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Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 to Be Out Soon, Features a Cool and Light Enlightenment Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 10:47am
Story Google's next Lollipop update shows up on an Android One phone Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 10:43am
Story HandyLinux 2.0 Alpha Shows That Debian and Xfce Can Be Exciting – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 10:34am
Story Linux, Windows, Mac, and You Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 10:29am
Story Wireshark 1.99.2 Experimental Version Released With Updated Protocol Support Mohd Sohail 05/02/2015 - 4:22am
Story Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC offers dual-GbE, PoE, HDMI Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 3:24am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2015 - 12:39am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 11:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 11:25pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2015 - 11:24pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • How KDE 4 is blocking Qt 4.5

  • FFmpeg Picks Up Support For New Formats
  • Fedora 11 release schedule set
  • Epic Troll
  • Linux Basement Episode 32 - Python Extravaganza
  • Fedora Classroom: KDE4 for KDE3 users
  • PCLinuxOS on the Dell Inspiron 1526
  • Want Your Friend to Switch?
  • RandR 1.2 Coming To NVIDIA's Binary Driver
  • gOS Cloud instant-on OS shown on video
  • Learn and Use a Good, Free OS: Linux - PCLinuxOS
  • Password stealing malware masquerades as Firefox add-on
  • Linux comparison: Introduction and Ubuntu
  • Linux Comparison: openSUSE
  • The FLOSS License Drafter's Responsibility to the Community
  • Sanyo using Drupal
  • Linus Torvalds: Debugging hell
  • Super Mario Firefox!
  • Actuate's Open Source Survey Says...
  • Moving to Linux — slowly
  • Fancy Up Your KDE or GNOME With Eye Candy
  • The reality of being Root
  • Is China an open source friend or foe?
  • More Linux File Systems

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with multimedia files - Part 2

  • Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 1
  • Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now
  • OpenOffice, JDBC and MySQL
  • UsplashSmooth : Time Based Usplash for smoother bootup bar
  • How to customise the Acer Aspire One GUI
  • BPF for IP or VLAN Traffic
  • Password Protect Your GRUB Bootloader
  • Installing Ruby on Rails in Linux
  • Enabling Automatic Login on Ubuntu
  • Compiz on openSUSE 11.1
  • Acer 5315 AR242x wireless
  • Tips For Documentation Writers

The 2008 Ovatio Awards, by Ars Technica: Distro(s) of the Year

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Linux distro landscape is always evolving, and virtually all of the mainstream distros have made significant progress this year. After careful consideration, we decided to give the Ovatio for Distro of the Year to two distributions that we think are particularly deserving.

Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

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SUSE
  • Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

  • ARSes crush Novell profits
  • Novell grooms NetWare-Linux lovechild

Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

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Software
  • Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

  • Opera 10 alpha: Compliant and faster--but not fastest
  • Opera 10.0 alpha 1 is impressive, but does it stand a chance against Firefox?
  • Sneak Peek: Opera 10 Browser

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Released

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PCLOS

The second public beta release of PCLinuxOS 2009 is out and ready for testing: "The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the second public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. This beta features Linux kernel 2.6.26.8, KDE 3.5.10, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Firefox 3.0.4, Thunderbird 2.0.0.17, Frostwire, KTorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz Fusion 3D and much more.

Will a Linux Certification Help You Get a Linux Job?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Will a Linux certification help you get a Linux job? The answer is: "Probably." There are a host of Linux certifications. Each are meant to show that those who have them are Linux professionals of one level or another. How much help are they though when it comes from turning your Linux expertise into a Linux job?

Go-OO: The best office suite you never knew you used

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Software
OOo

linux.com: If you run Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, or Mandriva, among other distributions, then whenever you run OpenOffice.org you don't run the "official" version, but rather Go-OO, an office suite based on the OpenOffice.org source code.

Python 3.0 appears, strangles 2.x compatibility

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Software

theregister.co.uk: Python 3.0 is out now. The latest version makes some major changes to the popular programming language, and it's incompatible with version 2.x releases.

Open Source and Free Puppies

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OSS

buytaert.net: Seth Gottlieb reported that Annie Weinberger of Interwoven, a proprietary CMS vendor, launched some good old Open Source FUD comparing Open Source to a free puppy. Puppy analogies -- especially those with free puppies -- are powerful stuff.

The Mozilla Community Store is here!

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Moz/FF
Web

blog.mozilla.com: This morning we announced the launch of the Mozilla Community Store, a new open source approach to our t-shirt creation process that allows anyone to submit their original designs and make them publicly available for purchase.

Hands-on: OpenSolaris 2008.11 a major step forward for Sun

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OS

arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris development community launched version 2008.11, its second release ever, Wednesday. It's still not capable of replacing Linux on the desktop, but it shows promise.

Fedora 10: A Mini Review

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Linux

bobbo.me.uk: I have used Ubuntu exclusively for almost 2 years now. In that time I have very rarely had contact with other distros. But with the release of both Fedora 10 and VMWare 6.5, what better time is there to check out the latest release from the Fedora team?

The five stages of community open source engagement

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I wrote recently that the “five ages of vendor-led open source revenue strategies” I’d come up with wasn’t suitable for vendors that build a business around community-led projects.

Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: As part of a survival toolkit, Damn Small Linux could be something of a saviour. Earlier this year, this writer used a previous release of the distribution to excise a couple of gigabytes of files from an otherwise-locked-down Vista installation.

Open source is dying -- or maybe it isn't

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OSS

Bill Snyder: Put three geeks in a room and it won't take long to start an argument. Well, analyst Dennis Byron, veteran open-source exec Stuart Cohen, and ex-Microsoft developer Keith Curtis weren't exactly in the same room, but all three have provocative opinions about the future of software in general and of open source in particular.

10 common mistakes made by Linux users

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: There are a few ubiquitous mistakes which a lot of Linux admins make while administering a Linux box. If kept in mind, these mistakes can be avoided to keep a smooth work flow.

The LXF Benchmark: Desktop environments

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Software

linuxformat.co.uk: Which Linux/Unix desktop environment will make you work and play faster? Marco Fioretti gets benchmarking to find out what's leading the pack, and what needs to go on a diet. On the scales: Gnome, KDE and Xfce, along with their file managers, terminals and text editors...

Open source does not need new buzzwords

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: At Springsource’s winter getaway this week, Forrester Research vice president John Rymer coined a clever new term to make the open source argument.

Quickly share your screenshots with JShot

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Software

linux.com: With the JShot screen capture and uploader utility, you can quickly put all or part of your screen on the Web and send a URL to it to a friend. JShot is free for noncommercial use, and is great when you want to show people a screen capture and don't want to have to deal with file names and upload permissions.

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