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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:46am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:45am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:45am
Story Nouveau Changes Queued For Linux 3.19, Adds Initial GM204 Support Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:33am
Story 10 Open Source Security Tools from Google, Facebook, Netflix and Cisco Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:20am
Story Google Chromebooks Outsell iPads in U.S. Schools Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:04am
Story More Android Apps Arriving for Chrome OS and Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 11:57pm
Story SD Times blog: Surveys show open source makes for faster secure development Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 11:32pm
Story Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Nginx 1.7.8 Updates Open-Source Web Server Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 10:52pm

Empathy in Ubuntu Karmic

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Software
Ubuntu

pinstack.blogspot: There has been lots of support as well as backlash for replacing Pidgin with Empathy in Ubuntu. Discussion has been going acruss multiple mailing lists and forum threads. Although Empathy has improved so much since Jaunty, it isn't perfect.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 1: GNOME

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Linux
Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: GNOME 2.26.1, the desktop version that comes essentially as the default with Fedora 11 is like an old friend; an old friend with a couple of extra benefits.

Orange icon, we love you

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Software
Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: As many of you already know, Jaunty brought a small but significant change in the Ubuntu user interface: the beloved updates icon doesn’t show up anymore. The pop under technique is (purposely) slightly more obstrusive. Is there any problem with the new behavior?

On Fedora 11 installation

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Linux

happyassassin.net: I have been, as I mentioned, following up on Fedora 11 release stuff. Sadly, there’ve been a few very negative reviews and comments, based on problems with the partitioning stage of installation. So, here’s the deal on that.

Amarok 2.1 Quick(-ish) Review

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Software

allenjb.me.uk: So I’ve just installed Amarok 2.1. Configured my collection location easy enough, downloaded the alarm script from the scripts library. I know exactly how I want Amarok 2 to look: Exactly like Amarok 1.4.

Announcing A New Linux Distro: BaitNSwitch Linux

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com/blogs: Today, I'm announcing my new Linux company, HookLineNSinker, Inc. which will produce a new commercial Linux distribution: Pricey Linux. HLNS products include Pricey Linux Enterprise, Pricey Linux Small Business Server and The Pricey Linux Desktop. BaitNSwitch Linux is the distribution where we test out new features, versions and options.

First look: Ubuntu 9.10 alpha 2 brings Ext4, GRUB 2

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is scheduled to arrive in October. Ars takes a look at the second alpha release, which was made available for download last week.

Also: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 "Karmic Koala" on The Dell Mini 9

Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"

earthweb.com: On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters elected a member of the PiratPariet (Pirate Party) to the European Parliament. A second parliamentary seat will go to the Pirate Party this fall if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and Sweden gains an additional two seats.

Linux versus Windows: the eternal discussion

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OS

celettu.wordpress: Yesterday I got dragged into a “Windows versus Linux” discussion, because on my Facebook profile I had made a quiz, and one of the questions was “What OS do I use?”. My sister in law got that one wrong, and exlaimed “Stupid Linux!”.

How Open Source Can Beat the Status Quo

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OSS

pcworld.com: One of the biggest problems with open source is understanding what it means out in the real world. I'm talking about the impact of open source. How open source is actually useful.

click2try Run Ubuntu Directly from Open Source Catalog

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Ubuntu

(PR): click2try today announced the availability of Ubuntu 8.04 in its online catalog of virtualized Open Source applications. A Community site, click2try enables users to try applications for free and use by subscription.

Also: IBM’s Cloud Will Feature Ubuntu

SCO vs. Linux: New investor rescues SCO from bankruptcy

h-online.com: In yet another bizarre twist in the interminable legal dispute over source code allegedly illegally copied from UNIX System V into Linux, the SCO Group, which claims ownership of the disputed code, has secured a last-gasp reprieve from the threat of liquidation.

Turn Gnome into a productivity blaster

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: If you rely on computers to help you get things done in your personal or professional life, then you’re probably on the lookout for useful applications that will help you stay on top of things. Here are a batch of tools designed with GNOME users in mind.

Linux robot car targets autonomous navigation

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Tokyo-based ZMP Inc. is readying a Linux-based car robotics platform designed to test automotive robots and autonomous navigation algorithms. The RoboCar is built on a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, and offers a stereo camera, multiple sensors, and an optional image recognition module.

The Linux UI future; more complex than ever

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: With Linux being used as the foundation for numerous smartphone and mobile internet devices, it is tempting to suggest that this movement is going to open the doorway to desktop Linux. Tempting, but not accurate.

Why I Use Linux: Ken’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Several readers wrote in to share their stories in response to my “Why I Use Linux” article, and now I am going to start sharing their responses with all of you. One of the stories is below. This one comes from Ken.

Debian may include Mono in default install

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Linux
Software

itwire.com: The Debian GNU/Linux distribution may include Mono in its default install, with the project leader Steve McIntyre telling iTWire today that "there's a chance that it might do, but it's under discussion at the moment."

Opera Unite

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Software
  • Freedom

  • Opera Unite
  • Opera Unite claiming to 'reinvent the web'
  • Opera Unite Will Turn PCs Into Servers for Content
  • Taking the Web into our own hands, one computer at a time
  • Opera demonstrates 'Web 5.0'
  • Opera Wants To Unite Web, Critics Argue For Boycott
  • Opera adds media, file sharing services to browser
  • With Unite, Opera 10 becomes both a browser and a content server

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Enlightenment E17 Snapshot Released

  • Detect Wireless Networks with Kismet
  • Tribal Trouble 2 released
  • Ubuntu Sucks Like a Shopvac and Other Linux Rants
  • Six reasons to switch from Ubuntu to Vista
  • Indian Government takes a lead in getting FOSS in Education
  • RadicalCodex, Donations, OpenGL
  • HP servers still half-cold to Ubuntu
  • int@j hosts Red Hat
  • Linux Foundation Takes Training Online
  • Ictivity Training becomes Ubuntu Training Partner for the Netherlands
  • 2.2million Rwandan children to own OLPC laptops by 2012
  • 9.04
  • Hardware Compatability For LTS Releases
  • New Linux kernel adds file-system support
  • Eeebuntu vs Ubuntu
  • Screenshots with Xfce
  • A Visual Expedition Inside the Linux File Systems
  • Novell: SUSE Linux Training Plus Red Hat Migration Offer
  • IFRA using Drupal
  • Head in the Data Cloud Pt.II
  • Red Hat among ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT”
  • Open source vs Microsoft: further progress in Switzerland
  • World's Biggest Open-Source Event Announced

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • OpenSUSE AutoYast/AutoInstall Howto Part 1

  • restoring grub after a reinstall
  • Howto Increase Desktop Functionality With Compiz Fusion
  • Alarm clock on Linux (Ubuntu), “geek style”
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 2
  • Reset windows administrative password using “Ubuntu"
  • Move File and Symlink to New Location
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