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Story Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.3 RC2, Things Are Looking Fairly Calm and Small Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 12:03pm
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Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:42am
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Story Gaming Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:40am
Story Leftovers: KDE Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:38am
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Fat or thin, it's your choice.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: People say that you can choose how fat or thin you are simply by combining a proper diet with regular exercise. For some reason it doesn't work for me. With Linux however, I do have a choice. It doesn't matter what distribution I use, I can configure my Linux installation to be as fat or thin as I like.

Firefox 4 Preview - Foxy, sharp and fast!

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: Greetings, children of the Internets! Mozilla is about to unleash their fourth major release of Firefox, the highly popular web browser that has started the revolution and torn the supremacy away from Internet Explorer.

VMware is buying Novell

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SUSE

blogs.computerworld: My own sources have also now confirmed that VMware is Novell's suitor. Whether VMware will do a good job of taking care of SUSE Linux is another question.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • AMD Catalyst 10.9 For Linux Released
  • Open Source Tools for Video Editing
  • Most common SSH passwords revealed
  • Programming Lessons From Linux Geeks in the Trenches
  • Managing Open Source: New Tools and Techniques
  • Drupal 7.0 Alpha 7 released
  • Rafael Nadal using Drupal
  • The 1% Linux Market-Share Myth: Who Cares?!
  • In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – Disqualifiers
  • Five Web Browsers: Which is the Fastest?
  • IE 9: A Chrome, Firefox Rip-Off?
  • UK Government favours 'flexible' open-source software
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 367
  • openSUSE: a distro that matters
  • Android: Opening A Pandora's Box of Licensing
  • Wesnoth 1.9 Brings Awesome New Features
  • FLOSS Manuals Continues to Deliver Great Documentation
  • openSUSE: Finding The Target
  • Don’t Confuse Standards with Open Source Software
  • GTK Impression – Making Sense of Metacity
  • Nautilus Review in Ubuntu 10.10 Beta
  • Romania to develop national open source IT policy
  • FLOSS Weekly 135: WebcamStudio
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 17

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 146: Ripping Apart a PDF
  • How to delete your Flash cache
  • Remove The Floppy Drive From Places Menu Ubuntu
  • build a tarball
  • Installing Linux Tip
  • 5 Steps to Install phpMyAdmin on Linux
  • How to wake up to music with Linux
  • OpenOffice.org: Interactions Between Programs
  • Using RAID and S.M.A.R.T to save yourself from data loss

Okular: Universal Document Viewer For KDE 4

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KDE
Software

maketecheasier.com: One of the new applications introduced with KDE 4 was Okular. KDE 3 had a PDF viewer named KPDF, but Okular aims to be a complete document viewing solution.

Microsoft Exec Says 'Open' Means 'Incompetent'

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Microsoft
OSS

techdirt.com: Glyn Moody points us to the news that a Microsoft exec is criticizing the Brazilian government's support for open source software using some pretty weak arguments. This isn't new.

Kmart Smartbook now available

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Linux
Hardware
  • Kmart Smartbook now available
  • It's a MID, a tablet, a netbook, even an external display!
  • Philippine government to make $75 tablet PC for schoolchildren

Novell’s Patents Are Complicating Its Sale

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SUSE

gigaom.com: After months on the auction block, Novell will be put out of its misery and sold within the next three weeks, according to credible sources. The only question is, why it has taken so long? The answer, according to a source close to the company, is patents. Big, juicy patents.

Canonical Announces Provisional Ubuntu Developer Summit Tracks

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Linux

LONDON, September 16, 2010 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, unveiled the a list of provisional tracks for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) scheduled for October 25-29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

Only design can save Linux

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Linux

silicoholic.com: Linux needs to be saved? Of course not, but: Linux adoption is often criticized because it’s not popular amongst the common users, anyway, most sysadmins will tell you that they’re using Linux on their servers. Linux (or Unix-like) servers are running very succesfully all around the world.

Ubuntu: It Just Works

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: It Just Works
  • More on Canonical's Contributions
  • Ubuntu 10.10 moves towards completion

X.Org Looking For A New Logo

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Software
  • X.Org Is Looking For A New Logo
  • Recapping The New X.Org Development Process

Miro Review - Great Internet HD Video Player

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Reviews

Miro is a free, open-source video player with ports for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, designed especially for watching HD videos. Miro bundles over 6000 Internet TV shows and video podcasts, and allows you to download each of them to your computer, so you can watch them without the need of an Internet connection.

PCLOS Mag KDE 4 SC Special Edition

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KDE
PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the KDE 4 SC Special Edition issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The KDE 4 SC Special Edition contains a collection of all of the KDE 4 articles we have ran over the past year, and can serve as a reference source for those who are transitioning to KDE 4. Included are:

If Microsoft is serious about Silverlight, it needs to do Linux

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Software

itwriting.com/blog: Today was a significant event for the UK broadcasting industry: the announcement of YouView, formerly called Project Canvas. Microsoft will not be able to play in this space unless it delivers Silverlight for Linux, Android, and other open platforms.

Oracle sticks to Sun's open source strategy for Java

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Software

h-online.com: In a recent announcement, Henrik Ståhl, Senior Director of product management for the Java Platform Group at Oracle, said that Oracle will have the same approach as Sun did with the OpenJDK code base and its community.

SCO Group auctions UNIX division

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OS

h-online.com: The SCO Group has stated in an ad hoc press release that it will be selling its UNIX division to the highest bidder.

Pretty Damn Good Audio Player: Guayadeque

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Reviews

Yesterday I put up an article about peculiar application names in Linux, and Guayadeque was on that list. But how about seeing what this application has to offer as a music player, besides a pretty funny spelling.

5 Best Free and Open Source File Archivers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program that merges a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for simpler transportation, storage, or backup is called a file archiver.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

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