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Open Office 3.2.0 Final Released

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OOo

ghacks.net: Open Office 3.2.0 Final has been released and is currently distributed to mirror ftp servers worldwide to ensure a smooth delivery once the release notifications will be added to the project’s homepage.

Google, don’t be evil

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Google
  • Is a code of silence evil?
  • Google Superbowl Ad Explains The Need for Search Privacy
  • Google, don’t be evil
  • Google Gmail Getting Social Features
  • Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo
  • Android versus Linux?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Copyrights and wrongs
  • FSArchiver - Filesystem Archiver for Linux
  • Working with Ubuntu One
  • mimio Studio 6 available for Mac and Linux
  • Once scorned, twice as nasty
  • Chunking and Programming Languages
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent goes alpha
  • Linux Conf raises $33,000 for charity
  • Packman for Factory
  • Msec updates getting (mostly) ready for 2010.1
  • FOSDEM 2010: Andrew Tanenbaum Sets Reliability Before Performance
  • Firefox Addon: Fox Clocks
  • 16 month old Flash bug plagues Mac, Linux, PC
  • Eben Moglen's Talk on Freedom in the Cloud
  • My weekend at FOSDEM
  • A day at the races: aria2 vs. axel
  • The Morevna Project: Anime with Synfig and Blender
  • Pandora open-source handheld is go

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Useful Command line little tricks (part 1)
  • Synchrorep - A one click folders synchronization
  • Learn and use regular expressions with Kodos
  • Quick guide to convenient tools in GIMP
  • Writing a Simple Bash Script
  • How to setup MPD with PulseAudio independent on X
  • How to repair Windows partition through Ubuntu Linux
  • Tweeting from the Command Line with Twyt
  • Power Up Linux GUI Apps
  • Puppet Drupal recipes

Top 10 areas where open source leads the way

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Linux
OSS

itpro.co.uk: With job losses rising and belts being tightened across the country, now is the perfect time to look once again at the benefits of using open source software aside from the reported $60 billion a year savings on offer.

KTorrent: KDE’s BitTorrent client

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Software

maketecheasier.com: In order to download the files associated with torrents, you need a BitTorrent client. KTorrent, a KDE project, is a feature-rich client that is completely self-contained from the moment you start searching for torrents until the last chunk finishes downloading.

KDE.org Relaunched for Software Compilation 4.4

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KDE
Web

kdenews.org: The KDE web team is pleased to announce a major redesign of the KDE.org frontpage and buzz.kde.org, just in time for the pending release of our updated Workspace, Application and Development Platform compilation.

Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work

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Software
  • Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work
  • MySQL handler Jacobs walks out on Oracle
  • Ellison puts Screven over mySQL
  • Has the Irresistible Rise of OpenOffice.org Begun?

Dell Ubuntu Order Experience

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Ubuntu
  • Dell Ubuntu Order Experience
  • 168-hour days at Dell
  • Memo to Dell: Sort Out Your Ubuntu Strategy

The Linux Desktop Experience For 2010

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Linux

my.secondpad.com: I’ve been looking at the vast range of Linux desktop flavours around and I thought it might be interesting to give my opinion on what I believe to be right up there as the best from my experience of trying them.

10 Reasons Why the Linux Community Could Influence iPhone Sales

eweek.com: Let's take a look at why Torvalds and the Linux community could affect iPhone sales, while helping Google's Android platform.

Dealing with bugs in Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: One of the things I’ve always liked about using Linux is the feeling that my input is actually important. Either by way of giving input to the developers directly or (more importantly) reporting bugs that inevitably appear on a system. It’s the latter of the two that help Linux. But to the new user, these bugs are nothing more than a nuisance, getting in the way of things “just working”.

How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

ABC allowing Linux to view streaming television shows

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Linux

Linux users for a long time have been kept out of ABC Television's streaming media. Today I checked, and this artificial limitation is no more!

http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2010/02/abc-tv-now-allows-linux-users-to-watch.html

15 fantastic firsts on the Internet

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: Trailblazers, creatives and innovators have taken the Internet to where it is today and made it an essential part of our everyday lives. We have selected a number of interesting “firsts” from the history of the Internet (and the Web) for your reading pleasure.

Ubuntu 9.10 and GNOME 2.28: Advancing Past Meh

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: Many eons ago, GNOME 1.4 still lived, and it was good. It was extremely configurable and hackable. You could use either Enlightenment or Sawfish as the window manager, and could customize it to your heart's content. And then tragedy struck: GNOME 2.0 was born.

When Linux Nerds Choose Mates from the Windows Herd

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxlock.blogspot: Look...let's face this together. Dating can suck. Throw your use/obsession of Linux into the mix and what do you get?

Why Windows Could be Worse Than Teen Dating

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Linux
Microsoft

itworld.com: Though most of the machines at home are currently Linux driven, there are a couple of Windows machines in the house that are used by my children for Software they Cannot Live Without. Being a tolerant Dad you have to know when to pick your battles.

Kolibri: 1.44Mb of cute

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: This might not be of interest to you, but to me, it’s a miracle of modern science.

5 Best Websites To Learn The GIMP Photo Editor

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Web
GIMP

makeuseof.com: Are you into photo editing and image manipulation? If that’s a ‘yes’ then I’m sure you’ve heard of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, codename GIMP. So you want to learn the GIMP photo editor? Luckily there are websites.

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