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Story LibreOffice For Android Should Be Ready For Usage Starting With February 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:30pm
Story Linux workshop in Udupi Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:12pm
Story Akademy 2014 Day 1 Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:07pm
Story 4MLinux 10.0 Rescue Edition BETA released. Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:58pm
Story 9-Way File-System Comparison With A SSD On The Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Steam On Linux Competes To Stay Above 1% Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:46pm
Story SYSTEMD IN GNOME 3.14 AND BEYOND Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 5:29pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.5 LXDE, Razor-Qt, CLI, E18 & E19-dev is out Roy Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 7:20am
Story A Life Worth Living Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:57am
Story KDE Arrives in Brno for Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2014 - 6:39am

Total solar eclipse on August 1, 2008, in Northern Hemisphere

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Sci/Tech

itwire.com: A total solar eclipse will begin in northern Canada early Friday morning, and sweep through Greenland, the Arctic, Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial solar eclipse will be seen in the northeastern parts of North America, and much of Europe and Asia.

What’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (part 2)

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Here’s the final installment of Bill Nottingham’s series based on the talk he gave at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Find out about the latest and greatest Fedora™ developments… and the future of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® from this experienced engineer.

Working With Firefox Spell-Checking Tools

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Moz/FF

bmighty.com/blog: When you work online, words are like clothes: Use them carelessly, and you might as well show up for a business meeting in dirty flip-flops and an "I'm with stupid" T-shirt. Fortunately, Firefox makes it easy to spruce up your online "wardrobe" with all sorts of language-enhancing features.

Is it possible that the Linux Desktop is going to surpass the Mac in use?

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Linux

scienceblogs.com: We can assume that Shuttleworth is being optimistic and pro-Linux because he is so invested in it. So I won't write off what he has to say, but we will not be surprised at his exuberance. Vaughan-Nichols bothers to make a comparison between the Mac system and the Linux system and bases his conclusion on that. Sorry, Stevo, but that's dumb.

tweetdeck on ubuntu

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Software

secretengineer.wordpress: I just installed the Twitter client TweetDeck on my Ubuntu laptop (Fiesty Fawn v. 7.04). In the short time I have played with it, it seems to be working as robustly as my window-based app. The Adobe AIR framework is in alpha for Linux and so it is anyone’s guess what ultimately will happen.

New Linux file system in development: Tux3

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: Recently Daniel Phillips announced that he is developing a new file system, Tux3. It plans to be a modern file system on level with ZFS and the currently also still in development Btrfs.

SSD vs. SATA benchmarks, round 2: Server applications

linux.com: Yesterday I presented Bonnie++ and IOzone benchmarks for a solid state drive in a client machine and discussed the relative merits of purchasing an SSD over a set of hard disks costing the same money. Today I'll look at deploying and taking advantage of the extremely fast seek time of the SSD on a server.

Why Virtualization isn't all that.

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Hardware

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There are certain situations I can agree virtualization can be useful and efficient. It is a concept called "planned obsolescence" and was generally made notorious by AT&T after Ma Bell broke up. The same technological snakeoil is sold by computer and electronics makers today.

KDE 4.1: Better Than Any Mac Or Vista

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KDE

efytimes.com: This is going to give a hard time to any Vista or Mac. KDE brings to GNU/Linux the cool and bling factor with a complete arsenal of applications and tools with which you can conquer even Mars.

Will LSB 4 Standardize Linux?

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Linux

internetnews.com: Not all Linux distributions are made with the same components, which can make it difficult for software developers to write applications for multiple Linux distributions. That's where the Linux Standards Base (LSB) comes into play.

Virtual Linux, coming to a desktop near you

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Linux

itwire.com: Virtualisation is on the brink of turning operating systems into a commodity item. It may be realistic to see software applications shipped as virtual computer images in the near future. Linux has much to benefit from this, with a repeat of the phenomenal adoption rate it has enjoyed since the ASUS Eee PC.

OOo Basics: Creating charts with Base and Calc

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OOo
HowTos

linux.com: While OpenOffice.org Base is good for storing and querying data, it doesn't provide any easy way to chart information. This is exactly what Calc does best, with its dedicated chart module. If you want to visualize data stored in a Base database, you can write an OOo Basic macro that pulls data from a database, inserts it into a Calc spreadsheet, and then creates a chart. Here's how.

Disasters at Whistler raining on Mozilla’s summer parade

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet: A rock slide, power outage and loss of a top engineer of Firefox 3 have some attendees of Mozilla’s 2008 summer summit wondering if the ghosts in Redmond aren’t raining on their parade. The Firefox summit is behing held at, ahem, Whistler, the code name of Microsoft’s Windows XP.

Video: ‘Your Linux is ready’

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Here’s your countdown of Linux hits for the week, plus one Novell-produced video, spoofing the Mac-PC ads. Do you suppose anyone will ever make one of these ads or parodies that doesn’t make the “winner” completely smarmy and annoying?

going wild with kde 4.1 themes

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KDE

vizzzion.org: Now KDE 4.1 is out, I've played around a bit with different themes. I've installed the KDE artwork package, and a couple of themes via GetHotNewStuff. KDE's coloring system has seen quite a lot of love, as has Plasma's theming engine. The results are quite impressive, as you can see in the screenshots.

Top Screencast Sites for Open-Source

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OSS
Web

ostatic.com: Let's say that you've decided to start using a new programming language or framework. How can you learn what to do, or take some initial steps? Years ago, the obvious answer was the buy a book, or perhaps a magazine. Today, you're likely to read an online tutorial, or one of the many blogs that have sprung up about many of these technologies.

Microsoft Applauds Victory Over Linux and Open Source

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Microsoft

softpedia.com: The Redmond company, once the epitome of the proprietary software business model, stopped nothing short of declaring an all out victory over Linux and open source at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting 2008 the past week.

Also: Microsoft's open source guru faces slings and arrows
And: Microsoft’s Dana Perino problem with open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Split files with tar

  • Setting up LAMP on FreeBSD
  • Opsview - Enterprise network and Application monitoring based on Nagios
  • How to customize Ubuntu for your Eee PC
  • How-To: Configure Wireless Internet In Linux
  • Reverse Engineering Malware on Linux with IDA Pro
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 10
  • Minimalist Linux to Confuse the Masses
  • Knock-based commands for your Linux laptop
  • openSUSE 11.0 Tweak for Speed

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1

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MDV

headshotgamer.com: Newer distros mean newer kernels, which give better support for new hardware and newer distros have newer packages - importantly, game packages. Hot off the press, I downloaded the KD4 combo live/install CD for x86-32.

A Journey with Ubuntu : Installation and first impression.

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Ubuntu

gaetandhont.wordpress: I eventually decided myself to install Ubuntu, but the key point is: I want to keep my laptop with XP because I have installed the softwares that support my needs. I don’t want to play with partition resizing and all the likes to install Ubuntu, nor to start from zero with only an Ubuntu installation.

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