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Story Firefox to Green Light Voice and Video Features Via WebRTC Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 4:22pm
Story Deepin's Functionality Is a Bit Too Shallow Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:39am
Story Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:31am
Story Kali Linux 1.0.7 review Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:25am
Story Ubuntu Phone OS vs. Mozilla Firefox OS Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:13am
Story Linux Foundation flings two full-time developers at OpenSSL Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 6:05am
Story First Look Unreal Tournament, Tangiers Trailer, and Ubuntu Surface Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 5:55am
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 3:59am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 3:58am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2014 - 3:57am

Watch and explore outer space with Stellarium, Celestia, and Xplanet

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Software

linux.com: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth spent about $20 million to go into space, and he never got farther away from Earth than a few hundred miles. Using three free software programs, you can look at and virtually travel to places millions of miles away without leaving your GNU/Linux desktop or paying a dime.

Ulteo Application System beta1 has been released…

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Software

Gaël Duval: Automatic synchronization of documents with the Ulteo Online Desktop, automatic upgrading, new “My Digital life” panel, installation in about 3 minutes, hundreds applications available… That’s what you’ll find in this just-released installable version of Ulteo Application System.

GNOME 2.22 focuses on utilities and standard applications

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Software

linux.com: As you might expect, GNOME 2.22, the latest version of the popular desktop, which was released last week, has some functional tweaks and new default applications. Few of these changes are dramatic, but the overall impression is of dozens of small enhancements that nudge GNOME toward greater usability.

Verizon Settles Open Source Software Lawsuit

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OSS

informationweek: Two software developers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against Verizon Communications in which they claimed the telecom giant's broadband service violated the terms of the widely used open source agreement under which their product was licensed.

Also: Verizon GPL settlement is a biggie

Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

  • Novell to Announce New, Expanded Partnerships
  • Supreme Court won’t block Novell’s antitrust suit against Microsoft
  • Novell CEO Looks to the Future
  • ActivIdentity, Novell integrate products
  • Compellent Adds Novell Yes Certified Products

Celebrate St. Partick's Day, Linux-style

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Linux

linux.com: Today is St. Patrick's Day, a national holiday in Ireland that's celebrated by people of Irish lineage worldwide. Like Ireland itself, the holiday is associated with the color green -- as are many things in the Linux universe.

Explaining Open Source's Exponential Growth

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OSS

Glyn Moody: One of the problems with open source is that much of it happens invisibly. Whereas proprietary software, which is sold, has to publicised at some point, open source can simply be written: whether or not it gets used is a question of the author's personal inclinations.

Clone Linux, Windows disks with Clonezilla

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Most users know about proprietary software packages such as Norton Ghost that can be used for cloning hard disks for backup or distribution purposes. And a few may know about Partition Image, an open source alternative for saving partition images. But how many users know about Clonezilla, an all-in-one cloning tool that promises both speed and power?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 244

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at PC-BSD 1.5

  • News: Ubuntu beta freeze, KNOPPIX release update, PCLinuxOS E17 edition, unofficial
  • Gentoo live CD, BSD Certification update, package management in OpenSolaris

  • Released last week: Foresight Linux 2.0, Frugalware Linux 0.8
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Beta, OpenBSD 4.3
  • Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, Xandros Eee PC edition
  • New addition: Clonezilla Live
  • New distribution: MallorcaLinux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Make Sunbird shine with extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Sunbird, Mozilla's calendar application, supports extensions just as Firefox and Thunderbird do. What kind of extensions work with a calendar? How about being able to get a weather forecast when you're setting up a golf date, or exporting your desktop calendar to a Web service?

Rawhide, I hate you!

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Linux

beranger.org: Six weeks before Fedora 9, I thought I could take the risk to install F9 Alpha and to run Rawhide instead of installing Fedora 8 and upgrade to Fedora 9 something like two months later. I was terribly wrong.

Ubuntu on My Macbook

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Ubuntu

stephencuyos.com: I have recently acquired a brand new Macbook (2.2 GHz, 1Gb RAM). The first thing I did with it was to resize the OSX partition using Boot Camp to make space for Linux. Now my Macbook dualboots Leopard and Ubuntu.

Desktop Eee PC spied on web

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Is this the face of Asus' diminutive desktop Eee PC? The machine, snapped at the CeBIT show earlier this month, was certainly tagged with the Eee's own slogan, "Easy to Play. Easy to Learn. Easy to Work".

Linux in the Mainstream: Why Does It Matter?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Ah, Spring. It's the time of rebirth, renewal and hope, and it's almost here! Too bad, then, that so many hopes were dashed last week when Wal-Mart announced it was pulling the Linux-driven Everex Green gPC from its retail store shelves.

An Early Look At KDE 4.1

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KDE

phoronix.com: The first alpha release of KDE 4.1 isn't planned until the end of April, but this past weekend the OpenSuSE team had updated their KDE Four Live spin against the latest KDE 4.0.66 snapshot packages.

The effects of open source on stock prices

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OSS

Matt Asay: Has open source been positive or negative for its primary (commercial) proponents? That's the question I asked myself yesterday about Red Hat, Sun, and Novell, and found the answer interesting. I looked at these three as they, more than any others, have results that can be isolated and directly attributed to open source.

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th March 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for alternate direction layouts (vertical, horizontal) in Kickoff. Improvements in the Device Notifier applet, with support for window icons in the Pager Plasmoid in Plasma, with the "Trash" applet moving into kdebase, the "Luna" applet moving to extragear, and the "Contacts" and "Converter" runners moving into kdereview.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 17 March 2008

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. Last month we ran graphical statistics on an experimental basis. While most of you think they're a good idea in general, there seemed to be general dislike for 3D pie-charts. We've replaced two pie-charts with bar-graphs, and made the remaining pie-chart two dimensional. We've also split the package addition and removal lists by week, in hopes of improving readability.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian bugs

  • Microsoft OOXML SDK renews standards debate
  • Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests
  • Hands on: open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3
  • Finding open source project teams
  • adventures with cross-distro nfs
  • Power your command line with Terminator
  • ATI R200 Documentation Coming Too

Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 1)

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: Mining the logs from the famous DistroWatch.com website enables to formally assess the trends in the GNU/Linux ecosystem. In particular, this first part analyzes the popularity of Ubuntu with respect to the former predominance of Mandriva.

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