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Inkscape 0.47 Released With a Batch of Cool Improvements

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ostatic.com/blog: After a long wait, the community around Inkscape, an open source vector graphics editor, are excited about a great new release with loads of improvements and tweaks.

today's leftovers:

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  • Eclipse 4 goes a mile further
  • Book Review: The book of Inkscape: The definitive guide to the free graphic editor by Dmitry Kirsanov
  • Telepathy, Empathy and Mission Control 5 in GNOME 2.28
  • Telepathy Overview
  • Where is Google Chrome leading us?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty and external displays
  • Open source has not reached apex
  • As Boxee Grows, It Should Remember Two Things
  • Your new software vendor? Domino's Pizza
  • Reorganizing the One Laptop Per Child Dream Team
  • Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check
  • SFLC - Episode 0x1B: Jeremy Allison of Samba
  • Solved! OpenOffice.og Spell Checker
  • State-of-the-art "First ELSE" Linux-based touchphone unveiled
  • 20,000 Ubuntu laptops for teachers in Nicaragua
  • What's New in the Opera 10.10 Browser?
  • Hands on with Intel Moblin
  • Matthew Tippet, ex-AMD Linux guru joins Palm
  • Ubuntu To Stop Supporting LPIA Architecture

some howtos:

  • Create Your Own GNOME Background Slideshow
  • How to Setup Open-Source UltraVPN in Ubuntu
  • How to change gnome keyring password
  • Verify Your Downloaded ISO Images Before Burning Them
  • Use MP3 Diags in Linux to repair your MP3 collection
  • Linux in 5 Easy Steps
  • Modifying raster shape colors with the RGB and Brightness tools in OOo
  • Tweak GNOME gconf-editor from the command line
  • WinFF – GUI for the command line video converter FFMPEG
  • Connect to Informix using PHP5 on Lenny x86_64
  • Burg- Advanced menu for Grub2

9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time

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Web

makeuseof.com: When you’re having one of those days, we all need to be cheered up. Below is a compilation of hilarious websites you can visit for a good dose of humour.

Microsoft: ”Do it our way, or not at all”?

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Microsoft

openbytes.wordpress: It is being reported on the net that Datel Design has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in San-Francisco federal court against Microsoft. The reason behind this move? Because its alleged that a recent update caused 3rd party memory packs (namely Datels) to become incompatible.

Open source revolution in the public sector

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: He wanted to know, in the light of the Government's well-publicised new found enthusiasm for open source software, whether I thought they would all be using open source software in ten year's time and if so when and how would it all happen?

Repositioning the KDE Brand

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE has changed over the past 13 years. In the process, KDE's identity has shifted from being simply a desktop environment to representing a global community that creates a remarkably rich body of free software targeted for use by people everywhere.

Finally: rebranding KDE

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: I'm relieved. After close to 2 years of thinking and discussing, the rebranding of KDE is official. From now on, the K Desktop Environment is dead. "KDE 4.4" will never see the light of day. Today, "KDE" has officially moved on.

A review of GNOME Do

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thelinuxexperiment.com: GNOME Do is a fantastic little program that makes Linux Mint a very comfortable experience. At first glance, GNOME Do just looks like a collection of launchers that can be docked to your window, with a search function attached for completeness.

OpenSuSE 11.2 KDE: Actually quite nice

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techiemoe.com: SuSE was at one time my distribution of choice. The main reason then was because I could buy it at a retail store and come home with several discs worth of every piece of software I needed, and I didn't need an internet connection for any of it.

Finally, FreeBSD 8.0 Released

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BSD

phoronix.com: The much-anticipated FreeBSD 8.0 release is finally available, albeit it's arriving more than a month late. FreeBSD 8.0 supports Clang/LLVM, improvements to the Jails subsystem, a new USB stack, the ULE 3.0 scheduler that's optimized for SMP environments, Sun's D-Trace support for kernel traces, NFSv4 support, network improvements, improved ZFS file-system support, and much more.

Linux Got Game: Blob Wars ( Blob And Conquer)

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Gaming

junauza.com: Blob And Conquer is the latest version of Blob Wars and is a sequel to Metal Blob Solid. It is interesting to note that the new version is a 3D action adventure game while the old one is a 2D platform game.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Has 100 Paper Cuts Again

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Started during the Ubuntu 9.10 development cycle was an Ubuntu project to address paper cuts in Ubuntu, or rather small usability bugs in Ubuntu and the Linux desktop that are often only minor impairments or annoyances, but these easy-to-fix issues have never been heavily targeted for correction.

Parting with my partitions part two.

toolbox.com/blogs: Back to the pizza analogy. Here, in front of you there is a stack of pizzas which have been sliced and cut into rings. If it were just you and you were going for the Guiness book of record in pizza eating then that whole stack of pizza is for you to consume in a legacy of gluttony. Unfortunately you are not alone. How can you divide up the pizza?

Would You Accept Google's Free Netbook?

linuxjournal.com: Last week it made good on that promise with the release of the code for what is now called Chromium OS, and the first analyses have started rolling in. They're mostly tinged with a vague air of disappointment. But might Google be aiming much, much higher – and planning to turn the personal computing sector on its head by offering computers that cost nothing?

The Perfect Server - Fedora 12 x86_64

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 12 server (x86_64) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Students line up for new free software master at open universities

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OSS

osor.eu: Two of Europe's open universities, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, are about to start the first courses of what will become a Master programme on free and open source software and open standards.

Google Chrome OS. Or, how KDE and GNOME managed to shoot each other dead

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Google promises a much needed shift in the way small computers work. Problems like software updates, backups, installation, maintenance, viruses, have plagued the world for too long: a shift is way overdue. To me, however, the change about to happen shows us what many people have refused to believe for a long time: KDE and GNOME shot each other dead.

Using F/OSS for Your Broadcasting Needs

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everyjoe.com: In Asia Source 3, we had a track focused on broadcasting your information. Throughout the camp the participants were discussing communications strategies and tools that they use as well as learn tools that help us with our broadcasting needs.

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Games: SteamOS Birthday, Best Linux Games of 2017, Finding Paradise

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