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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 11:22am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 11:19am
Story Improve Literacy – Open Source Software with Lowest Cost Tablet, Aakash Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 9:56am
Story KDevelop 4.7.0 Beta 1 Released Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 9:43am
Story Linaro Announces Android Open Source Project port for ARMv8-A Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 9:22am
Story Lamassu Releases Open Source Software For Their Bitcoin ATM Network Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 9:16am
Story Is it possible to create the ultimate operating system? Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 9:09am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Installation Steps with Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:58am
Story Linux alternatives to popular Windows Software Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:51am

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV

beranger.org: You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Linux is ready, but consumers are not

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: Alongside Red Hat and Novell's recent pulling away from the consumer Linux space, some are not confident the operating system (OS) will be ready for the mainstream market anytime soon.

The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to Enable Automatic Login in Ubutnu

  • Restricted Accounts And Vi(m) Tricks in Linux And Unix
  • Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron
  • An update on the war against Microsoft’s war against Linux
  • Rants (and tests), tests (and rants), readings (and rants)...
  • Puppy Linux 4.00 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.04, My Awesome Desktop
  • Xubuntu 8.04 stellar on low-power machines
  • Asus Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid

VirtualBox 1.6: new features

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: VirtualBox has released the newest version of its virtual machine software. Among the features is seamless window support for Linux guests and MacOS and Solaris host support.

Do You Need Open-Source Indemnification?

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OSS

blogs.eweek.com: While gathering support contract pricing information for my Ubuntu 8.04 review, I noticed a somewhat surprising item listed among the benefits of paying Canonical for a Linux distribution the company gives away for free: Protect your business against IP infringement claims.

Iron Man vs. Open Source

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I saw the Iron Man movie (quite awesome I must say) and was inspired when I came home and did a search “Iron Man open source” on Google. I was surprised that I actually had a lot of hits.

GoblinX 2.7 Beta1: Just a look...

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Linux

beranger.org: As a live system, either I was in a better mood, or it's improved since 2.6. None of the included firewalls blocked me anymore. The RGB subpixel smothing wasn't there anymore, which is good for me, however...

Ubuntu Nuggets - It's the Little Things that Count

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Ubuntu

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The first Ubuntu release hype is slowly passing away. It’s amazing to see Ubuntu-related articles rise to the top of social bookmarking sites, extolling the wonders of the new Hardy Heron. Too bad most of them stick to the obvious.

Why ufw Does Not Need A GUI

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’ve been hearing more and more recent requests (at OpenWeek -chat and in blog comments) regarding a request for a GUI on top of ufw. I wanted to take a second and outline more clearly what ufw is, which will likely stop these requests. I think its just a simple matter of not truly understand what ufw does which leads to these.

Check if Compiz will run well on your Linux Box with Compiz Check

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Software

makeuseof.com: Those people who frown at the Linux GUI (Graphical User Interface) haven’t actually experienced the 3D effects provided by Compiz. Compiz is a composite manager that adds visually pleasing 3D effects to your desktop - these include the cube effect and other window minimization effects that make things very appealing on your screen.

Me and Linx (Ubuntu) - Day 1

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Ubuntu

giordun.blogspot: So here I am with my cool orangey OS. I've tried using it a few times before but I fail because I don't know how to install. So now I am officially a Linux user. I use Ubuntu, cause it sounds cool and it's orange.

OLPC Decision Not Final, RMS Asks: Can We Rescue OLPC from Windows?

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OLPC

groklaw.net: Richard Stallman just switched to an OLPC XO, for the free bios, and at that same moment in time, Nicholas Negroponte made some odd statements about Windows and the OLPC. Walter Bender's replacement has just been announced, by the way:

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Filesystem Basics

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it (Part II)
  • How to: Compile packages on Debian/Ubuntu by hand
  • Compare Directories using Diff in Linux
  • How to Install Firefox 2 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Filipina named head of global open source project

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OSS

inquirer.net: A soft-spoken Filipina in her early twenties was recently named project leader of one of many open source community projects run by the Apache Software Foundation.

2.6.26-rc1, "Less Scary Stuff Going On"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "So this merge window was somewhat rocky in the sense that there was a lot of arguments about it, but at the same time I at least personally think that from a technical angle, we had somewhat less scary stuff going on than has been almost the rule lately," noted Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc1 kernel.

Yoper 3.1 Beta

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Linux

planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

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Software

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

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  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
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  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
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  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
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