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Skype 2.0 for Linux Released

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Software

softpedia.com: Skype 2.0 for Linux was released yesterday, and brings one of the most awaited features by its users: video calls.

Everyday Linux

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Linux

posingaspopular.wordpress: I use Linux every single day. I entered work and my fellow co-worker in the tech department was having for lack of a better term “issues” with his computer. He said something to the extent of ‘my hard drive is broken so I cant get that file you need for you. This sounds like a perfect job for a Linux algorithm.

Users praise Firefox 3.0's speeds

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Firefox 3.0 Beta 4 users are reporting that Mozilla's new browser is dramatically faster than its predecessor – as well as faster than the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

Encrypt volumes through a cross-platform GUI with TrueCrypt 5.0

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HowTos

linux.com: Last month the TrueCrypt Foundation released TrueCrypt 5.0, which finally introduces a Linux GUI for the cross-platform encryption application. TrueCrypt 5.0's numerous other enhancements include a Mac OS X port, XTS operation mode, the ability to encrypt a system partition or drive under Windows, and the addition of the SHA-512 hash algorithm.

Banshee 1.0 alpha 1 released

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Software

arstechnica.com: The Banshee development community has been working for months on a major refresh for the popular music player. The first Banshee 1.0 alpha was released today, providing users with an early look at Banshee's new features and vastly improved user interface.

Top 10 Responses to Why Should I Use Linux? - A Linux Evangelists’ Reference

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Linux

internetling.com: If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a few people over to Linux from another operating system. So here are some quick and simple things about Linux you can point out to your potential convert.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Invoke Openbox's Menu with xdotool

  • Preview: Kickoff From KDE 4.1
  • 4GB table limitation on MyISAM tables
  • Mandriva and Wilk Elektronik offer a OEM solution combining a GOODRAM module package
  • Sticky open source marketing
  • Hardy Alpha 6 thoughts
  • In Brazil, a local alternative to the OLPC
  • Red Hat Summit 2008 preview Video
  • Who speaks for the Open Source Community?
  • AptFs - FUSE filesystem for APT source repositories
  • Wal-Mart, the gPC, and Avoiding the "M" Word
  • How to watch DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy?

Pimp your Amarok: 13 Scripts You Should Know About

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Software

hehe2.net: Amarok is a very intuitive and user friendly music player, it makes playing music on your PC even more fun. It has tons of options that would put any other player to shame. Here are 13 scripts that others have thankfully provided us:

Winning Hearts and Minds

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OSS

theangryadmin.blogspot: It's probably been 10 years since I started playing with Linux and the one thing that has really changed in that time are the forums. Going back to those days a post would usually elicit a helpful pointer or two, even if it was to the man pages, and if not that, at worst, a RTFM. Now days it seems impossible to post a question without some arrogant soul having a go.

Shadowgrounds Survivor Coming to Linux

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Gaming

2404.org: Frozenbyte has announced an agreement with Linux specialist company IGIOS Ltd to port "Shadowgrounds Survivor" to Linux.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install.rpm files in Ubuntu

  • Prevent Accidental Deletion with rm -rf *
  • USB gOS install from Windows
  • How To Install KDE4 on Fedora 8
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Find Out What Package Provides a File
  • Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8
  • HOWTO recover deleted files on an ext3 file system

Funambol Helps New AGPLv3 Open Source License Gain Formal OSI Approval

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OS

Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced that the AGPLv3 has received formal approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Funambol led the process of the license’s approval by the OSI after adopting AGPLv3 in November. It was the first company to adopt the license, which closes the “ASP loophole”.

Navy to focus only on open systems

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OSS

fcw.com: “The days of proprietary technology must come to an end,” he said. “We will no longer accept systems that couple hardware, software and data.”

Open Source Market: FOSS getting hot in Russia

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OSS

robertogaloppini.ne: Recent interest towards FOSS from the Russian government has boosted commercial activity in this field. No longer than a year ago there was no single large company that would say it is capable of doing FOSS system integration projects. Now there are three, and the number will probably grow.

Nigerian Patent Suit Still Dogs OLPC

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OLPC

AP: Ade Oyegbola, an inventor who claims the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit stole his designs for a Nigerian keyboard, recently won a round in a Lagos court. Now this week, Oyegbola kept the U.S. side of his legal fight alive by pressing his case in federal court.

Multifunction copiers in a Linux network

linux.com: In many organizations, copiers get little respect. Often relegated to a break room or storage closet, they are underutilized and underappreciated, and get no attention from the IT department. Yet, multifunction copiers can play a critical role in reducing operating costs and become a hub for document processing.

libc6: nightmare or just a bad dream?

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: From looking at the bug report, forum thread, mailing lists, and IRC, I think some may agree it was a nightmare. I am here to tell you that it was nothing more than a bad dream however. A bad dream?

Linux Product Insider for March 13

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Welcome to the March 13th edition of the "Linux Product Insider", our weekly round-up of new products and services in Linux and open source. Here is what is new and interesting this week.

Wal-Mart didn’t murder Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I had to chuckle at the recent headlines: ‘Wal-Mart yanks Linux,’ ‘Wal-Mart Linux experiment failed,’ ‘Wal-Mart puts lid on Linux.’ Why don’t they just come right out and say what they seem to insinuate: ‘Wal-Mart murdered Linux.’ Now, that’s not really what happened.

What if... Windows went open source?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: When Microsoft talks about open source, people in the FOSS community tend to generally take it with a pinch - or more likely a kilo - of salt. Revealing the crown jewels of its empire - the Windows source code - has never ever been canvassed.

Also: Windows 7 eyed by antitrust regulators

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Android Leftovers

GNOME News

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  • GUADEC 2016
    I came back from Karlsruhe last week, where GUADEC 2016 took place. It was a wonderful event. Even though it was only my second GUADEC, I felt at home in this community, meeting with old and new friends.
  • Summer Talks, PurpleEgg
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Fedora News

  • UDP Failures and RNGs
  • F24-20160823 updated Live isos
    New Kernel means new set of updated lives. I am happy to release the F24-20160823 updated lives isos.
  • Curse you, Jon Masters! Why do you always have to be right!
    Long story short, Fedora 24 came out and I'm given the taste of the same medicine: the video on the ASUS is completely busted. I was able to limp along for now by using the old kernel 4.4.6-301.fc23, but come on, this is clearly a massive regression. Think anyone is there to bisect and find the culprit? Of course not. I have to do it it myself. So, how did F24 ship? Well... I didn't test beta versions, so I don't have much ground to complain.
  • Communication Anti-Patterns
  • Autocloud: What's new?
    Autocloud was released during the Fedora 23 cycle as a part of the Two Week Atomic Process. Previously, it used to listen to fedmsg for successful Koji builds. Whenever, there is a new message the AutocloudConsumer queues these message for processing. The Autocloud job service then listens to the queue, downloads the images and runs the tests using Tunir. A more detailed post about it’s release can be read here. During the Fedora 24 cycle things changed. There was a change on how the Fedora composes are built. Thanks to adamw for writing a detailed blogpost on what, why and how things changed.