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Story DARPA gamifies open-source software testing Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 2:07pm
Story VLC reveals it is working on Chromecast support for iOS, Windows, Linux and Mac Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 5:12am
Story OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 5:07am
Story Manjaro 0.8.9 Receives Fresh Update Pack with New AMD Driver and More Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 5:03am
Story Steam for Linux Officially Gets Virtual Reality Support Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:54am
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.6 Is Now the Most Advanced Version Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:43am
Story PLASMA ACTIVE ON QT5/KF5: WALLPAPERS AND ACTIVITIES CONFIGURATION Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:37am
Story GNOME MUSIC 3.13.2 RELEASED! Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:32am
Story Australian government will go Drupal Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:28am
Story Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:24am

How To Choose The Best Linux For Your Business

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Linux

bmighty.com: For IT decision makers in small and midsize-businesses, Linux is all about choice. But the dizzying array of different distros, service, and support options can make the choice a challenge. This guide to understanding the differences will help you pick the distro your business needs.

NVIDIA Releases Four New Linux Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: The NVIDIA 180.22 Linux driver was released less than three weeks ago, but today NVIDIA has released a new 180.xx display driver update. In addition, NVIDIA has updated all three of their legacy display drivers.

Font Fun in OpenSolaris and Beyond

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OS

blogs.eweek.com: For the past few weeks, I've been running OpenSolaris 2008.11 on my main work notebook. One of the roughest edges I've found on my OpenSolaris installation is the system's font rendering within the Firefox Web browser.

KDE 4.2 Released

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KDE

dot.kde.org: It has been a full year since the beginning of the KDE 4 series and today the KDE community proudly announces the release of KDE 4.2, "The Answer".

Also: Breathe KDE 4.2, Introducing Lancelot
And: My favourite KDE 4.2 feature: Task Bar And Window Grouping

10 ways to help users transition to Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: There’s no reason why switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed if you approach things the right way.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 56

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #56 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: FOSDEM 2009, Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors, and Novell’s 2009 Technical Strategy and Process.

GCC Libraries Get Updated License Exception

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OSS

fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF), together with the GCC Steering Committee and the Software Freedom Law Center, announced the release of a new GCC Runtime Library Exception.

Mozilla contributes $100,000 to fund Ogg development

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has given the Wikimedia Foundation a $100,000 grant intended to fund development of the Ogg container format and the Theora and Vorbis media codecs.

Q&A with Paul Frields at Red Hat

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Linux
Interviews

neowin.net: Just after Christmas, Neowin was given the chance for a community Q&A with Paul Frields of Red Hat. Paul has worked with Fedora since 2003, and became the Fedora Project Leader in January last year. Along with a few other things, Paul is also chairman of the Fedora Project Board, which makes decisions on how Fedora will move forward.

Images, hacking, and Xfce

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Software
  • The Linux Alternative Series: Image Editing

  • Top 10 Linux Hacking Tools
  • Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 (Capybara) released

What do KDE 4.2 and Windows 7 have in common?

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KDE
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part II

  • Full screen mode with toolbars in Opera
  • Inkscape Tutorial - Raised Lettering Effect
  • 7 tips how to make your computer healthy
  • List drives by UUID in Ubuntu

Desktop distros inch closer

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: MEPIS and Mandriva are moving closer to new releases of their Linux distributions, and a French project called Jolicloud has posted a screen (pictured) from its upcoming netbook distro. MEPIS posted SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2, and Mandriva released its second alpha for Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring.

Also: SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2: On the Home Stretch

Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

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Linux
  • Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

  • Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'
  • Microsoft's Netbook Woes Also Mean Linux Yays ... Right?
  • Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!
  • No Linux killer

Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus

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KDE

earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 287

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux.conf.au 2009

  • News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
  • New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

plasma is now plasma-desktop

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.

Linux Monday: command lines and vintage keyboards

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."

Are you an "average" user?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?

Linux Foundation Announces Formal Kick Off for “We’re Linux” Video Contest

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.

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