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Story CentOS 7 Linux Is Now Available for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:58am
Story Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:51am
Story NuTyX saravane 15.05 available with cards 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 17/05/2015 - 7:33am
Story Exclusive: A New Ubuntu Edge Smartphone to Launch this Year, Desktop Abilities Included Rianne Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 10:15pm
Story openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.3 as Default Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 10:01pm
Story Avidemux 2.6.9 Open Source Video Editor Released with x265 and Qt 5 Support Rianne Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 9:47pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:28pm

Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if...

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ghabuntu.com: Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if

Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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OS

makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: CoverGloobus - an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop - quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month.

Top 10 Open-Source Server Technologies You Need to Know

serverwatch.com: If you think open-source server technologies are limited to Linux distributions, think again. Although these software projects pair well with Linux, it isn't an integral part of any of the 10 listed. Open-source software no longer refers to a Linux-only environment.

A Bash Primer

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HowTos

certcities.com: With the graphical interfaces within Linux distributions becoming more and more enhanced, the number of users avoiding the command line is increasing. And that's a shame; there's so much power and possibility within the shell that to steer clear of it is to overlook a mighty gem.

Mozilla, that the internet should be public, open and accessible

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Moz/FF

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mozilla is a term used in a number of ways in relation to the now-defunct Netscape Communications Corporation and its related application software, including the Mozilla.org group and its successor the Mozilla Foundation.

LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs

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Software

education.zdnet: It’s been a while since Ubuntu could be called a leaner alternative to Windows. However, one of the nicer features of Linux (at least for the end user) is the ability to choose the windowing environment with which we interact with the underlying OS.

Please say Fedora

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Linux
Ubuntu

blog.nixternal: Last evening I went over to a family friend’s house to help her with an ongoing problem with her Internet connection. After talking to the AT&T tech support person he asked what version of Windows I was using. I told him I was using Linux and he said, "Please say you are using Fedora."

Ubuntu One Music Store Pushed In Rhythmbox

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Web
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: One of the features that was talked about and proposed a few months back was a music store for Ubuntu. Plans were laid out for an Ubuntu One Music Store and the first packages to support this in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS are now available.

Rhythmbox + Last.fm

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Software

everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox’s Last.fm to scrobble lately because it doesn’t let me ‘love’ a song. Well, that is until I found this particular Last.fm plugin for Rhythmbox called “New Style Last.fm Scrobbler.”

PC-BSD’s graphical firewall manager

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Software

linuxbsdos.com: The firewall application on PC-BSD is OpenBSD’s Packet Filter. It is a very powerful firewall application with many advanced features and functionalities. This post takes a look at the graphical firewall manager.

Five nice and useful plugins for Gimp

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GIMP

unixmen.com: One of the big advantages of The GIMP is the fact that it can be easily extended with new functionality. So with sufficient addons (particularly plugins), you can achieve a lot of functionality found in other editors.

Also: Adding a New Background to an Image with the GIMP

Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good?

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OSS

h-online.com: While I was at linux.conf.au 2010 last month, I finally met Ted Ts'o, one of the most senior figures in the Linux world, and, like many of them, now working for Google. Indeed, few people go further back in the world of Linux than Ts'o.

Has Linux Mint Killed Distrohopping?

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Linux

extremetech.com: Back in the old days, Linux used to be a tough cookie to get installed. These days, it's more or less a snap to get Linux working on your computer. Perhaps a little too simple.

Does Open Source really hate windows?

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Microsoft

locutus.us: What is it with Open Source, more commonly Linux advocates, and windows? There seems to be an underlying theme amongst this crowd that they hate windows. They say that windows 5ux0r35 or mention it as windaze, windoze, winblows and many other derogatory terms and spelling plays.

10 Best Linux Distributions in 2010

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Linux
  • 10 Best Linux Distributions / Distros in 2010
  • Will the Decade's Best Distros Please Stand Up?

Two new-mail notification apps for Linux

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you sometimes find yourself desperately checking for new emails, afraid you're going to miss something important? Well, no more! All you need to do is to choose one of these extremely handy panel plug-ins!

Issues Within The X.Org Foundation?

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Software

phoronix.com: For the past two weeks elections have been going on by X.Org members to elect five people to serve as board of directors for the X.Org Foundation, the formal 501(c)(3) organization that backs the development of the X.Org project. Since the elections started there has been a rather explosive mailing list discussion.

MySQL Database Replication With SSL On CentOS

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 25 Programming Errors list updated
  • Review: Patriot Box Office PVP
  • Kdenlive 0.7.7 Released
  • Open source is a restaurant where everyone is a chef
  • Benchmarks Of Nouveau's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver
  • AMD Catalyst 10.2 For Linux Gets Direct2D
  • Take the 2010 Future of Open Source Survey
  • Mono: What have we been up to?
  • Microsoft to Talk Open Source at OSBC
  • CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft
  • Why SDL Perl Matters
  • From Slovenia, with love: A new Snoopy Logger
  • FSF submits comment in USTR Special 301 Review
  • openSUSE Milestone 2 released
  • AMD Reveals Upcoming Catalyst Driver Changes
  • Linux Outlaws 136 - Make Love, Not Proprietary Software
  • Ubuntu ported onto Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1
  • Conversation with a free software radical
  • SimplyMepis Linux 8.0.15 Review
  • Why teachers should boycott ICT (except Linux)
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