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Story Tails: An essential distro or an accessory to compliment a tin foil hat for the average user? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:31pm
Story HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 review Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Debian admin handbook is a labour of love Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:08pm

Let’s talk about Python 3.0

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Software

b-list.org: I really like Python. It’s my language of choice for new projects, my language of choice for hacking up quick things to play with and the language I get to work with every day at my job. Python fits my brain in ways that no other programming language ever has. But

Linus Torvalds: Life is good again...

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Linux

...because it looks like we figured out what the suspend/resume problem was. And as suspected, the actual resource code had nothing what-so-ever to do with it, and was apparently just a trigger for timing.

7 Best Free/Open-source Image Viewers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: An image viewer (also known as image browser) is a desktop application that can quickly display or handle stored graphical images in different graphics file formats. It can render images according to properties of the display such as display resolution, color depth, and color profile. Other image viewers have advanced features like editing and web publishing.

Linux vs. Binary Blobs, or, Ideology vs. Reality

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Linux

workswithu.com: As Bruce Byfield notes in a recent essay, there’s been a bit of discussion lately about the presence of ‘binary blobs‘ in the Linux kernel. But the larger question, perhaps, is whether or not software freedom really matters so much to mainstream Linux users in the first place.

The Macbook Experiment: Fedora 10 for Two Days

tuxgeek.me: After trying Ubuntu 8.10 for two days on my Macbook, which proved to be a success, I now take Fedora 10 for a spin. Read on to see how my two days experience with this Linux distro was like.

today's leftovers

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News
  • An Overview Of Recent KDE 4 Development

  • Implications of startups choosing open source
  • WINE 1.1.10 Brings Improved 64-Bit Support
  • We need solutions to industry 'bugs,' not critics
  • KDE Videocast Episode 4, December 6
  • Command not found
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.8
  • Second Firefox 3.1 beta under starters order
  • the linux desktop’s change problem
  • Top of the world, ma! (Monitoring software)
  • Ding Dong the Emeralds Back Compiz
  • The Status of PCLinuxOS 2008/2009
  • Richard Stallman supports Creative Commons. Do you?
  • Combined KDE and Gnome developers meeting
  • Is there really a ‘relationship’ between Linux and Windows?
  • Open source and circling the drain
  • Music Studio Software: Buzztard
  • New version 5.2.7 of PHP has improved stability and security
  • Radeon Driver Gets Tear-Free X-Video
  • Teaching Thunderbird to Tango
  • Post 2.0.0 Git Vaults, Amarok Urls and Bookmarks

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 3 ways to keep safe your files

  • Tar Extract a Single File(s) From a Large Tarball
  • Getting Clock to Display Temp, Weather & Multiple Timezone in Ubuntu
  • Installing Fedora 10 Step by step
  • Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 2
  • Keeping an eye on your Web proxy usage with Squid Graph
  • Start using crontab for automation

Reasons to Switch from OS X or Windows to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

chris.pirillo.com: All too often, popular tech-blogs engage in the old and tired debate about why you should switch to OS X or stay with Windows. The other alternative, the one that both Microsoft and Apple are afraid to mention, is GNU/Linux.

Songbird 1.0

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: After a long period of beta versions, Songbird 1.0 is out. The big question is: is it any good? Let’s find out.

Ilumina TV Runs On Ubuntu

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Hardware
Ubuntu

technology.inquirer.net: The Ilumina's basic component is its 32-inch LCD TV panel. Inside it are computer parts that run a scaled-down version of Ubuntu Linux operating system.

First Look: Fedora 10 OS

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Linux

Redmond Channel Partner: Fedora 10, a Linux-based desktop operating system sponsored by Red Hat, was released late last month by the Fedora Project. This version of the open source OS, code-named "Cambridge," has some new features that I was eager to try. I used the 700-MB live CD for installation and testing.

KDE 4.2 beta 1 on Gentoo

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KDE

kev009.com: KDE 4.2 is set for release on January 27th. Eager to see what is new and improved, I installed beta 1 on my Gentoo box. This is a snapshot of the current development tree that will eventually be released as KDE 4.2.

Also: Review - KDE 4 - Linux GUI interface - SUCKS

Michael Robertson Loses Motion in Dispute over Linspire's Missing Assets

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: I have some good news to report to the 100 some-odd shareholders who remain in the dark about Linspire's missing cash and assets...

Happy metrics on Mandriva community growth

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MDV

Vincent Danen posted some numbers about the decline of posts to Mandriva's mailing lists. However, this is not evidence of a decline in the community - it simply means they all moved elsewhere. Specifically, to the forums.

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 10 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 10 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.

Loving KDE 4.2

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KDE

jtechinda.blogspot: Now that KDE 4.2 beta1 packages are finally done we can start using KDE 4.2! I think the changes are absolutely great. Nothing too radical, but the KDE team packed in a lot of features everywhere and it really adds up!

VMGL brings 3-D effects to VMs

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Software

linux.com: VMGL is a little-known application written as part of Google's Summer of Code 2006 program that lets OpenGL apps running inside a virtual machine take advantage of the graphics hardware acceleration on the host.

10 Great Thunderbird Addons You Must-have

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Moz/FF

makeuseof.com: More than a year back, Aibek has written a great list of 35 must-have thunderbird addons. Since then, a lot of great addons have been created and some of the older addons have also evolved to become a better one.

10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

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Linux

daniweb.com: Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons.

Sad metrics on Mandriva community decline

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MDV

linsec.ca/blog: I’ve been saying it for a while, but never really put hard evidence to it. Our community has declined and by the numbers I’ll produce, I’m going to say it declined a lot.

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KDE Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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    Canada-based D-Wave Systems has released an open-source software tool designed to help developers program quantum computers, Wired reported Wednesday.
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GNU Gimp Development

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