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Story GSRC Brings New & Updated GNU Packages Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 11:01pm
Story Cubietruck review Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 10:57pm
Story Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 10:50pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 2:20pm
Story Dropbox 2.11.0 for Linux Brings a Revamped User Interface Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 1:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 1:57pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 1:57pm
Story Chitwanix OS 1.5 Uses a Modified Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 6:52am
Story MPV 0.4.1 MPlayer-Based Video Player App for Linux Released Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 6:46am
Story Linux Kernel 3.2.61 LTS Officially Released with Support for New Devices Rianne Schestowitz 12/07/2014 - 8:10pm

Editor's Note: Delivering Value

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OSS

For us, the value of the products is worth paying extra money. So, while I am sure some corporate IT spending is indeed motivated by a bunch of greedheads, the perception that certain software has a better value over open source software is a real obstacle to getting it purchased.

Opinion: That GNOME only thing? I was just kidding

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SUSE

Well, that was fast.

When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen.

But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."

KDE 3.5 Release Candidate 1

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KDE

KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so we have prepared a first release candidate. We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show.

Review: Win4Lin Pro

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Software
Reviews

Running Windows under Linux is a suitable alternative to having to maintain two systems, or a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows. One of the options for running Windows under Linux is Win4Lin, Inc.'s Win4Lin Pro, which was released earlier this year.

Reusing existing OpenSSH v4 connections

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HowTos

I've recently learnt of an interesting new features of OpenSSH v4 which allows you to reuse open connections when connecting to the same host more than once. If you regularly have multiple open connections to a single host this is a big timesaver.

ATI v8.19.10 Linux Performance

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Hardware
Reviews

In this article today, we will be focusing upon the frame-rate performance of not only their latest release but also that of the three previous versions - v8.16.20, v8.18.6, and v8.18.8.

Interview with Monty Widenius

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Misc

With MySQL 5 now widely available, the MySQL founder weighs in on the competition, the future of the MySQL database, and how to manage contributed code. Here’s ten questions with the co-founder and CTO of MySQL AB.

OOlite Review

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Reviews
Gaming

OOlite is a homage to the original space trading game, Elite. It encompasses all the charm of Elite while adding in some excellent new features and community mods. Today we've got a review of OOlite for Linux and also an OOlite play guide.

Novell: GNOME and KDE to be supported equally

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Linux

In the wake of the uproar that greeted Novell's plans to opt in future for GNOME in place of KDE as it default desktop in Linux products, the company has now gingerly backtracked somewhat.

Torvalds gets tough on kernel coders

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Linux

Linus Torvalds has threatened that if developers add 'last-minute things' to the next version of the Linux kernel he will 'refuse to merge, and laugh in their faces derisively.'

Microsoft Pays $30M Settlement to Daum

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Microsoft

Microsoft agreed to pay a $30-million settlement to the South Korean web portal operator Daum Communications, the companies said on Friday, but the Redmond software giant faces a continuing investigation by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission.

Dutch Record Shop Chain Migrates 1000 PCs to KDE on Novell Linux Desktop

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KDE

At first glance, a shop is not a place where you would expect to find KDE in the workplace. Yet the Dutch Free Record Shop is deploying it on a large scale as the operating system for their point of sale systems.

Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

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Linux
Hardware

How about storing your operating system, including some applications, on a highly mobile device? This is exactly what the Ubuntu H2 was designed for.

Firefox 1.5 RC2 available for download

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Software

It wasn't yet posted on the Mozilla Project homepage Thursday afternoon Pacific time, but a new beta (release candidate 2) of the Firefox 1.5 browser is now available for download.

Imagination Technologies brings best of 3D mobile gaming

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Gaming

PowerVR-enabled mobile 3D hardware acceleration facilitates advanced levels of 3D gaming performance at low power consumption. We can now show PC games like Quake III Arena and Quake Mobile running at compellingly high frame rates on a handheld device.

Cruise Report 3: New Species Discovered at Sea

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Linux

Doc expands on insights he gained while hanging with A-list kernel maintainers on last month's Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise. He states, "Linux isn't a product."

CompAmerica Claims Title to 'the Most Powerful Laptop on Earth!

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Hardware

CompAmerica announced that its newest high-end ORCA Laptop will support the brand spanking new and more powerful NVIDIA 7800 GTX PCI-Express x16 Video Adapter, coupling it to 17” Glass-View UXGA and WSXGA+ Screen offerings. The system is also said to be Red Hat Linux compatible.

Xandros, Italy's NoMachine Team Up on New Linux Thin Clients

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Linux

Linux desktop software maker Xandros and Rome-based NoMachine, which specializes in Linux terminal server remote access and management software, Thursday announced they are teaming up to build new Linux thin-client platforms.

M$ Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays, Allows 2nd Hand Software

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Microsoft

Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2. They have stunned some in the British reseller community by allowing a discount dealer to sell secondhand volume licenses.

ANTEC ATX12V Power Supply Tester

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Hardware

One of the most difficult components in a computer to troubleshoot is the power supply. Often times it can cause the most puzzling computer problems. That's why a tool like the Antec ATX12V power supply tester is such a valuable thing to have.

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