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Story SOSCON Booms with 1,000+ Open Source Software Developers Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 9:53am
Story Bitcoin for FOSS Projects Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:53am
Story Ozon OS "Hydrogen" Alpha Available For Testing Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:09am
Story A Linux love story with real love and romance Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:07am
Story What’s in a job title? Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 8:04am
Story Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:59am
Story Samsung to accelerate the pace of Tizen based Business from Next Year Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:57am
Story 12 open education videos for China Roy Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:54am
Story Mathematics that you can touch Rianne Schestowitz 18/09/2014 - 7:52am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Software from a Tarball in Linux

  • Change Ubuntu Jaunty Top-Level Menu Names (Gnome)
  • Setup Xen 3.4.1 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu 9.04 via UDEV patch
  • How to Run Android Applications on Ubuntu
  • Install And Use Specto In Ubuntu Linux
  • Getting Help from Console
  • Determining What's Been Changed on RPM Based Systems
  • Creating a template for postcards in OpenOffice
  • HOWTO : Cacti on Ubuntu 9.04 server
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Using Built-In Revision Control in Firewall Builder
  • Getting the most out of OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Configuring hotkeys in Lenny
  • Installing Damn Small Linux To Hard Disk
  • Resize Images in Linux with ImageMagick

Netbook Linux Screencaster Smackdown

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Reviews

If you’re using Linux you may have already read TuxArena’s excellent rundown of three highly regarded screencasting apps. But what if you’re using a netbook like an Eee PC?

Do the Linux Jig!

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Ubuntu

happyvenus.net: I’ve been fighting with the want to use Ubuntu for like three years now. Not just use Ubuntu, but make it my primary OS of choice.

Kaspersky releases beta of Linux antivirus

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Software

computerworlduk.com: IT security firm Kaspersky Lab has released the beta version of its antivirus software for Linux file systems.

GNU/Linux: What Does “Free” Mean?

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OSS

blog.eracc.com: I have been pondering the meaning of “free” in association with Free Open Source Software (FOSS) in general and GNU/Linux in particular. If one asks a FOSS advocate what free means in regard to these one might hear the reply, “Free as in beer!” and/or “Free as in freedom!”.

View the stars in Linux with Stellarium

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Software

ghacks.net: If you are learning about the stars in school, an amateur sky watcher, or a meteorologist in the making you need to know your stars. To really see the stars you can visit a real planetarium, you can break out your serious telescope, or you can install and fire up a desktop application like Stellarium.

Brockmeier: Addressing Linux Challenges at LinuxCon

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Interviews
SUSE

linuxfoundation.org: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is a stable fixture in the Linux community, spreading the word about Linux and open source to all who will listen. I recently talked to Zonker to find out what topics he plans to cover in his address at our first LinuxCon event on September 21-23.

Ubuntu Wiki - not shareable?

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Web
Ubuntu

happyassassin.net: I may be missing something here (be great if I am), but it seems to me that the content of the Ubuntu Wiki - which contains some great stuff - is not licensed under one of the common ’shareable’ licenses, like CC, GFDL or OPL.

Michael Jackson is dead at 50

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Obits

reuters.com: Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades, died on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times said. He was 50.

openSUSE, Now with More Open

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: Novell has announced plans to make openSUSE more community driven by opening up their Online Build System which controls Factory to contributors outside their staffing ranks. What does it mean for the project and community at large?

Kick Start Your Asus Notebook: 64-bit Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: I'm an old-school horsepower junkie. Brute acceleration when I push down on a gas pedal, monster trucks, and triple-engine-blown alcohol tractor pulling all rank way up there in the cool department, as far as I'm concerned. Oddly, I have the same addiction with laptop hardware.

Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Power and space saving computers are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem really skimps on the power consumption. The size is right, too.

Popular Linux Distros That'll Get You A Job

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Linux

odinjobs.com: Are you looking to tinker on your computer in your basement or are you going to look for a job as a Linux Administrator/Linux Developer? If you are looking for a Linux job then you better know the in-demand distros.

Leveraging industrial-strength Python testing

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Linux

This article asks what the Python frameworks do when they introspect a test module to discover what tests live inside of it. It also looks at details like how common test setup and teardown is supported, or not supported, by Zope, py.test and nose. Learn how these testing frameworks will support your Python development.

Fedora's All Spins Zone

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Spins are live Fedora CD images designed with a specific purpose or function in mind.

Digg, Dug, Buried: How Linux news disappears

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Linux
Web

blogs.computerworld: Like it or lump it, the major reason that determines whether any given online story will get read or not is how much play it gets on news link sharing sites and social networks like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon. That sounds like democracy in its most basic form, but in practice what it really means that stories can be buried from sight by abusive users with an ax to grind.

Linux love for Students & Teachers, what about the Principal?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am really liking what I see in the "Linux for schools" category. I am curious though, what about the other people in the school that may not be teachers or students?

oh no, Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

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Obits

latimes.com: Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died today. She was 62.

SASSA cuts costs and improves service delivery in rural areas with Novell and Userful Multiplier

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Linux
News
Software
SUSE

Low-cost, energy-efficient Userful Multiplier desktops running on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop have transformed the way SASSA officials capture and process social grant applications in rural South Africa.

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