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Story AN UPDATE ON KWIN_WAYLAND Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:10pm
Story RAW Sharpening and Noise Reduction With Raw Therapee on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:01pm
Story The New Features Of Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Don’t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Spice Fire One now in India: A look at alternate mobile OSes beyond Android, iOS, WP8 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Start Talking About the GNU/Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 5:57pm
Story Choose your side on the Linux divide Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Linux Skills Gap: Where to Look for Linux Systems Management? Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:42pm
Story Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 12:11pm

Ubuntu Karmic development kicks off

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) now safely out the door the Ubuntu team has kicked off Karmic Koala development, the next major release scheduled for October this year.

Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

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Linux
Software

debaira.blogspot: Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can.

The Great Mixer Debate (or, Where Did All My Sliders Go?)

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Software

happyassassin.net: Those of you - you poor, poor people - who read the Fedora development mailing list - were treated this week to a flamefest regarding the change to the official GNOME audio volume control applications which will appear in Fedora 11.

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft’s recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.

Linux for real people

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: IT seemed like a perfectly geeky thing to do, so I braved rain and the Saturday night traffic to get to the Ubuntu Release Party at the Ortigas Center.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desktop Linux: Why it may have lost its chance

  • What’s New in openSUSE 11.2
  • Novell SLED 11 feels a lot like Window 7, MacOS
  • Ubuntu Launch Week, CD Request Site Signs Off…
  • KVM vs. VMware: A Case Study
  • System76 Launches Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook
  • West Africa to invest in FOSS Study
  • When Would You Use OOXML and When ODF? -- What is OOXML For?
  • The Oracle open source credibility gap
  • Mandriva and Microsoft
  • Impressed with the PostgreSQL Installer
  • Amarok Playlist Usability Testing Summary
  • Military enlists open source community
  • The Netbook Flu and the Linux Pill
  • Desktop Linux: Where Art Thou?
  • Open-source software moves into public sector
  • Roll Your Own Linux with New Solutions
  • RMS issues ukase against Software as a Service - and I agree it’s an iffy idea

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to rip DVD movies in Linux with Handbrake

  • How to make a podcast
  • Linux Firewall Part 4: Installation
  • Making OpenSolaris and Ubuntu Coexist: Grub Config
  • How to install fonts on Ubuntu 9.04
  • LVM made easy
  • Remove The Shutdown/Restart Countdown
  • Creating an invoicing system with OpenOffice.org

ReactOS 0.3.9 boasts insanely huge speedups

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OS

tuxradar.com: For the last few years we've been intrigued by the progress of ReactOS, a free software Windows implementation that could one day give Microsoft the chills. Well, ReactOS 0.3.9 is now here, with major performance improvements.

Debunked: Linux OSs and Viruses

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: There’s seems to be a lot of confusion regarding viruses, the security of Unix based OSs, even in more tech savvy groups. So, what’s the deal with viruses and Linux?

Ubuntu Debates Usability Changes (Passionately)

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ever since last summer, when Mark Shuttleworth called on Ubuntu to surpass Mac OS X in desktop design within two years, Ubuntu mailing lists and blogs have become one of the main places to go for detailed discussions about GNU/Linux usability.

Get a handy multi-item clipboard with Glipper

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: One thing I really enjoy about OS X are a number of clipboard managers that allow you to retain a clipboard history of multiple items with easy access and navigation. Productivity tools like this also exist for some Linux desktop managers.

Open Letter to Larry Ellison about OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openoffice.blogs.com: I'm sure there are many reasons for Oracle buying Sun. You might not be having meetings this week about OpenOffice.org. You might be having meetings next week about spinning it off into a foundation. But if you keep interest or control over OpenOffice.org, please consider the following.

ASRock X58 SuperComputer

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Hardware

phoronix.com: One of the cheapest Intel X58 motherboards on the market is the ASRock X58 SuperComputer, which has a number of exciting features but at a lower cost. In this article today we are seeing how well the ASRock X58 SuperComputer runs with Linux.

How many billions is open-source software worth?

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open-source software is big business. For example, most of what Oracle is getting for it $7.4-billion purchase of Sun is open-source software. So, given all that, what do you think OSS (open-source software) as a whole is worth? How's about $387-billion?

Firefox 3.0.10 security release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.10 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download.

Hands on with the GP2X Wiz

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: Our GP2X Wiz finally arrived and, although we've literally only had this Linux-powered handheld in our grubby mitts for an hour, we wanted to give you our first impressions. You may recall the original GP2X, a Korean-manufactured portable media player and retro gaming box - well, the GP2X Wiz bumps it up a few notches in power and design.

Boot Speed War: Xubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 10 vs. PCLinuxOS 2009

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Linux

junauza.com: The freshly released Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" is said to have significantly improved its boot speed. So I got curious and decided to compare its boot performance to Fedora 10 and PCLinuxOS 2009.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - File systems

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Linux

h-online.com: The patches adopted in Linux 2.6.30 introduce many significant changes affecting data security and Ext3 and Ext4 performance. Support for the EXOFS and NILFS2 file systems is new, as is the cache for the AFS and NFS network file systems. There are also a few fixes for the almost forgotten ReiserFS file system.

5 Things Linux does better than Windows

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Linux

ghacks.net: Some of you may scoff and say “There is nothing Linux does better than Windows.” To that I would say you might want to reconsider that opinion. I am going to help you with that process.

Has Ubuntu Reached the End Of the Line?

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Ubuntu
  • Has Ubuntu Reached the End Of the Line?

  • The Ubuntu Forums: A Dumbass Factory
  • How much do Canonical job offers tell us about Ubuntu?
  • One frozen Jackalope, to go
  • A Windows user's first impression of Ubuntu Part 1
  • KUbuntu 9.04 on HP TX2000z Tablet PC Guide
  • Super OS 9.04 Is More Than Ubuntu 9.04
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