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Story First look at cockpit, a web based server management interface Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 8:49pm
Story New Touchpad management app in Kubuntu 14.04 Rianne Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 8:44pm
Story Buying a new Windows 8.1 laptop – and getting it ready for Linux Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 8:38pm
Story 16 weirdest places you'll find Linux Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 8:09pm
Story Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 6:48pm
Story This Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 3:25pm
Story Leftovers: Games News Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 10:09am
Story Leftovers: Applications Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 10:07am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 10:05am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots (LXLE, gNewSense, Debian, Zorin OS, Chakra, Toutou, and SparkyLinux) Roy Schestowitz 11/02/2014 - 10:00am

Why I’ve stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu I’ve largely stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu because of the condescending and dismissive attitude from their developers.

Also: The bug reporting culture: 10 things to avoid, 10 things you can do

Microsoft to spy on its own workers

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Microsoft In a move that makes the phrase “having your finger on the pulse of your company” have a whole new meaning, Microsoft has developed a program that would allow them to spy on their own employees.

AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

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phoronix: AMD has today released the 8.01 Linux Catalyst package, which contains the fglrx 8.45 driver. New in this release are updated packaging scripts and a few fixes, which many have been hopeful for in this release.

PCLinuxOS Day 11 - Documentation and Information

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PCLOS I am not someone who believes that a Linux distributions sells itself, that technological achievement is enough to push it to the desktop of end users. As long as the educational systems keep on teaching Windows-based skills, there will be a lot of users who need some hand holding, some guidance, some instruction. What does PCLinuxOS have to offer in this regard?

KDE 4.0: Everything that has an end, has a beginning

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By now, every Linux user's heard of KDE 4.0, and the controversy surrounding its release. Here's one partisan KDE user's take on it — with screenshots.

SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is a keeper

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Reviews The long awaited SimplyMEPIS 7.0 was finally released just before Christmas, and it was worth the wait. In this mature and sometimes underrated operating system, everything looks good and works well.

Groklaw, Mandriva and Turbolinux

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François Bancilhon: Our recent announcement concerning the creation of a joint lab with Turbolinux has generated some controversy. Even PJ, from Groklaw, a site we like very much at Mandriva, showed some concerns and signaled her intention to stop using our Distro.

My thoughts on VectorLinux

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Dr Small's Blog: So I was finally able to get VectorLinux downloaded on my limitation of restricted bandwidth, but I was able to do it, so that’s all that matters. Torrents come in handly with my type of bandwidth, considering I can Pause the download Smile

How to Play Prince of Persia on Ubuntu

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softpedia: Prince of Persia is definitely one of my all-time favorite game. It's a third-person action adventure video game published by Ubisoft. Here's what you need to get started:

The First Day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE The first day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California, got off to a great start on Thursday, with attendees fuelled by a hearty breakfast provided by Google. Then, the "un-conference" was ready to get underway, and within minutes the first topics were added to the whiteboards.


  • KDE4: Get More Widgets

  • KDE 4.0 Packages Ready for Sabayon
  • First impressions: KDE 4.0

Come Fly with Fluxbuntu

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junauza.blogspot: Fluxbuntu Linux is yet another offshoot of Ubuntu. It uses a Fluxbox window manager as its main aim is to be fast, lightweight, and at the same time full featured. Consequently, the primary objective of Fluxbuntu is to develop an operating system that would be ideal for older or low-end computer machines and even on mobile devices.

today's leftovers

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  • OpenGL - Microsoft left?

  • An Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth
  • The open source development incline
  • CSI: Open Source
  • Linux is greener than Vista
  • New D language pumps up programmer productivity
  • Microsoft Says It Will Release Binary Office Formats - Which?
  • XtreemOS: a Linux-based operating system to support next-generation grids
  • Trac(king) software development
  • Selecting Live Distro for BITA exhibition

A conversation with the autopackage team

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Interviews Curtis Knight, Isak Savo, and Taj Morton are the lead maintainers and developers of autopackage, a set of tools designed to let developers build and distribute distribution-neutral installation packages. In this interview, they share their vision of the project and where Linux packaging in general is going.

KDE 4.0, A Call for Perspective

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KDE KDE 4.0 was released last week and all hell seemed to break loose. What I view as a solid first step in a very positive reaction was met with some applause, but generally scorn and complaints. I think some perspective is needed, and I humbly offer to try and provide some.

Miro: Free Television

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Software TV. We all watch it. Chances are you might have a DVR hooked up to your TV so you can watch it at any time. If you pay for cable or satellite access, you are probably getting a little tired of those bills as well. If you’re into the ‘net, get rid of those bills and get Miro.

some howtos & such

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  • Building a Home File Server

  • Streamline browsing and save bandwidth
  • So What is Bashrc?
  • Creating large (>2TB) Linux Partitions
  • New users guide to the terminal
  • Adding Additional Repositories

Arch: the real no-go reason in my case

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beranger: I was exaggerating the other day it is not only because of pacman's switches that I won't be using Arch in the predictable future. It's more than that.

Interview: OLPC's Michail Bletsas Part 1 [of 2]

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Interviews When Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative was first announced, the project was nearly universally lauded by the tech press. We caught up with OLPC's Chief Connectivity Officer, Michail Bletsas, to speak about these issues and the future of One Laptop Per Child.

Criminalist Testifies That Blood Was Found In Reiser House

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wired blog: Jurors judging the murder trial of Linux guru Hans Reiser were provided a glimpse into the prosecution's forensic evidence -- trace amounts of "nice shiny red" blood found inside the defendant's house -- the last place his wife Nina Reiser was seen alive.

Flock 1.1 beta will add web Email, Picasa and more to your web browser

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downloadsquad: Social web browser Flock is planning to launch 3 major new features in about two weeks. Like its predecessors, Flock 1.1 beta is built on Firefox code but it has a ton of features that make it easier to keep in touch with your social networking services like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

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  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
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