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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:46pm
Story Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Red Hat wants you to contain yourself and your workloads Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Story CrunchBang rises from the ashes Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:20pm
Story OpenPi review – a Pi of Things Rianne Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 9:13pm
Forum topic WiFi Xarzu 2 15/02/2015 - 7:54pm
Story End of the m0n0wall project Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 7:03pm
Story Release of KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 7:01pm
Story The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 6:59pm
Story 5 Reasons To Use Linux Mint And Not Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 15/02/2015 - 6:52pm

Opera 10.01 released

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Software
  • Opera 10.01 Release Annoucement
  • eWeek Slideshow: Opera 10 Still an Innovative Web Browser

Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical
  • Visual Tour n’ Tweak Guide To Ubuntu Karmic Netbook Remix
  • Before the cage is opened…

Learn image manipulation and create a glassy wallpaper on GIMP

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GIMP
HowTos

linuxforu.com: Playing with GIMP is never boring, every time you do some experiment you come to know of some cool effect. The best part are the filters, which if applied properly, can produce jaw dropping effects. While experimenting with GIMP I came to know that how easily I could create a glassy text with gimp.

A sneak preview of new OpenOffice 3.2 part 2

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OOo

linuxcrunch.com: In this second part, I will explore with you the new features of Chart, Calc and Base (applications within Oo package).

Opera browser dinged by code execution flaw

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Mozilla isn’t the only alternative browser maker struggling with serious security problems.

Slick Linux Virtual Terminal: aterm

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Software

suseblog.com: In the search for a full weight loss program for my window manager (I’m switching from KDE 3.5 to XFCE4), it became clear that another terminal would have to replace Konsole. After 11 full minutes of considerable thought, agonizing contemplation, deliberation and extensive research, aterm became the obvious choice.

Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu
  • ZDNet Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Meet Francis Lacoste: Canonical Launchpad team
  • Ubuntu 9.10 And Windows 7 - Both Are Pretty Good
  • Great themes for Ubuntu9.10 Karmic koala
  • Download Karmic Nights Theme
  • Ubuntu bug subjects TG Daily hack to wrath of fanbois

AbiWord 2.8.0 Released, Loaded With New Features

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Software

ostatic.com: Open source word processing program AbiWord has a new release this week that sports several new features and a slew of bugfixes. AbiWord, long overshadowed by OpenOffice.org, is a fine multi-platform application in its own right and the new goodies in version 2.8.0 bring even more to the table.

Review: Sabayon Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Sabayon Linux has always been known as the "swiss army knife" of Linux distributions, given all that it had installed, and all that it could do. But that title may slowly be slipping as other distributions quickly catch up to it in the "all in one" category. But does that affect how Sabayon operates? Well, let's find out.

GNU/Linux: Not Just DIY Computing

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Linux

igneousquill.net: There was a time, not long ago, when GNU/Linux was only for hardcore geeks.

Is Google Faking the Open-Source Funk?

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Google

eweek.com: Some folks are claiming that Google is faking the open-source funk by not being as open as it could be about Android.

Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done

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OS

earthweb.com: "Dual-booting with Windows and desktop Linux is a snap to do.” This statement is at best a half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me bananas.

Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints
  • Ubuntu 9.10 hates kernel developers?
  • Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware
  • Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default Windows alternative

H264 Video Encoding on Amazon's EC2

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Linux
Hardware
Movies

Stream #0 recently started looking at Amazon's EC2 computing offering. We created our first public AMI, based on Debian Squeeze, including FFmpeg and x264 pre-installed. Now that we can easily start instances with the necessary basics installed, it is time to compare the relative merits of the different instance sizes that Amazon offers.

D2X-XL: Unique 6 Degrees Of Freedom Game (Descent 2 Mod)

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Linux

D2X-XL is an OpenGL mod for the classic 3D game Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6, has all bugs from D2X 0.2.6 fixed and has restored all features from the original D2_3dfx (official Voodoo graphics version). D2X-XL is free and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Everybody Loves Windows 7 - Part 2 (RMS Error)
  • Blog posts are no replacement for documentation
  • Novell Will File Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the US Supreme Court
  • Phonon backends
  • Psystar's $50 hackintosh tool not all it's cracked up to be
  • The quest for a truly open smartphone: can it be done?
  • AbiWord 2.8 Brings Notable Changes
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest
  • KDE 4.3.2 now official in Slackware
  • Accessing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) from Mandriva
  • Intel graphics and gaming, Abiword 2.8.0

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 1)
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrading To GRUB 2
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrade Your File System To Ext4
  • Linux Kernel /etc/sysctl.conf Security Hardening
  • Preparing An Ubuntu Machine For Upgrade
  • Booting Linux from Internet with boot.kernel.org
  • The cure for everything - chmod 777
  • How to Lift Ubuntu Linux Ram Limit
  • Batch Resize Images Using ImageMagick
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 3
  • Seahorse - Encryption Made Easy
  • Convert virtually any video into a DVD-valid MPEG2 stream

Mozilla fixes 16 flaws with Firefox 3.5.4

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla today patched 16 vulnerabilities in Firefox, 11 of them critical, as it updated the open-source browser to version 3.5.4.

Doing the Linux Math

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: Taking the market share for Windows, the number of Linux Users both paying the most for this special "name your price" sale and the fact that they remain customers since they discovered 2dboy...

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What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more