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Story Reglue Seeks ’12 Geeks of Christmas’ Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:03am
Story Samsung to pay Apple $290m for patent infringement Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:54am
Story Could Mozilla become a branch of Google? Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:51am
Story Tizen turns up in an IVI system and a fridge Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:46am
Story Valve Pushes Out Large Team Fortress 2 Update Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:39am
Story Green500 List top 10 are all powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Linux Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:34am
Story OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:33am
Story GNOME's Virtual Filesystem Gained SFTP Push Support Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:26am
Story Report: Nintendo Developing Educational Android Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:23am
Story Rugged handheld runs Android, scans barcodes Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:20am

Pollies back Open Source

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OSS

itwire.com: If politicians' attitudes towards Open Source software affects the way you'll vote in tomorrow's Federal election, you may be interested in the results of a survey of the major parties carried out by Open Source Industry Australia.

Quanta - a web development IDE for KDE

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Software

fosswire.com: An IDE (integrated development environment) is a software application designed to provide all the tools you need in one place when you’re developing code. Quanta is, in my opinion, an excellent IDE for web development.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Install Sofa Media Center in Ubuntu

  • Bash Shell Check Whether a Directory is Empty or Not
  • Creating simple transactions for shell scripts with mercurial
  • Stop, Pause, and Continue A Linux Process

Minibuntu - the base for your distro, now add your ingredients

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.wordpress: A few days ago a guy on UCK forum told me that he would need a clean Ubuntu livecd without all the bells and whistles, without gnome and all the graphic releated software, a sort of minimum system to build on his new Ubuntu derivate.

KOffice 2 Alpha 5 Released

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Immediately after the release of KDE 4.0 RC1, the KDE office suite KOffice today announced the release of version 2.0 Alpha 5. As with the previous alpha versions of 2.0, this is a technology preview more than a version for users to test out. Nonetheless there are some exciting new features and developments here.

It is called Linux, not GNU/Linux, get over it

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Linux

commandline.org.uk: What is the operating system that I use called? I along with 99% of the human race, call it 'Linux' when speaking. However, when writing, I often use the term "GNU/Linux" the first time in an article to appease those who use this term. Today I decided to actually think about the issue.

SourceForge Exec on the Open Source Breeding Ground

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Software

With more staff, improvements to its website, new infrastructure and an increased enterprise take-up of open source, it’s full steam ahead for SourceForge.net

Linux - a threat to Windows/OS X in 2008?

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Linux

tech.co.uk: It's the perennial question: are we approaching the year of Linux on the desktop? Linux's marketshare hasn't boomed as many fans might have hoped over the last decade. So why should 2008 be any different?

What’s new in Firefox 3?

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Moz/FF

chris.pirillo.com: Beta 1 of Firefox 3 was released today. I found a few bugs, but overall it’s looking like there are some excellent new features and improvements. Let’s take a look at some of what’s new, thanks to Asa Dotzler from Mozilla.

Linux: Think different

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Linux

Fabrice Facorat: This is one of the smartest thought of the year : The right approach for the free software community is to offer a different product. Indeed, we should not try to copy Windows or Mac.

Was it Automatix or bad RAM that killed Ubuntu?

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Software

iTWire: Three days after I concluded that Automatix had been behind the collapse of an Ubuntu install on iTWire editor Stan Beer's PC, there was an additional nugget of information about a second factor which could have contributed to the problem.

Define the word "sellout"

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Linux

helios: The recent announcement posted on a once-great Linux news site, among other publications gleefully announced that a computer from Everex is selling at Walmart for 200 bucks AND it is running linux. Well...kinda...and to me and many others, this is the rub.

Europe’s open source opportunity

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OSS

451 CAOS Theory: The US might be busy giving thanks but work life goes on for the rest of us in the ROTW, and comments made today by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for information and society, indicate that perhaps Europe should be taking advantage of the fact the Americans are having a day off to focus on its use of open source and how it could be used to bolster the European economy.

PulseAudio: “Compiz for Sound” on openSUSE

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Software

CyberOrg: We’re jumping on to the PulseAudio bandwagon, same as Fedora(Interview with Lennart Poettering). To prepare the groundwork for that move, Rodrigo and I worked on porting all the required packages and getting it working on openSUSE.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 review

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: This week Mozilla released the first beta of Firefox 3. Originally scheduled for mid July, the delay responds to the very long list of features this new version brings. Eight alphas and an estimated 14 months under development are both firsts for a Firefox upgrade but again are necessary for the amount of improvements and new features Firefox 3 will bring.

Also: How-to Install Firefox 3 Beta 1 in Ubuntu

Happy 30th Birthday Internet

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Web

cafe.elharo.com: The Internet is 30 today. Exactly 30 years ago today on November 22, 1977 the first three networks were connected to become the Internet.

OLPC's Give 1, Get 1 program extends to December 31

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OLPC

electronista.com: The One Laptop Per Child project today extended its Give 1, Get 1 program until the end of the year, giving individual buyers in Canada and the US an extra month to participate in the program that would otherwise end on November 26th.

Play Pac-man (and more!) on your PC

linux.com: If you have a fondness for old arcade games and want to play them again, try the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), a free emulator that lets you recreate the look and feel of old arcade game systems in software. While it's written for Windows, you can run this open source application under Linux.

Phoronix 2007 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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Linux

For the past month we had been running the 2007 Linux Graphics Survey at Phoronix where we polled users to find out what display hardware they use, what their driver choice(s) are, and their other preferences as it pertains to Linux desktop users on the visual front. We received over 20,000 submissions and have the results to share with you.

OpenOffice’s presentation view

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OOo

liquidat: Currently OpenOffice’s presentation program Impress lacks a presentation view with notes and so on for a second monitor during presentations. But the feature is in active development, and first results are visible.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
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  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
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  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
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  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
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Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE