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Story KDE Frameworks 5 enters Alpha stage Rianne Schestowitz 17/02/2014 - 7:05am
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Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 is available

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MDV Mandriva Linux 2009 RC 2 (code name Sophie) should be available on public mirrors now (or in the coming hours)... 2009 announces successful miniconferences

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Linux (PR): LCA miniconferences have become a feature of The papers committee selected the best miniconfs from a number of wide-ranging areas at their annual selections panel meeting this week.

Red Hat: One Lingering Financial Question

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Linux Kudos, Red Hat: You beat financial estimates for your current quarter. Wall Street was impressed. And customers are falling all over each other to sign long-term business deals with you. Still, The VAR Guy was disappointed will one key data point you shared this week.

Interview With TualatriX - Maker of Ubuntu Tweak

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Ubuntu has made the whole PC industry sit up and take notice. Even companies like DELL are shipping Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows. However making changes in Ubuntu still require some good old grease and some x-conf editing. Thankfully one software, Ubuntu Tweak, aims to make changes to Ubuntu very easy. Today we have TualatriX, the maker of UT.

few early howtos:

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  • Tweaking your wireless on PCLinuxOS

  • Reset Your Ubuntu Password Easily from the Live CD
  • 5 Ways To Search For Files Using The Terminal
  • Exherbo Installation
  • Easily displaying two-dimensional data with GtkDatabox

today's leftovers

  • Sing your Open Source Advertising Praises

  • The Black Screen of Death
  • Theodore Tso: How the LSB Helps You Behind the Scenes
  • Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part two
  • OpenSuse 10 + Apple G4 Tower - the process
  • Digital piano adds Linux
  • Intrepid Alpha6 Deskbar Extensions
  • Oracle, Red Hat spar over Linux
  • A Difference That Makes No Difference From Open Source ...
  • A Roadmap To Destroy Open Source?
  • Review of Russell Dyer's MySQL in a Nutshell, Second Edition
  • Linux audio layers
  • Grumbles about Intrepid
  • Meet Apone: The X301 Review (Linux and Vista)

some howtos:

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  • Change Volume From a Bash Script

  • Having Home, Computer recycle bin and network services icons under Gnome
  • More Short Cut Keys
  • Using the Jamendo Plugin to Find Cool New Music
  • Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs
  • Virtualization As An Alternative To Dual Booting Part 3
  • Ubuntu Certification Tutorials
  • OOo: Harmonizing With MS Office, Managing Large Complex Documents
  • How to install openSUSE 11 in OS X using Parallels - a complete walkthrough
  • Howto: Pimp your kickstart, Part two
  • Mandriva : Tiny HOWTO : removing -debug packages with urpme
  • Install Fedora 9 on a laptop with a broken DVD drive

Look & Feel for Intrepid and beyond

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kwwii.blogspot: Things are winding up for Intrepid. This time, we spent quite some effort on trying out new things. Our dark theme test seemed to pay off.

openSUSE homepage gets new look

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zonker.opensuse: I know a lot of openSUSE users and contributors probably don’t look at the openSUSE landing page (front page) every day. So, you may not have noticed that the front page has been redesigned.

Free software: It's about the money

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OSS Open-source software developers are seeing a lot of interest in their products in Europe -- but it's North American companies that are opening their checkbooks, said speakers at Paris Capitale du Libre, a conference organized by the Federation of Open Source Software Industry.

Also: Commercial Open Source in Europe Verses the US

sound in mandriva 2009.0

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MDV 2008.1 went well and the decision to default to using PulseAudio turned out to be pretty good all in all. I made it my mission to ensure that we had as smooth as possible an integration and have continued to follow up as many bug reports as my time permits. Anyway, what about 2009?

GNOME 2.24 released, mobile development platform emerges

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Software The open source GNOME desktop environment got a big boost today with the release of version 2.24. The latest version brings some new applications and a wide range of improvements for developers and end users. This is also the first version of GNOME to be released with an accompanying mobile development platform.

Improving Ubuntu/Upstream Bug Workflow

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Ubuntu Today we launched the beta of our Ubuntu Upstream Report. Jorge has more details on how upstreams and Ubuntu contributors can make use of the report, but I wanted to spend a few moments telling the story behind the report.

Xubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 Alpha 6 Review

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Ubuntu Alpha 6 is the last alpha release of Xubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10. I wanted to give it a try on my Dell Inspiron 1150 notebook to see how far it had come along.

Italian LUG turns Pakistani school into a educational model

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Linux The students of a missionary school in Pakistan, from first graders to graduates, have become enthusiast Edubuntu users thanks to the cooperation between their administrator and an Italian LUG.

Linux Foundation Statement on IBM IT Standards Policy

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Jim Zemlin: Yesterday, Linux Foundation member IBM announced its adoption of a new corporate policy that will govern its global participation in the standards development process. The Linux Foundation applauds this action, and supports IBM’s call for raising the bar in the standards development process.

gOS 3.0 goes gold

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Linux Good OS (gOS) has achieved a new major release of its Ubuntu-based operating system. Targeting low-powered netbooks, gOS 3.0 integrates closely with Google Gadgets, as well as with Google Mail, Calendar, Reader, News, Applications, and so on.

Where Windows is #2 to Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Microsoft encourages us to think of Linux, when we think of it as all, as an also-ran operating systems for nerds. The last thing Microsoft wants us to think about is that there are some spaces where Microsoft is a distant number two and Linux is on top.

Lessons learned from five years of Fedora

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Linux The Fedora Project is celebrating its fifth birthday today. Congrats, Fedora! It seems like just yesterday I was covering the first release to see how (or if) Fedora would distinguish itself from Red Hat Linux.

Epiphany, the ultimate Gnome browser

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Software Firefox is a great browser. However, it’s a tad on the bloated side (even though the new version are definitely better!). Also, Firefox is focused on cross-platform compatibility. That’s great, but sometimes that also means that Firefox won’t be able to take advantage of Gnome-specific features, including the unified look, better language support, and HIG-compliant settings. If you’ve been feeling these Firefox blues as well, Epiphany could be the answer.

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OSS Leftovers

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    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
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  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
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