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Story Raspberry Pi: RaspBMC and OpenELEC Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:45pm
Story In Mobile, GNU and Linux Victories Are Everywhere, So Microsoft Tries to Interject Itself Into Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:40pm
Story Summary of 2013 and New Year's list Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:28am
Story What to expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:25am
Story Belkin shows Linux powered smart slow cooker at CES 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:20am
Story Why Acer's new Android desktops are a game-changer Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:10am
Story Ubuntu 13.10 - The "Marmite" Linux Operating System Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:08am
Story Is Microsoft Grasping at Straws? Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:06am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 12:06am

today's leftovers

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News
  • CentOS position on systems intrusion at Red Hat

  • Using Elisa as your Ubuntu media center
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner in openSUSE
  • Empathize!
  • More Weekend Humor Of The Linux and Unix Variety
  • Has the Microsoft-Novell SUSE Certificates Affected Linux Virtualization Support?
  • Realizing the Promise of UC with Open Source
  • Using GNOME on a Small Screen
  • Open Source: The Key to a Software Meritocracy
  • OLPC kits out entire nation's kids with laptops
  • 9 Tips to Use Apachectl and Httpd like a Power User
  • 12 Resources for Free Open Source Tutorials and Tools
  • IT needs to retool tech workers for Linux growth

Demo Video of the XFCE Pre-seed

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The video shows the following: The Iceweasel brwser with Flash and Java plugins, The Thunar file manager with XDG directories, and Double-clicking an audio file to play it in MPlayer.

Also: Demo Video of the Gnome Pre-seed

New Adept coming for KDE

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Next week is feature freeze in Ubuntu land, so we are working hard on filling the distros with the necessary features. We got a new Adept in thanks to the excellent mornfall, so now people can install and upgrade and manage their packages again.

Netbook Prices Are Now Falling

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Hardware

blogs.nytimes: Personal computer maker Acer said Friday morning it is cutting the price of its Aspire “netbook” to $349 from $399. It’s cutting the price of another netbook, the Linpus Linux Lite, to $329 from $379. None too soon.

FLA for KDE

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: In case you missed it, the membership of KDE e.V. have adopted a new legal instrument: a Fiduciary License Agreement. So ... what does it mean?

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 release hour by hour

  • Dell Mini Inspiron caught running Ubuntu in the wild
  • In defense of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu? No thanks
  • Installing virtualbox on Ubuntu
  • Installing and Configuration Ubuntu Samba Server
  • Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008
  • Ubuntu Linux Bloggers Wanted

Novell and Microsoft: Stop with the FUD already

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Microsoft
SUSE

blogs.computerworld: Unlike a lot of open-source supporters, I don't turn red with anger at the very thought of Novell working with Microsoft. Like it or not, getting Linux and Windows to work better together makes good, hard business sense. What I do find annoying is that Novell is continuing to feed Microsoft's FUD machine about Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 35

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SUSE

Issue #35 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha2 is available, Linux Distribution Popularity Across the Globe, and openSUSE to add SELinux Basic Enablement in 11.1.

OpenOffice.org Impress: Using Master Slides

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: The Master view in Impress is the equivalent of page styles in Writer. It's the view where you can set elements of design that appear throughout your presentation, such as the slide background and foreground colors, any reoccurring elements, and the fonts. By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content.

FOSS Is More Valuable Than $60 Billion

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: So let me tell you how my day went. It started at 7am on my back deck. I usually start my workday there when the weather is nice. It's cool, the bugs aren't awake yet, and it's just plain nice to be outside.

Oops! I Fixed the Linux Kernel

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Linux

internetnews.com: When Linux crashes, users don't get a Blue Screen like they do on Windows. Instead, Linux generates an "oops" -- a crash signature that can help developers to figure out what went wrong. The feature may have a silly name, but it's increasingly serious business.

How do we attract the next generation?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Once upon a time, Red Hat did sell its software in a shrink wrapped box and you could find it on the shelf next to Windows98. But that was then and this is now. What are we doing to expose new users to Linux and Open Source solutions?

Hidden Linux : Test Driving KDE 4.1

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: KDE 4.1 was released at the end of July and you can add it to any Ubuntu installation with a simple repository update. Add is the operative word here. It's basically a no-risk operation since 4.1 will happily co-exist with your current version of KDE or Gnome.

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

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Software

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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Software

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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Software

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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Software

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."

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