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Story A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:36am
Story OpenStack Juno is out, Debian (and Ubuntu Trusty ports) packages ready Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:24am
Story Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing) Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:20am
Story GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09am
Story Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story 5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 11:47pm

A Day of Discovery

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linuxlock.blogspot: The BrainChild of Linux Against Poverty is Lynn Bender, a local network and database guru. Linux Against Poverty began as a simple idea. His purpose? Give kids who would normally never have a computer in the home an even shot at their future.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 314

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: Slax 6.1.1 "Core"

  • News: CentOS developers plead with founder, Debian adopts time-based freeze process and publishes "Squeeze" planned feature list, Novell releases SUSE Studio 1.0
  • Released last week: NetBSD 5.0.1, Tiny Core Linux 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5, Frugalware Linux 1.1 RC1
  • Donations: LiVES receives US$300, Osmo receives €200
  • New additions: CAELinux
  • New distributions: ArchOne, LiveAndroid, Mesk Linux, Nexradix, Omega
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Pardus 2009 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating system. The latest release, Pardus 2009, was made available for download a few weeks ago.

Open Source An Alternative CAD Source?

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mcadcafe.com: I just returned from attending the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2009 in San Jose, CA. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but by the time I left I was very impressed by what has been accomplished.

GCstar 1.5.0beta1 – Manage your collection

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openbytes.wordpress: Lets face it, the days of shelves bowing under the weight of DVD cases & CD’s is coming to an end. Whilst GCstar won’t put all your CD’s into their correct boxes, nor will it put them in an alphabetical order on your shelves, what it will do is allow you to document your entire collection on a database.

today's leftovers:

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  • SSDs and filesystems

  • Manage your Active Directory from Linux with adtool
  • Setting Local Time on a Linux Server
  • Mepis Update
  • Chemistry Graphics Hassle on Ubuntu
  • Geek & Poke: In The Age Of FLOSS And Web 2.0 - Part 1
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-4)
  • Linux Update does not own my machine
  • Arch /dev layout cleanup
  • No More openSUSE
  • Net Applications: Apple just lost half its ‘market share’
  • The Linux Action Show: Season 10 Episode 10

Ubuntu Newsletter & Magazine

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At the expense of GNU/Linux

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idreamoflinux.com: Gillian was assigned to research GNU/Linux and found out that it would meet all the needs her department required and could be easily used instead of Microsoft Windows. They used it as a leverage to get the Microsoft representative to get them a much better deal.

Sound on Linux Anti-FUD: Calm, Certainty and Confidence

colin.guthr.ie: Over the years I’ve listened to several opinions expressing doubt over the Linux sound stack. There are lots of ill informed comments out there concerning various things sound related, both positive and negative, but more often than not commentators miss out very important aspects of a modern, multi-user, desktop sound stack.

Roll your own Linux distribution with SUSE Studio

blogs.computerworld.com: People have always been able to build their own Linux distributions. That's one reason why there are over a hundred Linux distributions today. But, building them easily to do a particular job and with major vendor support.... well, that's not so easy.

CentOS: Getting Their S#!t Together is a Top Priority

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blogs.zdnet.com: So everything is being resolved, CentOS is getting its act together, and we can all go about our business. Nothing to see here, move along. Move along. Right? Wrong.

Linux? There Are Simply Too Many Versions!

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blog.eracc.com: I have once again run across a “too many versions!” comment on another site. In this one a person going by the moniker “matt_chsi” states there are too many versions of Linux and that is why adoption of Linux is so poor.

An Explanation of the Economic of Open Source

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climbing-the-hill.blogspot: When I was in University, not long after discovering a thing called "Linux" and all the wonderful free software that came with it, I fell in love with Open Source. The ethics of openness and meritocracy really appealed to me.

KMyMoney getting ready for the 1.0

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soliverez.com.ar: We are in the final steps toward releasing KMyMoney 1.0. It has been over 2 years since the last stable release and over that time the development team has been busy building a lot of features, while maintaining and even improving stability and performance.

FOSS and Education: iTalc and Moodle

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everyjoe.com: If you’re running a training center, whether it concerns distance education or not, you need tools to help you manage your classes and facilitate discussions.

Also: Advocating Linux in the Classroom

Replacing Firefox

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blog.lynxworks.eu: I am a heavy web user. Everything from webmail to banking, if I can do it on-line I will. For years I have used Firefox. Sadly on smaller platforms, its starting to appear in need of a regular appearance at the gym.

Why can't I just play DVDs in Linux?

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itwire.com: One deterrent to switching operating systems is the inability to perform tasks with a minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, for Linux, doing something as natural as playing a movie on DVD doesn’t just work out-of-the-box.

Boot On BTRFS With Debian

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This tutorial will explain you how to boot from a BTRFS filesystem with kernel 2.6.31-RC4 and BTRFS 0.19. BTRFS is a new filesystem with some really interesting features like online defragmenting and snapshots. BTRFS is an experimental filesystem, use at your own risk. The kernel used is also experimental.

Choosing the right Linux File System Layout using a Top-Bottom Process

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linuxconfig.org: As you may probably know, Linux supports various filesystems such as ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, reiserfs, jfs among others. Few users really consider this part of a system, selecting default options of their distribution's installer. In this article, I will give some reasons for a better consideration of the file-system and of its layout.

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