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Searching and Filtering Photos in digiKam — Part 2

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides the quick search and filtering tools at the bottom of the main window, digiKam offers more advanced search features accessible via the left sidebar. Here, you’ll find a variety of search options.

A few cool plugins for The GIMP (and how to add them)

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ghacks.net: One of the many nicer aspects of the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Project) is that, like Photoshop, you can extend it’s usability by adding plug-ins and scripts.

Google becoming "giant monopoly" - German minister

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reuters.com: Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said.

Does Ubuntu Make Linux Look Bad?

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Ubuntu

robinzrants.wordpress: On one of the computer forums I visit, someone has suggested that Ubuntu Linux “makes Linux look bad.”

openSUSE 11.2… the day after.

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linux.eregion.de: So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street. Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:

Kernel Sandbox

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kdubois.net: Kernel coding is a bit of a pain, if you compare it to userspace coding. You loose a lot of nice things in userspace, like segfaults (think you can’t live with them? try living without them Wink ), and a bad kernel build can easily stop a system cold. These stupid little annoyances can really stop beginners from getting involved!

e-Book Collection Management on Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: Having trouble sorting out hundreds of e-Books? If the collection is too big, its really not friendlier to find a book by file name. We need something like Book Shelf to keep them in order, that is what e-Book Collection Managers are, but they are a lot flexible than our real life Book Shelves.

The Backflip: Motorola's Innovative Android Phone

junauza.com: Motorola just launched its third Android-powered smartphone with a name that describes its unique characteristic. --The Backflip.

On the road again with Mandriva 2010 Spring Alpha1

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva team wishes you happy new year 2010 and is proud to propose the first alpha release for 2010 Spring. Together with these isos, you will find also technical specifications for this coming release.

BSD Magazine goes free

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: We are happy to announce that BSD Magazine is transforming into a free monthly online publication. The online version of BSD Magazine will stay in the same quality and form.

The rise of web applications and Chrome: it's all about timescales

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Web

The significant thing about Chrome is that it sets a new way of thinking. It does not mean Chrome will dominate the world. Open standards mean that other companies could provide similar services.

some odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • 6 Steps for Minimal Ubuntu Installation Using debootstrap
  • Setting Full Duplex mode Ethernet Interface
  • Automate Backups With Back In Time
  • New Gloobus And CoverGloobus Sneaky Peeks
  • VT4 using Drupal
  • Why FOSS should not fear M&A by proprietary vendors
  • On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL
  • Inkscape Class Day 1
  • Single instance apps using D-Bus
  • Life with Linux: Another week of work
  • X Server 1.7.4 Released
  • Possible solutions to Fix the Missing Network Manager Icon in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Binutils Porting Guide To A New Target Architecture
  • Mastering a DVD using QDVDAuthor
  • ASUS Eee PC 1201N Netbook On Linux Update
  • Mount Windows partition automatically using PySDM
  • Fairy Linux Progress Report
  • Make your Linux netbook battery last longer
  • YouTube Videos with Linux: Part 2
  • License Change at Novell Adds Confusion

10 Characteristics of a Linux Guru?

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Linux

daniweb.com: I just read a post on another site from someone who calls himself (herself?), linux guru, and it made me ponder the following question: What is a Linux Guru?

40% Firefox Growth in 2009

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Moz/FF
  • 40% Firefox Growth in 2009
  • Is Firefox’s position vulnerable in 2010?

An API for easy Linux virtualization

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Linux

The libvirt library is a Linux API over the virtualization capabilities of Linux that supports a variety of hypervisors, including Xen and KVM, as well as QEMU and some virtualization products for other operating systems. This article explores libvirt, its use, and its architecture.

openSUSE KDE 4 Repositories Explained

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SUSE

benkevan.com/blog: Thanks to Tejas Guruswamy for a very good write up on build service repositories for KDE.

Will the Linux-Windows Netbook Change the OS Wars?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Back in June, when I wrote an opinion piece about the enduring competition between the three major operating systems, I assumed the race would just go on indefinitely. But in a brilliant stroke of diplomatic ingenuity, Lenovo brought to the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a single hybrid laptop in which Windows 7 and Lenovo's custom form of Linux.

Pino, a Simple Twitter Client for Linux

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learningubuntu.com: Even though in the world of Twitter there are a lot of fantastic, feature-full programs for the Twitter power user, that's not exactly what I, a simple Twitter user, is looking for.

Novell lose Open Source CTSO as Nat Friedman leaves

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h-online.com: Nat Friedman, co-founder of Ximian and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source at Novell has announced in a blog posting that he has quit.

Fedora Project Board Starts into 2010

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The project chair has appointed Red Hat employee Colin Walters to the board. John Poelstra begins the year with open feedback to the board's work.

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