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Story Web Software vs. Native Linux Software Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:17pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Fans, Prepare for "It's a Boring Release" Comments Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:08pm
Story Tor executive director hints at Firefox integration Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 9:01pm
Story On the hunt for the right open source project? Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Story NVIDIA To Issue An Update On Their Support Of Mir & Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Penn Manor goes 'all in' with open source Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:01pm
Story OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:56pm
Story OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:39pm
Story Open-spec control oriented SBC builds on RPi COM Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:30pm
Story DDOS Attack Brings Tux Machines Down Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:26pm

Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way, not because they have to.

Hate KDE4? Ignorance Is Probably the Culprit

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KDE

linux-blog.org: Let’s bust some myths today because a majority of KDE 4 haters out there have the same reasons for hating it. I’m pretty sick of seeing posts and news articles about “why I don’t like KDE 4″ and then seeing that the real reason the person is upset is because they don’t spend an extra few moments trying to figure things out…aka lazy and ignorant.

Choosing a trilogy of distributions

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: I happen to choose a trilogy of distributions because I am looking for three different styles of systems.

How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

Richard Stallman: The bullying of the copyright industry in Sweden inspired the launch of the first political party whose platform is to reduce copyright restrictions: the Pirate Party.

Ubuntu book updated for the Jackalope

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Prentice Hall has published the fourth edition of The Official Ubuntu Book, covering the latest Ubuntu 9.04 release. As with previous versions, the fourth edition aims to bring new users up to speed.

Of Purists and Pragmatists

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I have been writing about free software for 14 years. For most of that time, a recurrent feature of that world has been a battle for its soul, waged by two distinct camps.

Pardus Linux 2009 International on my Thinkpad T60

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Linux

saigonnezumi.com: Well, if you really want to fall in love with a Linux distro, you got to try Pardus 2009 International.

Move Over, Netbooks: Ubuntu On Smartbooks?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: You’ve heard of Smart Phones and Netbooks. Now, get ready for Smartbooks. Qualcomm is rallying hardware partners (OEMs, original equipment manufacturers) to introduce Smartbooks sometime in Q3 or Q4 2009. And here’s the twist: Qualcomm is hiring Ubuntu talent to help drive the project forward.

Open-Source Apps Earn Software Security Seal Of Approval

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Software

bmighty.com/blog: Two prominent open-source projects recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing.

Linux Gaming: Heroes of Newerth

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Gaming

celettu.wordpress: It’s not that Linux as an OS isn’t capable of running quality games, it’s just that game manufacterers don’t think the Linux gamers can make them any money. For that reason, it’s always nice when a game is released with a native Linux version.

It LiVES! Video Editing For FOSS Movie Makers

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Studio Dave is set up for personal audio production, but video capabilities are on the horizon. Now the fun level has jumped up a few notches with version 1.0.0pre1 of LiVES, a video editing system for Linux.

The Linux Kernel and Open Source Drivers

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Linux
OSS

tech-no-media.com: There has been a lot of talk about the Linux kernel and Open Source drivers this week. Most of it was about Microsoft. Much more interesting is the discussion on Phoronix about the case of the new VIA Chrome 9 DRM (Direct Rendering Manager).

Welcome to McBuntu's, would you like fries with that?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The other day, I was engaged in a 'bored out of our mind' discussion with another tech who was sitting at another bench doing an install just like I was at my bench. As we went through the motions, we got to talking about how Linux distros are competing for peoples attention and the lengths they will go to to do it.

Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards announced

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OSS

h-online.com: At OSCON 2009 in San Jose, California, Google announced the winners of this years Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards. The awards have been presented each year since 2005 to individuals for their "dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source".

5 Best Palm Pre Features That iPhone Can’t Beat

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Linux

junauza.com: The Palm Pre is considered by many as the most potent iPhone-killer. It has a sleek design, a powerful OS, and a great numer of supported 3rd party applications.

Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds

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Linux
Microsoft

linux-mag.com: Microsoft has released code for inclusion in the Linux kernel, but should it be accepted? Linus Torvalds gives his perspective.

Missing: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Desktop PCs

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Rumors are swirling that Dell’s U.S. Web site has stopped selling Ubuntu-based desktop Linux PCs.

Why do smart people act like an idiot behind a PC?

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Just talk

Most people these days have a computer, or at least sat behind one.

The concept with most OS GUI’s (operating systems graphical user interface) is the same.

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VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a headless Fedora 11 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

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Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
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Leftovers: Software

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Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
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