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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Why the government needs to renew its public commitment to open source software Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Story openSUSE Next Release Is So Phenomenal They Call It "42" Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 7:17pm
Story Linux Distribution Upgrade or Fresh Installation? Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 7:14pm
Story Open Source History: Why Didn't BSD Beat Out GNU and Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 7:07pm
Story The Reason Why It's Hard to Buy a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 7:01pm
Story Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be Last Release as Official Ubuntu Flavor Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 6:50pm
Story Makulu 9 Aero Soars Above the Linux Distro Crowd Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 6:45pm
Story $25 JavaScript-savvy HDMI stick runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 6:39pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2015 - 4:26pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A sneak peak at GNOME 3
  • Announcing Aurorae Designer
  • Four Open Source Invoicing Apps Worth Checking Out
  • Portable Ubuntu 9.10 for Windows [Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows]
  • Linux: Memory Compaction
  • Forget about IBM; it looks like HP might need to buy Novell
  • How to tell if your open source project will fail
  • To boldly go and conquer
  • News from the Zypper Revolution
  • Kleo Bare Metal Backups review
  • Canonical announces phone sync for Ubuntu One subscribers
  • VIA M'SERV: the Perfect Little Linux Box?
  • Returning to Linux, where to start? Part 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Grsync — A Simple GUI to Help You Use ‘rsync’ Easily
  • Split flac, wv files on gentoo
  • Linux Printing Hacks
  • How to Backup using Rsync in Ubuntu
  • Beginners Guide to File and Directory Permissions
  • ssh - secure root access with no password
  • Use MiKTeX to search, install and update LaTeX packages
  • Using “at” command to schedule jobs in Linux
  • How to list only directories names on Linux
  • Using wodim program to burn/write CDs and DVDs in Debian Linux
  • Linux message of the day
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 5)

At long last: A look at vifm

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I’m not a huge vi/vim fan. I use vim on a daily basis for editing text files and for writing up blog posts, but I have no passion for it one way or another. On the other hand, vifm does have a certain appeal.

Comparison of Community Linux Distributions for the Enterprise

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Linux

olex.openlogic.com: Looking for ways to save money on your computing infrastructure? Heard about Linux uptime but need to do more research? You’re not alone. Today there are many good options available. This article will help.

Also:

  • First Glance at Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1
  • Ubuntu: Canonical Focuses on Wall Street
  • Red Hat Prepares Private Cloud Pitch for Wall Street

TinyMe 2010 RC1 Screenshot Tour

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Linux

beginlinux.com: The Unity-based TinyMe 2010 is of course a minimalist distro and it uses the Openbox session and window manager.

PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 review

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BSD

itreviews.co.uk: An impressive, mature and polished Linux distribution, that doesn't quite beat Ubuntu for sheer ease of use, but is nonetheless a worthy alternative.

Also: New Features in PC-BSD 8.1

Remember the Linux wristwatch?

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Linux
Hardware

crunchgear.com: With all the hype about the iPad, and indeed, the hype about smaller and smaller mobile computing devices, I thought I would remind you all that there was at one point a Linux-powered wristwatch!

Something for Amarok 2.3.1+

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Software
  • Something for Amarok 2.3.1+
  • Want Amarok 1.4 Back in Ubuntu? Here is how.
  • Songbird Ditches Linux. So What?
  • Install Bold New Miro 3 in Ubuntu Karmic, Jaunty
  • Miro 3.0 brings subtitle and external player support

Puredyne- A Powerful Linux OS for creative people

  • Puredyne USB-bootable GNU/Linux OS for creative media
  • Puredyne- A Powerful Linux OS for creative people (Artists)

Where and Whither Mozilla?

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Moz/FF
  • Where and Whither Mozilla?
  • Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

Setting the record straight on sudo

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Software
Security

blogs.techrepublic.com: I recently read a blog posting that denounced the use of sudo as insecure. My first reaction was that the author had no idea how to use sudo properly or why you would want to.

Diary Of A Linux Newbie: The First Year

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Just a year ago -- April 21, 2010 to be exact -- I installed a Linux distribution. I installed it from a DVD of Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex, that came with an issue of Linux Pro magazine I bought from a news stand.

Linux Mint 8 ‘LXDE’ Edition Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Linux Mint is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular Linux distributions out there and Linux Mint LXDE edition is a very welcome edition to the growing number of releases available of the popular distro.

Pogoplug: An Interesting, Linux-Friendly NAS

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While more and more computer peripherals and gadgets these days are running Linux internally, not many vendors are matching their internal Linux support with external Linux customer support. For the Pogoplug though, which is made by CloudEngines, this is not the case.

Emacs & the birth of the GPL

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OSS

h-online.com: For many the old aphorism that "Emacs is my operating system, and Linux its device driver" still holds true.

Boost Productivity with Workspaces

gauravlive.com: Most often its not the case that you have only one application open at a particular time on your computer. With hardware becoming cheaper & faster, multi-tasking has become a norm. Its a common sight today to have a media-player, web browser, chat client & an image editor all running in realtime on one’s desktop.

Ricoh Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): Leader in digital office solutions, Ricoh will participate in OpenPrinting.org workgroup and LF events for face-to-face collaboration

Konqueror doesn’t pass Acid2 (occasionally)

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KDE
Software

kamikazow.wordpress: Five years ago it was announced that Konqueror is the second browser of all to pass Acid2. Just for fun I thought to check how KHTML is doing these days and ran Acid 2 and 3 with it. Well… how times change…

8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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Software
OOo

linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look.

Rocking with Zeitgeist

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Software
  • Rocking with Zeitgeist
  • Making free smarter
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