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Story Is the Internet of Things fully ARMed? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:05pm
Story Gear 2 Watch Giveaway at Tizen Developer Conference Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:03pm
Story Linux Mint 17 “Quiana” RC released Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 8:00pm
Story Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:57pm
Story Hiring Linux to Run Your Small Business Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:55pm
Story 5 Linux Gadgets Every Geek Should Have Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Opera for Linux release imminent? Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:48pm
Story Enlightenment Linux: It's not What You Think Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:27pm
Story Xiaomi Serves Up Apple-Flavored Mi Pad Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Multi-wireless module runs Linux, targets IoT gateways Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:18pm

Open Source ATI 6.8.0 Driver Released

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softpedia: The open source ATI 6.8.0 driver was released yesterday, after a long time in the making. Some of the major improvements include Radeon support for r5xx, rs6xx and r6xx chips, using ATOMBIOS, the porting of mach64, r128 and radeon to libpciaccess and improved BIOS/driver interaction on Radeon.

today's leftovers

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News
  • From Windows to Linux - and back again

  • Open Enterprise Interview: Stefane Fermigier
  • Linux Tip No. 19: View your routing table
  • Opera, Firefox bug could export users' Web history
  • Opera screeches at Mozilla over security disclosure
  • Firefox 3.0's malware blocker whacks access to popular add-on sites
  • Native JSON parsing and web-based protocol handlers in FF3
  • GNU/Linux, how it all started
  • Creating Custom Ubuntu Live-CD With Remastersys
  • Running Linux in Windows
  • XO Laptop Spy Camera or Motion Detector
  • Max McLaren, general manager, Red Hat Australia-NZ
  • Cheap is good, but free is better
  • Ubuntu Booted

KDE Displays at SCALE 6x Expo

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KDE

dot.kde.org: To Southern Californians February means several things. Most important of all however, is the coming of SCALE, the annual Southern California Linux Expo.

Mandriva Cooker: Eye Candy, Ear Candy

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MDV

colin.guthr.ie: I've been putting a fair amount of time into getting PulseAudio integrated cleanly on Mandriva of late and it's going pretty well. I've now landed Compiz 0.7.0 into Cooker after enabling XCB in our libx11 package last week.

Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux book review

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Reviews

thejemreport.com: Ah, yet another book about Ubuntu Linux. Is there no reprieve from the bombardment of Ubuntu and beginner Linux books (and Ubuntu for beginners books)? For Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux to impress me, it had to offer something new and unique.

11 Versions Of WINE Benchmarked

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phoronix.com: Last December we had published benchmarks of seven versions of WINE, which covered up through the WINE 0.9.50 release. This time around, we have gone back and benchmarked all versions of WINE from the latest 0.9.55 release to WINE 0.9.45.

Welcome the Inspiron 1525 to the Dell Ubuntu Family

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Earlier today, we added the Inspiron 1525 notebook to our family of Ubuntu products. And as with our other systems shipping Ubuntu 7.10, Dell is including built-in DVD playback capabilities so that you can get the most out of your new Dell.

BBC Ubuntu Installfest

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Ubuntu
  • Alan Connor: Pic Of The Day: Ubuntu Installfest

  • Jono Bacon: Meeting with Ashley Highfield at the BBC
  • Ian Forrester: BBC's Ashley Highfield joins the Gnu/linux geeks

Linux on a stick

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've always wanted Linux on a thumb drive ever since I heard about it. These days you can get it pre-installed from Mandriva on a 4GB thumb drive, or you can follow a number of how-tos devoted to creating your own. I followed the reasonably easy directions for installing Mint on a USB stick on Pendrivelinux.

Microsoft publishes 'incomplete' OOXML specs

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zdnet.com.au: The Word, Excel and PowerPoint file format specifications were published on Friday, together with details of an open-source Office binary-to-Office Open XML (OOXML) translator project. However, the file format specifications were criticised as being incomplete by third-party OOXML developer Stephane Rodriguez.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Definitive Guide to Bash Command Line History

  • All the C you need to know for GTK+
  • OOo Shortcuts to Make Life Easier
  • Howto: use audio-convert in Thunar
  • HowTo: Two-Pane GUI File Manager
  • Ubuntu: Change How Often Your System Checks for Updates
  • Convert OGG to MP4 Using VLC Media Player

Linux, How Do We Love Thee?

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linuxinsider.com: As we bid goodbye to Valentine's Day and all its associated romantic pressures for another year, it seems entirely natural to turn our thoughts to more comfortable ground and the question of why, exactly, we love Linux so much. "I could go on and on about things I love about Linux," Slashdot blogger yagu told LinuxInsider.

Linux FUD Pattern #5: Linux is not secure

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linuxfud.wordpress: There are some out there who would like for you to believe that Linux is unsafe. What better way to instill fear than to form doubt in your mind about a system’s abilities to protect your data?

Much ado about SCO

Jim Zemlin: Much has already been made of a recent investment proposal filed by private equity firm Stephen Norris Capital Partners with the court overseeing the dwindling assets of the now bankrupt SCO Group. Let me cut to the chase: this story is likely to be far less sinister than it seems.

Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals

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Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).

The nuts and bolts of the Linux process scheduler

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itwire.com: One distinction between the genders, allegedly, is the ability to multitask. Now, depending on who you speak to either women possess this or men do but I’m not bold enough to join that debate. What I can tell you, however, is that Linux definitely does. And, in fact, many systems may not be taking full advantage of it. Here’s why.

U.K.'s Elonex readies low-cost Linux laptop

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Linux
Hardware

c|net: PC maker and services company Elonex is to launch a $195 laptop aimed at students. The British manufacturer will unveil the "One" laptop at The Education Show, which is to be held in Birmingham from February 28 to March 1.

The next frontier for GPL Violations

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: There’s another type of GPL Violation, one hinted at in the group’s workshops and implied with the growth of tools like Hewlett Packard’s Fossology. This is the user violation.

gtkpod: a better alternative than iTunes

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Software

blogs.techrepublic: I have recently been inundated with questions about using an iPod (or iPhone) with Linux. I have written about Rockbox and how to “Open Source” your iPod, but for the average user that is not a viable option. So instead I am going to introduce you to Gtkpod.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 240

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions and security updates

  • News: Fedora and alternative desktops, VectorLinux Light, Kevin Carmony on the future of CNR.com
  • Released last week: SLAX 6.0.0, Parted Magic 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, DragonFly BSD 1.12
  • New distributions: Damn Small Solaris, NuFW.Live, Tartuga
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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