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Story Plasma 5 with KDE Telepathy 0.9 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:41pm
Story Debian Won't Replace Ubuntu as the Base for Linux Mint, Says Project Leader Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Ubuntu Touch to Receive New OTA Update with Battery Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Android Auto to arrive in Brazil in 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:09pm
Story Linux Themes Of The Day Mohd Sohail 31/03/2015 - 5:07pm
Story BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux Mohd Sohail 31/03/2015 - 2:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:29pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:28pm

OpenSuse 11.2 a serious contender

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mybroadband.co.za: With Ubuntu 9.10 and Mandriva 2010 already released, OpenSuse 11.2 is the third of the "big four" - Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuse and Ubuntu - Linux distributions to release new versions this month. And, despite its name, OpenSuse 11.2 is a significant upgrade over version 11.1 released more than a year ago.

Qualcomm Smartbook Powered by Snapdragon

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Linux
Hardware

techtree.com: Lenovo Smartbook to have Linux interface, HD support, long battery life.

HookSafe Protects Kernel from Rootkits

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Linux
Security

linux-magazine.com: A research group in the computer sciences faculty at the North Carolina State University has written a prototype for a rootkit protector that uses kernel object hooks.

Open SuSE 11.2 Upgrade

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SUSE

lockergnome.com: With the release of OpenSuSE today, I just had to download it, as I have thought that the distribution has been, since about revision 9, one of the two best Linux variations available.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • lbzip2: parallel bzip2 utility
  • Getting Ready for F12: Media Sleeves and Labels
  • Python 3 moratorium now official
  • opensuse 11.2 rocks
  • List of Audio/Video players available for GNOME/KDE Users
  • BitTorrent in Silverlight
  • New Microsoft patent may put Linux security components at risk
  • They Know our Weakness
  • Great collection of mouse themes
  • 10 Firefox extensions that enhance security
  • Mandriva and Me….perfect match
  • Apache: 'No jerks allowed'
  • Ettrich: Thank You! and on KDE
  • New Dino species discovered in South Africa
  • Boot Windows XP in 20 secs
  • Did Microsoft just sneakily patent an open-source tool?
  • Red Hat to work with MySQL regardless of EU
  • Linux Outlaws 121 - See Popey for Details

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • hide user list in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 login
  • Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony
  • Enhancing terminals with byobu on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Kvpn client : The vpn is easy
  • Character Sets or: Why do I See Those Weird Characters?
  • How To Install Bilbo on Ubuntu 9.10 (GNOME)
  • iPhone 3x in Gentoo Linux – Testing Phase
  • Move a Gnome Window with the Alt Key
  • Howto fix touchpad issues after karmic upgrade
  • Desktop Linux + Idea Net Setter Wireless Internet
  • Linux Commands Tutorials – Using the Ls Command
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 126: Quick Karmic Frames

Why Google's Go Might Be A No-Go

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Google
Software

informationweek.com/blog: After news of Google's Go language surfaced, I went to my programmer friend for some additional perspective on Google's new experiment. He wasn't impressed -- and actually, neither was I. We had different reasons.

Linuxdistrus nolongerexista

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Linux

daniweb.com: It's a fact of life that Linux distributions go extinct and it happens more often than our Linux fan base would like to admit. At last count, there are approximately 50 individual distributions that are now extinct. What happens to the poor unfortunates who adopt and use these defunct distros?

Introducing Testdrive

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Software
Ubuntu

blog.dustinkirkland.com: Testdrive makes it simple to run any Ubuntu release in a virtual machine, safely, and without affecting your current Ubuntu installation.

Reviewed: Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux

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Software

tuxradar.com: After conquering the desktop virtualisation space on the Mac, Parallels has decided to take the fight to VMware with a client for Windows and Linux desktops. So, what does Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux (let's just call it PD4) have over the competition?

Unigine Heaven For Linux Status Update

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Software
Gaming

phoronix.com: Heaven is the most-impressive tech demo / benchmark yet, but when released in October it only came out for Windows with its DirectX 11 renderer. However, as we exclusively shared, Unigine Heaven is coming out to Linux. What pushed back their Linux release was waiting on functional Linux drivers from AMD.

Control Issues: Why Apple Doesn’t Want You to Use Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

chicagocarless.com: Boy, what a tempest I discovered when I posted last week about my disillusionment with Apple Computer and my ongoing migration from OS X to the new and well-reviewed Windows 7. This week I’ve been taking a closer look at Linux.

Read your RSS feeds on your Linux desktop with Liferea

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Software

ghacks.net: RSS has become such a common source of information for us information junkies. Whether you are following Ghacks via RSS, your favorite news site, or your favorite blog, it’s nice to be able to get all of those feeds centralized on your desktop.

Cuba preparing to quit Windows in favor of GNU/Linux

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Linux

ghabuntu.com: Cuban authorities are seriously preparing to quit the Windows operating system and use the GNU/Linux free software instead.

Why oh why did Epiphany have to ditch Gecko?

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Software

nancib.wordpress: If you read my review of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” you probably noticed that GNOME’s Epiphany web browser has ditched it’s Gecko rendering engine for the WebKit engine.

Widget-enabled Internet radio gets faster, cheaper

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Chumby Industries is readying an updated version of its Linux-based "Chumby" web-connected clock radio. Like the original, the "Chumby One" streams a personalized broadcast of web content over WiFi, and it offers a much lower price.

Vatican Library Uses Linux

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Linux

stephencuyos.com: I was browsing the Vatican Library website when I chanced upon this bit of interesting information. The Information Technology Center (C.E.D.) of the Vatican Library uses Red Hat.

OpenSUSE 11.2 and Novell's Mono Tools ship

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SUSE
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 and Novell's Mono Tools ship
  • First-look: openSUSE 11.2 is flexible, elegant
  • Celebrate OpenSuse 11.2 Being Released By Using It's GTK Theme
  • openSUSE 11.2 Persistent LiveUSB Setup

Paranoia and criticism, how it was meant and how it is taken

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Linux

It's interesting to see how many people automatically associate criticism with "Anti-X distro".

Painting with cadubi

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Cadubi, which I happen to like as a vaguely artistic and somewhat amusing way of “painting” text for the console, is basically a stamp-painting program, with a few simple hot-wirings that make it more usable.

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