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Story It’s Colorized (Pink and Fluffy) srlinuxx 2 15/10/2010 - 10:37pm
Story It’s Document Freedom Day 2014: What Does that Mean for You? Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2014 - 5:32pm
Story It’s elementary OS, Watson….. srlinuxx 17/08/2013 - 6:38pm
Story It’s Fedora Election season srlinuxx 21/05/2010 - 4:31pm
Story It’s five o’clock somewhere… and v.5 is everywhere. srlinuxx 14/03/2007 - 5:12pm
Story IT’S HERE: DOCKER 1.0 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 8:21pm
Story It’s Last.fm-tastic! srlinuxx 30/10/2011 - 6:51pm
Story It’s not about you srlinuxx 17/03/2011 - 10:35pm
Story It’s Not Easy Being Green srlinuxx 29/11/2010 - 1:31am
Story It’s Not Just Android: 3 Upcoming Linux Mobile Operating Systems Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2014 - 7:16pm

Update: Novell’s SuSE Linux Desktop Strategy

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: At first glance, Novell’s desktop Linux goals are humble. Novell insiders tell The VAR Guy they’d be pleased if SuSE Linux eventually captures 1 percent of the overall global desktop market. So, how is Novell’s desktop strategy performing so far — especially vs. Red Hat and Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Send a Command Through SSH to Several PCs Simultaneously

  • Dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  • How do I set the real time scheduling priority of a process?
  • A Tutorial on Wget
  • Make Your Own Plug ‘N Play Zone Using Ubuntu Linux!
  • Getting Awn dock on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • Running Fedora 8 on Legacy Windows XP

Making KDE look good

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KDE

freesoftwaremagazine.com: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” goes the old saying. What looks great to me, might not be very appealing to you. Most GNU/Linux distributions pick default images that are bland, inoffensive, and boring, all of which have their place, but we can do better. This article will look at making your GNU/Linux machine look beautiful.

Asus EEE PC – is it really good news for FOSS and Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

geekzone.co.nz: The Asus EEE PC is a truly marvellous little machine. I had heard a lot of good things about it. But usually, I'm not all that interested in those fancy ultra mobile devices everyone is supposed to buy these days. But the EEE PC is running Linux, so my interest was piqued. Great for Linux? Wait... where IS Linux?

The Everex "green" gPC isn’t so green

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Hardware

tech.blorge.com: Everex has been advertising its gPC desktop as being “green” but reviews say otherwise. Aside from the software, driver and operating system issues; the desktop wastes plastic and isn’t as environmentally friendly as the company would like you to believe.

Latest Firefox 3 beta offers exciting features

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Firefox 3 is in testing, with the latest build, beta 4, released Monday. Mozilla is aiming for a final release of its flagship product before the end of the first quarter of 2008. Let's take a look at the changes coming down the pike.

Also: Firefox 3 Beta 4 Offers Speed, Security Improvements

Linux Foundation: We'd love to work with Microsoft

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Linux
Interviews

infoworld.com: In an interview, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, talks about desire to interoperate and discusses the desktop outlook for Linux

Gnome 2.2 now available, planned for Ubuntu 8.04, RHEL 6, SLES 11

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Software

Paula Rooney: The GNOME Foundation announced the release of version 2.22 on Wednesday, an update that offers enhanced multimedia support, new file system, and enhanced e-mail, internationalization and accessibility features. GNOME is used in many popular Linux distributions from Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat, Mandriva and Debian.

SFLC Publishes Analysis of M$'s Open Specification Promise

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Microsoft

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance free and open source software, today published a paper that considers the legal implications of Microsoft's Open Specification Promise (OSP) and explains why it should not be relied upon by developers concerned about patent risk.

Also: Lost in the OOXML Fog

The future belongs to Linux

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Linux

Matt Asay: The rising generation of programmers isn't being fed .Net and Windows. It's growing strong on Linux and its associated LAMP stack, as Robert Guth of the Wall Street Journal notes. Microsoft thinks it has an answer to this trend toward Linux. It is very telling how far from reality Microsoft is by its response:

GCC 4.3 Expands Compiler Languages

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Software

internetnews.com: For more than 20 years, GCC has been at the heart of free and open source software development as the compiler of choice. This week the compiler expanded choices for developers with the release of GCC 4.3, which adds what developers refer to as substantial functionality not available in GCC 4.2.x or previous GCC versions.

And the best desktop operating system is…

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OS

desktoplinux.com: For my money, the best desktop operating system is Linux -- MEPIS and OpenSUSE at the top with Ubuntu closing in fast, to be exact. But everyone has their own opinion, and over at PC Magazine some old friends and coworkers of mine decided to compare all the most popular desktop operating systems: Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS X 10.5.1 (Leopard), and Ubuntu 7.10.

What’s This “Linux” Thing and Why Should I Try It?

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Linux

makeuseof.com: Lately, Linux has been receiving quite a bit of notice. Between the ASUS EeePC, the One Laptop Per Child project, Dell’s new Ubuntu line, Intel’s Classmate PC, and Everex’s Green PC, Linux has been getting a lot of attention from computer manufacturers. It seems every new computer in the last year has had Linux, but to most people that doesn’t mean anything. It probably leaves you wondering, “what’s this Linux thing everyone’s talking about?”

Why Sun`s CEO Is Fast Becoming a Leading Spokesperson for the Open-Source Community

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OSS

eweek.com: CEO Jonathan Schwartz shows patience and eloquence in explaining how a company can make lots of money by giving away IP.

Priests and Nuns are Into Linux and Open Source

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OSS

junauza.blogspot.com: Priests and Nuns are into Linux and Open Source; that is what Fr. Stephen Cuyos said to me. “I’m sure you would be more surprised to know that I am not the only priest who is into Linux. There are many."

Why the Wal-Mart “snub” should be a big deal for gOS

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Linux

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: My blogging colleague Dana Blankenhorn reports that ThinkgOS founder David Lui isn’t worried by the Wal-Mart snub. He should be.

Photoblogging with Pixelpost

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Software

linux.com: Services like Flickr and Picasa seems like an obvious way to share your photos with the world. But if you are the do-it-yourself type and prefer to share your photos from the convenience of your own server, give Pixelpost a try.

Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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Moz/FF

blog.pavlov.net: As the web and web browsers have matured, people have started expecting different things out of them. Web usage patterns have changed, so too have our strategies on how to effectively make use of system resources such as memory.

Is FOSS heading for an identity crisis?

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: In his recent Forbes article Cash Me Out, Dan Lyons likens the assimilation of open source into the mainstream IT industry to the incorporation of gay culture into mainstream culture.

Watch the Ubuntu community in real time

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Web
Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: Here’s something useful to pass the idle hours with while you wait for your next particulary large download to complete: UbuntuStats. The UbuntuStats site tracks Ubuntu development in real time.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more