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Story Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 8:44pm
Story Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 8:42pm
Story Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8 Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 8:38pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:23pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:23pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:21pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:20pm
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:18pm

5 things to look forward to in Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

techthrob.com: Maverick Meerkat, the version of Ubuntu slated to be released later this year, brings with it several features and improvements that the Linux community has been eagerly looking forward to. I’ve taken a look at the blueprints for this next release, and picked out a few of the major items that Linux end-users will be interested in.

Two Apps That Make Backup Less Chore, More Lifesaver

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Proper backups can mean the difference between a data disaster and a minor inconvenience. You don't have to go to your file manager to drag and drop every bit of info you want to protect, though -- there's software to automate the process.

Give Ubuntu a Fresh New Look with Bisigi Themes

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Software

howtogeek.com: Are you bored with the default brown, orange, and purple of Ubuntu? Here’s how you can give your Ubuntu desktop a quick refresh with a new Bisigi theme.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • CentOS is now the most popular on servers
  • Open source growing quickly
  • Finding Free Music for a Free Film with Jamendo, VLC, and K3B
  • Kroes on open source in public administrations: "Attitudes are changing"
  • CopyWrong!
  • Security expert releases Ubuntu Linux distro for malware analysis
  • Change in openSUSE Membership handling
  • Jarre - help to learn play piano on Linux
  • 5 More Interesting Ways You Can Make Use of Dropbox
  • Computer Paranoia
  • Testing Sabayon, Get Involved
  • Can Your Favorite Video Editor Do This? Asks OpenShot
  • Classy Stickers for digiKam Lovers Giveaway
  • Rapid Photo Downloader makes importing and sorting easy
  • 5 essentials applications audio included in Ubuntu
  • Debunking ccache myths redux
  • Linux: 100% "Try before you buy" -- for free
  • Review – Mandriva 2010 Spring KDE – With Screenshots
  • Linux Basement Episode 58 - Lessigs Mamas Cereal

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • $PS1 tricks
  • Build Your Site with Jekyll
  • How-To: WMware Workstation 7.1 on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10
  • Rescue Old, Damaged CDs with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • How to Enable / Disable Modules into Apache on Linux
  • Meet Guake - Quake Style Terminal Emulator
  • 5 Bash Case Statement Examples
  • GUI scripting in bash
  • Fix the Windows Registry from a Linux Thumb Drive
  • How to unpack and compress a rar package in Ubuntu
  • How to reset forgotten Ubuntu password
  • HowTo install reconnoiter on Debian Lenny
  • PulseAudio: Monitoring your Line-In Interface
  • xorg 1.8 with USE=-hal fix
  • Unstaging Files in the Open Source Software, Git

Linux Market Share At A Record High

  • Linux Market Share At A Record High
  • Linux spreading, but Windows Server still rules in India
  • VC funding for OSS-related vendors up 11.5% in Q2

A day at the Opera, part two

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve blogged about Opera before, and at the time (version 9.5), I didn’t like it at all. Now, I have switched browsers.

In Karjan, students already work on Linux

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Linux

indiatimes.com: Gujarat government is gearing up to use Linux operating system in schools in the state, but a city-based foundation has been teaching use of this system to students in Karjan for the last one year now.

Speed up your Ubuntu machine boot time

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ghacks.net: Are you desperately searching for ways to finally reach that elusive 10 second boot time? You certainly heard that Ubuntu 10.04 has the capability of doing just that right? It can…but you have to help it along.

New Releases Of GTK+, Mutter, GNOME Shell

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Software

phoronix.com: In preparation for the latest GNOME 3.0 development snapshot due to arrive on Wednesday (tagged as GNOME 2.31.5), a wealth of GNOME packages are being checked-in for this unstable milestone.

ODF 1.2 Begins Final 60-day Public Review

robweir.com/blog: A major milestone was reached for the OASIS ODF TC last week. The latest Committee Draft of ODF 1.2 (CD 05) was sent out for a 60-day public review.

Linux supercomputer, worth £2m, sought by University of Warwick

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The University of Warwick is tendering for a new Linux-based High Performance Computing facility for its research Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC).

Installing (and reinstalling) Linux on your desktop

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Linux

sutor.com: Yesterday I set up a laptop with a Linux distribution, including everything I needed for work. Today, I’m doing it again.

Python Audio Tools, for the audio perfectionist

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Back in 2003, Minnesota developer Brian Langenberger began creating a set of labor-saving audio tools to convert FLAC files to MP3 files, MP3 files to WAV files, and other simple operations that were tiresome to do by hand. “

New Linux OS REMnux

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Linux
  • New Linux OS REMnux Designed For Reverse Engineering Malware
  • Pinguy OS:A Ubuntu-Fork
  • ULTILEX - The Ultimate Linux Experience version 10.7 is released
  • Kongoni Linux- Another slackware based linux distribution
  • Zenwalk Internet Cafe Edition 2.2 Released

Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

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Software

tomshardware.com: Since the time our first Web Browser Grand Prix debuted, the already-raging browser wars have become heated indeed. In case you haven't been keeping tabs on the browser news, let's begin by getting up to speed on the latest:

Tablets: The Next Big Open Source Opportunity?

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Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: All of a sudden, tablet computers are all the rage, with Apple's iPad stoking the fire. But Apple is hardly going to compete unchallenged in the tablet space. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claims that his company is "hardcore" about tablets, and is working with Asus, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony before the end of the year.

What FOSS communities can look like from the outside

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OSS

blog.melchua.com: I found this mailing list conversation snippet to be very insightful, and wanted to share it.

Virtualization Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: In computing, virtualization has been described in a variety of ways. But to simplify its meaning or to make it more casual I should say; virtualization is creating a virtual (not actual) form of a stuff to make it into something that is functional and efficient.

OSS: Europe vs. The United States

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
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KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

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  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
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