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Story Microsoft FAT patent loss endangers its Android revenue Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 2:07pm
Story PCLinuxOS 2013.12 KDE, MATE and LXDE released Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:51pm
Story File-Systems Appear To Slowdown On Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:45pm
Story Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 12:54pm
Story Metro Last Light Comes To Linux, And It Largely Survives The Transition Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:25am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Set to Include Docker Container Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:23am
Story Qt For Tizen Keeps Pushing Ahead Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:18am
Story CyanogenMod rolls out encrypted text messaging by default Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:10am
Story New Goodies Coming in LibreOffice 4.2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:59am

Matthew Szulik resigns as Red Hat CEO, is replaced by an airline COO

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Linux

Matt Asay: Wow. If there was ever an industry that has little to nothing to teach the software industry, it's the airline industry. And yet that is precisely what Red Hat has done: Matthew Szulik, its long-time CEO, has resigned to be replaced by Jim Whitehurst, former COO of Delta Airlines, the paragon of disruptive and agile thinking.

Also: Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

AMD Catalyst 7.12 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: It's that time of the month again where we get to share with you all of the details on the latest ATI/AMD Linux driver release. This month, the ATI Catalyst 7.12 Linux driver (formally, what is known as fglrx 8.44) brings a host of new changes, mostly in the form of bug fixes.

Also: Open-Source ATI 6.7.197 Driver Released

NVIDIA 169.07 Linux Display Driver

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Software

phoronix: Just in time for the holidays, NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver, which is a stable version of their previous 169.04 beta last month. In addition, the new NVIDIA 169.07 Linux driver has a few changes, while most of the release highlights were already found in the 169.04 release.

So When Does the Final Version of Firefox 3 Arrive?

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Moz/FF

wired: Hopefully, you've downloaded the latest beta of Firefox 3 and you're putting it through its paces. And while Beta 2 is a big improvement over previous milestone releases and the current version of the browser, we're definitely hot with anticipation for the final product.

Also: Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 Is A Win For Linux

Hydrogen: Using Linux to create slick drum beats

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Software

onderstekop.nl: Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. Its main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming', reads their website, and by god, intuitive it is!

Kubuntu 8.04 Featuring KDE 4

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Ubuntu

nixternal: Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, will provide you the option of using either KDE 3.5 or KDE 4. Jonathan Riddell just posted the news in an email to the Kubuntu Developer’s mailing list.

Microsoft to hand over Windows secrets to Samba team

LinuxWorld: Developers of open-source Samba software will find their work a little easier thanks to an agreement with Microsoft, signed Thursday, that will give them access to previously secret data on how the Windows operating system works.

Ubuntu's Free Software Laptop A No-Go?

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Hardware

phoronix: Back in July, Mark Shuttleworth asked the community whether they wanted a high-end free software laptop. This theoretical laptop would "just work" with Linux through open-source drivers and everything down to the BIOS (and eventually, the firmware) would have a free software license.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip for RTFM

  • A Quick and Dirty Guide To Kernel Hardening with GrSecurity
  • Howto: Using newest flash in Konqueror in Fedora
  • Installing and configuring Network Access Control with PacketFence
  • Sharing Linux Printers Across Subnets

OOXML: move the goalposts, avoid facing the obvious

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OSS

iTWire: Last week, following a radio discussion, linux.com writer Bruce Byfield characterised two opposing FOSS camps in the OOXML debate who participated in that discussion as being "closer than they have appeared in the past."

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th December 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A Sonnet-based spellcheck runner, and icons on the desktop in Plasma. Continued work revamping KBugBuster, more work towards KDevelop 4. GetHotNewStuff support for downloading maps in Marble. Image and audio dockers in Parley. The start of Glimpse, a new scanning application based on libksane.

Review: Foresight Linux - When nature calls!

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Linux

softpedia: I am not a fan of RPM based Linux distributions anymore. However, my Linux experience started 7-8 years ago with Red Hat 6.2, then Red Hat 7, 8, 9, Mandriva 9.2, SUSE 9 and Fedora 3. I've settled on Fedora for two years, until Ubuntu.

Mark Shuttleworth: A community approach to commercial training materials

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: Is it possible to have training materials that are developed in partnership with the community, available under a CC license, AND make those same materials available through formal training providers? We’re trying to find out at Canonical with our Ubuntu Desktop Course.

Christmas Jokes For Geeks

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Humor

junauza.blogspot: Christmas is just around the corner so let’s keep the jokes coming. I hope our previous jokes (corny or not) made you laugh or at least smile. To those who are hard to please, maybe this next set of jokes will do.

Creating Snapshot Backups Of Your Desktop With TimeVault On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to set up, configure and use TimeVault on Ubuntu 7.10. The resulting system provides a powerful backup system for desktop usage. TimeVault is a simple front-end for making snapshots of a set of directories.

XMMS: Just play music

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Software

debianadmin.com: There is an interesting class of programs: audioplayers. What we expected from them? Playing music. What is required for this? Codecs, simple interface, playlist, equalizer. May be themes and control from keyboard. Many things can be applied to it, but audioplayer must stay a-music-player. For this, spartanians and ancient-lovers remembers and likes simple yet powerful XMMS.

Since when is Dell Gutsy Gibbon not Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: The news that Dell has now released Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) on its boxes (and about time too!) has been tempered somewhat by a potential storm of controversy caused by a couple of software packages that come bundled with the Dell Linux PCs. The two bundled packages happen to be proprietary software. Is this going to be a problem?

Flock On Ubuntu Reviewed

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Software

OSWeekly: I have not taken a close look at Flock for some time, mainly because it felt like their focus was too much on picture clipping and the like. But after taking a look at the 0.9.1.3 release, anyone who does blogging or writing for a living is doing themselves a huge disservice by not using this browser - seriously.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Why Larry loves Linux (and he’s not alone)

  • Seattle XO User Group Forming
  • Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands For Ubuntu And Debian Power Users Available Now
  • OpenSUSE install and some luck
  • Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year Part 2
  • XO Laptop Specs.. for those interested
  • Aaron Seigo: Dear Glyn Moody
  • Changing your hostname in Linux (PCLinuxOS)
  • Songbird: An Open Source Music Mashup System
  • Book review: Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response

Kubuntu’s KDE 4 LiveCD comes with WebKit-enabled Konqueror

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KDE

liquidat: The current Kubuntu-KDE-4 LiveCD ships a Konqueror version which uses WebKit as the main HTML engine for Konqueror.

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