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Story Native Android apps are coming to Chrome OS Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 1:00am
Story Google touts 1 billion active Android users per month Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:55am
Story Neptune 4.0 Release with new homepage Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:51am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:36am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:34am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/06/2014 - 12:34am
Story Google I/O Offers Devs Big Bonanza Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Windows wars? The Android and Chrome OS Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 11:43pm
Story Qt 5.3.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:44pm
Story This is the Gear Live, Samsung's $199 Android Wear Smartwatch Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2014 - 9:41pm

Why the IBM Linux desktop will fail

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Linux

itwire.com: If one was to believe IBM, the days of the Microsoft desktop are numbered, soon to be cut short by a combination of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux, IBM's Lotus range of office applications and a virtual desktop from Virtual Bridges. The trouble is IBM's solution is nothing new and addresses none of the issues associated with moving away from Microsoft.

Get your feet wet before taking the Linux plunge

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Linux

newsday.com: I recently promised you a strategy for a long-term exploration and transition to Linux and Open Source. This plan is for home use; organizational Linux is another issue. You also can follow this strategy to get some idea of how well a netbook will work before shelling out big bucks.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Thoughts and Screenshots

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PCLOS

benkevan.com/blog: With all the ranting and raving of PCLinuxOS 2007 I decided to give PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 a shot. I started by downloading and launching the Live CD in a virtual machine.

Phoronix Benchmarking.. Statistically Significant?

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Linux

kev009.com: Phoronix has been cranking out a slew of benchmarks recently, pitting various different Linux distros against each other and even different operating systems with their own automated test suite. What I would like to know is… are they bullshit?

gcompris: educational suite for children

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Software

debaday.debian.net: As a parent, have you ever wondered if kids can use FOSS to have fun and learn at the same time? As a teacher, have you ever wondered how to teach using a computer and FOSS tools? The answer is gcompris.

odds & ends

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News
  • SFLC Receives Grant for Work in India

  • Running Linux on Windows XP
  • Unix and Linux Horror Stories
  • Interviews with teachers about OLPC benefits
  • Arch to Gentoo, back to Arch
  • Codec prevents computers from playing movies and music
  • Unix - System VI Release Notes - More Linux and Unix Humor
  • Netflix comes to Linux desktop
  • tasks widget and multi screen
  • Rotating your adult content
  • Linux Hater’s Redux... dead? Long live... Oiaohm?!
  • The Microsoftie Who Embraced the Dark Side (Open Source)
  • Software Goodies
  • Another Win For Ubuntu

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Repackage i386 deb for in lpia (for Dell Mini9)

  • Redirecting network traffic to a new IP using IPtables
  • Working with multimedia files - Part 3
  • Graduate From A Wubi Install To A Dedicated Partition
  • Search For Movies With Totem
  • Simple Wireless Network Manager in Ubuntu
  • Drupal to Wordpress migration
  • Ubuntu Tweak came to Fedora
  • Customizing Firefox to work faster in netbooks
  • Backup your Firefox Passwords
  • Auto Start Applications at Login to GNOME Desktop
  • Customizing Your Desktop in Ubuntu 8.10

Most Underhyped Apps of 2008

lifehacker.com: Now that you've seen all the big names and launches of 2008, it's time to give a nod to the apps that didn't get the attention they should have this past year.

PDF editing on linux

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Software

aldeby.org: PDF editing in linux is still somehow tricky nowadays. This post aims at putting together the currently available resources for manipulating PDF documents.

6 Diamonds in the Rough for Evaluating Open Source Apps

ostatic.com/blog: One of the most popular features offered here at OStatic is our database of over 150,000 open source projects, many of which include screenshot tours, and more. But where else can you look? Here are six good choices.

Ten embarrassing questions

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OS
Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: I was reading a survey showing that only 2% of Obama voters (vs 35% of McCain voters) could correctly answer at least 11 of 12 simple questions like which party has been in charge of Congress for the last two years, when it occurred to me that there might be some interesting Wintel vs Lintel parallels here.

Opera 10.0 Alpha 1 on openSUSE 11.1 - Review

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Software

benkevan.com: I thought i’d give a quick review of Opera 10.0 Alpha 1 that I recently installed on my openSUSE 11.1 RC1 box.

OpenOffice skakes Microsoft

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OOo

australianit.news.com.au: IF THERE'S one thing in life that gives Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's abrasive chief executive, the shivers it's probably the existence of an outfit called OpenOffice.org.

Handbrake 0.93 released, capitulates on DVD decryption

cnet.com: Handbrake, the closest thing to entertainment manna we have, has released the newest version of its open-source DVD ripping software, version 0.93. There's just one problem: it no longer rips DVDs. At least, not the kind you'd want to rip.

Stage Two of Open Source Evolution

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OSS

itworld.com: We have always said that Open Source could likely follow the evolution pattern of the PC's introduction during the mainframe era. For those of us who believed in Open Source in the "birth" stage, we knew the day would come where nearly every firm would be using Open Source in some way. It would be the sign that we had achieved the magical second stage - The Toe Hold.

Alternate Linux desktops

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linuxpoison.blogspot: Most Linux users are familiar with KDE and GNOME. If you have some old PC with minimum hardware and want to run GUI on it then in this case the list of window manager provided below will help you to chose one ..

Forensic investigation using free Linux tools

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Software
HowTos

linux-tip.net: An administrator of a company has been accused of hoarding illegal material of questionable moral content on his company network system. You have been called upon to examine the suspect server and unearth evidence related to the said illegal material. Your boss have told you that you are not allowed to shutdown the server.

Let’s talk about Python 3.0

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Software

b-list.org: I really like Python. It’s my language of choice for new projects, my language of choice for hacking up quick things to play with and the language I get to work with every day at my job. Python fits my brain in ways that no other programming language ever has. But

Linus Torvalds: Life is good again...

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Linux

...because it looks like we figured out what the suspend/resume problem was. And as suspected, the actual resource code had nothing what-so-ever to do with it, and was apparently just a trigger for timing.

7 Best Free/Open-source Image Viewers for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: An image viewer (also known as image browser) is a desktop application that can quickly display or handle stored graphical images in different graphics file formats. It can render images according to properties of the display such as display resolution, color depth, and color profile. Other image viewers have advanced features like editing and web publishing.

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today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more