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Story 1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:38am
Story A better Internet of Things through open source culture Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:33am
Story KDE Plasma 5 in openSUSE, a Visual Tour Roy Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:28am
Story Mozilla Working to Provide Tracking Protection in Firefox, How to Enable It Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:25am
Story Sabayon Linux 15.04 Xfce Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:21am
Story The Open Source Funding Conundrum Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:18am
Story Linux Australia Hacked and CoreOS Hearts Kubernetes Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:12am
Story Compiz in Ubuntu Needs Tweaking for Wine Apps to Work Correctly Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:09am
Story CRUX Distribution Powered by Linux Kernel 3.19.2 Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 9:05am
Story ZaReason Zini 1550 is a Linux mini desktop PC with Intel Broadwell Rianne Schestowitz 07/04/2015 - 8:58am

Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse under Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Logitech MX1100 is a cordless laser mouse that is designed to not only be wireless but also provide extremely comfort. Will this Logitech cordless laser mouse work under Linux though?

How Apt: Apt-urls Arrive

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Software
Ubuntu

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As of this morning, apt-urls are enabled on the Ubuntu Wiki. What does this mean? It means that we can now insert clickable links on the wiki that can prompt users to install software from the Ubuntu repositories.

Windows 7 - could have been called Vista SE

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Microsoft

izanbardprince.wordpress: Occasionally I go nuts and decide to see if the people at Microsoft have aped anything good from OS X or Linux, or gotten it right if they did. With all the hubbub about Windows 7, I decided to give it a try, and I was less than amused.

Living Without Windows: An Introduction to Linux

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Linux

raiden.net: Let me introduce you to Linux. A free Operating System that can replace Windows for a very good fee. FREE. Yes you heard me...FREE, NADA, ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH! What is the catch? Well you may have to give up a few things like native gaming but even that is a minor point.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • "The Opportunity for Linux in a New Economy"

  • Linux Kernel Development Gets An Early Bug-Fix Stage
  • Linux Folks Gather for Major Conference
  • 10 Music making Apps for Linux
  • UK lags in open source in the enterprise
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Versus Gentoo
  • GNU/Linux mainstream: The Simpsons Test
  • 36 Hours of Pain!
  • Samba 4 beta offers platform choice to data centers
  • Another Reason Why FAT32 / VFAT Needs to Die
  • Funny Unix and Linux Quotes
  • Linux Mint: Ubuntu plus stuff you probably want
  • MLB.com looks great on desktop Linux
  • My Boss starts the conversion to Linux
  • Linux and the Drummer
  • Intel committed to mobile Linux, despite core dump

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • File Synchronization with Unison over SSH

  • Enable Plymouth on Fedora 10
  • Copy MySQL Tables between hosts
  • ntop in openSUSE to probe & monitor Network Traffic
  • Linux + Compiz - The beauty of Linux
  • Writing simple python setup commands
  • Tutorial: Build Your Own Linux Distro
  • Building a Linux Firewall Part 1: Why?
  • Linux Firewall Part 2: Determine Your Network Setup
  • Commandline 101: Copying Files with rsync
  • How to Set Up a Linux Media Centre?
  • How to setup abit AirPace PCI-e WiFi card without ndiswrapper in Ubuntu
  • How to upgrade packages or install them from AUR
  • How to install Gnome Global Menu on Ubuntu - easy way
  • 3D Chuck. The Gimp script way.

Ubuntu upgrades: do a clean installation or use Update Manager?

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: Part of some recent “fooling” brought on by the investigation of what turned out to be a duff DVD writer was a fresh installation of Ubuntu 8.10 on my main home PC. It might have brought on a certain amount of upheaval but it was nowhere near as severe as that following the same sort of thing with a Windows system.

KDE 4 updates

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KDE

Red Hat Launches Teiid Open-Source Data Integration Project

eweek.com: Red Hat announces the official launch of the Teiid data virtualization system project in the JBoss.org Community.

Linux TV adverts FAIL

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Linux

community.zdnet: Oh dear. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when the Linux Foundation announced a contest to produce a TV advert for Linux they meant well. It's just a shame the results don't end up doing Linux any favours. At all.

LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) - a FL Studio like FOSS program

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Software

lmpeiris.wordpress: What I have here today is a fruity – loops ( the commercial music editor for song tracks) like song/melody editor for Linux, with the full swing! Can you believe it? This is the best use of Qt 4 (GUI library) I have yet seen.

The best games of 2001

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: We descended back down into the dark cellars below the Linux Format head offices to dig out more gems from the archive. This time we've surfaced with another group test: the best Linux games of the time, which is both fun (we all had fun playing these back in the day) and depressing (Linux games have sadly not moved on that much!) at the same time.

Jargon Jam - Linux

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Someone asked me “should I install Ubuntu or Linux?”, I replied “Ubuntu is Linux” but this didn’t help a lot. There’s a lot of terminology we take for granted. It can put people off and I want to demystify some of it if I can.

Stellarium – Planetarium for the Masses

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xenstreet.com: Some softwares are just too fun to be let go off and this weekend I discovered Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that shows a “realistic sky in 3D”.

KDE 4.3 - early preview

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KDE

polishlinux.org: Finally the day has come, when the curiosity about the KDE4.3 development branch took the better of me.

My Favorite Puppy 4.2 Addition

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: As I looked at the recent release of the 100 MB Puppy Linux I realized Puppy 4.2 includes a few feature that are extremely useful for me.

The Future Of UT3 On Linux Appears Uncertain

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Linux gamers have been waiting years for has been Unreal Tournament 3. Prior to the game launching, a Linux client was confirmed and that famed developer/porter Ryan Gordon was porting the UT3 engine.

SUSE Linux Desktop Moves Ahead

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SUSE

XreaL: The Most Advanced Open-Source Game Engine?

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nexuiz is not the only open-source first person shooter striving for perfection even without the backing of a major game studio. A relatively unheard of game engine is XreaL, claims that it is definitely the most advanced open-source game engine.

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