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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 11:40pm
Story 12 Open Source CRM Options Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:32pm
Story Oracle MySQL Gets New Features: The Storage Wars Continue Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Google posts Android Auto design guidelines Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Web Software vs. Native Linux Software Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:17pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Fans, Prepare for "It's a Boring Release" Comments Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Tor executive director hints at Firefox integration Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:01pm
Story On the hunt for the right open source project? Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Story NVIDIA To Issue An Update On Their Support Of Mir & Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:13pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Testing Day

  • Linux, a more powerful competitor for Vista
  • Mandriva Sync in 2009: what’s new, what’s good, what’s not so good
  • Will VMWare go open source without legal pressure?
  • VMware seeks "a skilled Open Source/Linux expert"
  • Schools get free PC virtualization and Novell SUSE
  • Mandriva announces a new solution for netbooks: Mandriva Mini (PR)
  • Ubuntu-Hardy-Gnome: The Review
  • More On Ubuntu's BulletProofX
  • A very minimal desktop
  • Fleshing out XFCE in Ubuntu
  • 5 Google Reader Extensions for Firefox 3 That Are Worth Using
  • Another step closer to Opera 9.60
  • pimp my mythvideo: another navigation patch
  • Aaron Aseigo: Digging in the Dirt
  • Linux Outlaws 55 - Your Shipment of Feedback Has Arrived
  • The *Other* Vista: Successful and Open Source

UserBase Goes Live!

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The KDE community is pleased to announce UserBase. UserBase is the new end-user wiki for KDE and complements TechBase, the wiki aimed at developers. It will contain tips and tricks, links to where to get more help, as well as an application catalogue giving an overview of the different kinds of programs that KDE offers.

OpenSUSE 11 - A review of the experience on a ThinkPad T40

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SUSE

lilserenity.wordpress: Prior to OpenSUSE 11, I was still using Ubuntu 7.10 (and I would have preferred to stay on 7.04 to some respect) with the Gnome desktop environment. I had upgraded OpenOffice.org to 2.3, and Firefox 3.0 by the end.

Pressure, progress flow at Linux Plumbers Conference

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Linux

blogs.the451group.com: This week’s Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland was a great opportunity for many of the Linux kernel community people to get together, challenge one another, hash out some differences and hone their similarities and synergies. What strikes me as perhaps most interesting is that while there was some discord felt throughout the event among the different Linux camps, this conglomerate of developers representing a range of different vendors in a variety of different ways all do one thing common to all of them: push the kernel forward.

Free Riders, Canonical and Greg KH

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: On Wednesday kernel developer and Novell fellow Greg KH opened the first annual Linux Plumbers Conference with a keynote aimed squarely at the team behind Ubuntu, Canonical. I think Greg could have used the opportunity to inspire more than attack, but Greg obviously feels strongly about the necessity for upstream development. It’s also Greg being Greg: I believe he carries around a spoon just in case he encounters a hornets’ nest.

Giveaway celebrates open source

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OSS

stuff.co.nz: Free software is being distributed today at Waikato University to mark Software Freedom Day an annual international celebration of open source software.

Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available

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SUSE

The openSUSE Project is happy to announce the first beta release of openSUSE 11.1. openSUSE 11.1 includes quite a few improvements and new features over the 11.0 release, including new versions of KDE, GNOME, the Linux kernel, improved YaST modules, and much more!

Just what is up with PCLinuxOS anyway?

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PCLOS

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: PClinuxOS is a Linux distribution that gets mentioned quite a bit actually. It often is mentioned in the same breath and at the same table when we discuss the "big boy" or commercially supported distributions, like ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc...

NVIDIA 177.76 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: In the fourth NVIDIA Linux driver release in under a month's time, the 177.76 display driver has been released. This too looks like another beta driver with more fixes in store for those with GeForce or Quadro hardware owners.

Linux Foundation opening doors to individual participation

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Linux

linux.com: The nonprofit Linux Foundation (LF), which coordinates an assortment of Linux-oriented standardization efforts and employs key developers such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, has added to its Web site a gateway toward individual -- as opposed to corporate -- membership.

Asus Eee PC 1000 Plus Ubuntu: Big Power in a Small Package

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: ZaReason provided an Asus Eee PC 1000 loaded with Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Basic specs for this unit include a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of memory, a 40 GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drive and a 10-inch screen.

Kernel Log: The second day of Kernel Summit 2008

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Following the release on Tuesday of details about debates and decisions at this year's Kernel Summit, LWN.net has now reported on the second and final day of the conference. Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, and some 80 other important and nearly all male kernel developers discussed their approaches to the further development of Linux and exchanged experiences.

Eee PC stuffs opposition at awards bash

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: THE ASUS EEE PC has won the 'Gadget of the Year' gong at the 2008 Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards held at a swanky London hotel earlier this week.

GoblinX Published Xfce 4.5.90 Screenshot Tour

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Linux

GoblinX published a screenshot tour of the Xfce 4.5.90. The tour is a good preview of the next Xfce.

Songbird Rocks!

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Software

junauza.com: I'm not that picky when it comes to desktop audio player. Typically, I just use whatever audio player that comes with my Linux distro. As long as it plays all of my audio files (with the right plugins of course), I'm good. Until most recently...

The ‘pirate’ manpage, Arrrgggghhhhh!

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Software

dustinkirkland.wordpress: Aye mates! man pirate … odds are, ye don’t ‘ave pirate installed… Shimmy on o’er t’ http://manpages.ubuntu.com and type in th’ search box: “pirate“.

Review: gNewSense 2.1

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Linux

raiden.net: gNewSense, a Linux distribution put out by the Free Software Foundation, is designed and intended to provide you with a distro completely free of any and all proprietary drivers, software, or codecs. It strives to also be new-user friendly, reliable, and easy to use. But does it really succeed at fulfilling its desires, or does it become a nuisance (pun intended) instead?

Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

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OSS

fsf.org: In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern operating systems.

distro bloggings

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Linux
  • Making the Switch from Debian to Ubuntu and Back Again

  • Installing OpenSUSE 10.3 onto a HP nc4010
  • 24 hours with t' Intrepid Alpha

Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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MDV

vnunet.com: Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.

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today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
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  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
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More Coverage of New Lumina Release

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