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Story Calligra 2.9.9 and Krita 2.9.9 Released Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 10:10pm
Story What happened to Mepis? Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 9:50pm
Story TPP has provision banning requirements to transfer or or access to source code of software Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:55pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:45pm
Story MATE 1.12 released Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:44pm
Story Net of insecurity The kernel of the argument Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:28pm
Story What it’s like to switch to Android after using only iPhones for 6 years Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:15pm
Story Ubuntu 16.04 Drops Brasero and Empathy, GNOME Calendar to Be Adopted Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:04pm
Story KVM Changes Announced For Linux 4.4 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:00pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 7:58pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable “Mark All Upgrades” in Synaptic in Mint
  • Script of the Week: Backup Types in Bash
  • Collection of basic Linux Firewall iptables rules
  • Text Frames in Scribus
  • How to block, lock, or deny access to a user into Linux
  • How To Setup Email Alerts on Linux Using Gmail or SMTP
  • Tips for Securely Using Temporary Files in Linux Scripts
  • Linux Command Sequences in Bash
  • Opensuse Building VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
  • How to join together several Flash video (flv) files

State of the Debian-Ubuntu relationship

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Linux
Ubuntu

raphaelhertzog.com: The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu has been the subject of many vigorous debates over the years, ever since Ubuntu’s launch in 2004. Six years later, the situation has improved.

The Clockwork Man & The Hidden World Released For Linux

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: At the turn of the century, in an alternate timeline, steam-powered technology has become dominant in almost all walks of life. Join Miranda Calomy, and her robot, Sprocket, on a journey through this world of wondrous science!

Books I Want

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Software
  • 12 Best MySQL Database Books for Your Library
  • Perl Books I Want
  • New Drupal Book - Drupal Web Services

Brazilian Teachers to get Mandriva Linux

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MDV

mandriva.com: The Brazilian government education authority has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux for educational use nationwide. Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education.

The End of KOffice, The End of KDE?

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KDE

itworld.com: Here's some interesting news: KOffice, as a brand name, no longer exists. And with that change, I can't help but wonder if we are soon going to be looking at the end of the KDE name, as well.

Also: KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

4 Reasons to Try LibreOffice

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LibO

pcworld.com: Many of the major Linux distributions will be replacing OpenOffice with LibreOffice once the final release is available, so there's no better time to check out the new software. Here are just a few reasons why you should.

Netbook Operating Systems

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Linux

linuxforu.com: A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be called a minimalist device. Invariably, it will also be double the weight of the original EEEPC 701!

Choosing the right Linux distribution is key to success

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Linux

techrepublic.com: This past week, I had a frustrating reminder of a lesson I learned long ago…but let slip away out of either arrogance or stubbornness. That lesson is that choosing the right distribution is the first (and most important) key to success when deploying the Linux operating system.

Quick Look: Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers

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Linux
Gaming

eyeonlinux.com: This week I decided to take a look at Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers. Linux is not famous for gaming; gaming has actually been the Achilles heel of Linux. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers strives to make gaming a bit more visible and accessible in Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 383

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop edition
  • News: CentOS 6, ten years of KNOPPIX, Ubuntu Unity coverage, openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Questions and answers: Why is Debian "out-of-date"?
  • Released last week: Vine Linux 5.2, Superb Mini Server 1.5.4
  • Donations: Mageia receives €350.00
  • New additions: GnackTrack
  • New distributions: LibreWRT, Newtoos
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race

phoronix.com: As the Phoronix Test Suite builds many of its tests from source, with this article we compared the results of both Mac OS X 10.6.5 and Ubuntu 10.10 when using their stock compilers (as found in the latest version of Xcode for Mac OS X and within the Maverick package repository for Ubuntu 10.10).

Linux Desktop and Google in 2011

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OS
Linux

Is There A Sexual Harassment Problem In The Open Source Community?

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OSS

networkworld.com: For a long time I have spoken out against sexism in the IT industry. While we bemoan the scarcity of woman in IT, we still manage in many cases to act like caveman when it comes to treating them as equals and peers in technology.

Two Cents for Distributions

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Linux

unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: Every Linux enthusiast has their own take on choosing the right Linux distribution (or Linux "flavor"). Discussions regarding the distributions can be as heated as the classic Linux-Mac-Windows argument. However,

6 Excellent Linux/Open Source Web Servers

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Here are six different web servers freely provided by the open source community for Linux, Windows, and other OSs:

Woohoo, we're back

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Site News

What a night. We went down yesterday due to hardware failure in the server.

yesterday's odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • Ubuntu Unity launcher won’t be ‘moveable’
  • Use free Calibre to Manage E-book library in Ubuntu
  • X.Org Server 1.9.3 May Come Next Week
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 152: too much Light
  • install Call of Duty Black Ops w/ PlayOnLinux
  • Myth Busted #5: Ubuntu is linux, linux is all commandline
  • HOWTO: Enable Compiz under Bodhi (Enlightenment)
  • How to handle files with strange names
  • 7 Practical uses of Openssl
  • SSH Known Hosts Fingerprints and Hostnames
  • how to install kde 4.6b1 on Kubuntu
  • Hide / Show Desktop Icons In GNOME Using A Simple Script
  • Add SSL to CentOS web server
  • Fuduntu gets Adobe Flash and Fluendo MP3
  • LibreOffice 3.3. RC 1 Available

5 netbook-optimized desktop interfaces

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Software

linuxbsdos.com: This article provides some information on five netbook-optimized desktop interfaces available for Linux and BSD desktop distributions. They are presented here in alphabetical order.

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