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Story Driving sustainable innovation in Governments with Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 6:44am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 On Amazon EC2: Xen PV vs. HVM Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 4:42am
Story Intel's P-State Driver Is Getting Better Tuned For Performance Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 1:41am
Story Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2014 - 1:35am
Story Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia Android phones Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Red Hat: Certain To Grow With Rising Linux Acceptance Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 9:00pm
Story Re-sort KDE control modules Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Wine 1.7.17 released Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Six clicks: Great tips and tricks for Android Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2014 - 4:03pm

Give an Old Laptop New Life with Cheap (or Free) Projects

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Like a famed race horse or a classic book, you don't just throw away a laptop because it's banged up a little. Even if it seems outdated and underpowered, most any laptop is still small, quiet, and relatively low on power consumption, making it a seriously valuable spare to keep handy—even without a working screen.

GStreamer plugin release brings better cross-platform support

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Software

arstechnica.com: A new version of the GStreamer plugin modules was released yesterday after eight months of intensive development. One of the most significant features in this release is support for using native Quicktime and DirectShow codecs on Mac OS X and Windows.

opensuse interviews

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SUSE

Linux Got Game: TORCS Review

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Reviews
Gaming

junauza.blogspot: The Open Racing Car Simulator (TORCS) is considered among the best open source games available for Linux. TORCS is based upon the open source, cross-platform libraries OpenGL, Mesa 3D and OpenGL Utility Toolkit, thus it is highly portable and can also run on FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

Interview with Wolven, creator of Wolvix

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Linux
Interviews

raiden.net: I first tried Wolvix as a live CD in its 1.0.5 version back in November 2006 and was immediately blown away by it. Further, it frequently amazes me that so much great software can be wrapped up in such a tight, stable distribution on one 700MB CD.

software shorts

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Software
  • Play classic SEGA games on Ubuntu with Gens

  • How To: Run Linux Applications in Windows
  • Vimpress: Publish WordPress blog posts from Vim
  • Software Tracker for Linux

Threading Building Blocks Packaged into Ubuntu Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: The spread of Threading Building Blocks (TBB) into Linux distributions is gaining momentum: TBB will be packaged into the upcoming Ubuntu Hardy Heron release.

Time-lapse photography with dvd-slideshow

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HowTos

linux.com: Over the last few years I have been experimenting with time-lapse photography. One easy way to compile a time-lapse video is to use dvd-slideshow, a tool for creating video slideshows from digital photos, and more.

Top Five Microsoft U-turns

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Microsoft

theinquirer.net: Microsoft yesterday surprised many by saying it would open the books on its software, revealing and documenting critical APIs and other information. Five more technology U-turns Microsoft took are listed here:

Also:

  • Why you should care about Microsoft's open-source move

  • Microsoft openness initiative proves they still don't get it
  • World not open to Microsoft promises
  • Korean Professor Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Microsoft
  • What Microsoft is really up to

Zebuntu: Ubuntu 7.10 under disguise!

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Linux

beranger.org: Currently, Zebuntu is nothing else but a rebranded, BeOS-themed XFCE variant of Ubuntu 7.10, with a new control panel (MAGIC). Now what?

A Sneak Preview of Picasa 2.7 for Linux

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Software

techthrob.com: Google's Picasa software is a powerful tool for managing your photo collection. It provides a simple interface for organizing your pictures, as well as some easy-to-use, yet powerful image manipulation tools. However, until recently the Windows version of Picasa has had some features that put it above the Linux version.

DVDs and Documents

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Microsoft

Jeremy Allison: "How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
None. They just declare darkness the new standard".

KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 777000)

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KDE

polishlinux.org: KDE 4.1 will be what everyone expected 4.0 to be — a fully functional revolutionary Linux desktop. I took a look at the revision 777000 of this desktop environment and what you get is a visual changelog describing the current progress in terms of look and feel and features.

Get rid of stowaway packages with GNU Stow

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HowTos

linux.com: The installation instructions in most free software reviews aren't enough. If you decide a package sucks, how do you get rid of it? If a package rocks, how do you upgrade it? GNU Stow, a package manager for packages you compile and install yourself, provides an easy answer to both questions.

Linux Desktops: Real Relief for Windows Users

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Linux

reallylinux.com: What an odd thing it is to find so many people still questioning the merits of moving to a Linux Desktop. It’s almost as though those of us who have been extensively using Windows for years now have some sort of problematic memory issue. Perhaps the proper psychology term is something like ST-PiT-MR also known as Short term pain in the tush memory relapse syndrome.

Simple Firefox Tips and Tricks (Some of Which You Might Not Know…)

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: I have used Firefox browser for a long time and I always think that I know all the features inside out. When I was told of the following seemingly simple but useful tricks, I know I was wrong.

Quick and easy photo management with F-Spot

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Photo management software for Windows makes us weep. For most people, photo management consists of loading the software (and drivers) that came from the camera manufacturer. So you've got a Nikon camera, and the photo management software is really different from your significant other's Kodak software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OLPC: one bad idea per child

  • Tethered capture with gphoto2
  • How to install Mythbuntu 8.04 Alpha 2
  • Redux: Gentoo's top 3 issues
  • Life before Google
  • Adding System Services with Upstart
  • Func, the Fedora Unified Network Controller
  • KDE PIM Team Meets to Talk Akonadi and KDE 4.1
  • Abyss: a small, sweet Web server
  • Red Hat not impressed with Microsoft's interoperability plans
  • Open source fans offer differing views of MS move
  • Winners and losers in Microsoft open API move
  • Is Microsoft using the "anti-lock-in" argument from OSS's playbook?
  • Novell and the Community
  • Back to Gentoo
  • Miguel de Icaza talks to the INQ
  • Local Caching For Network Filesystems

Logo War: Red Hat Takes On DataPortability

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Linux

techcrunch.com: Open source giant Red Hat sent a Cease and Desist letter to the DataPortability.org group today demanding the removal of the DP logo from the group's website, saying their logo is "identical to the Fedora Infinity design logo owned by Red Hat."

Samba author: GPLv3 has further to go

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: While he sees the GPLv3 as "extremely good", Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell believes that the free software licence still needs strengthening. In this video interview he said that the anti-DRM provisions didn't go far enough.

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