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Story The Linux Setup - Allan Day, GNOME Designer Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:46am
Story Best word processors for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:23am
Story Roku gets sucked into TVs Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:22am
Story HP launches Android powered All-in-One desktop for business users Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:19am
Story Several European manufacturers spawn NSA-proof Android “cryptophones” Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2014 - 12:14am
Story Discussing a Linux powered AR-15 and how Ars doesn’t serve “normals” Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:29pm
Story Qimo Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:16pm
Story Five best Linux applications for enterprises Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 11:10pm
Story Google, Synnex Partnership: More Chromebooks In Schools Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 10:35pm
Story Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication Rianne Schestowitz 09/01/2014 - 9:05pm

New Flash player for Linux adds great features, slows playback

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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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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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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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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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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?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 232

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Geubuntu 7.10

  • News: First alpha of openSUSE 11.0, the importance of free distributions, RHCE study guide, ASUS Eee PC
  • Released last week: Astaro Security Gateway 7.1, Berry Linux 0.87
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
  • New additions: Geubuntu, Mythbuntu
  • New distributions: EasyLFS, NuTyX, UbuntuiES
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Get started with Linux

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Linux

itweek.co.uk: Switching on a Linux PC for the first time may be a little disorientating as many options are in different places. Follow our guide and find your feet quickly and easily with the Ubuntu version of Linux.

Multiplying your server, Ubuntu server and virtualization

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HowTos

computerworld.com: One of the hottest new technologies for servers is virtualization, which allows you to install multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. This is ideal especially for servers with a low average load because, instead of configuring a separate physical box for every single instance of an operating system you need, you just run multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. Unfortunately, it’s a jungle out there.

Apricot Open Game

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Starting February 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers will develop a game jointly with the on-line community. The main characters in the game are based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach. At the end of July 2008 the game will be launched.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert (Finally) Enters Start-Up Life With Acquia

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Drupal

blognation.com: After thinking about the future of Drupal and the web in general, Dries concluded that the open-source project is on the right path, that everything should have an API, and that a well-capitalized company is needed to make projects like JBoss, Linux and MySQL palatable to users who might not have otherwise tried the software.

Firefox: Color those tabs!

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Wide-screen monitors are great for productivity, but they have a dark side, too: they tempt you into keeping dozens of Firefox tabs open at the same time. Before you know it, the page titles in a long row of tabs become indistinguishable. But the ChromaTabs extension has a novel solution to the problem: it renders each tab in a different color -- a unique color for each site that remains the same on every visit.

Glipper: Clipboard Management for GNOME

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HowTos

blogs.howtogeek.com: One of the things that has annoyed me most about GNOME as I've played with it lately is the lack of a clipboard manager comparable to Klipper on KDE. However, as I was looking for a package in Synaptic, I managed to come across a program that does the job quite well: Glipper.

Ubuntu, Linux, Users, Bugs

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Ubuntu

Carla Schroder: Here’s an Ubuntu bug that seems to highlight everything that frustrates users who are not coders. It seems straightforward and simple, and yet the response is discouraging. What’s going on here?

ClarkConnect: Turns an Average PC into a Powerful Network Server

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Linux

linuxlove.org: Nowadays, there are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse set of consumers and their number keeps on rising. While many of these distributions introduce themselves as an universal solution to all our Linux needs, others are taking a more specific role, catering to a specific set of users. One such distribution is ClarkConnect.

Sri Lankan school children soon may own “$100 laptop”

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OLPC

lankarates.com: Some of the two million primary school students in Sri Lanka soon may get to own the “$100 laptop” if an ambitious plan to introduce the product into Sri Lanka gets adequate support, officials said.

Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1

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HowTos

sampletheweb.com: I’ve been combing over various guides and instructions online for installing Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PCmahalo, and I ran into a few kinks along the way since I don’t have a USB CD-ROM to install from and opted for a USB flash drive instead.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
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  • This Week In Creative Commons History
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R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

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