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Story Automotive Technology Platform Developed for Linux-Based Systems Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 6:46pm
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Story Open Source Power for Small Business in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Open Hardware for KDE Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2014 - 5:23pm
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Adobe's PDF now an ISO standard

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Misc

arstechnica: At the end of January 2007, Adobe submitted its Portable Document Format (PDF) to the ISO. Now, as the year winds to a close, Adobe has announced that PDF 1.7 has been approved by the ISO and will become the ISO 32000 standard (DIS).

MEPIS 7.0 rc2: More Final Touches

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has released rc2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The 7.0 rc2 master image contains package updates from Debian as well as a bug fix and security update of the kernel to version 2.6.22.14.

Video of Hans Reiser's Kids Moves Jurors at Linux Programmer's Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired: A 21-minute videotape showing Hans Reiser's missing wife playing and cuddling with her children at their son's birthday party captivated jurors at the Linux programmer's murder trial here Wednesday.

Risk gamers use free software to take over the world

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Gaming

linux.com: How are GNU/Linux users preparing for Linus Torvalds' plan of world domination? By playing free software computer games based on the classic world conquest board game Risk. You can perfect your strategy by playing the games XFrisk, TEG, or Ksirk.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 8

  • MIT Kerberos installation on Debian
  • HowTo Disable a User Account in Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) LAMP Server Setup
  • A quick note about installing ut2004-ded in Gentoo
  • Short Tip: Using Timidity to play midi files
  • Eix: enhancing the Gentoo experience
  • Animation Pipelines in Python, and the Linux Kernel: Woot!

My favorite FOSS development fallacy

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OSS

jucato.org/blog: “Project X is duplicating Project Y. X should be dropped so that resources/developers would be focused on Y” (or vice-versa). Let me enumerate my reasons why such a logic is faulty.

Novell postpones financial results amid SEC concerns

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SUSE

Matthew Aslett: Just hours before it was due to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007, Novell has postponed the announcement pending a review by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s concerns, it appears, relate to the company’s previous financial results.

Mandriva 2008.1 to use Pulseaudio

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MDV

adamw's blogs: For those who don’t follow the Cooker list, it’s recently been announced that Mandriva will switch to using PulseAudio as its default sound server for all desktops in the next release.

Fontmatrix: Font management for the desktop finally arrives

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Software

linux.com: The GNU/Linux desktop lacks a font manager for design work. Ideally, such a font manager should support currently used font formats, including TrueType, Type1, and OpenType, and allow sets of fonts to be activated on the fly, so that system memory is not choked with rarely used fonts. Newcomer Fontmatrix has proved itself a contender for the role. In fact, despite some weaknesses in its features, its basic functionality is already dependable.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Decemeber 5, 2007

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Software

This edition is all about what you love best about Compiz Fusion, the countless new features and fixes that get added every week. This week, a couple of interesting patches to Compiz Core by our forum users, new plugins (We all love those) and a few interesting and cool new features from some older plugins.

GNOME Journal new release

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Software

The GNOME Journal has released a new version including an interview with Daniel G. Siegel, a review of Foundations of GTK+ Development, and a report on how Maryland Library Benefits from its Switch to Linux.

MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML

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Microsoft

polishlinux: Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

Top 15 Linux Games

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Gaming

anurag.acespace.co.uk/blog: I am passionate gamer, really. During holidays, I do more gaming than anything else. Here is the list of my top 15 games:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

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SUSE

opensuse news: The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue is ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release, YaST Gets Ported to Qt4, and FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms.

Review: Linux Mint 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

raiden's realm: Mint has struck again! The developers of this elegant Linux distribution are back with a new version of their elegant Linux distribution for you to enjoy. What makes Linux Mint 4.0 better than the existing 3.0 version we previously reviewed?

ASUS P5K-E WiFi vs. Gigabyte P35-DS4

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: At hand today we have the ASUS P5K-E WiFi and Gigabyte P35-DS4 motherboards, both of which are similar in many respects and use the P35 + ICH9R combination with DDR2 memory.

Control your Linux PC from your mobile phone with Amora

linux.com: Standing next to your laptop to control the slides during a presentation is not cool. Nowadays everyone uses a presentation device or their laptop's remote controller, but a presentation device can be expensive. The Amora project turns your Symbian mobile phone into a Linux presentation device using Bluetooth.

VirtualBox: A virtual PC for you

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Software
HowTos

DPotD: VirtualBox is a piece of software that uses virtualisation to simulate a PC. With it you can run Windows, Open BSD or even Linux from your Debian system. Since it also runs on Windows and Mac OS, you can use it to run Debian from that other non-free OS. Note however that it only works on x86 and x86_64 hosts.

One-Click Linux Software Installation Available for Freespire, Linspire, and Ubuntu

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Software

softpedia: After months of hard work, Linspire is proud to announce the beta release of CNR.com. If you have Ubuntu 7.04 or Ubuntu 7.10 go right now at the CNR’s website, install the CNR client and grab your favorite applications with a single mouse click!

First Impressions: Real life with the Zonbu Laptop Review

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Linux
Hardware

mrzonbu.wordpress: I’ve had the Zonbu laptop for a few days now so I wanted to share my initial impressions and do a review. When I drew the laptop out of the box, I was immediately struck by the tactile feel and (lack of) visual appeal of the housing.

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