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Story FFmpeg 2.2.3 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:27am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.41 LTS Is Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:18am
Story RASPBERRY PI IN SCHOOLS Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:13am
Story An open-source robotics OS is moving from the lab to farms and even into space Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:07am
Story LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:07am
Story Help Labour Get Its Digital Policy Right This Time Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:03am
Story Weatherman’s best friend: How Australia used open source for its supercomputing network Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 3:00am
Story GNOME: Notify me Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 2:52am
Story Ubuntu MATE Flavor Could Arrive Soon, Prototype Looks Great Already Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 2:44am
Story KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 3 Gets More Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 07/06/2014 - 2:43am

MS Office vs OpenOffice

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OOo

blog.lib.umn.edu: MS Office is a pain. It's not the worst word processor in the world, but I find that Word actually makes it more difficult for me to create and edit my documents. It's much easier to do the same work under OpenOffice.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How I went from a stable Gentoo install to a Full Funtoo System

  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.01.23
  • Linux Outlaws 73 - If It Works, Don't Touch It! (Mythbuntu Review)
  • Process Substitution
  • mv linux.conf.au linux.conf.nz?
  • Windows 7 Buzz Could Hold Off Mac and Linux
  • A Unix/Linux "Where's Waldo?" Or "Who Wants Some PI?"
  • New FSF microblogging communities
  • An Explanation of .bashrc and .bash_profile
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Open Source Database Project Float
  • My 5 Favorite Free Linux Games
  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part I
  • Big Ubuntu Jaunty promises
  • How to remove “Online Help” and “openSUSE” icon on OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Pleasant Linux Surprises
  • Commercial game looking for a Linux maintainer

Ubuntu Christian Edition: Truth Remains Stranger Than Fiction

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Ubuntu

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: If you haven't had a chance yet, and you're the type who likes to mix your religion in with your work (oh yeah, and you're Christian), this Unique Ubuntu Distribution may be for you!

Microsoft Deserves Some Credit for Reaching Out to Moonlight

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Microsoft
Software

linuxloop.com: Whatever you might want to say about Microsoft calling Silverlight “crossplatform” and not making a version for Linux, you have to give them credit for what they did leading up to Obama’s inauguraiton.

Not Linux' Quietest Couple of Weeks

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Linux

ldn.linuxfoundation.org: Well, I'd have to say that for January, these past few days have certainly been chock full o' Linux news. And not just any news: a big Linux conference, a significant licensing shift for a big-name Linux library, layoffs in Redmond, and--perhaps most earth-shattering of all--Bdale Garbee got his beard shaved off for charity.

Introducing KDE 4 - Kontact: Kmail

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: I can't truly comment on how much it improve, since I didn't use Kontact in KDE 3.5.x, however, what I can say is I'm completely amazed by it. It works well, it has a overall good interface (with some, from my point of view, little mistakes here and there).

Editor's Note: Joe Sixpack Must Die

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Linux advocacy is caught up in a race to the bottom, and this is understandable, because for those who wish to dethrone Windows, diving to the bottom appears to be the most direct route to the throne. But appearances are deceiving.

Linux pitfall of soft links ln - Rhythm Box - Music Player on Ubuntu

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Software

watkissonline.co.uk: I came across a strange issue on one of my Ubuntu computers. I had added some more MP3 files to my music folder and so to my surprise I ended up with two of each file in my library on Rhythm Box.

Jolicloud OS for netbooks grows up, gets its own interface

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Linux

liliputing.com: Jolicloud is an operating system that’s being designed specifically for netbooks. It’s based on Ubuntu Linux, but it’s really designed to provide quick and easy access to internet based applications like Facebook, Gmail, Skype, and Twitter.

3 Hacks for Firefox That Will Double Your Internet Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

gnoted.com: There are many people out there complaining about the Firefox RAM Memory Bug. Now a lot of us have found the ’secrets’ on how to manipulate settings in “about:config” to drop the memory usage as long as possible and to increase the speed at which Firefox loads sites.

Combo media box runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Blusens Technologies has announced a combination set-top box, digital video recorder, network-attached storage device, and media server that runs Linux on a Sigma SMP8634 SoC.

Tabbed Browsing for Packages

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: There are many approaches to managing software packages. Some users like to use command line tools like zypper. Others prefer a GUI tool like the YaST2 package selector. How do you select any of those filter views?

Suse Studio: Linux customization for the masses

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Software

news.cnet.com: One of the great promises of software is its infinite malleability: software can be whatever you want, so long as you have the skills necessary (and legal rights) to modify it. I'm therefore hugely impressed by Novell's Suse Studio, an innovative way to enable both standardization and customization of the Linux kernel.

7 differences between Linux and Windows

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OS

bradshawenterprises.com/blog: Having mainly used various linuxes over the last few years, I’ve returned to using Windows 7 on my main desktop (out of curiosity) and XP on my work laptop (out of the fact it’s not mine!). Thought I’d share somethings I’ve noticed now I’m moving between them daily.

What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3

heise.de: Red Hat has released version 5.3, the third update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 operating system, first introduced in March 2007. In addition to various bug fixes, RHEL 5.3 also offers a number of new features and improvements.

LCA2009: The third wave of open source

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OSS

itwire.com: Open source has reached the third wave of its evolution and those who have been using the older models which were procurement-driven need to adapt.

Top 50 Linux Alternatives to Popular Apps

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Software

laptoplogic.com: Linux is quickly gaining popularity, but there are still many users afraid to convert as they are not familiar with the applications. Today our Linux guru Blair Mathis is back to introduce fifty of the most popular applications on this OS.

Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps

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HowTos

blogs.computerworld: After I wrote in my article, Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows, about the trouble I had with installing and updating Linux applications, I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips.

Why Ubuntu Needs Hardware Compatibility Testing

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: Something few people seem to realize when they “compare” Windows and Ubuntu is that they are using a computer that was designed and built for Windows, not Ubuntu.

Fedora video bonanza

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The great thing about the Fedora community is that when there’s work to be done, people roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

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Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
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  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
    Today Valve announced the availability of a new stable update of the Steam Client for all supported platforms, including the company's SteamOS operating system for Steam Machines, as well as GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Bringing all the new features during the Beta stages of development, the new Steam Client update improves the interaction between the Steam runtime and your GNU/Linux distribution's libraries. This is a huge and long-anticipated milestone for the Steam Client, which, unfortunately, did not work out-of-the-box on all Linux-based operating systems.

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