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Story Twitter engineer joins Mesosphere to push the open-source project he helped make Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:56am
Story [Wallpapers] Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Backgrounds Vol 26 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:26am
Story MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 12:04am
Story The skinny on thin Linux Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:28pm
Story CipherShed: A replacement for TrueCrypt Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:23pm
Story Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:21pm
Story PyPy 2.4 - Snow White Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:15pm
Story Brocade Unveils Vyatta SDN Controller Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks Rianne Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs Roy Schestowitz 22/09/2014 - 9:07pm

Openmoko to release Linux handset tomorrow

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Anyone fond of creating their own applications within a open source environment will soon be able to get mobile. Openmoko has finally announced the launch date of its Neo FreeRunner open-source phone.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 29

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #29 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE 11.1 Roadmap, Novell Client for Linux Public Beta for openSUSE 10.3, and People of openSUSE: Jan-Simon Möller.

Quick look: Asus's Eee PC 901 and 1000

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Hardware

computerworld.com: Taiwan's Asustek Computer (Asus), the leader of the mini-notebook category due to its early launch of the Eee PC, launched two new models of the family last month, the 901 and 1000, the first Eee PCs that use Intel's Atom microprocessor.

Kaffeine 0.8.6 Review

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: When it comes to video players, Kaffeine is my favourite, several reasons for it being that it plays anything I feed it with, it has good subtitle support and the interface it provides is clean and simple to use.

gOS and Sylvania's g netbook series

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Linux
Hardware

thinkgos.com/blog: Today we’re announcing on our blog that we’ve launched a new 7” netbook with Sylvania, one of the most trusted consumer brands in the world…

Opera 9.51 Released

opera.com: We released 9.51 today, which addresses a few security and lots of stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup.

yesterday's leftovers

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News
  • openSUSE Community Freetype2 packages with subpixel hinting available

  • Banshee 1.0 is more than an audio player (video)
  • Kernel Walkthrough
  • Will the Real Hans Reiser Lawyer Please Stand Up?
  • Garmin Nav devices run Gnome Linux
  • Michael Robertson, Where's the Cash?
  • The Four Levels of Small Notebooks
  • ISO approves PDF as an international standard
  • Microsoft "endorses" Linux?

yesterday's leftover howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gnome Do : Attractive and Functional launcher for Gnome

  • Securing your Contents
  • Count Lines of Code with Cloc
  • Highlight Grepped Text
  • Tweaking the Eee PC
  • Get the changelog of a package with rpm
  • How to install Ms OFFICE 2003 in Ubuntu
  • Howto install and configure gDesklets in Ubuntu hardy
  • Choosing a Secure password

Happiness is a Hot Distro

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Linux

scienceblogs.com: Why is a Linux Distro, and the process of picking one and installing it, a matter of happiness? Well, for one thing, a Distro is a statement, almost a fashion statement. Picking a Distro is like needing a pickup truck deciding to go for some kind of Toyota pickup vs. a Ford vs. a GMC.

Ultrathin Linux PC Envy

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: I want; I mean I really want, an Apple MacBook Air. If you're a Mac or Windows user you've got several excellent top-of-the-line ultra-thin laptop choices. If you're a desktop Linux user, your choices aren't that great. So far.

Invitrogen buys into Novell's SUSE Linux

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Invitrogen is a billion-dollar supplier to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with 4,700 employees worldwide and a history of supplying many of the world's leading laboratories in groundbreaking research like the discovery of the AIDS virus.

Open Season Episode 19

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: We joined the Gates trolls during Episode 19 of Open Season. In this show, we honored Gates's exit from Microsoft with a little game called "Kermit the Frog or Bill." The game revolves around audio clips from both characters. All you have to figure out is who's talking.

Pardus 2008

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: After my review of do-it-yourself-Arch, I wanted to test a distro with a totally different philosophy, one that aims to give you a complete desktop system from the start. Pardus is a relatively new kid on the block, but it has been gathering positive reviews. These are my impressions.

Goodbye XP, and Linux

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Linux

aardvark.co.nz: Microsoft have, as of today, withdrawn sales of Windows XP through retailers and major PC manufacturers. But this raises a question for which I have no answer.. Where the hell is Linux? Where was the "Upgrade to Linux" campaign?

Flash Player 10 Beta Adds Linux Features

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Software

phoronix.com: Today, Adobe has pushed out a new beta for Adobe Flash Player 10, adding support for the Flash windowless mode "wmode", Video 4 Linux 2 (V4L2) support for web cameras with Flash, new language support, improved speed, and improved stability.

Sourceforge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards Finalists Posted

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OSS

sourceforge.net: After much tallying, number crunching, and crossing out bogus nominations, we are proud to announce the finalists of the 2008 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

Guinness awards download record to Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

zdnet.com.au: The de facto registrar of superlative achievements has credited Mozilla for officially setting a record for downloads in a 24-hour period: 8,002,530 copies of Firefox.

Speaking UNIX: Just a few clicks

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News

The IBM AIX operating system has kept to what's important: stability, functionality, robustness. And it has done it by keeping a strong command-line interface (CLI). If you never learned to use the CLI or need a refresher on its basics, read on.

Defending Openness in the European Union

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OSS

Glyn Moody: One of the most surprising recent developments in the field of openness has been the rise of Europe as a key player there. This is not the result of some grand plan, despite what the conspiracy theorists in proprietary software companies might think, but simply a natural evolution.

Also: Open source community pushes Canberra on school computer fund

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