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Story Acer models its latest $199.99 Chromebook after the impressive C720 Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 9:37pm
Story Ubuntu for TV Is Not Dead, Canonical Still Working on It Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 8:12pm
Story FreeMat—Yet Another MATLAB Replacement Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:24pm
Story Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 20 Beta Benchmarks Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:15pm
Story Android 4.4 KitKat, thoroughly reviewed Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:13pm
Story Jolla's Android-aping Sailfish OS smartphones to land in November Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:04pm
Story In space, no one can hear you scream at Windows XP (anymore) Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 5:00pm
Story HDMI dongle turns TVs into giant Android tablets Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 4:56pm
Story Arch Linux Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.12 Roy Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 4:50pm
Story PCLinuxOS Makes Desktop Linux Look Good Rianne Schestowitz 16/11/2013 - 11:35am

Two Cool new Applets for Awn

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linux movement: The first one is a nifty last fm applet which sits on your dock so you can listen to your last fm stations. The next new Applet is the gmail notifier Apple. Here are some nice images:

When will Linux sellers wake up?

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blogbeebe: As I went rambling about the web I came across OSNews and checked out an article on the release of Fedora 8 Test 2. Right there in the middle of the article was the Microsoft ad you see below.

Email Clients and Patches

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kernelTRAP: Randy Dunlap sent a patch to the Linux kernel mailing list described as adding "info about various email clients and their applicability in being used to send Linux kernel patches."

Google scores a win over Microsoft’s OOXML

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zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s proposal for the fast track of the OOXML standard was recently shot down by the ISO. Google concludes that Microsoft’s OOXML should never be standardized due to things like reliance on proprietary elements and simply not enough time to review the >6000 page document that outlines the standard.

Bash scripting code structure

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mr-open-source: Bash scripts are a powerful tool used by linux/unix adminstrators. When developing scripts a good code structure is invaluable to a seasoned administrator. This article will show how to write an apache webserver log rotation script and hopefully give you a solid structural foundation to start writing your own bash scripts.

PC World Linux laptop warranty saga gets even more bizarre

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daniweb: On the 11th September a customer of the PC World computer superstore in Colliers Wood, London took his laptop back for an under warranty repair. The computer was only a few months old, and a crack had appeared near the left hinge which is indicative of an internal joint failing.

Open-Source Developers Speak Out About AMD

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phoronix: AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move.

Discussing the x86 Merge

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kernelTRAP: Sam Ravnborg took a look at the x86 unification patches and commented, "from the mails and discussions I expected it be be obvious what was i386 only, what was shared and what was x86_64 only."

The Big SMB Problem: Dropping Microsoft Office

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J_K9 @ Linux: Linux and Open Source software are not entirely free: they have setup costs, maintenance costs and time and productivity costs. Despite all of these costs, many SMBs still choose to switch to Linux and Open Source. Why?

RedHat 6.2 - wow!

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A.P.Lawrence: Today I meandered down state to answer a distress call on a Linux box exhibiting a number of baffling symptoms (well, they baffled me on the phone at least). Seemed odd, so I drove on down. Imagine my delight to find a RedHat 6.2 box.

Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

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ubuntu geek: Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots. You choose what keywords (tags) to watch for, and photos are automatically downloaded to your computer.

Free Software is good for business

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ITPro: Not so long ago the common wisdom was that free and open source software would grow strongly in the market for infrastructure software - operating systems, databases and web servers that have a generic applicability across all markets - but that non-free software would continue to dominate in the realm of vertical markets - where applications fulfil a specific role in a specialised commercial environment.

Drupal 6.0 beta 1 released

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Drupal After eight months of development, we are proud to let you know that the first beta version of the Drupal 6.x family is released. This beta includes a tremendous number of new features and new programming APIs for both users and developers.

PCLinuxOS Overtakes Ubuntu In DistroWatch H.P.D.

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After consistently rising in the DistroWatch H.P.D. rankings for months, PCLinuxOS finally managed to bump Ubuntu from the top of the list. Despite all, PCLinuxOS seems to attract a constantly increasing number of clicks.

Today's Leftovers

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  • The Official Ubuntu Book 2nd Edition

  • Post-Alpha Opera 9.5 Release
  • openSUSE First impressions?
  • Matthew Aslett moves to The 451 Group
  • Inna Kuznetsova, Global Executive for Linux, IBM
  • Web ad blocking may not be (entirely) legal
  • Mandriva: The right Kaffeine back-end
  • Root-locked Linux for the masses
  • Software patents not GPL3 to kill open source?
  • The first K-12 Open Minds Conference
  • Bastille Linux Loses Domain, Turn Into Bastille Unix
  • Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: Winners of Screenshot Contest
  • Linux to get the boot at US Army Corps of Engineers?
  • Novell takes VMware interface to Linux kernel
  • How to install a specific version of Java on Ubuntu 2.3.0 Quietly Released

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phoronix: The official release of 2.3.0 is scheduled for Monday, September 17, but it is available already. 2.3.0 introduces a number of new features and changes for all components.

$100 OLPC Laptop Gets Another Price Hike

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OLPC The $100 laptop—which was already up to a hefty $175, has gotten yet another price bump to $188. A spokesman says they're committed to keeping the price from rising above $190, and probably below $200 if at all possible.

The (short) history of Full Circle Magazine

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Have you ever wondered how Full Circle got its start? What our past websites have looked like? Well, you can take a look here and see our past websites and the discussion on UbuntuForums that started it all.

Some Howtos

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  • Finding File Hard Links

  • Windows Mobile 5 device as a bluetooth modem for the Nokia N800
  • Beauty of Math using Linux
  • Speed up your Linux HDD
  • How to create a GNU/Linux live USB stick with SLAX

New Net taxes could arrive in November

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ZDNet: Americans might pay more for DSL and cable modem bills starting November 1, thanks to politicians in the U.S. Congress who have yet to extend a federal moratorium limiting taxes on those services.

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

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