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Story Mesa 3D Graphics Library 10.6.6 Arrives with 40 Bugfixes, Mesa 11.0 RC3 Is Out Too Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:15am
Story GNOME's Nautilus 3.18 Beta 2 File Manager Gets Multiple Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:12am
Story Update notifications in Debian Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:04am
Story The Ubuntu Tablets Are Coming, and They Look Beefy - Video Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:02am
Story LibreOffice Viewer for Ubuntu Touch Making Great Progress Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:00am
Story Best new icon packs for Android (September 2015) Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 7:52am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2015 - 10:57pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2015 - 10:54pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2015 - 10:52pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/09/2015 - 10:51pm

OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?

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OOo

earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.

Firefox 4 Beta 3 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The Mozilla community is proud to announce that Firefox 4 Beta 3 is now available for download on Mac, Windows or Linux.

Death of the Desktop Take II

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Linux

montanalinux.org: I wrote a rather long response to a posting I saw on Fedora Planet entitled, "Death of the Year of the Linux Desktop". I'm sharing it here as well. The desktop is dead? Some disagree. The free hand of the market happens to be attached to a twisted arm.

Linux light - Absolute Linux 13.1

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Linux

ll-things-linux.blogspot: Welcome to Part 2 of my loose series of reviews on light distros based on good old Slackware. I am going to take a look at the exciting blend that Absolute Linux is offering in its present incarnation, version 13.1.2.

Vector Linux 6.0 “SOHO” Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: Vector Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. Today the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Edition of Vector Linux 6.0 was released, this version is targeted at modern computers in an office environment.

The Power of the UNIX Command-Line

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Linux

Discover the essential UNIX utilities that deliver the entire world to your command line

GNOME Shell is Evolving Quite Beautifully

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Software

techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is a new completely revamped user interface for GNOME. GNOME Shell brings a new window manager called Mutter which is a combination of Metacity and Clutter. This reportedly makes Compiz unnecessary(and incompatible too).

5 More Linux Games

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Gaming
  • 5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played
  • The Chzo Mythos For GNU/Linux Released

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?

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Linux
  • Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?
  • Kernel Log: 2.6.36 development and new stable kernels and drivers

War of the Peppermint Gargantuas

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Linux

jimlynch.com: Now – many years after the War of the Gargantuas movie – there are two more gargantuas that are at war. These two aren’t brown and green, these two are peppermint. I’m referring, of course, to Peppermint OS One and Peppermint Ice.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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KDE
  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Spotlight on Linux: openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: The distribution is always of the highest quality with a professional feel and polish. Novell employs full-time developers to work on openSUSE and community projects, because many of the innovations first seen in openSUSE will end up in Novell's commercial SUSE Enterprise edition.

PCLinuxOS 2010 [Review]

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PCLOS

thinkdigit.com: The PCLinuxOS distro comes in a number of flavours. It offers Gnome, KDE, and OpenBox desktop enviromnents amongst others. It also comes in a variant known as 'Enlightenment Desktop' which includes a window manager of the same name.

Android Beats Ubuntu and Linux

muktware.com: Linux has become omnipresent. It's presence is so deep that a user may not even know that he/she is in-fact using Linux. However, in recent times some GNU/Linux based products have become overly popular outshining Linux.

Ubuntu Licensing

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Ubuntu

peterswapan.wordpress: Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL 1.0.x
  • Writing in an open source world
  • Top 5 Open Source Linux Server Provisioning Software
  • Basenji - A portable volume indexer
  • Use Maximus to Go Full-Screen in Ubuntu
  • Mozilla Draws Controversy Over Silent Firefox Updates
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: May LF Make Me Superfluous
  • New OOo 3.3 Beta release
  • LinuxCon: Linux's Future in the Spotlight
  • Linux Chief Sounds Off on Android, Apple and App Stores
  • Hype vs. Reality: Today's Linux Story from the Media's Perspective
  • The continuum of Linux news #LinuxCon
  • Beginners Tour of Shotwell
  • An overview of today’s top-ten Linux distributions
  • Dell backs Ubuntu
  • Beware of “functions are first class citizens” mantra

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find fastest mirrors for yum CentOS/Fedora/RHEL
  • Die Flash Cookie, Die!
  • Add a Word Count Feature to Tomboy
  • Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?
  • Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts
  • Equinox GTK Theme + Faenza Icon Theme = Awesomeness!
  • Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment
  • Regular expressions for everyone: The basics
  • How to enable Autologin to Linux console using mingetty
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 Explained with Diagrams
  • Smart Cards and Secret Agents
  • Disable the Ugly Gnome Metacity Minimize Effect
  • How to use teapot like a pro
  • New Illumination Tutorial
  • arranging windows from the gnu/linux command line with wmctrl
  • Lazy sound notification

ON TEST: Jolicloud Netbook OS

apcmag.com: With netbooks, you can either run "lite" software, or push the grunt work into the cloud. Jolicloud OS, based on Ubuntu, aims to do the latter.

Changing distributions: openSUSE?

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SUSE

blogs.gnome.org: Due to everything that has happened at Mandriva, I guess it is time to switch distributions. I have no idea when I made the switch to Mandriva, but I know for certain I’ve used it for the last 5 years. At the moment I’m considering Fedora and openSUSE.

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