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Story Every company bring its own agenda to open source Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 1:44am
Story A Collection of Secret Linux Humor Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2014 - 1:20am
Story Valve’s OpenGL debugger is being developed on Kubuntu along with Ubuntu & Linux MInt Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:22pm
Story Meizu Russia confirms “Ubuntu rumors” Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:20pm
Story Linux Kernel Updates Add Features for Mobile, Cloud, Big Data Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Linux: the future of gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:07pm
Story PiPad: The Raspberry Pi tablet Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 9:01pm
Story Can Android Challenge Embedded Linux? Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Mars Kids Explore Their Potential With Kano Roy Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Bodhi Linux could easily become a desktop distribution contender Rianne Schestowitz 21/01/2014 - 7:08pm

Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Linux: Good vs. Evil and Do You Really Care?

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Rob Enderle: If you follow big companies closely, you will find they have moments where they do things that are amazing, and moments where you wonder what rock they crawled out from under.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • personal Ubuntu speed up tweak guide
  • How to find your UUID’s for devices in Ubuntu
  • FTP Server setup with TLS (Transport Layer Security) on Debian
  • Setting the default fonts for OpenOffice Writer
  • Tips for successful Kernel Recompilation in Linux
  • Bullet proof your server #2 - SSH
  • ISO Master: CD Image Editor for Linux
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

Firefox 3: rocking on Linux

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Moz/FF

0xdeadbeef.com: A few people have been noticing how good our support on Linux has gotten during the Firefox 3 development cycle and I thought I would post to try and point out some of the good stuff that we have coming down the pipe.

10 Things I Love about KDE 4 RC2+

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: My previous article, 10 things I hate about KDE 4 RC2, got a lot of unexpected attention. At Digg I was called a “damn fool”, “dumbass”, and an “idiot”. I promised to follow up with 10 things I love about KDE 4 RC2+, so here goes.

How to Replace Ubuntu’s Default Brown Login Window

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HowTos

tombuntu.com: When you customized your Ubuntu desktop to replace the brown theme, you may have overlooked the login window. GNOME’s login window, called GDM (GNOME Display Manager), can be easily customized by installing themes.

Scribus: Professional page layout for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Whenever people discuss software that they would like to see ported to Linux, they mention desktop publishing (DTP) applications like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. But Linux already supports an application aimed at DTP users. Scribus is an open-source page layout program that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Is it a viable alternative to proprietary products for professional production work?

2008 will be great for the Free Software world

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OSS

masuran.org: 2007 has come and gone, faster than any other year I think. Lot of stuff has happened, but it looks like 2008 is only going to get better.

Also: Open Source in 2008: Break-outs, business and consolidation

Firefox Profile Backup Solutions

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: There’s no doubt that your browser stores a lot of important information that could leave you in quite a bind should it disappear all of a sudden. That’s why today we’re going to show you two easy and free Firefox profile backup solutions!

Quick Linux Tip of the Day: Auto Kill

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Ever had something you wanted to leave running on your system, but needed to have it automatically shutdown at a certain time, yet it has no ability to do that on its own? Enter the "auto kill" trick.

Asus Eee: Threat to Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell and the Hard Drive Vendors?

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Hardware

seekingalpha.com: The Eee's appearance on one of Amazon's bestseller lists is a critical milestone for the PC manufacturers: Internet connectivity and online apps have become good enough that local storage and processing matter less. And that means a new generation of popular, highly portable laptops.

CMMI is not a secret code

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Software

blogs.ittoolbox: Many people, when faced with a situation requiring a program compile, will shy away from this mystical seeming process. In fact when I first confronted this CMMI beast I did so with beating heart, quivering fingers and weak knees.

Lessons learned: Two weeks with the XO laptop

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OLPC

zdnet blogs: Repeat after me. The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project is designed for kids. Why bore yourself with that mantra? If you don’t you may find yourself griping about something that wasn’t designed for you in the first place.

Also: How politics is stifling $100 laptop dream
And: What future for OLPC?

Selecting an Open Source Content Management Solution

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Drupal

sys-con.com: Based on these criteria, it was necessary to research CMS offerings. A shortlist of four was chosen based on market leadership: Drupal, Alfresco, Joomla, and Liferay. A review of articles on the Internet and internal tests resulted in the following conclusions:

Legends of FOSS: Perl 5.10 is here

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Software

iTWire: Loved by sysadmins and webmasters worldwide – being a major scripting language as well as the basis for PHP – Perl has today seen its first major update in five years. Let’s walk through the main new features and why they're big news.

PCLinuxOS Day 1 - Installation

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: In the first stage of writing this series I will install PCLinuxOS (and some remasters) in virtual machines. This is just to make it easier for me to carry PCLinuxOS around and use the tools and software that it provides.

Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: There are three ways to get an Ubuntu installation CD: Download the distro and burn it to a CD, buy a copy at Amazon ($13 plus shipping), or request a free CD by mail (allow six to 10 weeks for delivery). With your Ubuntu installation CD in hand, you're ready to take the OS for a test drive.

5 Things Open Source Needs In 2008

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: More hardware support and better communication from Microsoft are just two of the things the open-source community must get in 2008 to continue its momentum.

few leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu for Dell 6200 Laptop

  • Could open source exist without the Betamax case?
  • The Ubuntu Experiment

Rhythmbox: An OpenSource iTunes Clone

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Software

DPotD: The Linux desktop environment has made great strides in terms of usability in the past couple of years. In that light, I present Rhythmbox, an OpenSource music player ala iTunes for the Gnome desktop. Some of its features include an iTunes-style layout, search box, playlist management, podcast handling, and iPod integration.

even more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Start KControl on Kubuntu

  • Enterprise streaming media? Sure, and on virtual Linux systems!
  • Make Your Own Passport Size Photos (using GIMP)
  • Adding A Dynamic Desktop To Your Ubuntu
  • TPT(Tiny Python Tip): Python for Bash Scripters
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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

Software: Monitoring Tools, VSXu, and FSearch

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.