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Story 5 things Apple announced at WWDC that are 'borrowed' from Android Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:17am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Might Be Delayed Due to Miscellaneous Issues Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:17am
Story Dell's Current Ubuntu Image For The XPS 13 Developer Laptop 2015 Disappoints Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:14am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:54am
Story 10 Open Source Docker Tools You Should Be Using Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:44am
Story Warning: Don’t Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:42am
Story Fedora 22's KDE spin Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:39am
Story Debian Jessie Updated and #!++ Added to DB Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:33am
Story The rise of Red Hat and the open organization Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:31am
Story A Linux Bling Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:24am

Distro Hoppin`: Gosalia BETA

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Linux

itlure.com: I got my hands on a quite (still) obscure distro called... GOSALIA. It's a pretty bad name if you ask me. G O S A L I A. And not only does it sound totally awesome but its origins are even more interesting.

Open source deduplication software released for Linux

computerworld.com.au: A new open source project, dubbed Opendedup, has appeared with the goal of creating a deduplication-based file system for Linux called SDFS.

Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot

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Microsoft
OSS
  • Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot: De Icaza
  • Patent 101
  • Microsoft moments -- good, bad and ugly
  • Questioning open-core licensing for open source software

today's leftovers:

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News
  • All Your Browsing History Are Belong to Us
  • FSF announces Free Software Awards winners
  • Open Source Fundraising Campaigns: The GNOME Ruler
  • varnish changed my life
  • Installing and Running Linux on Nintendo Wii
  • My XFCE Desktop
  • Wally - Wallpaper changer using multiple sources
  • Compiz 0.9 Release Finally Approaching
  • My Mom Runs Ubuntu
  • Compaq Presario 2175us Ubuntu Graphics Driver
  • Now Hear This
  • Opera 10.51 Review
  • Trisquel- Ubuntu habla espanol
  • Linux Basement Episode 52 - Podcatching an Asterisk
  • List of Debian-based Distributions
  • Of Google, China and a disease called hypocrisy
  • Open Source Exchange Alternatives
  • Hack your Samsung TV, linux guy
  • AVG kills Windows viruses with Linux and emergency rescue CD
  • Oracle-Sun: An Insider’s View for Sun Partners
  • Open Source Software conference planned for April
  • Sneak Preview: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Connecting To Serial Null Modems With GNU Screen
  • Use vmstat to monitor your system memory and CPU
  • Install Multiple 'Bleeding Edge' Firefox Versions in Linux
  • Fastest way to create ramdisk in Ubuntu/Linux
  • install 32bit deb applications in 64bit Ubuntu
  • Unix How To: Aliases and Functions
  • Add a Cache Clearing Button to Firefox
  • Get to know Linux: AppArmor
  • Console color schemes
  • Back In Time : System Restore on Ubuntu

If sudoku has you puzzled, turn to HoDoKu

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Gaming

sourceforge.net/blog: A search for “sudoku” on SourceForge.net yields more than 300 projects, so why use HoDoKu to generate, solve, and analyze sudoku puzzles? Creator Bernhard Hobiger gives three good reasons:

Red Hat posts profit gain, sales rise 18%

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Linux

marketwatch.com: Red Hat Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose to $23.4 million, or 12 cents a share, from $16.2 million, or 8 cents a share in the same period last year.

The Awesome Wallpapers of pr09studio

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: If you read OMG! regularly you’ll likely be aware that there a few community artists/designers/themers that we really dig. Well the pantheon of win is about to be joined by another digital artist who’s wallpaper collection of consistently impressive standards has really wowed me.

Jabbing with Coccinella

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Software

linuxbeacon.com: Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client.

Interesting GNOME Census problems

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Software

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: We’ve been running into some interesting issues with the GNOME census, which are causing us to twist our tiny brains to get useful results. I thought it might be interesting to share some of them.

Linux is a Better Teacher

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Linux

daniweb.com: I learned a little from my dalliances with Apple products. I learned a lot from PCs running DOS and Windows. I've learned the most about computers from Linux.

To Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • To Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Installation Slideshow Gets Updated
  • Its beauty is in its potential
  • Why Docky’s GMail Docklet Doesn’t currently work in Ubuntu 10.04

Fedora 13 Beta testing is underway

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 Beta testing is underway
  • Future FPL

Microsoft Facing £25m Argentinian Linux Lawsuit

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Linux
Microsoft
Legal

eweekeurope.co.uk: A legal dispute between Microsoft and an open source company in Argentina raises questions about the availability of desktop Linux in other countries, experts claim

Linux games review

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Gaming

shanefagan.com: Ok since I made my last post about my search for some good native games I went looking BTW im excluding FPS games because they are all awesome (Nexuiz is my fav though).

Penguins converge on Austin Texas

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Linux
Interviews

linuxlock.blogspot: Austin is beautiful in the spring...enjoy it while you can because spring heralds summer. That's why the people organizing the Texas Linux Fest chose April to hold their event.

ZaReason Teo, with an Ubuntu twist

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linux-netbook.com: Linux system builder ZaReason appears to have launched a new Linux netbook. While there’s no information about the new Teo netbook on the ZaReason web site, you can already order one from Amazon for $460.

Sharing Files & Folders Between Linux, Mac and Windows

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Software

linux.com: In today's world of business computing, systems must be able to communicate and interact with one another. In this article I am going to discuss ways in which you can have your Linux machine interacting with your co-workers' Mac and PC machines.

Mint 9: An overview of the new features

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: In this blog post, I’ll only go through the features that are developed specifically for Linux Mint.

Reviewed: VueScan 8.6.10

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Software

tuxradar.com: Can it be true: is this really a piece of scanning software that can recognise your scanner first time? On Linux? Read on.

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Linux Microsoft Office Alternatives

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Security: Updates, WordPress, Hardware Patches, and Open Source Security Podcast

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
  • Debian-Based SolydXK Linux OS Receives Patch for Meltdown Security Vulnerability
    The Debian-based SolydXK Linux operating system has been updated today with patches for the Meltdown security vulnerability, as well as various other new features and improvements. To mitigate the Meltdown security exploit that allows a locally installed program to access the memory, including the kernel memory, and steal sensitive information like passwords and encryption keys, the SolydXK 201801 ISO images are now powered by the latest kernel release with patches against this vulnerability.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Now Patched Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Vulnerabilities
    It's time for users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system to patch their systems against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities as new kernel updates landed today in the repos. Publicly disclosed earlier this month, the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities are affecting us all, but OS vendors and OEMs are trying their best to mitigate them so that no user can be the victim of attacks where their sensitive data is at risk of getting in the hands of the wrong person.
  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 78 - Risk lessons from Hawaii

GNOME Devs to Users: Desktop Icons Are Moving to GNOME Shell with GNOME 3.28

There appears to be a lot of fuss lately about the removal of an option from the GNOME desktop environment that allows users to display icons on their desktops. Long story short, last month, near the Christmas holidays, GNOME developer Carlos Soriano shared his plans on removing a so-called "the desktop" feature from the Nautilus file manager starting with the upcoming GNOME 3.28 release of the desktop environment, proposing its integration into the GNOME Shell component. The feature is there to handle application icons on the user's workspace, but it shouldn't have been implemented in Nautilus in the first place, according to the developer. So for the GNOME devs to be able to add new features to the Nautilus file manager, they need to remove its ability to handle desktop icons and place the code somewhere else. Read more