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Story 9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 12:45pm
Story Professors embed students directly into open source communities Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 12:44pm
Story Black Lab Linux 6.0 Preview 2 Is Now Based on Xfce and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 10:05am
Story Fedora 21 and ARM device support Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 10:02am
Story Zorin OS 9 Business Is a Good Replacement for Companies That Don't Want to Pay for Windows Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 9:56am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 8:56am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 6:19am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 6:18am
Story The Connected Car, Part 2: Wired For Wireless - It's All Business Rianne Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 6:15am
Story 12 Linux-Based Home Automation Systems for Under $300 Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2014 - 5:41am

Slackware 12.1

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Slack

blog.jjtcomputing: Slackware has been a Linux distro I’ve never really been interested in. It is the oldest distro still going and really did show it in my opinion. It was difficult to use, unfriendly and fairly slow.

Linux and Firefox market share - the reality

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Linux
Moz/FF

ivan.fomentgroup.org: You may have seen that, according to NetApps Linux is used by 1% (or in words - one percent) of online users. There’s one thing to note,

Game over for Linux netbooks?

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Hardware
  • Game over for Linux netbooks?

  • Living with a netbook: Toy or tiny notebook?
  • Open Source Netbook Protection: Adeona

Microsoft uses Big Buck Bunny to Demonstrate Silverlight

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Microsoft

A couple of weeks ago I attended the yearly National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas. This year the show itself was a little quieter than usual - for example the RED camera circus wasn't in town, drawing hundreds, blocking aisles and making a nuisance of itself - which generally meant it was easier to walk around, talk to people and actually learn a few things.

10 Awesome Linux Applications for Your PlayStation 3

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Software

maximumpc.com: So you’ve installed that shiny Ubuntu distro onto your PlayStation 3 and finagled a couple of cool applications to boot. And yet, there’s still a lot of empty real estate on that newly formatted hard drive.

About UbuntuOne --

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: I've been waffling for a couple of days over whether to write this post or not. I finally decided to just speak my mind.

Linux certifications: Hot or not?

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Linux

computerworld.com: But some in the Linux community say the emergence of certifications is by no means a golden ticket for admins, and perhaps just a waste of time and money.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 71

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SUSE

Issue #71 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Get Ready for the openSUSE Community Week, Jan-Simon Möller: GSoC Introduction openSUSE @ ARM, and Katarina Machalkova: Secret AutoYaST features.

Open source shrugs at EU liability plans

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.

The Problem With X

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Software

connectedinternet.co.uk: Xwindows is the GUI that pretty much every free and non-free unix and unix-like OS uses. Xwindows is a paradox, in that in some ways it is advanced, especially considering it’s age.

Brits to test life without Windows

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Linux

itwire.com: Two British IT workers are planning to spend a month without Windows, using GNU/Linux instead in a project designed to see whether "the Linux operating system is capable of delivering the function and style of delivery that an established Windows user can adapt to easily."

Ubuntu Fans Move Quickly to Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: When it comes to deploying Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), Canonical’s installed base seems to be a loyal, eager crowd.

Lazy Linux

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Linux

steveno.wordpress: Do you ever get tired of putting a lot of effort in to Linux? Get tired of waiting for things to compile? Grow wearing of trying to figure out why something fails to compile? I do.

The Open Database Alliance: Forking MySQL?

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Software

computerworlduk.com: With Oracle now owning MySQL, I think that the need for an independent true Open Source entity for MySQL is even bigger than ever before.

China deploys secure computer operating system

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OS

smh.com.au: Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.

12 Worthy Alternative Browsers for Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: Even though Firefox is the default browser in most Linux distro, that doesn’t mean you have to confine yourselves to Firefox. So, check out 12 alternative browsers for Linux.

The Many Flavors of Linux

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all inter-operate to varying degrees.

Health Check: Ubuntu and Debian's special relationship

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: Ubuntu is five years old. The release of Jaunty Jackalope coincided with the fifth anniversary of a meeting that Mark Shuttleworth called of a dozen or so Debian Developers in his London flat in April 2004 to map out his project to create a distribution that was capable of taking Linux to the masses.

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 3/4: Infrastructural Enhancements

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: This category of purely under-the-hood work is not immediately obvious and thus is often under-appreciated, but yields many useful improvements to the Free Desktop.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Gaming