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Story Imp mini PC is a tiny, ARM-based Ubuntu computer Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 9:53pm
Story Ubuntu MATE is a heavyweight among the lightweight distributions Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 9:44pm
Story Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 5:50pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:53pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:52pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:50pm
Story Kubuntu 14.10 review Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:44pm
Story Dispelling the myths of open source licences Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:26pm
Story Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up Makulu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 6:44am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 vs Kubuntu 14.10 vs Xubuntu 14.10 vs Lubuntu 14.10 vs Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: A Comparison Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 6:28am

First Look: Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ Beta Delivers

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Ubuntu

webmonkey.com: The first beta for the next major version of Ubuntu Linux is now available for download and testing. While it isn’t finished yet, the beta version of “Intrepid Ibex,” as this release is known, promises a number of important improvements.

Is twhirl the "most awesomest" Twitter desktop client for Linux?

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Software

junauza.com: The first thing that I did after I got a Twitter account was look for a desktop client for Linux. Unfortunately, I only found a few, and most them are still under development and their features are anemic.

Marble: 'Googe Earth Lite' Comes Free With KDE 4

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Software

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVERYONE seems to love using Google Earth. It is such a thrill to use, allowing you to zoom across oceans and continents at the click of a mouse button, or to look at your own home from the heavens.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install GIMP 2.6 on Linux

  • Adding search to your Web site with Xapian and Omega
  • OOo: Sorting mixed 5- and 9-digit zip codes
  • How to Convert flv (flash video) to dvd iso in Ubuntu
  • How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Sharing Files with a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router
  • Bash Weather Script - World Update

FSF: wrong priorities

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OSS

beranger.org: That's here: FSF Campaigns: High Priority Free Software Projects. And I don't see any vision at all, but mostly politics.

AspireOne: a review

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Linux
Hardware

tommorris.org/blog: On Sunday, I purchased an Acer Aspire One - a 120Gb Linux machine in 'Sapphire Blue'. Ever since some of my friends started using Asus Eee machines, I'd been thinking about buying a 'netbook.'

Vendors rush to fix critical TCP/IP bug

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Security

techworld.com (IDG): Internet infrastructure vendors are rushing to develop patches for a set of TCP/IP security flaws, which could help hackers knock servers offline with very little effort. Robert Lee and Jack Louis, have said that they can knock Windows, Linux, embedded systems and even firewalls offline.

7 Days of M1530: First Impressions

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: It’s been four days now since I got my Dell XPS M1530 pre-installed with Ubuntu. I am ready to give some first impressions. Here is what I have noticed so far:

Picasa 3 (beta) for Linux released

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Google
Software

googlephotos.blogspot: We're proud to announce the public beta of Picasa 3.0 for Linux. With version 3, Picasa adds improved Linux desktop integration. For instance, it now uses your preferred file manager, and you can use your preferred email program to send photos directly from Picasa.

OOXML Leaked: The Stuff ISO Doesn’t Want You to Have

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OSS

boycottnovell.com: In light of the systematic abuse and the demise of ISO, which IBM loudly protested against [1, 2], we shall no longer let this process remain secretive. We finally have complete copies of the documents which the shenanigans keep behind passwords (unlike ODF which they attack). This includes 6 files, namely:

50 significant moments from internet history

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Web

zdnet.com.au: We decided to plough the history of the entire internet, from the roots of its underlying technology, to the Web properties that helped it explode, the litigation it endured on the way and disasters companies have suffered as a result of the Net's popularity. We've picked 50 of what we think are the most significant moments.

What I wish I'd read months ago about KDE3 vs. KDE4

This could have saved me (and probably others) a lot of public freaking out.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mastering IPTables, Part I

  • FSF high priority list becomes a campaign, seeks donations
  • When Linux does well: the e1000e Ethernet bug fixed
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part3
  • A Minor Stumble with Ubuntu
  • Microsoft changes the Managed Extensibility Framework License
  • Sistine: A sify broadband client
  • Perens new crusade is patent law
  • Macs now have 8% of computer market
  • Bubba Two: The little server that could
  • Handy wallpaper for basic linux commands
  • Rwanda: Kagame Launches One Laptop Per Child
  • Application servers that developers love
  • Red Hat Delivers First Integrated Linux-Based High Performance Computing Platform
  • Red Hat Hosts Fourth Annual Government Users and Developers Conference
  • Mr. Clean actor dies at 92

Apple may mix up netbooks, Linux still looks good

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Hardware

blogs.the451group: There are some indications that yes, indeed, Linux netbooks may have to fear Apple Netbooks. They should. While I’m bullish on the opportunity for netbooks that are based on Linux, that is based partly on the fact that Linux faces really only one competitor, which is actually a ‘retired’ OS (Windows XP). An Apple netbook with iPhone-like connectivity and touch functionality would be formidable.

Notice of discontinuation of Mandriva Linux 2007.1

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MDV

linuxcompatible.org: "It's that time of year again. With the pending release of Mandriva Linux 2009.0, older versions of Mandriva Linux will no longer be supported.

why Thunar is the best file manager

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Software

lapubell.com: I have been a long time KDE supporter, and I still love the flexibility it provides. While I find both the GTK and QT toolkits to provide a pleasing look and feel to my desktop, I haven’t found a file manager that can handle my level of customization.

Funtoo Updates

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Per request on this blog, I am now building ~pentium4 Funtoo (unstable) stages. Starting with the October 1st ~x86 build, all Funtoo (unstable) stage3 builds now include dhcpcd and git.

Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: The beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, arrived a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

coupla shorts

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Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up 2 IP address on "One" NIC (Redhat/Fedora)

  • Speeding up SpamAssassin rule processing on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Ctrl+Alt+Delete (CAD) Key Sequence
  • Project management over the Web with Collabtive
  • Differences between Packet and Statefull Firewalls
  • Linux Package Manager Cheatsheet
  • KDE4: Resolving the "call to lnusertemp failed" issue
  • This isn’t your grandpappy’s dd command
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