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Story Going open source on Android with F-Droid Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 8:06pm
Story Firefox enters the realm of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:24pm
Story University’s Virtual Reality Setup Runs on Linux and Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 7:16pm
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Story City of Arnhem aims to increase open source use Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 6:49pm
Story Thunderbird 31.4.0 Release With Several Bug Fixes Mohd Sohail 21/01/2015 - 6:45pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 5:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2015 - 5:25pm

World of Padman: Open-Source First-Person Shooter Game for Linux

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World of Padman is an open-source, cartoon-style first-person shooter game available for Linux too, besides Windows and Mac. It is a wonderful standalone game based upon the Quake 3 engine.

Open-source world is his

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newsobserver.com: What did you do with your summer vacation? John McLean wrote software to help IBM automate the process of counting computers on its Research Triangle Park campus. Last summer, at Raleigh-based Red Hat, he developed software that helps control robots.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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seopher.com: My decision to review Ubuntu 9.04 first is obvious; it has long been the poster-child for the usable Linux movement and those familiar with my previous work will know that I only care about usability. I don't care how advanced the architecture is, or that distro-x supports up to 32 cores. I care about ease of use and how painless it is to get a fresh ready for everyday use.

Apple and Linux share the same design philosophy

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Mac

jaanuskase.com: I know. It sounds crazy. But hear me out. They are antithetical not because of the philosophy, but simply because the nature of the products that they make. Linux makes “backend” stuff, while Apple makes “user-facing”/”frontend” stuff. So, they do not compete. And their philosophy is similar.

7 reasons I choose Linux over Windows 7

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Microsoft

abhishekrane.com: Windows 7 is all set to release on October 22nd 2009. This latest installation in the Windows series from the Redmond giant is touted as their best so far. People are going crazy over Windows 7 like Microsoft has invented some kind of time travel device.I do not want to disagree with the “fact” that Windows 7 is the best Windows ever but I want to point out that Linux is a 7 hundred times better than Windows 7.

Ubuntu with 256Mb … not so smart

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kmandla.wordpress: Clonezilla makes things too easy for me, really. Being able to snap between installations in a matter of minutes takes all the challenge out of the two or three hours — or two or three days, depending on the distribution — of reinstalling a system.

PC-OS 2009.03

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blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: PC-OS is a Xubuntu – based distro designed to make Linux as simple as possible. It includes proprietary drivers and codecs so the user can get the system up and running immediatly, while keeping lightweight and consistant to make the system as easy as possible.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How To Install Fonts On Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Reset a forgotten root password with a live CD
  • Playing Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu: The Complete Guide
  • How to add repositories manually in ubuntu
  • Command Line Basics: View Files With cat
  • Securely delete files in Linux - with a right-click
  • Confirm to shut down, reboot or log out in Openbox
  • Sending lots of pictures in one message
  • Disable the Linux screen blanking
  • How-To: Install Simon Speech Recognition Application in Ubuntu
  • id Software has abandoned Linux?
  • Flash news flash
  • Top 6 Sites To Watch Horror Movies Online for Free

Audacious 2.1 Review - Powerful Audio Replacement for XMMS

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Audacious is a powerful audio player for Linux which resembles the older XMMS, only using GTK2 toolkit for its interface. It supports XMMS and implicitly Winamp 2.x skins, coming with support for various audio formats, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) or WMA (Windows Media Audio).

Simon - speech activated user interface for KDE

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kdenews.org: Every once in a while, the KDE community stumbles across a third party application that is well integrated into KDE, but has somehow managed to fly completely beneath the radar. One such application is called simon.

Froscon Day 1

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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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Trying Out OpenOffice.org Impress Prototype (Renaissance)

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

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