyD Enters The Linux World
  • LCA Flood News
  • TLLTS Episode 384 January 12, 2011
  • FSFE Newsletter - January 2011
  • FLOSS Weekly 148: OpenPilot
  • New Year's Resolutions
  • Open source distributors beyond the Thunderdome
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 5th December 2010
  • LB - Episode 65 - iMist a Hole Lotta BSD
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 1
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