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Story WordPress now powers 25% of the Web Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 11:59am
Story Why Linux should thank Microsoft and why the future is dark Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 11:57am
Story Fedora 24 release dates and schedule Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 11:47am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 11:31am
Story KDE Plasma 5.5 to Feature WPA/WPA2 Enterprise Validation, OpenVPN Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 2:08am
Story Solus with GNOME Desktop and Wayland Looks Beautiful Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 2:07am
Story X.Org Server 1.18 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 2:05am
Story SBC packs six-port GbE switch, runs Linux on Armada 38x Rianne Schestowitz 10/11/2015 - 2:02am
Story NVIDIA OpenGL: Windows 10 Pro vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 8:35pm
Story Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 Android Flip Phone Specs Leak on Certification Site Rianne Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 8:31pm

Top 6 Eyecandy Compiz Plugins

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Software

techdrivein.com: Who doesn't like some eyecandy for their desktops, definitely not me. Compiz is actively being developed now and we can expect a lot of surprises for next major Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal". Here is a collection of Compiz experimental plugins that does not come with the default package.

The future of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

debayan.wordpress: Traditionally Ubuntu has been known for providing the world with a stable, friendly and usable GNU/Linux desktop while Fedora has been known for launching cutting edge technologies which might not be very mature at the point of release.

Screenshots Of The New Unigine Game

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Gaming
  • Screenshots Of The New Unigine-Based Linux Game
  • For Those Hoping To See UT3 On Linux This Holiday...
  • Here's Another New Linux Game, Using Unigine Too
  • Alien Arena 2011 Released

Why Hulu Plus Sucks, and Why You Should Use It Anyway

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Hulu Plus is the subscription based big brother to Hulu's free video streaming platform. It costs $7.99 a month, and really does open up the catalog of available titles. In fact, for subscribers, there are many shows that have the complete catalog of episodes from every season.

Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using the ‘Default’ Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Recently, after setting up a new Ubuntu Maverick install for my wife, I began to wonder what it would be like to run a system on the defaults. To try things their way – to use Ubuntu’s desktop settings, Ubuntu’s preferred applications and configuration.

Who bought those 882 Novell patents?

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SUSE
  • Who bought those 882 Novell patents? Not just Microsoft
  • Unholy Alliance - Microsoft Teams With Apple, Oracle and EMC on 882 Novell Patents

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 3) - Network and storage hardware

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Linux

h-online.com: Numerous changes to the network and storage code are to increase processing speed and improve the system's hardware support. Among the new additions are a PPTP stack, various drivers for Wi-Fi hardware by Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek, and code for hard disks with a logical sector size of 4 Kbytes.

Opera 11 Is Here - Overview & Screenshots

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Reviews

Opera 11 was released just a few hours earlier today, and it comes with several notable features, a new interface, and many other improvements. Written using the Qt toolkit and taking advantage of its own Presto engine, the Opera browser has been around for years, and it comes with unique features, which make it a popular browser even among the free software users on the Linux platform, with a respectable third position after Firefox and Google Chrome.

Mandriva Flash 2010 Christmas Sale

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MDV

softpedia.com: Now here's a special Christmas present for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there, as Mandriva announced the availability of its portable USB Mandriva Flash Drive.

Red Hat Dictates Fedora 15 Wallpaper

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Linux

ostatic.com: With its recent release out the door the Fedora design team gathered to discuss the direction of artwork for the upcoming Fedora 15. That's when the news surfaced that Red Hat had already made the decision.

The Next New Year of Linux on the Desktop: 2011?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Those of us who have been part of the FOSS community for more than, oh, say 10 minutes, are no doubt already familiar with the recurring "Year of Linux on the Desktop" debate.

Opera 11 goes final

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Software

my.opera.com: We just released Opera 11 which includes cool stuff as tab stacking, visual mouse gestures, performance improvements, memory issue fixes and tons more.

OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

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Security
BSD

itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

Novell’s Sale to Attachmate: The Untold Story Finally Revealed

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy did some digging and found an SEC filing that more fully describes Novell’s pending sale to Attachmate. The filing describes how J.P. Morgan, working on Novell’s behalf, shopped Novell around to multiple bidders, and mulled potential deals involving Microsoft and other unnamed companies.

5 of the Best Network Monitoring Software

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Software

junauza.com: A website or network administrator relies on server/network monitoring software that can continuously keep an eye on the system and can detect slow or faulty components. For those of you who are looking for monitoring tools that can handle small to large-scale infrastructures, here is a list of some of the best.

Windows 7 and the Linux desktop (PART 1)

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Linux
Microsoft

cristalinux.blogspot: I recently read an interesting ARTICLE by Fewt, sharing his experience with Windows 7 in these past seven months. The article praised Windows 7 in general, raising several interesting points, as well as a specially interesting conclusion I fully agree with. I didn't agree with everything he shared, though, but the article got me thinking how my point of view could be so different.

Interview with Doudoulinux’s creator

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Linux
Interviews

linuxaria.com: Recently I discovered a new kind of Linux: DoudouLinux. It is not a new distribution, but a Debian is a tailor-made for children. Intrigued by the project, I asked Jean-Michel an interview.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Best Gifts For the Linux Geek
  • PC-BSD 9 installer preview
  • Mentor Graphics Joins Linux Foundation
  • Opera 11.00 Release Candidate 3
  • Nothing but 'Net: hands-on with the Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop
  • Roll your own Linux distribution with Novell's SUSE Studio
  • Novell Announces Winners of 'Dister' Awards
  • A New Ubuntu Weather Appindicator
  • Bitcoin - Open Source Virtual Currency Project
  • Google Donates Java Tools Source Code
  • What do we need? Vendors or Users?
  • Important RHN Satellite 5.4 bugs fixed
  • Serious games, KDE and Co
  • New release of Lightweight image viewer Viewnior
  • Pithos and Pianobar, for the win
  • Linux At The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Changing Launchpad
  • Drupal 6.20 released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating an Ext4 Filesystem on a Raid 5 with Six 4K sector Hard Disks
  • Create Ubuntu-ized weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Configuring Places, Bookmarks, and Locations in KDE
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Linux Disk Utilities
  • How to create mysql database in linux
  • How to debug shell scripts
  • How to Mount USB Drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)
  • Fedora 14 (64-bit) - Install Flash Player in 4 easy steps
  • Fix “No matching plugin was found” JDK in Ubuntu
  • Howto to rebuild Debian packages
  • How to list all installed packages in Ubuntu?
  • Using Powertop to Lower System Power Usage

Top 10 Distribution Developments in 2010

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Yes, it’s that time of year. Eggnog, fruitcake, tangled lights, crowded stores, bad weather — and the annual industry retrospectives. You can’t argue with tradition, though, and 2010 was a very interesting year for Linux and open source. Let’s take a look back at 2010 and see whether it was naughty or nice.

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