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Story Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE With An Intel Broadwell Ultrabook Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 8:22pm
Story PC-BSD 10.1.1-Release Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Microsoft to give Windows 10 ‘free-of-cost’ to Raspberry Pi 2 users! Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 8:12pm
Story Raspberry Pi 2 review – not all the same Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Story 4 Useful Cron Alternatives For Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:52pm
Story GNU Health 2.8 series released Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:50pm
Story Four open source networking projects explained Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:44pm
Story Videos: 10 Interesting Technical Talks from LinuxConf.Au 2015 Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Android just achieved something it will take Apple years to do Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Which Linux Desktop is Right For You? Roy Schestowitz 02/02/2015 - 7:35pm

today's leftovers:

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  • Introducing Simple Scan
  • Bad economy may lead to good IPOs in open source
  • FUDCon Toronto report
  • GNUstep 2.0 OS released
  • Open source was good enough, will non-open source be open enough?
  • CH: No settlement between Swiss government and open source suppliers
  • Why Eiffel is my favorite language
  • SFLC Chairman to Testify at Oracle/Sun Hearing
  • IT: Move to innovation park benefited South Tyrol's open source centre
  • Videotrans
  • Kpilot gone inactive
  • What is KDE worth?
  • PL: Interior ministry supports open source group's procurement project
  • Seeding breakthrough thoughts
  • FLOSS Weekly 99: Ubuntu One

some howtos:

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  • How to install graphic drivers for old and unsupported hardware in Ubuntu
  • Create a graph of your system’s performance
  • Cloning openSUSE VirtualBox Machines
  • Wicd - Easy network connection manager in Debian
  • How to Change Sudo Password Remembering Time in Ubuntu
  • How to install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu
  • Installing Gnome-Do the Minimal Way
  • Installing openSUSE 11.2 Walk Through – VirtualBox
  • Vim 401: Extending Vim and More
  • Managing Software under Linux (RPM) – Part 2

Fedora 12 – A Popular Linux Distro You Might Want To Try

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Linux Rounding out the fall releases from the big cheeses in Linux comes Fedora 12. Fedora is a popular Linux distribution funded by Red Hat, the most profitable Linux corporation active today. For this reason, Fedora is a well respected and highly popular distribution.

What Will Happen To xf86-video-nv In 2010?

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Software Thanks to the surprise push this morning of the Nouveau driver for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, this free software, reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver stack is on its way to being used in a lot more Linux systems and distributions. The xf86-video-nv driver just doesn't have any future compared to the Nouveau driver. A few months back when we interviewed NVIDIA's Andy Ritger we asked him about the situation for this driver:

Yes, I Guess We Linux Fools Are Pretty Weird

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OSS I wish more pundits, bloggers, analysts, and tech reporters would comment more on the astonishing generosity that is the basis of Linux and FOSS. We need to take a break from arguing with each other to thank and honor all the thousands of hardworking talented contributors who give away their work.

Sun VirtualBox - Free, Powerful Virtualization

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HowTos Where virtualization is concerned, "free" certainly doesn't equate with "cheap". Sun's VirtualBox is a perfect example of that. For non-commercial use, it's a cost-free hypervisor that's feature-robust, offers great performance and stability, and supports a wide-variety of guest operating systems.

Poulsbo mess casts a shadow on Intel's Moblin project Intel's puzzling refusal to address the problems with the Linux drivers for its GMA500 integrated graphics component is raising serious questions about the company's commitment to Linux compatibility.

GNOME dev proposes vote on split from GNU Project A senior member of the GNOME Desktop Project has proposed that the project hold a vote on whether it should remain a part of the GNU Project.

Firefox add-on store

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  • Mozilla to open - gasp! - Firefox add-on store
  • Go to Bing rather than Google, says Firefox exec

Fedora, open source trademarks and FUD Among the most interesting sessions that I sat in on at the FUDcon Fedora user/developer conference which wrapped up earlier this week was a discussion on trademarks.

Also: Open Source Licensing Detection Gets More Competitive

What will Ubuntu 10.04 bring to the table?

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Ubuntu It’s almost that time again – time to start chatting up the next release coming out of the Ubuntu-verse. I know, I know…it seems the tires of 9.10 were just kicked. They were. But what should be expected of Ubuntu?

Mangaka Chu: Interesting but Buggy It seems that for every possible niche that exists in the world, someone out there has made a Linux distribution for it. These niches can be practical (Scientific Linux), philosophical (gNewSense), or even geographical (MoLinux). This distribution is none of the above.

Netbooks and where the future takes them

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Hardware Netbooks seem to be a growing trend in today's market. They're a low budget computer that allow you to do basic stuff like surfing the web, writing documents and a little more. However, are they really useful for those whose computer needs are more than surfing the web?

On the possible merging of Nouveau

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Software Some sites are reporting that the Nouveau driver (a reverse-engineered 3D driver for NVIDIA hardware) will be merged for 2.6.33. It is worth pointing out that this has not (yet) happened. Here's what has happened:

Uget My best Download Manager

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Software I have been using GNU/Linux for two years so far. Over this period, I have tested a lot of download manager applications; unfortunately, I can't find the one that suits best for me, because what I have in mind was a program which more or less is simple, lightweight and practical. But when I tried Uget.

Retro delight: Gallery of early computers (1940s – 1960s)

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Hardware We often think of computers as a very modern phenomenon, but there were actually plenty of computers around 50 years ago. They just weren’t an everyman commodity, instead limited to goverment and corporate use. And they certainly weren’t small. Some of them had imaginative names.

Slitaz: Life just isn’t fair

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kmandla.wordpress: For the past year, at least, I’ve been chiseling away at Crux systems, compiling sometimes for days straight in order to get clean, sharp, fast systems. And then along comes Slitaz.

Docky Feature Mock-Ups

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Software We’re massive fans of Dock application ‘Docky’ here at OMG! Ubuntu! and one of the principle designers working on it is a young man with a wonderfully conceptual imagination by the name of ‘Dan Rabbit’.

Free Software Fanatics Over at Desktop Linux Reviews, I recently wrote a review of Mandriva Linux 2010. I certainly never intended to insult anybody with my choice of words, so I apologized in the comments section. But, in a way, I'm very glad that this issue came up as I think it's one worth exploring.

Hold that (trojan) horse!

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Security The current news making a big splash around the Linux community is of a trojan that has been created and deployed on the Gnome-look website. For a start this trojan can not automatically install itself. It is not a virus and relies on social engineering to be effective.

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