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Story Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:32am
Story How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:25am
Story Android Wear Review: Putting the Smartphone on Your Wrist Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:13am
Story Firefox and Gtk+ 3 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:04am
Story KDE Vivaldi Dead, To Know Tor, and New Mint ISOs Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 5:38am
Story Ubuntu phone release date: on track for 2014 launch Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 5:29am
Story HandyLinux 1.5.1 Adds Text Mode Installation Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:50pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.15.3 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:31pm
Story Linux World Domination Complete: Why It's Foolish To Bet Against Open Source Communities Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:22pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Nextiva Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:18pm

Hands on: Plasma continues to advance in KDE 4.1 beta 1

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer.

Give Me 3 Synths, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this final installment to the series I'll double your reading pleasure by presenting two new Linux softsynths. Such a deal, two reviews for the price of one!

Quick look at Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Remix

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KDE
Ubuntu

Frederik's Blog: A few weeks ago, a researcher at work received a new HP 6910p laptop. As he's a Kubuntu Linux user, we decided to try the new Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 remix to get an idea of all the new features in KDE 4.

The Browser Wars : Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Flock

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Software

aren-fly.blogspot: Things have finally started moving back towards a level playing field. Internet Explorer’s dominancy is no longer absolute, and web surfers now have lots of choice when deciding which browser they should use.

Novell ushers in Moonlight

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Software

linux.com: Earlier this month Novell quietly released Moonlight -- a Linux client for Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Silverlight is a .Net-based cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for delivering rich media to the Internet. In a nutshell, it is Microsoft's version of Adobe Flash.

Also: Mono, The Road To Hell: Final Proof

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Add a Feature to Perl 5

  • Install Nvidia Video Drivers and AWN on Fedora 9
  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 1
  • Add keyboard shortcuts with KeyTouch
  • Ebuild Protip: Use emerge --debug to figure out what's happening
  • Linux / UNIX View Only Configuration File Directives
  • Argument list too long
  • Ubuntu Tip:How To Get Flash Working in Opera 9.27

Firefox 3 will Kill 3 Birds with 1 Stone

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: The release date of the third major edition of the hottest web browser on the planet is just around the corner. Firefox has really come a long way and has already revolutionized the way people browse the web. Let's look ahead and analyze the potential impact of this forthcoming mega release.

Also: Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser?

Interview: Joel Cohen, writer and associate producer of The Simpsons

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: Joel Cohen is an Emmy award-winning writer and associate producer of The Simpsons. He’s also a keynote speaker at the Red Hat Summit this June. The show is all hand-drawn and digitally animated, and the movie was too. For that purpose, crudely animated scenes were produced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Burn Your CDs and DVDs! K3b Review

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: K3b is the KDE CD/DVD burner, capable of burning data CDs/DVDs, as well as CD/DVD ISO images, create audio CDs, rip audio CDs and video DVDs. Statistics show it is the favourite burning application of Linux users.

Compiz 0.7.6 Released

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Software

phoronix.com: Just shy of two months since Compiz 0.7.4 was released, Compiz 0.7.6 is now available. This update has a rewritten Place plug-in to dramatically improve multi-output behavior, configurable multi-output behavior, removed plane plug-in in favor of the wall plug-in, removed cube wallpaper painting in favor of the Compiz Fusion wallpaper plug-in, panel and desktop selection mode is now available in the switcher plug-in, and improved painting behavior.

PCMan Lightweight Alternative File Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: PCMan File Manager (or PCManFM) is a lightweight alternative to GNOME’s Nautilus file manager or Konqueror/Dolphin in KDE. I found it to be an excellent option for more sophisticated GNOME users, as well as those with slower computers.

Slitaz Linux 20080518: Pretty, but not very useful

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Slitaz is one of an increasing number of distributions that came to me out of the blue via a random suggestion. These are quickly becoming my favorites because very often I'm pleasantly surprised by them. At just about 25 megabytes, Slitaz qualifies for the "ultra-lightweight" division.

Will we Ever Have a GPL Test Case?

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OSS

ostatic.com: The GNU General Public License is nearly 20 years old (version 1 came out in 1989). In that time there have been at least 100 million lawsuits filed in the US (and that's a conservative estimate). Amazingly enough, not one of those millions of court cases has actually tested the GPL's validity. How can that be - and is it a problem for the open source software movement?

Fedora Nightlife Project Harnesses Idle Computer Power

ostatic.com: Nightlife will give people the ability "to donate idle capacity from their own computers to an open, general-purpose Fedora-run grid for processing socially beneficial work and scientific research that requires access to large amounts of computing power.

Firefox takes aims at wrong record

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Moz/FF

daniweb.com/blogs: Now I am not averse to a little innovative marketing, and let's face it Mozilla and Firefox certainly know how to milk the hyperbole cow, but I cannot help but wonder if downloads in a day is the record they ought to be aiming at.

Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring

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MDV

linux.com: Last month Mandriva announced its latest Spring edition. Despite a few minor glitches, after several weeks of testing the two Mandriva flavors, I have finally come across a distro that gives you the best of the GNU/Linux and proprietary worlds in terms of ease of use, range of software, and stability.

Gnome "2.24 Maybe" Apps

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: Right now, there are three applications proposed for the Gnome desktop which are not out of the running, but definitely aren't near crossing the finish line.

Browser faceoff: IE vs Firefox vs Opera vs Safari

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Software

zdnet.com.au: Web 2.0, with its complex sites and rich Ajax applications, is an increasingly demanding platform for a browser. In this review feature, we look at how the leading browsers measure up.

Linux filesystem defragmentation flame war

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Misc

ducea.com: Earlier this week I’ve read this article: “Defragmentation of Linux Filesystems“. The title and the headline made me interested enough, to go ahead and read it and see if there was something there to show me that linux filesystems do need defragmentation. The result was that I was not convinced at all. Still the reason for this post is not a technical one, but a human one.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Review of Open Office 3.0 Beta

  • Open Source Forum Shootout - bbPress
  • Three sitemap generators for WordPress
  • Trying out Linux the really easy way: VMware Player
  • Alt OS: running OpenSolaris, Syllable, and Haiku on the Eee
  • NASA taking open source into space
  • Ray Ozzie is afraid of open source, but why?
  • Get acquainted with open source analyst Raven Zachary (video)
  • Universities Embrace Open Source IT Monitoring
  • More efficient Ubuntu membership approval process
  • KDE at LinuxTag 2008 - Day 1
  • Hospital dumps Microsoft Exchange for Linux-based clone
  • The sum of Microsoft’s fears
  • Setting up Gentoo
  • Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter #128
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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

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Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
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    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
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The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
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    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
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    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.