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Story How the new lock screen works on Android 5.0 Lollipop Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 9:47pm
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Firefox 3.0.3 now available for download

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Moz/FF

In order to repair a problem experienced by some users with the Password Manager feature in Firefox 3.0.2, and as part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.3 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads.

New Linux Distribution, Linpus, Goes Global

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Linux

crn.com: For every random need, group, or type of hardware, there seems to be a specific Linux distribution available. It should be no surprise, then, that there is a distribution specifically targeting the Asian market. Enter Linpus Linux.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 17 out now

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Ubuntu

This month's highlights include: Programming in C, Command and Conquer - Nano & Vim, Top 5 - Email Notifiers, and Using GIMP - Part 6 and Scan & Convert to PDF.

VLC goes to nine point two

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Software

linux.com: Sometimes I get the feeling that I only know about 5% of what VLC can do. Everyone knows it's a dependable, free, cross-platform media player. But read through the release notes for the latest version, 0.9.2, and you will see a dizzying array of server, network streaming, and conversion functions, most of which I have never even touched -- and the new VLC exposes a lot more of that functionality.

Solving the open source vs. proprietary driver debate in the Linux kernel

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: One long-running controversy in the open source community has to do with device drivers and whether binary modules (proprietary code provided by device manufacturers, such as Nvidia) should be allowed within the Linux kernel.

Linux.com's guide to the 2008 US presidential candidates

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Sci/Tech

linux.com: As November's national election looms in the United States, voters can expect increasing coverage of the hot-button issues through the mainstream media and campaign ads. On issues important to the open source and free software communities, however, information is harder to come by. Today we take a look at what the Democratic and Republican candidates say about questions close to the FOSS voter.

The worlds best Linux Distro is now available.

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Humor

Here it is, the earth shaking, mind breaking, hip shaking est Linux distro ever. It will do "all dat" and more.

Want to know more about it? Knock on the big green emerald doors and ask to see the wizard.

Kernel Log: Kernel Summit info; Plumbers keynote online; the latest on the e1000e problem

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: On the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), initial results of the developer conference are evident. Kernel hackers decided to integrate the Linux-staging development branch more fully into the main development branch.

Ubuntu Mobile Edition: first look on a UMPC

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Ubuntu

jkontherun.com: Steve at UMPC Portal jumped on the Ubuntu Mobile image that was released earlier this week and first impressions show that it's a fine mobile computing environment.

What You Should Expect from GNOME 2.26

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Software

softpedia.com: As you (probably) already know, the most awaited desktop environment of the year, GNOME 2.24 was released two days ago and... it brings a lot of interesting features. The development will not, happily for us GNOME enthusiasts, end here, as efforts for the next release have already begun.

Opera 9.6 approaching

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Software

opera.com: The first release candidate for 9.6 is just around the corner now, but there are still a couple of issues left to resolve. Now is the time to let us know about any regressions so we can fix them before the RCs Smile

Telecoms networks - Carrier Grade Linux comes of age

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Linux

electronicsweekly.com: The promise of Linux that is robust enough to be used in telecoms networks has been a long time coming, but the fourth generation of specifications for Carrier Grade Linux is now becoming well-established.

European open-source guidelines spark debate

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OSS

computerworld.com: Should European governments favor open-source software when they hold tenders for public contracts? Economists and policy-makers appear to think so, but industry giants, including Microsoft Corp., argue that this would be discriminatory and are considering legal action to prevent this from happening.

Red Hat HPC Linux cometh

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Linux

theinquirer.net: RED HAT WILL announce its first high performance computing optimised distro, the Red Hat HPC on 7 October. The distro is a step forward from the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes.

5 Things That Make Linux Great

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server. This article gives you a look at the five biggest reasons why you should take a look at Linux for yourself or your business.

Richard Stallman looks back at 25 years of the GNU project

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OSS

linux.com: On September 27, 1983, Richard M. Stallman announced his intention to found the GNU project in order to build a free operating system. Now, 25 years later, the Free Software Foundation is marking the anniversary of the announcement with a month-long celebration.

Ubuntu Server Team Wants to Know – How do you Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

LONDON, September 25, 2008 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is asking users of Ubuntu Server edition just exactly how they are using it and in what kind of organisations.

why 5-a-day makes me cringe

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: An issue with any metric is that you need to make very sure that you’re actually measuring/reporting what people think you are. 5-a-day stats are exactly that, stats on the 5-a-day participants, not Ubuntu as a whole. 5-a-day promotes quantity rather than quality.

Devil-Linux distro bundles router/firewall and server in one live CD

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Linux

linux.com: Devil-Linux might sound hellish for a Linux distribution, but this live CD offers many blessings for your server needs. Originally developed as a router/firewall distribution, Devil-Linux has expanded its functionality to include nearly every service that a server might offer. It can function as an LDAP server, a VPN server, an email or file server, and more.

10 amazingly alternative operating systems

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OS

royal.pingdom.com: This post is about the desktop operating systems that fly under the radar of most people. We are definitely not talking about Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, or even BSD or Solaris. There are much less mainstream options out there for the OS-curious.

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