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Story Kano's Alejandro Simon: If This, Then Do That Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:16am
Story Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 8:03am
Story SelekTOR 3 now Open Source. Rianne Schestowitz 28/08/2014 - 7:53am
Story Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction' Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 11:21pm
Story Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism? Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 10:03pm
Story GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Meet Cornelius Schumacher - Akademy Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 5:27pm
Story PLASMA ACTIVE PORTED TO KF5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Mozilla Unveils $33 Intex Cloud FX Smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:58pm
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W3C Stats, Linux, Mac, and Windows -- Relevant?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: The above graph shows the OS stats for W3C since March, 2003. Side-stepping the debate over whether the stats are an accurate representation of the OS share, I'd like to look at the trends.

Midori: Extremely Fast and Standards-Compliant

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Software

tombuntu.com: Midori is a lightweight GTK web browser which uses the popular WebKit rendering engine. I installed it on my Eee PC netbook to see if it could replace Firefox for light browsing.

5 Compiz Effects That Are Actually Useful

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linuxhaxor.net: Compiz has a lot of nice effects that are mostly useless. In my quest to find a work place without distraction compiz effects doesn’t really fit it. Here are five effects that I actually found useful:

Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition: A Big Thumbs Up

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Reviews

linuxtoday.com/blog: I prefer a direct approach: show me. Which "Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook" does in a most excellent fashion.

Compile source code - and solve problems

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: Building software from source - that's a bit old-school, isn't it? Who wants to wrestle with the command line, hunting down dependencies and coaxing the GCC compiler into running properly?

Advocacy at the Speed of Light

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org/blog: The latest course on the menu is, of course, the Linux.com site. This one is the fun one, because we've opened it up to the community to lend their ideas. Here's the top 5 thus far:

The beauty of Free Software Development and Free Software Community

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OSS

anoopjohn.com: When you work in the software industry, either in the services sector, or in the products sector, you never get to see the harmony, the cooperation and the amiability that, you find in the Free Software Community.

Popcorn - Popularity Contest (for RPM)

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Software

stick.gk2.sk/blog: A few days ago I came across Feature #305877. What is it about? Well, Debian has the Popularity Contest, which tracks installed packages, how often they are used and sends an anonymized report once a week to their server.

Linux's dirty little secret: Uninstall

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Go to the Fedora Project Wiki and search for "uninstall Fedora." You won't find anything. Go to Ubuntu's official documentation site and search for "uninstall Ubuntu." You won't find anything.

Test Drive Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

tombuntu.com: Today Mozilla released the third beta for the next major Firefox update, version 3.1. The most significant upgrade coming in Firefox 3.1 - Firefox 3.1 performed 1.6 times faster than Firefox 3.

Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Netbook Surprise

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: Novell has found a creative way to put Netbooks and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 in the hands of IT managers and channel partners — even with Microsoft sitting in the same room.

Does OpenOffice have 11 million active U.S. users?

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OOo

news.cnet.com: While Microsoft Office is actively used by roughly 50 percent of U.S. Internet users, according to a 2,400-strong survey administered by ClickStream Technologies, 5 percent of U.S. Web users also actively use OpenOffice.org.

Extra Repositories for Ubuntu 8.10 You Might Want

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The repository system is a great strength of open-source operating systems, but some people want the latest-and-greatest of a particular application while keeping the core system unchanged. Here are your repositories!

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 6:

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Linux

h-online.com: This development cycle once again included many changes to the kernel's Storage, IDE/PATA, SCSI subsystems.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Walkthrough and Impressions

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PCLOS

junauza.com: Based on the brief but thorough period of using PCLinuxOS 2009, I can honestly say that it’s another outstanding release for the PCLOS team.

celettu.wordpress: I was planning to install this on the old test-pc, but PCLinuxOS is very impressive. I think I’ll use it to replace the Windows 7 beta that’s on my main system.

Fedora 10: Living on the edge

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Linux

yatsite.blogspot: Some people ask me from time to time what will Linux be after 6 months or a year, what changes are planned, which features will be implemented. The answer is actually very simple: Try Fedora.

That disgusting, difficult, awful command line!

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Linux

aplawrence.com: What is behind all the fear and loathing of the command line? What drives this? Is it really that hard to type words? Don't most of us type words every day in email? Why should this be so repugnant?

Linux : the cool factor part 3 - Freedom -

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Linux

handlewithlinux.com: In the first part of this series of articles I stated some things that made some people think this articles were about Linux vs Apple. The truth is this is not about Linux vs Apple, it's about Linux being cool. What I do know is the most important reason why Linux is cool.

Linux kernel 1.0 turns 15 years old

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Linux

tuxradar.com: That's right -- it's a day short of a decade and a half since Linus Torvalds announced version 1.0 of his kernel.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.