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Story Microsoft FAT patent loss endangers its Android revenue Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 2:07pm
Story PCLinuxOS 2013.12 KDE, MATE and LXDE released Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:51pm
Story File-Systems Appear To Slowdown On Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 1:45pm
Story Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 12:54pm
Story Metro Last Light Comes To Linux, And It Largely Survives The Transition Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:25am
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Set to Include Docker Container Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 11:23am
Story Qt For Tizen Keeps Pushing Ahead Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:18am
Story CyanogenMod rolls out encrypted text messaging by default Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:10am
Story New Goodies Coming in LibreOffice 4.2 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:59am

What’s new in Ubuntu 8.10?

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Ubuntu

polishlinux.org: There are only two months left for the new Ubuntu release to appear. I’ve decided to check out what is it that the Ubuntu developers have been preparing for us. Yet again, there are no huge, revolutionary changes, but some of them are really interesting. I’ve decided to write a few words about them.

Crispin responds to allegations that AppArmor is dying

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Software

linsec.ca/blog: A recent post from Russ Coker entitled AppArmor is Dead was tolling the death bells for AppArmor because SUSE decided to include SELinux in their operating system… not as the default, and not as a replacement for AppArmor, but it was included nonetheless. Russ determined that this was the beginning of the end for AppArmor.

Linux desktop freaks out Ubuntu man

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Not many things make the founder of the Ubuntu distro Mark Shuttleworth nervous, but recommending people replace Windows with Linux on their desktop, it seems, is one of them.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 1: KnoppMyth

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the favorite, stand alone systems on Linux for producing your own Digital Video Recorder, or DVR, is MythTV. But for some, MythTV is a little too geek to be bothered with due its sometimes complex and cumbersome installation process, or issues with the distribution it's being installed on.

Hooray, it's a 4.1.1!

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KDE

dot.kde.org: After last week's update to the KDE 3.5 series, today's KDE release updates the stable KDE 4.1 branch to KDE 4.1.1. It bears the codename "Cebidae" referring to an in-joke often made during Akademy 2008.

X Developer Summit 2008 Starts

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Software

phoronix.com: The 2008 X Developer Summit has started this morning. However, as there is no Internet connection here other than a single 3G cell connection for 30 people, the audio recordings and Phoronix content will not be uploaded until later today. In the mean time though, here are a few notes from the talks thus far:

Linux fights Creationism in UK schools

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: On the day (late in the week) God-Bill created Windows 2000/XP he saw that it was good and would no doubt have rested there with his finished work. Unfortunately, because of not really being God and therefore not omniscient, he forgot that he had already created the upgrade cycle.

Faqs! Facts! Fax! Windows XP vs Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

telegraph.co.uk: Do I now have to reinstall Windows XP (and Ubuntu) or if there are ways of retrieving files from the Windows partition using Linux?

Getting to grips with Linux

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Linux

news.bbc.co.uk: The torrid time that Gary Parkinson lived through when converting to Linux compelled him to share his experiences with one of the alternatives to Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 Released

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Software

phoronix.com: Phoronix Media has announced the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 (codenamed "Malvik"), an update to its leading and award-winning benchmarking software, during the 2008 X Developers' Summit.

Yaka...Yake...Ya Quake...Yakuake....What?

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Software

it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: It seems a funny name and just looking at it from a long list of over 20,000 choices does nothing to make it stand out. For all you know Yakuake could be some ancient Inca ritual. Well some ritual did inspire it but definitely not an Inca ritual.

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Going pretty well

  • Your Favorite Open Source Company's Acquired. Now What?
  • Open Source Blossoms at TDWI
  • Introducing Picasa 3.0 (and big changes for Picasa Web Albums)
  • IBM Ditches i and AIX in U.S. Open Systems for Linux
  • Dell Mini launching Thursday?
  • Dwarves and hobbits in open-source land
  • Red Hat's Project Spacewalk could make it the hub in the open-source wheel
  • 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux
  • laptop woes episode2
  • Emtec Gdium - Das Linux Netbook - Bilder und Video
  • A working “service” script in Ubuntu Intrepid
  • World's Most Famous Movie Trailer Announcer Dies In L.A.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Testing the corner cases

  • Lists vs. Strings: Perl List Permutations For Linux
  • Send messages and alerts from the command line
  • How to build Google Chrome on Ubuntu
  • Sharing files using apache
  • SSH Escape
  • Intel: iwl3945 madness
  • How to find and delete all hard links to a file

Ubuntu Server vs. Windows Small Business Server: Looming Showdown?

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Some small businesses and start-ups are standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition because it’s a low-cost alternative to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2008. The VAR Guy wonders: Could a bigger trend be coming? Will hundreds — or thousands — of small businesses make the move to Ubuntu Server Edition?

How Many of Us Are There?

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Tonight, on the WFTL Linux Show Marcel and I were talking about the number of Linux users that were out there. A prediction of 20% for Linux in 2008 was a bit high in my estimation because I saw another website that placed us around 2%.

Will Chrome lead to Google Linux?

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Google

dvorak.org/blog: Googlers gah-gah over the Google Chrome browser. Will Microsoft be affected? I think not. Chrome is more of a competitor to Safari than anything else. I think it leads to the Google OS.

Also: Google Chrome: Good or evil?

Interview with David Axmark, the co-founder of MySQL

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Software
Interviews

bangkokpost.com: David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL, was in Bangkok to explain the history of MySQL, the company's culture and the power of open source development as well as give a glimpse of its future now that MySQL has been taken over by Sun Microsystems.

openSUSE Utah Open Source Conference wrap-up

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: If you weren’t in Salt Lake City last week for the Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC), you missed out big time! UTOSC was one heck of a community show, and it seemed like all who attended had a really good time.

Mission Impossible: Linux Live USB for Aspire One?

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Linux

johannesoikarinen.blogspot: Past days have gone by in a search for Linux Live CD that would work from USB memory. The idea is first to test the Linux on USB memory and after which to move the Linux on SDHC memory. The search has proven to be more difficult than expected.

Fluxbox 1.1 Released, 100+ Changes

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Fluxbox

phoronix.com: Fluxbox 1.0 was released in October of 2007, but its first post-1.0 update has now been released. The source to Fluxbox 1.1 has just hit its SourceForge page, but at this time there is no release announcement nor has their project web-site been updated.

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