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Story The State of ZFS on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:54pm
Story KitKat now powering almost a quarter of all Android devices Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story The most exciting Android tablet this year is coming from Dell Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:44pm
Story A global shift to open source at the university Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:40pm
Story 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:09pm
Story digiKam Recipes 4.0.9 Released Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Story Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:02pm
Story Listaller: Back to the future! Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Ubuntu for Smartwatches? Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Story City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 12:14pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Repair a corrupted filesystem in Ubuntu

  • MySQL command-line tip: compare result sets
  • How to fix Ubuntu Jaunty's ridiculous behavior
  • Finding A Process's Idle Time On Linux And Unix
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part I
  • Gentoo: Tips to upgrade your really old installation
  • Uppercase to lowercase with tr
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems
  • Commandline101: Creating Symbolic Links
  • Breaking out of a script
  • OpenBox and Terminal Transparency

Gnome global menu in KDE4

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KDE

Red Hat profit beats forecasts, shares rise

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Linux

reuters.com: Linux software maker Red Hat Inc reported profit ahead of Street projections on Wednesday , helped by cost cuts and a stock buyback, sending shares up 8 percent.

Microsoft not feeling TomTom Linux patent chill?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he claimed that patent issues aren't causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft's open source plans.

Also: The importance of Microsoft’s position paper on open source

digiKam image editor and zoom level...

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Software

digikam.org: Following this old bugzilla entry, about to use a better image scaling algorithm for image editor canvas, i decided to perform some comparisons between Showfoto and other photo editors.

Is there life after Windows?

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Linux

independent.co.uk: Linux is free, easy-to-use and is shedding its geeky image, thanks to fans who prefer it to Microsoft's mighty operating systems. But is it for everyone? Jamie Merrill asks four rookies to put it to the test

Five Essential Ubuntu Modifications

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some of these modifications are essential to get certain features to work, one of them is something I couldn’t do without. Here are my five essential Ubuntu modifications.

Just For Fun: 13 Free Linux Games Worth Trying

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Gaming

classhelper.org: Everyone needs a little down time every now and again. Whether you’re taking a break from hours of programming, trying to calm a conference-induced headache, or just relaxing at home, these Linux-based games offer a nice chance to unwind.

GZIP vs. BZIP2 vs. LZMA

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Software

odzangba.wordpress: There’s no nicer way to say it… I’m running out of disk space. I have three options: buy a larger hard drive, delete some files to free up space, or compress some of the data.

Giving Linux That 'XP' Factor

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: I have a solution for your XP woes. Unless you've been lobotomized, you might think you've guessed what it is: Linux. But you would be wrong. I don't generally recommend Linux. I recommend Ubuntu.

3 Great Ways To Rotate Your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

hehe2.net: If you are like me, then you probably get bored of your desktop wallpaper quickly. Then why don’t you rotate them? I know its nothing new really, and there are many ways to do that on your Linux desktop, but like all thing Linux, there is no one clear cut way to do it. There are several roads leading to Rome!

Memory usage in Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: A few days ago, I have reviewed Firefox 3.1 Beta 3. It's quite lovely. It boasts improved Javascript performance, it comes with new usability and privacy features, it supports future HTML multimedia elements ... But nowhere in that article did I mention the memory usage. For a good reason.

Are Linux apps and games worth paying for?

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Linux
Software

itwire.com: The Linux operating system is free; you can download it without paying any licensing fees. Despite this, Linux hasn't become a household name. Paradoxically, it may be the perceived dearth of commercial applications which is a cause.

Nouveau driver Test Day on Thursday 26th

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Linux
Hardware
Software

A Test Day is planned tomorrow (Thursday 26th) for the Nouveau driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Distributions: The big and the small

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Linux

h-online.com: While the community distributions Fedora and Ubuntu, as well as Mandriva, prepare for their spring releases, Novell has been busy completing final adjustments to SUSE Linux Enterprise. Smaller Linux distributions are also doing some spring cleaning and publishing updated versions.

Review: Granular Linux 1.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Back in September of 2007 I took a look at what was then the 0.9 version of Granular. It was a pretty good distribution at the time, even for being only beta quality. I'm not sure what's taking so long to reach the 1.0 status, but it's finally here, and we're about to give it a spin and see what the full version looks like and how well it'll work for new users.

Recipients of Annual FSF Awards Announced

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OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced the winners of the annual free software awards during the GNU/Linux conference LibrePlanet, held on March 21-22 at Harvard Science Center in Cambridge, MA.

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  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.