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Story Myth-Busting Google's Android Problem Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 7:37am
Story On Linus Torvalds and communities Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2015 - 7:28am
Story Adjusting PulseAudio to play .wav files without distortion Fitzcarraldo 19/01/2015 - 1:13am
Story Developers Close GTK+ Bug in Ubuntu That Allowed Users to Bypass the Lock Screen Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:46pm
Story Linux Mint 18 Could Adopt Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:43pm
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Story NVIDIA Releases Massive Stable Driver, Brings Support for Latest Kernels and X.org Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:31pm
Story Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre1 edition released Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:23pm
Story Linux 3.19-rc5 Rianne Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 11:11pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/01/2015 - 9:04pm

Froscon Day 1

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OSS

omat.nl: This year I decided to go to Froscon. And I must admit that I like it very much. The differences with for example Fosdem are huge. The developer tracks are really of the level of Getting Things Done instead of talking about it.

New In Karmic

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Ubuntu

Trying Out OpenOffice.org Impress Prototype (Renaissance)

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Linux

Remember the OpenOffice.org prototype? Now you can try the Renaissance Impress without any installation (but you do need Java installed). Remember that this is just a prototype, only to be used to see how it looks. That being said, you can download the Impress prototype from HERE. After running Impress, you will notice a window where you can change between different variants of scrolling toolbars or fixed label toolbar (see image above). Full Story

Order a High Powered Linux Workstation on the Cheap

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Hardware

blog.eracc.com: I just finished reading Paul Ferrill’s article at Linux Planet titled Build a High Powered Linux Workstation on the Cheap. Most people do not get “shivery” over putting together “sexy” hardware like we hardware geeks do. This is where the system builders such as ZaReason, System 76 and Penguin Computing enter the picture.

Openoffice.org - Five things MS Office users do not know

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OOo

sinaisix.blogspot: Open Office is one of the most powerful products that the Free Software community has produced to date and is the default office suite on most Linux distros.

Early PCLinuxOS KDE 4 Test Run

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KDE
PCLOS

terminalvariant.co.cc: A friend of mine asked me to give him a Linux distribution as soon as possible, so I decided to see if PCLinuxOS was fine for him right now. I also decided to test their early implementation of KDE 4.

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

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HowTos

ghacks.net: I like eye candy. One of the aspects of eye candy I like more than any other is transparency. With the right Linux desktop there is almost no limit on how you can configure the look and feel of your desktop. And that means you can have as transparent a desktop as you like.

Ubuntu – Unwanted Poster-boy?

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Ubuntu

headshotgamer.com: When you're listing popular Linux distributions, you've got to include Ubuntu somewhere at the top. Similarly, when you're listing Linux distributions that are disliked by the hardcore Linux community, Ubuntu is again somewhere at the top.

Quick Tip: Old games can't find /dev/dsp

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If your old games, like UT, Quake2, or Rune, won't start or don't have sound due to the error "can't find /dev/dsp" on your modern Linux systems, it's because they were made when OSS (Open Sound System) was the preferred sound system in Linux.

Emesene 1.5 With Webcam Support [How To Install It In Ubuntu]

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Linux

Emesene 1.5 brings a lot of new features and bugfixes, most notable being the webcam (video) support. Changes in 1.5:

CentOS-based LiveCD at FrOSCon

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Linux

dag.wieers.com/blog: Every conference room has a system hooked up to the beamer that is running a custom CentOS-based LiveCD (actually a LiveUSB) image. But the funny thing is that the conference also has 2 large flat screens at the entrance to show what presentations are coming next. It is a very nice idea to guide people quickly to a starting presentation.

Microsoft, Google, and VMware redefine the operating system?

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Linux

news.cnet.com: While the open-source crowd gets (rightly) excited by Linux's growing market share, three companies are pulling the rug out from under the feet of traditional operating systems.

The Quiet Digital Audio Revolution

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: The changes in audio recording in my lifetime have been phenomenal, bringing high-end recording and distribution to the masses. Here are some of the amazing digital audio feats you can do with an ordinary Linux PC and a little bit of audio gear:

Ubuntu: Change for Critics and for Change Sake

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: With all the excellent work going on for the 100 paper cuts are some real doozies. Bugs which should never have been filed, or shouldn’t have been acted upon.

Mandriva Linux 2010 beta version is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 Beta version is now available on public mirrors.

5 Best Free/Open-Source Feed Readers (Desktop Clients) for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Even though there are plenty of good web-based RSS/News readers or aggregators that are available today, a lot of us still prefer to use desktop feed readers.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue #85

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SUSE

Issue #85 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

How-To: Install OpenOffice 3.1 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

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HowTos

Debian Lenny comes by default with OpenOffice 2.6.4, but in the meantime OpenOffice 3.1 was released. You can easily install it on your Debian box by using the Debian Lenny backports repository, which is a repository including newer versions of applications than the ones which come by default with Lenny. Just follow the steps below:

How To Install GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic From a Launchpad PPA

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The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository: FULL STORY

Boot Linux on the Beagle Board

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Linux

The Beagle Board is an open-hardware single-board computer that is both inexpensive and capable of running Linux at a reasonable speed. Get to know the Beagle Board, and learn how to get a Linux development environment together on the cheap.

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