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Story Open source option wins WA cloud deal Roy Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 8:12am
Story It's Now Even Easier Trying Out KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:59pm
Story Android eyewear beats Google Glass to market Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 10:45pm
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Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 9:03am
Story GNOME Terminal 3.11 Lets Apps Handle Clicks in Mouse Tracking Mode Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2013 - 8:46am

Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?

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OSS The relationship of mutual benefit that exists between mobile device makers and the open source development community on which they increasingly depend presents a unique paradox. Specifically, advancing the development of free software sometimes necessitates compromises that limit software freedom, particularly when it comes to providing open-source support for technologies like DRM.

Notes on the Future of GNOME: Problems and Questions

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Software Ok, now that I’ve already made my point about our great achievements, it’s time to talk about the big questions. People have different expectations and perspectives about GNOME and hence they define the “decadence” and, consequently, the possible solutions, in different ways.

and a few more:

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  • LightScribe - Simple Labeler Install in Ubuntu

  • How to SSH to your iphone or ipod in Ubuntu
  • CHKCONFIG on Ubuntu
  • Disable Caps Lock in Linux
  • installing linux open suse on compaq presario v3000
  • How to websnarf 1.04 for Linux Ubuntu Debian
  • Building KPhotoAlbum from SVN

few more howtos:

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  • How To Install Flock Browser v1.2 on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto Re-install Grub after windows wipes it out
  • Howto Improve NVidia Laptop Graphics Performance in Ubuntu
  • How-To: Make a Simple Amarok Now Playing Script for XChat in Perl

Banshee: beyond the first looks

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve seen a lot of articles lately about the release of Banshee 1.0, the Gnome music player “written in C# on the Mono platform using GNOME technologies.” I do get curious however when people claim that Banshee will replace Rhythmbox as the default Gnome media player on their system. I’ve used Rhythmbox. It’s pretty good. I was curious what Banshee had to offer.

Crystal Ball Sunday #5: Operating System Interoperability

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OS Yes, it's Sunday again and you know what that means--Crystal Ball Sunday and new predictions for Linux and Open Source for the coming months. This week I probe application and operating system interoperability.

Top 4 Browsers for Linux Reviewed

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Software We all know what each offers, but which one best fits different type of users? In this article, I hope to better answer that particular question. And of course, all platforms will be considered, not just Linux.

Also: The Big Three Review: Firefox, Opera and Konqueror

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google

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OSS Every field has its own key individuals who donated much of their time to the ideas they believed in. Their work affects large chunks of the world’s population, and bring amazing changes to the way we see and experience the world. The free software world has its own heroes.

Firefox 3 inflames the browser wars, but why should we care?

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Moz/FF To me, web browsers are like operating systems – the sooner we don’t have to care about them the better. The day they just sit in the background and let us do what we need to do, quickly and efficiently, will be a happy day indeed.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #95

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 95 for the weeks June 8th - June 14th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Intrepid Alpha 1 delayed, more info about Global Bug Jam, future Brainstorm plans, Server Team Intrepid blueprints, new Ubuntu Members, future of Gobuntu, Kubuntu Tutorial Days, Mark Suttleworth’s response to accusations of proprietary codecs in Ubuntu, open source in UK schools, and much, much more!

Installing An Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS DNS Server With BIND

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This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers DNS services using BIND. This article is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version as well.

How Companies Can Make Linux A Success

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Linux Realizing that "What if" articles tend to bring out the best and worst in people, I thought it was worth exploring this mindset again, just for kicks. In this piece, I want to explore what if the power players in the corporate Linux world actually bothered to make their interests in Linux an all or nothing type of game.

Sabayon Linux 3.5 Official Release: here we come :-)

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Linux After months and months and months of hard work, I am happy to say that Sabayon Linux 3.5 final will enter the final beta testing stage within 48 hours and will stay there for a couple of weeks.

How Firefox Outran the Hounds

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Moz/FF Firefox has risen from humble beginnings -- it was assembled from the scraps left over when Netscape was left for dead -- to become a real thorn in the side of Microsoft. Now, as it prepares to go live with its third version, the open source project's leadership promises more innovation.

few howtos:

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  • Ask automounting NTFS, hidden directories, and macro recorders

  • Five Step guide to Run Windows on Linux Machine
  • Killing "Tap to Click"
  • How to list shared library dependencies used by an application
  • Getting a Tablet PC Touchscreen working under Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu tips-use “Ctrl-H” shortcut to show hidden files

Processing RAW files in Linux

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HowTos In this article I’m going to show the benefits of storing the photos in RAW “format”. I’ll be also decribing GNU/Linux tools that can help you with processing such images.

prelink: HOWTO and benchmarks

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Software I’ve used prelink in the past on Ubuntu in an attempt to speed up application loading, but I’ve never actually done any benchmarks to test the results. I decided today to run some simple benchmarks to gauge the performance increase of using prelink.

GIMP 2.5.1 Released

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GIMP 2.5.1 is another snapshot from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a view into the current development towards GIMP 2.6. Some highlights include further improvements to the status bar, allow the paint velocity to affect brush, and improved the handling of color tool.

Linux Threatens Microsoft Monopoly Overseas

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Linux How does Microsoft compete with free? And not just free as in free of cost, but free as in freedom to either pay for support when needed or use an in-house IT team that has seen the coming change with their IT training, hence being fluent in all things Linux. Thus far, it appears that they have been unable to do so.

Essential Ubuntu Desktop Apps

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Software Ubuntu always had a super challenging task of proving worthy to desktop users. Here are some applications which you might have not noticed before but are essential to improve your desktop experience and make Ubuntu on your puter just a little better , enhancing the Ubuntu experience and making your life easier.

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I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold