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Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:09am
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Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

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SUSE
  • Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

  • Intel, Novell stump for Moblin netbook OS
  • Novell throws support behind Moblin Linux for Intel Atom netbooks, devices

Future of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Future of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on an entry-level netbook
  • The Ubuntu 9.04 Intel Graphics Fiasco
  • buntu on a Toshiba Satellite
  • How to change the default web browser in Ubuntu

Duke Nukem dies again

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Gaming

reghardware.co.uk: Duke Nukem Forever, probably the best known example of vapourware in PC gaming, may now never be completed. Developer 3D Realms has shut down, a company employee has stated.

Linux is not about what you see on the screen

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to me to be a common theme of comparing Linux and open source against the big bad proprietary companies. Linux is not about what you see on the screen. It is more a way of thinking.

Opting in for better open source support

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: As the Internet becomes more vast open source communities need to be not only educating potential users on the benefits of open source software but also encouraging them to become part of the community.

There's Way More to Linux than Ubuntu: 8 Distros Compared

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Linux

maximumpc.com: Yes, there is more to Linux than Ubuntu. As you are probably aware, there are many different types of Linux to choose from, even though not all get the attention they deserve.

A Few Questions For Jaldhar H. Vyas

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Linux
Interviews

times.debian.net: 38 year old Gujarati-American male lives in Jersey City, New Jersey (A suburb of New York) with wife Jyoti and children Shailaja (7) and Nilagriva (4). Was whining about some trivial thing or another on the Debian users mailing list and Bruce Perens challenged him to fix the problem.

BIOS flashing comes to Linux at last

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Software

apcmag.com: No more dirty DOS bootdisks need touch your pristine Linux box, now that a new Linux app FlashROM is on the verge of release.

Linux system ready to go?

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Ubuntu

bclocalnews.com: I was surprised to read in a tech journal that some IT managers are considering an open source Linux operating system for their computers and workstations. Systems are aging, budgets are tight in this economy, and Linux is, well, free.

OpenOffice.org 3.1 is born

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OOo

openoffice.org: The latest and greatest 3.1 release of OpenOffice.org is available. OpenOffice.org 3.1 was officially released to the world at 09:00 UTC today.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 9.04 [ISPConfig 3]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 9.04 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • How to build your own Linux distro

  • 6 Ways to Get Involved with Fedora
  • No GPL For Me, Thanks
  • Netbook gains: win or loss for Microsoft?
  • Open Database License
  • Microsoft's new search - Built on open-source
  • Dell S2409W 24-inch LCD
  • How to add and remove services from startup on Fedora Linux
  • Novell Moonlight 2.0 previews Silverlight on Linux
  • 25 Sites Related to openSUSE
  • Resizing windows in Gnome
  • Firestarter: A GUi based Firewall for Linux
  • Vim and Emacs modelines
  • XBMC 9.04 w/ VDPAU, Updated Codecs, Etc
  • Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager with ISA Proxy
  • New Book: Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting
  • Palm WebOS to breathe new life into Foleo?
  • Make the Most of Your Presto Linux Installation
  • Restoring an Overwritten GRUB Boot Loader
  • Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents
  • Configuring CUPS Printers Using a Web Browser
  • 1% Linux Market Share = 100% Dishonesty
  • Linux Outlaws 90 - Salami-ROM
  • ALSA 1.0.20 Released, Many Fixes & Improvements
  • Funny Firefox
  • Multi-processor support coming for Firefox

A weekend with Ubuntu 9.04 and Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

wolfmanzbytes.com: With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 I figured it was time for me to download the ISO and see what this new version of Ubuntu brings to the table. While I was at it I also decided to get the Kubuntu.

Hedgewars - The Worms redesigned

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Gaming

polishlinux.org: I remember the old times, when we would gather the whole family, and with impunity besiege the computer without a break. It was a time of the Worms series reign.

Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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MDV
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - First Impression
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Install
  • Mandriva-only mode

Ubuntu: Two Ways to Keep A Clean Desktop Without Affecting Your Efficiency

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: I love placing all the shortcut icons and files on my Desktop. On the other hand, I also have a passion for clean desktop. Apparently, having a lot of desktop shortcuts and a clean beautiful desktop together is not quite possible. I need a solution.

The Great Linux Mint Political Train Wreck

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Linux

extremetech.com: I got an email from a reader a few days ago and he pointed me to a blog entry by the developer of Linux Mint, one of the most popular Linux distributions. But the blog entry in question was red-hot in terms of its political subject matter.

Adeona: Open Source Lojack For Laptops

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Adeona has been widely touted (194K hits at google) as the Open Source solution to protecting your laptop or netbook.

KDE 4.2.3 Released

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cuagmire", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.3), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation 4.2.

SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today

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OS

SourceForge, the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

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Leftovers: Software

  • The Atom Editor
    I didn’t set out to write a blog post about a text editor. I was going to write about one of the other awesome projects that the Ops team is doing here at Wombat. Along the way I decided to give Atom a chance again and I’m glad I did. I enjoyed it enough that I thought I would defer my post about automating my “Ops Environment” on a mac (I promise, I’ll do that one soon-ish) in favor of this.
  • Quick Update: ClipGrab and PlayOnLinux Applications Are Now Available For ALL Ubuntu Versions
    ClipGrab is fairly popular application to download video from famous sites of the Internet. It allows you to search video with in application and select to download the video or other way you can copy and paste the video URL to the application to download the video. Since famous video sites are supported by this application, if some site isn't officially supported, you may still be able to download the videos from it.
  • aTunes Enriched Audio Player Now Available For All Current Ubuntu/Linux Mint Versions
    There are wide variety of audio players available for Linux and you may have your favorite one installed on your system. aTunes is not new audio player but its initial release was way back in 2006 and the most recent version was released in June, 2014. In almost two years there is no news on the website or release from developers, well it is open-source released under GPL-V2 license and we don't see any other to carry on the development of this great application. It is written in Java programming language and it's cross-platform available for Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac. It uses Mplayer as its playback engine and supports wide variety of known formats such as: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA and other formats.

QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Kernel explained
  • [Older] [Video] Audio on Linux: The End of a Golden Age?
  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).