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

Subject: Android Rules the Smartphone World

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Android dominates the worldwide smartphone market, running on 75 percent of all smartphones shipped throughout the globe in the third quarter, IDC reported. Samsung continued to hold sway over the Android market, but its market share slipped because of competition from a multitude of smaller vendors. Apple's iOS came in a poor second, shipping on 26.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/76543.html


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

Subject: Build a scientific names dictionary for LibreOffice

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LibreOffice only knows how to spell a few scientific names, and the more scientific names you use in a Writer document, the more your pages fill up with squiggly red underlining – indicating misspelled or unrecognised words (see main image). You can add scientific names to LibreOffice's spell checker using the application's spelling dialog box, but only one word at a time.Is there an easier way? Yes. This article explains how you can save a lot of time and effort by adding hundreds of scientific names to the spell checker all at once.

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


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

Subject: Talk Of Fedora As A Rolling-Release Distribution

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Following word that the state of the Fedora 18 release is looking poor and the F18 Beta saw its sixth delay, there's now talk of turning Fedora into a rolling-release Linux distribution...

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


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

Subject: My government is software-stupid

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I just checked, and my State government's website here in Australia has 43 pages with the message that Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed if I want to view the page's downloadable PDFs.One variant of the message is This a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader is easy to download and is free of charge. The link takes you to a download page at adobe.com. Another variant is To view these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download it for free from www.adobe.comThere are a lot of PDF viewers other than Acrobat Reader, and they're just as free. Safari and Google Chrome browsers even have built-in PDF viewers. So why is my government telling fibs? Does it create its PDFs with Adobe Acrobat software, and does its product licence require it to recommend Acrobat Reader when making those PDFs publicly available? Or is my government just software-stupid?

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


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

Subject: Microsoft takes on GitHub with cloudy Team Foundation Service

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Not just for Windows developers, eitherBuild 2012 Microsoft has announced general availability of Team Foundation Service (TFS), its new, cloud-based portal for code hosting and software development project management, along with a free subscription plan for small teams.…

http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/02/team_foundation_service_launch/


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

Subject: Microsoft: TypeScript isn't a JavaScript killer

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It's not about the language, it's about the toolsBuild 2012 Microsoft may have a poor track record for web standards compliance, but if the capacity crowd at Microsoft Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg's Build conference session on TypeScript was any indication, Redmond's JavaScript alternative has struck a nerve with coders who have grown frustrated with the web's de facto applications language.…

http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/03/typescript_not_a_javascript_killer/


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

Subject: How to uninstall the overlay-scrollbar in Pear Linux 6 and Ubuntu 12.10

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I am, of course, referring to the overlay or Ayatana scrollbar. It is one of those “innovation” that nobody that I know want on their desktops, but which Mark Shuttleworth keeps trying to push. According to the project’s official page on Launchpad.net, the overlay scrollbar:

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/10/31/how-to-uninstall-the-overlay-scrollbar-in-pear-linux-6-and-ubuntu-12-10/


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

Subject: How to do Painless MySQL Server Backups with AutoMySQLBackup

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AutoMySQLBackup is a clever script that takes the pain out of setting up automated incremental daily, weekly, and monthly backups of MySQL databases. Its only dependency is the mysqldumpcommand, which comes with mysql-client. AutoMySQLBackup dumps your databases at whatever intervals you desire, and rolls them up into compressed tarballs. Then you can copy the tarballs to other media, and encrypt them if you wish.

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/659107-how-to-do-painless-mysql-server-backups-with-automysqlbackup


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

Subject: Compile Your Own PDF Books with Wikipedia and Edit them with LibreOffice and Pdfmod

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Yes, you read that correctly. If you've ever wanted to put together a bespoke PDF document and then edit it to add or delete features, you don't really need to hunt for some specialist software to get the job done. Wikipedia is only a URL away and LibreOffice comes bundled with all the major distros--and if not it can usually be installed from the repositories.Read the howto at [url=http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/compile_your_own_pdf_books_wikipedia_and_edit_them_libreoffice_and_pdfmod]Freesoftware Magazine[/url].

