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Story Innovative Finnish mini-PC runs Linux on Tegra K1 Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 10:51pm
Story Red Hat is boring -- and more open source companies should emulate it Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 8:14pm
Story Element 14 to Bake Custom Raspberry Pi's Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 8:09pm
Story Python and Java Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:19pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:18pm
Story Novena: A Laptop With No Secrets (Open Hardware) Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:14pm
Story Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Kiran Padwal Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:08pm
Story Android 6 Vs. iOS 9: The Showdown Rianne Schestowitz 29/10/2015 - 7:01pm

Lubuntu: Light(er)weight Ubuntu-based Distro

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Ubuntu Lubuntu 10.10 mates the standard Ubuntu 10.10 base system with LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment. Lubuntu isn't a super light distribution like Puppy Linux, but the target is older computers and other resource constrained hardware such as netbooks.

Kubuntu Todo

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  • Kubuntu Todo
  • KSnapshot gets social
  • notifications again

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 hits Beta as RHEL 6 looms

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Linux Red Hat today announced the first beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 -- on the eve of a major Red Hat event in San Francisco, where we could be hearing about the release of RHEL 6.

3 Free Personal Finance Apps You Can Take to the Bank

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Software Whether you need to manage the accounts of a small business or those of your own household, open source applications have you covered multiple times over. GnuCash is an app serious book-keepers will appreciate; HomeBank is a comprehensive personal account manager; and Skrooge presents an attractive and inviting user interface.

The Promise Of Open Source

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OSS Linux and open source technologies have started gaining acceptance and momentum with a host of technologies associated with FOSS having reached levels of maturity that are comparable with the best the proprietary software world has to offer.

First Look At Ubuntu 11.04

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  • First Look At Ubuntu 11.04 aka Natty Narwhal
  • New Design On The Way

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 14 i686 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 14 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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  • Mozilla: Firefox 4 Beta 7 coming Wednesday
  • 'A New Start' GTK Theme is Incredibly Cool!
  • Recent Activity… uh.. activities
  • Epidermis theme Manager - Change the Look and Feel of Ubuntu
  • Some Small Progress On Linux GPU Laptop Switching
  • Linux Plumbers Conference/Gnome Summit Recap
  • Fedora 14 Installation Process
  • openSUSE Forum has New News Editor
  • Open source education still needed
  • Nicholas Negroponte: Laptops Work
  • Clonezilla Live open source clone system updated
  • One plasmoid 3 platforms
  • It's clamfs chowder time
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Daily ISO Available For Download
  • Oscar winning video editor ‘Lightworks’ not coming to Linux until ‘late 2011′
  • Is the source of open source the root of all evil
  • I'll Show You Mine, You Show Us Yours
  • Linux support for Matrox Radient eCL Camera Link frame grabber
  • Set your screen resolution higher than its default with NewRez
  • Michael Löffler is leaving Novell
  • Lessons learned from Symbian’s journey to open source and back
  • Keryx 1.0 to have multi project feature - a sneak peek
  • Shutter - a feature rich Screenshot Management Utility
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x02: Needs of the Few

some howtos:

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  • Install A Simple Alarm Clock for Ubuntu Gnome
  • Fix ‘blank’ photo prints problem in GIMP Ubuntu
  • Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 14 Laughlin
  • Linux modprobe Command Examples to View, Install, Remove Modules
  • Ubuntu Natty: Where did my changelogs go?
  • Cleaning Mono from your system
  • Cache_clean to clean up older packages in Arch
  • How to Install Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) on Linux
  • Upgrading RHN Satellite from 5.3 to 5.4
  • Create GNOME desktop entries for all users
  • Install Compiz 0.8.x Experimental Plugins In Ubuntu
  • change the GRUB 2 Default Timeout and Boot
  • Joomla! 1.5: Installing and Managing Components
  • Joomla! 1.5: Creating Menu Items for Components
  • Get a $300 Drone and Fly It Using Ubuntu
  • Gorgeous Orta Theme Gets New Metacity, 2 Panel Styles, A Configuration Tool

Happy 6th Birthday Firefox!

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Moz/FF “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” The Mozilla community is excited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Firefox, the Web browser of choice for nearly 400 million people worldwide.

Apache declares war on Oracle over Java

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Software Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use.

10 Useful Tools, Websites And Tricks to Help You Master Linux Command

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Software When it comes to Linux command, it is always a love and hate affair. Newbies tend to shun away from the command line as much as possible while the intermediate to expert users who are used to it will swear by it. Here are some websites, tools and tricks that you can make use of to learn Linux command line.

Behind KDE: Martin Eisenhardt

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Interviews Ever wondered who is behind Want to know what drives a person to provide that service to KDE for years and years? Martin Eisenhardt will tell you in a Behind KDE interview this week.

REVIEW: Cross platform development made easy in Linux! – GameEditor 1.4.0

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openbytes.wordpress: A friendly and simple GUI makes GameEditor an accessable package for everyone. Start creating the 2d game you've always imagined!

Interviews: The Document Foundation's Jacqueline Rahemipour

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  • Interviews: The Document Foundation's Jacqueline Rahemipour
  • LibreOffice: Document Foundation Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 12-Nov-2010

Sabayon 5.4 E17 “Experimental Spin” Review

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Linux Back in March, Mike reviewed the Sabayon 5.2 Gnome release and found it to be a well-rounded distribution with only some minor issues. Now, the new 5.4 release is here and includes what Sabayon calls “Experimental Spins.”

Fedora 14: Who is Reviewing the Reviewers?

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Linux I like to write reviews. I have written quite a few. Yesterday I ran across a link on Fedora Planet for a video review on the Linux Action Show. They spent most of their review time in ridicule mode... divided in two... with both an attempt at humor and at a "wake up call" style denouncement of everything Fedora.

on glorious leaders

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  • on glorious leaders
  • John Carmack Is Interested In Wayland On Ubuntu
  • Why Canonical should buy System76

The Real Texas

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  • The Real Texas
  • Hexen: Edge of Chaos This Week
  • Minecraft Skin Support
  • Overgrowth Alpha 104
  • Afterfall Moved To UDK

Mandriva Fork Mageia to See Alpha this December

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Linux Things have been quiet since the initial announcement of Mageia, until recently. Some details of their plan and a roadmap have now emerged.

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KDE: QtPad, Celebrating 10 Years with KDE, GSoC 2018

  • QtPad - Modern Customizable Sticky Note App for Linux
    In this article, we'll focus on how to install and use QtPad on Ubuntu 18.04. Qtpad is a unique and highly customizable sticky note application written in Qt5 and Python3 tailored for Unix systems.
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Open Hardware: Good for Your Brand, Good for Your Bottom Line

Chip makers are starting to catch on to the advantages of open, however. SiFive has released an entirely open RISC-V development board. Its campaign on the Crowd Supply crowd-funding website very quickly raised more than $140,000 USD. The board itself is hailed as a game-changer in the world of hardware. Developments like these will ensure that it won't be long before the hardware equivalent of LEGO's bricks will soon be as open as the designs built using them. Read more