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Story GNU/Linux in China Rianne Schestowitz 27/09/2015 - 5:55am
Story Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) Announced, It Will be Based on GNOME 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 7:37pm
Story Linux creator explains why a truly secure computing platform will never exist Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 7:22pm
Story ClearOS 7.1 to Offer a Replacement for Microsoft Active Directory, IPv6 and Btrfs Support Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 6:11pm
Story Gaming Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 5:18pm
Story Ubuntu at Softpedia Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 3:31pm
Story Ubuntu Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 1:44pm
Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 1:41pm
Story Building enterprise data applications with open source components Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 1:29pm
Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/09/2015 - 8:17am

5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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Linux
Mac

pcworld.com: I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

Actor Tony Curtis Dies At 85

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Obits

ny1.com: New York native and Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died of COPD and heart failure. He was 85 years old.

Sintel Blender open movie released

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Movies

Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more users by making it easier to install, configure and manage.

Stormy Peters talks GNOME 3

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Software
Interviews

linuxuser.co.uk: Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation and champion of the GNOME platform for more than ten years, talks exclusively to Linux User & Developer magazine…

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

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Security

arstechnica.com: The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user.

Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep

  • Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep
  • Lustre file system finds life post-Oracle
  • Oracle's New Kernel: Custom Tuning or Proprietary Lock-In?

Simple Scan: Linux Finally has a Scanner Anyone could Use

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Software

flossed.org: Sometimes we don't change our habits even when we have the opportunty to make our lives easier. At least it's true of me in terms of scanning.

In praise of floppies

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Hardware

kmandla.wordpress: Behold the floppy, a miracle of post-modern technology! Does your computer still have a floppy drive? Count yourself among the lucky! Why? Thousands of reasons!

Open Source On Same Side of Law Suit As Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel and Dell?

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OSS

networkworld.com: Now there is a headline you don't see everyday. How often does the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Apache Foundation join such strange bedfellows as Apple, Google, Intel and Dell in (get this) support of a case that Microsoft is trying to put before the Supreme Court.

Pioneers – a strategy board game for Ubuntu

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Gaming
HowTos

ubuntugamer.com: Pioneers is an open source clone of The Settlers of Catan board game. These rules are for the standard game without expansions (for extra players, board tiles and pieces).

The Ideal Linux Distribution, As I See It

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: As I review more distributions, I'm continually fleshing out exactly what I want to see in a distribution. Here's what I'd like to see:

Sabayon & Ubuntu releases

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Ubuntu
  • Sabayon Linux 5.4 GNOME and KDE Released
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate Released

Multicore may not be so scary - Linux will keep up

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Linux
Hardware

web.mit.edu: Research suggests that the free operating system Linux will keep up with the addition of more ‘cores,’ or processing units, to computer chips.

Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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Software

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to video editing platforms, Windows and Mac own the field. They run the software from Adobe, Apple, and Avid that's preferred by professionals, and most –including all Windows machines – come with free, basic editing software for everybody else.

Ubuntu 10.10 beta preview

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Ubuntu

theinquirer.net: THE LATEST OUTING of Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu shows that the firm is on the right track to make it the default choice of Linux for those thinking of making the switch from Windows.

New LibreOffice community forum up and running

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LibO
Web

Well, somebody had to do it first. LibreOffice is going to be play a huge role in the open source software ecosystem, so we need a community forum. And here it is:

http://libreofficeforum.org/

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Six add-ons that already work with Firefox 4.0
  • Red Hat: The New Big Monopoly?
  • Minimalist kiosk distro revs to Ubuntu 10.04 foundation
  • Download Faenza Icon Theme For KDE4
  • Free Software News for September 29th 2010
  • Security features of Linpus Lite 1.4
  • Maddog: Late Night Frustrations
  • Red Hat Responds to USPTO Request for Guidance on Bilski
  • First Content Update to Quake Live
  • Data centres increasing reliability on Linux
  • Mad Money goes up close, personal with Red Hat CEO
  • Fund-raising and self-publishing (the open source way)
  • The Gaia '10 Linux Desktop
  • Vision control PC supports six IP video cameras
  • Windows users face as many choices as Linux users
  • The Right Approach to Deprecation
  • MindTouch Makes Technical Documentation A Snap
  • Teambox is an Open Source, Social Network-Influenced Online Project Management App
  • XtreemOS Consortium Announces Public Access to Open Test Bed
  • 6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know
  • Novell to migrate all its Sun customers
  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 needs QA
  • Novell Announces Judges for First Annual aEURoeDisteraEUR Awards Celebrating Linux Innovators

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • More Alias Quickies to Save You Time
  • How To Add MPD To The Ubuntu Sound Menu
  • 10 Killer Firefox Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Use msmtp with Mutt to send email
  • What is Input/Output Redirection in Unix?
  • 30+ useful Linux commands list
  • Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu and Debian-based Distros
  • 10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line
  • GIMPBox gives stable versions of The GIMP single window mode
  • 2 Methods To Change TimeZone in Linux
  • AWN Window Manager (Tile) - New Avant Window Navigator Applet
  • linux take screenshot from command line
  • Script to backup your MySQL tables and send them to your email
  • How to Talk to Your Lawyer about Open Source Software
  • Improved Font Rendering in Gentoo

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

asinen.org: Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more