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Story The Mozilla Developers Will Unveil Some Firefox OS Based Devices At MWC 2014 Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 12:06pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.13.4 Brings ARM64 (AArch64) Improvements Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 10:02am
Story The Reason Some Games Are Delayed For Linux In Humble Indie Bundles Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 9:53am
Story Linux Advocacy - My Take Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2014 - 1:21am
Story Linux Distros Gone Today, Here Tomorrow Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 9:38pm
Story NeonView 0.8.2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 8:37pm
Story The Linux Kernel: Android? Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 8:36pm
Story Canonical to show off Mir enabled Ubuntu Touch at MWC Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 8:31pm
Story Best Android Apps For Finding and Sharing New Recipes Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 4:11pm
Story Google's Project Tango Struts Into the Spotlight Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2014 - 4:02pm

KDE 4 snapshot screenshots

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KDE

Sebastian Kgler: Without ado, here's a bunch of screenshots of how KDE 4.0 currently looks like. Please note that this is very recent, and not all of it is part of the just-released KDE 4.0 RC1. It's that fresh.

15 Signs that you are addicted to Linux

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Linux
Humor

foogazi.com: Here are 15 signs that you are addicted to Linux:

1. You bring a live CD with you whenever you’ll be using a computer away from your house.

2. Every time a friend or relative complains about their computer being slow due to spyware, adware and viruses, you tell them to install Linux.

Hardy recommends handling

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: It looks like a feature of package handling in Hardy is going to be a little different. This might come into play if you try to conserve disk space, or if you’re like me and you resent aptitude’s tendency to rake in all kinds of rubbish for one tiny application.

Recovering Data from Windows systems by using Linux

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HowTos

port25.technet.com: We have all run into cases where Windows fails to load for one reason or another. The problem may be hardware or a software failure, and the problem may seem to be irrecoverable. Yet often Linux can be used to help recover data that otherwise might be lost.

A sidestep to openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

mandrake.tips.4.free.fr: It's been quite a while since my last SUSE Linux installation (here's my review about that), but a bit shorter since my last contact with SUSE Linux... the (Core 2 Duo 64 bit Intel GMA950 ipw3945) laptop I'm writing this on is a Novell Certified machine that I bought about a year ago preinstalled with Novell SLED (instead of MS Windows).

Red Hat 4 gets a facelift

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Red Hat has followed up its release of release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 two weeks ago with an update to its older RHEL 4 line of operating systems, including kernel updates and hardware tweaks.

DesktopBSD Day 13 - Installing onto a Harddrive

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BSD

ruminations: If there is one thing I don’t fondly remember about the PC-BSD series, it is the problems I had finding a hard drive that would be accepted as ‘good enough’ by the installer. With this in mind I expected DesktopBSD to act similarly.

What’s new in PHP 5.3

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Software

blog.felho.hu: In my previous post I mentioned that PHP 5.3 will be released in early 2008 so I think it’s just in time to talk about the features of this version. It is started by this polling (in detail, in an ordered version) on the internal list.

Wal-Mart's $199 Linux PC Back In Stock

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Linux

informationweek: Just in time for the holidays, Wal-Mart has re-stocked a Linux-based PC that sells for $199. A check of the retailer's Web site Tuesday revealed that the Everex TC2502 Green gPC -- which had temporarily been sold out -- is now listed as "In Stock."

First Release Candidate of KDE 4.0 available

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KDE

On 20th November 2007 the KDE community released the first release candidate for the new major version, KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality.

Linux defenders go after more alleged GPL offenders

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OSS

c|net blogs: The Software Freedom Law Center said that it has filed suit against two companies for allegedly violating the General Public License which covers usage of Linux and thousands of other free and open-source products.

The Trouble With BIND DNS Servers

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Software

internetnews.com: Maybe it's too much of a good thing, or just not enough knowledge. A new survey by DNS (define)services vendor Infoblox has found that the vast majority of DNS servers today are using open source BIND DNS software.

KDE 4: Plasma drag&drop, Digikam multiple storages

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KDE

liquidat: KDE 4 will be released in the next months, and most of the developers focus on polishing. At the same time, the big 3rd party KDE applications are ported to KDE 4.

Also: KDE 4 - starting to shape up

CLI Magic: Video conversion with mencoder

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HowTos

linux.com: Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.

Create Video DVDs With ManDVD

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HowTos

tombuntu: ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.

Why I've replaced Vista with Linux

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: This decision was a long time coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system. I did this for a number of reasons: it's probably worth going through them one by one.

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 20th: Features, Features, Features

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Software

Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. In this edition, I will be covering numerous bug fixes that have been made to Compiz and Fusion as well as covering some new features and plugins that just came in. Among those being atlantis2, fireflies, smackpad, Autumn, cubedbus and filedebug.

There's No System Like Linux for the Holidays

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Linux

linux insider: The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Vista? Does anybody really do that?

gOS Unboxed: Should Microsoft Worry?

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Linux

extremetech: Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS?

Are People Losing Interest in Linux?

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Linux is losing popularity. That is according to Google Trends, a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now. The graph below shows a downward curve.

Also: I just can't help but be excited about Linux

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15 ways to empower students with open source tools

Recently I read the fascinating book Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Own Learning, by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. The book led me to think more deeply about my teaching methods and how I like to learn. I think learning should be exciting, and I'm happiest when I'm actively engaged in what I'm doing. Why wouldn't students in our schools want anything different than that? And why aren't we doing more to give that experience to them? While many schools today have a 1:1 ratio of computers/tablets to students, most of them use platforms and software that allow little (if any) modification. Students can't tinker with the software or hardware. Yet tinkering and experimenting are at the heart of learning. The authors of Empower say that students in environments that foster "making" take ownership of their learning more readily and tend to be deeper thinkers who are more at home with frustration. Ultimately, they wrote, "makers are better equipped for life." Read more

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OSS: Yandex, The Open Source Way, Machine Learning, and BSD

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  • CatBoost: Yandex's machine learning algorithm is available free of charge
  • The Open Source Way
    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large. It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community. Additionally, as organizations, especially government, continue to emerge from the technology funding embargo of the Great (2008) Recession - an economic force that froze IT purchases and programs and forced many into strict “keep the lights on” operational mode, IT managers and CIO’s are carefully expending their still relatively measly budgets. [...] For IT organizations, especially government, with limited budgets and long procurement processes, time and increased experience with open source products will lead to a growing understanding and acceptance. And as this understanding progresses and becomes more accepted, open source will become a “go to” option to keep up with the fast moving technical environment, and perhaps eventually, as a standard first option, realizing the broader set of open source values by relying on the collective work and minds of a virtual community of IT “hackers”, “geeks” and “nerds”, working globally, 24x7/365 to explore, develop and showcase whatever tech that sparks their individual interest.
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  • Release of TinySegmenter 0.3
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    BSDTW 2017 will be held on the 11th and 12th of November 2017 (Sat/Sun), in Taipei. We are now requesting proposals for talks. We do not require academic or formal papers. If you wish to submit a formal paper, you are welcome to, but it is not required.

    The talks should be written with strong technical content. Presentations on the use of BSD in products and companies are strongly encouraged but marketing proposals are not appropriate for this venue.

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  • Terminus: A Great Modern And Highly Cutomizable Terminal For Linux
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