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Story 8 Android apps to sate your lust for open-source Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 9:45am
Story Building an Arduino Pest Repeller on Linux (Part 2) Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 8:42am
Story New Acer Chromebook has Core i3 processor Roy Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 8:11am
Story LibreS3 Open Source Amazon S3 Implementation Released Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 7:23am
Story AMD Is Trying For Mullins Support In Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 7:19am
Story ROSA Software Center: Beta, but looks, feels and functions better than the competition Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 7:15am
Story The X.Org Server Video ABI Gets Bumped Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 7:04am
Story Konqueror vs Firefox Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 7:00am
Story GNOME MUSIC 3.13.1 RELEASED! Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 6:52am
Story Top 5 XP Distros, Sour Musix, and GNIGNO Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2014 - 6:47am

Utter Crap?: Matt Asay and The Linux Desktop Q&A (and Video)

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Linux

redmonk.com: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way before I begin. I know Matt Asay, I like Matt Asay, and I respect Matt Asay. But the one area in which we’ve never seen eye to eye is the Linux desktop. I certainly don’t agree that desktop Linux is “utter crap.”

Amazon MP3 Now Open To Linux Users

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Linux

mashable.com: Amazon MP3 has been around for several months now. And it’s doing pretty good. And now the company’s gone and done another decent thing with is music download service: it has opened its doors to Linux users.

Linux is killing Solaris

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OS

blog.markturansky.com: This just in from the “duh, obvious” department… Linux is killing Solaris. Search Google for “htop on Solaris.” You’ll probably find the very page you’re reading right now.

Micro-Review: PCLOS MiniMe 2008

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PCLOS

linux-exploration.blogspot: Is a version of the popular PCLinuxOS distribution. It sort of looks more like Windows Vista, and it is a nice sleek black color, but I think that something was lost when they made it "Pretty" for example, The Network wizard no longer runs before you log in to the LiveCD.

Compiz Website Hacked?

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Web

hehe2.net: While going about my business trying to find more slick Linux desktops, I decided to check out the Compiz website. So normally I navigated to the screenshot section. To my surprise the “discussion” was nothing more than spam links!

A Perception of Lack of Support for Open Source Should Not Stop Adoption of Linux

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Linux

lawtech.wordpress: I have written several posts about Linux and whether it is ready for the solo and small law office, listing the pros and cons as I have seen them. However, there is one “con” that people have in their minds when they think of Linux that should not be there.

Elonex One Sighted

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Hardware

opendotdotdot.blogspot: So now there's a Web site with some details. Also worth taking a look at is this BBC video.

Nexuiz 2.4 Offers Impressive Graphics

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Since the release of Nexuiz 1.0 in 2005, we have been tracking its progress as one of the leading open-source first person shooters. With time, this fast-pace game has picked up a nice level of artificial intelligence for its in-game bots, engine optimizations, single-player campaign missions, and a variety of technical advancements.

Take Two Package Managers In to the Shower?

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Software

hotcoffeeandlinux.blogspot: Installing software on Linux for new users has got to be one of the stumbling blocks to people switching from a Microsoft based OS. So whats the solution? thankfully there is a project to address this situation its called Autopackage.

Xrandr GUI

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Software

bryceharrington.org: Finally today we've uploaded the new Xrandr GUI to Ubuntu Hardy. I mentioned working on a tool a couple weeks ago; I discovered that Soren Sandmann was also working on such a tool and was further along, so I shifted focus to getting that tool ready for integration in Ubuntu.

GIMP 2.4.5 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: The source for GIMP 2.4.5 is now available from ftp.gimp.org. This is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Mac vs. PC vs. Windows vs. Linux vs. Huh?

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OS

jtgraphic.net: Alright. I’ve finally decided to break down the pros and cons of Macs, PCs, Linux, Windows, etc. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. There are also some interesting dynamics to some of the rivalries that some people just don’t think about.

What business can learn from the open source movement

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OSS

thoughtleader.co.za: The open source movement, which is responsible for some of the most important innovations in IT such as the world wide web, Linux and Apache, neither pays fat bonuses nor offers flashy facilities. It does, however, provide much by the way of intangible benefits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • LAC2008 is booted!

