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Story Red Hat Interviews Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 11:17am
Story Fedora 23 Looks To Make It Easy To Test Cloud Images Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 11:09am
Story Has KDE Lost the Evolutionary Advantage? Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 11:06am
Story Mageia 5, Ubuntu Phones, and Tumbleweed Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 10:59am
Story Ubuntu Fan Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 10:53am
Story Proteus from Entroware Is a Powerful Gaming Laptop Running Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 10:36am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 10:32am
Story Open source: from side to center stage Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 9:22am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Switch to Python 3.5 Ahead of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 8:29am
Story GTK+ 3.17.4 Brings In New Features, Fixes Over 35 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2015 - 8:27am

Get Organized with BasKet

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ostatic.com/blog: Looking for an Evernote replacement on Linux? Take a look at BasKet! BasKet is a note-taking application, but it's a bit more than that.

Yet another *full blown* database

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bertjan.broeksemaatjes.nl: Last weeks I've been looking (again) whether or not it was possible to create a working sqlite back end for Akonadi. The last time I tried was around august last year and by then sqlite just wasn't able to meet the multi-threading requirements that Akonadi has for its database back ends. A couple of sqlite releases later things seem to have changed.

Intel KMS vs. UMS With Ubuntu 10.04

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phoronix.com: Last week we published benchmarks looking at the ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS performance and found the user-space mode-setting support with the ATI driver to perform significantly faster than the newer kernel mode-setting routes in most instances. To see how the performance difference is on the Intel we ran a set of benchmarks on this side.

Analyze and fix what ails your music files with MP3 Diags

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sourceforge.net: Chances are you sometimes come across an MP3 file that won’t play properly or does something quirky in your favorite music player. You can try ripping or downloading the file again, or you can fix the problem yourself with MP3 Diags.

Marble, an Atlas for your Desktop

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linuxers.org: While looking for some applications similar to Google Earth I bumped into this KDE educational project Marble. Its a 3D Atlas and Virtual Globe application that aims to help students, teachers or anyone, in learing more about Earth, Mars, Moon and Venus.

FatRat Is An Amazing Linux Download Manager

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webupd8.org: FatRat is the big brother of SlimRat (or is it fat brother?) which we previously covered HERE. So what is it? Well, it's an open source download manager for Linux but not an ordinary one.

Esfera: New UI Element Proposal For Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth posted a suggestion he got from Pablo Quirós for the free space on the top right window corner (now that the button(s) will be placed on the left side of the Metacity), on the Ayatana mailing list.

Why Open Source Rules for Collaboration Software

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linuxinsider.com: The category of collaboration software is growing and changing quickly, encompassing fields like CRM dashboards, enterprise intelligence and analytics. In this category, the very nature of open source software gives it a clear advantage.

digiKam Film Grain tool re-written...

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digikam.org: Based on an old Gimp Guru tutorial, this tool lacks a lots of features as the capability to manage colors and luminosity noise, graininess size, and photo-electronic noise rendering.

The Mono Mystery That Wasn't

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earthweb.com: At first, the rumors seemed irresistible. Miguel de Icaza, the creator of Mono, the GNU/Linux implementation of .NET, was saying what free software critics have been saying for years: the spread of .NET has been handicapped by Microsoft's restrictive patent policies. Then, mysteriously the story disappeared.

Subtitles come to Miro 3.0

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h-online.com: Miro, the open source Internet TV / podcast downloader and player, has been updated to version 3.0 and is now able to display embedded or standalone subtitles for videos.

Oracle inspires an open source NoSQL tea party

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blogs.zdnet.com: Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystems — and thus mySQL — has inspired a sort of tea party movement among open source advocates organized under the banner of NoSQL.

Sabayon Linux 5.2 Released

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Linux

v00d00.net: The best, refined blend of GNU/Linux, coming with bleeding edge edges is eventually here! Say hello to Sabayon Five-point-Twoh, available in both GNOME and KDE editions!

LibrePlanet 2010 Completes Its Orbit

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ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: Seven and a half years ago, I got this idea: the membership of the Free Software Foundation should have a chance to get together every year and learn about what the FSF has been doing for the last year.

OpenSUSE gets an Upstart

  • OpenSUSE gets an Upstart
  • What Is - Boot Loader and Error Handling In Linux?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Beta
  • ...and the other changes
  • Something fun, for a change

The King of the Trolls Strikes Gold

computerworlduk.com: Well, this is rather droll. The other day I was writing about the patent troll to end all trolls, Intellectual Ventures. And now we have this:

License change leaves Sun Solaris users at a crossroads

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infoworld.com: Recent changes to Solaris licensing could further encourage Solaris 10 users to consider Linux -- and result in fewer new users considering Solaris at all. If you're a Solaris customer, don't overlook this license change.

some odds & ends:

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  • 3 Lightweight Podcast Managers For Linux
  • Guayadeque Adds Slick New Player controls
  • Reviewing the Behringer BCF2000 and FCB1010
  • Why You Should Be Careful Outsourcing Your Logo Design
  • Radeon GPU Recovery To Hit Linux 2.6.34 Kernel
  • Miguel de Icaza: Microsoft and .NET
  • DtO: A life of its own
  • GNU Accessibility Statement
  • Winning and losing with open core
  • Linux Outlaws 142 - Stroking the White Cat
  • FLOSS Weekly 114: Ada Lovelance Day
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #346 03/24/10

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Purge Removed Packages On Ubuntu/Debian
  • Use ssh_config To Simplify Your Life
  • wgetpaste: a command line tool for pastebin
  • cmus-small, fast and powerful console music player
  • About:Config – A Complete Guide
  • ffe (Flat file extractor)
  • Removable disk encryption with dm-crypt/LUKS
  • There’s a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames (Part 2)
  • Identifying Network Ports in Linux
  • Histwi — Powerful twitter tools
  • Install Latest Firefox 3.6.2 in Ubuntu using Ubuntuzilla Repository
  • Formatting USB sticks for Windows and Linux in Linux
  • Shared Wire Connection in Ubuntu

More successful open source startups needed

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infoworld.com: Open source is no longer considered the wild underdog, but it will need more new companies making money off the trend, the one-time CEO of MySQL stressed Wednesday at the EclipseCon 2010 conference.

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