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Story Samsung Galaxy K Zoom packs 20.7 MP camera, 10x optical zoom Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:39am
Story Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM now available on Infibeam Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:26am
Story Linus Wins Award, Tails 1.0, and Ubuntu Warning Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Get to know the Aio-one project Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:37pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Story KDE Telepathy Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Tails 1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:55pm
Story Tiny i.MX286 SBC runs Debian on less than a Watt Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 6:06pm

Linux browser smackdown!

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techradar.com: Never before has the once humble browser been so powerful. A six-app deathmatch for the crown of ultimate Linux browser

3 Best Video Players for Linux: SMPlayer, VLC and Kaffeine

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tuxarena.blogspot: SMPlayer is built in Qt4 and it uses the MPlayer engine for video playback. It's one of the most powerful applications out there for watching DVDs, and it supports plenty formats like AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV.

Fedora 10 beta snapshot 2: Screenshots

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zdnet.com.au: The Fedora Project is in the final throes of testing version 10 of its Linux distribution, and is regularly releasing "snapshot" updates to Fedora 10 beta. We take you on a graphical tour of the installation and desktop of Fedora 10 beta, snapshot 2.

Ubuntu Intrepid release candidate out

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tectonic.co.za: The initial hype around Intrepid was that is would bring with it major improvements in the way it handled mobile computing. And while that is still the case, there are also a number of other changes that users can look forward to from the latest release.

From XMMS to Amarok

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raiden.net: As odd as it sounds, I never would have expected myself to be making the jump to Amarok. For years and years I've been a big XMMS fan, mostly because of it's simple and easy to use interface. But with the advent of XMMS2, the player I loved has gone the way of the dodo.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.1 and the WoW

  • Taking Ubuntu Ibex on vacation
  • An idiot's view of open source
  • BMW wants to pimp your ride with open source
  • How to get VC investment for your open source business
  • Life in the trenches: an OpenSSH developer speaks
  • A pile of stable kernel updates
  • Hidden Linux : Spot the diff
  • Split mp3 Files With mp3splt
  • All MySQL's children
  • United Nations using Drupal
  • Wise and True Sayings About Computers
  • Open-Source Database Adoption May Be Linked to Economy
  • More DRM Patches For Linux 2.6.28 Kernel
  • Gentoo-sources 2.6.27-r1 release

Kubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Beta Screenshots Tour

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Ubuntu

tuxarena.blogspot: In less than a week the new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex should be out. I took these screenshots using a Kubuntu Intrepid Beta installation after performing a full dist-upgrade, at 1280x1024, with the nVIDIA 173 driver installed.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up dual monitors system-wide with XRandR on Debian Lenny

  • 10 Awk Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls
  • How to use the dig command
  • Howto: pre-compile KHelpCenter index
  • Google Gadgets for Linux in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Installing a script in GIMP
  • A New Refreshing Look for Ubuntu
  • Quickly move an executable between systems with ELF Statifier
  • Shut down idle computers on your network automatically

KDE4 apps: Gwenview

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polishlinux.org: Gwenview is a very useful image viewer for KDE4, also featuring printing, rotating, and mirroring. There are not too many functions and settings included so far, but a lot is scheduled to be added.

Three to-do list managers for GNU/Linux

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linux.com: Never forget an important task again with these great to-do list managers for Linux.

Icculus Ports Prey Game Client To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Ryan Gordon has just released the Prey client for Linux. Prey is a game developed by Human Head Studios and first released for the Windows platform in 2006. This first-person shooter uses a heavily-modified version of the id Tech 4 engine.

New Xfce beta focuses on usability

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linux.com: Xfce version 4.6 is shaping up to be more significant than most minor releases. Besides fixes and enhancements that are invisible to the casual user, the first revision in almost two years of GNU/Linux's third most popular desktop includes numerous changes to applications such as the calendar, mixer, and logout dialog, a new configuration engine, and usability changes to the desktop.

Everything You Wanted To know About Ubuntu

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linuxhaxor.net: The next version of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is scheduled to be released on OCT 30th. Ubuntu, the only second Linux distro to have a six month release cycle, is the most popular Desktop Linux distribution of all time, with a market share of 30% among all Linux distributions.

Are vendors vital to open source?

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Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

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Linux

earthweb.com: These days, anyone who believes that they need a command line to work in GNU/Linux is in for a surprise. In fact, in many ways, GNU/Linux is more than a match for Windows Vista. In some cases, Vista can equal GNU/Linux if you are willing to delve deeply into the registry or install additional software, but here are seven ways that GNU/Linux outperforms Vista on first boot.

Dell's Mario joins Ubuntu Core-Dev team

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direct2dell.com: Lots of folks within Dell are committed to Linux initiatives. Ubuntu is a good example. That's why I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate Dell's own Mario Limonciello for being named to the Ubuntu Core Development Team.

*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to schools.

What Is So Good About Linux?

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In recent years Linux has emerged as a powerful and innovative UNIX work-alike. Using the Internet, today’s skilled programmers submit additions and improvements to the operating system to Linus Torvalds, GNU, or one of the other authors of Linux.

Linux Mint Fluxbox Leaves A Very Pleasant Taste

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DO you remember After Eight mints? When Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox CE appeared on the Distrowatch new releases list I experienced the same sense of excitement and anticipation that little boy felt on a cold Lancastrian Christmas morning, way back in the mists of time.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
  • This Week in Spring: Reactor 3.0, Open Source CD, and All Kinds of Cloud

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.