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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Reprogramming Government: A Conversation With Mikey Dickerson Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:41pm
Story Alienware: Steam Machine owners will "sacrifice content" for the sake of Linux Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:29pm
Story New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:24pm
Story The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes Ubuntu Would Be Superman Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 4:56pm
Story Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 4:41pm
Story We have C++14! Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 4:40pm

Desperately Seeking Mediocrity

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Linux

apebox.org: One thing I’ve noticed out there in the big wide Internet is the number of people who desperately want GNU/Linux to suck. These are not, as you’d imagine, Windows or Mac OS fanatics who want to see the competition fail - in fact, quite the opposite.

More lightweight diversions

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have spent the past few days poking around the Internet, looking for console-based diversions. I have little to report that isn’t common knowledge, really. On the other hand, there are some very good games that don’t require as much thought.

Linux table radio does Pandora

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Livio has announced a Linux-based Internet "radio" that plays back customized streams from Pandora, as well as approximately 11,000 other stations. The "Livio Radio" includes 802.11 wireless networking, an RJ45 port for wired Ethernet, plus "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down" controls for rating songs.

System76: Ubuntu PC Maker’s Revenue Up 61%

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Even before Ubuntu 9.04 arrives April 23, System76 has reason to celebrate. The PC maker — which specializes in Ubuntu systems — grew its first quarter 2009 revenue more than 60 percent compared to 1Q 2008.

AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

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OSS

redmonk.com/sogrady: When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.

5 Apps Every Self Respecting Linux User Should Have

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Software

customdistros.com: Linux distros come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but the one thing that is pretty consistent through all of them are the applications you can use. Here are 5 that no self respecting Linux user should ever be caught without.

Also: Desktop Linux Video App Roundup

Coverty: Scanning Open Source Code

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Software

earthweb.com: Code analysis vendor Coverity is now expanding its analysis beyond just the static code layer to include the sometimes overlooked build system.

GNOME 2.26.1 Released

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Software

gnome.org: This is the first update to GNOME 2.26. It contains the usual mixture of bug fixes, translations updates and documentation improvements that are the hallmark of stable GNOME releases.

Two more rocking Linux Distros

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Linux

go2linux.org: Few days ago, Blair Mathis has written a post about eight rocking Linux Distros, but I think two distros were missed there.

The difference between Linux and Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: As Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11 all approach their launch dates, I've been thinking about the differences in how they're created and released.

4 IM Clients for Ubuntu

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

10 (more) Awesome Themes For Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

clububuntu.com: Since I have started to use Ubuntu I came across many cool themes so I decided to make a list of them. Here are my best looking themes in no particular order:

Linux needs games, games need you

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Linux
Gaming

pinstack.blogspot: It's no surprise that gaming is one of the areas lagging most in the Free Software world. Fanatics will say that yes there are good FOSS games, but the truth is, they're nothing compared to the plethora of proprietary options for Windows.

SMILE - Powerful Slideshow Maker In Linux

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Software

aldeby.org/blog: SMILE is a slideshow building program by Stephane Gibault, author of manDVD, and is the successor to manslide.

The Best of Bread Linux Synchronization

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Linux

Using rsync to Synchronize two machines easier and faster than ever before with rsync

Back In Time Does Full Linux Backups in One Click

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Software

lifehacker.com: Back In Time, a Linux backup app inspired by Macs' Time Machine and offering the same kind of no-worry, space-saving snapshot protection, is worth adding to your must-install list. Why?

Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - LKCD

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Having found the available information on system analysis rather sparse and/or written in such a fashion that is hardly of any use but to the people who wrote the actual documents,I have decided to write a series of articles on Linux system analysis.

gNewSense 2.2 released

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Linux

fsf.org/blogs: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'.

Interview With Ricky Zhou - Fedora Project

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Linux
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Ricky. In specific, we talk about: Identity of the Fedora community and its relationship with Red Hat, Relationship between Fedora and other distributions, and Public opinion about the Fedora project.

How FOSS makes better programmers

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OSS

raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.