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Story Qt HiDPI Support Is On Hold For A Few Months Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Story BrickPi Bookreader 2 interview Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:20pm
Story Preview: Fedora 20 Updated vs. Fedora 21 Rawhide Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Satellite 6 Adds More Control For Red Hat Linux Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Steam Linux Usage Was Up Slightly In June Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:46pm
Story KDE’s Krita gets 100% funding through Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 6:19pm
Story HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-25 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.7 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:00pm
Story Calculate Linux 13.19 released Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 1:56pm
Story antiX 14.2 MX Linux Distribution Brings LibreOffice 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:07am

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat says Enterprise Linux 5.2 is greener

  • Nike using Drupal
  • Nigeria: Unilag, Mandriva Linus in ICT Partnership
  • Introducing AcetoneISO
  • Wormux 0.8
  • Exploration Ubuntu at MIT
  • Whose mobile open source community will deliver?
  • Less Than 80% of Android Code Will Be Open to Developers
  • FOSS helps Free Geek Vancouver become an ethical recycler

few more howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • KDE 4 Wallpapers on Kubuntu

  • Become A System Rescue Guru With Linux, Part 2
  • Converting RPM to Debian Package and Vice Versa, Using Alien
  • Installing and Configuring Exherbo
  • Simple Perl Script To Demonstrate DNS Lookups In Linux
  • Simple Compizconfig settings manager in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy heron)
  • Quick “what’s up?” alias for your .bashrc file

Support Firefox Day chats

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Moz/FF
  • Asa Dotzler

  • John Lilly
  • Mike Beltzner

PCLOS TinyMe 2008.0 Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: KDulcimer is glad to announce TinyMe 2008.0 "Final" has been released! TinyMe is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution, which is targeted at older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment. Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs.

Mozilla's dev team shares Firefox secrets in T.O.

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Moz/FF

thestandard.com: If you're thinking about open sourcing a project in the near future, Mozilla Corp. might be the perfect blueprint to follow. At this week's Mesh 2008 conference in Toronto, several key figures behind the success of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser listed inclusively and transparency as two of the top cornerstones of any community-built project.

Five of the Best Free/Open-source Wiki Software

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Software

junauza.com: Wiki software is a kind of collaborative software that runs a wiki system. This usually allows web pages to be created and edited using a common web browser. It is generally implemented as a software engine that runs on one or more web servers, with the content stored in a file system, and content changes kept in a relational database management system.

Getting Open Source Right

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OSS

LinuxToday: In his rationalization about why government-mandated open source software deployment is not a good idea, Microsoft's Director of Standards made some assumptions about what the real value of open source software (OSS) is for governments.

Firefox 3 – First Look review

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Moz/FF

pocket-lint.co.uk: With Firefox 3.0 now reaching Release Candidate stage is it stable enough to warrant upgrading or should you hold fire? We tested it against Firefox 2.0 on the Mac and IE7 on the PC to find out.

Portrait: NimbleX creator Bogdan Radulescu

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Linux
Interviews

linux.com: Sometimes all it takes to foment innovation may be an idea that sounds cool. When Romanian developer Bogdan Radulescu first ran into what would eventually be known as NimbleX, a mini-live CD project designed to be fast, light, and functional for everyday use.

Friday Fedora reviews wrap-up

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Fedora 9 was released last week, and in the wake of it, the Internet has been full of reviews. What’s even more exciting is that the vast majority of the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. So to celebrate the release, the hard work of all the contributors, and the fantastic welcome that it’s received, we thought we’d share some of the best of the reviews with you.

As the ODF-OOXML world turns

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OSS
  • As the ODF-OOXML world turns

  • Microsoft OOXML: Dead Format Walking

some howtos:

Filed under
HowTos
  • Building a New Computer - Part 1: Choosing Hardware

  • Dig for more data in the /proc directory
  • Scripting with Scheme Shell
  • Restore Panels In Ubuntu Back To Their Default Settings
  • Power sessions with Screen
  • Highly useful Linux commands & configurations
  • How to Install and Use ndiswrapper [Video]
  • How to watch YouTube videos in the Ubuntu Media Player
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • Securing Your Wireless Internet Connection

Adventures with open source apps on Linux - Part 1

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: One of the aspects of migrating to Linux that puts many people off giving it a try is the idea of having to leave behind tried and trusted Windows applications. With that in mind I’ve decided to put together a few posts that look at open source apps on Linux.

Kenya Linux group challenges procurement policies

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OSS

linuxworld.com: After losing out on many software tenders to the government, the Linux Professional Association (LPA) will engage the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) in Kenya over procurement rules, according to the association chairman.

Also: South Africa Appeals OOXML Adoption
And: Microsoft Blocks FOSS Presentation at CS Education Conference

Mozilla IDs 10 bugs, 3 critical, in Firefox 3.0 RC1

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. has identified 10 high-priority bugs in Firefox 3.0 — three of them pegged critical — but it won't decide until next week whether to release the browser anyway or restart the final stretch by issuing a second release candidate.

I like Ubuntu

More than ever
27% (132 votes)
About the same
26% (129 votes)
Not as much
17% (85 votes)
Never did
29% (143 votes)
Total votes: 489

Report from the Texas Open Source Symposium

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Linux

"Recently, I attended a small symposium here in Texas, with just over 70 people attending: the inaugural “Texas Open Source Symposium” (TexasOSS). Although small, it was a pleasant conference. Topics ranged from 3D applications to business models, to introductions into the inner workings of the free software community process."

Updating Debian keys for the uninterested

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Linux

Despite having an aversion to configuring and maintaining security and crypto software, I accepted that I had to update my system in response to the recent big Debian security problem. If I can do it, you can do it. Below are my notes, but keep in mind that my security rank is somewhere between ignorant and uninterested.

Zenwalk Continues To Impress With 5.2 Beta

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Linux

phoronix.com: While our friends at DistroWatch only rate Zenwalk as the 19th most popular Linux distribution, we have been very impressed by their recent releases and have felt that it is a distribution worth trying as it is an unsung hero. With the Zenwalk 5.2 Beta having been released yesterday, we immediately took this new release for a quick test-drive.

10 Top Features in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

underheavenz.blogspot: Compiled below is a list of the top 10 new features in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Some of these features have already been introduced in Hardy beta while some are still to be introduced in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron stable.

Also: Goodbye Ubuntu

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A year after it open sourced its PaddlePaddle deep learning suite, Baidu has dropped another piece of AI tech into the public domain – a project to put AI on smartphones. Mobile Deep Learning (MDL) landed at GitHub under the MIT license a day ago, along with the exhortation “Be all eagerness to see it”. MDL is a convolution-based neural network designed to fit on a mobile device. Baidu said it is suitable for applications such as recognising objects in an image using a smartphone's camera. Read more

AMD and Linux Kernel

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