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Story KDE’s Krita gets 100% funding through Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 6:19pm
Story HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:05pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-25 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.7 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 2:00pm
Story Calculate Linux 13.19 released Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 1:56pm
Story antiX 14.2 MX Linux Distribution Brings LibreOffice 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:07am
Story Where KDE is going - Part 2 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:01am
Story Samsung announces Galaxy S5 mini, retains S5 gimmicks Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:34am
Story Will Bitcoin’s regulatory future resemble Linux? Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:21am
Story Quick Look: Peppermint Five Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:14am
Story Gluon Project Update Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:45am

The key to Linux’s mainstream success

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pcpro.co.uk/blogs: Our esteemed editor, Tim Danton, recently ran a thought piece wondering whether Linux would ever hit the mainstream, his ten cents worth clattering down on the side that says “probably not.” It’s an intruiging point of view, but one predicated on a fallacy.

Group test: getting things done apps

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tuxradar.com: Turning to time management software to organise your life is fine, just as long as it doesn't become another obstacle to actually Getting Things Done. We looked for single-user applications that can work offline to track actions and group them by project, category or context.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Preview

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synergymx.com: With each new release of Ubuntu the Open Source Linux Distribution based on Debian gets better and better. In this latest beta version of the upcoming 9.04 release dubbed “Jaunty Jackalope” they continue to build on the polish of previous releases.

April Fools' Jokes

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Humor

oooninja.com: Say April Fools' with five OpenOffice.org pranks. Open source has a sense of humor too!

From Windows To Linux In A Flash

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crn.com: Running Linux off of a flash drive is a great way to test and evaluate a Linux desktop without making any changes to a Windows system. Test Center reviewers took a look at four Linux desktops all running off of a USB flash drive.

10 Must-Have Linux Applications

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intranetjournal.com: Like any worthwhile operating system, popular Linux distributions define themselves not just by the default desktop manager in use, but also by the software elected to be included out of the box.

Startups and the choice of Linux Distributions

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brajeshwar.com: A penny saved is a penny earned! Why not consider an open source alternative against purchasing several licensed copies of your favorite operating system or getting a pirated copy of the same.

Review: Dolphin 1.2.1 File Manager

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Dolphin was intended to replace Konqueror as the default file manager in KDE 4. The scope of Dolphin was to only provide a compact and easy-to-use file manager, without all the features and uses Konqueror has. And (I think) it succeeded.

Moblin V2 vs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix vs. Ubuntu MID

phoronix.com: Last week Intel had pushed out a second alpha release of Moblin V2 and now it boots even faster, which means they are down to the point of being able to boot in just a few seconds.

Linus Torvalds Upset over Ext3 and Ext4

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linux-magazine.com: It all started with a request for help from Jesper Krogh in one of the first responses to Torvalds's announcement March 24 of Kernel 2.6.29 on the gmane.linux.kernel mailing list.

Linux kernel advances

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ibm.com/developerworks: At the end of 2008, the 2.6.28 kernel surfaced. Subsequently, the merge window for the next release—2.6.29—opened. As the Linux kernel uses a distributed development process, it's not always clear what's coming (or will be integrated) into a given kernel release, but the last two have been interesting.

Review: Amarok 2.0.2 - Better Than 1.4?

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Amarok always had the reputation of being the most popular and powerful audio player available on the Linux platform, and it really deserved that position.

Five things every Linux distribution should do

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planetoss.com: I've started using Linux with Redhat 6.2, which was released in 2000. The list of popular distributions available back then was limited to Redhat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian and Slackware. The search for 'Active' distributions on distrowatch listed 296 distributions as of today.

New releases catch-up

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tuxradar.com: Here's some recent updates for those of you too busy to hit F5 on Freshmeat every 10 seconds.

Recession vs. FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens.

first look at Ubuntu 9.04 beta

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, has reached the beta stage. Ars hops onto the new beta release to see how it performs.

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