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Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:37pm
Story Linux Lite 2.0 Beta Can Easily Replace Windows XP – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:31pm
Story Major Movement For GNU/Linux On Desktops In Canada Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Xiaomi launches the MiPad: Android powered Tegra K1 Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Red Hat, Unlike Coca-Cola, Should Have No Secret Formula Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 7:09pm
Story Tails 1.0 review – total privacy Roy Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Intel Lines Up More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:56pm
Story GParted Live 0.18.0-5 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.14.4 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:52pm
Story Qt 5.3 Will Hopefully Be Released Early Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:43pm
Story Univention Corporate Server 3.2-2 Is Free and Based on Debian 6.0.9 Rianne Schestowitz 18/05/2014 - 5:41pm

Open Source Apps for Small Biz: Desktop to Backup

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Software

earthweb.com: If the cost of Windows software is stretching your already-thin budget, you'll be happy to learn about the variety of open-source software applications that won't cost you a cent. We run through the alternatives.

Folks at FOSDEM

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Linux
  • KDE Group Photo at FOSDEM 2008

  • FOSDEM: Friday
  • ATI/AMD's Open-Source Plans
  • RadeonHD Update @ FOSDEM 2008
  • Debian Video Streams from Fosdem

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Terminator: A multi-view terminal

  • Static ip address with Debain (and possibly Ubuntu)
  • Mounting A Network Drive On Startup Using Linux Ubuntu 7.10 On A Macbook Pro
  • How to run Turbo C on Ubuntu

Free/Open-source Astronomy Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Astronomy, considered as one of the oldest sciences, is the scientific study of celestial objects outside the Earth's atmosphere. I’ve collected here a list of well-recognized free/open-source Astronomy software. I hope this helps:

Batch renaming with KRename

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Software

fosswire.com: Renaming a big set of files can be a right chore. For example, if you’ve just imported a set of digital photos, they’ll usually have really unhelpful and undescriptive filenames such as DSC_0000.jpg.

Best Buy Spills The Beans On Nokia Internet Tablet With WiMax

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Linux
Hardware

informationweek.com/blog: Last year Nokia confirmed that it is working on a WiMax-equipped version of its N800-series Internet tablet. Until this week, there hadn't been further news of the device. Well, Best Buy pictured an unannounced Nokia N830 Internet tablet in its February Mobile Buyer's Guide.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Online videos, to a VCD, via Linux

  • Ubuntu: Encoding video files
  • Window Placement In Ubuntu with Compiz
  • Preventing fork bombs in Ubuntu
  • HowTo: Do Awk with Loop

The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

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Linux

mit.edu/~birge/blog: I’m a sucker for a good story and that Linux certainly is: millions of programmers working out of the sheer goodness of their hearts on a project to benefit humanity by providing a free operating system. So, it’s with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux.

Alpha spotting: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: Ubuntu 8.04, a.k.a. Hardy Heron, Alpha 5 hit the wires late Friday evening. I downloaded my copy around 8pm Orlando local time (EST). After super and kitchen duty I sat down and ran the release around the four systems I have at home to see how it worked.

5 reasons why Linux totally Pwnz Windows!

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: When I say Linux here, it mostly refers to Ubuntu and its derivatives, considered as one of the friendliest distros, and a pioneer in bringing Linux to new users.

today's leftovers

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News
  • you can help KDE 4 - no experience necessary

  • Gentoo, Call for Suggestions
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Switching Editors is Hard
  • I am all for individuality but...
  • Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (video)
  • Hack-that-desktop-OS contest
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5 :Makes Installation Easy
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is great!
  • Steve Ballmer's song remains the same
  • mod_perl on Debian
  • Inklite?
  • AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation

howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to dual boot Vista with Ubuntu

  • Extension for cropping in OpenOffice Draw
  • How to Setup a Wireless Ubuntu Router
  • Optimizing Apache Server Performance
  • Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux?
  • Cheap mobile broadband for Linux
  • Short Tip: Mount directories via SSH
  • Manage your Movie Collection with Griffith

The Benefits of Open Source

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OSS

sys-con.com: Although organizations are not realizing the full potential benefits of open source due to the way open source projects are currently managed, this does not mean that there are no benefits from developing in open source. Once you get past the “free developer” presumption and carefully look at the larger picture, it becomes clear that open source brings real value.

'Alien Arena 2008' Announced

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Gaming

worthplaying.com: COR Entertainment announced Alien Arena 2008, a complete overhaul and update of the core game. Every player model has been replaced, nearly every weapon model, and nearly one half of the arenas. Sixteen new maps in total. Alien Arena 2008 will be released for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Reality check: Microsoft's open-source promises

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Microsoft

blog.seattlepi: Microsoft made headlines yesterday for its overtures to the open-source software community, including some that practically cast the move as a surrender by the company. But a reality check seems warranted: What is the company really promising here?

Also:

  • Detroit funds sue Yahoo over Microsoft rebuff

  • Microsoft's big openness pledge
  • Is Microsoft All Bark and No Bite Anymore?
  • Does Microsoft really want to be open source's friend?
  • Microsoft the magnanimous?

Livin’ Life Dangerously: Ubuntu Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

bobbocanfly.wordpress: Tonight i was faced with a dillema. Leave a 160gb USB external hard drive lying collecting dust, or risk my entire system by installing a copy of Ubuntu 8.10 Hardy Heron Alpha 4. Obviously my only choice was the latter.

OOXML/ODF: Just One Battlefield in a Much Bigger War

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Once in a while, a confluence of random events (or not so random, depending on your belief system) can create the ideal aha! moment. The moment of clarity when all the pieces just fall into place and you realize "that's what's going on!" I believe I have had one of those moments.

Microsoft and standards--deja vu all over again?

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Microsoft

opensource.org: On November 2nd, 2006, Microsoft and Novell announced a business agreement that was characterized as worse than useless by Bradly Kuhn, CTO of the Software Freedom Law Center. This week we see another announcement from Microsoft that seems to offer everything we didn't like about the Novell deal to a wider range of developers and nothing that meets the first test of our open source principles.

Media collection managers for Linux

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Software

linux.com: There comes a time, right after you burn your 137th MP3 CD, when you start feeling the need to establish a system for finding all the songs you treasure so much. It's the same with movies, application kits, books, and music -- you need software that lets you index your media quickly and output detailed search results. Here's a selection of Linux applications you can use to ease your work.

The open source link of AMD and Nvidia

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: About a week ago I got an e-mail asking me to comment on rumors that Nvidia might buy AMD. Yesterday, however, came some news relevant to this beat which lets me comment on the whole ball of wax, and state clearly that Mr. Ruiz is not the problem.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more