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Story Oracle Sales Erode as Startups Embrace Souped-Up Free Software Roy Schestowitz 14/06/2015 - 8:35am
Story Hacking An Android Laptop To Run Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/06/2015 - 8:10am
Story AndEx Lets You Run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Your PC with Linux Kernel 4.0 Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2015 - 7:49am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 to Finally Bring New Icons for the Core Apps Rianne Schestowitz 14/06/2015 - 7:46am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:56pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:56pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:55pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:49pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2015 - 9:47pm

Window-specific options in KDE 4.4

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KDE

ghacks.net: Continuing with the KDE 4.4 theme we will turn our phasers towards configuring window-specific options. What exactly does this mean? It means you can configure options for a specific window that apply only to a specific window or a specific application.

How the Internet makes us stupid – or not

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Linux

theglobeandmail.com: He laments the idea that the collective is all-wise, and compares mass collaborations to totalitarian regimes. This collectivist mentality is led by a subculture of “digital Maoists,” who are the “folks from the open culture, Creative Commons world, the Linux community, and the Web 2.0 people.”

Linux and Open Source Software at the center of security

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's been said over and over again, that Linux is one of the most secure operating systems today. And, it's been proven over and over that it is quite secure. Knowing this, there's no surprise that Linux has been chosen as the primary platform for our most critical applications and appliances.

New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04 - Human Theme Dropped
  • No Human Theme In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Finally Getting A New Default Theme

today's leftovers:

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News
    * Nouveau Now Switched On In Ubuntu 10.04
    * Gentoo on the Fujitsu P1620
    * SCO vs. Linux: SCO majority owner wants to finance SCO
    * Opera cuts cord on first open-source baby
    * Open Source Open World
    * "Getting Started" with Ubuntu Development - Guess What's Wrong
    * Amarok 2.3 Beta 1 released
    * 40 Fast Facts on Linux
    * Twitter and Co. to Protect Ubuntu Users with Update Alerts
    * Open sourcers fortify Ubuntu's Koala food
    * New attempt to integrate AppArmor into Linux
    * Think you've mastered Linux? Prove it, with Suicide Linux
    * How Flash both helped and hurt the web
    * Security Alert: They Should Have Used Linux
    * Linux is now Oracle's low-end offering
    * Netflix: "We Don't Have Plans to Release a General Linux Player"
    * New Kubuntu Site
    * CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.02.19
    * What Perl 5's Version Numbers Mean
    * FLOSS Weekly 109: Symbian
    * Linux Day all the way in 2010

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Use xkill to Terminate Misbehaving Applications
  • Dual monitors for Linux
  • Disable Annoying Update-Manager Popup in Ubuntu
  • Launching Shell Scripts In GNOME
  • ImageMagick: split one image to smaller images
  • How to limit ssh login to specific users
  • Configure and use the KDE 4.4 pager
  • Get Source Code for any Linux Command
  • How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux
  • TestDrive - Test Drive an Ubuntu ISO in a Virtual Machine
  • 10 things you should know about Linux security

Open source - the once and future dream

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Since Oracle's endorsement of Linux, the kernel and operating system have penetrated everything from high-end data centers to handheld consumer electronics. Linux pulled open-source applications along with it. FOSS moved into middleware and applications. So where does the chain-reaction go from here and where will FOSS be in the next 10 years?

Buntfu.com - Linux PC Computer Systems

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Hardware

I started Buntfu.com a few years ago now. I had the idea well before that but had not had the opportunity to launch it. I started off with the idea that with Linux being at the point of everyday usability, it really opens the doors to the small company and average person who has one or a few old or new computers to sell.

KDE or Openbox

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KDE
Software

celettu.wordpress: I love KDE, and the latest release is better than ever. It’s easy, fast, beautiful, all that. So when I installed Arch on another partition and slapped Openbox on it I certainly didn’t think I would consider using it full time.

Open Source Bits and Pieces

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OS
Linux
OSS

redmonk.com/sogrady: A number of folks have been surprised by Google’s decision to transition to Portage – the package management system from the Gentoo Linux distribution – rather than something more popular like Apt (Debian/Ubuntu) or Yum (Fedora).

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.

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