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Story eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.18 Is Almost Perfect Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 7:26pm
Story 27-inch Android all-in-one sports 2560 x 1440 pixels Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 7:14pm
Story Intel's 2014 Android ambitions embrace 64-bit, more tablets Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 2:24pm
Story AnthraX Linux Kernels Remain Closed Source Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 2:19pm
Story The bumpy road ahead for Android tablets in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 2:15pm
Story Schools Continue to Drive Chromebook Sales Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 2:05pm
Story AMD Gizmosphere Support Comes To Coreboot Rianne Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 1:56pm
Story Why Do Users Choose KDE? Roy Schestowitz 2 04/01/2014 - 12:07pm
Story 1.85% of Steam users run Linux Roy Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 11:19am
Story Android will power Audi cars Roy Schestowitz 04/01/2014 - 11:10am

Acetoneiso2 - A full feature rich Image/ISO tool for openSUSE

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susegeek.com: AcetoneISO2, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO2 will let You mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG and is more than a simple ISO mount software.

Seinfeld target is not open source

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Jerry Seinfeld and Superman for American ExpressI have been reading up on Jerry Seinfeld’s deal with Microsoft and this much seems very clear. Open source is not his target.

Software Freedom Day Worth Celebrating

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Software Freedom Day is an annual grass roots effort to educate the public on the virtues of free and open source software. The 2008 event takes place on September 20 and will be celebrated in 65 countries across the globe. So exactly what is this open source movement and why are people celebrating it? Moreover, why should you care?

Ma.gnolia Goes Open Source - Will it Matter?

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readwriteweb.com: Ma.gnolia, one of the most popular second tier social bookmarking services on the web, announced today at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle that the company has thrown itself to the mercy of the development community and is going to make its code available in open source.

Using Evolution for Time Management

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lawofficelinux.com: I've been struggling with the best way to organize and handle my time. Here's what I have come up with. My time and case management is based of Gnome Evolution.

First Opera 9.60 Snapshot

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my.opera.com: Hot on the heels of Wednesday's 9.52 release comes our first snapshot of 9.60. Everyone here at on the Desktop Team has been working hard to add new features to your favorite browser, and here's what you can look forward to in 9.60:

Ulteo Application System is innovative, easy, and a little buggy

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Linux

linux.com: Ulteo Application System is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and designed to work with the Ulteo Online Desktop service to provide you with an automatic offsite backup and file synchronization between live CD instances. It attempts to require as little user configuration and maintenance as possible, and provides several unique features that set it apart from being "just another distribution."

A Second Taste of KDE: Laptop Flavor

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: Although KDE 4.1 was not ready for my multi-headed desktop, I eventually realized I could give it a shot on my laptop. Since my laptop is practically a thin-client for my desktop right now, I can be a little more daring with it.

GIMP 2.5.3 Development Release

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.5.3 is a fresh snapshot from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a sneak preview of the upcoming GIMP 2.6 release.

Review : gOS 3 Gadgets(beta)

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Linux

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Since then as gOS has moved from Ver 2.0 to 3.0, it has undergone a number of major changes and has become even more user friendly. Version 3.0 gOS has moved from using Enlightenment desktop manager to LXDE.

Nerrivik - Beta 1 of Amarok 2.0 released!

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amarok.kde.org: The Amarok team is proud to announce the first beta version of Amarok 2, codenamed Nerrivik, released after days of hard work during this year's Akademy in Belgium. It contains a considerable amount of improvements over the previous alpha versions, bringing Amarok one step closer to the 2.0 release.

Review: Linux Software Installer

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raiden.net: The Linux Software Installer (LSI) is a simple, universal frontend to what is essentially a tweaked debian (.deb) package system. LSI is, in my humble opinion, identical to the Linux Mint Installer in nearly every way, save one.

Red Hat Infrastructure report

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Linux
Security

redhat.com: Last week we discovered that some Fedora servers were illegally
accessed. The intrusion into the servers was quickly discovered, and the
servers were taken offline.

Hands on: Hardy Heron hassle

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Ubuntu

whatpc.co.uk: I use both Windows and Linux and have been a long-time fan of Ubuntu, which for those unfamiliar with it is one of the most popular distros around. And justifiably so, as it delivers a lot of functionality in a format that’s easy to get to grips with, making it a good choice. Unfortunately, the latest implementation appears to have a significant bug.

100 Tips and Tools to Set Up Your Own Home LAMP Server

great-isp-deals.com/blog: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) servers are very popular for their ease of use and flexibility. They’re also easy to initiate, because the components are easy to aquire and there’s a lot of documentation available to help with getting started.

AXFS, Advanced Execute In Place Filesystem

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kerneltrap.org: "I'd like to get a first round of review on my AXFS filesystem," began Jared Hulbert, describing his new Advanced XIP File System for Linux. XIP stands for eXecute-In-Place."

Using Virtual Desktops in Linux

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itwire.com: As always, this series of articles is not aimed at technical users, but at users who are thinking about making the move from Windows to Linux. I am trying to show that Linux is a viable alternative and that it can be very easy to use.

Why is Asia not open to open source?

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OSS

zdnetasia.com/blogs: One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Short Tip: Remove packages on Debian systems with ultimate force

  • Quick And Easy Way To Install Songbird In Ubuntu
  • Quickly Open Any File / URL / Write Email in GNOME
  • K9Copy helps make DVD backups easy
  • 9 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix
  • Reclaim vertical space in Gnome

today's leftovers

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News
  • FOSS for students

  • Clippy for VI: What we all have been waiting for
  • Is visibility the key open source value?
  • Open Source, Dtrace, and tuning
  • How much is that penguin in the Window?
  • Sylvania g Netbook Meso
  • folderview containment with wallpaper
  • VoIP WebPhone Service for Mac and Linux Users
  • humorous linux motivational posters
  • Disk Label Corruption in Linux
  • Tiny Bluetooth access point runs Linux
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2 released
  • quick word on Mandriva, another one on Debian...
  • Ubuntu Arabic Team
  • OpenLogic's open source census is just another survey
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Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

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