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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Transforms into a PC with Just a Bluetooth Mouse - Video Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Android rocks out with a new Marshall smartphone for music lovers Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 6:34pm
Story Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 12:35pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:26am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:20am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 11:14am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GNOME Foundation 2010 Elections Results
  • Luckybackup 0.4.1 released
  • GPL'd Linux driver released for MPEG-4 compression card
  • Tracing the Gentoo libpng update mess
  • Debian Project At LSM/RMLL 2010
  • Porn's Lessons on the Plentiful Possibilities of Perl and PHP
  • Tunisian govt. launches FOSS training programme
  • Marave Featured in LinuxUser
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available...
  • Editing PDFs On Ubuntu
  • Moonlight 3.0, Preview 7
  • FLOSS Weekly 124: Zenoss

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Improve Photos with digiKam’s Local Contrast Tool
  • easiest way to split and merge pdf files in Ubuntu
  • Updating BIOS Firmware on a Linux Only Thinkpad Laptop
  • Ubuntu Web Gateway
  • Convert Linux man pages to PDF files
  • Hacking OOo for dummies (2)
  • Stream Multimedia from Linux Box (Enable UPnP on Ubuntu)
  • Audio/Video/Image/Text/ISO Convert Nautilus Script
  • How to do Perl Hash Reference and Dereference
  • Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

Using Gnome Shell – Day 5

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Software

g33q.co.za: I discovered something really neat, Gnome-Shell lets you record .ogg video of your desktop! I decided to end my fifth day with Gnome-Shell with some video of basic things I have blogged about in the previous days.

Google Releases Command-Line Tool For Linux

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Software
  • Google releases command line tool for accessing Web services
  • Command line tool for the Google services

Configure Conky with ConkyWizard

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Software

linux-magazine.com: If fiddling with configuration files is not your cup of tea, you'll appreciate the ConkyWizard utility which lets you configure Conky's settings using a user-friendly graphical interface.

Ubuntu v iTunes: the music playoff for Applephobes

theregister.co.uk: With Ubuntu 10.04, Canonical delivered a good-looking Linux distro that just works. Mark Shuttleworth's outfit has put together an impressive user interface to solve its famous bug number one - luring people away from Windows.

Comparing Linux Photo Managers…Which Is The Best For Your Everyday Use?

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Software

maketecheasier.com: When you work with large amounts of photos, it can get tiresome to have to manually manage the file and directory structures. To help resolve this, many people use photo managers.

Nokia needs a MeeGo phone to fight Android. Right now.

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Hardware

It’s an odd thing for yours truly to witness the Linux community, usually somewhat measured in their praise for any one thing, collectively wet themselves over Android. This isn’t at all a knock against Google’s mobile OS (or the Linux community, necessarily), but quite the opposite — for FLOSS phone users Android is their saviour from the iPhone.

And these are the people that Nokia needs to reach. Immediately…

More here...

Google opens up VP8 for Web video tweaks

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Software

cnet.com: One month after releasing its open-source, royalty-free VP8 video compression technology, the company already is working on significant revisions to the technology.

Zorin 3 - Distro Review

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I recently came across Zorin, an Ubuntu based distro that focuses on easing a Windows user's transition to Linux by theming it's interface to look like Microsoft's operating system.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze by the end of the year… maybe

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Linux

ducea.com: The Debian release team recently announced the current status of the next Debian release Squeeze. Based on past experiences there will be at least 4 months needed after the freeze to release the next stable version.

Fedora 13

Fedora 13 Goddard. Bah. Meh. Hmm? Ok.

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Testing Fedora is like stuffing a badger down your trousers; you don't really know when it's going to bite.

Ubuntu One is not a “proprietary” service

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Web
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: Ever since Canonical started with Ubuntu One (or “U1″), people have been crying and whining about it being a proprietary pile of goo. For someone who has been active in the free software world for a long time, and still has his brains about him, this makes no sense whatsoever.

Thank you, Novell

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SUSE
  • Thank you, Novell
  • openSuSE 11.3 RC1 Installation
  • Weekly Kernel Review (openSUSE Flavor)

Get simple access to encrypted Linux filesystems with cryptmount

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Software

sourceforge.net: Version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel allowed easy access to encrypted filesystems via the loopback device. While the 2.6 series provides improved facilities in the form of the device-mapper, they are more complicated to use and require superuser privileges. To get back to simplicity, English developer RW Penney created cryptmount.

Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

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Software
Moz/FF

eff.org: Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.

Network Security: Three open-source options

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Software

csoonline.com: In this article I will introduce you to a few of the commercially-supported open-source network security options currently available in the marketplace today. With open-source networking you can enjoy the benefits of lower costs, greater security, flexibility, extensibility and full enterprise support.

The New OS/2 Rumours Could Be Interesting

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OS

linuxjournal.com: Some rumours have emerged that IBM is considering an OS/2 comeback and I'm filled with the same mixed feelings that always emerge whenever the subject is raised. Would I want OS/2 back on my desktop now?

Ubuntu Maverick changes

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Every six months Ubuntu releases a new version. October's proposed release includes a few key changes

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