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Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Open-Source CMSs Appeal To Control-Oriented Media Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Fedora's Rawhide Kernel Adds In KDBUS Support, Ready For Testing Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:01pm
Story Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 6.7 Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:58pm
Story Gnumeric 1.12.23 Open Source Spreadsheet Editor Brings Fuzzed File Hardening Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:55pm
Story Wily Werewolf Alpha 2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:48pm
Story Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:42pm
Story Google Play Store/Chrome Web Store Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 6:00pm
Story GitHub rumor confirmed: It raised $250M at $2B valuation Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 5:55pm

Handbook for practicing The Open Source Way

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OSS

opensource.com: Imagine you are there on the day of Open Your World forum and listening to all the talks that day, seven hours so far with a few fifteen minute breaks. You are learning, things are clearer, but all the ways of applying the open source way outside of software may have you feeling a bit lost.

My favorite Firefox extensions for Linux

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: Firefox is my preferred Web browser on Linux, and one of the reasons I like it so much is due to the various extensions that are available for it. Whether you hate or love Firefox itself, the extensions are what usually turn the tide as to whether it is used, and Firefox has some great extensions that really enhance the Web browsing experience.

Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use

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Software

earthweb.com: Many Linux enthusiasts associate desktop Linux with their repetitive daily routine. Same old, same old. Linux is more than a mere efficient platform. It can also provide a great deal of entertainment as well.

Open source helps those who…get a little help from their friends

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OSS

networkworld.com: Whereas most developers have familiarity with open source, fewer of their managers and even fewer senior execs have much experience with it, especially when it comes to corporate policy or governance. Thus, it's good news that there are organizations and resources that can help companies get their collective heads around the issues and best practices for managing them.

Linux for beginners

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Linux

iafrica.com: I've had more than my fair share of troubles with Windows. So I decided to take the plunge and borrowed a buddy's Mandriva Linux disc — and things actually worked. What is Linux though?

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Ubuntu 10.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Ubuntu 10.04 system. The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #200
  • Impression GTK Theme gets updated
  • Cleansweep Progress Report
  • Going Linux Jul 05 #107
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-05
  • Kubuntu developer wins KDE Akademy 2010 Award
  • Symbian OS and the Linux Desktop
  • Why Open Source Stalls Innovation and Patents Advance It

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Change Ownership of a file on Linux
  • Enable Icons on the Ubuntu System Menu
  • Add these handy bash aliases for efficiency
  • Creating Tileable Marble Textures with The GIMP
  • eeePC: TrackPad Mouse Clicking in Linux Mint 9
  • Conky Ubuntu Theme - Easiest Way to install Conky
  • Tweet from command line using curl
  • The difference between Primary and Secondary groups
  • Me TV – Digital television viewer

Three video transcoding applications for Linux worth knowing

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Software

ghabuntu.com: If you are a movie junkie like me, chances are you have quite a number of movies on your computer that would be nice watching on your DVD player or home theater system, mobile phone or portable multimedia device. The following three applications should help.

Big distributions, little RAM 2

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Linux
Hardware

thelinuxexperiment.com: As a follow up to my previous post I have decided to re-run the tests, this time with the updated distributions (where available of course). Again I will be testing all of this within VirtualBox on ‘machines’ with the following specifications:

Many companies distributing open source software don't know it

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OSS

networkworld.com: Too many companies have no idea that they're distributing open source software and therefore violating the GPL, a survey by OpenLogic found.

Support GNOME by Shopping at Amazon.com

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The GNOME foundation provide Amazon referral links for your browser. That is, every time you search for a product using the referral link and end up buying something GNOME get a paid a referral fee based on the amount you spend. The best bit is that it costs you absolutely nothing extra but helps keep GNOME in servers, ballpoint pens and developers.

Highlight Text On Websites With Wired-Marker For Firefox

ghacks.net: The Firefox extension Wired-Marker adds text highlighting capabilities to the web browser. The tool becomes available via the context menu and the Tools menu after installation.

some shorts:

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News
  • New branch for OOo 3.3
  • openSUSE 11.3RC1 LXDE screencast
  • A flood of stable kernel releases
  • Linux 2.6.35-rc4 Kernel Sees The Light Of Day
  • Maintenance for openSUSE 11.0 extended

Open to the core - The pragmatic freedom

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: Everyone seems to have an opinion on the open core debate, and a popular opinion seems to inflict some sort of excommunication to anyone having a less than pure open source monetization process. Therefore I thought that I would add some unsolicited input to this matter.

5 popular open source eCommerce platforms

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Software

memeburn.com: There are so many off-the-shelf web solutions out there, many website owners are asking: Why should I bother building it myself? When thinking about their eCommerce platform, a site owner faces three key choices: the Software as a Service hosted solution, download and install an open source or purchased solution, or just build it yourself.

Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion

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Linux
Hardware
  • Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion
  • Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
  • More on netbooks, devices and everything (Plasma)

My First LXDE Desktop

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Software

cidtux.blogspot: LXDE is desktop environtment like KDE and Gnome. But it's lighter than KDE and Gnome. But it's still need middle spec computer like pentium 3/4 and with Minimum Ram 128-256 MB Ram. LXDE is simple, but for newbie user like me it's still little hard.

Meet the staff: Community editor Lee Schlesinger

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OSS
Web

sourceforge.net/blog: Today’s a legal holiday in the US, but we like to post an entry in the blog every weekday to keep you from getting bored. I can’t promise to relieve the boredom today, because today’s entry is about me.

OpenOffice.org to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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Software
OOo

linuxjournal.com: Previously OpenOffice.org used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. But as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework.

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