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Story Sabayon Release [Latest Monthly Release: Sabayon 14.05] Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:04pm
Story EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs HDD Benchmarks On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 6:34pm
Story Linux 3.15-rc5 Rianne Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 6:26pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:48am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:47am
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:46am
Story New Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 8:45am
Story Digia Officially Releases Qt 5.3 RC1 with Feedback Fixes Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:25am
Story Interview: AMD and Mentor Graphics Partner To Deliver Linux Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:19am
Story Elementary’s Pantheon Shell To Be Ported On Debian Roy Schestowitz 10/05/2014 - 7:13am

Open source rising

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OSS

expresscomputeronline.com: Things are looking good for the proponents of Open Source software on all fronts—even the desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Flock woos Netscape users with its social skills

  • EeeXubuntu Booting Great from SDHC on Asus EEE PC
  • A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?
  • No Download iPlayer for GNU/Linux in 2008
  • New consulting company gambles on KOffice demand
  • Compiz 0.7.0 Adds Multi-Display Support
  • Splitting Files
  • Python for Bash scripters: A well-kept secret
  • checkinstall - trace your .tar.gz installations
  • Google Spreadsheets Form Feature is Fantastic!
  • Open Source Gets a Wall Street Boost
  • Is Linus Torvalds even speaking for Linux anymore?
  • OpenOffice And Understanding User Work Flow
  • Linux development platform makes the carrier grade
  • why do ubuntu users become arch users?
  • Become independent of the system tray using conky
  • Why Novell should become the center of the open source .NET universe
  • KDE rules

falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Most of the reviews i read or listen to about kde4 tend to focus on the "4 hour tour" stuff. If I were a journalist at this point i'd realize that this has already been done to death and I'd try looking for something that hasn't already been said.

Also: gwenview: falling in love all over again

Linus Torvalds at Linux.conf.au 2008

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds is the star guest at Australia's annual Linux conference. ZDNet.com.au once again took a video crew to Melbourne in January and caught up with the man behind Linux.

Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices

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Software

techthrob.com: This week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with Parallels, making the Parallels Workstation virtualization software is now available to download and install in Ubuntu Linux. This makes four different virtualization programs -- three of which are installable via the package repositories -- that run on Ubuntu Linux. This article compares the four virtualization products available.

Firefox 2.0.0.12 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Thinkpad X61s and Linux

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Linux

polishlinux.org: Looking for a lightweight, solid and powerful little laptop that works with GNU/Linux? Me too. I have bad news: it doesn’t not exist. Thinkpad X61s seems close, however. Here is my (success?) story about getting it to work with Ubuntu and Fedora with some tips and tweaks to save you time and patience.

Subtitle manipulation tools for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Subtitles may not mean much for the English-speaking part of the world, but for the rest of us, they are the difference between truly enjoying a movie or just watching the screen, trying to decipher the events. From editing to ripping to converting, here is a list of some useful tools.

Damn Small Linux crushes Windows Vista’s min requirements

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: In contrast with most of its competition, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is an operating system where megabytes are still meaningful. Compare that to Windows Vista’s minimum 20 gigabyte footprint and the line in the sand becomes obvious.

Linux Air: Hitting the road with the Eee PC

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: As a computer-oriented Australian planning a six week trip to Canada and the USA, I was dreading the prospect of long-term lack of access to a computer. Enter the ASUS Eee PC.

If you're broke and need a decent computer, Ubuntu Linux may be for you

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Ubuntu

daytondailynews.com: You've looked at the newest Dell XPS, maybe a spiffy HP Pavillion. You've surfed over to Apple's Web store to drool over the powerful, stylish machines of Steve Jobs. But there's a problem: You're broke. There's still hope.

CEO Jim Whitehurst pilots Red Hat into future

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Linux
Interviews

infoworld.com: Whitehurst, 40, has big shoes to fill in replacing Szulik, the man who took a small, unknown company and turned it into a savvy business competitor that made Linux a household name. Whitehurst spoke with IDG News Service this week about the key findings of his first month on the job and where he thinks Red Hat should focus its attention.

Nina Reiser's Last Phone Call Was to Hans Reiser on Day She Vanished

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The phone call from Nina Reiser's cell phone was placed to her estranged husband, Hans Reiser -- the popular Linux programmer who is accused of killing her, according to testimony here Thursday.

fast package management

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Software
SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: We have been working hard to get package management stack changes in so we can have them in one of the next alphas. This new level of performance would allow us to bring package management on openSUSE not to the smart or yum level, but a complete new generation ahead.

Multiple external monitors, on a laptop, on Linux, with Tritton See2 USB video adapter / sisusb

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Linux

adamw’s blog: I’ve been planning for a while to buy a new desktop, replacing the laptop I’ve been using mainly due to a few irritants with the laptop. In the end, though, I’ve decided to try and address these problems with the existing system, which is really a fine system if I can just deal with these things.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Hidden Linux : Tab-completion

  • Take screenshots of movie with Movie Thumbnailer
  • FreeBSD Set Speed Duplex For My NIC
  • Installing MySQL 5.1 on Kubuntu/Ubuntu
  • Optimizing Ubuntu II
  • A three step process for clean url's in Drupal for Debian Lenny
  • KDE 4.0: Add More Widgets for Your Desktop
  • Regular expressions in OpenOffice.org Calc functions

sudo, or not sudo: that is the question

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Software

linux.com: If you've dabbled even a little bit with security matters, you know that giving root rights or the root password to a common user is a bad idea. But what do you do if a user has a valid need to do something that absolutely requires root rights? The answer is simple: use sudo to grant the user the needed permissions without letting him have the root password, and limit access to a minimum.

Debian made this developer unhappy

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: One look at Matthew Garrett and you start wondering: is this the guy who caused such a big furore in the FOSS community in September 2006 when he made plain his reasons for leaving the Debian GNU/Linux project after four years as a developer?

Vector Linux 5.9 Standard Gold Review

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Linux

simplyjat.blogspot: VectorLinux is a Linux distribution for the x86 platform based on Slackware which aims to be user-friendly. According to the project website: Speed, performance, stability -- these are attributes that set Vector Linux apart in the crowded field of Linux distributions.

The seven largest Open Source deals ever

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: To say that there were some noise on the Web when Sun recently bought MySQL for $1 billion would be an understatement, to say the least. It’s the largest open source deal ever, and the latest in a series of large open source acquisitions. Here are the seven largest deals that we could find the numbers for:

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