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Story List Of 10 Funny Linux Commands Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:35pm
Story Avnet and Red Hat to bring open source tech to Netherlands Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:30pm
Story The Solus OS Fundraiser Deemed a Success, Project Still Needs Your Help Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:26pm
Story Librem 13 Free Software Laptop Nears Funding Goals, After Self-Funding Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:24pm
Story Take Linux Foundation Training, Get a Free Chromebook Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 7:17pm
Story OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 5 Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.1 and Latest Nvidia Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Nvidia Releases Updated Linux Drivers for the Old GeForce 8 and 9 Series Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 7:13pm
Story Munich now a major contributor to open source Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Porting Guix and GuixSD Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 6:57pm
Story QEMU Maintainers on the 2.4 Release Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 6:42pm

Lin-dependence day!

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: On Friday I was honored to sit in front of a group from the Techrepublic community and talk open source. The driving force of the debate was open source vs. proprietary software. The ever-present subtext of that debate is Linux vs. Windows. The audience was pleasantly surprised when the debate never turned sour. Why is that?

Newspaper tries free software for a day

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OSS

linuxinexile.blogspot: The Saratogian tried an experiment for Independence Day - run free software for a day, to produce the July 4 2010 issue of their (web and print) newspaper. They called it the Ben Franklin Edition *.

Five of 2010’s Linux-Powered e-Book Readers

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Hardware

junauza.com: Nearly two years ago, I did a guest post here by featuring 10 Linux-powered e-book readers. Consider this an update.

Compiz in your browser – unlock Firefox 3.6 hidden features

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Moz/FF
HowTos

indlovu.wordpress: Here are some hidden features disabled by default, similar to Compiz expo and shift-switcher.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 13 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

Five tips for a more efficient Linux desktop

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Linux
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: For me, the Linux desktop is all about being efficient. Yes, I do enjoy the eye candy as well. But having an incredibly efficient desktop just makes for much faster, more reliable work. And much to the surprise of most users, Linux should be hailed as the king of desktop efficiency. Here's some tips:

July 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the July 2010 issue: Xfce 4.6.2: Xfce Settings Manager, Part 2, KDE 4: Reclaim Your Background - The Widget Dashboard, and Alternate OS: Haiku, Part 1.

The Charge for Freedom

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OSS

elevenislouder.blogspot: When we think of open source, we normally think of software. We (freetards, freediots, open source fanboys) have often been described as a type of new hippie movement. In some ways, this may be true. We favor open collaboration instead of top-down empiricism.

My experience with GNU/Linux professionally and personally

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Linux

unixbhaskar.blogspot: I am writing this out of my close association with GNU/Linux for quite sometime.I have had been using it everywhere to do my day to day work.

Compiz 0.9.0 is released!

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Software

This is the first unstable release of the Compiz 0.9 series. This release represents a complete rewrite of the 0.8 series from C to C++, brings a whole new developer API, splits rendering into plugins, switches the buildsystem from automake to cmake and brings minor functionality improvements.

The Advantages of Using Linux

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Linux

Every now and then, I receive emails from people who are asking me to explain the benefits or advantages of using Linux. I just answered them with a link or two to articles that could give a good explanation regarding the subject matter. But since I realized that it would be better if my response were based on my own experience, I finally decided to write a simple list.

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Ailurus - A Useful Ubuntu Tweak Alternative

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Software

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use for beginners. Rather than a Ubuntu Tweak alternative, Ailurus is the kind of app you can use along Ubuntu Tweak. Ailurus is available for Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint while Ubuntu Tweak is a dedicated Ubuntu only application.

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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 130 is out

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SUSE

Kernel Weekly Review with openSUSE Flavor

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SUSE

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04 Features Stunning New Icon Theme And Wallpapers

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HowTos

How to Install Ubuntu Satanic Edition Themes, Wallpapers And More in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? Find out here

Change your MAC address in Linux with MACchanger-GTK

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HowTos

Your MAC address is set by the manufacturer. In this article I am going to show you a very handy GTK tool that allows you to change that MAC address. More Here

The Embedded Linux GPU Mess & How It Can Be Fixed

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Hardware

Earlier this week Qualcomm released an open-source 2D/3D kernel driver for their Snapdragon SoC that's found within the Nexus One, Dell Streak, and many other mobile phones. However, it was just the kernel driver that leveraged their own driver design and no open-source user-space driver, which leads to a dirty mess. David Airlie, the DRM maintainer within the Linux kernel, will not accept open-source kernel drivers that is only used by a closed-source component and as such there's been a lengthy mailing list discussion over the past few days.

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Package Management in Enterprise Linux

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Software

It was patch day for the test environment, the group of servers dedicated to testing locally developed code before it is pushed into QA, and then into production. Patches for RedHat Enterprise Linux are applied using "yum update" in our setup, keeping it simple. Things were going well, no conflicts, no problems with our applications after the patches were applied. Then, one of the server's yum processes died with an error--a very familiar error.

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8 of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients

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Software

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 Twitter clients which make micro-blogging easier. Rest here

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A look at Spice-Up presentation software for GNU/Linux

As a student, presentations are second nature to me. I can’t even count the amount of times I have had to make visual presentations and slides of information over the course of the past couple years. I’ve always been one to like to change things up, and get bored if I don’t, so rather than always using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint, or even LibreOffice Impress, I’ve opted to use a handy little piece of software called “Spice-Up” on a few occasions. Read more

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Software: WiFi, GIMP, WordPress

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    Hacking is no more the specialty of experts and professionals only. With the emergence of user-friendly hacking tools, the art can be easily aced by average users too. A majority of people want to know the best, free WiFi hacker tools to learn to hack on smartphones and desktops. Despite the availability of so many hacking tutorials online, let us tell you that hacking is not as easy to learn. It cannot be learned overnight and requires in-depth research and dedication to become a pro at hacking.
  • GIMP 2.10.2 Released
    It’s barely been a month since we released GIMP 2.10.0, and the first bugfix version 2.10.2 is already there! Its main purpose is fixing the various bugs and issues which were to be expected after the 2.10.0 release.
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    Just shy of one month since the long-awaited debut of GIMP 2.10, the first stable point release is now available. Besides fixing bugs, there is new features too including support for HEIF images for importing and exporting, spherize and recursive transform filters added, improved histogram computation, and more.
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    The open-source WordPress content management system project announced its 4.9.6 update on May 17, providing users with privacy enhancements designed to help sites be compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is set to go into effect on May 25, requiring organizations to take steps to protect the privacy of end- user information. To be compliant with GDPR, organizations need to properly disclose how user data is stored and used. "It's important to understand that while the GDPR is a European regulation, its requirements apply to all sites and online businesses that collect, store, and process personal data about EU residents no matter where the business is located," WordPress developer Allen Snook wrote in a blog post.

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