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Story Several Sites Publish Their Thoughts On Steam Machines & The Steam Controller Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:51pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:27pm
Story Tizen Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:25pm
Story Android 6.0 Marshmallow review Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 7:16pm
Story GNOME's Mutter 3.18.1 Brings Better HiDPI On Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Syncloud: personal services device Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:59pm
Story PHP 7.0 RC5 Released, PHP 7.0 In Under One Month Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:52pm
Story Is open source killing end-to-end products? Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:44pm
Story Processor utilization difference between IBM AIX and Linux on Power – apple to apple comparison Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:37pm
Story Blocks: Modularity Comes to Smartwatches Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2015 - 5:32pm

The kernel column

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  • LinuxUsers kernel column #93 by Jon Masters
  • What is the Linux Kernel and What Does It Do?
  • Linus warns of a short 2.6.37 merge window

Master’s In Free Software and Free Standards

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OSS Amen! The Free Software Foundation and the Free Technology Academy are getting together to provide a new Master’s programme to increase the number of people who can promote and utilize Free.

Ubuntu In Five Years

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  • What's Next for Ubuntu? Ubuntu In Five Years
  • Has Ubuntu exceeded the Ben & Jerry's hippie threshold?
  • How relevant is Ubuntu?
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M Gaming: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

Top 10 tech tricks we're sick of seeing in movies

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SciFi Think how awesome it was the first time you saw a lightsaber in action. Or how your mind was officially shredded when Neo mastered the Matrix. Technology in movies is cool. But for every thrilling example of cool-ass tech, Hollywood seems to produce a tired, dated cliche.

Linux Mint 10 Review

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Linux Linux Mint 10, codenamed "Julia", is almost here. I have downloaded the release candidate that went live a few days back and put it to the test.

Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice

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  • Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice
  • Java Is Under Siege. Will Oracle Let It Burn?
  • and the Unnecessary Ultimatum

Hackers Use Open Source Too

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  • Hackers Use Open Source Too
  • Open-Source Software in the Enterprise
  • GPL compliance workshop on December 2nd in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Fluendo Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
  • Marketing an open source business
  • Open Source Think Tank Paris: Summary

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 ("Maverick Meerkat") Netbook Edition
  • Install and use Ubuntu Unity before it’s released
  • Is Unity the Right Interface for Desktop Ubuntu?
  • Unity and the Community
  • General Disillusionment with Ubuntu
  • A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04
  • The United Colours of Ubuntu
  • UDS Narwhal – Tuesday
  • UDS-N Day 1
  • Meet Ian Booth
  • This is it!

50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've Never Heard Of

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OSS For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few.

Rosegarden - An open source MIDI / audio multi-tracker

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Software Rosegarden is a tool for making and understanding music, a general-purpose MIDI and audio sequencer, score editor, and music composition and editing environment that is released under the GPL, and runs exclusively under GNU / Linux.

10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04

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  • 10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Smackdown: Unity vs GNOME
  • More Ubuntu tweaks

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers:

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  • Red Hat CEO: Growth demands more space
  • Of Distros and Donnybrooks
  • Linux Outlaws 171 - Mindcrack
  • Jolicloud branded netbook on its way
  • Nouveau Gets Zaphod Mode Support
  • KDEMU with Mark Kretschmann
  • Arcontech introduces Linux version of CityVision
  • Makers, Users and Buyers of Open Source Software
  • New: 3.3.0 Release Candidate 2
  • More Council members resign
  • Links: Parting Words, Public Statements
  • Be Open To Open Source
  • Open letter to Ray Kurzweil
  • License compliance is not a problem for open source users
  • Gemalto Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Android

some howtos:

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  • show date and time in your history command
  • Make apt-get 26x faster with apt-fast
  • Moving from Microsoft Office to
  • Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux
  • Introduction to PostgreSQL 9
  • Nanoshot - Simple screeshot taking program
  • Easy Record streaming audio in Ubuntu using OutRec
  • “no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx
  • BZ is Eazy! bzip2, bzgrep, bzcmp, bzdiff, bzcat, bzless, bzmore examples
  • As Easy As Openfiler

0 A.D. - Linux RTS Gaming History in the making!

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Gaming Relive historic battles, ride with the powerful conquerors of ancient lore, built and control powerful civilisations, turn the tide of history, transport yourself to a bygone era, literally become a god!

KSnapshot gains free-region capture

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KDE From time to time I need to take a screenshot of some application or a part of my desktop. The obvious solution in KDE is KSnapshot, which is perfect if you want a rectangularly-shaped picture. No more!

8 Awesome Free Open-Source Games You Can Enjoy On Windows, Mac and Linux

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Gaming We don’t only bring you great free applications and tools here at MakeUseOf. We also understand that you like your downtime too, and what better way to waste some time than with some free open source games?

Holy Crap! You Can Use XvMC With ATI Gallium3D

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Software This support hasn't yet perfected, but the first few frames of the video playback may be buggy and on some tries the initialization will fail, but based upon the speed König is going, this is amazing progress.

Unity: what does this mean for GNOME?

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Ubuntu At this stage, most people will have heard the news: Ubuntu 11.04 will ship with Unity as the default desktop shell. This raises a few questions: what does this mean for GNOME, and the adoption of GNOME Shell? Will this further affect the relationship between Canonical developers and others?

A tour of the redesigned

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  • A tour of the redesigned
  • The commercialization of a volunteer-driven Open Source project
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today's leftovers

Software: Grafana, Heaptrack, Vim

  • Grafana – An Open Source Software for Analytics and Monitoring
    Grafana is an open source, feature rich, powerful, elegant and highly-extensible analytics and monitoring software that runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is a de facto software for data analytics, being used at Stack Overflow, eBay, PayPal, Uber and Digital Ocean – just to mention but a few. It supports 30+ open source as well as commercial databases/data sources including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and InfluxDB. It allows you to dig deeply into large volumes of real-time, operational data; visualize, query, set alerts and get insights from your metrics from differen
  • Heaptrack v1.1.0 release
    Better memory profiling on Linux After more than a year of work, I’m pleased to release another version of heaptrack, the Linux memory profiler! The new version 1.1.0 comes with some new features, significant performance improvements and – most importantly – much improved stability and correctness. If you have tried version v1.0 in the past and encountered problems, update to the new v1.1 and try again!
  • Ten Years of Vim

    The philosophy behind Vim takes a while to sink in: While other editors focus on writing as the central part of working with text, Vim thinks it's editing.


    You see, most of the time I don't spend writing new text; instead, I edit existing text.