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Story NVIDIA 337.19 Beta Linux GPU Driver Released Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 10:43pm
Story FFmpeg 2.2.2 “Muybridge” Now Up for Grabs Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 10:38pm
Story Mesa 10.1.2 Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 10:33pm
Story FSF joins more than twenty other organizations in plan to “Reset the Net” Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Black Lab Linux 5.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 8:22pm
Story All-in-One Internet Application Suite SeaMonkey 2.26 Is Based on Firefox 29 Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 8:15pm
Story Android KitKat Sees its Market Share Surge Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Hewlett-Packard's Radical New Laptop Doesn't Run Microsoft's Windows Roy Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Manjaro 0.8.9 Gets Its Fourth Update Pack with Fix for the Heartbleed Bug Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 7:45pm
Story Open-Source ATI Rage 128 Driver Gets Revived Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 7:36pm

Is Microsoft Losing Ground With Portable Computer Users?

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OS

informationweek.com/blog: Hey, what is going on here? In Thursday's list of Amazon's best-selling portable computers, only seven out of the top 25 run Windows. The Linux-based Asus Eee PCs and Nokia tablets are grabbing high positions in the list. That's a lot of computers that aren't paying tribute to Microsoft.

Also: Another low cost Linux PC. I think we can officially call it a trend

NVIDIA Workstation Performance: Windows vs. Linux vs. Solaris

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OS

phoronix.com: The last time we had looked at the NVIDIA performance under both Linux and Windows was last July. For today's workstation testing we had run the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 512MB on Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, Solaris Express Developer 1/08, and Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate.

Linux crossword puzzle

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Linux

linux.com: We know our readers are a multifaceted lot, so when crossword puzzle author Myles Mellor offered to create a Linux-themed puzzle for us, we thought at least some of you would enjoy it. You can complete the puzzle online.

Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution"

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MDV

Frederic Crozat: No, Michael, Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution" and it hasn't been for the last 7 years! It might have been 8 or 9 years ago, when it was originally created, but it is no longer the case for more than half a decade now.

Ubuntu Doesn't work for me ... yet ! aka. Ubuntu Sucks

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Ubuntu

sharninder.blogspot: To put things into perspective, I am a fairly advanced Linux user, having started using Linux around 10 years back. I started with RedHat, moved on to Slackware, Redhat again, Fedora, Debian (stabl and sid) and finally Ubuntu.

this morning's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

  • Installing Linux over the network
  • How to run html2image linux on Ubuntu64
  • Apache Tip: Enable server-status to View Activity in Real-Time
  • Linux sudo Configuration
  • umask: create new files with specified file mode
  • It is about Time ... a process
  • Mount an iso image as a CD
  • FreeBSD ldconfig

today's leftovers

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News
  • Fedora Developer Interview: Eric Sandeen on ext4 Implementation

  • Interview with Carlos Piana - lawyer for Samba and FSFE
  • Why 'LiveCD' Should Be a Part of Every Computer User's Vocabulary
  • Opera: IE8's changes don't let Microsoft off legal hook
  • Broadcom 4318 working on PCLOS 2007!
  • GeForce 9600GT Gets Open "nv" Support
  • Visual (In)Consistency in KDE 4
  • Open-source adopters prove a mixed bag
  • Open source = market development
  • Sun officials laud Philippines open-source community
  • Linux Product Insider
  • MindTouch learns the open source walk
  • Basics of a Linux-based School IT Infrastructure
  • Mythbuntu Linux Media Center

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Playing Music & Not Getting Sound in Flash?

  • Howto: Create ISO File From CD/DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Useful Linux Terminal Commands for New Users
  • mplayer and internet radio streams
  • LDAP: troubleshooting “I have no name!”
  • Bio-Linux - Bioinformatics Tools for Linux
  • Patching and Building The VT6655 Driver On Ubuntu 7.10
  • Are You Keeping Your Ubuntu Linux PC Secure?
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 3: Connectivity with Bluetooth
  • Sftp
  • Turn your Ubuntu box into a simple router

LinDVD for Kiowa

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Software

oneclicklinux.blogspot: If you're new to Linux, one of the first things you're likely to do is pop in a commercial DVD and attempt to play it. You'll find that, just like Windows, unless you install a legal DVD player on your Linux system, you won't be able to play the disc's content.

People of openSUSE: Detlef Reichelt1 Star

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Do you know who is behind the PackMan project? Then it’s time to we present you Detlef Reichelt - PackMan project maintainer and openSUSE Member!

Also: KDE 4.0.2 is out, Get it now for openSUSE 10.3

Report: U.S. likely to maintain 'yes' vote for OOXML in ISO

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OSS

computerworld.com: An esoteric-but-key technical committee will recommend that the U.S. maintain its support for making Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format an ISO-certified open standard, despite controversy at a meeting last week discussing fixes to the proposed specification.

Full Circle Podcast #1

We’ve finally got Full Circle Podcast - Episode #1 out! Yes, the audio quality has increased noticeably! Topics include Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4, KDE 4.1 Feature Plan and Release Schedule, and Torvalds pans Apple with ‘utter crap’ putdown.

How to love Free Software in 3 steps: configure, make, make install

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I recently re-read the article how to hate free software in 3 easy steps by Steven Goodwin. I’m no programmer, but then I’ve also installed a few distributions myself. And frankly, I have trouble relating to that post.

Low-cost laptop runs Linpus Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices: Thai systems integrator Norhtec is preparing to release a sub-$300 ultra-mini PC (UMPC) laptop based on a Quanta design. Aimed at the developing-country market, the so-called Gecko Laptop is being built by Quanta and runs Linpus Linux Lite, a new distribution designed for small-screen mini-PCs.

Amazon's Linux answer to iTunes is a winner

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Software

desktoplinux: Are you a Linux user suffering from iTunes store envy? If so, Amazon has a deal for you. While any good Linux media player, like my own personal favorite Banshee, will let you rip music from CDs, there hasn't been a good source to buy music online for Linux players ... until now.

Major Update to Prism, First Prototype of Browser Integration

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Prism is an open source cross-platform prototype of functionality that lets users split web applications out of the browser and run them directly on the desktop.

NVIDIA 171.06 Linux Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: On the same day as the limited open-source support arriving in the xf86-video-nv driver, NVIDIA's binary display driver for Linux has been updated to officially add support for the GeForce 9600GT graphics card.

Amarok 2: Nearing first alpha, and lots of cool new stuff

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Software

amarok.kde.org/blog: Its been little while since I wrote a nice long update about the state of Amarok 2, and we have been getting a few complaints that there is not enough ews being posted, so I will try to remedy that here. And I have a nice pile of screenshots ready for you!

Starting a week with Ubuntu and Lenovo's X61 ThinkPad: First impressions

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I finally decided to put my OS where my mouth is. Or, at least, where my typing fingers are. I'm typing this from a Lenovo X61 ThinkPad...running Ubuntu 7.10. I'm going to spend the next week or so reporting on the experience. Well, today we're going to see just how much substance there is to my prior contention.

Flipping the Linux switch: Linux gaming

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: What do Linux gaming, jumbo shrimp, and government intelligence have in common with each other? Think back to your English classes. (We're not responsible for any traumatic memories that surface from this exercise.) Got it yet? Anyone?

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