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Story CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:23pm
Story Red Hat adds new cloud management certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 5:04pm
Story HTC Roadmap Leaked with Android 4.4.4 and Android L Plan for One M8/One M7/One Mini 2/One E8 Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 4:57pm
Story Governance for the GitHub generation Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 4:54pm
Story LXQt Now Has Full Qt5 Support Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 4:45pm
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Story 5 Secure Alternatives to WhatsApp Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 8:35am
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Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009

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Gaming

blog.taragana.com: I have seen a lot of gamers who feel that there aren't good games to play on Linux. There's an array of free open source games waiting to run on the Linux platform. So I got the top linux games in 2009. And here I come.

Linux is about choice (pt 2)

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Linux

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Part two of my rant deals with another situation that is slightly different - "Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away [or keep] that choice?"

Video Interview with Kernel Developer Peter Anvin

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Linux

linuxpromagazine.com: Bootloader Syslinux developer Peter Anvin, since 1992 kernel developer, gives an insight into his work. In the video, he tells of how Intel let him "get on with his Linux thing" while at the same time seek his advice in Linux matters, which he enjoys.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Comparing boot performance of Ext3, Ext4, and XFS on Ubuntu

  • How To Install Boxee In Ubuntu Linux
  • Using Named Pipes (FIFOs) with Bash
  • Configure a Linux Firewall with Webmin
  • What is Btrfs?
  • Avoid Typing with Autokey
  • Gentoo on the Eee PC
  • Today’s technology WTFLOL, courtesy of Microsoft
  • Using N95 as modem for Ubuntu 8.10
  • Is Using Linux Too Frugal?
  • Linux Basement: Episode 38 - Ramblings and OpenVZ
  • Linux Void 24 - Late Late Late Show
  • Security update for OpenSSL
  • I just had an Epiphany
  • Slideshow: Xandros Presto Beta
  • Yes to new open source business models, no to whinging
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part III (Let’s write some code!)
  • Beta Testers
  • iGod, the Linux-loving Cyber God
  • Linux Humor: RTFM Man Page

Gnome 2.26 - Small review of interesting features

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Software

blog.mageprojects: Lets do the same order as the gnome release notes only with my opinion about them and of the items that deserve a little more attention.

Switching to Linux

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PCLOS

oldfool.org: I started using the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution around 5 years ago. One day in a moment of disgust with Microsoft XP I downloaded a copy of PCLOS .92 and ran it on my PC.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta: Quick Look

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: So far there have been six alpha releases of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04, due for final release next month, and late yesterday the one and only beta release was made available for download. From this point forward there's a release candidate in mid-April, before the final release is made on the 23rd.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

Linux Puzzle Games

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Gaming

blog.worldlabel.com: There are Linux games for every taste: first person shooters, board and arcade games, strategy games. But if you prefer to train your intellectual skills instead of blasting monsters or conquering the world, there are a few high-quality puzzle games, too.

Microsoft is cheaper than Apple but it is hard to beat Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

linux-foundation.org/jzemlin: The Wall St. Journal reported today that, “For months, Microsoft has jabbed at Apple with an, at times, baffling advertising campaign for Windows PCs. Now Microsoft may finally land a solid blow against its rival [with its new campaign].”

Firefox 3.0.8 security release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security process, Firefox 3.0.8 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from getfirefox.com.

AMD Catalyst 9.3 For Linux Brings OpenGL Composite Support

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Software

phoronix.com: While the Catalyst driver for Windows was released a number of days ago, the Catalyst Linux driver was missing. It has, however, been released today.

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.30 is under way

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Linux

h-online.com: Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.29 last Tuesday, the kernel subsystem developers began to prepare the first changes to be merged into the main development branch for Linux 2.6.30.

Desktop Linux: I'm Here for the Apps

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Linux
Software

blogs.eweek: The best and the worst attributes of Linux as a desktop operating system involve acquiring and maintaining software applications.

The last Linux crusade is audio cd burning

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Software

linux-wizard.net/blog: I couldn't believe it yesterday, but burning an audio CD under Linux is presently a very difficult and hazardous task ... Here is a quick summary of the situation :

The state of Linux - Is it ready for the "average" user?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The other day I realized that it had been a long time since I’d talked about Linux as a whole as opposed to looking at specific distros. I can see that a lot has changed.

Microsoft worried by Linux cloud

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Linux
Microsoft

tech.blorge.com: Microsoft has opposed an industry-wide plan to promote interoperability in cloud computing claiming, officially it’s because the firm believes the plan is unnecessarily secretive. But there are allegations Microsoft feels threatened by the plan boosting Linux-based systems.

Portraits of Linux

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org/blog: I was wandering through the mall the other day with my youngest, we happened to stumble across this:

Linux and UNIX Document publishing using XML

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Linux

Create, format, and publish documents on Linux and UNIX using XML standards and open source tools

Nowhere to hide: Forensic tool moves to Linux

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Linux'ers who thought they had erased all traces of their latest Ponzi scheme, beware: MacForensicsLab's desktop forensic tool has moved to Linux.

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A Look At The Huge Performance Boosts With Nouveau Mesa 17.0-devel On Maxwell

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