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Introducing Commodore OS Vision  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 13 2011 @ 10:08 am CST
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General NewsCommodore OS Vision is a community driven Linux distribution for Commodore enthusiasts that is designed to unleash your creative potential and help you enjoy your computing experience to the fullest. Commodore computers were well known for their unique operating environments, so we seek to do the same, by providing a distinctive, attractive, advanced and fun operating system experience. Its look is inspired by the Commodore 64 and original Commodore Amiga Workbench user environments but with a modern spin

Read more at http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_OS_Vision.aspx

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.4  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 10 2011 @ 01:51 pm CST
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General NewsLibreOffice on stage at the Libre Software World Conference in Zaragoza

The Internet, November 9, 2011 - The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.4, an improved version of the award-winning free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. LibreOffice has recently won InfoWorld's BOSSIE Award 2011 as Best of Open Source Software, and the Open World Forum Experiment Award of Most-Popular Software.

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VideoJS - The Open Source HTML 5 Video Player  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 24 2011 @ 06:49 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod

General NewsIf you are like me then you were very excited about HTML 5's video tag. Simplistic, great functionality, and now it is even supported by all of the latest browsers. Video is just a source away, and easier than ever to portray high quality videos right on your website. HTML 5, like anything else, doesn't have everything we want.

Read the full thing at http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/10/videojs-open-source-html-5-video-player.html

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The demise of the Windows platform  View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 13 2011 @ 06:42 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod

General NewsI bought a Windows game last week. What I got was a scenic tour through the demise of the Windows platform. I knew that Windows as gaming platform was troublesome, but it never was as clear that it's actually moving towards irrelevance. If you ever have seriously played games on Windows you know this cocktail of driver updates, googling error messages, entering illegiible cryptic codes from stickers hidden in game boxes, waiting for online activation, going through update popups of various origins, and what not. It took me something like two hours before I was even able to start the game. I love games, and I have played quite some games on Windows, but I might be done with this now.

Read the full thing at http://blog.cornelius-schumacher.de/2011/10/demise-of-windows-platform.html

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Time-zone databse down  View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 06 2011 @ 05:13 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod

General NewsToday, the time-zone database was closed down.

It is perhaps easy to read that line, think it doesn't affect you, and then move on. But thats just not the case.

The time-zone database (sometimes referred to as the Olson database) is the computing world's principle source of time-zone data. It is embedded in every Unix and Java for starters, and will be used by many websites and probably by your iPhone. You may know it via the IDs, such as "Europe/London" or "America/New_York".

Read the full thing at http://blog.joda.org/2011/10/today-time-zone-database-was-closed.html

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The ultimate quest of bringing Visio support to LibreOffice  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 14 2011 @ 04:37 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod

General NewsLegacy file formats are evil. They tend to have no written specifications, and when you start reverse-engineering them, you often discover layers of questionable solutions built on top of even more questionable solutions that are carried around for backwards compatibility sake.

So why go through pains of supporting them at all? Simply put, because it's the legacy which isn't always in the past really, because businesses don't like upgrades. Designers keep local cliparts in all kinds of arcane file formats, big publishing houses keep using DOC instead of DOCX, and system integration companies still toss around VSD files.

Read the full thing at http://libregraphicsworld.org/articles.php?article_id=41

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On WebKit and WebKit2  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 09 2011 @ 07:36 am CST
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General NewsEver heard of WebKit2 and wondering what it means from a Qt perspective? Hereís an attempt to explain QtWebKit and QtWebKit2 in simple terms. I make no attempt to be completely technically correct, itís meant to be able to explain terminology to the WebKit uninitiated.

Read the full thing at http://blog.forwardbias.in/2011/08/on-webkit-and-webkit2.html

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systemd for Administrators, Part IX - On /etc/sysconfig and /etc/default  View Printable Version 
Monday, July 18 2011 @ 07:27 am CST
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General NewsSo, here's a bit of an opinion piece on the /etc/sysconfig/ and /etc/default directories that exist on the various distributions in one form or another, and why I believe their use should be faded out. Like everything I say on this blog what follows is just my personal opinion, and not the gospel and has nothing to do with the position of the Fedora project or my employer. The topic of /etc/sysconfig has been coming up in discussions over and over again. I hope with this blog story I can explain a bit what we as systemd upstream think about these files.

Read the full thing at http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/on-etc-sysinit.html

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PHP roadmap to deprecate MySQL extention  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 16 2011 @ 10:13 am CST
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General NewsGreetings PHP geeks,

Don't panic! This is not a proposal to add errors or remove this popular extension. Not yet anyway, because it's too popular to do that now.

The documentation team is discussing the database security situation, and educating users to move away from the commonly used ext/mysql extension is part of this.

This proposal only deals with education, and requests permission to officially convince people to stop using this old extension.

Read the full thing at http://news.php.net/php.internals/53799

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Flash 11 for Linux - We made 10 louder  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 13 2011 @ 05:17 pm CST
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General NewsThere we are, after giving you access to some of the latest features coming in Flash through the Incubator program, I am happy to announce the availability of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 in public beta (for desktop). You will find below the list of features available in this release. Please test your content against these builds, report any bug you find, log bugs

Read the full thing at http://www.bytearray.org/?p=3216

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