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Story Did Blue Pup jump the shark with its Windows 8 Metro interface? Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 7:44am
Story Fedora 20 KDE, Baconless Ubuntu, and Witcher's Bad Spell Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 6:10am
Story Knoppix 7.3.0 / ADRIANE 1.7 (CeBIT) Release Roy Schestowitz 4 24/05/2014 - 12:59am
Story The inside story of the open source PC, and how it could stop you being a slave to your hardware Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:53pm
Story MIPS Open-Source Group Takes Aim at ARM, Intel Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:49pm
Story Linux Becoming a ‘First Class Member’ of the Unreal Engine Family Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:42pm
Story My first patch Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 11:21pm
Story How FOSS Brought New Life To My Once Linux-Unfriendly Laptop Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 10:23pm
Blog entry Tux Machines Turning 10 on June 10th Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 10:14pm
Story Linux-based eyewear tracks eye movements Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 9:26pm

The Simple Compiz Config Settings Manager

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Software

phoronix.com: In the first Compiz Fusion update since last October, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 was released this morning and accompanied by an update to Compiz. This Compiz Fusion update was not only the first in five months, but also it was the first in the 0.7 development series leading up to the stable Compiz/Compiz Fusion 0.8 release.

Spicebird: Thunderbird, Lightning, and a dash of collaborative flavor

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Spicebird is a cross-platform email and collaboration client derived from Mozilla Thunderbird. If you are a fan of Thunderbird, but need more from it than the standard build provides, you may want to give this new bird a try.

Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6: Tweaked Theme, Screen Resolution Utility, and relatime

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 is the final alpha release for Ubuntu 8.04. Let’s look at three of the new features: the new theme, Screen Resolution utility, and relatime.

The first Gnash beta is out

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Software

lwn.net: Gnash 0.8.2 - deemed the first beta release - is available. "Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v8 and v9."

Wolvix, My Kind of Wolf

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Wolvix is probably one of the fastest rising distros today. First released 2 years ago, it has already gained plenty of loyal followers and is steadily going up in the ranks of Linux distributions over at Distrowatch.

Using Open Source to fight porn

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OSS

news.com: A new Red Hat employee queried an internal email list as to methods of protecting their children from accessing pornography, and through the responses I learned a few things I thought I'd share...

Open Source Game Review: Secret Maryo Chronicles

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Gaming

raiden.net: Secret Maryo Chronicles is an open source PC game designed around the original Super Mario World side scroller that takes what was great about that old console game and brings it to the PC, dusts it off and tries to improve on it.

Monitoring Multiple Systems With munin (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor multiple systems with munin. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

Compiz and Compiz Fusion 0.7.2 out

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org: Yet another development milestone is released from both the projects. To keep versions in sync Compiz Fusion has skipped the release of version 0.7.0.

Better Linux Sound Managment With ALSA, Part 2

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HowTos

linuxplanet.com: Last week we learned how to configure soundcards for playback with ALSA. It's easy, it works on all Linuxes, it doesn't create conflicts or introduce latency, and it doesn't require the X Window System. Today we're going to use ALSA for recording, and learn how to test our sound system.

Flash playback using Ubuntu on an amd64 computer still painful

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Software

hightechsorcery.com: Once again I tried to come up with a good flash playback option for my desktop which is running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) amd64. And once again I’ve failed to find an option that I can call good.

Microsoft makes online Office play, but not for Linux

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Microsoft

tectonic.co.za: Microsoft yesterday announced a beta of its Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta, an online platform were users can store documents and share them with others. Reviews of Microsoft Office Live Workspace have been varied but if you’re running Linux you won’t get to use the Live Workspace at all.

Use Drupal to empower your OSS project community

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Drupal

linux.com: When I started my tenure as marketing lead for the Haiku project in 2006, my highest priority was to renovate the project's Web site. The admins wanted a new site that was easy to add content to and maintain, preferably based on an open source content management system (CMS) with a proven track record. The Web team chose Drupal.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A shared passion for software is what drives the open-source movement

  • Foresight News
  • KDE 4.0.2 and Ubuntu Packages
  • OpenOffice in a more open world
  • Simon Phipps was right
  • The effects of commercialization on open-source communities
  • Second Life Viewer for GNU/Linux Goes Beta
  • Thunderbird 3.0 to begin ascent next month: what to expect
  • Distros that did not make the cut
  • Close the open-source legal gap
  • Watching Amarok Grow
  • More About Open Source Music
  • Nero fires up Blu-ray burning for Linux
  • Loading times
  • Linux-based Ripserver wants your CDs
  • Sun: Economic slowdown favors open source
  • Open Source Without Tears
  • Screenlets
  • X Server 1.4.99.901 Released

Australia stalls OOXML vote as NZ scratches head

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: With the countdown on to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ballot on OOXML, Australia and New Zealand's representatives are keeping their cards close to their chests on which way they will vote.

Also: OOXML: Why the debate?
And: The Edited Notes and the Resolutions from the BRM

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Alpha 6 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The final alpha release for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is now available. Among the features that are available to Ubuntu 8.04 users are Firefox 3 Beta 3, the Vinagre VNC client, PolicyKit, PulseAudio, improved Virtualization capabilities, and even improved memory protection.

A £99 GNU/Linux laptop: is it just too cheap?

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Linux
Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: On 28 February 2008, Elonex launched the Elonex ONE—the first sub-£100 laptop in the UK. Clearly competing against the much in-demand Asus EeePC [2], Elonex say they are aiming at the school-student market. The thing is, I just can’t stop asking: isn’t £99 too cheap for a laptop?

Firefox to Internet Explorer: Bring it on!

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Moz/FF

junauza.blogspot: Yesterday, the Beta 1 version of Internet Explorer 8 was released for download. Meanwhile, Mozilla Firefox Beta 3 was released last February with great new features of its own. And the browser wars continue...

Hardly Any Hardware Works on Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Imagine, I’m starting my day and reviewing messages and posts over a cup of tea, when I read this rather desperate plea for help because “… apparently Ubuntu, and all of Linux is worthless, there is no hardware support for these crappy #$@*!+? OS’s!

Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: It seems that the £200 ultraportable Asus Eee PC can do no wrong. Until now, there has been no obvious advantage for the average user in choosing GNU/Linux over Windows. The Asus Eee PC changes all that.

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