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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:27pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.6 "Still" Is Out with 110 Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:26pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 36 Will Bring Support for HTTP/2 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Xfce 4.12 Should Be Released in One Week, at the End of February Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:15pm
Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released – Detailed Review and Installation Instructions Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:11pm
Story Creating Forms for Easy LibreOffice Database Entry on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:03pm
Story INTERVIEW: TIM O’REILLY Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 5:56pm
Story Using play/pause buttons in Chrome with GNOME 3 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 5:48pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 5:19pm

VMGL brings 3-D effects to VMs

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Software

linux.com: VMGL is a little-known application written as part of Google's Summer of Code 2006 program that lets OpenGL apps running inside a virtual machine take advantage of the graphics hardware acceleration on the host.

10 Great Thunderbird Addons You Must-have

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Moz/FF

makeuseof.com: More than a year back, Aibek has written a great list of 35 must-have thunderbird addons. Since then, a lot of great addons have been created and some of the older addons have also evolved to become a better one.

10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

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Linux

daniweb.com: Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons.

Sad metrics on Mandriva community decline

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MDV

linsec.ca/blog: I’ve been saying it for a while, but never really put hard evidence to it. Our community has declined and by the numbers I’ll produce, I’m going to say it declined a lot.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Optimized for XO Laptop

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OLPC
Ubuntu

olpcnews.com: Thanks to the tireless efforts of Teapot, we now have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid optimized for the XO laptop! Teapot designed this release to be reliable and consistent with these modifications:

Osalt, open source as alternative

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Interviews
OSS
Web

robertogaloppini.net: Around the net there are a number of open source directories, among them the independent Osalt. Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. I asked Anders Ingeman Rasmussen, Osalt Editor, a few questions.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 vs. OpenSolaris 2008.11 Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: Seven months after the release of OpenSolaris 2008.05 (a.k.a. Project Indiana) its successor was finally released earlier this week. To see how this new work has affected the performance of Sun's OpenSolaris operating system, we have benchmarked both releases through some different tests.

The ups and downs of Fedora 10

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Linux

raiden.net: This is a "mini review" of Fedora 10. I skipped Fedora 9, it just didn't feel "all there" to me, so I've been sticking with Fedora 8 on all of my machines. With the release of Fedora 10, I've installed it on a couple of systems here and wish to share some observations.

Red Hat Chooses Food Bank Over Festivities

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Red Hat may not be spending much when it comes to the company holiday party this year, but it certainly is no Scrooge. Rather than splurge on a swanky party for its employees, the Linux distributor will give money and food to charity.

A Mac Devotee Looks at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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Ubuntu

diderotsdiary.iannelli.us: WE GOT VMware Fusion for a song when my wife bought her MacBook Pro, and the dilettante in me couldn't resist using it to give Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" a whirl.

PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

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Linux

linux.com: PC/OS aims to be an easy-to-use Linux distribution right out of the box. Being Ubuntu-based, it has a head start on being user-friendly, but PC/OS goes above and beyond Ubuntu's measures to ensure ease of use by having common third-party non-GPL software included in the install.

Introducing KDE 4: KRunner

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: It's the "run command" dialog of KDE, it was already available for KDE 3.5.x, but it got a new appeareance and functions, now it's completely plugin based, and shares your plasmoid theme.

Also: Review of: KDE 4.2 beta 1

openSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE

bin-false.org: openSUSE 11.1 features all of the great new improvements in the Gnome and KDE desktops, combined with many of their own direct innovations.

Puppy Linux - A pocket-size atom bomb

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Linux

granularproject.org: The category of small-sized Linux distributions (or mini distributions) is fast evolving. But believe me, Puppy Linux is not yet another mini distro. It is an everything OS. Puppy comes as an installable livecd, and can be installed on a number of medium, such as hard-disk, USB pen drive, external hard-disk and more.

