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Story Linux 3.16-rc6 From: Linus Torvalds Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Chromebook Gains, Microsoft Worries Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 3:47pm
Story Can Linux speed in-car systems? Software may reduce development time, costs Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 4:32am
Story SAILFISH OS HARDWARE ADAPTATION DEV KIT RELEASE 1.0 Rianne Schestowitz 21/07/2014 - 2:27am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:49pm
Story GTK+ 3.13.4 Features a Much Improved Adwaita Theme Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:13pm
Story Standardized open source products are the key to unlocking the lock-in trap Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:11pm
Story Wine 1.7.22 Arrives with Lots of Fixes for Games Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:09pm
Story The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2014 - 9:03pm

24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook

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Software

earthweb.com: Eighteen short months ago, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus debuted the Eee, the netbook that launched the latest craze for small, lightweight, inexpensive laptops. And then they got to work – creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks.

How to choose the best Linux distro for you

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Linux

tuxradar.com: At the time of writing, there are three hundred and twenty three distributions being tracked on distrowatch.com. This is the world of choice, and it's a world made possible by free and open source software.

Kontact: The Swiss Army Knife of PIMs

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Software

ghacks.net: If you’ve ever used a PIM (Personal Information Manager) you know how important they can be for both business and personal organization. Most users know Microsoft Outlook. Most Linux users know Evolution. But there is another PIM out there that has more to offer than any other PIM available.

First look: Ubuntu 9.04 stays the course

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Ubuntu

infoworld.com: Having rocketed to prominence as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in just a few years, Ubuntu has earned a reputation for stability and ease-of-use. The latest edition -- version 9.04, code-named "Jaunty Jackalope" -- continues that tradition and is mostly a maintenance release, but it brings a number of updates that should enhance its appeal.

Fanboys Spread The Most Lies About Linux

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Linux

customdistros.com: I found myself revisiting “100 reasons Linux beats Windows” this morning and once again started getting annoyed at what was written.

WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules.

Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

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Ubuntu
  • Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

  • Quality Aluminium Ubuntu Stickers
  • The Best Place To Buy Ubuntu Case Badges
  • Can't Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda
  • Why Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty So Slow???
  • Things to Avoid on Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Wifi Bug To Be Fixed?
  • Quick and Simple Tips to Personalize your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalop

Which KDE 4 Distro for my Laptop?

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Linux

I have a Mandriva Spring 2009.1 RC 2 install on my main production box. I have Kubuntu Jaunty on my experimental box. Which to install on my Acer Laptop?

Arch Linux 2009.02: More solid, same work

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Arch Linux is a strange beast. It's closer to Gentoo than anything else, and even that comparison is imperfect. It's a do-it-yourself, minimalist OS that has everything I don't want in a desktop.

Fedora 11 Preview

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phoronix.com: Red Hat is expecting to deliver the final release of Fedora 11 in just less than one month, but today they have offered up a preview build of this next open-source Linux distribution update that is known as Leonidas. This afternoon we have screenshots.

Also: Red Hat Fedora 11 Focuses on the Linux Desktop

Lin-X: A Quick Review

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Recently a new Linux distribution was born, called Lin-X. Based off Ubuntu 8.10, and designed to look like Mac OS X, it grabbed my attention.

Are there too many desktop Linuxes?

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blogs.computerworld.com: I like choice. I like being able to pick just the right operating system for the right job. But, when I look in the mirror, I don't see an ordinary user. Most people want to use 1 (one) operating system and that's more than enough for them.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu: What Does It All Mean?

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Ubuntu

bmighty.com/blog: Ubuntu Linux isn't just an operating system -- it's an ecosystem. Here is a quick guide to help you wind your way through this desktop jungle.

What’s behind “lzma compressed livecds”

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There are various ways to build a live cd and since 11.2 Milestone 1 there is a new one: clicfs. I’ll try to explain:

Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct?

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: The netbook ought to have been the domain of Linux. It certainly started that way. Then Windows XP came back into vogue and the vendors backed away. Both ASUS and Dell confirmed today that Linux features little in their future plans.

Which Programmer are you?

Debian and LXDE

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Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been trying to use Linux since 94. It replaced XP as my desktop OS in 2004, and I’ve been using it exclusively since then. So it’s rather puzzling to me I’ve never installed Debian.

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Fortunately, with Ubuntu (and probably others) it is relatively easy to download and install several such desktop managers, and then choose between them on login.

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IBM’s Systems With GNU/Linux

  • IBM Gives Power Systems Rebates For Linux Workloads
    Big Blue has made no secret whatsoever that it wants to ride the Linux wave up with the Power Systems platform, and its marketeers are doing what they can to sweeten the hardware deals as best they can without adversely affecting the top and bottom line at IBM in general and the Power Systems division in particular to help that Linux cause along.
  • Drilling Down Into IBM’s System Group
    The most obvious thing is that IBM’s revenues and profits continue to shrink, but the downside is getting smaller and smaller, and we think that IBM’s core systems business will start to level out this year and maybe even grow by the third or fourth quarter, depending on when Power9-based Power Systems and z14-based System z mainframes hit the market. In the final period of 2016, IBM’s overall revenues were $21.77 billion, down 1.1 percent from a year ago, and net income rose by nearly a point to $4.5 billion. This is sure a lot better than a year ago, when IBM’s revenues fell by 8.4 percent to $22 billion and its net income fell by 18.6 percent to $4.46 billion. For the full 2016 year, IBM’s revenues were off 2.1 percent to $79.85 billion, but its “real” systems business, which includes servers, storage, switching, systems software, databases, transaction monitors, and tech support and financing for its own iron, fell by 8.3 percent to $26.1 billion. (That’s our estimate; IBM does not break out sales this way, but we have some pretty good guesses on how it all breaks down.)

Security News

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  • Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
    The Chrome browser extension for Cisco Systems WebEx communications and collaboration service was just updated to fix a vulnerability that leaves all 20 million users susceptible to drive-by attacks that can be carried out by just about any website they visit.
  • DDoS attacks larger, more frequent and complex says Arbor
    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, forcing businesses to deploy purpose-built DDoS protection solutions, according to a new infrastructure security report which warns that the threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets. The annual worldwide infrastructure security report from Arbor Networks - the security division of NETSCOUT - reveals that the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack reported in 2016 was 800 Gbps, a 60% increase over 2015’s largest attack of 500 Gbps.