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Story XFS File-System Changes For Linux 3.20 Are Quite Modest Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 7:19pm
Story Upcoming Features of GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 7:19pm
Story Upcoming Features of Fedora 22 Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Will you be my cryptovalentine? Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 7:12pm
Story Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Distribution Is the First to Include Linux Kernel 3.19 Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:55pm
Story ChaletOS Distro Comes with a February 2015 Release - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:50pm
Story Introducing Robolinux KDE, an OS That Windows Users Are Going to Love Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:47pm
Story PlayStation 3 Support Is Still Being Worked On Within The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:39pm
Story CoreOS and the App Container Spec Roy Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:37pm
Story TPM 2.0 Support Sent In For The Linux 3.20 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2015 - 6:34pm

Understanding Canonical's new Linux notification system

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arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced plans to overhaul desktop notifications. The project is part of a broader initiative that the company launched earlier this year to boost the usability of the Linux software ecosystem.

AntiX 8.0 Test1

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Linux

mepis.org: Now available, in the MEPIS testing mirror, the first public test release of antiX-M8, a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Lenny, with a little bit of sidux.

New Mac OS X ’sheets’ CompizFusion Plugin

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve implemented a sort of Mac OS X ’sheets’ animation in the simple-animations plugin. It is designed to work with dialog boxes so that they appear to ‘roll out’ of the top of the window.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 10

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: The latest release of the Linux Mint distribution offers up a clean, user-friendly desktop environment with a good assortment of applications to meet the needs of most any typical user.

The Win, Fail and Meh of Open Source in 2008

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: With 2008 coming to an end, heise online UK picks what was full of win, who was waiting for the failboat, and who just made us go meh. So in no particular order, here are the Wins, the Fails and the Mehs of Open Source from 2008.

Ubuntu Review: One Year In

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encephalosponge.com: After a somewhat belated New Year’s resolution last year, I did manage to complete my goal much more easily than I previously thought possible. In the last 9 months, I can probably count on my two hands then number of times I’ve booted into Vista or XP. I’ve been using Ubuntu.

Sugar Labs is joining the GNOME Foundation

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OSS

gnome.org: Sugar Labs, a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, is joining the GNOME Foundation as part of the GNOME Advisory Board.

KWin visual effects get way better in KDE 4.2

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KDE

arstechnica.com: We were impressed with the big improvements in the first KDE 4.2 beta when it was released earlier this month. It fixed a lot of bugs and brought some impressive new features to the Plasma panel system and other areas of the desktop environment. The second beta, which was released last week, builds on that work and adds a lot of important refinements.

24 Hours with openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

bear454.blogspot: Back in June I blogged about my first experiences with openSUSE 11.0. Although there were some groundbreaking improvements, the general tenor of my experience was negative. I'm happy to say that both of my major gripes with 11.0 are completely resolved in 11.1, and then some.

GNU, Linux, and the Free Software Movement

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In 1983, a computer programmer from MIT by the name of Richard M. Stallman grew skeptical of the commercial software packages that were selling for big bucks at computer stores. Since this software was a commercial product, its source code was often protected, and the alteration, or hacking, of the code was prohibited.

Hotrod Your Asus Laptop With 64-bit Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: I'm an old-school horsepower junkie. Oddly, I have the same addiction with laptop hardware. My four year old AMD 64-bit HP Pavilion laptop threw a rod (the LCD died) a couple of weeks ago, so this Asus seemed to fit the bill. Now on to the shop...I mean office, for a little 'tweaking' with Kubuntu.

Notifications, indicators and alerts

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Mark Shuttleworth: Let’s talk about notifications! As Ryan Lortie mentioned, there was a lot of discussion across the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, GNOME, KDE and Mozilla communities represented at UDS about the proposals Canonical’s user experience design and desktop experience engineering teams have made for Ubuntu 9.04.

Linux - the OS that keeps on giving

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Linux

blogs.the451group: Most Linux users and supporters are well aware of the openness, collaboration and flexibility that mark the OS and its distributions, but we’ve received some more tangible gifts from the Linux community recently as we enjoy the holidays.

Linux Isn't Just Good Ideology -- It's Better Computing

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jdeeth.blogspot: There's no way around it: the longer you run a Windows installation, the slower and less responsive it gets. On my year-old dual-boot laptop, I wait longer and longer for Windows to boot, and longer and longer for programs to do what I ask.

OpenSUSE 11.1: Evolution dependent on Mono

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SUSE

itwire.com: Any .1 release of a Linux distribution is generally meant to fix bugs which were present in the .0 release, not to introduce new features. In this respect, OpenSUSE 11.1 differs sharply from other distributions. And the news is not all good either.

Also: My first taste of Mono on openSUSE 11.1

Best Linux releases of 2008

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: The second half of 2008 proved to be an exciting time for Linux fans as most of the popular Linux distributions pushed out a pre-Christmas release. We take a look at a few that caught out attention.

Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions

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Software

linux.com: A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers.

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