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Story KDE's Plasma Phone UI Runs on Top of Wayland, Ubuntu Touch, and Kubuntu - Video Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:51am
Story Enlightenment 0.19.6 Desktop Environment Arrives with Over 45 Bugfixes Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:48am
Story KDE Arrives in A Coruña for Akademy Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:44am
Story Full-Featured Mir 0.14 Update Finally Lands in Ubuntu Touch, Notes App Updated Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:44am
Story We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:40am
Story NetSurf and OSCON Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:38am
Story Linux Holds Its Own in VDI Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:26am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:15am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:15am
Story FSF Events Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:12am

“The Cloud”, Tablets, Desktop PCs and Control

  • “The Cloud”, Tablets, Desktop PCs and Control
  • Confessions of a cloud skeptic

Netbook Linux -- for hairdressers? Part 1 of an ongoing series...

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This isn’t a knock against all hair stylists, per se — but mine is not only a Linux n00b, but also a bit shaky on computer and Internet fundamentals. However, unlike some of my other friends she freely owns up to her ignorance and wants to learn. Thus she is the perfect subject for a netbook Linux usability test…

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The Reg guide to Linux, part 1: Picking a distro

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: One of the common complaints about Linux is that there are too many different editions (or “distributions”) to choose from, and only a hardcore nerd can tell them apart.

OpenOffice at the crossroads

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OOo

h-online.com: OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and open source software, released under free software licenses and achieving downloads in the hundreds of millions. But there have long been murmurings of discontent among developers resulting in complaints of "non-responsiveness and lack of leadership" on the project.

Review – Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

g33q.co.za: Ubuntu Netbook Remix, or UNR, sports the same purple theme that the Gnome Ubuntu release has. There is only a toolbar at the top, and then the Netbook Interface.

New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

When a developer creates a new application, he must start writing it very early in the Ubuntu development stages to be able to get his application in the official Ubuntu repositories. But Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat wants to change that.

Mutter Can Cause A Gaming/OpenGL Performance Hit Too

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Software

phoronix.com: Last month we looked at the cost of running Compiz. Today we are seeing if and how using Mutter, the window manager for the GNOME 3.0 desktop that uses Clutter-based compositing, will affect the performance of several different open-source games.

Dell in talks with Google over Chrome OS

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OS

reuters.com: Dell Inc is in talks with Google Inc over the use of the Chrome operating system on its laptops, a top company executive said on Monday.

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

computerweekly.com/blogs: It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the same way as an application - or "app" as it is increasingly becoming known. Of course Microsoft is a software company. What does Microsoft think of open source?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 359

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: An introduction to Peppermint OS
  • News: Open letter to Mandriva, openSUSE strategy proposal, Debian release update, anti-vuvuzela filters and plugins
  • Questions and answers: Slackware-based live CDs

Preview: OpenSUSE 11.3 Release Candidate 1

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SUSE

cristalinux.blogspot: Just a few days ago the OpenSUSE developers released the first release candidate of the soon to be available OpenSUSE 11.3. We are still about a month from that final release, so I decided to check it out.

The FSF is needed now - more than ever

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OSS

itwire.com: When would one expect an organisation like the Free Software Foundation to be really relevant to the world of computing at large - when there is a limited threat to freedom in computing or when the threat is increasing exponentially?

Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy

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OS

theregister.co.uk: Sometimes, Google's search engine does a better job of telling us about IT vendors than the vendors' own public relations and marketing machines. So it is with the next commercial and development iterations of Oracle's Solaris Unix operating system.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #198
  • Zarafa: And how Linux can finally Conquer the world
  • Linux Tag in Berlin
  • Ubuntu 10.10 sound menu starts to stir to life
  • Qt on Rails v0.1 released. But is it doomed?
  • How to broadcast your desktop on UStream, justin.tv, etc
  • twin, vwm and my imagination

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up a network printer in Fedora 13
  • The why and how of RPATH
  • Open Images in a Linux Console using fbi, a console based Image Viewer
  • Manage Tabs in Opera Like a Pro
  • Strip All Unwanted MP3 ID3 Tags
  • Reverting to Alsa Sound System in Ubuntu
  • Restore Grub 2.0 after Windows 7 Install
  • How to disable Ping response in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Hockney style Photograph in GIMP

This Mac devotee is moving to Linux

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Linux

salon.com: Seeking real freedom of choice in a technology ecosystem where vendors are exerting more and more control

Disk Space: The Final Frontier

linux-mag.com: Disk space is always at a premium but how do you handle it when you have a disk or filesystem that’s full? After today, you’ll know how to boldly go into that dark realm.

Mandriva Linux Wins My BIg Fat Gratitude

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MDV

hackingthevalley.com: Over the last few days I’ve installed a smorgasboard of *nix distros, trying to find one that will work with my hardware. I was looking for a recent distribution with a decent desktop, either KDE or Gnome. You’d think that this kind of generic iron wouldn’t be a problem to find an OS for.

The Perfect File Manager?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: We’ve seen a tonne of awesome re-designed Nautilus mock-ups, nautilus tweaks, hacks & add-ons, Nautilus critiques, rants & diatribes over the last few months. Seif Sallam certainly thinks so and has come up with his designs for the “perfect file manager.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 7

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g33q.co.za: Fathers Day, and the end of my Gnome-Shell series. I still find it surreal to log into a session running Gnome-Shell and see a desktop devoid of familiar features. Gnome-Shell is the new direction Gnome is going for release 3, and Ubuntu seems set on following suit. Will this be a smart move?

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