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Story First ownCloud lustrum Roy Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 8:24pm
Story Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook! Roy Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Linus Torvalds and the cults of niceness and diversity Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 8:56am
Story GNU LibreJS 6.0.8 released Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 8:48am
Story Improving KDE's support for Korean (and other CJK languages) Roy Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 8:18am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 9:49pm
Story Castilla-La Mancha nurtures open source sector Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:25pm
Story Android Lollipop vs. Android KitKat: New Features & Material Design Explored Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 8:11pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 5:11pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 5:10pm

Response why Linux and Open Source will not take MS

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Linux

mossmash.blogspot: I got some interesting feedback on tuxmachines.org about my Linux article. Either I was not clear enough on my article, or some people have simply not read it, so let me make my points even clearer for those who choose not to read the whole article.

KDE's Expanded Desktop vs. Online Apps

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KDE

earthweb.com: Ever since the mid-1990s, pundits have predicted that the Internet and the desktop would merge. But, unperceived by most people, another possibility is now being defined in the KDE 4 series of releases: a vision of desktop-oriented computing in which individual applications are enhanced by Internet resources without being dependent on them.

First Fedora 12 pre-release version released

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Linux

h-online.com: As the developers have announced, the Fedora Project has made the first and only alpha version of Fedora 12, codename Constantine, available to download – as ever a little later than originally planned.

Opera 10 hits release candidate status

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Software
  • Opera 10 hits release candidate status
  • Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
  • Opera 10 nears final stages
  • Opera 10.0 Release Candidate

Open source and cloud computing - when Worlds collide

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I recently attended Open Source World, concurrent with Cloud World in San Francisco and naturally, a good place to converse on and consider the intersection of open source and cloud computing and what it means for vendors, customers and the software.

Karmic Feature Freeze this Thursday

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Karmic Feature Freeze is scheduled for this Thursday, August 27. This means that all of your Karmic-targeted specs should be either at Beta Available or Postponed by the end of day on Wednesday.

FSF Launches Windows7sins tomorrow

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Microsoft
OSS
Web

jonathancarter.co.za: Tomorrow the Free Software Foundation plans to launch the windows7sins campaign, similiar to the BadVista campaign that ran for Windows Vista. From the info-member list:

Five Things I Dislike About Gnome

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Software

workswithu.com: Gnome is a great desktop environment. But it’s not perfect. If I could pick five things for the Gnome developers to change or improve, here’s what they’d be.

Reviewed: Scribus 1.3.5

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Software

tuxradar.com: We've reviewed Scribus a number of times, each revisit tends to throw up the same old problems: Scribus's lack of reliability and poor interface. Thankfully, after two years of solid development, these woes have been banished.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Pimp your GIMP with Photoshop Brushes
  • LXDE on Android smartphone!
  • Mandriva 2010 beta: Screenshots
  • New Lugaru for Linux released
  • Why zsh rocks
  • GNU Hackers Meeting 2009 registration opens
  • BSD… ish
  • Book Excerpt: Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server
  • On the PySide - interview
  • Get out the Vote: 2009 Open Source CMS Award
  • VIA Releases A New 2D Linux Driver
  • Music Player Review: Heavyweights
  • GoogleDocs integration with Nautilus
  • FSF hosts a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
  • Sub-menus in KDE 4 panels and desktops are back
  • NVIDIA Pushes Out New Linux Driver Updates
  • Rails-like Quickly tools brings rapid development to Ubuntu
  • VMware drags its feet on Linux-based vCenter appliance, annoys Linux users
  • Opera Unite - Unite Unite the World
  • The Linode Virtual Hosting Solution
  • Take off and land safely with KDE
  • 15 Text Editors for Linux
  • An explosive end to a holiday
  • The SCO zombie wins one
  • Ubuntu User Issue 2 is out
  • Build Your Own Open Source Digital Clock
  • Say I am from Egypt: Show me respect, show me my time

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice File Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Firefox's missing throbber
  • How to Configure File Associations in KDE
  • Change default and preferred applications in KDE
  • Name Kompletion in Konqueror
  • Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts
  • Tutorial: Fix invalid entries in Open Office 3 spell check
  • Install RAID 1 in Fedora/Centos/RHEL
  • Install Doom3 Game

This Day in Tech: Aug. 25, 1991: Kid From Helsinki Foments Linux Revolution

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wired.com: 1991: Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old university student from Finland, writes a post to a user group asking for feedback on a little project he’s working on. He’s built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system.

Chicken Invaders For Linux !

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The Arcade Space shooters "Chicken Invaders" 2, 3 and their Special Christmas Editions are available for Linux!

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 16th – Aug 22nd)

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PCLOS

pclinuxonline.com: Another exciting week has past already! Can you believe it? Well here’s the latest updates to the PCLinuxOS repository over the past week.

Fedora Rawhide nightly live spins available

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Linux
Software

Adam Williamson reports that the Fedora project is now producing automated nightly live builds of Rawhide, its development branch - now you can test the freshest Rawhide without having to install it at all.

SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.0

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Certain distributions tend to get more press than others. SimplyMEPIS isn’t one. It’s a shame though as SimpyMEPIS has quite a bit to offer the desktop Linux user as you’ll find out in this review.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

v3.co.uk: The most popular of the free Linux distros, the 10th and latest release of Ubuntu Linux (9.04, also known as Jaunty Jackalope) is available for both servers and desktops.

Program Which Automatically Compiles and Install The Latest Kernel in Ubuntu / Debian: KernelCheck

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Ubuntu

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

10 habits of superstitious users

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Misc

blogs.techrepublic.com: For some users, the computer is unfathomable - leading them to make bizarre assumptions about technology and the effect of their own actions. Here are a few irrational beliefs such users develop.

Red Hat HornetQ debuts for open source messaging

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Software

blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially launched a new open source messaging system called HornetQ. The new effort has its roots in the JBoss Messaging platform, that has been around since at least 2006.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
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Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
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    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
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  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
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