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Story The true value of open source is people Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story Linux users rejoice, here’s Ubuntu on the Surface Pro 3 Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story When Apache Projects Die. Click. Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Qt3D 2.0 Is A Rewrite Of Qt's 3D Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:39pm
Story Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:33pm
Story SPICE UP YOUR LINUX DESKTOP WITH THE MOKA PROJECT GTK / ICON THEMES Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:23pm
Story Acquia, Focused on Drupal, Closes $50 Million Financing Round Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:14pm
Story Pre-orders start today for Flame, the Firefox OS developer phone Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:04pm
Story LFTP 4.5.0 File Transfer Software Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 5:57pm
Story Why Chromebooks Make More Sense Than Ever Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 5:50pm

Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

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Software

fosswire.com: Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

Measuring Fedora's Boot Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu releases between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build at the time for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the boot time to decrease with each official release and the maximum disk throughput increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next month, we have done this same boot performance testing on the Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.

The Linux Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

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Linux

PR: The Linux Foundation today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Kernel developers, leading market research firm and companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle will debate growth opportunities for the platform.

Free/Open-source Personal Information Managers

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A type of application software that functions as a personal organizer is called personal information manager (PIM). As an information management tool, a PIM's purpose is to facilitate the recording, tracking, and management of certain types of "personal information" such as personal notes, address books, significant calendar dates, reminders, email, RSS/Atom feeds, voicemail and more.

Announcing the Official openSUSE Forums

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Web
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE forums at forums.opensuse.org.

Lightning Speed Big Claws

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Who gets tired of Thunderbird and Evolution mail client software? Do you want to try a new GTK+-based lightweight but heavy duty email client for linux? Let's give Claws a shot.

First Look: KNOPPIX 5.3.0 - At CeBIT 2008

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Linux

softpedia.com: Knoppix 5.3, after pausing for a year, was presented at CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. Our colleagues were there, and got the DVD live-edition that's available with the German c't magazine during the event.

More Firefox betas to come, admits Mozilla chief

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has taken the wrapping off Firefox 3 Beta 4, and the makers of the open-source browser say there'll be more to follow. "[There'll be] as many as necessary and I'm not kidding," says Tristan Nitot, chief executive officer of Mozilla Europe.

PCLinuxOS Minime - 2008

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PCLOS

sneezymelon.blogspot: GNOME has irritated me out of my wits yet again. Looks like I just cant use the same desktop environment for more than like 10 months. So for now I'm back to KDE on PCLinuxOS Minime. This piece of distro kicks balls!

Twinkle: My favorite SIP program

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’ve been looking for an SIP program for a long time. Linphone, OpenWengo, and Gizmo all failed to work with my Logitech AK5370 USB microphone (ah, the joys of drivers!). Eventually, after about half a dozen programs, I gave up. Then, out of the blue came Twinkle, a Qt-based VoIP phone.

Fast, flexible, calculating from the command line

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Software

linux.com: GUI calculators may be user-friendly, but they don't offer much comfort for a command-line power user. Fortunately, console-based tools such as bc, Genius, and Calc offer distinct advantages over their GUI counterparts.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 Review

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Heron installs with no problems. The GRUB resolution bug that plagued Gutsy is gone. Easy as following a simple graphical user interface. The Driver Manager has a bug in it.

Bad Wine

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Linux

offworldgirl.blogspot: Ok, so I got Ubuntu Linux on my desktop running without too much trouble - but I gotta say if they REALLY want the masses to move away from Windows they are going to have to step up their game regarding "ease of use."

Mandriva 2008.1 PClinuxOS killer

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MDV

flebber.wordpress: With the release of Mandriva 2008 under its new leadership we saw a return to a quality build process and a very strong release. Based on releases up to RC1 Mandriva seems set to put out a quality release high on end-user friendliness, features and stability where will PClinuxOS niche lie then.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

today's leftovers

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News
  • The GNU Flash Player Reaches Beta

  • Awn Remember the Milk Applet
  • Is celebrity contradictory with open source?
  • I can’t help myself: Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Alpha 6
  • My week in Ubuntu: Battle for Wesnoth 1.4
  • Negroponte Not Seeking Replacement, OLPC XO to Run Windows in 60 Days or Less
  • There is Good Gaming in Ubuntu!
  • SVN vs Bazaar
  • Corrections to DistroWatch news about Entropy
  • IBM denies re-entering PC market with Russian deal
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna KDE Community Edition
  • 30 Similarities Between Microsoft Office Word and OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Microsoft’s New Play for Linux Lovers

more howtos

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HowTos
  • Set up a TFTP server for easy network boots and firmware upgrades

  • Purging 32-bit libraries from an amd64 Ubuntu system
  • Copying all your emails to another account
  • Reset your MySQL root password
  • Short Tip: Create a “bash alias” with an argument
  • Fix libpango Dependency Errors
  • Transparent panel
  • Linux Networking 2: a router with port forwarding
  • Gnome-Do Plugin: Install with apturl - quick update
  • How to get your iPod working in Ubuntu

Desktop Linux goes retail

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Desktop Linux systems have been available from vendors both small -- such as NorhTec -- and large -- such as Dell -- for some time now. But, until recently, users who feel more comfortable buying from a retailer have had few choices other than some low-end systems from Wal-Mart. Things are changing.

PCLOS TinyMe - Nothing Tiny With This Little Fella

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PCLOS

new2linux.info: I was looking around for a new distro to run my server at home, and decided on PCLinux Business Edition, which then had a link in the community to another called TinyMe. I was curious as to what this might offer, being that I am a very big PCLOS fan. So let's try this little bug out and see if it can fly with the big dogs...

Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 and a whopping five times faster than IE 7:

Also: Firefox 3 (beta) On Ubuntu - Test Drive
And: Introducing Ubuntu's Default Web Browser, Firefox 3.0

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