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Jolicloud 1.0 review – watch out Google Chrome OS

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OS

linuxuser.co.uk: Can a small team of French developers really take on the might of Google Chrome OS with Jolicloud 1.0? Linux User & Developer thinks they’re in with a shot…

Also: How Do Native Apps and Web Apps Compare?

Get App-y:

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Software
  • Get App-y: Open source software not just for techies
  • 50 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Software
  • Top 50 SSH helper tools

Interviewing Ryan Paul of Gwibber

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Interviews

omgubuntu.co.uk: I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!

Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry

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OSS

zdnet.com: If proprietary companies like Oracle can buy up open source projects and then take back their open source status, how can an enterprise depend on open source software?

Using the KDE 4.5 Search and Launch Containment Activity

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KDE

ghacks.net: The Search and Launch Containment Activity was only recently introduced in the 4.5 branch and is a fairly significant in the KDE desktop. In this article I am going to explain this Activity and show you how to take advantage of it.

Using iSCSI On Ubuntu 10.04 (Initiator And Target)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Ubuntu 10.04. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling. To the iSCSI initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Introducing The X.Org Gesture Extension
  • Texas Memory Systems Joins Linux Foundation
  • KMyMoney Team Announces First Platform 4 Release
  • Vi IMproved 7.3 Released w/ Fixes + New Features
  • Simple Linux word processing with WordGrinder
  • Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 released
  • McDonald's using Drupal
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Sound Applet Mock-up 2
  • Open software passes Australian tipping point
  • Microsoft Will Lose The Google-Oracle Battle
  • Oracle isn't completely wrong
  • Treasury, Linux Australia collaborate on tax tools
  • open source incapable of handling interface issues
  • what does the Google Verizon proposal mean for GNU Linux?
  • Westinghouse Digital Ruling: Less than Meets the Eye
  • Fedora 14 Artwork Progressing

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Upgrade openSUSE 11.3 to KDE 4.5
  • Fix Ubuntu sudo Error:unable to resolve host
  • properly run fsck on (/) root or other partitions including LVM
  • Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux - athenaCL
  • Fotoxx Linux Photo Editor: Simpler than GIMP
  • Command Line Audio: Simple as mpg123
  • Learning Probability via Octave
  • gimp-plugin-registry, optional extensions for The GIMP
  • KDE & GNOME cross-desktop development
  • How to Create a Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu

Why do FLOSS developers keep ranting?

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OSS

lxnay.wordpress: Many of us do FLOSS coding for the ultimate glory of just doing it. Learning, filling empty days with something to do or simply because they need to feel important for somebody else. Here comes the problem.

Digging under Totem Media Player

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Software

gauravlive.com: Totem Media Player is one of the most widely used media player amongst Linux user. Given its ability to handle many formats using the versatile G-Streamer framework, it has become a one stop all player for users who favor simplicity over the advanced VLC Player.

Linux light - PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Openbox

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PCLOS

all-things-linux.blogspot: Ok, there are smaller, leaner distributions out there like Tiny Core or these two if you prefer a system that's in many ways similar, but PCLinuxOS Openbox is pretty good while still providing a full set of applications for the consumer desktop, incl. flash, multimedia codecs, wireless.

The Decompiler Dilemma

trombonechamp.wordpress: The whole advantage to free software is that you can take it apart and look at it, right? That is what most free software advocates would have you believe. So what would happen if the GNU Project released a Perfect Decompiler?

Why prefer Debian GNU/Linux over another distribution

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Linux

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Quite some time ago I wrote a blog post explaining why I preferred Mandriva over other distributions. But I have now switched to Debian GNU/Linux, so it is time for an update.

We should all be using free software

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies

KDE Desktop Activities explained

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KDE

ghacks.net: With the release of KDE 4 a new feature was added that, at first, seemed to be more confusing than anything else. Although the theory behind the idea was simple, the execution made the idea overly complex. The idea was this:

GNOME vs KDE: which is right for you?

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KDE
Software

linuxuser.co.uk: Linux’s path to mainstream acceptance owes a lot to KDE and GNOME. While both have contributed enormously towards the ultimate Linux dream, they’re also heated competitors. Who will win the war?

Reviewed: Pandora Console

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Hardware
Gaming

tuxradar.com: If you're familiar with the original GP2X and GP2X Wiz, the Linux-based handhelds produced by Korean techno-alchemists Game Park Holdings, you'll be acutely aware of just how close they came to greatness. Interestingly, some of the guys set about creating their own dream machine.

Peppermint OS review

gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Here’s something I haven’t done in far too long..an OS review of course. So, my latest offering is called Peppermint OS. Yes, the name is why I chose to review it.

Five lesser-known browsers

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Software

mybroadband.co.za: We all know Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. But have you heard of these browsers?

Thoughts on Linux Mint 9

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Linux
  • Thoughts on Linux Mint 9
  • Linux Mint 9: Installation Review – A Not-So-Happy Story
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