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Story Microlinux Enterprise Desktop 14.1 MATE Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 4:47pm
Story CyanogenMod Is Now Installed On Over 10 Million Android Devices Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 3:50pm
Story GIMP Still Has Many Lofty Features To Develop Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 7:30am
Story NVIDIA Optimus Linux Power Battery Tests Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 7:22am
Story Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released! Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 5:15am
Story New SteamOS Build Updates the Intel Graphics Stack Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 9:28pm
Story Epiphany 3.11.2 Web Browser Brings Lots of Goodies for Christmas Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 6:25pm
Story Today's Howtos and Software Roy Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 6:08pm
Blog entry PCLinuxOS 2013--An Old Friend Revisited gfranken 6 22/12/2013 - 4:16pm
Story Reiser4 Is Now Available For The Linux 3.12 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/12/2013 - 3:59pm

Minor grumbles with Mandriva 2008 and its GNOME 2.20

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MDV

beranger: For a first grumble, I noticed that the battery stopped charging, and that it says "97%". Then, by reading the details, I got the following dilemma: if the battery is only charged at 97% (43.3 Wh instead of 44.4 Wh), then how can it say the capacity is 100%?!

Portrait: ZaReason founder Cathy Malmrose

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Interviews

linux.com: Rather than choose her current career, it almost seems as if Cathy Malmrose's career chose her. Malmrose is CEO of ZaReason, an OEM that manufactures and sells desktop and notebook systems with Ubuntu.

Also: ZaReason’s Ubuntu Keyboard

Let Emacs help you out with assistance from the editor

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News

Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.

GREAT NEWS: Top Linux Multimedia Player MPlayer Now on Windows Mobile

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News

MPlayer is one of the most popular Linux/Unix media player ... we all know that, don't we. Now, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member amitv_17, the porting to Windows Mobile has started.

Today's Screenshot: Cool Leopard-Flavored Dock for Ubuntu

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Software

wired blogs: I just came across this nice little mock-up of an application launcher for Ubuntu Linux created by Brad Jensen. It incorporates the look of Mac OS X Leopard's dock, and it adds a system navigator and search interface which pops up when you click on the system icon.

Automatix lands a Linux user in trouble

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Software

iTWire: There are times, even at my age, when I feel like going out on the road and kicking the first dog that passes by. The last two days have been like that - I feel as though I've really lost something.

olpc & asus eeepc

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Hardware
  • Review: ASUS Eee PC 4G is the little laptop that deserves to be huge

  • Let them eat laptops
  • $100 laptops? Not really, but $200 isn't bad
  • Asus Eee PC Secret: Xandros Mimicking Windows XP
  • Should a child’s first word be “Google”?

Free Software Foundation Creating RIAA Expert Witness Defense Fund

blog.wired.com: The Free Software Foundation announced Monday it has created an expert witness fund to help assist defendants sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for copyright infringement.

Midori - a lightweight web browser

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Software

ubuntugeek.com: Midori is a lightweight web browser, featuring full integration with GTK+2, fast rendering with WebKit, and tabs, windows and session management.

Mozilla hits back at Firefox 3 quality slur

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Moz/FF

theregister: Mozilla has hit back at claims that multiple bugs in its forthcoming Firefox 3 browser will be ignored in order to meet release schedules.

MEPIS 7.0 RC1: Final Cleanup Begins

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has announced RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The final cleanup of 7.0 begins with some updates: kernel 2.6.22.12, Firefox 2.0.0.8, Thunderbird 2.0.0.6, and OpenOffice 2.3.0-4. The final release is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 4

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 4 of our media player roundup. Today we'll be covering a couple of interesting players that most older Linux users may remember, and most new users may not even know exists.

Linux Lite: 5 Tiny Distros That Pack A Big Bang

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Of the abundance of Linux distributions available, quite a few have sprung up whose stated goal is to give you the most Linux in the least amount of space. They run in low memory, require relatively little disk space to install, and at the same time are immediately useful and powerful: you can boot and get right to work in seconds, not minutes or hours.

compiz atlantis plugin - Water in the tank and KIWI updates

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Software

CyberOrg: David Mikos has been busy adding tons of improvement to atlantis plugin, fishes now move in school, another cool new addition is water and waves to complete the picture of a fish tank. It would be added to git packages soon.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 229

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Impressions of Fedora 8

  • News: Fedora's GNOME Online Desktop, Ubuntu JeOS, Oracle vs Red Hat, future of Kurumin Linux, CAELinux 2007
  • Statistics: Windows versus Linux
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 4.0, PC-BSD 1.4.1
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • New additions: gOS
  • New distributions: KarachiOS, OS Desktop
  • Reader comments

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

How to completely ditch GUI internet applications for the command line

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Today, terminal-based programs have almost disappeared. GUIs are taking over, whether we like it or not. However, there is still a place for the old command line. That’s where the terminal comes in.

What Are the DesktopBSD Tools?

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BSD

ruminations: There are a few things the average Windows or Linux user takes for granted. Compared to most Linux desktops DesktopBSD appears to be just another open source desktop. Today we will have a closer look at the various specific tools that were designed to make for a better user experience.

Asian open source summit postponed

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OSS

zdnet: Apache and Eclipse's first joint open-source conference, Open Source Software Summit (OSSummit) Asia, has been delayed till 2008, according to the event organizer.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Motorola Razr custom Ringtones with Kubuntu 7.10

  • Making Sound Work in Ubuntu 7.10 on Laptops, even the MX7118
  • Over 10 power user tips for Vim editor
  • OOo: Using the Advanced Filter
  • Supercharging package management with yum plugins and utilities
  • Red Hat / CentOS Linux Setting a Default Gateway

How To Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP On Debian Etch Using TLS Extensions

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HowTos

This guide is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile Apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.