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New Tricks in Opera 10

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Software
  • New Tricks in Opera 10

  • Opera 10 is just too good to ignore
  • Open your Wings with Opera 10

CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome

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Linux
Hardware
  • CrunchPad: The Launch Prototype

  • CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome
  • (Tech)Crunch time approaches for the CrunchPad
  • Crunchpad launch prototype looks like dreams come true

Amarok 2.1 "Let There Be Light" released

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Software
  • Amarok 2.1 "Let There Be Light" released

  • Amarok 2.1 released
  • Amarok 2.1 Released
  • Amarok 2.1 Brings a Plethora of Cool Features

40 years of Unix

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OS
  • Timeline: 40 years of Unix

  • Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS
  • On the shoulders of giants: Three Unix movers and shakers
  • The Unix family tree
  • Survey: Unix has a long and healthy future, say users

5 addicting open source games

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Gaming

thesiliconjungle.wordpress: There are lots of games in the world of open source, which means lots of cheap fun. I’m pretty new to open source games, but here are 5 of those rare, addiction-inducing open source games.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 things you can do faster with the command line

  • Software installation in Linux is difficult
  • Fedora 11's Ace-in-the-Hole: Microsoft Exchange Interoperability
  • Microsoft may be Firefox's worst vulnerability
  • Opera 10 beta: screenshots
  • Is Moblin Headed Up Or Just Sideways?
  • Gentoo dying?
  • Cisco announces Linux-app finalists
  • Leeches
  • Separating the leeches from the potential contributors
  • Why Linux is Better than Mac
  • Synapse - A Cool New IM Application
  • Mounting 13TB Raid
  • Jacksonville using Drupal
  • Is The Oracle Acquisition of Sun Cause For Worry?
  • Business and FOSS
  • LiMo Foundation Readies Next Release
  • A FS song that doesn’t suck
  • Red Hat virtual desktop technology heads into beta tests

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Terminator comes to fix your Terminal!

  • Showing a Video As Your Desktop Background
  • Adding a directory to your $PATH
  • Make a blue Ubuntu wallpaper in Gimp
  • Linux Find Out If PCI Hardware Supported or Not In The
  • Current Running Kernel

  • Linux Performance Administration
  • Checklist for configuring a Debian system
  • What is a Linux Distribution?
  • What is Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE
  • Linux Mint Gloria on Toshiba Portege 4010
  • quick grub install for gentoo users

KDE 4: The Komplete Desktop?

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KDE

linux-mag.com: KDE 4 creator Matthias Ettrich, envisaged a Unix desktop with a common look and feel. KDE 4 has been released for over a year now, has it met this goal?

Why I chose Ubuntu after trying Windows 7

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Ubuntu

nuxified.org: A couple of years ago I would probably easily dismiss the idea of trying out a new version of Windows on the basis of a Free Software ideology or the chorus of voices of Free Software or Open Source fans saying how it just sucks and I better not bother. But things have changed.

The top four Linux netbook trends

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I can barely keep track of all the Linux netbook-related announcements from this week's Computex trade show, and I follow this stuff for a living. So, I sat down and put together a list.

The Cat Who Knew Linux

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Linux
Humor

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I thought I would post on of my older little 'dabbles' like this just for fun. Who knows, someone might even like it.

Why Linux is ready for the desktop today

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Linux

zdnet.com: Over the years, the question “is Linux ready for the desktop” has been raised time and time again. While desktop Linux adoption has yet to go completely mainstream, recent indicators show that a major change is underfoot.

Linux, Android Linux, and Windows 7 Go to War

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OS

linuxplanet.com: Not all that along ago, I was hearing rumors that the release of Windows 7 will spell the death of Linux on tiny notebook type computers called netbooks. Despite netbooks not requiring the Windows OS desktop Linux remains largely unknown.

Mandriva Linux 2010 is on the road

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Work on Mandriva Linux 2010 release has already started for some weeks now. Final planning is finally out. First milestone is planned for 18th of June.

Universal Go-oo 3.1 build available

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Software

lizards.opensuse.org: I am happy to announce that the universal Go-oo 3.1 build is available for Windows, Linux (i586, x86_64), and MAC OSX Intel.

A Possible Amarok Replacement: Gmusicbrowser

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Linux

I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but I decided to look for another music player. And I'm very picky when it comes to music players, so I tested: Rythmbox (obviously, it comes with Ubuntu), Jajuk, aTunes, the new Exaile and Banshee, Songbird, Guayadeque and GMusicBrowser

10 ways the Linux desktop improves the user experience

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve always worked with a Windows or Mac desktop, you may not know what you’re missing. Jack Wallen says the Linux desktop offers numerous advantages worth checking out — from efficient and flexible design to superior update systems.

Kcheckgmail Gets in the KDE 4 Door

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: There are several programs to get mail notifications in the notification tray in KDE 4 but up until now there have been no native KDE ones.

PC World pulls Linux netbooks from stores

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: Jeremy Fennell, PC World's category director, said in a statement on Monday that all the netbooks in PC World's stores will feature Microsoft Windows.

Flock Browser Adds New Social Media Features

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The Flock browser is one of those things you either get right away or scratch your head and wonder why anyone would use it. It's not as visually clean as other browsers, but if you're steeped in social media or crazy about Flickr and YouTube then you'll love Flock the second you fire it up.

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Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

VS Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on a TI AM3352. and offer mini-PCIe wireless options and optional VPN. VS Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for its new line of fanless, Linux-driven Baltos iR embedded computers. The 154 × 104 × 50mm Baltos iR 5221 has two more Fast Ethernet ports than the Baltos iR 3220, and adds a USB 2.0 OTG port and CANBus port, but is otherwise identical. The 115 × 73 × 25mm Baltos iR 2110 is a more stripped down version that lacks the other devices’ mini-PCIe and SIM card slots, among other features. The systems are said to support remote monitoring and control applications, as well as general embedded computing. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Mesa's Shader Cache Will Now Occupy Less Disk Space
    Mesa previously had a hard-coded limit to not take up more than 10% of your HDD/SSD storage, but now that limit has been halved. In a change to Mesa 17.2-dev Git and primed for back-porting to Mesa 17.1, Timothy Arceri has lowered the cache size limit to 5% of the disk space. He noted in the commit, "Modern disks are extremely large and are only going to get bigger. Usage has shown frequent Mesa upgrades can result in the cache growing very fast i.e. wasting a lot of disk space unnecessarily. 5% seems like a more reasonable default."
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems
  • Epiphany 3.25.1 Released, Ported To Meson
    Epiphany 3.25.1 has been released as the latest update for GNOME's Web Browser in what will be part of GNOME 3.26 this September. Epiphany 3.25.1 has continued the trend by other GNOME components in porting to the Meson build system. With Epiphany 3.25.1, Meson is present and its Autotools build system has been removed.
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively.
  • 3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04
    April showers bring May flowers, and fresh versions of Ubuntu too. Canonical’s latest official Ubuntu release—17.04—arrived this month after news of the death of Unity 8 and the return to the GNOME desktop in 2018. For now, Ubuntu is still shipping with its Unity desktop. I wrote earlier that most users who need stability and support over new features will probably want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04, which was released last April, until Ubuntu 18.04 arrives a year from now. However, there are a few small things in Ubuntu 17.04 that will appeal to users who are keen to get all the newest updates.
  • Linux Security and Isolation APIs course in Munich (17-19 July 2017)
    I've scheduled the first public instance of my "Linux Security and Isolation APIs" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 17-19 July 2017. (I've already run the course a few times very successfully in non-public settings.) This three-day course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

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