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Story Has the time come to rebrand open source? Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 1:25pm
Story Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 10:12am
Story Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:32am
Story 35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:30am
Story Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:25pm

Say Hello to 5 VoIP Solutions for Linux

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Using your computer and a headset to make calls via VoIP seems like a no brainer and there are several applications to choose from that run really well on Linux and are great for personal or small business use. Let's take a look at a few.

The Big Advantage With Linux: Multiple Desktops

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Linux

customdistros.com: I decided yesterday to give up working on Windows natively and returning back to my preferred Arch Linux mainly because of one thing. Multiple desktops.

Of course its Political

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Some people are arguing that GNU/Linux users should stay away from politics and just concentrate on the technical stuff of the operating system. The problem with this is that politics is part of everything we do.

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 was released last week and with all of its updated packages and changes compared to Ubuntu 9.04, we decided to carry out a fresh round of benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4.

Nokia N900 shown off in all its Linux-based loveliness

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Hardware

crave.cnet.co.uk: Nokia's press department can put up their feet and take the rest of the summer off, because Mobile-review.com has done a bang-up job of launching its new Internet tablet, the Nokia N900.

Ubuntu: Marketing Frustrations

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: I’ve just got home from a nice little Chinese/bar where I was unwinding and I got to chatting with someone and the conversation came to jobs and then to Ubuntu.

Distro life cycles, updates and small business

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: You will notice that some of the 'community' versions of the distros are supported for a much shorter time frame than the paid for company backed versions. There are those who say it is partially a technique employed by the 'sponsoring' company to encourage users to go to the paid versions, particularly in business related areas. I don't know if that is true or not, but I can see how it could appear that way to some folks.

Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (Alpha 4) Overview & Screenshots

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Reviews

The fourth alpha of Ubuntu 9.10 was released a few days ago and since I covered it earlier in this article, here I'll briefly overview Kubuntu, the KDE-based distribution of Ubuntu. All the screenshots were taken after a complete dist-upgrade, so the software should be completely up-to-date as of today.

64-bit Chrome takes centre stage in Linux land

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Google
Software

theregister.co.uk: According to Chrome developer Dean McNamee, Mountain View’s V8 team has been tinkering with a Chromium Linux 64-bit for several weeks now. V8, in case you were wondering, is the web kingpin’s JavaScript engine.

Ubuntu Linux- A cost below free

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: A very important factor in the determinant of the success of an OS is its acceptance and adoption by the enterprise world. Ubuntu Linux, over the past several years has made great strides in winning over a lot of home users. The story is different though when it comes to the enterprise world.

Funny Linux Merchandise from Zazzle

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Linux

everyjoe.com: Let’s start with amusing Linux merchandise on Zazzle. They have all sorts of stuff like shirts, bumper stickers and stickers in general. Here are some interesting designs.

Survey: Linux users love Google, ignore Bing

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Google
Web

news.cnet.com: Linux users are known for being a somewhat finicky lot. It's therefore somewhat telling that Linux users overwhelmingly choose Google as their preferred search engine, according to data released today by Chitika.

Make Firefox Social: Four Social Media Add-Ons You'll Love

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Social media addict or social media newbie? Either way, we’ve got four must-have Firefox extensions that will make using popular social media sites much easier and more seamless within the world’s most popular open source browser.

What Linux cannot do

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are so many articles out on the internet tubes that I don't know which one to shake a stick at. So to prevent my brain from going totally rusty I decided to pull out some points of what Linux can not do.

Five Improvements For KDE 4.4

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: KDE 4.3 is a great desktop, but there are improvements I think should be made to make it perfect. I’m hoping some of these ideas will be considered for the next release.

Top 5 things we'd all love to see from System76

blog.thesilentnumber.me: We already love System76 for being truly dedicated to open source and offering Ubuntu exclusively on their entire lineup, so naturally we simply must ask for more! I have five simple, but big requests:

CentOS 5.3 - Serious Linux for serious people

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: CentOS is not your everyday Linux. It's a server distribution, meant to be used in production environment where users do not care about what applications they have installed. It's a distro that you will most likely run without any GUI, reboot once every other year or so, if that, and upgrade only when you really must. What I'm going to do today is a sort of a capital sin.

3 Gimp Plugins For Photographers

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GIMP

linuxloop.com: In the age of digital photography, almost everyone performs at least a few edits on their photos. For simple thing, programs like F-Spot or Google’s Picasa may be enough, but you may also need something more. That’s where Gimp does an excellent job.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • CentOS 4.8 finally there?
  • Gentoo and Arch Linux
  • Fixing Linux
  • Novell Executive Sees Hope For Client Side Linux
  • Karmic: Gnome Control Centre
  • DISA promotes open source
  • Balanzan, a nice looking theme for Ubuntu
  • Interview With Stephen Lau – Songbird
  • Interview: Carla Schroder
  • Under the Hood With VLC Media Player: 4 Resources
  • Two Notable Linux Updates
  • Linux, FUD and Misunderstanding
  • Penguins, Lizards and Apple's X Factor: How Famous OS Logos Got Started
  • Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
  • Africa's Lessons for OSCON
  • What a difference fontconfig makes

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manage fonts in Ubuntu with Font Manager

  • Encrypt Files with GPG
  • Installing GIMP 2.7 development snapshot on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How-To: Cleaning up Gentoo to get more free disk space
  • How to Set Up Virtual Web Hosting with Apache
  • Updating FreeBSD Using CVSup through HTTP Proxy
  • TIP: GDM Server authentication error message
  • Smooth Flash Playback By Hacking Firefox
  • Protect your grub by applying a password to it (grub-md5-crypt is broken)
  • Increase The Maximum Sound Level in Ubuntu Linux
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Leftovers: KDE and Qt

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    Of course, I inferred it was something to connect a phone and a PC in some way and enabling the swapping of files in between the two devices, but I really did not care much about it. After all, that is what bluetooth is for, right? Today, I decided to give it a try on PCLOS.
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Oh Snap – to boldly package where no one has packaged before

One of the great disadvantages of the Linux desktop is its software distribution mechanism. While the overall concept of central software repos works great and has been adapted into powerful Stores in commercial products, deploying and using programs, delivered as packages, is a tricky business. It stems from the wider fragmentation of the distro ecospace, and it essence, it means that if you want to release your product, you must compile it 150 odd ways, not just for different distributions but also for different versions of the same distribution. Naturally, this model scares away the big game. Recently though, there have been several attempts to make Linux packages more cross-distro and minimize the gap between distributions. The name of the game: Snap, and we’ve tasted this app-container framework before. It is unto Linux what, well, Windows stuff is unto Windows, in a way. Not quite statically compiled stuff, but definitely independent. I had it tested again in Ubuntu 17.04, and it would appear that Snap is getting more and more traction. Let’s have another look. Read more

Kubuntu 17.04 - the next generation

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