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Story PCManFM 1.2.1 File Manager Released with Numerous Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:56pm
Story Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ [Overview & Screenshots] Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:00pm
Story What are the alternatives to Skype on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:50pm
Story Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.04 Alpha Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 1:17pm
Story INTERVIEW: DAMIAN CONWAY Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 1:08pm
Story Tracker.debian.org is live Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 1:03pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 11:22am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 11:21am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 11:19am

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

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers with Linux 2.6.25

  • Test KDE 4.1 Beta 1 with KDE4Daily
  • Ubuntu: Enabling Broadcom BCM43xx Based Wireless
  • Got Java plugin working under Ubuntu 8.04
  • Display a calendar in UNIX
  • Recovering Ubuntu after installing Windows
  • Simple Shell One-Liner To Enumerate File Types In Linux and Unix

2008 Fav Desktop

KDE
46% (698 votes)
GNOME
39% (588 votes)
XFCE
6% (87 votes)
Enlightenment
3% (43 votes)
*box
4% (53 votes)
other
2% (33 votes)
Total votes: 1502

Forget the Heron; what's new in Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex?

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ubuntu, arguably the most popular Linux distribution today, came out with its 8.04 release last month, dubbed Hardy Heron. That's passé now; here’s the low down on what the future holds this October with Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex.

The Shuttleworth Foundation Supports South Africa's Appeal Against OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Shuttleworth Foundation has sent out a press relase explaining what it believes is wrong with OOXML as a standard, and stating its conviction that the the South Africa Bureau of Standards has a strong case for appeal.

KDE 4.1: Have it Our Way

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KDE

practical-tech.com: Over the years, I’ve grown quite fond of KDE for my Linux desktops. To me, it offered the right combination of ease of use and access to Linux’s power-user resources. Now, though, one of the forthcoming changes in KDE 5.1 is already annoying me and it’s barely in beta.

GNOME 2.22.2 Released

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Software

This is the second update to GNOME 2.22. Come and see all the bug fixing,
all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to
you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors! A lot of work has been
done in the stable branch to make it even more solid than it was.

Low-cost Linux laptop targets British schools

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Elonex is taking orders for a sub-$200 Linux-based laptop aimed at the British educational market. Based on a 300MHz processor, likely ARM-based, the Elonex One includes WiFi, Ethernet, Flash storage, USB, and a 7-inch, 800 x 480 detachable touch display.

Banshee learns to sing

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We've always been fond of Amarok. We recently discovered a contender to the title of most loved Linux media player, the ominously named Banshee. Fortunately, Banshee doesn't involve listening to shrieking demons, unless that's your genre of choice.

Amarok 2 Gets Music Video Support

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Software

kde.org: over the last few days I've been working on a video applet for Amarok 2, allowing you to view music videos directly in Amarok's new context view.

Mozilla guns for Guinness world record with Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3 a record breaker. It wants the release of the next version of its flagship open source browser to be accompanied by a record for the most software downloads in a single 24-hour period.

NVIDIA 173.14.05 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA's last Linux display driver release was just shy of two months ago when they had unveiled the 173.08 Beta driver with compatibility for the GeForce 9800 series and other new GeForce 9 parts. NVIDIA this morning has released the 173.14.05 driver, which marks the return to their old naming convention, but it doesn't bring many changes compared to the recent beta releases and just a regurgitated release announcement.

Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

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Microsoft
OSS
  • Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

  • Microsoft seeks open-source community manager
  • Ozzie: Open source is greatest threat to Microsoft

Order From Chaos: Choosing A Linux Distribution

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Linux

bizriver.com: Choosing a Linux distribution from the dozens, if not hundreds, of available options can be a daunting and confusing proposition. What is the best distro? What are the differences between distros? How do I choose? These are all good questions. In this multi-part article, I will give you my opinion and guidelines for choosing.

3 Ways To Linux For The Weak Of Heart

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Linux

pcmech.com: Making the switch from Microsoft Windows or Apple’s OS X to Linux can be a daunting proposition for most people. There are a lot of negative myths, half truths and misinformation out there that scare many people off. Fortunately there are several ways to experiment with, and get to know, Linux that will not change your system as it is now.

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