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Story The new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is the little Linux laptop that can Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2017 - 4:49pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2017 - 5:16pm
Story More Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2017 - 5:17pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2017 - 5:19pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2017 - 5:21pm
Story Game over for PS3 Linux settlement—judge concerned gamers won’t get paid Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2017 - 8:39am
Story Budget GNU/Linux Laptops Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2017 - 8:43am
Story How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2017 - 8:52am
Story Events: DevConf 2017, FOSDEM 2017, and FOSS Wave Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2017 - 8:57am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 03/02/2017 - 8:58am

AWN Updates: New 3D Effect

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Software

grumpy mole: AWN is developing so quickly that it is worthwhile updating and recompiling on a daily basis to see the changes. Today brought a new look for the Volume-Control-Applet and a new Icon effect: 3D turn.

Gallium3D

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Software

zrusin.blogspot: Critics are raving: "Gallium 3D is the best thing that ever happened to Free Software graphics", "It's breathtaking!", "Never before has nudity been so tasteful!"... Alright, maybe not the last one. Actually none of them, since it's a brand new project. In fact that's the point of this entry. To introduce you two.

Some New FUD Is Born - And a New Wallpaper for Edubuntu

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Microsoft

groklaw: I can usually tell what the new Microsoft anti-Linux FUD is by reading what Rob Enderle writes. Not that I seek it out. People send it to me. He's as reliable as Old Faithful at spilling the strategies, just as he channeled SCOthink before. I found it very helpful, by the way. Thanks for being so transparent.

How open source saved a school district’s IT department

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Heather Carver faced major dilemmas when she became the IT director at Windsor Unified School District in California one year ago. There was no virus protection, no data backup, and upgrading to current Microsoft technologies would have cost more than $100,000, half of the district’s IT budget. Buying security from Trend Micro to cover all seven schools would have cost $200,000 a year. The solution to most of Windsor’s problems boiled down to two words: open source.

Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

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OSS

eWeek: Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

My Mother’s Top 10 Computing Rules

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Humor

lockergnome.com: Now I completely adore my mother, however I often wonder (and cringe) about the very unique set of computing rules that she seems to follow quite faithfully. As a tribute to her, I thought I would share just a few of them with you.

Of or Relating to Struggle Within a Nation, Organization, or Group

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Linux

Linux Today: Today's new word, boys and girls. is internecine. Internecine! As in the internecine warfare the community is undergoing right now because--horror of horrors--people in the community don't always agree how Linux should be built or used!

Kernel hacker writes Linux book

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Linux

linuxdevices: Long-time kernel hacker Robert Love has authored a technical book on low-level system programming with Linux. Published by O'Reilly, Linux System Programming aims to provide a Linux-only version of the many available Unix system programming references.

Unfortunate experiences on ugly little laptop

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OS

kmandla.wordpress.com: I have some more unfortunate experiences to report for my ugly little laptop. I’m willing to call it lack of experience, but Gentoo has staged (no pun intended) a mini-revolt on this machine. ReactOS, PCLinuxOS, and Windows 95...

Firefox 3.0 alpha blocks malware, secures plug-in updates

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it's talked up for months.

Screen VT100/ANSI Terminal Emulator Cheat Sheet

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HowTos

catonmat.net: You might be pretty productive on a terminal emulator which can have multiple terminals open in a single window but what if you are connected to a distant server with a telnet/ssh client such as Putty? Would you run multiple Putty sessions to do what you have desired? What if your connection breaks loose? Would you reconnect and start all over again? Definitely not! One of the solutions is to use an advanced terminal emulator such as screen.

Largo still loves Linux

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Linux

linux.com: Largo system administrator Dave Richards and his coworkers are excited about bringing the 3-D Compiz-Fusion desktop to Largo. They currently have about 30 users testing it, and other city employees who have seen the demo desktops are begging to have it available on their accounts, too, so a citywide rollout is only a matter of time.

USB Gentoo 2007.0 install

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Gentoo
HowTos

pendrivelinux.com: In the following USB Gentoo tutorial will cover how to install, boot and run Gentoo 2007.0 from a USB device using Windows. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin.

'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

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OSS

linux-watch: Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

Apples or oranges? What is JeOS?

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Ubuntu

Enterprise Linux Log: JeOS (pronounced “juice”) is a concept first described in writing by Srinivas Krishnamurti of VMware in this blog entry. With the pronouncement this week by Canonical that the Ubuntu distribution of Linux is now a JeOS product.

OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OOo

/home/liquidat: OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg. The conference is held in Barcelona until Friday. The first talks were today, and first files are available.

Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

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OSS

eWeek: Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 20.

Growing Linux Desktop market share

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Linux

gh-linux.blogspot: Now, I think a few of the "7 reasons" are bogus and irrelevent but a few are close to correct. And, the premise that this is not the Year of the Linux Desktop, and that next year is probably not the Year of the Linux Desktop is valid.

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today's leftovers

  • The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report
    In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report, I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems (here, here, and here). I thought that these “along the way” posts would be sufficient to keep readers informed, but I’ve had a couple of requests in the last week about how the migration is going. This post will help answer that question by summarizing what’s happened so far. Let me start by saying that I am actively using a Linux-powered laptop as my primary laptop right now, and I have been doing so since early February. All the posts I’ve published so far have been updates of how things are going “in production,” so to speak. The following sections describe my current, active environment.
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