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Story Africa: IBM Launches the First Mainframe Linux and Cloud Innovation Center in Africa Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 10:21am
Story Is Desktop Linux Secure? Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 10:16am
Story Linux group builds 64-bit Android KitKat for ARM developers Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 10:13am
Story LG releases G Watch promo video, promises to define the smartwatch Roy Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 10:06am
Story Squashfs tools 4.3 released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:43am
Story Freedreno turns gl 2.0 today! Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:38am
Story Coreboot Now Supports The Lenovo Thinkpad T520 Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:35am
Story Joli OS is being discontinued Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:30am
Story Ending the Embedded Linux Patent War Before It Begins Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:25am
Story Ubuntu Touch Emulator Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/05/2014 - 6:16am

Compiz? Emerald? Metacity? What's the Difference?

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Software

ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: Not for the first time, I found myself the other night explaining on IRC how the window manager and window decorator parts fit together. There seems to be a misconception that Compiz requires Emerald. That is far from true. There also seems to be confusion regarding what different kinds of themes do. So let's start at the basics.

Nitrogen: A Background Setter For Lightweight Desktop Manager

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Gnome, KDE and XFCE users will have no problem changing the wallpaper on their desktop. However, if you are using a lightweight desktop manager such Openbox or Fluxbox, you will find that there is no way that you can set the wallpaper for your desktop. In this case, Nitrogen will come in handy.

Playing with Sugar

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Linux

tieguy.org/blog: Following Greg’s recent posts on Sugar, I’m playing with running it a bit; might even try to use it as my dominant platform for a while. Some thoughts, all written from within Sugar:

10 Myths of Free & Open Source Software

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: At FOSS, the focus is more on the protection of information than the methodology used to implement it. Several codes are made and rectified in the public and it thus increases the knowledge of all the users worldwide.

Testing Fedora 10 KDE Edition

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Linux

temporaryland.wordpress: My experience with Fedora has not been bad at all. I think a big reason for that is that my laptop has practically no need for proprietary drivers. In fact, every piece of hardware, including sound, works out of the box. So, that leaves me free to compare distros by their features and ease of use.

Fedora 10: Where's the beef?

techiemoe.com: Everything present in this version can and has been done better in Ubuntu. If you haven't dipped your toes into the Debian side of the pond, this is as good a time as any.

Mandriva falls on bad days - again

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MDV

itwire.com: The global economic crisis is taking its toll on many technology companies and Mandriva has now taken a hit. Last week, the company announced that it would be terminating the services of all its external contractors, that is those who work from remote locations.

10 essential Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the cool things about Firefox is that you can customize the browser with third-party add-ons to make it work better for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Three Reasons Why All Linux Users Should Support Ubuntu

  • Smolt and openSUSE
  • Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Steams Ahead
  • The waning of pure play open source
  • Five Best CD and DVD Burning Tools
  • 2 Mindanao open source orgs receive honors
  • What to Expect From Linux as a New User
  • Open source - it's all about the value add
  • The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
  • Sexism in the IT industry
  • Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?
  • Another vulnerability in VLC media player
  • NHL using Drupal
  • Camp KDE 2009 Presentations Announced
  • AGPL Declared DFSG-Free
  • Unlock the Web with Open Source
  • Sherwin-Williams Standardizes Its Retail Stores on SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Is this OpenOffice.org's Firegull Moment?
  • Unix and Linux Troubleshooting E-Book
  • X Generic Event (XGE) Protocol Specification
  • Opera 10, another great update, another cheesy name
  • Asustek Promises OLPC XO Competitor in Q1 2009
  • On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy IPv6 connections with miredo

  • Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE
  • Configuring sudo and adding users to Wheel group
  • Beginning the boot loading process in Ubuntu
  • Adding Synaptic in Linux Mint KDE
  • Keeping tabs on your network traffic
  • OOo: Using the "Format > Default Formatting" feature in presentations
  • Qemu - running fullscreen
  • How to send email from the Linux command line
  • Ubuntu tip: backing up installed packages

A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source

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OSS

blogs.nytimes: Keith Curtis has just written a book about the future of software. That in itself isn’t unique. More unusual is that Mr. Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, believes deeply that open source is the future of software.

A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

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Ubuntu
  • A perfect Ubuntu upgrade

  • Why Ubuntu Now Beats Vista
  • Back in the Ubuntu saddle again!
  • eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu Command Line Quickstart

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 30 November 2008

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Gentoo

The November issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Kernel team, Incognito, Gentoo-wiki returns, and more!

10 ways to reduce removable media headaches in Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve shied away from Linux because of the hassle of working with removable media, you may want to take another look. Thanks to automation — and with the help of these tips — you may find that removable media is downright user friendly.

Dreamlinux 3.5: Back to the Roots

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: In today’s article we review a fresh version of Dreamlinux, a linux distribution that promises to be good-looking, lightweight yet fully featured, with useful extras available out of the box - making it an attractive package for new users.

The best Linux distributions of fall 2008

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Linux

bitburners.com: For the last year we have had the habit of summarizing the latest release cycle of Linux distributions, and let the fall of 2008 be no different. This time around the decision was easier than ever and I must say that there isn’t even serious competition to which distro shall the award go to.

My Problem With Debian

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Debian based distros. My favourites are Ubuntu, Sidux and MEPIS. In fact, I am solidly in the Debian camp. Despite this I have a problem with Debian and Debian users. It goes like this.

The KDE 4 hassle…

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KDE

keferboeck.info: With KDE 4 a main design goal was - coherent to what we where criticised for - usability and configurability. While trying to provide the same functionality we where aiming for a simpler, smoother user interface. … we just forgot to tell our users …

LyX - A mighty document processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: If you want to create book-quality articles with very little effort, increase your efficiency while working with documents by several orders of magnitude, easily create tables of contents, references or bibliography, this can mean only one thing:

gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

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Linux
  • gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

  • gOS "Cloud" instant-on OS comes to Gigabyte touchscreen netbooks
  • gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds
  • Good OS Announces Cloud — A New Operating System for 2009 (PR)
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Hardware With Linux

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
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    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
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Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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