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Story Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 Gets a Fourth Release Candidate with KDE Plasma 5.4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:09am
Story New to Linux? You Should Start Right Here - Lesson One: Introduction to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:06am
Story Worried about Windows 10 privacy? Use Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/09/2015 - 6:04am
Story Tizen 3.0 to Ship with Linux Kernel 4.1, Drops X for Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 8:31pm
Story RapidDisk / RapidCache 3.3 now available. pkoutoupis 20/09/2015 - 7:49pm
Story GNOME Boston Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 8:17am
Story Solus 1.0 Linux Operating System Dubbed Shannon, to Arrive in October Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:46am
Story New Is Here Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:42am
Story Leftovers: KDE Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:37am
Story How Many Smart Devices Running Linux Do You Have in Your Home? Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:29am

some howtos:

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  • Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13
  • VMWare ESXi 4: How to Add Virtual Hard Disk
  • Finding IP addresses of devices in your network using port scan
  • Easily share files on LAN with fellow Ubuntu users with Giver
  • Iat Converts many CD-ROM image to ISO9660
  • Unix How-To: Counting Anything
  • How to make Photographs Vintage in GIMP
  • Script To Notify You When Someone Logs In
  • Exploring /dev/random vs. /dev/urandom and /dev/zero vs. /dev/null
  • How to use ‘locate’ to find files in Linux?

Vincent Untz: Explaining GNOME 3

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Interviews The openSUSE Conference 2010 Sneak Peaks will introduce some speakers and talks to you. Today we feature the talk “Explaining GNOME 3″ from Vincent Untz.

A Primer on HTML5 <Video> and Why You Should Care About It

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Software There is good news: the “open Web”, a vision for the future of the Internet that is participatory, collaborative and free from vendor lock-in is finally coming to fruition.

rekonq: KDE's Webkit Browser Continues To Come Of Age

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Software As many of you no doubt know, and a few might not, rekonq is KDE's Webkit-based browser. Under heavy development for a while now, we can see this super-fast browser coming of age in a hurry.

Adobe Warns Of Flash Bug, Testing new 64-Bit

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  • Adobe Warns Of Flash Player Zero-Day Bug
  • Adobe begins 64-bit Flash Player test

Linux Applications With Peculiar Names

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tuxarena.blogspot: I'm sure most of us were put before in the situation of discovering a new great application, but had to stop and try to figure out how to actually read and spell its name letter by letter.

Debian Updates, Code Names, Back Ports, Screenshots, and Derived

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Linux Things have been anything but quiet on the Debian front lately. Between updating 5.0, naming 7.0, and officially approving backports this has been a busy week for Debian.

Testing Gnash 0.8.8 On Ubuntu

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Software Late last month, the GNU Gnash project released version 0.8.8 of its open-source flash player, which touts much better compatibility than its predecessors with popular Flash-centric sites, like YouTube. But how well does Gnash 0.8.8 actually work on Ubuntu?

Audacity Delivers Bold Sound Editing Tools

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Software Audacity is no mere virtual jukebox. Sure, it'll play music, but what it's really there for is editing audio files -- everything from MP3s you may have in your collection to recordings you make yourself.

Choice is Messy (Free Software Likes It That Way)

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OSS Does free software offer too many choices? In the last dozen years, the question has been revived more often than the Daleks on Doctor Who.

5 Reasons Disgruntled Windows User Should Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Since I decided to dual-boot my main laptop with Ubuntu, I’ve found myself spending considerably longer in a Linux environment than a Microsoft one. I’m going to try and demonstrate some of my favourite things about the operating system.

Interview with Aaron Seigo

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Interviews KDE 4.5 has been released some weeks ago. We take this occasion to interview Aaron Seigo (aseigo).

Another way for Freedom

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OSS This past weekend the New York Times ran a story on how the Russian government has used software licensing to squelch dissent protests and prevent environmentalists and other activists from organizing.

A Future So Bright

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Linux There's been a good deal of discussion about my last post about why Linux shouldn't be trying to win. That's gratifying, because discussion like that leads to a reassessment of the overall goals of Linux and other free and open source software (FOSS) projects.

The Bully In The Linux Schoolyard

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Linux There are plenty of people who have offered explanations for why Linux thrives anonymously on servers and as Android on smartphones but lags behind on the desktop. Though reasons abound, at least one significant one is a self-inflicted wound: the Terminal Bully.

Red Hat tops list of hottest IT security certifications

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Linux Three of the top 10 IT certifications in terms of demand among U.S. employers are security related, according to Foote Partners, a consultancy that tracks IT employment trends. These include the Red Hat Certified Security Specialist – which ranks as No.2.

On innovation and participation

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blogs.the451group: Two of the themes that have risen to the surface in the open source blogosphere in recent week are innovation, and the apparent lack of it when it comes to open source; and participation, and the continued lack of it when it comes to corporate contributions to open source projects.

why i can not join Canonical's contributor agreement program

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aseigo.blogspot: It is my personal opinion that Canonical's Contributor Agreement program is, in its current form (as of Sept 2010), flawed such that I can not participate in it due to the risks it brings me and my Free software contributions.

Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You.

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OOo I'm about to do something that will have more than a few people who know me thrashing around and screaming in horror. I'm replacing a free application with one I'm paying money for.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu Is Linux finally ready for the mainstream? Barry Collins pits Ubuntu against Windows to find out

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Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
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    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.