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Story Ubuntu Touch Transforms into an Ubuntu Desktop - Video Rianne Schestowitz 06/09/2015 - 9:16pm

Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash.

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

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Software

webupd8.org: Xnoise is basically an music player but it can also play videos too and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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Software

earthweb.com: The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

Fedora 14 design proposals

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Linux

The Fedora design team is looking for submissions for the 'release theme' for Fedora 14 - essentially the desktop background and related images that derive from it - and feedback on existing submissions, which you can find on the wiki page. You can send your feedback to the design mailing list. Martin Sourada has a blog post up, as does Luya Tshimbalanga. Here's your chance to get involved and make sure Fedora 14 looks sharp!

Mandriva Saved By New Investors

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MDV

broadcast.oreilly.com: After weeks of concern about the "catastrophic state of it's finances" and an indefiniete delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors.

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off

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Linux
  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kicks off
  • Summit 2010, here I come.
  • Red Hat CEO: Cloud Can’t Exist Without Open Source
  • Small Business: How Red Hat Will Attack Microsoft Stronghold
  • Amdocs Selects Red Hat
  • Red Hat Named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek 50
  • Red Hat Hires Novell Veteran for Virtualization Push
  • Red Hat Focuses on Partnerships With Q1 Earnings Ahead

Open Season : Maverick

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Ubuntu

design.canonical.com: It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! It’s that time of the year again, time to start hunting down those nasty trivial Papercut bugs.

Text editing with Nano made easy

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HowTos

tuxradar.comNano supports syntax highlighting. Nano supports text justification. And yet, Nano is so much easier than Emacs or Vim. Discover the hidden power of this versatile command line text editor - you may never want to go back to the GUI again!

Canonical Assimilated by the OIN Borg

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: Today, June 22, 2010, The Open Invention Network (OIN) announced that Canonical, the company that owns and produces the Ubuntu Linux distribution, joins its ranks as the first Associate Member.

hal’s day of reckoning

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Hardware
Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

Linux just works? Not for everyone!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: You read about it everywhere on forums, mailing lists and in just about every Linux verses windows flame war. Linux just works is claimed. Then there is the counter claim that Linux didn't do this or that had no drivers. So what is the story here? Does Linux just work or not?

The Unbuntu SEO Experiment

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Linux

junauza.com: Since Ubuntu is without doubt the most popular Linux distribution at the moment, a lot of people are making search queries about it using keywords like ubuntu forums, install ubuntu, ubuntu howto, etc. However, there are also plenty of people who are making mistakes while searching for Ubuntu.

Introducing Your KDE Software Labels

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KDE

kdenews.org: A while ago, the KDE promo team organized a competition to choose a design for labels that producers of software within our community can use to show that they are part of KDE. Today we are happy to announce the winning designs:

VLC version drops support for spyware

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Software

theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE media player Videolan has been forced to drop Shoutcast support in its latest version.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu on TV: The IT Crowd
  • Cute Knight Kingdom For GNU/Linux Released
  • Linux Odyssey 2010 - Logging Software
  • Meet Steve Kowalik
  • Enabling --as-needed, whose task is it?
  • Augmented reality in openSUSE 11.2
  • Boston's Summer of (FOSS) Love
  • Isadora KDE Development Report
  • GRUB 2 boot problems
  • Linux Action Show! s12e06 - Nokia N900 Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OOo: Eliminate blank rows columns in spreadsheets
  • Bash If Statements
  • Bash Conditional Expressions
  • Guide to dual-booting
  • Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness
  • Hide Desktop Icons in Ubuntu
  • noCD? |boot from usb| Sabayon Linux
  • How to install webmin in Ubuntu
  • Prevent brute force attacks using fail2ban

Dru Lavigne Appointed "Director of Community Development" for PC-BSD Project

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BSD

prweb.com: Dru Lavigne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FreeBSD Foundation and is the current Chair of the BSD Certification Group. As of August 2nd, she will be adding Director of Community Development for the PC-BSD project to her resume.

Microsoft Cites Success of Novell Linux Interop Deal

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Microsoft
SUSE

redmondmag.com: Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday, saying that more than 500 customers have signed up since the program began more than three years ago.

Red Hat among 100 best places to work

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Linux
  • Hanging Our Hats at One of the Best Companies to Work
  • Red Hat Looking At Systems Management Market?
  • Red Hat Ahead Of Earnings
  • Red Hat Recognizes 2010 Red Hat Certified Engineers of the Year
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