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Story Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:29pm
Story GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Unity adds native Android support for x86 Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 8:03pm
Story An update on Plasma Addons Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 7:23pm
Story Motorola frenzy with up to 9 devices possibly launching at ‘Moto Launch Exprience’ Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 7:06pm
Story Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014 Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 6:59pm
Story Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 6:52pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Update and the OS Is Now Crazy Fast – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2014 - 3:34pm

What is linux.com trying to achieve?

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itwire.com: What exactly does the Linux Foundation hope to achieve by running a parallel site, linux.com? Is it a bid to shape the debate around GNU/Linux, something which companies are increasingly trying to do for their own products?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 74

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Issue #74 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program, openSUSE Education, and Gnome 2.26.2 for openSUSE 11.1.

Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push

  • Linux vendors line up behind Moblin
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • Android port to MIPS completed

Let Catfish search for your files

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Software

ghacks.net: If you need to do any searching for files on a Linux system you know your choices for reliable searching are Beagle, locate, and find. Outside of that the results will vary. That is where Catfish comes in.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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Linux

cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

Should Linux and Android Fuse?

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Linux

Android is Linux but it's not. With Google behind it and a ton of new devices coming out, it's got momentum. Will it succeed where all other desktop Linux has failed and become the standard open source OS?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox and the X Windowing System

  • PHP Sessions in Memcached
  • No sound issue SB Audigy in Ubuntu 9.04
  • gitosis on fedora
  • Using ps to Monitor Processes
  • How to install and use winFF a graphical user interface for ffmpeg
  • List only the files that have been updated today

Anatomy of a Linux hypervisor

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Linux

This article begins with a quick introduction to virtualization and hypervisors and Linux-based hypervisors KVM and Lguest

Linux: Lean on Me

daniweb.com/blogs: I received a newsletter from rPath concerning Lean IT and it occurred to me that Linux is the keystone in each one of the elements listed in it:

The State of MySQL

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Software

linux-mag.com: Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary.

Gauging Linux Momentum

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baselinemag.com: Going forward, a lot of IT organizations are going to require both Linux and Windows server stacks.

CentOS Pulse - Community newsletter

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: A CentOS newsletter was what I wanted to have for a long time. It finally materialized the past week and was published today.

Recession and FOSS

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: The key to promote Linux effectively not only lies with Linux enthusiasts but also with Open Source vendors who are yet to find out a way in which it can be monetized efficiently to expand recognition amongst its probable user base.

Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

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Hardware
  • Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

  • Are there not enough netbooks in the world?
  • Asustek puts Android netbook on ice for now

FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertising

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today welcomed the launch of AdBard a new advertising network for technology based websites based upon the promotion of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) friendly products and services.

Linux: I've got to admit it's getting better

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junauza.com: What struck me most after this very latest installation is how Linux has evolved and has become a more than capable desktop operating system.

Screen shots in RPMdrake

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linuxbox.co.nz: I’ve been doing some thinking about what would make Mandriva stand out and also what could help Linux distributions in general. I am thinking screenshots.

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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

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    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
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