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Story Linux 4.3 Kernel To Add The MOST Driver Subsystem Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 8:56am
Story BaruwaOS 6.7 Removes Spamassassin Service, Now Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 8:47am
Story Nothing Could Be Finer Than Point Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 8:42am
Story GNOME's Tracker Semantic Data Storage Tool Gets More Optimizations and Tweaks Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 8:40am
Story GNOME 3.17.90 (first beta release) Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 8:38am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 21/08/2015 - 12:38am
Story Leftovers: Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 11:41pm
Story Government Adoption of Open Source Software Continues In The U.S. Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 11:30pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Might be Delayed Due to Bugs in PulseAudio Implementation Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 11:27pm
Story Open source, Echo-like gizmo is halfway to Kickstarter gold Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 11:17pm

openSUSE 11.3 RC1 is available

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Soyuz Launch Vehicle in Blender: Part I, Modelling the Core Stage

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For Lunatics, we need several space vehicles. The Soyuz launch vehicle is one of these, and it was relatively easy to model. In Part I, I’ll demonstrate the basic modelling techniques I used to create the Core Stage.

FSF calls for ACTA fight

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  • Free Software Foundation calls for ACTA fight
  • Stallman and FSF start anti-ACTA campaign
  • Software freetards demand axing of ACTA

Linux Desktop Stigma Draws Ire and Fire

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Linux Is it true that, if you speak up for GNU/Linux on the Desktop, you get flamed? I just had a virtual conversation with someone who claims that this assertion is fact.

Mono is a disease. Why spread it?

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Software Mono, Glandular fever or its proper name, Mononucleosis is a very infectious disease which many people suffer through in their childhood. It usually has a stigma attached to it and is used in a slang form for ridicule or alienation. Related by the shortened name to this biological virus is the Mono project for Linux.

Pay what you want for Kiddix OS

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Linux From Microsoft Bob to Edubuntu there have been a number of attempts at making computers of various sorts easier and more useful for young people. Another participant in this space is Kiddix.

Scenari – A powerful application to create and publish documents

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bapoumba.wordpress: scenari is making it easy, understand take care of most of the tech stuff and I can concentrate on the course content, the outline, the exercises or tests I wish student to perform etc. On the teaching method and pedagogy, basically.

Disk Backup With Amanda On Debian Lenny

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Amanda is an open source client/server solution to back up filesystems. Backups are triggered by the backup server, backup definitions are located on the servers but exclusion lists are located on the client.

today's leftovers:

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  • Hating KDE4… Again, if only fleetingly
  • Hanako Games GNU/Linux Ports Are Coming
  • VP8 Codec Optimization Update
  • easy to use Lucid-themed conky bar now even easier to use
  • PocketBook 301+ Comfort review
  • Hobbyist kit turns BeagleBoard into a tablet
  • Good bye Microsoft!
  • Linux on a Touchscreen? Try Jolicloud
  • The Search for the Perfect Project Setup
  • 10 great illustrations of Linux humor
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 Beta 2
  • _FORTIFY_SOURCE, optimisations, and other details
  • Operation Cleansweep making progress… (updated)
  • Opera 10.6 Beta released
  • Symbian faces 'Titanic' task to go open source – Funambol
  • New Flock Is Simpler, Now Based on Chrome
  • Sabayon Release Name Shuffling (CoreCD/SpinBase/CoreCDX)

some howtos:

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  • 4 Ways To Use Remember The Milk On Linux Desktop
  • RabbitVCS - Easy version control for Linux
  • How to customize Pardus 2009.2
  • Burn CD in Lucid
  • Convert .DAA files to .ISO in Linux with Poweriso
  • Calling tasksel with useful output
  • Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”
  • [SOLVED] Volume always muted on startup
  • Terminator is getting a plugin system
  • Reset system wide cursor theme
  • lynis - Security and System auditing tool for Linux
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Split huge files in Ubuntu or any other Linux distro
  • How to record your Linux shell session

Nice fallbacks

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ardchoille42.blogspot: There was a kernel upgrade today, so I updated everything and rebooted. Upon reboot I found that xorg failed to start. Luckily I have screen, mutt, elinks, irssi, wget and a few other CLI apps installed to get things done in case xorg breaks.

Would Mark Shuttleworth use Gentoo had he not founded Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Fortunately, sping said almost everything there is to say about LinuxTag. But there’s one important part missing: We finally made a peace treaty with what many call Gentoo’s arch nemesis (no pun intended?): Ubuntu.

That Linux Attitude...

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Novice Windows users know very little about Linux. Just imagine this poor Windows user locked in a room, surrounded by 300 bouncing penguins crying out: "Try me, try me, TRY M-EEE!" Appalled, the user yells: "But which one is Linux??"

There will never be a "Year of Linux" on the desktop OS

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Linux I applied countless patches and fixes to my Ubuntu box, which is running 9.04 because 9.10 just hung when I attempted to update it. However, my desktop windows still continued to float in front of my screensaver, for the entire world to see, even though the machine was locked. That’s strike 2 for Ubuntu Linux on this matter.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #197

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #197
  • Ubuntu's Koala food mixes with Windows VMs
  • Why an Ubuntu Tablet Won’t Sell

Talking About Kernel Mode-Setting

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  • Talking About Kernel Mode-Setting
  • Flameworthy LinuxTag Notes
  • SELF 2010 trip report
  • KDE Visits FOSS Nigeria Conference 2010

The one kind of open source, and the other kind

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  • The one kind of open source, and the other kind
  • Marten Mickos says the cloud won't kill open source
  • Not All Open Source is Created Equal
  • “Not All Open Source is Created Equal” Redux
  • Graham Taylor and Karsten Gerloff on free software/open source in Europe

Red Hat Bulls In Charge

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Linux Shares of Red Hat, Inc. booked a new 52 week high today by trading above $32.19, traders are definitely monitoring Red Hat's price action to see if this move attracts further buying into the stock.

FFmpeg 0.6 Has Support for VP8, WebM, HTML5

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Software Dubbed "Works with HTML5," the brand-new release of FFmpeg brings lots of highly anticipated features. Announced last evening, June 15th, FFmpeg 0.6 improves the support for HTML5 video, has a better Vorbis decoder, and faster Theora and H.264 decoders.

We have released MonoDevelop 2.4

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Software We have finally released MonoDevelop 2.4. You can read a high-level description of the changes or see screenshots with the details.

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