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Story New Commercial Rolling Linux, Xfce the Best, and More Mint Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 4:26am
Story Red Hat Delivers Cloud Certification Plan, and Teams with HP Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:44am
Story Automotive Grade Linux group releases Tizen-based IVI stack Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:27am
Story CoreOS Launches Managed Linux Operating System as a Service Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:23am
Story Android Wear review: the everything inbox Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:56pm
Story TI spins Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:54pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:48pm
Story Linux Mint 17: Fresh and Long-Lasting Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Peppermint Five Linux Brings the Cloud to Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:36pm
Story CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:32pm

Linux maker a "tempting" takeover target

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Linux

reuters.com: Citigroup said Red Hat Inc, which posted strong quarterly results on Wednesday, is a potential takeover target as the Linux software maker's strategy attracts the attention of larger technology firms.

Epiphany is my new web browser, goodbye Firefox

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Software

izanbardprince.wordpress: For a while I ignored it largely because Firefox *does* work, but it’s been quite obvious for a while that Linux is an afterthought for them. Debian fixed up a lot of the more patently Windows-centric crap including the broken Extensions manager. Their reward?

Truly Honest Linux Opinions

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Without a doubt, this is one of the most honest Linux articles I have read in a very long time. Speaking for myself, as someone who uses Linux on most of his desktops/notebooks each and everyday, I see the Linux situation as follows.

Spruce Up KDE With All the Productivity Tools You’ll Ever Need

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KDE

worldlabel.com: There’s no question computers make our lives easier, especially with all the productivity tools available today. If you use the KDE desktop, then you may already know that there are many wonderful productivity applications designed especially for KDE.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.2 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

Firefox fix due next week after attack is published

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Online attack code has been released targeting a critical, unpatched flaw in the Firefox browser.

Htop, for system monitoring your desktop

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You don’t have to be an uber system administrator of a network to use Htop. It might have been designed with the masters of the universe in mind but just because you are a mere solitary desktop user in a Pizza-strewn study room staring at a single machine doesn’t mean you can’t get it and use it too.

Hey, Red Hat - Open-source help still lousy?

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: It's been exactly a year since former Delta Airlines vice president turned Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst criticized open-source vendors for doing a lousy job of getting customers involved in the community and projects.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs Fedora 11: A lot can change in one month

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Linux
Ubuntu

subbisays.blogspot: The excitement has already started in anticipation of Q2 2009 l distro releases. As usual, the big names are Ubuntu 9.04 (a.ka. Jaunty Jackalope) and Fedora 11 (Leonidas). It's time for a straight off comparison.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Five great, obsolete operating systems

  • The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
  • The correct way to file bugs in Ubuntu
  • Novell Launches Suse 11 With Eye On Virtual Appliances
  • Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release
  • Why I love Unix
  • Linux Outlaws 83 - Beard Fetish
  • A newbie turns to Linux
  • Ubuntu promises DIY Amazon cloud
  • OSBC Keynote Competition — IBM Won
  • Why virtualisation is struggling to keep up
  • Reportbug finally has a GUI
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex on my Thinkpad T42 Ticks me off
  • Ubuntu Server Edition Training… From Mark Shuttleworth?
  • Jono Bacon: Painting The Community Manager
  • MES 5 beta-test launches

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Repair a corrupted filesystem in Ubuntu

  • MySQL command-line tip: compare result sets
  • How to fix Ubuntu Jaunty's ridiculous behavior
  • Finding A Process's Idle Time On Linux And Unix
  • Writing GNOME Docs, Part I
  • Gentoo: Tips to upgrade your really old installation
  • Uppercase to lowercase with tr
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems
  • Commandline101: Creating Symbolic Links
  • Breaking out of a script
  • OpenBox and Terminal Transparency

Gnome global menu in KDE4

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KDE

Red Hat profit beats forecasts, shares rise

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Linux

reuters.com: Linux software maker Red Hat Inc reported profit ahead of Street projections on Wednesday , helped by cost cuts and a stock buyback, sending shares up 8 percent.

Microsoft not feeling TomTom Linux patent chill?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he claimed that patent issues aren't causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft's open source plans.

Also: The importance of Microsoft’s position paper on open source

digiKam image editor and zoom level...

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Software

digikam.org: Following this old bugzilla entry, about to use a better image scaling algorithm for image editor canvas, i decided to perform some comparisons between Showfoto and other photo editors.

Is there life after Windows?

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Linux

independent.co.uk: Linux is free, easy-to-use and is shedding its geeky image, thanks to fans who prefer it to Microsoft's mighty operating systems. But is it for everyone? Jamie Merrill asks four rookies to put it to the test

Five Essential Ubuntu Modifications

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some of these modifications are essential to get certain features to work, one of them is something I couldn’t do without. Here are my five essential Ubuntu modifications.

Just For Fun: 13 Free Linux Games Worth Trying

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Gaming

classhelper.org: Everyone needs a little down time every now and again. Whether you’re taking a break from hours of programming, trying to calm a conference-induced headache, or just relaxing at home, these Linux-based games offer a nice chance to unwind.

GZIP vs. BZIP2 vs. LZMA

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Software

odzangba.wordpress: There’s no nicer way to say it… I’m running out of disk space. I have three options: buy a larger hard drive, delete some files to free up space, or compress some of the data.

Giving Linux That 'XP' Factor

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: I have a solution for your XP woes. Unless you've been lobotomized, you might think you've guessed what it is: Linux. But you would be wrong. I don't generally recommend Linux. I recommend Ubuntu.

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