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Lucene Search Coming to openSUSE Wiki

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matthewehle.info: Most openSUSE users are aware that a new version of the English wiki was released back in July, with the other wikis soon to follow. Among many other changes, the new wiki came with a laundry list of new features. However, users have noticed that one important feature was still missing in the new wiki… a decent search engine.

fedoraproject.org redesign update

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mairin.wordpress: Well, in the past month Fedora design ninja Jef van Schendel and I have been cranking out mockups and Sijis Aviles has been doing an awesome job making the mockups a reality and getting things into staging and building things out. So we’ve got quite a few things to go over here.

The 8 Best Sites For Funny Computer Desktop Wallpapers

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makeuseof.com: In order to promote those positive vibes that’ll get your days off to a good start, I’d like to offer up eight free wallpaper sites I found that offer the best funny wallpapers for your desktop that you’ll find anywhere.

Diaspora Clarifies:

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techcrunch.com: A few days ago, we noted that Diaspora was three weeks away from unveiling their open-source Facebook alternative. But a small update today clarifies one important point.

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling

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techcrunch.com: Remember Diaspora? You’ll be forgiven if you don’t. Since they received a lot of hype as the open-source “Facebook Alternative” this past May, they’ve been quiet. But today they’ve re-emerged with some updates.

Application lists

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kmandla.wordpress: I have a brief list of sites that mention software alternatives. Some of these are explicitly aimed at life without X, while others are concerned mostly with making a transition between Windows and Linux.

planet larry needs a new home

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wonkabar.org: Alright, so in my quest to move forward with my life, I'm going to be discarding certain projects that I really haven't been making a priority. Planet Larry is one of those.

The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

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Interviews
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blogs.techrepublic.com: Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness

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webmonkey.com: The folks at DeviantArt, a website best known for hosting images of fairies and vampires created by gothy art students, have debuted a new browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards.

10 Websites for Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Riddles

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makeuseof.com: Riddle me this, riddle me that… So goes the popular line from one of superhero fiction’s most popular villains. And we are hooked as The Riddler plots Batman’s downfall with a riddle. That’s the hook that a good riddle delivers.

Digg, dug, buried: Linux

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blogs.computerworld: A liberal blogger has uncovered that a "group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com has just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, up-vote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives."

Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?

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blogs.computerworlduk: So far, so conventional. But there is a joker in the pack in this game: Google. It's striking that the bigger the company gets, the more it moves away from its natural geek roots, and its reflexive defence of everything that is important to hackers.

Spotify 'will launch in US by end of 2010'

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telegraph.co.uk: Spotify has vehemently denied an American news report that its negotiations in the US have made no progress, saying it is “still on track to launch in 2010”.

New Kubuntu website is live!

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dohbuoy.wordpress: The Kubuntu team have remodeled their abode, with astounding results.

Novell Launches Linux App Store

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channelregister.co.uk: Novell sometime today is expected to launch an app store of sorts called SUSE Gallery. With SUSE Gallery, partners and end users can browse and download SUSE Linux software appliances that fulfill specific business needs.

5 Cool Sites for buying Computers Preinstalled with Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Dell has all but bowed to pressure from Microsoft to torpedo its Ubuntu line of computers. In case you are wondering, there are still lots of other vendors that offer a choosy range of machines preinstalled with Linux for your convenience.

Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

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makeuseof.com: If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

The Open Source Software That Runs Facebook

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developer.com: If anyone tells you open source can't run a large business or scale, remind them that Facebook is serving a half billion people with a network built on open source code. Quite a bit of it, as Developer.com notes, much of what runs Facebook is open source languages and software.

fedoracommunity.org Website Design

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mairin.wordpress: Fedora has a lot of local community websites. A somewhat recent addition to the mix is Fedora’s local community domain program, whereby a local Fedora community can obtain a *.fedoracommunity.org domain to point to their self-hosted website.

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