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Story Fedora 23 Moving Ahead With Its Python 3 Plans Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:30pm
Story Calamares 1.1-RC1 Distribution Installer Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:20pm
Story Linux vs GNU/Linux - A Reader's Response Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:16pm
Story The NoSQL and Hadoop disruptive open source dividend Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:16pm
Story SourceForge Not Making A Graceful Exit Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:06pm
Story European Union's 5-year roadmap for IT and open source Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:04pm
Story LG Watch Urbane hands-on: An Android Wear smartwatch for the board room Roy Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 9:01pm
Story Pentaho 5.4 Gets New Spark Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 8:55pm
Story Postgresql to detect nuclear explosions Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 8:48pm
Story Chromixium: A new Linux distro with a Chrome OS twist Rianne Schestowitz 11/06/2015 - 8:46pm

Linux Wall Wart Works Wonderfully

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: It's no secret that Linux runs behind many consumer devices, and embedded Linux fits in the tiniest of places. One of the latest ways to get your Linux fix comes in what looks like power wall wart from TonidoPlug.

Asa Dotzler: european browser ballot

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Moz/FF

mozillazine.org/asa: Microsoft has posted a draft of the ballot that will appear via Windows Update for IE users in the EU.

Ubuntu One Music Store Sneak Peek

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Web
Ubuntu

popey.com/blog: It looks like 7digital are providing the back-end for the Ubuntu One Music Store which is due to land in Ubuntu Lucid at Alpha 3 – real soon now. The screenshots below were taken by me today on my laptop.

Looking out for Bilski: software patents v. FOSS

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OSS

opensource.com: Users of free and open source software (“FOSS”) have little to gain and much to fear from the patent system. The patent system poses two major threats to users:

How to get started with Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign language.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Teaser, Web Site & Pre-order

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: From the makers of the Penumbra series comes a brand new survival horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Today we are happy to announce the release of the game’s web site and a first look at actual in-game footage, in the form of a horrifying teaser.

CAD - Computer Aided Death

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Linux
Microsoft
Web

zdnet.co.uk/blog: There's a website called "Boycott Novell" and with a name like that you can guess the slant of the content. However, this article about MS Windows leading to loss of life left me with a really uneasy feeling.

Banshee Extensions Getting Easier

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The Banshee Project is working on making it easier for developers to make extensions and get them to users. Gabriel Burt, who works on the Banshee Project, announced yesterday the Banshee Community Extensions (BCE) sub-project.

using gentoo

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Gentoo

wonkabar.org: There was an interesting thread I read in the forums this morning that was talking about the general process of stabling software. Got me thinking about the distribution as a whole, and why I like it, and why I keep coming back to it. In short, why I freaking love Gentoo.

Arch Linux + Kdevelop + Irrlicht 3D + Blender

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Linux
Software

jimmyburnett.com: If you’re into any type of 3D development in Linux be sure to give Arch a try with your 3D tools. The i686 compiled binaries offered up by Arch Linux gave me a little more of an edge, especially when it came to developing models.

Chrome OS vs Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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OS

techradar.com: Although Chrome OS is based on Ubuntu, Google has no intention right now of targeting the mass market. Google has no interest in this, so a Chrome OS device is geared towards getting control to Linux as soon as possible.

OpenOffice.org: The Need for Style

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OOo
HowTos

blog.worldlabel.com: Office applications like OpenOffice.org can bring out the worst in people. The same people who wouldn’t dream of driving a car without a few lessons will start pounding away in a word processor as though it were a typewriter, ignoring basic features like styles and templates.

Pulseaudio and Kmix 4.4 in Sabayon 5

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Linux

Recently there have been a number of issues reported in the forums and other places of people having issues with pulseaudio and kmix after updating to KDE 4.4.0. I am glad to announce that most of those issues should now be resolved...

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What’s the difference between a Hub, a Switch and a Router?

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Hardware

linuxdesk.wordpress: Hubs, switches, and routers are all devices that let you connect from one computers to other computers, networked devices, or to other networks.

Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux: Do you want to create your own avatar? I'm not talking about the Avatar movie but the graphical representation of yourself inside the computer world that you can use as a profile image.

OpenSolaris community worried by Oracle silence

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OS

h-online.com: The OpenSolaris community is concerned by the silence from Oracle over its future plans for the open source operating system. In a blog posting, OpenSolaris developer Peter Tribble complained that Oracle has not mentioned OpenSolaris.

EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs Ubuntu Netbook Benchmarks

phoronix.com: We received a request from Canonical to look at the EXT3 performance. We have done just that.

Jacobsen and FOSS Community Win Big in Jacobsen v. Katzer Settlement

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: As expected, the Jacobsen case has now settled. The settlement was a complete victory for Jacobsen and is great news for the FOSS community. The Jacobsen case was very significant for the FOSS community because it was the first case in the US about the enforcement of open source software licenses.

Linux Laptop launched to aid computer novices

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Linux
Hardware

news.bbc.co.uk: People confused and frustrated by computers can now turn to a laptop called Alex built just for them. Based on Linux, the laptop comes with simplified e-mail, web browsing, image editing and office software.

Creating MySQL Backups With AutoMySQLBackup On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

AutoMySQLBackup is a shell script that lets you take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. It can back up multiple databases, compress the backups, back up remote databases, and email the logs. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.

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