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Story As free software users, we need to speak out against the TPP Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2014 - 1:23am
Story Microsoft Office out of office across the UK government? Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 11:28pm
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Story Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices Rianne Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:43pm
Story Free software and ethical consumption Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:35pm
Story AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:32pm
Story Space Hulk released for Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Hands-on: Steam's in-home PC game streaming beta already feels like magic Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:25pm
Story Interview: Jeff Hoogland Talks About Bodhi Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:19pm

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

Amarok 2 technical preview really howls

arstechnica.com: The Amarok developers have announced the availability of an Amarok 2 technical preview, an early pre-release that demonstrates new features that are planned for the next major release the popular open source media player. Amarok 2 leverages many of the underlying frameworks provided by KDE 4, including the Phonon audio abstraction layer, Solid hardware interface, and Plasma widget library.

Open meeting Jan. 23 on future Gentoo release

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Gentoo

Gentoo's Release Engineering team will hold a meeting at 2000 UTC Wednesday, Jan. 23. The team plans to discuss several topics, including the upcoming 2008.0 release and how to involve the community more in the release process. An open floor Q&A session will follow the moderated portion of the meeting. To attend, just join #gentoo-releng on irc.freenode.net!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • ATI/NVIDIA Driver install in PCLInuxOS 2008

  • KDE 4 Tips & Tricks: Enable Printing
  • Westminster Chime with Beep
  • iftop - Check and analyze your traffic
  • 6 ways to find files in linux
  • Alien - Convert RPM to DEB or DEB to RPM
  • Find How Many Files are Open and How Many Allowed in Linux
  • Quick Tip: K3b On Ubuntu with Gnome
  • Tweak Firefox's "Responsiveness" Config Setting
  • How to clone your bootable Ubuntu install to another drive
  • Use apropos to find the command you’re looking for

Asus Eee PC 2G Surf User Review

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Linux
Hardware

notebookreview.com: While the altruistic ambitions of organizations like OLPC are laudable, for many people in richer countries the introduction of small, simple to operate computers with low prices was just as interesting. It is strange to see one of the companies that benefits most from the PC industry as it exists today, come forward with a revolutionary computer that defies convention.

Also: OLPC XO Review and Teardown

Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The developers at Fluendo have been working on an open source, cross-platform media center application called Elisa. Version 0.3.3, which was released last week, includes a complete user interface overhaul that dramatically improves usability.

Downloading links with Konqueror4

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KDE

tokoe-kde.blogspot: There is nothing more boring than right clicking on every link, choosing 'Save link as...', selecting the directory... and doing that several times. Fortunately Konqueror now has this cool embedded konsole window.

Also: How to Remove KDE 4.0’s Panel

SYS-Linux, aka why you should leave distro-making to the pros

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Linux

distrogue.blogspot: In the DistroWatch Weekly comments for this issue, I came across a distribution called "SYS-Linux", which is currently in pre-alpha state. It was an attempt to create an easy-to-use, complete distribution which assumed the user didn't know anything about computing.

Installing Ubuntu, a world without Windows

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Ubuntu

gulfnews.ca: In an earlier column, I mentioned to you that if you got a new computer for Christmas, your old PC might be a good place to install one of the many free Linux distributions out there. If you are tired of Windows and wanted to try something else, I specifically mentioned Ubuntu as a good starting point for the Linux newbie.

The state of Linux according to Google

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Linux

royal.pingdom.com: This is a look at the state of Linux through the eyes of Google Trends, Google’s highly useful search trend analyzer.

OpenOffice 3 not delayed, still on track for September

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OOo

Dana Blankenhorn: The folks at OpenOffice.org announced that version 3.0 is not going to be delayed and is scheduled for completion in September – as planned.

KDE4 ... Be Free campaign

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: With 4.0's release, the technology of KDE4 isn't the only thing we find ourselves at the starting line of. As many of you have probably noticed, a theme for our KDE4 promotion campaigns was also unveiled using the slogan "Be Free".

Ubuntu, NVIDIA and Two Monitors

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Software

thecrumb.com: Ever since I’ve been using two monitors at work I’ve wanted to setup two monitors at home but finances are tight and I just can’t afford another flat screen. But this weekend I did dust off my daughters old 17″ CRT and tried to get it working with my Dell widescreen.

Also: Screen resolution got all funky? Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
And: NVIDIA 169.09 Linux Display Driver

Linux on the Samsung Q1U

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: Back in October 2007 I reviewed the Samsung Q1U UMPC for TabletPCReview.com. While I love some features of XP Tablet, such as the handwriting recognition software, I'm not a regular user of Windows and I've been looking forward to converting the Q1U to my preferred operating system, Linux.

LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple

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HowTos

linuxdevcenter.com: LILO (Linux Loader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) are both configured as a primary boot loader (installed on the MBR) or secondary boot loader (installed onto a bootable partition). Both work with supporting operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Net BSD, and OpenBSD.

Also: How to boot with grub off a floppy and into your hard drive

IBM snubs OS/2 open source plea

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OS

theregister: IBM has dashed the hopes of a bunch of software nostalgics by refusing to open source its coulda, woulda, shoulda OS/2 platform, saying, in short, “Thanks but no thanks”.

Shuttleworth leads global open education drive

tectonic: Today sees the launch of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration which aims to make learning and teaching materials freely available online, to improve the quality of education in schools in South Africa and the rest of the world, leveraging the potential for open collaboration on the Web.

x86 Architecture Changes Merging in 2.6.25

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kernelTRAP: The final 2.6.24 Linux kernel is expected any day now, so the various subsystem maintainers have begun summarizing what changes are expected to be merged into the mainline kernel during the 2.6.25 merge window. Ingo Molnar spoke to changes for the x86 architecture.

CLI Magic: Use ANSI escape sequences to display a clock in your terminal

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HowTos

linux.com: When I'm in a Linux terminal, I often find myself typing date just to see the time. To make life a bit easier, I wrote a script to always display a clock in the top right corner of the screen.

Unix man seeks understanding bride

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Humor

theinquirer.net: A BLOKE is looking for a woman who understands his first love of Unix. The lonely hearts advertisement on Craig's list has been getting much attention from the likes of Slashdot.

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