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Story [Corrected] Linux AIO Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Includes Both Cinnamon and MATE Flavors Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 10:07pm
Story PARCC Selects Open Source Platform for Non-Summative Assessments Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:19pm
Story Desktop Linux Made Easy Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:11pm
Story KDBUS To Be Included In The Linux 4.1 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 8:58pm
Story 3DR's Solo Drone Boasts Dual Linux Computers Running Dronecode Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:07pm
Story GNU Linux-libre, Free as in Freedo Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 5:39pm
Story RDO OpenStack Promises Easy, Free Open Source Cloud Computing Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 5:28pm
Story The Culture of Freedom: Free Software, Free Speech Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 5:13pm
Story Review: Sabayon 15.02 KDE Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 5:04pm
Story Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The Best Android Phone Of All Time Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:42pm

On benchmarks

kdedevelopers.org: Benchmarks, on their own, mean almost nothing if you don't understand them. Especially if they are seriously flawed, but even if the results are useful numbers, it is still necessary to understand what the numbers actually say.

The Direction Of Intel Graphics With Fedora 13 Alpha

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phoronix.com: Fedora 13 Alpha was released yesterday with a plethora of new features and updated packages for this Red Hat Linux distribution. Aside from the features like Btrfs system rollback support and PolicyKit One support for Qt/KDE applications to excite end-users, each Fedora release always pulls in the very latest Linux graphics code.

Rebuttal: Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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blog.eracc.com: I am seriously annoyed by the constant disingenuous articles that state GNU/Linux is not ready for the average user’s desktop PC as the primary, or only, operating system. What a dump truck load of manure!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.34 development marches on
  • Open-PC will use KDE
  • For Sale: Linux OS and Other Assorted Assets
  • Best Lucid Feature: edit-patch
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 1
  • Haiku OS Hopes For New 3D Stack
  • Your way is the right way
  • Distros and End Of Life
  • London Government Accused Of Open Source Inaction
  • Ubuntu's new look << more important things to do?
  • Mozilla borrows from WebKit to build fast new JS engine
  • Mozilla lays foundation for web's next 100 years
  • New Ubuntu Design Created on Apple Mac
  • Task Coach - Your friendly task manager
  • For teaching touch typing, it’s clearly Klavaro
  • Yellow Dog Linux licks CUDA
  • DtO: Orphaned process...
  • Linux Basement - Episode 51 - Eating the Tonido

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Larger than 4GB Casper Partition
  • Resuming Broken Downloads with Firefox
  • How To Share Files and Folders Between Windows and Linux
  • Install Avira Antivir on Linux
  • How to Create Space Scenes Quickly and Easily in Gimp
  • Automated Linux Server Backup Tips and Tricks
  • Intro to IO Profiling of Applications

Operating Systems and Market Share Statistics

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Did you know that 55% of statistics are made up on the spot? (or maybe it was 68% I don't recall) If you have ever taken a statistics class you know that data is everything, but it's not just about the data itself.

Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD Installer gets improved look

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD has ditched the boring ‘black on white text’ menu approach and instead delivers up a GUI menu. Whilst we’re still 2 months away from the final installer design, here’s a quick peek at it as it currently exists: -

Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games

  • Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates
  • Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
  • Jonathan Schwartz: What He Couldn't Say (on Patents, OpenOffice, and Bill Gates)

The Linux community is fragmented, or is it?

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toolbox.com/blogs: It has been said many times that if only the Linux community were to band together and start rooting for the same team so to speak, then Linux could easily surpass other proprietary operating systems.

The Linux desktop is already here

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blogs.computerworld.com: I found it more than a little sad that someone in 2010 could still think that Linux is "still a non-starter on the desktop." Please — wake up: We're all Linux desktop users now.

Embrace Your Inner Geek At The New Linux Store

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  • Embrace Your Inner Geek At The New Linux Store
  • Wear Your Linux Pride on Your Sleeve, Linux.com Launches New Store
  • The Linux Store

Why online resources are not free and ChromeOS will fail

tech-no-media.com: On the surface it looks like this is a big win for freedom as you are much less dependent on your operating system or proprietary applications, all is in the browser. There is a big caveat however: this makes you overly dependent on your internet connection, and in a world that is more and more mobile this is a recipe for disaster.

Open Source Saves the Day (and Lots of Dosh)

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computerworlduk.com: It seems every day we hear about hideous cost overruns on public sector projects in the UK. What makes it even more frustrating is that open source, a real no-brainer for many applications, is rarely given the chance to prove itself here.

The first pre-release version of Fedora 13 arrives

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h-online.com: One week later than scheduled, the Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 13 Linux distribution, aka Goddard, which is scheduled for release in mid May.

GNOME and KDE: Seven Attractions in Each

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Software

earthweb.com: Despite all the talk about the mythical Year of the Linux Desktop, somewhere in the last few years, free software passed a milestone without anyone noticing. At some point, after years of struggling to rival proprietary desktops, both GNOME and KDE have caught up in features and narrowed the gap in usability. We are now at a point where free software is often an innovator on the desktop.

Open source makes psychological sense

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OSS

theinquirer.net: ACCORDING TO a recent study random acts of kindness have a very positive impact on humans and regularly spread this good feeling to others.

Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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computerworld.com: I'd love to see viable alternatives to the current mainstream operating systems. The PC market stands ready to be revolutionized by something new. But is Linux the agent of change that can do all of that? Not yet, I'm afraid.

PCLinuxOS 2010 beta review

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PCLOS

linuxowns.wordpress: Once upon a time, PCLinuxOS was the biggest desktop distro. It came from nowhere straight to the top, beating Ubuntu and other big distros.

Kubuntu vs Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

latest-technews.com: The official derivative of the Ubuntu is Kubuntu. Instead of GNOME, Kubuntu uses KDE graphical environment, and shares its underlying system along with Ubuntu; Kubuntu is a project of Ubuntu.

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  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
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