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Story What's New in Kernel Development Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Tizen SDK for Wearable version 1.0.0 has been released Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Ten Year Old "Critical" Bug Discovered In OpenBSD Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Raspberry Pi compatible HDMI stick, STB seeks funding Rianne Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:46pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:45pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:44pm
Story Debian 8.0 Beta 2 "Jessie" Released with GNOME as Default Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:27pm
Story Jono Bacon: How to Build Exponential Open Source Communities Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:23pm
Story Top 4 Alternatives for iOS and Android – Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen and Sailfish Roy Schestowitz 06/10/2014 - 2:12pm

Sony’s music now DRM free in Germany

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Misc

liquidat.wordpress: The entire process actually works with Konqueror (3.5.9 on Fedora 8), so there is no need for Microsoft software at all. If I saw it right there wasn’t even flash or anything else used. Just a plain page which, in the end, offered me the files inside a zip container.

Desktop search comparison: Beagle vs. Tracker

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Software

linux.com: Beagle and Tracker are projects that allow you to index your files so you can quickly search filesystems. Both projects started out with the intention of being used with the GNOME desktop, but have recently made a push to be desktop-independent and work with KDE and other desktop environments.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu - THE Linux Distribution

  • Mozilla Developer News for Aug 5
  • Could Linux Change Democracy?
  • Microsoft menaced by open source
  • GoblinX 2.7
  • IBM to open source supercomputing code
  • Would you buy a Microsoft-less desktop?
  • Interview: MarkMail Indexes KDE Mailinglist Archives
  • Book Review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks
  • Kernel Log: New Stable kernel, DRI2 postponed, Xgl removed from X.org
  • Mozilla about:addons
  • Using Bash To Feed Command Output To A While Loop Without Using Pipes
  • Microsoft To Counter Open Source With 'Basic' Software Line

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MLB.TV in Linux

  • Fedora on a stick
  • Learn more about a command when no man info page is available
  • Customize the Joe text editor
  • How to install OpenOffice.org extensions
  • A few terminal tips
  • Traffic Accounting with Linux IPTables
  • Hauppauge WinTV-HVR900 on Mandriva Linux 2008.1

Linux: the desktop years

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Linux

blogs.the451group: IBM, Canonical, Red Hat and Novell have put out an interesting joint release about how they are to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing. In celebration of Linux’s imminent domination of the desktop market I thought it would be worth remembering how we got here:

Spotlight on FireFTP, an FTP client for Firefox

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Software

arstechnica.com: One of the things that makes Firefox so gosh-darn lovable is the ability to create and add third-party extensions to the browser. These can range from themes that customize the appearance, little boxes to update your Twitter, or even full-featured applications like music players or, say, FTP clients!

Linuxworld headlines

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Linux
  • LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Announces Finalists for Product Excellence Awards

  • LinuxWorld video: Merrill Lynch moves to stateless computing
  • LinuxWorld: For mobile operating systems, too much Linux?
  • LinuxWorld gets an open source voting tryout
  • LinuxWorld Day Two Gets Rolling
  • LinuxWorld keynotes: Now is the time to invest
  • LinuxWorld showing its true colors?

Ubuntu wins “Best Desktop Solution” at Linux World Expo 2008

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Ubuntu

fabianrodriguez.com: I just wanted to extended a huge “thank you!” to all of the Ubuntu community Smile Today Ubuntu won the “Best Desktop Solution” Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2008 in San Francisco, California for a second consecutive year.

New modules for GNOME 2.24

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Software

LWN: The GNOME release team has announced which new modules will be added for the 2.24 release. New stuff will include empathy, project hamster, and PolicyKit. The up-and-coming Conduit synchronization tool didn't quite make it, and neither did WebKit, though both seem likely for 2.26.

Intel's Larrabee GPU Will Support Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Intel's Larrabee will not launch for another year or two, but additional details were shared this week on this project that will launch Intel into the discrete graphics arena. We've known this already, but Larrabee will be a many-core graphics processor with an x86 instruction set designed to compete with the graphics cards from both ATI/AMD and NVIDIA.

Humor: A Better View of Microsoft Security

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Microsoft
Humor

blog.linuxtoday: Ordinarily I don't pay any more attention to Microsoft than I have to, but this was too funny to ignore: A Better View of Microsoft Security?; Microsoft to expand its Trustworthy Computing in a bid to help users and vendors understand security risks.

WiFi software arrives on Linux desktops

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Software

desktoplinux.com: A vendor of Linux-based WiFi arrays is finally releasing a version of its WiFi Monitor utility for Linux desktops. The open source, widget-like Xirrus WiFi Monitor for Linux enables users to monitor, secure, and troubleshoot WiFi networks, says Xirrus.

Are Ubuntu Users Getting the Best of Both Worlds?

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: For a community distribution, Ubuntu sure knows how to preen itself to look good for the business world. Canonical hasn't exactly kept its plans to get on IT managers' radar a secret, but the number of enterprise-ready applications for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that are slowly becoming available in the Ubuntu Partner repository is getting hard to ignore.

High Noon with Smokin' Guns

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Gaming

linux.com: Since the release of the Quake 3 engine source code in summer 2005 a lot of modifications and spin-offs have emerged. One such spin-off, Smokin' Guns (formerly known as Western Quake 3), is all about classical Wild West themes: big rifles and revolvers, wailing steel guitars, bank robberies, and smooth talking. It's a game you don't want to miss.

Reviewing Linux-next

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I do think 'next' as it is has a few issues that either need to be fixed (unlikely - it's not the point of next) or just need to be aired as issues and understood," noted Linus Torvalds about the linus-next development tree, originally designed as a way to get subsystem maintainers more involved in managing merge conflicts.

IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

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Linux

money.cnn.com: For the first time, IBM and leading Linux distributors Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat will join forces globally with their hardware partners to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing choices with Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony in the one billion-unit desktop market worldwide by 2009.

Also: IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative
And: IBM gets hip with 'cool' Ubuntu PC deal

Fedora 10 Alpha Preview

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Linux

phoronix.com: Fedora 9 shipped earlier this year. Now, however, it's time start getting excited over Fedora 10. The first Alpha release of Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge) was released this morning. In this article we have screenshots of Fedora 10 along with some of the features you can expect when this Linux operating system ships in October.

5 Known Office Suites for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: A typical desktop computer user will almost always need an office suite. There are actually 5 known free and open source office suites that work best in Linux.

Lenovo launches a netbook

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Lenovo has announced its entry into the "netbook" market. The Linux-based IdeaPad S9 for "certain overseas markets," feature 8.9-inch display, plus 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors, and up to 160GB of storage.

What to expect in Debian 5: Lenny

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Linux

practical-tech.com: Debian took a giant step forward recently towards releasing the next version of Debian, Lenny, by freezing the codebase. Now, the only major things standing between the next release of the popular Linux distribution are “fixes for release critical bugs” and “fixes for severity.”

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