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Opera 10 hits release candidate status

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  • Opera 10 hits release candidate status
  • Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
  • Opera 10 nears final stages
  • Opera 10.0 Release Candidate

Open source and cloud computing - when Worlds collide

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I recently attended Open Source World, concurrent with Cloud World in San Francisco and naturally, a good place to converse on and consider the intersection of open source and cloud computing and what it means for vendors, customers and the software.

Karmic Feature Freeze this Thursday

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Karmic Feature Freeze is scheduled for this Thursday, August 27. This means that all of your Karmic-targeted specs should be either at Beta Available or Postponed by the end of day on Wednesday.

FSF Launches Windows7sins tomorrow

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Microsoft
OSS
Web

jonathancarter.co.za: Tomorrow the Free Software Foundation plans to launch the windows7sins campaign, similiar to the BadVista campaign that ran for Windows Vista. From the info-member list:

Five Things I Dislike About Gnome

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Software

workswithu.com: Gnome is a great desktop environment. But it’s not perfect. If I could pick five things for the Gnome developers to change or improve, here’s what they’d be.

Reviewed: Scribus 1.3.5

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Software

tuxradar.com: We've reviewed Scribus a number of times, each revisit tends to throw up the same old problems: Scribus's lack of reliability and poor interface. Thankfully, after two years of solid development, these woes have been banished.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Pimp your GIMP with Photoshop Brushes
  • LXDE on Android smartphone!
  • Mandriva 2010 beta: Screenshots
  • New Lugaru for Linux released
  • Why zsh rocks
  • GNU Hackers Meeting 2009 registration opens
  • BSD… ish
  • Book Excerpt: Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server
  • On the PySide - interview
  • Get out the Vote: 2009 Open Source CMS Award
  • VIA Releases A New 2D Linux Driver
  • Music Player Review: Heavyweights
  • GoogleDocs integration with Nautilus
  • FSF hosts a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
  • Sub-menus in KDE 4 panels and desktops are back
  • NVIDIA Pushes Out New Linux Driver Updates
  • Rails-like Quickly tools brings rapid development to Ubuntu
  • VMware drags its feet on Linux-based vCenter appliance, annoys Linux users
  • Opera Unite - Unite Unite the World
  • The Linode Virtual Hosting Solution
  • Take off and land safely with KDE
  • 15 Text Editors for Linux
  • An explosive end to a holiday
  • The SCO zombie wins one
  • Ubuntu User Issue 2 is out
  • Build Your Own Open Source Digital Clock
  • Say I am from Egypt: Show me respect, show me my time

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice File Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Firefox's missing throbber
  • How to Configure File Associations in KDE
  • Change default and preferred applications in KDE
  • Name Kompletion in Konqueror
  • Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts
  • Tutorial: Fix invalid entries in Open Office 3 spell check
  • Install RAID 1 in Fedora/Centos/RHEL
  • Install Doom3 Game

This Day in Tech: Aug. 25, 1991: Kid From Helsinki Foments Linux Revolution

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Linux

wired.com: 1991: Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old university student from Finland, writes a post to a user group asking for feedback on a little project he’s working on. He’s built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system.

Chicken Invaders For Linux !

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The Arcade Space shooters "Chicken Invaders" 2, 3 and their Special Christmas Editions are available for Linux!

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 16th – Aug 22nd)

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PCLOS

pclinuxonline.com: Another exciting week has past already! Can you believe it? Well here’s the latest updates to the PCLinuxOS repository over the past week.

Fedora Rawhide nightly live spins available

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Linux
Software

Adam Williamson reports that the Fedora project is now producing automated nightly live builds of Rawhide, its development branch - now you can test the freshest Rawhide without having to install it at all.

SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.0

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Certain distributions tend to get more press than others. SimplyMEPIS isn’t one. It’s a shame though as SimpyMEPIS has quite a bit to offer the desktop Linux user as you’ll find out in this review.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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v3.co.uk: The most popular of the free Linux distros, the 10th and latest release of Ubuntu Linux (9.04, also known as Jaunty Jackalope) is available for both servers and desktops.

Program Which Automatically Compiles and Install The Latest Kernel in Ubuntu / Debian: KernelCheck

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Ubuntu

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

10 habits of superstitious users

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Misc

blogs.techrepublic.com: For some users, the computer is unfathomable - leading them to make bizarre assumptions about technology and the effect of their own actions. Here are a few irrational beliefs such users develop.

Red Hat HornetQ debuts for open source messaging

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Software

blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially launched a new open source messaging system called HornetQ. The new effort has its roots in the JBoss Messaging platform, that has been around since at least 2006.

The Ubuntu Welfare Program

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com/blogs: Since its inception in 2004, Ubuntu has been the beneficiary in what seems like a bottomless money pit for South African entrepreneur, Mark Shuttleworth via his commercial support and development venture, Canonical. How long can anyone keep pumping money into a project that might not ever turn a profit?

Reading “The Art of Community”

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OSS

randomink.org: Jono has been active and visible in various communities and, I expected his enthusiasm to reflect in the writing. The book is a good one and, definitely worth a read.

Early Ubuntu 9.10, OpenSuSE 11.2, Mandriva 2010 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Last week we provided benchmarks of Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4, but Ubuntu is not the only Linux distribution preparing for a major update in the coming months. Also released in the past few days were OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 6 and Mandriva Linux 2010.0 Beta 1. To see how these three popular distributions compare, we set out to do our usual Linux benchmarking dance.

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