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Story Ubuntu Make Now Supports Netbeans IDE, Rust, Latest Unity Game Engine Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:42am
Story Mesa 11.0.5 3D Graphics Library Patches Intel and Nouveau Video Drivers, More Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:40am
Story Gnome: The next big thing Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:35am
Story 9 Useful Open Source Big Data Tools Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:26am
Story Second Preview of Manjaro Linux 15.12 Brings KDE Plasma 5.4.3, Linux Kernel 4.3 Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:23am
Story Puppy Linux's Sister Quirky Has Been Bitten by Ubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:20am
Story First Beta of antiX MX 15 Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.2, Still Uses SysVinit Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:17am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:13am
Story Steam Machines in the News, New User Systems Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:04am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 10:57am

AirPlay running on XBMC Linux box

tuaw.com: AirPlay. It's not just for Apple products anymore. The video you see on the next page shows an XMBC install on a Ubuntu Linux box running an AirPlay client service.

Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!

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phoronix.com: The past few days I've been wondering whether or not X.Org 7.6 would make it out in 2010 or not. This afternoon, however, Alan Coopersmith has announced the final release.

A Novell Smoking Gun

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft, Standards, and Incompatibility: 1991-2010 -- And a Novell Smoking Gun
  • Microsoft Office and ODF: Best Practices

Can The Euro Interop Framework Help Open Source?

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OSS

drdobbs.com: In the wake of some high profile corporate acquisitions, supposed over-commercialization and the formation of new splinter groups such as LibreOffice.org who seek to try and preserve open source's grass roots principles, the open contribution model to code development has experienced an interesting 18-months for many in the industry.

Two Open Source Software Alternatives to Cron

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Software

serverwatch.com: A few weeks ago, we looked at using Corntab to make it easier to create entries for cron. What if you want to avoid cron altogether? You can, thanks to several cron alternatives.

18 Applications You Need to Experience After Installing Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: We have already featured a post dedicated to things you should do after installing Ubuntu, now lets take a look at the applications/softwares to install after installing Ubuntu.

Review: ZaReason Strata Pro 15 Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu

princessleia.com: I was fortunate enough to be in contact with the folks at ZaReason who were happy to loan me a review and demo version of their Strata Pro 15 with the specs I requested.

Linux Gaming: Native vs. Wine vs. Windows 7 Performance

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Gaming
  • Osmos Review
  • REVIEW: Zero Ballistics – Tank warfare for Linux
  • Linux Gaming: Native vs. Wine vs. Windows 7 Performance
  • Here's A Video Of Unigine OilRush On Linux

Five ‘lightweight’ music players

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Everyone loves lightweight music players. Well, maybe they don’t but here are 5 less well-known and/or up-and-coming entries well worth checking out anyway.

Last minute open giving ideas

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OSS

opensource.com: Whether or not you're among the throngs hurriedly trying to get everything wrapped before the end of the week, it's a good time to consider some end-of-the-year giving. So why not send some money towards open projects?

Five tips for keeping your Ubuntu desktop safe

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: So you finally made the plunge and have a brand spanking new Ubuntu Linux desktop. You feel far more superior and safer than you did prior to using Linux. I want to make sure you know that there are things you can do to make sure that machine is as safe as it can be.

Ailurus - the Gnome pimp

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Tweaking your desktop into a semblance of beauty and style has always been the ultimate goal of any self-proclaimed geek, be they Windows users or Linuxoids. KDE shows pretty much any setting there is, but Gnome hides them. Well, now you have Ailurus.

The perfect distro for the Acer Aspire One?

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Around June 2009 I purchased a Linux Acer Aspire One (Linpus Linux) and a pay as you go broadband dongle. It was lucky that I tested the machine before going away as the dongle and Linux did not play nicely together.

5 reasons why Debian Unstable does not deserve its name

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Linux

raphaelhertzog.com: It’s not conceived as a product for end-users, instead it’s the place where contributors are uploading newer packages. Daily. Yes that means that Unstable is a quickly moving target and it’s not for everybody. But you can use it and your computer won’t explode.

Also: 5 Reasons why Debian Unstable is Not for End-Users

Ubuntu Myopia Continues Among Users

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Go ahead and try a Google search for “Linux” in the news feeds. In fact, try looking up “Linux” in any news search engine and see what you come up with. Notice a pattern yet?

Stallman's Cloudburst: Prudence or Paranoia?

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: When Richard Stallman talks, the FOSS community tends to listen, and that's just what could be observed in the Linux blogosphere over the past week or so.

Attachmate Acquisition: What does it mean for SUSE, openSUSE & open source?

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: I had a chance to speak with Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO of Attachmate Corporation about his views and intentions around SUSE and openSUSE. Jeff has commented that SUSE is an important brand and business that he wants to strengthen. What are his thoughts about the community and what does he see for SUSE and openSUSE?

Opera 11 offers 30 percent enhanced Web performance

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Software
  • Opera 11 offers 30 percent enhanced Web performance
  • Opera 11 Review

Jolicloud: Cloud enabled and not just for netbooks

linuxjournal.com: There’s a Linux distribution for every occasion and the main purpose of Jolicloud is to present a web enabled GUI for netbooks and similar devices. I’m going to take a look at a preview release of the forthcoming 1.1 version.

10 Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell

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HowTos

Here are 10 Bash tips for making working in a terminal faster and more productive.

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