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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2014 - 12:58am
Story Haiku debates kernel switch (but it's not happening) Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 10:23pm
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Story Linux Performance Tools at LinuxCon North America 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 10:16pm
Story GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Linux AIO Linux Mint DVD Has All Linux Mint 17 Flavors on One Disc Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:35pm
Story Interesting facts about Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:28pm
Story What does an open design studio look like? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 9:14pm
Story Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:18pm

Plans for Gtk+/GNOME 3.0 surfaced

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liquidat.wordpress: At the GNOME conference GUADEC plans were presented how the transition to the new Gtk and GNOME is supposed to happen. The basic idea is to make the transition as smooth as possible by first cleaning up everything and introducing new concepts later on.

Why you want (and need) a Linux Live CD

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cnet.com: For the most part, on this blog, I try to convince readers to do something defensive on their computers - like a parent nagging a child to eat their vegetables. Only once have I put my foot down, so to speak, saying unequivocally last year that all Windows XP users should employ DropMyRights. Now, another emphatic endorsement - all Windows users should have a Linux Live CD, and, know how to use it.

Why Debian's Still a Great Distro Choice

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blogs.pcmag.com: Every year or so, there's a new Linux distro darling. Last year's was Ubuntu, and I've lost track of what this year's favorite penguin might be. But a lot of newcomers to Linux seem to get the impression that a new distro is better than an older package because there'll be more attention paid to new technologies and easier user interfaces. In fact, pretty much the opposite is true.

UT3 Linux Client Is "In The Works"

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Gaming

phoronix.com: It's been 234 days (or just shy of eight months) since Unreal Tournament 3 had shipped for the PC. Most would have thought the Linux client for this title from Epic Games would have arrived by now, but sadly it hasn't and there is no sign of when it will arrive.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 2 released

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MDV

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Alpha 2 is released today. This alpha introduces KDE 4 - 4.1 beta 2, specifically - as the default version of KDE, and the latest development version of GNOME, 2.23.4. The kernel has also been updated to 2.6.26rc7. Mandriva warns that this is a true alpha, likely to contain many bugs related to the new version of KDE.

Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu, Part 2

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Last week we introduced ourselves to Sidux, the excellent Debian Sid implementation that makes Debian Sid a bit friendlier. Even though I thought I gave a number of reasons why a user might prefer Sidux to Debian Sid, or Ubuntu, or some other Debian derivative, they apparently were not clear to a number of readers.

Microsoft ditched as Anglicans go open source

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zdnet.com.au: The Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church has decided to cut the Microsoft umbilical cord by moving to open source, starting with Office which will be replaced in the next three years.

Bible Software on Ubuntu Linux

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Software

ubuntuproductivity.com: I am keenly interested in software that can help when studying the Bible. Coming from the Mac OS where there are no good Bible software offerings anything would be a blessing. So, for all you fellow Ubuntu-using Christians here is what I found.

Bush Signs Spy Bill, ACLU Sues

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Security

blog.wired.com: In passing the FISA Amendments Act, US Congress gave the executive branch the power to order Google, AT&T and Yahoo to forward to the government all e-mails, phone calls and text messages where one party to the conversation is thought to be overseas.

Why openSUSE 11 is the Linux for me

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SUSE

sjvn: Recently, my colleague James Turner reviewed openSUSE 11 and he liked it. It's hard to tell from some of the notes he got back-shame on you people!--but he really did. I, on the other hand, love openSUSE 11.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 30

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #30 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE Build Service 1.0 Released, Announcing openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo, and People of openSUSE: Joe Brockmeier.

UMPCs and Linux: made for each other, and coming soon

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Who knew that the biggest desktop Linux show of 2008 would turn out to be the June Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, where the next generation of Linux desktop hardware was put on display? In fact, Linux was at the heart of no fewer than four different ultra mobile PCs (UMPC).

Ubuntu Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints and Hacks

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Ubuntu

pragprog.com: Ubuntu’s rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It’s the best Linux distribution ever, but most people only use a fraction of its power. Award-winning Linux author Keir Thomas gets down and dirty with Ubuntu to provide over 300 concise tips that enhance productivity, avoid annoyances, and simply get the most from Ubuntu. 375 pages, PDF = 22 USD.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • For those "oops" moments: ext3undel

  • Script for RAW files into JPEG (or TIFF or PNG…)
  • Tip-redirecting with sudo command
  • Monitoring network performance with GNetWatch
  • How to Install MSN Messenger on Ubuntu Linux?
  • Edit The Applications Menu With Two-Clicks : Ubuntu 8.04
  • Fix Java in Firefox 3
  • Building shared libraries with Libtool

Ubuntu: Top programs for normal users

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danilop.wordpress: I am sitting here in the library studying and I just took a pause. Today I want to describe some programs which I use everyday and which are really good.

Reminder: Physical access = Root access

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useopensource.blogspot: Today I needed to reset a password on an Ubuntu system. While doing this, I was reminded of just how simple it is to get root access on a default install of Ubuntu. I wanted to share these steps on this blog to remind people that if someone has physical access to your Ubuntu system, they can get root access in just a few seconds.

Also: To root or not to root. That is the question.

Trademarks and open source monopoly

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Our own Big Money Matt is en fuego. Today he asks some great questions about the reach of trademark law in protecting open source companies from competition.

Fedora, Slackware, Debian... and Philosophy

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been quiet about Linux this week because I have been busy trying several new versions. In the process, I have learned quite a bit more, and started to think about the philosophy behind Linux, operating system choices, and Free / Open Source software in general. These latest three Linux variants are illustrative of what a good job the "easy" distributions are doing.

Intrepid Ubuntu plans out

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tectonic.co.za: With Intrepid Ibex, the next version of Ubuntu Linux, just a few months away the development team has released details of the most pressing issues for the 8.10 release. Among these are better 3G integration, tighter Firefox integration in KDE, and faster boot times.

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