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Story Intel wakes up and smells the post-PC era Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 2:00pm
Story Pros and Cons of using Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 1:38pm
Story Ubuntu Still Working On Stripping Python 2 Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 1:30pm
Story Trusting Trust and Trusting Red Hat et al. Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 10:31am
Story Open Sourcity is a place where great ideas inspire talented programmers Rianne Schestowitz 1 24/11/2013 - 8:39am
Story Mesa 10.0 Release Candidate 2 Has Arrived Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:34am
Story Ubuntu Touch Has Many Plans For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:30am
Story FreeBSD Is Getting Into The Magazine Business Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:20am
Story Heads up Apple, here comes 64-bit Android on Intel Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:07am
Story NTRU public key crypto released to open source community Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 7:58am

Linux development: too fast, too furious?

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Linux

matt asay: Is Linux pushing the envelope a bit too far, too fast? That's the question posed by Charlie Babcock's interesting article on the pace and scope of Linux development. Not at all.

Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 is released

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress.com: Great news from the dev team as Compiz Fusion 0.6.0, based on Compiz-Core has been released after fixing many bugs and adding a ton of new features.

KDE 4 Progress

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: It has been a fun week. I'm pretty much convinced now that we are on track with KDE 4. There certainly still is some way ahead, but we are getting there. This will be an exciting release. Of course I'm writing this blog entry on a KDE 4 desktop.

Another Day Another Distro – Part 3 – Mandriva One 2008

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MDV

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: On Wednesday of this week I wiped openSUSE off my machine and decided to try Mandriva 2008 next. I used to Mandrake a lot a few years back before it became Mandriva and even paid to join their Club but never felt like I got value for my money. 2006 was the last version of this distro I used and I was anxious to see what had changed:

Also: Another Day Another Distro – Part 2 – OpenSUSE 10.3

other ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 ... OS X Leopard ... Must I Choose?

  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon VPS now available
  • Novell Should Be Very Afraid of Canonical With its Ubuntu Distribution
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy"

  • Dell to ship 7.10 soon
  • Gettin’ Ubuntu Up
  • My 1 hour with Xubuntu 7.10
  • Want help installing Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • use time tool as simple benchmark tool

  • Install and Enable Restricted Drivers in Ubuntu
  • Speed up Amarok with MySQL
  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10 on Ubuntu Server
  • Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu or Xubuntu
  • Easily View Source of Included Files in Firefox

kde4 perfectly usable

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KDE

bjacob.livejournal: I am now running a full KDE4 session, from a svn checkout from yesterday. That's 10+ days after the tagging of beta3, and at the current pace of bugfixing, this means a lot of improvements.

Dual Boot in DELL XPS M1330 with Windows Vista, Ubuntu and Dell MediaDirect 3.3

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Ubuntu

linuxevangelist.blogspot: If you are in the category trying ambitiously to setup your newly bought DELL XPS M1330 laptop for dual boot with GNU/Linux and ended up screwing up everything and finally Dell MediaDirect stopped working and don't know what to do, probably you've come to the right place, but you have to be ready for one fresh installation.

Also: Download or Upgrade Ubuntu at highest speed

ET: Quake Wars - NVIDIA Performance

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Gaming

phoronix: The Linux client for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was released yesterday, but can you expect this Linux-native game to run with your existing hardware? In addition to this first person shooter being very multi-core friendly, it does require more graphical horsepower than any current Linux game.

Where does Linux go from here?

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Linux

linux.com: Linux is now mainstream -- so mainstream, in fact, that two of the top three Linux distributions are commercially successful operations, and the third aims to be. Every day, more and more old-school IT firms shake off their initial doubts, get in line behind their customers, and try Linux and other free software projects. In the face of such success, will Linux remain true to its free software ideals and to the community which created it?

Maintaining Out of Tree Drivers

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Linux

kernelTRAP: I'm trying to keep some external drivers up to date with the kernel, and the first two weeks after the release is the worst time for me. There is no way to distinguish the current git kernel from the latest release. It's only after rc1 is released that I can use the preprocessor to check LINUX_VERSION_CODE.

Also: Balancing Real Time Threads

Solving choppy sound and audio stutter in VMware

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HowTos

Rudd-O: VMware (Workstation or Player) under Linux tends to stutter and produce choppy audio when running a Windows XP virtual machine. Here’s what I did to kill those problems (yes, I can even use Steinberg Nuendo now!):

Linux and Me 4: Zaurus’, Media Boxes, and Puppy Linux.

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Linux

carsonspost.wordpress: This post will look at less obvious implementations of Linux, and what happens when a community works together to fill a need.

Are You 'Gutsy' Enough to Replace Your OS with Linux?

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Linux

PCWorld: One thing is clear with new Linux distros such as Ubuntu's just-released "Gutsy Gibbon", or version 7.10, and openSUSE's 10.3, nipping at Windows' and Mac OS X's heels: The desktop OS is at a crossroads.

Linux Projects' Best Kept Secret

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Web
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On-Disk.com gives developers and projects an outlet for cdrom and DVD disk distribution while also allowing them to earn some much needed resources to further their work. Webpath Technologies, the parent company of On-Disk.com, is proud and excited to report that they have paid out over 21,000 USD to Linux and software projects.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ohio Linux Fest 2007

  • ET: Quake Wars Linux Client Released
  • The Traveling Linux Laptop Adventure
  • How To Install Menu File Browser Applet on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Sun Report Builder: Better reporting in OpenOffice.org
  • Review: DreamLinux 2.2 MM GL - Multimedia Fan’s Dream Come True
  • Hack of the day: serial programming on Linux versus Windows
  • Romanian Libraries Use Open-Source Software

Seven Areas Where Linux Could Get Better

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Linux

information week: There is no Linux road map, per se. To give a glimpse of the process, here are seven areas of development worth watching, based on interviews with developers and kernel maintainers, and time on www.kernelnewbies.org.

Also: How Linux Is Testing The Limits Of Open Source Development

Notables in KDE 4 Beta 3

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KDE

liquidat: KDE 4 Beta 3, codename Cicker, was released some days ago. This release features a new panel and of course various bug fixes.

Also: KDE 4 Fun

Beware: Major problems with add-ons caused by Firefox 2.0.0.8 update

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Moz/FF

iTWire: For the past few years, I have found the Firefox browser update process to work pretty much flawlessly. But not with today's automatic update to version 2.0.0.8 (20 October 2007). Not a single one of the installed extensions that I have come to rely on are working, and I'm very annoyed. And it seems that I'm not the only one affected.

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