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Story SalentOS 14.04.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Offers a Modern Openbox Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 09/04/2015 - 5:17am
Story New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 09/04/2015 - 1:54am
Story New Manjaro Linux Update Brings LUKS Encryption, Firefox 37.0.1, Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Rianne Schestowitz 09/04/2015 - 1:43am
Story First success in Calligra’s 2nd port to Qt5 & KF5 Rianne Schestowitz 09/04/2015 - 1:36am
Story Dell will sell a bigger version of its flagship Android tablet Rianne Schestowitz 09/04/2015 - 1:14am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 8:53pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 8:53pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 8:53pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 8:51pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 8:49pm

10 Netbook-oriented Linux Distributions... and Counting

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Linux

junauza.com: I can say that Linux on netbook is gaining momentum right now contrary to what others believe. Just take a look at the growing number of Linux distributions that are optimized for netbooks. For those of you who are interested, I've compiled a list of well-known, netbook-oriented Linux distributions.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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Software

linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Off To A Poor Performance Start

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Tomorrow will mark the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, and while there is still a long journey ahead for this Long-Term Support release before it officially makes its debut in April, we could not pass up the opportunity to provide some early benchmarks.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Photos: Firefox through the ages
  • Thunderbird 3 Released
  • Main frozen for Lucid Alpha 1
  • Upgrading an Ubuntu server on the fly
  • Phone Shops and Ubuntu
  • Fedora 12: Upgrading vs. Fresh Install
  • So Long, Debian
  • Novell's quarter crumbles, but a new market beckons
  • Novell Intelligent Workload Management
  • These Investments Quadrupled My Portfolio
  • GUI design app targets embedded devices
  • Linux development board targets mobile multimedia devices
  • JooJoo Debacle Suggests Three Pitfalls for Apple, Microsoft Tablet PCs
  • Netbook World Summit: Worth A Look?
  • Samsung Bada: Koreans set to adopt open source system
  • Barnes & Noble's GPL fun
  • GNU Chess Fail

Linux Freedom Under Attack

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OSS
  • Linux Freedom Under Attack
  • Licenses are Not the Hard Part
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1C: Sun, Oracle and the European Union
  • Olswang Open Source Summit
  • ES: Cenatic campaign: ten reasons for using open source in education
  • The Wailing Wall of Open Source BI
  • Why Open-Source Software Vendors Should Charge More

Slitaz Linux: Zero to Distro in 30 MB!

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Linux

linuxologist.com: As a small (30 MB), quick-to-boot distro, SliTaz is entering a field well-served by the likes of DSL and Puppy Linux. When going up against such heavyweights, SliTaz must offer something truly remarkable to distinguish itself.

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2009 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the December 2009 issue: 2009 Holiday Gift & Stocking Stuffer Guide, Game Zone: Quake III Arena Linux Client, and Command Line Interface Intro: Part 3.

Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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Software
Security

omgubuntu.co.uk: Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Tether your Verizon Droid (as an Internet modem) to Ubuntu
  • How to display free disk space of drives (hard disk)
  • Install Multiple Kernel Versions using the YaST Qt Package Manager
  • Display cannot be reactivated if it enters sleep mode on Fedora 12
  • How To Install Additional true-type (ttf) Fonts in Linux
  • 5 Simple Tips to Secure Karmic Koala
  • Remove The Ubuntu/Gnome Login Sound
  • Do not require the password for cpu frequency scaling in Ubuntu
  • PCLinuxOS Installation Guide
  • Rotating Backgrounds with Drapes
  • Setting up SquirrelMail webmail
  • openSUSE Linux: Shortcut to Software Management
  • More Special Variables in Perl: Outputs
  • Monitoring Notebook Battery with IBAM
  • Manage your MySQL databases with an easy to use GUI

Google and the Future of Linux

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Linux
Google

igneousquill.net: If I said Google's been getting a lot of press lately, that wouldn't mean much. Google always seems to get a lot of press. It could be my imagination, of course, but it really feels like there's been an uptick of chatter about Google these days.

Avoiding Mono

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Software

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Mono is a trap. It is a divisive topic if ever there was one in the Linux community. There are anti-Mono and anti-Novell sites and there is no shortage of strong opinion. This distracts us from what we have traditionally done which is to lead and set our own course.

Linux Against Poverty 2010 is a go...

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Linux

Blog of Helios: Lynn Bender of geekaustin.com has announced that he is beginning preparations for Linux Against Poverty 2010. I was pleasantly surprised to find that 25 people volunteered for the event within an hour of the announcement.

Dell Brings Adamo Design to Budget Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcworld.com: The V13 laptop, which is priced starting at US$449, measures 0.65 inches (16.5 mm) at its thinnest point, weighs about 3.5 pounds, has a 13.3-inch screen, and comes with the Ubuntu Linux OS.

10 Ridiculous Reasons Not To Use Linux

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Linux

penguininside.blogspot: I often ask people why they don't like to use Linux on their desktop, some people actually gave me these reasons. Here are top 10 reasons, which are often used by people to avoid use of Linux on their desktops.

Some of the Best Linux Videos

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I had some spare time over lunch today, and revisited some of the best Linux video links that have been sent to me.

7 Fabulous Gifts For Your Favorite Linux/FOSS Geek

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: The best part about being a grownup is you can be your own favorite Linux/FOSS geek and buy yourself nice things. Here are some cool gift ideas for this holiday season. Or any time of year, because excellent adult toys know no seasons.

10 Windows features I would like to see in Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen recently looked at how certain Linux features might improve Windows. Now he lists some things about Windows that could improve Linux.

Who is KDE? (continued)

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: In my previous blog I talked about who KDE is and how the web is full of cool blogs and podcasts and more about our community. In this blog a few more links Wink

Free and Open Source CAD Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects whether 2D or 3D, real or virtual. Here are some of the best free and open source CAD software for Linux that you may want to check out:

Ubuntu 9.10: Frequently Asked Questions

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Ubuntu

techie-buzz.com: Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) , by new users , for Karmic Koala:

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