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Story Linux KVM Virtualization comes to IBM Power servers soon Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Nikon launches Android powered Coolpix S810c Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Sarah Watz Elected by Open Source Matters to Guide Joomla Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:30pm
Story Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone hits stores around the world Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:24pm
Story Wine 1.7.16 released Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1 Is Based on MATE 1.8 Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Prisonscape Is a Brutal RPG Inspired by The Wire and Oz Set to Launch on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:35pm
Story UK cities start alliance on sharing and re-use Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:09pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test1 Base Edition Is for Command-Line Aficionados Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:59pm
Story gnome code assistance Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:54pm

Intel Core 2 Duo T9300

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For a year now Intel has been flaunting its 45nm "Penryn" processor core with its SSE4 instruction set, High-K metal gate transistors, and 6MB of L2 cache. We have compared its performance against earlier Centrino-based ThinkPads as we look at how this latest Intel processor performs with Ubuntu Linux.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

ubuntuland.nireblog: Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time.

Texmaker tames LaTeX

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Software

linux.com: Texmaker is an editor for the document markup language LaTeX. It lets you concentrate on the content of a document, while the underlying LaTeX engine takes care of the layout. Whether you are experienced with LaTeX or just starting out, Texmaker makes LaTeX easier to tame.

Compiz Fusion Community News for 25th March 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Welcome to yet another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, lots of cool new things for you to try out this time. This time we’ve got a few bugfixes, a sleek new curved expo mode, screenlets supporting web-based widgets and a re-write of the Wallpaper plugin.

Hacker Super Bowl pits Mac OS vs. Linux, Vista

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OS
Security

linuxworld.com (IDG): It's the most anticipated matchup in the hacker world: Linux versus Mac OS X versus Vista. Who will get hacked first? That's what organizers of the CanSecWest security conference hope to discover this week.

KDE’s Plasma Project aims to find out who their users really are

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KDE

newlinuxuser.com: As an analyst, I work with data about people and their systems. One of these aspects involves usability. And even if I don’t use KDE and KDE apps much I still feel in awe of the Plasma project’s aim. User profiles are not easy to figure out and it does take time and much analysis.

Photoshop goes online, free

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Software

tectonic.co.za: Adobe today announced an online, free, version of its popular Photoshop application. And because Photoshop Express is Flash-based the application will run across most operating systems including Linux, Mac and Windows.

A Borg's night with Linux.

blogs.ittoolbox: It was a typical Wednesday night for this particular Borg who we will call for the sake of names Locutus Smile As Locutus had to go straight to a Linux Users Group meeting from work he remotely logged in via ssh with a secure key and set the borgship to start recording from the DVR-card his comedies that would be starting while at the meeting.

Possible manipulation around OOXML process in Poland

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OSS

polishlinux.org: This is a follow-up post to my recent report on OOXML process in Poland. It looks like things are going bad this time. At least as bad as in October.

Also: ODF guerillas rally for document freedom
And: Porn Site technique used to promote OOXML

New Features in OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

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OOo

The multiplatform, multilingual office suite OpenOffice.org announces the official release of version 2.4 with 9 new chart features, 5 PDF export enhancements, text to columns in Calc, rectangular selection in Writer, bug fixes, performance improvements, improvements supporting the growing library of extensions such as 3D OpenGL transitions in Impress, and much more. Downloads are available either direct or P2P. In September, OpenOffice.org 3.0 will add PDF import, Microsoft Office 2007 file format support, and ODF 1.2.

OpenOffice.org 2.4 Released, New Site Look

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OOo

openoffice.org: The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4. 2.4 includes many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. The Website team has designed and implemented a clean new style that we believe will make it easier to find OpenOffice.org, download, and learn about it.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Get over it already. Microsoft is not the Anti-Christ

  • Microsoft Lawyer Faces a Community Grilling
  • Fascinated by Gentoo
  • Gentoo
  • Automatix is Dead
  • LinuxTag 2008 with OpenOffice.org "mini conference"
  • Asus launches Eee PC SDK
  • Mandriva One 2008 on EEE PC
  • Asustek to roll out second-generation Eee PC w/ touchscreen panels in June
  • Asus admits big global Eee supply-demand imbalance
  • Russian Postal Service Wears Red Hat
  • Humanitarian projects and open source: Working together to revitalize computer sciences
  • Initiative helps farmers in rural India using OSS
  • The Future of Open Source: Another View
  • Linux gains new architecture support
  • 2.6.25-rc7, "Most of the Changes Are Pretty Small"
  • Some casual CHHDSK fun
  • Hans Reiser Trial: March 26, 2008

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Threading Building Blocks and Linux Distributions, Part 1

  • Threading Building Blocks and Linux Distributions, Part 2
  • Python: Threading Callback Timer
  • Manual Mass File Patching On Linux Or Unix
  • Restore Selected Files From Secondary Backup Hard Disk
  • USB SUSE Installation from Linux
  • Blogging From the Terminal

Debian Linux powers science education device

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: An education supplies company has announced a portable science education computer that runs embedded Debian Linux. Pasco says it designed its sensor-equipped Spark Science Learning System for collaborative science experiments by students, for example measuring conductivity or tracking temperature changes.

OpenOffice.Org 2.4 to be released today

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OOo

liquidat.wordpress: OpenOffice will see a new release today: version 2.4. Among the new features are improved multi language management and 3D eyecandy for Impress. While it is only a minor release it does come along with some nice additions:

The future of open source

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OSS

itwire.com: This week, the covers were lifted on North Bridge Venture Partner’s annual Future of Open Source survey. The results present a clear picture where pundits expect open source to make huge inroads as well as where proprietary software is likely to retain dominance.

Also: OSBC Panel Looks at the Future of the OS

Should Open Source Projects Accept VC Backing?

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OSS

ostatic.com: According to a talk by Benchmark Capital's Rob Bearden at this week's Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), the nature of open source business models are changing. He says open source companies should strive to become the "enterprise standard" in their market space in order to effectively monetize their commodities.

Create Flash Content in Linux - A Missing Link for Developers?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Last month we posted “Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications“, which listed some really good open source applications. One of the things missing was a good OpenSource, Flash content creation tool.

5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source

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OSS

internetling.com: I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

Hands-On with Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

blog.laptopmag.com: When you turn on your television, it’s hard to avoid those Mac vs. PC commercials. They’re clever, funny, and also misleading. Judging by those commercials, the average non-techie consumer would assume that those are the only two computing platforms available, which would be quite erroneous.

And: Preview: Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

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