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Story Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 10:07pm
Story New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale on February 19, Starting 9 AM CET Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:56pm
Story BQ’s New Ubuntu Phone Video Teaches People Ubuntu Basics Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:52pm
Story ​Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:47pm
Story Bloomberg Joins the Linux Foundation as Gold Member Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Should Linux distro developers expect to be paid for their work? Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Story LibreOffice 4.4 review – Finally, it rocks Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 7:13pm
Story ASUS’ First Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet Has Arrived Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Story 11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:52pm

Making Multi-Channel Firewire Music With Linux

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Software

linuxtoday.com: This column is a bit premature because I haven't had time to set things up and test them yet. But I'm excited about getting started, so here are some preliminary notes on multi-track recording in Linux using a Firewire device.

Ubuntu Hits Italian National Television (again)

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Ubuntu

mdke.org: Yesterday a further report was broadcast about the release of Ubuntu 9.10. This time Flavia Weisghizzi was interviewed about the new release, and did a great job: thanks Flavia!

Linux Got Game: Tremulous

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Gaming

junauza.com: I had a lot of free time last weekend so I had a chance to annihilate stuff by playing another first person shooter game on my Linux box. The game is called Tremulous.

Very quick look at Mandriva 2010

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MDV

Mandriva Oops?

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Linux

I've been so happy with Mandriva 2010, and this little oops doesn't ruin it, but it does make me scratch my head.

few leftovers:

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News
  • Fudge Messaging: A new open source encoding for messaging
  • Celtx – The Ultimate Screenwriting Suite
  • Workflows and Dependency maps
  • 10.4-inch HMI PC runs Linux on Atoms
  • NVIDIA Prepares 195.xx Linux Driver, Carries Fermi Support
  • Open Source You Can Use, November Edition
  • Red Hat Virtualization Manager for Windows Only?
  • AT&T using Drupal
  • Myka announces its latest Linux-based 'net top box'
  • FLOSS Weekly 94: Gnash
  • Linux Basement Episode 45 - Hulu Your DNS

other howtos:

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HowTos
  • An important Linux Security Fix
  • Useful Mysql Commands
  • Snoop on your own network with ntop
  • Convert PNG to GIF via Command Line
  • Beginner's Guide to Linux Desktops Backups: Basic Strategies and Tools
  • Wireless Linux: Using the Linux Wireless ToolBox
  • Installing Linux on WRT54g Wireless Router

some ubuntu howtos:

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • Ubuntu: Dual monitors with Nvidia in 9.10
  • How To Close A Stuck Program In Ubuntu Linux
  • How to setup Ubuntu to synchronize its time over the Internet
  • Change your desktop background to xsplash / gdm
  • Automatically Change Your Xsplash Background To Your Desktop Wallpaper
  • How to install Grub2 in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Backup Your Ubuntu Machine Easily with SBackup
  • Make GTK+ apps look better in Kubuntu Karmic (KDE 4.3)
  • Howto Install Picasa 3.5 in ubuntu
  • Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Thoughts on the Koala
  • Ubuntu 9.10 'Karmic Koala' is here: 5 things CIOs must know
  • Experimental OpenShot PPA Launched
  • Ubuntu Marketing resurrection and SpreadUbuntu
  • Ubuntu-n00b: Day 2, Day 1
  • Ubuntu: Ruminations on Karmic and the Linux desktop

Mandriva 2010 installation walk through

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MDV

ghacks.net: Mandriva is another one of the Linux distributions that has been around for quite some time. This installation will be accomplished with the help of the Live CD. Once you are up and running you will see the Install icon on the desktop. Double click that icon to begin the installation.

What if...Linux had it's own Commandments?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: 1) Thou shall worship no distro before me.
2) Thou shall "tweak" thy install.

Son of the Return of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

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Gaming

penguinpetes.com: After the time change, when the sun drops dead as soon as you get off work and the frost is forming by six, that's the time when you want classic DOS video games. Because there's only so many hours you can spend reading the Internet before you go all Jack Nicholson on the snowbound household.

BoomingBang: XO Laptop Role Playing Game

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OLPC
Gaming

olpcnews.com: The basic mission of players is to eliminate all other players from the game in a funny way. You control a team of creatures, be it a penguin or Pigeon or a bull.

Could Microsoft switch to Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld.com: You'd expect, as my friend Preston Gralla did, that when someone says "proprietary software is eventually going to be doomed," and that Microsoft's future might best be served in releasing its own version of Linux, that he'd be a Linux fan. Wrong: this prophet of Windows doom and gloom was Keith Curtis, a former Microsoft Research staffer. Could he be right?

11 Top Open-source Resources for Cloud Computing

gigaom.com: The following are 11 top open-source cloud applications, services, educational resources, support options, general items of interest, and more.

Linux-Kongress 2009: New filesystems, optimised programming

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Linux

h-online.com: Prominent open source personalities presented a host of information about current and future developments in Linux at the Linux-Kongress 2009 conference. This time, filesystems were discussed in several presentations. Among the topics were the advantages of Ext4 and Btrfs.

Mandriva 2010: Meh

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MDV

techiemoe.com: Mandriva isn't as popular as it once was. There was a time when a Mandriva (then Mandrake) release was as important as the latest and greatest from Redhat or SuSE. Lately (at least in my little corner of the world) Mandriva has just been sort of a "Meh" distribution. It's a shame, really.

Ubuntu 9.10 - One step forward, two steps back

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is meant to be the most important Ubuntu release yet. Not because it brings in a new plethora or breakthrough technology innovations or saves the world hunger; but because it comes head to head with the flawless Snow Leopard and the much anticipated Windows 7.

Conky has now cairo support embedded

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Software

norsetto.890m.com: A great feature is in the pipeline for the next release of Conky. Not happy to have included built-in lua support, Brenden and co. have now included bindings for Cairo and Imlib2 as well. This will allow us to use the whole Cairo API within Conky!

Possible Formation of FFmpeg Foundation NGO

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Linux
Movies

Recently posted on the FFmpeg Developers mailing list was a request for comment from Ronald Bultje regarding the intention to form an FFmpeg Foundation (although not using that name).

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more