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Story Selling a Non-Product: The Multifaceted OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 4:08am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:48am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:46am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:45am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:45am
Story Nouveau Changes Queued For Linux 3.19, Adds Initial GM204 Support Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:33am
Story 10 Open Source Security Tools from Google, Facebook, Netflix and Cisco Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:20am
Story Google Chromebooks Outsell iPads in U.S. Schools Roy Schestowitz 03/12/2014 - 12:04am
Story More Android Apps Arriving for Chrome OS and Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 11:57pm
Story SD Times blog: Surveys show open source makes for faster secure development Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2014 - 11:32pm

From XMMS to Amarok

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Software

raiden.net: As odd as it sounds, I never would have expected myself to be making the jump to Amarok. For years and years I've been a big XMMS fan, mostly because of it's simple and easy to use interface. But with the advent of XMMS2, the player I loved has gone the way of the dodo.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.1 and the WoW

  • Taking Ubuntu Ibex on vacation
  • An idiot's view of open source
  • BMW wants to pimp your ride with open source
  • How to get VC investment for your open source business
  • Life in the trenches: an OpenSSH developer speaks
  • A pile of stable kernel updates
  • Hidden Linux : Spot the diff
  • Split mp3 Files With mp3splt
  • All MySQL's children
  • United Nations using Drupal
  • Wise and True Sayings About Computers
  • Open-Source Database Adoption May Be Linked to Economy
  • More DRM Patches For Linux 2.6.28 Kernel
  • Gentoo-sources 2.6.27-r1 release

Kubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Beta Screenshots Tour

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Ubuntu

tuxarena.blogspot: In less than a week the new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex should be out. I took these screenshots using a Kubuntu Intrepid Beta installation after performing a full dist-upgrade, at 1280x1024, with the nVIDIA 173 driver installed.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up dual monitors system-wide with XRandR on Debian Lenny

  • 10 Awk Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls
  • How to use the dig command
  • Howto: pre-compile KHelpCenter index
  • Google Gadgets for Linux in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Installing a script in GIMP
  • A New Refreshing Look for Ubuntu
  • Quickly move an executable between systems with ELF Statifier
  • Shut down idle computers on your network automatically

KDE4 apps: Gwenview

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Software

polishlinux.org: Gwenview is a very useful image viewer for KDE4, also featuring printing, rotating, and mirroring. There are not too many functions and settings included so far, but a lot is scheduled to be added.

Three to-do list managers for GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: Never forget an important task again with these great to-do list managers for Linux.

Icculus Ports Prey Game Client To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Ryan Gordon has just released the Prey client for Linux. Prey is a game developed by Human Head Studios and first released for the Windows platform in 2006. This first-person shooter uses a heavily-modified version of the id Tech 4 engine.

New Xfce beta focuses on usability

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Software

linux.com: Xfce version 4.6 is shaping up to be more significant than most minor releases. Besides fixes and enhancements that are invisible to the casual user, the first revision in almost two years of GNU/Linux's third most popular desktop includes numerous changes to applications such as the calendar, mixer, and logout dialog, a new configuration engine, and usability changes to the desktop.

Everything You Wanted To know About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxhaxor.net: The next version of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is scheduled to be released on OCT 30th. Ubuntu, the only second Linux distro to have a six month release cycle, is the most popular Desktop Linux distribution of all time, with a market share of 30% among all Linux distributions.

Are vendors vital to open source?

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OSS

Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

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Linux

earthweb.com: These days, anyone who believes that they need a command line to work in GNU/Linux is in for a surprise. In fact, in many ways, GNU/Linux is more than a match for Windows Vista. In some cases, Vista can equal GNU/Linux if you are willing to delve deeply into the registry or install additional software, but here are seven ways that GNU/Linux outperforms Vista on first boot.

Dell's Mario joins Ubuntu Core-Dev team

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Lots of folks within Dell are committed to Linux initiatives. Ubuntu is a good example. That's why I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate Dell's own Mario Limonciello for being named to the Ubuntu Core Development Team.

*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to schools.

What Is So Good About Linux?

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In recent years Linux has emerged as a powerful and innovative UNIX work-alike. Using the Internet, today’s skilled programmers submit additions and improvements to the operating system to Linus Torvalds, GNU, or one of the other authors of Linux.

Linux Mint Fluxbox Leaves A Very Pleasant Taste

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DO you remember After Eight mints? When Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox CE appeared on the Distrowatch new releases list I experienced the same sense of excitement and anticipation that little boy felt on a cold Lancastrian Christmas morning, way back in the mists of time.

First look: OpenSUSE 11.1 beta 3 very promising

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: OpenSUSE 11.1 beta 3 offers some nice improvements and comes with the latest versions of popular open source software programs.

On the wife’s computer - Ubuntu does it again

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Ubuntu

education.zdnet: As you probably remember, an increasingly kludgy Vista Home Premium install finally irritated us enough that I installed OpenSUSE. The install went fine, but without a lot of fiddling, the Broadcom wireless card just wasn’t going to do its thing. Then I couldn’t resist pulling out the Ubuntu CD.

Linux Gaming Console Coming in November

ostatic.com: Envizions Computer Entertainment announced recently that the Linux-based EVO gaming console will be available for sale November 18. If anything, this release will heat up the "Linux isn't an operating system for gaming" chorus.

Is Linux really worth USD $10 billion?

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Linux

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 My first shot

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SUSE

benkevan.com: As you may have read, openSUSE 11.1 was realeased and was shipped with KDE 4.1.2. My installation was simple, I actually did a sudo zypper dup From openSUSE 11.0. I ran it a few times, and after a while all was updated.

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