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Story FreeBSD 9.3-RC3 Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 8:15am
Story Linux's DistroWatch site stumbles Rianne Schestowitz 2 07/07/2014 - 8:11am
Story Android L unofficial ROM available for Nexus 4 Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 8:09am
Story Linux Kernel 3.4.97 Arrives with Updated Drivers and PowerPC Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 8:08am
Story Operating System U Now Solicits Community Ideas Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 8:00am
Story Best Custom Icon Packs for Android Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 7:56am
Story SystemRescueCd 4.3.0 Officially Released with GParted 0.19.0 Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 7:46am
Story New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Three LTS Ubuntu Distros Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2014 - 7:35am
Story Plasma Next Accessibility Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Linux 3.16-rc4 Kernel Brings More Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2014 - 9:27pm

Faces behind Linux — Part #1

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linuxscrew.com: What/who you imagine when you hear the names “Ubuntu”, “Debian”, “Slackware”, etc? Is this tux, penguin, disribution logo? Have you ever wondered who is behind certain Linux distribution?

Shuttleworth: Windows 7 Is an Opportunity for Linux

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internetnews.com: Microsoft might be betting big on Windows 7, the next version of its flagship operating system, but to Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, the upcoming release is really an opportunity for Linux to shine.

!Rant: Desktop Effects? Hell, yeah!

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trolltech.com/blogs: Last year I wrote a rather strong blog when I was frustrated, titled Desktop Effects? Never more. I officially apologise for my words and retract all I said. I have been running desktop effects for months now, without a hitch.

CentOS 5.3: This Works

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jehurst.wordpress: All I can say is “WOW!” No, not the fan-boy stuff; it has to work the way I work.

Debian 5: Lenny

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Linux

ciol.com: After Etch, it's time for Lenny to prove what Debian can do. The new release includes lots of updates, security enhancements and better hardware support for you.

Which Ubuntu Derivative Is Right For You?

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: If you’re interested in Linux then most likely you have taken a look at Ubuntu. And if you have taken a look at Ubuntu then you know there are a lot of derivatives out there that specialize in one cross section of society or another. But which one is right for you?

New Ubuntu Linux server is for business

blogs.computerworld.com: On April 20th, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, will be releasing Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 along with the new Ubuntu Desktop Edition and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. That's great news for Linux fans, but what I want to talk about today is why that's also great news for business.

Linux game console ready to ship

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linuxdevices.com: Envizions announced that it is taking orders for an open-source Linux gaming system, and will start shipping beta units to game developers, resellers, and software partners on April 10.

Compiz is an evil dying hack

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linux-wizard.net: Often I said that Compiz was an evil hack as it was replacing the native and eventually well tested desktop windowmanager with a new code unstested and unstable. Now Compiz is at an important point of its life, and some decisions may make it become irrelevant in the future.

Build simple photo-sharing with Amazon cloud and Perl

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Linux

See the benefits and drawbacks of the Amazon Cloud S3 storage options and SimpleDB

KDE 4.2.2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cano", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.2), another bugfix and maintenance update to KDE 4.2.

Compiz 0.9.x - Where are we now, and where to from here

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smspillaz.wordpress: Compiz 0.9.x started in december when onestone announced his core rewrite on the mailing list. Currently, we are in the process of porting plugins to the 0.9.x branch.

Is Linux Bad for the Economy?

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Linux

earthweb.com: I read a Newsweek* article titled, Stop Saving Now!, a cover story that actually encourages you, the consumer, to stop being so darn frugal and spend some money.

Linux Needs Critics

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pcworld.com: I am not a programmer. What I am is a journalist and author. In other words, I'm an end-user. I've spent a lot of time "reverse engineering" the culture of Linux. What's interesting about the world of Linux is that there aren't many critics within the community.

Review: Nova Linux 1.1.2

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ericsbinaryworld.com: I recently heard that Cuba had created their own Linux distribution, Nova. Like many other countries with a rocky relationship with the USA (Russia, China, Iran), Cuba is wary of running their entire computer infrastructure on software developed in the USA.

Fedora 11 beta beefs up Linux security

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The latest beta of The Fedora Project's Linux includes new security, desktop and developer features that offer a glimpse of the direction Red Hat could take with its enterprise Linux distribution.

Planning for GNOME 3.0

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Software

gnome.org: During the first few months of 2008, a few Release Team members discussed here and there about the state of GNOME. So let's go to the core topic and discuss what the GNOME 3.0 effort should be. We propose the following list of areas to focus our efforts on:

10 File Managers for Linux

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Reviews

Here's a review of no less than 10 file managers for Linux: Nautilus, Dolphin, Konqueror, Thunar, PCManFM, Krusader, Xfe, ROX-Filer, Midnight Commander and Vifm.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 10 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 10 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

VMware Workstation 6.5.1 build-126130 and Linux kernel 2.6.29

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HowTos

With the attached patch you can persuade your VMware Workstation to work on the newest Linux kernel 2.6.29. There are no guarantees, but it works for me(tm).

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