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Story Impressions of a Chromebook and Linuxy Goodness Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 1:06pm
Story The UX of open source content management Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 1:01pm
Story Netrunner Rolling 2015.06 Beta 3 Brings a Very Different and Fun KDE Experience Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:52pm
Story elementary OS Drops Sourceforge Hosting Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:47pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:15pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:12pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:05pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2015 - 12:04pm

today's leftovers, part 2:

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News
  • PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
  • 137 years of Popular Science Magazine now online
  • Feel a “natural flow” in your desktop (Panel at the top)
  • The Mint Newsletter – issue 101
  • Hypervisor supports Linux guests
  • I did it! I found a Linux that works well with Laptops
  • And Ubuntu changed again!
  • Meego: Towards Day One
  • CeBIT 2010: Debian with BSD Kernel
  • Computer choice
  • Five ways to keep your PC free of viruses and Trojans
  • Microsoft Has Become The Follower & Will Lead No More
  • First Impressions of OpenSuse 11.2
  • Package KDE applications easily for multiple distributions
  • The Possibility Of Nouveau 1.0.0?
  • Midnight Commander: Small Update, Big Enhancements
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 3

today's leftovers, part 1:

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News
  • Is Open Source Creating a 'Tidal Wave of Job Losses'?
  • Linux Australia to fund research into licence compliance
  • The OSI Categorically Rejects IIPA's special pleadings
  • Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft
  • Can open source make 311 relevant?
  • Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up
  • MySQL migration and risk management
  • Second maintenance release for PHP 5.3
  • Hillary Clinton Touts the Work of OLPC
  • Laptops aid villagers
  • MySQL's Urlocker Joins Revolution Board
  • Rugged railroad computer runs Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 111: CMake

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash Shell: Convert Tabs To Spaces In a File
  • Virtual Machine clocksource issue
  • Map your mind with VYM (View Your Mind)
  • How To Setup Squid Proxy Server to use outgoing IP address
  • Nautilus With Zeitgeist Integration [How-to]
  • Tulip - Graph visualization software
  • Stop CPU beep in Ubuntu/Debian
  • Lucidor: Simple eBook Reader for Ubuntu
  • Linux RAM Disk: Creating A Filesystem In RAM

some shorts:

  • Nautilus + Zeitgeist
  • Let me tell you where to put the buttons…
  • Small systemtray change for KDE 4.5

Interview with Deborah Nicholson of the FSF

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Interviews
OSS

ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation is gearing up for a big event March 19th through 21st to be held in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard's University Science Center. LibrePlanet 2010 is a three day event with workshops on using free software for everything from Web development to video editing and graphics.

Finding sources for FLOSS projects: Make it easy!

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OSS

dissociatedpress.net: One of the more difficult things for reporters working in the tech industry, especially those who aren't really familiar with a beat, is finding contacts for free software projects.

Firefox alpha dons Flash flack jacket

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has pushed out a Firefox developer preview that runs Adobe Flash and other plug-ins as a separate process, hoping to prevent crashing plug-ins from crashing the browser proper.

Heaven and hell with SyncML (on Nokia's N900)

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Software

You may recall that on a previous occasion I bitched and moaned about supposed "Linux phones" ignoring the open standard of SyncML and choosing Microsoft Exchange instead.

Well, I finally got Nokia to loan me an N900 and thanks to a little app called SyncEvolution SyncML works like a dream!

More here...

aLinux 12.9 – A Blast From the Past

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Linux

ostalks.com: On February 22, 2010. aLinux 12.9 stable was released to the public on ibiblio, after practically 3 years of waiting.

Are these the last days of Novell?

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SUSE
  • Are these the last days of Novell as we know it?
  • Why Microsoft Can’t Afford To Let Novell Die

Swiftfox: a fast Firefox alternative for Linux users

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: In my ongoing search to find the perfect browser, I’ve generally stuck to Opera for the past several years, on Windows and on Linux. Well, today, I’m here to report that this situation might well have changed, due to something called Swiftfox.

Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are

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Google
Software
  • Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are
  • Google open source guru says Android code will be in Linux kernel in time
  • Friday Fun: Play 3D Rally Racing in Chrome

Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October
  • Ubuntu Should Block User Choices
  • Hands-on: a close look at Ubuntu's new non-brown theme
  • What Can Less Brown Do For You?
  • Short: New in Lucid
  • 6 little things in Ubuntu 10.04 that I love
  • Is Ubuntu ready to run your business servers?
  • The Linux Desktop Will Have Its Day: Q&A With Mark Shuttleworth

Be Afraid if Someone's Got a Voltmeter Hooked to Your CPU

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OSS
Security

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I had a hunch what was going on. I quickly downloaded a copy of the academic paper that was cited as the sole source for the story and read it. As I feared, OpenSSL was getting some bad press unfairly.

Try the Linux desktop of the future

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Linux
Software

tuxradar.com: For the tinkerers and testers, 2010 is shaping up to be a perfect year. Take a trip with us on a voyage of discovery to find out exactly what's happening and how the Linux desktop experience is likely to evolve over the next 12 months...

Red Hat extends Szulik's time as chairman

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat is keeping Matthew Szulik around at least a little longer. The Raleigh-based software company has agreed to extend Szulik's term as chairman for another year, until Feb. 28, 2011.

BBC claims angry iPlayer plugin mob 'conflated' open source term

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Software
Web

theregister.co.uk: The BBC has tried to draw a line under its decision to bar open source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol) streaming in the iPlayer, after The Register revealed the Corporation's quiet switcheroo last week.

Contributing Upstream

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Linux
OSS
Ubuntu

lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux

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Linux
Reviews

linuxplanet.com: Building a Linux distribution with the novice user in mind has been tried many times over the years. If you had to pick one area where many new users struggle, it would have to be installing new applications. Missing dependencies or improperly configured repositories lead to frustration and, ultimately, abandonment of the entire platform.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

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