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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:31pm
Story NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:21pm
Story What's New in Kernel Development Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Tizen SDK for Wearable version 1.0.0 has been released Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Ten Year Old "Critical" Bug Discovered In OpenBSD Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Raspberry Pi compatible HDMI stick, STB seeks funding Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:46pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:45pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:44pm
Story Debian 8.0 Beta 2 "Jessie" Released with GNOME as Default Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:27pm

Getting to know Gnote

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: As someone who writes for a living, I tend to take a lot of notes. For a while, used an application called Tomboy for that purpose. It was a nifty little app, but it ran a bit slowly for my tastes. I heard about Gnote, which is a rewrite of Tomboy in C++. Of course, I decided to give it a try.

AMD Phenom II X3 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: With the Phenom II series there is the X3 and X4 line-up for triple-core and quad-core processors, respectively. In this article we are looking at how well the AMD Phenom II X3 710 performs under Ubuntu Linux.

Why Your Boss Wants You to Use Linux

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Linux
Humor

detector-pro.com: As you “already know” – boss knows the best. If bosses were given to choose an operating system which would be right for their employees, that will be Linux. Here is the reasons:

KDE 4.3 Beta 1: A Short Preview

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: As a KDE fan myself, I couldn’t wait to try it out. It took a while before Kubuntu packages were made available, however as soon as they were released I jumped on it and installed the beta on my laptop. What did I think of it?

Wii Fit board speaks to Linux

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Hardware

ostatic.com: One of the best things about technology and its innate hackability (intentional or otherwise) is the endless variety of seemingly mismatched hardware and software that end up working (logically, even) once a hack is finished.

Visual Polish in the Firefox 3.5 Themes

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: We are now in the process of landing a few refreshed icons for the Firefox 3.5 themes. Across all 4 platforms roughly 25 of the icons are either being tweaked or are entirely new (there were some last minute feature additions, like geolocation). Here are a few highlights.

Do we need our own Linux?

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: I downloaded a pre-release version of Bayanihan 5, the upcoming version of the state-sponsored Linux distribution, hoping to put it through its paces. Unfortunately

Why You Want a Dell Mini 10v and not a Dell Mini 10

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Hardware

blog.ibeentoubuntu: Well, the Dell Mini 10v just came out, and it's cheaper. That's one reason to get it right there.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux data backup and recovery strategies

  • Ubuntu Picks Up X Input 2 Support In PPA
  • Infiniband Strikes Back with Help from Linux
  • Announcing first Africa Open Source Fellowship in memory of Guido Sohne
  • Start-up built on free software
  • Geneva to migrate to Ubuntu
  • Got a Linux in the Law Office question?
  • Harvard using Drupal

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Automate Tasks In KDE

  • How to Create a Multi Part Tar File with Linux
  • Use an ISO as if it were a real CD
  • How to Convert RHEL 5 to CentOS 5
  • How to: add features to Firefox with Mozilla's new Jetpack
  • How To Change The Speed Dial Size In Opera

What makes Microsoft a monopoly?

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Microsoft

rudd-o.com: What makes Microsoft a monopoly is not their market share. It is actually much, much simpler.

The Android Momentum Continues

ostatic.com/blog: In recent weeks, the Android operating system has seen tremendous, encouraging momentum.

Norhtec's Gecko Surfboard -- a Prototype

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Hardware

blog.ibeentoubuntu: Michael Barnes, the owner of Norhtec, was nice enough to forward some pictures of a rough prototype they're working on -- a PC in a keyboard similar to the eeePC Keyboard PC.

Online Storage Options Compared

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Software
Web

lunduke.com: Having a local folder that is automatically synced to secure online storage is awesome. Drop a document in a folder. Boom. It’s backed up to a remote server. Which ones offer the best bang for my buck?

Qt vs. GTK: Kopete, KMess, Pidgin and Emesene

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that, at least in my opinion, KDE is losing out to GNOME because there simply aren’t as many Qt applications as GTK ones. Competition breeds quality, and as a result, I find Qt applications in general to be inferior.

Justice Rules Police Can't Steal Other Kid's Toys

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Just over a month ago, Breaking News brought LinuxJournal.com readers the story of Riccardo Calixte, the Boston College computer science student targeted by heavy-handed investigators for the capital offense of being a Linux user. Now it's time to update that story.

Gnome desktop overhaul guide

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Software

thesiliconjungle.wordpress: Gnome is pretty cool. It’s simple and solid. Unfortunately a default Gnome desktop is not very appealing to the eyes. We all come to the point where we wonder, “Can I make my Gnome desktop look super l33t?”

Search engine for Debian sources

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Linux
Web

h-online.com: Peter De Wachter has created a Debian source code search engine for developers. It lets them find out quickly what files contain, for example, the usb_device structure required for accessing USB devices.

Moblin netbook Linux preview

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Intel's Moblin 2.0 Linux desktop for netbooks is really still too raw to be called a beta, but with a fresh take on what a desktop should be, it's showing great promise.

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

today's howtos

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.