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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:11am
Story Gearbox looking at viability of a Linux version of Borderlands Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:11am
Story Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 7:06am
Story HP Chromebook 14 Review – New Chromebook adds style and size Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:55am
Story i3 – Tiling Window Manager Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:48am
Story What Would You Do to Improve Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2014 - 6:40am
Story An open source success: EFF ‘awed’ by response to project for easily contacting Congress Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:45pm
Story Linux & SteamOS Earn The 400 Games Badge Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:12pm
Story 50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Weeeee, Kubuntu 14.04 is out! and already looking to the future Roy Schestowitz 20/04/2014 - 8:00pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Confirms Linux Netbook Returns Higher than Anticipated

  • October promises to be hot month for Drupal, Mono, OpenOffice, Ubuntu
  • Microsoft's OOXML Endgame Revealed?
  • In Open Source Development, Does Money Change Everything?
  • KWord: ODF Lists
  • GIMP User Manual 2.4.2 Released
  • One more 2.6.27 prepatch
  • Freeing your phone with the FIC Neo FreeRunner
  • Executive moves: Sonatype and Novell upgrade their open-source execs
  • Interview: Rich Green, Executive VP of Software, Sun Microsystems
  • Linux Void Episode 9 - Cockta Rules
  • Areca and plan/b offer Java-based backup for Linux
  • Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Winners
  • New Manju project plans to redraw desktop art
  • maddog: digital tipping point
  • You get what you pay for: Paid contributors drive open source
  • zypper best feature
  • The Future of KDE's Online Presence?

Is .NET on Linux Finally Ready?

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Software

internetnews.com: Microsoft's .NET framework on Linux is getting a big boost today with the official release of Novell's Mono 2.0. With the latest version, the gap between the two is getting smaller.

Rewarding Scottish Open Source

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OSS

openpr.com (PR): The 2008 Scottish Open Source Awards is now open for nominations. As we talk around we are hearing of Open Source initiatives in Scotland that are outside of the seen Open Source community.

What Wall Street can learn from FOSS

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OSS

itwire.com: If you haven't been living under a rock in recent times, you would be fully aware of the serious financial crisis in which the US finds itself. And as the contagion spreads, in smaller measure, to the rest of the world, people's thoughts often devolve to cost-cutting.

openSUSE turns 3

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Just three years ago today, the openSUSE Project announced its first release. Andreas Jaeger sent the word out to the opensuse-announce list on October 6, 2005, announcing the release of SUSE Linux 10.0.

Linux netbook return rates higher?

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Tung's statement may reflect his subjective impression, rather than actual return figures. Still, it is worth noting that early netbook vendors do often rush to market with hasty Linux implementations.

Mozilla: We're Not Using Firefox to Track You

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Moz/FF

appscout.com: Mozilla on Monday denied that it wants to use its Firefox browser to track your online activities. Firefox and Mozilla will remain intensely focused on privacy, protection of personal data and user control over that data.

What won't the next version of Ubuntu bring us?

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Ubuntu

blogs.howtogeek: We’re just a couple of weeks away from the Ubuntu 8.10 launch on the 30th, but the feature list doesn’t look that impressive. In this article we’re going through 7 most requested Ubuntu features that didn’t make the cut in this release.

Review: Shuttle KPC K-4800

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Linux
Hardware

reviews.cnet.com: We liked Shuttle's original low-cost Linux desktop, but even though the KPC K-4800 adds a DVD drive and a few other upgrades, the price increase takes a toll on its overall value. Regardless of their operating system, too many Windows PCs give you more hardware for the money.

OOXML standardisation: Norwegian experts resign

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: Thirteen of the twenty three members of the Standard Norge expert committee, which dealt with the standardisation of Microsoft's OOXML document format, have announced their resignations. They are protesting against the way Norway's decision in favour of ISO standardisation was made.

Linux, Seti@Home, And The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Software
HowTos

hightechsister.com: “The destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars…beyond Mars. Other star systems. Living worlds.” I was never too good at using a telescope, but that’s done nothing to hinder my endless fascination with the stars. I can’t help but to wonder what’s really out there.

The top five reasons why Windows Vista failed

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: On Friday, Microsoft gave computer makers a six-month extension for offering Windows XP on newly-shipped PCs. While this doesn’t impact enterprise IT — because volume licensing agreements will allow IT to keep installing Windows XP for many years to come — the move is another symbolic nail in Vista’s coffin.

Also: Vista R.I.P.

Usenet for Linux

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Linux

I’ve already done an article called Usenet for Dummies, where you can learn about what exactly Usenet is. Go read that article if you haven’t already. If you have, then this article will go over a variety of tools you need to get up and running with Usenet on Linux.

Just Released: Amarok 2.0 Beta 2

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Software

softpedia.com: The Amarok team has proudly announced a few hours ago the second beta release of the upcoming Amarok 2.0 music player. The much-anticipated release brings lots of improvements, new features and numerous bug fixes.

commandline interface here to stay!

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I do my best to contain my emotions when I run across something on the forums that irritates me. What has gotten my goat lately (aside from the random nitpicking over default themes), is the constant attempts to earmark command line use as some sort of detriment to Linux altogether.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Examining the Compilation Process. Part 1

  • How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu
  • Short Tip: Managing system services on the command line
  • Wireless headphones on a budget
  • openSUSE 11.0 on eMac G4
  • HowTo Remaster a LiveCD or LiveDVD using SLAX
  • Clean up your filesystems with fslint
  • Error: Could not find kernel image: Linux

Sneak Peak at Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 (beta)

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: Recently I got an opportunity to try out the latest beta of Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0. After taking it for a test drive, here are my thoughts.

some interviews

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Interviews
  • The spread of Open Source (Santhosh D'Souza, Sun Microsystems India)

  • Interview: Gentoo's Berkholz and Gaffney Look Ahead
  • The man who wears the Red Hat (Jim Whitehurst)

Poll indicates a turning away from Linux

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Linux

eetimes.eu: About one third of the respondents to an EE Times Europe poll are planning to use Linux as an embedded operating system in their next project. This compares with about 50 percent when the same question was asked one year ago.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 273

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Overviews: Linux Mint and CentOS

  • News: Barry Kauler retires from Puppy Linux, more OpenSolaris features
  • Released last week: Ultima Linux 8.4, NetSecL 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009, NetBSD 4.0.1
  • Site news: DistroWatch on Voice of America
  • Donations: Miro receives US$300
  • New additions: BlankOn
  • New distributions: Incogninto LiveCD, Privatix Live-System
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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