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Story Mir 0.2.0 Under Development For Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Possible Features To Find In OpenGL 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 6:19pm
Story Warsow 1.5 released Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 6:09pm
Story DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport Starts Working On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 5:59pm
Story 8 Things We Expect from the Rumored Google Nexus 8 Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 5:55pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 4:22pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 4:21pm
Story Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 2:17pm
Story The Ubuntu Unity Launcher gets a facelift with Unity Drawers Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2014 - 7:38am
Forum topic Slackware Documentation Project vtel57 9 03/05/2014 - 7:18am

today's leftovers

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News
  • RSSOwl 2.0

  • Rumor: Dell to reveal Android-based handset next month?
  • Fedora Developer Interview - RPM Fusion
  • Asus hopes upcoming Eee desktops are Eeequally Eeenticing
  • Cruel truth surfaces in the OOXML war
  • Sun and MySQL: Honeymoon's Over Already?
  • Europe gets another open-source group
  • Free online desktop came to life with FLOSS
  • New Linux phone stack ships
  • Transmission Becomes Default BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu
  • Experimental Compiz plugin allows window tilting, rotation
  • Low-Cost Computing Leads Linux Desktop Charge
  • Gliffy : An online visio killer?
  • Sun and Frontline Support KDE with Donation of Server
  • Gedit…More Than A Simple Text Editor
  • Developing a FOSS-based Business: Five Questions to Ask
  • The Asus Eee PC: An Ultra-portable laptop PC with GNU/Linux pre-installed

PCLinuxOS - Don't put your old laptop in the loft

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PCLOS

avforums.com: This may be of interest to people who are upgrading from an old laptop etc and think that because it struggles with windows it's destined to lay dusty in the loft.

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

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OSS

itnews.com.au: The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.

Also: In open source, money doesn't always talk

Microsoft's Jekyll and Hyde moment with open source

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Last night I finished reading Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's not unlike the opportunity and struggle that Microsoft has before it. As with any company, Microsoft brims with both good and bad intentions, as variegated as the employees and financial pressures placed upon it.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Be Alerted via Popups When Monitoring Log Files

  • Synergy & Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Slackware Linux Tips
  • Install free Office 2007 fonts for Linux and XP
  • Howto: Install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 (Part 1)
  • How To Clone And Migrate Your WordPress Blog To New Server
  • Guide on how to install Graphics Drivers on openSUSE 10.3
  • MySQL Tips: Howto create a MySQL user
  • Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu
  • PeerGuardian For Ubuntu = MoBlock and mobloquer
  • Updating Java on Ubuntu Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise has Been Selected by Renault

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SUSE

opensource.sys-con.com: Microsoft and Novell announced that French carmaker Renault SA has joined the growing ranks of customers taking advantage of the two companies' cooperation to deliver greater interoperability between Microsoft Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Red Hat Readies Identity, Policy, Audit Offering

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Linux

internetnews.com: While the name "Netscape" is now mostly dead, its progeny continue to survive and develop. Many are familiar with Mozilla's efforts on the browser side, but Netscape also had another business -- a directory server business now run and expanded upon by Linux vendor Red Hat.

Why companies don't support Debian

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Linux

linux-watch.com: At a recent Australian Linux conference, Sam Varghese reported that two Debian developers pointed out that the Debian Project needs more corporate support for "men, money and machines" to advance the operating system. They're right. It does.

IBM Lotus Symphony on Ubuntu

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Software

tombuntu.com: Lotus Symphony is IBM’s new productivity suite based on OpenOffice 1.1.4. It’s not open source (OpenOffice used to be dual licensed), but is free and available on Windows and Linux. I give the Beta 3 release a shot on Ubuntu to see if it had an advantage over my usual combination of Google Docs and OpenOffice 2.3.

Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix: One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" was support for KVM. KVM -- even back to its infancy -- has been quite fast at virtualization when compared to Xen or kqemu. However, the KVM virtualization support found in Ubuntu hasn't been the most user-friendly. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed.

Open Movie Editor - Surprisingly Robust

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Software

Despite some commentators deploring the state of Linux video editing tools, I continue to believe that somewhere out there is a non-linear editing program that is feature rich, intuitive and stable for the Linux platform. Yesterday, I decided to give Open Movie Editor a chance.

Daniel Robbins Nominated for Gentoo Trustee ...or not

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org (Daniel Robbins): It looks like someone nominated me for the upcoming Gentoo trustee election. Before I know how to reply to this nomination, I need to know if it is even valid.

First look at Ulteo Desktop

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Linux

linux.com: Using VNC to remotely access your desktop, applications, and documents sounds like a great solution when you are out and about, but it has a few significant drawbacks: you have to leave your machine turned on, the VNC protocol is not secure, and often you need a dedicated VNC client to access your desktop. Ulteo, the company started by Gaël Duval of Mandriva fame, is set to offer an alternative solution.

GIMP 2.4.4 Release Announced

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.4 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. Some include a fixed typo in stock icon name, removed duplicate entry from Tango palette, and fixed potential crash on missing CMYK color profile.

Your First Steps with Linux

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Linux

terminally-incoherent: Over the years I think I helped to influence few people here and there to actually start experimenting with linux. Here are the few tips I usually pass down to the newbies. I figured that I might as well record them here and just point people to this post from now on.

Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6: A Feature Rich Newbies friendly Desktop Linux distro

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Ubuntu is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distributions , it is popular with geeks as well as Linux newbies and even big computer cos like Dell are shipping their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled . However Ubuntu usually comes with pretty limited number of applications and codecs. Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6 plays a role to resolve this issue.

Interview With Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon

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Interviews
MDV

linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal recently caught up with Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon, to find out more about a recently announced partnership between Mandriva of France and Turbolinux of Japan.

Fires ravage South African One Laptop project

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OLPC

tectonic.co.za: The South African arm of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has suffered a setback following the past weekend’s devastating fires in the Western Cape.

Distrowar: Fluxbuntu vs. MiniMe

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Fluxbuntu and MiniMe are ultra-lightweight versions of two equally popular Linux distributions namely Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. Fluxbuntu kept it light by utilizing a Fluxbox window manager as well as other unhefty pre-installed applications. Meanwhile, MiniMe uses a KDE desktop but with minimum out-of-the-box software packages.

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  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
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