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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 doesn't know about:me, but it's fast

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Moz/FF

blog.internetnews.com: The first official Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta release is now available, bringing with it a whole bunch of improvements to the open source web browser. It's also (to my naked eye) missing a few features that I had initially expected to see in Firefox 3.6.

EU Wants to Re-define “Closed” as “Nearly Open”

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OSS

arstechnica.com: A set of interoperability guidelines being written by the European Union recently got a major revision that weakens the document's emphasis on open standards.

Pirated software

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Humor

dedoimedo.com: If you think I'm going to talk about the moral, legal, financial, and political implications of using software not according to various license agreements set by money-loving companies, you're wrong. Today, we will learn about little known software designed by code pirates.

Open source as an antitrust strategy

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OSS

news.cnet.com: The day open source became big business is the day that open-source development exploded. Yes, open source predates the moneyed interests hankering to use it to competitive advantage, but it really wasn't until IBM dropped $1 billion on Linux that companies began paying employees to write free software.

SUSE Studio: Point-and-Click Linux Appliances

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: It has been a few months since Novell launched the SUSE Appliance program. So we checked in with Novell to see how the effort was going so far.

Linux Gazette Nov '09 #168 Released

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Setting up a MySQL Cluster for your Linux desktop, A 'revisited' guide to GNU Screen, and A Short CGI Script for Passing 404s to Another Server.

GNOME Cleartext Passwords: Bug or Feature?

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Software
Security

ubuntu-user.com: The current discussion in the Ubuntu forums is about a possible security hole in GNOME, specifically about GNOME registered users having their passwords appear as cleartext on the keyring. Not a bug, say its defenders, but the security concept behind the GNOME keyring.

Chrome and others nibble away IE usage

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Software
Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: Google's Chrome is still the fourth-place browser in terms of usage, but it gained more than others in October when it comes to stealing usage away from the dominant Internet Explorer.

Linux jobs outpacing Windows; virtualization is 'hot'

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Linux

techtarget.com: Windows job-seekers may have 30% more available openings today in the U.S. than their Linux counterparts. On the upside, however, the number of Linux listings nationwide is growing while demand for Windows staffers is dropping.

Review: Red Hat's Fedora 12 Beta Operating System

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: eWEEK Labs' tests show that Fedora 12 will provide the latest and greatest versions of popular open-source applications, as well as features that strengthen not only Fedora but also Linux distributions in general

3 recent OpenOffice.org extensions

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Software
OOo

linuxjournal.com: Although I do most of my professional writing in Bluefish, I usually use OpenOffice.org at least once a day. Consequently, I keep a close eye on the OpenOffice.org Extensions page.

Do The Banshee Shuffle

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Software

linux.com: My family has a couple of those tiny little audio players called the iPod Shuffle. Of course we needed an iTunes replacement and Banshee turned out to have all the features we need.

Review: Vector Linux 6 Standard

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Linux

raiden.net: It's been over two years since Vector Linux 5.8 was released, and a lot can happen in that time. But what specifically is that? And has all that extra time allowed Vector to improve and grow and become a distribution to be reckoned with? Let's find out.

Ubuntu 9.10 test drive

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Ubuntu

theinquirer.net: UBUNTU LINUX 9.10 was released last Thursday. Codenamed 'Karmic Koala', it has been anticipated for months by the distribution's many fans. Out of curiosity, the INQUIRER installed it and played around with it to assess how it measures up.

5 System Administration Tools for KDE

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KDE
Software

maketecheasier.com: Keeping any computer system running can be some work. There are many control panel tools and settings dialogs in KDE that make it easier for graphical-minded users to get things done. Here are five stand-alone applications that will help you stay informed about your computer’s status and health.

Sabayon 5 GNOME review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, multi-purpose, GNU/Linux distribution. The latest version is Sabayon 5, released October 2, 2009. Two iso images, Sabayon 5 GNOME and Sabayon 5 KDE, are available for download. This post is a review of the GNOME edition.

Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center: For better or worse

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Software
Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: One of the new features in Ubuntu 9.10 is the Ubuntu Software Center. In a rather bold move Canonical has migrated away from the standard Add/Remove Software tool and (in the future) plans to drop Synaptic and Gdebi as well. Is this a move just for “moves” sake?

What does your browser say about you? (2009 edition)

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Humor

terminally-incoherent.com: Long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I posted the infamous article titled “What does your browser say about you?”. I still get comments on it but these days they are mostly among the lines of: “Dude, Firefox 2.0 is ancient! What about Chrome and IE8?” So I decided to post a short update.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 327

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: An overview of Ubuntu 9.10 variants
  • News: Lubuntu update, upgrading openSUSE and Mandriva development releases, future of Puppy Linux, Phoronix Test Suite live DVD
  • Questions and answers: The best "base" distribution
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 9.10, ALT Linux 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010
  • New distributions: Phoenix OS
  • Reader comments

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

CentOS 5.4 vs. OpenSuSE 11.2 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: We decided it was a good time to see how the server / workstation performance between this new CentOS release compares to that of Ubuntu 9.10, which was released last week, and also how it performs up against the release candidate of OpenSuSE 11.2.

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  • My Love Affair with Synology
    In my "Hodge Podge" article in the October 2016 issue, I mentioned how much I love the Synology NAS I have in my server closet (Figure 1). I got quite a few email messages from people—some wanting more information, some scolding me for not rolling my own NAS, and some asking me what on earth I need with that much storage. Oddly, the Linux-running Synology NAS has become one of my main server machines, and it does far more than just store data. Because so many people wanted more information, I figured I'd share some of the cool things I do with my Synology.
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    Ubuntu has a long history in the cloud. It is the number one guest operating system on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. In fact there are more Ubuntu images running in the public cloud than all other operating systems combined. Ubuntu is a free operating system which means anyone can download an image, whenever they want. So why should cloud providers offer certified Ubuntu images to their customers?
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Chromebook Dual Boot How-to: Ubuntu 17.04 GNOME and Chrome OS

Last year when I got my Acer Chromebook 11 (C740), I wrote a tutorial to teach you guys how to remove Google Chrome OS and install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice, but things got boring. Read more