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Story Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Updates Bring Fixes for Mir Backend Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 10:02pm
Story Nvidia Is Now Using a New Linux Kernel Module Source Layout Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Akademy 2015 Keynote: Matthias Kirschner Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:40pm
Story Internationalization improvements in Fedora 22 Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:29pm
Story Canonical's Ubuntu IP policy is garbage Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Zend Server 8.5 Announced as PHP 7 Release Nears Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:25pm
Story The best Linux distributions for beginners Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2015 - 9:22pm
Story How To Install VirtualBox 5.0 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives Mohd Sohail 15/07/2015 - 2:40pm
Story Canonical Closes libwmf Vulnerability In Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 3 15/07/2015 - 2:26pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Heroes Of Newerth Gone Retail
  • Canceling MOTU
  • Mozilla Proposes Search-Based Extension Distribution
  • Bricsys Releases Briscad V10 Beta for Linux
  • gtk icon cache search tool
  • Buffalo Technology embraces opensource firmware
  • The X.Org, Mesa Plans For Ubuntu 10.10
  • Combing Github for Games
  • Network video recorder, powered by Linux
  • Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 8
  • My PCLinuxOS Desktop
  • Ubuntu open to greater touch
  • Sync Your Life
  • Shotwell to Replace F-Spot in upcoming Ubuntu
  • Suricata – Open Source Intrusion Detection

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring IPv6 tunneling with AICCU
  • Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive
  • how to boot a gentoo LiveCD via PXE
  • Linux Play Video CD
  • Configure Xorg X11 Window System
  • Tune your Linux kernel with sysctl
  • Your own OEM configuration: YaST Firstboot

Slackage Management, Baby!

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Slack

lockergnome.com: There are those who say that Slackware Linux doesn’t really have a package manager. BAH! I say. It has two package management systems, actually.

CXGames 9.0 - Hands on Review

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: The first thing you will notice when using CXGames 9.0 if you had used past versions is that the GUI has under gone a refreshing change.

Novell selected as finalist for 2010 American Business Awards

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SUSE

novell.com/prblogs: We’re pleased to report that industry accolades for SUSE Studio and the SUSE Appliance Program continue to roll in, as the industry recognizes the innovation and benefits of software appliances. Finalists were announced today for the 2010 American Business Awards (a.k.a. the Stevies) and Novell has been honored for both offerings.

Novell preps service pack for SUSE Linux 11

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell is close to launching Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux 11 on the desktop and server.

FLOSS Manuals Expands Its Open Source Documentation Effort

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: It's been a while since we here at OStatic checked in on FLOSS Manuals, an ambitious effort to produce free, online documentation for open source software. Here are some of the details on what's new there.

Five Best Linux Netbook OSes - for Now

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Linux

linux.com: Tired of Windows 7 Starter Edition? Ready to boot XP off the netbook? Linux runs particularly well on Netbooks, but it might be hard to choose which flavor is best for you right now.

Some Issues I found with Dual Monitors in KDE

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KDE
Hardware

doknowevil.net: I use dual monitors and heavily use the expo compiz plugin (equivalent to kwin’s ‘desktop grid’). However, the behavior in KDE is a bit odd to me.

Diaspora about to hit $100,000 in donations

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Software
Web

news.cnet.com: Perhaps the most damning critique of Facebook's recent controversial moves has been that a group of programmers have been raising money to create an alternative--and people are donating.

The issues with client side window decorations

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Software

martin-graesslin.com/blog: As you probably have noticed I oppose the introduction of CSD. I think they will have more disadvantages than benefits to the user. In fact I do not see any pro argument for CSD.

Tips: Red Hat RPM and Yellowdog YUM package management

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Linux

Learn how to install, upgrade and manage packages on your Linux system. This article focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM). Explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current.

Ubuntu Utils – It’s The Little Things

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Software

lockergnome.com: Sometimes in life, you have to get it where you can. In that spirit, I got to thinking about which smalls apps or utilities really made things great on my (X)Ubuntu systems.

Who Cares if FOSS Is Profitable?

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: Does money make the FOSS world go round? Perhaps. Making money is what gives people and projects "the option of continuing to be free, as opposed to 'selling out' or abandoning the whole thing just to pay the bills."

Firefighters Save Money Switiching to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Firefighters Save Money Switiching to Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux is Prime Time for your Business Notebook & Desktop
  • Ubuntu derivatives flourish
  • Ubuntu Light Shuts Out Future Ubuntu Moblin/MeeGo Remixes
  • The Performance Of Ubuntu KVM Virtualization

Over a hundred Finland schools using open source

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OSS
Ubuntu

osor.eu: More than a hundred schools across Finland are using open source for all of their desktop PCs, according to Opinsys, an open source services provider.

Pidgin 2.7.0 addresses emoticon vulnerability

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Software

h-online.com: The Pidgin developers have announced the release of version 2.7.0 of their open source instant messenger application.

Illumination Software Creator Beta 1

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Software

lunduke.com: The Illumination Software Creator allows you to visually create your application by linking together colorful building blocks of functionality.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx review

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Ubuntu

pcadvisor.co.uk: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx is the latest Linux operating system from Canonical, aimed at consumers. It's free, but is it sufficiently consumer friendly that you should switch from Windows?

OpenOffice.org Still Kicking

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OOo

ostatic.com/blog: Reports to contrary, the launch of Microsoft Office 2010 doesn't mean that OpenOffice.org is dead — or even wounded.

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  • Security updates for Friday
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