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Story 60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:40am
Story Clive: A New Operating System Written In The Go Language Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2014 - 6:27am
Story Features On The Roadmap For GTK+ Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 5:08pm
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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:23pm
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Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 4:21pm
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Story Did Blue Pup jump the shark with its Windows 8 Metro interface? Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 7:44am
Story Fedora 20 KDE, Baconless Ubuntu, and Witcher's Bad Spell Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2014 - 6:10am

Knoppix: live CD par excellence

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Linux

itwire.com: While the bigger and better-known Linux distributions tend to get more than their fair share of publicity, there are other bright stars that light up the FOSS firmament and rarely get a mention.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

  • Open Letter to the openSUSE Community
  • How developers see openSUSE
  • Petition - Free and Open Source OS's In Schools
  • Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware
  • 10 things you need to know about Linux if you are coming from windows
  • Canonical’s April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
  • Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008
  • Interview: Bringing a community together with free software
  • Does Open Source Experience Help in Today’s Job Market?
  • ISU politics professor takes his knowledge abroad
  • is gentoo dying?
  • Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  • Hacker and Community, part 2/2: Defining Community
  • A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed
  • Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in
  • Access Linux Platform 3.0 live, in person, and oh-so-full of widgets
  • Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to encrypt your Linux backups
  • 5 Apache Troubleshooting Tips for Friday

To Linux or not to Linux?

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Linux

education.zdnet.com: One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?

Who Uses Linux?

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Linux

ilovemyjournal.com: I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. "Linux is good for hobbyists and people just beginning to understand technology. Microsoft is suited much more for the world of enterprise and corporations."

Finding the right open-source price

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OSS

news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

Does Ubuntu have the “Guts” to beat Apple?

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Ubuntu

buntfu.com: Recently I've been thinking about the comments made a while back by Mark Shuttleworth that he wants to push the linux interface to be on par with Apple's Mac OS X. This statement made me relive an old thought that maybe the great Steve Jobs picked the wrong open source guts to put a proprietary GUI on.

From Vista to Linux (easier than I thought)

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Linux

chriswiegman.com: Like many I had been looking for a way to get my office computer off of Windows for some time. I had played around with various Linux distros and even Mac for about 5 years, but I always had some excuse as to why I couldn’t just make the switch.

A first run-in with emacs

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have to admit that I had never used emacs — never even installed it really — until yesterday, hoping that the longlines mode would serve as a plausible replacement for nano’s complete and utter refusal to wrap text on the screen without inserting hard line breaks.

What Does Interoperability Mean?

redmonk.com/sogrady: It might seem strange that interoperability - as unsexy a feature as there ever was - would suddenly become the apple of the marketing departments eye, not least because consumers are increasingly gravitating towards products for which a degree of interoperability is assumed.

Debian 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Stable, but inconvenient

  • Server Migration From Ubuntu 8.04 To Debian 5.0

'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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Software

kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

Fun and games with the GPL

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OSS

pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Blender is not only the best free and open source choice but also rivals all commercial 3d applications out there. Blender is the only free 3d application compared against the heavyweight industry favorites like 3d max (which costs around $5000+) and the only second application to support all three major operating system.

An open source to a brighter future?

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OSS

timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian 5.0 With LXDE: It's Your Grandad On Skates!

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Flexible and (Almost) Free

Linux 46% Market Share, Windows 43.5% Market Share

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OS

blog.eracc.com: After a study of operating system usage of thousands of people I have discovered that Linux has a 46% market share. Linux now surpasses Windows which is shown to have a 43.5% market share. Overall GNU/Linux distributions have taken the lead from Microsoft based on this study. Honest.

Also: how many linux users are there

A Review of Damn Small Linux 4.4.10

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For the first time this week I finally had the pleasure of taking Damn Small Linux (hereafter, DSL) for a test drive. One of the companies that I work for required an easy, lightweight and quick solution to salvage an older project.

KDE 4.2 brings the MySQL server to the desktop

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KDE

bytebot.net/blog: If you’re using Fedora 10, and are a KDE desktop user, you’ll notice that your latest KDE 4.2 update, requires having a local MySQL server installed.

Commercial Linux Distro Support Shootout

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Money can't buy you love; nor can it buy you happiness. But it just might bring you peace of mind. The Big 3 commercial Linux vendors; Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are ready to serve you through support subscription services for your Linux infrastructure.

Why the gOS Could Now Hurt Microsoft

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Linux

crn.com: Good OS, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company that launched in 2007, could turn out to be bad news for Microsoft.

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    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
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    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, benefiting from Red Hat’s deep enterprise experience. Users also benefit from Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
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openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more