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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 8:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 8:18pm
Story Pursuing adoption of free and open source software in governments Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:44pm
Story ROS - the open source Robotic Operating System Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Dutch municipality group adopts and fosters open source Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:41pm
Story KDE Telepathy 0.8 is out Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:40pm
Story GNOME 3.12 Released - See What`s New [Video, Screenshots] Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:29pm
Story MX-14 “Symbiosis” Linux OS Wants to Resurrect Your Old Computer Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:24pm
Story Red Hat founder Bob Young's not done with startups Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 7:06pm

Benefits of linux from a user point of view

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linuxd.wordpress: The other day this guy that lives with me was idleing around the house since he was formating his pc. He asked me “Do you have any recommendations for me?” Obviously, I said “Install ubuntu.” He wanted to know what’s in it for him.

The KOffice 2.0 beta, part 2: Graphical and charting programs

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linux.com: Yesterday, I looked at the major applications in the first beta for KOffice 2.0. Now it's the turn of the rest of the beta: The KPlato project manager, KChart, the vector graphics editor Karbon, and the raster graphics editor Krita.

Ubuntu Has No Stepchildren, Only Independent Siblings

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org/mneptok: This recent post is not the first time that the Ubuntu project and its sponsor, my employer, have been accused of neglecting Kubuntu. And it may not be the last. But please allow me to make some points.

KDE 4.1.2 Unmasked in Gentoo

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Gentoo

blog.cryos.net: I am very pleased to announce that KDE 4.1.2 is in the Gentoo official tree and I unmasked it a little earlier today. I think that all the big bugs have been squashed but there may be a few left lurking.

Mandriva 2009 - KDE4 for the mass adoption

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MDV

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I confess I am a KDE fan. I had great hopes on KDE 4, I liked it very much for its radical new features. I tried KDE 4 with Debian, Kubuntu, OpenSuSE, Fedora but none were polished and ready to satisfy me. But I think the wait is over with yesterday's release of Mandriva 2009.

Open Source in Education

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OSS

theopensourcerer.com: The very limited use of FOSS in the UK’s education sector has long been a source of much puzzlement and even anger - from this side of the IT divide at least.

Measuring the true success of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

gnome.org/~michael/blog: Is success measured in downloads, or up-loads ? are bugs filed as good as bugs fixed ? are volunteer marketers as valuable as volunteer developers ? Alternatively does success come through attracting and empowering developers, who have such fun writing the code that they volunteer their life, allegiance and dreams to improve it ?

What's new in Linux 2.6.27

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heise-online.co.uk: New and improved Wi-Fi drivers now allow the kernel to routinely deal with a considerably higher number of 802.11n Wi-Fi chips than before. Add the gspca webcam driver and a host of further changes to kernel drivers and infrastructure and you get a Linux kernel with much better hardware support and a much wider range of features; in addition, 2.6.27 is said to be faster and better scalable than its predecessors.

OpenOffice 3.0 Final ready & is it good enough

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blogs.zdnet: OpenOffice.org 3.0 Final has already been uploaded to a variety of mirror download sites ahead of the official announcement Monday 13.

few distro quickies

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Linux
  • A Quick Glance at Fedora 10 beta

  • 24 hours with Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • My switch to Ubuntu

20 websites that changed the world

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Web

techradar.com: If there was one site that would change the world for ever, it would be the first ever website, created by internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.

Linus: On making releases..

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torvalds-family.blogspot: The whole point of a release is that it should be something reasonably stable. Stable enough so that people can take that release and use it as a base for the stable tree. It doesn't have to be perfect.

UserBase: A Tour

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KDE
Web

jucato.org/blog: Taking a break from my website “duties” (some other blog post), I thought of doing some UserBase “marketing”. This has been one of the pet projects of the KDE Community Working Group and one that I’ve been personally and deeply involved in. This “tour” tries to highlight some of the features and goals of the wiki.

I am not impressed with OpenOffice Impress

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ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: OpenOffice.org Impress makes LaTeX + Beamer look user-friendly. Now that I've gone through turning my OLF slides from boring black-on-white to prettier, I realize how much of a usability nightmare Impress is.

Power Outage downs openSUSE Servers

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SUSE

opensuse.org: We have a power outage in the part of the city of Nürnberg where the Novell office and the main server room is. This means that many of our servers are right down, especially the download redirector, the mailing lists, the openSUSE build service and users.opensuse.org.

today's leftovers

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  • Where open source will be sucked into the downdraft

  • Huawei e169 3G modem on Ubuntu 8.04
  • How to Find duplicate copies of files Using fdupes in Ubuntu
  • High volume is key for open source
  • Why eBay Should Open-Source Skype
  • Office Pranks
  • Bureaucracy and open source: Do they mix?
  • 'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled
  • Show users in MySQL
  • Why Open Source is hot now?
  • openSUSE at Indiana Linuxfest and Ohio Linuxfest this weekend
  • 5 Useful Linux Performance Utilities
  • Simply Mepis Linux and My Office - Part Two
  • Linux 2.6.27
  • Stable kernel updates 2.6.25.18 and 2.6.26.6
  • Security scans with OpenVAS
  • Making money on open source
  • Mono 2.0 Live CD lets you test the latest version
  • Clocks for time travelers
  • CyberLink Announces Linux HD Video Player

Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4: First Impressions

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Please don’t regard this post as a review of Mandriva 2009 - these are simply my first impressions upon booting up the system. First, I have one word: Wow!

Myths of Linux - The Public Can't Cope with Linux

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gnuru.org: One criticism of Linux is that ordinary people are, on the whole, too ignorant about technology to use anything except Windows. This is just wrong.

Test Center review: Drupal turns pro

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Drupal

infoworld.com: As we've seen time and again, in an increasing number of enterprise software categories, open source has become a promising alternative to commercial software. But there's no free ride.

Foresight Kid's can inspire young minds

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Linux

linux.com: Foresight Linux is best known by many as the distribution that features the Conary package management system. Perhaps soon it may become known as your child's favorite distro. The recent release of Foresight Kid's Edition 1.0 introduces a new generation to the benefits of Linux and open source software. My 4-year-old granddaughter test drove Foresight Kid's Edition and had a wonderful time.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
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  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
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Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

today's howtos

Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

  • Linux Foundation’s Blockchain Collective Hyperledger Hits 100 Members
    Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.
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  • Sasken becomes member of Automotive Grade Linux
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