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Story What we talk about when we talk about Linux and systemd Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 10:54am
Story Black Lab Linux 6 Released Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:58am
Story New GNUMail release 1.2.2 Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:49am
Story Calibre 2.7 Gets Kindle Voyage Support Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:40am
Story Canonical Splits Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu Touch Vivid Vervet Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 9:30am
Story Announcing Qubes OS Release 2! Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 5:49pm
Story Pi-Top is a Raspberry Pi laptop you will learn to build yourself! Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 6:05pm
Story LxPup 14.10 Is a Ridiculously Small Distro Based on Puppy Linux and LXDE Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2014 - 6:12pm
Story Dell, Asustek and Lenovo eye Chromebook market Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 6:21pm
Story How 'open' changes products Rianne Schestowitz 28/10/2014 - 1:57pm

The new Debian etch release schedule

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Linux

After a few months of delay, then, this gives us enough information to
regroup and offer a new projected release timeline. The good news is
that we have not been sitting idle for the past months; many more RC
bugs have been fixed... and found... and fixed since the last release
update, and there have been good upgrade and install reports, which

Why the Office Format Wars are Not Over

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OSS

Gone are the days when free software could blithely ignore what was happening in the world of proprietary code. The two approaches are now inextricably intertwined as more and more users and companies choose to run both. One paradoxical consequence of this is that as free software becomes more widely deployed, Microsoft's impact on it becomes greater.

It’s five o’clock somewhere… and v.5 is everywhere.

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Linux

We’ve got our party hats on ’cause it’s time to celebrate. Today, Red Hat announced the general availabilty of the newest member of the family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. In case you somehow missed the big splash, we’ve got the highlights.

From redhat.com:

  • Read about the newest features, for both server and desktop deployments.

Novell approves 'Windows cheaper than Linux' statement

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SUSE

Novell has issued a joint press release with Microsoft, in which HSBC, a customer of joint technology from the two companies, claims that Windows has a lower total cost of ownership than Linux.

The press release, issued late on Wednesday, announced that UK-based bank HSBC has agreed to adopt technology from Novell and Microsoft's recently announced partnership.

Why Linux Isn't the Answer to Dell's Problems

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Linux

Despite years of success, Dell has fallen on hard times. The company that practically reinvented the way people buy computers has been under-performing, and investors are worried. The company has been losing market share and no longer has the edge it once had over competitors like HP and Gateway.

Disappointments with Corporate Desktop 4 BETA

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MDV
Reviews

If Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is a fine product which I warmly recommend to anyone — I actually liked it from the beginning — things are different with Mandriva Corporate Desktop 3.0 BETA (look for download links here).

How To Configure Web Access To Subversion Repositories Using Apache

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BSD
HowTos

This guide is going to describe the steps to get the mod_dav_svn module to work on an Apache web server. First I will assume that we do not have Apache and Subversion installed on our FreeBSD box, in a second part I will explain how to add the module using our current installation.

Novell Crushes Windows in Schools

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SUSE

Do these numbers make sense to you - $2,500 versus $100,000? This is the price difference felt between migrating over to Linux or instead, upgrading to the next version of Windows. What's interesting is that I’m noticing that more often than not Novell is the company making this possible for schools.

Four weeks with Ubuntu Linux on the desktop. Part 2: Down the rabbit hole.

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Ubuntu

If you’ve never installed a modern Linux distribution and you’re worried about how difficult it will be because you’ve heard awful stories about the process, let me assure you that it is as easy as pie. Easier, probably, now that I think about trying to actually make a pie.

Linux on a Plane: What a Pain!

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Linux

My wife and I recently came back from a business trip from Paris, and even though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it was a long week of living out of a suitcase, and when we boarded the plane after twelve security checks in the airport, we were both ready to try to relax and not think about the jetlag that would result from our long flight back home.

Mark Shuttleworth: Pre-installing Linux

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Linux

There’s been a tremendous level of interest in the fact that pre-installed Linux (in the form of Ubuntu | Fedora | OpenSuSE) is the #1 rated suggestion on Dell’s IdeaStorm. On the face of it, there is little question that Linux pre-installation is popular with customers. Why, then, is it so difficult to buy a PC in the US or Europe that has Linux (and ideally Linux alone) on the hard drive?

The lazy user’s guide to OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

All hail the lazy, for they will find the most efficient way to work a computer in general, and a word processor in particular. In this article, I’ll look at three lazy writer’s tricks that can relieve you of most of the drudgery involved in creating a fairly large document in OpenOffice.org Writer.

Make the computer do most of the work

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 surprises For administrators

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Linux

Administrators who have run Linux, or garden-variety Unix variants, have learned to live inside the Unix system administration and security models. They’re still there, in the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution (RHEL5). But there’s a chance that a migration to RHEL5 can cause things to break and stop working if you’re not aware of the changes.

Open Source: Keep It Current Or Suffer The Consequences

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OSS

I wasn't, and I'm still not, against open source....quite the contrary, in fact.

Review of dyne:bolic 2.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

dyne:bolic is a libre Linux distro aimed at multimedia enthusiasts. It comes with several music and video editing programs running on top of the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Under the hood, dyne:bolic is powered by the 2.6.18 Linux kernel which adds support for many pieces of modern hardware.

Foresight LiveCD GNOME 2.17.92 Screenshots

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Linux

Today marks the release of GNOME 2.18.0, and to commemorate today's release we have posted some screenshots from the Foresight LiveCD 2.17.92 GNOME Release Candidate, which is designed to be a demo GNOME LiveCD. This is also Foresight's first attempt at creating a bootable CD image.

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Top 5 Linux Live CD/DVDs

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Linux

#1 Knoppix

There is no surprise here, Knoppix is the best linux livecd currently out there, they have been holding this spot for a few years now.
The latest version of Knoppix packs a Linux 2.6.x kernel, KDE 3.x, xmms with mp3 and ogg support, GIMP 2.x and OpenOffice.org

#2 SimplyMEPIS

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 5+ - Another major update

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Ubuntu

Another major update came across the wire today: 149 packages downloaded and installed. Observations so far include:

* A new kernel update, to 2.6.20-10. The kernel was built using gcc 4.1.2, which is also part of this installation.

* Gnome is now officially upgraded to 2.18.0.

* Sound is working again.

Red Hat Release Renews OS Debate

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Linux

As Red Hat prepares to launch the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system on Wednesday, the question is again being asked whether a robust and feature-laden operating system is really needed for some computing situations.

Novell meet Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The background. We usually do localization weekends every month or so, when we cleanup the Hungarian translations in Rosetta a bit, and also send some stuff upstream.

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5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

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Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?