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Story Is Google's future in television in Chromecast, or is it in Android TVs? Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 6:11pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Might Get Linux Kernel 4.2.2 Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 6:06pm
Story NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV OTA Update Improves HTPC Credentials Rianne Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 5:55pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:24pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:23pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:22pm
Story LilacSat, Mageia, and Sabayon Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:21pm
Story VeltOS, Arch, and Manjaro Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:19pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 30/09/2015 - 4:18pm

Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year

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infoworld.com: InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source platforms, middleware, applications, and application development tools

10 Compelling Reasons to Switch to Opera from Firefox

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Software

walyou.com/blog: When it comes to innovation, Opera leads on many fronts (which we will be discussing today) but it hasn’t seen the success it deserves. It is a remarkable browser, which is still not too familiar to regular Internet users, but it should be praised.

Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

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Microsoft
OSS

zdnet.com/blog: Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

Acer ZGA Chrome OS Netbook Mentioned In Linux Kernel Changelog

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Linux

electronista.com: A discovery late Monday has revealed that Google may already be testing Acer-made netbooks running Chrome OS. An "Acer ZGA" system has surfaced in a Linux kernel changelog that would be consistent with Aspire One netbooks.

Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food

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Software

theregister.co.uk: Marten Mickos – the former MySQL chief executive who now heads build-you-own-cloud outfit Eucalyptus Systems – has defended the Eucalyptus platform against recent criticism of both its "open core" model and its ability to scale beyond a relatively small number of servers.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free PhotoShop
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 and Multimedia
  • Gentoo needs you!
  • ColorCube – Puzzle Game Released!
  • Meerkat software center gets background
  • Municipality of Modena removing vendor dependency office tools
  • Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy
  • Who Tops the Evil Tech List?
  • Illuminating the Illumos Project
  • The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google
  • Oracle and open source
  • Oracle forms new 'axis of evil' against open source, claims Adobe
  • Oracle takes over JavaOne conference
  • GNOME Shell Themes Now Have an Equinox Variant
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 7 – Impressions So Far

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a repository with subversion
  • Get website metrics with AWStats
  • Remove All Files Except Some
  • get Ralink 2870 wireless usb adapter working in
  • SalixOS/Slackware-13.1
  • Make Your Firefox Browser Start Up Faster
  • Introduction to Das U-Boot

Why I’ll Never Offer Ubuntu Desktop To Clients

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Ubuntu

prosulum.com: Imagine a place where all businesses had $0 recurring expense for business related software. A wonderful land where all you had to worry about was convincing clients to pay you for maintenance, and not license fees.

Introducing Windows users to Linux

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Like many current Linux users, I once used Windows exclusively. Luckily, I learnt that there are alternatives that are just as good, if not better.

Pigs Can Fly

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"

Linux Market Share

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I came across this well-written piece from the Royal Pingdom Blog referenced on Linux Today. It’s about the failure of desktop Linux to break the 1% market share barrier, and I confess that it left me a little depressed. But I decided to add my two cents on the subject anyhow.

Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience. This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices, and by helping you organize your tabs in order to juggle and prioritize your busy online life.

Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans

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Software

earthweb.com: With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day.

First pre-release version of Fedora 14

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Linux

h-online.com: The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin".

Cheating on Ubuntu with a Mac

zdnet.com/blog: It started with harmless flirtations with Windows 7. I mean, come on, it was pretty, fast, stable, and popular. I love Ubuntu, but I’m only human, right? No harm in looking.

The ZenMini of netbook Linuxes

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Linux

openattitude.com: PCLinuxOS Gnome ZenMini DesktopOpenSUSE isn’t the only new distro at the Oa compound; I’ve also replaced Easy Peasy on my netbook with PCLinuxOS, running the GNOME ZenMini Desktop.

Keep the "Linux" out of it Please

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Android and Ubuntu are arguably the two largest Linux success stories to date. Ubuntu with its soaring success over other Linux-based desktop solutions and Android with its seemingly single handed domination of the mobile market. What makes these two distributions so successful?

Red Hat takeover talk heats up ahead of press conference

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Linux

localtechwire.com: Someday, rumors that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will be bought out by a larger rival, will come true. Is that day at hand?

Also: Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Alpine Linux 2 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010).

Inkscape 0.48 lined up and released

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Software

h-online.com: The open source scalable vector editor Inkscape has been updated to version 0.48 in a release designed to incorporate Google Summer of Code (GSoC) improvements and other developments over the last nine months.

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