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Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 13/11/2013 - 8:43am
Story Theme, Ads, Format, Scope, Etc. Roy Schestowitz 6 13/11/2013 - 8:40am
Story Linux 3.13 To Support EFI On ARM Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 9:32pm
Story How did the Outreach Program for Women work out for the Linux kernel this year? Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 7:45pm
Story Updates knocking on the door! Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 7:42pm
Story KDE Edu 2013 sprint Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 7:37pm
Story No Changes in Tux Machines Roy Schestowitz 11 12/11/2013 - 7:10pm
Story The Linux kernel community learns how to grow more penguins Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 6:47pm
Story Hillsboro School District considering open-source solutions in wake of failed bond measure Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 10:18am
Story Tizen camera debuted, Lite tipped, phone delayed Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2013 - 10:13am

Five Things for Linux Distributions to Do Better

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Linux

information week blogs: There are many things that Linux does well. There are many things that still need work. But they’re not always the obvious things, either.

Top 1 app to install on Linux

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Software

beranger: I am sick of the articles of the kind "Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu"... ...so I only have my own Top 1:

Another low-cost Linux laptop gets a price hike

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Linux
OLPC

c|net: Another low-cost Linux-based laptop that you'll soon be able to buy is the Eee PC from Asus. Pricing for this machine, originally expected to start at $199, is now rumored to begin at $260 when the machine goes on sale later this month, with high-end models coming in around $400.

Also: Will low-cost OLPC or Eee PCs bring changes to the notebook industry ecosystem?
And: Cheap laptops still MIA

PC-BSD Day 26: Gaming under PC-BSD

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BSD
Gaming

ruminations: The next two days I will focus a bit more on the gaming experience under PC-BSD. My main focus is: (1) Will the PBIs run under this latest release of PC-BSD? and (2) Are the games running with a decent speed?

ShipIt prepares to start shipping Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) CDs

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Ubuntu

techwhack.com: If you are an Ubuntu fan you would have tried out their ShipIt service which delivers the Ubuntu CDs for free at your door step. The service is currently down as they are preparing to start the shipment of the upcoming release of Ubuntu which would be Ubuntu 7.10.

Also: Ubuntu Unleashed (2nd Edition)
And: An interview with aysiu

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

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OOo

linux.com: How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison.

Compiz 0.6.0 Sees The Daylight

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Software

softpedia: A new Compiz release was created by Danny Baumann, Compiz's main developer. Its release was announced yesterday and the new version is 0.6.0.

Torvalds dubs security people insane

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Linux

the inquirer: UBER geek Linus Torvalds is on track to win this year's Dr Spinola cudmugeon of the year award after dubbing people who disagreed with him as "wanking around".

Also: Other Kernel Headlines

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE

opensuse news: With this last article the Sneak Peeks series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that haven’t been properly covered.

Also: OpenSUSE 10.3: Important URLs For Newbies

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

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Linux
PCLOS
Ubuntu
HowTos

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Dolphin File Manager howto

  • October Foxkeh wallpaper
  • Awn Weather Applet

Using FileZilla on Linux

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, the open source FileZilla FTP client became available for Mac OS X and Linux. Using the wxWidgets cross-platform user interface, FileZilla now can be used with a consistent look-and-feel on multiple operating systems.

I’ll take PCLinuxOS Please

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PCLOS

ejabs.com/blog: Well ladies & gentlemen…it has been nearly 6 months since I installed & began working with PCLinuxOS, and I must say I am nothing but impressed. I still maintain my positive stance on the emerging Linux OS. I have never held a more absolute position toward any other Linux Desktop OS.

On the Fridge: KDE Invasion in the Canary Islands

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Ubuntu

dot.kde.org: Ubuntu's Fridge is reporting that Kubuntu is taking the Canary Islands. KDE is being installed on all of the school computers in the Canary Islands by the way of mEDUXa and in their universities with Bardinux, both derivatives of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux operating system.

Ubuntu with Elegance

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Linux

abhay-techzone: Linux Mint is an adaptation of Ubuntu, with packages for browser plugins, java, media codecs etc forming part of the default install. Their latest relese Linux Mint Celena is compatible with Ubuntu Fiesty repositories.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu...

  • Open source vendor takes on Microsoft Project
  • Open Sauce, government-run map site canes Google's
  • Calvin College Linux Installfest
  • First Look NimbleX sub100 LiveCD
  • Quickly Add/Remove Multiple packages with apt-get
  • Open source development goes Mac-tastic

When open-source GUIs attack: The Blender example

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Software

computerworld: TDT 3D has put together a comparison of six 3D modeling tools. Many readers got quite worked up about one of the tools, Blender 3D 2.45. What was the problem? Certainly not the price.

Got new hardware? Linux makes it easy.

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: I have been slowly, piece by piece, assimilating components to create a new Locutus that will be more than just a bitzer but a new version of itself. I put all the parts together and, I was presented exactly what I had before. The same soul in a different body.

Ubuntu 7.10: Tweaks make it smoother running

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: It didn't take much to get rhea running smoothly again after the upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10. The first thing I did was ignore the shiny shiny and turn of all visual effects. That seemed to help tremendously. I then began to change the desktop elements into something I liked that also was reasonably light on the system:

The future of Unix Part 1: IBRS' view

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OS

searchcio.com.au: In these interviews, TechTarget ANZ's Ian Yates speak with analyst Kevin McIsaac from IBRS, Sun Microsystems' Laurie Wong and IBM's Phil MacLouchlainn. The hypothetical is the death of Unix at the hands of Linux.

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Leftovers: Software (Subsurface, GRUB, GIMP, and Todo.txt)

  • Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4
    The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.6.4 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements
    The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release. Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.
  • GRUB 2.02 Bootloader Officially Released with ZFS LZ4 & LVM RAID1 Support, More
    The long-anticipated GRUB 2.02 open-source bootloader software project was finally promoted to the stable channel after being in Beta stages of development for the past few years. The development team took their time to finalize the release of GRUB 2.02, which should soon make its way into the stable software repositories of your favorite operating system, but it's finally here and we want to thank them for all their hard work and the awesome new features and improvements implemented so far.
  • [New] GIMP review
    GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth. GIMP comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.
  • Todo.txt – A Nifty ToDo Indicator Applet for Ubuntu
    Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh. Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.

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