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Story How Are Laptops Used On The International Space Station? Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 11:24am
Story Let me tell you about Wireshark 2.0 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 11:20am
Story Fedora 23 Linux Is Now Available for AArch64 and POWER Hardware Architectures Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 11:13am
Story Linux security: circling the wagons Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 11:06am
Story Mozilla Firefox 42 and 43 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 11:02am
Story Why open standards and open source benefit the public sector Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:52am
Story Manjaro 15.12-pre1 Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:49am
Story Watch: A World Without Linux Would Mean a World Without Social Connections Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:45am
Story Linux 4.4 DRM Pull Has Raspberry Pi Driver, AMDGPU Improvements Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:43am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 09/11/2015 - 10:35am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released
  • Application Menu making it’s way to Ubuntu's Firefox
  • Frogatto & Friends
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: Using 'gnus' to read mail
  • Future of U.S. economy debated (featuring Jim Whitehurst)
  • Adding default support for Airport remote sinks in PulseAudio
  • AMD's Hiring Another Open-Source Driver Developer
  • YafaRay [Blender 3D's Open Source Raytracing Engine] is a treat
  • Krita 2.3, New Feature #5: Canvas Rotation
  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole
  • 'Parenthetical Purge' Movement Seeks Emoticon-Free December
  • Update This!
  • Why I Hate Samba
  • The RSA Algorithm, Humanized ( sorta )
  • why do they think this is OK? continued

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to execute commands when you log out .logout file
  • setsid how to keep commands running after you exit shell prompt
  • WINE tips: Giving each Windows application its own environment
  • Gentoo Love: Intro to Portage Sets
  • How to connect/transfer files over ssh using Nautilus(file manager)
  • Screenshot Grabbing
  • Encrypt Filesystems
  • Windows 7 auto-change background wallpaper functionality in Ubuntu
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 2
  • How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
  • Get Your Favourite Gnome Panel Applets in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Which runlevel am I in | Linux

This week in KWin-GLES

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com: Another week is gone and my KWin-GLES branch got further polishing. All developing on the OpenGL ES code is nowadays happening on my notebook using KWin-GLES. So it is already so useable that I can develop on it.

Synapse and a bit about Gnome Dictionary

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Most computer users should be familiar with Run Application menu entries. Windows includes a menu entry to execute commands from and so do most Linux desktop managers. GnomeDo development halted around a year ago.

Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
  • Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 Before the New Year
  • Drag and drop close to landing in Unity
  • Goodbye Ubuntu Netbook Edition Maverick, hello Jolicloud

Trine GNU/Linux Testers Wanted

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Frozenbyte the developers of Shadowgrounds and Trine series are looking for GNU/Linux gamers to test their Trine port.

Where did you that open source licensed code from?

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OSS

computerweekly.com: Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?

KDE Release Polishing

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KDE

nienhueser.de: New KDE versions are released every six months nowadays. Roughly three months are spent on developing new features, the other three are devoted to release preparations. "Why does it take that long?"

Being safe with Ubuntu on a USB flash drive

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: One of the best things a Windows user can do for Defensive Computing is to have a bootable copy of Linux on hand. The classic reason being to rescue a broken copy of the operating sytem, but the much more important reason is for on-line banking.

Five meerkat related xmas presents

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Check in below for 5 gloriously bizarre Ubuntu 10.10-related presents that are sure to put a smile (or at least a look of false-gratitude) on your nearest and dearest this yuletide.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Back from the GPL Compliance Engineering Workshop in Taipei

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OSS

gnumonks.org: I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.

oh look, it’s the future

chani.wordpress: A year (and a bit) ago, I blogged some crazy predictions for fun. Let’s go back and see how they turned out. Smile

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 153 is out

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SUSE

Desktop application complexity

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Software

jonmasters.org: So it used to be (back in the day), that you would start an application, it would read some configuration, and you would be done. These days we have many bits and pieces that are needed just to get my rhythmbox application to run.

What the KDE forums search can do for you

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KDE
Web

neverendingo.blogspot: This time i would like to write about a very underestimated feature of the KDE Community Forums, because i am pretty sure most of you don't even know what it can do for you.

Alien Arena 2011 Is Coming Next Week

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Gaming

phoronix.com: John Diamond, the lead developer of the open-source Alien Arena game, has emailed in tipping us off that Alien Arena 2011 will be released next week.

Opera Cruises While “Going To 11”

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Software

lockergnome.com: Any fan of the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap certainly knows, the tongue-in-cheek bit about how the band’s amplifiers are better than anyone else’s is because when they need that last bit of oomph, theirs go to 11. You know, 1 number past 10.

Introducing UberBang 10.04

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that CrunchBang ("#!"), an Openbox distribution that was previously based on Ubuntu, has switched to a Debian base (and has added Xfce to the mix as well). While I agree with many of the developers' reasons for switching bases, I feel like now there's a void in the realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox.

Best online games (for Linux users, too!)

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Good games are hard to find. Type in "free games" into a search engine box and you'll get tens of millions of entries, each offering great, free games. The problem is, there can only be so many great games. And which sites should you go to? How do you separate high-quality content from spam, promotion and trickstery?

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