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Story What are Chromebooks? And why you don’t need Windows any more… Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 6:27pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:29pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:28pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:27pm
Story Taking Red Hat Linux to the next level Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 5:12pm
Story Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:25am
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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:50am
Story Indian Banks may switch to Linux, rather than taking extended Windows XP Support Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:44am
Story Is it Linux over Windows? Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2014 - 7:45pm

StudioDave Does A Hardware Review And Meets Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu I found a contender at Best Buy, a Hewlett-Packard G60-125NR. This purchase was risky. However, I did find some reports indicating success with recent Ubuntu systems, and the machine's hardware seemed to be a near-perfect fit for my needs.

Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

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  • Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

  • Mozilla Foundation and 2010 Goals
  • Why I've got the browser blues
  • Customizing Firefox
  • Recent Firefox extensions for tab addicts

Why Use Open-source Software?

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  • Why Use Open-source Software?

  • MadWifi HAL now open source
  • Google, open source and the need for governance
  • The five ages of vendor-led open source revenue strategies
  • Another tale of Open Sourcery
  • Open Source: Broken Model Or Breaking The Mold?
  • Open source is dead. Long live open source
  • An interview with Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals
  • Packing FOSS
  • Is Open Source killing small developers?
  • Saving the Intellectual Commons with Open Source

Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 3: Talk Like A Linux Geek

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jdeeth.blogspot: A few terms and names will help you find your way around Linux Land and sound smart. Linus Torvalds is the guy who made this Linux thing up. Often referred to on a first name only basis, like Hillary.

Non-free “blobs” in the Linux kernel?

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Linux If you keep up with Linux kernel news then you might well be aware that there is a particular issue that is starting to boil up to the surface. Free Software Foundation (FSF) is changing their stance on what comprises a “free” Linux distribution.

The Open Source Year 2009

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liquidat.wordpress: Every year Open Source technology is improved and extended. This post sheds some light on new technologies which might arrive in 2009.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 280

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Linux distributions and the global economic crisis

  • News: Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 performance benchmarks, Glendix brings Plan 9 to Linux, Pardus case study, VectorLinux's new graphical installer
  • Released last week: Fedora 10, FreeBSD 6.4
  • Upcoming releases: Slackware Linux 12.2, FreeBSD 7.1
  • Donations: Dillo receives €115.00
  • New additions: Wifislax
  • New distributions: 4bak, Zorin OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Nepal pushes for FOSS adoption: Will the world follow?

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OSS On the fertile battlefield of open source vs. closed source, Nepal has signalled a change as free and open source software such as Linux has been adopted as a serious contender to commercial software, a la Microsoft.

What's new in Fedora 10

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Linux The tenth version of the Fedora project's Linux distribution promises both a faster and more visually pleasing start-up procedure, thanks to kernel-based mode-setting and the Plymouth program. Fedora 10 – version name "Cambridge" – includes state-of-the-art components and offers many new features that are likely to be incorporated into other distributions in the near future.

An Ubuntu User Takes Fedora 10 For A Test Drive

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I want to like Fedora. It is an important distro from a big player in the Linux community. I want it to succeed. The problem is that I don’t like it and I haven’t from its first release. Whenever I try Fedora, I try to keep an open mind. However, with each new release or failure, it becomes increasingly difficult to like Fedora.

Fixing Linux: What's Broken And What To Do About It

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Linux The open-source operating system still has major problems that need immediate attention. Our expert recommends configuration, versioning, and GUI enhancements, to name a few.

Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 1)?

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Linux Last week, when I asked “Are you sure you don’t just want to use Ubuntu?” I received a record number of talkbacks, good, bad, and in between. One of the more interesting, though, came from reader ksheppard, who responded with a challenge.

CrossOver Games for Linux Running Diablo 2

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Software For those of you wondering where the blazes I've been - this should answer your question! I saw the post on Slashdot where CodeWeavers was giving away licenses to CrossOver for a limited time. So I'd been curious about it, but not urgently. This was just the time to try it.

today's leftovers

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  • Desktop Pattern reimplemented in Plasma

  • Keeping Linux Safe Since 1994
  • Ubuntu bread v1.1 - A better user experience
  • Linux Outlaws 66 - Ramrod
  • Time to Say Goodbye to Gentoo
  • How can open source programmers make money?
  • Vincent Danen: Mandriva community support
  • Open Source 'Fundamentally Superior': Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #119
  • Major Suckages with Cinepaint
  • apticron: cron-script to mail impending apt updates
  • 8 of 2008's Latest Linux-Powered Mobile Phones
  • Shred and secure-delete: tools for wiping files, partitions and disks in GNU/Linux
  • Open Source: The Model Is Broken
  • Getting an XML File List from K3b Project Files
  • Creating or editing movie subtitles
  • How to enable the serial port on XEN servers
  • Set up a SSH-based point to point connection
  • Making Skype and Ubuntu 8.10 get along
  • Evolution Virus Scanning
  • Build your own PC Part III

Let it snow on Firefox

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Moz/FF For the South Hemisphere and tropical countries it is not even cold, so white Christmas happens only on TV, movies and books… … and Firefox.

The H3v web browser. Is it a Dillo killer?

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Software When it comes to browsers, the Unix community is positively spoiled for choice: Firefox, Konqueror, Flock, Opera, Epiphany, Galeon, Kazehakase, Links, Elinks, Lynx, W3m and Dillo. From the minimal to the relatively bloated all life is there.

Ubuntu Remains Best Linux Distribution for Desktops

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Ubuntu The latest version of Canonical’s Linux distribution, Ubuntu 8.10, still outshines the Linux desktop offerings from Red Hat and Novell, and is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating systems.

Linux on the iPhone! Why Should You Care?

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Linux Time and time again I expressed my disdain for Apple and their anti-competitive tactics by locking down the iPhone and iPod. So its no wonder that the news the Linux kernel has been successfully ported to the iPhone came as a breath of fresh air.

Why Ubuntu and Too Much Trust Can Be Bad

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Ubuntu One of desktop Linux’s chief selling points is its near-immunity to malware. Whether this superiority is due to the Unix security measures that Windows lacks, or to the mere fact that comparatively few people use Linux on desktop computers, it makes Linux attractive in an era when all manner of nasty things can be done to computer users by exploiting bugs in the software they run.

KDE 4 Video Editor Kdenlive Released

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Software The promising nonlinear video editor Kdenlive has made its first non beta for KDE 4, version 0.7 is on us. This closes another gap of the free desktop world: a usable open source video editor.

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