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Story Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:47pm
Story Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:37pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story New Google Nexus Leak Confirms 192-Core, 64-bit Apple Rival Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 3:37pm
Story 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 2:37pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 2:32pm
Story Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 12:53pm
Story IBM meets demand for Linux with training resources Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 12:47pm

Creative Commons, We Have a Problem

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I'm a big fan of the Creative Commons movement. But it has a big problem: few people have heard of it.

FOSS can work in the Free Market

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doctormo.wordpress: This is in response to LeafStorm’s excelent post about the market economics of software and FOSS caleed FOSS and the Free Market.

Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Now I have to admit I assumed I would get it installed only to have it seg fault left and right (or worse, not even start up). I, however, was very pleasantly surprised.

Code Talks

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OSS

stefanoforenza.com: Some days ago I stumbled Why Free Software has poor usability. Disagreeing on about everything written in there, I decided to pull out a long reply to each one of the points made.

Invisible force Destroying the Status Quo

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: I spent a good part of my Sunday calling people that now use Linux. It's good to track how many people are happy with their systems. That's why I simply laughed at the recent story of Linux reaching 1% of the market.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.3 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.3 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

The Three Best Linux Media Centers

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Software

berkeleylug.com: The three media centers I list are my favorites. All of them integrate easily with MythTV by adding a simple menu item, and each work greats with remotes and looks good on your TV.

25 Years of Tetris: Time Waster Retrospective

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: Today is a historic day. Not only is it the 65th anniversary of D-Day (and my grandfather, a US Naval Captain was there), It is the 25th anniversary of the greatest puzzle game of all time: Tetris.

IMDB 0.3.0 now including console utility

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Software

ariejan.net: With the release of IMDB 0.3.0, a command-line utility is included! Why is this awesome for you?

odds & ends:

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News
  • Tweaks to Boot Ext4 Filesystem Performance

  • Amarok 2 under Ubuntu
  • Install Linux OS to a USB stick or SD card
  • Anyone for an Open Source Donut?
  • Customing Linux Terminals: Fortunes
  • Droid Assault for Linux
  • Crazynoid
  • Probably not what the design team had in mind …
  • openSUSE Wallpaper
  • Study criticises laptops for distracting children in developing countries
  • How to add a sound card to a KVM guest?
  • Speeding up Internet Surfing (Squid + BIND)
  • How to change the icons in Ubuntu
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 14 in Context
  • FLOSS Weekly 72: OpenSim

New cool list of Linux must-have programs

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Software

dedoimedo.com: It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools. Since, a lot has changed. I have decided to write a new article, from scratch, cataloging an up-to-date collection of must-have programs.

The Egyptians are coming!

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KDE
Gaming

my.opera.com: As you all know KDEGames is by far the most innovative, and well designed part of Linux, and of KDE in particular. But in this release cycle we have literally jumped over our heads trying to please you.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

ericsbinaryworld.com: This is going to be the first time I look at a fresh install of Ubuntu in a long while. The biggest new change is the notification system.

Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux: First Impression

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Software

taragana.com: A raw version of Google Chrome browser for Mac and Linux has been pre-released. Those working on Mac and Linux might have another browser to rejoice but the story is far from complete.

A Journey into Linux

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Linux

adviceunsolicited.wordpress: I remember seeing Redhat in the late 1990’s, but everyone knew Linux was for geeks. But in 2005, my existing system ruined itself anyway. And this was what really put me on the road to Linux.

6 Beautiful ubuntu and gnome black themes

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Software

gurusonline.in: Whatever operating systems we use, one day we get bored with the default theme or style present in it. To make it more pleasant while working with the computer, we need to do some color, wallpaper, font changes etc.

Arch User Magazine Issue 3

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Linux

archuser.com: Take a walk on the bleeding edge. This month brings you the usual great stuff plus… * Better Fonts for the Web, * Living at the Command Line: History Modifiers, and * and a special interview.

Proprietary games, Free software

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OSS

apebox.org: For many years, the games industry has made use of Free Software to help make their products better. A peek at a manual’s copyright acknowledgements (or exploring a game’s installed folders) can yield a number of interesting values.

Open Source Adoption in Italian Public Administrations: Some Real Cases

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: The greatest Italian event of and about Public Administration - asked me to chair the only open source conference taking place in the event.

Web development made easy with Bluefish and KompoZer

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dedoimedo.com: Creating websites from scratch is a serious business. You need to have an idea. You need to have a design. And you need tools to build the sites with.

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