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Story Nine Advantages of Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:56am
Story Unreal Engine 4.2 Brings 500+ Updates Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:54am
Story Meizu Will Present A Meizu MX3 Phone Running Ubuntu Touch, At The Mobile Asia Expo 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:41am
Story The future of activity switching Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:39am
Story Theming and Style in GNUstep Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:32am
Story Mesa 10.1.5 Is Out While Waiting For Mesa 10.2 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:59am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 2 Is Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:46am
Story Get Your Ubuntu to Look like Mac OS X with a Simple Theme Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:41am
Story Valve Funds Glassy Mesa Development For Better Driver Performance Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:30am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 - There has never been a better time to switch to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:19am

Open source video editing: what we have now and what we need

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Software

linux.com: Watching the evolution of open source tools for video editing and manipulation over the last 10 years has been less than a thrilling experience. But are things about to change for the better in the near future? Can even the people most disenchanted with the current state of affairs feel tempted to regain a spark of hope?

Harvard starts teaching open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: It's about time that United States elite academic institutions finally got around to not only using open-source software, but also teaching it. In the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review, Harvard gives its MBA students a taste of the decision facing every company that leverages technology as part of its business: Should I embrace or fight open source?

PCLinuxOS Gnome links two worlds

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Linux

linux.com: If you're looking for a GNOME desktop for the popular PCLinuxOS (PCLOS), then newly released PCLinuxOS Gnome might be for you.

Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the Ultra-Portable industry. Here’s why.

ThinkFree Office: Running on Ubuntu 8.04!

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Software

jonreagan.wordpress: ThinkFree is a company, which for the longest time, has offered their free online office suite, much like Google docs or Zoho Office. On April 7, things changed…

How Google could Win the OS Wars

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OS

Matt Hartley: For a number of years now, Google has been waging a battle to win over your desktop without ever settling for one OS platform. Opting to play it safe by not entering the platform wars, but what if they were to put this mindset aside, and find themselves in a position to take on Microsoft in a more direct way? I think they might be able to make it work, so long as they utilize the following commonsense strategy.

Also: gOS Goes with Awn!

Free/Open-source Optical Disk Authoring Software

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Software

junauza.com: Optical disc authoring software, most commonly known as CD/DVD burning application is computer software for authoring optical discs such as CD-ROMs and DVDs. Here are some of the finest free/open-source optical disk authoring software:

ManiaDrive - a (slightly crazy) arcade car game

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Gaming

fosswire.com: ManiaDrive describes itself as “an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay (tracks almost never exceed one minute)” and also as a clone of Trackmania. What I can tell you is that ManiaDrive is a lot of fun, and extremely addictive at that.

Use Wubi to install Ubuntu without partitioning

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Ubuntu

linux.com: You can install and run Ubuntu from within Windows without any risk of accidentally deleting your existing programs and files by using Wubi, an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users.

Ubuntu 7.10 vs. Ubuntu 8.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Back in December we looked at the initial Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 performance by comparing it to Ubuntu 7.10. Now that we're nearing an end in this development cycle as Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) will be released later this month, we've ran a new set of benchmarks comparing the latest Ubuntu 8.04 packages to the previous Gutsy Gibbon release.

Also: Microsoft.com vs. Ubuntu.com

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Delete Files Permanently & Securely with Shred & SecureDelete

  • Clean up Duplicate Files, Symlinks, Directories in Ubuntu with an easy GUI
  • Recover Deleted Files with Foremost
  • Howto:Recover and Undelete files in Ubuntu the easy way
  • Secure Data Destruction
  • ip command cheat sheet
  • How I Rip and Encode MP3s on the Ubuntu Linux Command Line
  • Creating a dropdown list in OpenOffice Calc that references a list of values

Review: Pidgin Flies Between Linux and Windows

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Software

earthweb.com: We live in a cross-platform world. People work in front of their Windows PCs all day long, then go home to their Mac. Or they code at their Linux terminal then unwind with games on their Windows box. Unfortunately, for as many cross-platform people as there are, it doesn't always seem like there's a lot of software built to follow them from machine to machine. One exception is Pidgin.

Four Things Linux Needs

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Linux

ostatic.com: Mike Gunderloy's post on FOSS Factory got me thinking about what Linux needs to gain mass market acceptance. After thinking about it, I've come up with a list of four things that the Linux community needs that aren't (as far as I know) yet in the works.

New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem

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Software

linux.com: In this age of multi-core processors and 3-D desktops, some people still get work done on old resource-strapped single-core machines, thanks to programs like the AbiWord word processor. The latest stable AbiWord 2.6.0 release was unveiled last month.

Wanted, Dead or Alive: Open Source Monetization

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OSS

technocrat.net: While I was retching my heart out one of the commenters brought up the idea of "bounties" as a business model for open source development. That idea has been tried repeatedly, commercially. As far as I know there are still some companies that do that. For the most part it doesn't work and can't work for both practical and theoretical reasons.

GIMP 2.5 Developmental Release

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.5.0 is the first release from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a view into the current development towards GIMP 2.6.

Evolution - Moving Away from Thunderbird

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Software

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I have been using Thunderbird for quite a while now. It’s a great e-mail client and the fact that you can use it on multiple platforms made it a winner for me. I carry a USB-drive around with Portable Thunderbird on it. But… Thunderbird was starting to give me a few headaches.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Spring Free (Mandriva 2008.1)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Spring Free (Mandriva 2008.1) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Summit: Linux Advances Into Enterprise, Seeks Better Fix For Bugs

  • New Drupal Book Published
  • What's the Smallest Computer that Runs Linux?
  • Firefox 3 ignore extension compatibility checking is wrong
  • The Linux Window of Opportunity Has Closed, Maybe for Good
  • A Good (Linux) Foundation to Build On
  • The Open Source Commandments
  • Don't show me the money. Show me the CODE!
  • New Cylinder Effect For Compiz Fusion
  • How to Mitigate the Risks Associated with Open Source Code
  • Microsoft gets a new open-source chief
  • Updates on Hardy Heron
  • Software giants crowding roundtable at ISO
  • Construction firm turns to open source for systems management
  • Open source launches attack on software patents
  • ThinkFree Office: Powerful, familiar office suite for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Manslide - a slideshow generator for Linux

Australia’s first Open Source Census published

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OSS

itnews.com.au: Results of Australia’s first large-scale Open Source community census have been released to the public. The Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report gives voice to the business potentials, patterns and concerns of a previously mute sector of the IT industry.

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Debian Development Reports

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  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
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