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openSuSE 11.2

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SUSE
  • openSuSE 11.2
  • openSUSE 11.2: Getting Started
  • Tomboy and openSUSE 11.2

7 cool applications to improve your Karmic Koala experience

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Software
Ubuntu
  • 7 cool applications to improve your Karmic Koala experience
  • Fewer Games To Be Included In Lucid
  • GIMP To Be Removed From Lucid; F-Spot Has Challengers
  • How The X Stack In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS May Look

Introducing OpenShot

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Software

linuxjournal.com: As promised, I've continued to research and test desktop video editors for Linux. This week we'll look at OpenShot, a GTK-based project.

Open Source Gets Bigger CeBIT Spotlight

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OSS

linuxfoundation.org: The strong growth of open source in IT will be demonstrated with its prominent placement at the world's largest computer event, CeBIT 2010.

Microsoft banned from selling Windows in China

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Microsoft

itbusiness.ca: A Beijing court has ruled that Microsoft violated a Chinese company's intellectual property rights in a case over fonts used in past Windows operating systems. The Beijing Number One Intermediate People's Court this week ordered Microsoft to stop selling versions of Windows that use the Chinese fonts, state broadcaster CCTV said.

A tiny cloud in Android

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Linux

This article proposes creating an Android-based service that emulates a network server that enhances the value of the local machine in unique and unexpected ways. Put a tiny cloud in your Android handset and experience the usefulness of a local Web server.

Head to Head: Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk: Is there a subject more sensitive for hardcore computer users than the operating system they use? It’s one of those subjects that inspires extreme opinion and zealots will be guaranteed to vent their opinions forcefully, and woe betide anyone who disagrees.

Benchmark Your System With PTS Desktop Live

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Linux
Software

makeuseof.com: Everybody likes benchmarks. One way to address these inconveniences is to use PTS Desktop Live, a live CD built on Ubuntu containing the test suite which removes any operating system or software requirements for the target machine.

Yet Another Year of the Linux Desktop?

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Linux

montanalinux.org: I wrote a comment to an LWN news blurb referring to a story about the future of Linux was in Google Chrome OS. I assume you (the person on LWN who wrote the comment I was replying to) were being sarcastic when you said that 10-20 million Linux desktops don't count.

Doing "Notmuch" to fix Email

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Software

Knoppix 6.2 arrives

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Linux

20 Essential Tips Every Ubuntu User Should Know

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Ubuntu

maximumpc.com: Diving right into a new OS is daunting, even if it is as polished and stable as Ubuntu. That's OK though, because we're here to help. We've compiled a list of the 20 most important skills that every Ubuntu user should have.

Debian – The Universal Operating System

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Linux

pthree.org: I want to mention how flexible the operating system is by itself, from installing to running. The claim from the Debian project that it is “The Universal Operating System” is spot on, and I hope this post shows you really how universal it truly is.

Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Since the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution kicked off five years ago, it has been churning out release after release every six months.

Real Chrome OS developer preview screenshot

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OS
Google
  • Real Chrome OS developer preview screenshot
  • Google Chrome OS: What to look for this week
  • 5 Expectations for Google's Chrome OS Event

KDE 4.4 aims to take free desktop skyward

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KDE

cio.com.au: The final release of KDE 4.4 is due in early 2010, and not since the arrival of KDE 4.0 two years ago has an open source desktop environment been so highly anticipated by the free desktop community.

Will Google really outfox Firefox?

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Google
Software
Moz/FF

techradar.com: Google Chrome is a nifty little browser, but to date it's hardly had the impact of Mozilla's Firefox. That's partly because it's still Windows-only, but we suspect it's largely because you can't use extensions. Both of those things are about to change.

Samsung Sponsors The Development Of Enlightenment

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in June Enlightenment E16 reached version 1.0.0 and then a few weeks later there was an E17 development snapshot released, but there hasn't been a whole lot of news out of the Enlightenment camp over the past year. Fortunately though it now has the backing of a major electronics manufacturer.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mutter/Clutter Work Leads To New GLX Extension
  • XtreemOS 2.0: Linux for the Grid
  • Interview: Fedora Mini maintainer Peter Robinson
  • Precisely why I’m a linux user, and a Gentoo user specificly
  • The Quest for Pidgin Perfection
  • KBlogger – Blog Authoring Desktop Client for Linux
  • Flash Player gets multi-touch, graphics acceleration
  • TuxRadar by the numbers 2.0: the rise of Karmic
  • The search for the true ‘Open PC’
  • Upgrading from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2, Tip
  • Ye who enters here… openSUSE Board Meetings now public
  • Linux's Future: Google?
  • mg & Zile: quick emacs in the command line
  • dak dominate will dodadoda the Debian archive soon
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    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

Darling ('Wine' for OS X) and Games Leftovers

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