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Story Open Source Remote Control lets you pilot just about any drone Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 2:02am
Story AMD's New GPU Kernel Driver Could Be Too Late For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 1:55am
Story Big Data Firm Cloudera Forms Incubation Lab for Open Source Initiatives Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 9:38pm
Story Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G2 to release in early 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Cinnamon 2.4 Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:48pm
Story FreeBSD Turns Twenty-One Years Old Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:39pm
Story [Gwenview] Habemus Maintainer! Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 6:07pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 6:06pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 review Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 6:16am

Linux is losing its stable title

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux has a reputation for stability. Because it is based on the Unix framework it has an inbuilt stability where if one process crashes, other processes are not effected. Pure Linux is still supremely stable. Then along came Jones.

Installed Jolicloud, and WOW!

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Linux

dmartin.org/weblog: This weekend, I installed Jolicloud on Leslee's netbook. Jolicloud is currently in private alpha. Wow, Jolicloud is phenominal.

Five Cleverly Named Ubuntu Applications

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Software

workswithu.com: The double-meanings or inside jokes behind the names of the applications in this list may not be obvious to a lot of people, especially those without geeky inclinations. They’re also not always the best titles for describing an application’s function. But they’re a lot more fun.

Linux works for test

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Linux
Interviews

tmworld.com: In a recent interview, Anshul Jain of Tejas Networks discusses the capabilities of Linux-based test systems for manufacturing.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • DreamWorks Animations' Derek Chan to Speak at Red Hat Summit
  • Back To School: Ubuntu Laptop Pick
  • Geany: A sweet and simple IDE for Linux
  • Pidgin: IM Superstar
  • The Business Case for Open Source Virtualization
  • Is free Linux the right fit for your data center?
  • Ubuntu Software Store?! Do I have to pay for free software?
  • Console servers run Linux
  • Simply Mepis 8 is a nice little Debian-based Linux distro
  • OpenSUSE: From the Beginning … And Where It’s Going
  • X.Org 7.5 Is Frozen, XKB2 Gets Postponed Again
  • Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6?
  • Sensei Standardizes on Red Hat and JBoss Solutions
  • Layer 7 Technologies Partners with Red Hat
  • As my Gentoo Linux desktop, I use LXDE
  • Mandriva Linux Community: more than 10 years but things have to be said
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 2

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A drop-down launcher for favorite files
  • How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach
  • CentOS / RHEL IPv6 ip6tables Firewall Configuration
  • VmWare 6.5.3 on Gentoo Linux
  • Using Google Talk With Kopete
  • Enable The RT2860STA Linux Wireless Driver
  • Upgrading from KDE 4.2.4 to KDE 3.5.10 in Slackware 13
  • OOo: Using SUMIF() and IF() functions
  • Python Debugging Techniques
  • Mirroring Web sites with wget

Migrating a live system from ext3 to ext4 filesystem

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HowTos

debian-administration.org: This article is meant to serve as a guide for migrating a live system from ext3 to an ext4 filesystem, including migration of files to use extents, a major feature in ext4.

Best of Open Source Software Awards 2009

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OSS

infoworld.com: If you think you can easily whittle down the best open source software to a manageable number, you'll soon discover that you can't do it without a great deal of hair pulling, nail biting, and gnashing of teeth. To bring you this year's 40 top open source products -- our 2009 Bossie winners -- we pulled a couple of fast ones.

Scrubbing Hard Disk Data

pthree.org: I’ve recently had the opportunity with wiping 13 SCSI drives. This means using a utility that can overwrite bit-for-bit on the disk level. Fortunately, there are many utilities for making this possible.

Opera 10 Release Candidate: Sleeker, More Feature-Laden

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Software

pcworld.com: Opera has always been a try-harder browser packed with features. Despite this, it has not yet managed to get the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome garner. And that's a shame, because this release candidate version 10 of the venerable browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who browses the Web will welcome.

Defence spends $1.7m on ultimate Linux flight simulator

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SUSE

itnews.com.au: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform.

Firefox 4.0 goes Chrome, will arrive with new UI in Q4 2010

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Mozilla recently updated its product roadmap through 2010. According to the first draft, the current browser will see a minor update in Q4 2009 as well as Q2 2010. Version 4.0 is headed for an October or November 2010 release.

Next for Sainthood...? KDE Developers

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KDE

linuxlock.blogspot: I AM a KDE user, albeit a fickle one. When KDE 4.0 came out, I ran, not walked to Distrowatch to find a distro that would have the new KDE as it's backbone. There were several. I thought it sucked. So I did what any busy user would do...I switched to Gnome....

Convincing the World, One Computer and One User at a Time

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's not flashy, and it's often more work than fun, but sometimes the best you can do is just keep going, bringing one person at a time out of the darkness of the Microsoft world, and into the light of Linux and FOSS. I've had several successes recently...

Red Hat Summit: Five Moves Worth Watching

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Linux

thevarguy.com: When the Red Hat Summit (and the associated JBoss World) conferences kick off Sept. 1 in Chicago, The VAR Guy will be watching closely. In fact, here are five key Red Hat trends our resident blogger expects to cover at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. They are…

Zenwalk Linux 6 Review

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Linux

osrevolution.com: Zenwalk is a fast distribution and has low system requirements so you can use it on older, slower computers with no problem. Zenwalk 6 is no exception to this rule. The new Zenwalk 6 looks a lot like 5.2 so it will feel familiar.

Fedora, Mandriva delivering Linux goods

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Linux
MDV

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu Linux may get most of the attention but Mandriva and Fedora Linux are pushing the Linux desktop forward more than most.

Has Linux Fallen into a Well?

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Linux
Ubuntu

daniweb.com/blogs: Does it seem to you that Linux distributions have fallen into to a well or other deep support chasm that defies the space-time continuum? It seems so to me. Linux distributions are lagging behind Windows and Mac in significant ways.

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