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Story Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 12:36pm
Story More Steam Linux Tests/Benchmarks Might Be Coming Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 12:26pm
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Story Open source propels UK healthcare data portal Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 12:10pm
Story US government accelerating development and release of open source Roy Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 9:41am
Story China developing Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown Roy Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 9:37am
Story PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 6:49am
Story Linux Kernel Song, Think Before Switching, and RH RC Ready Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 6:31am
Story Black Lab Linux 5.0.1 Enterprise Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/04/2014 - 6:22am
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Apple awarded patent on the Dock

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Legal

appleinsider.com: It took nearly nine years, but Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and Co. were awarded this week with a patent for their implementation of a software-based computer dock that has since become a trademark of the Mac OS X operating system.

visual goodies

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Humor
  • Hackles: Funniest Comic Strip About Hacking and Linux

  • Blue Screen of Death in unexpected locations

To XFCE, or not to XFCE?

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Software

beranger.org: The XFCE team seems to be more and more «tightly connected» to a specific distro. This is weird, given that the unnamed distro implements some custom hacks that weren't accepted upstream, allegedly because they would only work under Linux and when some dependencies are satisfied.

KDE and GNOME Users: Different Download Habits

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Software

earthweb.com: Most GNU/Linux users get the bulk of their applications from their distribution's repositories. However, those who want the cutting edge take to the Web to find it, often to GNOMEfiles if they use the GNOME desktop, or to KDE.apps.org if they use KDE.

The road to Sabayon 4.0

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Linux

joostruis.blogspot: Our team is growing stronger and everybody is working hard to get things in shape. I think its like 2 months ago that we decided to write down an organisation structure in wich everybody invloved gets a place and its tasks.

Ubuntu tweak 0.4.0 Released!

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: After two months of development, another milestone version of Ubuntu Tweak is released: that’s Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0!

Netbooks will boost adoption of Linux, says Novell CTO

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Linux
Hardware
SUSE

thestandard.com: A surge in demand for netbooks is helping drive business for Linux, as the devices are designed to be low-cost with smaller storage, according to Novell's chief technology and strategy officer for Linux.

GIMP 2.6.1 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.6.1 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Fixed: PSD file crashes PSD plug-in, JPEG Save Options Dialog does not remember, Gimp crashes creating a new image using a template, and some gif files will not be open.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

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MDV

softpedia.com: a special day for all Mandriva users. Why? Because the MANDRIVA S.A. just released into the wild the new and greatly improved version of the Mandriva Linux operating system.

Also: Mandriva packs in changes for new release

today's leftovers

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News
  • Monitor your network with GroundWork Monitor Community Edition

  • OS and Virtualization or Virtualization and OS: Red Hat Analyst Day
  • Open-Source ATI R500 PowerPlay Support
  • Linux For The Masses: Are We There Yet?
  • Linux-to-BlackBerry sync tool goes beta
  • check your internet speed in Real-time (Ubuntu)
  • Mixing Windows and Linux: How Do You Manage Choice?
  • ubuntu, ATI and two monitors
  • Open source and software protectionism?
  • Changing open source terms bad move in a recession
  • Drupal 6.5 and 5.11 released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Famous Sed One-Liners Explained, Part I

  • Network Performance Fine Tuning in openSUSE
  • Short Tip: grep with more than one expression
  • Bash Extended Globbing
  • Write a Perl module
  • PClinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Remastering
  • HowTo: Creating Desktop Shortcuts
  • PHP5 vs. daylight saving in Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS
  • Nautilus Actions: Do just about anything to a file by right-clicking it
  • Forcing Ubuntu (and Debian) to upgrade to a newer distribution version
  • Blubuntu!

Mepis 8: It's a beautiful thing!

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Linux

eyemeansit.blogspot: As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used Mepis for quite a while, back in the Mepis 6 days. I have to say that I am very glad to see that they have gone back to using a Debian base and repositories instead of Ubuntu (which is Debian based). Why put one more layer of complexity between you and Debian?

Mozilla locks in Firefox 3.1 feature list

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. will use a several-week delay it recently added to the Firefox 3.1 schedule to build a private browsing mode and beef up the browser's address bar, the company said today.

two more mono interviews

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Software
  • Interview: Miguel de Icaza

  • Interview With Joseph Hill - Mono

After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future

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Interviews

linux.com: Few free and open source software projects have attracted such a range of reactions as Mono. On one hand, as an implementation of Microsoft's .Net that's sponsored by Novell, it has been vilified both for the company it keeps and as a possible source of patent claims, should Microsoft choose to get nasty.

The ‘other’ value of open source in this economy

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OSS

blogs.the451group: We’ve talked recently about how the down economy can be both good and bad for Linux and open source software in general. The more I consider the continued gloomy outlook, the more I am convinced the economic struggle will translate to increased interest, use and adoption for open source software.

Windows XP takes on Linux in the netbook market

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Linux
Hardware

guardian.co.uk: Shen -- who is keen on Linux -- said Asus had hoped sales of Eee PCs would be 50:50 between XP and Linux, but actually they were 60:40 in XP's favour.

Does OpenOffice.org Still Matter?

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OOo

blogs.eweek: For the past six years or so, I've watched the suite progress slowly but steadily toward the goal of being "just as good" as Microsoft Office. For my needs, OpenOffice.org has been better than good enough. Given the rise of these Web-based alternatives it's worth asking whether OpenOffice.org will continue to matter as we move forward.

Missing features in Amarok 2

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Software

kde.org: Today on IRC a user asked the following question: "Is there a list of 1.4 features that are still missing in Amarok 2?" As this question comes up rather frequently, I will try to shed some light on this topic here.

In search of bigger, stronger calculators

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Software

linux.com: If I had had SpeedCrunch or Qalculate! during high school, finishing homework really would've been child's play. From breaking down complex algebraic equations, to solving your calculus problems, to performing geometric computations and providing statistical answers, SpeedCrunch and Qalculate! are tools that offer quick solutions to difficult questions.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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