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Story Raspbian explained Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 6:59pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 11:23am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 11:22am
Story DemocracyOS promotes civic engagement on both sides Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 10:44am
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Story KDE Plasma 5—For those Linux users undecided on the kernel’s future Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:13am
Story This Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:10am
Story Robolinux Xfce 7.6.1 Will "Blow Windows Users' Minds" – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 9:01am
Story The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:53am
Story Prominent KDE Developer Says Convergence Will Not Happen Rianne Schestowitz 18/08/2014 - 8:46am

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Conference Schedule

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the confirmed conference schedule and speakers’ lineup for this year’s LinuxCon.

Talking To The Developers Of The Unigine Engine

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Interviews

phoronix.com: While the Unigine game engine may not be as widely known or used as the Unreal or id Tech engines, its capabilities and features have been increasing at an incredible rate. Answering our own questions plus those asked by readers is Denis Shergin, the CEO of Unigine Corp, and Alexander Zaprjagaev, the CTO of Unigine Corp.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here).

Kernel Log: Alsa driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce

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Linux

h-online.com: The Linux kernel will soon include a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the kernel development team are once again debating merging TuxOnIce.

IBM: Linux desktops bucking the recession

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: IBM put out a study datelined one minute past midnight this Thursday morning commenting on the fact that outside of netbooks, the recession has largely put the kibosh on PC growth. There is according to IBM, however, an area of PC investment that actually saves money.

Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User

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HowTos

tomshardware.com: Well, it's that time of year again, when the latest version of Ubuntu is released. This article will walk you, the Windows power user, through the Ubuntu installation process from downloading the CD image to finding help online.

The one thing needed to move from windows to Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: If you conduct any search on the internet, using any search engine, for information on moving from windows to Linux you will find a lot of information and advice on how to do it. In all the articles there is one very important factor that is missing.

Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share

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Linux

oreilly.com: The past couple of weeks saw a flurry or articles debating the future of Linux on netbooks. Stephen Lim, the General Manager of Taiwan based Linpus Technologies, made the surprising prediction that Linux will regain 50% market share from Windows on netbooks by next year.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Hater, Bryan Lunduke, and Freedom

  • GNOME 2.26.2 released
  • Sugar Wins! Nobody Buying Windows XO Laptops
  • About Perl’s Binding Operator
  • Battle for Wesnoth 1.6.2 Released
  • Black Duck calls Microsoft open source mainstream
  • Hidden Linux: Virtualbox revisited
  • Developer Salary Levels, 2004-2009
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 4
  • New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users
  • Is RHEL5 the new XP?
  • 64-bit Arch and KDE 4.2 on ext4
  • The new economic imperative for open source app dev
  • Too many platforms?
  • Top 8 reasons why Linux rocks
  • Karmic Koala Artwork
  • Killing Virii with Gentoo and Kaspersky
  • Moblin v2.0 Beta: Linux Netbook’s Best Hope?
  • Linux Outlaws 93 - Danish Weekend

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to easily manage your Linux firewall with gufw

  • GUI SSH/FTP with gFTP
  • Simple firewall script tutorial for the command line
  • How to Install GDM (GNOME Display Manager) theme in Ubuntu
  • Easily Manage Duplicate Files and Save Storage Space
  • Howto enable ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty with full effects
  • Configure Kismet in Ubuntu 9.04 with Alfa Network Wi-Fi
  • How To Setup A Fingerprint Sensor In Ubuntu
  • Installing files on a PDA in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Mastering the Bash History

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About

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Software

linuxplanet.com: There is such a wealth of great Free and Open Source software applications it's almost an embarrassment of riches, and we're going to look at 8 of them in this two-part series.

The new face of open source on Wall Street

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Open source has long flourished on Wall Street. But the more dramatic shift for Wall Street right now is that it is considering open-source alternatives for fundamental, industry-specific applications.

Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research

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Software

gnome.org: First of all we would like to thank the 1000+ people that took the survey in the margin of one week and thus contributed for a better gnome.

Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage

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KDE

usalug-org.blogspot: Recently I have been checking out the memory usage of various window managers and desktop environments, concluding with a study of KDE.

Dell: Most Linux users don't really need the latest version

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Linux

betanews.com: The new Mini 10v netbook that Dell launched last week will get more capabilities over the year ahead, including what the company is calling "wireless improvements." However, although "Linux enthusiasts" might wish otherwise, an upgrade from the currently supported Ubuntu Linux 8.04.

15+ programs you don't have to miss when you switch to Linux

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downloadsquad.com: Two years ago, the small business where I work would never have considered selling Linux systems. Times have changed. Many of their preferred Windows programs are also available for Linux.

In search of the Linux desktop

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: KDE and GNOME are the mainstream desktop environments for GNU/Linux. There are lightweight options that use fewer resources, such as Xfce or Fluxbox, but new users are more likely to encounter KDE or GNOME.

KDE4: The Future of the X Desktop?

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KDE

connectedinternet.co.uk: The biggest issue keeping the X desktop from feeling like a polished system is the presence of multiple desktop environments leads to applications being developed using a wide variety of GUI toolkits.

What Does a Linux Support Contract Buy?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Companies that traffic in free open source software don't make their money selling licenses. They make it by selling support. What's that really worth? What does a company get for support fees?

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