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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 7:13pm
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Story Performance benchmarks: KVM vs. Xen Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 6:23pm
Story Pulling Mageia 4.1 out of the hat Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:58pm
Story Democracy and Software Freedom Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:36pm
Story Raspberry Pi DRM+Gallium3D Driver Makes Great Progress In One Week Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:26pm
Story Status of Fedora 21 Supplemental Wallpaper Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Staying free – should GCC allow non-free plug ins? Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:12pm
Story Re-Testing NVIDIA's Threaded OpenGL Optimizations For Linux Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 5:02pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/06/2014 - 4:37pm

Tweeting in Linux part II: Twitux v. Twhirl

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Software

downloadsquad.com: We're always on the lookout for good desktop Twitter clients. Because while the microblogging service is kind of useful as a web-based tool for sharing your thoughts, desktop clients make Twitter feel more like an instant messaging platform that allows you to communicate with hundreds, even thousands of people at once.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The State of Oracle Linux

  • Linux Product Insider: Trolltech's Qt 4.4
  • Open Source Doesn't Need Billionaires
  • All OSS Developers Are Equal, But Some OSS Developers Are More Equal Than Others
  • Recent distro mini review
  • The Emperor’s new code
  • How does OpenSolaris fare for Ed Tech?
  • Sick of JavaOne? - You will be
  • Microsoft tax evasion: Get gNewSense
  • WINE 1.0 Release Candidate Is Out
  • Microsoft's Suse Linux franchise

An honest look at Xen and a future with KVM

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Software

blog.codemonkey.ws: I think we can finally admit that we, the Linux community, made a very big mistake with Xen. Xen should have never been included in a Linux distribution. There, I’ve said it. We’ve all been thinking it, have whispered it in closed rooms, and have done our bests to avoid it.

Book Review: Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Mainstream Linux distributions such as the ever-popular Ubuntu have the potential to contain thousands or tens of thousands of packages and have a wealth of supporting services activated on computer boot ups. Mark G. Sobell’s book A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux, published by Prentice Hall, describes the details of maintaining these complex structures on your own machine.

C++ GUI Programming with Qt4 - Book Review

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Reviews

linuxhelp.blogspot: Qt is a cross platform application development framework which is widely used for the development of GUI and non-GUI programs. Some of the most visible products which have been developed using Qt are KDE, Opera web browser, Google Earth, Skype and Photoshop Elements.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 2: The Computing World

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Once upon a time, there were three computing republics. Apple, Unix, and Windows. They spread out to cover all of the land until the map of the world looked like this:

Looking for Mr. ISV

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: One thing's for sure; with all of this talk about "open source billionaires" out in the ether-web, clearly people have some high expectations of open source's profitability. Or low, depending on the point of view. Honestly, unlike every other technology pundit this week, I'm not looking too hard for the open source billionaires.

Senior Debian developer quits core teams

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Linux

itwire.com: A senior Debian developer, Australian Anthony Towns, has left some core teams of the project and gone quiet in the last couple of weeks, according to project sources.

5 Excellent Ways to Waste Time Online

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Web

makeuseof.com: The greatest luxury of time is time itself. Thus it’s a deadly sin to simply waste it. So, in our quest to happiness, these are my TOP 5 in covering time gaps with more joy and less boredom:

Top 10 Linux Applications

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50webs.org: Here's my top ten GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications for Linux, the ones I'm supposed to never live without.

Multi-Pointer X Going Mainline

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phoronix.com: In our article earlier this week looking at the status of X.Org 7.4, one of the features originally planned for integration in this X Server release was MPX, or Multi-Pointer X. It's been announced that MPX will finally be merged into the mainline X.Org tree later this month.

bzr, git, and hg performance on the Linux tree

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laserjock.wordpress: I just did a historical comparison of git and bzr performance using the Linux source tree. One of the comments I got was “what about Mercurial?” There are a lot of projects using Mercurial, Mozilla being probably the most notable one. So, here’s a comparison of bzr and hg.

other Ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Hardy Heron is 0 for 2

  • Exploring other OS options: Ubuntu is Boss!!
  • Ubuntu Open Week unites community and developers
  • Howto: Install Mac Fonts on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux 8.10
  • A Root Shell On Ubuntu : The Right Way

Review: Hardy Heron converts an Ubuntu skeptic

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linux.com: I have to disclose that I have never been a real fan of Ubuntu. I've tried it about every release and had more than my share of issues with it. Ubuntu 8.04 was released last month, and the first reviews mostly spoke of how nice this version was, so I downloaded the i386 version to test.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04: Not quite there, yet

File System and Boot Loader Corruption in Dual Boot Linux System

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Linux

americanchronicle.com: This is a very helpful and easy method for the users who want to run more than one operating system on the same PC or they want to use some kind of application that specially run on a particular operating system. But there are some situations where if any problem to the one operating system occurs, other operating system will also get affected.

Secure the Hell Out of Your Linux box

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tuxtraining.com: In light of your computer rights at boarder security, the House Passing the Pro-IP act, malicious script kiddies and crackers in this world, and if it’s a business machine, also worrying about your competition, there are a lot of people in this world that want to know what you’re doing on your computer and online, legally and illegally.

Linux File Systems: You Get What You Pay For

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enterprisestorageforum.com: I am frequently asked by potential customers with high I/O requirements if they can use Linux instead of AIX or Solaris. Can Linux file systems, which I will define as ext-4, XFS and xxx, match the performance of file systems on other UNIX-based large SMP servers such as IBM and Sun?

First look at OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: Since I’m testing the viability of running Ubuntu on a number of platforms, and paving the way to shift from Internet Explorer to Firefox 3.0, I might as well take a look at the viability of abandoning Microsoft Office and making the leap to OpenOffice.org.

KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3

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KDE

andi.opensuse-id.org: After knowing this news, I immediatly took YaST to update all KDE4 packages yesterday. Now, I’m going to mention how to do that in easy (GUI) way, how to install or update KDE 4 to your openSUSE machine (I’m recenty using openSUSE 10.3 right now and used in this whole tutorial). I assume You have installed KDE 4.0 before following this tutorial, see this to install KDE 4.0 in your openSUSE machine.

Best Free MySQL GUI tools for Linux

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: MySQL is definitely one of the leading opensource database projects around and mainstream companies like google and yahoo have successfully incorporated MySQL into their highly powerful and scalable server platforms. LAMP stacks are increasingly becoming popular and MySQL is a great tool for beginners and students to learn databases.

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