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Story Four must try Indie games on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 11:04am
Story 24-Way AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce Linux Graphics Card Comparison Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:47am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 vs. Debian 7.3 vs. Debian Jessie Preview Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:37am
Story Make Peace with pax Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:22am
Story Ome: A New Cross-Platform Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:13am
Story Knoppix Review, Shotwell's Future, and 5 Insults Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:05am
Story Paradox’ Runemaster and Hearts of Iron IV heading for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:58am
Story Samsung rumoured to release ‘Galaxy Glass’ IFA Berlin 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:50am
Story 7 Things We Expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:35am
Story Revisited: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" KDE + Xfce Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:29am

OpenOffice.org as a language learning environment

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OOo

ooomarketing.blogspot: Some days ago I met some old friends at an anniversary. At some point, when asked what methods I would try I said: "I used OpenOffice.org to learn foreign languages!". Of course they asked: how? does it have a language learning module ?

Mozilla says that flaw could lead to data leak

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Moz/FF
Security

LinuxWorld: Mozilla is working to fix a browser flaw that could give attackers unauthorized access to data on a victim's machine.

Also: Super Techies: Brendan Eich

FOSDEM 2008: where's GNOME?

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Software

vuntz.net: FOSDEM is coming soon: it's on February 23-24. And of course, GNOME will be there. Last year, the GNOME presence at FOSDEM was really successful. Still, things were not perfect: there were not enough t-shirts and we had no stand, for example. Can we do better than last year?

Review: DesktopBSD 1.6

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BSD

raiden's realm: DesktopBSD, a derivative of Freebsd designed for desktop use, has come a long way since its early inception back in late 2005. Originally created as a way to bring the power of Freebsd as a desktop OS to new users, it has now blossomed into a desktop experience even the most hardened geek, or greenest novice can love.

How To Roll Your Own Linux Distro

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HowTos

Serdar Yegulalp: Whether you want to customize Knoppix, respin an existing distribution of the open-source operating system, like Puppy Linux, or are intent on creating your own package from scratch, we'll walk you through the process.

Asus eee PC 4G Surf: First impressions from an old Linux Guy

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Linux
Hardware

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: I finally got my eee PC last saturday. It's the 4G Surf in Galaxy Black. Everyone says the same thing, and so do I: you can't understand how small the thing is until you see it. And then everyone takes a picture of it sitting inside its previous notebook. So will I, 2 times.

Find and Extract Video File Details

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Movies
HowTos

Using FFMpeg it is relatively simple to query an existing video file to find details such as video codec, audio codec, bitrates, duration and dimensions.

Linux Mint, The Ubuntu That Should Have Been?

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Linux

pcmech.com: Last night I downloaded and tried out Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna). Before continuing I’m going to say up front I purposely avoided using Mint because I was under the impression it was just an "Ubuntu with some nice stuff added to it". And there’s a few distros out there like that. Not so.

Master the KIO slaves

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HowTos

linux.com: Hard-working KDE Input/Output (KIO) slaves perform much of KDE's functionality. KIO slaves provide consistent access to different resources, such as filesystems, network protocols, and search functions, making them accessible to all KDE applications in a standard way.

Fewer in Asia seek Linux support

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: A smaller proportion of Linux users in Asia sign up for enterprise support services, but that is "okay" by Novell global strategic partners' chief technologist Marcin Kurc.

Enterprise-grade Linux: Five network security FOSS apps

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Software

itwire.com: The old adage, you get what you pay for, doesn’t have to apply. In fact, for a small business the high price tag of “threat management” software can often mean a company will just go without to its detriment. Here’s some high quality free and open source software to help, at a price any CFO will love.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OLPC looks ahead with optimism

  • Zend Studio weds Eclipse
  • Alexandria: Book cataloging the way it should be
  • Novell Netdrive at MSU acts Flaky
  • German Federal Employment Office switches to Linux
  • KDE 4 Plasma Bar: Missing Is Returning
  • Today’s the day for open source venture funding
  • Running Photoshop Elements 5 on Ubuntu and openSUSE
  • Man wields soldering iron, welds eight new devices into Eee PC
  • X.Org @ FOSDEM 2008 Update
  • Kernel Hackage
  • The worst cable mess ever
  • Ubuntu Tweak has repository now!
  • Mozilla Developer Weekly News January 22
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 6

Bye Bye PulseAudio

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Software

Frederik's Blog: Some time ago, Mandriva decided to install the PulseAudio sound server by default in its distribution. Personally I did not really like the decision to activate PulseAudio by default in all desktop environments. Nevertheless, I let PulseAudio be activated on my system too, in order to help as much as possible with bug hunting.

Windows XP takes Linux away from our children

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Microsoft

tech.blorge.com: Microsoft just announced it will contribute millions of dollars earmarked for training students and teachers worldwide to use its software. That means less exposure to Linux for our children and continued dependence on the Windows XP and Vista monopoly.

OpenSuSE 11.0 Installer Gets A Face-Lift

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SUSE

phoronix: Last week OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 was released, and in addition to including KDE 4.0, PulseAudio integration, and various package updates, Alpha 1 features improvements to the OpenSuSE installer. This installer uses Qt4 and is much improved, which warranted us taking a closer look.

OpenGEU - A new distro with a new name and a new look for Ubuntu

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Linux

knolinux: In the middle of comments from my last review of gOS, I had one person recommend I check out a new distro called Geubuntu. Well, as I was in the middle of playing with this Enlightenment package, named from its parent distro of Ubuntu, I saw a release stating that the name now was OpenGEU. This name change seemed appropriate in that I sincerely doubt anything from canonical would be as interesting as this package.

Are you a Slasher, Basher, Butcher or Pusher?

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: The Linux community and indeed the Open Source community in general is comprised of many different types of people. This is my attempt at categorizing the face of Linux into four general areas. The Slasher, Basher, Butcher and Pusher.

Cybercriminals moving beyond Microsoft to Apple and Linux

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Security

iTWire: A new report reveals that in 2007 organised criminal gangs for the first time started attacking Internet connected Apple products with the intention of stealing money. The report issues a chilling warning that the increased popularity of Mac computers and the enthusiastic take-up of net connected products such as iPhone and iPod Touch has its down side.

Jurors Shown 'Stuff Sack' Stained With Nina Reiser's Blood

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Reiser

wired: Jurors in the Hans Reiser murder trial for the first time in the three-month trial were shown actual forensic evidence -- a sleeping bag cover that was stained with blood from the missing wife whom the Linux programmer is accused of killing.

ext4 2.6.25 Merge Plans

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "With this patch series, it is expected that [the] ext4 format should be settling down. We still have delayed allocation and online defrag which aren't quite ready to merge, but those shouldn't affect the on-disk format.

Also: Kernel space: a better btrfs

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