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


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

Subject: Backup and Read your E-mails offline with Thunderbird's ImportExportTools

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In a previous article on syncing and restoring your GMail account with the excellent GMVault I voiced one minor and perhaps unfair criticism. Namely, that as backed up e-mails had no recognizable titles, it was virtually impossible to identify specific messages. But, of course, that was never the intended purpose of GMVault. It would have been the icing on the cake if it was. With Thunderbird configured with IMAP, GMVault backing up and restoring GMail it may seem that the belt and braces approach is complete--but there is one thing more we can do to make our e-mails fully accessible offline without an e-mail client. It doesn't require concatenated commands in a terminal or a free-standing piece of GUI software with possible dependencies. What is it? A simple Addon for Thunderbird called ImportExportTools.

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


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

Subject: The H Roundup - Android 4.2, the ext4 bug, Ubuntu drops alphas

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In the week ending 3 November - Anroid 4.2 and new Nexus devices, the ext4 filesystem bug was fixed, and Ubuntu drops alpha releases. Also, a look at why the ext4 bug wasn't actually so bad and an interview with the Enlightenment project leader

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/The-H-Roundup-Android-4-2-the-ext4-bug-Ubuntu-drops-alphas-1742498.html/from/rss


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

Subject: Radeon Gallium3D R600g Color Tiling Performance

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With 2D color tiling enabled by default in the R600 Gallium3D Radeon open-source driver as of this week, here are new benchmarks showing off the OpenGL performance impact of the 1D and 2D tiling methods for this common open-source AMD Linux graphics driver.

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18099


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

Subject: A New Language Implemented Atop LLVM

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ESL, the Embedded Systems Language, is a new programming language intended for embedded/small systems and its compiler was implemented atop the LLVM infrastructure...

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


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

Subject: Backing Up and Restoring your GMail Account(s) with GMVault

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Backing up all your precious data and settings is a given. However, when it comes to e-mail we tend to develop amnesia. It's the ghost at the banquet, yet losing your e-mails, your address book and contacts (especially if you run a business) would be a catastrophe. Fail to backup at your peril. Of course, if you use a desktop client like Evolution of Thunderbird, configuring either of them with IMAP will do the trick for you but if you prefer the traditional web interface for Gmail, then you need a different solution. GMVault may be that solution.

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


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

Subject: The AuroraUX Operating System Is Dead

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While figuring out what niche operating systems to benchmark on Phoronix next, I realized the AuroraUX operating system project quietly disappeared...

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


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

Subject: What Wayland's Development Looks Like

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With the recent release of Wayland 1.0, here's a visualization that looks back on the development of Wayland/Weston going back to 2008 when it was born as a small project by Kristian Høgsberg at Red Hat...

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


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

Subject: Firefox and Iceweasel can 'mailto' with Sylpheed and Claws Mail

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Some webpages contain email links. If you right-click on the link in most Web browsers, a menu appears that lets you copy the email address to the clipboard (first screenshot). You can then paste the address into the To field of a new email message.In recent versions of Mozilla's Firefox browser, you can also left-click on the link and get some action. If Mozilla's Thunderbird is your default mail program, a Thunderbird 'compose' window may appear with the To field automatically filled in. This article explains how you can get the same automatic result under Linux with the excellent open-source mail programs Sylpheed and Claws Mail. The method also works with Iceweasel, which is the rebranded Firefox packaged with Debian GNU/Linux.

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


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

Subject: Wine 1.5.16 released

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The Wine development release 1.5.16 is now available.

http://ubuntugamingproject.blogspot.it/2012/11/wine-1516-released.html


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

Subject: Linux games database is back online!

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After removing the games database when the newer site was put up, it's now back!

http://database.gamingonlinux.com/


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

Subject: Steam CDR Recap - games, beta etc

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With closed the Steam for Linux beta on the cusp of release, now seems like a good time to do a recap of the games that look like they will be making an appearance first.

http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?threads/steam-cdr-recap.1130/


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