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Story HP Creates Open Source Network Operating System Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:50am
Story Alien: Isolation for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:44am
Story Linux Kernel 4.1.12 LTS Now Available for Download, Has a Little Bit of Everything Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:37am
Story Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Daily Builds Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:33am
Story 2015, The Year Of Android/Linux In Asia Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:27am
Story First Look at Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:24am
Story New Opera, Chakra Plasma 5, Riddell Responds Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:19am
Story Android-based “Brillo” IoT OS arrives with hacker SBC support Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 9:10am
Story IPFire 2.17 - Core Update 94 released Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 12:56am
Story Xfce Smooth: the smooth variations Roy Schestowitz 28/10/2015 - 12:54am

Mass resignations from

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  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • 3.3.0 Release Candidate 3 available

A look at two Open Source microblogging clients

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Software In addition to posting to several blogs, I also do a lot of microblogging. I’m not a huge fan of the Web interfaces. Over the months, I’ve looked at a number of desktop microblogging clients for Linux. Over the last month or so, I’ve been using two clients that I’ve stumbled upon:

Ubuntu 11.04 won't be the same

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  • Ubuntu 11.04 won't be the same old Linux
  • Thoughts on Ubuntu and (dis-)Unity(?)
  • PPAs Turning Ubuntu into Arch?
  • Install Unity to experience the future of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 11.04 (Desktop) Will Get The Global Menu

Improving The Linux Desktop: 20 Needed Fixes

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Linux I love using Linux. I "live Linux" exclusively, every-single-day. And I have done this for years. With this article, I hope to address new ideas alongside some challenges that I believe, if dealt with realistically, would make using Linux more accessible for everyone.

4 Better Web Browsers for Linux and Everyone Else

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Software Our Web browsers do everything these days, and they're also the #1 malware vector. Eric Geier reviews four excellent Web browsers for Linux, Mac, and Windows users that are safer, friendlier, and better than Internet Explorer.

Are there too many Linux Distributions?

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Linux From time to time, I can read an article stating that there are too many Linux Distributions, and that this situation is counter productive for Linux.

London Stock Exchange delays Linux launch after live test

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Linux The London Stock Exchange has postponed the launch of its Linux-based IT system for cash markets, after a third live test was completed with customers over the weekend.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 378

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Introducing Pinguy OS 10.04
  • News: Fedora approves release 14, Ubuntu switches to Unity for desktop, Debian releases first beta of installer, Pardus package manager updates
  • Questions and answers: Linux and the command line
  • Released last week: MeeGo 1.1, DragonFly BSD 2.8, Finnix 100
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14, OpenBSD 4.7, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 3
  • Donations: Geany receives €210.00
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Does Firefox Tuning Make Firefox Faster?

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Moz/FF Firefox has a somewhat hidden configuration area that enables users to adjust certain features of the browser. It this feature that you will have to access when you stumble across Firefox tuning tips that have been posted for years across the web. Do they work?

Is Ubuntu Forking Gnome With Unity?

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  • Is Ubuntu Forking Gnome With Unity?
  • Ubuntu's Game-Changing Quest for 'Unity'
  • Using Unity – Day 6
  • Farewell Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10, Is it a perfect 10/10?

today's leftovers:

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  • YaRock - Browse Music Collection By Album Cover
  • LAMP stack Halloween cake
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent updated to 1.0.1
  • Netbooks: XO, Intel, Asus EEE Usability Test
  • Bell Systems Technical Journals Published
  • Netactview similar to TCPview
  • Mini DebConf Paris 2010
  • PlayOnLinux 3.8.5 is available
  • Choosing between development and production version of php.ini
  • Android faces critical security study
  • Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache
  • Linux Outlaws 172 - Port 25

some howtos:

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  • How To Expand Usable Storage Space In Ubuntu
  • Encrypt Files
  • How to get information on your graphics card in Linux
  • How to upgrade to Fedora 14 "Laughlin" from Fedora 13 & 12
  • Panorama without Hugin
  • Change perspective of images in The GIMP
  • How to get gwibber to use the Ubuntu font
  • Eclipse for Drupal in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Program Installs / Upgrades in Ubuntu
  • Alias in zsh

News from the GIMP 2.8 development

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GIMP First off, no, there is no news on a release date of GIMP 2.8. It is still unclear when GIMP 2.8 will be released. While waiting we took a new look at the development which brings cool new functions into GIMP!

The Chakra Project - Innovating on KDE and Arch Linux

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all-things-linux.blogspot: The Chakra project started out releasing a live CD based on Arch Linux with KDE4 for the desktop, initially to make it easier and quicker to install an Arch system with their favorite environment, while also providing an unofficial Arch live CD to test drive the distribution

Installing the Boxee beta on Ubuntu 10.10

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Software Although the October 10 release of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) had been anticipated for many months, and despite Ubuntu being Boxee’s primary Linux target, Ubuntu 10.10 users have been disappointed to discover that the current Boxee beta won’t install on Maverick.

Optimization in KWin 4.6

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KDE Apart from the scripting interface KWin will not ship any major new feature in 4.6. Most of the work I did for 4.6 was to improve the overall performance of our compositing engine.

The 4 Best Free Linux Anti-Virus Programs

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Software Does a Linux user need antivirus software? If you insert your thumb drive regularly into Windows computers, for example, it might be infected, meaning you’re spreading malware with it and not even knowing it.

Unity: Some Further Clarification Points

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  • Jono Bacon: Unity: Some Further Clarification Points
  • Using Unity – Day 5 How Does It Compare to Gnome Shell?
  • Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade woes
  • 4 steps to freedom

Star Trek Enterprise Owner's Manual

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  • Star Trek's Enterprise now has an owner's manual
  • Texas Supreme Court Cites The Wisdom Of Spock On Star Trek

Jumping the shark, no. 14.

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Linux With only two days left until Fedora 14 release, I went ahead and upgraded the behemoth in my home office, a Dell XPS 730x workstation, to the new “Laughlin” release.

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