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Story Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:35am
Story How to contribute to the KDE Frameworks Cookbook Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:30am
Story Salix Fluxbox 14.1 Beta 1 Is Light Distro Based on Slackware Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:27am
Story RELEASE OF LIBMYGPO-QT 1.0.8 (QT5 SUPPORT INSIDE :) ) Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:23am
Story Open-Source AMD HSA Should Come To Fruition This Year Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:19am
Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Receives New Update Pack and New Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:13am
Story Linux Supplier Red Hat Is Set for Strong Gains Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:09am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Hits Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:06am
Story gnome 3 followup Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 to Feature a Much Better Update Manager Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:58am

Some KDE stuff i would like to have fixed..

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KDE

blusrcu.ba: Well there are some stuff that i would like to have fixed in near future in KDE 4.x. Let’s start right away.

Vote early, vote often: "We're Linux" voting begins

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux Foundation “We’re Linux” contest is entering its final stages. This weekend, the submission phase wrapped up and now it’s time for the larger community to do what it does best: Submit the work to as many eyeballs as possible to find the best entries.

Fun Learning Games For Kids 2-10 on Ubuntu

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Software

codepad.classhelper.org: Teachers are always on the lookout for educational software that can actually hold a child’s attention. Instead of cutting the kids loose on the Xbox, why not give GCompris a try?

Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal

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Software

makeuseof.com: So you spend most of your time on the terminal? Just entered a few commands? Feeling bored? How about some command line games? Yep, there are some oldies but goldies you can delve into for a little recreation on the terminal.

Discouraging Software Patent Lawsuits

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Linux

press.redhat.com: Recently we’ve seen some surprising comments about Red Hat’s stand on software patents and, in particular, about one of its patent applications related to the AMQP specification. It looks like clarification is called for.

Linux For The Masses: A Universal Package Manager

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Software

daniweb.com: A little while ago, a friend of mine tapped me on the shoulder--virtually speaking--and asked me why there isn't an easier way to install software on a Linux computer.

Ubuntu is Linux: Really?

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Ubuntu

dgoodmaniii.wordpress: I happened upon a post over at Penguin Pete’s entitled Ubuntu is Not Linux: Pass it On!, and found myself nodding the entire time. Ubuntu is not Linux.

Stallman: Free software Is Not About Saving Money

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: Companies turning to open source in the recession should know that free software is about much more, according to the GNU founder.

5 Technologies that will shape the future of Linux

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Sci/Tech

handlewithlinux.com: I like to contemplate the technology of the future and there are some things I think will be very important in the future of Linux. Following a small list of 5 technologies that will in my opinion shape the future of linux.

Smallest full-featured Linux PC ever?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: CompuLab is readying a full-featured Ubuntu Linux PC that draws six Watts and costs $245-to-$400. Measuring 4 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches, the Fit-PC2 would be dwarfed by a stack of three CD jewel-cases.

GNOME 2.26

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Software

techpark6.com: GNOME 2.26 is set for release for March 18th and if you’re wondering exactly what the developers have cooked up for their latest bi-annual release, well you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Open Source Gaming Projects To Revive

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Software

freegamer.blogspot: The great thing about open source is a project can never become extinct - there is always a chance of it being brought back to life either by the original authors who re-find their motivation, by new contributors who see the potential, or a mixture of both.

Open Enterprise Interview: Mike Olson, Cloudera

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Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday, I wrote about the launch of the open source company Cloudera. Olson explains the background to the company, and to Hadoop, the software it is based on: what it does, and why business might want to use it; he talks about his company's services and business model, and why he thinks cloud computing is neither a threat nor an opportunity for open source.

Where Ubuntu Fits Between Apple, Microsoft

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The past 48 hours have been filled with drama for me. My MacBook Pro died on March 15, forcing me to scramble all of my blogging and business efforts over to a System76’s Pangolin Performance laptop running Ubuntu.

Introduction to the xmonad Tiling Window Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: What good is having a large display if you’re constantly rearranging windows to fit them on the screen? I got tired of try to fit a web browser with other smaller windows and decided to try xmonad, a tiling window manager that could do this for me.

Top 10 Reasons I’ll Never Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: It’s too inexpensive. In fact, paying is only an option & I don’t feel compelled to pay for it. It’s just not as fun owning an operating system I don’t have to pay for.

Opera puts browsers in Turbo mode

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Software

news.zdnet.com: Browser maker Opera Software has released a test version of software called Opera Turbo, designed to use compression and the company's own servers to speed browsing over slow Internet connections.

Also: Web browsers battle at festival

ASUS Eee Top Fails With Linux

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: ASUS is among the few tier-one hardware vendors that understands Linux. Of the dozens of ASUS products we have tested over the years, it is hard to remember a product from ASUS that did not work well with Linux.

Upgrade Ubuntu Linux to Jaunty Jackalope the super-easy way

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, is being released next month. What does this mean for your existing Ubuntu setup? Fear not, here is the super simple way to go forwards without reformatting, reinstalling or losing data in any way.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04's New Themes

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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