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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:26pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:24pm
Story It Doesn't Look Like KDBUS Will Make It For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:06pm
Story An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:27am
Story Change a Ton of Unity Features in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unsettings Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:08am
Story What is open source? Licensing, history, and more Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:03am
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 9:50am
Story Top Features of Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Latest Member of the Ubuntu Family Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 8:53am
Story Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:54am
Story CHROMIXIUM 1.0 – FINAL STABLE VERSION IS OUT NOW! Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 7:51am

Microsoft sends mixed patent message

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: In the wake of the Open Invention Network challenge to Microsoft’s patents related to Linux, the company’s good cop-bad cop routine has gone into overdrive.

Linux 2.6.30-rc4 Kernel Brings Back Tux

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Linux

phoronix.com: Besides reverting back to the Tux mascot, the Linux 2.6.30-rc4 kernel has a variety of fixes ranging from supported architectures to drivers.

10 Reasons Why You Should Own A Laptop

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Hardware

pcmech.com: It’s my opinion that everyone should own a laptop. And if you needed a reason why, here are 10 good ones.

Whatever Happened to OOXML?

computerworlduk.com: Remember Open Office XML – a name chosen to be as confusingly close to OpenOffice XML as possible – better known as OOXML? Remember how just over a year ago this and many other blogs and news outlets were full of sound and fury, as OOXML slouched its way through the ISO standardisation process?

20 useless Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: There are more than 7,000 Firefox extensions in Mozilla's official catalog, and a good portion of them can drastically improve how you browse the Web. Then there are the stinkers.

An open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: Dear Mark, there's one thing we think is colossally stupid, and we're hoping you'll give some thought to changing it to something smarter. That thing is Update Manager.

OpenOffice 3.1 RC2 released

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OOo

h-online.com: The OpenOffice developers have announced the availability of the second release candidate (RC2) of version 3.1 of their free open source office suite.

Read Feeds from the Terminal via Newsbeuter

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Software

everyjoe.com: I’ve been looking for a better way to read my RSS feeds. Enter Newsbeuter. It is a terminal-based RSS reader which you could easily use and tweak according to your needs.

Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

  • Jaunty boot up times
  • Ubuntu As TV Character Name

The New Cairo-Dock v2, Simply Amazing

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Linux

I was recently looking for an Avant Window Navigator replacement and tried out most of the docks out there. And then i saw that Cairo Dock, which wasn't near one of the best has a new version only downloadable on it's website and after trying it, i was amazed. Full story

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04

  • Red Hat pitches software-patents-free Europe
  • Google Android on the Skytone Alpha 680
  • A Plethora Of Pre News
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 7
  • A GUI for ffmpeg
  • Linux Distro Test - Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Free vs Open Source software
  • Getting Into Linux the Easy Way
  • Underestimated hurdles to Ubuntu desktop adoption
  • Rockefeller Looking to Grant Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Tiny Linux Shell Crash Course For Beginners

  • CLI Magic: geek one-liners
  • A command guide to APT-GET and DPKG
  • Use Aliases to have an address book in mutt
  • Geotagging with Linux
  • Check for root kits with rkhunter
  • Quick Tip: Clear Out GNOME Tracker Indexes
  • Migrate MySQL Database to a new Server
  • Mini HOWTO: Tiny Core Linux 1.4 LiveUSB home web server
  • Jaunty Video Performance
  • Finding the Time
  • How to create DVD movies in Linux with DeVeDe

Cutest funding move ever? Adopt a line of Miro code

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Software

arstechnica.com: The folks behind the open source video player Miro have launched a program that lets users adopt a line of code in order to support Miro's continued development.

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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OSS

itwire.com: Eleven years ago the Debian free software guidelines were drafted as part of the project's social contract. A year later, they proposed the same guidelines as the Open Source Definition. The confusion arose because people could not comprehend how something which was described as free could be sold.

Alien Arena 2009 Screenshots

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The Alien Arena development team has released 16 screenshots of the upcoming Alien Arena 2009. This release features “some very significant advances” in the game engine and new arenas, and player models. It’s also mentioned that they are planning to release the new version in June.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 hands-on

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: The arrival of Jaunty Jackalope means that UNR has finally seen an official release, so there are lots of questions that need answering: how is it different from normal Ubuntu? How well does it work on average netbooks? And, most importantly, is it any good?

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 1/4: Multimedia

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Areas of important development in the overall Free Desktop ecosystem can be broken down into several main areas: multimedia, hardware support, infrastructural enhancements, and usability work, and I intend to cover each of these broad categories in the next couple of days.

The Firefox 3.5 vs. IE8 Deathmatch

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Software

pcworld.com: Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8 ). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Let's take a look at some of the features that they each have.

OpenOfficers pitch Oracle on life after Sun

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: OpenOfficers have begun lobbying for their future in the event that Oracle succeeds in purchasing Sun Microsystems.

My two cents on improving GNOME

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Software

manishtech.wordpress: I have been a GNOME user since I have jumped into Linux bandwagon. Even though trying out KDE and XFCE, I always had to fall back to GNOME even though people are said never to be happy with it.

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