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Story Daimler hints at Android-powered telematics in future cars Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:52pm
Story Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:46pm
Story Are there enough users for Linux Mint Debian Edition to survive? Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:38pm
Story Cover Oregon should have used open-source software: Guest opinion Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:28pm
Story Report: Android Marches to 62 Percent of Tablet Market Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:22pm
Story KDE PIM November Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:12pm
Story Qt embedded GUI adds Yocto recipes, hops up emulator Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 11:02pm
Story Rocking conf.kde.in 2014! Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 10:58pm
Story Red Hat's Polymita acquisition to spawn new products Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 10:49pm
Story Ubuntu Mobile hands-on review Roy Schestowitz 03/03/2014 - 3:50pm

Open Source In Action -- Xi'An

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OSS

zdnetasia.com/blogs: Last month, I had a good opportunity to visit Xi'an Software Park with SUN, Intel and Red flag for 'Open source In Day'. This is second time I went to Xian, the event also let me more understand the development of software in this ancient city.

It’s a joke: In a Linux world without walls who needs Windows?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft are poised to launch a new $USD 300 million advertising campaign this week, starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld among others. The marketing types responsible are intending to counter Apple’s successful "I’m a Mac" line, but the slogan picked out is simply on the wrong foot from the start and is thwarted by Linux immediately.

My Favorite Linux Podcasts

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Linux

internetling.com: In the recent years, podcasting has been gaining momentum and today we have a multitude of podcasts for almost every topic, including my favorite (and yours, I hope), GNU/Linux. Instead of listening to the same song over and over, why not educate yourself about the latest in open source technology?

Boxee

Boxee is an open, connected and social media center for Linux and OSX (Windows not supported yet). At the moment it is still in an Alpha stadium, but I haven’t had much problems with it. You will need an invite to be able to use Boxee, not to worry, I’m giving them away.

Interview with a new Linux user

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Linux

briancarper.net: After countless, endless hours of nagging on my part, my girlfriend finally put Linux on her laptop. I thought it would be interesting to hear what a long-time Windows-using non-programmer thinks of Linux (Kubuntu in this case) after a few weeks of use. So I interviewed her.

The "Appliancising" of Free Software

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Ever since I watched the fledgling Free Software movement take hold a few years ago in Thailand, I've thought that the current trend of what I'll call "appliancising" was the natural end game for Free Software (and really all OSes in general).

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Linux Rant

  • Linux/BSD Versions I have tried
  • Linux redo
  • Slackware to Wolvix
  • EeePC Skin / Linux Mint
  • Linux, College, and Others

Displaying RSS And Atom Feeds On Your Web Site With SimplePie

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HowTos

SimplePie is a PHP library that can fetch, cache, parse, and normalize RSS and Atom feeds. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site.

DevTodo: a reminder/task program aimed at developers

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Software

debaday.debian.net: DevTodo is a simple command-line-based package to keep todo lists. Lists are prioritized and hierarchical. Each task in the list has a priority (very high, low, medium etc.) and a given task can be linked to another todo database, making the list hierarchical.

Who's your buddy, who's your friend?

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Software

blogbeebe.blogspot: Long ago, in the halcyon days of 2006 while I was basking in the goodness of Suse 10.2, I happened to come across Bug Buddy. I'll let you read the details, but the real story is what happened next.

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-3: White balance

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HowTos

kdedevelopers.org: This is the 3rd tutorial in this series, trying to show how effective KDE photography applications can be for fixing and/or improving your photographs overall. In this third part we will continue addressing the light issues, but we will target color issues rather than brightness issues.

Novell’s Linux Business is Booming

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SUSE

practical-tech.com: On a superficial level, Novell’s third quarter, which ended July 31, 2008, didn’t look that good. A closer look reveals though that Novell did quite well in general and extremely well with its Linux business.

Mandriva Improves Silicon Motion Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Along with VIA releasing a new open-source X.Org video driver, there is work underway on improving the status of another open-source graphics driver. Silicon Motion is perhaps more obscure than VIA Technologies when it comes to integrated graphics, but they primarily specialize in low-power graphics chips for tablet PCs.

odds & ends

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Linux
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast #13

  • df and du explained
  • Free-software activist speaks on moral duty to share
  • Ubuntu Preinstalled in Poland
  • Progress with Arch Linux

10 Beautiful Themes for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: The upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is highly anticipated not only for the system enhancements it will likely get, but also for its new default theme. I decided to collect 10 beautiful existing GTK 2.x themes that I think can be further improved or altered and be used as the default desktop theme for Intrepid Ibex.

howtos & shorts:

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HowTos

* Work With Linux Partitions From Windows
* A basic instruction set for Nvidia chipsets and KDE 4
* Converting music file formats in Linux
* openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.5 Live CDs
* MSI's Wind U90 to boast 8.9-inch display

Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

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KDE

linux.com: KDE 4.1, released last month, brought a great number of improvements to the popular desktop environment. It's the best desktop I've ever used -- but that doesn't mean it couldn't be better. 2009 will see the release of KDE 4.2. Here are 10 features that would be great additions to a future KDE release that I hope the developers will consider.

Interview With Joe Brockmeier - OpenSUSE Community Manager At Novell

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Interviews
SUSE

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Joe. In specific, we talk about: Where openSUSE fits into the desktop Linux landscape, Relationships between openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and upstream projects, The effect of commercial agreements on open source projects, and more.

The Linux Experience

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Linux

conradmiguel.com: I am an eight-year Windows user. In short, I grew up with Microsoft and other proprietary software. It is only at this stage of my life that I decided to go open-source. It’s now almost a week since I moved to Linux. And yeah, as I always say, it was fun — really fun.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 16 is out

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: This month: Creating And Moving Files, How-To: Create Your Own Ubuntu, Create Your Own Server Part 8, Using GIMP Part 5 and GNOME-Look Guide.

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