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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: 6 Things We Want From Android’s Rumored Siri Competitor

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Word on the street is that Google is planning to compete with Apple by coming out with its own Siri competitor. Called ‘Assistant’, the upcoming feature will bring a personalized, voice-centered ‘Do-engine’ to Android. Expected to release in fourth quarter of 2012, not much is known about it except from the fact that it will be more adept at finishing certain tasks rather than just searching for them. As we impatiently twiddle our thumbs for any official announcement to pop up from the search giant, we’ve come up with our own wish list for the exciting project. So, without much ado, here are six things we want from Android’s rumored Siri-competitor.

http://techlaze.com/2012/03/things-we-want-from-androids-rumored-siri-competitor/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, an interview with author Hans Petter Langtangen

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We share with you and interview with scientist, professor and author Hans Petter Langtangen about his well known book "A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python". We delve into the story behind the book, future plans and, as always, the importance of free/libre software in science.

http://www.floss4science.com/a-primer-on-scientific-programming-with-python-hans-petter-langtangen/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Sabayon 8 Xfce review – Gentoo for the masses

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Sabayon’s Gentoo heritage might prove a difficult pill to swallow for some, but Russell Barnes explains why that definitely shouldn’t put you off Sabayon 8…

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/sabayon-8-xfce-review-gentoo-for-the-masses/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Bring Some GNU Goodness to Windows with Gow

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Stuck on Windows? No problem, you can still have some of the best GNU utilities courtesy of Gow (which stands for GNU on Windows). Gow is a lightweight alternative to the popular Cygwin collection of GNU utilities, and as such, it offers only the most essential tools.Read the article at [url=http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/bring_some_gnu_goodness_windows_gow]Free Software Magazine[/url].

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/bring_some_gnu_goodness_windows_gow


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Zarafa Announces Collaboration With NAS Server Vendor Synology®

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Allowing small businesses to implement groupware with excellent backup and low maintenance costs

http://download.zarafa.com/zarafa/press/20120308_zarafa_announces_collaboration_with_nas_server_vendor_synology.pdf


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: FreeBSD 8.3 Release Candidate 1 has been released

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Ken Smith announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.3 release candidate 1 on 7th Mar, 2012. FreeBSD in an independent Linux distribution which support varieties of architecture like i386, ia64, arm, armel, mips, mipsel, sparc64, pc98, powerpc, powerpc64, xbox and many more.

http://linux4everybody.blogspot.in/2012/03/freebsd-83-rc1-has-been-released.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: This week at LWN: Mozilla announces HTML5-based phone

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Mozilla announced a deal with Latin American mobile carrier Telefónica Digital on February 27 to start shipping HTML5-driven smartphones by the end of 2012. Although the press release dubs the new platform "Open Web Device," many Mozilla watchers know it better as Boot To Gecko (B2G), a lightweight Linux-based system that uses Gecko as its primary (if not sole) application framework. B2G has been in development since July 2011, but it has advanced significantly since we last examined it in mid-August.

https://lwn.net/Articles/484288/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: KDE Ships March Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

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March 7, 2011. Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.8 series. 4.8.1 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.8 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.8.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come. The March updates contain many performance improvements and bugfixes for applications using the Nepomuk semantic framework.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.8.1.php


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: How to install and configure Gufw on Linux Deepin 11.12.1

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A new installation of Linux Deepin 11.12.1 does not have any of the network security applications that you find on Ubuntu enabled: A default installation of Linux Deepin 11.12.1, the latest edition, will leave your computer wide open for the bad guys to mess with. This tutorial shows how you can install IPTables, the Linux firewall application, ufw, a command line frontend to IPTables, and Gufw, a graphical interface for managing ufw, the Uncomplicated Firewall, on Linux Deepin 11.12.1. The idea is to enhance the network security profile of your Linux Deepin installation.

