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Story SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Debuts With 'Rock-Solid' Cloud Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Mozilla hopes to challenge Raspbian as RPi OS of choice Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 1:37pm
Story Bob Young talks about the origins of Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 1:17pm
Story What we talk about when we talk about Linux and systemd Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 10:54am
Story Black Lab Linux 6 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:58am
Story New GNUMail release 1.2.2 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:49am
Story Calibre 2.7 Gets Kindle Voyage Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:40am
Story Canonical Splits Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu Touch Vivid Vervet Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:28am

Beef up the Find command in Firefox

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Web

The Find command in Firefox locates the user-specified text in the body of a Web page. The command is an easy-to-use tool that works well enough for most users. Sometimes, however, a more powerful Find-like tool would make locating text easier. Learn how to build a tool that isolates relevant text in Web pages faster by detecting the presence and absence of nearby words.

Howto Securely Wipe A Harddrive With Linux

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Security

Examples of "shred" usage on a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04.1

Webilder 0.6.3 - wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots

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Linux

Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots.

few leftovers

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News
  • LinuxWorld's Garage

  • Anyone can play guitar...or hack the Linux kernel
  • Get a complete security toolkit with BackTrack 3
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 12, 2008
  • Get A Brand New Computer For Less
  • Linuxvoid Episode 2 - Mammoth Edition

Firefox 3.1 beta freeze delayed until September 9

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The beta of Firefox 3.1 has been pushed back to mid September. At the Mozilla group’s weekly meeting Tuesday, one developer said “there is a big gap between the features planned for 3.1 and what will make it if we freeze on the 19th.”

Also: Mozilla Developer News for Aug 12

Red Hat: Gateway to open source in Latin America

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Linux
Interviews

Matt Asay: Latin America has tended to be one of the worst performing geographies for most software companies, generally coming in at one to four percent of total company revenues. That may be about to change.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Zypper Tips and Tricks

  • Add pictures and passwords to Ubuntu’s boot menu
  • Queuing tasks for batch execution with Task Spooler
  • urpmi auto-update
  • How To Copy and Paste From the Command Line
  • HOWTO : Home made NAS server with Ubuntu 8.04.1 – Part I
  • Capture gaming videos with GLC
  • Using free software for HTTP load testing

SAP, Oracle Holding Out on Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

internetnews.com: Linux vendor Canonical is working hard to get more software and hardware certifications for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. In its latest round of partnerships, Canonical is expanding its relationship with IBM (NYSE: IBM), Alfresco, Zimbra, Likewise, Centrify and others.

Dell’s comeback machine

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.fortune.cnn: There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well. One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which boots in two seconds.

Also: Dell Mini Inspiron Likely to Launch Today

Nokia Gives Out N810s to KDE Hackers at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: During the Emsys-sponsored Mobile and Embedded day at Akademy 2008 Nokia distributed 100 N810 internet tablets among the KDE hackers, and gave another 50 for the project to decide who to give to.

And:

  • KDE Utils Lineup

  • Newsflash: one hundred KDE developers start using GNOME!

KDE e.V. Endorses Community Working Group, Code of Conduct

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On Monday at Akademy, KDE's yearly world summit, the KDE e.V. held its general assembly, covering a wide range hot topics, regarding licensing and community scalability. While part of the meeting is dictated by intricacies of German association law, the AGM also provides a way of effectively solving issues arising in the KDE community and deciding on ways to move forward as an organisation.

RadeonHD Driver Switches To AtomBIOS

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Hardware

phoronix.com: A month ago we had shared that the RadeonHD driver would be switching to AtomBIOS, or the ATI video BIOS abstraction layer used since their R400 series graphics cards, and today they have completed this code merger.

A conversation with gOS founder David Liu (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Why did David and his group decide the world needed yet another GNU/Linux distribution? And how are they making money? This second question is important because David says, yes, gOS (pronounced gee-oh-ess) is profitable -- and not from selling service and support contracts, either. For the full scoop, watch the video.

The biggest Blue Screen of Death ever

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: No... Ah stuff; there I was watching the Olympics opening ceremonies when I thought, for just a second, that I saw a BSOD during the run up to the lighting of the Olympic flame. It turns out I hadn't been spending too much time at the keyboard. It seems that during the lighting ceremony that Windows really had fouled up on the world's largest stage.

Linux, user interfaces and copying Apple

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Bob Sutor, IBM’s VP of open source and standards, recently declared at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas that the open source world needs to create new and innovative user interfaces distinctive to Linux desktops if they want to pose a greater challenge in the desktop space. It’s like speaking Japanese in France.

Interview: Qt Comes to Mozilla and Firefox

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Software
Interviews
Moz/FF

dot.kde.org: Developers from Nokia and Mozilla have been working hard to port the Mozilla Platform and Firefox to Qt and there are now some solid results available. The plan is to merge the Qt branch into the central Mozilla branch to make the port official.

The new KDE 4 desktop grid

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: Changes include: Multi-monitor support, Aspect ratio of the screen is kept when zoomed out, and “Soft” highlighting of desktops.

Motorola Linux phone ships in U.S.

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Motorola announced that its LiMo-compliant Moto U9 phone is now available unlocked for GSM networks in the U.S. Available in gray, pink, or purple, the music-oriented U9 has a rounded, contemporary flip-phone form factor, highlighted by a seemingly borderless OLED external display.

Provisioning on Bare Metal the LinMin Way

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Software

practical-tech.com: It’s one thing to install Linux or Windows on a system of your own, it’s an entirely different thing to install Linux or Windows on a couple of dozen to a couple of thousand PCs. That’s where LinMin comes in.

5 Things Linux does better than Mac OS X

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Linux

internetling.com: I’ve been using Mac OS X alongside Debian since 2007 now, and I think I have a fairly good picture of how things work in both operating systems. In the end, the only feeling I got of Mac OS X is as if I were playing with Linux’ retarded little brother. Here are a few reasons why.

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
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KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

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