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Story Calendar and Dekko Email Client Won't Land with Next OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:18am
Story Today in Techrights Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 12:16am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:18pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:17pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:15pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:15pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:14pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Bodhi 3.1.0 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:08pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2015 - 9:07pm

KOffice 2.2 released

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Software

h-online.com: More than six months after the release of KOffice 2.1, the KOffice developers have announced the release of version 2.2 of their open source office suite.

Speed Dreams 1.4.0 Released

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The open source motorsport sim Speed Dreams has reached version 1.4.0. Changes include 3 new car sets, 3 new tracks, and AI opponents.

The Goddard Program

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Linux
Humor

The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: For the past six months we have been monitoring the performance of the very latest Linux kernel code on a daily basis across multiple systems. We have spotted a few regressions -- both positive and negative -- on occasion using our automated daily testing of the Linux kernel, but nothing like what we have encountered the past few days:

4 Ways To Make Linux Compatible With Even More Software

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Software

makeuseof.com: Perhaps the best part of using Linux is the massive amount of free software you have access to. Yet for some this isn’t enough. Happily, it’s not all you have access to.

Novell revenues drop as board seeks sale

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SUSE
  • Novell revenues drop as board seeks sale
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Review – GNOME Desktop Environment
  • openSUSE 11.3 Almost Without 3G Support
  • Installing software in OpenSuSE with YaST

Ubuntu 10.04 brings Linux closer to the mainstream

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Ubuntu

washingtonpost.com: No Windows viruses. Free. Any questions? Of course. Start with this one: How can an operating system with those virtues, the open-source Linux, remain confined to a tiny minority of desktop and laptop computers at home?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Radeon "R600g" Gallium3D Driver Merged To Master
  • Running Gentoo Linux on HP Pavilion dm1-1110ev – Result: Success
  • Key WebOS developer jumps ship to Team Android
  • The quiet Ubuntu Netbook revolution
  • Apple files for WebKit browser trademark
  • Five Reasons Willow Garage is Going to Succeed
  • TuxRadar Podcast s2e9: Google Gaggle
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #355 May 26
  • View3ds, viewer for 3D Studio files and V4L Loopback Device
  • Open source pays off for TimeTrex
  • Does Linux Do Enough for Programmers?
  • One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
  • Sabayon 5.3 Progress, Get Involved with Testing, Bumps
  • PCLinuxOS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove Repositories In Ubuntu
  • Hassle-free Backup with Déjà Dup
  • Detailed tutorial about AppArmor for ubuntu users
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2
  • A Collection of Silly Little Perl Snippets
  • generate and update ODF spreadsheets without OpenOffice
  • The command line PostScript swiss knife: a2ps
  • How to Install Sun Java on Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to mount samba share on Linux client
  • Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13
  • Dependency-based & Event-based init daemons and launchd
  • The top 10 tricks of Perl one-liners

What is "open source"?

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OSS
  • What is "open source"? (And why should you care?)
  • What Should be Expected of FLOSS Contributors?
  • Welcome to the world of open source software
  • Why Open Source Makes Sense: Scientifically Proven
  • Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative
  • A Thriving FOSS Community on the North
  • An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

KDE 4.5 beta brings window tiling, new notifications

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the KDE desktop environment have released the first beta of version 4.5. Although the major focus during this development cycle is stability, the release also brings some nice new features and user interface improvements.

Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video

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Software
Moz/FF
  • Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video
  • VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
  • WebM - The New Open Source Codec on the Block

Impressions of the latest MeeGo release

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Linux

blog.nixternal.com: So, I have been spending some time playing around with various netbook operating systems lately, trying to find that perfect one. I have a Dell Mini 10v netbook without bluetooth and with the stock battery. Now on to MeeGo!

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Today we’ll compare three of the better known launchers for Linux – Launchy, GNOME Do, and Kupfer. While they all have roughly the same function, each has a different take on how it should be done, and the configuration capabilities vary greatly from one to the next. Here, you’ll see what makes each one unique.

Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

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Ubuntu

The Global Menu for Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 has just been uploaded to a PPA. The new "global menu" is called "Application Menu" and it can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx already (both in GNOME and KDE). Here's how.

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MeeGo Netbook Performance: It's Beating Ubuntu & Co

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Linux

phoronix.com: The last time we ran a performance comparison of different Linux distributions on netbooks was in late November, but now we have a new set of Linux distributions out there, so we have carried out a new comparison. In particular, we are looking closely at how the MeeGo distribution --

Just released Qimo 2.0

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Linux

qimo4kids.com: It has been a little over a year since I put Qimo 1.0 together using little more than a Wiki page and long sessions of trial and error. Now, using a few more resources and a little better planning, I’ve been able to release version 2.0.

YaST: Yet Another Setup Tool

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Software

ghacks.net: Continuing with our look into OpenSuSE, we examine YaST. One of the best things going for OpenSuSE (and SuSE as well) is their take on the tried and true “control panal” YaST. YaST is, quite literally, a one-stop-shop for configuring Linux.

Crebs: The ULTIMATE Wallpaper Slideshow application

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: A few days ago we blogged about a simple wallpaper slideshow generator called, somewhat un-surprisingly, ‘wallpaper slideshow’. Well… forget that.

Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 2 Google Trends

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Yesterday I did a post about using the Distrowatch rankings to measure the popularity of various distros. Today I’m going to use another tool, Google Trends.

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