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Story Linux 4.3-rc4 Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Linux.Wifatch ‘malware’ is actually making routers more secure Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 8:15pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 4:41pm
Story Wine Staging: Release 1.7.52 Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 2:54pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:29pm
Story Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications Mohd Sohail 04/10/2015 - 1:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:26pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 1:23pm

Reviewed: KOffice 2.2

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Software

tuxradar.com: Over the last 12 years KOffice has grown in scope and ambition pushing out both good and bad iterations and occasionally suffering from hyperbolic claims that it had no chance in hell of satisfying.

Terminator for GNOME lets users split terminal windows

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Software

arstechnica.com: Although a command line isn't a necessity anymore in modern desktop Linux distributions, there are many situations where it's still the most efficient way to perform and automate tasks. One good solution is an alternative terminal application for GNOME called Terminator.

Kmart touts $150 Android tablet

linuxfordevices.com: Kmart has begun touting a seven-inch "Gentouch78" Android 2.1 tablet for $150, as well as a Linux-based seven-inch color e-reader called "TheBook eReader," both from Augen.

Review: openSUSE 11.3 KDE

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: openSUSE 11.3 is available. It has been for a while actually, and this week it is my feature distro. I am using it in my “searching for the perfect KDE distro” quest.

Second Beta Release of Firefox 4 Arrives

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Moz/FF
  • Second Beta Release of Firefox 4 Arrives
  • Tabs get tweaked in Firefox 4 beta 2

Is Linux Just Another Unix Flavor?

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Linux

pcworld.com: What defines an operating system isn't a geeky label or a collection of ramblings from the mouths of its community members. Nor is it some empty and pointless certification offered up by an obscure group of malcontented purveyors of "standards."

Washing the windows myths. Program installation.

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Linux
Microsoft

it.toolbox.com: I would have thought that this issue had been dead and buried however, unfortunately there are still those out there who believe that installing software is easier under windows than under Linux. Let me tell you right now, it is not!

Kernel Log: Who’s responsible for troubleshooting and quality assurance?

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Linux

h-online.com: Recently, a Red Hat developer got rid of a flaw in an Intel graphics driver. The flaw had been a thorn in the side of numerous users of systems with the 945GM chip-set. Now, Theodore 'tytso' Tso has stated in a discussion on LKML that users have to accept more responsibility.

Ubuntu makeover

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Ubuntu
  • Get a Blazing Fast Computer for Free
  • Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice

Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox?

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Software
  • Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox?
  • If Oracle Bought Every Open Source Company...

Jolicloud 1.0

  • Hands on: Jolicloud 1.0, a Linux distro in progress
  • Jolicloud as a Second Netbook OS – It Plays Well With Windows

Prettier Fonts Coming Your Way

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Software

linuxjournal.com: There was a time when Linux was notorious for having what was called "fugly" fonts. Things improved a bit over the years, but thanks to expiring patents things are about to get even better.

The 75 "Funnest" Open Source Downloads

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Software
Gaming

earthweb.com: It's summer. And frankly, that means no one's all that excited about working. Oh goodness no. In honor of the season of laziness, we've put together a list of some of the most fun open source downloads you can find.

6 most talked about Linux games

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Gaming

web2linux.com: In your quest to find a good, native and free game for Linux you might have seen long lists of games mentioned on various sites and forums. I’ve compiled a small list of some of the most talked about games for Linux on the internet.

Novell Launches Linux App Store

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Web
SUSE

channelregister.co.uk: Novell sometime today is expected to launch an app store of sorts called SUSE Gallery. With SUSE Gallery, partners and end users can browse and download SUSE Linux software appliances that fulfill specific business needs.

Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson

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KDE
Interviews

earthweb.com: To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years ago by the KDE 4 series. Yet, many continue to lament the loss of KDE 3. Trinity KDE had started in order "to keep the KDE 3.5 computing style alive. Recently, I talked via email with Timothy Pearson about the project, its motivations, purposes, and plans.

Dell Preparing Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Systems

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Plenty of folks are confused about Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution promoted by Canonical. In recent days, old rumors about Dell abandoning Ubuntu have returned. But in reality, Dell indicates it is preparing to ship systems with Ubuntu 10.04.

openSUSE 11.0 reaches end of life

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SUSE

h-online.com: The openSUSE Project developers have announced that version 11.0 of their popular Linux distribution has reached its end-of-life.

Firefox 'CPU resources' issue better but not gone

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: The popular Web browser has had a longstanding CPU (Central Processing Unit) utilization issue that--in some cases--overtaxed the CPU, caused noticeable heat issues in small laptops.

BeyondTrust Partners with Red Hat for Secure Mission-Critical Linux

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Linux

(PR): BeyondTrust Software Inc. today announced a formal partnership with Red Hat. BeyondTrust will join Red Hat’s ISV Partner Program and create joint solutions aimed at offering Red Hat users a tightly aligned package of the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) tools needed for mission-critical servers.

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