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Story Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 8:25pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 8:24pm
Story Richard Stallman and Phil Zimmerman underline key concerns with tech sector Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 7:50pm
Story GNOME 3.17.2 Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 7:18pm
Story All Supported Ubuntu OSes Receive Update for OpenLDAP Vulnerabilities Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 7:07pm
Story Cinnamon 2.6 to Land in Linux Mint in a Couple of Days Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 7:04pm
Story Android M Vs Android Lollipop: The Differences In Google's New Android 6.0 Rianne Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 7:01pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 12:55pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 10:47am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 10:45am

Google is going to acquire Novell and the Unix copyright

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Google
SUSE
Humor

shermann.name: Some secret source inside Google Inc. reported to us, that Google is going to acquire Novell, the Company who brought you Novell Netware.

Also: A different kind of company name

Pink Floyd remastered for Nintendo Entertainment System

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Sci/Tech

theregister.co.uk: A video games programmer has rather boldly taken Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and remastered it as a Nintendo Entertainment System extravanganza, with surprisingly plausible results.

Microsoft To Distribute Their Own Version of BSD/Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Humor

From the oldie but almost still goodie department: Maddog: Today, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft would be releasing their own version of the Linux operating system in twelve months.

Calling All Robots

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OSS
Humor

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Linus Torvalds Buys SCO. Monetizes Linux.

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: Today marks the end of an era for SCO, the embattled company whose officers thought that they owned the full rights to the UNIX code, is no more. Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, purchased the company for just over $4 million.

Linux Mint partnership with Mattel and Microsoft

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Linux
Humor

linuxmint.com: We are happy to announce that Linux Mint entered in a joined partnership with Mattel and Microsoft. This partnership will result in Linux Mint being pre-installed on a new range of computers sold throughout the World and in a number of toys and games distributors.

April 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine Released

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include Community: The Heart & Soul of PCLinuxOS, KDE 4: KDE Control Center’s New Look, and Setting Up A Fake RAID on PCLinuxOS.

Linus Torvalds: The New Linux Is Gnu Linux

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Linux
Humor

katonda.com: One of the long and painful debates over the name has ended with Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux kernel, accepting the name Gnu/Linux for the Linux based machines.

Announce: openSUSE Beego

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SUSE
Humor

lizards.opensuse.org: Today, I am happy to announce the start of the openSUSE Beego project and ask you to join in and help to bring it to a success, because we rely on your support and enthusiasm.

Introducing: The Ubuntu Mars LoCo!

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Ubuntu
Humor

anthonyrhook.com: Ubuntu Mars was created specifically for the purpose of welcoming the first inhabitants on Mars to the Ubuntu Community.

New Customized KDE Software Compilations

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KDE
Humor

kdenews.org: KDE has enjoyed great success over the years and today marks another important step in the evolution of our growing community.

Creator of Linpus Lite Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

PR: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linpus Technologies is its newest member.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Terminator 0.90 Finally Released

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Software

The goal of Terminator is to produce a useful tool for arranging terminals. It is inspired by programs such as gnome-multi-term, quadkonsole, etc. in that the main focus is arranging terminals in grids (tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports).

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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Stone Soup 0.6.0
  • openSUSE FAIL page
  • Coming Soon: X Server 1.8
  • On highly customizing that open source code
  • Makagiga - Easy-to-use application for doing a variety of tasks
  • Linux and Small Business: The Ongoing Disconnect
  • Enterprise Open Source is Booming
  • Oracle will cut Sun's open source
  • What’s in a name? Still open source
  • Replacement coloured indicator message alert icons for Lucid
  • A K12 Educator’s Guide to Open Source Software
  • Gartner Smackdown on Open Core
  • State Leaders Weigh In on Open Source Assessment
  • New Zealand govt against software patents
  • Viewnior 1.0 Released; still fast, awesome image viewer
  • Happy Birthday, Gentoo!
  • E-mail: See it here, see it there, with Sync Mail Dir
  • What's inside your home is yours, except computer files
  • Zotac MAG HD-ND01 Nettop review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Beta One Released – My First Impressions

OpenSUSE Li-F-E vs. Edubuntu vs. Ubuntu

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SUSE
Ubuntu

education.zdnet.com: I’ve been testing OpenSUSE’s Linux for Education Project and Ubuntu 10.04 server beta 1. I have a couple of problems that I was hoping they could solve:

The Taxes of the Tech World - Linux, Microsoft, and More

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Linux
Microsoft

raiden.net: Recently Dell began denying purchasers of their Linux desktop machines the ability to get a refund on their "Windows Tax", the carefully hidden cost of Windows included in the price of the machine they just purchased. So why are they doing this?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Alice in Colorland: RGB vs CMYK
  • command ls -l output explained
  • Combine Dropbox with Ubuntu One
  • Kdump on openSUSE 11.2
  • Ubuntu 9.10 USB automount
  • Buck-security - Security scanner for Ubuntu Servers
  • Linux Commands: Making Bash Error Messages Friendlier
  • Encrypted USB openSUSE 11.2 Boot Disk
  • MPlayer on Fedora
  • GNOME Split File Splitter Application for Ubuntu
  • Choose Your VIM Color Scheme With Color Sampler Pack

GNOME 2.30 Released

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Software

gnome.org: The GNOME Project is proud to announce GNOME 2.30, the latest stable release of the popular Free Software desktop environment and applications suite.

Linux isn't invulnerable. Don't say it is.

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Linux
Security

thepcspy.com: Every month or so, I find some blog or forum post telling the world that because Linux is so hardcore, there's very little chance of it getting any malware. As you can probably tell from the title, I disagree and want these people to recognise why their arrogance is dangerous.

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Linux Foundation: OpenContrail, SDNs, ONAP

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OSS/Sharing Leftovers

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    Ahead of the holidays Google has pushed out the Chrome 64 beta to all supported platforms.
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    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache® Hadoop® v3.0.0, the latest version of the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.
  • Open source science: Scientists researching rice plant genetics agree to not file for patents
    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to study the genetics of rice plants. Together with researchers at the University of North Carolina and collaborators, the team will develop and implement a chemistry-driven gene discovery approach to identify genes that modulate root traits.
  • Lytro could open source their light-field photo sharing platform
  • Lytro considering open source light field photo sharing platform
    Lytro is reportedly considering an open source solution after announcing it would no longer support its sharing platform for Lytro cameras’ ‘living images.’
  • When Waze Won't Help, Palestinians Make Their Own Maps
    If you want to drive the 15 or so miles from Jerusalem to the city of Jericho, in the Palestinian Territories, Google Maps will tell you: “Can’t find a way there.” Waze will issue a warning: “Caution: This destination is in a high risk area or is prohibited to Israelis by law.” If you press “Confirm Drive” nonetheless, the app will direct you, just not all the way. When you pass from Israel into the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Waze’s directions simply end. To keep going, you need to change your setting to allow access to “high risk” areas. Even then, GPS coverage tends to be limited.
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Games: SteamOS Birthday, Best Linux Games of 2017, Finding Paradise

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