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Story Announcing the Mozilla Science Lab Fellowship Program Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 8:59am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:11am
Story Wine 1.7.34 Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:10am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/01/2015 - 12:10am
Story Red Hat Reimagines OpenShift 3 PaaS With Docker Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:58pm
Story Samsung Smart TVs Hint at Tizen-Run IoT Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:52pm
Story Soylent 1.3 Review Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:50pm
Story AllSeen Alliance Launches Open Source AllJoyn IoT Gateway Agent Roy Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:43pm
Story Linux-based hexacopter avoids obstacles using Intel RealSense Rianne Schestowitz 12/01/2015 - 11:33pm

Why I Am Leaning Toward OpenSolaris

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OS

codeghar.wordpress: Sun makes its own Unix operating system, called Solaris. In an effort to be more open source oriented, Sun is releasing parts of Solaris as OpenSolaris. Here I will try to find reasons why OpenSolaris would be a good choice.

Poll: What kind of a Linux advocate are you?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I just read a post, “Help Spread Linux… Don’t Preach It!” about Linux advocacy and what the author thinks is the right and wrong approach to spreading the word. Take the poll and let us know how you see your role in being a champion of Linux and open source.

Interview: Angela Byron, Top Drupal Developer and Evangelist

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Interviews
Drupal

ostatic.com: Angela Byron is one of the lead developers and a community manager for the open source content management system Drupal, which OStatic is based on (along with sites such as The Onion and Fast Company).

Presenting with Linux - Impress with Success

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OOo

raiden.net: One of the biggest things about any effort to advertise Linux among your fellow workers or classmates is to demonstrate it yourself in your everyday activities. A rather simple example of this can come from doing presentations.

The iPhone Could Have Been a Linux Machine

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Linux

blog.wired.com: The ongoing Tony Fadell/ Mark Papermaster law-court shuffle is far outside of the Gadget Lab coverage zone), but one fascinating fact has emerged from the dust storm of speculation: Fadell, the Father of the iPod, wanted to make a Linux-based iPhone. How do you think Steve Jobs took that one?

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 5: updates for netbooks and notebooks

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Following the kernel developers' addition of a driver to the kernel supporting the ACPI Integrated Graphics Device OpRegion Specification, as we reported previously, thanks to ACPI developers, a change to the driver found its way into the kernel on Wednesday night.

Linux Equivalents To Things You Do In Windows

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Software

pcmech.com: You’ve heard time and time again from Linux fans that "Linux can do anything Windows can do". Is this true? Yes. However what the Linux fans usually don’t mention is how to do the stuff you do in Windows in Linux.

In Search Of … A Python IDE

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: I’ve finally gotten started on developing. After looking at a few options, I settled in on Python as the language and QT as the graphical toolkit - and after a few days of development I thought I might put a little effort into finding an IDE in hopes it would help me be a bit more productive.

Four Practical And Useful Compiz Fusion Plugins

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Software

linuxloop.com: Just about everyone has seen or used some cool eyecandy Compiz Fusion plugins, but there are also quite a number of useful non-eyecandy plugins for Compiz Fusion. Today, I will look at four of the most interesting ones.

Playing poker on Ubuntu

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Poker, the most popular card game of all times. Everyone loves it, but all the commercial poker clients are written for Windows. Can you get your fix on Ubuntu?

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Few days ago, I wrote about the various ways that I used to capture screenshots on my Ubuntu machine. In the comments, Imd mentioned about Gscrot being a great alternative screen capture tool. After checking it out, I must admit that it is by far the best screen capture software that I have seen in Linux platform.

Surprise! The memory issues are back in Firefox

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Moz/FF

inquisitr.com: Numerous users of the latest version of the Firefox web browser (3.0.4 released yesterday) are reporting memory issues causing the browser to freeze up or crash. Firefox 2 was plagued with memory management issues, but users had thought Mozilla had put these behind them with Firefox 3.

KDE vs GNOME

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Software

stormyscorner.com: One of the questions I get asked a lot is the "KDE vs GNOME" question. My first reaction is "that's not the issue," - the message I want to send the world is not why GNOME is better than KDE.

The Shade Of The Ecosystem

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Adam Williamson, community wrangler at Mandriva, a friend of mine, and someone who I have shared an over-sized coffee with, has posted a vitriol filled rant entitled Why I don’t like Canonical. Lets take a look each of these delicious nuggets of nonsense and break them apart.

Initial Thoughts on OpenOffice 3.0

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OOo

workswithu.com: I recently decided to upgrade to OpenOffice 3. As many users know, the Ubuntu developers made the controversial decision not to include OO 3, released in mid-October 2008, in Ubuntu 8.10, out of concerns that it would not be stable enough. But I still made the move to OpenOffice 3.

Microsoft spoiling for a Red Hat fight with Web Apps on Linux

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Microsoft is apparently going to support Firefox and Safari with its upcoming Office Web Applications (and, hence, Windows alternatives like Mac OS X and Linux). Yes, those using Internet Explorer and Silverlight will have an enhanced experience, but what does it mean for Red Hat?

Is that a live CD in your pocket or are you ...?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: How many times have you talked to a Windows user about Linux this year? Was there any result from your enthusiastic pitch: i.e. did anyone install Linux? Often we don't know. The problem is, without giving someone a tangible item to remember your conversation and or to take action with, we may have wasted time and energy.

Sun pimps out OpenOffice as Microsoft 'clarifies' Office for web

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: I know this annoys my friends in the free software community, but branding allows us to invest more in OpenOffice.org community and features, from which everyone benefits.

today's leftovers

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News
  1. Banshee 1.4 hits the streets, packed with Awesome

  2. Linux Basement Episode 31 - One Year Old
  3. ASUS On Linux & Warranties
  4. Mixing free and proprietary software: not a rosy future
  5. On Zenwalk, briefly
  6. AMD Catalyst 8.11 Linux Driver Released
  7. openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Now Available
  8. Novell's FOSSA architecture document out by December
  9. Intel Releases Two New Open-Source Drivers
  10. Reasons to love Linux #1: package management
  11. Free Software Foundation does the right thing for free culture
  12. UNMSM migrating to Ubuntu
  13. Problems and mitigation strategies for --as-needed
  14. New GNU releases Ocotber 2008
  15. Speed Dial: One of the Handiest Firefox Extensions
  16. Nouveau Merged In Gallium3D 0.2
  17. Open Source Apps in Your Brain
  18. "Pico" projector demo'd
  19. KDE video cast details
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