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Story Using open-source to turn tech challenges into solutions | #theCUBE Rianne Schestowitz 15/08/2015 - 7:51am
Story GNU ease.js 0.2.6 released Rianne Schestowitz 15/08/2015 - 7:44am
Story The GNU C Library version 2.22 is now available Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:21pm
Story FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:18pm
Story ​Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:14pm
Story Android based IR gizmo creates touch enabled TVs Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:11pm
Story NVIDIA REPOSITORY IMPROVEMENTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 10:01pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 7:42pm

Maturing as a Linux Systems Administrator

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Linux We had a visit from a vendor the other day, one who sells high end Unix hardware. The meeting was informative, and overall went well. While I was walking the vendor out of the building, he turned to me and told me how learning his version of Unix would really help me as I matured in my profession.

Ubuntu 10.10 sneak peak

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 sneak peak
  • Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Wallpapers

No 64-bit version of Firefox 4.0?

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I got up this morning and saw "No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0," which led me to a pretty serious WTF moment, all before having my morning coffee.

Are You Intimidated By Breakfast Cereal?

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Linux An article by Graham Morrison for Tech Radar UK this past week struck a bit of a raw nerve for me. " The trouble with Linux: there's too much choice." To Mr. Morrison and all the others who have written articles like this one I say: Hogwash!

September 2010 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the September 2010 issue: LXDE: An Overview, Alternate OS: Syllable, Part 1, and Game Zone: Battle For Wesnoth.

KDE SC 4.5 – Desktop Activities Exposed

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KDE However, the lead developer of plasma, Aaron Seigo, has promised further development around Nepomuk, potentially taking desktop activities to a whole new level:

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Screenshots

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Beta Screenshots Gallery
  • Preview: Ubuntu 10.10 Beta
  • Ubuntu Software Centre handles now .deb installations in Maverick
  • Full Circle Side-Pod #3: Where’s the Neurotic Numbat?

today's leftovers:

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  • Jos Poortvliet: Banshee & GNOME
  • MySQL Connector Released for
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.09.03
  • Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby (Banshee)
  • Unofficial OpenSUSE FAQ -
  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 3
  • Ridiculous Findings
  • Neofonie WeTab now runs MeeGo Linux
  • Review: Mandriva 2010.1 Spring
  • Zeitgeist Log Manager (Mockup)
  • Collapse of M$

some howtos:

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  • Blender 3D 2.9: Working with Textures
  • CentOS: Change that hostname
  • Linux Tip: How to check your aliases?
  • Improve speed of your Linux by using preload
  • GnuPG : A wonderful security tool
  • Installing KDE wallpaper add-ons in Kubuntu

No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0

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Moz/FF If you’re holding your breath while waiting for the 64-bit (x64) flavor of Firefox 4.0, feel free to exhale now.

Debian 7.0 to be called "wheezy"

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Linux We will continue to use Toy Story character names for squeeze's successor. The next release will be called ``wheezy.''

Finding more women to speak at Ohio LinuxFest: success!

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ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: With a little outreach effort, and embracing diversity as a core value, the Ohio LinuxFest has successfully recruited more women to share their experience at OLF.

Linux distributions update for Web flaw

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Security (IDG): A number of Linux distributors have issued patches for fixing a widely used program that fetches Web pages, called Wget, so it can not be misused by attackers.

Some useful utilities

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Software Utilities. They’re what help make computing a lot easier and more convenient, no matter what operating system you use. Linux users are spoiled when it comes to utilities.

8 Questions with John Carmack

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Gaming John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

Also: Duke Nukem Forever May Show Up at PAX today

Synaptic Is Going Bye Bye Soon

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Ubuntu Paul Tagliamonte, an Ubuntu LoCoCouncil and BeginnersTeam Council member confirmed in a comment on Reddit that Synaptic will soon be removed from Ubuntu.

Also: Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' erects own App Store

Mint 9: Minty fresh Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Linux distributions come through my office in a constant flood. Most of them stick around long enough for a quick try-out on one of my test systems or on a VirtualBox virtual machine. A few find permanent homes.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Demo Released!

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Gaming Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”.

Opera 10.62 Release Candidate Released

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Software It is about time for an update to our stable branch and hence we have a nice new 10.62 build for you. The fixes listed below are since the 10.61 final.

Beleaguered Novell Buoyed by VMware Linux Deal

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SUSE Despite faltering financial results, Novell pushes on with partnerships such as that with VMware for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware.

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