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Story Announcing the release of Fedora 21 Beta! Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 3:33pm
Story ‘Albania hospitals should switch to open source’ Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 3:27pm
Story Samsung announce Gear S for South Korea to be available on SK Telecom and KT Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 3:23pm
Story Ubuntu is working on a new secure container hypervisor: LXD Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 2:51pm
Story 5 Android apps that are already redesigned for Android 5.0 Lollipop Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm
Story MCDE 1.1 is Live Roy Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 2:08pm
Story Updated UK public information licence adds attribution Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 2:06pm
Story openSUSE 13.2: green light to freedom! Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:50pm
Story Intel Has More Graphics Changes Ready For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 1:35pm
Story Kodi 14.0 Will Be a Worthy Successor for XBMC Rianne Schestowitz 04/11/2014 - 9:33am

DesktopBSD 1.7 – last and final version

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freebsdnews.net: This is the last and final release of the DesktopBSD project I find myself having less and less time to spare lately and no longer desire to keep developing and maintaining this project.

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Alpha 5 Reviewed

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I very briefly tried out the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” tonite and I thought I would share some of my immediate impressions with the rest of you. To sum it up, I hope others are having better luck with it than I did.

Four Nifty Blogging Clients for KDE

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: When you sit down to put together a blog post, the last thing you want getting in your way is a finicky blogging client. This week, we'll take a look at open source blogging software designed for the Linux operating system.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 319

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at xPUD 0.9
  • News: Slackware 13.0 in the news, testing Lubuntu, openSUSE with LXDE, Debian and upstart, DesktopBSD update, RHEL 5.4 feature summary, interview with Mandriva's Colin Guthrie
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, Zenwalk Linux 6.2, Frugalware Linux 1.1
  • Upcoming releases: DesktopBSD 1.7, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7, FreeBSD 8.0-BETA4
  • Donations: LMMS receives US$250
  • New additions: Kuki Linux
  • New distributions: Lighthouse Pup, Oxinus Linux, Torinux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Microsoft’s Best Buy Lies About Linux Debunked

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxologist.com: In an effort to thwart Linux sales on netbooks, Microsoft has started a training program at Best Buy to “educate” their “experts” on Linux. And true to their fashion, MS resorted to FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and straight out LIES!

Linux and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

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Linux

h-online.com: The principles of open source software and the film and record companies' perceived need to control how film, video and audio recordings are consumed seem incompatible. This article explores the issues.

GPL is the the most successful copyright licence ever

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OSS

computerworld.co.nz: The Gnu General Public Licence (GPL) has been around in one form or another since the Gnu manifesto published by Richard Stallman in 1985. Why, in this web services world, is the GPL still so popular and still so relevant. There are a number of reasons:

First Impression: Zenwalk 6.2

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: I have a Dell Latitude c600 laptop that I like to use for light work or when I’m on the go. Between overall awkwardness and to age of the laptop I have found it hard to find a Linux distribution that runs well without too much configuration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New Ubuntu Screens Installer
  • My backup script in Mac/Linux
  • PROFILE OF: Hadron – Appearing on C.O.L.A
  • The slow route to Linux
  • Bitten by singletons
  • Open source may have won, but not by *that* much
  • Sabayon – Manage multiple GNOME user profiles
  • Arora – completely FLOSS Webkit browser

some howtos:

  • Understanding the GRUB Bootloader: Course
  • Command Line Basics: Pipelining Output
  • Debian aptitude History
  • Enchance aMSN with nice skins and Plugins
  • Configure your Ubuntu Server as a DHCP server
  • Howto use Windows Shared HP printer in Ubuntu / Debian Linux (using samba)
  • Command line Audio CD Ripper for OpenSuSe Linux - RipIT
  • APT-Cacher: Revisited
  • How to create your own XSession

Edubuntu 9.04 vs openSUSE 11.1 Li-f-e

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SUSE
Ubuntu

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use educational software a lot. As I am the IT admin of a local school and consult for a few more, I get the chance to see the software in action and see the results and responses ( as well as hear the complaints and/or appreciation when it comes up ).

Microsoft 'indoctrinates' Best Buy workers with anti-Linux 'lies'

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Linux
Microsoft

dailyfinance.com: Microsoft (MFST) is "indoctrinating" Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about the performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged Microsoft training slides.

Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client?

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Software

d0od.blogspot: SpiceBird is a desktop E-Mail application that combines E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Task management and an iGoogle gadgets in one application.

Its about the market share

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Some people argue that the market share of an OS is not very important and that we should not try to switch people over to GNU/Linux. They argue that the GNU/Linux project is fine with the small market share it currently has. According to me, the market share of an OS is very crucial and we need to get more people on board.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #158 for the week August 30th - Septenber 5th, 2009 is available.

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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Software

ardchoille42.blogspot: I was browsing the Get Deb site and happened to find an application called Ubuntu Tweak which piqued my interest. I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of the benefits of open-source software.

Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode?

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: There is an interesting message of Martin Nordholts, one of the core developers of GIMP, in the official mailing list about GIMP 2.8 being shipped in a single window mode.

Also: Layer Sets/Groups in GIMP 2.8! Preview Update!

Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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Software

linuxlinks.com: I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year Canonical resorted to publishing an unreleased Catalyst driver within Ubuntu 8.10 so that there would be a ATI driver available to provide proper 3D support to its user. This happened again with Ubuntu 9.04. Well, now we have it a third time.

If this is the revolution, I’m out

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I don’t know if I should call this a trend or just an occurrence, but for some reason I find it distressing that some people are forcing others to use Linux, as a means of converting them.

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