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Story 5 things Apple announced at WWDC that are 'borrowed' from Android Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:17am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Might Be Delayed Due to Miscellaneous Issues Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:17am
Story Dell's Current Ubuntu Image For The XPS 13 Developer Laptop 2015 Disappoints Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 8:14am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:54am
Story 10 Open Source Docker Tools You Should Be Using Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:44am
Story Warning: Don’t Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:42am
Story Fedora 22's KDE spin Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:39am
Story Debian Jessie Updated and #!++ Added to DB Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:33am
Story The rise of Red Hat and the open organization Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:31am
Story A Linux Bling Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 09/06/2015 - 7:24am

interesting bits in 4.4.0 for plasma-*

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: With KDE Software Compilation v4.4.0 tagged and going through final release engineering processes, early reviews and discussions about it are appearing around the Internet. It's great to see the interest bubbling around it all.

Outfoxed?

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Moz/FF

oneandoneis2.org: I saw on ars the other day that IE8 and Chrome are the two browsers with the most momentum at the moment: IE8 because it's the least-bad IE version, and Chrome because it's the hot new kid on the block, one imagines. Strange, really, when one considers how Firefox was the browser that came from nowhere and rekindled the browser wars..

Fellow travelers: FOSS media and developers

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: It seems to me that both FOSS journalists and developers seem to have misapprehensions about each other. As a result, scenarios similar to this one are replayed over and over.

BIOS flashing for Linux users now in the wild

apcmag.com: Since the release of its previous version in May 2009, at least 30 additional flash chip families and half a dozen variants for each family are now being supported by Flashrom.

KPackageKit woes

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Software
Ubuntu

zekecoma.blogspot: I remember recently trying the latest version of Kubuntu simple because I was getting sick of compiling with Gentoo. Well Kubuntu was fine and dandy. But when it came to install software I had to use the new KPackageKit. What a bloody pain in the arse.

Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts

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Software
Moz/FF

gnome.org/press/releases: The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility.

IBM launches Lotus Symphony 3 beta; Office alternatives pile up

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: IBM on Thursday rolled out the beta of Lotus Symphony 3.0, its free office productivity suite built on the OpenOffice.org code base. This is a big upgrade as indicated by the jump from version 1.3 to 3. The beta is available for Linux desktops, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Symbian’s EPL versus The Linux GPL.

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OS

Wherein your humble author attempts a quick and dirty rundown of the key differences between the software license covering Symbian’s new open OS and the GNU General Public License that’s served the Linux community for many years.

Note that much of what follows has been cobbled together from Wikipedia pages, so feel free to enlighten and/or correct in the comments below this post…

Ready? Here we go...

Lyx – Easy LaTex without Spell Check

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Software

terminally-incoherent.com/blog: I am a vocal WYSIWYG hater. It is a deeply flawed paradigm and a UI dead end as far as I’m concerned. WYSIWYG will always be quirky, annoying and frustrating by design. This is why I use LaTex. Of course some people just don’t like to learn, and this is why we have Lyx.

Fresh Version of Linux Mint Offers Tweaks and Updates

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: When last we looked at Linux Mint we gave it high marks on the user-friendly scale for administration and productivity applications. The latest release takes the distro to new heights of the same with a few new added touches to boot.

The Small Picture: More OpenOffice.org Extensions

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: Every few weeks, I like to browse the OpenOffice.org Extensions site to see what is available, and what people are using. New extensions that are both useful and well-designed seem to be getting few and far between. However, if you search patiently, you can still find extensions worth trying.

Also: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 5 available

Health Check: FreeBSD - "The unknown giant"

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BSD

h-online.com: FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and Apple's OS X, and has powered some of the more successful sites on the Web, including Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the rise of Google was the busiest site on the internet.

Hands-on: new single-window mode makes GIMP less gimpy

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GIMP

arstechnica.com: The venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is undergoing a significant transformation. The next major release, version 2.8, will introduce an improved user interface with an optional single-window mode. Although this update is still under heavy development, users can get an early look.

Free Programs to Create a PDF Document in Linux

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Software

linux.bihlman.com: Since the invention of PDF format in 1993 PDF documents have become extremely popular tool for exchanging information across the Web. Even now PDF beats more recent DJVU and various e-book formats in terms of popularity.

Sun CEO Schwartz resigns on Twitter

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Software

computerworlduk.com: Jonathan Schwartz announced his resignation as CEO of Sun Microsystems in a message sent via Twitter early Thursday.

Get the best virus scanner for Linux

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Software

tuxradar.com: Pretty much every Linux user thinks they're immune to viruses, but they're wrong. Just recently, malware was found hidden inside an innocuous-looking Gnome theme from a reputable site.

TimeVault simplifies data backup for Ubuntu users

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Linux

Backing up data can be difficult, especially when you only want to copy files that changed since the last backup. It can be even more troublesome when you have to remember to start the process manually,or you have to delete old backups to make room for new ones. Because of these difficulties, some people decide not to back up data at all, and feel the pain when they accidentally delete the wrong file or their system crashes. TimeVault is a backup utility for Ubuntu that addresses these problems.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On OpenSUSE 11.2

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 11.2. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Software: 3 Major Projects That Haven’t Happened Yet
  • The extremes of Linux market share
  • Benjamin Mako Hill: A rebel with many open source causes
  • some thoughts on php and oop
  • Police want backdoor to Web users' private data
  • Thank heaven for Apple's (upward) pricing pressure
  • Getting Re-acquainted with KDE
  • XMMS music player
  • Docky Gets Spacing In Panel Mode
  • Moonlight 3.0 Preview 1
  • No, really: The initrd is too big
  • Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon
  • The New Face of Open Source: Facebook
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3's final update released
  • CodePlex Foundation Picks Paula Hunter as Executive Director
  • Today, Delayed GPU Switching Comes To Linux
  • Library Explores Ways to Release Open Source Software
  • Linux Newbie : Why grep almost never yields something productive

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ten more essential Python tips
  • 7 Powerful Awk Operators Examples
  • Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part V
  • Determine The Current Runlevel In Linux
  • Running IPv6 in practice
  • Optimise Your Laptop's Battery Life With Linux
  • Configuring a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • dd to create an image of a drive
  • Debian / Ubuntu Record Boot Messages
  • Astyle - Source code indenter, formatter, and beautifier
  • Using GNU Screen to save running sessions on remote logins
  • fdupes: Delete Duplicate Files
  • Managing sound in Ubuntu 9.10
  • How to install an offline dictionary in Ubuntu
  • Fixing the default shell in Ubuntu / Linux Mint
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation
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