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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:22pm
Story Antergos 2015.04.12 Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 4:20pm
Story 3 best practices for bootstrapping an open source business Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:45am
Story Samsung NX1 Review – In a class of its own Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:49am
Story The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:39am
Story IBM Offers Deep Discounts On Power-Linux Down Under Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:13am
Story Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:08am
Story Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 8:51pm

Keep Your Cloud, I'm a Customer Not a Consumer

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Software
Web

linuxtoday.com/blog: The cloud hype is getting thicker and smellier every day. All the cloud excitement is coming from those who hope to profit from it, the vendors and breathless tech journalists who can't think of anything worthwhile to write about. They're working very hard to make it sound like a wonderful thing, a miracle of rare device that will transform life as we know it.

CrossOver 9.0 Improves Windows Application Support on Linux

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Software

starryhope.com: CodeWeavers, supporter of the open source Wine project, have released their latest version of CrossOver for Linux and Mac. CrossOver 9.0 is a commercial product that makes installing Windows applications via Wine extremely easy for Linux users.

Topeka renames itself ... Google, Kansas?

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Google

computerworld.com: All that what missing was a promotional video of Dorothy Gale clicking her ruby slippers and whispering, "There's no place like Google; there's no place like Google ..."

Novell president's pay goes down to $5.7m

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SUSE

computerworlduk.com: Novell president and CEO Ron Hovsepian's total compensation fell 17% in 2009, amid declining annual revenue and a wider net loss.

CeBIT 2010: Knoppix 6.3 CeBIT Edition released

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Linux

h-online.com: At this year's CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper has announced the release of version 6.3 of his popular Live Linux distribution. Knoppix is a bootable CD, DVD or USB Flash drive distribution of Linux, incorporating automatic hardware detection.

Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down

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OS
  • Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down
  • IDC: Windows dominates Linux in servers, not just the desktop
  • Linux is doing just fine on servers

KDE and GNOME: Seven Irritations in Each

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: Life in an Olympics-occupied city has left me grumpy. Ordinarily, I'm a tolerably contented desktop user, spending about three-quarters of my time in KDE and the rest in GNOME, with occasional forays into other desktops. But in the last two weeks, I've been noticing irritations in every interface I've used.

Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva Installations on an Old PC

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Linux

bestsyndication.com: I decided to go the free route, because I was looking to have fun using the graphics, video, and music editing applications developed for Linux. On the journey of finding the best free linux operating system installation I learned a few things along the way.

Interview With Melissa Drapper

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Interviews
Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Once upon a time I wanted to be an environmental scientist, but during one of the projects for a related course, I ended up with the task to create a website. I learned HTML one weekend, and realized I preferred computers to trees.

Open source: Still room for the little guy?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Open source started small, but it's increasingly looking like it's a game for big vendors to play.

The Linux Desktop of the Future

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: One of the things I love about Linux is the ambitious and creative people behind it. Anyone with a text editor and a compiler is free to make up whatever strange software experiment they want, without needing to get approval from a huge corporation. With all of these amazing ideas flying around, it made me think, “what would the Linux desktop look like in ten or twenty years?”

[Howto] Introduction to Puppet

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HowTos

The administration of a large number of servers can be quite tiresome without a central configuration management. This article gives a first introduction into the configuration management Puppet.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FFmpeg Project Announces New Work
  • Firefox afterburner for JavaScript
  • Swimming Upstream: Google's Open Source Social Web Aggregator
  • Launchpad Moving to Closed Source Auth
  • Florida State U. Pulls Out of Kuali Open-Source Software Project
  • Differences Between Linux And Windows
  • Dell’s “Linux Tax” is outrageous
  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) on Patents and Free Software
  • Talika- Switch between open windows in Gnome using icons
  • What's Wrong with Module::Install
  • Vulnerabilities in sudo closed
  • CeBIT 2010: Munich Shows Migration to Linux and OOo
  • Why Red Hat Surfaced at SAP Partner Summit
  • GNOME collaboration after London UX Hackfest
  • openSUSE's Henne: A Green Rock
  • DtO: Selective Perspective
  • CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft
  • SourceForge.net March Project of the Month - Arianne
  • The Linux Action Show: Linux Mint 8 Review & Linux’s Eventual Unification

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Share Ubuntu folders with NFS
  • Cleaning Up Old Configs On Ubuntu / Debian
  • launching script dialogs
  • Howto Create a Gentoo Distro chroot Environment
  • 2 Ways Of Playing YouTube Videos Without Flash
  • OOo: Notes in Drawings and Presentations
  • Install unsupported Applications and Games with Bordeaux
  • Fixing Broken Images in OpenOffice
  • Flash Player 10.1 Beta 3 is Released
  • Useful Linux Command: pidof
  • How to Run Fullscreen Games In Linux With Dual Monitors
  • Setting up Monit on Ubuntu
  • Tips: Gentoo on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10
  • KDE4: KVpnc connections to PPTP Server

Linux-2.6.33-libre released

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Linux

lwn.net: Linux hasn't been Free Software since 1996, when Mr Torvalds accepted the first pieces of non-Free Software in the distributions of Linux he has published since 1991. Over these years, while this kernel grew by a factor of 14, the amount of non-Free firmware required by Linux drivers grew by an alarming factor of 83.

Vine Linux 5.1 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Vine Linux is a Japanese, RPM-based, multi-purpose distribution. It is developed and maintained by Vinecaves, and it’s based on an earlier version of Fedora.

Open-source evolution hits overdrive

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OSS
  • Open-source evolution hits overdrive
  • Can open source reduce costs?
  • Is Open Source Software More Secure?

Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: Mozilla, faced with new competitive pressures, has begun work on three separate, significant changes to Firefox.

Yarssr - Panel Applet RSS Reader

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Yarssr (Yet Another RSS Reader) is an RSS reader for the GNOME panel. It displays an icon in the notification area which changes colour to alert you to feed updates. Clicking on the icon give you a drop out menu, clicking the title takes you to the post in your default browser.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Feb 15 - 28

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: The kernel is now updated to 2.6.33 final. As usual, KernelNewbies has a complete overview of the changes in this new kernel. Some noteworthy changes include:

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