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/03/07/how-to-install-and-configure-gufw-on-linux-deepin-11-12-1/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Improve your singing, piano, guitar skills with Performous

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Do you like dancing, singing, playing guitar, piano..? Performous is an opensource software that make you improve your skills and have fun at the same time. No special hardware required, you may play guitar on your PC keyboard, sing on your laptop microphone and so on.

http://www.unixmen.com/improve-your-singing-piano-guitar-skills-with-performous/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Thermal flashlight 'paints' cold rooms with colour

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PENNY-PINCHING landlords had better watch out. Their tenants could soon be armed with thermal flashlights that capture a colourful - and possibly incriminating - portrait of a room's temperature. The device comes from the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, a non-profit group based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that develops open-source tools to allow ordinary people to investigate environmental issues. A PLOTS team is working with a school-run project in Harlem, New York, to help tackle landlords who offer poorly heated apartments.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328546.200


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Open-Source Skype Effort Is Dormant Or Dead

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In June of last year Phoronix delivered the news that the Skype protocol was reverse-engineered and that there was already a working open-source code example for interfacing with Skype to send messages. While it seemed promising at first for potentially resulting in an open-source Skype client, the Microsoft-owned Skype vowed to take action. In the end they did go after the open-source / reverse-engineering work and now it looks like the project is dead, or at least terminally dormant...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA2ODI


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Create a radio station in five minutes with Airtime 2.0 on Ubuntu or Debian

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Airtime is the GPLv3 broadcast software for scheduling and remote station management. It supports both soundcard output to a transmitter, and direct streaming to an Icecast or SHOUTcast server. Web browser access to the station's media archive, multi-file upload and automatic metadata import features are coupled with a collaborative on-line scheduling calendar and playlist management. The scheduling calendar is managed through an easy-to-use interface and triggers playout with sub-second precision.Read the tutorial at [url=http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/create_radio_station_five_minutes_airtime_20_ubuntu_or_debian]Free Software Magazine[/url].

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/create_radio_station_five_minutes_airtime_20_ubuntu_or_debian


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: 8 Linux Graphics Apps for Just About Everything

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For Linux desktop users, there are plenty of graphics programs from which to choose.

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/03/linux-graphics-apps-for-just-about.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Random Linux Tips: Making KDE4 Behave, Thwacking Those Weirdo U3 Partitions on USB Sticks

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Sometimes, we have little tips and tricks that make life easier – but don't quite take up a full article. So today I've bundled a few practices that many Linux.com readers might find helpful. You'll learn how to control window behavior in KDE4, and make Nepomuk and Strigi be useful; and remove those silly proprietary U3 partitions from USB sticks.

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/552671-random-linux-tips-making-kde4-behave-thwacking-those-weirdo-u3-partitions-on-usb-sticks


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Ubuntu Precise Call For Testing Unity File Lens

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An enhanced file lens for Unity is now available for testing. A must read for Ubuntu 12.04 Beta users eager to polish Ubuntu 12.04. The new file lens now lets you search all files on your hard disk re...

http://www.muktware.com/articles/3379/ubuntu-precise-call-testing-unity-file-lens


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

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Nathan Myhrvold, the Microsoft veteran who founded the patent-trolling giant Intellectual Ventures, loves to complain about the "culture of intentionally infringing patents" in the software industry. "You have a set of people who are used to getting something for free," he told Business Week in 2006. Myhrvold is right that patent infringement is rampant among software firms. But in demanding that this infringement stop, Myhrvold isn't just declaring war on what he regards as Silicon Valley's patent-hostile culture. He's declaring war on the laws of mathematics. The legal research required for all software-producing firms to stop infringing patents would cost more than the entire revenue of the software industry. Even if firms were willing to pay the bill, there simply aren't enough patent lawyers to do the work. Firms infringe software patents because they don't have any other choice.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/opinion-the-problem-with-software-patents-they-dont-scale.ars


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Former top Microsoft exec says world is over the PC

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Ray Ozzie, the man who succeeded Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp's tech visionary, believes the world has moved past the personal computer, potentially leaving behind the world's largest software company. The PC, which was Microsoft's foundation and still determines the company's financial performance, has been nudged aside by powerful phones and tablets running Apple Inc and Google Inc software, the former Microsoft executive said.

http://news.yahoo.com/former-top-microsoft-exec-says-world-over-pc-024554827.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Review: MadBox 11.10

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Aside from a few minor annoyances that have popped up, it has not changed in its year's hiatus, which is a great thing.

http://dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com/2012/03/review-madbox-1110.html


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Three Reasons the Ubuntu Desktop Lags the iPad

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The Ubuntu Desktop, lacking the technology and innovation of the iPad, is loosing ground in the race for a common desktop. This article provides three reasons the iPad is dominating and why Apple is making money while Canonical is struggling.

http://beginlinux.com/blog/2012/03/three-reasons-the-ubuntu-desktop-lags-the-ipad/


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