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Story Korora 22 (Gnome3) Review: Works Right Out Of the Box & Includes Lots of Apps Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:29am
Story DebConf15, LibreOffice 5, and Linux Rules Web Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:24am
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:22am
Story LibreOffice 5.0: More Coverage Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 11:22am
Story India adopts a comprehensive open source policy Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 10:06am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:53am
Story Ubuntu Touch Devs Still Struggling After GCC 5 Transition, No Word on the OTA-5.5 Hotfix Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:26am
Story Enlightenment 0.19.8 Desktop Environment Adds More X11 Improvements, Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:25am
Story Red Hat prepares for the IoT revolution Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:23am
Story NVIDIA 355 Beta Linux Driver Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 06/08/2015 - 9:17am

I Wish to Make a Complaint!

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: There are some areas in which it's a bit weak. Take one of my personal annoyances: setting up the screen.

Is MySQL Doomed to Extinction?

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Software
  • Is MySQL Doomed to Extinction?
  • Ex-Sun exec Padir turns focus to startup's open-source software

GNU/Linux Users Contribute Twice As Much As Windows Users

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: One of the companies behind The Humble Indie Bundle, Wolfire Games reports that GNU/Linux users contribute twice as much as Windows users !

Neformal: A simple, casual audio player

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Sometimes you want an application with a ton of options, and sometimes you just want to simplify. Many audio players, for instance, come with equalizers and visualizations, but if all you want is just to play the music, all you need is Neformal.

Alien Arena 2010 released today

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: Alien Arena 2010 has been released today with new levels, several new weapon models, and a host of bugfixes, gameplay tweaks, and client improvements.

Nearing The Release Of Fedora 13

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Linux

phoronix.com: This week the Fedora 13 release candidate is available via their compose system as all hands are on deck to prepare for the release of Goddard.

Ubuntu One Music Store Starts on the Wrong Foot

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Ubuntu

itlure.com: It's been more than a week since the much awaited release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and one of the features I was sure it was going to attract quite a crowd is having some problems - at least on my system.

Why you should use Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.4

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Ubuntu

ubuntudan.blogspot: The final release of Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.4) has finally arrived. Wondering what's in store? We've got seven reasons for Ubuntu users to make the leap to Lucid.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 & CentOS 3 end-of-life announced

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Linux

h-online.com: Red Hat has published a reminder that version 3 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) reaches its end-of-life (EOL) date on the 31st of October, 2010.

Open Source Communities and Customers in Pictures

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OSS

stephesblog.blogs: Debate continues on whether open core business models are a winning strategy with a capital "w" or not, and whether customers care. I want to take a different approach to the discussion here.

The internet, as imagined in 1965

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Web

theregister.co.uk: A fascinating insight into how the world might look in the future, from the 1960s, comes courtesy of veteran science editor Nigel Calder.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • EXT4 File-System Looks To Do Well Against NTFS
  • I want visualizations back in Linux
  • Pandora Radio on the N900 - pyPianobar
  • Promoting Open Source Communities in Panama
  • Motorola buys own mobile Linux firm
  • Linux People: Matthew Fernandez Interview
  • Investigating The Steam Linux Client Continues
  • Apple vs. Microsoft: Linux Bloggers Pick Their Poison
  • Linux Under The Spotlight As We Prepare For A Chaos Bound National Elections
  • A professional quality Non-linear video editing suite for Linux (KDE) - Kdenlive
  • Diaspora: Freedom in the Cloud?
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #352 5/5/10
  • Data Leak Prevention Finally Gets an Open Source Alternative
  • FLOSS Weekly 119: The Mars Rover Drivers
  • The MMORPG Ryzom Goes Free Software

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Split and Merge files using GNOME Split
  • Simple Steps with Puppet
  • Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You
  • PXE dust: scalable day-to-day diskless booting
  • make Gnome remember, return last workspace
  • Using Ubuntu as a thin client
  • Upgrade To Ubuntu 10.04: No internet, no problem
  • Quick Tip:Plymouth themes in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Install KDE 4.4.3 on Kubuntu 10.04
  • Game fixes after upgrading to Lucid Lynx
  • Manual fan control with /proc/acpi
  • Ubuntu on ASUS UL30VT
  • How to disable shutdown notification in Ubuntu 10.04

Does Ubuntu Capture the “Mac Vision And Spirit” Better Than Mac OS X?

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Ubuntu

theappleblog.com: A week ago, on April 29, Linux distro Canonical released Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It featured a new look that some rate more attractive and up-to-date than Snow Leopard’s. “

Google Hates Linux and Video Games

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Linux
Google
Web

lunduke.com: I am angry at Google. Nay. I am furious.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent deeper pre-order discount!

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: Frictional Games, which produced the successful Penumbra Game Series have announced recently, that since the Humble Indie Bundle is such a great success (close to 50000 contributions so far) they offer Amnesia: The Dark Descent for pre-order at 50% discount (which amounts then to 10$) until May 11.

The Phoronix Ubuntu benchmarks- what is that really?

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Ubuntu
  • The Phoronix Ubuntu Lucid Lynx benchmarks- what is that really?
  • Lubuntu Review: A Lightweight Ubuntu Variant
  • Ubuntu Lucid almost shines

Open source is NASA's next frontier

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OSS

fcw.com: The challenges to government's adoption and participation in open-source communities is often thought to be a simpe culture clash, but in reality it goes deeper than that, accordning to NASA's newly-appointed chief technology officer.

Where is the Linux 'smartbook'?

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Linux
Hardware

cnet.com: The smartbook has yet to emerge from pre-product purgatory, though a couple of high-profile devices are due soon.

Top 5 Changes You Should Make On A Fresh Lucid Install

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: The other day we told you about some applications that you might want to install on a fresh Lucid Lynx install. Today let’s have a look at some of the tweaks and changes you can apply to Lucid.

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