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Story wattOS R8 review – Debian greenie Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 10:41am
Story When digital marketing meets open source Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 10:16am
Story Leadwerks partners with Ubuntu for Linux games development Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 10:14am
Story Cinnamon PPA will no longer be maintained for Ubuntu users Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 7:44am
Story How Handy HandyLinux Is? Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 7:37am
Story After Debian Jessie Gets Stable, Kwheezy Will Change Its Name To Kebian Roy Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 7:35am
Story Is the Linux Community Ungrateful for The Witcher 2 Port? Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 7:24am
Story LynuxWorks reverts to its LynxOS roots, changes name Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:25am
Story Best Business Apps for Chrome and Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:21am
Story Mint 17 the Best, Foe to Friend, and KaOS Review Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2014 - 6:06am

Giving kids a fresh start with Qimo Linux

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Many Windows users, for example, have spent decades learning and using the operating system: they don't want to be bothered with learning another. Those are fogies like you and me. Kids, however, are a tabula rosa.

Serious considerations before upgrading to PHP 5.3

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Web

Learn about serious things to consider when upgrading from PHP V5.2 to PHP V5.3

Nouveau Becomes The Default Driver In Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Among a horde of other features to be introduced with Fedora 11 (a.k.a. Leonidas), the Nouveau driver will become the default NVIDIA driver on this Red Hat distribution.

KDE 4.2: Ten Tips for Getting Started

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KDE

earthweb.com: Over the last year, the KDE 4 releases have suffered frequently hostile receptions. To help bring you up to speed, here are ten tips for understanding and working with KDE 4.2. They aren't exhaustive by any means -- but they should be enough to make you comfortable moving around KDE 4.2 so that you can discover other changes on your own.

15 Essential Ubuntu Productivity Apps

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Software

anewmorning.com: If you want to embrace open operating systems, quit the Microsoft monopoly or the Apple cult, Ubuntu is one of the most powerful operating systems based on the popular open source Linux kernel. It can do everything that the costly operating systems, only oh so much more, and for free!

The Adventures of Rick Rocket released for Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: As mankind is beginning to venture out into the galaxy, a mysterious alien armada appears and attacks the Earth. Space Command calls on its best pilot, Rick Rocket, to take the controls.

Which Linux Distro And Why?

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Linux

informationweek.com: Starting with basic Ubuntu and working his way through Fedora and Debian, space-saving Puppy Linux, powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux and more than a dozen others, our open source expert matches Linux distros to specific needs.

5 reasons why I like Evolution!

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Software

themysticbird.com: I’m of course talking about the email app that comes with the Gnome desktop in most every Linux distro on the planet. Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to Linux users in much the same way as Outlook does for Windows users.

Bash version 4.0 released

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Software

h-online.com: Bourne-again shell (Bash) version 4.0 has been released and includes several fixes to serious bugs from the 3.x releases and some significant new features.

More specialty Linuxes to the rescue

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Linux

infoworld.com: Linux provides free and open access to the source for the OS itself. Developers are free to tailor a custom Linux -- even down to the level of the kernel itself. Whether your focus is security, storage, music, or religion, there's a flavor of Linux that fits the bill.

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features.

Marvell's Plug Computer: A fully functional 5 watt Linux server

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Linux
Hardware

tgdaily.com: Marvell announced today a new type of computer. It's about the size of an AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200 MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support. It runs small versions of Linux, consumes about 5 watts.

Installing Xen 3.3 With Kernel 2.6.27 On Ubuntu 8.10 (x86_64)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Xen 3.3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 host (dom0). Xen 3.3 is available from the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories, but the Ubuntu 8.10 kernels (2.6.27-x) are domU kernels, i.e., they work for Xen guests (domU), but not for the host (dom0).

The Joy of Linux based Nokia N810 app development

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Linux

This series of articles (3) shows how to build a global positioning system (GPS)-aware application using the Linux-based Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and its built-in GPS receiver. You will find that developing for the Nokia N810 is a real joy. The developer tools and community forums provide a wealth of resources to get the job done, as well as these articles.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Why Are Unix/Linux People Grumpy?

  • Open source powers massive theatrical mixing console
  • God Dommit, Obonto!
  • Dell *Does* Deliver (with Netbooks)
  • Mitchell Baker Honored as a Winner of The Anita Borg Institute’s 2009 Women of Vision Award
  • Linux Fund Supports Inkscape
  • EndSoftwarePatents.org Phase II
  • Is Fast Booting A Red Herring?
  • Expert guide to open source software security
  • "Nobody Uses Linux" is Not a Good Enough Answer
  • Unified Communications for Ubuntu Server Edition: Opportunity Rings
  • The Netbook Effect: How Cheap Little Laptops Hit the Big Time
  • EU's Free Software Education Programme
  • Is dual-booting more hassle than it’s worth?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO use Inkscape filter effects to style text

  • Migrating from Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird in Linux (part 2)
  • Installing A "Full" Linux Distro On A USB Stick [How-To]
  • [HOW TO] Get the new Notifications on Intrepid
  • Set up a bluetooth keyboard and mouse in Fedora 10
  • Tutorial: Mounting UDF DVD's in Linux
  • Stupid Geek Tricks: Watch Movies in Your Linux Terminal Window
  • How-To: Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 and ext4

Kongoni: A new Linux distro from Africa

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: We’ve had Ubuntu and Impi, now there is a new African-named Linux distribution. South African developers today announced the first cut of a new Linux distro which they are calling Kongoni.

Also: The first Kongoni Screenshots ever

Addressing software freedom in cloud computing

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Is the freedom torch passing from Richard Stallman to the next generation? Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy opened the Southern California Linux Expo this year with a keynote about software as a service and user freedoms.

Mozilla demos impressive Firefox 3.1 features at SCALE

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: During a presentation on Saturday at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard discussed some of new features that will be included in the next version of the Firefox Web browser.

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