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Story Google makes Santa Tracker open source on GitHub -- will you fork Santa Claus? Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 2:46am
Story An Everyday Linux Review Of openSUSE 13.2 Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 2:30am
Story SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX6, runs hot and cold Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 2:19am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:50pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:48pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:48pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:48pm
Story NethServer: A CentOS Based All-in-one Server Distribution Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:42pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.9.0 released... Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 11:40pm

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due next week

  • Mozilla Developer News 4/14
  • Should Sun buy Novell?
  • No, Sun should not buy Novell
  • Novell Unveils Service-Driven Data Centre Plan
  • Novell ZENworks
  • openSUSE on Netbooks at FOSDEM 2009
  • How To Take (Yet Another) Beating
  • SFLS - Episode 0x0B: Thoughts on the TomTom Settlement
  • Linux Foundation bows to RMS
  • Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3
  • Linux summit surprises
  • Open source and the mythical man month
  • Channelling the Power of Open Source
  • Training: The Missing Link in Business Adoption of Open Source?
  • Memo to Canonical: Follow Red Hat’s Partner Lead
  • Benefits of Ubuntu Server Edition
  • First update for Debian 5.0 "Lenny" released
  • Pclinuxos 2009
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 2
  • Android Shmandroid. Who Cares?
  • Having Fun With Other Solaris Sys Admins
  • Things shouldn't always be wiped
  • PulseAudio 0.9.15 Brings Major Improvements
  • GNOME PackageKit updates
  • Compiz is getting rapidly sick of Gnome

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run Windows applications on top of Linux desktop with Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

  • 10 step move Kmail to Outlook
  • Understanding Sticky Windows
  • Sort CLI output by line length
  • sometimes, grep alone is enough
  • error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
  • Concatenate pairs of lines
  • How To Turn Off Your Monitor Via Command Line
  • Connect to a WEP network via command line
  • Arch Linux running the latest kernel

New Attack Sneaks Rootkits Into Linux Kernel

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Linux

darkreading.com: Kernel rootkits are tough enough to detect, but now a researcher has demonstrated an even sneakier method of hacking Linux.

SLED 11: a distro for businesses, not idealists

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) is perhaps best known as the distro whose owner Novell, in 2005, signed an extremely unpopular patent-protection deal with Microsoft. From that moment on, Novell was essentially dead to those that prize the free software aspects of Linux.

Should BC Linux users be looking over their shoulders?

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Linux

eff.org: Aside from the remarkable overreach by campus and state police in trying to paint a student as suspicious in part because he can navigate a non-Windows computer environment, nothing cited in the warrant application could possibly constitute the cited criminal offenses.

10 Best Audio Editors for Linux

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Software

techcityinc.com: I’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful Audio applications you can download totally free of charge for Linux.

Bulgarian distro offers Live CD greatest hits

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: A Bulgarian open source project has released a Live CD compilation of five popular boot-and-run Linux distributions.

New Open Source Linux Viewer

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Software

nwn.blogs.com: This eye-catching, remarkably vivid demo video shows off a Linux SL viewer built by renowned coder Opensource Obscure, using the "render-pipeline" from Linden Lab's code branch. It was so impressive, I got in touch with Obscure, for more details.

Intel wants to co-develop the GCC

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Software

h-online.com: Three Intel employees are to contribute to the development of the GNU Compiler Collection. It wouldn't be the first open source project to be supported by the giants.

The Digital Tipping Point: Free film made with free tools

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OSS

fsf.org/blogs: Christian Einfeldt is producing a documentary movie called the Digital Tipping Point about how free software is changing global culture. He is releasing all of his footage under a free license, and is inviting participants to grab the video and use it to tell stories.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

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SUSE

tuxradar.com: Striking new features are the Compiz Fusion 3D compositing window manager, KDE 4.0, Gnome 2.24 and a redesigned installer, but Mono-haters won't be happy to see the large amount of Microsoft .NET software that ships as standard.

5 BitTorrent Clients for Linux

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Today I will continue the series of GUI applications reviews with 5 clients for the BitTorrent protocol.

Creating Reports in OpenOffice.org Base

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OOo
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: Let's face it, databases are only minimally human-readable. In fact, to anybody who's not an accountant or a computer geek, reading databases can be downright intimidating. However, this limitation is partially compensated by the fact that reports in Base are quick and easy to create and are displayed and printed in Writer.

Linux gets reseller friendly

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was happy to see that SYNNEX, a leading software and hardware distributor, had partnered up with Red Hat to form the Open Source Channel Alliance. It may just be what's needed.

Mint 6 “Fluxbox” Mini-Review, Desktop Emphasis

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Linux

superphysics.awardspace: By now, I have tested many Linux distros. But I had yet to come across any distro that actually did better in VMware then on actual hardware. Until now.

Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While there are many netbooks on the market from a variety of different vendors, for the most part they are composed of the same hardware. When it comes to Dell with their popular Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, they happen to be using Ubuntu but with a few modifications.

the sorry state of Linux

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Linux

akephalos.de: You see, you can get e.g. some Ubuntu - a flavour of Debian etc. pp., but nothing really different. Alas there are even flavours of Ubuntu … Anyway you certainly get a glimpse of the problem.

PC-BSD 7.1 released

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BSD

h-online.com: The PC-BSD developers have announced the release of version 7.1 – Galileo Edition of their open source operating system. PC-BSD 7.1 is based on the 7.2 Pre version of FreeBSD, an operating system derived from BSD UNIX that focuses on security and stability.

Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Why the demise of proprietary software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we may not like it.

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OpenStack News/Leftovers

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