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Story Meld 3.11.0 Has Been Ported to GTK+ 3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:05am
Story Ubuntu’s Booth at MWC 2014 Looks Spectacular Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 8:02am
Blog entry Opening Up Communications (Updatedx5) Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 7:35am
Story Linux 3.14-rc4 Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 7:14am
Forum topic New distros Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 5:52am
Forum topic Script Kiddies Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 5:42am
Story PC-BSD 10.0 vs. PC-BSD 9.2 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 1:19am
Story Linux Kernel 3.13 Finally Arrives on Arch Linux, with a Warning Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 9:05pm
Story QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube Atmospheric First Person Puzzle Game Releasing In April For Linux Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 8:59pm
Story Several Great Linux Terminal Games Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 8:49pm

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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byzantineroads.info: It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff: Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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kdedevelopers.org: If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you can look up places. But wait! There's more.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Sending love with OSS for Valentine's Day

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linux.com: What can a Linux geek do for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Create a gift using open source software, of course.

Linux experiment is going my way

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Linux

thedailystar.com: Well, it's the middle of winter, I don't ski any more, and even the dogs are yawning with boredom. Maybe it's time to experiment on my wife ... I've been wanting to confirm a theory that I've held for a while now, that the Linux operating system has progressed enough to be usable by "regular" computer users.

Disk Manager by Default, will on Alpha 5

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Software
Ubuntu

andregondim.eti.br: There have been complaints that Ubuntu lacks a disk configuration utility, which forces newbies to manually edit fstab if they want to use a drive that was not present when they installed the system. Manually editing the file is difficult and frustrating to them, and not an ideal way to handle the issue on the long run.

some system suggestions

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kmandla.wordpress: Between 150 and 400Mhz, I usually suggest Arch (provided it’s an i686), and a GTK1 or straight X desktop. There are a couple of reasons for that. Between 400Mhz and about 800Mhz, it’s worth it to me to compile.

John Lilly, Mozilla CEO video interview on GigaOM

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The GigaOM Show had Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, John Lilly as its guest for Episode 28. John talks about the CEO transition, Firefox 3, Mozilla income, growth, the IPO theory and Thunderbird.

Keynote streamed live today

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Linux

jono bacon: Late breaking news - it turns out that my keynote at SCALE today will be streamed live over the Internet. It kicks off at 9.55am Los Angeles time on the 9th Feb 2008. That is today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Son of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
  • People of openSUSE: Jake Rogers
  • an interview with vorian
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire -- 2-8-2008 (video)
  • Customize your Titlebar
  • Meet the KDevelop Crowd
  • A life without Windows is nice.
  • Where Are My Command Binaries
  • Averatec users - watch out for Ubuntu Hardy alpha 5
  • Are Open Source and Capitalism Worlds Apart?
  • Live From SoCal Linux Expo: More Substance Than Style
  • How not to write Python code
  • Pay it Forward Works for Linux Too
  • The Distro Journey Has Begun: OpenSuSE 10.3

Debugging With kmemcheck

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kerneltrap.org: "With a lot of help from Ingo Molnar and Pekka Enberg over the last couple of weeks, we've been able to produce a new version of kmemcheck!" announced Vegard Nossum, adding, "the current version of the patch boots on real hardware, but we've seen freezes on some machines, so it's not perfect yet."

KDE Commit-Digest for 3rd February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Custom legend entries and the beginnings of the Mercator map projection (and evidence of exciting other things to come) in Marble. Support for multiple online dictionaries and the start of a vocabulary Plasma applet in Parley.

Hans Reiser Subject of New Play

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Reiser

Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

More distros = more choice

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Linux

expresscomputeronline.com: For consumers, Linux being free, this was not a big deal and most did not bother about the fragmentation issue. However, when it comes to a paid version for the enterprise segment, CIOs will be worried about the growing number of distros.

Small Goodies: controll your KDE with a Sony Ericsson mobile phone

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KDE

/home/liquidat: At kde-apps.org there is a little KDE package available for Sony Ericsson mobile phones which enable the user to control different (KDE) applications via the mobile phone. It works like a charm and is easy to set up.

Reviving OS/2's best in the Linux desktop

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desktoplinux.com: Get over it. We're never going to see OS/2 open-sourced. But, it just might be possible for Linux desktop users to get one of OS/2's best features: SOM (System Object Model).

The Year of the Open Source Desktop

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Linux Today: It's that time of year again, when I am forced to use the Windows operating system. Yes, it's tax time again. All my forms are in, and I get to perform my annual rev up of TurboTax. I am wondering if perhaps a common-platform technique that all apps could work with might not be a better idea.

Is Linus Even Speaking for Linux Anymore? Uh... Yes.

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oreillynet.com/linux/blog: The question then becomes “Do distributions pull the kernels they use from Linus’s tree?” If so, then it follows that they pay attention to Linus’s views on Linux.

krdc: falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: Today's KDE4 application love session is all about remote access via VNC and RDP via the somewhat cryptically named krdc (which stands for "KDE Remote Desktop Client", in case you're wondering).

Europe tries to make open source its own

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Roberto Galloppini writes from Rome about how everyone there wants to talk about open source, but few want to do much about it.

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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