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Story BitTorrent's revamped Android apps let you download just the files you want Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 6:20pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 2:01pm
Story Great News for Start of the Week: The H is Back! Roy Schestowitz 5 19/02/2014 - 1:49pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 1:47pm
Story The quest for the perfect Twitter client on Linux Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:55am
Story A Nicely-Built 40-Core Raspberry Pi Cluster Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:38am
Story Classic Desktops, KDE Changes, and Photoshop Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:37am
Story Usability and Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:29am
Story Dear Adobe: Make Software for Linux Too Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:16am
Story Sony Xperia Z2 tablet specs leaked Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:05am

Track your collections with Tellico

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Software

linux.com: Is there anyone who doesn't collect something? I, for instance, have a sizable collection of books. Remembering who gave me which ones, and keeping track of ones I've currently lent to friends, is a nightmarish chore. Happily, the Tellico collection manager can catalog all sorts of collections, including books, movies, games, cards, coins, comic books, and even wine.

The data demonstrates Ubuntu's march into the enterprise

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: Ubuntu is making inroads at IBM, with IBM making a significant commitment to lift Ubuntu out of its alleged "community" status to true enterprise status. (It's already enterprise-class, but perception lags technology.) IBM's reason for its Ubuntu move? Customer demand.

SCSI Targets

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As you probably know there is a trend in enterprise computing towards networked storage. This is illustrated by the emergence during the past few years of standards like SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol), iSCSI (Internet SCSI) and iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA)," began Bart Van Assche, proposing that SCST be merged into the mainline kernel.

Daniel Robbins Declines Gentoo Nomination

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: By the end of our discussion, we both realized that we would have much more fun and many more opportunities to work together to improve Gentoo by focusing our efforts outside of the existing project.

Gnome Linux desktop updated

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Software

zdnet.co.uk: The Gnome project has released the first test version of Gnome 2.22 this week, including a new web-browser engine, a new virtual file system and updates for virtual network computing and accessibility.

Ubuntu Alphas Offer a Sneak Peak at 'Hardy Heron'

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Ubuntu

blog.wired.com: Hardy Heron, the next release from the Ubuntu Linux team, isn't due until April 2008, but already the early alpha releases are filled with significant changes and improvements. Alpha 4, the most recent release of Hardy Heron, features a new BitTorrent client, new CD/DVD burning tools and PulseAudio which will be the new audio handler.

600,000,000 Firefox Add-on Downloads

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: In John Lilly’s blog post in November about Firefox market share, he said one of the most important factors for figuring out how Firefox is doing is the health of addons.mozilla.org.

ndesk-dbus and the end of freedom in GNOME

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Software

beranger.org: Officially, "It aims for compatibility with Mono and Microsoft .NET frameworks supporting the 2.0 profile. " I find this worrying because it is a Mono-implementation of D-Bus, which I would consider a core-technology for the desktop.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Linux

  • Seamlessly integrate XP into Linux with SeamlessRDP
  • SWAT your Samba problems
  • The WFTL Guide to IRC, Part Deux
  • Dig Up System Information Using the Terminal
  • Ubuntu Linux on a Handheld / Mobile Device
  • Linux, Tips and Tricks

Book review: Fedora Linux Toolbox

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Reviews

redhatmagazine.com: Christopher Negus is responsible for some of the most widely-read and well-respected mass-market books on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Recently, Negus teamed up with author François Caen to produce Fedora Linux Toolbox, which gives eager command-line enthusiasts a dense but easy reference for powerful shell tools.

Where to now for gentoo ?

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Gentoo

silentcoder.co.za: Gentoo has rightfully become the distribution of choice among hackers. It’s powerful, fast, and extremely customizable. The source based builds lets you tweak packages to your needs. The man most primarily responsible for this is Daniel Robbins - the man who started gentoo, and if you’ve been following his blogs over the past few weeks - it’s scary.

Should we fight the proprietary open source power?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Mr. Buzzword for February appears to be proprietary open source. This is an open source project which is owned or controlled by one company.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 7

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SUSE

The seventh issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Build Service Expands Support to Red Hat and CentOS, Sax2 ported to Qt4, and Open Source Meets Business, with openSUSE attendees, kicks off.

Linspire Announces Custom OS Build Service Initiative For Desktop Linux

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Linux

press release: Linspire, Inc. today officially announced an initiative to offer a custom desktop Linux OS Build Service to partners. Designed to provide custom desktop Linux OS configurations, the Custom OS Build Service will also significantly help partners cut time to market and greatly reduce the overall expense required when building a desktop Linux operating system.

KDE 4.0.1 tagged

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: The first bugfix release for the KDE 4 series was tagged: KDE 4.0.1. The changelog for this version can be seen in an XML file, and the multitude of entries shows that the developers were indeed working quite hard.

Eeedora Impressions

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Linux

bytebot.net: Being the long-time Linux user that I am, there was no way I was going to be satisfied with Xandros. After some careful evaluation, I decided that Fedora, was right for me.

Waving the flag: NetBSD developers speak about version 4.0

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Interviews
BSD

arstechnica.com: The NetBSD community announced last month the official release of NetBSD 4.0, the latest version of the Unix-like open-source operating system. To commemorate the NetBSD 4.0 launch, enthusiast Federico Biancuzzi communicated with 21 developers.

Torvalds: Linux ready to go green

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: The infrastructure and tools required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place, according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week attending Australia's largest Linux conference.

Splitting lighttpd Logs With vlogger And Creating Statistics With Webalizer

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HowTos

Vlogger is a little tool with which you can write lighttpd logs broken down by virtual hosts and days. With vlogger, we need to put just one accesslog.filename directive into our global lighttpd configuration, and it will write access logs for each virtual host and day.

today's leftovers

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News
  • RSSOwl 2.0

  • Rumor: Dell to reveal Android-based handset next month?
  • Fedora Developer Interview - RPM Fusion
  • Asus hopes upcoming Eee desktops are Eeequally Eeenticing
  • Cruel truth surfaces in the OOXML war
  • Sun and MySQL: Honeymoon's Over Already?
  • Europe gets another open-source group
  • Free online desktop came to life with FLOSS
  • New Linux phone stack ships
  • Transmission Becomes Default BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu
  • Experimental Compiz plugin allows window tilting, rotation
  • Low-Cost Computing Leads Linux Desktop Charge
  • Gliffy : An online visio killer?
  • Sun and Frontline Support KDE with Donation of Server
  • Gedit…More Than A Simple Text Editor
  • Developing a FOSS-based Business: Five Questions to Ask
  • The Asus Eee PC: An Ultra-portable laptop PC with GNU/Linux pre-installed
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