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Story GnuCash Makes Money Management a Snap Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 10:29pm
Story CentOS Project Leader Karanbir Singh Opens Up on Red Hat Deal Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 10:13pm
Story Linux 3.14 Officializes Broadwell, Deprecates Legacy UMS Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Raspberry Pi: 11 reasons why it's the perfect small server Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Is CentOS ready for the Linux desktop? Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 8:54pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 1:11pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 1:10pm
Story CESG (UK Government): GNU/Linux the Most Secure Operating System; New Backdoors Released for Windows Roy Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 1:01pm
Story Plasma and a new beginning Roy Schestowitz 16/01/2014 - 8:51am

APT-build — optimize your Debian!

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Software

polishlinux: Certainly most of the Linux users would like to have their systems fully optimized for their rigs but do not have the stamina or enough knowledge to play with the Gentoo installation paradigm. But here comes the rescue — an apt-build goody available under every distro armed with the big gun - APT package manager.

Maximum PC: Firefox, one of the greatest PC technologies

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Firefox has been inducted to the 100 greatest PC technologies of all time, a list compiled by Maximum PC and the feature story of its December issue. In position 92:

An ultralight Mandriva: Theme screenshots

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Extreme Coder is still hard at work putting together a version of Mandriva for older machines. He enlisted the help of Albi to create an IceWM theme that mimicks the default Mandriva setup, and the results are fabulous.

NVIDIA 169.04 Driver Brings Improvements

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Software

phoronix: Last week NVIDIA introduced the 169.04 Beta Linux driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. This X.Org driver contained a number of GeForce 8 fixes, initial support for the GeForce 8800GT graphics card, monitoring of PowerMizer state information, and other changes.

Also: RadeonHD v0.0.4 Driver Released

GNOME Foundation defends OOXML involvement

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OSS

linux.com: The GNOME Foundation has issued a statement in response to recent accusations that it has been supporting the acceptance of Microsoft's Office Open XML format (OOXML) as an ECMA standard at the expense of the Open Document Format (ODF), the open standard used by OpenOffice.org, KOffice and other free software office applications. However, whether the statement's attempt at logical rebuttal will do anything to reduce the emotions or altruism behind the criticisms is anybody's guess.

Can You Guess America's Most Wanted Notebook This Christmas?

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Linux

mobilemag.com: I'll give you some clues. It's only got a seven-inch screen, four gigabytes of internal memory, and it runs on Linux.

KDE 4 daily builds in a virtual machine

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KDE

liquidat: SSJ created a virtual machine containing a KDE 4 build an equipped with scripts to update the machine on a daily rhythm. Equipped with that virtual machine everyone can now easily follow the development of KDE 4 without modifying a real system.

Also: Howto: Transform a qemu image to a VirtualBox image

some howtos and shorts

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  • Splitting and Merging Multiple Linux Files
  • ATI 8.433/7-11 on openSUSE - Howto
  • KDE 4 Plasmoid Fun
  • Six Days To Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • How to: Detect Duplicate IP Address With arping command under Linux

ASUS Eee PC May Violate GPL, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

dailytech.com: The ASUS Eee PC has been getting all manner of attention from various sites around the Internet, but recently an Eee owner has taken ASUS to task over potential violations of the GPL and of the long-standing Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Nokia N810: unboxing and first impressions

arstechnica.com: My shiny new Nokia N810 Internet Tablet was delivered yesterday. After fondling it for most of the day, I'm relatively impressed. The N810 is a bit smaller than the N800, which makes it more comfortable to use and easier to tote around in a pocket.

Skype's beta videophone for Linux looks pretty good

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Software

linux.com: Skype recently released Skype 2.0 beta for Linux, which includes the ability to make video calls, a feature the Windows and Mac versions have had for some time. I tried the beta on two systems running Ubuntu 7.10 -- my desktop PC with a USB webcam and a MacBook Pro with its onboard iSight webcam -- with mixed results.

Test Latest Builds with KDE4Daily

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dot.kde.org: We are now on the home stretch of the road to KDE 4.0, but KDE still needs extensive user testing to make sure everything arrives in the best possible shape for the release. There is a pressing need for users to be able to get hold of very up-to-date builds of KDE.

Is open source software really free?

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OSS

raiden's realm: When it comes to FOSS, or Free Open Source Software, the general conception is that it’s available at absolutely no cost to you. But is it really?

Linux for business use

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Linux

pcw.co.uk: We’re often being told to consider Linux and open-source applications as a viable alternative to what Microsoft and other Windows developers have to offer. But just what’s involved if you do decide to go down the Linux route for some or all of your small-business IT?

Firefox 3 Beta Answers Some Questions, Raises Others

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Moz/FF

crn: CRN Test Center downloaded Firefox 3 Beta 1 from Mozilla for a peek to get an idea of what users can expect when Firefox 3 is officially launched. Since this is a beta, the browser is intended for testing purposes only.

Asus Eee PC - breakthrough Linux product faces threat

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OS

itwire: The market has spoken and it clearly wants a consumer Linux computer. The sub-notebook Asus Eee PC has not been able to meet demand and is predicted to sell up to 5 million units worldwide next year. However, there is a threat on the horizon for this break-through Linux product - and it comes from Asus itself.

An interview with jdong

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: This week’s interview is serendipitous, as it comes in the wake of a rash of malicious posters attempting to delude new Ubuntu users into deleting their entire systems. At the forefront of the campaign to educate Ubuntunoobs against accidental erasures is jdong, who is also the forum’s unofficial security “expert.”

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

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HowTos

tuxenclave: Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux. This guide will let you pimp your Ubuntu latest Gusty Gibbon i.e Ubuntu 7.10 .

Pollies back Open Source

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OSS

itwire.com: If politicians' attitudes towards Open Source software affects the way you'll vote in tomorrow's Federal election, you may be interested in the results of a survey of the major parties carried out by Open Source Industry Australia.

Quanta - a web development IDE for KDE

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Software

fosswire.com: An IDE (integrated development environment) is a software application designed to provide all the tools you need in one place when you’re developing code. Quanta is, in my opinion, an excellent IDE for web development.

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