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Story HP Launches OpenSwitch Linux Network Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:32am
Story An Android living in your computer Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:26am
Story DNF 1.1.2 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.12 Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:25am
Story RoboPhone: Sharp to Sell Real Android Phones in Japan Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 11:21am
Story [OpenIndiana] Hipster 2015.10 is here Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 10:27am
Story Black Lab Core Server 7 Released Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 10:07am
Story Down to Business with Major Deployments Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 9:59am
Story Majority of Linux users still use Windows or MacOS Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 9:52am
Story Audacious 3.7 Finally Enters Beta, Ports the Winamp Classic Interface Plugin to Qt Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 5:23am
Story Android Marshmallow: What, when, and where? Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2015 - 5:20am

Red Hat vs. Ubuntu: Why upstream comitts matter

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Ubuntu

internetnews.com: If you need something fixed or done, then you make that contribution upstream. Doing everything upstream is the only way that Linux will remain un-fragmented. Without upstream there is no Linux community.

LiMo rumoured set for recall to Linux mothership

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Linux
  • LiMo rumoured set for recall to Linux mothership
  • LiMo frustrated, may have to merge with Linux Foundation

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

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Software

wired.com: For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. So now, Burton’s releasing it — free to the public, and under an open source license.

Preview of KDE 4.5

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: Just as KDE 3.5 was intended to be a stabilizing, long-term release, the primary goal of KDE 4.5 is to fix outstanding bugs and increase stability. Users will not be blown away by the new features, but there are a few worth noting.

Marave - Distraction Free Writing

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The never-ceasing distractions of tweets, pokes on Facebook, Gmail spam & match.com matches to review are all enemies of writing. Was there ever an activity assailed by the vampires of impetuosity as much as writing?

Remember those birthdays with GBirthday

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Software

ghacks.net: Since today is the birthday of both myself and the US President I thought it apropos to cover a birthday reminder tool for the Linux operating system.

GNOME Do Launcher Starts Apps on the Right Foot

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Software

linuxinsider.com: GNOME Do is an app launcher, program switcher and file-searching tool wrapped into one really cool interface. Depending on what options you select, it can do even more.

shuttleworth: Making room in the sound indicator

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: In Maverick we’re adding the new Ayatana indicator for sound, Conor Curran’s very classy implementation of MPT’s very classy spec. It’s a Category Indicator, like the messaging menu, so it allows apps to embed themselves into it in a standard and appropriate way.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Best Download manager for Linux
  • Mandriva2010 Spring.. a fresh minty breeze again…..
  • Flattr: A Social Micropayment Platform for Financing Free Works
  • Supporting GNOME by buying music via Banshee
  • Hacking is easy...
  • What's wrong with Firefox?
  • Main frozen for Maverick Alpha-3
  • Weaknet Linux – Penetration Testing & Forensic Analysis
  • DebConf 10: Day 2
  • DTrace co-creator quits Sun, hits delete on Oracle
  • More GPL Enforcement Progress
  • Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time
  • Chronic Logic releases Gish version 1.6 for Win, OSX and Linux (PR)
  • Australia to Host Global Open Source Leaders
  • Red Hat gets bump as markets rise
  • Drupal has a two-prong enterprise strategy
  • Can open business practices survive an acquisition?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • alias
  • How do I join a Linux machine to a Windows Domain?
  • How to get Windows and Linux to cooperate on the network
  • Recover wasted disk space in Ubuntu
  • small screen Ubuntu windows customizations
  • Get Genie Effect in Compiz
  • How to unlock the Gnome keyring at login (and get "almost-hibernation")
  • Fedora GIT package update (fedpkg) step by step
  • Lookup Words from the Command Line Using a Simple Bash Script
  • Fedora 13 btrfs installation guide
  • KDE 4.5 RC3 available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Using the Opera browser as a widget engine in Linux
  • 15 Useful Bash Shell Built-in Commands (With Examples)
  • Disk Information Utility - di
  • User switching in the Linux desktop
  • Introducing CsoundAC: Algorithmic Composition With Csound And Python

MeeGo for IVI 1.0 Screenshots

easylinuxcds.com: Meego is a combination of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo project. This lightweight combination targets smartphones, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

Extending Debian membership to non-programming contributors

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net: Stefano raised again the issue of providing some kind of Debian membership to people that contribute to Debian in unusual ways like doing translation, documentation, marketing, design, etc. But what for?

Canonical Adjusts Ubuntu Linux Partner Strategy

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical has made a subtle but important shift in its channel partner strategy. Sure, the Ubuntu Linux promoter continues to engage with solutions providers. But increasingly, Canonical wants to recruit hosting partners and cloud partners onto the Ubuntu bandwagon.

Why Linux Is More Secure Than Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: "Security through obscurity" may be a catchy phrase, but it's not the only thing that's catching among Windows users.

KDE strategy for openSUSE

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KDE
SUSE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Within openSUSE a strategic discussion is going on - what direction should we, as a distribution community, take?

Illumos sporks OpenSolaris

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OS
  • Illumos sporks OpenSolaris
  • Illumos launched as OpenSolaris derivative
  • OpenSolaris' child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle
  • www.illumos.org

Bibble 5, DAM for Linux, and data portability

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Software

flagrantdisregard.com: There is a noticeable “Lightroom gap” for Linux photographers. The open source project with the best chance of filling that gap at the moment is probably RawTherapee. But RawTherapee won’t be a serious contender for at least a few years. So I’m evaluating Bibble 5 Pro.

Gloobus Preview + Nautilus Elementary = Absolutely Beautiful!

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Software

techdrivein.com: Gloobus Preview is a beautiful file preview application for Linux. Select a file and click space bar to have a quick preview of the file, as simple as that.

Zenoss Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that open source enterprise IT management company Zenoss is its newest member.

Desperately Seeking LAMP 2.0

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Linux
Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems hard to believe, but the venerable LAMP stack – Linux, Apache MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python – is beginning to fade from people's memories. And yet in many ways it was LAMP that created the flourishing ecosystem of Internet startups after the catastrophic dotcom meltdown. Today people are lost in the fog of cloud computing.

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