  • End Software Patents project comes out swinging
  • Alien Arena 2008 to be released March 1st
  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Rueckert
  • Shuttleworth Foundation puts money into telecoms
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: Unix Heads for the Clouds
  • Bureaucracy swamps ISO meeting on Microsoft format
  • The impact of licensing choice
  • Open Letter For Open Drivers To NVIDIA
  • Being cutting edge while playing it safe: OpenSUSE Factory LiveCDs
  • Zmanda Recovery Manager 2.1
  • My Kiowa Linux Beta 3 Desktop
  • kernel-alert: When you absolutely, positively have to know when that next kernel version is released
  • Faster Performance, Fewer Machines For FreeBSD?
  • Do open source developers deserve a premium?
  • Sony Exec: “We’re toast if EEE PC makes it big”

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Loading custom compiled ALSA modules

  • Publishing a Blog in Vim with Vimpress
  • Improved Guide To Burning Dreamcast Discs From Linux
  • scponly - limited shell for secure file transfers
  • Mount remote folders via SSH
  • USB BackTrack Linux installation

Linux thriving in an anti-Windows Vista market

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: An anti-market has grown up around Windows Vista that was made possible by largely by its haphazard design and high price tag. But that works well for Linux, which is enjoying some strong sales growth at Novell.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

distro-review.com: It's getting to the point where I should just rename "April" and "October" on my calandar "Ubuntu!" because that's what it just boils down to. If you have any interest in the state of open source software then you'll know that Ubuntu tends to be the benchmark.

When geeks and graffiti combine

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Misc

royal.pingdom.com: There is a lot of geeky graffiti out there. Some are just scribbles on a wall (programmer art being as it is), and some definitely qualify as artwork.

Refocusing LinuxWorld

LinuxToday: It may seem a bit weird to start a discussion about the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo (LWCE) so early in the year, but the topic came up because a friend of mine in the "biz" IM'ed me yesterday and asked if I was going to attend the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). To me, the OSBC epitomizes what LWCE would be like without the developers and user community in attendance.

Graphics and Free Software: a great 2007, but where is OpenGL?

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: 2007 was probably The Year Of Free Graphics: AMD/ATI’s specs, a new totally Mesa , output hotplugging via XRandR and the announcement of new shiny OpenGL specs. While this all was truly great, the OpenGL releases never happened, and there are no updates on the topic.

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icons and Themes: Vamox , Ashes, and DamaDamas

  • Vamox Icons Offers Three Color Variants for Linux Desktop
    Vamox icons were designed as a university thesis project by Emiliano Luciani and Darío Badagnani in 2008. The objective was to design a interface of a distro that the university could use for learning about design thin free software, From start these icons were developed for Ubuntu. Now these icons has three variants blue, orange and red, which are compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. We have added these icons to our PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other related distributions, If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download icons and install it in one of these "~/.icons" or "/usr/share/icons/" location. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Ashes Is A Light Theme For Your Linux Desktop
    Ashes theme is based on Adapta and Flat-Plat theme but it includes the mixture of blue and pink color scheme with gray search entity. Usually derived themes always try to make better and enhanced version by the person who forked it, to make desktop much perfect and elegant, same thing goes for this theme, it looks and feels great on almost every desktop. Mainly it is designed to work in Unity and Gnome desktop but it can also work in other desktops such as Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. For the Gnome desktop creator have added the dark title-bar/header-bar support, so you can enable Global-Dark-Theme using Gnome-Tweak-Tool, if you prefer dark title-bars. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download theme from here and install it "~/.themes" or "/usr/share/themes/" location. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator and since this theme is in active development hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • DamaDamas Icons Looks Great And At The Same Time Give Windows Flavor
    If you have been searching for Windows icons for your Linux desktop then you are at the right place. The DamaDamas icons are from Pisi GNU/Linux and available for every Linux distribution, these icons give Windows look and feel to your desktop. There isn't much information available for these icons but the icons are SVG format and there are almost 4000+ icons packed in very fairly sized archive. We have added these icons to our PPA and these icons are compatible with almost every desktop environment such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, KDE Plasma and so on. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.