Linux is our sandbox, let us play.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In my last couple of articles there has been a great debate going on about the people who program for Linux and open source software in general.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How KDE 4 is blocking Qt 4.5

  • FFmpeg Picks Up Support For New Formats
  • Fedora 11 release schedule set
  • Epic Troll
  • Linux Basement Episode 32 - Python Extravaganza
  • Fedora Classroom: KDE4 for KDE3 users
  • PCLinuxOS on the Dell Inspiron 1526
  • Want Your Friend to Switch?
  • RandR 1.2 Coming To NVIDIA's Binary Driver
  • gOS Cloud instant-on OS shown on video
  • Learn and Use a Good, Free OS: Linux - PCLinuxOS
  • Password stealing malware masquerades as Firefox add-on
  • Linux comparison: Introduction and Ubuntu
  • Linux Comparison: openSUSE
  • The FLOSS License Drafter's Responsibility to the Community
  • Sanyo using Drupal
  • Linus Torvalds: Debugging hell
  • Super Mario Firefox!
  • Actuate's Open Source Survey Says...
  • Moving to Linux — slowly
  • Fancy Up Your KDE or GNOME With Eye Candy
  • The reality of being Root
  • Is China an open source friend or foe?
  • More Linux File Systems

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with multimedia files - Part 2

  • Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 1
  • Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now
  • OpenOffice, JDBC and MySQL
  • UsplashSmooth : Time Based Usplash for smoother bootup bar
  • How to customise the Acer Aspire One GUI
  • BPF for IP or VLAN Traffic
  • Password Protect Your GRUB Bootloader
  • Installing Ruby on Rails in Linux
  • Enabling Automatic Login on Ubuntu
  • Compiz on openSUSE 11.1
  • Acer 5315 AR242x wireless
  • Tips For Documentation Writers

The 2008 Ovatio Awards, by Ars Technica: Distro(s) of the Year

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Linux distro landscape is always evolving, and virtually all of the mainstream distros have made significant progress this year. After careful consideration, we decided to give the Ovatio for Distro of the Year to two distributions that we think are particularly deserving.

Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

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SUSE
  • Novell’s Financial Results: SUSE Linux And Three Other Facts

  • ARSes crush Novell profits
  • Novell grooms NetWare-Linux lovechild

Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

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Software
  • Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

  • Opera 10 alpha: Compliant and faster--but not fastest
  • Opera 10.0 alpha 1 is impressive, but does it stand a chance against Firefox?
  • Sneak Peek: Opera 10 Browser
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Microsoft and ICE, Major Downtimes Again

  • Microsoft says pro-migrant, but no mention of cancelling ICE contract
    Both Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith have responded to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexico-US border by issuing strong statements against the practice. However, neither has said a word about ending the company's US$19.4 million contract with ICE. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday cancelling the separation policy for the next 20 days. About 4000 children have already been taken from their parents and there is no sign of their being returned. About 100 employees had sent a letter to Nadella, asking for the contract with ICE to be cancelled.
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  • Microsoft Azure suffers 11-hours of borkage across Europe

    The official word is that the downtime, which comes just days after Office 365 went titsup, lasted from around 5.45pm on Tuesday until 4.30am on Wednesday morning.

    However, many customers were still reporting issues today, despite Azure Support claiming that its engineers had "mitigated the issue in North Europe and impacted services should be recovered at this time".

Making GNOME Look Like Apple's Operating System

  • A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears
    A new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is truer, and more faithful, than ever.
  • Make Ubuntu Look Like macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode
    If you’re a Linux user who likes the look of the dark mode coming in macOS Mojave, you’re in luck: there’s a GTK theme just for you. The theme is available on Gnome-Look.org alongside several other macOS inspired themes. You’re looking for the one titled McOS-MJV-Dark-mode, but feel free to download more if you think you might want to switch it up later. Installing is a little tricky: you need to create a .themes directory in your home folder, then extract the folder in the downloaded archive into that folder. Next you need to install Gnome Tweaks in the Ubuntu Software Store, which you can use to change the theme. You can also use Gnome Tweaks to move the buttons to the left side of the window, where they belong. Fight me.