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Story PC retail rut Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Android desktops arrive as Lenovo eyes your living room Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Google launches the Android-based Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, Honda, GM, and more Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Valve Already Has A Dozen Steam Machine Partners Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:11pm
Story Fedora Users Still Have Mixed Feelings Over DNF Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:03pm
Story SnapRAID Yields A New RAID Kernel Library For Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Raspberry Pi: RaspBMC and OpenELEC Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:45pm
Story In Mobile, GNU and Linux Victories Are Everywhere, So Microsoft Tries to Interject Itself Into Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 6:40pm
Story Summary of 2013 and New Year's list Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:28am
Story What to expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:25am

Today's leftovers

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News
  • Remove Mono dependancy from Ubuntu

  • Red Hat's Open Source IDE
  • “I’d suggest Linux - but..” - I’d suggest you get a clue, but..
  • Hands on with Android: XML Parsing
  • Hospital software vendor McKesson uses Linux to heal IT budgets
  • ALSA's snd-oxygen For C-Media CMI8788 APUs
  • Daniel Robbins: And even more new Gentoo stages...
  • Process wakeups on GNOME 2.18
  • Seven Predictions for 2008

Test: Do Linux filesystems need defragmentation?

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Linux

lxer.com: When I started using Linux, I was told that with Linux I didn't need to defragment my filesystems anymore, since Linux filesystems don't get fragmented in first place. I still wondered how on earth it was possible the 100k+ files in Gentoo's portage system - updated every time I synchronize the portage tree - didn't fragment my filesystem. Or was my filesystem fragmented and did I not know?

Microsoft Office benched by Dutch government in favor of OpenOffice?

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OOo

tech.blorge.com: Though Microsoft has held a sturdy grip on the throat of government and corporate software for quite a while, the Dutch government is looking to pry away the bony fingers of Microsoft’s restrictive formatting; Dutch parliament will discuss mandating Open Document Formatting this Wednesday…hello, OpenOffice!

Puppy Linux 3.01 Review

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Linux

OSWeekly: I just finished taking the latest version of Puppy Linux for a spin and was planning on doing a review. However, considering this was on my notebook, that meant connecting to the Internet, preferably via wireless.

Microsoft Tight-Lipped On Unix Ownership Question

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Microsoft

informationweek.com/blog: For months, I've been trying to get Microsoft to answer a few questions about the Unix technologies in its intellectual property portfolio. Microsoft agreed to an interview, then backed out. So the question remains: How much Unix code does Microsoft have its hands on?

The Free Software Foundation's "High Priority" List: A Key Guidepost

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OSS

earthweb.com: Every couple of years, someone compiles a list of programs that GNU/Linux needs to compete on the desktop. However, if you really want to track the most pressing needs for a free desktop, the most useful indicator is probably the Free Software Foundation's (FSF'S) list of High Priority Free Software Projects.

"Cloudbook" UMPC to run Googlish Linux

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Linux

LinuxDevices: Everex has confirmed plans to ship a UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) with a 7-inch screen, similar to competitor Asus's EEE PC. A source close to the company revealed that the device -- codenamed "Cloudbook" -- will ship with the Google Apps-oriented "gOS" Linux distribution early next year.

Silly little gmrun

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I think I may have found the program that actually does the least I’ve ever seen … short of things like cowsay. I forget what I was looking for, but I installed gmrun last night and tried it. This is what I got.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using a Bluetooth phone with Linux

  • Encrypt A File with GPG
  • Schedule And Automate tasks in Ubuntu
  • OOo: Doing page numbers with alternating pagination
  • Securing your VNC connection using SSH
  • Filter mail with powerful procmail
  • Create a Search Bar for Epiphany
  • Backing up a MySQL Database Using Cron
  • How To: Automate SSH Sessions Without Passwords
  • HowTo Backup and Restore Partitions Using CloneZilla or Partimage
  • Real world Linux programming
  • HowTo: Install 113 Amazing Fedora Games, Parts 2-8
  • Quickzi: Keep mounted drives off the Ubuntu Desktop

Eight features you didn’t know about in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

richbradshaw.wordpress: Ubuntu has caused GNU/Linux based operating systems to have many reviews recently, most concentrating on the more flashy parts such as the infamous rotating cube or wobbly windows provided by compiz fusion, rather than the things that actually make it such a enjoyable operating system to use.

New Flash player for Linux adds great features, slows playback

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Software

desktoplinux: It's good news, bad news situation when it comes to Adobe's new Flash player for Linux. On the plus side, Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9.0.115.0 was made available for Linux at the same time as Mac and Windows versions. It will, however, take a while for much of that content to appear in a format that you can get at.

Hans Reiser Said Wife, Family 'Were a Financial Burden,' Witness Says

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Reiser

wired: Two witnesses testified Monday at Hans Reiser's murder trial that the Linux programmer's wife and family were a burden, and that he would be better off without them.

Nemo file manager organizes around a calendar

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Software

linux.com: Nemo is the latest effort to provide a new paradigm for file managers. Its approach, at least in its first early development release, is to combine file management with calendar views.

KDE 4: like a dream on 256Mb/1Ghz/Intel

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: So someone just asked in #kde4-devel whether it was worth trying KDE 4 on a 2500Mhz/256Mb computer and I was characteristically careful and guessed "It will work, but won't be good.". Then I decided to put my money where my mouth is.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 7 - Finale

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to the last part of our Linux media player roundup. Today we'll be covering VLC, XMMS, Xfmedia, Xine and one more previously missed media player, the "Listen Media Player".

KDE takes stand on OOXML; GNOME dithers

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OSS

iTWire: Three cheers for the developers and management of the K Desktop Environment. They have taken a principled stand on the divisive issue of OOXML, the Microsoft Office Open XML document format. And for this the KDE folk deserve a round of applause.

Jefferies & Co. Analyst Downgrades Red Hat

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Linux

CNN: A Jefferies & Co. analyst downgraded Red Hat Inc., saying competing technologies are nabbing market share and could hurt profit growth, as the software maker deals with rivalry by making acquisitions.

How To Install Picasa 2.7 on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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HowTos

phorolinux.com: Google has released Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux. This HOWTO shows how you can install Picasa 2.7 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Playing DVDs in Ubuntu Gutsy

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HowTos

limulus.wordpress: The only real problem he had was watching a DVD. When you pop it into the drive in Ubuntu, Totem (the default media player) gives a rather unhelpful error message. OK, so how do we fix this?

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